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Tintinnabulating Tambourines Doomed to Minor- Salvation. Role * SIM A salvation lassie WS3kiS^& s= 1 a, v,:: TAMBOURINES AT SALVATION ARM V HEADQUARTERS, - NEIW YORK CITY rn lie America of the old fashioned I Ar.u ncaus is gone ; it's all ended. Some s;i!i ding to primrose hopes, but with the recent announcement that the Salvntiorf Army lassies have given tip their tambourines for street collect ing ? pshaw! What's the use? It st art oil with the buffaloes. Some New York traveling men, dressed i:i the latest spring styles, ventured out AW.st. The buffaloes took one squint, lay down on their spinal cords, closed their eyes, groaned and died. And then there came about the pass ing of another beloved American in stitution ? the front yard. Home life hasn't been the same since. With the advent of skyscraper tenements and -flats front yards vanished. Now the heads of households when they come home at night worn out witk arguing golf at the office all day have to sit on the front doorsteps or go to the movies. Suspenders' have gone too. And gone are 50 cent Sunday tabl? d'hote dinners, and family surreys, and all-day suckers. And now the time honored role of the Salvation Army lassie's tintinnabu | lating tambourine is doon-.ed. Vo; i will liiiiT these o:ice popular musica collection boxes piled up by t lie bun dreds at Salvation Army headquarters i Tlie lassies, heartened by the couti try's approval of their overseas wri service, have found it unnecessary to waste effort in tambourine solicita tions, and they devote ther*time thus saved to actual slum work and general service to all distressed humanity. Sr they've called off the year-round tam bourine collecting and appeal to the nation annually fcr financial approval The li)2() Appeal is scheduled for May 10th to -!0th. The lassies will still beat the tam bourines in the Salvation Army prais< services, however. They quote a nuui ?>er of Psalms as authority. Here h Psalm 149, 3: "Let them sing praises unto Hin, with the timbrel and harp." The "fimbrer is the ancients' name for the modern Salvation Army tam bourine. Well, goodby. old tambou rine. We'll miss your cheering tinkle and the acknowledging smile of j'oui mistress, but you did your l>rt. Beat Drum ? Spent Night in Prison jf>Y hitting a big bass drum just onfc resounding whack for which slie spent n night in jail, a resolute black eyed girl changed the police classiiication of Salva tion Army drumming from "petty nuisance" to ".music." That was twenty-two years qgo, and the black eyes have grown more gentle in years of service for the poor since those battling days, but they still twin kle when the story is told. it was Mrs. Adam Gifford. wife of ihe colonel now cammanding $ ^ the New Knglatid forces of the V Salvation Army, who wielded the L drumstick and struck defiance at the Pennsylvania blue coated policeman of the town where she and her husband were |hen stationed. Irate citizens had complained bitter ly of tin* Salvation Army and its street corner meetings and musical services, but particularly of the bass drums of the hand. Night after night the drums had been confiscated by the police, but to no effect. Finally a polici order went out to "arrest anyone attempting to beat a drum." Following this Colonel Gifford in an effort to test the constitutionality of the order advertised that upon a ceur tain evening a monster meeting would be held and that upon that occasion Mrs. Gifford would beat the drum. As anticipated. ? a record breaking crowd was turned out. The police re serves were called upon to cpiell the. riots which might ensue. At a given glial Mrs. GitTord gave the drum a re funding thump and the meeting was YOUR NAME Is it on our subscrip tion list? We* will guarantee you full value FOR YOUR MONEY MRS. COLONEL ADAM GIFFORD, Salvationist. J under way. Immediately the frail llt ! tie Salvation Army Lassie was placed | under arrest and escorted by a crowd of amused but sympathetic onlookers to the patrol wagon and llience to the local jail, where she spent the night. The case was taken before the su preme court of the state, where even tually the contention of the "Array" was sustained. Following the decision the entire corps, led. by Colonel Gifford. marched | to the city hall to demand the. drums | that had J>een confiscated by the po lice. v Twenty-eight of the offending "prisoners" were released in the cus tody of the corpx. Fitmi that d#tte to the present none of the meetings- of the Salvation Army has been disturbed by the police. Furthermore, the prece dent established has been maintained I in nearly every state in the Union. ~ NOTICE ~ All persons who have claims against the estate of Mrs. Josiah Wilson, deceased, are requested to present them to the undersigned Administra tor for settlement and all persons in debted to the estate are requested to settle and all person having property belonging to said estate are request ed to deliver it to me at once. Respectfully, W. W. Samples Adm'r. of Mrs. Josiah Wilson, Dec'd. Mention Recorder in answering advs. B S^SBBSSBwSjtegEKSMdew ?ii'iii.aurfy FAIR AND FORTY By LILLIAN M. RTCHARDS. | i a ? ? (?, 1920, by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) Down on a narrow street, where thr> newsboys are shouting "extra" most of the time. Myra Wiggins sits at 1 lie cashier's desk in one of those famous restaurants with a buckwheat front. For three years now she has sat In the same window. Her eyes nnd ears are always open and nothing escapes her notice. "Say, mister," loudly called Myra one day to a customer trying to sneak out, "pay your check here, please." . "Huh," growled the man, coming back, "think ybu're smart, don't you?" And slamming the money down on the counter, "I suppose you thought I was trying to steal a feed/' "My goodness, no," replied Myra. smilingly. "Guess you were suddenly called to a. fire; hut after this, when in l^ere. be sure and see me before you leave." "Well, Is that so." sneerlngly. "1 suppose you're the one who runs this place, or maybe you*?" Just then tier antagonizer felt a strong hand grab ills collar and de mand an apology. Without hesitate? the Irritant murmured something about being sorry, and slunk' .out of the door Myra's well-rounded face became as red as roses when she looked up ir.to the set features .of big Jim Iloland. Jim was a traveling man. and every time he came to town it was not th" eats alone that brought him to this well-known restaurant. Myra Wiggins' welcome smile and pleasant "How do" won hint from the start. Now the'r friendship grew rapftlly into something more deep and lasting. They were both around the age of focty 'and*- had come to that quiet un derstanding of accepting things as theyj^vere; neither Inquired Into the other's affairs. A buxom widow was Myra. with one bhild. whom she boarded at a small farmhouse in the country. Litfle Irene Wiggins was the joy of her life, and Myra delighted in her trips to the re gion where she could breathe God's pure air. away from the smoke and dust of the city. One day, as she and Irene were starting for a stroll" oyer the hills, a rosv-oheekert lad of ten begged to go with them. "He lives here. too. mamma," plead ed her little girt. "He's my bestest chum. Can't he go?" "Well, all right," replied Myra. good naturedly. and taking his hand she In quired : "What's your name, little bov?" "My name's Jack RolafHl." was his sturdy reply, as he stumbled along by her side. * "Roland!" gasped she. hearing the name. Then, curiously. "And what's your father's name? Jack, too? "No. my daddy's name Is Jim." and with upturned face, "you've never met my daddy, have you? He's the biggest man in the world." Myra's thoughts were racing a mile n minute, and her cheeks burned with curiosity. "He must mean my Jim," she thought, and still it didn't seem pos sible. The Children ran ahead and were sliding on the ice. little dreaming of .the turmoil they'd created for Myra. After a few minutes' silent pondering she called them to tier side and turned hack toward . the hou?e. As they were chatting in their childish* way she heard little Jack say to Irene: "My NanuA's coming this afternoon with daddy. She brings me candy and everything." Unable to restrain the question any longer Myra asked. "And who's your Nanna. little boy?" at the same time dreading the answer. "Why. that's his mother, of course," quickly replied Irene, as if Myra ought to know. "She works In the city," joined Jack wistfully. ? Tt was with quiet dignity that she refused 'Jim's many invitations the next week, and his big. jovial '/ace wore a puzzled expression, although ho said nothing. Myra. who was usu ally the picture of health, looked drawn and pale. She\l grown fond of .liai Roland, arid to discover him in tliis light hurt not a little. Tucking Irene on her sled. Myra started down the back lane through the meadows. The cold, clear air brought the color to her cheeks, as Irene pulled the end of her scarf and shouted. "Gitty-up-horsey." It. was a wonderful day and ended all too quick ly. On their way back, as Myra went to jump a brook she fell with a scream in the snow. Irene tried to help her up. but finding her arms limp b'ecame frightened and cried for help. Little Jack Roland and his daddy, who were walking near by, came to their assist ance. "Is this, little girl your sister?" he asked smilingly after the pain had sub sided. "No, Jim. she's my. daughter, ex plained Myra quietly. T\e been a widow for several years now. And I? I thought until recently that you were single also." "Why ? so I am," he replied emphat ically. * "Little Jack's mother died when he was a baby." "And? and Nanna?" asked Myra tremblingly. "Nanna," wfth a relieved look. "She's my sister, and has almost been a mother to Jack, who knows her by no other name." Then, lenning closer ond looking Into her eyes, he continued: "Myra, 'dear, he would' so like to have a real mother. The children already love each other. Could? could you ever care enough about a big clumsy like myself to? "Oh, Jim. I'm so happy." Vessel Too Big for Docks. ? America, it seems, with all her prog ress in shipbuilding, has no dock on the Atlantic coast suitable for repair in- a vessel like the Leviathan. or the Imperator. says Shipping. Ul*n the Leviathan needed overhauling, she had to be sent to Liverpool to the big Glad stone dock. Even there it was ; neces sarv to wait for the new and thS full moon to dock and umlock her, as the highest tide was required to "boat her over the sill." The dock at Norfolk Vn it seems, is big enough to float the Leviathan, but the channel, leading to It will not permit her passage. tw- ?? >? ~ '? ? ? ? m II 9?zym>?** L - r ? >? 4-^.t? cyr^c ^ nu? ?? ' .rag FARM DWELLERS ASK FOR BOOKS ! , . "" Announcement of the "Books for Everybody" Movement' Brings Letter Flood. INFORMATIVE WORKS SOUGHT Requests for Reading Matter Range From Volume on Drainage to Collins' "Book of the Stars." Thi? announcement of the entrance )? the Americans Library Association npon the "Books for Everybody" move ment and still later news accounts of the activities of the organization along these lines resulted in a ' widespread appeal from residents of the nyrul dis tricts of ihe country for books on farm ing. Whether the American farmer is simply evidencing his ambition to do a good job better or whether the better ?rops of bis neighbor, who has attend ed an agricultural college or school, has spurred him on is a matter difficult to determine. But the fact remains the farmer is asking for books. The great aiajority of American fanners are ei ther without libraries and book service or they are inadequately served. One of the points which the Ameri can Library Association in its "Books for Everybody" movement is strongly urging is the extension of the county library system in states where enabling acts have been passed ? some twenty one fn number ? and the proper legisla tion in others which have not yet tak en the step. The system, with its cen tral library and radiating lines to sta tions in the remotest sections of the county, assures good books to every man, woman and child who cares to reach out a hand and grasp one. Letters Show Need of Service. The American Library Association is not giving its entire attention 10 the urban dweller, nor is it neglecting the centers of population for the rural dis iricts and communities. It is, however, unquestionably eager to create a steady itow of informative reading to rural America. That the need for such serv ice exists and that it is anxiously sought is evidenced in every letter of this nature received by state library commissions and by the A. L. A. A few excerpts have been selected because they seem to express most truly the, needs of thousands of others. When Lydia Carlson, whose farm Is beyond Mason, Wis., asked for copies of "Productive Farm Crops," "pro ductive Vegetable Growing" and "Prin ciples of the Practice of Poultry Rais ing" she echoed the book needs of her neighbors. Then she revealed the fact that her eyes are not al vays in the furrows by asking for a copy of Col lihs' "Book of the Stars." What Others Desired. There was a pressing need behind the letter from James Dunn, who lives ten miles from Convent, La., the near est town, which lias n population of only 'SOO people. He asked for n cop.t of "Practical Farm Drainage." The task of keeping his acres ur.v was be yond him. Walter Williams of Osseo, Wis., wanted to know if he could make fuel alcohol from frozen potatoes and spoiled fruits, and If he could, were thcrg any books on the subject. The requests run the whole range of farm operations. Some wish to know how to treat scale, others desire facts on hog raising. Books giving information on crop rotation are in demand. The American Library Association is. raising a .$2.000, 000 fund to finance the "Books for Everybody" movement which during the next three years will be carried on in co-operation with exist ing libraries and library agencies. The money is not being raised through the medium of an intensive drive bnf through the Individual efforts of the librarians, library trustees and frl?cd? yf libraries. Papuan Oil. i Australia and Great Britain have each undertaken to spend up to $250, 000 in connection with Papuan oil de velopment and two British geologists will probably -begin work in the imme diate future, pursuing the experiments already made by the commonwealth. , Papua and the Pacific islands general ly are interesting the^ universities of Australia which are considering the need for the study of anthropology and of native customs and languages. 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