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ealing Frankly With Child
oes Not Destroy Authority By SIDONIEi METZNER GRUENBERO 4.* .. * . *. 4:~. ',:' *· LRR Is humri ar w, 'lny healthy Id can find nut for himself early In life. But most parents to be nlorolved In i consplracy to a the doctrine that to err is They will sometimes go to to lengths to uphold the pre. bthat adults-or at least parents do o wrong, that they are prac InfallIble. adult who has to deal with people feels a certain author Sgscipline to bhe nhabsolutely nec for maintalning right relations. gae is the feeling that authority be weakened by the slIghtest in timation that the adult had commnitted an error. For many people it is quite impossible to Dcknowledge frankly that they have made a mistake. The results of this attitude, however, in stead of strengthening authority ac tually destroy the respect which we wish the young to have for the old. Only too frequently do parents vent the annoyance caused by husiness or domestic irritations upon the Innocent head of the child that happens to come along with some Indifferent request at the critical moment. It Is so easy to say "Don't bother me now," or "Run along. don't you see I am busy?" It was a full-sized mother that spole gized to her son for scolding him un fairly after a scene with an impudent cook. He had come in with his friend after skating, at the Inopportune time. to ask for Jam and bread, and to de posit the wet skates on the hall carpet. The scolding would have destroyed the appetite of ordinary people; in this case it only .snde Joe feel sorry for himself. But later his mother said: "I ani very sorry, Joe, for the way I treated you this afterqoon. I was Irritated and tired. but I did not mean to he rude." And then .loe was so sorry for his mother. he just went up and hugged her and forgot to be sorry for himself. The cases in which parents misuse their authority, judge children falsely, forget to keep their promises, or oth erwise act unfairly are common enough. How common is it for parents to apologize to their children? Most people would think off-hand tlhat to apologize would be to weaken their position. But the very opposite is true. But if we resolve to deal with the child frankly and sincerely as a hu man being, iye need not multiply mis takes for the purpose of making occa sions to exercise the virtue of confes lion and apology. With the best of care we shall make mistakes enough. We shall need to use all our wits and all our wisdom to consider well every word and every deed that we may not have to apologize so often that the child must at last get the notion that after all the parents are not much wiser than children. Apologize when ever you need to, but do not need too often. pTISTS MAY TALK TO STHER PLANETS IN FUTURE 1111r Wireless Communication at a impossibility, In the opinion of Astronomers. LAt interatellar wireless coiImmnLi may be a possibility of the fu Sa belief now held by not a dlata. Ouman has promised to pay $20, the astroonomer who first estab communilcation with any planet other than Mars. us man's elimination of Mars as es station in the competition pomoting is based upon his be =at experiments made by Amern atronomers in Arizona prove that expert who talked with the would he overpaid it be re 100,000 francs. This perform *his mind, is too easy, too lack o romantic and sensational fea to be worthy of the modest for be has dedicated to science. if the Martlans have learned to bluild canals without inviting have made of irrigation an exact science, and have, authorities contend, learned t*y by their own motive power, are numberless speciallsts In toontry who would he pleased to up by long distsnce at once. STAR OF FILMDOM :"rr::i: ý'Lrii:iiliý ý:Y..,. .ii :" '.fix " ".i~i } Lilian Gish. actnrs who has reached b the movie world. rings inventions. iof scouting and recon the present war have U8mhafa to devise a pocket is lesa dangerous to *e type employed early in .~h shed its rays straight * attracted the enemi'r iElamp has * hood so de &te tncandescent bulb, the Jdeetor all move in nal thO hood Ia raised or 1ev ~4m be hung from the belt or breast by a loop on the of light, for ofiers' Stelpase in a recess be. 6da also dividers, Art* maps and dispatch *t which a special cum Ce'ld. By dropplq bor the reeeas iant I it Ia clearly light. The cover of tk fIng~l the maps, e. Smt pertly sblehla thi Under the Country Sky. Tenderly sweet the days go by, Lovingly still are the nights that flow Under the spell of the country sky Far in a land of Long Ago. Stars and moon and the silver lake, Hills and vales and the sparkling sun Under the country sky, oh make Heart and the soul of us one and one! Noise and hatred and all things vile Sink and fade as the hours go by; Dreams at the gates of the valley smile Under the spell of the country sky. Whistle of quail where the young wheat swings, A hermit thrush in the western wood Love in the gates of the valley sings, And the spell of the country sky Is good. Wandering winds from the balmy south, Fairy feet on the bills go by; Love with a red rose In her mouth, Under the spell of. the country sky. Keep me tight In your arms of rest, Oh quiet land of the dreams of men The grassy hill and the valley's breast, And the spell of. the country sky again. -Folger McKinsey In Baltimore Sun. Famous War Horses of Old Replaced by Automobiles One probable result of the Iotroduc tion of mechanical vehicles Into war fare will be the abolition of the old custom of cherishing the memory of famous war horses. When generals conducted campaigns on horseback, before the advent of the field motor car, their favorite chargers used to re ceive many honors. Wellington's famous charger, Copen hagen, when he died was burted with full military honors. The Iron Duke's horse was a magnificent chestnut, and he carried his master many hundreds of miles in Spain, and at the battle of Toulouse. The remains of Napoleon's white stallion. Marengo, are preserved at the Royal United Service institution, while another of Bonaparte's steeds, which he purchased at St. Helena,- and bore the name of King George, figures in many famous paintings. The horse which Lord Ronald rode In the ialaklava charge was cherished BackYards Show Character ByS G. Di, M. D., Coi0uioser 1 Heal P. Fmasylvania Bsret Flirte 0o0f wT-t. B story in which h1 poIated out that otr an in sight nlate the occu pant's true chare ter one amust look at the back and not at the froot of a man's boose. Here was knowl edge of human oa ture. it we want to estimate bchar actst accurately we must have an alt around vtew and - not sccept fan alosses. Thir briags us agal to the quation SIof beek os. is urs as lean and well kept. t au ecan make it. or is It tsred with trhush, cans, kindling sad ther rbbit*? is the garbage sad waste preWrty eovaed ad fte tie liest I the stabe ad authouse a 3e twm fur the aiughbe fwi) reW tE vesk ahead tLr oe for your health'sR srake and for the sake of decency it any of these condi tions enist. It is a privilege to have a back yard, even a small one. There are thouasands of dwellers In dites where lanod is sold by the square foot, who yearns for a little space to icall their own. Those who are so fortunate as to have back yards,abhoald care for them and make useof them. If there are ldrea tIn the faamlly the back yard should be their playi ground. A doll house, turning polet a swIngla .or a tent will provide almost nalimiated entertainment and help to keep children off the streete If there are no children la the fam fly, a shovel, a rake, a hoe and a mod eratelsed back-yard sarden should afford a resioable amount of biealt fal exercise -omhiaed - with pleasure and predt. Nativ girls of New Britatin are kept In cages uSti th marryn. Wise and Otherwise. However, it is far better to grin than to groan. If you would please a woman, don't talk-listen. The bass drum makes a lot of noise because It is empty. The sap has stopped oozing frm the crop of spring poets. How we dislike people who are al. I ways dramatizing their troubles. SThe world loves to remember the just-after they are dead and out of I politics. The husband of a nagging woman I may furnish most of her because. When a man gets the right brand of religion his horse soon discovers it. Widows are successful in handling men because they know exactly what not to do. But a man never has the same in terest in life after he loses the prin clpal be has in the bank. It is easier to elect a good man to office than it is to get him to stay good after he is elected. What has become of the old-fash. loned woman who used to open a can of peaches when she had company at tea? THE USUAL WAY Wile-George, I caught you flirting Hubbr-That's the way most of the women catch their husbands. by his family until its death, when a tombstone was erected over its grave. Traveler, which gained fame in the Civil war as the favorite charger of Gen. Robert E. Lee, is now a popular exhibit in a museum at Virginia, its skeleton having been carefully pre served in a glass case. Counting the Cost. Redd-A reindeer in Finland costs only about $7.20. One recently trav'I eled 130 miles in a day. Greene-Iut how far will one of these things go on a gallon of gaso line? Mechanical Age. "It's a ipathetic stour." "Yes?" "He used to le a traffic cop." "Go on." "His job was taken by a sema snhare." Home-Made Remedy. An excellent remetdy for eezet!u and other skin diseases may he made by working flower of sulphur into vase line. This ointment may be easily manufactln'ed at home by turning a plate bottom side up and putting upon it about half a spoonful of vaseline and then adding the sulphur, a little at a time, and working it into the vaseline with a broad bladed knife, un til of the right consistency. It will have the appearance of a bright yellow salve when the moulding process is completed. It may be kept in one of those ordinary small glass boxes with metal tops to be found in every house hold, and will keep indetfinitely. His Very First Wife. Frank C. Dalley, formerly United States district attorney for Indiana, was questioning a negro, who had sued an insurance company represented by Mr. Dalley, to collect the principal on a policy in which he had been named beneficiary of his former wife before their separation years ago. "Did you know Malinda -7" "She was the very first wife I ever had."-Indianapolls Star. Bird's Family Troubles. The human element in the behavior of a pair of wrens at Hastings-on-the Hudson, N. Y., has become the talk of the residence. section of that village. With the coming of the foliage on the trees a Mr. Wren appeared on the porch of one of the bird-loving mem bers of the school teachers' colony and, as is customary with, the male wren, began to build a nest in the little house so considerately provided. To make the task easier, one of the house hold laid out a number of pieces of wrapping twine. With characteristic male aversion for overwork, Mr. Wren took the twine and wove it into a nest. When the home-building was complete the gentleman wren brought his lady to the scene and after a few proud twitters flew to a nearby tree. Left alone for awhile the little lady un *ound the string anid forthwith dis lodged and threw it to the ground out side of the house. When the master wren returned he quickly noted this act of vandalism and promptly picked up the string and replaced it. Then there was a violent scene, which ended in a separation-at least so it is sur mised, for the little house is now de serted. Just something of this kind happened in Hastings some years ago, except that the characters were mem bers of the smart set. Easily Foreseen. Palmist-It is on the cards that you will marry. Patron-Of course, it is on the cards. rye just sent them out. Bravery. "Would you risk your life for a friend?" "I did yesterday evening. Rather than hurt a friend's feelings. I ate what he cooked in a chafing dish." Didn't Think of That. Mr. Finthush-These preserves you put up all taste alike to me, dear. Mrs. Flathush-But you ought to be able to tell the dlifference by the labels. "Oh. I never thought of tasting the labels, dear." The Winner. Church-Which (do you think got the best of the sea fight-England or Ger many? Gothanm-Neither one. France cname out Ibest. She wasn't in it pt all. First Time in Print. BaRon-Almannacs are In existence that were compiled In the eleventh cen tury, hut they are in manuscript. Egbert-That lets the joke writer out who says his jokes never were printed before." Competition. Mrs. Bacon-I have found competi tlon a great thing in this world. Mr. Bacon-I guess you have. Why, do you know, dear, that the English language is now spoken by over 140, 000,000 people? Making Them Yell. Mrs. Bacon-Women are always try ing to do something to get even with the men. Mrs. Bacon-What now? "Why, I see this paper says that thirty women are practicing dentistry in Missouri." Appropriate Attire. "That author's bride paid him a del icate compliment in the material of her wedding dress." "What was it?" "Book muslin." Tests for Aviators. Those who apply for positions as aviators in the French army have to undergo some Interesting tests of en durance. In one test the applicant must exert on the drum of the testing apparatus a rhythmic and continued effort that is recorded in kilograms. He is then placed in front of a needle that moves by clockwork and makes one complete revolution a minute. As soon as he notices any irregularity in the motion he must stop the needle by pressing a lever. Next a tambour is applied to his thorax or his wrist, to gauge the regularity of his breathing and his pulse. The candidate is then submitted to a violent and unexpected shock, such as the sudden explosion of flashlight powder, a revolver shot or a douche of ice water might cause. Even though he may, show no visible effect of the shock, the tambour regis ters the degree to which his hand trembles, and how much, if any, his breathing and his pulse quicken. A good pilot must have great powers of resistance to fatigne, a high degree of imperturbability and very rapid mo tor reaction. In spite of fatigue, in spite of danger, his system must re spond at once, not only to the call of his will, but to the reflexes acquired during his education and training. Youth's Companion, Not Sweeping the Streets. Mrs. Bacon-I don't think the streets are nearly as clean as they used to be. Mr. Bacon-Of course not. Just see what short skirts you women are wear ing now. Starting it. Redd-That little car of mine is built like a watch. Greene-Yes, I saw you winding it up in the front. Not They. Church-Who are all these prople standing In the rear of those trolley cars? (;othlnm-Oh, they're boon to a pre paredness meeting. "Well. they don't seem very alnxious to go to the front, do they?" Not Manlike. 'iiatl(ence--\\WoI1"n seem to be doing everything that men do, nowadays. Patrice-Nonsennse! You never saw a man powIderinig his nose fifty times a day, dlid you?" Where to Find Her. "I'd like to see your wife," said the book agent to the man at work in his cellar. "Well, she's not down here," replied the married man; "she's 'way off in the upper story." Different. "What pretty hair you have, Ethel f* "Do you think so?" asked the little one. "Yes, it's just like your mamma's." "No it's not. You see I can't take mine off." Explained. Redd-I should think those two knockabout comedians would get hurt? Greene-Oh, one of them does. "Only one gets hurt?" "Yes, the one that doesn't is the sura geon of the one that does." Hard at First. Mrs. Wabash-Wasn't your first dot. lar the hardest to gett Mrs. Dearborn-Why, yes. After the first time it seemed easier to take 'em out of my husband's pockets when he was asleep:'." Ice Grip With Many Uses. The slippery, cold block of ice de livered by the Iceman can be grasped safely by holding it with a pair of ice. grips. Eachb grip has an oval, rough. ened face to make contact with the block. On the back of each is a strap for the hand. For its second use a grip becomes an icepick. At one end is a sharp point for this purpose. When shaved ice is wanted a grip be comes an iceshaver.-Popular Science Monthly. His Predicament. "Why is that man acting so queer. ly?, "He wrote the things his wife want ed him to get downtown on his shirt bosom so he wouldn't forget them." "And can't he read the memoran dume?" "I guess not. In dressing hurriedly he got his shirt on wrdng side out." Tyrant Man. Young Wife-Or, dear; such a time as I have with my husband; he's al ways calling me to help him do some thing or other. Her Mother-What is the nature of his wants, dear? Young Wife-Oh, everything. Why, only yesterday he wanted me to climb all the way upstairs just to thread a needle for him, so he could mend his clothes. Adjustable Mathematics. "Figures prove-" began the statise tical expert. "Walt a minute," Interrupted Sena tor Sorghum. "You tell me what quee tion you are discussing and which side of it you are on and Ill tell you with out the trouble of going through the calculation, just about what your dg ures are going to prove." What's There- * the drawn features of the nerv-1 ous under-nourished man Or the bright, calm look of health and conscious power to do things, that belongs to the man who is well-nourished) Grap e-Nuts FOOD with the wonderful energy values of whole wheat and barley, includ ing their vital mineral elements, is an ideal ration (served with cream or good milk) for building well-balanced bodies and brains. Grape-Nuts is a delicious food, combining the native sweetness of wheat with the delicate flavor of malted-barley and brought by scien tific bakig to a marvelous degree of ease in digestion. A daily ration of Grape-Nuts. has put the joy-kook of health and confidence on S hmanya countenance. "There's a. Reason"