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r-'vr. uzno:i ... .A r4er ttaaat e vlXroaa WlraBcfext ' t AaASt BsTata oC t inTsltfiwM Irs rartsPAi, jilt 8, im tV?e " '. mm m - . i. beaeetafttf H ke eeaSeotet M ea iii n l imin, ; eaiieooi e eem ttaa. -lea aa near m ateta In i ill oaanertnao kWM el tin WMjtH wKw." ' The Threatened Food Shortage. ... Prediction of a food crts:s in the cities of he United States next winter art being mad . a various quarters. It Is pointed out that "jert t a 80 per cent labor shortage on the JOt a4 that acreage of cultivated cropa as ! i asjjli..hes fallen to 78 per cent ot normal. HI meJce matters worse much of the fruit and Hi irctjttablea grown for canning and preserving i rill spoil. It la said, because of want ot facili- X 'eeulbr-taklne- ears of them. ' Canners have been handicapped by short ja ot cans due first to tbe steel strike and iter to interference with movement of freight y JlOto troubles of the railroads. Where eu hj used In the processes lack of asupply :M Wet a factor, and whera there is enough is 'cost will be an element in determining ;rljei when the products And their war to isfket tin fact exorbitant quotations on aasied andi preserved foods of all kinds are etg forecast, apparently with plenty of facts it basts. The continued upward tendency ot 'sot eosttis sot reassuring. Being warned , In time of an impending jearetty" housewives in many cases can pro ecf their ' families by putting up fruit and 'scalar this summer to the limit ot .their eflhles. That will save some of the prod lct that otherwise might go to waste, and he leas waste the less want there will be. jtrgef family supplies will tend to reduce the imnmerclal demand and help to hold prices . Bown. ' Secretary Meredith oMhe department of agriculture is among. those who see serious Hanger In the decreasing production of food and heia doing what ha can to make the people realise their position and avert actual suffer ing. He has bean getting the attention of big manufacturers and business men all over the country and they are beginning to inquire what tan be done to help the farmer to bring forth from the soil greater yields of foodstuffs. The secretary proposes the following measures tor -C First Help the department of agri culture. Congress curtailed our work Jl2,OCO,000 this year, in spite of our sav- '.. inH flmftlintin In mllllrtna In animal dlssVacs, new methods, and research. Second Reduce the .demands for the products of city labor, so the fanner can hflvft thM lahnr Tt la KaMaf a waa. f I old clothes than be short of food next winter or the winter following. TPrfl Help reduce the cost of distri bution. If six ,men out of every ten are busyi distributing what the other four produce then each of the ten can only havefour-tenths of what each produces. This applies to the $110,000,000 people in the United States and it means that it's every, man's business to see that there be no drones In his hive, and that as many as possible be put to producing. - Tbe cities outside the packing centers , U. sk::, ,a tVJ t fcr -fCa fv- tZkt f V m-tX -c aU trrt tr rez4 Ut'z tsf.', . rtm tmrjttixriVMSr Cm , ta fltrt; aOUetavtia efcy C - 5 how ten ta-iixtt poCjt m .Uiakt 4 , i ' Reoovml f traata reatiiabm' itk lUaata except as (a nanUrUls of m antWy Urn wo urpoaew will ba trnmllj aypeered la tbe taltad fitataa.; TbJs ywaraatent nndetiakal no aaraadM'' aad awe easaMrea U to; gafa la wtff b n(lraly by arrtata aotarprise aad at artrate flak. - ' V MatalBf 4s to.aa gained by an effort to weak aa the powar ot Uw aovlat gorarnment by aco noatlo jraaaara, I or It only balsa to arolons a . attaatioa'' ttutt nada tevlatiam aoMibla, There ja avidaaca that Russia is rapidly av( growlng its more radical idea, aboat govarn taaat A vora oaaaarvativa atUtaaa la beiag ahown area by tbe present leaders, who raalia that ao one class can permanently bold abac Jute pewar. As the people ratara to tbe way "of peace and habits of ladaatrjr they may be depended upon to alter their form of govern ment to meat thai. needs.r There la plenty to do to keep them busy vita their own attain for many years. They have abundant resources to develop and much of room for expahslon without encroaching upon tbe territory of other countries. There is reason -to hope that by the time they have developed strength enough to really endanger the general peace their era of fanaticism will have passed and the idea ot reforming the world by conquest will have been given np. in the meantime Russia should', be supplied with all tbe commodities needed for industrial, agricultural and commercial development that it la able to pay for. ' - , . Light Summer Reading. If you have in your house any old news papers, say of the year ,191 or thereabouts, you can make the long hot summer .evenings pleasant for yourself and your family by revel ing in 'the pleasant memoriee any ot thM old papers unfold. On the laat page a grocer advertises, cas ually enough, a sale of 18 pounds ot sugar tor a dollar, and close by is the advertisement of the .clothing merchant who offers $25 suits marked down to $15. And here ia a ahoa man with a July, sale of men's low-cuts for $2.48 a pair, all leather, too. ''Why didn't I think of buying a dozen pairs?" pa will sigh. , "And look at this!" ma will exclaim, snatch ing the sheet out ot his hands. "Here's "a fine gingham dress advertised for $3.50. What do you know about that? Ton couldn't get the same thing for $15 today. v And here arb madras shirts for a dollar each and collars for two for a quarter and socks for 15 cents a pair, - "This is like fiction," muses brother Bill. JTbose were the days!" u ( -xu 3 And yet a survey of the "news columns of these days will disclose the net that even then folks were complaining about the cost of living and governors were asking state legis latures to investigate why prices were going up and housewives -were organising coopera tive purchasing clubs. . People never know when they, are well off. BUkk CAJVC tieirc cicc twH weicnT eiatm. WHO OtSNITKM THC UNLOVCO lM ,OWX TOUB OWH S0XE.w fOar entrv in the Raaltore' CoaUat) That's a deaea of a uaaio aa aai wo ror ria. aad for mater It oouldat be Thara la nothing oc mosic in -ywa xoar wn :-.v:Homa- Oaa cannot write a passu, bat merely a aoaa Aa thara la an unlovely, eacoahoaoua Bote la the nhraae "Own Tour Home," that annexes our aoat. Bat as long as they've started taia . aiwnment -- Wo shall take a few slams at the high aoat of rant . Now, all tbe grammarians meticulous folk! Think the "Own Tour uwn itoma pnrase a. an .of Joke. - . ' K "a man owns his home it is his, fair and mare: Why should one overwork, the word "own," thev declare. Well, that argument seems fairly sound, we conies -But we don't own our home, though It's ours none -the less! So, if our domicile we should purchase, for sooth. We would then "Own Our Own Home." Now ... ain't it the truth? 1 But hold on Just a minute, the plot's growing thick And these two nutty phrases are making us aick. For it teems to be Just aa conclusively shown That if we "Own Our Home" it is ours not - "Our Own" s . . We shan't bother our bead with this thing any more While tbe high cost of living continues to soar Gosh! We cant even purchase a measly pup tent " ' For we DON'T "Own Our Home-r-Our Own , ' Home" We pay rent! j ' Americans would not stand for the law en forced in China prohibiting driving a private automobile between 1 and 5 a. m. except to go for a doctor or to convey a patient to a hos pital. Still, such a regulation would not be so much worse than the nuisance of drivers who burn up the pavement in the early morn ing hours, leaving behind a multitude of out raged citirens, rudely torn from the arms of Morpheus. . . The impression that striking is the one thing longshoremen never tire of is happily proven false by the vote to return to work at Philadelphia at the old scale, which certainly ia adequate for employment of that kind. It a roustabout can't get along on 80 cents an hour with time and a naif for overtime and double time on bolidays most other workers are sadly underpaid. , ' , ; .Very likely the kettle called the pot black because thex were both running for the same office. ".' " . " ; "THE house of every one," says Coke, "is to him aa his castle and fortress, as well for defense against injury and violence, as for bis repose," The "own-your-home-own-your-own-home "argyfiers" may be able to argue both ways from that for, considering the trend the argument has shown, anything will serve as a basis -for proof, pro or con. Our vote, however, goes for "Own Your Home." HOW DO YOU MEAN "BUT"? (Bushnell Corr., Galesburg Rep.-Register). The announcement was made Wed nesday evening of the engagement of Miss Florence Nessel of our city and Harold Brewbaker of the Walnut Grove section. The announcement was made .. at the home of Miss Mary Beatty on Cole street, where a bevy ot very happy high school girls met to relate over some of the never-to-be-forgotten happy hours have been spent by both regular and under graduates, and there was. a. lively time staged In their fun loving way, but there may be some more there ': who will in the near future announce : their passing to happiness and bliss on ' the matrimonial line. "BRIBE INQTJRIY UNDER WAY IN ELr WELL CASE." New York Tribune. Perhaps 'they pronounce it thus in NTawk. "On a Slow Train Through Arkansas." (From an Englishwoman's book, 1858, after a tour through the U. S.) ' We were talking on the peculiarities' , and the amount of tbe breakage power on the American lines as compared with ours, and the interest of the subject made him forget to signal the engine driver to stop at a station. The conver sation concluded, he looked out of the ' window. "Dear me," he said, "we ought to have stopped three miles back. Likely there .was no one to get out" THE senate campaign expenditures inves tigating committee in Chicago brings to light in connection with the Lowden Missouri fund the interesting fact that C. A. Hayes is sec retary ot tbe cash county committee. Not to Mention the Added Fragrance.' (From the Peoria Star). ' Henry Bono htts opened up a new flsh market on the north aide ot -the square. " These business houses add much to the " up-to-dateness of Cuba's business district. "COX and Roosevelt that's catchy, isnt it?" remarked the Democratic p. n. Very. As a Chinaman might Interpret it: "Allee samee catchee hellce!" , FOR Bryan", will soon dig np his burled heart. . R. E. M'O. Bow V Tea raaettoat-t " Ba aa Expert. Many a poor geek thinks ha bat good health as Jong as ha can man ago to worry aloag without the at tandaaea of a regular physician. It he can keep going with the aid of sundry pills, dietary makeshifts and functional props of one kind aad another, be imagine ba la pretty welL From hi point of view a physician is a person to summon when you find yourself irrevocably eick-a-bed and in fear of youilifo. Up to that moment it la lota more amusing to gamble with aach health at you happen to hart. Gambling with your own health and maybe your life, aa the stake ia a most alluring game-r many millions of people play the game, people perhaps well educat ed, too, from the neck up. The average Individual who imagines himself quite well, thank you, cheeks nn about 70 per cent when compared with the normal 100 per cent functional emeieney or real health , by an expert These 70 percenters, many millions of them, or course co not enjoy gooa oeaua ; they enjoy rather a mild state or chronic morbidity. It is difficult to Interest them in the rudiments of health and hygiene, but they are always morbidly interested in tbe symptoms ana : treatment or . the ailments which charlatans wish on them. No one can really enjoy good health unless he haa it health plus, the 100 per cent arti cle. He who has health plus cer tainly gets a lot of fun out of it that tbe 70-percenter misses. Every little bit added to the 70 per cent you already have fortifies you to withstand the exigencies of life and helps you. to come up smiling. Your 70 per cent health cornea to yon by Inheritance, by luck or by legislation. It is the amount ot health vouchsafed to cltisens by the state, if the state really believes public health is purchasable and appropriates the necessary funds to effect the pur chase. But every little ' bit you add to that 70 per cent of health you inherit is an asset, which can't be purchased, something to acquire by personal effort, and not a gift. Most people consider tbe health problem from tbe wrong point of view. They contemplate the' nega tive rather than the positive as pect of the question. Thus an indi- 1 Vvc'Iztjz E-2ic!i'6 Letter vidnal who woald check fcimseltup la likely to begin, aaleaa properly informed by a health expert, oy dragging forth any complaints or morbid symptoms ha can aauator at the moment. By education aad environment he It prompted to in-, quire "How alek I 'am" when by rights he should try to find out "How well I am." " . 1 am a health expert, and I any so without a blashTlt isn't a boast for any ordinarily intelligent lay man may, if ha wishes, become as expert as I on the question ot health. Doctors know a great deal about disease which the laity can not aad need not understand. But what . little doctors know about health is simple enough for any school boy to understand, aad there ia no reason in the world, save in competence on the part of the edu cation authorities, why every school by and school girl should not leave school as well informed on health and now to keep well as a doctor. . " y ." QUESTI0X9 a5 ANSWERS. Sweating Under Anns. ; la it harmful to use anything to diminish sweating in the armpits? II not, wuai is iw ui wi M. H.M. Answer There, is no hygienic oblecUon to stopping perspiration in the armpits. A solution of halt an ounce of aluminum chloride in three ounces of distilled water or boiled rain water may be mopped on and allowed, to dry before dress ing, each alternate day tor three or four times, now and then as need ed. Manv readers complain that druggists do not know what alum inum chloride is. It is a standard chemical obtainable from various remitable manufacturers of chem icals, and any druggist can supply It if he cares to do so. , Dandruff. Can you recommend some non greasy remedy for application to the scalp for the relief ot dandruff? . - 1. K. it. NAnawer Resorcin 1 dram, corro sive sublimate 1 grain, sweet al monj oil from 5 to 60 drops, alco hol (or toilet water) 3 ouncea. (Use more or less almond oil, ac cordina: to dryness or oilinessof the scalp or hair.) This may be rubbed into the scalp once a day, a tew drons being sufficient (Very light hair is sometimes stained yellowish by resorcin.) Hie CaraejU School, Pittsburgh, Pa., July 7. 8ome youngsters go to college to itudy, and some go to have a good time. but there ia a school ia Pittsburgh whera both of these results are. ob tained -literally aa a matter ot course. It Is the school of drama of the Carnegie Institute ot Tech nology. Here a college course is happily combined with the technical train- ins: for the stace. so that the stu dent spenda only halt of hit time poring over tet-booka and the other part in the genuine atmos phere of the theatre, which tbe faculty has somehow managea to transplant, without - change or breakage, from New York, ia oth er words, besides fulfilling the usual requirements of a B. A. de gree in literary and modern lan guage work, and in the historical surveys of civilization and the arts, this course also affords ex tensive training in the direction of personal technic, in dancing, fencr lug, gesture, drawing and model making, and in elocution. While history and French are considered important, the chief work of the student is to take his place in the production of plays in the theatre. This does not neces sarily mean acting, although all on, the whole school rises nobly to the occasion and donates any fur niture which may be needed from any of Its rooms. This system ac counts for the beautiful period chairs la the director's office, which ' ' ia otherwise a barren and almost impoverished room. , . "Yet, I had to have some new 1 chairs," he explained to us whea ' we commented upon the unexpect ed magnificence of these office ap purtenances, "so I thought I would order some that would do for a set They're not quite as comfort- v able for office work, but they look' well in a yellow light" The round table in the next room, about which, in accordance 1 with the tradition of, the theatre, new plays are read. Is also occa- -slonally removed and allowed to occupy the middle ot the stage. Both the stage settings and the cos- -tumes for every pley are planned ' by the students, with the help and supervision of one of the directors. On the mexianlne floor ot the school there Is a large wardrobe filled with singular and astonishing gar- ' mental designed and laboriously stitched together by embryo stars, 1 a few of whom have already start ed their careers on Broadway. The production record ot the school is amazing. During the last What's In a Name? BT MILDRED (Copyrisht. 191B.hr MARSHAU,' tk Wbceler Syndicate, Inc.) Patience. The quaint old-fashioned name of Patience has a doubly worthy significance. Not only does it rep resent an abstract virtue whicb re ligion deemeaU-desirable, but it is also' one of the names of holiness. It means "bearing , up" and ia re garded entirely "as an English name though its origin is with the Latin. - The title PiuB, applied first to faithful filial ' love aa in the "Aeneid," came to have a higher significance with the advent of Christianity. Under Antonio Pius it became the name of a martyr pope and later was. used most fre quently as one of the papal appel latives. Pia, the feminine, is still in use in Italy. , The English translated the vir tue expressed in the title of Pius into their Patience, occasionally varying it with their Piety , and Prudence, which they seem to con sider identical'" The Puritans are responsible for the vogue of Pa tience both in England and in this country. Etymological history re veals the fa,ct that there was a St Patiens of Lyons, in early times, and St Prudentius was tbe great Christian poet. The turquoise is the talismanic stone assigned to Patience. It will protect her from evil, especially from accidents. Tuesday is . her lucky day and 2 her lucky number. Argus Information Bureau A vTOJUX'9 WAY. Hy Anna Greenleat. ' (Copyright. 1920. ' by the Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.) "But Jack, you wouldn't have me wear this gown to tbe convention, would you?" and his wife held up for his Inspection tbe gown that had done duty for. three seasons. It Is shabby and worn, besides be ing hopelessly out of date. I should think you would be ashamed ot me," and she flung the gown from her with an angry gesture. - "Ahamed of you?. Never! Why, Itttlt girl, you always look well in my ayes. "Too- understand, of course," he added apologetically, carefully ar-rangmk- his new top coat and light lert, "thH a man Is obliged to keep his lot as up to date., otherwise it mighfi fleet hit business stand tn;i besides, my golf dues jnust be paid) today, and next week, aa you know, my college chums arrive.' Thef are six of them and tbe coat ot their entertainment will be con- atdetabM. But cheer up. you . will not Baiter by comparison with those at the convention, take your .latl;3iwort for It" . . lira. Potter brushed away hot.; that she was making all the sacri fices while herhusband was reap ing tbe advantages of them, and she resolved to check his selfish ness even at the cost of humiliation of them both. . After a week of rain the day of the convention dawned clear and unclouded. The sun shining upon the green sward was dazzling in its brightness, while tbe birds sang merrily- from trees whose buds full to bursting, presaged tbe crown ing glory of springtime. . Ruth ' Potter had hoped the day would be stormy so. as to render her shabbiaess less conspicuous, but as she opened the window and lingered in tbe warmth ot the aun, the beauties ot tbe morning awoke an answering chord In her heart and she was glad her wish was not granted. ; v "There is one consolation," ahe reflected, as she dressed - tor . the convention, f my things all match shabby gowns, ; ditto hat ditto gloves, ditto shoes." and ahe laugh ed in spite ot herself at she turned from, her mirror. ; --.v,.'7- ' At the convention the' program went off without a hitch until the business session, whan a -difference of opinion arose reaardnr a xngry leers, as me ooor cioseo ; point or law. cpou her husband. Since their! At the suggestion that the mat marriage five years ago, ahe had ! ter be settled by consulting a near- pauenuy ana cneerrauy repressed ; by authority. Mrs. potter grasped her Honglng for pretty clothet and I dainty erUclet ot adornment that women love, but now that her bus bani was well established in. his liwj practice and the comfortable " jzS paid tor, aha began to realise the coveted opportunity and vol nnteered to procure the information. Soe selected a committee to ac-, company her with great care. cbooeinf tboee wIm Were and richly dressed as a foil to her own appearance. In her husband's office Jack and his friends were having' a merry time over their cigars when Bert Morrow brought hit feet to t the floor with a bang. " "By Jove!." he rndely interrupt ed, "what a group of stunning wom en! And, I say, will you look at the shabby little mouse why,' if they aren't turning in here," and throwing- away hit cigar, he began smoothing his mustache exictedly. "The same - old Bert" laughed Jack, when a timid rap arrested him. ,. . t. - ..;v. . Upon opening the door, Jack stared first with surprise, then with consternation - that waa almost alarm, at the oicture which con fronted him a bevy of stylish bat tastefully dressed woman forming a background for a shrinking little figure with a smiling bnt determ ined face and a ahabby town. - Rath Potter chuckled inwardly as her husband, visibly embar rassed, stammered through the in troductions. Under the inspection of hit fat tidiout Wends, - the contrast be tween hit wife's apparel and that ot bar richly dressed friends seem ed to Jack nothing lost than ap palling. Bat to the wife it became lodicromv and aha was obliged to make aaa of her handkerchief to check bar riathtea aa the dowat Uw.woraa which her hatband dictated m a. attained, muataral voica. - Ae?3srtaut her husband a full account ot the convention. "It waa at you said. Jack, no one noticed my clothes. How fool ish l was to care so much." Later in the evening, at Jack was enjoying hit cigar, ha tossed , a checkbook into hit wife's Ian. re marking abeepisbly, aa bo felt her grateful kiss upon hit cheek: Dont oe arraio or overdrawing; I'm good (Aar naw tat On answer to any eumUon br wrlUnt Tbe Arrua Inform tten buremn, FndeiM I Hukin. Director! Waahlnftoa. D. C. Gin lull nsma met iddras and endow two-ucO munsi tor return postage. Bo brief. AU inquiries en confidential, the repUee belua aval rot to aach individual. Ho attention ui ui paid to aoonymooa letter - Q. Is South America directly south ot North America? K. H. L. A. Almost all of South Ameri ca is east of North America in The extreme western Today's Events : John D. Rockefeller Is 81 years Old today. v -Senator Warren G. Harding, Re publican presidential nominee, and Mrs. Harding today bag! a their Stta year of wedded life. ' The Order of United American Mechanics la 75 years old today, having been organized In Philadel phia, July 8, ms. The aummer school of women's foreign missionary' societies begins its annual session today at East Northfleid. Haas. . Delegatet from a score or more ot stores are in New Orleans today for the opening of the annual all south Christian Endeavor conven tion. The general committee of the tntercfaureh world movement meets in New York today to deride whether any part of the movement shall be continued to view of tbe withdrawal of the Baatist and Northern Preebytariaa deaomin.- vJ. longitude. coast of South America it directly south of Florida. Q. What it a Joshua tree? A. C. B. A. This is an expression for a gallows, and comes from tbe fact that Joshua hanged five kings to five trees. Q. Where ia Dunedin? J. L. B. A. Tbe old name tor Edinburgh, Scotland, was Dun Edin. Q. Is there a bug which makes a practice of burying dead ani mals? . P. R. f . A. Sexton-beetles get their name from the tact that they bury small dead animals, such aa mice or birda, in which they have depos ited their eggs. Q, Is it true that canned foods may be spoiled when it it Impossi ble to detect this condition? L. L. J. "A In, poisoning cases investi gated by the bureau ot chemistry it has been repeatedly shown that the food consumed waa spoiled and that someone who handled it rec ognized its "condition. Canned food, free from gas or smell, from disin tegration and from bad odors,, has proved safe in all ot their experi ments. The responsibility for de termining its fttnees for consump tion rests with the .person who opens the can. Never serve con tents that are in any way doubt ful. : Q. . It sea island cotton etill pro duced in the south? O. M. N. ' A. This famous variety of cat- ton haa practically passed out of existence in the south, owing to the aavent or me Don weevil. The de partment of agriculture introduced a new kind, Meade cotton, to take its place.1. This new staple, named for the man who produced the var iety, it certainly as good as, and many are inclined to believe, bet ter than aea taiana was. Q. What is the origin of the term "porterhouse steak?" T. R. ' A. A porterhouse waa a house where porter aad other malt 11 quora were sold, and this out of beef waa made popular by the pro prietor of a porterhoaee. - - . Q. After being exposed to pois on ivy is there any satisfactory prevention T P. P B. A. A UMroMh washing with aad water aa toon after tawdstag poison try aa aeeamle may prevent tbe usual inflamma tion. Use a heavy lather ot soap and let some of it dry on the skin. Q. Can you give us a plan for illustrating the comparative sizes ot the planets? - L. P. , A. Sir John Herschel's illustra tion of the relative size of the planets follows: Taking a globe two. feet in diameter to represent .the sun, a grain of mustard seed will represent the relative size of Mercury to the sun, a pea will rep resent Venus and a pea will also represent the earth, while Mart is designated by a rather large pin's head; Jupiter, a modern sized or ange; Saturn, a small orange; Ur anus, a full sized cherry, and Nep- lune, a gooa sizea pium. Q. Would it be poison to cattle and horses to brand them with a copper or brass branding iron? W. E. R. A. The bureau of animal Indus try says that using a copper or brass branding iron will not poison cattle and horses. ( . Q. WJiat is the story of Colum bus and the egg? J, M. T. A. This story rests on the au thority of Bentoni. an Italian his torian. He relates that while Co lumbus was at a banquet in Bar celona, just before his second, voy age, a jealous courtier asked if Co lumbus thought anyone else pould have discovered the Indies. Co lumbus made no reply, but invited each of the guests to tee if he could make an eg stand on one end. All tried in vain. Colummbua took the egg, struck it gently on the table to break the shell, leav ing it stand on the broken part In this way-he illustrated the fact that it would be very simple for othera to- follow the path to the now world now that he had pointed the way. -,: Q. Who said "Patriotism ia the laat refuge of a scoundrel?" , O. R. A. This la a quotation from Samuel Johnson, ft TJhat la meant by a "eklll ful poker player? a. M. A. According to Hoyle,- tkill consist entirely Of good Judgment ia betting. This is baaed oo three things: A mathematical knowledge of the probable varus of one's own hand aa against all the other hands i ptay; the odds tote obtained rn the betting when the player puts not; the imUcabona given by other players. are given the opportunity to dem- five years in which it has been in onstrate and develop their hisfri- operation, it has given 3S0 public performances or i ainerent plays. Plays of all types are given. Old and accepted plays are used a good deal because they furnish excellent1 training which is not easily ac quired by the young actor in the present-day theatre. Modem com edies and serious problem plays are also produced. Several one act plays are given each year, and no season is complete without its quota of new plays written by the students themselves and produced by the authors, with such assist ance and supervision as may be desired. Many interesting experi ments are worked out in produc tions dealing with the newer stage craft with plastic or unit scenery and the emphasis on lighting. Fine Productions are wiven. In addition to the regular fac ulty, the school is . occasionally honored by the attendance of vis- itlnit professors, usually eminent t producers, who give productions in the school theatre with casts of players chosen from the student body. Among such visitors have been William Poel. director of the Elizabethan Stage society of Lon don, who. gave a production of Ben Jonsons "Poetaster;" uonaia hod- -eruon, under whose direction tbe students gave "Two Gentlemen ot Verona" and "Tartuffe;" Francis Powell, who produced "The School ' for Scandal," and B. Iden Payne, who has given many productions, Z including "Tbe Rivals," Twelfth , Night," and John Galsworthy's "The Silver Box," for which Mr. Galsworthy himself was present -through the final rehearsals and the first performance. 5 While the school theatre is not operated on a commercial basis, it ' is open to the public for finished performances, and usually draws capacity audiences. Often, more over, these audiences contain well known stars, who, in passing through Pittsburgh, have been in terested in seeing and appraising ' tbe work done at the school. "We are going to lose one ot oar students as the result of the visit ' of one such Btar," said Mr. Stevens, the director, when the tour of the r school had ended and we once more r stood in the white marble corridor. ; "He has been engaged as juvenile in a summer stock company. This : does not mean sudden fame, of : course, but it means splendid train ing. Here he is now " A tall, athletic-looking young '. man, with an admiring damsel clinging to each arm, hove grace fully Into view. "No, I can't pretend that I'm not : thrilled," he was saying enthusias tically. "I would like to be blase about tt, but I cant It means the ; opportunity I've been waiting for all my life." onic abilities. It may mean play- wrighting, directing, painting scen ery, shifting scenery, designing costumes, or merely Wiring the stage for lighting. Even the young women students take their turn at painting scenery and planning light effects. Of course, the faculty might re sent the implication that all of these latter activities are not hard work, but the students are unani mous in the opinion that they are also lots of fun. "The rehearsing is awfully dif ficult," said one of" the students, a nice-looking lad of 20, when ques tioned concerning; the work, the other evening, "bnt It's all so in teresting always something differ ent going on. One never has a chance to get bored, and it's rather difficult to keep from being bored at most colleges, don't you think so?" he Inquired seriously. A young woman in a shimmering evening gown, with a great deal of make-up ' on ber face, appeared against the white marble back ground of the school corridor. "Gee, that looks great, Dorothy," exclaimed the young man, "did you niake that yourself ?" "No, said Dorothy, "it s one that was made by one of the stu dents last year. I just finished a lovely black gown, , but they wouldn't let me wear it because Ethel is going to wear black as the vamp. Come pn, the rehearsal is just about to start." Has Good Equipment The two hurried out a side door. and the: reporter entered another, which led to the school theatre. This theatre is usually a theatre, with all the facilities and proper ties ot a professional one. It seats 420 persons before a comparative ly large stage, which is fully equip ped with loft and gird, trapped floor, and with complete switch board and dimmers and a modern installation of lights. There is also an extension stage, we were in formed by the director, which is used for certain performances. Behind the stage is a green room, with another stage the same size as that in the theatre and used for rhearsals when two productions are working at the same time. For some performances the steel cur tain which hangs between tbe stage and the green room can be raised so as to deepen the stage by about forty feet Adjoining the green room are the scenery dock and property rooms, The school has 25 sets or scenery in stock, all of them painted by students and instructors. The prop erty rooms, however, are not the only source Of supply when it comes to furnishing sets. For ev ery time a new production is put it Tm i-evh- mm JFOJ51 MKSeB Home Qttlcf -' MRj". ELIZABETH THOMPSON ' Dear Mrs. Thompson: I have been married 10 years and have been very happy. My husband is a happy-go-lucky fellow who is willing I should spend what I want to and he furnishes as much money aa he can afford. We have always lived comfortably but have not been able to afford many luxuries. Now he has made up hit mind to do a very foolish thing, it teems to me. He has learned of a con'! cern that will lend him money to buy an automobile. He is to pay back a certain amount each month with 10 per cent interest I think such an arrangement is very foolish because we have so little money for extras now. I did not buy any new clothes last win ter or thit tpring because every thing cost so much. This winter I simply must have a new coat and hat My three children also need clothes badly. What do yon think ot my hus- Daoo.4 piani uon ( you tnink it :a foolish? He says that it will force him to save. He will have to meet his payments and in the end he will have an automobile as an in vestment. GOLDEN ROD. I agree with you' that yjjur hus band is making a mistake. He will have an investment, but it will be a poor one, considering the amount oi money be will have to put into i. . .. . t.,. . au auLumiMjne cos lb so mucn Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am aa extra girl whom everyone likes but nobody loves. I go with a certain crowd of young people and I know they all like me because they try so hard to include me in whatever they do. Three of the couples are married, but the three single men take turns taking me places. Some times one asks me and the next time another. Do you think I ought to accept these kind invitations? I caut help feeling that the boys would rather take some one else, but they feel sorry fof me and don't want to hurt my feeling3 by sli?auuf me. DO RUTH I. I think vou should accent ui invitations. Men are selfish enough it after the initial price that he will have his nose to the grindstone, meeting payments, buying gasoline an paying tor repairs. There Is a possibility that automobiles will come down in price by next spring. Advise him to wait until then- at least. Ana remind him that 10 per cent interest is almost double what be should pay on borrowed money. so that they would not invite yo it ings. The crowd likes you, as you i yourself realize. They consider -, you good company and necessary to their enjoyment Have a good time with your friends until torn one finds you who more than caret Dear Mrs. Thompson I am young girl 17 years of age. I met young man and corresponded , him before he went to Fran then I lost trace ot him. No have just learned that be is in a hospital in another city sufferinl from injuries received during war. I think a great deal ot vouna man. t am wrltinz atkiof I you if it would be all right to writ j to him now. . . M. K- f Dear M. K. It would be v7 nice for yon to write to the yo man. It be is in a hospital n" log would be more acceptable a letter. Write him a nice friew letter by all means aad contisa1 write.