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What Is a Barber Shop? Answer: Bent, Tools, Intelligence and Labor. Why NOT Divide Profits? There have bee u ay barber s1ke; there wil prob bly be mere. Barbers want a guarantee of so- msh week and half the profits after a certain amount has bus takes In. The owners of barber shops say that is impbesible. But Is it REALLY impossible? A barber shop requires, Arst, the shop itself, in the riht placs, which means pqing rent. Then se ineupesve tools, chair, scissors, rasors, AND SKILLFUL LABOR. The business walks in on its own feet; there is no manu fraturing, not much salesmanship, although an intelligent born barber undoubtedly brings and holds customers as the years pass. Why would it not be fair for the owner to sy to the workers: "First, I will guarantee YOU enough to live, since you MUST live. Second, I will take out enough to pay my rent, amortise and renew my equipment, since I MUST have my rent. After that, we will divide on a fair basis. I will take my part for management, you yours for skil and labor.' Would that be such an impossible arrangement? If one man, standing behind a barbar chair owned by another man, cuts the hair of a third man and collects fifty cents, why wouldn't it be fair to give the man that outs the hair twenty-five cents and the man that owns the barb* chair twenty-five cents? The boss barber may say: "While the other man was spending his money and enjoying himself, I saved my money to buy the barber chairs and used my intelligence and credit to get the lease on this barber shop. I don't want to divide With a man who does nothing but stand all day snipping boissors." All kinds of knowledge should be rewarded; the knowl edge that picks out the right shop and the knowledge that shaves without slaughter the man too lasy to shave himself. But of all businesses in the world it would seem that the barber shop business offers itself best to an arrangement based on fair division between capital and labor. Divide earnings fairly and you solve your labor problem, which is the big problem. Have You Red Hair? It Means Physical, Mental, Emotional Strength. Births are increasing all over this country, because wages increase. With more money, a man is not afraid of snore children. Adoptions of children are increasing among those that have no children, or too few. Little girls are the favorites in adoption. There WIS DOM is shown, for little girls give less trouble than boys; they are more grateful, respond more quickly to kindness, and show better judgment when the time comes to get married. Those adopting children show a strong prejudice against 0'red heads." There is FOLLY back of judgment. We were once all red-headed, at least all our ancestors of the North. The golden hair that you admire is a modification of the red hair on your ancestor who rushed out into the icy pool to escape the pursuing mammoth, whose "hamstring" he had failed to sever. Red hair now indicates a determined clinging to ancient peculiarities, and that is a sign of strength, mental, physical, and emotonal, in men and women. Thomas Jefferson had red hair; you would be proud to adopt a little Thomas Jefferson. The ablest Jews often have red or reddish hair; they are people of strong character, clinging to old-fashioned power also. Red hair means FORCE of some kind. Don't hesitate to adopt it, be proud of it if you have it. Votes for Washington "I favor some kind of local self-government for the Dis trict of Columbia, with a Delegate in Congress to look after local affairs in both Houses," Representative W. Frank James of Michigan says. "But I am flatly opposed to the proposition to give Wash Ington two United States Sen ators, and a Representative in the House. "It seems to me that the National Press Committee for D. 0. Suffrage is on the right . track in asking first for a Delegate and the election of a pit government." ongressman James gave as an argument for an elec tive District government the experience of a brother Con who had been asked Chaman Mapes of the ocuse Committee on the Dis rriot of Columbia to accept membership on that commit- REP. w. FRANK JAMES. tee.. "Nothing doing," the Representative said to Mr. Napes. "I would not accept the job of alderman in my home city, and I certainly will not accept an assignment to your committee, which would make me a member of the Con grenonal board of aldermen of Washington."~- - Where's Yo ruevrsur a. Mw Ifytlo 44rWA5 OA ?1JwVA- BUT NOW /N 7NE D1 AW I/E S IN'74 Beatrice Fairfax Especia DEAR MISS FAIRFAX: I am eighteen years old and am .engaged to a man twelve years older. Yesterday afternon we went with his married brother and his brother's wife to one of the parke near Washington. About 7 o'clock he suggested that we go to town and have something to eat and drive home another way so as to make the ride longer. All of us live in the country and when we got to his brother's home, which i about a fourth of a mile from my home we walked on alone, arriving home not later than 10 o'clock and possibly a few minutes before. My mother %nd father were raving about me toming home with him at such a late hour and alone. My mother declares that he should come to see me only on Sunday afternoons and says that any nice girl wouldn't walk that distance with a gentleman after dark. What do you think about this? Are they wrong or am I insane? for I can't see any wrong in this. I am anxiously awaiting your re ply. EDNA. As you present the case, it i. difficult to discover anything ob jectionable in the way you spent the evening. Your parents are anxious that your actions shall not only be right but that they shall seem right. Parents, as you will understand better when you are a parent, are apt to be over anxious concerning a daughter's reputation and have an almost exaggerated sense .of duty toward her. I cannot agree with them, however, that your fiance should call on Sunday afternoon, only. This courtship time Is the maytime of your life and I should hate to think that your meetings must be limited to fifty-two a year. Have your fiance endeasvor to prove his worthinebe suffieiently to gain their oenfdence completely so that they will be more willing to trust you in his care. Try not to be im patient with them, no matter what h ttitude they take. If you were alone in the world tu would be glad to return to thi solicitude for your welfare.* DEAR MISS FATRFAX: I am unlike the majority of your eorrespondents, being married, and have decided after my ene year and a half of married life that your troubles do not begin until after marriage. I am twenty years of age and my husband twenty-six, and am the mother of a lovely baby boy of nine months. My husband has a night position, which does not enable him to get home until after midnight. but I could bear this were it not for the other trou bles that have arisen recently. Mis being away at night and the majority of my relatives are far from being Washingtonians, of which I am one, makes it very lone some for me in the afternoons, especially as I cannet ge to any =taee of amnaema with my, baby. ur Heart? AVE W '5y 7bC,9f %,ON /*27 OqNTRY /15I1 ND IS/N /A 7WE Writes of the Prob ly for Wa Just recently I have had the news. brought to me that he is paying attention to other women. This was hard for me to bear, although I knew that he had been leaving the house about 10 in the morning never returning until 8 or 5:30 in the afternoon, at which time he went to work. Now, I am a very affectionate girl, and have always been accustomed to a good time and nothing to worry about. I realize marriage brings responsi bilities, and there are things in life you have to sacrifice, but tell me. Miss Fairfax, isn't there a pleasanter. brighter side to it than this? What would you advise me to do-leave my husband or fight it out until my baby gets older. The Cro When Governor Cox comes to con fer with the professor as to how the campaign should be run we are won dering if he will get a real taste of the one man government razz before he gets out of the house. Although the wat' with Germany is believed to be over George Creel is still firing at Congress. and in his latest book takes occasion to say that Senator Lodge's mind is like the soil of New England-highly cultivated but naturally sterile. You can't be D1E WO'I whiter than Snow. An YOU IN -4 Gesaford p ro poses to cut out a part of the wad of the motorist who refuses to cut out --en. his cut outing..: Villa offers to make Chihuahua the safest state. which to our way of thinking has been his program for lo these many years. M E Joseph Bowvn Elwell and Eva ' Tanguay have 1peon to all ap pearanoes running a neok and neck 14 race for the "I _______ don't care" honor. (From the Amerc After being treed in this heart-to heart passage, the Peerless Loser lays it all on Marc Antony, who averred that his heart was In the coffin with Caesar. After all, per haps he meant that his was in the grave with Woodrow's, for politics ofttimes makes strange bedfeliows. Tan't a man have a night off once in a while?" is the paintive vail which comes from a New Yorker, haled before the Supreme Court of his State In a suit for separatIon just filed by the wife, which reminds one that there are many of us who are listening In on what he has to say. but fe~w feel called upon to give him . EI Nye- c/g AY NE, H 4A 'ICI! OUT its v -v NQ Itz K MT WAS O1yN EMY '8VTN owAJtV 4 CROOK 4Y POCKET 4YtME / If.I a lems and Pitfalls 4 shington with the prospects of a brig ter future, for at present I feel, were it not for my dear little boy, I would bring all to an abrupt end? A YOUNG BUT HEART-BROKEN GIRL. A woman with a young baby should consider all angles of the situation and not make any haity decision. Your husband's interest can, undoubtedly, be revived if you will adopt the right methods. Since he cared for you once, you can undoubtedly attract him again. Don't weep, don't reproach him and don't nag. Make yourself more attractive to him than any other woman can be. A woman's W'Ps Nes t As the Aifonzo XIII steam. up Ha vana, harbor and cheering thousands line the shore. one cannot help but be impresmsed with he fact that times have chan ed since mother parted her hair in th c enter. C'hargil with homicide in Chicago. a former officer, in a confession, says he had a desire to go back to the "easy *'xIstence of the army," and a lot of uis who managed to get a bar or si are wondering where he had his I nining. ?RIE A Who woul id ~G T~WPUAC - h a v b suspected that old Mr. High Cost was one of Mitch Palmer's de serving Demo e crats? Ignsiclo Bonillas played safe by not . giving out any in ,tervlews until he I arrived in the choice reservation -~ of a real Federal i Government. ii Although ol1d John Barleyc'orn may put bats in nne's belfry who would have thought of him climbing to the at tic of a West Vr gini. church with n tagion weeklr) a tea kettle~ still. In their platform the D~emocratic hosts bnasted of what they have done for the farmer, but didn't hold out any butt fir the future. As a result Mr. Cottons !cs is up in arms, which reminds us that "Brag is certainly s good dog, but Hold-His-Tongue is a better." With the Greeks at the ancient Ot toman capital of Brusa, only sizty miles from lancta Sophia, it now looks as though the Great Caliph of all Islam had better get a hump on himself or they'll have him renounc ing the suocession and a lot of other imprtanit things. .-WILLIAM L t'ONRAD. y T. E. POWERS OT /5. /M ' OWL 7yLrP49UE /3 ON 7 WC8LNK Is 5 IN WA.3r T /3 /N AY WORK (W5s 41R) L )f Workers Here Women legal position doesn't help her par ticularly when the question of love is involved. The fact that a man ought to love his wife is no sign that he will or does. You say he is paying attention to other wom en. There is safety in numiers. You need not worry particularly unless he centers his interest on some one woman. In the mean time try to make yourself as at tractive to him as you did it. your courtship days. * No matte: how few new clothes a women has she can always look neat, and if the does she will also look sweet. For get that you are married to your usband for a little while nnd treat him as yau would some man you wanted to propose to you. YOUNG BRIDE GIVES GOOD ADVICE TO GIRLS. DEAR MISS FAIRFAX: in regard to the opinions ox pressed by "Everywoman." let meA. say as is all wrong. You certain'y get some dark and dreary letters, don't you? Well, let me tell you that here is one reader of your art I cles who is keeping to a pleasant view of life and she has reached the married attage without a jar, too. Like "Everywoman," I am young. Twenty, to be exact. I was always taught that it was not exactly right to let boys kiss and hug me. I had lots of boy friends, still have. in fact. The ones who leave be cause you won't kiss them are not worth bothering about, anyway. My husband, my fiance then. didn't kiss me until we were engaged. I know lots of girls will laugh at that, but, believe me, they appreci ate your kisses When they aren't so easy to rnet. Of course, it's permis sible to make up for lost time after you're engaged. I have been mar ried just a year and have an aw fully pretty apartment. I keep house in it, too. Yes, lEver> nomani. I suppose I'm a slave to my bus band. I cook his meals and make his silk shirts. }ie works for me and we find our pleasures together. Why should a girl marry one man if she expects to go about with others? "Everywoman " says: "There never Was a man yet who could understand a wqman." Now, frankly, wouldn't you hate to have every Tom, Dick and Harry under stand your every mood? If they love you better than anyone else in the world and you do the same, understanding will come. The girl must show her worth to gain respect. Let me say to the girls of the column: Don't give any man a chance to "have' any thing on you." If you kiss ene he passes it on to his chum. And so on down the line. Don't kiss any of them, then they'll all have to re spect you. It's mighty nice to meet your boy friends after you are mar ried and know when you speak to them that they cannot be thinking of how they used to make love to you. Do right and hold up your head. There's nothing to equal the feeling. HAPPT T~HOtmO IiARRrED. A Prayer Agai Rents 370 By BILL Mighty English landlords 1550, oppressed the people wit] all favored the landlords, as t] and the King's favorijes were t and of the humble homes of th, There was little use in apl belpless people, believing in ti vading power of the Almighty hearts of the landlords mighi within them lessened. What easily ascertainable, but it is today the tenant is fully proteN cal profiteering. One of the nation-wide pra "We heartily pray Thee to send them that possess the grounds and remembering themselves to be Thy out the rents of their houe" or lan or monies, after the manner of the them out that. the inhabitants then and to live and assist their famili4 them grace also to consider that th in this world, having here no dwelli that they, remembering the short co tent with that which is sufficient, a land to land to the impoverishment selves that after this life they i habitation." Today's landlord will be beyond. He cannot carry his and he will never profiteer upon tunate as himself. To "behai play fair with his fellow mari habitation" for him in the un] do no man any good. In the District of Columi the Great Judge who will pal achieve results far greater tha: courts of hirman judges, who ri men who never gave a thought tion of humanity in general. 00iERRD H AND S BUTTONS.. Two More Suggestions. By D G. T. Brashears. By ".Happy." Brashears would have his but ton with a red border, white back ground, the symbols and letters in lack, all standing for The Times and our column-white and black and READ all over. CONUNDRUMS. 1. What trade Is the sun'? 2. Why it a young lady like a hinge? ANSWERS. IA wnner. 2. Because she's something to a door (adore). CARtOLL FITZGERALD. WHY WE CLOSE OUR EYES IN PRAYER. On this interesting subject. "Dixie." a girl of 18. writes: "By closing the eyes we eliminate from the sight all objects which possibly distract our attention, thus making it more easy to picture ourselves before the Throne than if our eyes were upon some earthly object. The same is true listening to high-class music." By H. B. ROSSELl.-With all due reverence, it is the survival of an an cient habit, persisted In all these cen turies. It began with primitive man, who practiced the most natural of all religions. S4un worship. For what would be more nattural than for uan taught man to regard the Sun. which is indeed the source of all life upon this earth, as the actual, visible pres ence of God? The Sun-worshiper. facing the object of his adoration. was compelled to close his eyes, and man has been unconsciously closing hi eyes in prayer ever since, though now he worships not the Sun, but the Great ilrst Cause. Who made the Sun and all the stars, and set them in their measureless orbits. MIL~O H-Closing the eyes in pray er enables better concentration. LEONIDAS POLK writes a page of poetry to express his opinion that things will never be cheap again. His conclusion is that jail sentences will have to be provided for profiteers before there is a change. This problem will not take twenty-even~ years to unravel, but still it is pretty intricate: There are as many rooms in a hotel as there are possible corn binations of short and long rings, not exceedIng six rings for each room. How many rooms are there. C. Rt. YOwELL. "AUNT BETSEY" expresses sur prise that ROBERT LANJSING has been overlooked as a Presidential asibility. She thinks him a clear aded man who would make the country a good President. THK PENNY PROBLEM. ARTH1'R SwEET, D. B. T., and se, eral others work JOHN SMALL WOOD'S problem of placing $10 worth of pennies in tnn bigs. It is agreed that there are several solutions. SMAL.LWOOD's own solution of the problem is to put I penny in the first bag, 2 in the second, 4 in the third. in the fourth, 16 in the fifth. ,12 in the sixth, 04 in the seventh. 12N in the eighth, 250 in the ninth, and 4s9 in the tenth. ust Exorbitant Vears Ago PRICE. in the days of Edward VI, i exorbitant rents. The laws iey do in the District today, he owners of the huge estates ) poor. ealing to the 1gw, and so the 1e righteousness and all-per resorted to prayer that the be softened and the greed the effect then was is not true that in Great Britaiu sted against gross and pirati. yers of that day is given: Thy Holy Spirit into the hearts of pastures of the earth, that they, tenanta, Ynay not rack or stretch is, nor yet takA unreasonable fines oovetous worldlings, but to so lot of may bo able to pay the rents., is and remember the poor. Give my are but strangers and pilgrins mg place but seeking one to come; stinuance of this life, may be con ad not to join house to house or of others, but to so behave them may be received into everlasting a tenant in the mysterious palatial properties with him, and bully over those not so for re" himself in this world, to may mean an "everlasting cnown, where gold and silver iia a campaign of prayer to is judgment upon us all will 1 may be had by going to the 1erely construe laws made by to the happiness and protec THEN AND NOW. A guy told me that ten years age you could shoot a cannon down Pennsylvania avenue after 10 o'clock at night and not hit nawthing but the Capitol. She's a right port street at two bells nowadays, so: THEN. An old-fashioned fiddler. A weather-beaten cook. A hansom cab driver of yore; A horse car conductor. all bally-ho men And a dosen tars salt to the core. Three pot-bellied barkeep@. The lamp-lighter man And a solon with board long and gray. NOW. Lisards and Ilooes Tread Penny all night And the Avenue looke halt gy thatway. BILL C. STOCK AND BOND PROBLEM. To the stock and bond queries of E. E. 0. and E. A. S. the answers are: J. H. HACKETT-To first. invest ment is $19,700; to second, bought 20 shares, worth $2,000; annual income, 1100. BEATRICE Q., 0. H. McCARTHY, FRED VETTER and JOHN R. WEA THERS give the same answer. W. D. PAYNE gives $19,099.59, and second same as others. THU CATS IN CORNERS. R. R. T.'s problem of the room with eight corners, a cat .in each corner, etc.. is answered byj many. MOLLY AGULA thinks there were 72 cats; WINTHROP JONES, 128; JOHN MAR TIN, 128; little MARY HURLEY, 64. The real answer is that there were just eight cats, all looking at each other. This is given by the author, by WILLIAM H. TEST, and ELIZABETH WRENN. CLARINDA'S TROUBLES. The wintry wind swept o'er the lea Around Clarinda's ankles; Such freedom with a gentle maid Within my bosom rankles. Blut she did not the tempest mind. Nor thought it very shocking; It only vexed her much because A hole was in her stocking.A A SILVER THIMDLE. The "What's This?" problem of .T. P. ROBERTS was a silver thimble. Ver dict by H. B1. ROSSELiL H. F. SMITH, F. W., RAY E. KADLECK, all pene tratIng judges of conundrums and higher mathematics. HENRY SMITH quite often wrItes Items about the sort of "advanced dIo tion" used In this conundrum. Some folks call it "hifalutin" language. POWERFUL IMAGINATION. C. C. wrItes a line or two about the boy who told his father a million cats were fighting in the backyard and graduially admitted that he had seen at least two. Some of these boys be c'ome great fIction or scenario rIt ers, some becorse just plain prevari cators, and others sell oIl stocks. ibrunette or blonde or Titian, Rose retrousse or Grecian. With lily-white or sun-kissed cheek, hair much marceiled. curled or sleek. Dress short or long or plain orecheck We love you best with powdered neek. _______ W. C. C. MUSICAL NOMINATIONS. Nominations for fa-me as master musicIans in WashIngton are pouring In. Note these: fly a music lower-HULBERT BIS SEl4LE, plani1st. Bly R. R.-BERNARD H. REAMT, pianist. By Horney-JAMEU McLANE,. jam singer. fly Admirer--PHIL JACKSON, d ruam mer. nyv Elsie--PHIL JACKSON, druny mer.. Bly Thomsbn school--JOHNNIE SALI1, pianIst. By Jams Duke-RED JARVIS, planle tiekler. By John L.-JOE FRABER, pianist. fly Queen Jams-HAROLD UTUTE'. drummer, and PETE MACIAs, pianist. lly C. O.-Little HENRY 0OL1 STIiN, nine-year-old Jemns drummer, makes a big hIt .wherever he per The Walter fleed Jams Orchestra is praised by mome wrIters and otie writer mentions WOoD and MacDOW. ELLSr azzbaohan."