Newspaper Page Text
e .qj -1 r.. ti" a j.y ki h4 4 .; t ' / .t" . . f . =' hr F t:V : t.r . ' '
tWIT. Ar" "m 400 v. Ik b ape, ee Vf -~ saw~ she of- the Gir BO Tthed bigswt rnfu-m ene in hewoldisth gi o prebsd iW sse of ' -. lie r inherl ds Importance L aof the Girl BOUJT the biggest moral in thn in the world is the giri. One way or .another the trend of progress and the ises of life are in her hands. Love, they say, is the greatest thing in the world, and a girl, being the very object and symbol of love, is the casket which contains this jewel. Of course, so great a power is sub jeet to perversion, -for -always the greatest opportunities may become the greatest dangers. So the cohorts of folly and of moral lesion do their best to enlist girls and we find girls used as, bait wherever there is the devil's fishing. But the wiles of the evil-minded can never corrupt the human race, which is incurably good. The com mon stock of humanity remains sound, and the soundest evidence of it is found in its sweet blossoms, the girls. All girls are good. Every girl wants to be right and decent in the bottom of her heart, for the simple reason that she knows that her greatest power lies in being so. She rules by her ability to awaken ideals. It is this that, makes the girl the most important social up lift to the human race. There is something in .every girl that is an instinctive challenge to all that is most courageous and most manly in the man that looks upon her with seeking eyes. Of course, there is a certain por tion of mankind that is unclean and to whom the girl spells degeneration. But it is only a small portion, and we must remember that even in heaven there were a few angels that rebelled and preferred hell. But as a rule the girl is the best thing that humanity produces, just as the apple blossom is the most fragrant and beautiful thing in the life of the tree. And as the blossom sheds its per fume in the springtime, and the tree at that season gives off the most de licious radiance of its personality, so the girl keeps us believing that the human being, after all, is a di vine sort of thing. A fne, upstanding, clear-eyed girl, clean in mind and sound in body, is a better moral asset to the race than any book or reformer. Nature keeps on making girls, be cause Nature is concerned with the continuous and increasing refinement and idealism of the human stock. Humanity is her last product in the garden of evolution; and she is evi dently anxious to make of that her most glorious plant. ,Hence girls. The skill of the pessimist 1 4 very great. The materialist and the cynic are very cunning; and we are all naturally prone to believe the worst of everything. And against this universal tendency to slump and to believe that mnkind is going to the dogs, Nature, deeper an'l shrewder than men or even than the devil, keeps on producing girls. And we csanot help believing that some how or other and some time or other the human race is going to be a bautiful and divine affair. DEFE NSD ..d erwe~swthe f 6.st~ edw be dlstee a .ore.. to be "d a.d es...s..f s:r sep .datesv gMSI rd heir esb. Thdes "Bloc" in Politics W E are hearing from certa politicians much condemn Lon of the "bloc" in politics The gentlemen now most pe turbed were not in the least alarme when the "bloc" which controlle national legislation was made up o hnancial interests, Big Business in terests, privileged seekers of mor privilege. When they controlled the party iv power and were able, if necessary also to control the party out of pow er, many Cabinet ministers recog nised the master's voice and did no object. At least one recent Presi dent was passive. His moral sensi bilities were not shocked. That kind of "bloc" has been of fective during most of our histor; as a nation. But whenever thirty million actus producers of our wealth and ou sustenance get together regardles of party lines for enactment thought by them to be for the gem oral welfare, we hear at once tha this is "dangerous;" that it chal lenges the established order by cre ating a war of "sections an( classes," and it means an end o "representative party government.' In all truly representative govern ments there are bound to be con flicts of interest. They are no necessarily deplorable. They arn often healthy. But for them the dif fering needs of differing groups o the population would have no mean of enforcing attention. Representative government i never dangerous when' aerated b: conflicts of ideas, ambition an policy. It becomes dangerous onl when control ceases to be demo cratic; or when such' control is secret; or when the interest that i not getting a square deal is denie a fair hearing and a decision afte due consideration. Our habit has been party govern ment, but it is a habit which neces sarily atrophies if parties cease t< progress or cease to reflect wha many people think. The feelings of our 30,000,000 farm ers with respect to what governmen should mean for them are as muel entitled to expression through po litical action as the feelings of ou millions of industrial workers, o our manufacturers, m e r o h an tsa bankers. The political party which consult and serves the greatest good of th< greatest number will not be en dangered by any "bloe"-it will it self be the "bloc." The Eternal Question S By Angela Morgan O DIN, I would ask of you, Were you a mortal man, Forced to live as mortals do Within one ordered span, Disciplined by thought and vow To love one cherished wife, Which would be yur treasure now The darling ofyour life ? crowned with loyal worth, itful, brave and fond, Bringing sturdy sobond;th Or would Saga s charms unwind woul the glory of ho mind Enchant you as before ? Odin, I would ask ofyu Tis pussle to epan: Whn his love is twai? 'E PROGRAM sbe - ea.seir - i~tsr l r o h .pe.St. t he th deenstt This it not an ofepnsve p It camnot arouse 0podl .Contemplate the p ityof When a nation like Japan serrly oAbjct to preparatles attaek. THE GIFT WE D HEY'RE HUMAN .eq iliam Atherton Du Puy Congress wasn In sessin and a member there of was delivering himself of a speech, not with out forensic effect. A group of statesmen gathered in the back of the chamber, and, as often happens, engaged in unmuffned converso while their assnociate orated. Their talk floated up to the visitors' gallery 1 -jtabvoethralowhc eandatn tivythseeefcofamde-gdomn Frhrteoaionadteprilg age an ntue.Selandfroe h a anBnse h a-aessapy "Iwsao ol epqit"setl hm "IhvLrvldhl costecniett hertiIpehadyo r piigi. Anth.ogese sukaa ihee I vre uta hyue ortetfo h vIo etteamanrwhnmtrape O erethrarofeopotntsofo mitin te esiv fuxpa wenth rprseta he 11s1oam hismotton Duas whnP en Coadmrs ayI seion anrd ambot therne of wah elmerin himerfar of t peh, novy andh ou t waesc unffectunt. htteAmrcnol lethe rtie oftaer ahd oi the prckso habent, of the ofehng ihaupe. ee in conmsion se would hei acat rtd Titalk thaeod pof Johe isitons' gahor -us aoen oherv tae r ay dt ail ofwhl laeattn tirveanlgh the spsc of thedmother coun.r Fon herth owipon dteprilg age And Amruaun. S lae fare the iln ath eiflrhed hred onatomakr mstaomclcar too hatraoee ha acrn thf contetary Aunb ale doressmein goub awaoth they. etg ofuisters thoy used trere from tme bernit of he ogatio panr whboter bandper pach lnaTe mnitr rteanoeoftans Ofacourg thther arecoftedn"ohporpuitin ofch mtteg teestv axpmwe h esenta Ad od thstnigoffr o the Bonv 'Antd of us Brookly didahiing businecetreoeney, when n ita Afedmialoo Sir Ern8 Catfal, n fthe-gaiton Ios amirdlng seto, hanFderl aoubto thentffs. ofThe prmpricanSeorar of the str wsarrve y ad leadte aftrthey pveradedho him the pels.he oenent Doa the ofice-hgalo pright alugh thea prwas hfsordo lohin Prulklynes wh. FOR T) diar to thes at We i.a -MM-s as wa w A miitar er6 at aw - mel war far frous em r eM rogram. It is parely ion from any power wt attacking us. bjects to stationary foi for defEnse against c ON'T HA\ piM, on8. wg 00 CaSeI. K. MILLER HIS IDIOToRIAL ON UGHT EWARES. Yuletide blessings simply nea high time of Christ nas cigars, suspenders, and eird necktie. together with ancy and assorted 'sies of utomachche. Most beautiful sentiment n connection with Xmas spirit is that law doesn't ore you to smoke gift boI af bum cigarS. Good way to get even writh negligent janitor is to grish stack of stogies on jim with specification that If he can't stand them he right try stoking fireles furnace with 'sem. Every household in the birds drew line of confetti hey can't Use. Somebody mixed the labels In Santa Claus' shipping de mehing very cuckoo indeed lrandfather drew a met of ball-bearing roller skates and Little Bobby got a beautiful homespun smoking jacket. Dcollar was found in discovere a pair of knitted bedroom slippers parked out side his kennel. Mother unconsciously in herited father's poker chips and daddy grew pale when pertire of feminin lin gerie. Camels back got dislo ated though when brother's stilts were poked in Aunt Jemima's socks in place bot tie of her favorite rheumatic antidote. Then the kid him seeIf came reeling into scenery after drInking quart o what he thought was .-=h.o nom 4 V!E UNITED t FedM and Asd When to ttel a ftas. . trooon ow w~sa anre. WYordsm are a o desve velt sM, a SeCertainly wo lob does not -tion to p Theefore, tifications it and false pr ontemplated true facts of: England and 'E TO ACCEPT ii e TOWNE GOSSIP ar.ws.wu s. By K. C. B. K C a.... .. . .. .... 12341$ a e Dear K. C. B.-Supposing that for several years you had been employed in a bank and had given the best you had of intellect and energy into a Job in which it was generally conceded you had been successful, and then, because of office politics, you had been re moved, would you consider that the years you had been on the job had been wasted years? My wife and I can't agree upon the an swer to the question and she thinks you are a very wine man. ALEX M-. MY DEAR Alex. -THAT ON every ** * day. I DON'T believe. * * * * * * YOU HAVE done THAT ANY years. your best. *O * * e * IN WHICH anyone. YOU GET your pay. best GVNhe IN PEACE of mind. * * * * * * OF WHAT he has. AND ON every day. * * * * * * INTO THE job. THAT YOU have ** failed. HE CAVE it to. * * HAV B* TO DO your best. wasted years. YOU GET your pay. AND I do believe. IN DICOTET THAT ANY years. * * * ** IN OTHER words. IN WHICH anyone. . * * HASN'T GIVEN thie IT IS yourself. bet* * * THAT YOU work OF WHAT he has. for.S e INTO THE job. AND YOU'LL. * . * colleet. THAT HE may hold.*** * * * JUST WHAT you THOUGH HE keep earn. the job. * * . * * SOME TIME. HAVE DEEN *** wasted years. SOMEWHERL AND I do believe. I THANK you. a nation ike 5.,ALe atwolbe wet a ui sme tsuu th and d Capitolat askington and the soil and bare a sb b i the a of thePre*.aL bAced by dedds and only so, as Se. s said a hundred years be WS ae not when they are in direct 6 deeds eharacteristle practices. our people should not be misled by decehiul words >mies if the have en h education to know the datory, and e confirm courses which nations ike Japan have pursed in the post toward thr rivah. Possible Results of the Arms Conference The New York World does not need to wait to know the result of the Armament Conference. It says: "Even though no aeent of eomseuauis ~rmcbadtui5eca to the Far East, e though e ery Pacieproblem mains un and must be ps d to a future eenferncee, the limiation of naval iAM the eooference as one of the meet sweu ful exploits in modern dlpemaey 1 Genuine disarmament The Times would support. But it will seem to many Americans that if the Armament Conference has no other result than to make a larger reduc tion in the future naval power of the United States than is made by the other two great naval powers of the world, the only effect of the conference will be to make the United States a mes silent partner in a new International Corpora tion for the Control of the Far East in which Japan and Great Britain will be the President, the Vice President and the Executive Committee. The United States (forbidden to have naval bases within 2,500 miles) will be only a spec tator, without power to act or protest. Tt cannot question or criticise its partners publicly. Its declared policy of an open door in China will become an iridescent dream of pure idealism. Every one will know that the United States has no intention to enforce it and cannot enforce it. But if the United States shbuld publicly declare as to China, Japan, and the rest of .the Far East, a policy without one vestige of selfishness in it, fair to all nations desiring only peace and trade and confmerce, it would "raise a standard to which all honest men could repair," in the words of Washington. If the United States has power to enforce any poiey that j is right, its moral ideas will prevail. Otherwise they will not. Abstract moral ideas, however sincerely advocated, without power behind them do not rule in this naughty world. Various Things WNERS of Eastern railroads intend to make the roads pay if it can be done by cutting wages. Notices of new cuts are going out, running as high as thirty per cent. The times demand it, say the railroads. Times also demand lower passenger and freight rates. And Govern ment ownership managed by sane, honest men, not by treacherous dummies of private owners, would make reduc tions possible. How startled and indignant the private wage cutting owners would be if suddenly told that their receipts were to be cut thirty per cent. They would strike very quickly. Admiral Sims, who teaches the young American sea fighters of the future at Newport, says that future fight ing will be done by submarines and flying machines. ie knows that battleships are a part of past history. That is fortunate for the United States. We need some one not married to the past or owned' by armor-plate or battleship concerns. Mr' Weeks, Secretary of War, is more interested in hav ing a first-class army than in sweet generalities about "three magic words." He demands greater military acad emie, at West Point and elsewhere to supply a greater num ber of officers. That's another encouraging sign. Mr. Daugherty, Attorney General, and a very level headed citizen, says that Bussian agitators, and other agi tators, who are ready at short notice to improve on our system of government, have made great headway with cer tain unions. If that is so, it is a bad thing for the unions. It isn't that the agitating or the theories will make any difference to the unions or to the rest of the country. But the preaching of such theories-leawe out of consideration their soundness or lack of it-is THE thing that will help the "open shop" gentlemen to put through their program. Call a dog a sheep-killer, and anybody will help you to hang him. Call a labor union "red" and, especially if you ean PBOVE it, that union will lose its strength. Sir Arthur Pearson is dead, killed by an accident in his blindness. He was a useful newspaper man, enlightening the British public to the best of his ability. When he lost his sight he devoted his life and time to the service of others blind. Now let us hope his sight has comue back. And he, as a re ward for kindness 'to others and cheerful submission to fate, sees more clearly than ever and things better worth seeing.