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THE PARKER POST AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY BY POST PUBLISHING COMPANY, Inc. J. B. FLANAGAN Editor ancl Manager SUBSCRIPTION RATES—IN ADVANCE: One Year . $2.50 Six Months 1.50 Three Months :...... 7 5 Entered as second-class matter ay 23, 1910, at the poatoifice at Par ker, Arizona, under the Act of March 3, 1879. PLEA FOR MORE FUN. Young life demands, definite work and definite play. It also demands in its healthier manifestations a certain period of rest. Much of the delin quency of the day in large cities is due to the habit of roaming the streets at all hours of the night. It Is due to a restlessness engendered partly in deed by lack of parent’s care, but also to a defiance of orderly life that takes the place with a section of young peo ple of independence. A more com plete understanding of life, at Its best, gotten by associating with those who are broad-minded and appreciative of the need for recreation and. rest it what will prevent delinquency. “Big brother” movements have their appeal and place. The-only trouble here being ita probable fathering.by overzealou* dogmatists in religion. x No boy wants to be preached at. ,He wants to be amused, by being with , worth-while comrades. A “big brother” who plays comrade and not preacher is a val uable asset. Loneliness of soul Is keenly felt by many a boy, himself un conscious that he Is so suffering, says Milwaukee News. It is when he is lqpely that he finds occupation with a “gang.” The natural social Instinct It merely perverted. Italian unity, the dominant preoccu pation of all patriotic Italians the last 800 years, owes its actual accomplish ment to the strong hand and daring Initiative of the royal house of Savoy, William Kay Wallace writes in Scrib ner’s. It was the, head of this ruling house, guided by the wise counsel of his able minister, Count Oavour, who presented the question of Italian unity to the attention of Europe, thus secur ing the active assistance of Napoleon 111 and the co-operation of the French, Without which the. task of driving out the Austrians would have been Impos sible. This is the debt that Italy owes ita present ruling dynasty. And though republican sentiment is still strong throughout the pentnsdla. and the im pelling force in the creation of united Italy, “love of liberty,” still remains, the kings of the house of Savoy have reconciled themselves so well with this modem spirit that today they are not to be considered constitution a] mon arehs In the much diluted form as in England, but rather what may be just ly called representatives of “royal re publicanism.” When the allies Come to the final stage of Insisting upon the restoration of Alsace-Lorraine Bismarck himself may be dted with effect, says London Chronicle. That- statesman did not foresee Mr. Sydney Brooks’ metallur gical arguments, but he became a con vert to annexation —like a good Ger man—because his monarch willed it. And this was the ground he found for getting good out of evil: “In the In terest of Germany as well as of all Eu rope, our policy must aim at enfeeb ling France as' much as possible, and rendering her incapable for a long time of breaking the general peace.” Substitute Germany for France, and you have it in a nutshell. Devitalized physique Invites pneu monia. Overheated, crowded, badly ventilated rooms, cars, shops or other places should be avoided. Too many — Parker Motor Co. • —Ford Agency - GARAGE AND SERVICE STATION * i ? Z / ' - .. Auto Accessories and Repairs Gasoline Lubricating Oils Distillate First Class Service - - Parker, Ariz R. I. MARTIN, SC Agent for Acetyiine Lights - Tinsmith i persons In this world are too much | afraid of fresh air, especially if it be a bit cold. As a rule they would much • rather breathe over the air that some one else has already breathed. If you have any doubt about this, just try to open the ventilators in a crowded street car on a cold day and see what i happens to you. Nutritious food is harder to get, for a price, than it used to be; but fresh air does not cost any more now than it did before the war. The first wmoden vessel of the new merchant fleet building for the govern ment was launched at a Pacific port. She is a ship of 4,000 tons dead weight, 290 feet over all, and was constructed • in what is said to be the world-record time of 120 days. A good beginning! , ! Now for maintaining the prestige thus established! In spite of the many calls made for contributions to the diffefent war ! funds and for a multitude of local ; charities, the money seems to pour into the treasuries of all worthy or i ganlzations. The liberality of the American people was never better proven than it has been since this i country went into the war. There is little or no element of the accidental in the automobile killings which are becoming startlingly fre quent. A sufficient period for reflec tion in jail might help considerably to convince the speeders of the errors of j their ways. Still, we think it is well enough for the fathers of the country to abandon any real hope on account of the great knitting craze. They may just as well proceed to solve their sock troubles by trimming their toenails frequently. It is a relief to know that a base ball war is not to be added to the world's troubles next season. — : Women, Clad In Khaki, Work As Longshoremen on Docks. (. Five women dressed in khaki showe< longshoremen the other day that the.' were not only willing but able to “d< their bit” for national service, says th< New’ York Herald. As the first re sponse to a call for help the squab from the National League for Worn • an’s Service drove two motor ears fron pier to pier to assist in loading $l5O, j- 000 worth of groceries, clothing an< war relief supplies for France. Tin : goods were being forwarded by th< ; war relief clearing house for Franc* ! and her allies. ! “Capt,” Edith Field of the motor cai division of the league called oui ! "Lieut.” Helen Bastedo, “Sergt.” Helen : Streit and “Privates” Florence Darrach : Augusta Smith and Edna Tunis. Tin young women worked steadily from nine o’clock in the morning until ten j o’clock at night. The quintette of war-service work er* wear a khaki uniform consisting o* a short skirt, knickerbockers, military coat and cop. Wheat farmers in some of the grain i districts of the northwestern states are buying advertising in newspapers, j urging consumers to save food. USE FOR DISCARDED SHIRTS. Redeeming man’s discarded shirts and making babies dresses, like those worn by* the kiddies In this photo, from them, is the novel idea of Mrs. A. D. Gilmore, and she is devoting a great deal of her time to this work. She has organized a club of her own, and has volunteered to act as instruct or of similar clubs. Her plan will put to good use ma terial ordinarily wasted, and It is hoped that hundreds of useful little dresses for children of the war zone will be made. The need is great, and the ability to meet it In part requires comparatively little. This is too good an Idea to be con fined to one section of the country. Clubs.should spring up everywhere to aid in this noble and humanitarian work of clothing the little war zone refugees. If you haven’t the time, but have the shirts, send them to Mrs. Gilmore at the Yonkers chapter of the Red Cross. This photograph shows Mrs. Gilmore with her two little children wearing short dresses, but you’d never know it, for the little dresses are very daintily made. ONLY JOB OF KIND Merchant Marine Has an Official Chantie Man. Stanton H, King of Boston, an Old Balt, Teaches Rookies to Sing Sea Songs. Boston.—Stanton H. King of Boston has the only war job of its kind. He is official chantie man for the American merchant marine. His work will be to revive chantie Binging among merchant sailors who will Join the country’s new cargo ships through the United States shipping board recruiting service, national head quarters of which are at Boston. While chantie singing has declined on all seas, owing to the change in re cent years from sailing vessels to steamers —there not being much op portunity to “heave and haul” on board a steamer —its revival Is consid ered important for two reasons. Chanties insure team work when a crew is pulling on ropes, even aboard steamers; while the building of large numbers of American schooners means an increased demand for men who can “reef, hand and steer” on sailing ves sels, where chantie singing used to flourish. The shipping board trains men to serve on steamers, but if a certain per centage ship on sailing vessels and carry with them the almost lost knack of chantle singing, they will be the bet ter equipped for their work, according to sharps on the seafaring game. Stanton H. King probably is the country’s best-known chantie singer. Chantie singing is part of a weekly en tertainment he gives Jack ashore at a mission of which he is head. The program Is usually varied, and to hear Mr. King lead his sailor friends in “Shenandoah,” “Bound for the Rio Grande” or “Blow the Man Down” Is to understand the psychologic punch of the well-sung chantie. Mr. King Is an Old salt and learned chantie singing on deep water vessels. He began going to sea 38 years ago, from the Barbados, in the merchant service. ! EMPLOYEES WEAR ;; : WAR SERVICE BADGES :: * . , \ Portland, Ore.*—“War service \\ | badges” are being proudly worn • 1 . by employees of the Northwest !! \ Steel company here. The con- \ j » cern is engaged in building 8,- ! ! \ 800-ton freighters for the Emer- j j • gency Fleet corporation and its . . I 5,000 employees have all been \ J • exempted from the draft. The «• I “war service badge” Is about \ \ • three inches long, two inches < > I wide, and is oval in shape, of | \ ► nickel and bears the words • • ! “War Service —Shipbuilding.” J | • «• THE PARKER POST. Stop Extravagance! ——and buy —— War Savings Stamps EIGHT NOW THE WAR INDUSTRIES OF THE NATION ARE IN IM MEDIATE NEED OF EVERY WORKER AND EVERY BIT OF MATERIAL THAT CAN POSSIBLY BE SECURED. TO BUY AN ARTICLE NOW THAT IS NOT ABSOLUTELY NEEDED FOR SANE AND SIMPLE UV ING, IS TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE GOVERNMENT THE TIME, THE LABOR, AND THE MATERIAL THAAT WENT INTO ITS MANUFAC TURE—AS PRESIDENT WILSON HAS SAID, THE EXTRAVAGANCE OF NEEDLESS BUYING IS “AMERICA’S UNPARI*OMAILE FAULT.” DE CIDE TODAY THAT YOU WILL SHAKE OFF THE SIN OF EXTRAVA GANCE—THAT YOU WILL HELP YOURSELF AND YOUR COUNTRY BY PUTTING A SHARE OF YOUR SAVINGS IN WAR SAVINGS AND THRIFT STAMPS. * •. p HEAR THE CALL! We Will Win This War You can help. Buy Thrift and War Savings Stamps. Everyone, ho matter who they are, can buy these stamps. You can materially as sist with your money—lend your dollars to your government. This is not a contribution—but the safest investment i nthe world. A country worth fighting for is worth saving for—BUY THRIFT STAMPS. THRIFT STAMPS In denominations of 25c, issued to help you save money in small amounts. . With the first Thrift Stamp you get a Thrift Card with space for 16 Thrift Stamps. When filled the card will have $4.00 in stamps on it, and by add ing 12c you can change it for a War Savings Certificate. WAR. SAVINGS STAMPS On January 1, 1923, the United States will pay $5.00 for eaoh stamp, this being the $4.12 plus 4 per cent compound interest. With the first War Savings Stamp you get a War Saving* Certificate with sapec for 20 stamps; If yon fill the entire certificate it will be re deemed for SIOO.OO on January -, 1923. . .? . . • Lick a Stamp Means Lick the Kaiser FOR SALE AT THE PARKER POSTOFFICE AND AT THE PARKER VALLEY BANK.