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THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE Entered at the Postoffice, Bismarck, N. D., as Second Class GEORGE 1). MANN Foreign Representatives G. LOGAN PAYNE COMPANY CHICAGO DETROIT Marquette Bldg. Kreage Bldg. PAYNE, BURNS AND SMITH Fifth Ave. Bldg. NEW YORK MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The American Press is exclusively entitled to the use or republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise entitled in this paper and also the local news pub lished herein. All rights of republication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SUBSCRIPTION RATES PAYABLE IN ADVANCE Daily by carrier, per year $7.20 Daily by mail, per year in (in Bismarck) 7.20 Daily by mail, per year (in state outside Bismarck)... 5.00 Daily by mail, outside of North Dakota 0.00 THE STATE’S OLDEST NEWSPAPER (Established 18711) (Official City, State and County Newspaper) MARRIED WOMEN WORKING This question will not down. During the war, women were called from the home into all kinds of activities. One cynic has remarked that housekeeping now is only a “part time job.” Women meet “hubby” on the corner and they pick up the meal on the way home and divide the labor ot the house so both can become active breadwinners. Recently in a letter to a metropolitan newspaper, a married woman has giyen some very good reasons why it may be necessary for a married woman to work and she ’indicates how futile £ is to establish any rule against the employment of such women. To quote her in part: There are many reasons why a woman who has a husband must work. Perhaps she has an aged father or mother who have no one but her to de pend upon for their living, or perhaps it is the husband who has one or both of these dependents. There is the woman who has a family of four or five children and whose husband only earns a small salary. Naturally she is going to do her utmost to supply those things that are lacking. There is the wife whose husband only has work during the warmer months, and when work is slack in the colder months she is naturally going to help wherever and whenever she can. The wife who has an invalid husband will have to do some thing to help out, though the husband may be able to work at intervals. lam speaking of my self in that instance. My husband is a disabled veteran, and loses from two to three months every year, and is in bed with pneumonia every winter. My working is the only thing that prevents him from getting any worse, because he does not have to worry. - " The idea that women working causes more divorces is not true. It is only reasonable that married people are going to enjoy each other’s company better if they have both been away from home all day—more so than if the wife stays home and wishes* to go out in the evening when the husband is tired. r : r Some time ago I noticed something about the council investigating the civil service and trying \ . to eliminate married women from the payroll. That would be a terrible calamity. If the civil service does not want to employ married women, why allow them to take the civil service examinations? The same would apply to the teachers here. Al though they are not under civil service, they are on the city payroll, and their salaries come out of the taxes. The only way would be not to hire them. I hardly think that the majority of mar ried women who are working would do it unless. it was absolutely necessary. I admit that there are some who are drawing big salaries, whose h ua bands are also getting good salaries, but must 5 those few he responsible for the rest of us losing ’* •*. 'vV'our jobs? E \ REFUSED TO BE BLUFFED S , Attorney General H. F. Stone refused to be bluffed by the threats of the senators who were aligned with Wheeler ~ of Montana. First of all he is a lawyer, and knows the ethics of his profession, and Mr. Stone belongs to that type of a jurist who observes the ethics, which pointed out for him the plain path of duty. The attitude of his department | toward certain alleged irregularities in which it is charged Wheeler was involved did not change when Mr. Stone, the r public prosecutor, became a nominee for a place on the su * preme bench. He intimated that he would not recede *under ■ pressure and stood his ground even when confirmation £ seemed doubtful. This strength of character commended * him to the fair minded people of the nation f#r he displayed £ the kind of backbone necessary to make a good judge. If any senators hoped to purchase immunity for Wheeler $ by threats against Mr. Stone they misjudged the man whom President Coolidge has selected for one of the most repon sible offices in the nation. | ADVANCE i . Grain exports from the United States during 1924 regis p tered a striking advance over those of 1923. Their value i was $433,750,000, a gain of $122,450,000 over the previous I year. Crop failures abroad were largely responsible. £ But while Uncle Sam’s grain business flourished his £ butcher shop lost customers. The world cut down sharply § its takings of American meats. ~ In 1923 meat exports were valued at more than a billion, p Last year’s reached only 800 million. 1 BOYISH V Modern “boyish” figures that women strive for are un * natural, asserts Sir Bruce Porter, London health expert. £ “These new rubber corsets,” he adds, “are, damnable * contraptions.” . . _ . s And just when so many physicians were congratulating * women on their “common sense.” Everything, it seems, is 2 controversial. <£ Judging from some of the press comment it is a crime to swing the “big stick.” Of course it all depends in whose f hands the big stick is and which faction has to dodge the 2 stick Roosevelt popularized the big stick and knew when | to use it. There are times when the “big stick” varies the £j monotony.. jjj j£ah Jong has taken a back seat for the cross word Matter. _Editorial Review Comments reproduced In tbl* column may or may not e*pr*ws the opinion of The Tribune. Thjy are presented here In order that our reader* may have hotb aides of Important Issue* which are belnK dlscußaed to the press of the day. Publisher A MI!MUM.' \ CONSTITUTION Mira ml Forks Herald) Various mollrmls are provided for amending constitutions. The federal constitution may be amend ed by the ratification by three fourths of tiie state legislatures of a proposed amendment submitted to them by congress. Or the de si mi a,m* nc'.nent may 'be submit ted 'by a com ;itutio)ul convention. State constitutions are usually amended in some similar way, ex- cept that lin;.; ratification is by direct popular vote. Generally tin* propoal is n..o|c by Hie legi.v.ative body. Members i f eongri i and mem . ber.s of state legislators sometimes vote to submit amendments with which they are not in sympathy, or at least for whies they do not wish to assume responsibility, and ex plain their ai tion on the ground that they ate m* rely giving the people an opportunity to decide for tbomsdlves. That course is nst consistent with the spirit of oar laws. Ours is of necessity u rep resontative government in which persons chosen for that purpose enact laws an..' make recommen dations on subjects concerning which they have opportunity to be better informed than are the voters in general. If it had been intend ed tiiai the submission of a consti tutional amendment should he merely a clerical task and a matter of form, it would doubtless have been provided that this duty must I)*; pci I’orifud as a matter of rou tine by tin- secretary of state or conic i-orresponi'ing official. 'l'll** presumption Is that when a legis lative bo* V submits an amendment it does si because it approves of the amendment and that subse quent ratification is recomiriended. The voter has a right to assume that when congress or file 'legisla ture of his .plate proposes an amendment the uibmission of the proposition carries with it a rec ommendation for its enactment into law. On no o'her basis can our present practice 'be justified. In the enactment of a statute the approval of both branches of the legislature ia required. It would he absurd for one house to pass a bill which it die* not approve in or der to give the other house an op portunity to vote on it. Ami the obligation of the* legislature, in dealing with a constitutional amendment is no less binding. An amendment submitted by the 'legis lature goes to the people with the presumption cf real legislative ap proval. III! SOUVENIR HABIT Europeans have often marveled at tile American tourist’s .u'ptitude for souvenir collecting. And they probably don’t half appreciate the extent of the habit at that. Tile news comes from Laibb Switch that hundreds of persons have visited the. scene of the dreadful Christ inas eve fire and carried away charred pieces of 'furniture, bolts, nai'ls, window screening and such as souvenirs of the tragedy. It is much like the apple tree in New Jersey under which a highly sen sational and unsolved murder took place some time ago. The public came wMi'.i axes, hatchets, chisels, knives and scissors and removed every last vestige of the tree. This gruesome work lias nothing whatever to do with that form of collecting which pertains to ob jects of beauty or sentimental in terest. It is motivated by some thing else. Certain'ly the Amer icans as a people are not overly given to morbid inclinations. The clianoas are that, something quite simple is at the bottom of it. It might, for instance, be the old story of something for nothing, a sort of thrifty instinct, the vague notion that some day this nail or that chip off a tree may be valuable when it. lasts nothing now. Some folks, of course, don’t wait foretime to add value to their souvenirs. They make away with hotel silver and dining car decorations with a levity that is startling, and not al together commendable. Whatever it t» it has become- habit, and habit has a ’way of outrunning anything that looks like an explanation. /g^TOM SAYS A smoker in London has 5360 pipes, which is almost enough to find one when he is in a hurry. Women can vote in South Africa now. They got it from us. It’s about equal. We got earrings from them. Lion in a London zoo had bad eyes. They made him some glasses, but he may insist on a monocle soon. German professor has taught a fish to do tricks. VVe saw a man teach one to buy an old auto. Berlin women can’t smoke in pub lic places. That’s one way to make them want to,start smoking. Fat woman in a London sideshow married a poet. Serves him right. Constantinople countess is adver tising for her lost lizard; a real liz ard, not a loqnge lizard. More podt news. Japan admits she has 60,000, possibly knowing it wotild be discovered anyway. Isn’t it funny bow nice this win ter looked last summer? ** Every day now the weather is do ing something it hasn’t done since way back yonder long ago. , Buenos Aires is South America’s largest city, It doesn’t but (Wichita Daily Eagle) THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE Shux, the World Didn’t Come to and End, After All! * DARN / A r *» \ awwigoTCa ( world d/dhT flop \ QOONUXHON’ *Tis \ \ •* I I C Alwcee le free \ V\ \\ ’• LI \ >worp meaning / w m) j > < ; *T*se ~Y uiotnp w,? just wondered if South Ameri cans can pronounce New York. They shot a vaudeville performer in Manchester, Eng., who was not a bicycle rider, roller skater or acro bat. Queen Mary of England says she doesn’t like bobbed hair, but most of the queens in the United States do. Turkey has started a radio broad casting station, which may become the latest Turkish atrocity. A noiseless airplane has been in vented. They can invent a noiseless anythink, except a noiseless baby. “Whistle ail day’’ is an Austrian doctor’s advice, which certainly would be hard on the dogs. A chrysanthemum is just a dan delion which has refused to worry for the past few generations. (Copyright, 1925, NEA Service, Inc.) ADVENTURE OF THE TWINS BY OLIVE ROBERTS BARTON “Who else has a wish that I can grant before I go home?” said the' Fairy Queen. “I know,” said Nick. “There’s a goldfish in the Lily Pool in Mrs. Evans’ garden that wishes he was a whale. I heard him say so one day when we were there with mother.” “Then off to the Lily Pool we’ll said the Fajry Queen brightly. “Get up, Two Spot. Fly as fast as you can.” Pretty soon the butterfly reached the lovely garden, where roses and all sorts of flowers were growing. And right in the center was a small pool with tiny yellow water lilies spreading over the top. There were some large white lilies, too, with pink centers. Between the lilies and their flat green leaves, you could see patches of clear water, with tiny red streaks shooting back and forth. 1 The red streaks were goldfish swimming. Wouldn’t you think they would have been happy with such a home? They were, all but one. And that’s the one the story is about. Two Spot lighted on the ground at the edge of the pool and his three passengers got off. All the goldfish thought they were going to be fed and came swimming up close, with their mouths open. “Which one of you wants to be a whale?” asked the Fairy Queen. “Me,” *aid a little goldfish un grammatically. “Well,” said the Fairy Queen, “you’Jl have to- grow some.” “I’ll tell the world I will,” said the little goldfish. “That’s slang,” said the Fairy Queerf severely. “If you promise to stop using it, I’ll give your your wish.” “I’ll tell —I mean, I certainly will stop,” promised the little fish. “If I’m a whale I can see the world in stead, and that’s much better.” The Fairy Queen waved her wand and suddenly the little goldfish was gone. “Come, children,” said her’ Royal Highness, getting on her butterfly again and picking up the reins. “We’ll follow Mister Whale on his travels and see what happens. Away they went, and pretty soon they came to the sea. Then they flew out over the water until they came to a lighthouse. Then Two Spot stopped at the Fairy Queen’s orders. “We’ll watch here,” said the Fairy Queen. It wasn’t long until a whale came along spouting water over his head like a fountain. He was talking to a porpoise. “Isn’t fine that we have our own shower baths right in our heads!” he said. “I’m sorry for all the little fishes, aren’t you! It’s fine to be big .Jand travel and ride the waves and set the ships. Once I was a gold fish, but a good fairy changed* me. The Tangle >: SCENARIO FROM AND BY BEAT RICE SUMMERS SENT TO SALLY ATHERTON, CONTINUED She finds out through all this that the girl is not a bad woman—just a bit of silly feminity who, when her husband died, was ready to think herself in love with the first man who was kind to her. But she, too, had begun to weary before lie began to tire of her and she accepts an invitation to Europe with a party in which there is a young man of her own age, who has been hovering about her all through the sequences. * Both husband and wife go to the dock to see the girl off and as they return in the motor the husband takes the wife’s hand and raises it to his lips. “No man in the world ever had such a wonderful wife as I. and no man ever deserved her less,” he tells her. We s ee them at. last sitting on each side of the fire, he in his chair beside bis humidor and his smoking things. He raises his eyes and looks across at the old wife darning his socks, and there is a fadoout. Of course, you realize, Sally, that *his is just the skeleton of the story. Directors are too busy people to read anything more. I have the story written out at length. Besides the director may want to elaborate and put in something himself. Of course, after reading this you All I saw were flowers in a garden and the people who came to feed me.” “Here comes a ship now,” said the Fairy Queen to the Twins. “Watch it closely and see what it does.” (To Be Continued) (Copyright, 1925, NEA Service, Inc.) EVERETT TRUE /ll'amd ton't forget to mail T HOse cer OF MINE". WAIT A MINUTE ain,iJ __ I 'Don't for<s&y MYlli ; /Jn© < DON't n~” ! i " wfil i—” l L tsss «r ike wc*^ 7 * * ""A 11 J-rr-. 7fl J will want-to know what Mrs. Selwyn said of her reactions, for of course you realize that it was her own story that I have written as a moving picture scenario. “I don’t know, my dear,” she said, answering the question I put to her. “I don’t know whether it was worth it or not. You see, l will never know what it would mean to live with a man you could love and trust all your life. “1 lived with Mr. Selwyn in a friendly manner until he died, and I do not think that it was an un happy marriage as marriages go. . ‘-If I could only forget the episode that I have long ago forgiven, 1 think that I would he always quite happy—even now. But sometimes •memories' surge up and, well — “You will forgive an old woman for burdening you, won’t you? ' “Perhaps it would have been bet ter left unsaid, fny dear, but some way, this afternoon, which is tl\e an niversary of my great pain, 1 have broken the silent habit of years.” Now, Sally, you will know when you see Mrs. Selwyn’s eyes upon the screen*' that it is forgiveness without forgetfulness that, you see in them. Lovingly, BEE. T-4 Note From Sally Atherton to Leslie Prescott I am sending you with this a scen ario written by. Bee. You see, she has the bug. There seems to be very little new in it, but I presume that when it comes out as “His Purple Past” or some other queer title, it will be full of cabaret dancing and duels and fights of all kinds, as are all moving pictures. When are you coming home? SALLY. (Copyright, 1925, NEA Service, Inc.) BY CONDO e Terfel SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1925 Eclipse Valuable; It Makes Us Think The chief value of the eclipse was to make people think. A few freaks, to the be sure, were addled out of the small wits they had; but on millions it must have served as a memorable mental stimulus. Most of us know the simple astronomical facts that tne moon goes around the earth and the earth around the sun but we no not stop to realize them; they are not the conscious background of our daily thought. But when the thing happens dramatically, before very eyes, there is no escaping the realization. For i|n hour, the cosmic perspective is a reality. The astronomers got more than that. They added a few facts to the slowly accumulating sum of human knowledge. The millions got the thrill of a momentary mental ex pansion. But even that, multiplied by millions, is a Ijbon to* humanity. * Once more President Coolidge appeals for American membership in the world court—so far as this Congress is concerned, with absolutely no hope for response. ‘Which raises another and even nearer question. How representative are our “representative institutions”? The people are with the president—or else all our means of expressing their will are false. Both party platforms declared for the court, and all thfe members of Congress were elected on those platforms. Most of them personally agree. • Four-fifths of the Senate, and the majority even of the stacked committee on foreign relations, favor the court. On one side, then, are the people, their parties, their rep resentatives and their government. On the other side is a handful of ruthless irreconcilables, intrenched in the Senate. And, so far, the irreconcilables win! How representative are insti tutions in which that is possible? Iteal Test of I'fttrtotism Why is patriotism the most com manding emotion? Because it is the only one which combines selfishness and unselfishness. To demand things “for my coun try” gives the heart a great and noble surge. And when those things are exactly what we want for our selves the altruistic urge finds no impediment. When the political crook says to one of us. “vote for me and I will get you a job or slip your firm a concession,” we may yield, but we feel shame-faced about it. When he offers the same thing to us - collectively, for a community, state or national interest, we re spond with pride and the thrill of huving done something noble. But here is the real test. When the candidate proposes something that will help the community, but will hurt your own business, do you respond with equal enthusiasm? If so; you are a true patriot. Hard to Stop With Brookhart If the lowa “regular” organization wants Brookhart ejected from the Senate because he “deceived” the people, they may find it hard to stop with Brookhart. If every, candidate were to be ejected whose opponents thought he “deceived” the people, there would be few officeholders left. What about these . “regulars” themselves, who, in the name of or- New York, Feb. 7. —To a wild goose— You look so foolish, so out of place, flying all alone above the lar gest city in the world. And you don’t belong here at this time of year. What brings you? Hunting your mate? They say a wild goose is silly enough to fly straight to the guns if its mate is shot down. And here you are above New York and' if you’re worrying about your mate New York will laugh at you. Go find another. The woods is full of them. Can you see Broadway from where you are? If you can you’ll know what I mean. And tell us, Wild Goose, how do we look,to you? What, only insects crawling through a crazy-quilt de sign? Can’t you see our buildings? They’re the tallest in the world. And our Great White Way is the bright est spot in the universe. The finest FABLES ON HEALTH COLD WATER TOWELS The cold water towel bath should be taken in the morning, immediate ly after getting out of bed, Mrs. Jones of Anytown was told. , “With breakfast to get and with children to care| for, many mothers think they do not have much time. “It takes less than five minutes, however,” said the doctor. Here’s what to do, after getting out of bed: Remove night clothes. Wash neck and face first with cold water. Then take a large rough towel, wring it loosely out of cold water, and with MANDAN NEWS j PASTOR ILL » O. G. Belsheim, of Dickinson, former pastor of the Lutheran church of Mandan, is in a hospital in that city where he underwent an appendicitis operation. His seven year old son, Harold, is seriously ill at his home with , pneumonia. LICENSE TO MARRY A marriage, license was issued to day bv County Judge Shaw to Peter J. Mildenberger and Katiarine Ger hart, both -of Flasher. / AThbught * • —; • • Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.—Matt. 12:25. •>> ' By uniting we stand, by dividing we fallr—Jebn Dickinson, By Chester H. Rowell thodox Republicanism, all voted the Democratic ticket? Brookhart at least made no pre tense of Jbeing a “good” Republican. On the contrary, he defiantly pro claimed himself a bad one. The majority of the Republicans, at the Republican primary, openly preferred a bad Republican to a good one, on that express The majority of the voters at the election also either preferred their Republican bud, being rather proud of their own badness of the same sort, or they not care whether his Republicanism was bud or good. The only refuge for these ‘b-egu lars” is to convince the majority of lowa Republicans that good Repub licanism is better than bad. Germany's Troubles An Object Lesson Germany is ’threatened with a third election within one year. The present government can scarcely survive until May 4, anniversary of the first election. And it is not the fault of the peo ple. They have voted right three times, and will doubtless do so again. But it does no good, under a sys tem of election which does not pro duce a government in acdordanqe with the peoples’ vote —or, for that matter, coherently in accordance with anything. American idealists have put for ward many attractive theoretical ar guments for the bloc system and pro portional representation. Germany’s tribulations are an object lesson on how they work in practice. IN NEW YORK parks in the world are here. And the longest street in America. Tile richest men in the world are here. The biggest hotels and the largest railroad stations and the most taxi cabs and the wealthiest banks and the biggest ocean vessels. Can’t you see all of that, Wild Goose? * No, you hurry on out of the murk and the dirt hanging over us. You see at the end of the longest street in the world fields and valleys more beautiful than our parks, hills higher than our Woolworth tower. You see places where men can look above and see the sky without hav ing it distorted out of proportiqn by overtowering buildings, where men can see themselves in their own stature, where poor men are happier than our richest men. . Fly- on, silly goose, and find your I mate. I -an:: —JAMES W. DEAN. both hands rub the breast, sides, abdomen and arms. Dip the towel again, throw it loosely over the back, then reaching back with both hands, see-saw it down the back. Wring the towel, dip it in tc-ld water again, and see-saw it dJwn over the hips, and then bathe the legs. Dry quickly with a rough dry towel. Persons with ordinary health aiyd resolution ca ntake this morning cold bath without chilling, and when through with it be warm and feel 60 per cent better. McKenzie spuds sought FOR MARKETS IN SOUTH Arnegard, N. D., Feb. 7.—A market at good prices for all good, disease free potatoes that McKenzie county farmers can raise, can be found in the south, according to G. A. Steneh jem of Arnegard. M. S. Stenehjem, who has been in the south Tor the last several weeks, has sold 10 carloads of McKenzie county potatoes at an average price of $1.35 a bushel net, and an order recently was received for 10 carloads more, G. A. Stenehjem states. M. S. Stenehjem is advertising hb;- Kenzie copnty potatoes by holding meetings in the south where early potatoes are raised for the market. He delivers lectures on potato rais ing in McKenzie county. The meet ings are well attended and he has many invitations to give lectures, he says. 1 PLEATED APRONS Pleated aprons with irregular hems or points or scalloped effects are very attractive on printed crepe dresses..