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IF Young Men of United States Urged to En list in Student Training Corps By Dr. P. P. CLAXTON, United States Gmmiatiooer of Education "How can I render the most valuable service to my country during the period of the war?" Every young man over eighteen is asking himself this ques tion. The war department has just offered a new answei to the question. It says: "Enter college if you are fitted to do so or return to college if you are already enrolled, and enlist in the student army training corps." By enlisting in' the student army training corps you will become a member of the United States army. You will receive a uniform and be given military drill under officers detailed by the war department. During the early part of your course you will receive ten hours of military instruction a week, six of which will be academic work, for which military credit is given, such as mathematics, English, foreign languages, history, science, etc. You will be carefully rated both by the college authori- ties and by the military officers, who will help you to discover a special line of military service for which you have the greatest capacity and preference. Later in your course you will have an opportunity to specialize in a branch of training designed to fit you to become an officer of field artillery, medical or engineer officer, an expert in some technical or scientific service, and so on. On reaching the age ofjwenty-one you must register with your local 1oard You may remain in college until your call is reached under the selective service law. At that time it will be decided whether you will be called, immediately to active service or whether you should remain in college to complete the course you are pursuing. The decision witt depend, upon the needs of the service and upon your achievements in your mili- tary work and in your studies as determined by the military officers at the college and by the college authorities. During the summer you will have an opportunity to attend a sum- mer camp for intensive military training.' Your traveling expenses to iand from camp will be paid and you will be on active duty under pay iand subsistence by the war department. As a member of the student army training corps yon will be subject to call to active duty at any time in case of emergency. If you desire to1 enter active service before completing your college training, transfer to active duty may be arranged through military channels with the consent of the military officers at the college and of the college officials. It will be the policy of the government, however, to allow you to remain in college until you reach the age of twenty-one, or until you complete your course. Previously there have been two methods by which a young man might enter the national service. He might either enlist voluntarily- as a private in the army or-a seaman in the navy, or he might remain in civilian life until called into active service at the age of twenty-one under the selective service law. The student army training corps rep- resents a third method of entering the service which has special advan- tages for young men fitted to go to college. For further information concerning the student army training corps apply to any college which you desire to attend or to the committee on education and special training, war department, Washington, D. C. Yankees Feel the Ties of Kinship With Canadians Drawing Closer By C. BONNER Over the line Canadians and Americans fraternize as neighbors do over the back fence. Sometimes they cross from one side and settle on the other. The stocky Canuck from Quebec province moves into Maine and raises his log house among the pines ranchers from Montana and Dakota go northward to till the rich plains of Alberta and Manitoba. They intermarry and the children are Canadians or Americansthey might just as weU be one as the other. For there is no lurking suspicion, no veiled distrust between us and our brother of the north. We are of the same race, live by the same ideals. Of all our national relationships our closest is with him. He is not only our nearest neighbor but he is our nearest of kin. There have been times when we envied him the riches of his vast empire yet to come, his well-administered laws, his thrifty competence where we have been care- less and slovenly, his sturdy honesty. Canadians rose from desk and bench, locked the shop and closed the ledger, left the plow in the furrow and the pick in the mine breast, not alone to help England in her need but to preserve the creed that their race has lived,by since John met the barons at Runnymede. What our brother of the north did in France and Flanders is now matter of history. Writ larger, than the Plains of Abraham are Yprea and Loos, from this time forth names of heroic invocation. American Boys "Over There" are Well Provided for in All Details By FRANCS ROGERS. f 4* V*U* Parents and friends need not fear that the bodily wants of their boys in France are not well provided for. Many times I have shared the soldier's mess and have never failed to get a good meal. There are no frills about the service, naturally, but all the essentials are there wholesome food, ample in quantity and well cooked. Hospital conditions are vastly improved. Now a sick or wounded boy oan count on being treated in a well-equipped hospital by the best Ameri- can surgeons and nurses. I chanced to be at an "evacuation hospital" somewhere in France the day Archie Roosevelt was brought to it with leg and an arm badly smashed. So well prepared was the hospital to meet just such an emergency that his temperature never rose a single degree above normal. The simple, regular, outdoor Jife has done wonders for the health of the boys. Their chests broaden, their cheeks grow ruddy, their muscles harden, their eyes brighten, they gain in weight "Does my boy look very fat?" asked the mother of a boy I had seen a few weeks befcre. "He writes he has put on twenty pounds." "No," I answered, lie wasn't fat at all. He is now just the line, big, husky lad that nature always intended Jum to be* SAOlePAULO, THE TOMAHAWK, WHITE EARTH. MINN. (DFFEE LAN Street Scene l* Sao Paulo. or, to use the English equivalent, St. Paul, is the capi ta arid business metropolis of on of Brazil's greatest states. Of the 20 states, one territory and one federal district into which the great southern republic is divided, the state of Sao Paulo and its splendid capital stand among the most progressive units of the entire nation. The state, says the Bulletin of the Pan-American Union, in territory is larger than the five New England states of North America, with Pennsyl vania added, or an area 'of 112300 square miles, embracing undulating plain and valley with several low mountain ranges extending across the country. More than three-fourths of the state lie within the region of the tropic of Capricorn, and about one eighth of Brazil's 24,000,000 people re side within its boundaries. Nature has divided this territory into two distinct regionsthat bordering the Atlantic ocean for nearly 400 miles, where the temperature is hot and moist and where bananas, coconuts, cacao, oranges and other tropical products grow in abundance. This coastal plain Is narrow in the north, but gradually broadens to 80 miles or more near the southern boundary of the state. West ward from the low mountains.border ing the coastal plain the country is higher and well suited to agricultural crops, of which coffee growing is the most Important In recent years va rious other crops have been Introduced more generally and are now additional Important industries, which, together with stock raising, are greatly increas ing private and public revenues. Climbing the Coast range or the Ser ra do Mar (at some places 3,000 feet high) by the railroad between the sea at Santos and Sao Paulo city, a dis tance of 50 miles, we perceive changes in temperature and note how the coun try gradually and in places precip itously rises as the train moves west ward. At Sao Paulo the altitude is about 2,500 feet, while the state as a whole averages 2,000 feet above the level of the sea. There are many high er elevations along the mountain ranges. The streams flowing to the Atlantic are short, while those which carry their waters northwestward, fol lowing the "lay of the land," are of con siderable else, the largest being the Tiete river, which has been harnessed to supply the city of Sao Paul with electric power, and also with Water for domestic uses. This river traverses almost the entire length of the state, flowing in a northwesterly direction. One of Brazil's Oldest Cities. Sao Paulo, the state capital, is one of Brazil's oldest cities, its fragmen tary history dating from 1500, when the Portuguese discovered the country. Passing over many eventful periods, Sao Paul has outgrown its youthful years and stands today as a great city the third in commercial Importance of the South American continent. Sur rounding the city we flad a fertile roll ing country, devoted largely to coffee and other crops. The state Is credited with 2,000,000 acres devoted to coffee growing, representing an outlay of 9300,000,000, and producing annually about 60 per cent of the world's cof fee* the bulk of Which trade centers la the capital. Furthermore, the network of 7,000 miles of railroads connecting the city with adjoining states is re sponsible for making Sao Paul an In terstate rather than a local outlet and trading mart The area of the city proper covers about 14 square miles, and Its popu lation of nearly 500,000 inhabitants has quadrupled during the last 90 years. About 35 per cent of the peo ple are foreigners, the Italians being greatest in number, followed by Ger mans, Portuguese, Spaniards, French, and English. There Is a sprinkling of North Americans, who represent some* thing like 50 different commercial In terests in the United States. The city's birth rate growth of 40.80 per 1,000 inhabitants has been largely 'augmented by a constant flow of Euro pean immigration, while the death rate of 20.505 per 1,000 indicates the healthy condition of the people. Streets Afford Broad Contrasts. Sao Paulo's streets are both ancient and modern. The narrow and often congested business thoroughfares con trast strikingly with the broad ave nues that cross the city and extend through the newer suburban sections. In the latter we And such an abun dance of shade trees that one is re minded of Washington, while the Inrge number of detached private residences suggest Denver or Buffalo. In Sao Paolo, too, we And types of the chalet, the Moorish palace, the French Ben nalssance, and other features of archi tecture more or less modified to suit local conditions. The Tiete river, passing, through the northern sub urbs of Sao Paulo, Is an extremely crooked stream, and numerous afflu ent* flowing through the city In vari ous directions seem to have Influenced the early builders and some of the oldest streets are crooked or wind ing. The business heart of the city, often referred to as the triangle, is served by active streets locally known as mas. Thus Bua Sao Prento, Bua Qulnse de Novembro, and Rua Dlretta are among the most Important In the so-called, triangle district Overlook ing the Largo do Palaclo, also In the midst of business life, stands the gov ernment palace. From this point streets and avenues radiate to all parts of the city and suburbs. In this business area the city blocks are not so regular or uniform as are the new* flections of Sao Paulo. The Aven Ida Tlradentes extends northward to the Tiete from the center of the city the Avenlda Rangel Pestana opens a direct course to the eastward, passing one of the leading markets. Three thoroughfares leading to the south ward, Ruas Liberdade, Santo Amaro, and Consolacao, provide direct ac cess to the magnificent Avenlda Paul lata, by fsr the most beautiful boule vard of the capital. The principal business streets of the city are paved with asphalt and other materials, a feature that has encouraged the use of motor vehicles of sll descriptions. (Last year Sao Paulo Imported more automobiles than any other city of the country.) The numerous parks of the city re fleet large sums of money that havt been expended In making them at* tractive. In numerous cases artificial lakes, natural streams, rustic bridges, statues, fine shade trees, and blooming, flowers offer attractions to citizen and stranger alike. Sao Paulo is a city of wealth, in dividual as well as official. Agricul ture and Industry have made many private fortunes, and these fortunes are reflected In the unusual number of palatial homes In the city proper and In the suburbs. No eliaaher can drive about the city without noticing the vast amount of capital and the diversified architectural talent that has been called to provide for Sao Paulo'e wealthy residents. Writing Paper tor -Seldlsrs* Three hundred million sheets writing paper have been ordered fat the free use of American soldiers at home and abroad. The T. M. A has ordered 200.000.000 letterheads fet Immediate distribution to the campi and cantonments In this country ask 100.00n.000 letterheads to be seat to the American expeditionary force* within the next three er four N CHICAGO.Eggs rAC& 3 r&on eiG ernes As He Remarked, He Was Slinker Only 'in Name EW YORK.After driving around Central park in an Automobile with a party of men friends who disappeared and left him to pay the fare, a man. describing himself as John Slinker, fifty-two years old, of 517 West Forty- eighth street, was arraigned in the West side court before Magistrate Groehl, when he created a scene in tlte street, while insisting that he wouldn't pay more than 80 cents for the drive, as he was only one-sixth of the party. "Why don't you pay the man," said Magistrate Groehl "it's only $4.80." "My goodness, judge, I haven't that much in the world," Slinker re piled. After some deliberation the magistrate, with the approval of the chauffeur, consented to suspend sentence if the man paid the 80 cents. Shoving his hand down in his right-hand trousers pocket, he brought forth a roll of bills which astonished the court. It bristled with $100 notes. With a twist of his finger he peeled off a $100 greenback and handed it to the dumfounded chauffeur, while laughter filled the courtroom. "Give me my change," he said. This the taxlcab driver couldn't do and the court interfered bp saying, "Here, my good man, pay the full bill. I thought your funds were limited." "Oh, no, Judge I heard you the first time 80 cents is the limit," ejaculated the prisoner. "All right," said the court "pay him the 80 cents." The prisoner fumbled with the roll a minute or so, couldn't find anything but bills of large denominations, and down went his hand in his left-hand trouser pocket and it came out with another bunch of greenbacks., He pulled off a dollar bill and handed it to the driver. Turning to the policeman, ho said: "Here's $200 for your trouble, and, judge, you're deserving of $50here." The judge sat back In his chair and roared with laughter. Of course, tho officials refused the money, and Slinker started out of the courtroom. When he got to the door he suddenly discovered that he didn't have his 20 cents change and he went back and got It. As he finally passed out he remarked: "I'm Slinker, In name only." Tore Hats of Woma She Says Too Husband SANdFRANCISCO.Mrsr Dell F'owler, twenty-three years old, well dressed an attractive daughte of former United States Senator Levi Ankeny of Walla Walla, Wash., was arrested on charges of grand larceny and malicious mischief, ufter she had administered a beating to the woman she claims has stolen her husband's affections. Mrs. Fowler was arrested as she was leaving the Atherstone apart ments at 545 O'Fnrrell street, with a tailored gown and an expensive fur coat which she says her husband had purchased for Miss Trlxie Leslie, the woman she alleges to have supplanted her. According to Mrs. Fowler's story to the police, she and Fowler were married in 1015. That they might acquire sufficient money to go into business she says she went on the vaudeville stage as a musician, assisting her husband financially. Some months ago Fowler established himself in business here, and his wife says she returned to San Francisco again to make her home with him. She says she then learned that her husband was attentive to Miss Leslie and she went to Miss Leslie's apartments. According to the police, Mrs, Fowler attacked her husband on entering the place and he fled down a fire escape./ She then turned to Miss Leslie, who ran from the apartment, screaming foi a policeman. Patrolman James Culllnan responded and found Mrs. Fowler leaving with the garments in her possession and with a suitcase filled with letters and telegrams. Action When Mrs. Schenska Went "Over the Top" were responsible. They started an offensive which had a most sanguinary conclusion. Little Reglna Schenska went to H. Dok- torsky's bakery shop at 1102 North Ashland avenue to buy three fresh eggs. When Reglna got home the eggs were broken. Mother Schenska took a sniff I'LL FIKwiUS at them. A moment later, with blood In her eye and the shattered eggs in her hand, she sallied forth to battle. Doktorsky was there in his shop. With an aim that belled woman's traditional inaccuracy, Mrs. Schenska went over the top. Doktorsky tried XJ33H "N- to scramble away from the eggs, but ^f*je Vjy^^P*^ In vain. In a moment he looked like JSK ^J^^^^ZmTK lj/ an eggnog. In the shop were three h""*"""'"^^S^sv^5 I generations of Dbktorskys of the dead lier species. They launched a counter-attack on Mrs. Schenska. Casualties were heavy and it began to look like a rout for Mrs. Schenska when the tall and forbidding figure of Henry Schenska darkened the door. From the workshop ran the foreman of the shop. Schenska picked up a large chunk of plate glass and smote the foreman on the head. The foreman called it off and lay down peaceably. Doktorsky thought of his home and hearth and grabbed for the canned pickles. He bounced them with venom from Schenska'a head. Schenska leaped for the Gold Dust Twins, while his valorous spouse began to hurl vermicelli in jars. Re-enforcements came from the rearsix brawny union bakers. They in- stituted a flying tackle at Schenska, who reached the door first, but minus hla shirt. In the street the battle continued, with Mrs. Schenska on the sidelines coaching her husband and shrieking Ashland avenue epithets at all bakers. A crowd gathered and applauded. Then the police came. After All, What's two Weeks in the Guardhouse? ANSAS CITY.She long had been a friend of the Daw brothers. She had "gone with" Ben, the elder, and was a regular "sister* to Tom. So when she knew both would have to go to war she grieved some, smiled a lot and spent most of her time writing letters and making candy. Ben got to France a year before his "kid" brother. He saw action and won the aold service stripe and longed for the day when it might be possible to show Tom around. Like wise, Tom hoped for the time he could meet Corporal Ben on the firing line. In the meantime she worked as sponsor for the Daws. Then, the other day, with tilted hat, shining eyes and a sighing glance at her service pin with rwo stars, each twinkling for a Daw, she told a friend: "Tom Daw Is in France. I heard today. In the letter Ben wrote he saM hla dream of seeing Ton had come tree. He heard Tom's regiment was only 15 miles fwm his. "So Ben went to his captain and asked for a pass. 'You'll have .to be back In 12 hours.' the captain said, 'and the only wa you can get there is to walk*" "Tom utdu't care. He walkedwalked in the night, and tl*ough danger. Finally he got to Tom's camp and they met. And do you knowthey got to talking and staying around and having such a good time that It was three days before Ben returned." "Three days!" the astonished friend cried, recalling rigid rules. "What'A the captain do7* -*Dor she echoed calmly. "Oh, nothing. Just put hla hi the guardhouse i tsmraie of weeks."