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s WEDNESDAY THE ROCK ISI JU& ABGUS-FEBRUXRY 11,-1920. THE ARGUfl ItttkHHriML i at mMoSw at Sock Maad. m. u zsmt ctaaa autur tutelar tt sat r i n 1 1" " v' Ma V - " ; '3 Jl W. FCTTZ3 C. raWAara. kiMaM Leafed Wtea Vnt. fan turn tm ler rviMietfce af all nawa dla irc4 ' mtHtm tm If or BOt otbarwlM rradlisd lata Bt iM alM a toes! mm pvMlaaad . jfsiA,.-; -, , Aa4U Bwmi of arrtUtkm. faaar City of Back tolaad. Official fNiw Tat OtBea at C. Wataon. jsf rift Arano (MB 4, W. Allan, uiajraopna uaa M a baalneas war: Modem tdepbOBeYacilitte are mnca needed, and there are other .things. Tomorrow evening' meeting should mark the beginning of a new era In relationa,Jetween the rural and urban cbmaranitiesy WED5ESDAY, FEBBUABY 11, 1920 ft Opinion may differ In regard to the dispo sition made of nary medals, bat most people will be glad to note that the doughboy got h . 1. 1 n milPilal' fit t. itjcinu b'u"'"t Maurice Enrlght, the Chicago gunman, make tt clear that crimes committed in -the name of snionism are not as rare a they might be. I ! The railroad wage question inevitably has ben passed along to the president, who will decided with the full knowledge that whatever ba doea be will be damned In the sight of bis political opponents. Where Soldiers Are Useful. Americana don't want militarism and what's more they won't bare it. Just the same ltia rather handy to hare a -4w soldiers around tow and then, as the lawablding people of Kentucky will have to admit after the Incident at Lexington, Sometimes It tikes heroic dose to check mob spirit, but there isn't the slight est question that the remedy ought to be ad ministered whenever needed and that there should bw force vested some place not too far away to apply It. ' ' rThe Lexington mob had extreme provoca tion, as incentives go- in such case, but it j quickly recovered its self control when it was shown that the men on' the other end or the rifles if faced meant business. Any disposi tion there may have been to again give way to 'uncontrollable" rage faded away when several hundred seasoned veterans from the French battlefields cam on the scene. ', It may be argued that ifr was a shame to waste five lives of whites and to send a score of others to hospitals to save one vicious negro. Quite true, but those sacrificed were themselves to blame. Justify this mob and you will have others to deal with. Give a maddened gang Jurisdiction, in one case and it will take Jurisdiction elsewhere', finding ex cuses as it goes along. The only way, to maintain respect for law is to enforce it, whatever the cost and sol diers are sometimes needed to do that. 1 1 Generally it is believed. that the railroad laborers, though their condition was much im proved .under the scale recommended by the Lane, commission, are yet inadequately paid, It sTclass. There is Justice in their cause." It is to be hoped, however, that the operating em ployes may see the wisdom of refraining from pressing tbeir claims. , Additional compensa tion to them certainly will be begrudged by the public which will have to pay it and money exacted under duress is apt to be deir money in the long run. With Other Editors The Road Banquet. . Tomorrow evening there will be a meeting for the consideration of the county's rural high way problems. It will be held at the Rock Island Masonic temple unjier the auspices of Country ; organizations interested in definite routes for state roadr They will have charge of the prograi and will pay all expenses. The purpose is to interest as manypeople as pos sible, including those living in the cities, in their plans for the solving of their highway problems. They want and should be given a full hearing and intelligent advice and support As The Argus has previously pointed out this is the first time that the five lower town ships of the county have : thrown their re sources together In any enterprise for their common advancement. It is the first time the two extremes of the county have united in similar manner. It is the first time that the country districts have come asking coopera tion 'Of 'the cities. The occasion is really a notable one. in county affairs. Those who have - baen Invited to take part should do so and should enter whole-heartedly Into the work to )bo taken up. h Rock Island county wants first of all to make snre of eettine maximum results out of the state road building project now in hand. R wants to see as great a mileage as possible within Its borders, serving the greatest pos sible number of people. It wants to make sure that its own Interests will be looked after be fore the funds have been all absorbed in other projects. It is exceedingly important that there be an intelligent program mapped out and all interests earnestly cooperate in 4ts execution. - It will mean much Just to make a common effort, even if results fall below-the maximum. The cities and rural districts ought to work in closer harmony for mutual benefit. Rock Is land and the lower end townships ought to be drawn nearer together, not only by roads but mm BI THE SACK OF THE SIDEWALK CamapoadnM at The Ami). Frederic Haskin's Letter ffM&lOT re TEACHING DEAF CHILDREN js ertslngton. Mi, Feb. 9. In tbW Some of these" deaf children talk Who Oppose Universal Training. (Chicago Daily News). Confusion of ideas and deliberate misrepre sentation continue to form a smoke screen be hind which the enemies of universal military training make their attacks upon that rational method of providing for the national defense. They call it "militaristic." Yet it is the one reasonable substitute for a large standing army, since, in the ligljt of the lessons of the great war, unpreparedness for the national de fense would be both idiotic and criminal. Mili tary training would give to every able bodied young man a practical knowledge of a soldier's duties, thus equipping him to fight effioiently for his liberties and his American ideals against any menacing encroachment. The foes -of preparedness cry out against the eyjens&, of universal military training. Representative Kahn, an experienced and able congressman and chairman of the house com mltteo on military affairs, preeentsTigures and estimates justifying his- belief that the annual expense would be in the neighbbrhood of $131, 000,000, whereas the saving to the 'country through the reduction thus made possible in the size of the standing army would amount to several times that sum. Opponents of this wise policy of prepared ness make a hullabaloo about the loss to in dustry that would come from taking youths of ID away from their homes four or six months in order that they might receive military train ing. Such talk is absurd. Training given in the manner contemplated would make young men physically stronger and of wider knowl edge. It would make them better citizens and more skillful workers. . The required period of Instruction Would bp a profitable period to them as individuals and profitable to the country. Preparedness for war on the part of a peace loving people is insurance against war. This ' great truth no American can afford to overlook. So far as it is not based upon lack of understanding, opposition to universal military training is mainly the product of undemocratic sentiments such as those in the south, where there is an element that does not Wish young negroes to learn the lessons of American man hood and self-respect that are a part of the training for military service. Certainly the wholesome discipline, the enlightenment and the instruction in keeping physically sound, together with the other benefits that go with these, powerfully ufge the adoption of uni versal training for the sake of the young man hood of America and for the sake of the nation. EBbamssnevt. V (By Ivy M. Read).; ; ' The other day I started out To take a little atroll. . The streets were very Icy, ; And. twas hrd to reach my goal; But I put my best foot foremost ; Then nr other ft slipped out, And down I went a-sprawling While a crowd fathered about. , : - - -:i -:-. , I looked down at my beet foot. Then I looked down at my other, ' I was shocked beyond-expression By what I did discover. v 'On my best foot was a best shoe On the other a house allpper, So there really was a reason Why I took that awful flipper. . My embarrassing position, Was augmented .more than ever. .When a friend with laughter hearty Brought a shovel for a lever; When at fast upon my feet again I started homeward bound -; ' I wondered if my best foot Or my other had me down. Editor's note: In .these days of Mgli cost of leather one is lucky to own a pair of shoes and sUppers at one and the same time). "Drink to me only with thine eyes" how in the world' would one drink these days, we'd like to know!' Gum-chewing may be harmless in so far as the chewer is concerned, but the one who chews AUDIBLY is certainly hard on tired nerves. And the habit has grown to be so pop ular that a recent contemporary writer bas classified certain - words as .'gnm-chewing words." v Sneccss. x, (By Theodosia Garrison). When love and I came out of the night, To the wind and the sun and the high bird's call. With the high road before ns wide and white He did not heed me at all. He loosed my hand to salute the day He was one with the wind and the soaring called mo to follow all the way, WE HAD WALKED SO CLOSE IN THE DARK. o "A good name is rather to be chosen than great fiction." "Is this the fastest you can go?" asked an irate traveling man of a rosy-cheeked street car conductor. "No, sir," replied the latter, "but I am sup posed to stay with my car." o Miss "icoine, Miss Nicotine is frightened. She is trembling in her shoes. For she bas just been hearing A disturbing piece of news. Tho' distance lends enchantment, Miss Nicotine's afraid . That she'll soon be requested "To be seated in the shade." -t She finds, she is unwelcome Where the public congregate, In hotels and in Iobbys v She is doomed to abrogate. She fears her days are numbered Like John Barleycorn, her friend, WTio passed away two weeks ago, And his address failed to send. ( . Yet still like poor Pandora, She will never give up hope, So long as Sir Narcotic Brings along-delicious dope. ' HoTleDid It - "How did you get such a gang of women to work for you at such reasonable pay?" "Well, you see I advertised for young and middle aged ladies. Every one who called J looked at her severely and told her I had in tended to employ mostly middle aged ladies, and that I was disappointed that one so young should apply. After that I hired her at my own price' Philadelphia Public Ledger. Sarcasm is the language of the devil; for which reason I have long since as good as re nounced it." . CARLYLE. Housewife to man who presents paper tell ing that he has lost his voice, etc. "How long since you have been unable to utter a word?" i "Two years, ma'am." arb of Washington IS deaf chil di0 1 are being taught to read, v Tile, talk and do all the other in natural tones, while others, espe cially those deaf front birth, speak without expression or with a queer t! Wags that normal girls and boys ''accent. All of them who have had l ajv When they r . leave the special training for three orfour s- Sjoot here, these children will be , years are easily understood. As a tti '( take their places In col- they grow older tbey seem to lose 1 K a. I ifficea, and in social life on some of the strain-noticeable in the BY WILLIAM VBPADY no. WOTEP AU.T.MO a pi a ttically equal basis vita peo ple v Ayj have all their faculties. 'Tit la not so long since a deaf P Toa was always set down as di sw; nod dumb. He could not hear, ai kf therefore how could he be ex pe tedv, to talk? Sign language or a pt id , ,and pencil were his means of n fa xianicating with the -world. Tt Tasa lip reading and reproduction cf .positions of lips and teeth to m. kit e the .sounds were developed, ar Id' now in this little Kensington he to school, and several other pr h .roasive school's for the deaf, tfc i jjgn language is barred en- tl , '-'.. AIsm Anna Reinhardt, principal of : th it Kensington school; says that th t f aost important phase of teach ing deaf children is to talk to th t "1 o i must talk, talk, and then tai Vc, Jj. the deaf child, no matter he mr discouraged or tired you mav be i I have repeated a sentence to a ck- ild nntftlt had no meaning to m ji. j But the child finally got it, ai id i that was a victory for us both.' C isider bow difficult it is some- tiffin for a hearing child to renro- dvevMz-ertain sounds, and then think m ti dear cnua who must get themi; by merely watching the posi tion t the lips. Naturally this re quirej. i; greater patience on the part of 1 0 Mi teacher and pupil. ' M is; Reinhardt regards the teach ing of deaf children as her life woig . jjShe founded her school 11 year: jjao. after ahe had studied meiijj is of teaching the deaf, and had!,j(B gome teaching in Phila del pli'i ,, Her school is not in the ma t 1 Bo an ordinary day or board ing a ;t w ol. She believes that to get the ; ti et results with deaf children the st g '01 must be a home first of all. AfTk' borne atmosphere is what imp fefis i the visitor most about the Beiiij lardt school. T ke s hool is a large, old-fashioned ct intry house, with broad perches. ( and surrounded by slop ing 'nwt.vi. Inside, it is exactly" like the tome Df-'a large family. There are tjo nchool rooms with desks sere1 fad into the floor. The older children, of about 11 or 12 years, havf sm i li movable desks set up in a livjn g room at lesson time. The younger x"ies of kindergarten and prim.vy a ges are taught in a cot tage ai in x. This cottage had to he a Id sd. for school rooms and dorm Uir:' s when the school grew so raidli . There 'are" four teach ers iuill kan assistant for the 16 childi-ee t or deaf children need a great isal of individual instruction, i Where the auditory nerve is alto- Maiiy of the children who come pettier destroyed, there is no hope to a Eclio j 1 for the deaf have been! of any return of the hearing, ln misunfteri A .ood or neglected ai jury to the car drum does not nec home be use of their defect. . A 1 charily indicate permanent or total child ally begins to talk at 2 I deafness. N years, and ..when speech is retarded! One child can hear sometimes if long itfer- that time the caused spoken to directly in the ear. On should ibe t nvestigated for .possible ; some davs she vill catch every word deafnesi;. ( I ften parents think that a baby wfc n does not talk is only slow in 1( o, Tiing, and sometimes several ye ; elapse before they really .ndi jr stand that the child is deaf, "fijr this time the child may have b.jcoc u ) habitually irritable or may h;ve c ' veloped a terrible tem per dne to i.t i being continually ex pected, to j xn ict as a normal child would, A cltivev-'cf this sort placed in a school foj ' the deaf at 7 or 8 years may not jdvance so rapidly as a much fa a iger pupil. Miss Rein hardt Aa? in her school half a dozen pup: p3 of from 3 to 6 years, some of n a om talk more plafnly than the gorier children. In the ki ndergarten room these littlest pi j s were being taught to j voices of the smaUer ones, and the effect is remarkably natural. "K" and other sounds made in the back' of the mouth are most difficult for the -deaf to grasp and reproduce, but even these are mastered after repeated illustrations - and' much practice. ' These children are Btarting out in life without the ability to bear and with such a handicap in the way of learning to speak, and yet wen you look in on them at lessons, meals, or a game they are apparently nor mal boys and girls. They laugh and talk. Sometimes they all talk at once just like any group of happy .school children. Their lessons are much less formal than, those in a regular school, and .they are -en- cburaged to talk, so long as they do not get too far from the school wor at band, pr do not forget politeness. Arithmetic and other lessons are put on a practical basis. Learning to read is for them a matter of We il! e able to enjoy more stories, and their letters from home. Most of them are voracious .readers. The writer was interested to find that fwhen they had a spare moment the older ones ran to get books and were soon absorbed in primer stories or fairy tales. Music is little more than a name to children totally deaf, but a sense of rhythm is taught them by means of the piano. A little upright piano is pushed out into the middle of a room and several children stand at the back with their hands against the instrument. A teacher plays two chords over and over first a loud chord and then a soft one. Through their unusually sensitive fingers the children feel thejibra tion, and say as she plays, "One, two, one, fwo," accenting the ane, just as the pianist has. When she changes to a heavy chord and two light ones they feel the difference instantly and Niiange their count to "One, two, three." They also feel -and distinguish "fast" and slow" playing, and "high" and ".low" notes. The sensitiveness of the deaf to vibrations was shown when the other day one of the pu pils remarked: "Some one is playing the piano downstairs." "Yes," said a teacher, "How did you know?" I "I ran feel it coming up through my feet," the child answered. Most f Miss Keinhardt's family have been deaf since birth, or lost deir hearine through illness. 4 The High Cost of Lhing-YI. Breaking Tp a So-t'alW Cold. As I have hinted from time to time, in. my diffident way, there is no such thing as "taking cold." These various respiratory infec tions which people insist on calling "colds" have nothing, to do with weather or temperature conditions as far as anybody has ever been able to prove. They are purely in fectious diseases spread from per son to person as diphtheria and meningitis are spread. In fact diphtheria and meningitis, are themselves respiratory infections quite as definitely as, are ordinary coryza and pneumonia. In an earlier talk I asserted bald ly that no known drug or combina tion of drugs will break up a so called cold, and I repeat that asser tion here. Now let me tell you what to take to help you overcome, one of these unidentified respiratory infections miscalled "colds" or at least to help you endure the uncertainty until you have the doctor in to see u ne can determine the identity of your .infection. 1. Take 24 hours of bed rest Anyhow go to bed if it is only for three' hours of additional bed rest. Bed rest at the onset has saved a lot of lives, when the alleged "cold happened to be influenza. 1 2. Take a hot mustard foot bath in bed. If you do not know how this trick is done, remain quietly in bed a few days and watch this col umn for the technic. 3. If feverish, fast from 12 to 24 hours. 4. If there is severe headache or other severe ache eschew the heart depressing and blood destroying acetanilide which is the "kick" in so many nostrums purporting to cure eolus ana grip, juuen less the most agreeable dose is a bottle of solution of magnesium citrVtt prepared by the druggist oa re quest. This makes a large drink but not an unpleasant one. : . 6. As an external application ft soreness- or pain a mustard nut. is good, as described in the second article of this series. Or the nei. moi wimergrceu uinunent Known as "analgesic balm" may be rubbed on. ' 7. The i, throat may be g&rriai every hour or two with a solution of a Seiler's tablet in ater as hot as possible. Or a teaspoonful of Doric acia may do dissolved iBt cupful of hot water for gargling. QrESTioxs Avb answers; The Family Thermometer. Please tell me how lo steriluV one may use it for different oeniv Ders oi tne lamiiy. (Mrs. L. B. M ) Answer If you are determine to worry yourself and the family about temperature, wash the ther mometer well with cool water and soap, then with alcohol or S per cent phenol (one to twenty solution of carbolic acid in water.) Nurst usually keep clinical thermometcn standing in a jar of some such dis- lnrectant. aoap ana water wash ing carefully done is probably u effective as washing with alcohni or wiping with any other antiseptic solution. Skra Cancer. I have had a small mole on my right cheek all my life. It seems to be getting larger now. Is it advi able to have it removed? Does it ever cause cancer? Would ther be a scar left after removel of such a mole? (C. G. L.) Answer Skin cancor (epithel ioma) often develops in the site of a mole or other trifling lesion dangerous for the relief of such which has been present for many pain is acetylsalicylic acid, a live years. It would be vrse to havetha grain tablet of which may be taken as a dose, and not more than three doses. If a cathartic is needed some mole removed surgically now, and, it there is any suggestion of can cer, have a few X-ray treatments of the spot afterward. Prohahly no- salts is preferable and perhaps i noticeable scar will be left. What's In a Name? BY MILDRED MARSHALL - (Copyrisht. 1919, by the Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.) L TEE PMLY . SEM ' TOTS AND JOYS. :", By Anna L. Flinn. i The senior member of the firm of Hill ft Co. hastily donned his hat and coat, preparatory to leaving on an extended business trip. As f. usual, ha had allowed himself only the minimum time in which to catch the train, and had very few minutes to spare. He was about to leave the ofilce when he hurriedly v remarked: "Oh. by the way. Miss Emerson.. I Just happened to think; i tomorrow is my young nephew's birthday, and I've quite forgotten - to ' send him a remembrance. I wish you would 'select an appro- 1 priate gift and have it charged to . my account and send it to him, en closing my card. .Without offering any suggestions. ana witnoui waiting ror even a cas ual qdeston, Mr. Hill departed. leaving his secretary, Edith Enier- soa. quite bewildered, idly finger ing a slip of paperv on which, was wvftiAn atiIt thA adifrvuut nf hnr Am. player's nephew, in , near-by cMt: -1 As secretary to Mr. Hni, Edith's duties were indeed varied. His latest request, however, was the most anusual he - had ever made, bat he realised, strange as ft was, she would hare to go through with .it":"::- ' ' ' ; - '"An , appropriate gift for my young' nephew," she repeated; She remembered the picture on Mr. Hill's desk. Entering the private oJDce of her employer she picked ay aa oval tram contaniing -the picture of a ehubby-faced boy. pre sumably 10 or is yean of age. Yea. tho was quite certain this was the eshew of whom Mr. Hill had spok- idly. en quite frequently, and for whom she had been elected to purchase a birthday gift. "Xow, I wonder what that dear little boy would like?" she thought, as she held the picture at arm's length. "Brother Bobby is just as crazy for a flying machine, and I imagine this. little boy, too would like one." And then she wondered if Mr. Hill would regard it as ap propriate. "But how was she to know?" she argued. He had not offered any suggestions, and. -after all, hadn't he left the matter in her hands entirely! Se she decid ed that the flying machine would be as timely a gift as any, and pro ceeded accordingly. Noontime found Edih Emerson in the toy department of one of the large emporiums, fairly revelling in the various models of miniature aeroplanes, of which her knowl edge was rather limited. After en listing the services of the very af fable salesman, however, she suc ceeded in selecting one, and bad it sent to the address she had been given, enclosing Mr. Hill's card, as instructed. It was indeed a relief to realise that the irksome task had been ac complished end Edith now plunged into her work with renewed vigor. Affairs of the office proceeded as usual during the absence of Mr.l Hill, and it was not long before he returned. Apparently he had com pletely forgotten his nephew,' as well as the birthday gift, because no mention ,was made of it Edith, too, had quite forgotten the inci dent by this time, until one day about two months later, when it was recalled to her mind quite viv- It was in the midst of a busy forenoon, and she was unexpected ly called into the private ofilce of her employer, to be confronted by a very pleasing looking young man with a pair of smiling brown eves. Mr. Hill, usually very serious look ing, was now wreathed in smiles and Edith could not quite account for it. ' "This is my nephew, Theodore Hill, Miss Emerson," her employer began by way of introduction. "You will remember we sent him a birth day gift some time ago, and he now wishes to express his appre ciation." Edith looked with amaze ment from one to the other, and then her gaze rested on the pho tograph on Mr. Hill's desk. She could not quite get the connection. and then gradually it all dawned upon her she" realized just what had happened she bad mistaken" the young man who now stoode fore her for the little boy whose picture she had so much admired. Explanations were beyond her; she was embarrassed to the point of mortification, and Mr. HilL appre ciating the tarcumstaaces, at once came to her rescue. "It was all my fault. Miss Emer son, ne said as he placed a fa therly hand on her shoulder; "you see, I can't quite realize that Ted has grown to be a man I still think of him as the little b"y of yore, and my reference to him sim ply misled you. As to the photo graph," he continued, "it was taken some 15 years ago, but 1 still cher ish it for its ,fond recollections of by-gone days." By this time Edith was more at ease, and was able to appreciate Gerald inc. x Norse( mythology is filled with valiant 'names which are the fore runner of many of our feminine proper names in current-use today. Geraldine is one such, and her his tory dates back to the days when Valkyries drove their splendid chariots over" the fields of conflict in the land of the midnight sun. It mans "spear power," thus making its fortunate possessor one of the company of battle maids so honor ed by those of Scandinavian blood. From Norway and Sweden, the forerunner of Geraldine makes its appearance among the Anglo-Sax-tms as St. Gerhold, which was straightway changed to Gerald and became of the "saintly reputation of its first bearer. The masculine name became enormously popular in England, where it is still a fa- spoken in an ordinarv tone close I ,lc luc "s"""1"' Af nthrr t nine infl itiui 'c unnuui ouuw w iuw t her. air is less clear she cannot hear a shout. Later, this girl can possibly wear an acousticon and hear r.iore plainly, but while she is still so young" an instrument might possibly ipjure the delicate hearing ap paratus. It is 11 years since Miss Rein hardt established her school in Kensington, and she says that the entire profit of 11 years is repre sented by the cottage annex, which she bought. "Work of this sort," she .says, 'cannot be profitable, because even if a school were taking in large sums, it would want to put the nroceeds. into equipment." The work or developing dear understand - and interpret lip read-1 children should be endowed through ing as the; f made pictures with colored sq a ares of paper. As a sample of t tli' progress of this class, the teachjev f aeld one little boy on her knei ai . asked him, "Show me your do:!!.". "Show me your c6at," and so on, ( speaking distinctly but with prdina. rapidity. The boy in each caiie pc ited to the object men tioned acid repeated "nose" or "coat," vjamil'ug all the while, and keeping ?iis yes fixed on the teach er's face ' U ( atch every word. Only in one jsii& did he fail to under- a number or scnoois ior tne aeai, si e thinks, so that they can be con tinued indefinitely, and for the sake of progress. As it is, she, and most of the other heads of private schools 1 for the deaf, struggle along, trying to pay an adequate corps of teach ers, and to keep the household warm, well fed and comfortable on the amount paid in by the pupils. Sometimes M'.ss Reinhardt feels stand a nc". respond correctly, and! jvcg so heavily in her efforts with who stood silently by, apparently immensely amused. From the ad miring glances he was casting at j--un.il, uowever, it was apparent iimL ue was very much smitten with tne little secretary. And Edith, al though she would not admit it even io nerseit, could not help but think hew charming Ted Hill really was. It was strange,, but nevertheless true, how many subsequent visits Ted found it necessary to make to his uncle's office, and particularly whaat an important part Edith played in them. Even the staid Mr. Hill began to notice the fre, queney of his nephew's calls, and he soon realized that it was some thing other than his esteem for his uncle which promuted them. In a fast moving train, a happy bridal pair are starting life's jou ney together. "Oh, look at the aeroplane, dear," Ted remarks as he looks out of the train window "How strange you should have no ticed it,;' Edith replies. But after all, it was not very strange, when Ted considers if it were not for the toy aeroplane he might never have won his dear little bride. that wfs w fj 3n ear and hair were confuse d. C iese two words; the teacher e-m'ained, look similar and are ' i ifli ult f or him to dis tinguish.. ,. vogue of Gerald, since Gareth, or Garret. Knight of the Round Table, is said -to be the equivalent for Gerald. Some etymologists disa gree with this contention, but in the main it is accepted and gives to Gerald a romantic flavor. The first Geraldine was Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald, daughter of the famous Maurice Fitzgerald, whom Surrey made the heroine of his poetry under the title of Fair Geraldine. The name won imme diate fame in. the class of romance and was straightway taken up by all the fashionable damsels of that day.- Germany accepted it, but changed it later to Gerliardinc. It also penetrated Italy, where it be came Geralda. Both England and America preserved it in its original form. Of ail tho famous Geraldlnes, the most noted of these times is the prima donna, Geraldine Farm, whose magic voice charms opeN lovers of the metropolis. Geraldine's talismanic gem is the emerald, which is said to give the wearer such intuitive powers that she may be able to foretell events. It quickens the intelligence and sharpens tho wits, but is an enemy to passion. Wednesday is Gerald ine's lucky day and 3 he. lncky number. The hawthorno is her flower. art I D A BV hi, M Jfi. ML-' MRJ ELIZABETH THOMPSON Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am a young man 21 years of age and deeply in love with a young lady about the same age. I correspond ed with her for nearly three years. While I was in service she did not forget me. I received a leter once a week from her and once in a while she would sand me a pack age of different things, v She has treated me well and seemed to care a great deal for me as if the financial end of the game be x joined tlfe navy butrnow must be a losing one, but on the that T ,J she doesn'.t Chen side of the scale she is win the children- that she is encouraged to keep on, hoping that some care for me as she did. I have ask ed her to go out certain respecta ble places, but she always refused, ,,lt,,7 a-,,) 1,vr,1rr,t foir, will 1 -". " cu6Bt:UKms. finally come to the aid of deaf chil dren. ONE YEAR AGO "The German national assembly at Weimar adopted a provisional constitution for the new German republic and elected Friedrich Ebert as president. Alexander M. Dockery, former governor of Missouri, and later as- sictnnt nn.lm...- , the humor of U. as well as Ted. ' brales hTbtdlTy. jf mt 4VI10 I aTOtff AlU WI AAA n icn onireau (Ai w' reader can set the answer .to any qursticm by writinr The -Ajtus InJorma. tion bui t ix. Frederic J, Haskio. Director,. Wa.-iiinf ton, I). C. Give lull name and address . Ip 1 enclose twcent stamp lor return posiajre.' Be brief. All inquiries are confident a i. the repiies being- sent direct to each indiridual. o attention will be paid to i gjurmous leMersl. Q. Is sj he weigh Jot the brain of a man t:d woman! the same? P. I. A. T a ipeight of the brain of tbe aver.Qf e man is 50 ounces, while that of ' tl e- average woman is 44 A j-man's heart ounces. A j-man s neart averages 11 ounce 6.; w.hile that of a woman's is about t( tne ounces. Q. W tM t is the cause of the greatest p ercentage of divorces in this couuo y? E. "C. T. A. Dea. xtion leads all other causes c C divorce in the United States. ' (! je latest statistics show that 36.8 per cent of all divorces granted : i :e due to desertion. The other ca 4 ses were infidelity, 11.5 per cent g' " cruelty, 28.3 per cent; drunkenn 3.4 per cent; failure to provid' , 4.7 per cent; all other causes, If 1 per cent Q. Is 1 Ir. Meredeth, the new secretary of agriculture, a college orofessor T S. D R A. E. f . Meredeth is a publisher aau lwus. Mil fji uitaanm. Llti IS the ownei r of an agricultural pub lication i: a Iowa. His-home is in Des Moin 5. . ..": Q. Ho- f many volunteers were there in t i a recent war? E. W. L. A. Th 1 war department that there were 1,150,704 volunteers in the world war as compared with 2,810,296 drafted men. . Q. Where did the daylight sav ing plan originate? j. t. A. It had its inception in Eng land in 1907 in a book published by William Willett, entitled "The Waste of Daylight." A daylight saving law was enacted in Great Britain in 1916, and in the follow ing year in Denmark, Germany, Holland, Italy, France, Portugal' and Australia. The United States passed a daylight saving bill in 1317 to take effect in 191S. The law was repealed in the last con gress. ' . -Q. Did Andrew Carnegie leave 10 million dollars in his will to create a better understanding be tween the United States and Eng land; e. V. S. A. He did not, but in 1910 he contributed a peace fund of that j amount to promote a better under- "o . . - v l-jc ugkuuas 01 tne world. '!!' ther? more Christians than Mohammedans in the -world? C. A. Do you think she really cares for me? I have gone out with several other young ladies, but it seems that none can take her place, for 1 love her with all my heart and soul. Please advise me what to do. UXHAPPY SAILOR It looks as if the girl has learn ed to care for some one else. You are not the only boy who lost his sweetheart while in service, and ! you will have to bear your disap- uuiuimeui cneenuiiy, just as all are doing. At the ageof 21 you are cot hopelessly hurt and one of thesv days you will find yourself even more interested in some other girl. Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am a girl 21 years old. I have a lot of friends and a good Job, but I am not satisfied. My mother and father are both dead and so I have to stay with some relatives. They are always telling roe that i believe you are right in want ing to live at the Y. W. C. A. Your relatives may be doing all they can to make thqir home your home, but nevertheless you are an outsider and do not belong to the family. At the age of 21 you should feel free to make your own decisions and when in your judgment a thing is right, thought should not be giv en to what people will say. . 1 our meuion 01 living uer j leave your relatives will be suffi cient evidence of your character. When in doubt try to decide what advice your mother and father would give you, were they alive, and in this way you will almost al ways be helped. If you laad clean and right life people will-admire you and .not condemn. The young man you mention is too young to have serious inten tions. - Regard him as a g001 friend, refuse to kiss him, and be satisfied with the relationship for few years. Dear Mrs. Thonipson I am young married woman and like j entertain a great deal, but as 1 "a not know the proper ideas of enter taining, I do very little of it. . In giving a little informal tea I have planned a small program also. When do 1 serve the tea, before or after the program, or while program is being given? How do I .receive my guests! I have no help or servants? E. G. S. H. Tea should ,be served after tt' program. Go to the door yourself to gr- I am a good girl, but they treat me I your guests. Then tell them where coiuiy ana 1 know that they do not 1 to put their wraps, for instance want me, although I do everything I "You may put your wraps in the I can to please them. I first room at the head of somejmes 1 think of going to stairs." the Y. W. C. A. to stay, but it 1 1 Uo not give too much thought ta went they would talk about me knd 1 the correct way of doing thing y i naa gone astray. I don't want .to do anything, that would cause people to look down on me I have a boy friend 21 years of age whom I dearlv lov At tin,. j he seems to think a lot of me, but ouuicuiuta .wnRn np tons nn I. i - going to call he calls up another I tne 1'brarian what you want 21 sue will iltip yuu Entertain as you yourself fa"1 l Originality is always a treat' B whatever ou do, keep the attitude of perfect confidence that 7 guests will think it all right N'T(r apologize. You may find help leading matter at the library. c" girl and I don't hear frnm, Often he goes for a week and doesn't ask for a date, but when h does come he tells me where he A. There ar,. . He a8 e to kiss him. uiiouaua as compared aays with, 22L825.000 Mohammedans. "Soon To Be Sixteen": Toaeat an envelope and requested a per aonal answer, but you did not s-s- your name or address the enveiuir- Anything you can tell me will h a .1 hArnra is lav annrar atari n.s.n ... - - possible.