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It Thin Department Supplied by
.American Li-iflon Nhwh Service.)
iGtON man displays nerve
JUtqM'ane Fighter Take to Coal Car
1 Reach Vocational Training
There' no striking similarity be
ftwet'ti piloting a highflying ulrphne
of the Marino
Corps to rilling' la
the ci ml curs of
a freight tniln
Itut bet we i'i
these modes of
travel, Thoinu 1).
Lune, Junior in w
student tit the
University of
Kansas, will com
plete his educa
tion. Lane, a aueui
ber of the
JUrpmn pinst of the American Legion
t St. l'uul, Minn., mum attending
Wffcool Id the Kansas university when
axwicy ran out. A letter forwarded
to kiin from his native state told
mt the work of the Federal Hoard for
r1ioiul Kducntlon hi Minneapolis.
'TtowiKh dl.snhlllty incident to his
Ksrrice an a flyer, he was entitled to
UUe Federal educational aid. Without
awlficieut funds to make the Ions trip,
awrevtlieless lie set out to apieur be
JWt the board.
Ttiree days In a box car, a conl
SMntWa anil the tenders of three
ijaownger tndns conveyed him to his
4FKtinatlon. Several fast changes of
Mrs, unusual maneuvers and de'ontes
ft trainmen were necessary, but
Hfc aviator came throuKb smiling. One
reii clerk proved friendly, but that
nrio was bound for Chicago. After
ivu more trials he found a hunk on
wnie coal and woke up the ioxt
saaniiiig In the St. Paul yards.
Placing Ids case before the boiint
ite was classed "Section one," en
tftlfng him to tuition, supplies and
training pay until he completes Ills
reident of Texas Organization Show
That She Comes From
Fighting Stock.
aV record for service to America that
A to from Revolutionary days and
includes the
deeds nf Na
thaniel C.reen and
Daniel lioone. Is
perpetuatiMl 1 n
Mrs. K. Clinton
Murray, of Hous
ton, Tex. presi
dent of the
Women's Auxill-
't ary of the Aineri-
LVwdf 1 can Legion of
, ' rf that state. The
muiJtfu4, first milt of the
' Auxiliary of the
"Uowrlrun Legion was founded there.
When lier husbmid, who wjs nnst
tbe age limit, was accepted by the
Hedk-al Corps during the World war,
Sim. Hurray likewise volunteered. She
sude record of thirty addresses In
one week during a Hed Cross drive.
Sue wild Liberty bonds, organized fled
Cinw units and did active canteen
The Women's Auxiliary was organiz
ed nationally In Austin, Tex., .Inly
26. 1919. Mrs. Murruy was one of the
Ant women to organize a unit In
Houston In March ID'.'U. When she
aVeraaie state president, there were
Hsuiify-three units In the department.
Dexter her direction, thirty uddltlonal
watts have been formed and fifty
ethers are now organizing. Mrs.
Hurray plans to obtain a unit for
orb of the 291 posts of the Legion In
ra. Murray was horn In Concordia
fkriab. La. Both her father and
saafner came of old Revolutionary
Nek. Her mother's paternal ancestor
rats near kinsman of Ianlel Boone;
wr father's paternal ancestor was
efcsrendant of Nathaniel Greene.
Boring the Civil War her father served
sat captain of cavalry in Forrest's
Irinisota Legionnaires Pay Homage
as Deceased Buddies Who Fought
for Their Country.
la a little cemetery among the pines
vssre sleep the members of his family
mt Cloqnet, Minn., the body of John
IJ foe, the first Minnesota Indian sol
slier to die fighting for his country, was
laid to rest. Carl Anderson post of
Or American Legion paid homage at
ttita funeral.
Elsewhere through Minnesota, Le
gioMires have been paying tribute at
toe funerals of their deud buddies,
whose oodles are behig returned from
"He was a clean-cut American, one
t our very best, and hK memory will
m dear and sacred," said the com
aaamder of Winnebago post, at the fuu
rat service of Private Vernon Bailey,
Im which fifty uniformed Legionnaires
teak part
The body of Ralph Grade, after
whom item Id Jl post Is named, was
ivied at his home town with honors.
Turn Over, Pop.
"I dread the time when we men will
lie wearing paper suits."
"IFlatTt your objection! They'll be
"1 know, but my wife will make me
w the- comic sheets to amuse the
MdsT-Anierlean Legion News Serv
fcfc :
- "m back to normalcy."
"Ksr's thatf
"W1J" horns again." American Le
g)m, Weekfo.
Commander of Minnesota Department
Hat Way of Doing Things That
Gets Results.
Tinder the direction of A. H.
Vernon, coimuuuder of the Minne
sota department
rtf Mm AmuHcnn
Legion, that state
ftr Ik hnM become one
of the strongest
Legion depart
in e n t s in the
C o in in a ii il e r
Vernon's theory
Is that success
comes to the Le
gion In proportion
to the service it
gives to Its mem
bers and to the state. In carrying out
this policy he has built up a Legion
Service bureau which handles one
thousand ex-service claims a mouth
and a department branch of the
American Legion News Service,
Early lu ltd, when the Federal
hoard for vocational education pre
pared to send representatives to six
teen centers In the state to examine
disabled veterans, the authorities
were handicapped by a lack of pub
licity, Comma uder Vernon prepared
twenty thousand large posters and
placed them on every billboard lu the
State. This was supplemented with
Information to every newspaper in re
gard to where every disabled man
should report to receive compensation,
vocational training and medical treat
ment, Wheu nn unexpected number of
veterans enlisted for vocational train
ing. Mr. Vernon appealed to L1M
business men to place the men In their
establishments. The merchants and
manufacturers responded with a good
will and all the vocational students
were placed to good udvunlage.
Leslie's Weekly Editorially Honors
Brave Men Who Served in
the World War.
"The American Legion begins to look
like a full-page composite photograph
of biographic Americanism from Put
nam to Pershing." reads a recent ed
itorial In Leslie's Weekly. "It moves
with the weight of the "Buttle Hymn
of the Republic" and the levity of
"Yankee Poodle," with n uliihiut yell
from "Pixie." Its large coniM)sltlOO
Is a token of great trust, and the old
Roman legions, and other legion of
time, begin to look like pop-guns. It
uelther tries to roar with a lion's heart,
nor win a woman's unite different
from the pomaded mustaches of I'ol.s
dam. Its manners are quiet ; its mem
ory Is excellent: its emotions are
strong, aM It is prepared to roll at
the refractory elements In one bundle
and hang them on one hook.
"Without a pr.x'lainailon, an agita
tion or unloosing a pack of schei;tc,
It has created a civil prestige to nuts.!
its military splendor, old soldiers of
all ages and all lands are prona to
harp on one string, but tlie trump of
the U-glon Is In time and tune vith
all the chords of throbbing life. It is
not merely handsome clay In unifi-rm;
but sinewed In manhood from Its toes
to its brains. It tins that dellgl.tful
mixture of sense mid spirit, of pi.,rer
anil chivalry, of shop and farm, wtilch
tickles the popular taste. It neither
bleats over Its wih'S nor boasts of Its
"When the mighty military machine
dissolved In our citizenship the frag
ments coalesced through the sym
pathetic attraction of a high purpose
for In defending the Institutions nf
America the legion learned how to
vulue them. Thus it possesses a moral
prerogative to tread down lurking dis
loyalty. We are proud to be the fath
ers and mothers, cousins and aunts of
the Legion. We shall sleep sound at
nights. And when the historian winds
up the task of glory-paiutlng Its bat
tles we trust that he will use a golden
drop of Ink In stutlng that congress
dealt a belated, but a glad and gener
ous, bonus."
Former Army Chaplain Assists In Ob
taining Armistice Day Leglila
tlon in Minnesota.
When the Minnesota American
Legion state legislative commit
tee at the open
ing of the state
legislature ap
pointed sub-committees
to pilot
Its various bills
through the
house and senate,
Father I). J. Mo
ran of Farming
ton, was made
chairman of the
Armistice day
Attacking the
Job with Argonne fervor, Father Mo
ran obtained the passage of a bill de-
clarlng Armistice day a legal holiday
as the first piece of Legion legislation
enacted into law.
As aruiy chaplain, Father Moran
served ten months overseas. He Is an
ardent Legion lecturer und worker.
When he returned from France In Sep
tember, 1919, and found no Legion
post organized In Farmlngton, he
headed straight for Legion state head
quarters, obtained the necessary
blanks and within a week had estab
lished one of the most active posts In
, Lepers at Large In United States.
The United States public health
service estimates that at least 500,
and possibly 1,000, lepers are at large
la the United States, and that the
number Is Increasing. The govern
ment did not start work on Its federal
home for lepers s minute too soon.
With Reservations.
Doctor How do you like your new
Patlentr-AU right, but I wish there
was less die to It and more et Amer
ican Legion Weekly..
J1K. FOX AM) Tin;
IT WAS winter time In the woods,
and the Four-Fooled club sat
around the tlie talking over their af
fairs, for they had cooked the last tur
kt:y and the last of the wood was now
"In all my long experience," said Mr.
Fox, "I have never known food to he
si: scarce, and what there Is of It is
so poor 1 iloiibt sometimes If Mr. Man
cuu be feeding his fowl as he should."
"I think Mr. I log gets more than bis
share," said Mr. Coon, "for be seems
strong enough, lie can run Just us
far us ever I cuu see."
"I should not be surprised If he
were to blame," said Mr. l'ossum, "for
our hard luck; maybe he eats up
everything that Mr. Mini gives to the
poultry, be Is so strong and big. Very
likely be takes It uway from those
poor things."
"No, It Isn't Mr. Kg who Is to blame
If I am a guesser," said Mr. Fox, set-
ting back In bis chair and taking from
bis mouth bis corncob pipe, "but I
think I cuu tell you who Is to blame
for our not having anything In our
But Mr. Fox wished to be asked, and
did not stop smoking until Mr. Coon
could stand It no longer, and asked :
"Who Is taking our food? Tell us, If
you know 1"
"Well, perhaps I should not say he
Is taking It right away from us. but
certainly If he ami his family were
not around we would have no trouble
In getting plenty to eat."
Common Errors in English and
How to Avoid Them
i.a.aa-." AiinnJi Ti rift n Vi iin
yMUS little word, which Is called
1 by grammarians the definite arti
cle, Is often misused, being placed It)
sentences where It does not belong,
and being left out where It should
be used. Often such misuse causes
misunderstanding of the meaning of
the writer or speaker. For example,
suppose you say, "The president and
secretary of the lodge attended the
meeting." This Is correct If the of
fices of president and secretary ure
united In one person ; that Is. if there
is one man who Is both president and
secretary. But if there are two men,
one of whom is the president ond the
other Is the secretary, the sentence
should read, "The president and the
secretary of the lodge attended the
meeting." The article should be re
pented; then there Is no room for mis
understanding the speaker or the
When we say, "The black and white
horse," we mean one horse which Is
marked with the two colors ; but when
we say, "The black horse and the
white horso," we mean two horses, one
Mack nnd one white.
I Av 'row? Hia I
"What's in a Name?"
Facts about your name; its history, meaning; whence it was
derived; significance; your lucky day and lucky jewel.
A SOUTHERN favorite Is Elaine,
that most poetical and harmo
nious of feminine names. Before the
Civil war, every proud family of south
ern blood had an Elaine among Its
daughters, the Elaine Fltsdiughs and
Elulne Dulunys were legion, each a
"belle of three counties" and the de
spair of many s lovelorn southern gal
lant. But Elaine wag not born In the
South by any .matter of means. Her
origin dates back to the days of beau
tiful Helen of Troy, when the name
Helen, coming from the Greek hallos,
mesfctng light, was permitted to drop
ks tciiUJ "h" and become Ellen. In
Ots&tet however, this was too lacking
to poetry to be popular and It was
eand Elayne. It occurred under that
spelling In the registers of early times
sjw I'ins explains the gentle Lady
Elayne, mother of Sir Galahad, whom
Tennyson makes Ms Lady, of Shalott.
The name came to prominence again
as Lady Elayne of the Round Table,
Elaine the fair, Elaine the lovable,
Blaine the Illy maid of Astolot, whose
Infere-rtfttjf Feature for Home Heading
"But who Is It?" asked Mr, Possum,
sitting on the veiy edge of his chair,
lih Impatience. "Who Is It, Mr. Fox?
Tell us that !"
When Mr. Fox had begun to fill his
pipe, he suld: "It Is Mr. Stoat and
family. Yes, that whole stuck-up
filially are to blame, and when 1 think
of that mrseruble, sneaklnf lot I think
I should do something desperate 1"
"But 1 do not see how they take
away our supply," said Mr. Coon. "I
have never seen them around here."
"No, of course not," said Mr. Fox.
"But don't you know thut the whole
Stoat family has new white coats, mid
that it cun get around In the snow
without being seen much easier than I
can, or either of you fellows?"
"That Stout family," said Mr. Fox,
"when 1 was a youngster, used to be
called the weasel family, and when
they are not dressed In those fine white
coats of theirs they wear a very home
ly brown one, mid are a very common
looking family; so they need not put
on airs with me."
"I thought of u plan to drive away
that Stoat family," said Mr, Fox, "but
1 must have some help, and 'there Is
no chasing lu it; so you two need not
get uneasy.
"1 want you to go with me up to'
Mr. Man's bam. There are plenty of
rats in there, und there Is also a big
i:iil of black paint, and that Is where
we put It over Mr. Stoat and family."
.lust what happened Inside the burn
Mr. Fox and bis friends never knew.
Hut Alien the Stoat family came out
tiny could be plainly seen against the
white snow, for every one of that fam
ily was black.
Whether the farmer tracked them
by the paint or whether they felt so
itisgraced by having their One white
coats spoiled Mr. Fox and his friends
never knew ; but they disappeared
from around those parts and the funn
yunl was not so curefully guarded
after that.
The Right Thing
at the Right Time
Powerful indeed Is the empire of hnblt.
I'ulillua syrua.
TU) SAY that the well-bred person
might be unfair. But It Is a fact the
well-bred person shows his consider
ation for others In his artlons, and
the person who comes Into the station
behind time, pushes by other people,
runs Into them with his traveling bag,
summons a porter curtly and tries to
push ahead of others at the ticket
window, Is acting In an Inconsiderate
manner. He Is also making himself
conspicuous, and the well-bred per
son does not attract undue attention
to himself lu public places.
It Is nothing to be ashamed of If one
has traveled but little, and some ex
cellent folk have perhaps never been
In a railroad train more than once or
twice In their lives. Still It Is hut
natural that we should all want to
appear to be at ease when we travel,
and not to proclaim by our manners
that we have never been about before.
Your conduct In the railroad station
should therefore be composed and un
ruffled. If you have time to idle
away before train time It is quite all
right to go to the newsstand and pur
chase apaper or magazine and read
It; but there Is no reason why you
should have to invest In chewing gum,
salted nuts and gum drops, weigh
yourself, and have your fortune told
by one of the peniiy-ln-the-slot ma-
tragic fate Is the source of song and
story In the "Idylls of the King." Her
Irish prototype was Elayne or Eileen
O'lirlen, who likewise met with a trag
ic end, taking her own life after being
carried away to Castle Knock by Rog
er Tyrrel, one of the fierce Anglo
Normans. Tennyson's description of Elaine 4s
Where could be found face daJntlerT Than
her shape,
From forehead down te foot perfect
again From foot to forehead exquisitely turned.
Fair she was, my kins,
Pure, as you ever wlah your knlKhts to be
To doubt her fairness were to want an
To doubt her pureneas were to want a
Elaine's tallsmanlc gem la the pearl,
giver of charm and love and purity
Bttlng Jewel for so loyely a name. The
lily la her flower, a fact which Tenny
son uses with such touching pathos In
describing the funeral bier of the dead
Elaine. Monday Is her. lucky day and
2 her lucky number.
. Aeetlo Acid From Coconuts,
Acetic acid Is being manufactured
from coconut shells In Ceylon.
Mrs. Lydig Hoyt
Mrs. Lydlg Hoyt, formerly Mist
Julia Robbins, the famous New York
iciety btcuty, ii one of the lae:t
arrivals In "movie" starland. She has
consented to co-star with Norma Tab
madge. Mrs. Hoyt has long been In
terested In affairs dramatic and has
played leads.
Cy John Kendrick Bangs.
TrOFVK slipped a colt? Well,
V never nuii'l. old cluip.
All life i chHni-ey, and the sad
Cornea unto all. Kememher In your
That he who fall ran always rise
And though today be lust tomor
row's sun
llol.ln fcrth new goals remaining
to tu won.
chines, pace buck and forth In the stn-
tlon, delve In your traveling bag to see
whether you remembered to bring j
your slippers, or ask the station at
tendants Innumerable unnecessary
questions about why the train is late.
If ynti have been unable to get any
lunch nnd really feel the need of
nourishment, then yon may he excused
for eating a little milk chocolate while
you wait, but remember that well-bred
people do not eat In any public places
save restaurants und other places, es
pecially Intended for that.
And the consensus of opinion seems
to be that the very well-bred people
do not kiss In the station. At any
rate, they do It without attracting any
undue attention,' and save such signs
of devotion till they have reached
home. To be sure, when we travel In
continental Europe we see much kiss
ing and embracing In the railroad sta
tions fathers embracing their grown
sons and brothers with tears In their
eyes kissing brothers, though they
may not have been separated for
many weeks. But we Anglo-Saxons
avoid such overdemonstrntlveness nnd
the 'American way as well as the Brit
ish way Is to reveal as little as pos
sible of our own personal affairs to
others in the railway station. We
can excuse the woman who weeps
audibly In the station when she sees
her dear ones departing If she Is old
or very much overwrought, but the
young womaq should do her utmosf
to nvold such demonstration of her
feelings In the station. It makes It
very much harder for those who
leave her. and sometimes Is painfully
embarrassing. (Copyright.)
' o
A director, who has a reputation
for being rather harsh and overbear
ing In his methods was giving his
tomlini? noin fl toniruo lashing that
falrJy turned the atmosphere blue.
Through It all, however, the victim
leaned gracefully ugulnst the wuu uu
smiled happily.
"Wh.il the deuce are you grinning
about?" harked the director. "Vo i"
like to be cursed?"
"Whv ves. I rather enjoy It,
chuckled the actor. "It reculls the
gcod old days, you know, when 1
nl.iv.Ml fiwle Tom anil was beaten
to death every night by Simon Le
gree.." Film Fun.
first Miinauer I'm fed UD with
these movie stars. Young Cecil Le-
grand Is Just the limit.
Second Manager What's the mat
ter now?
First Manager He WMits me to put
on u play he's written In which he's
reutured as a heavyweight cham
pion In the first part and a win
ning Jockey In the second. r llin
Papn Spider Hey son, run out
and catch a few more fireflies, the
light Is getting low.
Here, young man, is a simple plan,
Uo to It;
If it Is un-American,
lion't do tt!
Strange Passing Strange 1
The city visitor was consulting the
oldest inhabitant. "How many peo
ple In this town now?'' he usked.
"Twenty-five, sis."
"How ninny did you have last year?'
"Twenty-live, sir."
"That's strange. Aren't there any
babies ever bom In tills town?"
"Yes, sir. Hut most every time a
baby is born, somebody leaves town."
Anticipating an Order.
"Why did you throw those two
pieces of toast oyt there on the
grass?" asked the fat restaurateur.
"I wanted to see If a couple of
quail would come around and lay dowu
on 'em, sir," replied the while-capped
All Serene.
"I notice they're on very peaceful
terms with their uext-door neighbors."
"Yes; the two families don't speak
to each other." New York Sun.
Monk Bay, old cha,p, what are
ou behind the bars for? x
In Botany.
"Of what are you afraid, my chlldf
Inquired the kindly teacher.
"Oh. sir, the (lowers! They are wild!"
Replied the timid creature.
Her Night
Mr. Styles Where In the world
have you been, dear. In all this rulu?
Mrs. Styles Dowu to Sirs. Jlyie's
playing bridge.
"But It's an awful night to be out."
"Hut I wasn't out tonight, dear 1
tuuusgcd to win."
Where Resemblance Stops.
"That Miss Gubblelsb remluds me of
a church bell, ouly she hasn't the sense
ot one."
"What do you mqnn?" . .
"Well, a church bell has an empty
head and a long tongue, but It Is dis
creet enough not to speak until It's
His Views.
"Can the oulja board read the fu
ture?'' j
"Well, I don't know. Sometimes
1 think the future la a blank pttge."
, On Scientific- Basl
"vvny, yon toia me tnur, was a re
ear eh society r
"VVelir ,
"It's a poker club."
Trying to guess what fdrt of hand
the othehr follow holds Is the hardest
kind of research work.M-nnlngham
Age-Herald. 1 1
His Mistake. T
Tom I tried to open L neat
her, but she stopped m fnldly.
Ned No wonder; she'-! J ant-vlvr
sectlonlst. Boston Trat lip(t
1 -LS I
(Conducted by Katlonal Council .v..
. y.,ica.)
Lome W. Burcluy, director of the
national council, department of Kdu.
cation, Boy Scouts of America, has
again been loaned for the summer to
the American committee for devastated
France of which Miss Anne Morgan
Is chairman. Mr. Barclay sailed for
France In May and will there, direct
five scout camps. This work Is' psov
lug a notable contribution to the up
building of war-strlckcn France. As
Mr. Burcluy said In his recent report:
"These boys lived In ruined homes;
they have been out of school for Ave
years; there Is no place for them to
find companionship In their villages
unless they go to the wine shops.
They have suffered so much that they
are undeveloped physically and mental
ly, yet they crave good wholesome edu
cation and recreutlon. They only ask
the chance to grow Into manhood with
all the best scout Ideals of courage,
self-denial, honesty and endurance."
Many boy scout troops In the Uni
ted States have contributed $U5 each,
which means that each troop will have
as Its guest nt one of the camps, a
French hoy, who will not only gain
Immeasurably himself by the experi
ence, but who will also go home car
rying the message of scouting with
him to reach other boys ami the com
munity. lJH e5
Lome W. Barclay.
This Is what a French boy scout
wrote lust summer from the camp at
Compiegne : '
"Whut I am lenrning is worth the
sacrifice you made In letting me go
from the work In the field- I will
work all the harder when I go home
but I must make a scout of every boy
In our village too.
"And they must know that It Is
American scouts thst have niude this
possible. Vive la France and vlve L'
Amerlquel We never salute our flag
without seeing In Imagination the stars
and stripes of another flag floating
beside our own!"
As soon as President Harding ap
pointed May 22 to 28 as Forest Pres
ervation week, tke Boy Scouts of
America Immediately offered their
services In promotion of the cause to
which they have all along been defi
nitely committed. When the secre
tary of agriculture wrote requesting
the co-operation of the organisation
the national council, through Its chief
scout executive, gladly accepted the
task and urged its scout leaders all
over the country to get busy at once.
The plan Is to have every scout troop
promise to plant trees and care for
them, as many have been doing for
some years past, to spread forest fire
prevention propaganda throughout the
country and get as many peoP' pos
sible in and out of the scout move
ment actively enlisted In this Impor
tant cause.
Two parties of boy scouts of San
Jose, California, went camping, one
to the top of Mount Hamilton, the
other to the hlgbent point In the
Santa Crux mountains. When darkness
fell, communication was established
between the two camps by means of
flash signaling apparatus, designed and
built by members of Troop 4. Tlie
distance covered was only a little
short of fli'ij miles and both stations
were above the clouds at tlie time
when the message was Interchanged.
Our ancestors, the pioneers ot thn
country, planted forest or shade trees,
when there was scarcely an argument
for their planting when they were
hemmed In and surrounded by virgin!
forests. Today we are enjoying the)
fruits of their devotion, wisdom andj
forethought ShaUl we do less wbeji
there Is se much more need for tine
rising generations and tor those yet
unborn r-Amcrican j Forestry Magf
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