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Put Them Between Plow
A PARTICULARLY wise utterance on
the problem of Americanizing the
multitudes of immigrants who pour
into the United States and settle, for the
most pa , in already crowded centers, comes
from an Italian 'lember of the foreign lan
guage press, the Corriere Del Connecticut,
of New Haven. The over-swarming of large
cities by the new-comers is an ill, says this
observe?, "both to them and to the nation.
Some means should be devised for distrib
uting more of them as tillers and builders
on the soil, for; "The farmer is a worker
and a developer Lt the same time. The fer
tility of the land is created as much by him
as by the generosity of nature. He builds
houses, plants trees, and establishes fire
sides and families. He naturalizes himself
before asking for his citizenship papers, and
he becomes an active element in the forma
tion of the gener-1 wealth of the nation."
Here is counsel which many to the man
ner born, now eking out - lean, unfruitful
existence In city stress, might well take to
heart; and which, If duly applied, would
gome near untying the migration knot to
the advantage of all rightful interests. What
constitutes the menace of inflowing foreign
millions? The fact, for one thing, that so
many of them will not become Americanized;
that is to say, will not acquire a loyal in
terest and a solid stake in the country’s
life, will not understand its institutions and
ideals for the reason, largely, that they will
have no personal part or lot in the broader
ranges of its upbuilding. Nor is there much
likelihood of this condition’s altering as
long as they continue to crowd into indus
trial districts where circumstances make
tor their segregation as rigid foreign units
touched but vaguely by the customs and
thoughts of the common country, z-
This would not be the case, —at
least it would he much mitigated—if the
immigrant tide should spread itself over
gene, ous rural areas and become at once an
enriching and productive element./ Turned to
this purpose it would lose its chief peril;
and if at the same time proper educational
facilities were supplied, what is now a men
ace would become a gain. This calls, of
course, for administrative machinery which
the Government now lacks, and also for
new powers of selection and exclusion, to the
end that immigrants who would not fall in
Within the agricultural plan might be de
barred unless perchance the need for their
labor on other lines was imperative. But
there should be no great difficulty in work
ing out details, once the principle was set
up. Nor would the anarchist, the sluggard,
the mere parasite or the mere adventurer
care keenly for an America of plowshares
and sunrise tasks.
■ ♦
Jahans New Premier
IT is of happy omen for international
good-will that the new Prime Minister
of Japan is a statesman of liberal out
look, pacific temper, seasoned judgment,
and of friendly regard for the United States.
Sixty-seven years ->f age, Premier Takahashi
takes up his country’s besieging problems at
a time which calls for veteran wisdom. Do
mestic and foreign questions alik press hard
for answer, and at the most vital points the
two are interknit.
Especially is this true of finance. Japan is
described as "facing bankruptcy through its
government expenditures." If '‘bankruptcy"
be too strong a ierm, it certainly will not
be denied that grave embarrassment looms
ahead, threatening to wax into something
worse unless there is eithe- frugal retrench
ment or liberal increase in revenue. As one
of his country’s most eminent financiers,
Takahashi should be able to prevail upon
both the governing and the popular mind to
accept any reasonable policy he may pro
pose. During the Russo-Japanese war he
served effectually as his Government’s agent
in procuring foreign loans. It was in this
capacity that he visited the United States
in 1905 and 1906, and the report is that
the friendly impression he then received
has remained unaltered.
All this would seem to enlist his support
for the major purposes of the Washington
conference on armament limitation. As a
master of finance, charged with the urgent
task of easing a treasury now lean and sore
pressed, he can but be interested in a pro
gram to cut billions of dollars from the war
budget of his own and other nations. There
is well-founded hope, then, that the aims
of the great conference will find encourage
ment In him, as unquestionably they would
have found in his lamented predecessor, the
liberal Hara.
Speculation, it is true, must wait upon
the event; but competent observers now be
lieve that the prospect for Japanese co-op
eration in reducing armament and fostering
peace is much brighter than once would
have been deemed at all probable.
—i •
California’s raisin crop sold for two mil
lion five hundred thousand dollars, which
might be called raisin’ jack.
An Economic Revolution
A FACT of immense import to business
as well as farming interests was
pointed out by Dr. Milton P. Jarni
gan, distinguished head of the animal hus
bandry division of the State College of Agri
culture, when he said in a recent interview
with The Journal: "In the past Georgia
has produced approximately two million
bales of cotton annually, and, while the
crop has actually made no money for the
grower, it has served as a medium of ex
change that has paid not only the farmer’s
debts, but virtually those of the entire
commonwealth. This year, however, we
shall have only about three-quarters G? a
million bales, and •it is doubtful that we
again shall make above a million bales in a
single year.”
There really should be no lamentation
over the breakdown of a system that has
given men for their utmost toil and care
no better reward than a medium for paying
debts which that system itself loaded upon
them and tended to perpetuate. Seed-time
after seed-time cotton farmers have planted,
and summer after sumer poured out their
life’s strength, only to find, when autumn’s
reckoning was over, that they stood finan
cially just where they began. All or the
greater part of the proceeds of their 'money”
~rop would be consumed by food and supply
bills, so that there was next to no advance
ment, no appreciable surplus above a bare
living, no sustenance for ambition and hope.
Exceptions there were, of course; but for
the rank and file it was a dreary, profitless
treadmill, and for the commonwealth a bur
den of economic bondage. If the boll weevil
shall indeed break those fetters, he will be
remembered as the great emancipator.
But in the economic revolution thus in
dicated care must be taken to provide other
“money” crops for cotton, else there will be
grievous confusion and hardship. If the gap
is to be filled, say such authorities as Dr.
Soule and Dr. Jarnigan, most of the acre
age withdrawn from cotton cultivation must
be devoted to the production of grains; and
“when this is done, Georgia will have a mar
keting problem far-flung indeed, a problem
that will be unsolvable unless a livestock in
dustry is built up coincident with the in
crease in grain and hay.”
This, beyond question, is the crux of the
matter with which every foresighted Geor
gian is now keenly concerned. For while
truck farming, orcharding, and such agricul
tural specialties as yam growing will utilize
part of the relinquished cotton acreage and
will prove, as far as they go, highly profit
able, there must be resort to the great sta
ples if food-harvest equivalent of approxi
mately a million bales of cotton is to be pro
duced. But those staples cannot be market
ed to the best advantage, if indeed at any
considerable gain, except they be converted
into commodities less bulky and more costly
than corn and forage. Dr. Jarnigan aptly
cites in this connection the record of pioneer
farming in what is now the Middle West.
As long as settlers depended on the sale of
shelled corn at from eight to twelve cents
a bushel, they barely eked out subsistence;
but when they began feeding corn to swine
and cattle, transforming five carloads of the
grain into one of live stock, thus saving
eighty per cent on transportation, securing
invaluable enrichment of the soil, and at the
same time realizing substantial profits on
what they sold, then came the turn to a
prosperity that made the region as popular
as it was economically powerful.
From divers times and places of Ameri
can history come reminders that Georgia, at
this crucial juncture of her agricultural and
business affairs, must convert grain and for
age crops into butter, cheese, pork, beef and
kindred products if she is to prosper and go
forward. In the year 1818 a Virginia plant
er wrote, "Even in the country where I re
side, not eighty miles from tidewater, it
takes the farmer one bushel of wheat to
pay the expense of carrying two to a sea
port town.” That was when roads were
few, and poor at their best, and railways
more than a generation iutureward. Still,
canny farmers learned how to overcome or
offset limitations of transport. They con
trived that the’ - corn should walk to market
instead of being shipped or wagoned thither.
"The bulk of the crop,” one historian ob
serves, “as compared with its value prac
tically prevented transportation by land far
ther than a hundred mileF. It is this which
helps to explain the attention which the in
terior country first gave to making whisky
and raising liVe stock; the former carried the
crop in a small bulk with high value, while
the live stock could carry itself.” And trav
elers of the period, we are told "were as
tonished to see on the highway droves of
four or fi”e thousand hogs; it was estimated
that over one hundred thousand hogs were
driven east annually from Kentucky alone.”
In 1828 upwards of a million one hundred
and sixty thousand dollars’ worth of live
stock passed the turnpike gate at Cumber
land Gap.
On much the same principle but along
more efficient lines and with more profitable
results can the issues of Georgia’s present
economic revolution be met and solved. Ad
vantages of transportation and aids of
science undreamed in the country’s earlier
days are at our service. To sell corn and
forage in the form of breakfast bacon and
dairy delicacies is to make a manufacturer’s
profit, which of all profits is most substan
tial; it is to escape the 'readmill and the
bondage of the all cotton-system; it is to
make Georgia a true empire of * prosperity
and progress.
The Kings of Our Day
WHATEVER Germany may have done
or failed to do in the matter of gov
ernment during the last three years,
she has made marked improvement in her
postage stamps. The new issues, dispatches
say, bear no vestige of the once and long fa
miliar crowned pate of a Kaiser, but instead
the picture of a smith at the anvil, of a miner
with his pick, and of farmers harvesting
This is in decidedly better spirit than the
old designs, and in better taste. The bristling
visage of an egotist who has no sounder
claim to notice than inheritance of a title
and a pompous ambition is not a millionth
part as truly Interesting as a forger of plow
shares, or a garnerer of autumn’s gold, or a
delver into the deep empire of earth’s mineral
bounties; not so interesting nor so pictur
esque, desp e all the clatter and tinsel at
which the stupio are wont to stand agape.
Time was when Kings were worthwhile per
sons, when civilization would have lagged or
suffered without them,when they rode abreast
of heroism, and romance blew gustily
through their plumes. But not to that age
or kind belonged he whose roubustious fea
tures glared from the postage stamps of the
Germany he over-swaggered.
The kings of our day are quiet folk, con
cerned least of all with their own importance.
They live, not in palaces, but in studies, lab
oratories, sober counsel rooms; they go forth
to reciaim deserts, to bridge great gulfs and
link mighty oceans, to battle disease, to con
quer the shining spaces where once only eag
les dared, to explore the “vasty deeps” of the
human spirit to set forward the frontiers of
human faith and power. And to this royal
company belongs, in kind at least, every pro
ducer, every betterer of even the smallest
sphere, every true servant of mankind —
blacksmiths, farmers, ’ miners, all by whose
labor of sinew or of soul the world is heart
I ened on its strange adventure amid the
I stars.
By H. Addington Bruce
IF you who read these lines happen to
hold public office of any sort, there is
a question I should like to put to you:
Do you, in performing the duties of your
office, keep ever in mind the fact that you
are morally as much obligated to perform
those duties to the best of your ability, as
you would be if trying to hold a position in
private employment?
This question, I hope, you can honestly
answer in the affirmative. Certainly there
are far too many office-holders who cannot.
Many behave as though the office they
have gained is a haven wherein io idle away
their time. They perhaps exert themselves
prodigiously to gain it, but thereafter exer
tion and they are strangers.
Many others, though by no means idling,
are far from giving to the tasks and prob
lems of their office the thought they ought
to give.
Routine has full possession of them. They
move not merely slowly but automatically.
And, in their philosophy, what cannot be
leisurely finished one day may well go over
to the next.
This sort of office-holding—as well as the
office-holding of the sheer idlers —4s unfair
in the extreme to the office-holders’ em
ployers—the tax-paying public. If the latter
endure it, it is only because they do not
commonly see the idling or shirking office
holders at close range, as a private em
ployer would. >
Besides, though the idlers and the shirk
ers do not appreciate this> it is extremely
injurious to themselves.
It certainly unfits them for “making
good” in private employment, should some
political overturn deprive them of an official
post. And even if they pass unscathed
through political upheavals, their undesirable
working habits react upon them none the
less harmfully.
For, if only because they have no inter
est whatever in their work, because they
do not look upon it as giving them oppor
tunity for creative self-expression and for
rendering service useful to their fellows,
that work soon or late becomes drudgery to
them. And whei work becomes drudgery,
life becomes a state of chronic dissatisfac
When this results, other evils result also.
So close is the connection between mental
attitudes and bodily conditions that the
former, according to their character, al
ways influence the latter favorably or un
favorably. Dissatisfaction, especially if
chronic, means an unfavorable influence so
potent that it may give rise to outright dis
Take this to heart if candor should com
pel you to confess yourself an office-holder
of inert or semi-inert type. Wake up to the
folly as well as the dishonesty of your ways.
For they are both foolish and dishonest. Do
not try to deceive yourself as tp that.
And some day, if you do not shift to more
energetic, more efficient action, a penalty
may ’ j imposed that will surprise as much
as it pains you.
(Copyright, 1921, by The Associated News
By Dr. Frank Crane
The King of Siam is going to marry Lack
sana or may have married her by the time
this is published.
This is of interest to the people of Siam
because of the unusual nature of the procla
mation announcing it.
The King was previously engaged to his
cousin, half-sister of Lacksana, but the en
gagement was broken off because the state
of his fiancee’s health was unsatisfactory.
The King, who first met the beautiful
Princess Vallabba Devi on a shopping ex
pedition, became engaged to her, but after
a few months declared that his noble de
sires could not satisfactorily be met owing to
the incompatibility of temperament between
himself and the princess and because her
nervous rystem left much to be desired.
His royal preference now has lighted upon
the Princess Lacksana, and everybody seems
satisfied and it appears to be all in the fam
The announcement has interest to the
denizens of the Western world because of the
fact that the King when he was Crown Prince
announced that he would abolish the royal
harem. His grandfather had about 8,000
Speaking in behalf of occidental civiliza,
tion, more or less devoted to monogamy, we'
welcome the King to our midst.
He is forty years old, and ought to know
what he is about.
The difference between having 8,000 wives
and one is not a matter of mere quantity. It
is a matter ofquality.
That is co say monogamy differs from
polygamy and promiscuity because it is
farther along in the process of evolution. It
is one of the marks of a man’s advance from
being a mere animal with a body to becom
ing a creature with a soul.
Monogamy is an effort to idealize the
strongest : istinct of the human race.
Os course monogamy has its 1 rebels within
and its foes without. It is the favorite butt
of the jesting cynics whose pride is unfaith.
But just the same, as the world grows old
er and as the slow process of evolution
strengthens the moral fibre of the race and
increases its dominance over material de
sires, monogamy grows firmer in its position.
It attracts to itself the poetry, the beauty
and the religion of the world.
Will China be scrapped also?
Oysters are goo 1 during any month with
an “r” unless captured during a month
without an "r.”
"After Internationa’ disarmament, what?”
asks the Digest. We would say “local dis
Some optimists arb just too lazy to kick.
Have you notic* d the increase in beauty
contests since womei vote?
Real prohibition is the price.
Treat these war veterans right; we may
not have any more.
It is evident Hungary is not hungry for a
The disarmament party may rock some
Best way to strike is strike out for your
Our ship will come in when our shipping
comes down.
William and Mary college has given Har
ding a degree putting him one ahead of the
Prices are not too high for us ;we are just
too low for them.
Cows no bigger than dogs are found in
Africa, aand now we know* where they get
condensed milk.
Actors do better in movies because they
can’t hear the music.
DOROTHY DIX’S TALKS —The Long Engagement
"Where’s Maud Blank,” I asked a young
man of my acquaintance the other day. "Last
winter I met you playing around with her
everywhere, and this winter I haven’t seen
you together a single time. What’s hap
“Nothing," he replied, "you know I am
studying to be a doctor, and so I am follow
ing my own prescription, and taking the pro
verbial ounce of prevention that is worth the
pound of cure. Maud was becoming too dan
gerous for me. All of my symptoms were
beginning to indicate a violent, and perhaps
fatal case of love fever, and so the only safe
way was t<- quarantine myself against it by
not going near her.
"You see,” he went; on seriously, "my un
cle is paying for my education and he has a
right to expect me to make good, which I
couldn’t do if I was giving the best of my
thoughts to sentiment instead of study. Be
sides, after I graduate here I am to have
two years at the best hospitals in New York,
and three years more of study under spe
cialists in London and Paris.
“If there is anything in me at all, I shall
come back a changed man, with different
tastes, different ideals, different needs, a dif
ferent outlook on life. I shall have read and
studied and met distinguished men and wom
en, and learned much that I don’t know
about the great world. I do not know what
sort of a man it will make me. I do not know
the kind of wife that I will then want and
“I am more than half in love with Maud
now, and I have a suspicion that I could win
her heart if I tried to very hard, but she
might not care at all for the stranger that I
will be five years from now, so it seems to
me that it wouldn’t be fair to her to ask her
to wait for a husband she might not want.
So I am going to leave her free, and I am
going away unfettered, and what happens
to our little romance in th§ future lies on
the knees of the gods.”
There spoke a man of honor, and of good,
hard, horse sense. For if there is one senti
mental complication that almost invariably
spells disaster for both the man and the
woman it is the long engagement. And this
is especially true when the long engagement
has to bridge over a long separation.
A long engagement rubs the bloom off
romance, and takes the thrill out of love,
even when a man and woman live in the
same community, and see each zither daily,
and are developed by the same environment.
A wedding cake must be eaten while It is
hot and fresh from the griddle, or else it
falls as flat and stale as yesterday’s pan
An engaged couple are neither fish, nor
flesh, nor good red herring. They are
neither married nor single, neither bound
nor free, and they have all of the disad
vantages, and none of the privileges of either
New YORK CITY, Nor. 2S.—ln a lew
days, Jackie Schumacher, a little 12-
year-old cripple boy, must go back
alone to Scotland. All of Jackie’s family,
who are devoted to him, live in White
Plains, N. Y., and he hasn’t a single rela
tive or friend left in his native country.
Nevertheless, he must go back. American
immigration officials have said so.
< Jackie’s father, accompanied by an elder
son and daughter, came to this country from
Scotland soon after the war ended. Mrs.
Schumacher and Jackie, with another boy
and girl ; , did not arrive in New York until
the early part of 1920. Immigration agents
immediately raised an objection to Jackie’s
admittance upon the ground that he was’ a
defective, and detained him at Ellis island.
Through the aid us friends and the good
offices of a congressman, the family was
able to obtain the boy’s release by filing a
bond guaranteeing that he would not become
a public charge. Later this bond was ex
tended. Still the matter was not permanent
ly settled. The family was constantly haunt
ed by the fear that eventually Jackie would
have to go, that an immigration officer
would come and get him. Several months
ago, Mrs. Schumacher died. The doctor who
attended her said that her death was due
to constant fear and worry over the fate of
her son.
And now that fate has come. A general
round-up of defectives was recently ordered
by the immigration authorities, and Jackie
is only one of a large number of forlorn
human beings who are .to be disposed of in
the usual cold-blooded, arbitrary manner at
Ellis sland. On the list of undesirables
awaiting deportation are likewise mothers
and infants who will be torn from their
families here, and mentally and physically
defective children who are to be cast back
upon lands where they no longer have
The blame for this cruel and inhuman
treatment of aliens does not belong to our
immigration officials. They have no person
al influence or authority and merely act as
automatoms in carrying out the immigration
laws. Neither does the blame lie in the laws,
which are necessary evils for the protection
of the nation from large masses of unde
sirable citizens. But blame must descend
upon a government which fails to provide
the means to set aside the laws when it is
seen that in individual cases they cause in-<
tolerable hardship.
Relentless Law
Even the secretary of labor is virtually
powerless to interfere with the immigration
machinery, once it is set in motion. The late
Secretary of Labor Wilson went about as
far as he could when he issued the follow
ing instructions to immigration officials:
“While regulation and exclusion, and
therefore detention, are necessary in respect
of immigration,” he said, “it should be under
stood by all who participate in administer
ing these laws that they are not intended
to be penalizing. It is with no unfriendli
ness tu aliens that immigrants are detain
ed and some of them excluded, but solely
for the protection of our own people and
our own institutions. Indifference, then, to
the physical or mental comfort of these
wards of ours from other lands should not
be tolerated.”
That these instructions are not always
carefully observed is evidenced by the
numerous complaints that have arisen on
that score. Indeed, they have recently be
come so vociferous that the British govern
ment, we are informed, has filed a protest
with our state department. The immigration
officials claim that they do all they can to
minimize the necessary hardships inflicted
upon aliens and to abolish all that are un
necessary, but that they are handicapped by
inadequate facilities.
In other words, the just and equitable
treatment of aliens is prevented, according
to one immigration official, "by the slim
ness of congressional appropriations, unwar
rantably limited, in view of the fact that
the income from arriving aliens in head
money alone, since the beginning of the im
migration service, has exceeded the total
running expenses of the service by more
than $2,000,000.”
If congress were not so stingy, continues
the official (in .vords to this effect) the
United States would provide an administra
tive board at Ellis Island, which would be
authorized to act in individual cases, con
sidering the circumstances which alter each
one, and lifting the penalty of deportation
state. They are jus} near ehough together
to get a clear view of all of each other’s
faults, and not so close together that they
are blinded by their very nearness. Each
feels that he or she has claims on the other
that he or she has no way of enforcing, and
so jealousies and suspicions forever exist
between them?
Worse than all, just waiting wears the
fine edge off anticipation, and when, at last,
the long-deferred marriage does take place,
the bride and groom can register none of
the rapture they expected. They have
little appetite for it as we have for the feast
that has been delayed too long.
The case is still more tragic when the par
ties to a long engagement are separated,
when, as generally happens, the girl stays
quietly at home while the man goes forth
,-to adventures in the great world. She
changes little, except that the years take
their inevitable toll of her youth and good
looks. She hardens in the mold of her en
vironment, but he changes with every chang
ing scene. He learns to adapt himself to
new conditions. He gets a fresh viewpoint.
He is polished by fiction with other minds.
He learns to eat strange dishes to see new
beauties, to have a thousand different stand
ards from the ones to which he has been
brought up.
Hi is, to all intents aod purposes, a dif
ferent man from the one who popped X.he
question to Maud, or Mary, or Sally Jane
on the night before he left home, and asked
her to wait for him. She waited. She let
years go by in which she endured a sort of
vicarious widowhood. She missed the pleas
ures of girlhood, because she had no beau
to take her to parties, and out riding, and
to theaters and to show her the good time
that the unattached girls had. She w*as al
ways waiting for John to come hack and
get her, and John knows it, and every fiber
of honor and manhood in him makes him
return and redeem his promise, although he
knows that he is wrecking both their lives
in doing so.
For he has outgrown her. She is no long
er the woman he wants for a wife. She has
nothing in common with the man he has be
come. She doesn’t even love him as he is.
She- loves the boy he used to be, and she
never understands the man he has become.
But they keep the long engagement, and
live scrappily ever afterwards. . ,
The long engagement is always a mistake.
It is a handicap for the man, and a hoodoo
for the woman. A wise man never gives a
woman a blanket mortgage on his future
that she can foreclose at her pleasure, and
a sensible girl never says, "Yes,” to a man
unless he comes to her with a proposal in
one hand and a marriage license in the other.
Dorothy Dix’s articles appear in this news
paper every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
whenever the facts seem to justify such a
course. Ellis Island today is like a city with
a police system, but without courts. The alien
who commits the crime of being undesir
able for admittance in the eyes of the law
is arrested and sent to jail (or deported,
which in some cases amounts to about the
same thing) without a trial by judge or
A Typical Case
There is the case of a young man, for
instance, who arrived at the island from a
South American country. He had lived in the
United States for three years, coming origi
nally through Canada, and had an Ameri
can-born wife and child here. His trip to
South America had been made to see his
aged mother, who was at the point of death
in the home of her other son. He appeared
to have every qualification for residence in
this country and was about to pass safely
through the immigration inquisition when
one official inquired almost as an after
thought as to where the young man had been
born. Unlucky young man! He was a na
tive of British India, and as such could not
possibly be admitted to the U. S. A. He was
given permission to enter the country long
enough to say goodbye to his wife and child,
and then back to India, he had to go, back to
a land he had not seen since early child
hood, which was totally unfamiliar to him
and where he had no friends or relatives.
"Sometimes,” says an immigration offi
cial, "a whole immigrant family is admitted,
with the exception of one member—possi
bly a girl of 15 or 16 who is pronounced
a mental defective. The family may protest
that she is normal but shy and dazed by her
surroundings. In some cases girls have been
temporarily admitted through desperate ne
cessity; once in the country they have demon
strated their normality to the extent of
earning their own living; private experts
have testified to Yet nothing can be done.
Having been officially certified as “feeble
minded - or for ‘constitutional psychopathic
inferiority’ their exclusion is mandatory. Lest
they get into the poorhouse or asylum at the
public expense or become the ancestresses
of a line of American defectives, they must
be mercilessly separated from their families
and deported.
"In other cases, where a very young child
out of several in a family is found to be de
fective, the mother must be deported with
it as ‘an accompanying’ 'a ien,’ leaving her
other children here and returning to a land
where she no longer has a home.”
Incidents of this kind are said to be part
of the daily routine at Ellis Island, and
there does not seem to be any immediate
hope for improvement. Yet many Americans
continue to wonder at the ingratitude of our
aliens, their lack of enthusiasm for Ameri
canization, and their desire to tote the dol
lars that they make over here joyously back
South Georgia News Service
"The South Georgia News service, in
augurated by the small daily papers, giving
an inter-change of local news of the smaller
cities, is one of the finest and most inter
esting newspaper stunts that has been pull
ed off in a long dme,” says the Thomasville
Press. "It hits the spot by giving local news
which the public appreciates.—Tifton Ga
This enterprise was projected by the “As
sociated Daily Newspapers of South Georgia”
at a recent meeting and is supplying a long
apparent need —the dissemination of news
that is not handled by any of the press
The Pavo News Abroad
As an evidence of the rapid growth of our
circulation, we take pleasure in announciiM*
the receipt of a subscription from Honolulu.
The subscriber is an old Pavo boy, Robert
Prentiss Reddick, who is in the United States
navy and is wireless operator on the steam
ship Anthony, now stationed at Pearl Har
bor. Mr. and Mrs. Reddick, in addition to
subscribing for themselves, are also sending
it to another son, A. J. Reddick, at Barber
ton, Ohio.—Pavo News.
The home town paper will always receive
a cordial welcome in the Reddick home.
Around the World
Tri-Weekly News Flashes From All Over
the Earth.
Indian Relics Found
Discovery of relics, believed to be of the
extinct Susquehannock tribe of Indians, is
announced by Professor rrank C. Speck, of
the department of,anthropology of? the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania. His excavations
were «.ade four miles from Port Deposit,
Ja * field near the Susquehanna river.
/Remains of tomahawks, wigwams and arrow
heads are included in the collection. The
Susquehannocks are probably the least known
Indians on the continent, according to Dr.
Speck, although a neighboring tribe, the
Nanticokes, survive today in a community in
Virginia, including more than 200 persons.
Theater Cough
Paris actors have decided to organize a
campaign against the “theater cough.”
Coughs, they said, have a habit of occurring
at dramatic moments in the play and spoil
ing thme effect intended by the playwright.
There is little excuse for 75 per cent of the
"theater coughs,” according to French spe
cialists who say a moment’s concentration
when the cough is felt to be coming on will
usually prevent it. There have been instances
of actors threatening to stop performances
due to coughing in the audience.
Kipling’s Sop
Rudyard Kipling’s son, John, was one of
thj thousands of soldiers lost in the —orld’a
war whose fate is not officially recorded. He
joined the army when barely 18 years old
and was reported wounded and missing in
northern France in October, 1915.
When the war ended efforts were made to
trace him and it was learned he had joined
the British force bound to the Gallipoli pe
The vessel on which he sailed arrived in
time for him to have taken part n the dsas
trous fighting on the peninsular, but there
is no record of him.
In the hope that he might have been cap
tured by the Turks, Charles M. Dickinson,
former consul general at Constantinople, took
up the search. Now he announces that a
thorough hunt through the Far East, in
which he was aided by many Turkish authori
ties, has proved unavailing.
Women Hoboes
The town of Pasco, Wash., at the junction
of the Northern Pacific and Union Pacific rail
roads, is suffering from an influx of women
hoboes, according to the chief of police there.
An average of two women daily, dressed as
men, have been caken from freight trains.
Bolivian Federation
Formation of a “Bolivian federation” to
be composed of Panama, Venzula, Colombia,
Peru, Bolivia and Evuador, was advocated by
Jose Santos Chocano, poet laureate of Peru,
in an address at the celebration of Panama’s
one hundredth anniversary of jndpendence
from Spain. He urged that this group join
with the Mexican fedration in the adoption
of uniform monetary and metric systems.
He prophesid that, with the natural resources
at their disposal, the groups thus united
would becom independnt of th Unitd States
in all respets. \
Senator Chocano’s address was recivd
with hearty applause. He xplained that he
chose the name, "Bolivian fedration,” be
cause all the prospetiv membra were coun
tries which had been liberatd by Genral
Homicide Rcord
Homicides in the United States during
1920 totaled approximately 9,000, a decrase
of 500 from the 1919 record, according to a
computation by Frederick L. Hoffman, third
vice president and statistician of the Pruden
tial Life Insurance Company of America.
The figures, made public through the 'lps
tator, showed - Memphis, Tenn., still in the
with a killing record of 63.4 persons for*
every 100,000 of population. The safest of
thirty-one cities for which figures wer tabu
lated was Rochester, N. Y., w’her th rate was
but 1.3 for every 10G.000. »
In the genral, the tables showed that south
ern states, with larg'i ngro populations, had
the highest homicide rat, and that the pro
portion of negroes* slain was from three and
one-half to sevn time that of whites. The
average was slightly in excess of four to one.
Tabulations for the period 1918-1919
grouped geographically showed the New Eng
land states to be most law-abiding so far as
homicide was concernd, with a rate of 2.8
for each 100,000. The southern group had
the highest rate, 10.8. In the middle Atlan
tic states the rate was 5.1; central states,
6.2; Rocky mountain states, 9.4, and Pacific
coast states, 9.2.
Os the larger cities, Boston had the lowst
rate, 5.1; New York was second, wits 5.9.
The Chicago rate was 10.3; San Francisco,
7.6; St. Louis, 12.6, and Cleveland, 12.5.
Jap Plot
The Japanese police are investigating a
nation-wide bombing plot. In front of the
Tokio railway station, where Printer Hara
was assassinated, a bomb was exploded a
few minutes before Prince Saionll boarded a
train for his Okitsu residnee, just after the
regency announcement had been made. No
damage was done by the explosion.
A bomb was planted in the driveway of
the Osaka mansion of Baron K. Sumitomo,
a millionaire banker, and presidnt of the
Bessh Copper Smelting works. The bomb
was exploded by a stumbling cart horse, ten
minutes before the baron’s arrival from his
Kyoto villa, wher he had been living in re
tirement since last October, when he re
ceived a number of threatening letters from
discharged women.
Boris Grey, a Russian, claiming British
citizenship, is be’ng dtained by the Yoko
ham police charged with distribtfting soviet
literature and funds in Japan. The British
embassy has not ben notified officially as yet,
but an unofficial investigation is proceeding.
A man went to order a wedding cake the
other day.
getting married,” he said to the girl
in the bakery, "and I want a cake.”
“Well, it’s the latest thing,” said the girl,
"to ave wedding cakes in harmony with
the bridegroom’s jailing or profession. Thus,
a musician has an oat cake, an athlete a
cup cake, a man who borrows money from
his frie’ds a sponge cake, and sc forth, and
so on. What is your calling, please?”
"I’m a pianist,” answered the happy young
"Then, of course,” said the girl, "you’ll
w<xnt a pound cake.”
A young golfer, a hopeless novice, pos
sessed xood intentions. His first job after
1 a golf club was not to study the
game, but to study the club rules. He was
a stickler for obedience.
He went round the course alone at first,
having no desire to worry his friehds with
his bad play. When at last they saw him
returning they were surprised to find that
he was wheeling a big wheelbarrow.
"What on earth have you got there?”
they asked.
"Turf,” replied the novice. ‘‘l’m going to
replace it.” . ..

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