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Entered an eecond-rUn* natter In the Postofflce
Brownsville, Texas
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Chicago, 111.. Association Building.
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American Cotton
. The area available for cotton production in the
United States is so large that American farmers will
be able to satisfy the increasing world demand for cot
ton for many years to come, in the opinion of Dr. W.
J. Spillman, economic analyst of the bureau of agri
cultural economics, United States department of agri
culture.
“There is a possible extension of cotton area
amounting to ten million acres in Texas alone, he
says, “and there are other large areas that may yet
be devoted to cotton in New Mexico, Arizona and Cali
fornia, to say nothing of possible extension of cotton
northward. The extension northward now includes
about three-fifths of the state of Tennessee, a consid
erable area in western Kentucky, four counties in
southern Illinois, and there as possibilities of mate
rial expansion in southern Missouri and \ irignia, pos
sibly also in southern Kansas.”
The question of competition in cotton production,
according to Dr. Spillman, “is not as between Ameri
can cotton growers and possible foreign producers, but
as among American grower*. The developers of for
eign producing areas, apart from local cotton growing
and marketing limitations, will be confronted with vio
lently flue.uating cotton prices. An increasingly large
proportion of the American cotton area lies in a ter
ritory subject either to occasional prolonged drouths
or to early fall fronts or both, with consequent years
of low and high prices. The drop in prices in 1920
and 1921 d.d much to lessen the fgverish activities for
the extension of cotton acreage in Japan, China, Ar
gentinn, Brazil, and a dozen places in Africa, to say
nothirg of the wild speculations about the possibilities
PR ‘ ^ a J i.OOO.000 or -10,000,000-acre crop of cotton in
'•Mia."
%0leu>- ng the vast shift in American cotton pro
duction westward and northward since 1909. Dr. Spill
man points out that in 1909 cotton did rot extend to
the western border of Texas, though there was one
county in southeastern New Mexico which had one per
cent of its area in cotton. At that time there were
three great centers of cotton production in whicn the
cotton crop occupied more than half of the crop area.
West of Louisiana end Arkansas there was a 62 per
cent increase in the area of cotton between 1919 and
1924. Most of this occurred in Oklahoma »nd lexas,
bat there were notable incr<-a cs in New Mexico, Ari
zona and Califoi a. Along the northern border of the
cotton belt from Arkansas to Virginia, including Ten
nessee, North Carolina, and stat-s to the north, there
was a 30 per c»nt increase in cotton area, these in
creases being due to the high prices for cotton that
prevailed at times during this period.
Louisiana, Missis* ;*pi and Alabama the cotton
area remained fairly sterity though there was some
shifting about within each of these states. On the nv
crage, however, they increased their cotton acreage 7
per cent between 1919 and 1924. In South Carolin*.
Georgia ar.d Florida there was a large decrease in
acreage, amounting for the three states taken together
to 32 per cent.
Farm Relief to Houston
Will farm relief overshadow prohibition
Houston?
Farmers of the Northwest, defeated at Kansas City,
have announced they will appeal to the democratic
national convention to pledge the party to the equali
zation fee program of the McKary-Haugen bill.
Frank W. Murphy of Wheaton, Mian., a delegate in
the republican convention, informed that body that the
farmers of the Middle West will carry their fight »o
Houston in an effort to obtain the brand of relief
denied them at Kansas City.
“I am speaking for the farmers, he said, when I
■ay they must accept the vote on the farm relief plank
as notice to them that the republican party is not big
enough to take them into the protective system and
that their vote is not regarded as necessary to party
success.” . .
There Arc rumors that a coalition with the urv
leaders of the Southern states w^ill be sought in the
evert the Eastern supporter# of Smith indicate that
the equalization fee program will meet the same fate
as at Kansas City, but the Southern leaders, .though
unquestionably anxious to secure allies in their effort
to inject the prohibition question into the campaign,
will probably evince considerable hesitancy before ac
cepting the farm relief program of the Northwest as
a party policy.
While some of the democratic senators and con
gressmen from the South supported the McNar>-Hau
gen bill, they were not particularly enthusiastic over
the equalization fee clause, and they realize that for
the party to accept the agricultural program, spon
sored by republicans who ha\e failed to incorporate it
into the platform of tht r own party, would be the
height of folly. They still retain a vivid recollection
of “free silver,” forced upon the party in 1996 by a
similar coalition.
The democratic national platform will offer farm
relief in the form of tariff adjustment. The party will
not go on record this year as opposed to the protective
principle, but will demand equalization of tariff bene
fits, revision of the tar.ff schedules to place agricul
ture upon the same plane as irdustry. The convention
will probably recommend a national co-operative plan
whereby the farmers, through organization, can solve
their own problems, and in achieving this solution tariff
equalization will prove a very important factor.
Southern democracy Va» always opposed subsidies
in any forpi. and the equalization fee can be construed
as nothing more than a subsidy. Agriculture would
appose subsidies to industry, commerce or transporta
tion, but the Northwestern farmers have meekly accept
?d the present protective tariff which virtually ex
tends to all phases of industry a subsidy, leaving ag
riculture to solve its problems as best it may.
If the democratic party goes on record favoring pro
action for agriculture upon the same basis as industry
aow enjoys, and further pledges the party to a na
tional agricultural co-operative program, it will prj
tide for the agricultural interests the basis for the
solution of their problems. But the details of this
solution must be worked out by the farmer* them
selves, and that can he accomplished only through or
ganization.
Tha equalization fee plan of the McNary-Haugen
bill is designed for one purpose—to compel the nation
to pay for the failure of the farmers to organise. It
is true that under the present tariff the farmers would
be seriously handicapped, but with adjustment of the
tariff schedules upon a basis equitable as betweaa ag
riculture and industry, that obstacle would be elimi
nated and through co-operation and organisation agri
culture could '>e established upon tha same profitable
basis as industry is today.
j Oftk®ir Papers
TRAFFIC CONGESTION
What the economic loss in time wasted by traffic
congestion in city streets amounts to cannot be re
solved into dollars and cents, despite the efforts of
the traffic experts to approximate a figure. That it
unis into vast sums can easily be appreciated by those
who observe the tedious delays which motorcars an
counter in wending their way through city streets,
" bile parked vehicles along either curb shut off al
ways one and sometimes two potential added lanes of
traffic.
For a motorcoach to consume forty minutes in cov
ering half a dozen city blocks on a rainy day cuts
down the profits of the operating company, wattes the
| time of the passengers and reduces the number of
j customers who otherwise could travel rapidly from one
store to another on a street devoted to shopping. What
is gained by permitting a privileged few motorcars to
park in front of shops undoubtedly is lost by the in
ability of many more customers to reach the stores be
cause of the traffic congestion occasioned by parked
| cars.
The problem is as acute in one city as another,
varjing only as to the proximity of the more popular
stores. New York, Chicago. Boston, Philadelphia—ail
great cities of the United States—are confronted by
this situation in increasingly acute form. Chicago en
deavored to solve it by forbidding parking within the
Loop, but the strenuous objections of merchants who
I faced a temporary recession in sales militated against
the effectiveness of this means of expediting traffic.
Numerous solutions have been studied in different
cities, ranging from the conostruction of vast under
ground public garages to the elimination of private
cars from the center of the city during prescribed
hours. Undoubtedly the motorcoach, the street car
and the taxicab can best take care of the needs of the
public as a whole, catering as they do to the great ma
jority of persons visiting the busy part of each city, i
and either the elimination of parking or the exclusion
of the private car from busy sections will come in time,
as cities realize the inordinate waste occasioned by the
j presence of more vehicles than a street can accommo
! date. *
T]h® World mirad All
By Charles P. Driscoll
JURISPRUDENCE AND OTHER PRUDENCE
In all sobriety, now that some of the indignation
about important recent trials has died down, I offer
the opinion that we ought to do a little tinkering with
our machinery of justice. I don’t believe in wiping
1 anything out or reforming anything, in the common
sen>e of the term. But I think we ought to begin to
j think and discuss, and that within the next fifty years
we ought to make certain slight changes.
There is a fairly provocative article entitled
"Twelve Men in a Box” in the currdht issue of The
Forum. It opens up the question of the jury system,
• and whether some other system would be more de
I sirable.
I think the jury system needs repairing here and
j there. It isn't the only feature of the judicial struc
. ture that needs attention, however.
He’re is my suggesion for improving the jury sys
tem. First, reduce the jury from twelve to six persons.
That might be done in a few states in a few years,
i after due deliberation and plenty of talk.
Then, along about the next decade, require jntelli
' gence tests for jurors. No person incapable of forming
a rational judgment should be permitted to sit on a
jury to decide the most important matters concerning
the life or rights of another person.
Nothing revolutionary so far.
Well, in another century I believe it might be pos
sible to provide in some states for three professional
jurors to sit with three amateurs on every jury case.
The three professionals would be required to know
something abouf the basic principles of law. and a good
deal about logic and philosophy.
Some progress toward increasing the chances for
justice would have been made by this time.
Along about this time, we should have an amend
| raent to the consulution, making confessions to police
; men inadmissable as evidence. Policemen are not
proper persons to use as judicial adjuncts or assistants.
Their third degree methods are notorious. Every news
paper man who knows anything knows that most con
fessions are beaten out of unwilling victims, and that
many innocent persons confess to crimes they know
nothing about, under the strain of police brutality.
I believe that altogether too many criminals escape,
even after arrest and trial. I believe in life sentences
i for habitual offenders. I believe in using murderers
for medical experimentation during their life sen
| tences. I do not believe in eoddling criminals. But
, I know that persons who arc not criminals sometimes
get in the way of the confession extorters, to their
j notable bad fortune.
. - • ....—
A RELIGION "TO SAVE US” URGED
By IIARRY EMERSON FOSDICK
Pastor, Park Avenue Baptist Church, New York City.
(Harry Emerson Fosdick was born in Buffalo,
N. Y., in 1878. He was ordained to the Baptist
ministry in 1903 and in the following year became
pastor of a church at Montclair, N. J., serving
there until 1915. He now is pastor of the Park
Avenue Baptist church, New York City. From 1908
to 1915 Dr. Fosdick was instructor in homiletics at
the Union Theological seminary, becoming pro
fessor of practical theology at the seminary in
1915. He has written many books on theological
subjects).
I call to your attention a conspicuous aspect of
Amcr:can religious life. Multitudes of people are try
| ing to sa\e religion. Sometimes they are trying to
save their own religion; they feel it slipping; they have
not much left of the original caiptal, with which their
: childhood homes endowed them; they are somewhat des
1 perately clinging to as much religion as they have left
and hope that they can save it.
Many other folk are sure about their own religion,
but they are trying to save the religion of the churches.
| They go about steadying the ark; they are deeply in
j earnest, often militant, sometimes hysterical. They
are sure that religion somehow must be saved.
For my part, I am through trying to save religion.
That seems to me a fallacious method of approach.
The proposition upon which we are to put our minds
’ this morning is that the only successful way to save
religion is to get a religion that will save os. That
| distinction is profoundly important. If we are trying
to save our religion we are on the wrong traek; the
right track is the discovery of • rcligioa that will
mw us.
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ALONE IN A GREAT~CITY
WHERE
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© Gys Samuel JHertOift *923
RELEASED 'BY CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION_ 5
READ THIS FIRST:
AckUnd Center, a little old town
in New England, ia uroud of it* beau
ty and traditions. But the modern
world crowda in on ;ts peace and
Quiet. Finally a notorious roadhouse.
Jazzland, ia opened by a gang of
bootleggers. Liquor flows. Girls of
the town are lured there. The edi
tor of the “Weekly Age” is murdered
for his editorial attacks His broth
er, Homer Pew. taker up the fight.
Homer is joined by Stella Bagot, one
of the home-town girls who has made
good as a writer in New York. Stella
comes to write a store and remains
to fight Jazzland. Homer is beaten
up in a mysterious midnight attack.
Stella takes charge of the paper and
writes sizzling editorials. She also
trier, to trace a telephone call, be
lieving it to come from the murder
ers. Stella finds her little sister,
Martha, has been out on a lark to
Jazzland, and has beer, drinking. She
gives her a lecture and Martha com
plains that she is kept at homo
while Stella has been allowed to go
to college and later take up her own
life in New York. Stella retires to
her room, and leaves a note pinned on
her door, telling her mother to awak
en her early the next morning.
Stella^ has made an appointment tc
phone Ernie Hallan, a New York ad
mirer. who is staying nt Boston.
Ernie complains that Stella has
forgotten him. but she makes a date
to meet him in a little town nearby
that night at six-rhirtv. Ernie Is
very much in love wih Stella.
Stella finds out Joe Harmer, Ack
land's leading citizen and political
boss, has bad a hand in leasing Jazz
land to the gang.
Stella convinces Homer to keep
quiet about Joe Harmer until they
can get more evidence
Stella tells Homer aoout her sister
Martha’s escapades. Stella is begin
ning to fall in love with Homer, the
fighting young editor.
Homer is notified that the bank,
of which Joe Harmer is the head, has
called his loans. •
(NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY)
. « • •
CHAPTER 25
Miss Curry blew her nose. Stella
saw that she was crying. "It's such
a dirty trick. I don’t doubt Homer
coula take care of it, under normal
conditions. Ham had a way of jug
gling his outside investments and
using the profits here and there in
the business. Ham was shrewd. He
carried every detail of the property
and the estate in nis head. The old
paper meant everything to him, you
s«e. He figured that he could carry
it along and gradually build it up
again. But I’m afraid Homer hasn't
even looked over the investments yet.
How could he, in all this trouble?
And of course everything is tied up
now. The will isn’t oen probated.
All that takes time. They’ve caught
him at the meanest possible moment.”
“It’s a trick to »et hold of the
papeT.”
“I suppose so. But the worst of
»t is. it’s a perfectly reasonable thing
to do. A lot of people would say
it s what they ought to do. Protect
themselves. They know that we’ve
been running behind. And they know
that Homer is hardly mere than a
boy, staggering under all that has
happened. Things don’t look any too
bright, and these notes have run
quite a while. Ham oaid one off in
the spring. He was planning to pay
another in September. Wbat do you
think I ought to do? Shall I tell
him tonight?”
Stella sat limply. She felt the
blow as it Jt had been aimed at her
self. Miss Curry was still quietly
crying.
“Then I’ll come, too,” said Mist
urry. “Nothing can be done before
Monday, anyway.”
"No” said Stella, huskily. “Let
him have one more night’s sleep. He
told me he’d be coming down here
tomorrow.”
Jl h*7 t0 along.” remarked
Stella, after a silence.
The hua flowed down at the rail
way station in Coventry. Through
the window she could see Hallam’s
roadster waiting, on ihe further side
of the street, under the elms. \ He
sat at the wheel, smoking, a soft hat
pulled down over his eyes. She
thought ha looked moody. She fait
moody herself, and confused. Her
j pulse had quickened, and was best
ing uncomfortably in her temples.
' She sat motionless until the other
i passengers had filed out of the bus.
She had to go then, cr be earned
on. She deliberately walked across
the street. He didn't speak; merely
started up his motor. She walked
around behind the car qnd got in.
Then they were in motion. Plainly,
he was going to be difficult. She
; found herself a little afraid of him.
In a sense, he had some right to feel
annoyed with her. She’d kept him
guessing.
“You said there was some place
you wanted me to take you, Stella."
“Yea. We're going to Jazzland.
' Near Ackland."
“Oh! The scene if the murder."
“Yes.” Her tongue was released
now. Nervously, swiftly, she talked.
About the case and the attack on
Homer; and then about the problem
of Martha. It was a relief to talk
about Martha. About rn. thing which
might appear to explain her preoccu
pation of mind. He le* her run on.
merely asking a road diiection now
and then
Jazzland. set back under the tall
pines, was attractive. Many cars
were parked outside. The rows of
tables or. the glassed-in and screen
ed verandas were lighted by candles
in yellow shades. Snatches of exotic
cacophony, currently regarded as mu
sic. blared out into the twilight.
“We're going to try a little detec
tive work.” she remarked, as they
crossed the yard.
He said nothing. They were shown
to a table; and went through the
process of ordering dinner casually.
Rather like a settled couple, she
thought. His eyes disturbed h»r.
They took her in. weighing her. judg
ing her. So she brought up the
Martha topic again. Something
would have to be done about the
child. She couldn’t think what.
“The thing to do, of course,” said
Hallam, quietly, authoritatively, “is
to get her out of the hooie. It’s no
place for a youngster with any vital
ity.”
She knew, as he uttered the words,
that her own thoughts had been
groping for that conclusion.
He went on, speaking quietly but
eyeing her. “What they're trying to
do is to smother the fire that's in
her. Pinch back her budding facili
ties. They won’t succeed. The hu
man individual must be helped along,
i Encouraged to grow. You can't kill
| life. If you try you’ll just turn it
I sour Can't you rescue her?”
“I don’t know. It's pretty difficult,
Ernie.”
They fell silent. She wished he'd
take those eyes off ncr. She looked
out at the dancing floor. The lights
were dim. The couples circling about
impressed her as odd-looking people;
the men mostly young and of a
rougher sort than you saw about Ack
land, the girls pretty, but rather
ever-dressed and over-painted. The
party at the next table was pouring
gin into ginger ale from a flask.
And a number of couples on the
floor clung together, unsteadily. The
negro orchestra waved about and jig
gled in their chairs as they crashed
out the jazz dissonances. The drum
mer sang In a voice >f deep timbre,
tossing his sticks in the air.
Stella drummed lightly on the
table. If only Ernest would take
those eyes off her! What was he
thinking?
She said: “Let’s dance.”
Merely being active was something
of a relief. Better, at least, than
sitting there. Ernest danced well.
He did everything well. He was ma
ture, strong, determined.
Back at the table, over the soup,
she said: “Ernie, I want something
to drink.”
“I didn't bring my flask.”
“The waiter'll be lack in a min
ute. See if he won’t bring in some
thing.
But the waiter. after a quick
scrutiny, shook his beau. “No,” he
said “Oh. no ”
“Ask the headwaiter to come here,”
said Hallam.
“Hi« name is Albert.” Stella put
jb. eagerly, when the man had gone.
A tall, handsome Greek appeared.
“Albert,” said Hallam, “can’t you
gat me a little whiakay?"
Again that sense of being under
scrutiny. Then. “No. sir. we arc not
allowed to sell anything,”
Stella smiled up -it him. “You
don’t know us.” she remarked. "But
really, we're all rieht. T - is gentle
man is Ern'st Hallam,* the novelist,
from New York.”
The Greek stood there, merely
looking. Hallam drew a handful of
papers from a coat no< k**t and looked
through them. “I! r *." he ”i
a card admitting me to Gustave's, in
Forty-sixth street. Do you know
Gustave's?”
The Greek stood a moment longer:
then, without further word?, m t«d
away.
"They're careful enough,” said
Hallam.
“Thev have to he,” Stella r plied.
(TO BE CO N'T iN LED)
Washmgtoia
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STEWART SEES BURTON OF OHIO
AS NATION \L FIGURE EVEN NOW
By Charles I*. Stewart
KANSAS CITY. June 18.—Theo
dore E. Burton, who has announced
his candidacy for the senate, is look
ed upon as a national figure even
when a president is being chosen.
Few folk can achieve that.
He is one of the original Ohio
Hoover men.
It's a shame that the man who j
LOOKS the most senatorial of any j
individual in public life shouldn't
BE one. It seems like such a waste
of perfectly magnificent raw- ma
ternal.
This shouldn’t be interpreted as !
implying that Congressman llurton
| is a “good looker,” in the ordinary
'sense of the term. He’s far from a
beauty. What hi* does look like is a
“great man.” 1 doubt if there’s an
other as imposing a presence at the
national rapitol.
Burton has a massive figure and
massive features and a massive j
head. He's very old. He somehov. ;
suggests solitude, ever, in the hurly
burly of the house of representatives
—something- like an aged American
eagle, sitting in lonely dignity on hi
crag, with a lot of narrow s and
other small specie* flitting about,
chirping and chattering, while he
[thinks.
But if he does take a notion sud
denly to reach out a claw—bingo!
go about two pecks of sparrows at a
swipe.
• • •
What’s more, the Ohio congress
man IS just what he looks like —
not an eagle, of course, but one hum
dinger of a formidable old man.
He has to have a massive head, to
store his brains.
Speaking of suggestions, he sug
gests a freight car loaded with pig
lead. Standing still, with its brakes
set, it’s inert enough. Bat once get
it going, on a down grade, and all
1 heck can’t stop the dern thing.
There’s no appearance of effort
about this old Buckeye.
0 • *
A campaign for the senate is gen
erallv considered mighty hard work
—especially in a large, populous
j state like Ohio. It must cover a tre
mendous amount of ground and nri
awful lot of people.
Even on comparatively young men.
it’s a prodigious physical strain.
Burton’s nearer the four-score
than he is to the 70-year mark, and
he takes oh the contract as casually
as you please.
Welt, blame it!—doubtless he can
afford to, on account of his evident
enormous reserve. He doesn’t have
to put out hb. full strength —or any
considerable fraction of it. A 11) per
cent effort on his f art. I'd guess,
would be about equivalent to I2i per
cent of the average politician’s kind.
* * »
Perhaps the reader will infer that
I admire this ancient Ohioan. You
bet I do.
HE isn't a politician. By thi l
don’t mean that he doesn’t under
stand politics. I imagine that he un
derstands ’em better than any ten
men, rolled into one, whose cor ititt
'
ygrtiDi
By FRED C KELLY
DOES \ 01 R DOG REASON!
If you think year dog has reason
ing power; then try this experiment:
Roll a bill along the floor toward
a wall, at an angle. Hold your dor
where ho can observe that the ball
will come back to within ;» few feet
of the starting point. If he desires
the ball and really has reasoning
power, then maybe he will not chase
the ball but will remain right where
he is and grab it after it has rolled,
back.
But the chances arc that instead
of doing this he will chase the ball
clear to the wall and back again in *
futile effort to overtake it. Dr. John
B. Watson made this experiment
hundreds of tithes on different dogs
without discovering one that could
figure out the short, easy way. He
beifeves that the research for icapon
ing in cninuils will forever rema n
I futile. Why! ••Because,” he points
j out, “the big gap between mankind
| and brutes is made by the lack of
language habits in the lower ani
mals. Just stop and think what
would happen to us if none of us
humans wen* able* to talk or com
muni* !•' with one another. Imagine
yourself as ymall r.s a dog, unable
to talk, lucking hands with which to
gesture, and then speculate upon how
much you might learn even it soared
to a ripe old age. Ask yourself how
far you could go in your thinking
processes if you had »• language or
no words to apply to the items about
which you were thinking, or to serve
ns aids to memory. How much
reasoning power would we developf*
It is worth thinking about, too,
that, aside from inherent instincts, a
dog, unlike us humans, learns noth
ing from experiences of previous
generations- From birth we humans
are told of different scheme* and
practices which have long been
proved worthless, but the dog has to
learn everything he does learn
through hi* own senses, Considering
this handicap, surely it must be con
ceded that perhaps a ten-year-old
dogs know* more than an old man
would have learned under similar
circumstances.
Another handrap of the dog is
that because unable to follow ab
stract thought, he cannot be fore
warned of danger or cheered by hope
when in trouble. Think of the hour.
' our dog must suffer lest his master
will not return for many days, when
perhaps the master has gone only to
the nearest grocery!
. — —wmmmrnmmmmmmmmmmmmm—mm*
Mow York Lo&ftoir
NEW YORK.—Z~.:Ious ffforts of'
Furl Carroll to wipe out memories of
his recent stay in Atlanta prison,with
a musical revue exeee ing in gorge
<»u ncis anything »>r done on'
Broadway, has sent *he beauty mar*
bet shor tin* up and started a war
among producers. Carrol has been
raiding other shows for pulchritude,
winning girls with record salary of-1
ferings. ,
Despite exaggerated, reports to the
contrary, Flo Ziegf-id has been pay-1
ing V* prize HeauCes $6."* a week,
with most of the girl? getting less.
lucera hare h.wrer salary <
scales. Carroll is nffer.ng from $125
to $809 a week for the host lookers,
among them Gladys Glad, Katiteryn
Burke and Dolores Grant. These are
“show girls’’ as dietinet from chorus
girl*. They need net have singing
or dancing talent; .ill they have to
do is look pretty.
The “champagne bath" man in
tends to charge fll nightly for first
floor seats. No Broadway revue ha*
ever obtained so much, except for!
openings.
Beauties of the class mentioned
above sometimes enrn nr re outside a
show than they do m—as long as
they are in. .Being a member;of the
chorus of a fan *.s hit gives them i
added value a? model* for artists,
advertising Ulus t rat Ions, etc,, and as
after-show; performers in night club*.
They are a'so much sought ns man-]
nequins for stylo shows and as movie'
i extras. Gif Is who draw $.’>90 a week
dividends from beauty are not ex
ceptional.
• * *
Despite the demand for statuesque
" —w'.. "T.1 11'"'"
beauties. Broadway is thronged with
jobless chorines. Girls from road
hows. Girl* from burle-iue. Girls
from movie revurs. Girls from
shows that aren’t so particular about
face ancL figure. Conditions always
are made%or?e at this season of the
year by the influ* of newcomers;
every college and every town con
tributes its quota. 1 he attractive
ness of Hollywood has not mads
Broadway any less a magnet.
Th»* seasonal campaigner* among
the girls form groups to live cooper
atively during the lean period.
Some depend on remittances from
homes they don’t want to go to.
Many impose on landladies who are
used to being p:..d only in winter.
Some get vacation jobs in stores, or
go to resorts as waitresses or host
e.-.ses When autumn suggests itself,
all flock back to what is to them
the only street in ‘.he world, fre
quently quitting good jobs to gamble
for poorer ones Show business nev
er releases its hold upon the affec
tions of those it raptures.
» a •
I am pleased to report that the
demand for college boy jazz players
has fallen off. Cafe and restaurant
men and resort operators, noting a
return to favor of slower music and
weeter pieces, aro reducing their
orchestras and changing programs to
conform to the new trend. Radio is
making it unnecessarv for many
smaller places to have musicians.
There is, however, a larger call
for college boys who qualify as
bridge expert- Resort employment
agencies report a demand for boy*
who can ip struct guests in the game
or act as partner* for lene wives.
I
Who nn I? What is my profes
sion? What is my nati nality?
Name the large-t continent?
.-V r te r wh om ws - Am• a n rror? ?
"•'
ents send 'em to Washington. But
they’re inr dental to HIM -a neces
sary means to an end.
Burton was in the ; e-iate once be
fore. When his term ended, he
wasn’t a candidate ' • re-election
not interested in any pending ques
tion just then--took a seat in the
hoti e of representatives t imply to
i keep his hand in. Imagine an or
dinary politician making a choice
like that! But now it happens that
he thinks the time’s ripe to work for
world peace, and he thinks he can do
it better in the re rate than the low
er house. Therefore, back into the
senate he propose* to go.
"An earnest endeavor to awaken a
greater interest of the people in pub
lic government, education upon pub
lic questions and the development of
those moral and spiritual aspirations
which are really the crowning dis
tinction of a people”—that’s his idea
of the duty of a public man.
How d<es it compare with the
usual line of political poppycock?
German soldiers are noted for •
!>e iliar gait. What is it called?
“Judge not, and ye shall not be
judged: condemn not, and ye shall _
not be condemned: forgive and ye "*
hall be forgiven.” Where does this
; passage appear in the. Bible?
Today in the Past
Dn this date, in 1812, the United
Flares declared war against Great
Britain.
Today's Horoscope
Persons born under this sign
idem rifle to a full knowledge of
their real worth. They are inclined
to doubt themselves, and are crit
ical. On the whole, they are con
tented, although easily weighed down
under reverses.
A Daily Thought
"A man’s first care should be to
avoid the reproaches of his own
heart.”—Addison.
Answers to Foregoing Questions
1. Thea Rache; aviatrix; German.
2. Asia.
t. Amerigo Vespucd, an Italian
navigator.
4. The goose step.
3. St. Luke, vi, 37.
Dinner Stories
HELPFUL ABRAHAtf
II.cy had just purchased a brand
new second-hand ear which was sup
posed to be very fast. So Ikey, with
hi- little boy, Abraham, went out to
the big highway to try out the new
purchase.
“Abraham.” said ikey, “I’m going
to see how fast this boat’ll go; you
keep a lookout in back, and if you
see a man on a motorcycle with a
blue suit and a silver badge, you let
me know.”
S i Ikey stepped on the gas and
Abraham turned around. Ikey kept
going faster and taste*-; finally, as
the rpeidcop pulled up alongside,
Abraham pops up:
“Poppa, t? e man what you iss wait
I ing for iss here.”
—.. , ,
STORK COMES 23TH TIME
\MST1 RDAM. - Her twenty-fifth
child, a boy. has been born to Mme.
Eiiiabeth Theumit.
Today’s Radio Featues
Monday, June 18
I Central Standard Timr)
6.10—P >w His {n:: Gladys line, Soloist—'WJZ KDKA KTW
K.VK WJK WSM WSB WHO WKC WHEN WE A A KVoO
6-ijO—S- in a H ur. Alt <jv A! . :i—\\ KAF WKC WGK WTAM W1»J
VS.H WCi H KM> WOC WHO WOW WDAF
7:(K -1: ii. ar; S. u;-::i I r.;ram-K V W YVJJC KDKA WLW WJR
KWK HV< \\ ! YP WHAS WMC WSB WSM WCCO KOA
: - 1 .V nr. p*trty. Oriental SI®sm—WEAF WRC WGY won
V. YAM WW.I WSAI WON VV i AIJ KSD WCCO WOC WHO WOW
WDAF KVOO W FA A KFHC WOAl WtlAS WSM WMC WSB
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8:30—'I :e :o n< tire R . ; Peppy Music—WEAF WRC WGY WGR WWJ
W>\[ WKllH H IM! KSD WCCO YVOC WHO WOW WDAF
KVOO YVFAA KPIH WO.Yl YY HAS WSM WMC WSB WTAM
8:30— On lie H •. ( 1 • > • i»; Y*.u»e Mixed Voices—YY OH YVODC WATIJ
YVK;;> v. :HP WM YQ WOWO KMOX KMHC WSPD
V ALLEY RADIO
KYYVVr,—Valley Radio Station
Brownsville
(1080 kc—277.8 meters)
12 m.—Weather forecast and market news service.
4 p. m.—Weather forecast; market news service; reports of misting
. I men; news die patches from Tho Associated Press and The
i Brownsville Herald.
7:20-9:30 p. m.—Musical program.
MIMl—Harlingen Music Co.
Harlingen
(1270 kc—236.1 meters)
7:00 - 8:00 a. m.—Cal with The Edinburg Review.
):00 - 11:00—Specialties.
1:00 r>- m.— Mark t report ar.l weather forecast.
J:(>0 - 6:00 — Baseball results and radio dealers program.
| 6:00-6: H.—News dispatches from The Brownsville Herald
6:45-10; >10—Specialties. . ’
10:00-11:00—Harttngcn Chamber of Commerce program.

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