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?oWASHINGTON TIMES NOVEMBER 11, 1919
ARTHUR BKTrfBANB, Editor and Owner. KDOAH D. SHAW, Publisher. _ _ Kilter**! as ?*rond rla** matter at tho Postofflce at Washington. D. C. Published Every Evening (Including: Sundays) by The Washington Times Company, Munsey Bldg., Pennsylvania Ave. Mail Subscriptions: 1 year (Tnc. Sundays), 47 50. 3 Months. $1.96; 1 Month. 66c TUESDAY. NOVIKBR 11, lfl?. Nominating a Patron Saint Here Is. a Chance For America to Have a Double Celebration. * I A recent Paris dispatch said that the greatest celebra tion of Armistice Day, which is today, will be held in the city of Tours. America today celebrates November 11 for the second time. France and other European countries have made this a festal date for centuries, in honor of St. Martin, patron of the city of Tours and of beggars, tavern keepers, and vine growers. St Martin was a son of a Roman military tribune, born at 8abaria, Hungary, about 316. He was bred a soldier, but forsook the army for monastic seclusion. Many interesting legends are connected with the life of St. Martin. It was during his military career that he di vided his cloak with a poor beggar, shivering at the gate of Amiens. He recalled to life, for the purpose of baptism, two persons who had died without that sacrament. The feast of Martinmas, as celebrated in Europe, occurs at that genial period of the year when the harvest is in, the meat slaughtered, and the new wine is first opened. Thus the feast of St. Martin becomes associated with good eheer, and the Saint has inherited some of the characteris tics of the ancient Bacchus. The Danes and the Saxons used to make St Martin's Day the occasion of a special carouse which evidently borrowed some of its details from the Roman original. St Martin was buried on November 11. Europe ob serves the day of his burial rather than that of his birth, first, because no one knows, when he was born; second, to celebrate accomplishment rather than promise. Twenty-three years ago the Holy Cross Magazine, organ of the extreme high party of the Episcopalians, suggested that since America has no patron saint the omission be sup plied by the selection of St. Martin. The magazine pointed out that St. Martin was not an American, but added that this does not constitute a valid objection, since few countries have countrymen as'patrons. England's patron saint, George, was from Cappadocia. St. Patrick, patron of Ireland, was a native of Prance. The Holy Cross Magazine writer pointed out that the democratic simplicity of life and strength of character of St Martin, his independence and his rugged virtue, make him a very fitting and congenial patron saint for America. The variety of his experiences as a soldier, exorcist, hermit, monk, and bishop seems also to this writer to be "a passport to the affections of a people whose avocations are apt to have nearly as wide a range." St Martin, too, appears to him especially qualified to be the patron saint of the country whose population is made up of so many nationalities, for, a Hungarian by birth, he was educated in Lombardy, was a soldier in Cisalpine and Transalpine Gaul, a hermit near Genoa, and a bishop be tween Tours, Prance," and Treves, Germany. America could not follow exactly the celebration of St Martin's Day in Europe, where the fat goose is washed down by copious draughts of wine. Some of the other features of celebration, however, might be interesting suggestions. In Yorkshire women begin the feast by peregrinating around the village, carry ing with them small wax images of the Saviour. At St. Peters, Athlone, Ireland, every family in the village kills an animal of some kind or other. The children of the salt miners of Halle fill jugs with water and kick them, singing: Martine, Martine, Change the water to wine. The parents then secretly take the jugs, emptj the water, refill them with wine, and hide them. The children seek out the jugs and find that the good saint has answered their prayers. ' At Dunkerque the whole population claims the privilege of going mad from 5 p. m. until 7 p. m. in celebration of the fact that St. Martin's lost ass was found near that place. If America wants a patron saint, it might go further and fare worse than to select St. Martin, with November 11 as the date of celebration. Whafs Doing; Where; When Tu4*f. Meeting?Southeast Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Trinity kf. E. Church. Third sad C sir rots northwest. I p. m. I-octure?By Llent. Cosndr Lewis P. C'.sphaae. Potomac Kiver Power Squadron. Corinthian Tacht clubhouse. I p. m Dane* Th?<>?1 ore Roosevelt Post. Ameri can Legion. Elks Hart, lit H street north weal. ? 14 p m. Mee'ing?West Virginia Stats Sfxysty, Thomson Schoo:. Twelfth sod L streets northwest Id. m Meeting?Men s Chrt of St. Luke s P. E. Church. Parish Hall. I p m. Meeting?University of Pennsylvania Ort, University Club. I p. m Lecture? By James Douglas. Friends' Church. Thirteenth and Irving streets northwest 1 p. no Meet in*?Washington <"smp. No. 1#(. Sons e< Confederate Veterans, Confsdersts Memorial Hsll.' lj;i Vermont avsnue northwest I p m Re? epti.,n and Dsnre- The.msnn School, Twelfth and L st.-aata northwest I p m Lectnre?By Don Carles Ells. Hethe; Literary and Historical Association. I j, m. Oraad Rally -Veterans of Portion \W?ra, ?aMrai CI Tic Center. Central High School, Betssth and Clifton streets northwest. I Mooting Boy Scout Troops 1ST and (01, Miner Normal Community Center. Miner Normal School. I p nv Boxing?Under direction Knights of <*o lambna. K. of C. Hut. Walter Reed Hospi tal. t p . m_ _,D*ncln* - w?r '"amp Community Service Club No. I, lit Tenth street northwest I p. m. Meeting?Song leaders ud Accompan ists for Community Singing. lilt Tenth street northwsst. 7:30 p. m Weekly Luncheon?City Club clubhouse Parragut Square. 12:30 p m. Address by the Rev Dr. John Britton Clark, paator of the First Presbyterian Church on "The City Club and What It Means to Washing ton." Meeting Junior class of Columbian Col egs. George Washington University, chapel and Art* and Sciences Building. Univer sity. t It p. m Meeting?Illinois State dtrls' ^ub. Btus Tnangls Recreation Centre Twentieth md B streets northwest. ? p m Orchestra Rehesrsal Blue Triangle Rs creatlon Canter Twentieth snd n street* northwest. 7 p. m Dancing?War Camp Community Csatu Cl?b No. I, til Tenth street northwest. TJI i p. m. ? A 5/AvALL STEAK i (jil 9et 7hb xtsr mono ay A quart of / m/lk f macu \ajith THAT A pound or suqafi what5 this fok -we hall pov It's the Bunk by t. e. powers Beatrice Fairfax Writes of the Problems and Pitfalls of the War Workers Especially For Washington Women DEAR MISS FAIRFAX: I am a girl of eighteen years, married, and have a t^by of eight months. Since I had the baby, my husband slights me In every way, ( but loves the baby and hardly ever speaks kind to me any more. And if I mention going to a show and leave the baby In care of my sis ter he gets mad and tells me If I go there will be trouble. I al ways ask him to take me out. but he always refuses me with some cross answer. Please advise me what Is best, as It most breaks my heart to stay In so closely and never go out at my age. Do you think he is right, or should I Just go, anyway, no matter what h* ways? I can't see any reason in him this way. B. C. Everyone needs change and rec reation and if your husband isn't reasonable, you must exercise your own right to happiness. Can't yon make him see that you and he ought to continue to be chums even though the baby has arrived and that you 11 be just that much better and more patient a mother by being able to get out and away from your baby occas ionally? Make sure however that you are not just a little sensitive about the attention the baby gets. One of the loveliest women I ever knew said that her first jealous pang came after her baby boy was born. Like yourself, she was mar ried at sixteen and a mother at seventeen. (Jntil the baby came she was first. After that she thought she was second, but after awhile that little hurt passed and everything was all right again. I do wish girls wouldn't rush into marriage at such an early age be cause they are always sure to re gret gay times when they arp tied down to domestic responsibilities at too early an age. Try coaxing your husband into taking you out once or twice a week and if he won't, just go anyway, otherwise you will be ill and your baby will suffer as a result. The Young Man Mcv Not Know His Own Mind. DEA it MISH FAIRFAX I have been a constant reader of your column for some time and I now turn to you for advice. I am twenty years of age, considered pretty and attractive. I have been keeping company for the past ten months with a very fine young man five years my senror, swing h:m throe nights a week. He has ?1 nays shown mo the utmos' respect and he takes me around and gives me fine times. We get along fine, have never had a quarrel as lone as we have gone together. Re goea out with ether girla In a crowd, but Answers to Correspondents I am aure he doea not keep steady company with any other girl. I do likewlae and he knows It and haa never thovn the leaat hit of Jealouay, nor have I toward him. Although he aeldom doea. it nearly killa me if he mentiona going out with other girls. I am of a very independent diapoaition and would not let him know I waa Jealous unleaa he ahowed jealouay toward me. I am deeply in love with thia young man and what I want to know la, do you think he loves me? If I knew he did not love me I would never aee him again for it aerma I love him more every time he calla. I have tried aeveral times to lead him out on the subject, but be always tuma it off some other way. He haa never even told me he likea me and never talka the leaat bit aerioua. It cannot be berauae he Is baahful. The only reason I can give is. he ia a Catholic and I am a Protestant, bat we have never discussed religion. \ DESPAIR. Give the young man a little more time. Up to date he seems -ttr be a most attentive person and to pre fer you to others. Don't show any jealousy and try not to feel any. If he is the right man for you, he will soon find it out and. if he isn't, of murse you would rather things did not come to a climax. Live in the present as much as you can and try to win him by a happy disposition. DEAH M1S8 FAIRFAX: I am a young girl, eighteen years of age, and am very anxious to go on the stage. Will you kindly ad vise me as to whom I should see and where I should go to And out about it. M. S. J. If you will write, telling me The Invisible War To the Editor of THE TIMER: The war is over. A year ago today an armistice was aliened. And ship after ship came sailing In bringing division after division of our victori ous soldiers: some were given a pa rade and discharged within few days after, and this ended it all. The war is over. But did you ever read the cargo of our ships that brought home our victorious soldiers? If you did, no doubt you remember, it reads some thing like this Kor instance the ship Heglmencn landed in Moboken. N. J-. bringing 150 officers and 800 enlisted men, most of them of the Seventy seventh division, and 600 casualties. Of course you all know what became of the 150 officers and 600 enlisted men, but very few of you know what became of ihe 600 casualties. Kid you ever hear of Fort McHenry, Walter Reed, Kox Hill, St. I.ouis and many other Government hospitals? That in where they were sent to and most of (hem are still there. Those that were fixed up and eent out were given a disability such as 20 per cent for a camouflaged nose. 10 or 20 per cent for a broken Jaw, which means ?3 or $6 a month. Where shrapnel took two Inches or more of the Jaw bone out. It was necessary to take about five Inctaea of the fifth rib or the shin bone t? replace it. It may sound impossible, but that's how it's done. In the sur gical world It s called a bone graft, bone taken from one place of the body and grafted onto another part of the same body. Wonderful work. Is It not? I'll sa> It is, but a broken Jaw is a broken Jaw. One can never cake wallop on s broken Jaw where a bone graft was made without going to the hospital for another alx months' re?t, so, you see, the war made heroes out of us Jaw caaea. J The war wti ov?r a year ago to day and what am I still doing out here <n Walter Heed Hospital? This will give you an idea what a broken jaw la and how long It takes to get fixed up. You see it was like this: I was j wounded In the last battle that ended j this bloody war; yes, on November. 1, 1918. I was kept In Franre for four months until I was fit to be sent1 across, because my diet consisted of milk and soup. When I got across I was sent to Cape May General Hos- j pltal No. 11. After my being ihere two months a bone graft was made on my ; jaw and I was then s^nt to Walter Reed Hospital, where 1 still am and shall be for another six months or; more, just because the doctor that per- I formed the last bone graft on me I made a mistake by putting a piece | of round bone Instead of straight ! piece of bone, and of course we hav? i to stand for all mistakes, and after' a Ave months' trial living on the same diet because mashed potatoes is the best thing 1 can bite on and now an other bone graft Is needed, which means milk and loup three times a day for the next four or Ave months. To tell you Just how it feels is im possible. but If you ever suffered from neuralgia and toothache both at the same time, well that'a something like It, and I am not the worst there is. among jaw eaaaa. I am considered one of the slight cases. Tea, the war is over for you that were interested in It, financially, pa triotically, Just to see it over with, but for us It will never be over, the | torture of the dentist and the knowl edge of beef steak and not being able to eat, it is one endless pressure. It's an avarlaatlng war for ua that la not vlaibla to you. SEROT. I. A. FEATHERHAN. more in detail how you are situ ated, what education or training you have had, I will write you a personal letter giving you what information I can. Having; read your advice you no graciously give in The Washington Times. I am going to ask for a lit tle myself. I am a young man of very good habits,. not bad looking, and very courteous. I admire good people and nice girls, and consider foolish girls very offensive. My age is twenty-three. I spent Ave years in the United States navy, enlisting in 1914 as an apprentice seaman, and was dis charged this year lieutenant, junior grade. I have met lots of people of every description, and 1 think I am a pretty good judge of human nature, but there is one thing I would like to know. I have known quite a few girls and it seems my lot to have them think too much of me. Please do not misconstrue my meaning I do not like to make this statement. I do not want to kuow any girl seri ously because of my circumstances. I have nothing I could offer. 1 am working for a small salary, but hope to do better In the future. 1 would welcome the chaiu'^ of get ting married were It possible, but as you know we have to consider the real things in life first, and that is what I am trying to do. I have tried to make one girl, in particular, see the way I do. but it seems almost impossible, and the consequences are hard feelings, something t would give anything to avert. What I want is s good pal? someone I can go cut with and treat as a good pal. Where and how can you find such pal? LIEUTENANT. J. U. I suppose there is noihing in the world so scarce as a "good pal." There are girls who like you, do not want to marry, but want to go on with their work, who complain to me that the men won't be 'just pals," but insist on getting senti mental and "spoiling everything." Personally I like to see these pal" types marry and continue to work. Some of the happiest relationships I have ever known have been of that sort. Most girls, however, even in this enlightened age, are simply playing or working until the moment when (hey can annex a man and "live happily ever after" ?they think. If you could see the letters girls write to me telling me they care enough for some man to marry him even on a "small salary," you might come to realize that this "one girl in particular" prefers you with little to some other man with much. Most girls reason that if they spend their younger years being a "pal" to some man, they will lose their chance to marry that's probably Laa reason you hate had ?uch hard 1 luck. Electric Light T" C?U in Washinjrto* D. C^FIt* OaU la Pwadcn, C?L " By EARL GODwfN. We are paying ten cents a kilowatt for our electricity. Out in Pasadena the city owns an electric light plant fot the benefit of the entire community, and the HIGHEST rate 14 five cents. In Washington the electric light plant is prW vately owned. Moreover, it is owned in such a way that the' public for years has been forced to pay an excessive rata for the benefit of a street railway company. The street railway company was organized for the benefit of its piW moters?and if the public had not paid high rates for elee- > tricitv there could have been no dividends on the streefip railway stock. Pasadena, California, selling electricity to its resident?, did not raise its rates during the war. That is a remarkable statement in view of the increase in commodities of every sort. ? Pasadena, selling electricity to its residents, has saved its citizens nearly two million dollars since it started its own electric plant. That sum has been kept in the pockets of its citizens?and represents the difference between the city'8 cheap rates and the higher rates of the privately owned companies. In one year the saving amounted to nearly a quarter of a million dollars. We are paying in this city a maximum rate of ten cent*. Of this sum, two cents is set aside by court direction until such a time as the court shall decide on the legality of the Public Utility Commission's order that the Potomeo Electric Power Company shall charge eight cents. That two cents a kilowatt will be distributed back ttf electric light users with interest if the court decides on the t lower rate. It will be kept by the PEPOO if the court decides ia favor of the corporation. Two cents a kilowatt doesn't seem like much in these days, but that fund which the PEPOO is piling up is near ing a million dollars. What a wonderful melon the financiers of the W. R. and E. system would cut if they could ONLY get hold of that million dollars. That would be an historic occasion. While contemplating upon that, mingle your thought* with a suggestion of the happiness of the people of Pasa dena, Cal., who own their own eiectric light plant and get electricity for five cents and don't have to be keeping both eyes on their money to see that some one else doesn't get it. HEARD AND SEEN WILLIAM E. BRIGHAM said, when asked for an interview: "You can say for me that I am today smoking a cigarette of the kind the ! king* smokes. 1 got it from JONA-1 THAN BOURNE aud It cost three cents before the war. I have been saving it all that time. ?E<1 Note?Mr. Brighain failed to aay whether It was the iting of England, Bel glum or 8padea. Do College Men Go in for Journalism? I see that the Herald quotes Tha natopsis to the effect that "the mel- j ancholy days have come." Ill bet | William Cullen Bryant nearly bust his coffin on that. } And The Times speaks as follows: ' "Had the automobile went over the bridge . . ." On Hallow Ven night, at a moment while Fourteenth street trafflr acro?? Pennsylvania avenue was beld up and avenue traffic at that point was moving, a young soldier who bad lost u leg in France was stepping with his two crutches on the avenue east ward across Fourteenth street When he got within about a dosen feet of the curb on the East side a voung man in an automobile turn ed ut rather high speed from the avenue around thnt blunt comer ap Fourteenth street. On catching sight of the soldier the driver sud denly and with evident reluctance slowed up and let him reach the curb after a pretty narrow escape. Then the driver, sole occupant of his car, turned his face about and gazed sternly and rebukingly at the man he had thus nearly run over. That automohilst must have thought Fourteenth street was open for his class In spite of the fact that at the same moment many machines wrr* standing still on that street, quietly waiting till traffic in their direction should be released across the ave nue. To interpret this set of farts, of which the writer was a witness standing at the curb, one has hut to imagine the scene. Rut as sncfa in cidents reveal something of perva sive und lasting significance it seem* as though wide publicity ought to be given them when there is opportunity. Amongst other public things does not this incident teach that there is need of two traffic "cops" at that point and a few others along the arenne?Inth street for instance? during hours of heavy traffic, whether under daylight or street-lamp light. WATCHFUL OBSERVER. 1 P. A. Robinson. 3004 F street N. W. | CONGRESSMAN HICKEY of Indiana and his life-l?ng friend. C. B. HUNTRESS, we^t out apart ; ment hunting Sunday. J \ They arrived at one on :21st street | where a man wly> said he was an examiner in the Patent Office, owned the buildup'. The examiner I said he had a single room apart ment to rent and WAS TAKING BIDS ON IT?THE HIGHEST BIDDER TO GET THE APART MENT. j That's a wonderful exhibition to produce for a member of Congress, j who has been told in hearings, jr? I statements sworn to, that there is jao rant profiteering in Washington. I Ft Is strange also that one party to the transaction told Mr. Huntraas that "two bids of fifty dollar* a month" had been received; and the other one claimed "that two bids of forty dollars a month" had been received. I>ack of teamwork there!. Evidently that single room apart-' ment is attracting business. FRANK FI8HER and JIM f FISHER were out eider hunting . Sunday. So also Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM; SROUFE. Mr. Stoddard Is An Observant , Young Man. 1 Sycamores in Lexington Plac?. Funny how they invariably plant big, ungainly trees in short, narrow streets.* There's a house with a brass name-plate on the door. O , cupants probably have their familv portraits hung in the parlor behind gilt frames. Don't like gilt frames: 1 they seem to me to detract from a picture. Think some of the paint ings in the Corcoran Art Gallery would be set off to better advantage behind plain, dark walnut frames. Presume it's a matter of colorin* and tone, though, and my sup-geation is probably a crude one. Man paint- . ing his porch roof with a two-inch ? brush. Necktie hanging down Hi paint. Wonder why they make four-in-hand ties so Ion*. Some body playing "Tell Me" in wait* time. Snappy one-step when it is played light. Keys of this par- ^ ticular piano do not appear to be on intimate terms. Too bad circum stance, or is it fate, forces them to be so near one another when it la obvious they have so little in com- ' mon. Like that word "obvious;" use it every chance I have. Indus trious young woman washing the front windows of her home. If it were not for this round of necessary things to do, life would not be liv able. HAROLD P. STODDARD. 632 E Street Northeast ? Wrr* Iktjr bif wb?n w irtfc Why go Hungry? A card in the window of a Four teenth street restaurant aays I? * : Griddle Takes and Maple Syrup i t Served all day. * : ?14 Cta.? t At which T ROLAND CLEARE bursts into this rhapsody. V ".Sotaa tinu Tm ffoing U> tak* a week off and for onrs m my !?/? all IK* prtddu cake* I went at IS r+nt* ? day. I thmk I em* mfiri it." If you are one of those for.aa ate mortals who rets a new suit every year, and arc about five feet two or three and weigh something like 110 p- unda. that old ault will be a godsend ts a fine young man juat out i4 the Navy Ha baa a job but ie#ds something beside a dinky little cap and ocean going trouaera. Slip the good word quickly to Mrs. Oovell, at Trinity House. Third and C streets northwest. She has the young man In tow.