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STERN REBUKE TO LOOSE TALKERS.
Pleading for patience and the exercise of pa
triotic devotion to the fundamentals of our govern
ment, President Harding delivered a sentence at
Marion that ought to sink deep into every mind. He
said, near the end of his address to his neighbors and
My one outatandlng conviction, after 16
months in the presidency, is that the greatest
traitor to hln country is ho who appeals to
prejudice and inflames passion, when Holier Judg
ment and honest speech are so necessary to firmly
establish tranquility and security.
In all the history of the land there was never
more of loose and reckless speech than now; never
were misstatements more glibly made, or malicious
falsehood more persistently circulated. This is the
golden age of propaganda, and champions of causes,
however trivial, feel called upon to trouble the world
with assertions in support of their cause. Dissatisfied
individuals spread their dissatisfaction by magnifying
their grievances and expanding their complaints,
looking for revenge rather than for justice, for ad
vantage instead of for a square deal.
Exaggeration is freely indulged in, slander per
sists, and all manner of falsehood in every shade
pervsdes the air. Agitators are at work, and no as
sertion appears to be too wild for them to make; on
the other hand, men whose minds usually are calm
and whose judgment is normally sound, have allowed
themselves to fall into a frenzy of indignation, and
denounce the) offenders with scarcely less of intem
perance. These are alike responsible for the condi
tions that brought forth the rebuke from the presi
dent. Self-government means self-restraint, a check
imposed by each individual upon his own words and
conduct. Unless he can do this, he is contributing
to the continuance of the disorder and hot assisting
in the big job of setting things straight. Matters can
not be set right until a start is made, and this will
not take place while men are milling like a herd of
frightened range ateers.
Congressman Jefferis hit a bullseye when he said
this country needs more of toleration than anything
else just "how. Make sure of your facts before you
Ipeak, try to get the other fellow's viewpoint, and
your expression will be more weighty, even if
they are not so vehement. We need calm, deliberate
action, and not the furious, emotional, explosive im
pulsiveness of the revolutionary, who is ready to
smash all but has no plans for rebuilding anything.
And not all of these revolutionaries are waving the
HOME RULE FOR OMAHA.
One of the issues which made James C. Dahlman
mayor of Omaha for the first time, sixteen years ago,
was "home rule." He urged that Omaha be given
the right to frame its own charter, independent of
the state legislature except insofar as general laws
governing the entire state might apply.
That was in 1906. In 1909 the state legislature
proposed a constitutional amendment to permit the
larger cities of the state to make their own charters.
In 1910 the people approved the amendment. That
was twelve years ago and Omaha still lacks "home
rule" by its own negligence.
The issue is before the Voters again July 18 and
its exact nature should be clearly understood.
The proposal on the ballot is simple: Shall the
City of Omaha adopt its present charter as a "home
rule" charter?" That is all. A favorable vote will
riot change the charter in the slightest. The City
will continue to operate under exactly the same law
that governs it now; the citj commission will have
no greater authority and no less; the provisions
limiting taxes and bond issues will be exactly the
same as now.
There will be one difference: If the charter is
to be amended in the future, it must be by vote of
the people of Omaha instead of by vote of the state
That is the whole story. The issue is just as
simple as it could be made. There is no reason why
any person should vote against the proposal because
he is dissatisfied with some provision of the charter.
Defeating "home rule" will not change the charter;
adopting "home rule" will not change it.
If "home rule" carries, then the people may
change the charter by majority vote at future timeS
just as they now amend the state constitution. If
"home rule" is defeated, then Omaha must run to
Lincoln every two years and depend on the state
legislature to do the work which, after all, concerns
THE HUMAN FACTOR AGAIN.
Inquiry into the disaster that cost several lives
and injured more than a score of victims when an
Atlantic City flyer was wrecked last week brings
the human factor to the fore again. While not defi
nitely determined, it is almost certain that the signal
tower operator set the switch wrong for the train.
The superintendent suggests as an explanation that
the operator mistook a train of empties for the flyer,
and, thinking the latter had passed, set the track
for another train, and so sent the heavily loaded
passenger train into the ditch.
If the incident has any significance at all, it is
that modern system is safe only to the point where
the man breaks down. very recent disaster of
magnitude has demonstrated this. Machinery can
be made safe to the point where it collapses under
the strain put upon it, and the same rule applies to
human brain and muscle. It does not take much of
a mistake on part of a signal tower operator to cause
a terrible wreck.
How to guard against such errors is the problem
ever before the operating managers of not only the
' railroads but all great industries. The problem is
not a new one, nor have any new elements been dis
closed by-recent experience. Man has a hard time
ONE YEAR'S DEBT REDUCTION.
Not at political propaganda, but as a mere state
ment of business fact, the balance sheet of the first
year of Harding's administration challenges respect
ful consideration. It is a little more than a respect
able showing, for it discloses what may be accom
plished under careful management. As a contrast
to the record made by the first year of the Wilson
administration it shines, ai Hamlet put it, "like a
good deed in a naughty world."
First of the interesting facts is that the public
debt has been decreased by 11,014,000,000. This
is a noteworthy accomplishment, for it was achieved
under conditions of great business depression. An
other outstanding fact is that the year's balance shows
a surplus of $314,000,000, which compares with a
deficit of $350,000,000 acquired during the first year
under Woodrow Wilson. Aggregate receipts for the
year, were almost $140,000,000 in excess of estim
ates, a proof that the calculations wera conserva
tively made. Total expenditures were almost $200,.
000,000 less than the estimates, an evidence of the
prudent economy that has been practiced at Wash
One more very interesting fact disclosed by the
report is that the rustoms revenues, under the Ford-
ney emergency tariff, were the greatest in the history
of the government from this source. The tariff pro
duces income as well as affording protection for home
The Harding administration has reduced the or
dinary expenditures of the government; has reduced
the public debt, and has reduced the burden of taxa
tion borne by the people. On this record it faces
What Editors Elsewhere Are Saying
THE BEE'S LETTER BOX
OMAHA BANKS AS A BAROMETER.
Totals given out by the Omaha banks in response
to the call from the comptroller, showing the condi
tion at the close of business on June 30, are most
encouraging. An increase of $12,236, 276 in deposits
over the total for May 5, the date of the preceding
call, indicates the accumulation of actual cash in
Nebraska. It is not wholly due to the extension of
credit to customers, for the loans show a decrease
of more than $300,000 in the fifty-five days between
calls. This decrease is scarcely ascribable to a
relaxation in business activity, but is probably a re
flection of the retirement of old loans and a conse
quent strengthening of credit.
Accepting these figures as an evidence of busi
ness conditions, and they fairly represent the situ
ation, the conclusion is warranted that Nebraska is
pretty well out of the morass and back onto solid
ground again. A year ago the banks were strained
to the utmost, subject to a terrific pressure from
without and within, because of the demand for credit
and the inability of debtors to meet obligations. To
have weathered such conditions, even with the as
sistance of the War Finance corporation, is an ac
complishment of which Nebraskans may be proud,
and in which the bankers should get their share of
Now that the corner has been turned, and the
road ahead looks to be clear, it is no time to advise
or suggest reckless adventuring. .The prudent man
will engage in justifiable enterprises, guided by his
experience in the past and confidence in the future.
Pessimism or distrust should have no part in the
program, for the clearing weather gives no warrant
for such gloom; Nebraska and Omaha business is
on a solid basis, and the future is as encouraging
as any prospect ever faced by our people.
Tit Initiative I'eUUon.
tram ina MMaeet l-eer Nea.
It Is with a areat ia or reluc
tame that volte our opposition
to the initiative petition that is now
being iliiulated asking that Ilia fo
t. ina; amendment l mad part
of the constitution of the state of
"Th nomination ef candidates for
the office of I'nited Hietrt senator,
members of enneraaa. members of
the slate legislature, and for the
state and county elective nrtVera
shall be by direct primary. Hatlota
used In the nomination or the elec
tion of candidate for elective public
office created by the ronmilulton or
the lawn of thin stilt ahull hute
1 hereon no party name or circle, or
any other dealgnntlon relating to
We healtate In voicing our oppo
sltlon because we rvalue that the
njaior portion of It provides for the
reforms that should be put into
We lire In full accord with the
provision of thi amendment lno
tar a the direct primary and re
moval of the party circle are con
cerned, but believe that the elimina
tion of th party name from the
ballot will produce a condition that
will not be to the beat Interests of
those groups who seek to have cer
tain reforms enacted Into law.
Sine this government was formed
men have gathered together nnd
proposed certain measure that they
sought to have made a part of the
policy of the government, they have
also banded together for the pur
pose of abolishing certain measures
that they deemed detrimental to the
welfare of the nation and have cre
ated political platforms upon which
tney based their claim for the suf
frage of the people.
Kecognlzln the right of these
group to place their Ideas before
the voters the government has made
provision (or the forming and op- I
eratlng of political parties, which
nave become a part of the machin
ery by which the people may change
tne laws under which tney live.
just so long as men are permitted
to advocate changes, just so long
ill there be political parties and
we nrmiy believe that party desig
nation upon the ballot is necessary
tnat the voter may Intelligently ex
press his desires.
We favor the nonpartisan ballot
for those officers whose only claim
to the office should be their ability
to properly conduct the affairs of tha
office, but we believe that the gov
ernor and the law making bodies
who ask the votes of the people
upon a definite program should be
designated upon the ballot aa repre
senting the platform upon which
BROTHER CHARLIE" AND THE DRYS.
F. A. High, who, as superintendent for the Anti-
Saloon league in Nebraska, approves or disapproves
of candidates for office, looks with amazement on the
pectacle of "Brother Charlie" Bryan lining up with
Gilbert Monell Hitchcock. As a plain matter of fact,
Mr. High finds the situation just a little bit em
barrassing. He is loath to visit his anathema on Mr.
Bryan, who has been and is among the driest of the
drys, and he can not in the remotest sense counten
ance Senator Hitchcock, who has been until very re
cently the wettest among the dripping wets. Any
body can understand Mr. High's dilemma; if he en
dorse Mr. Bryan's candidacy, in effect he endorses
Hitchcock; if he do not, he must rest his disapproba
tion on the supposition that the always staunch ad
vocate of prohibition has gone philandering with
emissaries of the rum demon.
It is not a pleasant predicament for Mr. High, and,
we rather fancy, it is not especially pleasant for Mr.
Bryan. However, the exigencies of politics produce
some strange effects, and this is one of them. While
the superintendent of the Anti-Saloon league is
making up his mind what to do, Nebraska voters are
trying to accustom themselves to the peculiar turn of
fortune's wheel that sets a Bryan and a Hitchcock
side by side, each working for the other's success.
Moreover, the present situation could not have
been created without the knowledge of "Brother
Will" Bryan, and if the great commoner gives his as
sent, he will probably also give his aid to his brother's
cause. In such an event the frown of Brother High
will not be nearly so portentious, for the smile of
William Jennings Bryan in Nebraska is potent, at
least with the democrats.
A Jerry Simpson With Hosiery.
From tha Cincinnati Times-Star,
When populism was In a formative
state some of its leading exponents
were neglectful of the detail of hos
iery. Gradually the custom of cloth
ing the feet among populists and
their successors in the principles of
populism gained such ground that
the sock has now Intervened be
tween the foot and the shoe, even
among the most radical radicals.
But apparently the minds of some
of the heirs of populism have never
been clothed. Here we have Sen
ator Ladd of North Dakota, the col
league of Senator McCumber, advo
cating the meeting of the appropria
tion of the soldiers' bonus bill by the
simple expedient of "turning on"
the printing; presses of the govern
ment and Issuing a few billion dol
lars In currency. ITndiscouraged by
the plight of the European coun
tries, in which the emergency of war
prompted an inflated currency, Sen
ator Ladd would hava us Join them
in the misery that ever has come
and ever will come to the nation
which regards money as but scraps
of paper, issued without reserve and
without a reserve.
Senator Ladd should lift his eyes
to the wheat fields of North Dakota.
There he would find an apt illustra
tion. What the soil is to wheat, re
demption is to currency. When
wheat and corn and oats grow in
mid-air, their fields rising like
mirages upon the horizon, then what
Hoover calls "published currency"
will have real value. Money needs
soil to grow in. It no more can be
artificially synthetic than can wheat
or corn or oats.
The man who should say that
crops could grow without soil would
be regarded as a nature faker. The
senator from North Dakota is not a
wrinkle: fahrns that give him a
sassy, droopy nppmiam'D. Ilia sar
torial splendor will before the hoi
blast of summer While woman
eraar tha hem with a few pal and
dih al her f lee ttltll H powder puff,
mm. Iu fac ahininir. In hair ton,
led, p rapliitlioll Hilling hi lOllar.
mop at hi teaming brow rontlnu-
Th d.ipper figure In form-tlttina
roni, m rr fully tailored trour. hair
lerk and tairfully brushed, of
spring, undergoes a iiietnmorphol
in summer, lie may even sloop to
wear I he. alpaca coat. hoae un
stylish appearance i familiar to all
who have ImtenH to political speak
era, Tu Clean I i tin tfc'iun.
rrtm in t (iutroua uupittin
I'ongreaa I mi Lint moving in the
matter of oil pollution of ocean
waiers. With the Increasing use of
Oil for fuel on ocean-ltolng M-saels,
the nillantice la r ipldlv itrottlng. We
tnav latltih lit I he finicky woman who
could not go bathing because an
other lady waa uhIiik the ocean, but
it la no laimhing manor when an
oily scum may be driven hv the
breeze and render a popular bench I
nnsoiutciy iinpoaainie, r.vrn mm,
however. Is less aerlous than the now
well marked Injury to ocean food
auppllea and the greatly Increased
fire risk In oil -polluted harbor.
It la not a case in which we may
"clean uu our own yard and be rid
of the trouble for ourselves, whether
other act or not. We may clean
up any particular spot, and within a
short time the nuisance will come in
from beyond our Jurisdiction and be
a had aa ever. All nations which.
make any considerable use of the
ocean contribute to the pollution,
and only by concerted action on the
part of them all can It he prevented.
The house of representatives has
therefore passed a Joint resolution,
originating with the foreign rela
tions committee, and authorizing
the president to call a conference of
the maritime nations for the purpose
of devising measures by which the
pollution of navigable waters by oil
refuse may be controlled. The reso
lution now goes to the senate, and
there ought to be no question of
Immediate and favorable action.
To Benefit All the People.
Whereas there is an inconsiderable
minority who will benefit by a tariff
at the expense of all the people and
a larger minority who will benefit
by a bonus also at the general ex
pense, all of the people will he tho
beneficiaries of reduced prices
through cheaper fertilizer nt the ex
pense of no one. Surely all of the
people be deserving of some sort of
tonslderatlon. Memphis Commercial
ConatliuUon and IVilarailon.
onuhs, July 4. To the Editor of
The omaha H Hingulsr as It may
aaetn to tha ordinary patriot, I
pent a considerable part of lodav in
reading the nmaha newspapers,
fcaprcially did I read the editorial
psgra of Th mah llaa and th
World-He ralil. and finplod myself
in lontiaatinc Ihe spirit and tone of
the I., uling articles In each.
That published in Th pea
breathe the spirit of a hopeful pa
trim, who realises that all things are
not righi, but trusts that under the
government a fair chance Is given
to all. The editor of the World
Herald Is disconsolate because th
Idealistic conditions dreamed of and
hoped for by Thomas Jefferson have
not come to pass. He speaks of th
constitution coming to fulfill the
promise of the Iieclarnllnn of Inde
pendence, and bv Inference sug
geaia that It baa failed.
If the constitution has failed, it Is
not the fault of the greatest charter
of human rights and liberties ever
set out by man. but of the people
themselves. It is not. perhaps, to
our credit, but a similar condition
mav be found In all ages. Many
centuries ago precept were laid
down, and rules of conduct codified,
the observance of which would In a
short time have established some
thing approaching the era expected
in millennial days, but man's natural
perversity ha defeated all the
hopes of the Idealist so far. Even a
promise of an eternity of hliaa for
good behavior and of eternal tor
ment for 111 doing has not sufficed
to wean him from his propensities.
In the Decalogue, in the Ilamu
rabian rode. In every collation of
law known to man: In the teachings
of all sages, from .arathustra down
In the preaching of Jesus Christ, we
find the simple rules by which men
may live in concord end amity, but
they are not observed. Why, then,
do we expect the constitution of the
L'nlted States to prevail where so
many others have failed? It. like
the Declaration of Independence, Is
a human document, whether Its
doctrine be inspired or not. When
the Declaration of Independence was
signed In 177 many of th colonists
declined to accept It: they exercised
their right of "life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness" by remaining
loyal to the king of England, and so
incurred the displeasure of their
neighbors, the loss of property, and
moro or less enduring obloquy. Just
because they did what the great Jef
ferson said they had a right to do.
To be sure, the tones or 177
stood out against the majority and
undertook to thwart the people in
their will, and probably deserved
what came to them. After the sur
render of Cornwallis and the estab
lishment of peace, the colonists did
not agree so harmoniously as might
have been expected. Each colony
had us own aspirations, and Its own
group who felt their private Inter
eats were paramount. The consti
tution not framed until after
a contlileiabl clash bien politi
cal Ideal, and vn after It was
promulgated If wss not adopted
with any pecil celerity. It had
bean declared erTaetlv aom time
before Rhotl Ulsnd and North
Carolina signified their willingness
to coins under It.
Thus It ha bn, and perhaps
will ha. Man does not yield to an
tlinrity cheerfully at all time; he
parsisi In seeking his own good In
hi own way. even whsn that way
runs counter to what is seemingly
th publlo good. In face of this, w
should not mourn as those who hse
no hope. The race has mad vast
Dtngress. and Is making progress,
even If written laws and high Ideals
do not bring about all at once the
conditions longed for by their
champions And who will say that
th way that prevails Is not In the
end good, since
Behind th. aim unknnwa
Itinn.th Hoil within tha thifleo,
Kaapms waten sbavt His own.
Is It not better to believe that even
the prtsent-day disorder of the
world Is a harbinger of ultimate
tain for the race?
TnrwtrA. forwtra let ua ransa;
Ltt tha eln atnrM tpm fnravar
paw ibt rinfint (reovaa of ehanse.
Non-Political Candidate for
of Public Schools.
Bom and raised In Douglas county.
Graduate of Omaha High School, 1904.
Firt grade certificate issued by the
state of Nebrasta, also credits from
Peru Normal and University of Omaha.
Eleven years' teaching experience in
rutal and graded schools. Of the 116
teachers in the county, all are women
but six. Women in the school room
should be provided a woman superin
tendent. PRIMARIES, JULY 18TH, 122
Next National Problem.
The next national problem is to
find wall space for th newly-framed
diploma. Indianapolis Star.
A SEASONABLE ROMANCE.
Mln a II n.day.
Mti all II.
Toil would think thtm loo paiaa
Forlovts under trlckt.
Tti Mai hotly want hit way
Till to eoninerad Mln.
And tha ewnad hit heady away
Malting. Iti him win.
In rloaa union aid by alia
Toil may aet tliam dally.
Mai. tha vir'or, fluihad with pride.
Mm conatnting styly.
"Pooh! thay're much too old." yau .near,
"Thua lo ba together."
Not at all they're alwayt near,
Coupled In "The Weather:"
O. C. A. Child In tht Ntw Terk Timet.
CINSORINO NATURE FAKERS.
from Ika Milway.ee Saatistl.
Cdt Raymond Whit, the young
aviator who emnd from the Flora
Ma Wergladee after Ih fall of h s
plane with a pletureaque lale et ad
venture, ha Incurred the wrath of a
great newspaper. His assertion that
be escaped a panther by climbing a
10-foot tie Is bluntly set town a
a piece of nature faking. Has any
body ever known a 0-foot tree to
stop a panther? His newspaper
erllle Is as Incensed at th audacity
of what It considers a new Munchau
sen tale that it appssds to "leading
toological authorities and others to
explain the myeterlous conduct of a
panther apparently unable or unwill
Ing to climb a tree.
While we are waiting for the ver
dirt of the authorities. Cadet While
romes out with another Installment
of his interesting serial. Famished
and nearly exhausted, ne aaye. i
was deaperate and caught on of th
hug grasahnpper I saw In th
swamps. I only at hi lege and
couldn't stand -them. Hut pretty
soon I caucht another raahoppr
and at all of him." If ancient
prophete In the deaert mad locusts
a habitual diet, there le no reason
why Cadet Whites grasshopper
should be doubled. Perhapa aom
grasshoppers ar mere edible than
But the ceneorlou newspaper
mentioned above, not content with
attacking the aviator, train his guns
on members of its own profession.
Regarding the panther story as a
palpable fake. It grieve to sea th
tale published In It own columns.
It "hurts the credibility of news
papers." . .
American newspapers have be
come pre-eminent because they print
the news Instead or merely handing
out officially Inspired or editorially
predlgested or otherwise censored
reports, on the European plan of
lvln the nubile only what the au
thorities think it ought to know.
Moreover, both the American pre
and the American reading publin
have a sufficient sense of humor to
recognise a "fish story" without a
solemn label giving due warning
that "this is a nature fake." And
must Cadet White necessarily be a
faker? Perhaps the panther was In
no mood to exert himself, or maybe
he had also been eating grasshopp
ers. Some editors are altogether too
Don't Chance Infection in Hot Weather!
r SUNBURN MOSQUITO BITES
' POTSOM TW ninnnxm nrrrre
w.ww. it i xaaawivAV iA X UJ
Cuts. Burns and Bruises
"First Aid for the Family"
a Soothing, Healing Germicide.
To the School Taxpayers of Nebraska
As a taxpayer you want to know and have a right to
demand of a candidate for office wherein his election
will be an improvement on the present administration
or benefit him as a taxpayer.
As a candidate for State Superintendent of Public
Instruction and in answer to the above demand, I
announce my belief and pledge my support to the
following declaration of principles:
First Greater economy in the conduct of the office of State
Superintendent of Public Instruction less MILEAGE,
Second Fewer fads in the elementary schools more inten
sive work in the common branches.
Third I am unalterably opposed to the present administra
tion's policy of extravagant expenditures in school inspec
tion and to the useless multiplicity of all phases of school
inspection at the expense of the taxpayers.
Fourth I stand for . "home rule" in school mattert and
absolute local control by school boards in the manage
ment of their own schools.
Fifth I believe that our schools should be controlled by the
local taxpayers without the interference of a bureau
cratic power at Lincoln dictating how the taxpayer's
money is to be spent.
Sixth I stand for retrenchment and economy in school ex
penditures, elimination of non-essentials, beginning with
the overhead, and I stand for non-interference in our
high school management by an educational oligarchy.
As go the rural and common schools, so goes the nation.
CHARLES W. TAYLOR
Non-Political Ballot, for
; State Superintendent
Alumnus University of Nebraska; graduate work Nebraska and
Columbia Universities; formerly superintendent at Ohiewa, Geneva
and McCook; for past 11 years head ef Department ef School
Administration, Teachers' College, the University of Nebraska;
ex-iervic man, 48 years old.
Oral fireworks are on display at The Hague, where
the powers of Europe are engaged in the lasting oc
cupation of trying to tell Russia what to do. So far
the spluttering has had no more effect than did the
Genoa conclave, but hope remains.
England must have been highly edified at the
sight of the chief justice of the supreme court and
the American ambassador to the Court of St. James
twitting one another over local politics.
One of the sad sights of the present day is a
democratic editor looking over the commercial page
in search of something to support a calamity howl.
The maintenance of way men will lose little if at
all by talking it over with the bosses before going out
Ak-Sar-Ben can very well have a pageant without
any barefoot dancing by school girls.
Fourth of July is getting to be quite a day in dear
old London, it seems.
The Blue Valley watermelon crop is safe, thanks
to the late rains.
Everybody seems to be interested in the primaries
but the voters.
"Jerry, go ile the car! There'll be no strike today."
Eleven Immortal Ladles.
From tho Kansas City Star.
The national women's party has
asked for a list of the 12 greatest
living American women. Listing
"the greatest" of any line is a thank
less and precarious task, so we turn
ed it over to J. Fuller Gloom, who
doesn't realize the chances he is
taking. Mr. Gloom has submitted
Carol Kennicott. Beatrice Fairfax,
Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Brlp. Gen. Elsie Janit,
Lou Tellegren, Hon. Allro Paul,
Maggie. Mrs. Rohrer,
The Sheik's Wife. Pollyanna,
Carrie Jacobs Bond.
And then, with his customary
earelessness, Mr. Gloom ran away
without naming the twelfth Im
mortal. Or maybe he couldn't decide.
The Gay Chameleon.
From the New York Tribune.
Marvelous and manifold are the
interest of the Department of Agri
culture. The latest notice contains some
helpful hints about chameleons.
Many inquiries, says the department
land Secretary Wallace is an honor
able man), have been received con
cerning the care, food and habits of
this famous animal, and to meet this
nation-wide demand for chameleon
alia the bureau of biological survey
has compiled the necessary data.
Is your chameleon thirsty? Do
not give him a dish of water. He
won't know how to use it. Instead,
get him a Chinese sacred lily and
place it in a small, shallow bowl.
SDrav this with water and watch
him Ibd the droplets on the leaves.
Is he hungry? Turn him loose in
the pantry. He is the sworn enemy
of Don Marquis' friend, Archy the
cockroach. In fact, the department
apparently ' favors conserving all
these animals. A supply of them, it
says, will prove a valuable source of
food for chameleons.
One other caution. If you place
one on a Scotch plaid don t expect it
to "bust." The Scotchman who la
mented the death of his chameleon
when he placed it on his kilties was
evidently spoofing. For further in
formation write to the department.
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
On Second Thought
Br H. Sf . ST.XIFEB.
Some people think there must be something wrong
with the man who plays a game they know nothing
Man and Woman.
From tha DenniDOB Herald.
While woman's appearance im
proves with, summer, her dainty
shimmering hot-weather dresses
adding to her attraction, man's
oride in nis appearance wanes, his
carefully creased trousers and coat.
nestling close to nis snouiaers ana
fitting snug at the waist, give way
to the baggy, uncreased. ill-fitting
"summer suit." Man's summer suit
is utilitarian: it is not beautiful.
Fetchingly garbed in organdies and
georgettes of soft pastel shades,
woman defies the heat of the sum
mer and looks none the worse for It.
Not so with man. He hurriedly
dons fabrics that bag, stretch and
10 NG, lazy deys at
J sea combined with
tie picturesque interest
of foreign lands. A
Great White Fleet
Cruise to ths Caribbean
is an ideal vacation at
any season.' Climate
one of the most equable
in the world squally
delightful in summer
Enroute Cuba, Ja
maica, Panama, Costa
Rica, Colombia, Guate
mala. Quaint native
life, historic cities,
glamor of old adventure
on the Spsnish Main.
16-d ay Crul.ee from New
Orleana: S2W up.
and return : $75 up
22 day Cruiiet from New
York: $315 or.
Writa today for- free
Bock Travel Agency
306 South 16th Street
'Everything all right at tha cJfica, Jone$?"
'That' goodYaa, I'm having a fine time."
Away From Home !
No matter where you go whether on a vacation, on a far
away visit, or just a short automobile trip, the telephone keeps
you within easy reach of your place of business.
Many business men spend a considerable amount of time,
away from the office. The telephone makes supervision possible
from any distance.
The Blue Bell Sign it practically everywhere.
It n easy to talk to your piece of bunnest from
wherever you may be, end learn tht progrea of
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