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American Legion to Hold
Record Meeting in Fall
New York Get* Ready for
600,000 Veteran*.
New York.—For the first time
■ince the World war, Fifth avenue
will resound to the beat of march
ing feet of more than a half million
war veterans, amid the blare of
martial music. The parade will
mark the second day of the Amer
ican Legion’s 1937 national conven
tion—and this city’s first conclave
in Legion history.
During the four-day Legion cau
cus, September 20-23, it is estimated,
conservatively, that 600,000 ex-serv
ice men plus their wives and chil
dren—who are represented in aux
iliary units such as Women’s Aux
iliary and the Sons of the American
Legion—will attend the meeting.
The high lights of the convention
will include the opening session
Monday, September 20, in Madison
Square garden); the Drum and Bugle
corps contest, in which 621 individ
ual musical units will compete later
at the Polo grounds, and the gigan
For business, for shopping, for
school—a trimly tailored frock of
ribbed alpaca comes in navy or
black. Studs fasten it down the
front, collars and cuffs of men’s
striped shirting add a new note in
tic convention parade on Fifth ave
nue. Tuesday, September 21.
Twentieth Anniversary.
The forthcoming annual gathering
h, planned to eclipse by far all its
previous efforts and officials of
the American Legion describe the
1937 affair as "the largest ever held
on earth by any organization.”
This year's great convention,
marking the twentieth anniversary
of America’s entry into the World
war, will have as its slogan, "Peace
through preparedness.” In a Un
denominational religious and patri
otic service, a thanksgiving for
peace since the World war will be
The press, radio and Legion peri
odicals are being used by the pro
moters to induce the members to
defer their vacation to coincide with
the Legionnaires' convention.
From the convention offices here
reports indicate more than 100 vet
erans' societies and associations
plan to hold reunions at the same
time. Major-Gen. John F. O’Ryan,
New York’s ex-police commission
er, will head the reunions commit
40 and 8 Reuniort.
One of the outstanding reunions,
for color and interest, at the 1937
convention, will be that of the fa
mous 40 and 8. Because this re
union plays an integral part in the
convention proceedings, there is a
40 and 8 committee, of which the
chairman is Pelham St. George Bis
sell, president justice of the Munic
ipal court.
Justice Bissell is chief chemin de
fer passe of the 40 and 8, and ex
officio of a number of Legion offices.
He served with the Seventy-seventh
division in France.
Simultaneously with the conven
tion is the annual assembly of the
American Legion auxiliary, headed
by Mrs. William N. Corwith, present
national radio chairman of the or
ganization and past president of the
New York Department auxiliary.
My Neighbor
Says ;=
An old automobile rim makes an
excellent reel on which to wind the
garden hose when putting it away
for the winter.
• • •
Have the gutters of your house
cleaned out before the winter sets
in. Dry leaves blow In and block
them up, thus preventing water
flowing through.
• • •
A paste made from bicarbonate of
soda and water applied to sunburn
gives a cooling sensation almost im
mediately. When the moisture has
been absorbed from the paste the
fire of the burn will have disap
peared and the danger of blisterin*
is lessened.
© Associated Newspapers.—WNU Servic*
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WNU Service.
Nathaniel Hawthorne relates a
story in his “Great Stone Face’’
which should he
read frequently
for its philosophy
of idealism as a
molding factor
in life. In the
mountains of
New Hampshire,
nature "in her
mood of majestic
pla y f u 1 n e s s,
formed on the
side of a moun
tain by some im
mense rocks
which had been
thrown together
in a certain position, me ieatures oi
a human countenance”—the great
stone face. According to tradition,
some day to the little town there
would come a man whose face
would be the perfect image of the
face of stone, and with him he
would bring great and abiding bless
ings. In one of the mountain homes
there lived a boy named Ernest,
who, from his early life, accepted
the tradition and looked steadfastly
for the arrival of this great and
Major Charles Spencer Hart of
New York was elected Grand Ex
alted Ruler of the Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks at its con
vention in Denver. He succeeds
David Scholtz of Jacksonville, for
mer Florida governor. Mr. Hart,
a veteran of the World war, has
had several stories and books pub
lished and is the former managing
editor of the Elks magazine.
good man. Daily, Ernest would gaze
for hours at the great stone face, so
that he might be able to recognize
the man when he arrived. Many
men visited the village, but none
fully satisfied Ernest. Mr. Gather
gold, representing great wealth, ar
rived. "Old Blood and Thunder.”
the symbol of militarism, also
came. Other men came, but all
failed to reproduce in identical like
ness, the features of th egreat stone
face. After many years, a poet
came to the village, and Ernest
felt sure that at last, here was the
man who was to save the people
from their calamities. But not so,
for the poet discovered in the face
of Ernest the perfect resemblance
for which the people had been wait
ing. By gazing daily at the image
on the mountain side. Ernest had
unconsciously fashioned his own
face after its likeness. The humble
mountain boy had become in reality
a character strong as the mountain
image. His ideals were higher far
than those of Mr. Gathergold, or
"Old lood and Thunder.” He had
fixed his mind upon the eternal
strength of that beloved face. He
had inspired his soul with the ideal
ism of unchanging values. He him
self had become like the face he
admired, studied, and adored.
In every life there should be a
“Great Stone Face”—a command
ing and inspiring ideal. We are
mastered by our ideals which may
be thoughts, objects, or persons.
The currents of many a life have
been changed for nobler purposes
by the influence of a great book, or
a majestic scene in nature, or bet
ter still, by contact with a person
ality who gives the strength of sin
cerity bought with the price of sac
rifice for character. We grow to be
like those whom we admire. Bea
trice inspired the soul of Dante and
herself "led him through Paradise.”
Browning is never more noble than
THEY’RE an outdoor family—
great on hiking, camping, ex
ploring and roughing it. So when
they built their new home and
started in to plan its decorations,
they decided to use leaf greens as
the color theme for the entire house,
because that’s the tone they like
best. Their place isn’t big and it’s
all on one floor, so there’s a lot to
be said for a unified color theme
throughout the house. For one thing,
it makes the place seem more spa
cious and tranquil. But this house
wasn’t to be rustic or camp-ish, not
at all. They liked to come home
from their outings to a very civil
ized establishment with its own in
dividual charm. So they achieved a
very smart effect with beige and
white combinations with green.
The living room of this small
house was to have some new furni
ture so that their old things could be
relegated to other rooms. The new
pieces selected were in blond wood
—a secretary, end tables and a cof
fee table, a console table and a
pair of small chests. The old up
holstered furniture got new covers
in tones of beige. The new living
room rug was a brilliant leaf green,
the walls white, the ceilings a paler
green and the draperies were white
ground chintz with a flower design
with lots of green leaves and pet
als of peppermint pink. White lamps
and white porcelain vases for fresh
leaves made dramatic accents. Pic
tures were framed in blond wood
The dining room adjoining had
the same walls, floors, ceilings and
draperies, but the old maple fur
niture was retained here. The mas
ter bedroom was the grand ges
ture . . . the walls here were paint
ed a very brilliant leaf green, the
ceilings, beige, the rug was an all
over floral carpet on a beige ground
and the walnut furniture was re
freshed by combination with spreads
and curtains of permanent finish
organdie, made with billowy white
ruffles ten inches wide.
• • •
A Miniature Appropriation.
“I’m like the rest of the world—1
haven’t much money to spend!”
writes a lady who lives in a little
white house on a pleasant but un
pretentious street. “But I do think
it’s awfully important to make my
home as attractive as I can and
keep it pleasant. Maybe you can
help me with my present problems.
I’m hoping to do things to my bed
room on a miniature appropriation.
The furniture is maple—g o o d
enough, though not up to any fancy
when he confesses his debt to Eliza
beth Barrett. Chaucer awoke the
soul of John Masefield, the English
poet. Robert Louis Stevenson
writes, “Few friends have had upon
me an influence so strong for good
as Hamlet or Rosalind.”
Find some book, some thought,
some personality which will be to
you what the Great Stone Face was
to Ernest, a spiritual presence
which etherealizes and enobles the
highest aspirations of your souls.
There are truly sermons in rocks if
we will but heed them. “True in
fluence comes not from a moment’s
eloquence, but from the accumula
tion of a lifetime’s thoughts stored
up in the eyes.” Let us find an
inspiration bigger than ourselves.
© Western Newspaper Union.
decorative scheme. We’re buying a
new rug and planning to have the
room repapered. I’ll get new
spread, curtains and lamps if pos
sible. Since we use this room a lot
for sitting—it’s large for a bedroom
—we keep two old easy chairs here.
“These I’d like to slip-cover so
they would add rather than detract
from the effect of the room. But
as the room is used by both my
husband and myself, I don’t want it
to be too feminine. Anything you
suggest will be appreciated and fol
lowed out if it’s not too expensive.”
With maple furniture, we’d like
yellow wall paper with little sprigs
Doing Over a Bedroom.
or dots in white, then brown and
white checked gingham for spread
and curtains. Make the spread with
pleated flounce and you might have
a pleated valance for the windows.
If you have a skirted dressing table,
have the skirt of starched dotted
swiss in yellow with narrow brown
ribbon bows at intervals around the
yoke. The easy chairs might be
effective in matching slip covers of
a very gayly flowered chintz with
quite a bit of yellow in the design,
and it would be interesting to
arrange them under a wide win
dow, facing each other with a low
table between. What a nice place
for light refreshments or a late
snack on a tray! Be sure to pro
vide good lamps nearby for read
ing light. The rug we’d have in old
blue . . . repeat this color in lamp
bases, accessories and picture
frames. Or you could have a flash
of blue in the material chosen for
chair covers, too.
© By Betty Wells.—WNU Service.
Greyhound. America’s champion
trotter, set a new wotld’s record
for the mile of one minute and 59%
seconds during the Grand Circuit
meeting at Goshen, N. Y.
Prominent Figure in Sian Coup
General Yang Hu-Cheng, outstanding figure in the recent Sian coup,
arrived in San Francisco recently. He is a member of the Chinese
commission of military affairs. After several months sojourn in the
United States the general, who is here to investigate military affairs, will
tour the principal countries of Europe. Accompanying the genera are
his wife and small son.
'Jhtmhd about
Japs Killing Chinamen.
—The formula still holds
good. A Jap kills a China
man. That’s another dead
Chinaman. A Chinaman kills
a Jap. That’s a war.
But before we get too busy de
ploring Japan’s little way of disre
garding pledges so
as to gobble more
Chinese territory let
us look at some rec
ords closer home.
Since the republic
was formed we have
deliberately broken
264 separate treaties
with the original Red
owners of this land.
From these viola
tions of our solemn
promises border
wars frequently en
Irvin S. Cobb
sued. When the Indians started
fighting we called it an uprising.
When we sent troops forth to slaugh
ter the Indians it was a punitive ex
pedition to restore law and order.
If the white soldiers wiped out the
Indians, that was a battle. If the
Indians wiped out the soldiers, that
was a massacre.
Those who make history rarely
get a square deal from those who
write history.
• * •
Keeping Undercover.
THIS is the land where, in self
protection, you hide your place
of residence and have your tele
phone privately listed. The result
is, if your aged grandmother hap
pens along and doesn’t know your
address, she can never reach you,
but any smart stranger may ap
proach the right party—let us call
—him a ’phone-legger—and, by pay
ment of a small fee, get the number
So, in about two calls out of three,
you answer the ring to find at the
other end of the line somebody with
a neat little scheme, because here
in movieland neat little schemes
grow on every bush and gentlemen
promoting them are equally numer
Through long suffering. I’ve be
come hardened to this, but today
over the wire came a winning voice
saying the speaker desired to give
me, as he put it, “a checking over
for white termites.”
I admit to a touch of dandruff'and
there have been times when I sus
pected fleas—we excel in fleas on
this coast—but I resent the idea of
also being infested with white ter
I’ve about decided that, to mod
ern civilization, telephones are what
cooties are tp a war—nobody likes
’em, but everybody has ’em.
* ♦ *
Camera Sniping.
Snapshooting of famous folks
from ambush may be upsetting
to the victims of the sniping, but
the subscribing public certainly gets
an illuminating eyeful every time
one of the photographic magazines
I’ve just laid aside the current
copy of a periodical which could be
called either “The Weekly Expose”
or “Stop, Look and Laugh.” Among
other fascinating, not to say illusion
ing, illustrations, I note the follow
A reigning movie queen with her
mouth so wide open that her face
looked like a “gates ajar” design.
If I had tonsils like hers, I’d have
’em right out.
A political idol taken in a brief
one-piece bathing suit. Next time
they snap him, he would be well
advised to wear more than a mere
g-string. A Mother Hubbard would
be better. Or, anyhow, a toga. A
statesman is greatly handicapped
when he suggests a barrel of leaf
lard with the staves knocked off.
A close-up of Mr. John L. Lewis
with the lips pouting out and a con
gested expression. Would not this
tend to confirm the impression that
lately Mr. Lewis bit off more than
he could chew?
This candid camera stuff is trans
lating into the pictorial fact the
nightmare all of us have had—that
horrid dream of being caught out
doors with practically nothing on.
* • •
Field Days for Reds.
UNDER the warming suns of tol
erance and indifference and
even tacit encouragement in cer
tain quarters, many of our hot
| house Communists are changing
from the pallid, timorous flowerlets
of discontent into full-blown advo
cates of the glad new age when
Lenin will take over Lincoln’s niche
in the gallery of the immortals and
government everywhere will be of
the Trotskys, by the Trotskys, for
the Trotskys.
True, there still remain some
wavering souls who are so pink
they’d be red if they weren’t so yel
But these quivering aspens shrink
in number as their bolder comrades
openly profess the blessed doctrine
which is doing so much for the un
dertaking business in Russia.
Copyright.—WNU Sorvloo.
A Crocheted Rug ^
Is a Lifetime Joy
This rug that you can so eas'ly
crochet yourself will be a lifetime
joy. See if it isn’t! Do the stunning
medallions separately — they’re
just 8Va inch squares—and keep
joining them till you’ve a rug the
desired size. If you like, make
Pattern 5855
each flower center a different col
or, keeping the background uni
form. Rug wool or candlewicking
make for a sturdy durable rug, or
otherwise useless rags will also
serve the purpose. In pattern 5855
you will find instructions for mak
ing the rug shown; an illustration
of it and of all stitches used; ma
terial requirements; color sugges
tions, a photograph of the actual
Send 15 cents in stamps or coins
(coins preferred) for this pattern
to The Sewing Circle Household
Arts Dept., 259 W. Fourteenth St.,
New York, N. Y.
Please write your name, ad
dress and pattern number plainly.
What You Seek
i Have you ever thought how
many objects you pass without
even noticing them; how many
voices and sounds fail to register
with you?
It seems that one usually sees
what he is looking for and hears
that to which his ears are attuned.
Perhaps this is what Emerson
had in mind when he said that no
one brings back from Europe any
thing which he did not take over
with him. (Excluding merchan
dise of course.)—Ohio Farmer.
To Get Rid of Acid
and Poisonous Waste
Your kidneys help to keep you well
by constantly filtering waste matter
from the blood. If your kidneys get
functionally disordered and fail to
remove excess impurities, there may be
! poisoning of the whole system and
body-wide distress.
Burning, scanty or too frequent uri
nation may be a warning of some kidney
or bladder disturbance.
You may suffer nagging backache,
persistent headache, attacks of dizziness,
getting up nights, swelling, puffiness
under the eyes—feel weak, nervous,' all
played out.
In such cases it is better to rely on a
medicine that has won country-wide
acclaim than on something less favor
ably known. Use Doan’s Pills. A multi
tude of grateful people recommend
Doan's. Ask your neighborl
WNU—U 34—37
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