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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (June 21, 1923)
T THE FRONTIER
D. H. CRONIN, PUBLISHER.
iMItor and Business Manager,
"Fes." people reallie how great has
been the Increase In the freight busi
ness handled by the railways recently
as compared with the corresponding
weeks of previous years," says the Rail
way Age. "It has been announced re
g-eatedly that the number of cars loaded
with freight has broken all records, for
this time of year, but how completely
all previous records have recently been
surpassed Is not generally known. In
January, February, March and April
the total number of oars loaded with
. freight was 15,094,386. an Incresase over
the previous high record of 1920 of el
most 11 per cent. That sounds big
enough; but it does not make an ade
quate Impression because the freight
business has been Increasing at an ac
celerating rate. In the four weeks end
ed April 28 the total number of cars
loaded was 8,153,963, or 29 per cent, mors
than In the corresponding weeks of
What appeared to some as an epoch
making event In the development of air
plane and automobile motive power. Is
the recent, successful trip near Copen
hagen, Denmark, of an airplane using
petroleum as an engine fuel. It was ob
served by experts who witnessed the
test, that the plane flew Just as well
As with gasoline, that there was less
Vibration and no soot formed, nor was
there any self-Ignltlon In the engine
which ran 100 less revolutions than nor
mally.— Popular Mechanics.
The expected arrival In Dondon of the
treasures from the tomb of Pharaoh
Tutankhamen has led British scientists
to urge that u special room In the Brit
ish museum bs set aglde for their exhi
bition and that only electric light ha
used In their display. It Is feared that
exposure to sunlight or diffused day
light would fade the ancient hangings
and cause them to lose their beauty.
Annie ikiurle's home Is to be sold at
auction. It is located near Edinburgh
and has .been In the hands of relatives of
the woman around whom the famous
i-allad was written for many genera
tions, but financial need compels them to
dispose of It. A relic of Annie Laurie's
taste Is still preserved In the beautiful
Georgian garden In the rear of the
house. Anr.le Laurie died in 1761 at the
age of 79 and lies burled In the old
graveyard nt Cratgdarroch.
To celebrate the tercentenary of the
death of Cervantes, the Spanish govern
ment has issued a special edltlou In four
volumes of "Don Quixote.” The edition
Is limited to 126 sets and Is Illustrated
with about 200 drawings by the Spanish
Artist, Senior Don Ricardo Marin. The
sets will be given only to distinguished
men In Spain, and to Pope Plus, King
George and the King of Italy. The sets
for the Pope and King George have been
autographed by King Alfonso.
Junius Guttag, of New York, has a
cent he values at $10,000. "It Is the
first coin to hear the letters U. 8.”, says
Mr. Guttag, "the first coin tipon which
the decimal Bystem was based. The
date of it Is 17K3. It I* the stae of a
dime and Is made of sliver worth in
trinsically about 3 cents.”
Christening of the little daughter,
Gloria, of Japan's national poet, Con
m»*ke Komal, who makes his home In
England, took place at St. Mary Le
Boltons, Kensington, England. The only
eastern touch to the ceremony was
aVveTk by bar father wearing Ills kimono.
The Sixty-seventh congress received
more than 16,000 bills and enacted about
S00 of them Into law. State legislatures
enacted 16,000 new laws. An eminent
Ctudent of comparative legislation says
that before the war congress enacted
more legislation than was prosposed In
local and national parliaments of Great
Britain, Germany, France. Italy and
The brain of Richard M. Thompson,
herajded as a boy genius after he had
passed the Slanford-Binet mental tests
•with a rating of between 160 and 166, Is
to be given to the department of eurol
•gy of the University of Chicago by his
father. Dr. Thomas M. Thompson, who
did post graduate work at the univer
sity. The boy, was drowned In a lake on
the campus of Colgate university.
MIbs Takura, little Japanese tennis
wizard, now holder of East Japan wom
en's tennis championship, is claiming
attention of foreign champions. It has
been rumored she may enter coming in
Probably the largest single organiza
tion of workers In Great Britain Is the
Workingmen’s Club and Institute union,
which has just celebrated Its diamond
Jubilee. It has a membership of 2,300
dubs, containing 1,160,006 members.
The Grand Army of the Republic was
organized In Indianapolis In 1866. The
crest of the strength of the veterans was
reached In 1889 and 1890. when 409,489
were reported in good standing. The
present membership Is fewer than 93,000
Two San Cut* Obispo county men re
ceived $400 for killing eight mountain
lions. This Is the largest amouot In
bounties pal'd In one month. About one
Hon a month Is killed.
The ordinary housefly Is reputed to be
the cleverest of Insects, its intelligence
surpassing that of the ant and the bee.
An authority asserts that It can think
100 times quicker than a man.
A wedding ceremony recently was per
formed by long distance telephone, the
bride and justice of the peace being In
Fort Worth. Tex., and the bridegroom In
a hospital at Bremerton, Wash.
A skeleton of an adult" person was
found under a residence where workmen
were excavating for a foundation In
Menominee, Mich. The body was burled
In a sitting posture four feet under
Ojemljeshl, 73. Chippewa Indian guide.
Better known as Jim Gazeks In northern
Minnesota and Wisconsin along Lake
Superior, died recently.
Nearly $1,000,000 will be expended In
the celebration of the wedding of his
Imperial hlghiftsB, the Trlnce Regent of
Japan and the Princess Nagako Kunl.
Peddlers receive $100 a week, distillers
•76 and "for watching the brew" a sal
ary of $40 a week Is paid, according to
two men recently arrested in l.os An
geles who told about a bootleggers'
Mohammed Selehaddtn, an Armenian,
has seven degrees and speaks seven lan
guages, but he makes hts living peeling
potatoes for $15 a week in a cafe in
Detroit is one of the few cities In the
United Slates where 5-cent street car
fore prevails^ •
Using a galvanized iron roof as an
Aerial, a radio amateur In Hobart, Tas
mania. declares he has heard messages
from Panama and Manila.
Through the union of German war
riors the German government could Is
sue orders directly to more than 2,000,060
«x-servlce men In 48 hours.
Canned fruit hereafter may not be ex
ported from Australia unless so graded
and labelled that it would be able to
compete successfully with California
The theft of many morning news
papers In a residence aectlon of Winni
peg was traced U "Colonel”, a little
Mack dog wit'* Itubby tall and a
WM *»r new'
Whites, Negros, Health
I have just coma from a meeting of
the negro teachers of Alabama. Before
that audience Dr. Brown of Birmingham
attributed the admittedly high death
rate of negroes as compared with whites
There is no question that a part of the
excess 1b due to bad environment, but
no more than a part of it can be ex
plained on that basis. A considerable
part of it is due to the poorer physique
of the negro, at least for that part of
his physique having to do with the re
sistance to certain important diseases.
The reports of the registrar of vital
-Statistics, United States census office,
show that In 76 cities located la the
south the excessive death rates as com
pared with northern cities are due to
the excessive death rates of the negro
population. The negroes in these cities
make up 26.7 per cent, of the popula
tion. The death rate of the whites is
about the death rate for the country at
In 13 northern cities in which the
negro population is 3.6 per cent, of the
total population the degree of excess of
death rate above the average is due to
the high negro death rate.
In the list of diseases given by Dublin
as being diseases In which negroes have
a death rate higher than whites we find
listed typhoid fever, which is more due
to bad environment than to any other
factor. Perhaps malaria and syphilis
belong in the same category. The re
maining items on Dublin’s list are more
due to peculiarities of the stock than to
The fairest comparative statement I
have seen anywhere is that of Surgeon
General Ireland, found In the report erf
the surgeon general. United States
army, 1919. It is a set of conclusions
based upon observations in the army In
1917 and 1918. As compared with the
white man, he says the negro has the
better nose and throat. Therefore, he
has less nose and throat trouble and less
tonsllltls. For the same reason he had
less measles, scarlet fever, diphtheria,
German measles, and the other ordi
nary Infections which enter the body
through the nose.
The negro had better digestive organs
and In consequence suffered from fewer
diseases of the stomach and Intestines.
His black skin was better than the
white man's skin. He had less army
He has less Influenza. When south
er negro troops were compared with
southern white troops they were found
to have had 66 per cent, less Influenza,
less than one-half as much measles,
one-fifth as much scarlet fever, one
fourth as much diphtheria, and one
third as much malaria. Fewer of them
had intestinal parasites.
Negroes have less goiter and less loco
motor ataxia. While negro boys exam
ined for the draft had seven times as
much venereal disease as white boys,
when the negro boys were brought un
der military control the venereal disease
rate fell to that of the whites.
But now for the other side of the pic
ture. The negro has much poorer lungs.
His consumption rate is three times and
his pneumonia rate Is four and a half
times that of the whites. His kidneys
are poorer and, In consequence, he has
much the higher Bright’s disease rate.
His heart la poorer and, In conse
quence, he has much the higher heart
disease rate. So prevalent is rickets
anaang negroes that the statement has
been node that all negro children have
some rickets. The statement Is an ex
PARENTS SHOULD KNOW.
In figuring the amount of food and
clothing required by a child as com
pared with an adult Burnham s^rs we
must recognise radical dlfferencek be
tween the two. Children make more
heat than adults proportionate to
weight, largely because they are more
active In their muscles and la all of
their other organs.
He tells us the practice of many par
ents In muffling young children in cloth
ing, especially when riding In a rail
road train or the like, is the cause of
grave discomfort. The child is bound
to be active, and this makes an.amount
of heat which it Is difficult to get rid
of In a warm room. The crying and
petulance of young children who are
thug wrapped up in extra clothing is
sufficient evidence In Itself of their ex
When a child plays actively it quickly
becomes heated. Instinctively It rests
fcr a period and is then ready for more
play. Among the factors making for the
undue amount of heat generated by
children are their greater activity of
muscles and other organs, their bet
ter muscle tone, the greater proportion
of active elements in their tissues, and
If we figure that a child weighing JO
pounds needed one-fifth as much food
as an adult weighing 150 and fed him
on that basis we would gravely under
nourish the young one. He needs much
more food per pound of body weight
than an adult does. Dubois says in the
first few weeks of life a baby needs not
much more food per pound of welftht
than an adult does. At 1 year he needs
60 per cent. .more. The excess rises
until the sixth year of life. After that
it falls rapidly until about 20 years of
age and from then until extreme old
age the fall is slower- A child of 6 re
quires twice as much food per pound of
weight as does an adult. While growth
Is a factor in this, it is not to be com
pared to activity. *
A child increases weight about 1 per
cent, a day for the first month of life.
In the 12th month the increase is one
tenth of 1 per cent, a day.
The ability to learn is low at birth,
increases rapidly until the third year of
life, is very high from the third to the
seventh year, falls a little yearly until
puberty, then rises sharply and then
falls off slowly until 70.
l _- - ._
Prom the Springfield Republican.
Mr. Edison now finds the primary
school system 'Yepulsive" because It
teaches "by word instead of by eye,”
and he would have much greater use
made of the moving picture. Think of
what the great scholars and scientists
from Aristotle both ways—including
Edison—might have accomplished if
they hadn't been obliged to get along
without the "movie" In their most im
Prom the New York Herald.
An ex-convict has been nominated for
mayor by the democrats of Terre Haute,
Indiana. He expects to be elected, be
lieving the people of that city would
rather know the worst about a mayor at
the beginning of his term than learn
It from his official acts.
In a Nutshell.
By accepting the allies’ ultimatum
1. Disarm at once all naval, air and
2. Put war culprits on trial immed
S. Begin the payment of (33,7(0,000,
000 indemnity within 25 days.
The first payment is to be 2240,000,000
by June 1. Subsequent payments must
be made at the rate of 2*80,000.000 an
nually. In addition Germany must pay
an export tax of 25 per cent or the
equivalent. The German government
must issue tax-free bonds secured by
the resources of the whole nation.
Tbaaa bonds wlU bear 5 per cert
Omaha, June 13.—.Coroner Stetn
wender believes Rufus Brown, Omaha
Insurance agent found dead in a south
Omaha ravine yesterday killed him
self, basing his theory on an autopsy
which is said to have revealed traces
of poison in the dead man's stomach,
OFFER FLOAT BIB
HURON, S. D., June 13.—As a result
of the stockholders meeting of the
Farmers Co-operative Packing plant
here yesterday, It now seems certain
that the million dollar packing plant
here will be In operation before the
end of the year.
J. L. Marks, of the Marks & Co.,
Chicago, made the stockholders a
proposition whereby he would float a
million dollar bond issue, bonds to
extend over a period of 10, 15, or 20
years, drawing 7 per cent Interest,
lie guaranteed to raise $400,000 with
in 90 days. With this the plant will
b able to pay off Its pressing financial
obligations and start actual opera
tions. This matter Is now being
thrshed out by the board of direct
ors, they having been given authority
by the stockholders at the adjourned
meeting May 27.
George Volta’ resignation as mana
gr of the plant was formerly presented
to the stockholders,
GIRL HEAD8 HONOR
8TUDENTS AT AMES
Ames, la., June 13.—A young woman,
Miss Eunice Longworth, of Polk City,
la., headed the list of honor students
In the graduating class sent out from
Iowa State College this week. In her
four years work as a home economics
student she earned an average stand
ing of 93.82 percent. Two other honors
went to Miss Longworth. She cap
tured the Story County Alumni schol
arship prize and the Sons of the
American Revolution history medal.
The Anna Larrabee prize, which al
ways arouses much interest because
It is awaded to the best student in
househod science, was captured by a
Miss Grace M. Bowie of Des Moines.
When President R. A. Pearson, In be
stowing the prize, announced that In
pain words It meant that Miss Bowie
was the best cook among the 95 home
economics seniors, the great com- I
mencement audience applauded vig»
New Orleans, June 13—Organiza
tion of the “Volstead vigilantes" of
Louisiana, with a charter member
ship of 400, v/as announced by O. D.
Jackson, federal prohibition chief for
this state. The membership Is secret 1
and the vigilantes, under Mr. Jack
son's directions are to work as official
aides to the prohibition enforcement
officers. The charter membership
Includes 800 women and 100 men, ac
cording to Jackson, and it is expected
soon to have members In every parish
and town In Louisiana.
AUTO KILLS I
Kearney, Neb., June 13.—George
Palmblade, of Keane, Neb., was in
stantly killed here this afternoon
when he was crushed to death by his
automobile, which he was endeavor
ing to start. Palmblade evidently left
te brakes of the car off when he
startd to crank his engine and the
car started, pinning him against a
tree in front of the Baptist church.
Palmblade was attending the state
Sunday school convention here, serv
ing as a delegate from Keane. He
leaves a large family of children.
TRAIN CRASHES INTO
AUTO AT CROSSING
Monticello, June 13.—Henry Schoon,
of this city, was Injure^ when the
car In which he was riding collided
with the Calmar-Cedar Rapids pas
senger train on the C. M. andi St. P.
line, as it was pulling into Monticello.
Mr. Schoon’s automobile was -a total
wreck, but Mr. Schoon managed to
Jump from the car Just as the train
hit it. Mr. Schoon claims that coal
cars on side tracks were placed too
near to the crossing, and that these
ca,s bocked his view of the appoachr
lng train. His car was closed in, so
he coud not hear the train.
"FIERY CROSS’’ SEEN
NEAR PIPESTONE, MINN.
Pipestone, Minn., Jun$ 13.—The
burning of a fiery cross north of the
city a few nights ago is believed to
have some connection with the activi
ties of the ku klux kl&n in this sec
REFUSES TO TALK
Sioux Falls, S. D„ June 13.—Former
Senator Pettigrew, when interviewed
about his reported marriage to a Chi
cago woman last February flared up
for a moment and then refused either I
to confirm or deny the story.
How Much in Dollars?
Mrs. Breathless—Why don’t you con
sult the great English specialist, Doc
tor Starver? He claims that his pa
tients have lost ten pounds a week un
der his treatment.
Mrs. Woodby-SIImmer—That was
when he was practicing In England.
"It Is remarkable that so many
women should be working,” said Mr.
“Women have always worked,” re*
plied his wife. “The principal dif
ference Just now is that they are work
ing away from home and getting paid
for it 1”
"This ought to make life easy from
now on," remarked Noah as the ark
“To what do yoa refer?” inquired
“Our monopoly of eggs, butter, milk,
beet, et cetera, with not a soul on
earth to start an investigation.”
“I suppose you nre going to buy your
wife a very handsome birthday pres
“I don’t know what to do about It.
If I deplete the family funds to buy
Helen something worthy of her I de
prive her of the pleasure of spending
At playing cards I feel compelled
To say I’ve earned no glory.
But oh, the lovely hands I’ve held
IP a conservatory.
‘Did Mr. and Mrs. Henpeck accept
“Yes; they agreed to It with one
“Ah I I see. Mrs. Henpeek’s voice.”
“When the town doctor began to
practice on me he said I was all In.”
“How were you when he finished?”
Myrtle—Is she up In society?
Marlon—Yes; she used to do her
hair, and now she coifs it.
Kidder—There are two things that
never attract much attention.
Katherine—What are they?
Kidder—A man at his own wedding
and a musician at a women’s reception.
Won His Bet.
Farmer—Yes, I read every one of
those speeches you printed In the Con
Senator—Did they benefit you?
Farmer—Yes, sir; I won the $2 Zeb
Perkins bet that it couldn’t be done.
Knew Its Weak Points.
The Lawyer—I’m sure I can break
your uncle’s will.
Disappointed Heir—What makes you
The Luwyer—I drew it up.
'*Do you know that lady over there
In the lawn dress?”
“Yes, and she’s very appropriately
garbed; she's a grass widow.”
Tess—There are microbes In kisses.
Tom—Can you blame ’em?
Just Walt On.
“Will you tell your sister the young
millionaire she met at the beach is
“She knows it. She says a patient
waiter is no loser, and she saw you
waiting on a table today.”
Bronson—Did you enjoy your daugh
ter’s commencement essay?
Woodson—Yes; only it kind of dis
courages me to think of what Pve gqX
to talk up to when conversation starts
In th« family clrci*
The Monotony of Teaching,.
From Scribner’s Magazine.
A certain editor recently remarked
of a contributor: "She varies the
monotony of teaching by writing arti
cles for our magazine.” A fine bit of
irony! Writing articles for the
magazines may be monotonous, but
teaching school is a three-ring cir
cus—you can never keep up with the
Superintendents warn teachers not
to "get into ruts.” I long for a chance
to get into ruts. When I leaned over
the desk at the Alfalfa Female Semi
nary, the stars in my hair were seven;
I taught Latin, French, physics, geol
ogy (which I had never studied), elo
cution, piano, and penmanship. The
next year I taught something else.
Every year since either the place or
the subject or the text-book has
changed. Twice a year now my pupils
change, because they are promoted;
and in the desperate struggle to get
something out of my head into theirs,
my i methods shift like glass in a
Three years ago in the “English”
high school, I fitted boys and girls
for college. (1 had some of the fits.)
Today we are, if you please, the “High
School of Commerce.” The click-click
of typewriters replaces the drone of
Latin declensions, a bank and a mu
seum have been installed, salesman
ship and advertising do for Milton
and Chaucer. I am teaching, at pres
ent, commercial arithmetic, with a
key, and the "History of Our Own
State,” without a text-book. (I am
writing one as I go along.) For the
last half-year I have directed a physi
cal drill for the first three minutes
or each period, because the schas.1
committee passed a law that we must
have 20 minutes of exercise daily, aqd
this is the only way we can get it in.
Twice a year a hundred new per
sonalities arrive before I have sized
up the others. How do I know what
the newcomers will do? Some flocks
of girls celebrate freak-day by piling
up their hair and powdering it, some
by hanging it in pigtails down their
backs. Some boys smoke cigarets in
the basement and some fasten cats
to the roof.
Some let mice loose in the school
room; Borne, june bugs; so that I must
find out quickly whether to tuck my
feet up in my «shair or to throw a
dust cloth over my head. Some fresh
man classes bring lollypops and ex
pect me to join them in sucking;
some bring the solemnity of Solomon
and are shocked at my jokes.
When the rascals turn from sport
to work they still entertain me. Their
very spelling is full of pleasant sur
prises. The farmer raises “veghi
tibles;” Ulysses turned his boat and
“roared” to shore; Balboa waved a
sword In one hand and a “banar.a”
in the other (it was a banner); the
pilgrim fathers re-embarked and
“cruised” up and down the coast!
The mistakes in recitation fill me
with secret delight. I like to hear that
the Lady of Shalott froze to death,
that the "ancient mariner” wore the
albatross around his neck as a sou
venir, that Burns wrote “spirituous”
poems. (I don't know a more spiritu
ous poem than “Willie Brew’d a Peck
o’ Maut”^' There is an agreeable
shock to me In the statements that.
Tennyson lived in the reign of Henry
VIII, and that Roger Williams went to
school with Addison and Thackeray.
I am told that Jifiius Caesar was a.
Catholic, and I find in the textbook,
that he “gave attention to the
‘masses’.” I am informed that “we
get our jfcst ererms from Egypt,” and
I discover, on page 14, that they were
"germs of civilization.” When I “cor
rect” a batch of compositions, life
for me, as for Stevenson, is full of a.
number of things: When the heroine
smiles she shows two “sets” of pearly
teeth; John succeeds in “smuggling”'
the fire; women are now “illegible” to
vote; "hospltables” for all sorts of
diseases are built Examinations give
me many an “enjoyful” hour: Art
abbess is the wife of an abbot; a suf—
fraget is a woman who is suffering,
for the want to vote; Achilles and
Briseia became belovers; Chapman
reformed Homer; her “midnight hair”'
is “hair not combed.”
To prevent monotony a teacher
should be a little weak 1n discipline,
in order that pupils may develop per
sonality. Make them good and you’IS
be happy but you’ll miss lots of fun.
And they come out just as well iix
the end without your interference.
Watch this gawky freshman who'
cleans his finger nails with a lead
pencil and changes his collar on Sun
day. Within two years he has dis
covered girls, and wears necktie and
hose that match, turning up his trou
sers so that the purple symphony may
be heard. I take no credit for thisL.
When my worst litUe devil turn*
angel for my colleague, I feel a chas
tened interest in his improvement, butt
I liked him better before. He wa»
A teacher is kept humble in unex
pected ways. Benny slouches in, lattv
every day, and never knows wher®
the lesson is. I hurl sarcasm at him
In a private conference I assure hlna.
that he is preparing for a worthies*
existence. The next day he brings a.
Stradivarius to school and plays to u»
in the hall like Kreisler—plays beau
tiful things, of his own composition.,
which have been published. We lis
ten with moist eyes. He promises to
compose music for the songs of Burn®
we are studying, and soon he fills our
class room with a wild, proud, heart
broken melody that means “McPher
Benny is a gextus, but every pupiX ,
can do something I can’t do. My aim*
in life is to discover what it is. Daisy,,
who never can answer a question,,
teaches dancing; Caroline, who passe®
not one of my mild examinations, ha®
played “Little Eva,” with “Unci®
Tom," on the real stage; Myrtle, th®
whisperer, leads our basketball team*
to victory. Giggling Annette remem
bers the dates of all the kings and alX
the battles on one reading, while I
for the 10th time, have to peep int®
my book to make sure. A boy Ira
short trousers describes a toy airship*
he has built, and I can’t even under
stand how he got it together. A slip*
of a girl does the cooking for a family
FARMING BY WIRELESS.
From the Rural Weekly.
If j-ou live on a farm set up
your own wireless and get all
the agricultural information you
need—from weather forecasts to
Such a dally radio-marketgram
service will soon be available to
every farmer or grange that will
Install a simple wireless receiving
set. which costs $50 to $75. The
department of agriculture will
furnish the information. The
postoffice department will send
the information broadcast
through the air-mall radio sta
tions scattered over the country.
This service will make it easy
for the farmer to decide, for in
stance, when to cut hay. Also
when to sell his grain, etc.
Whether you are a farmer or not,
this is news that reaches Into
your everyday life—because it
suggests some of the startling
-changes that may soon be
brought about by wireless. The
time may not be far off when
a business man will have a wire
less receiving apparatus in his of
fice, keeping him posted on trade
events almost the very instant
they occur, whether he is in a
city or LOW miles from a town.
The time may come, within
your lifetime, when many house
wives will receive daily, through
yrireless telephone, such things as
food prices, weather forecasts,
and even fashion tips.
Mr. Bok Likes Small Cities.
Edward Bok, in American Legion
There ie a wonderful quality about
the average small American community.
Take such cities as Galesburg, 111.;
Springfield, Mass.; Utica, N. Y.; Port
land, Me., and others, smaller and some
even larger, a recital of which would
fill line after line to mention them here,
and what has the metropolis to com
pare with the actual quality that dis
tinguishes these communities? What is
there American except its commercial
ism about the huge metropolis? But
there is a distinct American color to the
smaller American city. Intelligent for
eigners know that to see the real
America and the real Americans they
must go to the smaller American com
munities where at least you can walk a
block or two and hear only one lan
guage spoken—an impossibility in New
York or Chicago, for example.
America Stands With Allies.
From the Washington Post.
The president has convinced the allies
that we'll stand by them instead of bv
Divorce and Philosophy.
From the Springfield Republican.
The report of Bertrand Russell’s death
remains unconfirmed, but the week has
brought authentic news from London
that a divorce has been granted to his
wife, an American Quakeress by birth,
and a former suffrage worker. Mr.
Russell's recent books contain eloquent
passages about love being the sole tie
that should hold a. man and a woman
together in the marriage relation, but
there, had been no intimation that his
views' were influenced by his personal
experiences. His wife testified that he
told her! 10 years ago that he was In
love with another woman.
Qualifications for an Ambassador.
From the New York Post.
Senators from the west and far west:
whose eagle vision piercing the fogs that:
occasionally beset the Pacific coast dis
cerns Japanese battleships discharging;
flights of airplane bombers over Sar*
Francisco and Seattle are reported to
be greatly exercised over Mr. Harding’s*
supposed intention to send Richan*
Washburn Child as ambassador to To
kio. A man of high mental equipment:
and political intelligence, Mr. Child le*
fatally disqualified for the post by the
fact that in certain writings of his ha
has “shaded in favor of the Japanese.'^
No one who has the interests and safe
ty of the country at heart will contem
plate with any degree of satisfaction
the dispatch of an American ambassa
dor to any country in which he can be
suspected of having the slightest friend
ly interest. Mr. Child’s usefulness*
would be destroyed right at the begin
ning if he went to Tokio with the pre
supposition that Nippon is Inhabited by
a people engaged in making a living in
stead of practicing deviltry. Obviously
the only way to adjust our relations*
with Japan is to send over an ambassa
dor whose opinions shade noticeably
But if that ideal is not to be realized,
the very least that the embattled
champions on the Pacific can accept le
an ambassador whose qualifications
shall be on a par with the qualifications
demanded for members of a Jury in any
notable criminal trial. An ambassador
who has never read a newspaper, whc-e
views on Japan do not extend even to »
knowledge of its geographical -situation,
and whose impartiality shall be guar
anteed by 100 per cent. ignor
ance ef the people and government to
which he is accredited is the kind of
ambassador to Japan the senators from
the timid far west must insist upon.
Champion of Women.
From the Christian Science Monitor.
Lady Astor's reply to a letter of Sir
Ernest Wild in the "Woman's Leader”"
shows that the member for Plymouth*
keeps *herself abreast of the parlia
mentary times, and can give the date of
every occasion when Sir Ernest tried to
"excuse" women from public service.
His wish to exempt them from serving
on juries, “because there were many
women who loathe the idea,” is ruth
lessly set aside by the lady who finds*
that many men have equally strong feel
ings on the subject, and one might just
as well say that though both men and*
women object to paying 6s. in the pound!
income tax, women alone should be ex
empted from that unpleasant duty to
From the Edinburgh Scotsman.
“You don’t mean to say that that,
stingy old maid has given you $3 for
telling her fortune?"
“Indeed, I do. I told her she would
meet with an accident before she was
24 years old."
And “Gas” Dropped.
A short time ago the Fort Scott Tri
bune learned that gasoline was being
hauled in tank trucks and sold to farm
ers 12 miles from Fort Scott for 2 cent*
a gallon less than it was being sold In
the city of Fort Scott The Tribune
wrote courteously to the Standard Oil
Company, asking if it were In accord
with their policy to explain the reason
for such discrimination. The company
did not reply to the letter, but within
a very few days the price of gasolina
in Fort Scott dropped 4 cents a
gallon, and the Tribune willingly ac
cepts that as a most courteous explan
ation of the proble “
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