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<-ViMlntan. irioorporaed Virginian Balldlrig, Adams and Qtiincy 10 BXOBfT SUNDAY Streets. .HONES-HOI. 1106. 1107 rata reached through private exchange . W. J. WIEGEL. Editor 5 ARNETT LEEPER. Associate Editor. I SYDNEY W. WRIGT.' Advertising Manager A. I. GARRETT, Circulation Manager ,,,,... , . MACQMOID AGENCY ? i ' /National AdvtrtUing Representative 10S Park Avenue I Hartford Building ^NiWj.-Y'ork City | Chicago J.Prftt, of which thla newspaper i? a mem d ' exclusively to the use for republication of r _patehes credited in hl? newspaper and alio the ? published herein. All rights of republication of ?atches herein are alto reserved. r /Associated Press. ??r; Audit Bureau of Circulations. Wpfr^Amerfcan Newspaper Publishers Association. ~ "TiWaat Virginia Publishers Association. ?'*? DELIVERED BY CARRIER IN FAIRMONT ueard statements will V on'the first of th. / | .OS ?; ixo Months _ 3.00 tonth4'-.~: e.oo , One Year ?, 12.00 OUTSIDE OF FAIRMONT By Mall Cash In Advance Important?If subscription Is paid in advance the fol lowing ratea by carrier in Fairmont vrill apply: One Month $ .80 Three Months ................ 2.80 Six Monhs ..... 4.80 One Year 8.20 " Month _ ? Months -.4 .75 ? 2.00 | Six Months I One Year .... a.so - 6.00 ww BY CARRIER ^Jingle Copy five cents: one month. 11.00. cash in advance'. T asking for change in address give old as well as new nUred at the Poetoffice at Fairmont, West Virginia, as matter. ^ SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 11, 1922 COMMEND A B LB WORK 7 HE city police chlcf will have the hearty I . approval of the public in his reccnt action |h!oh called Into conference every man on the nllre city force for discussion of those local r?blems which confront the police officer and for nnlng the best police protection possible for nont. | . The meeting betrays tlie right spirit and a gmous; regard for the duties which are confided to WaPP.Uce body. While the conference was a |rictly private one, as b^ its nature It should be, gtfsome of the problems discussed have been made |bllc, and will go to show that Fairmont police Seers mean business in their< determination to KOJEgStl residents and property from vicious cters who may be hanging around. They are Igarneat moat apparently, in their intention to Jlow.nothing to interfere with the enforcing of the insofar as it lies within their power. ferfce efficiency of the force cannot help but be jcr&ised by such a conference. The fact that both gjty and night forces were in attendance together at |e meeting brought to light tho fact that the ?operation' between these forces was not so good Mt; might be and immediate plans were made to imVay this. The police chief has the right Idea In ping the force into a unit for work. Team j ork counts here most vitally. Jhc results ought ' Ijbe so good that this conference will be followed ^others. The public likes to feel ; Sat its police force is wide awake and on the job, rid that the confidence placed In it is not being i Strayed. A spirit such as this conference deraon irates leads the people to assurance that Satisfactory service is being rendered and that thpy ave In the men now employed an efficient, sincere, dworking force. INTERFERENCE OR AID FOMEN are flocking into Albany, New York, to make a' fight for the adoption of the keppard-Townley Bill as passed at Washington. I pposing factions headed by Governor Miller and her administration leaders are fighting ita ; cloptlon upon the ground that the state can take ! e of its own affairs and does not wish federal Interference. J; The Sheppard-Townley Bill does not represent deral Interference but federal aid, the former being freely employed by minority factions king to defeat its adoption. Thirty three states j ave adopted this bill and there seems little inclina- ! tion on their part to decry it as federal interference C'paternallsm. p The bill is one that has back of it nearly every i powerful woman's organization in the country. It : ; a measure enacted solely for the benefit of jiothers and babies who need help. It is the j iswer to a humanitarian need that became ! Increasingly greater, and which could never be j Died, after women were once armed with the i tllot and able to command sufficient influence to j pact It. I^Iew York claims to bo able to take care of all j Lternlty problems of its own, and a bill offered as i alternative to the Sheppard-Townley measure i puld provide $100,000 for maternity welfare. I rice when has the state of New York become so joncernod about her needy mothers and babies? hce the passing of the Sheppard-Townley bill, of irae> It was state and community indifference flich drove the women to the federal government p a&lstuncc. They had a hard fight In ^Sahington, and had they lost, the wonder arisss Jjether.New York would have so liberally provided i fjr-maternlty welfare as she offers to do in Albany btfnow. ifel&ea federal interference begins to excite the lament of,tbe whole public, and not that of ^a^Uonal resentment alone, then there may be some " guilds for the cry of paternalism. The public | RUFI STUFF | fcailroads are becoming mediaf* Xpo^edd and coal-operators both etter lines. jjr officers who were mis i.l6r robbers at Radcliff need ^ave been so insulted about it. ivjwine thins has happened b* dun support of which conten witness yio historic ease of ..Small and the State ol i champion buy-line for use b^;'a story title, we nominate name of Harold Bell Wright. ? * * (lam' Jennings Bryan Insists sl?i> not despended from a '/'There were, wo are in f^iwd branches of the monkey . : (1) Those who ascended to rtnd, and (2) those who joined |^Democratic party.' Wo are lenow that thQ to3MUf6' lQ QUR8tl0ti W68 ' PRSSca the instance of the" mother* of th* country-for the relief and aid'of the mothers of the country.' If the state authorities find It a hampering meaiure there will soon he complaint from the thirty three who have adopted it, bat' complaint will probably be bo long coming that it will not be worth while waiting for. IMPRACTICABLE T AMES S. Lakin. president of the state board of I control, in his address before the Social Welfare Conference at Parkersburg stated that every county having .is many as ten children who were three years behind the normal mental devel opment. should provide a school for the group and gUe to them special training apart from other chil dren. It Is hardly likely tfcat any county would look with lavor upon such a proposition. It would be extremely difficult for a county to provide sue!; a school for so small a number. There aro many objections In the' way. In the first place such a school would have to be a boafding school and the building would not only have to provide school I room, but Bleeping quarters, dining quarters I and cooking facilities. The distances by which the 1 children might bo separated would make It ! impossiblo to consider it as a day school proposition. Also, while such distances would be ; too great for the children to negotiate, the parents would not find It so, and there would no doubt be Incessant Interference on the part of these. The teaching staff for such a school would have to be the beBt that could be procured. It takes the very finest teachers to cope with the dull Intellect. Infinite patience, Infinite concern, Infinite affection. It is as much of a personal calling to teach the feeble minded as it is to preach from a pulpit. The suggestion Is. out of reason for any county to handle. Every chance that is possible Ib extended to the mentally slow in the public schools, oven to the point of giving separate and special attention to some of the pupils who are backward. It might be that eventually in thickly settled localities something might be evolved for children In the Immediate vicinity in the way of a separate building. Fine things might be accomplished in the way of practical, manual training, and many boys and girls taught self supporting trades which would save those bordering on feeble mlndedness from becoming the county cares which so many of .them do become In after years. Mr Lakln's separate school idea is founded upon a need that every individual recognizes, but as a county proposition It looks Uko an Impossibil ity. T OUTLOOK BETTEK | HE West Virginian nopes that the meeting to i be held today in Daltimoro between the Northern West Virginia Coal Operators Association and the representatives of the United .line Workers, will at least open the door to further, negotiations and not definitely close It. The more meetings there are between the workers and tli? operators, tho more chance there is for reaching, some amicable solution and avoiding a strike. If the operators of Western Pennsylvania and Southern Ohio who are refusing a conference with I the workers would follow tho example of the operators of northern West Virginia ProsP?''l would be much brighter. It Is to be hoped tha j these operators will bo impressed by the a litude ot the operators of our own state and that other meetings will follow, now that the ce has 'een broken. The public will commend the ^orth*? West Virginia operators for their reasonable act.on in arranging tho meeting. While the action of Morgantown'a police chief In requiring girls under eighteen to bring chaperones to tho'dances and skating rinks in tha city may be criticized by some as bordering on b ue; law order, yet the ciuef Is distinctly right In ti c ruling. Mothers, not only in Morgantown, but nj other cities, should not permit such ?"lsBU't0; come UP to the police chief, however, r.el. which brought the chief to this ruling have their roots in the home. Parents should rule the conduct, of their children, not police chiefs. teachcrB a ministers. When any officer : demand chaperones for dances and other pub ic places of amusement or even Invitation social affairs, there Is something the matter with th homes and the blame lies positively In these. small boys are comCInto their own now. The fields are dry enough for baseball, and for lholj i skirmishing with ragged discarded old basket balls. Tremendous squabbles are being staged o\er i marbles It takes an awful effort to get to Sunday school on a day like yesterday, when all out doorB i is calling. I The sundav crop of automobile accidents begins to appear with tho first pleasant day. Beginning thus early the population should perceptlbl, ciecreaso by next November. j Yesterday was a great day for :hurch alien dance. The congregations both morning u evening were exceptionally large and Sundayschool classes were crowded. Revivals are still contlnu ng in manv churches la tho community, and the season of Lent naturally turns humanity toward Its places of worship. Excellent sermons wore preached by ministers and there was a restful peace about the day which Is not often present, even on Sundays. In these days of turmoil and disquiet. more than delighted to accept Mr. Bryan's" own statement of his status. Every time we hear the old joke about the man who couldn't bear | children, we are reminded of the fact that although F. P. A., of the! New York Tribune's "Conning j Tower" may not be a graphic writ I or, he is at least paragraphic. ; ? ? ? I "Verbal torrents of fire, phos I phorous and brimstone were poured ! on the back-slider by the Rev. Billy Sunday . . . Billy figuratively took the back-slider up bodily, castigated j him without mercy, wrung nis neck, land then kicked him Into the junk heap."?Charleston Dally Mail. ? -? ? It remains to be seen who is th* most amusing, Sunday or the Daily Mall. * * * | '"Walter," said the fat man. "bring me some strawberries, a planked steak, come humming-bird wings, an English pheasant, a flock of poached eggs, some potatoes, toast and coffee." The chronic pun ster at the next table gave heed only long enough to mutter: "There's more food going to waist!" ? ? ? \ "Arbuckle on Trial Again, Star.1 Today."?Headline. (Note to lino typist: keep head standing till fur ther notice.) ? ? ? In view of the fact that Mr. Harding is now campaigning un officially in Florida, we feel safe in prophesying that Mr. Bryan's evangelical tour will be shorter tha?? previously estimated. ? * ? "Special Sunday Dinner" adyer Uses the Astonlsher this morninz Question:?or Is there any ques tlon about. It? ? ? * Or is "the Irreverend" to be en tertained and the ad juit slipped over from the social colyums? Ex cuse intense wonderment, honor*. COLT,TO BE GENTLE ble sirs, as Hashimura Togo Intend-1 ed to say. ? ? ? "Mellon Flays Bonus Bill in House, Scorns Forced Loan's"? ? Headline. Evidently the Supreme i Linotypist has transposed "cutting the melon" and made it read "the ? cutting Mellon." * * * 'Nother headline: "Haynes Wants ! Rum Treaties with England." What other kind of treaties could one ex pect?with England? I LETTERS TO II THE EDITOR TRADE MOVEMENT. j FAIRMONT, March 13.?[Editor.; | The West Virginian.]?I write this | i letter In behalf of Fairmont trade movement, which is at present at a standstill. Let us sum up and see why. On' February l, the builders' fraternity, put into effect an agreement which the labor fraternity could not ac cept, unless they wanted to sac rifice their unions. Said agree ment would destroy all uuion prin ciples, which was almost a straight out open-shop rule, also authorizing 20 to 40 per cent reduction in reduction in wages. Theroforo by this act the working masses had' no alternative, only to vacate their i jobs, where this fraternity had' jurisdiction. It was a forced vaca tion instead of a strike, both foi union crafts and non-union work- j ers alike. The builders' fraternity is com posed of principally three factions, namely contractors and builders ( who formerly have recognizod union i labor, contractors and builders who! would not recognize the unions, and j also commercial men and possibly j some prospective builders. This j branch of the fraternity can havb no voice as to the adjustment of wages, as the labor' fraternity cani only deal with the contractors and builders as to wage problems. Just a thought as to the commer cial end of this proposition. Most' of you are engaged in a general line of merchandising. You depend upon the laboring masses to bu> [ your stock, along with tho line oi organized labor. Now it seems that j you stand ready by tho Acta of February 1 of tho almost open-shon agreement that was put into effect at that time, which for the purposrj to demoralize our unions and alsoj the .wage proposition. Now paint this on a large screen where it can bo viewed from all angles, and pic | turo in your mind if you think this is rfght. In this case there seems to be two factions, union nnd non-union. This being true, what can be the results? Did you over know of open-shop contractors dishing out any plums to the union workers? Is it not a fact that they adhere strictly to open-shop rule, slldiug scale and jail that goes with it? Yes, that is about the way it happens. Now, Mr. union contractors of different crafs, you are closely af filiated with theso non-union crafts, how are you going to doal with or ganized labor? While thus afflliat ed. there might be three days: (1) straight out open-shops; (2) with a modified agreement full or open shop clauses, which the same seems to prevail; (3) to leave our unions intact fully recognizing their prin ciples and rules. As to wage prob lems, they can be arbitrated. You can' arbitrate any question, if all parties are fair. We have approximately five hun dred union men of different craft in Fairmont, who are not willing to disrobe yet and sacrifice their un ion principles. They are compe tent and worthy of recognition, and only ask what is fair. It always follows a movement of this kind that new contractors ap-j pear, every worker that can handle! a job takes it, for the workman to be his own boss. Now, my dear readers, do we} want a trade movement like that toj exist in Fairmont? Verily, I say I no. Fairmont is entitled to the very j best trade movement. She is chufck full of industries, she has the capi tal. she is full of the very heat pro gressive men, she has attained the highest standard of progress and prosperity, of any town in our coun try. she has also attained and is maintaining the highest standard | of living of any town or city of our J country. In former years, the life of trade and industries was through the medium of competition. Thi? day and age, it is by the organizing and co-operating powers. Mos: every lino of industry is organize;! here, all trades and profesions, com mercially and otherwise. Now what we most need is full cooperation with all of these fratemitios. Ou* living standard in Fairmont, is the highest of any town in. West Vir ginia and almost any city in the country. Rents out of sight, rooms, hotels and Jjoard high, restaurants the same, "professional service at the highest standard, taxes advanc ing nnd'many other things that I could name. These are undeniable facts. The working man's wage is: his capital, all that 1)0 has to de fend. Ho should have a wage In i keeping with the high cost of liv ing, also as to progressiveness ant*, prosperity of our town. The con tractors get this percentage, no The Call of March Clean House We cannot be as good a housecleaner as Mrs. Housewife, hut wo serve our purpose through supplying her with the housecleanlng helps and offering them with a knowledge which shows her how best to use them for quick results in cleaning her borne with less labor and money saving. Clean ers, polishers, scrubbers, brlghtenera, disinfectants, preserva tives and everything else needed. Place your ordors at once. CRANE'S DRUG STORE THE REQUIREMENTS OF BUSINESS suggest a banking connection that la strong and has tbe facilities for useful service. Bucb a connection Is found by making the Peoples National Bank your depository. 4 % Interest Paid on Savings Accounts. I The Peoples National Bank FAIRMONT. W.VA. BMMWHji CAPITAL*200,000.00 HBjjjjjjjj! matter what the wage is. He lmsl no right to discriminate against i labor. Now we can overcome all of j these difficulties by using the co operating influence. We have u trades' council, composed of mem bers of each craft, supposedly or the most competent men, whose du ties are to co-operate in all forms of wage and labor questions. In conclusion I will say that T have been closely affiliated with organized labor, officially and oth erwise for almost thirty years hav* studied and reasoned out and; learned the actual valuo or a good] trade movement, also tho detri-i ment of a bad movement. I find' only one way out. ThiU is for tho j builders* fraternity, to co-operate1 with tbo labor fraternity, adjust their differences, and all work in peace and harmony with each oth er. Then you have accomplished something. You want peace and harmony. We want It. The public, demands It. So let's saw wood, go' down to meet tho boys and ad ' just our differences. If any of your non-union forces will not come with you, let them go in peace their sev eral ways. They will not get all o! the work. I write this leter with good inten tions, in no way to cast any insin uations on any craft or creed, hop ing that some good re&tilts might follow. I am for the good will of my fellow men. If I have misrepre sented anything I stand for correc tion. Personally dictated and submit ted to the press, H. HARRIS. 11R Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont, W. Va. There are nearly 200 alphabets known to educators, of which 50 are now in use. The Right Idea One of Fairmonts' mo?t progres sive retail merchants remarked on Saturday: If any moro folks come into my store and talk about gloomy things, and especially If (hey insist that thcro's going to bo a strike next month, I'm going to politely escort th*m to the door. I don't know whether thore's going to be a strike or not, and while I oarnestly hope the coal situation will work out for the best interests of both capital and labor, I consider there are other matters of greator immediate importance to my busi ness than the continuous hashing and re-hashing of tbo coal strike subject." That merchant has the right idea. Ho knows that there are plenty of folks in Fairmont who want new things to wear tills spring, who wtll dress un their homes, who will enjoy a sensible course of exlstonce, and his busi nos is to sell them the things thoy need?ajid which they will pur? chase?strike or no strike. So instead of handicapping his j organisation and himself with worry about what may or may not happen this'merchant la devoting his entire energy and brain-power to soiling goods right now for this is the tiino to sell them. This i8 the Spring shopping season everywhere?this is the time to concentrate every effort toward moving Spring merchandise. The West Virginian believes that this merchant who is not permitting the strike bugaboo to worry him is enjoying a healthier business than any others. Page the Auto Show. A new wrinkle in automobiles was observed In Fairmont yester day. i The new mode! was not on ex* hibit at the automobile show, al though It is certain that If It had 'been it would havo created more talk than any other exhibition. I That the new car Is unique goes without saying, it was a plain I chasfs. adorned with a porch ^ M ' It came'foiling down Main about S;J0 .o'clock yeaterday after I noon wlfh three young men holding: I down the porch ?wlng. It had aolld wheels all plastered ovor with at mobllo show tags and posters. Pedeatriana, out (or a Sund afternoon's airing, gnied op< mouthed at the odd spectacle j sentcd. A few said, "Whet h?1: while others moro sedate elm ply said, "dee whlx!" y It may ho said that the new c*f takes for Its motto "beauty un adorned" or so mo suoh thing, you know. |j Berton Braley's Poem f ^ < The Indies of the city. They're painted to the eyes, J Thoy're highly artificial V And very worldly wise; >'i Dut oh, my llttlo country girl j Sho acorns eucli fnlae deceit, I For all of her is natural "I And innocent nnd sweet! The ladios of the city ! Qq flitting too and fro V, | With little up above the waist j/ ;? And evqn less below, But. oh, my little country girl . ..? Sho's modest as can be, Her gingham gown is amply made As all the world can Me! j ') fj The ladies of the city i] They dance and drink a^d C' smoke, They make you take them out to y.,i shows And supper?till you're broke; ?'%; But oh, my little country #VLV.'f/>w I never spend a cent, iff I sit and pet her overy night * And she is quite content! The ladies of the city Are very flit and smart,* They're very gay and witty? And haven't any heart! And yet, and yet?the,city girla. I love nnd I adore, For oh. my little country girl Is such an awful fcorel >a (Copyright, 3922, NBA Serried) ? ,/.i Harvard Unlvorstty hat added'.MP tho study of Chlnoso language*J its curriculum. Soft Soles Those little bits of sweet ness have to have shoes the same as we grown-ups. You'll find our stock of soft-soles one of the most complete in town, an#i prices are moderate. cShurtlfff $c Hlttton "SShctfa that ??attafg* COURTNEYS' STORE Sports Coats for any Weather AMONG the most ser viceable garments that were ever conceived are these Sports Coats of rough finished and fluffy finished woolen fabrics at $13.75 to $29.50. They come both silk lined and unlined?they come in pleasing shades of tan and brown and gray and also in herringbone and heath er mixtures. Their adapt ability is practically un limited for most of the newer Sports Coats will shed a reasonable amount of water, making them de sirable for wet weather, while at the same time they are weighty enough for cool days. $13.75to $29.50 SPORTS Capes are also popular lor Sprine New onea are reversible? richly plaided when worn one way and plain color when worn the other way. 1 ? .