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(Copy lor ThlJ Department Supplied th American Lejflun Nwi flervlct.) FUNDS PROBE IS DEMANDED 1 Mix. Million 1. Stephens, nauglucr or hue .V It. Ucnni oi Chiingo urn! heiress to $H)(Hxmkk who hus ut liiurrletl AnusliiMu Vonslutsky, a Itussiun laborer In the Baldwin Locomotive works. '.'The Capitol In Well ington ns It appeared after the recent heavy snowfall. U-Interlor of Kii'ckorbockor theater, Washington, after the roof collapsed, killing nearly u hundred persons. NEWS REVIEW OF CURRENTEVENTS Settlement of Shantung Contro versy Announced to the Arms Conference. NAVAL TREATY IS APPROVED Agreements on Poison Gat, Subma rine and Chinese Questions Also Indorsed Senate Passes Foreign Debt Refunding Bill Senator Kenyon Is Made Federal Circuit Judge. By EDWARD VV. PICKARD SECKETAHY of State Unties ami Arthur J. Balfour accomplished a grout feat of real diplomacy last week when they succeeded in persuading China and Japan to accept the compro mise arrntiKfiiieiit by which the long standing and troublesome Shantung controversy Is brought to an end. The settlement was announced m Wednes day to the fifth plenary session of the conference, and both the .statesmen voiced their personal rejoicing over it because it was their own plan. .Mr. Hal four went further and told something that urotised the conferees to cheers. He said that (ireat Itritaln had decid ed to enter at once Into negotiations for the restoration to China of the ter ritory of Welllnl-U'ei, which it has held under lease since the time when Husslu seized Tort Arthur. Thus China will get hack sovereignty over her most ancient and most thlekly-popu-luted province in Its entirety. In nil major details the agreement between Japan and I 'hlnii Is ns was told in these columns a week ago. Japan it to get out of Tsiugtao and the salt fields within six mouths, and Is to give up the Tslngtao-Tsiuanfu railway wlth iu nine months. The one discordant note in Washing ton was sounded by Ma Soo. represent ative of tin' Clinton government. Hi' asserted the 1'li'nese people would not recognize the treaty agreed upon in the conference. Mr. Hughes presented to the con ference the compleled draft of the naval limitation treaty with the agroo- inent on Pucltic fortifications, ami it was formally adopted. No material change In the treaty as already de tailed had been made, and t lie Pacific agreement also stands In the main as formerly described. According to the fortifications clause the status quo must be maintained by America In the Philippine and Aleutian Islands; by Great Britain In Hongkong and the Pacific Islands east of 110 degrees east longitude; by Japan In the Kurtle, Bon in and Loochoo Islands, Ainaml Oshlma, Formosa and the Pescadores. In presenting the five-power naval pact. Mr. Hughes said: "This treaty absolutely ends the race In competition of naval armaments. At the same time It leaves the secur ity of nations unimpaired. It Is signif icant of far more also, because here we are talking of arms In the language of peace and have taken the greatest forward step to establish the reign of peace." Albert Sarraut, head of the French delegation, took the opportunity aga.n to correct misapprehensions concern ing his country's naval pulley. He said France had appealed for only what she must have to defend her self, nod added : "The camouflaged ghost of Imperialistic France which German propaganda parades about the universe may still deceive a few art less minds, but It wilt soon evoke noth ing but smiles." Ellhu Koot presented for approval to five power treaty outlawing poison gas and the use of the submarine against merchant shipping. He ex plained that It does not undertake to codify International law In regard to visit end search, but to state the most Important provisions which already are part of the law of nations. . "It does undertake," said Mr. Hoot, "to stop the violation of these rules and the doing to death of women and children and other noncombatants by declaring the wanton destruction of merchant vessels carrying passengers to be a violation of the laws of war and an act of piracy. This treaty will be supported by the greatest power known to history. It crystallizes In simple and concrete terms the opinion of the civilized world that already ex Ists In order that hereafter no nation shall dare to do what was done when tlio women unil children of the Lusl taulii went to their dentil by wanton murder on the high seas," In ipletlng n wonderful day' work, tlie conference gave Its approval to resolutions relating to China, to be embodied In treaties. Including declu ration of Hie open door, publication of existing treaties, agreements and commitment with China, radio estab lishments In China, Chinese railways. withdrawal of foreign postollices, with' drawal of foreign troops from Chl liese territory, and reduction of Chi liese iniiilnry forces In the Interest of economy anil internal tranquillity These treaties, not yet drafted, are to be reported to the next plenary ses sion of the conference, which tirob ably will be Its last. The question of reducing their land forces by one-half was presented to the governments of two nations, My otic It was rejected, ami the same ac Hon Is expected In the other case. To the central executive committee of the Russian soviet government, Lenin proposed that the Russian army bo cut in half, with a view to meeting the wishes of the Cnlteil States. Leon Trotzky spoke In opposition and the commlti co rejected the plan. In the Japanese diet the Kokuinlhto party brought forward the same proposi tion. The war ollice opisised It, hav ing a plan of Its own which contem plates reductions In personnel and the strengthening of armaments ami equip ment. The minister of wur says the Idea of halving the army is prepos terous, in view of the fact that the Russian army Is still u million strong and can be transported easily with the restoration of the Trans-Siberian railway. It wits considered that political reasons would prevent the adoption of the Kokuniinto resolu- tfoll. WITH the exception of the I'nited States all the nations asked to par ticipate In the Holloa conference In March have accepted the Invitation. The French government has announced that It will be represented, because It feels llsclf bound by the action of former Premier I'rland at the Cannes meeting of the supreme coun cil. Premier I'olncare Is devoting much attention to the (ieruian repnra tlous problem ami has asked the other allied governments to state their views as to the procedure that should He adopted In regard to the latest pro. posals made by Germany. He Intl. mates that France prefers to leave the whole matter In the hands of the reparations commission, as the treaty of Versailles provides. Lenin lias sent word to Italy that he personally will bead the Russian delegation in Genoa. THE senate of the United States passed the bill for refunding the for eign debt Into securities maturing In not more than 25 years. The vote was 3!) to 25, three Republicans Borah, La Follette and Norrls Join ing the Democratic opposition. The measure Is virtually as the administra tion recommended, though it was said President Harding didn't like some of Its provisions. Senator Simmons of Xortli Carolina offered an amend ment providing for the use of the In terest on the allied loans to pay a soldiers' bonus, and Senator Jones of New Mexico offered another providing for the payment of the bonus directly out of the treasury. Both were de feated, Senator McOuinber stating a bill was now being prepared that would give adjusted compensation to the former service men. Senator Borah denounced the bill as a scheme whose ultimate purpose was the can cellation of the entire foreign debt. tnral bloc. Mr. Kenyon himself issued this statement ; "The President lias known since our service together In the senate that po litical life did not appeal to me and Hint my ambition was to serve on the federal bench. I am deeply appreci ative of the act of the President in appointing me to this position." In Washington It was believed Rep resentative Burton Sweet of Iowa would succeed Kenyon In the senate. An announced candidate for the place Is 11. o. Weaver, Iowa lawyer ami fanner, president of the American Shorthorn Breeders' association and of the Iowa Agricultural society. XTBARLY one hundred persons per L Ished when the roof of the Knicker bocker inovle theater In Washington I collapsed under Ihe weight of a heavy ' snowfall. Nearly all the victims were j killed Instantly, but one, and perhaps ! the most prominent, survived several i days. This was I-Mward II. Sluiugli- I nessy of Chicago, second assistant j postmaster general. The house Iis- j trlct of Columbia committee has an- ' der consideration a plan to purchase I the site of the theater ami transform j It into a park in which shall be erected a memorial to those who lost their lives In the disaster. Tills terrible accident In the Capital marked the worst storm that the At lantic coast states have experienced In many years. Peep snow, high gales and severe cold almost paralyzed many cities and greatly hampered railway transportation. rT Is probable that before this Is In l the hands of the reader the sue essor to Pope Benedict XV will have been chosen. The sacred college be gan Its conclave In the Vatican on Thursday with 52 cardinals present. Several others were on their way there. In accordance w ith ancient cus tom, the cardinals were cut o!T from communication with the outside world until their task should be completed, and the only sign of their doings was the periodical smoke wreath from the hlniliey of the Slsilne chapel when ach secret ballot was burned. Be fore the voting began both the Italian mil French governments hail denied having anv favorite candidate. It was thought the successful cardinal would be one who would moderately con tinue the policies of Benedict, and many believed (iasparrl hud the best hnnce. Lorillard Spencer, New York, Repre senting Legion, Asks for Inves tigation of Distribution. Charges that money collected by radical organisations for soviet relief were being divert ed Into propagan da were made In a meeting of the National Civic I'tjileratlon, New York city, by Lorillard Spencer, Now York, repre senting the Amer ican Legion, who has culled for a icrnl Investiga tion of relief fund distribution. the Sacco-Viinzettl case to Illustrate haw propagandizing machinery Is being i:oeedod up, and his resoluilon mentioned the springing tip of "numerous organizations now en gaged in raising funds represented to be for Russian relief." Although the activities of the Inde pendent relief organizations were up for attack, speaker wore careful to emphasize the need of relief In Russia as distributed by the American relief iiilmiiilstralioti. Spencer cited JOSS go to ex-service men British Legion Secures Promise From Government to Give Employment to Former Soldiers, The British Legion, formed from three veteran organizations with con stitution mid by-laws modeled after the American Legion, lias secured a promise from the English government that In public works tor the benefit of tlie unemployed 75 per cent of the Jobs shall be given ex-service men. With King George's approvul, the Legion works through Britain's con sulates and all employers showing a preference for ex-service men are per mitted a .special seal and their names are inscribed on the King's Roll. The British Legion, sponsored by Field Marshal llalg, came into being iu July, 11)10. It has l.IHH) posts and membership running Into millions, Is lioiisectarinn, noiipolltlcul and one of Its ideals Is fie sanctifying "of our comradeship by devotion to mutual service and helpfulness." It is pre paring to send unemployed ex-service men to British Columbia and Austra lia, where they will be welcomed. The ultimate goal of Ihe Legion," suys Lord llalg, "must bo the uplift ing of the whole empire, the creating of u happier and more Godfearing community." BOY IMPROVED UNIFORM INTERNATIONAL ,, , " 'l SundavSehool TO AID THE EX-SERVICE MEN THE LIVE WIRE SECRETARY Miss Coletta Bartholemy, Official of the Oregon Auxiliary, Knows H5w to Get Results, I Live wire ncMhods at entertain. nicnts. hospital visits, bazaars and dunces won for Miss Coletta i'ar tholemy the elec tion as executive secretary of the American Legion auxiliary la Ore zon. That Miss Bartholemy fills the bill is the consensus of opin ion in Oregon. She Is reported as being i tlie of the most execu tive of secretaries and nt the same time one of the most secretarial of ex ecutives that hits ever Joined the aux iliary. Vnder her capiibl" manage ment the organization is making huge strides nnil Is repotting progress In every department. PRESIDENT Harding and Senator Kenyon together furnished the coun try with a great surprise last week. Te President nominated the Iowa statesman to be Judge of the United States Circuit court, Eighth circuit, and Mr. Kenyon at once announced his ac ceptance. The senate was astonished, but did not hcstltate to confirm the nomination. Democratic lenders ex pressed the belief that the President of one of the chiefs of the agrtcul- B' F.CAl'SE the Italian government saw fit to recognize the death of tlie lute pope the opposition element were enabled to get together, and on Thurs day Premier Bcnoml and his cabinet announced their resignation. They had retained the support of only the Catholic party and a small group of reform Socialists. SECRETARY of War Weeks submit ted to congress Henry Ford's offer for the government projects at Muscle Shoals. Ala., "for such action as cou gress may deem appropriate." Mr. Weeks did not advise either accept ance or rejection, but he said if th(t proposal were accepted "the govern ment must make new appropriations amounting to $40,0(10,000 to $50,000, 000, of which Mr. Ford will have the benefit for approximately 100 years at 4 per cent." In the event the offer be rejected, the secretary gave It as his "opinion that dam No. 2 (Wilson dam) should be completed by the government and that the power requirements for com merclal purposes, the benefits to navl gatlon, as well as the possible needs of the government would warrant this expenditure." "IOAL operators last week declared v- there must be a radical reduction in the wage scale, which expires March 31. Mine union and railroad union leaders laid plans for co-operative ac. tion to prevent a lowering of miners' wages. Consequently a strike seems Inevitable, and the national govern ment, through' Attorney General Dougherty, began planning to meet the crisis. What steps Mr. Dougherty contemplates Is not known, but In dis cussing the matter, he pledge1 support of unions as long as they are lawfully conducted, but questioned their right to Impose the closed-shop principle. An Important feature of the contro versy Is the proposal of the operators to abolish the cbeck-off system, under which union dues are deducted from miners' pay. Totally Obscured. A certain callow Chicago swain had an amazingly largo mouth which he contorted into an nil pervading smile .'.hen ho wished to make a good Im pression. His sweetie had persuaded liiiii to "ak father," and the youth was determined to show himself to good advantage. "Mister Jones." be begun, stretch lag bis principal feature to the utmost j geniality. "1 have come to ask for the hand of your daughter. I" "Just a moment, young man," Inter rupted the old gentleman mildly; "would you mind closing your month for a moment till I see who you are?" American Legion Weekly. Henry Opdycke'a Job Is to Speed Up Veteran's Bureau Work in Second District. Lubricating (lie machinery now In motion for tlie cure of veterans in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, Is the task as signed to Henry G. Opdycke. Ills Job will lie to speed up the work of the I' u 1 1 e d Wales' Veterans' bureau In tlie sec ond district, where he has been ap pointed iminagor, ' Service for I ho ex-service iniiu" is the policy an nounced by Opdycke, who since the war has been active in the Broadway post of the American Legion. In his plan to rehabilitate the soldier he alnn bring tlio school work directly tin der government supervision so that exploitation of veterans, through con tract schools, will be impossible. The new appointee Is a veteran of two wars. (Conducted by National Council of tht Bojr Scout! of America ) PATROL UNIT IN SCOUTING So frequently It Is stated by scout executives in reply to the question why more churches in tlie community do not have Boy scout troops, that many of the churches are too small to have a troop, writes Johu M. Gore, Scout Executive, Knoxvllle. Tonn. They haven't enough boys of scout age. Is not such a reply based upon the con. ceptloti of a troop of from i!4 to 32 boys? True, there are many of the smaller churches which find It liurd to tnusier that many boys above twelve years of age, and because of tills some scout leaders consider such a church as lacking the opportunity for troop organization, many suggest Lesson (By RliV. t, U. Fl'mVATtiK, D. D Teacher of Knglish lilble In Hie Hood; ntble Institute of Chicago.) Copyright, 19S1, Wnurn Newspaper Unloa LESSON FOR FEBRUARY 12 ELISHA AND THE SHUNAMMITB WOMAN LESSON TEXT IIKlngs 4:8-37. UOUJEN TKXT-Verlly. verily. I sav unto you, the hour Is coming, and now is, when the dead shall heur tlm voice of tin Boa of Clod; and they that hear shall live. lolin 5:26. REFERENCE MATERIAL John 11: l-4. 1'RIMARV TOPIC - Elishs. Brines Roy lo Life. JUNIOR TOPIC-How Ellens Brought a Roy to Life. INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR TOPIC -Kilxlia Helping In a Home. YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULT TOPIC -Our Ministry of Comfort and Help. 1. The Shunammita's Hospitality to Elisha (vv. 8-11). 1. Its occasion (v, 8). A wealthy woman of Khunoni, observing that LIKED IN ROLE OF "VICTORY" Marjorie Rambeati Stars at Ball Given by the Legion at Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Marjorie Knmbenu knows what It means to be victorious. She won a victory In "Eyes of Youth" and In Daddy's Gona a- Iluntln'" mid in countless other plays. For those and other good reasons she was chosen to play the r t of Victory herself nt tlie vic tory bull given by the A in e r I c a n Legion at the Will- "S. One Way Round. A Washington butcher one day de livered a pulr of chickens to a tender hearted housewife. She shuddered when she saw them. "I should think," she said, "you would never have the heart to chop the heads off these innocent chickens.' "Ma'am," replied the butcher, " haven't. That was one of the great problems of life, until I discovered a way nut of It. Since then 1 haven't had a qualm of conscience." "How In tlie world do you do It Y' "I don't chop the beads off the chickens any more. I chop the chick ens off the heads." American Legion Weekly. ARRANGE TO VIEW ECLIPSE American Astronomers Will Go to Australia to Take Observations, It It Announced. Berkeley, ' Cal. Astronomical ob servations to test the validity of the Einstein theory of relativity are to be undertaken by an expedition which ,the I'nlvc.-slty of California here la to send to Australia during the total eclipse of the sun, September 21, 1922. Several astronomers from Lick ob- servafory, which is conducted by the university on Mount Hamilton, near San Jose, Cal., will make tlie trip. Dr. W. W. Campbell, who Is the direc tor of the observatory, will be active head of the party. Prof. It. J. Trumpler, assistant as tronomer at the observatory, will leave here March 81 for Australia. Doctor Campbell and the .other members of the expedition wilt tail July 18. This, It Js believed, will be the only Ameri can expedition sent to observe the ecupse. The path of the eclipse will' ex tend from Ahyslnnla over the Maldlve peninsula. Christmas Islands and ever northwestern Australia, along "Ninety Mile Beach." The California expe dition will be located on the beach. A British expedition will leave early next month for the Christmas Islands to observe the eclipse. As the weather on "Ninety Mile Beach" Is expected to be .;Uar In September, highly Important nclentlflc results are expected, Doctor omnbell I aald recently. So Sorry to Trouble. A woman in an Ohio hotel came down to the ofhVe one evening and asked if she could get a glass of water. The clerk agreeably obliged and she disappeared with it, returning quickly for another. "I'm so sorry to trouble you," she snld. The clerk assured her that it was no trouble but when she returned for a third glass and then a fourth he became curious and asked her what she wnnted with so much water. "I know you'll Just scream when I tell you," she said, "but I'm trying to put out a fire in my room." American Legion Weekly. Marshal Foch's Advice. "The way lo move forward la by patience, by earnest endeavor, by diligent study, by tireless work," says Marshal Koch, who did a fair share of moving forward during the war. "Plan your battle of life In advance. Mup out every detail of what you want lo' accomplish, and then follow out your program." The Marshal gives his formula for success In two sen tences: "He who hesltntes la lost. He who movts forward wins." News 8csrce. Under the severe administration of the American forces In Cohlenz, Ger many, news Is so scarce that au as piring, desperate reporter of the A m a roc News- -the army paper offered the following: "There are two local firemen without a single whisker, one chimneysweep has no silk hat. there are four revolving doors and jilne elevators In town, the) first thing io turn green In the spring Is German Jewelry, and only one local taxi bas speaking tubt that works." ' dorf Astoria hotel, New York. None of the ninny social leaders und stage stars who appeared there In the historical pageant had a more agreeuble part to play than Miss Ilauibeau. and persons attending tlie ball noticed that her "eyes of youth" i ""Kizc Its work, to f mphnslge Its pro gram, to humanize It" objectives, to de clare Its Importance. The patrol is the real unit of Rcout Ing. It brings the program of scout Ing close to the boy. As go the pa trols so goes scouting. May we Im prove the quality of their program, were particularly bright and victori ous on that occasion. Carrying On With the American Legion The town of St. Charles, Minn., has received a fully equipped rest room from the Woman's Auxiliary of tlie American Legion. A lyceuni course unexcelled In any city of lis size Is being presented to tlie city of Christopher, III., by the local post of the American Legion. ! Soon Austria plans to abandon her paid professional army, substituting a paid militia with a six months' train ing period for a limited number of recruits. Oklahoma la planning the erection of a half million dollar triumphal arch, in Oklahoma City, in honor of the 1.000 ex-service men of that city who died In the World war. e Secretary of War Weeks has ap proved a new style cap for army of ficers. It la called the ''Pershing cap," and differs only In that the visor la longer and at a sharper angle. The top la an Inch broader and slightly higher. ' ' 'A survey conducted by the I?. 8 Veterans' bureau at the State hospl tal for criminal Insane, Dannemora, N. Y., revealed 48 ex-servlce men held In confinement for crimes ranging from simple assault to manslaughter. All such men will be examined and If their disability Is found to e a re sult of their war service they will benefit by the relief provided by the government for disabled soldiers, tlie bureau announces. e Albert E. Scott, a former newsboy of Brookline. Mass., has a bronxe (ablet to Ills memory In that city. It Is thought that he Is the youngest of the Ameri can soldier dead. The American Le gion took part In the unveiling cere mony. , Inquiring Into the cases of 12,000 men, Dr. Frank Christian, superintend ent of Kltnlra (N. Y.) reformatory, declared that fully TO per cent of con victed ex-aervlca men are "mentally and physlcttlly below the standard oj military service." Ing thai several such churches combine l;"l,lm l"l,s(,d --iitlmial1; hy her house in bis journeys, was moved with com passion toward him. She determined according to her ability to supply ids needs. Its nature (vv. 8-11). "She constrained lilui to eat bread" (vv. 8,- 9). , As a result of her earnest en treaty, as often as he passed by her house he turned In to eat bread. She received n prophet In, the name of a prophet. (2) She tilted up a room for him (vv. 10, 11). She equipped I his room' with tlie necessary, furniture to make It comfortable for tlie prophet a lied, chulr, table and candle. When ever he saw lit to occupy this room it was at Ida disposal. II. Elisha Endeavors to Repay Htr Kindness (vv. 1217). 1. lie offers to usk a favor from the, king or liend of Ihe army (v. I'd). Tills offer Miipllcs that L'lishu bud Influence , at the royal court. The woman's re ' ply shows her truly to be a great woman, she did not desire to change the calm and (pilot of her home for a place even lu Ihe royal ctiurt. Her answer also shows that her motive In extending generosity to the prophet was entirely linsolllsh, purely bvcuuse he was God's prophet. 2. L'lishu announces the giving of a son to her (vv. Hi, 17). Through inquiry of Geliii,1 It wus discovered that this woman was childless. Su the prophet made known to her tlial In about a year from that time she iiliould experience the Joy of a mother. Ill; The Coming of Sorrow to the GhunammiUCs Horn (vv. 1S-21). The child which brought Joy to her home was suddenly taken away, How many homes are like this! Scarce ly do we befcln to enjoy life until death enters and snatches away some loved one. The cause of his death was probably sunstroke, for tlie heat ot the sun at harvest time In this country is very Intense. When tlie boy cone plained of his head, the father senl him homo to bis mother. By noou the child died and the mother luid blni upon the bed of the man of God. 1'a It h prompted her to do this. She did not make preparation for burial, but for restoration to life (Hob. 11:115). t IV. The Mother Goes to Elisha (vv. 22-28). When one Is In trouble or sorrovi the best place to go Is to the man ot (toil who is able to give counsel and comfort. Happy Is tlie one who in tin! days of prosperity und sunshine ha so related himself to God Tmd Hit prophets Hint be can have help und sympathy lu time of trouble. 1. She took hold of Ellshu's feet (v. 27). This was the eastern Way ot enforcing a petition. She passed bj Gihnzl. She would not be content with the servant when the muster could bt reached. 2. She chlded the propliet (v. 28). "Did I desire a son?" This Impllei that It would have been better not t have had a child than to have losl him so soon. V. The Child Restored (vv. 20-37) 1, Gehazl'8 fruitless errand (vv. 20. 81). He hurried away and plnced tlx prophet's staff upon the child's face but it did not revive. Perhaps tin fault lay In Gcluizl his lack of faith The woman seemed to perceive Ids lack; she would not trust lilm. Six would not go until Elisha was will, ing to go along. Ths fruitless errand of Gehazi shows the worthlessness ol the forma of religion when used bj those who have no faith In them. 2. EUsha'a efficient service (vv. 32 37). ' He went to the house whert the dead child .was. (1) He prayed (v. 33). He knew that no one but God could help, so be cloed the door, shutting all others out. Our aervloi to men should be preceded by prayer (2) He stretched himself upon tin and form a troop. The Inner plan, however, seldom works out satis factorily because the troop lacks tlie Identity It should have iu the church of which the boy Is a member or with which he Is Idenfifleil. The error In assuming that the church which cannot supply a suf ficient number of boys to make up a full troop cannot organize for scout ing Is due In part nt least to n failure to emphasize the patrol as the real unit of organization. A patrol of eight constitutes a large enough group to provide excellent opportunity for good scouting. In fact, tlie smaller number has particular advantages. There Is more likelihood of success In securing a leader and more chances of nn elll clout program. There are men will ing and competent to lend eight boys who are not willing unit who are not competent to handle a larger number. With this point of view can there not bn organized groups of hoys In ninny churches where they are not now or ganized and where It has boon thought Impossible to organize llieni? This lends us to declare that In other ways the pnOol has not been adequately emphasized. A troop is tin stronger than the patrols which compose It. The pi.trols offer excel lent opportunities for grading within the ttoops. They afford the maximum op portunity for developing older boy kadorship. The patrol lender Is a very Important factor In the manage ment of a troop. We should be more concerned with his selection and pro vide special opportunities for Ids train ing. They are, as a rule, older boys. The cultivation end utilization of the patrol loader constitutes one of our largest opportunities for holding the older boy. The real appeal to the older boy Is not along the line of sel fishness through .the proffer of priv ileges, hut through the appeal to serv ice. He Is impressed by being given responsibilities. He lovps to be a load er. Patrol tenders' conferences, patrol loaders' training courses, organization of prospective patrol leaders should re ceive much greater attention than tl.ey now receive. Here Is a way. nt least In part, to moot the older boy problem. And further, has enough attention boon given to the actual program of the patrols? Here Is where we may learn much from our English scout friends. Baden-Powell is always re ferring to tlie patrol, Its leadership and program. He seeks constantly to eu- VARIOUS GOODS TURNS Here are a few good turns reported from dlffe.-ent sources all over the country: "Shovelled snow from the school house three times; took two blind ludles to doctor three times a week and supplied crippled boy with scout literature; found lost child; cleaned town of Mexican sandburrs; provided scout uniform for boy who bad to give all his own earnings to support of mother and little sister; cleaned alleys, built sidewalks, re moved debris after Are, dug ditches for draining, gave wood to poor widow." ANNIVERSARY PLANS STARTING Plans are going forward among local councils for the observance of the twelfth scout 'birthday, which will occur the week of February 8 to the 14. Various rallies and mass meetings will take place In Ihe different scout centers throughout the country. a Legion troop The Bayslde (L. I.) post I organls Ing a troop of hoy scouts to be known aa the Legion Troop. David G. Hen derson will act as scoutmaster and Otto Holmgren aa assistant. HONOR DEAD IN BELLEAU WOOD Boy scouts of Chateau Thierry formed a guard of honor while achool girls from Belleau' placed wreaths on the graves of tha American unidenti fied dead Christmas da). LEARN MAP DRAWIN0 Boy acouta of Mason City, la., are studying map making, under the au pervlston of 8cout Executive, U IL Vernon. Their initial lesson waa an outdoor trip, practicing the atudy of contour Una and aca'les. ( ROTARY LENDS A HAND At Birmingham, Ala., Rotary club has pledged Itself to raise $20,000 for the boy scout and boys' club work for 1022t child (v. 34)k He brought his warn body Into touch with the cold body of the child. God blesses and aavei through the warm touch of those win are In touch with Him. After we praj wa should get Into actual touch wltr. those dead In trespasses and sin. God'i method of saving the world lk(througb the ministry of saved men and women. i . Daniel Prophesies the Messiah. And w hilst I was speaking, the roan Gabriel whom I had seen In the vision In the beginning touched me. And he Informed me, and talked to me. Know, therefore and understand that from the going forth of the command nient to restore and to build Jerusa lem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and three score and two weeks. Danle! 0:20-25, Sunday Observance. Ceasing from labor, as labor, Is no the point of Sunday observance; It ll ceasing from the labor of the world, to labor for God, to do His work, which Is the highest labor, and tlx hardest labor; giving Gcd a title o the week, the first fruits of our time as a mark of the respect and al legiance which wf owe to Him. W C. E. Newbult. 'XL