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Published Daily except Sunday at Jefferson Stree corner of Madison Avenue. Perth Amboy, N. J. by the PERTH AMP.OY EVENING NEWS COMPANY Telephone 400-401-402 J. LOGAN CLEVENGER. Editor D. P. OLMSTEAD, General Manager Subscription Price by ma»l. Including postage and vra: tax. 1 month, 55 cents; 1 year. $7.50. Entered at Post Office at Perth Amboy. N. J., a •econd class mall matter. Branch Offices—-New York: F. R. Northrup. 303 Flftl Avenue; Chicago, Suite 1510 Association Building. HL . Communications The EVENING NEWS is always glad to receive com • snunlcations from Its readers, but letters Intended foi f publication must be reasonable in length and must lx signed by the name and address of the writer. If re quested the name will not be published unless person alities are indulged In. Member of "he Associated Press The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to tnxe for publication of ail news dispatches credited to ft or net otherwise credited in this paper and also thi local news published herein. i The EVENING NEWS Is also a member of the A American Newspapers Publishers* Association and the Audit Bureau of^Clreulatlon. I__ AX OPEN CONFERENCE. If there was reason for secrecy at the Vcr ► eailles eonlerencc, there Is assuredly none for it at the Washington conference. There is every reason In the world for the fullest publicity, not I only of all the conclusions but of the proceed ings by which they are arrived at. This disarmament conference is, to a far m-/rnC,K nvtnnt 4 Vi n n Tin a 4 Vm VoroollluCI tr'1 f Vl P r i n f Bt a conference of peoples. Peace after the World I i War had to be made by governments. States K men proceeded automatically to make peace. I It was largely a legal matter, with vast com m plications calling for expert knowledge. The people trusted, of necessity, to the men who I had represented them In conducting the war. | Now It Is different. Disarmament is a demand not of governments, not of statesmen, but of nations. It Is a de ft mand of bereaved families and of taxpayers. The spokesmen of the five major powers who I will control the conference will bo representing their public at home to a far greater extent than usual, and will be answerable accordingly. The people know what they want in the settle ment of other questions that have a bearing on armament. The people of the United States are especially interested in seeing that the mandate they havo given is not evaded through diplomatic mud dling or trickery on the part of any statesmen 1 or group of statesmen that may come to Wash ington. To this end, the public will want to know ail about the proceedings, from start to finish. It is their right, and It Is for the interest of mankind. It will serve both as a check on the conference and as instruction to the unin formed. Never has there been so good an opportunity for useful publicity. THE PEASANT CAPITALIST. Senator France of Maryland, who has been visiting Russia, takes a stand in favor of recog nizing the Russian government, and has rather a different paint of view on the matter from others who have recently brought reports from that chaotic country-. He maintains that those at the head of the ™ government are ''open-minded.” He flff'trivoL of the whole thing is this—the J yeyolutlon was not directed by them or anyone S else on lines laid down beforehand or ever devised to meet the occasion. It proceeded on an irresistible course as naturally as an ava lanche reaches the bottom of the mountain valley by gravity. ‘‘Before the revolution all Russian land was i.eia in fee stmnle hv the czar, nobility and the church. Oneo that regime was overthrown the land became ownerless. “ All the millions of the Russian peasantry felt that the time had come to take possession of the soil they had tilled. The Bolshevlkl rode into power on the crest of this wave of universal sentiment." With the country estates seized, says Senator France, it was logical to take urban property also, and it was then a short step to confiscation of banks. But here is the difficulty from the Bolshevist point of view: "By their very action In legitimatizing the seizure of land by the peasants the Bolshevlkl laid a new ar\d infinitely broader foundation for the capitalism they were striving to over throw. They see that now themselves, and are prepared to act accordingly.” If the lenders are indeed as open-minded as Mr. France believes, and have at last grasped the fact that 90 per cent, of the Russian people are peasants who want to !!*• on a capitalistic basis, the end ot Sovietism In Its present evil state Is at hand, and a government adjusted to meet these conditions wdll emerge before long. Mr. France wants the American people to i "give these folks a chance—they haven't had It yet." This is doubtless true. At least, 90 per cent of It is true, for the Russian peasant so far certainly hasn't had a chance. The Hoover relief agencies will give nim his best chance for the .present. They will feed the starving children, and thus give him a little courage to keep on demanding some sane method of getting and keeping the Just reward for his labor. | REWARD FOB PATIENCE, If patience and persevorence is .the recipe for success, the Hume for the Aged campaign for funfls for the support of that institution should be a tremendous triumph for those in charge of the drive. Although the committee worked untiringly, collections were small in size and slow in coming in. The task is proving a dif ficult one, but with such steadfastness nothing can stand in the way of success. cause here should support the Home for the Aged, and in this way also reward the efforts of the workers in this worthy cause. WATER SPORTS. It is hoped that a large number of entries will feature the first power boat races ever con ducted by the Raritan Yacht Club here to morrow afternoon. This city has been back ward in recent years In promoting boat racos and other water sports, but this attempt by the yacht club to revive Interest may tend to put this city, with all Its waterway advantages, in line for bigger events in the future. The spirit shown by the yacht club In conducting several successful affairs of both a sporting and social nature is highly commendable and deserv- , >ng of the support of the community. MUNICIPAL BATHING. Realizing the benefits to be derived from a j swimming pool, Paterson is endeavoring to secure municipal use of the big pool in the state armory in that city. It is said that Pater- : son would bo perfectly willing to pay the state 1 a nominal sum for the use of the pool, and also , for the water used. i This again shows what other cities are doing . to give the people all the enjoyment afforded , by a place to bathe. , But here In Perth Amboy, I where we have unlimited bathing facilities, . nothing Is done by the city to better conditions i in this way. 1 The slogan is "a municipal bathing beach in 1922.” Bet’s put it across. ! - 1 It isn’t fair to laugh at that British prohi- i bition loader because his name is Tanks. Every- J body knows what British tanks accomplished , in the war. — No doubt it will be wise for President Hard- i ing to name a woman delegate to sit at the ^disarmament table. A woman always has a ' wholesome effect at the table. Lloyd George may be boycotting Lord North- ' cliffe on the latter’s tour of the world, but that Isn’t a detail to what Northcliffe Is doing to s Lloyd George . - I A woman has been stared at obnoxiously at | Deauville because she appeared In a bathing suit with stockings on. Wpnder. if they had i clocks to mark the changing times. i I —■ =■ ] roads of remembrance ; By Frederic 3. Haskln. WASHINGTON, Aug. 5.—Instead of covering i the country with the old-fashtoned idea of , monuments to the heroic American dead of the World War, a strong movement is afoot and i gaining strength l'or planting memorial trees to i honor the memory of the slain. The sugges- i tlon is linked up with the good roads campaign in a way. trees being planted in hundreds of places along the finest highways of the nation 1 to make them constant reminders of the sacri- i llces made. ; The American Legion is taking a leading part i in co-operating with the American Forestry i Association in this work, Coupled with .the | beautiful thought of making the trees living ■ monuments to the mien who lost their lives in France and on< the high seas ia the aid tha movement will give to checking the deforestation of the United States. All memorial trees and groves are being registered on an honor roll kept in Washington by the Forestry Association. Charlotte, Michigan, has furnished an example which those pushing the plan, hope other towns and cities will follow. An unsightly piece of ground in the town was converted into a garden spot through the work of the school children and citizens of the town, with the American Legion playing a prominent part. Seven thou sand year-old white pines were planted, one thousand hardwood trees, mostly maple and elm; one hundred black%walnut, one hundred butternut, and a grove of red oaks wore placed. A memorial tablet stands in the center of the park, noting that the grove is a memorial to the Katon county men who went across and did not come back. One of the last official acts of Colonel F. W. Galbraith, Jr., late commander of the American Legion, before his tragic death in an automobile | accident, was to plant trees at the intersection of the National and Dixie Highways in memory of his fallen comrades in arms. These trees are planted in the town of Vandalla, Ohio. The American Legion now is making plans to con tinue the' memorial trees from this point along both highways. These rows of trees lining the two great roads will, it is expected, be dedicated to Colonel Galbraith himself. Near Canton and not far from Vandalla, tree planting soon is to be resumed by an organiza tion of Stark County women, which bids fair to be the leading county unit in this work. These women, headed by Mrs. William D. Caldwell, have planted hundreds of trees along the Lin coln Highway, and are completing the planting of a memorial avenue called "President's Kow," that runs from the highway 400 yards to the tomb .of the martyred President McKinldV. In starting the planting of "President's Row” the trowel used by Mrs: Harding, wife of the President, was utilized for the first time outside of Washington. The trowel is now in great demand at tree-planting ceremonies, and Mrs. Harding has publicly expressed the wish that LIIO 111.110 (jaiu Wl -- -- this work. Camping Grounds Provided. The "tin can tourists," now becoming familiar everywhere, are proving another great agency n fostering tree-planting. Municipalities have ;ome to realize that attractive places must be provided for them to stay. Hundreds of towns rave laid out parks and groves for the recep ;ion of these motor tourists, the American forestry Association reports. Rivalry in this las sprung lip between neighboring municipali ies, with healthful and beneficial results. Arbor days in the fall and Armistice Day in November provide a sequence of appropriate lates for tree planting, and plans are being lushed for starting thousands of trees growing >n these occasions. In the yard of one of the public schools in Washington—the Force school—there is now growing a Lombardy poplar planted in memory if Quentin Roosevelt. Quentin attended the force school when his illustrious father was •resident, and is the only one of the former mpils of the school to lose his life in the World War. On the succeeding anniversaries of Armis ice Day, the sons nnd daughters of Wasiting on’s most distinguished residents have joined j n exercises in honor of the son of the late i x-President. „ On the drill field of the University of Illinois 73 trees have been planted to honor the mem iry of 173 former students who "went west’ icfore the war ended. The university is not nding its efforts there, though, and is taking i in active part in the movement for making the lation’s highways roads of remembrance by danting trees along the borders. Variety Important. American Forestry Association officials urge hat the proper kinds of trees be planted; ,'arieties like the elm and the sycamore should ie planted where the ground is low and rather , noist, while such trees as oak and pine should io planted where the site is dry and sandy, •he situation of the trees, the organization trges, should bo carefully selected with refer ■nce to other features of the site. The Chamber of Commerce of Santa Rosa ms planted fopr'and a half mitts of shade trees dong a section of the state highway, in honor if the gold star men. the women’s clubs assist - ng the commercial organization with the plan, [ho trees are on each Bide of the highway, wenty feet from the center. Luther Burbank ,vas consulted as to tile proper shade trees to ilant there, and his suggestions followed. The ■ivic organizations of the towns along this six een-mile section of the state highway have ined .the entire roadway with ornamental shade rees, with the assistance of women’s organiza ions of various characters. Tho American .egion and the school children aided, too. At ho completion of the 'planting, the California lighway Commission will take charge, and be esponsible for the care of the trees. tv niuntimr trees the first nuestion that comes ip is the kind of trees to select. The. answer o this depends upon a few easily ascertained actors. One of the most important is the char teter of the soil in which the trees are to be daced. A few trees, notable among them the American elm, are adaptable to a wide range >f soils. Some other trees, such as the tulip ree require a special condition of soil in order o thrive. Deep, rich soil is essential to the ulip and some others. The question of climate of course must be ■onsidered. No one is going to plant palm rees in New England and expect them to thrive >r even to live, but there are distinctions much iner than these. The live oak grows best in ho south, for instance, while the sugar, maple hrives best in the more rigorous New England md northwestern climates. The American Forestry Association has vorked out answers to every question that can >e asked about the proper trees to plant in any lection or community, and this information is it the disposal of individuals or organizations mdertaking a tree planting program. But liHcials of the forestry organization say that it s safe to follow the course of planting trees vhich already are thriving in the neighborhood n which the trees aie to be planted. RIPPLING RHYMES By Walt Mason THE HELPING HAND Jim James was sick for many moons, and had to soak his silver spoons to purchase beeswex pills; the wolf was neighing at his-door, and he was weak and sick and sore and shy of dollar bills. And so it tilled 'my heart with glee to call$ at times and leave a V,.to help old Jim ■along; this way of aiding luck less men appeals to me a lot, but then some fellows say it’s wrong. The drivesmiths daily seek my door to ask for bones and then some more, lo help some distant cause; the starving Bedouin’s lost his flock ,the Eskimo his socks, and I am Santa Claus. And I confess, with little shame, that I detest the “driv ing” game and hold it most unfair; and I’ll discourage while X live the folks who tell me what to give, and bow, and when, and where. When there's another drive in town I some times turn the drivesmiths down, and knock their nervy games; for when I have some txtra bucks I’d rather buy some bottled nux for chaps like old Jim James. I’d rather help the guys I know, and let the festive Eskimo bo shy a Sunday hat; across the alley there is grier, ana i may give some small relief, and I’d fain stick to that. The country’s free, and those who care to spread their largess everywhere have every human right; but old Jim James is pretty sick, and I’ll take him an ice cream brick.and codfish balls tonight. ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS Any reader can get the answer to any question by writing The Perth Amboy Evening News Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskln. Director, Washington, D. C. This offer ap plies strictly to Information. The bureau cannot give advice on legal, medicinal and financial troubles. It does not attempt to settle domestic troubles, nor to undertake exhaus tive research on any subject. Write your question plainly and briefly. (Jive full name and address and en close two cents In stamps for return i postage. All replies are sent direct to the Inquirer. --. Q. How did the term “midship nan” as applied to men at the Na zal Academy originate?—G. R. O. A. The title originated in the Brit sh Navy more than 200 years ago vhen the “young gentlemen” who vere under instruction on these ves ifels for the purpose of becoming of icers, were given quarters amidships ibreast the mainmast on the lower lock. t>. How many enlisted men have ipplierl for discharge under the nesent reduction of the army?— k. if. A. About 25 per cent of the en Isted men have applied for dis :harge, this amounting to approxi nately 55,000. Q, What Is a manitou ?■—C. N. A. This is an Algonquin word used o designate a particular religious concept of the Algonquin-speaking X Men’s Made-to-Measure v Clothes May be ordered here at best prices in the country. They range from $25 to $60 But no matter WHICH price you decide to pay, you GET for that price—the best bit of pure wool fabric it is pos sible to get for the money. If you’ll honor us with a call we’ll do our best to prove it. “Let Taylor Do Your Tailoring’’ L —-*1 Indian tribe around the Great Lakes rhey believe in a cosmic mysterious property which pervades everything. They personify this element in va rious manlike sods, spoken of as manitous. Q. Who was known as the Man Milliner?—L. G. U. A. This was a nickname given to the French monarch Henry III on recount of his efficiency and fond ness for dress. Q. What should minks be fed?— 3. Y. A. Mink thrive on the same ..diet as cats. Although naturally car nivorus, they really learn to like an inexpensive mush made of wheat pread, corn bread, cooked oatmeai, poiled rice, or mashed potatoes, nixe> with a small portion of chop ped or ground meat, and softened with sweet milk or meat broth. Do aot offer the same combination more than twice in succession. Fresh meat is always in order. Adults require about 4 ounces of clean meat pr the equivalent dally. Q. Was there more than one king named Midas?—C. E. H. A. Midas was a common name of the more ancient Phrygian kings, the Midas of the Golden Touch leg pnd being .the most famous. r Q. How many kings have there jt;cu in tnu ivui iu :-xj. \j. xj. A. There are rio actual statistics ni this, but Armstrong’s Synopsis 5f Facts and Figures, 1891, says hat there have been known to be !,250 kings and emperors ruling iver 75 different pooples. Of these 100 were dethroned ,G4 were forced c abdicate ,28 committed suicide, !3 became insane, 100 were killed in >attle, 123 were captured by the en miy, 2 were tortured to death, 161 vere assassinated and 108 were.ex icuted. Q. Why did the Egyptians mum nify their dead 2—G. S. S. A. The Egyptians believed that iftor the soul departed from the yody it was judged in the Hall of double Truth, before Osiris ,the udge of the dead. After it had un lergone all its transformations it vould return and again enter the yody in the tomb. If by any chance he heart was destroyed, it would lot be possible for the dead to en oy life in the world to come. Q. How many cedar shavings or nothbnlls should be put in a trunk o keep out moths?—M. O. D. A.About two quarts of cedar ihavings or two pounds of mothballs ire required in an ordinary-sized runk ,or small closet to keep out noths, etc. FAME BY DR. W. E. BARTON It is instructive to go back a hun dred years, and to remember that just that long ago .Tames Monroe had been president just as long as Mr. Harding now has been on the job, and that prices were behaving just as they are behaving now. Flour had been selling at $10 to $17 a barrel since 1817 and it fell to $5 and $6, and all the farmers cried out that they were ruined. There was a lot of unemployment and very general complaint at re duction of wages. Everybody want ed wages to keep up and the co3t of living to come down and they both come down together. But one of the most interesting things that occurred a hundred years ago was the exhuming of the remains of Major Andre. He had been tried by court martial by com mand of George Washington and hanged as a spy, Oct. 2, 1?80. But the American people who have not ceased to hate Benedict Arnold for his part in the matter which result ed In the death of Andre, held even then the character of the latter In high respect. Arnold betrayed the trust and for the sake of gain becamo a traitor; Andre, who conducted the negotia tions, was true to the country that employed him, and whose uniform, he wore, and for his share In the same despicable business is held to honor. It seems-a rather thin line be tween honor and dishonor, but it rests on the basis of loyalty to a trust accepted. And so, a hundred years ago to morrow, the government that had hanged John Andre, exhumed hi* body, gave it over to the accredited representatives of the British gov ernment saw it safely aboard a Brit ish ship of war, and saluted as it sailed away to he buried in West minster Abbey. Getting one's self hanged is not a sure way to fame, but several of the world's most famous people have achieved it In that way. DOINGS OF THE DUFFS I postcards! i’m 60IN6 here ^||| I TO R1DE INTO TOWN J THEV 1 VJITH THE CLERK! AREj^g ^ FRECKLES AND hio FRIENDS TOM TAKES A TRIP TO THE PUST OFFICE •WELt,H I. YOUR VACATION I YEP. BACK TO MUST PE OVER-I SEEJ THE OLD YOU’RE PACK ON g^STAMPIN’GROUNDS THE JOB AGAIN ' WpgS ■ THEY HAD A WONDERFUL VNEll/NDO SORED/ N\UST UAME HAD A WONDERPOL TlfAE ^fAV-hAV-MV >-^ a « —BY ALLMAN, KN OLD FRIEND •HI. IS SOME JOKER.EH? "if y b> RV RLOSSER / ‘SEE,I SHOULD SAV' f 1 A BEE STUNS N\E AN' ALEK ALMOST DROWNED AN' A TURTLE BIT 1precw.es Toe ^7 an'—cw, eee . 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