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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1918
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THE BEE'S SERVICE FLAG
From Fuhston to France is a long trail, but
. watch the boys hit it.
Well, those rains ought to allay any nervous
ness that wai felt as to crops in Nebraska.
. All that was said about saving food during
the winter holds good today. Be carefufthere-
The meanest sneak thieves have been located
in Chicago. They looted a car of tobacco being
rushed to France.
The humor -of it is that when the German Ian
guage newspaper's have a really important an
louncement to make they print tt in English.
, - Still? it is not so .much saving money as get
ting full value returns for the money spent that
our people voted for in the recent city election.
More women and children of London have
been added to the Hun's terror toll, but no one
has been frightened enough to beg for mercy yet.
No more teaching of German in the Omaha
high school any more than in the grade, schools.
That shows the kaiseriei what comes from over
ioirtg their job..
SCOTCHING THE FEE GRAFT.
The change in the head of the health depart
ment decreed by our new city commission has a
significance beyond the exit of one health officer
and the installation of another. It puts the fin
ishing touch upon the fee graft game, surviving
in the city hall alone in that office, which The
Bee has for years denounced and decried as a
brazen robbery of the taxpayers. For the new
health commissioner a definite and ample salary
(in conjunction with a salary paid by the school
board) has now been fixed as maximum compen
sation with a stipulation that the registration
fees accruing to the office be turned into the city
treasury. We heartily approve this arrangement,
which could be improved on in only one direc
tion by adding a requirement that the health
officer receiving a' $5,000 salary devote his whole
time to the public service.
In connection with this uprooting of the fee
graft in the city hall let The Bee again call to
the attention of the authorities across the street
in the court house to "Fee-grabber. Bob" Smith
still pocketing in defiance of law the naturaliza
tion money in addition to the pay for which he
hired out to the people. "Fee-grabber Bob's"
legal salary of $4,000 is more than twice as much
as he ever earned in any other capacity and $1,000
more than the salaries of the judges of the court
for which he is serving as a clerk it is liberal
and generous without any 'side-line fee graft, It
is time to put a stop also to "Fee-grabber Bob's"
efforts to hold out for himself money that right
fully belongs in the public treasury. - ,
( Bohemia Under Martial Law.
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. Most significant of all the revoltsreported
from the Central empires of Europe is that of
Bohemia. That the Germans have found, it
necessary to declare that country under maitial
law, and now threaten a reign of terror in order
to suppress the efforts of the Czechs to secure
their political autonomy, is proof of succesSjfor
a propaganda carried on for many 'years, but
made acutely active with the beginning of the
war. Leaders always in . the pan-Slavic move
ment, the Czechs have suffered severely because
of their endeavors. Repression by the Haps
burgs has been rigorously applied, but since 1914
the Bohemian people steadily have pressed for
ward to the goal they have sought for three
quarters of a century. This movement js chiefly
valuable because it is intelligently directed and
has no taint of bolsevism or other chimerical
hope. It rests entirely on the aspiration of a
people that was suppressed and all but extermi
nated by its oppressors. In it will be found
proof that government cannot rest on force alone.
No racial movement in connection with the pres
ent, war is of greater interest than the struggle
Bohemia is making against the Austrian yoke.
Politically "BiU".Ure and "Bob" Smu . arc
like twp peas in a pod, but "Bill's vote to stop
fhf fee graft in the city hall ought to be notice
to "Fee-grabber Bob" what "Bill" really thinks
jt "Bob's" fee graft In the court house.
The declaration of special Red Crossf divi
dends by big corporations is fine in theory, but
ds'; it work out in practice? How much of the
dividend money really goea to the Red Cross in
tuition to what the individual stockholders
would contribute anyawy? -"-, .
. Taking Up Lost Motion
Secretary McAdoo'a move to depose the pres
ents of all the railroads under government con
trot may be taken as a step to make the author
ity of the federal government complete. At
. present the presidents in question are really serv
ing two masters. They are responsible to the
directors of the lines, and at the same time to
the federal government in a capacity quite differ
ent from that of either citizen or employe. It
is also announced that in most cases the secre
tary of treasury intends to appoint the presi
dents to beJcderal directors of the systems which
they I) a ve ffad under their management, thus con
tinuing" their oversight of the operations, but as
representatives of the federal government. Such
a course will' take -the lost t motion out of the
general problem of management, putting the
railroads entirely on a basis of government op
eration, and "will do away with' the conflict of
authority that resulted in the summary removal
' ot President Huntington of the Virginian rail
way, who consulted with hi-directors and counsel
before obeying instructions received from Wash
ington, Reduced to its simplest terms, it means
that Uncle Sam is to run the railroads until six
.months after the war is over. It is well, too,
that this should be so, for the result of the pres
ent experiment is certain to be quoted either for
or against in future argument sover government
ownership, and mixed management would be of
Kcile value for such purpose. , :
On the Way to "Over There."
From Camp Funston comes the news that the
89th division is under, way at, last. Strict mili
tary rules prevent disclosure of the destination
or time of departure, so that the first definite
news will be when letters arrive telling that the
boys are "over there." , But this only increases
the excitement and adds zest to thy great adven
ture. Our lads, who marched away in citizen's
clothing in August and September, and who have
been going in squads of frdm a dozen to an hun
dred ever since, are 'now ready to-start for the
battle front. For eight months they have borne
the. life of, soldiers in training, submitting to all
preparatory discipline and routine, eagerly await
ing the day when the order to move should
come. For these boys did not go to camp merely
to learn the drill and practice of a fighting man;
they went there chiefly because it was a step
toward the field on which they will prove their
mettle. And that is why the correspondent,
writing of the proceedings at Camp Funston,
where the men are now getting ready for the
next leg of their journey, says ''words cannot
tell" of what is going on. Nor would the censor
let itNbe told, but Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado,
South Dakota and other neighboring states are
getting under headway. Impatience is now giv
ing way to action, and boys from the great grain
belt of the transmissouri region are on the way
to "over there." ' ,
Give the Belgian veterans a welcome today
that will show them the big Jieart of Omaha beats
in warm sympathy with their own beloved coun
try. The men -who have faced the German ter
ror on two fronts and are going, back for more
of it deserve all we can do for them in way of
"Bill" Hayward's "buffalo soldiers" are still
supporting the words of the federal commander
who telegraphed Washington back in the '60s,
"The colored troops fought nobly."
With General Pershing and a lot more of the
"boys" making the history and Dr. Fred Morrow
Fling to record it, Nebraska is cutting some fig
ure in the affairs of this war. N '
- Coming tobe 21 years old carries with it
new meaning to the young American nowaday
and one he will greatly appreciate as he grows
Uncolored Story of American Dyes
Manufacturers Have, in Forty Months, Mastered
Secrets of Industry
Henry W. Harrington
The uncolored story of American dyes
has about 250-shades, as compared with the
900 of the German chemical saga. The most
convincing presentatipn of what American
manufacturers of dyestuffs have accom-i:-t
i A.idtict 1014. t. civen in the
UUBIICU Bill. iiuj.., , q;
sixth National Textile exhibition, which
closes today at the Grand Central raiace.
Not all of the 130 dye-makerS of the United
States are represented in the .booths and
t-.11. k,. Vir s rnnncth of them tO show
tharthe industry has made gigantic strides.
Any trade would indeed require seven-league
boots to overtake in w montns wnai it iook
Germany 40 years to develop.
The first thing which the Teutonic jnanu-
f?eiir if the aniline color did WIS tO
emulate the humble squid and to darken the
waters Of competition with the inky black
ness of propaganda. .They declared by indi
rection ana aiso oy goou
dyes could really have color or enduring
qualities beyond the Rhine. The German
At inAttttrv f. hitift nn nr rather was before
it went into munitions, upon a series of in
terlocking ! directorates, ine seven leaaing
companies co-operated in such a way by an
vrhanor nf ttv-nrnrinrta and residues that
they could crowd most manufacturers out of
a place in the sun. a
As a matter of fact, the dyes which are
being made in this country are, taking a gen
eral average, just as good for the pacific pur
poses for which they were intended as any
colors ever dumped trom a uerman suDma-
rin VfnrVi e( tho Hia ticf artinn registered
on the faces of American womankind con
cerning our native dyes has not been due to
the products tnemseives, dui to tne tact tnat
tVim Avm r ftn arn1iH tft tl for which
.they were not intended. A vigorous com-
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piaint, maac uniy a ew raonuis as -
cerning some goods which had faded was
well justified, .because, although the color
used nad me distinction ot oemg orougnt
hr nn tha unriraa freighter Deutsehland.
it was never, intended for silk, but for wool.
The manufacturer, in order to save money
on the cost of the fabric, had employed a
cheap dye, which proved unsatisfactory, de
spite its high-born German pedigree.
The American dyestuff industry has come
up out of great tribulation. Before the be
ginning of the European war the making of
dyestuffs in this country consisted largely of
finishing off partly completed products of
uermany ana owuzeriauu. xuc waitna,,
coal tar, which is the mother of so many hun
4rrf nf aniline rivea. wan conserved in Eu
rope and thrown away in the United States.
in New York Post .
In these days it seems like a bad dream that
America was once sunk -in such enconomic
sin that it squandered all the volatile con
stituents of coal in the manufacture of coke.
It was burning down bouses in order to
roast its pigs. The demand for coal tar
brought about by the war caused the United
States to tear dawn the old type of beehive
ovens and to substitute for them the by
product ovens which conserved the black
liquids in which are concealed the most po
tent means for promoting "battle, murder
and sudden death."
"American dye munufacture," said Dr.
Edward Wallace Pierce, chief chemist of the
United States Conditioning and Testing com
pany, "has made great progress. It is hand
icapped somewhat by the fact that American
capital demands quick returns on its invest
ments. The Germans in building up tReir
enormous dye industry were very thorough
and very patient They expended millions
of dollars, for instance, in the experiments
which resulted In the making of synthetic or
artificial indigo from coal tar. The origina
tor of the process worked 18 years before he
produced the substitute for the Indian plant
When the capitalists interested told him that
he ought to make it j from a cheaper base in
order to have it a commercial success, he
went back to the laboratory for 10 years
more, and finally produced the substance
from naphthaline. '
"There is no difficulty in producing, dye
stuffs of purity and strength in small quan
tities under laboratory conditions. When,
however, thousands of tons of material must
be handled at once, numerous complications
arise. Impurities appear in the product.
Methods must be devised for removing them.
A large New York company with which I
was formerly connected spent $90,000 before
it produced 1,000 pounds of a certain dye
which fulfilled all the requirements of large
scale . manufacture. The various reactions
in the. factories require certain lengths of
time. For example, it is 33 days from coal
tar to the H acid which is used as a basis for
many of our important colors. American
makers have abundant scientific knowledge,
and they are rapidly acquiring practical ex
perience. There are several important dis
coveries almost ready for announcement
which will show they have developed orig
inality and initiative m nsthods."
Those who are Intimately connected with
the secrets of the native dye industry believe
that within the next 10 years it will be a tre
mendous factor, not only in this country, but
in the world. v
.Question of German Language Papers
Hazy Line Between Loyal and Disloyal ,
k The re has beert a heavy mortality of Ger
man language newspapers in the United
States since war was declared against Ger
many. The disappearance of some of these
papers has been an advantage, but not of all
of them. The Brooklyn Freie Presse, the
latest to suspend, was a loyal paper, run by
a loyal man. Probably it was its loyalty that
killed it. Dependent vfor its support upon
those who cannot read English or who read
the German language in preference to Eng
lish, it was naturally tied up for its support
to German sympathizers. It is probable that
the majority of its readers' did not want it
to be loyal to the United States in the war,
and consequently deserted it Other have
gone the same course. On the other hand,
the German paper which steers as closely as
it dares to treason, printing matter which
may be read in doubleense--stuff that pre
tends to be very loyal, but contains innuen
does and suggests conclusions which are the
exact reverse of loyal will have ntT trouble
in obtaining readers. There has been an im
mense amount of this camouflage in the Ger
man language press, and the writing of it has
become an art
It is precisely this state of things that
gives color to tne suggestion that the Ger
man language papers might as well be sup
pressed altogether. Against this suggestion
it has been urged that newspapers and mag
azines of a distinctly loyal character ought
to be published in German, in order to show
German-speaking people the baseness of the
warfare which Germany is waging. An ex
cellent and scrupulously loyal paper pub
lished at Lincoln, Neb., is referred to as an
example of what may be done in the way of
this sort of propaganda. It circulates a
.great deal of good American war literature
translated into uerman. it may inaeea oe
true that there is need for publications of
this sort. In this respect we may perhaps
take a hint from the proceedings of the Ger
mans themselves, who regularly get out their
Gazette des. Ardennes in French for circula
tion in Belgium, in the occupied districts of
France, and wherever the French language
is better known than the German. But it is
evident that this sort of propaganda, paper
can hardly be maintained by the sale of cop
ies of the paper in question. It must have
another basis of support, and indeed a semi
official sort of existence.
That the great bulk of the German lan
guage press is bound to go as near as it
dares to the line of disloyalty is evident from
the fact that there are but few thoroughly
loyal German-Americans who do not read
English quite well enough to get their infor
mation about the war, and all the loyal in
spiration and crfcer that they need from pub
lications n the real language of the country.
As long as papers continue to be published
which are dependent for their support en
tirely upon those who can read or are willing
to read only the German language, we shall
have to deal with double-sense and camou
flaged mattr, and shall see the disloyal Ger
man periodicals gain in circulation and influ
ence at the expense of the loyal.
"A Splendid Appointment
President Wilson's appointment of
Charles E. Hughes to assist the Department
of Justice in investigating the aircraft situ
ation wiH appeal instantly to the confidence
and the patriotic spirit of the country. It is
a double assurance that the inquiry is to be
thorough, complete and impartial; that the
American people are to be put in possession
of all the facts, uncolored by private or po
Mr. Hughes is the ideal man for this task
The country knows him not alone as the re
publican candidate for president in 1916 or
as a former associate justice of the supreme
court, or as a fearless and independent gov
ernor' of New York, It knows him likewise
as the able, experienced and competent in
vestigator of life insurance corruption, with
a rare talent for getting at the heart of intri
cate and complicated transactions. When
Mr. Hughes has finished with this aircraft
muddle there will be no doubt whatever us
to the facts. No other man could render
this highly important service so well or so
satisfactorily to the American people.
President Wilson is to be heartily com
mended for the appointment and Mr. Hughes
is to be equally commended for his prompt
acceptance. It supplies the element of com
plete confidence that is made necessary by
the. nature and gravity of the inquiry. New
People and Events
"Dollar gas" is the elevated slogan of the
owners of the natural eras belt of Kansas.
Nothing less will keep the feed pipes full,
provided the courts grant permission for the
boost A few years back 30-cent gas was all
the go, and profitable at that, but the war has
upset normal appetites tor reasonable divi
Rev. Dr. Charles H. Parkhurst. lontr the
"stormy petrel of the New York pulpit," is
about to retire. For more than 40 years he
nas oeen an evangel ot righteousness and in
dependence in Presbyterian circles and i
terror to political and other evil-doers. His
church at Madisan Square gives way to the
marcn oi Dusiness, and the doctor surrend
ers both to years and chantred conditions.
Prospects brighten for curbing the greed
oi rent pronteers at Washington. The ig
nomy heaped upon the dead and gone alien
landlords of Ireland fades away beside the
unconstionablc reach of Washington land
lords. The anti-rent profiteering bill passid
by the senate, limits rents to 7 per cent of
the assessed valuation of the property plus
50 per cent. The house bill fixes the rental
maximum at 10 per cent above the rents
charged in September, 1916. r Both bills go
to a conierence committee.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
House of representative passed the
nar taxation bill.
Italian war misaion y officially wel
comed In Washington.
United States denied passports to
delegate to an international socialist
conference at Stockholm.
Tl 9 Day We Celebrate.
tilliam H. Clark, president of the
rotary club and of the Nonpareil
I' undry company, born 1870.
?Jor General Erasmus M. Weaver,
w. & A., born at Lafayette, Ind., (4
..; r ago. '?" --
Uouflas Fairbanks, motion picture
r r, born in Denver 16 years aaro.
.varta Tracy, chief of civilian corps
T T camouflage with our army in
. -nca. , bora in New York City 50
t a to.
t Rev. Herman rage. Episcopal
op of Spokane, born In Boston S3
1 E7 ta XMstory.
Hi General Ambrose E. Bum
V civil war commander, bora at
7, lad. Died at Bristol, K. I
.a Rev. Alonzo Potter was
a btshop of the Episcopal tdlo-
7i Memorial to Shakespeare un-
a ra central Park, New Tork
IS IU,ly made a formal dsclara-
J vr agarast AuatrK"
J us 30 Years Ago Today
A movement Is on foot among the
striking engineers and firemen of the
Chicago, Burlington & XJulncy rail
road yto organize two base ball nines
and play a game at an early date.
Up to today 650 building permits
have been issued for this year.
The Ancient Order ot United Work
men gave its annual social at ica ele
gant new home in Barker block. Fif
teenth and Finui ntrta Th an.
tartalnmant ranalatsit nt
and literary program, a supper and
Mrs. Shu San Sen, a Chinese lady
who has feet only three Inches In
length, passed through the city with
ner nusoano enroute lor California.
Assistant General Freight Aarent
Johnson of the Union pacific returned
St Louis Globe-Democrat: A wo
man may like her husband to admire
her hat and still have no faith in Tils
Baltimore American: Now Ostend
has been bottled up following the
daring raid on Zeebrugge. Brittania
still rules the sea, and impregnable
bases are feeling nervous.
Washington Post: Quite a few pa
triotic statesmen now engaged in look
ing over their fences feel sure that thi
war will end on the Tuesday after
the first Monday in November.
Brooklyn Eagle: A little while ago
mm viH tnlil that atilna tf nvar IK
knots speed were needed to elude thei
U-boats as cargo carriers. Now we
are Informed that the first concrete
ship is a success, making 11 knots on
us trial. Elucidation u awaited by a
New York World: Jerusalem."
says the Zionist commission, "lost
two-thirds of its Jewish population by
exile, typhus and starvation." To re
store exile, typhus and starvation,
Berlin makes the bluff that tt la to
reconquer. Jerusalem forJTurkey. New
graves for kultur! . ,
Baltimore American: A German
newspaper describes the United States
as the common foe of Europe who sits
on the other side of the Atlantio grin
ning with satanlc mien, welcoming the
butchery of entire nations to secure
Its monstroes' profits. It is quite evi
dent from this that -the American
troops are being recognised as a real
Around the Cities
St Paul elected a loyalist mayor by
a 2 to 1 vote. A clean-cut American,
Hodgson by name, went over the top
with such speed that the socialist op
ponent was smothered in the dust of
the back Btretches. ?
Montclalr, N. J., planned a large
birthday blowout on its 50th anniver
sary and gathered up enough of the
wherewith to make the celebration a
hummer. Then, on second thought
the managers decided -the affair
would look better after the war and
turned the money into the Red Cross
treasury. "The wise men of the east"
is not wholly a figure of speech. ' .
For th time being the era of splr.
ituous good will between Minneapolis
and "Sioux City : -disrupted. Minne
apolis Is not responsible for the pain
ful breach. A careless woman mis
sionary, hurrying to a westbound train,
dropped her suitcase on the hard, un
feeling station floor and cracked Ave
julceful bottles. Almost priceless liq
uid trickled over the marble floo. and
sent a wireless message of traged and
vanished hopes to the thirsty Sioux.
Chicago night life Is not as glaring
and noisy as it was a week ago. The
eetachmentx of cabarets and dance
flmlls from bars put dimmers on some
' the lamps that brightened passing
Tours and generated headaches and
1 eartachea the morning after. Hence
forth the lure will be less conspicu
ous, possibly more select because of
he inconvenience of taking the ele
'ator for the stimulus some floors
ibove the dance and the songs
Twice Told Tales
A Legal Overture.
In Mississippi they tell of a young
lawyer retained to defend a man
charged, with the theft of a pig. The
young man seemed determined to con
vince the Jury that he was eorn to
shine, and accordingly he delivered
the following exordium:
"May it please the court and gen
tlemen of the jury, while Europe is
bathed in blood; while classic Greece
Is struggling for her rights and liber
ties and trampling the unhallowed al
tars of the beardless Infidels to dust;
while the United States, entering the
war, shines forth the brightest orb
in the political sky I, .with due dif
fidence, rise to defend the cause of
this humble hog thl$t."
. Favorite Tenants.
"May I inquire ff you are a chess
player, sir?" said the Janitor i to the
prospective tenant . K -
"Why do you wish to know that?"
queried the other.
"The owner prefers to rent to chess
Players, sir, because it is so seldom
Artist There's one good feature
about the war; there, won't be any
cannon balls to stack up In ugly 'piles
In our parks. Those old cannon bails
are absolutely inappropriate for our
public squares." .
Cholly Still, you know, you can't
get square eannon bails, can you? -Cartoons
Employment of City Physician.
Omaha, May 21. To the Editor of
The Bee: Concerning the selection
of Dr. Ernest T.. Manning as health
commissioner, at a salary of $3,000
per year, in addition to the stipend of
sz.ooo per annum, which he is now
receiving as supervisor of medical in
spection in the public schools, I desire
to write a few words, which I hope
you will publish, in regard to the
Why should Dr. Manninar or any
other physician be allowed to hold
and to receive salary from two posi
tions, even though Mayor Smith states
"the two positions fit in together so
nicely that one man could look after
According to this evenins's Bee.
Commissioner Ringer stated "that the
city will have the time and services
of Dr. Manning whenever necessary."
but It occurs to me that as Dr. Man
ning Is to be a hired servant of the
people (or city), the tame as the
commissioners, all of his time should
be given to the city, and none of his
time to the schools or to private practice.
In case he does have time to nlv
his vocation on other than strictly
city business, then the fees or amounts
received should revert to the city,
otherwise he would, without question,
have enough private practice to vipld
mm an additional Income of $5,000
per annum. , v
The present city commissioners
were, elected on a reform platform
fand I voted for six of them), which
included retrenchment In all depart
ments, and i believe It would he a
mighty good plan for our city fathers
to practice economy and srood hasi-
ness practices "right off tha bat."
which mean one man for one lob-
no Increases in salaries already large
enougn, ana. nnaily no emoluments,
such as might accrue to a health com
missioner irom private practice.
H. Ij. SEWARD, n
1634 Victor Avenue. ,
"Love and Sr-rrlage."
Omaha. Mav 21 Tn tVia t?tit- r
The Bee: (Orders' Issued "in England
In consequence t the statement that
6,000 American soldiers have married
In that country.)
The "goo-goo" eye for the American
Is not permitted on London pave.
And anv erirl who shall michohoi..
Shall be condemned to an early grave.
An N. C. O. or a Bombadler
Who lets himself be addressed as
By any woman born out here,
Shall lose his stripes as a mutineer.
All women found guilty of saying
When a "Sammy" offers his fierce
Shall be dispatched to Inverness
,To marry a Scot In scanty dress.
Troops of whatever rank who ask
In the smile of the English girls to
Shall be forced on furlough to wear a
And from neck to knee be clad Jn
For this is the way to defeat the plot
Against the American forget-me-got;
And the mutineers the whole bang
Who marry in England will all be
i . .
SAM L. MORRIS.
"I sea a bill rAnt1v nau, .AnsiM with
out a dlsaentlna vote." ,
"wnat or It?"
"I dMn't MtinriAM It nnMlhl. tn .tiAsAa- -
bill to reasonable that everybody -would vote
or ii. jeuisvina courier-journal
JudgeVrhe complaint asalnat yon la that
you deierted your wife.
Frlioner I ain't a deaerter. iudae: I'm a
refugee. Look at these Welti on my head
and thla black eye. Boston Transcript
Friend Husband Do yoa, think 4t would
ba conceited of- me, dear, to say that I am
a self -'made man!
Friend Wife (sweetly) Not conceited, my
dear, merely superfluous. Awgwan.
Parson Cheer up sister; your husband la
now in heaven. 4 '
Widow (sobbing) Tea, and so Is his first
wife, whom he fairly Idolized. New Tork
"She boasts that aha made her hus
band." "One can readily believe that from the
way the poor man la frayed out at the
edges." Baltimore American,
Knickers Does your' rheumatism trouble
you when you're lying down?
Bocker No, only when I'm on my feet.
Knlck'er Sort ot standing rheum only.
Patience Do you think that monocle
Bertie wears In one eye helps his vision T
Patrice No, I don't. I overheard him
say you were pretty while he was wearing
It. Tonkers Statesman.
ChurcB I see that .Caruso and McCor
macky both famous singers, have to pay
large Income taxes.
Gotham Then It would seem as It those
who sing, as well as those who dance, must
pay the fradler. Tonkers Statesman.
Sidelights on' the War
Ninehundred and nlnety-seve cut
ting tools are required in maufac4ur-'
ing a modern rifle. The wia-dritUTs
one of the most important
To supply 1.0t)0,000 rifles, .04fl
hoW must be drilled. . . fi
Black walnut is considered xji ert
best kind of wood for airplane pro
peller" blades, for, besides being alm
mensely tough, it docs not sp'fliter
when hit by a projectile. Next, in
the order named, come mahogany,
white oak, ash, maple, birch and
, Among the many suggestions made
to increase the nationis food supply,
no mention has been made of a cer-
tain Chinese dog, or. rather,, the Chi
nese dog which is destined from its
birth for human consumption. This
dog Is fed principally upon vegetable
food, Invariably specially prepared,
and this gives the animal's flesh a pe .
culiar flavor and aroma.
During their recent raids on Paris,
the Gorman aviators were ereatly dis-.
concerted by rockets which the Trench
sent tip and which discharged, before
dropping, parachutes with- brightly
burning fuses," These parachutes
dropped slowly and their fuses cast
a brilliant glare upon the hostile air
planes, making them a -good target
for the anti-aircraft - guns. It is a
safe guess that the free fireworks
were not enjoyed by the Germans. .
Three Loves." " v, ' "
I hear my country railing,
Tls my duty to obey,
And .fight for good old "Uncle Sam."
For he's going to win the day. .
But there Is one that I will miss,
Whose hfart I know Is true.
And she will love me all the more
In my suit of khaki new.'
Here's to the "Star Spangled Banner
And here's to the girl I love;
The love for my flag and country, -To
her I will surely prove.
And when the war is over
I know she'll be waiting for me,
And then three, loves I always have,
My flag, my girl and country.
'Jttfnvrure for tip
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Ult DOUGLAS STREET
Not by old masters painted
Portraits, they're not rare,
Diminutive they are In size.
Not a Rembrandt, or Da guerre.
Only done by an artist "Brownie,"
But I treasure more than gold,
One In a suit of khaki
tTbe same at 6 years old.
When I look upon these pictures -
I offer up a prayer.
That the Father in his kindness
To me my boy will spare.
When strife and conflict's over
In the land beyond the sea.
May my 8-year-old and Uhakl boy
Come back again
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