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ETORIAL q&O OCTOBB 24 c23
*AI ChI o ok The March of Events HE Italians do not like the French, to put it very mildly, and being a demonstrative people they ar not slow to show their sentiment when anything French is een in Italy. The French military mission, sent to join the ceremonies in honor of Italy's dead ,soldiers, was hooted and jeered in Venice and had to be protected by police and soldiers. Everything French is anathema all over Italy, at present. Naturally, this has aroused the French, and now they are clamoring in Paris for a boycott of everything Italian, beginning with Italian banks and businesses and including Italians employed by French houses. The growing bitterness between the two principal Latin people does not cheer those who still hope that Europe will have a long period of peace. Practically no news comes from Anatolia, from which it may be sur mised that the Powers are exerting persuasion and threats to bring about an end of the war. It cannot come too soon, for the Turks have undoubtedly had the best of it, and further Turkish victories would start another Balkan war, if the victors pressed their advantage too far. The war in Anatolia was one of King Constantine's bad inheritances and was practically certain to be a failure from the beginning. Whether the Greek King can retain his pop ularity after this costly failure re mains to be seen. The French Communists will cer tainly not aid Sacco and Vanzetti by murderously attacking our Am bassador and consuls. An examination of their trials and the sources and character of the evidence leaves an impartial mind open to grave doubt of these two convicted men's guilt, and a number lof Americans have been exerting themselves to obtain pardons for 1both. But these efforts are found to be fruitless if the French Communists keep up their senseless attempts ,to kill American representatives pbroad. That is the surest way in the 'world to seal the fates of Sacco and Vanzetti, whether they are guilty or -not. Strenuous efforts are being made to have the two hostile.' Chinese Governments present a united front at the Washington conference. The Pekin Government is merely a tool of Japan. The Canton Gov ernment represents what is left of the Chinese Republican Congress. The Pekin Government is anti American. The Canton Govern mient is pro-American. For some reason not apparent to plain Amer ican minds, the anti-American and Japanese-owned Government at Pekin has been invited to attend the Washington conference, while the pro-American and anti-Japanese Government at Canton has been left to cool its heels outside the door. The American Relief Commission in Russia is rapidly undoing much of the mischief wrought by the sorry policies which cut off comn 3nunication between Russia and the Mnited States for so long a time. The friendship of Russia will be wn asset of incalculable value when ever Japan feels like striking for the mastery of the Pacific. That such a powerful potential ally, in case of war with Japan, should have been deliberately insulted, harassed and attacked by America Is one of the sad proofs of the in finite capacity of the last admin istration to see everything in the wrong light in its dealings with foreign affairs. The money to finance the Ameri can Relief is the best investment we have made since Europe went crazy in 1914. A . L. Bottled-Up Memories reent meeting of sientists Edinburgh ach interest was aroused by the discus sion on the practical uses of psy chology in the oure of disease. This is n't a revival of the old superstitions in which wizards were supposed to control matter by magic means, nor is it any sort of fad. On the contrary, the use of mind for the prevention and cure of disease rests upon the facts of experience and of proof, quite as solid as the use of drugs. One of the scientists referred to what he called "bottled-up mem ories or emotions," some of which, he suggested, might date from days before the child speaks. The theory he presented was that when a person is engaged in a mental conflict the mind is weaken ed and all sorts of weakening sug gestions rise up from the subcon sciousness and these bad auto-sug geptions result in very marked symptoms. One case was reported of a girl of nineteen who had lost the use of her logs for no apparent reason. The doctor asked the girl whether she was engaged. She wept and told him she had been forced by. the man's unworthiness to break off the engagement, but she could not re strain her own affectionate thoughts of him. This was the first time she had told of her affair and the very tell ing of it brought about an almost immediate eure of several severe physical symptoms. One of the best remedies for many suffering people is confession. That is to say, the frank and full telling of all their repressed emotions and desires to some sympathetic person. One physician went so far oa to say that many paralyzed people would be walking about if they had told their troubles earlier. One of the chief tasks of the in telligent and scientific psychic heal er is to help the patient to review the past; perhaps some forgotten hate, or perverse love toward fath er, mother, or other individual, and to help him fix his mind upon it. and, so to speak, +ring it out into the light and air. Much of the value of psycho which we must grasp by our intelli lectualise the mind of the patient. That is to say, many of our morbid conditions are due to the dominanoe of bottled-up memories and desires which we must grasp by our intelli gence and subject to reason. So Say They All. ENERAL THOMPSON of the British army has just return ed to London from a tour of investigation in Russia. He says: "I knew Russia well under the old regime, and I have no hesitation in saying that the population as a rule is happier under the present government. In the old days, 30 per cent of the population lived at the ex pense of the remaining 70 per cent. "The need of Europe is a strong Russia, sympathetically inclined toward the western nations. At present, the tend ency is to drive her into sa allance with Turkey. That should be prevented as a most serious menace to the peace of Europe." It may be said that General Thompson 's observations concern ing Russia are the observatione of nearly every intelligent, qisinterest ed man capable of observing, who has had an opportunity to observe, and dares to tell the truth. In the 'years to come, the world will be amazed when it sees the record and the success of the lying propaganda which has been poured forth into the ears of a credulous humanity concerning the Russian people and the Russian Government duri=g the last four yar GRAE IM Bl kd~niW ettUoL.1 RLoLAYUji WithOUt CAP) Everybody wants business revival. Yet Government, as Mr. McCay's stri tive capital, leaving the plate of business That gluttonous tax appetite will have HEY'RE HUMAN E illiam Athertlon Du Puy "Wature." says Dr. L. 0. Howard, entomologist for the Government. "is constantly trying experi ments. mostly unsuccessful. The mastodon was one of nature's experltrentl creatures that failed to survive. So was the dodo. and so were a! of those animals that once lived upon the earth but are now gone. They have passed because their qualifications were such that they could not keep themseves going. They lacked competence to survive. "Man is one of nature's most phenomenal ex periments, the success of which is yet a matter of doubt. Many small Insects are given by na ture sets of tools with which to earn a living much more complete than those given to man. Man, however, ham bepn given the peculiar qual ity of creating tools not a part of him. Man in constantly in a state of change and that change in the recent history of the world has been in d velopment. He may. one of these days, take the back track. "The cockroach is much more firmly estab lished. 80 perfect an organization in the cock roach that It has remained virtually unchanged in the world for an Inordinate length of time. which fact is evidenced In the fact that very old rock formations reveal the cockroach virtu ally as it exists today. Miss Temple Bailey, whose "Trumpeter Swan," the fifth of her novels, appeared last year with Its great appeal for the dreamers of the world. tells of an interesting occurrence In connection with the publication of that hook. Th~ idea of the story catme to Misn Bailey when she ~as shown a stuffed t rumpeter swan, one of a private collection, the liird' having long been alleged to be extinct and was told Its history, the story of how the flocks used to fly low over the northland and send forth their trumpet calls so distinctly that they could be heard at a great distance with a charming effect. Almost simultaneously with the appearance of "The Trumpeter Swan." however, a flock of the birds for whisih it was named was reported froni the North, flying law as of old, the sound of the trumpet coming clearly to those who li. t*ned. Marion. Ohio, where the President comes from, has just announced that it Is to have a brand new humdinger of a hotel with servidors in the doors 'noverything. It is to be known as Hotel Harding. All of which calls to mind that some thirty or forty years ago the present Marion Hotel was built in that town and at the time there was a plump young man around there who was trying to make a living by writing insurance. After much effort and no success h' shook down the big plum, the policy for the Marion Hotel. His commissions on this policy were enough to car ry him for a year. His name was Warren 0. Harding. Copyright, 1921. THINK OF THE OTHER FELLOW. Iiy 5. .1. MUNOVY. Just because you have set aside a certain suim to be used. for a rest and vacation is no reason why you should withhold that sum if the ones in volved are af proper age and choose not to take the rest when you expect It. There Is a chance that , certain things areI coveted by one member of your family which have never been put Into words and only the feel ing of perfect freedom and the power to do It, would bring out the expression of longing. If you are afraid to put this power Into the hands of the one nearest and dearest then you do not trust and love them as you should. If your method of living is such that you can not really get one another's point of view from observation, little, family conferences at con venient erosare desirable for the perfect un derstn g qnd sympathy of the Individuals. Don't be se beat on a certain form of pleasure that me oMae me anything else tI It ht o BING IT' tal. That is obvious. It means work, wages, e( king cartoon shows, contini bare. to be halted if business in K. MILLER HMS IDIOTORIAL ON B. BAER. B AT"IN f*' ". Ba"r ** the back lap of an American daily In blood cousin to sending an infant on an adult's errand. Or putting a fifteen collar a r o u n d twelve-and-e,-half tonsils. Tpinch hit for the Bug obear is an easy an strik Ing out for B. Ruth. The Bug got a start on southpaw thinking by being born in Philadelphia and escaping as soon an he was old enough to understand the tragedy which had entered his home. HIS running leap in world of wierd mental maneu vers has crowded all orthodox brain hieroglyphics plumb off the tongue-and-groove runway. He never ran a race but what he finished first, second and show. Asbestos heels India-rubber knees and aluminum legs. SWINGS swift scythe that oin oforB Matth. ooThe soonraiver wasatonl. eng toinertand coethe taey exchp had ownee Doesn' hoe. runneinlap moinwrl eSo has croded aLeftodox brain herotglehic onplm mof h tonlgue-aich-goooen runway. He ne.e ran B.' racey butn-pot oefijoy-hediest. ohe ni-brer negen can't enjoy looees. S WIN" swift" 'cth that codnt. bE ouhtereinted amenidenMt teaint otherl upier wonustations hetng tenr ti coehe tae Gocet theist .Doesnetoped oA resongLeft 'bu Abra herig of oneeful nemuns outntc tehoursnd signht Yof casorchane imon he rks leg and can't S TIL alkin of the te rodeto weigheenBth amendent arans hndsol-. termi to raeuehes ada banqt test eeloedug SNDMApre raimes r'dong Anra pubwayo wakeful-e nsrpsues. udThn dhousa night tyourter shotchnge heio hest tbt hls ough to paeo teea tut H Artwo weatnesses. Boet of ~em tar handall ALL >ntentment. ules to seize an undue proportion of produe to thrive. Ye TOWNE GOSSIP acesferea U. 8. Patest Off"a By K. C. B. K. C. B.-It lb certainy a pity that your sentimental gush is given so much promi nence. You relate in your column, printed In the Seattle Post-Intelligencer of October 8, the tale of woe of a thief who stole to give his 'wife and child pleasure! Truly a noble and dignified ptirpose-one that, in your estimation, justifies any action. A man. whose first duty toward his child is to instil principles of honor, truth, cour age, virtue and justice, weakly, laments his inability to give themn what other children have-or his wife the foolish trappings that all snobs desire and will sell their souls for, and you ask our sympathy for him, on the weak, sloppy plea that he could not give them what they wanted on any other terms! Do you -know that it's not' what peoole want and get In this world that makes char acter? It's what they do without that puts backbone into them and makes men and women that the world needs to'day. M RS. E. E. S., 720 Nob Hill, Seattle, Wash. MY DEAR Madam. MEN PLODDING * * *homV. IDDNTak*** fientm ,,eNDTELtG. Wo T URNDiveies Y e TOW . GOSSI I GAVE y w . CHE B ANO +C B-It cerainyapiytatyu AeNtieTATu was gives mHG pthey ITI the things.oe f YOU'LL PhleSo giv *i *if an -hl paron! me.y nobE D igout. *~ro n tha,* i youactiton, jtI'D anSaon.Rwie THE man, whsefust dut y towardY hisch.l istoitl. picile ohnore tuhcor agmirtuand. , utie wle amnts.i AINt tou giean wha oTHNK hou.e hv-rhsfte qi tev rspingy a al nosdesr pand wil sell her eep, for anIo ask or syhy fey r hiere o th them whthy wahed ongh were odeer waI aud getmithi wiorde,"a sa a hae; a "trIts cohut theydo been utbad; ut bakbn insto gtthe handomaes prienn woe tatd the wldoneed twicy, MYDAR aam. ME = N POD DIN The Private Soldler's Magna Charta UCENT numbar of the American Legion Weekly eon tans an artile by a junior offler in the regular aSy who saw serdes in the great war. The author, remarking the vastly improved status of the enlisted man at the army, points out that the change is due to the refor mation of the cruel oourt-martial system that obtained dur. ing the war. The fact of the reformation is stated but not its history. I Both should be of interest not only to ex-service men, but to citisens generally. The young officer says: It Is atemly iff it . e. . wh eea o .s... erof . i days, ale, to put a soldier in (usesy as offiear rngng the Z r e - how eherAW ) ast isasnes the -am We st have gad nue and bdwo -. ut w- him th abosisn but they are mere nar. anything he says will be used esy tha ee might believe against him, must hear all wit q F~iMagna Charta' of the en. nd only then, a my bring listed man was adopted after the charges. And when he de war. This is a new Court-Mar- bring thoe charges, he must tial M Under the terms of swear that they ae tre to the this man any officer or sol- bet of his knowledne or that dir may bring charges against he has Iformatiem that leas any other member. In plain him to believe that the char-e words, this means that, if I will be sustained. abuse a private in my company, "No more secret inquisitios be has the right to bring charges by the D. 0. I. No mwe beat agint eand the manual pro- ingn byhr-oldtg. No yU i thai e s* -'s .'all more aged con vs.*'",.. 'not be dsmisadd until they have verdicts and seret assitemes. bo eensiiad by the *om- The court-martial must announce manding genera!. . . its sentence in the open, and "Before a man can tried at' these things are as they Abeuld all, the officer who I charred be." ) Thanks to a War Department that fought with all its power every effort to humanize court-martial practice and. persecuted every one who made the effort, the reformation of the barbarous system was not completed until the Act of of Congress of June 4, 1920. The fight was begun, however, at the beginning of the war, in September, 1917, when Samuel T. Ansell became Acting Judge Advocate General. He was ably supported, in his effort to prevent Baker's and Crowder's continuation of a system of crystallized cruelty, by a half-dozen other law yers, who were temporarily in the military service. At a private conference called by General Ansell at the suggestion of Maj. Roy D. Keehn, they formulated the military reforms mentioned and others that have had a salutary effect, later presented them to the Senate, and fought for them up to the moment they became law. The names of these men ought to be known to the American Legion and to .the American people at large. They are: Maj. Roy D. Keehn, Chicago. Maj. F. W. Ashton, Grand Island, Neb. S Col. William S. Weeks, Bound Brook, N. J. Maj. Stephen J. Cwley, Great Falls, Mont. Col. I. M. Morgan, New Haven, Conn. Maj. Robert Redfield, Chicago. Maj. Harry 0. Palmer, Omaha, Neb. Maj. Thomas I. Parkinson, Babylon, N. Y. Baker and his minions never forgave Ansell and found their chance for calumny in the incident of the Bergdoll escape, with which it is now known that Ansell had not the slightest connection. It is further known that the escape was due to the stupidity of the War Department and that the failure to apprehend him immediately was due to depart ment neglect, if nothing worse. Members of the Legion who have been misled into critiz ing General Ansell for acting as counsel in the Bergdoll case would do well to remember that his conduct in that case has been shown, by the report of a committee of distin guished lawyers, who judicially considered all the facts, to have been above reproach and in strict accord with the ethics governing counsel; and they will also remember that g he and the other officers mentioned served as counsel for every enlisted man in the army at a time when it required considerable courage to do so. The Hearst newspapers were foremost in the aggressive fight that was made for these humane reforms. Water By Angela Morgan WONDERFUL wateri You are a splendor and a perplaity to Flui1 nti adle common for the use ofma I see you spr~gwhite and slender from the face in y kitub. I hear you bapand sudden at my window, Your needles broe against the resisting 'glass. I see you driving through the roads and pavementa, While dust lies down In reverence before you. I find you hoarded in the cups of morning ~loures You are quicksilver on the puckered green oI maple leaves, Fresh and delightful after storm. I sem you bearing up the graceful bodie of sportive swimmes, Yet in that hour you drown a hundred men at sea. You span with lovelness the tall doorway of heaven, Holding suapnded the prismatic passion of the sun. I find you fahing from a million coronets Within the sublime democracy of the meadow. Water. you are a marvel of the Creator's genius; My eyes would measure and behold your beauty. Oh, you are slim and sinuous, You are seductive, water you are very fair. Curling your happy way across the continent, Leaping all barriers with laughing coumage, Shaking your tresses out upon the rock hillside, Fringing a beaded robe to hide your nakedness. You are a woman, water One whose entrancing ways my heart should understand. Nay you are more than woman-you are Niagara, Urging your steeds to goals of danger and despair. I see their white manes flowing down the mountain fastrsem, I hear the trampling of their hoofs, their thunder; see hemitiless upo the frantic ocean, are giant ships like petals are whirling In the gale. Oh you are mighty in your majesty and strength, water' You are a devastation ahd a sustenance in one. Unconquered, you are a devil, you are a wanton; Tamed and adored, you are a necklace round the' throat of Natases You are Niagara, chained and attentive to the world of man. How can you be so huge a thing and yet so tiny? How can you beso black and trrible upon the ocean, Yet tremble like atear dr5a em therore within mg hand?