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NGOLISH educators are ceam
palgning Wlth this slogan:
"Athletics are unAtting our
modern wumen for mother
hood."
American educators make
answer thus: "Go to It,
girls; athletics will do you
I good-not hurt you."
The Victorian 'trl, according to the
English authorities, was a mueb better
mother than the modern feminlai
athlete, because she wisely conserved
her store of vital and nervous energu
for the crisis of motherhood Instead of
wasting It daily on the tennis court.
Rolf course or bockey field. This sur
prising asmertlon seems to have made
a serious impression upon England,
where there is now a strong move
ant for milder school athletics for
iut American physical culture ex
. speaaklg for sad to American
gis, have little sympathy with the
d.r.Ies. Mast of them are inlined
to ay "Absolute tommyrt," and thus
las the subject.
Put whkm ame dlsiees the ebject
he-or -is apt to al very
;; hM like Dr. Dudley argeut. Be Is
ir Il direater 'of' rvag. ,Mt be
his bahd of the Slirget School
o GymnOasties I Cambridge, Mass.,
,wlh lneiates that be probhably
i iem erable about athletics
a·i heIcddmntly, the photographs
,egreaJ berewith--with the eep
aR of that at Moals Bjurstedt Mal.
,an, who I, put to tcr good measure
r.k- e. girls doing athletic stunts at
his aoe Dr. Sargent says:
"It Is sertapat that such state
eaes hase just enough trath in them
me tha they cannot. be contradli.ed
-i thair etigsaty. It Is true, of course,
, ms women do have trouble at
l but it is unfair tley that
-4It because of athletles. Athletic
Sdeal for womea; it de
the muscles of the ab
Wt lwoer part of tihe back
t o ompelled to use In this
S OverlgtdIeel , overtralnlng-that
uhoe thing altogether. I do' not
Itsl n that. I have fought e
es all my Me. I do not believe
. he overtralptm, for iastance, that
2 a a boat crew Ia ent e collapse
the race is over.
" I belIeve that these girls who
agpelsalle In tenals, who play all the
time, al over the oesatry, as the
pes who would be- sIre to have
troie to the ersis of motherhaood.
k woes aW tight, tense. keyed
s the thee and muscle bound.
Shaor. i a vast diftreaee, reyou know."
t*r. B. N. McCrekem presideat at
. Me,,g, tlbhs that the objee
ofthe raDsh educatesr to ath
u s b based so a las eririty
l et1. V aat l o sn have lately
more seernafl pity tromt
-sane trahers Their
a *ts e e P11140 ther ft" BOOM
e l.. iser m Isean tair sed ham
.,n elem w i thery mu phyticaly
week (witaen the fYatlig habit) for
l as t tesk air eat mmrea. "Ab,"
rthey eply at last.t we were bet
i . aZ~gmenltt Mased by I the
S dM Spot or Bar
tKmtbamta ham more hams thsea an
a .t of east dberia. It peulub,
.wg " bear than ah erths laeles
,he world. Theyam ea leait.a
I beieva us bufadsl eams wera
weetee pInlma. The main sea
wbh I .ound ftr this is the tet
'Lp. do set at dungs hobt te
*. Wr fla. end raor ave
Ther dbernate rr
- heWr ,W,
aiese m
English opponents to athletics for
girls." says Dr. MacCracken, "is about
as logical as urging a young man not
to deplete his mental energies by
studying during the year. but to keep
them intact for the great crisis of
examinations."
Dr. MacCracken is supported in his
opinion by Dr. Elizabeth B. Thelberg,
resident physician at Vassar for thir
ty-four years, and Miss Frances Bal
lentine, head of the department of
physical education, rvho has directed
the athletics of the colle-ge for twen
ty-seven years. Nothing in their exper
ience has ever led them to believe that
athletics are injurious to women, but
then the system at Vassar takes Into
account the fact that some girls are
weaker and shoqld, therefore, be less
strenuous than (thers. This fact, how
ever, is borne In mind in most instltu
tlonsi ovding physical training.
"Vassar presents living proof of our
system in tae daughters and grand
daughters of physically trained wom
en," continues Dr. MacCracken. "If
acquired traits were hereditary, we
might suppose that some of the girls
playing on our present teams inherited
their sk4li in basketball and hockey,
along with their splendid physlque,
from ttelr athletic mothers, while the
sturdy babies of recent Iglduates
would argue irrefutably, that the in
creased range of athletics in the last
twenty years or so continues bene
fieal.
"The English girl is physically a
harder type to deal with than the
American. The popular idea of the
English feminine type is based on the
drawings of Do Maurier; tall, slight
and fair. In fact, the willowy Maules
of Englani are far outnumbered by
short, heavy girls, who look almost
squat to American eyes. They are
especially numerous In the manufac
taring towns. This type is apt to
develop large, bunchy muscles which
become flabby and degenerate unless
they are constantly exercised. Thisds
a bad thing, just as overdevelopat
of any part of the body is bad."
"The other day I saw ffty high
school girls playing "medicine ball,"
says Dr. R. S. Copeland. commissioner
of health of New York City. "It was a
sight to draw tears from the eyes of
a grave digger, but one to put joy
in the hearts of all lovers of health
.and youthful vigor.
"I was glad to see this group of wiae
young women. Their presence on the
playground gave me confidence in
their own good sense and the ftor*
sight of the school authorities. A
school without hours for recreation
and without the provision of the
means for attractive sports is filling
abort of its duty to the student. It
isn't enough to train the mind. The
hand and eye must be taught by
shopwork or needlework. The body
must be developed by sturdy exercise
and out-of-door activities.
"Skating. skiing, now-shoeing, cross
country runs, bare and bounds, sliding
down hill, baseball, football and open
air medicine ball are weoderful sports
for the young. They are properly en
couraged by school authorities
"All work and'no play makes Jack
a dull bo, and makes Jill a pale and
b-lss msis.
I hope every girl and boy to eery
g school will not comelder It too _a
dlg~ed to rna sad jump, to push
and crowd, to laugh and yell, to have
he or his full part i some srt of
oea -door physical eatest or actitvlty.
The mdelde ball' used I. this way
is eacstly what It is msamd. It is
ox msathe, ad are active harse sly
der the salme seas sm ad salm
are sa pletiufl that brals ean lie
t- g the eatre Sberima year a
Smesalmo he atehes i ommm sr to
ether with ether sea feed brought
nr Is strandd m. weed. ka her
tIes found everywhere ala. And It is
hesame Kameda im has mac
a mue e d  : : may slmmo
umm Nearly th whale meat a
elie oeses Dera - ms d Artei
seeeanm as -etud la ads pseeese, wit
the msvr t eewth suelup
meat ead *ut et. bem h om
bgyb of) *d l.L
+~,
medicine-preventive, curative, stimu
lating and certain."
If Dr. Copeland enjoyed the med
Icine ball, he should make a tour of
the Scenle West and national parke
next summer and see what comfort
able and Mutable clothing and hiking,
mountain climbing and riding are do
Ing for the American young women.
And it he can get away right now he
should make a circle tour of the Rocky
Mountain, Yosemite and Mount Ral
nler National parks, where the winter
sports are now in the doing-skiing,
snowshoeing and tobogganing. Anyone
who can believe that these young wom
en are becoming physically unfitted
for motherhood is hopeless.
Some time afo an article was
printed In The New York Herald
about the improved physical condi
tion of 'oung women. It was a wide
spread search that led to every part
of the country and especially to all
the women's colleges. In sum, the
facts collected showed that girls of
today are bigger, stronger, healthier
than ever before, and in passing it
was also learned that thle "larger"
generation of women were not averse
to matrimony, that their added inches
and increased strength did not take
from them the Instinct of mating and
motherhood. Unless these signs fall,
the generation to appear will have bet
ter chances for health and sudeese in
life than the two or three which Im
mediately preceded It.
In connection with the question of
'Athletics for Women?" the, corset
controversy has again broken out. It
naturally would, for the girls of today
are leaving off corsets and the "per
feet 86" of yesterday is today In the
discard. Says Dr. D. M. Dunn, head
of the women's department of the
tlfe Extension Institute. in the Fore
cast: I
"These winds of coutention have
swept everyone into three groups:
Those who stand for the total aban
donment of the corset; those who ae
eept it unthinkingly as a mere adjunct
to dress; those who, believing It can
be reconciled with laws of health.
take it seriously enough to select it
with the greatest care.
"More than a year ago the Interna
tional Conference of Women Physl
elans assumed the first position,
adopting the principle of No Corsets
for Women.
"To the older generation th.s ques
tlon has ,most a moral signlacance.
They themselves were brought up In
cersets almost from babyhood and nev
er questioned either their place in the
toelet or their effect upom the health.
Midway between these two extremes
are they who do not condemn the cor
gst wholesale nor accept it on fashion's
tems, but believe It useful if em
forming to health in make and i."
a As supply as great as that of ear
Amerlea coast opposite, or greater.
Predrlek McCsrmcl 3m the Lem Aar
ute for as eques
he a pcias er hesrls recoaU
a afermey who had erees uelm d
a member et the batm trV mlen
aabou eer other eanWt, Ampy
sdm hm what the poekeis dd with
ahe atqe T. "They ave t the em.
plopess when thse sk ser a mnis "m
wipse" the ra enled.
a mled dlear o the u~. Ins a
senha t dubmn Marn ds. thnwersI
cde arms, .ed tel rlr 4t the
ahmause magrsnm s me a m w
s a- s~r . v Fqw
a as sta n
TALES FROM 1
BIG CITIES
The Flivver Has Conquered the Jungle
O\KIAN) 'Al..-The flivver has
contqutered the jlnlihe. And all
the Ihe:i.ts of the Iaist Afrilan
wilds are ta:kii,: the rest cu're todahy.
For the fleet andl tireless "lmonster"
that w heezeed and s.lputtered, lIut al
Wlys allllagel d to outlr un thell, ths
gone.
II. A. Snow,. his wife. his son. Syd
ney', and seven-year-ohli daughter,
Norma. who mad:e tip a strange tenider
foot extedition for the Oakland public
museum, are on their way hollle with
nlany rare specimetls, their three-year
"tlivver hunt" at an end. In those
years they have packed a lifetime of
thrills and hairibrea(dth escapes, in
which tihe mother and child tigured
prominently.
Snow, who knew nothing of the East
Odd Superstition of Life and Death
S'INONA, MINN.-The bodies of
W Miss Frances Bloch and her
brother Joseph are likely to re
pose forever undisturbed in their cof
fins in hillside graves, side by side, toin
St. Mary's Catholic cemetery here, with
public curiosity satisfied.
After inspecting the body, Chief of
Police H. C. Rlebau announced that
the story told by Thomas Bloch, sixty
-nine, her father, a former member of
the local police force, that be had not
mutilated the bodies of his children,
when he and a neighbor. Thomas
Kobus, opened the graves was correct.
The action of the authorities was to
determine the reliability of persistent
rumors that Bloch had exhumed and
decapitated the body of his daughter,
in a superstitious belief that by so do
ing he could end a series of deaths
which had taken away four of his sons.
Bloch said he was made almost fran
tic by the death of four sons since
the death of his daughter five years
ago, and by the illness of his fifth and
only surviving son, Frank.
Driven to desperation, he said. he
acted on the repeated suggestion of
Tale of an Absent-Minded Professor
N EW YORK. - High-brows, you
know, are dreadfully absent
minded; its a hall-mark of
genius. Prof. Ralph Culver Bennett. D.
C. L., LL. D, and A. B., rang the
door bell of Prof. William H. Carpew
ter. A. B., Ph. D. (both celebrated in
"Who's Who"), long and bt'squely.
Professor Carpenter hit Professor Ben
nett with a cane. Professor Bennett
puoched Professor Carpenter in the
eye.
In Washington Heights court Profes
sor Bennett was held in $100 ball for
hearing on a charge of disorderly con
Breach of Promise Works Both Ways
D ENVER.-Entered as a complaint
in the District court is "another
one of those breach of promise
cases." But it's different. The woman.
according to -the complait. Is the one
alleged to have broken her promise.
while the man is the one who claims
be was stung.
Fleldon R. Mayes. fifty years old, a
printer employed by the Smith-Brooks
Printing company, and living at 2810
California street, is the plaintiff whq
has put reverse English on heart balm.
He wants' 25.000 damages from Mrs.
Grace M. Hill, forty-two years old.
formerly proprietor of a dressmaking
parlor at Greeley and recently a room
ing house owner in Denver. Says
Mayes:
"My advice to young fellows is that
this breach of preale bsdness works
both ways. When women tool areund
with you, when they tell you they
love you, tell you they would be d
IIghted to marry youL thea keep put
tiag you re keep peotpenlag the mar
rage and all the time accept preset
ftrm you, don't healtata e 'em.
8s Years Old; 54 Years Behind the Bars
liCBCA .'' smw m
PIN rl seal 'Met - bb
1=1E ON eN e 7airn d. Vri
of do - I ft" I" I Utw V
jm -11t hm qt o ALI
Ift bm S-.4 .L 89,.%
emit
African wilderness. figured that with a
stripped down and antiquated car he
could chase the lions and antelopes
and whven the wild things were
fatigued snap them with a camera or
a rifle at will. A twenty-mile ch:ase of
.! herd of giriaffes was but one of the
tmany experiences. "F'lall.," he re
cites. "the giraffes gave up. nut showed
anti amazing curiosity in the thing that
out run tihe'ii. O()ne of them bent his
great neck and peered et t us in the
seat. They gathered around in an ex
cited group and stared."
The tliiner was covered with a
heavy wire net nork to keep lions and
leopards fron leaping aboard.
SMrs. Snº,w nlldi her d:nuhter, while
sittin iin their tenit at dulsk, inirrtowly
sc'apedI death shortly before tle exp'
dition bIroeke up wvthel a herd of black
rlildcelroe, s charged thenl.
The Snows have with them for ex
hibitin in O)akinnd sixty-five groups
of from live to twenty anininls each.
3:).IMM4) buttertles. 54. 10M spee!l mns of
birds and reptiles. and 150.000 feet of
motion picture filn.
Mr. Snow and his faimily journeyed
through Somaliland, Rhodesia. Ger
man East Africa. British East Africa.
New Zealand, Zululand. and one or
two other lands.
friends, who told him that the spirit
of the first to die in a family "calls"
the spirits of the survivors and that
only by beheading his daughter's body
could he save Frank's life and even
tually that of himself, his wife and
four married daughters. He and Ko
bus. whom he hired for a few dollars,
opened the grave of his daughter.
Nothing remained of the girl's body.
he declared, but the skeleton, and for
this reason, he said, the grave was re
flled without the body having been
mutilated. They opened the grave of
his son, Joseph, who died four years
ago. Again. he declared only a skele
ton was found. The next day Frank
died.
duct. Eight witnesses, all doctors of
law or philosophy, or bichelors of
science or art, testified agnlast Pro
tessor Bennett.
Professor Bennett Is forty-three and
lives at 421 West 117th stfeet. He Is
president of the Metropolitan College
of Law, Inc., of Dover, Del.. a former
professor of law In Webster Law
-whool, Chicago; a former assistant
state's attorney In Chicagot and a
former member of the faculty f the
University of Wisconsin.
Professor Carpenter Is sixty-Iseen. Is
provost of Columbia unlversity and
former yllard professor of Germanic
philology.
It developed that Professor Bennett
absent mindedly supposed that be was
ringing his own doorbell, but be aeme
to sulciently to resent the manner In
which his colleague corrected this mis
apprehension. As evidence of his dis
pleasure he rang Professor Carpenter's
doorbell some more. Professor Carpea
ter "brushed away his hand with a
cane," according to the brushber.
There's no se moping around; there's
no use losing your appetite and seep.
Don't think about going to (Chin or
South America-go Into the eourts,
"I spent so mach money on her,"
comments Mayes, that all during O
time we were egagsd I was tied u
tn a namaial kst. I kept gettlng
tied up here, tie up there, till ther
was hardly anything let to tea. las
be I war a slb, but k umnw how
It goe. She had ale eyes; them, teC
she remindsd meet my Srt wit abe
wrote m beautifd letters Wham she
Sully treed to marry ma the sat
ws my ealy remdy."
aid that I. have a aem t JO s
-cw th e t fr , days at rdan.
"AI- told ve usrved tu.digsImrs
Im Waupin phel M Whlesmia terar
toas InJeol. .3a Leuroasum the Kb.
dsour stt rsaat pkas erasum OwI.
That's sft raintkmbmg a esleetlsa a
spat feods In Wademrhm 6m jJaib
TMCU khrs hhave 1Sered ons of the
uinigt Nv ewr s.I And I' ad.
I thought th last dke wa smt to
JMot rd d4 them. t K dk I'nt m
sear the .ad at my9trmg,1 kuha
hets 1mg thLcYl prehehly caret ,
Out of ur Daile a hee."
Pembas~ a rseaded WMe beetae.usj
twees he wa 0 wemle doeas old
ter s.up burn a niuek eyat
he us ea a U "*Mr ot o
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J. Barleycorn As Uncle Sam Sees I
W AS I IN ( T .-iThe government
firces colfiiscated I;N,(MMUNi
g:Iali of nlec:holic heveresllas
durinu the tear, thle liternal revetinueI
reports shi,\. while 4-().I145 persons
were arrested fior alleged vi alti ins.
The contiseations were thirty times
as aInrge as in the Irre'eelnrg year.
The dry agents swept into thtir net
property and liquors valued at $12,
0(N),000 in the :lst 12 months. The
most flaigra:t violutions octcurred In
New Yiork, Ohio, South Carolina,
Auxiliary Naval Craft in Tune of Wa
SAVAL officials are urging that
' resident Harding and the ship
ping board, in submitting a ship
subsidy program to congress, develop
a scheme which will encourage the
construction and maintenance of ves
sels which can be used as auxiliary
naval craft in time of war.
Considerations involved In the na
tional defense may cause the admin
Istration to approve the formula for
determining the amount of subsidy to
.e paid a ship owner which is favored
by naval experts, rather than the for
mula approved by the American mer
chant marine joint committee, made
up of ship owners, operators, and
builders.
The American merchant marine
joint committee, in its recommenda
tions submitted to the ship suhsidy
conference, held aurier the ausplces
of the shipping board, urged that the
subsidy be paid under the Gallinger
plan of so much a gross ton a year.
and that the faster passenger ships be
encouraged by means of . postal sub
vention.
The Gallinger plan, which was ap
proved by the congressional commis-
Senators From Utah Agree to Disagree
T HBE bill (H. R. e22) to add car
tain lands to Lount McKinley
National park. Alaska. came up
before the senate the other day. The
purpose Is to add lands on the east
of the park to laclud breeding ter
rltery of the wild game and to bring
tie park nearer to the government
railroad, now nearing completion.
Then ensued this between the two
senators from Utah:
Mr. King-Mr. Predsdent I am tin
sympathy with the general purpose at
this bill. but I desire to prepare as
amendment so that under certain con
ditions and restrictions mineral ez
ploration may be iermitted. As the
law now 'reads, laLds that are with.
drawn and attached to rational parks
may not be prospected under any con
dltlon for minerals, and this land,
according to the latormattoi which I
have, might be prospected without
Elaborate Plan for Odulawrv dof
ROM C cago is Presidant Hard
l" g has come trae the Amercn
Committee for the Outlawry of
War a" resolution favoring an Interns
tlooal plan. Salmon L Levinso says
he pnd the late Senator Knog of
Pennylvanala werked on It for 18
months and that Senatqf Kon would
have championed It beore the arim
conference had hbollved.
The plana all fora conference of
an the dtllised nations to be called
for the creation and codlfication o In
ternatlenal law; the code to contail.
amont other thlmgs, the following:
Wur between nations shall be d
dered to be a pubnle crime penalh
able by the law oft atlkas
War shall he deaned In the eode
and the right of dsea.sn asgest ae
teal or immunent atteck shall he pre
All amNesntleu, aetUes, or emi
wae by toae, drem or fraud shall
eo an leud vo.l
An husresteii al eert with aem.
aLe jur letep vr -rw baIe
saO mis ilaput e sm ai be ested
Mom Toward G. O. P. Party SoIdi
keswq O mutur i ycam part, In
coat' wa th. twat d purpape of
aWhIe flumd dmmr the an$t whleh
-oo mw "s urr - d..* Brdtr6
-.6" a~iwa -H ee wa
to tlpddam of t party " pe
ar -.k is with ti -ss
-t~ ~I~eis go -UM
:a1s -[ l~ - s ýe b
o f Y" m li~~l
North ('atr,-iui:. *:r.ltn and Flork
rheln\\:hI4. 'i:ll ':,I1 ' gaallou
liquor spieI aniti 1 1 ..rrnq are 4
was the Ii"'.t It h,. . while IW
and Vermionit i't" atd w; tnanrked j,
ilitry 14or lv; i4tI4"r. r elneat oflb
law.
Iioitlpcici s W% !insL In beer fard th
worst alt tlia. ta~t o'I ot 'lry ageztts rp
govertarninnt'a I, r itiezatlofh t.
titleil 5,04tit.4 91 wi a ith 490gi
gaillonsa of a ili' aItil -114tt101) galloal K
distille·d sjpirits t.'. tel.
Tlhel Imost l'tottiti l." a r M
;.ctrtti of' :117'' al Ia"IrllltW'm.l
(itoludl:ilk diHI-r-- ol i~il nto th
hands of thia ; --.ilaet. New yet
ran Ii tli,`e -iii' 'a ath $1,45O0
woirtha of Jlnitijt~tY .i I''! Ihlo led i
the nutalmer of ' .KIi*, i- :I-rted. 4
artixliu~rtti ly :t.sý I ll t I II' were W
rested during tiet" et'ar, while SU
were arre~stetl iii Mw York.
sion headed by the late Senator 06
linger In 1905. was one of the the
alternatives suggested in the puei
Inary recommendations of the ue
mittee of experts appointed by lt
shipping board. Of the other two d,
ternatives proposed by the espIa
one contemplated reimbursemet am
the basis of 33 1-3 per cent of the mg
wages paid to oficers and crew rb.
are American citizens.
The other proposed a dlllfer
based on a combination of speed, Ie
nage and distance covered, or, In el
or words, the payment of a cate
number of cents a gross too for ea
100 miles steamed in the fesllp
trade.
any laterference with the ou
beauties or the Ikgitlmate pw.P
for which the national park was e
ganized. If my colleague wfll l W s
bill go over. I shall be obliged to M1I
Mr. Smoot-The general lead
fee is now engaged in artiag
the bounderles et the park. '1_epm
ator knows the cnditoions i
The me are there already
w'ork, and if this is not a
and the whole survey made 4I f
latter part of June it will hae tI
over again.
Mr. Kmng-I know my coliag s
I entertain the same views ais
right to mine. It t ean be dame
out Interfering with the
purposes of tp ark, sad I tm
that the qd* il 1t the aml-g.
pertnent, with such litle al.
may give. can work eut a i u
will be satisfactory.
Mr. Suoot-Tbis Is a
bilL It was, sent to ies to be
duced, and, ot course, the
sent mams a favorable tpet
it There ws a favorablew
upon it once before. It is
bil, and passed the hoae wihbt
oppositleo whatever. .i
Mr. King said be would all
tetltq ao the departmeat Cw
muiabtly. And the hit ra
·10; j4,
fo ...
p.
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lied debts.
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Daugherty, partlelpated.,as ai_
map John T. Adamr t the
national committee.
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and McCumber. Speaker
Republican Iasder Mondil
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