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'9 ttu3:lGU0 w TE2 DAILY UiaOIl : j - . fc5at.CjLlT 3 iiVijy3 Patted Frcs IimiI War ), - WZISE8BAY,XaY 11, 1121. Cbyt IrHMaj - - . . . rmtttr flUs ivMcttsa apoa th saotrr of other Hsbm of th Uaga of Nation it jMttiM . PoMthiy tko correspondent of ta WmMmo IKm" tai at Jafioatft tor rsatoetata flsatnw talegjltj of otter aottooo IB SOX Ml &KMnt M th MgOtlottOM Of orrTot iteaUM asafe without th ido V of sac, treaty to th United States nrtor to the tin we catered too war. Bat what ever Joott f cation flwro ansy for epraton agates th tnaor of Ca ofkor aaOoa, It to dtflealt to conceive aaoa what basis too Untied State coald ba reoraatad aa aaabl to guard her owa tatoreata and ,pld If mnea would keep a "friendly wattm to aea that nothing aboald ba done tnjariow to our interests". I Tbo language of the notes transmitted by Secretary of Bute Hagne Indicatee no-timidity la to offlcea having charge of oar foreign relation Neither the inaugural addreaa nor tho recast messag of President Harding to congress shows any want of confidence la tho ability or readineaa of the United States to pro tact it own interest by appeal to the aeni of Justice of nations in the lint instance and by a resort to other means If nead there hall be. Biologically peaking, the least Important pat ara easiest to swat. Montreal's baniman had an Income ot jtu.100 Ut year, He's probably not worried rack about people trying to get hi lob. ' If a diplomat aaya yes he means perhaps. r . - , . . w H ne says pernapa lie menus uw. u u bo he's no diplomat v 'become of th old-fashioned lawyer a -stovepipe bat in which he carried I legal -documents t Preach astronomer aaya mother earth will I b' replace 1 by a new planet in 70,000.000 More cause for worry. I The ! wholesale price of one of the well itoown brands of soup has been reduced 10 per bt , Mow, It they'll only bring down the cost ! aats n wiU be well. CtotawCaapIln stumbled over a torch while fpcOaator- a picture and Is now in a hospital ertssjslrurned. The dispatch failed in the paostiBnporUnt detail, not menuoning whether fettarsey shoes were eared. Getting National Attention! I ItJ doubtful If any of the good members Of the-Bock Island Woman's club realised it ,at the 'time, but when they recently passed x elation condemning the immoral type of ;gao1ngptctaTee and pledging themselvee to 'die cTeaner productions, they (per formed an act that will leave its impress throughout the nation, and doubtless will hare tnaeh to do towards cleansing the cinema in dustry of its present objectionable atmosphere. perhaps the fact Is not generally known in. the city but here we hare the largest woman's tlnb in Ulinota. Pathe produces a news weekly of important areata for the picture houses. Pathe managers learned of the action of the local woman's club, and yesterday bad a pho tographer here to get a picture of the members M the Rock Island chrb. That picture will be shown in every state In the union, and In al most erery town where there is a movie house. Overtbe picture there will be briefly told the torT.-of the action ot the Rock Island women. Not alone will it be good advertising for Rock Island, but It will bo proof to the world that th-woroea ot this city are taking tbelr proper piece- in. aphere of usefulness that tends to make for better and more healthful cltlsenship. Furthermore, tho fact that the picture will be flashed throughout the country is evidence that producers are inclined towards improvement la the moral tone of their pictures. After all, the producer are not so much to be blamed. They are catering to the public taste and must give the pubtic what it wants. If the women Of other cities follow the lead of those of Rock Island It will not be long before the objection able picture will be a thing of the past. . Wilson On the Job. , It Is reported that the personal mail of Wcodrow Wilson is greater now than it was when he was serving as president While he la far from a well man, be Is gaining In strength, and Is able to attend to his personal affairs. Mr. Wilson made political enemies while he waa in the White house, and there were many ao embittered with him that they oaused to be Injected into the last presidential campaign propaganda that induced a general belief that hia days of usefulness, were ended, predicting that be would soon be forgotten. The chief fault with Woodrow Wilson lay not In what he did as president, but in the way he did many things. None can accuse him of having been lax or unpatriotic in the per formance of hia duties. He has the satisfaction of sitting at home today and observing that the present administration at Washington is following pretty closely the lines of interna tional diplomacy that he stood for during his regime. History will prove thatWoodrow Wil son was right on most of the great questions that confronted him while he was In the White house. He .will be remembered and revered long after his critics are forgotten. And he is still a great publio factor. If he is spared, as all good Americans will hope he will be, he will be heard from In connection with fu ture national and international problems. itanckicanaMSMiCiefrr enemy. OullcajbkJ rwnv iramrcro TrUt WtureXD CUS VXMOBIZ& W said that w would forget, dai heart; W WOttlfl Dm WU-la w v wu Weljr, ItttOliig t steadily far apart, a wm a vrleifnna nf bm ( WWU'U Wa a1 v v I ill a .aemail that VaMftlwaa ta tna hraa aw T .. the vaaniwa Vw aw m 1akA wfll wVb gk.Wwt mm M WW W aawi mm a w vjlr. I thought I bad triumphed. Tour step, your face I dreamed I bad left them behind at last: Forgotten the thrill of your warm embrace, morcotten the hoars of the tender past But euddea, today, "mid the hurrying throng Tko careless, joyous one lost to view Were whistled the notes of an old sweet song. And straight I waa crying lor you Jost you! And It came back. - Ah, strange That no matter how hard we try and try. A love once given, through stress and change Uvea on forever and win not aie: A smile in the crowd or a voice half heard. A noise of the head or a weu known strain. A Jest, a laugh or a subtle word And tne years Of torgecung nave seen in tarn. ' Author Unknown. DY WILUfifJ . DRADV fid. AUWMnQ Horace Mann. Schools all over the country are this month observing the 125th anniversary of the birth of Horace Mann, educational reformer. He is rated as one ot America's great prophets of democracy, for hewas the father of the com mon school as we know it today. When he retired from the practice, of law to become secretary ot the first state board ot education la Massachusetts, friends upbraided him and he replied: "The next generation will be my eBenta and 1 will plead their cause." Ho pleaded not only the cause of the next generation, but also of succeeding generations of children, for the principles of education laid down by Horace Mann still light the way in every school house in the land. Through his labors there were established in Massachusetts the world's first school for the blind; the Jrst hospital for the cure of the insane and the first normal school. Later be became president of Antloch college, Yellow Springs, Ohio, and made it the first college in which women were permitted to take the same courses of study as men, , "Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity," said "Mann. In many cities publle school buildings have been named after htm and in every public library are numerous works by and about Horace Mann, With Other Editors Wan Beam, of Pallid "Star". i Publishing copyrighted dispatches that rep resent the United State in a position of help lessness and humiliation seems to give pleas ure to the Washington "Star, which has in recent weeks published a surprising number Of articles Calculated to create a favorable Impression ot the League of Nations. The "Star" recently printed a copyrighted able dispatch aader a Paris date line in which Jflt la stated that M. Vlvlani had received assur ance that the united States will feel no annoy ance if France remains in the present league. That, of course, is a foregone conclusion and conveys no information of interest to the pub lic. The United States will feel no annoyance Whether France remains or does not remain hi the league. The United States is not both ering itself with European affaire. But this dispatch goe on to say that the assurance is received by M. Viviani that "the United States will even be pleased if France would keep a friendly watch to see that nothing should take flare within the present scattered league which irould be injurious to the Interest ot the United gutee." . s I Thus la the United States pictured aa a help less supplicant for protection at the hands ot France, the United States is represents! as fearing that its interest 'may be jeopardised by something that might happen within the present leasee and this nation be unable to look after her own Interests and protect her Own right. The United States is pictured aa 4 timid and impotent nation, helpless unless Franc shall condescend to guard her tateresU. That any American newspaper should 'pub lish without adverse criticism a picture repre senting the United States in this humiliating position is something that could scarcely be imagined. Moreover, th earn 'dispatch which Cfcue pictures tho United States aa a helpless leUon, inftrentiaDy isfisneuta members or the 4agu as dlahoiiimataa U their intention sod V mvip.- ... ... Loose Figuring by the Astronomers. Kansas City Star. Astronomical and other experts who have looked Into the matter carefully say no danger of a collision between the earth and the comet Pons-Winneo, which will visit these parts this summer. Is to be apprehended. They seem certain on this point, and yet they have a loose way ot speaking about the greatest familiarity with the habits ot that wanderer. For instance, they say that when the comet, which will travel in our orbit during the month of June, takes up its position in our path it will be from 12 to 20 million miles in the lead ot us. It sounds like a safe lead, but we wish that the astronomers were a little more sure about the distance. They throw off these fig ures with an air of confidence, but they admit they cannot tell within eight million miles just what Pons-Winneo lead will be at a given time. If the experts are off eight million miles we do not seem to have any good guarantee that they might not be off eight million more. We cannot be too careful when figuring with a comet We should figure on safe margins al ways, for we really do not know any too much about their habits. , Pons-Wlnnea may not be reliable. It might get in front of us and then slow up. We've seen motor cars do it, and they're a nasty lot to dear with. If Pons Winneo should slow up and the earth didnt we wouldn't want to say what the consequences might be. The astronomers say that the worst that could happen would be a shower of meteors, and that we probably wfll get this anyway along about June 27, when the comet s tail will get in our way. But from expert who can't ten within eight minion miles how far Pona-Winneo will lead us at its nearest ap proach this la not the aolldest comfort. The difference between a shower and a rain anight be aa important a difference: aa between U million milea and 20. One doesn't -wish to be aa alarmist, but ce-doewlsh th tftt wouldn't talk ao loosely about eeriousnnaftera. Intends to destroy confidence, and confidence above an things Is what the world seem to need Just now. "WE have in stock two chaotically funny captions,' writes Friend Rlq in his Chrpost Pillar, "with no wheezes to post them over. One is Let'a Play Another Game'. The other is "The Elephant Never Forgets'. Will not some bright contrib send us an appropriate Item or clipping, so we may use these headings and get them off our mind T' well, now. we've found a happy use for one of them. Sorry to print it first Riq, but, being a col -conductor y'se'f, you know how it is. Tenshun! The tfewhoatt ITerer ForgoU!" ' Erie Corr, The Argus. Erie friends have received news of the good fortune of a former resident ot this -place. G. W. Morton, who was at one time pastor of the Christian church here and later was located at various other points, has retired from the min istry and has recently been appointed postmaster at Beardstown, 111. READING-that Mrs. May Diamond of Mon mouth has secured a divorce from S. Clyde Diamond the wheeeologlst' train of thought bumps amack into the "diamond cut diamond" idea. But what can he say when he reads (as wo did) that out in Montana Charley Sit-on- His-Arrows and Mary Hailstonee-in-Her-Stom-ach came In from the reservation and secured a marriage license? Woe IS De Factor la Die Case! From The Argus. Copenhagen, May S. (By the Asso ciated Press.) The British government it is asserted In information obtained here from a Russian source, has given ' de factor recognition to the Russian government. FROM a list ot births in Dubuque, this: Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy P. McCoy, 284 Dodge street a boy. How fortunate! A girl would have spoiled the rime. ALL RIGHT; YOU MAY BE SEATED. Sir: A headline in the Muscatine Journal says, "Labor War Near in Argentine; Series Trouble Is Feared". I rise to remark that they never supported the series anynow. - KNUT. ABBE MOREAUX French astronomer, says "the earth is the only planet inhabited J)y hu mans and that within some 70,000,000 years it will be replaced by a new world . We shall look forward to that time with pleasure. ' There Appears to Have Ben a Canine Massacre. From the Qalesburg Republican-Register. Kapatee, in., April we, tne un dersigned, absolutely swear that the Var nel dog was bung on fence and died at least fifty rods from Mrs. Dou bet's house, instead of 200 yards, as stated by Varnel; also Carl Smith was first to find the dog . and informed Mr. Varnel. Mr. Smith also helped to take the dog from the fence. Smith claims $50 reward for finding dog. These parties whose names appear be low, swear the fence was covered with hair for three feet on each side, also his hind leg was broken. To the best of our knowledge the uOg got caught in the fence and hung there and died. (Signed) Carl Smith, Rapatee. 111.; John Swigart, Rapatee, I1L; Stych - en Douget, Rapatee, 111. "EXIT the Yap controversy," appends B. B. 8., who clipped the canine obit He said other things but that s enough. In fact that should have been the caption for the clipping and would have been if colyumists weren't so jeal ous oi meir prerogatives. A LITTUL KOMMUN SENSE. The best way to maik a man happi git Into his lnnardz end maik him eood. Where the motto iz "Evrv man for hiz self the Devul gitz the hul lot. The motto ov sum foks who karrie the bag seamz to be, "Help evry man to hav what he wantz ef he'z willin' to pay fer it, ludenes end drunkinnis end merdur not eksceptid". Beests are suppoad to be guvernd bi instinct end man hi reezun; sum in-be-tweenz are guverni bi inklinashun. There iz at leest wun raahunal use fer to bakko: it maiks a good Insekt pouder. Sense end decency are twins. Dutie end privilege end pleesure are the saim thing ef a feller haz the sense to kno it ZEKE TRITERITE. FROM Ma's Mollne page we learn that "Joe Davis and George Clark (colored) were taken on a charge of disturbing the police". How, we wonder, were they able to do it? MRS. LULU HAMILTON. Third and Ver mont recovered rings of key lost through one insertion of ad in Whig-Jonrnal. Quincy Whig Journal. Yet they boast that it pays to advertise! IF ITS SET TO MUSIC, YES. Sir: In the SunChlTrib. the Wurlitter conv ' "uwcai , wnicn may or may not explain the society ed-'s "muai- fl mmm Ttoft ww, mimuma -u . - . . - Kt" men suiayuur their catalog? ETEOCLES. BRER BRYAN predict one constitutional amendment will be limiting the president to J7 Jw t the end of which he wfll retired as a eenator at large, with out vote, "but privileged to speak" 'aa aSSJaaliSff nied about aa ex-president e "privilege to speak"? 8-B.MXX, Hygieae ta SUatttt, Simple chronic raiattis (tnftam mation of the lining of tho nasal cavity), the cause and nature of which I described here tho Other i day. Is one of the moat frequent dis ease, nearly aa common aa dental carles and constipation tooth de cay is the most prevalent disease ot civilised man, and constipation i probably the most prevalent un healthful habit Simple chronic rhinitis, as I explained the other day, is the answer to the question: "If drafts or expoeure or wet feet don't cause colds, why do I snuff, sniff, stuff up and run aa soon aa I sit in a draft or get my feet wet?" Coddling is the first thing one with simple Chronic rhinitis, child or adult must learn never to in dulge in. The old fossil who wears hi overcoat 'on a warm spring day, or a muffler, or an extra shirt or chest protector or a pair of artlca or goloshea when it ia neither wet nor snowing, or his woolen winter weight late in the aprlng. or fur he doesnt actually need for protection against severe cold, is pretty sure to develop chronic rhinitis if he hasn't it al ready. There ia no hope for him unless he swears off being aa old lady. The child that is kept swad dled in clothing that ia obviously too warm1 for comfort just be cause some one fears "this is Just the kind of weather one is likely to take cold, is pretty sure to have chronic rhinitis a long time. There Is little hope for any permanent benefit from treatment of sach a condition so long as the patient Harbors, or is involuntarily lnllu enced by the catching cold phobia. I do not say this out of mere bias or enthusiasm for my "pet hobby." I say it from oonvlctln gained by experience in treating such cndl-Uons. Freed from the deleterious influ ence of the exposure myth the pa tient may take advantage of fresh air and the open at every opportun ity and not merely when he imag ines it safe to do so. The open air ia as curative for chronic rhinitis as- it is for chronic bronchitis or tuberculosis. Excessive warmth at home, in the office, in the school room, must be avoided. Children in many schools where some worthieaa pa' tlent ventilation is in nse, or where the school teacher regulates the room temperature according to her personal dread of drafts which is usually great are forced to en dure temperatures far over the 65 degree limit in the winter time, and that of course means poisoning by foul air. It is not strange that rhinitis, as well as adenoids and other abuormalitla of the respfra tory tract ara so prevalent among school children. They get more than their share of vitiated air. Overheatina! la coddling which works havoc upon the respiratory tract - a rkiM r i4i.lt with chronic rhinitis may. derive more benefit from aa hour a day of work or play oat ot aoor in tno uuu from any treatment Thia applies whether it rains or shines, snow or blowa. The lesa clothing worn In this open air hour the better, at all' times, or court uecency ana Deraonul comfort abould be consid ered, but any clothing not abso lutely necessary is coaming. QUCSTI058 A1TD A3 EWERS. Ko Time. My position Is one of great re sponsibility, sad I find I have no time to take exercise . . . (B. M. E). - Answer Dont imagine that- Aa soon as you arrive where you are heading for, some one else will step in, and you'll scarcely be missed. Don't get that self-important feeling. No one, be hi job whatsoever, can honestly say he can't take time to exercise. Ingrowing ail. I have Buffered a great deal with an ingrowing nail for the past year. I have been going to a chiropodist who cut the nail away at the edge, but It is still aa bad aa ever. . (S.P.) Answer The nail doesn't grow in. The soft tissues grow against and over the nail edge from pro longed pressure by improper shoes. The soft tissues must be cut away from the edge of the nail and that, of course, is an ooerati6n for a phy sician. Usually it may be done under local anesthesia, a wedge ot tissue, including the edge of the najl. being excised from tne toe. Antitoxin. Our little girl had a severe attack of diphtheria this spring. Since re eovering she has not been strong and her kidneys are in poor condi tion. Some of our friends and neighbors say thia is an after-effect of the antitoxin administered to counteract the diphtheria. How ever, we stiir think the antitoxin saved the child'a life and we think thv kidney trouble comes from diphtheria poaon stiU left in the system and is not caused by anti toxin. Wc should like to know whether antitoxin leaves any bad effects. So many peoplo "knock" antitoxin and say the doctors wBo use or recommend it are -fias." (Mrs. M.) Answer Antitoxin Is a great blessing. It has absolutely no bad after-effects. j Dafly Short Story SnBBBwawcsaBaawsssswaBBtsawawjBB THE MISTS OF MAKI88ES. By Marie Bryant (Copyright 1921, by Wheeler Syn dicate. Inc.) The usual summer mist bathed Block Island in a shimmering haze, through which the sun shone dully. From the beach near our cottage Montauk light could be seen faint ly, while Point Judith, on the Rhode Island shore, 12 miles away, was hidden. Ralph's motorboat swung lazily at its mooring in a sheltered cove where the powerful ground swell, tamed by the gray-green break water, gently urged it to and fro. I was angry ridiculously, child ishly angry. Ralph and I were sweethearts, and this was our first difference. He had planned to take me to the mainland and we had looked forward to the trip for a week. Now, on the very day of cur promised outing, be refused to go. pleading that the mist might thicken to fog; that the wavelets now caressing the trim little launch at its sheltered mooring were swelling high outside. But I would not listen. In my imperious mood the sea held no terror I realized uothing but Ralph's refusal to hu mor me Ralph, usually so re sourceful, now baffled by a trifling mist I thought him cowardly, and said so. ' He flushed, and quietly answered that, after ail, the haze might lift, and soon after we rowed to the launch and climbed aboard. The gentle rocking of the launch, the cool breeze playing across my face, the lapping of the wavelets under the, bilge, soothed my ruf fled feelings and I was soon on the best of terms with Ralph. He start ed the engine. Slowly, with gather ing momentum, we slid through the rippling water so gently that the rocky pier nearby seemed to slip away while we stood still. Neptune's Reef, with its warning tower, slowly grew larger in the distance. The endless succession ot waves soon became monotonous, and while Ralph skillfully piloted his boat through the swirling wa ters, I -glanced again at our sur roundings. The, mist had slowly thickened to fog. Occasionally, above the churning of waves and the smothered put-put of the en gine I could heai the shuddering croak of the whistling buoy off Neptune's Reef. Now a steamship passed us out ward bound. Ralph sainted it with three staccato toots from ur tiny pump whistle, and after a pause, as If disclaiming our littleness, the steamer returned our salute and disappeared into the fog. We rounded the buoy on which perched a solitary seagull, and were at last at the mercy of Long Island Sound. Here, indeed, waa no monotony. Now the full serge of the giant ground swell lifted th bow of oar little bark high out of the water, while each succeeding wave rapidly passing beneath left w la a green foam-flecked hollow, with the next oncoming mountain of water cutting off aU view. Climbing the broad back of the next billow we were suspended hkv-hieh. it seemed, hofnn ninth.. plunge into the oily depths, while ear. skiff at each plunge yanked Frederic HarWo Letter Modern Terpsichore. frantically at its tether aa it fol lowed the launch. A great gray bank of fog slowly f1psrjtnil.(l hlntHni. Ant ua anI sky. A sudden fear clutched me ana i Deggea itaipn to turn Dack. My head awam, and my only wish VAJt tsi twh nnrA rrt(Ta nn land Ua obeyed; the launch, turning sharp ly m me irougn oi me waves, waa nearly overwhelmed, but righted itself. The skiff, tossing about like some maa tning, tore at its fasten ings, and as I stared broke away. Hurillv rMllfointr what I w. akmit I rose, clutched at the broken painter, ana, as itaipn snoatea to me. warninelv thn deck imit lrom beneath my feet, and shriek ing, i ieu overooara. An instant under the Icy sur face. Easnincr and chokinr. I Mtutrr. ed. I shrieked again, and an Im mense wan or water overwhelmed me. I rose once more and saw a life preserver tossing about just out ot reach. A the next wave roared over me something clutched my hair. Jerking me to the surface. I saw Ralph'a face above mine and briefly lost consciousness. Soon my eyes opened. I felt the support of Ralph'a arm under my head. The sea was strangely calm, but the toe had not lifted Rxinh swam slowly, weakly it seemed. xiuw iuog ne naa Dauiea the waves while I was unconscious I never knP-W- WPfl tni" ha was inoaJ hi. face occasionally submerged, but imo .uyi-jii unaer my arm never wavered. The chill of the icy wa ter numbed my body, yet I felt no cold nothing but weariness. I wanted to die I falteringly told Ralph to leave me to save him self. He chokingly refused. "We will die together," he gasp Surely it aeemed as though we should. Too weak to call for help indeed of what avail to shout in that pitiless waste? Once in the dimness ot semi -consciousness I heard the subdued groan of the whistling buoy; then my head drooped, a rush of salty water stung my nostrils. Sudden frenzy seised me. I turn ed, grasped Ralph by the shoulders, .orcing him entirely under the wa' ter. The madness left me quickly, and aa I released him he fought his way to the surface. His head appeared, his shoulders half hia body towered above me. He actu ally stood on bottom! As I stared at him In hysterical amazement he half dragged, half carried me to the shore It waa the aheltered side of Neptune'a Reef. A rift in the fog showed our launch on its side in shallow water. Several life-guards examining it caught eight of us and came to our assistance. Now, months later, as Ralph and I ait in our cozy little bungalow, I ask aim a question: "Would you go through it all again for a stab born girl like me?" And hia answer ia eminently satisfactory. , TOME BAYS QUICKER. Washington. May 1L Shipments of froit via the Panama canal Have rMrhMl Vow vw i j iuia i-Lii et? uajv quicker than the traaaooatiaaatal TmXl TOQtaEt. Washington, D. C, May 10.--Th Dane ot th Machta Oaa" was re cently taaotad by a young man at a local performance before a highly dined audience. In tail artistic effort the young maa took some thing distinctly modern and triad to inter prit the emotion which it would aroua in a sensitive be holder, Just as the early Greeks, the early Egyptians, tha American Indians and many other ancient and primitive peoples hav inter preted the familiar and striking features of their Uvea ia dance. Opinion waa divided aa to the merits of the young nun's per formance It was in fact rated all the way from the sublime to the ridiculoue. But it had to be con ceded that be waa an artistic pi oneer of a high order. Ever since certain stage stars popularized ia terpretative dancing In thia coun try soma years ago, th vogue ot it as aa art has bora spreading. There are schools of interpreta tive dancing in nearly all of our cities. Flump ladles dance to get thin and thin ladies dance to get tat and all of then dance, ot course, to express their aouls. In addition to the women, there la a small and courageous band ot mal dancers. These ara the real mar tyrs of the cause, for although amona- moat primitive people dancing haa been more ot a male than a temale art Although David in the Bible danced for the glory of Jehovah, in th face of his wife's disapproval, solo dancing has now come to be regarded aa primarily a feminine art Social dancing by couples, of course, la an entirely different thing, being a form of communal courting, and a lineal deaeendsnt ot the social orgies of savage tribes, and not an artistic effort at alL ' But the important noint is that this brave young man ot th ma chine gun dance was trying to in vent an American and modern in terpretative dance, and so get away from the imitative character ts all our dances. Just as our architect ure in tnis country is a grotesque mixture of Greek, Gothic, English and Italian with dabs of Oriental, so our , interpretative dancing haa been imitative of Greek, Egyptian and Hindoo efforts. In neither ia there anything original, anything "one hundred per cent American." Now our literature Just recently ia showing strong signs ot indegen ous originality, and our architec ture, dancing and other arts should be able to follow suit. If the young man's mechanical motion waa followed out we ahould have, likewise th dance of the steam drill, the dance ot the steam shovel, and above all the dance of the steam roller, which would af ford opportunities for the heavy talent which is so abundant in dancing circles. But the new Ameri can school of dance abould express the sou! of the great American people lather than the' mere me chanical external of It industri al technology. For example, op posed to the famous bacchanal of the ancient Roman we ahould have the prohibition dance. The imagin ation fairly riots with possible de tails. Likewise the dance of the blue laws would surely be one ot our masterpieces, embodying the very soul of our traditional purl tanism. Imagine also dances which interpreted the spirit ot a great American amusement park, anl think of the effect which could be wrought in a dance ot election night or a dance of the Red Peril. Does it strike you as ridiculous? It is by Just such interpretations of their national and racial life that the anotant race raised the dance to a plane ot equality with music and painting aa aa art And It ia by our failure to interpret our selves t-.at w hav let it degen erate into Jigging and clogging. We are at a diaadvantage in cre ating a danoe form typical of our period, because dancing hat held almost no place in our lives aa a rite or tor aelf-expresaion. In the beginning of the race, the primitive man began spontaneoualy to imi tate the attractive rhythm ot the waves or grass is th wind. Then rythm became an accessory to wor ship, and for centuries, savages, Egyptian, Creeks and Hebrews danced before their altars. But in the early times religious dancing began to lose favor, until now only in Spain, among civilised nations, is tbera any religious dancing, and even thr it ha survive! t evasion of an edict Modem rL ligioa, with indoor services, has place for the ecatatistlc dance. uar iBryinauc urea, Nor do our amusements and eupations lend themselves readUy I to rnytnmio mimicry, we are tax knackle bones in their danees. im the Indians hav arrow, bead, feu, or and spear dances, symbolic tl inair jnwraia. But when we take modem pan, lets golf, the automobile, inackui. ery and airplanes rhythmic poasi bilitlea have aeemed negligible. ylt it may be that .the fault ia in oar selves. Adelaide Genee. the funow ballerina, is noted tor her remark, able dance of the hunt Why B0t dance aymbolic of the motorist? Or is it that we are ao close to tha automobile that we cannot see ia it the picturesque qualities that we note at once in the Roman char, lot? Any tyro at dancing coiU give yon a chariot dance. Amateurs get their ideas of fre dancing from accounts earing that th Greeks danced spontaneously and did not spend long perUvii training for their festival dancing. The point overlooked la that to Greek had strict physical train ing in gymnasium, end general'.y; th heritage of a strong physique to begin with. The average person today can with difficulty hold a pose on one foot for ten seconds., Yet to express lightness in dancing, tho Individual mast hav the pow er to put his body into position! that are really easy and graceful. For us. Who lack the heritage of the Greek, thia means hard work. But the casual devotees ot art flat ter along, trying to build a top story of bacchanals and Amazon dances on a. wobbly foundation. Another scarcely understood fact is that the Greeks used in their dances the natural ways of express ing emotion that are used in real life. When Jealousy, grief, hatrel and love are strong enough, em. the fingers, eyes and shoulders re spond with certain reactions. Isa dora Duacan understood thia. sue found the Greeks inspiring because their dancing expressed emotion in ways which seemed to her nat ural and beautiful. Her aim waa for the dance to Interpret some u- pect of life Just as a poem or paint" ing does, not to imitate Greek posas for the sake of doing a classic dance. Many barefoot dancers, however j have wandered from this ideal of art They take it that the same gestures can be used in every dance and that so long as a step is graceful it is appropriate. This1 leads to the confused waving cf arms and legs with which so many dancers greet the "Hungarian Rhapsody" and Chopin'a "Funeral March" alike. Then, too. we hare the other extreme of Greek dances produced with a deadly precision that reduces them to the inspira tional level of a Swedish clap dance. Greek dancing has been most popular with us because, in dint ing, aa in other tilings, we hare more in common with the Euro pean than with the Oriental. Egyp tion and Hindu dancera . with angles, elbows, contortions anl Turkish trouaers have added a dash of the exotic to our artistic efforts, but their vogue has been limited. Strangely enough, the American Indfan has never figured to any si tent in our revivals- of different styles of dancing. Yet the primi tive Indian put religions and emn- ' Uonal expression in his dances ao less than the Greek. The form of the Indian dances is often attrac tive. It ia a mistake to think ot them as nothing but monotonous leaping in a circle with grunts from tho chorus. Indian dancing should appeal to us, too, because ot its symbolic and dramatic qualities As a people, we respond most quickly to dancing that tells a story. We seem to be drawing more or lesa inspiration from the various peoples who made ot dancing an art We have this for a. founda tion. And now that the rhythm of machinery has been put into the language of the dance by one pion eer, it is possible that a school, may grew up and that we shall have descriptive and dramatic dancing with modern themes. It may be the beginning of an Ameri can dance art Argus Information Bureau Aar mlii' mm ant tk mini tUo . FuStJli J. ! Mi M"ii aa mmmm twi mi ttmm - - - - .... a. . SM llllMIJ " eaMSHw to wrtttag th Atga Inform tar. WaafainvtM. n r ,r, ... Mttn. brtef. All inqulriM M Km aniaiiga will kt Q. What is the first time an American annv waa sent nvemaaii after the Revolution? F. W. O. A. The first expedition of this kind was the army which waa seat to Tripoli in 180L Over 3,000 troops were sent. Q. How much longer should a dash be than a dot when sending by telegraph? . F. J. Y. A. Theoretically, the duration of a dash is eaual to three dots. a Why to a receptacle for holding tea called a caddy? H. E. A. A Chinese "catty" ia a spe cific weight equal to on pound and a half avoirdupois, A "caddy" is a corruption of the Chinese word catty, which is also- used to desig nate small package of One tea made up for export Q. Where Is the mnafallatlAn known as the Little Dipper? C. B. a. ine uiue uipper revolves around the North star, thia star be ing ia the end of its handle. a What doe "Aix" mean In names such as "Aix-les-Chapelle"? . A. "Aix" is from the Latin "aquas" meaning "springs" or "wat ers". Q- Which is the muddiest river ta ta United fltetaa? n. S. A. The Geological Survey soya tbat the Missouri rivar mrIm silt than any other la th United 'Uates, with the poeaibl exception of the Rio Grande and the Colo rado. Each year it carries 31 tons of dissolved and suspended mat ter for every square mile of country drained by it, or more than 123,000, 000 tons, most of which reaches th Gulf of Mexico. O. Ttnw An T t! - .1... Tval Canadian Mounted Police? D. A. T. A. It would be necessary to ap-i vi u us orxice or the commission-! er of the Royal Canadian MounUd Police at Ottawa. However, only British subject ex bein gengaged for this service, 0- Of the eoMlere who did over- aeaa, how many are etill unidenti fied A. N. Jf. A. Of the 75.862 dead overseas only 1,240 remain unidentified. Q. What ia the cause of the' whirlpool at Niagara Falls? D.E.M. A. The whirlpool at Niagara i caused by the configuration of ths channel. About midway in a gorgs th channel makes an abrupt turn and here the onslaught of the tor rent has worn out a vast circular basin, which forms the whirlpool. Q. What la "The Roietta Stonr c w A. Th Rosetta Stone is a ston ia the British museum, which ws found by some French soldiers near the Rosetta mouth of th Nile. It is of black baaatt and oob taina hieroglyphic inscription.