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MONDAY, DECEMBER 22. 1919.
EVERYONE WISHES him WELL.
91* HERE is no banker in Delaware who has mure friends
A and admirers thäOtas Sylvester D. Townsend, or, as
he is known more familiarly, "Burl" Townsend, for many
years a vice-president of the Wilmington Trust Company.
There arc few Delaware bankers who enjoy such a
large measure of friendship, admiration and popularity.
He is a firm believer in the happy philosophy (hat If
a person would have friends he must bn friendly, it lias
served him well in all his undertakings.
Mr. Townsend has resigned as vice-president of the
Wilmington Trust Company to become a member of the
investment hanking house of Laird and Company,
short, he leaves an ..Ilngly Important position in the
largest trust company lu our Slate to
important position in the largest investment banking
house in our Stale.
Those who have business with the trust company
gret hls Impending departure, while those who have busi
ness with Laird and Company find delight In hls Impend
ing advent. One and all, however, wish him well In hls
assume an equally
CONTINUES ITS LAUREL WINNING
D ELAWARE COLLEGE continues lo win basketball
Not content with having trounced the Navy on Its
own court In Annapolis by a score of 34 to 19. the Blue
and-Gold quintet simply overwhelmed Hie players of Iho
Catholic l Diversity of Washington on Friday evening by
a »core of 31 to 8.
Coach Shipley has displayed such ability hi training
the Delaware team that It seems to be better every time
it Is pitted against an. antagonist,
hard sehcRule ahead - of It, but the coach Is nursing hin
men and doing everything he can lo make the
seas- a a banner one for the college in that department
of Intercollegiate sport.
The good wishes of the people of Delaware will attend
him and hls men in every game they enter, because there
exists on alt sides an earnest desire that Delaware Col
lege shall bulk big In the athletic Held as well as the
It has a long and a
SECRET DIPLOM ACY.
T IE European powers seem to have returned lo their
old habit of class government in International af
fairs. Secret diplomacy lias come back. It appears, Amer
ica Is now counted out of the reckoning as a partner In
the direction of world affairs. Europe is matching terri
tory for territory as Imperialism or expediency dictates,
Lloyd George, Clemenceau and Italy's Foreign Minister
Sclalola are reported to have settled Ihc fate of the Adri
atic Sea, at a closed conference in London. After reach
ing their agreement, they called In American Ambassador
Davis and told him about It. He was not a party to Ihc
The secret conclave Is said lo have consented to Hie oc
cupation of Flume by Italian troops. That Is to say, Ser
bia has been robbed. Secret diplomacy never learns. It
never reforms. It Is never moral. It was robbery of Ser
bia's sovereign rights by secret diplomacy that brought
on the World War.
Yet, as soon as the war Is over, a
new sol of diplomats attempts the same dire theft.
America lias no direct interest In the fate of Flume.
America had even less interest In the spoliation of Serbia
in 1914. But It was the act of 1914 that eventually dragged
America into the war and brought upon us the high cost
of living, industrial unrest and the tong burden of heavy
After ■»•Hllng the control of Hie Adriatic, secret dip
lomacy proposes to divide Turkey. From the near east
to the far east Is a logical step for the hungry imperial
ists. After Constantinople may conic a seulement of af
fairs In Siberia, Manchuria and China, with Japan In the
agreement and America out. That Is, if we continue to
hold fast to our self-imposed Isolation from world af
fairs. II Is that which Is causing Europe to count us out.
CENTER OK LIFE.
A n ER all, the home Is the center of life. And poor in
deed Is h<> who has none. With the approach of the
(Jiristmas season greater still are Us attractions. In Eu
rope. right now, 100,000,009 people are threatened with
starvation. With that fact In mind, let us look Into our
own homes, and no matter how grave the outlook
pear to be, we unerringly see things might be a lot, lot
Father and mother, ten chances to one, as they sit un
der tho evening lamp, drift around to the big problem
when one of them says; "Aren't thing» high!" And It is
truth, they are high.' From Johnnie's shoes to Mabel's
dress. From food to fuel, from rent and taxes to cloth
ing and back again. And wages don't quite seem to keep
up with mounting expenses.
But at that happiness Is bound lo radiale from the
American home. Father doesn't give up. Mother smiles.
They have the kids, you know. And that's a blessing. The
kids have their school and their playmates. And tho home
is their great indoor playgrounds at this season of tho
year. Mabel is playing mother In one
camping out in another. William is being a soldier In the
kitchen. Gertrude Is learning to cook near by. And little
Jim may be riding hls dad's foot for a horse.
Kids are comforts, the stars of the great Indoors, and
tough times make them scintillate that only a surfeit of
riches could dim.
corner. John is
\ K\NE %ND SOUND MEASURE.
HILE speaking on his bill, which would eliminate
the present WJr Bisk Insurance Bureau and dis
tribute the work among Hie other departments, Senator
Reed Smoot, of Utah, said that by abolishing this bureau
8.000 or 9.000 employees could be eliminated and still have
the work done as well as It is now.
Well, it couldn't be done much worse and a change
always gu-es a chance for the better..
The Smoot bill Is sane and sound and leads down the
straight road of efficiency and economy from which the
P r '«eut Vlminlstratloii has wandered far and wide
Thei are numerous ways lo skin a cat.
If wo won't
support France, she can gel support from England, think
ing the England can get support from us.
Many ex C( .ii cn t movements In this country
struct 1 because the leadr-'» name 'nds In sk or xlh-h.
TMKY HIM BK I KO.
F OLLOWING the wi»o advice of Herbert Hoover, a*
express'd in his address to the National Organization
uf I iiiid Wolfar , the Aiiii-rican ( "niinitl ■ f Im'% slat'''!
Iran 1 las continued tu ford Hu children of Northern
^ Franco With hot cocoa und biscuits of concentrated
nourishment as Instigated by 'tho Relief for Belgium and
Northern Trance. In the lute winter of 11118 the Hoover
. ,, . ..
l ood Commission gave their supplies into the hands of
the American Committee for Devastated Trainee for the
feeding of the children In that part of the Department of
tho Alane given by the French Government for the super
vision of the American Committee.
For six months the material lasted. For six months
Ihc children who had suffered from uial-nutrltlou since
1914 In tho Invaded country' were fed every day at four
o'clock. The Hoover Food Commission has now with
drawn from France and the food supply is axhausted, but
the American Committee cannot withdraw the feeding of
some live thousand children.
Children must be fed the world over. In America vve
have milk campaigns, Children's Aid Societies, Children's
Courts, the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Summer
Homes, Children's Hospitals, and reliefs of all kinds. In
devastated Franco they have roofless, coalless, window
less houses, scarcity of food and no way of obtaining it,
improvised school shelters with no equipment, no toys,
nor books, nor games, and often tho only hot meal Is the
food which was once provided hy the Hoover Commission
and now provided by the American Committee for De
Milk is practically unknown since the early days of
the war, when the Boche sent a million and half head
of ealtle Into Germany. It costs live cents a day to give
a child hot cocoa and biscuit, for the cost of transporta
tion to the hundred villages must be counted as well as
the actual cost of the food. Sixteen pounds of cocoa a day.
sixteen pound cans of condensed milk, and 50,000 grammes
of concentrated nourishment in the biscuits per day means
that five thousand children will be given a change In life.
Dr. Lorenz sent a plea from Vienna for America to
feed the undernourished children of Austria. Frau Bertha
Krupp publishes a like appeal for the children of Ger
many, and Lorenz brings the argument to bear that In
sanity follows mal-nutrlUon.
Generous, lavish America will save the children of the
world If she can, but she'll save the children of her Al
National Headquarters of Hie American Committee for
Devastated Franco are at 10 Fast 39 th street where all in
formation will bo given. This is a volunteer organiza
tion both in America and In France. The workers give
their services vvl" >ol salary or expense. They pay their
living expense.- "ii !•• ,<• »Idos of the Atlantic and serve
America owes tho two years of 1915-1910, and the Amer
ican Committee will stand by through 1919 and 1920.
W HERE CONGRESS FAILS.
^.HY red-blooded American Insists that this coun
try and Its institutions be protected by law from
enemies within its borders who would destroy it," says
Congressman Martin L. Davcy of Ohio, urging his ''anil
red" bill for the punishment of "'edition" before a House
Our Idea of nothing much for a congressman to do is
this kind of time-wasting talk on Hie subject of "red
blooded Americanism." Americans of red blood don't have
to boast about If. And they arc not worrying half so
much about "sedition" as some congressmen who badly
need "Issues" on which to go lo the people. Congress is
strong on "protecting Ihc people" against sedition, but
when It comes to practical measures for allaying unrest—
such as solving Uio railroad problem in the people's In
terest; acting on the sugar question while then; was lime
Instead of waiting until too talc; curbing the profits of
our meat barons, and all the others that prey upon the
public—Congress Isn't on the Job.
Congress Is strong on passing laws "against" things;
but It Is weak on passing Iqws for things. It is very
anxious to suppress "sedltloii" by legislating against it,
but it is not very strong for making "sedition" Impossible
by eliminating its causes.'
BOUGHT A TOWN.
• *' HEN Sam Copley, a Yorkshire lad, left hls native
»» Huddersfield, 37 years ago, his cash amounted to
less than four shillings.
He returned the other day and paid more than 85.0OO.000
for the greater portion of the town of Ills youth. Some
Copley as a poor boy felt tho crushing arm and fist of
lie ate of it and he slept with It.
It caused to bo born within hls breast a consuming,
If ever be could, there was one spot on earth he would
free from If. Ttiat was Huddersfield.
At CO, with a fortune made in Australia, this London
banker Is "all set."
"I think the time has come," he says. "1 gave the cor
poration an offer of the property 1 bought. If it docs not
accept 1 will give every man in Huddersfield the oppor- |
tunlty of becoming owner of his own freehold property."
Copley, the son of a barber. Is short and sturdily built.
But hls optimism and confidence In himself has kept him
young. Huddersfield Is to be hls monument. Who will
say It will not be more lasting than marble?
If this thing keeps on, Mexico's General Denial will
rank with Foch us a strategist.
With the Paragraphes
The automobile that passed this way a few days ago
failed lo do as much damage as was at first reported. Most
all of the children have been rounded up and brought
back from the woods.—Arkansaw Thomas Gat.
Wherever a fellow goes—on the street or in the home—
ho sniffs the delicious odors of preserves, butler and Jel
lies In the making, of pickled peaches, of catsup and other
appetite tcmpellng thing«. Every Jar In the house 1»
cramni'd to the cover with good things from garden and
orchard. Eats for the winter—oh, boy 1—Lowry lode
The big guns have a disconcerting way of rattling tho
crockery and sending It hurtling off the shelves. Captain
E. A. Williford, adjutant of Hie coast defences, says Hi it
on such days the dishes might as well b-' taken off the
shelves and placed on the floor, windows opened- partially
or raised or lowered as the case may be while doors i
should be left ajar.—Pacific Commercial-Advertiser.
In the clash of arms It seems to have been overlooked 1
Hi.it Scotland will next year have an opportunity of be
coming "dry" H H feels so disposed. By the temperance
(Scotland) act of 1913, which comes Into force on the first
day of June. 1920, the municipal electors are given the
power of dealing with the liquor trade. Upon the demand
of one-|cnth of the electors In any area a poll shall be
taken, and they can vote for (1) no change; 2 closing
one-fourth the public houses; (3) prohibition. In
speculating on the possibilities of this situation It must
not h« forgotten that the women electors are almost as
numerous as the men.—London Dally Chronicle.
Tho Holton Interurbsn Hallway Company after »uhsll
luMng for an unprofitable steam train service a passeng r
bus service the ears In which were equipped with a com j
blnatlon steel and rubber tire which permitted operation
over either rails or Ihs highway has been authorized by
Hie Railroad Commission of California to discontinue all
service on Its linos between El Centro, Cal., and Holt
vllle. Both services have been financial failures, the pub
lic s omlnglj preferring automobiles which uv the high
« i;« ■ » U'lvejv. Railway V■>.
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me supreme Court Dernes
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(From the New York Sun.)
Nobody should overtook the fact that
In Its unanimous opinion in the case of
the war time prohibition law tbo Su
premo Court of tho United Stales went
somewhat out of lis way to reaffirm
and emphasise the constitutional func
tion of the Senate In regard to the mak
ing of treaties.
'File language of tho Court is notable
and slgnlllcant. Pointing out that the
term "conclusion of the war" does not
mean cessation of hostilities,
unanimous Court proceeded to
"Only a proposal until approved
ibe Senate 1" "
This reminder by the highest judi
cl.il authority In our Government may
be of tile nature of obiter dicta so far
as it concerns the case Immediately
before if, but It Is a reminder very
much needed by some Americans as
..vr HUy :
\"r may wo assume that Con
gress intended by the phrase to des
ignate the date when the treaty of
peace should be signed at Versatile«
or elsewhere by German and Aineri
representattves, since by the
constitution a treaty Is only a pro
posal until approved by tho Sen
well as by some foreigners. j
It Is needed. for example, by our !
neighbor, the World, which for months
and months has been piling abuse on
tho Senate for not accepting the Wilson
proposal without the dotting of an "i" :
or the crossing of a "1" as the Presl-|
Nut longer ago than '
yesterday our neighbor w as denouncing
the United States Senate for 'evading
its constitutional obligations" and for
"proving itself Incapable of dlscharg-1
ing one of its elementary duties." Ex- [
actly what the World means we do not j
know; wo have almost given up the ul- !
tempt to follow Us intellectual pro- |
eesses In matters of this kind.
The reminder was liki-wi.se needed by
those Frenchmen who. like M. Brlex
and others, arc charging tho Govern
ment of the United States with bad
faith in refusing to ratify a treaty to
which France assented in the belief
that President Wilson was speaking
and bargaining and promising at Pari';
with full authority from th United 1
States; that ho was America itself. Hear
"At the peace table he asked us
to make heavy concessions. We
tried to make him understand that
he was wrung, but ho insisted.
Could vve refuse anything to Amer
ica? We could not. America and
France were partners in the same
game. You said to us, 'Renounce
this and we will give you that.'
We finished by saying 'Yes.'
"Our concessions became things
of fact. We acquitted ourselves of
our obligations. But today do you
know what you are doing? You are
refusing to acquit yourself of your
obligations. You are chlcanecrlng
and quibbling over the exccuttlon
of a treaty which We have executed
In large measure already. If wo
acceded to your desire it was be
cause you made it a condition of
your acceptance. Today you say:
'It wasn't America who spoke then ;
it was Mr. Wilson, and hls word, iu
order to have value, must be rail
lied by the Senate. You Frenchmen
took tils word seriously. It Is your
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Ch risf m as Sh oppers
"Are you Americans, now that wo
have been dupes of those promises,
are you going by the refusal of your
Senate to perpetuate the state of
trouble In the world and punish
because of our confidence in you?
Kecognlzc this, that our error in
having thought that Mr. Wilson
spoko for America was excusable.
It was Hie first time that one of
your Presidents ever came to Eu
rope. You permitted him to come,
and we had the right to assume
that he had your word In Ids valise
and that he was authorized to say
to us: '1 speak for America, and I
"Gentlemen, play fair."'
We quote M. Brleux's earnest if soine
Ivvhat naive protestations from the col
mnns of Harvey s Weekly, which prop
bvI'Tly points out that the French Am
jbassador, the active Captain Tardieu
!;in< l the well Informed M. Lauzanm
ought to have been aware that theiv
was no way under our laws of prevent
Ing Mr. Wilson from going to France,
'hat this Republic by more than a
Hon majority had Just refused his ro
quest for exclusive authority to repn
quest for exclusive authority to reprt
sent them in the conduct of their inter
national affairs, and that the President,
anyway, cannot under the Constitution
make treaties without tho approval ol
The reminder from tbo Supreme
Court was not less needed In England
than I". France. Mr. Lloyd George, foi
Instance, knows better than to assume
that Mr. Wilson had a mandate from i
the American people /or a power of st
torney from the American government
when he went abroad; yet we llnd the
British Premier saying to his fellow
countrymen : "Peace has been Jeopard
Izcd and the League of Nations Is put In
peril iu the land which took tho most
prominent and distinguished part In Its
shown by the accomplished editor of
the National Review.- In the December
We are bound to say that a much
more aeourtc comprehension of that
which the Supreme Court now takes
occasion lo set forth so clearly Is
tnumber of that periodical Mr. Muxsc
; says :
"It was. In the first Instance,
President Wilson's duty, as a lead
ing authority on constitutional law,
j Iu explain his own limitations to hls
; confreres, us it was difficult for
them to ask for hls credentials,
though there is no exouse for re
sponsible statesmen ignoring Arti
cle 11. of the American Constitu
tion; lie ilhe President, shall have
power, by und with the advice and
consent of Iho Senate, to make
treaties, provided two-thirds of tho
Senators present concur.' ''
Few European commentators, how
ever, discuss the failure of President
Wilson's profusely uttered but wholly
unauthorized promises with tho so
phisticated Intelligence of the editor of
the National Review. Tho Supreme
Court's reminder to the world of what
the Constitution prescribes concerning
the making of treaties Is ns opportune
as It Is remarkable. Possibly the Court
understood the remainder and the warn
ing wtlre nowhere more needed than in
the White House.
DON'T BE.\ PARROT
There's too ruuoli to do; too much to lie thought out; days ana
nights nrc too abort to Justify bromides or silly♦repetitions. Besides,
things should he thought over and checked up before repeating.
Don't be a parrot.
• The Idle rich" Is a stock bromide; foolish and not true. Here Is
something that is true:
THE IDLE POOH.
There may be a few hundred rich who Idle. That Is to l>o prov'-d.
There.are hundreds of thousands who could be ilch'lf they didn't Idle;
who could be aide to be helpful. Instead of depending on others to giv •
and do. These an- not of the Industrial thousands, tint those who have
but lasted of leisure and who long f^r more of It Instead of working
But this old world of ours has chang d. We must produce that we
can spend as well as leisurely enjoy. And leisure Is the least of the
world's thoughts today.
Tie Truth in its Proper Use
Give us strength to cnoount r that which is to come, that we be
bravo In peril, constant in tribulation, temperate In wrath, and In all
changes of fortune and down to ihc gales of death loyal and loving one
to anolher.—Robert Louis Stevenson.
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