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    THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, MAY 9. 1921.
The Omaha Bee
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1. New Uie Passenger Statiea,
2. Continued improvement ( the Ne
braska Hifhway, including the pave
mont of Main Thoroughfare leading
lata Omaha with a Brick Surface.
3. A abort, low-rate Waterway from the
Cora Belt to the Atlantis Ocean.
4. Horn Rule Charter for Omaha, with
City Manager form of Government.
Nebraska Solon After the Pacloers.
It is peculiarly appropriate (hat a measure
for the regulation of the meat packing indus
try, just agreed upon by the senate committee
on agriculture, should bear the name of two
Nehraskam as' its authors. We have not a
copy of the Morris-McLaughlin measure at
hand, and but slight information as to its con
tent!, but it may be admitted that these men
rt familiar with the' problem in its details.
Coming as they do from one of the great meat
producing states of the union, wherein is lo
fattr) one of the three really great packing
(tenters of the world, they should be possessed
!of first, hand knowledge as to what is needed.
Regulation of a great industry is not a sim
ple matter, to be accomplished off hand, and
recent eperience has shown the meat packing
tujine to be one of the most widely tjiver
aififd of any. Its extensive ramifications were
in part disclosed by the inquiry and report of
the Federal Trade commission, and some head
wgy his been made in putting into effect the
recommendations then , made. -The packer
havj largely been divorced from the wholesale
grocery business, and are expected to retire
front stockyards under the 'Palmer com
promise agreement. This restricts them to the
V1 preparation and distribution of fUsh foods ex
ellvefy, What generally has been sought is
tei break up the monopolistic control of the
' Nebraikans uho are looking ahead to the
restoration of the live stock industry through
'" government direction of the packing houses
. may well consider that elsewhere in the world
are springing up great herds and flocks, where
the latest and best methods of production are
being employed and the highest breeds of stock
re encouraged. When . E. 1, Russell cwv;
back from his visit to South America, hi
brought reports of great herds of improved
cattle in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay; of
hogs that come from, the accepted strains of
Iowa and Nebraska breeders, and of forward
looking let of men backing the industry, to the
end tljaJtliey already are recognized as for
midable competitors in the meat trade. Armour
long ago' "went to Argentina; in Uruguay and
. Brazil American capital and genius are back
of the meat packing enterprise,
These factors are of concern in Nebraska,
whose principal product must come into coni
petitiort "with those of South America, for it
will be lit the world market we will sell, if we
sell at all, the surplus of the state's farms.
Jhesa considerations give additional interest to
the Norris-McLaughlin bill, and suggest its
. provisions as being of a nature designed to help
the farmers of the west in their efforts to pro
duce at a profit, to hold the home market, and
in the end to enjoy a fairer share of the gain
jthat flows from their efforts,
f In a World of Hysteria.
Governor McKelvie's words on the need for
respect for law (pate properly were linked up
Jsvith reference to the folly of attempting to
Jay down ' for Providence. Unless laws are
wisely made, it will be impossible to command
public respect for .tbera, , .
Although Gilbert K. Chesterton is no great
favorite hereabouts, many will agree with his
, statement that, "Xever perhaps has an average
liuman being had so little control over his own
life, oyer he house he lives in, over the things
ht eats and drinks, over the changes in hi land
Ictpe or the traditions handed on to his children,"
Freak legislation, such as that recently pro
posed in the Missouri legislature to make auto
mobile thefts punishable by the dath penalty,
Undoubtedly tends to bring the statutes into dis
repute. But measures such as this affect only a
lew people. Restrictive legislation that bears op
peaceful citizens is more harmful. There has
teen a sort of hysteria in the air ever since the
world war began. It is as" if liberty were to be
buried through the four of moral, political, ecv
nomie and social chaoo. The governor' of Ne
braska, it is good to see, has kept cool through
it all, and if the rest of our statesmen will only
calm down and sit tight, the world will go on
0Ch more smoothly than if they w ere 'con
tntly tinkering with human nature.
Strangled by Freight Rates.
One might su;pe;t that eating onions had
been placed under strict taboo, after reading
that the owners ol 3,000 sacks of this fragrant
product wjre. tq dump them into' a river In
California for lack of a market. But a similar
condition exists with many other farm prod
ucts. Spinach, - cabbage and onions are de
clared to lie rotting in the fields of Texas. The
director of markets in that state estimates that
fcOOO cars of early vegetables have been "lost
to date because it did not pay to ship them,
Cotton has been plowed under in many south,
ern fields. The , movement of hay and corn
- from Nebraska and other western districts is
blocked in many cases by the high cost of get
ling them to market. Oat raisers in irrigated
gegions are said to be unable to get enough
phoney . for their crop to pay the freight and
0StS of distribution.
So the onion is not in disgrace"; people
feuld eat it as before, but its strength is not
of the kind that wll carry It from farm to city.
Farm organizations, and various associations of
shippers are hammering away in the effort to
obtain lower' railroad rates. This is in the in
terest of the consumer as well, and it will not
be until freight charges are reduced that the
normal condition of prosperity can be expected.
Progress toward rail readjustment has been
slow, and . unless the Interstate Commerce
commission acts with more speed, the move
ment to restore power to state railroad coni'
missions will surely be pressed.
Harding and the Supreme Council.
In deciding to have an unofficial representa
tive present at conclaves of the supreme coun
cil, which is now the governing body of
Europe, President Harding merely indicates a
reasonable desire to have always full and re
liable information as to what goes on behind
I he scenes. The invitation from the Allies
shows them to be where they have been all
aliini,'. nnvous to have our government share in
Europe's vexations, The arrangement is con
venient, and, while it docs not bind the United
States to anything, it affords the best possible
proof that England, France and Italy are trying
to he fair and at the same time to sacrifice no'
advantage cither may have gained through the
war and by reason of subsequent events.
Viviani'a expressed hope that the United
States would find it possible to come into a
modified League of Nations is not considered
in this connection. That pact may be revised
until it meets the views of President Harding
as to the form of association he feels we can
safely enter. Whether it will, or whether the
proposal will come from Washington, iyet to
be determined. With Ambassadors Harvey
and Wallace and Mr, Henry Boyden present as
unofficial "observers" for the United States,
Ms. Harding wj 11 be kept in touch with the
progress of several delicate adjustments, in
which our interest is yet rather intimate, regard
less of the rejection of the Wilson plan for ab
solute participation in European politics,
Advocates of the League of Nations pre
tend to extractmuch consolation from the re
newal of the representatives at Paris. In this
they affect to see a reluctant admission that
Mr. Wilson was right. He was, to the extent
that he kept close watch on the dealings with
problems growing otif of the war. President
Harding prudently adopts simijar ways for the
same purpose, but this does not commit him to
the rejected Wilson covenant,
Night Life and Home Life,
Once a New Ygrk man, endeavoring to il
lustrate the difference between his home city
and Chicago, deprecatinfly referred to the lat-r
ter as a place "where more men are in bed by
10 o'clock at night than are out," Then it was
that New York boasted of its "night life," and
other communities throughout the land were
imitating the metropolis, A change has been
wrought in that, however, f ne of the direct and
noteworthy effects ef prohibition. , A 'writer in
the New York Times give the resultsof an
intensive study of American city habits, and he
finds that so-called "night life" is not only on
the wane, but "actually is Jigappearing, Men
and women arc winding up their evenings of
pleasure and divertisement at seasonable hours,
and seeking repose earlier than ever,
Another thing that may be noted: Three
years ago a very popular ditty inquired, "What
are you going to do to wet your whistle, when
the whole darned world goes dry?" The an
swer to this is that the whistle is going on
without being wet, Last season, and the sea
son before, any jest having to do with prohibi
tion was "sure fire" at the theater, and many a
quip was set floating by the jesters from the
stage. Now such jokes fall flat. The dry law
has ceased to be a joke, and is accepted as a
grim reality. The whole darned world has not
gone dry, but the United States is drying up
much, faster than is generally realised,
As to the vanishing "night life," it will not
be greatly regretted, So far as song, mirth and
dancing are concerned, these will remain; only
the drfnking has ended, and therefore indul
gence is not carried to an extreme, Wholesome,
rational pleasure is always to be had, and many
have, learned that h zest !s in nowise dulled
because h lacks the fillip of alcoholic stimu
lant. Night , life is the Joser, therefore, but
home life has gained, and mankind is that much
better off. , '.
A Light Spot on the Map.
On a map showing business conditions in the
United States, published" by the National Cham
ber of Commerce, the entire state of Nebraska
and those portions of Iowa and South Dakota
nearest Omaha are shown In light colors, A
great deal of the continent Is still marked in
black, bnt in this district conditions are noted 19
be bettering themselves, and are statistically
denominated as "fair," -
Omaha is not vainglorious of this distinction;
its deepest hope is to see the entire remainder
of the country -marked in the same way. But
the fact that this great section is resuming its
normal trade will serve to accelerate the prog
ress of other regions. Kansas City is still sur
rounded by black, as is New England. There
,are bright spots in California, Florida, Texas,
Arizona. Minnesota, and abput St. Louis and
the Great Lakes,
Once more Omaha's location in the heart of
the nation has demonstrated its advantage. In
Nebraska toda: according to a survey of unem
ployment reported, by the Associated Press,
there arc only 12,000 unemployed, while in New
Hampshire, which has a population about a third
as large as Nebraska, there are 35,000 idle.
It was all right to make school teachers take
the oath of allegiance, but in New Bedford,
where they have been forbidden to powder their
noses, things might be said to be carried a bit
too far.
The envoy from Latvia has arrived in Wash
ington to deliver a message of gratitude to the
American people. Of eourse you know where
Latvia is.
The French communists who bombarded the
Paris guards with bottles presumably emptied
them first,
"Curfew shall not ring tonight" has been
replaced in Chicago by "Let 'er blow."
RergdoU'i pot gf gold must have been the
one located at the end of the rainbow.
The first sign of returning sanity in Europe
Hungary has abolished jazz.
Humanizing the Government
Harding and Hays Put Another
"II" Into Service of the Country
By Will P. Kennedy in the Washington Star.
The new order Is here. Under 'the new order
the great army of government employes is going
to march forward under sunnier skies and along
pleasanter ways to greater accomplishment. The
most practical fact from Uncle Sam's point of
view is that greater efficiency in his workshop is
resulting while congressional committees are yet
mulling over preliminary proposals and elemental
suggestions for a reorganization of the federal
service to attain the same much-desired result.
The morale of the federal service is bcins
built up in just about the same way that the
morale of the 4,000,000 soldiers who went into
the world war' under the Stars and Stripes was
so effectively done as to be a marvel to the
Ry Retting the government employes 10 pull
with rather than against and to fight for instead
of against the official in charge, it is recognized
by psychologists, economists and scientific ex
perts on shop management that the most eco
nomic and efficient service can be obtained, and
that is just the new wave of feeling that is
spreading through the revivified army of gov
ernment employes.
The Postoftrce department lias initiated this
new order and the other government departments
arc following the good example, as witness the
appointment of Miss Mary A. Tate as assistant'
to Ueorge tarter, the government printer. Miss
Tatc's particular work is to create an interest
In their work among the 4,500 employes of the
government printing office, about one-third of
whom are women.
The big idea is to "build up the spirit of the
working organization, so that instead of getting
off in small groups and knocking they are be
coming individually and collectively "boosters."
The Harding administration has recognized
that to get such a spirit into the workshop the
right type of executives must be selex-ted. They
mu6t be men and women, who w ill lay out work
all right and expect to get it done right, but
who in their relations with the employes the
rubbing together of shoulders will not hesitate
to extend the good hand of fellowship, human
Sympathy and establish a cornmeraderie mora
potent than great tomes of rules and regulations,
penalties and prohibitions.
The cabinet was selected with this idea in the
back of President Harding's head. Secretary
Weeks, in the War department, is a good ex
ample of the genial good fallow who makes
friends of all with whom he associates, while at
the same time getting, results. Secretary Hoover
gave the entire country a direct and personal
illustration of his power to spread enthusiasm
aud a spirit of co-operation as food administra
tor when he said. "Let's do this," And the peo
ple who followed his lead during the war are
still cheering for him as leader.
Now this isn't propaganda for any depart
ment. The attention of the Writer was focused
on the new sweep of feeling and zeal that is
spreading through the entire federal service by
the most unexpected agency leaders of organ
ized labor who heretofore have been having
cat-and-dog fights with the government officials.
The Postoffice department is a striking ex
ample of the complete revulsion of feeling that
has come with, the Harding regime. ' Postmaster
General Hays has announced his intention to
establish a division of welfare work, to have
eharge of such activities, that will spread into all
the postoffices throughout the country and
brighten the lives and improve the working con
ditions for every man or woman who helps
Uncle Sam deliver the mails.
; In instituting this social welfare reform in
the postal, service Postmaster General Hays,
having already established a well recognized
reputation for organizing genius, called into con
ference the best possible authorities Dr. Gar
land, in charge of social welfare work for the
National Cash Register Company, and Mr.
Frankel, in charge of similar work for the Met
ropolitan Life Insurance company,
But while organizing for such a systematic
development of good feeling, Postmaster Gen
eral Hay put his own personality and genial
affability to work. There arc a "big four" of
organized labor in the postal service, represent
ing the city carriers, the rural carriers, the post
office clerks and the railway postal clerks, Each
one of these has maintained officers in Washing
ton to represent their interests before the depart
ment and before congress,
These officers of the organized labor in the
Postoffice department asked Postmaster General
Burleson for recognition, and lie ignored their
request. Postmaster General Hays sent out an
invitation to. these representatives to meet him
in his office for a conference, which thev did on
Tuesday, April 21.
. Jt is aiv important fact that immedtately at)
ngreement was reached and" went immediately
into effect on the subject of reinstatements. This
provides that if an erftploye resigned on account
ot illness he is to be reSistated at his old grade
of salary, and if he resigned for any other reason
he is to be reinstated one grade below the one
he occupied when he left the service. The sec
ond reinstatement is to be two grades below and
the third reinstatement three grades below.
Admitted that that was, a victory for the or
ganized employes but it was a much bigger vic
tory for Uncle Sam, because, instead of having
these postal employes all fighting the depart
ment, as they have been of recent years, they
are now ah fighfcipg for and with the department.
Jn the closing days of the Sixty-sixth congress
(he members of the house and senate were up in
arms because they charged, under the leadership
of Chairman Lehlbach of the committee on re
form in the civil service, who fathered the civil
service retirement bill, that the specific pro
visions and well established intent and spirit of
the retirement Jaw had been set a? ide by the
postmaster general. ...""
Postmaster General Havs has let it be known,
and congress has Sppjauded the decision, that
the Postoffice department, on the matter of re
tirement, is going to apply the law in its real
intent and spirit.
AH through the federal service the army of
employes is responsive to the new spirit of serv
ice and good feeling. They are expectant as ever
before" in at least a quarter of a century that
they will have a chance to win advancement by
proven merit, and that means more, to them than
small quarreling over a few minutes more or less
in a day's work or a few cents extra in pay.
Those who are looking at the government
service as on the biggest industrial unit in the
world .see more prospect of economy and ef
ficiency through development of this morale un
der the right sort of officials than they do for
years to come through voluminous and intricate
reorganization and reclassification schemes.
' With Regrets.
Uncle Sam present his compliments to Berlin
and regrets that he is obliged to decline the lat
ter' kind Invitation to be the goat in the repara
tions case.- Baltimore American.
It Is Rising.
Prosperity's sun is rising aRain, but not with
a sufficient glare to cause bjindness. Chicago
News, v
That la Deep Stuff,
Nowadays you can's tell whether a union suit
is something to go to eourt with or in. Wash
ington Star,
Wherein It Resembles Taxes.
Getting along with human nature U life's big
gest bother. Toledo Blade.
Wherein It Resembles Taxes.
Getting along wilh human nature is life's
biggest bother. Toledo Blade.
Cut Out the Air Mail.
Omaha, May 6. To the Editor of
The Uoe: The government has for
niHiiy months maintained a pseudo
"air mail service" and one by one
the pilots have gone to their doom,
useless sacririces on tne altar or a
mad desire for speed dying terrible
deaths in order that a paltry 400
pounds of mail may be delivered an
hour or two sooner.
I have before me two letters
marked "advuneed by aeroplane."
One advises me that Blanks asphalt
paints are the best for steel chimneys
und the second that now is the time
to buy cleaned and sterilised wiping
For surh a noble cause the hot
eyed mothers mourn their srms for
such a noble cause it wife falls in a
faint on her husband's flag-draped
casket; while you and I thumbs
down stand calmly by and cry
You gentlemen of modern ideas
wliu sny this is the aernplune age,
and who from the security of your
mahogany desks insist on speed, and
yet mora speed do not the pitiful,
fiutveringy blnokened bodies of the
victims cast back your words Into
your very teeth?
The fully, the utter uselessness of
it cries to high Heaven;
"How long, or Lord, how long?"
U. 13. I.
How to Pay War Debts.
Omaha, May . To the Editor ot
The Rea: Are the allied governments
of Europe playing square with the
rest of the world in their attempted
settlements of the war indemnities?
Ov are thoy trying to shift the pay
ment of the debt from Germany to
the United States? Not having been
successful in making Germany pay
it looks 08 if they have figured out
another plan whereby they can make
the people of the United States pav
the bill by flooding this nation with
worthless foreign securities.
News items of the press tell us that
the allied ' ultmiatum has been
signed. Germany must pay. Bonds
ere to be issued in June and Novem
ber to constitute gold securities good
at face value in any country. This
decision was reached in England at
Lloyd George's residence where the
allied conference met. It is to bo
remembered that this is the same
buneh of conspirators who lured ex
President Wilson to Europe and tried
to double cross the American peo
ple after we had befriended them in
war with a sacrifice of 200,000 men
and going into debt $26,000,000,000
after which we learned this nation
was to be made a "cat's paw" in a
ltasrue of nations as our reward-
The American people graciously
subscribed for our Liberty bonds to
tho extent of $28,000,000,000 and to
day we find these same bonds sell
ing far below par, even as low as
83. How these allied premiers Jn a
conference in Lloyd George's resi
dence can so cleverly scheme out a
way to make Germany .pay by having
Germany issue gold securities good
at par value in any eountry in the
world when there is nothing baok
of these bonds is more than any in
telligent person can conceive. This
scheme cannot help but fail for the
American people surely will nof be
deceived by such a ridiculous fraud'
and accept these bonds with nothing
back of them but hot air from , the
commissioner's conference.
The people of this country have
been educated to a gold standard
and our financial system with its
many faults is the best in the world,
and the American people are not
going to permit any set of foreigners
to break down our financial struc
ture by coming over here- to trade
their worthless chips and whetstones
for our valuable products (bonds
payable Jn gold with no fold back of
The time has come for the Amer
ican congress to take some action
regarding our own money. Paper
money is an invention designed to
transfer wealth, but today we find
America has the most money per
capita we have ever had. "We also
And the highest interest rate being
exacted and a shortage of money
which indicates there must be some
thing wrong with money matters.
This only proves one thing we must
get back to a hard cash basis with
gold and silver circulation as a me
dium of exchange, for it seems that
the people all over the world have
confidence in metallic specie. But
there. s not enough metallic specie
to go around in carrying on the
world's commerce at the present gold
standard of value.
There 1s a remedy for the present
business depression caused by these
financial shylocks who are exacting
an exhorbitant rate of interest at
a time when the money per capita is
the greatest in tho history of the
United States. If we are to redeem
our debts in gold, we must safely
create more money ' than we now
have, and to do this we must in
crease the present gold standard of
value from $20.87 per ounce to
$41.34, which will double the money
supply of the world, and Jet it pay
its debts in gold.
In the Herdina Case.
Omaha, May 5 To the Editor pf
The Bee: The answer of "Another
Voter" (who no doubt wasted his
time at voting) has -come to my at
tention and I have noted contents,
also lack of contents carefully.
The evidence is In, and, if Mr.
Ringer gave a decision in the Herd
Kina case, it passed me unnoticed. No
doubt "Another Voter" will do me
the favor of informing In what issue
of what paper I'll find the decision.
"Another VoterV reply makes no
attempt to answer or explain the
questions as set forth in the original
letter, so I assume ha gave it P.
Now I fully appreciate an officer's
position, but let it be understood
that' I refer to Herdzina in answering
the fiuestlons based on evidence
brought out at the Inquest and not
to police officers in general. The
following is my so-called narrow
minded opinion:
To your first three questions I'll
say "yes" if he sees fit, and a good
place to begin would have been tho
tsoft drink parlor operated by a rela
tive or Herdzina, where the shooting
took place. .
In the fourth question, you make
a veiled intimation by referring tu
the boya as ''characters," not. desig
nating whether good, bad or other
wise, However, I again presume you
mean, "bad." All these boys were
honorably discharged by the United
States military service, all worked at
honorable occupations for railroads,
packers and automobile concerns
thence the paper auto license num
ber.) Your charge is a malicious
insult that cannot be substantiated
and which no gentleman would
make. It doesn't bear the stamp ot
a broad-gauged mind.
The fifth question is bo far from
the truth that it doesn't deserve an
answer, but if it were the truth I
would rather take a dpsen beat
ings than to take a life, to say noth
ing of the attempt to take aeveral
The space is limited, or I would
give more information such aa the
well-based rumor that a certain
prominent criminal lawyer refused
to take Herdzina'a case, and it wasn't
financial reasons either; or the offer
of several prominent lawyers to as
sist 'in the prosecution, regardless
Tribute to Mrs, Monroe.
Omaha, May 5. To the Editor pf
The Hee; Ere this the little ceme
tery at Lawrence, Kan., has received
the mortal remains of Mrs. Harriet
B. Munrpe, wife of John A, Munroe,
ot this city- No such life can go out
without casting a long shadow.
Her many friends in Omaha have
reason to mourn with her beloved
husband and her closest friend, Miss
Elder. Words surely are inadequate
to pay the just tribute to the life as
lived by one of the sweetest and
kindest of natures. The privilege to
have been counted among her ac
quaintances was uplifting, but to feel
and know her friendship crystallizes
a memory sacred Jnto eternity.
No purer, brighter Christian wom
an ever dwelt lining the people of
this city gentle and simple in taste
and yet endowed with a love so deep
and strong, as to be likened to the
immortality her soul now inherits,
The responsibility of wealth was
understood and could all who pos
sess it, render such an accounting
for their earthly stewardship, there
would be no sorrow. Into many
homes of this city the generosity of
this noble woman found its way.
Her sensitive solicitude for others
will be missed.
, God never took from us a higher
type of uprightness and the sorrow
felt is softened by the joy of being
able to Sign A FRIEND.
Agncw Activates on Autopsy.
Omaha, May 7. To the Editor of
The Bee: Some valuable lessons can
be drawn from the repent city cam
paign and election and we may all
profit by the exciting experiences
that have been passed through in the
last few weeks.
In the first place the result shows
plainly that mud clinging does not
pay and that the vast majority of
people will resent vicious personal
attacks that are made in the heat of
a campaign.
Those who pretend that they are
working for the uplifting of human
ity ought to know that denouncing
the faults of others in a vicious man
ner does not result in the good they
may pretend they are doing. Be
cause some one may not have the
same views in political affairs as I
have is no sign that they are horse
thieves and murderers.
Some of the worst mud-slingers in
the recent city campaign are said to
live in glass houses themselves and
ought to clear up their own skirts
before denouncing all of those that
do not look upon public questions as
they do.
Then there was widespread objec
tion to the use of churches for po
litical purposes. It looks like a
profanation Of holy places for poli
ticians to use pulpits to further then
political ambitions, and it is to bo
hoped that the recent city campaign
will see the last of political cam
paigning in churches. Religion and
politics will not mix any more than
will oil and water.
But after all of the talk of the
moral issues in the city eahipaign
there were two things that the men
and women took into consideration.
One was the fear that the present
city administration would vastly in
crease the debts and burdens on the
taxpayers of Omaha at an enormous
rate in the next three years, for some
of the speakers stated that they were
In favor of vast public expenditures
in the next three years, When
there is an ever increasing number
of idle men in the country, it is a
poor time to increase public expendi
tures at the cost of the taxpayers,
Another thing that had its influence
in the city cempalfcn was the destruc
tion of our magnificent eourt house,
for most people believe it could have
been prevented if a little more nerve
and discretion had been used at just
the right time.
But it is over and we will all try
to boost for Omaha in the proper
way. When many thousands of the j
best men and women of Omaha voted
for the successful candidates for city
commissioners, it shows that some of
the speakers on Douglas street were
wrong in saying that only, the bad j
elements were supporting the Dahl-
'man ticket. It is likely that many
that can be called baa people voieo
on both sides at the election.
We all hope that the next three
years will see less of quarreling
among oity officials and that they
will ail work together in the same
direction. FRANK A, AGNEW.
"The modern sweet girl is bolder,
but is the same sweet girl under
neath," says a writer, Underneath
what, pray? Akron Beacon-Journal.
Greece "would like to get hold of
the gink who started the story that
Turkey was "the sick mn of Eu
ro p e.'V-Richmond (Independent)
Item. ;
Looks now aa though we'd get
back to 4 per cent beer for medicin
al" purpose with 96 per cent red
tape. Nashville Tennesean.
One George is the figurehead and
another the head figure of the Brit
ieh empire. Greenville (S. C.)' Pied
mont, Reveries of a bachelor: If nature
had intended to have knees go bare
she would have made them prettier,
Columbia (S. C.) gtate.
Oftentimes, as it so happens, the
same woman who ruins one man's
life by not marrying him, ruins an
other's by hitching up with him,
Columbia (8, C.) Record.
To be clapped by th'e tail of a
comet as it saunters by us is the In
glorious climax in the world's trou
ble. Baltimore American.-
"r. what re neesir?"
"Well, my on, I'm one of jours, your
grandpa Is anothtr."
"Oh! Thon why U it people brag about
them?" Boston Tranasrrlpt.
A .Tapanesp '"hoy" earn to tha home ot
a minuter in ko 'Ang-lea rarnntly and
applied, for a position. Now jt happened
that the household wu already well sup
plied with servants. o the minlater'a wife
said, 'T em sorry, but we really haven't
enough work to keep another boy busy."
"Madame." aaid the oriental politely. "I
am suro that you mut have, Tou may
not know what a little bit of work it
takes to kesp me buay." Christian Beg-
The fussy stenog-had looked at her
wrist watetj a number of lme one morn
" , , .,
"I have a date for lunch ana don't
went to ml:i It." the explained ts the of.
flee boy when she found him 'watching
her curiously. j.
"Huh!" replied the youth scornfully,
don't need no watch to know when It's
lunch time. I got a halt, I have,",-The
American Legion Weekly.
How to Keep Well
By DR. W. A. EVANf
Question concerning hygiene, sanitation anal prevention of rfltesee, subseittrd
to Dr. Evans by leaders of Tha Bee, will be answered personally, subject to
proper limitation, where a .stamped addressed envelop is enclosed. Dr Evans
will not make diagnosis or proscribe for individual dlseaees. Address Utter
la care ef The Be.
, Copyright, 1921, by Dr. W. A. Evsds
AVord has been spread around that
hive is due to certain pnculiur pois
ons until nenrly everybody 1ms hoard
about it. There are people to whom
it is still new, but not to tho ma
jority. They know, furthermore,
that the cams is sopio food in most
eases; that the food responsible- is
something which 1 wholesome to
most people. Therefore they are pe
culiar in that the food poisons them
and the food itsrlf 1 not peculiar.
Moat of them knowtJint sometimes
hive is not dut to a food, but is
due to a pollen or the secretion of
bacteria or to the dandruff from
some animal.
They know that the cause f the
trouble can be discovered by easily
anolied. imtle. harmless skin test.
and that any druggist can order the
material required to make the ktn
test. ' They know that if, for in
stance, a man has discovered that,
eating buckwheat gives him hives-
he can either refuse to eat buck
wheat cakes or lie can take the
trouble and go to the expense ot
having himself desensitised. A later
suggestion is that five to seven grain
of peptone taken one hour Detore
eating will prevent hives. All these
are fairly well known facts.
But there are other annoying dis
eases about which the same state
ments hold true, but concerning
which not so many people have been
informed. Dr. Eiigman and Wan
der found that 78 per cent of thu
cases of infantile eczemas they ex
amined were due to protein sensi
tization 'the same group of causes
a is responsible for hive.
Infantile eczema goes by many
different name . tetter, milk cap,
rheum, being a few of the list. If
a baby gets an eruption on its face
or head it is almost certain the food
1 at fault. The milk may be too
rich, too much cream, too much but
ter, or the trouble may be with tho
sugar in the milk or the cereal fed
or to eggs. Some babies will not get
well of the tetter until the family
cat is sent on a vacation. Simple
F-kin tests will show the cause. In
general, the remedy consists in
changing the diet.
In their investigations almost one
half38 per cent of that great
grab bag of skin troubles called
oceema ore due to the game group
of causes.
In another investigation, by Dr.
Ramirez, it was found that 38 per
cent were due to protein sensitiza
tion. Some were caused by foods,
some by pollens, and some by bac
teria. In searching for the cause it is
necessary to know a good deal about
the person. For instance, one wom
an had an eczema which could not
be cured at home. They took her
to the hospital apd she got well
quickly, but the eruption came back
when she went home. When she
consented to give up a pet guinea pig
she was quickly cured and she stayed
So many cases of so-called ecze
ma results from work poisons. Es.
pecially is this true of eczema of the
hands. Dr. Lane tells of a dentist
who had eczema of his hands due to
the use of procain in his work. Dr.
Mook reported cases due to the use
of apothesine, again by dentists, and
Drs. Ormsby and Mitchell report
other dentists who got eczema from
using npvoeaine. Quinine eczemas
have long been known.
Men who work in certain kinds of
woods are very apt to develop ecze
ma because the wood dust is pois
onous to them. In fact, if we in
clude these occupational eruptions
in the grab bag, called eczema, we
By the Picturesque
St, Lawrence River Route
Sailings Every Few Day
Montreal and Quebec
Liverpool, Southampton
Glasgow, Havre, Antwerp
.Ocean Trip Shortened by
Two Delightful Days on
The Sheltered River and Gulf
Apply te Agents Everywhere er
40 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, lit.
Traffic Agent
will find that more than half of the
case are due to poisoning with some
substance not oridlnarlly regarded
as poisonous.
Not Qucsllon of Dipt.
Constant Render writes: "Is not
this Bo-called winter itch from which
so many of your readers nro suffar
ing caused by the bread which thy
eat and not by the dry heat of the
house temperature? That which is
not quite fresh develops 'a disease
which makes ergot, and ergot, or too
much f it, causes in the human
body the itching your reader rnm
plain of. We are, no doubt, eating
up what is kept of the 'after the
war" flour. Perhaps thl flour i
moldy. I. for one, never heard of
winter itch caused by the dryness
of temperature before, but people in
Europe are familiar with Itching
caused by ergot in grain."
There are many vafletle of Ikin
disease. Ergot poisoning Is a well
recognleed condition, and is In no
way related to winter itch. There
is no ergot prHnoninK due to eating
commercial Hour or bread made
from flour. There are person who
develop urticaria or hives from eat
ing wheat flour which I wholesome
to the average man, Thi condition
is In no wise related t winter itch.
I am afraid your effort to knock
our old friend winter itch has failed.
Hut now that the windows are belnc
thrown up he is dying a natural
death, or, more accurately, he is
turning In for his summer sleep. He
will be with u next winter regard
less of our diet.
To Discipline Unities.
Trained Nurse writes to H. II, S.:
"How roiild you be so cruel as to
permit a child to suck Its finger for
26 months'' However, fise the fol
lowing: Lenghton the child' night
gown sleeve and sew them up at
the bottom. Mix powdered bitter
aloes with a little water. Except
when the child is handling food keep
fingers covered witlr the mixture.
Always after an application hold the
hand until fingers are dry. The dis
coloration, temporary of course, js
not attractive, but if persisted in the
treatment is effective. It must be
thorough. I have broken two chil
dren, one 18 months old nnd the
othar 2 years old, of this habit with
tjio bitter aloes treatment.
o'nonoaonocouon o
tj An Invitation S
D o
a0 After more than two U
0 months' work and spend- 2
n mg over ?i&,uuu m. "
o cleaning, painting, re- n
Q carpeting, we now have 5
Henskaw Hotel
in such shape that we
feel we can welcome the
n public to stop with us
q with every assurance of
0 satisfying them.
8 Conant Hotel Company o
m Proprietor U
g JOS. H. KEENAN, Manager g
I Twin-
Bee Want
The heavenly bodies greet the eyes
And bid him fst i)pon their mystic j
cnarm. -The
waving moon, that searches through
the gloam
Of darkness for a drop of silver dew,
Uives splendor to tb silence of the night,
Tho morning sun sends forth it golden
or lov to warm and light this mundane
aphore. .
At neondsy time the sun's eroosslvo heat
!i tempered by tho intervening cloud
That everspresda Aha sky and sends the
rain "
To water vegetation of the earth.
dress and
Adorned with charming
gleaming peaks,
The mountains lift thsir atesples to the
And stsnd aa sentinels to glorify
And Isud tho works ef nature.
Stately and supreme thoy lower in mag
nificence. How beautiful, majestic, proud and grand
They are In all their glory and delightl
Behold the wondera of the mighty saas,
Inhabited by swarming myriads
Of living creatures of ihe f:nny tribe!
t'pon their, watora floats the gallant ahlp.
We etand in awe at their sapanse snd
Oo (Tarn iX?arni(f
rx-. I
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