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The Omaha Bee
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The Bee's Platform
1. Now Union Passenger Station.
2. Continued improvement of th Ne
braska Highways, including the pava
mant of Main Thoroughfares leading
into Omaha with a Brick Surface.
3. A short, lowrat Waterway from the
Cera Belt to the Atlantic Ocean.
4. Home Rule Charter for Omaha, with
City Manager form of Government.
What Went Wrong Up There?
The greatest dirigible airship ever built is
a wreck ill the Humber river, its final trial
flight ending in a terrible disaster. Nearly all
the crew who So proudly set out on the expedi
tion that was to begin a new epoch in aerial
navigation are dead, and the fate of. some of the
party aboard is not yet known. Something
went wrong while the great craft was soaring
over the city of Hull, thousands watching its
majestic flight in the air of the warm summer
evening: These thousands viewed the spectacle
of the huge body, breaking in two, rent by a
terrific explosion, and then saw it settle to
earth, a wreck.
In time the details of the tragedy, so far as
survivors can furnish them, will be known here.
What caused the dreadful happening may not
be discovered at all, for usually the secret of
such 'affairs is hidden. Whether man-failure or
machine-failure is to be blamed, the lesson will
be conned to its ultimate possibility, that all it
holds will be used in putting forward the science
of aerial navigation. .
Memory will turn back to the tragedy of
Count Zeppelin's earliest attempt at flight over
Lake Maggiore, when his craft collapsed, much
as did the ZR-2. From that inauspicious and
rather discouraging beginning the work has
gone forward, until the Atlantic has been safely
crossed, while regular schedules are maintained
by dirigibles in commercial use over land and
water route in Europe.
The incident, therefore, does not contain
anything to deter the pursuit of navigation of
the air. Had the first fatal accident stopped
the development of any of the methods by
which the growing needs of man are served, we
would yet be in a state of social darkness. Lives
lost under such circumstances are not wasted,
for they inspire their successors and show the
way to greater conquests. Completer accounts
of the affair than are at present available may
explain what happened in the air at a time
when all seemed to the watchers a serene prog
ress of a momentous experiment. Waiting for
these Americans will feel deep sorrow that any
brave men-were lost, and hope for the early re
covery of the injured ones, confident in the be
lief that no blame attaches to the gallant sol
diers and sailors of America and England who
were aboard the ill-fated monster of the air.
Italy Measures by the Dollar.
In turning from the pound sterling to the
dollar as a basis for measuring money values,
the Italian government not only pays the
United States a compliment that is appreciated,
but does itself a really good turn. At the ex
change rate on the day the decision was an
r.ounced the ratio between metal . and paper
inoncy in Italy was materially advanced, the
value of 100 gold lira going up from 335 paper
to 455, a jump of 120, or almost 30 per cent. As
the government aloue benefits by this, the very
good business judgment which supported the
move will be understood. However, when the
'dollar is generally adopted as a standard, and
the foreign rations begin to check the flow of
paper money from their printing presses, an!
approach to stabilized exchange will have been
made, . The dollar does not fluctuate; the pound
sterling does. Exchange rates that rest on the
pound sterling are subject to more violent and
uncontrollable variations than those resting on
the dollar, for the reason that the pound itself
goes up and down the scale in value. ' British
money has been held within a reasonable range
of fluctuation, because the government wisely
refrained from undue inflation of paper circula
tion. When industrial and political conditions
have settled a little further, the pound will begin
to assume something like its old time stability,
but the likelihood of its again becoming the
absolute standard of value is remote, because
the prestige and solidity of the American dollar
are'too firmly fixed.
Fifty Years in Postoffice.
"Jim" Woodard he recognizes his name
when he sees "James I. Woodard" in print, but
he would not know it if any of his friends
called him by that formal title is a slow-moving
piece of mail. He was deposited in the
Omaha postoffice on September 1, 1871, and
he still is there. Ten postmasters have come
and gone, millions of letters', hundreds of thou
sands of tons of mail matter of all descriptions
and kinds, have passed through the office to
destination, Aand "Jim." continues to wave, just
as he did fifty years ago. Only then he was a
clerk, now and for many years he has been
assistant postmaster.
Long service of this sort is honorable, be
cause it means duty well done; a capacity for
big things as well as small; a wonderful quality
of personal adaptability, that has enabled him
to deal not only with the army of employes
who have marched through the office in the
years he has been there, but to keep abreast
the growth and expansion of a plant that has
expanded from the condition of a small old
fashioned postoffice to that of one of the big.
gest and best of modern institutions for hand-
ling mail, doing a business each year that runs
high into millions of dollars.
An ordinary man could not do that, and that
is why Omaha people are congratulating "Jim"
Woodard on his approaching anniversary, and it
also explains why his friends call him "Jim."
At Peace With Germany.
Formal signature and exchange of docu
ments has taken place in Berlin and the treaty
of peace between the United States and Ger
many is now in form to present to the senate
and the Reichstag for ratification. While the
exact contents of the document have not yet
been made public, it is said to consist merely
of a compact of amity and cordial relations, and
to provide for the usual interchange of diplo
matic and consular representatives, with a
restoration of commercial communications.
Details concerning "the precise treatment of
financial, commercial and economic issues" are
held in abeyance for future negotiations. This
will include claims against Germany growing
out of the war. Those which accrued prior to
our entrance into the war were in effect ad
mitted by the imperial government, and natur
ally will be binding on the present government
with little dispute. Those arising since are
largely subject to the Treaty of Versailles, the
terms of which were included in the resolution
declaring a state of war no longer to exist, and
undoubtedly are recognized in the pact just
signed. This assumption rests on the state
ment that the members of the senate's foreign
relations committee, to whom the president has
communicated the text of the treaty, are quoted
as expressing satisfaction with its terms.
As the United States seeks no reparations
or public indemnity, other than the cost of
maintaining the guard force at Coblenz, and
which item is already provided for, the main
point to be settled is how, when and in what
manner Germany will make payment. Tariff
questions may involve' more discussion, al
though it is reasonably certain the "most fa
vored nation" principle will finally prevail. This
Is the open door policy, and to it the United
States is committed. While the treaty in effect
merely recognizes a condition that exists, its
formal signature will end some uncertainty.
Swank the Penman.
Uncle Sam has just lost one of his faithful
servants, a man whose product was welcome
by every recipient, and who, unknown himself,
has been the means of gratifying more Amer
ican citizens than any other, alive or dead. This
was J. W. Swank, for more than half a cen
tury the official expert penman of the Treasury
department. Whenever anything required script
for text, whether a treasury note, a bond, or
an invitation or commission, to be engraved
on steel or copper, it was Mr. Swank's deft
hand that prepared the copy. He had the re
markable gift of penmanship in a higher de
gree than any of his contemporaries, and to the
very end of his three-score years and sixteen
guided the pen with no tremor of the hand, so
that his last productions showed as clearly and
distinctly as his early gems of chirography.
Probably this will be rated as a small talent,
but it was a useful one and was well employed
for the service of the public. In the life of J.
W. Swank, quietly spent in a pursuit where
many knew of his handiwork while few had
any idea of its source, he provides an example
of modest excellence too seldom encountered,
yet worthy of attention and even emulation.
Eleven Million Tons of Hay.
If the statements made at the hay dealers'
convention in Chicago are to be relied upon,
the country is short one rather sizeable stack
of hay. It would occupy some space if piled
up all in one place, for it is estimated at 11,000,
000 tons. At the farm price on July 1, this
stack of hay would be worth $138,710,000,
enough money to hold the attention of any
farmer. Why is this so? Dealers say, and they
are in position to know, that the farmers sim
ply did not give the Usual care to the hay crop.
To explain this, the fact is cited that the re
turns received when the crop got to the market
in some cases did not pay the freight charges.
Under these conditions the farmer did not feel
justified in expending the labor requisite to har
vesting the hay crop. Hay business is not in
high favor with railroad men, because of the
bulky quality and light weight of the load. In
the effort to establish some sort of a parity
between dried grass and pig iron as to pound
age, the freight tariff makers have set figures
at such a point as is effective in keeping the
hay largely out of the box cars. Perhaps a
readjustment may be reached by which the hay
makers, the hay buyers and the railroads may
divide the price of hay on a basis that will en
courage its production. At present the Ne
braska farmer is not especially concerned, al
though the dairymen who have to buy forage
for their cows are wondering what the end will
be. Not to say a word about the city dweller
who buys milk from the dairyman.
One hundred and seventy-five violators of
traffic rules in a single day is a record that
automobile owners should be ashamed of. It
indicates too great disregard of public safety
to be ignored.
Lincolnites can pitch horseshoes on Sunday,
another contribution to the liberties of the peo
ple. This and "Brother Charlie's" muny coal
yard ought to fill the cup of the Capitol City to
overflowing. '
Judge Woodrough's admission with regard
to being taken in by fake stock promoters
merely shows him to be a little more frank and
not more human than the rest of the community.
A local mathematician and financier com
bined has figured out that if the 1920 dollar was
worth 100 cents, the 1921 dollar is worth 148,
He ought to try buying something at this ratio.
Chief Dempsey has no with to be listed as
cruel, but we fear those policemen who have
been ordered to park their cars at home when
going on duty will at least think him severe.
No mistaking the temper of Major Cres
son's reply to the report of the house commit
tee on the Bergdoll case.
The Philadelphia mint is working overtime,
but it is on coin, not shinplasters.
Another thing the country can get along
without is a railroad strike.
Panama has "seen its duty and done it"
Agenda for Conference.
What Will Be Talked About at the
Washington Meeting Means Much.
(From the Boston Transcript.)
In all the discussion of the conference of
Washington little has yet been heard, on this
side of the Atlantic at least, concerning that
part of the agenda which will deal with the
question of armaments. This is the more sur
prising in view of the probability, a reasonable
one as we think, that the other powers will ex
pect the Washington government to submit the
first proposition looking to an agreement to
limit armaments. But before the secretary of
state can formulate such a proposition he must
know in general outline what the American
people would be likely to approve. The best
way to find that out is to develop through pub
lic discussion the whole question of the
agenda. This is more desirable in view
of the apparent ignorance of the English pre
mier regarding the American mind on interna
tional relationships. Mr. Lloyd George in his
latest address to Parliament and in earlier ut
terances appears to labor under the hallucina
tion that the verdict of November last was not
the result of "a great and solemn referendum"
but only a temporary American aberration due
to partisan politics. He continues to talk about
the possibility of an entangling alliance between
the United States and Great Britain, with Japan
as a third partner, the purpose of which would
be to guarantee the peace of the world. In
short he would apparently build a new super
government around Article X of the covenant
of the League of Nations and have an Anglo-Japanese-American
alliance underwrite it. That
might be a fine thing for the Anglo-Japanese al
liance, but it would not square with the con
science, it would not realize the aspirations and
it would violate the very heart and soul of our
traditional foreign policy. The American peo
ple have repeatedly made it clear that they de
sire no entangling alliances with any foreign
power, and least of all with the British or
Japanese empires. If they get it into their heads
that the English premier is coming to the
United States in quest of such a bargain his
mission will be foredoomed to failure and the
conference of Washington, instead of com
manding the support of American opinion will
from the very start excite American suspicion.
In justice to President Harding and Secre
tary Hughes it is only fair to point out that
nothing that they have yet said gives ground for
believing that they have the remotest idea of
courting any partnership with the Anglo
Japanese alliance. As long as that alliance
stands it will be regarded and rightly, by the
great body of the plain people of the United
States, as aimed directly at them, and therefore
as a menace to their national security. As long
as that alliance stands it would be the supinest
of follies for the United States to reduce its
navy by a single unit or' its army by a single
regiment. Indeed common prudence would
seem to require that the dissolution of the
Anglo-Japanese alliance should be the sine qua
non of any general international understanding
regarding the problems of the Far East and the
Pacific. If England is bent upon maintaining
that alliance, that is England's right. But the
exercise of that right would make it wise for
the United States to develop friendly relations
with France, Italy and China, not to mention
a regenerated and rejuvenated Russia that would
at least go far to offset the constant danger of
an Anglo-Japanese alliance.
Assuming, however, for the sake of argu
ment and every well wisher of the conference
must make the assumption that the Anglo
Japanese alliance will presently be dissolved,
not only because it violates the covenant of the
League of Nations to which both Great Britain
and Japan are signatory, but because it stands
in the way of any international agreement in
regard to the Pacific, how far can. the Ameri
can delegation go toward giving its consent to
a limitation of armaments and be assured of the
support of the American people? National
armaments are of three general sorts: (1) Land
fortifications; (2) navies; (3) all the elements
that enter into the mobilization of national re
sources for war. It is the land and sea forces
of the world today that cost the most to main
tain. If we begin with sea forces, the United
States might well be willing to agree to limit its
sea force to any size, to which Great Britain
would agree to reduce its sea force, so that the
two nations for the future would be equal on
the sea. Such a concession, however, could only
be made upon the condition that the Anglo
Japanese alliance were dissolved and that Japan
in turn undertook to limit her navy to half the
size of the American navy, and China were per
mitted to build a navy which would not exceed
that of Japan. Satisfactory assurances from
France and Italy not to upset this balance of
power would naturally be also essential to such
an agreement.
Pending an agreement of this sort President
Harding could not render to the world a time
lier service, or one that would do more to in
sure the success of the Washington conference
than to let the world understand in diplomatic
language the following outstanding fact:
The United States will not undertake to lay
up a single ship, or to cease to authorize new
ships, or to slow up its building program, or
to disarm a single soldier but will go forward
as rapidly as its resources will permit to
strengthen its national defense system, unless
and until the other great powers come to terms
and reduce those terms to a treaty which shall
provide for a general limitation upon land and
sea forces.
The burden of future additions to our army
and navy need not fall upon the American tax
payers alone. It can be transferred at any time
that the American people see fit to make the
transfer to the shoulders of the Roveruments
and people who owe the United States today
ten billions over and above the interest al
ready due on this amount. The fact that no part
of this interest has yet been collected is in no
small measure the result of the hope and belief
Cherished by the people of this peace-loving,
easy-going, altruistic nation that the great
powers are at last willing to discuss the terms
of an agreement to limit armaments to an ex
tent and upon a basis that would not insult our
national intelligence, much less jeopardize our
national honor and interests.
The sooner the air is cleared and the great
powers of Europe and Asia are able to come
face to face with the calm resolve of the people
of the United States, who have no intention of
being seduced or intimidated either into single
handed disarmament or entangling alliances, the
better will be the prospect for a successful meet
ing at Washington and for a happy issue out of
many present troubles. But the great powers
will make a grievous blunder if they mistake
the voice of Wall Street, the voice of pacifism,
or the voice of hyphenism for the voice of the
American people. ' They still believe that Wash
ington told the truth when he said that "one
of the most, effectual means of preserving peace
is to be prepared for war." Until they find a
means equally effective, one that will not en
trap them in entangling alliances, they are pre
pared to act upon the counsel of the Father of
his Country, the cost of armaments to the con
trary notwithstanding.
A Defenseless World.
Speaking of disarmament, Canada is setting
a good example for the rest of the world. On
August 1, her standing army is to be reduced
from 4,000 to 3,600 officers and men.
According to our militarists Canada is a de
fenseless nation. Virtually it has no navy and
no army, and Mother England is 4,000 miles
Troop ships may no longer cross the ocean,
the one-ton bombs dropped off the Virginia
capes a few days ago settled that, and the great
battleship has become as medieval as a knight's
armor. The truth is that today the whole world
is defenseless against the first nation which
militarizes the air. Capper's Weekly.
How to Keep Well
Question concerning hygiene, sanitation and prevention at disease, aubmittod
to Dr. Evana by Isadora of The Bee, will be answered personally, subject to
proper limitation, where a atamped addreesed envelope la enclosed. Dr Evans
will not make diegnosla or prescribe for Individual diseases. Address letters
in care ol The Bee.
Copyright, 1921, by Dr. W. A. Evans
There are several reasons for a
hleh fly standard. A fly-Infested
town Is one with low sanitary
standards. They do not properly
disnose of stable manure, mey can
brag all they please about, their
carks. monuments, nnci pavea
streets, but they are a dirty lot Just
tne same.
If any one will escape the clutches
of the entertainment committee and
snoop around the stables and alleys
they will find that the boastful in
habitants are mired down In stable
manure and garbage.
A fly-Infested residence means a
dirty garbage can. unwrapped gar
bage can, unwrapped garbage, or
some very definite department from
proper Htandards of cleanliness.
Never mind about the fine parlor.
What do the flies say?
A tly-infested store means a dirty
store. Flies breed in manure. They
congregate where there is food.
So much for the esthetic reasons
for a high fly standard. Now for
health reasons.
A certain proportion of the ty
phoid fever plague Is due to water,
other parts to milk, other parts to
vacations, and other parts to car
riers. Files must bear their part
of the blame. Were there no flies,
neither milk, carriers, nor vacations
would bring about so much typhoid.
A certain part of the summer
diarrhoeas of babies can be charged
up to flies. Children's institutions,
which screen out flies and put all
soiled diapers Into covered, flyproof
cans, have less than their share of
summer diarrhoea.
Dr. F. Jf. Itoot has shown that
flies are capable of causing amoebic
dysentery, a form of diarrhoea which
affects grown people. The return
of our soldiers and the Increased
commerce of the last 20 years has
caused amoebic coll to be widely
scattered over the country.
It may be that It has always been
so, but whether that be true or not,
we know that protozoa from human
Intestines are being reported from
all parts of the United States. Many
of those so Infected never have been
in any region where protozoa are
supposed to abound.
Root had flies feed on human
stools Infested with protozoa and
then examined the fly specks from
them to discover how much time
was required for protozoa to pass
through a fly's alimentary canal
and how long they persisted In the
specks discharged after a fly had
eaten them, and whether they were
alive or not.
Most people know that a fly eats
an enormous volume of food com
pared with Its weight and size, and
this is because within a few minutes
after it begins eating it begins pass
ing fly specks composed in part of
what has just been eaten. Root's
experiment showed that the flies
consumed large numbers of pro-1
tozoa. They began passing live ones
in about an hour, xney continued
to pass cyst forms for 16 to 80 hours.
In the case of amoeba, which
rauBe amoebic dysentery, the flies
continued to pass them for 00 hours
after eating. At the end of 16 hours
one-half those eaten still were alive.
A fly that has feasted on amoebic
coll. if it fall into the water, soup,
or milk within one week after its
feast, is capable of infecting it with
the diarrhoea organisms. This es
tablishes the fly as a real menaro in
spreading amoebic colitis and other
diseases due to protozoa.
It's Vasomotor Trouble.
Mrs. Ti. A. H. writes: "I. Occasion
ally while swimming during cool
weather the circulation in the third,
fourth, and fifth lingers of both
hands will stop, accompanied by a
pronounced tingling sensation and
feeling of numbness and dead weight
of the fingers mentioned. The nails
turn blue and the flesh dead white.
Strenuous slapping and rubbing will
bring back the blood in the course
of 20 minutes or leas.
"2. Would this indicate that there
might be danger of cramps while
swimming in that condition?
"3. Has poor circulation anything
to do with it?
"I am five feet six inches and
weigh 115 pounds."
I think you are subject to a mild
form of that vasomotor ilisturbance
known as Raynaud's disease.
1. Probably not, though what we
do not know about Raynaud's dis
ease would fill a book.
2. What we do not know about
poor circulation, whatever that is,
would fill volume 2.
Color of Eyes Changes.
Mr. B. writes: "Please explain
this: A child's eyes are dark brown
from infancy to the 10th year, then
a gradual change until the 13th
year, when they appear to be very
light blue or gray. "
I am sure you have stated a fact.
You might also have said the child's
eyes were first blue. Eye color is by
no means unchangeable. It is a mix
ture of pigments, and by laying
down a little more of this or a little
loss of that nature sometimes con
verts a blondo into a brunette with
in limits.
French Doctors Praise It.
M. G.. H. writes: "I recently have
heard peptone recommended as a
remedy for sick headaches. Will you
kindly tell me whether it is good
for that and how it can bo ob
tained" REPLY.
French physicians have written
favorably of its use for two or three
years back. It can be obtained at
drug stores. It is given with an
alkaline powder in capsules with
Business Men as
(From the Shoe and Leather Reporter.)
A story is going the round of the
Massachusetts newspapers to the ef
fect that business men are forming
classes in which to study the art
of public speaking. The impelling
force behind this movement is the
necessity for a better understanding
of business affairs by the people,
especially in connection with state
and national legislation. During
many years business has been in
articulate while politicians and the
so-called learned professions have
had access to the public ear.
It Is becoming better understood
that business men must get closer
to the people so that they will not
continue to be misunderstood. The
best brains and ability have during
many years been tempted to enter
business pursuits because of the
large rewards offered to those who
succeed in commercial occupations.
The industrial organizations have
already done much towards develop
ing the art of public speaking. In
practically all mercantile lines there
are men who can think on their feet
and speak extemporaneously in a
convincing and effective manner.
The man who thoroughly under
stands the subject he attempts to
talk about should have little to fear
About all he needs to learn is what
may be termed the technique of
public speaking. He must acquire
the art of distinct enunciation, some
thing about gestures and above all
to marshal his facts In orderly and
logical sequence.
If manufacturers and merchants
were to speak for themselves instead
of hiding behind lawyers Who fre
quently are unfamiliar with the sub
ject under consideration a much bet
ter impression would be made when
business concerns are under discus
sion, before legislative committees.
A distinct advantage business
men have in public speaking over
politicians and lawyers is that the
conduct of large affairs induces
brevity. The business man soon
learns to conserve his time, to get
from premise to conclusion as the
bee flies. The average citizen is
weary of listening to orators who
emit streams of words, who bellow
and gesticulate, but do not instruct
or convince.
As demonstrating the fact that
business men are better speakers
than they realize one can recall
many instances where big captains
of industry have been suddenly called
upon to speak and rose grandly to
the occasion. Perhaps the greatest
need is something to inspire con
fidence in the ability to address an
audience. A very little class work
will do wonders in that direction.
!!Sla tne tra"le 'op arrest you?"
t ,ic1'.." reP'iel Mr- ChuKsrlno. "Whon
1 coulcin t stop he arrested me for speed
ing and when 1 finally stopped he a.r
rested me for blocking the traffic."
Washington Star.
Mr. McNab (after having his lease read
over to him.) I will not sign that. I
navena' been able tae keep Ten Com
mandments for a mansion In heaven, an'
I'm no' guan tae taekle aboot a hundred
for twa rooms in the high street:"
London Opinion.
Wife "Did you notice the chinchilla
coat on the woman sitting In front of
us this morning?"
Husband "Er no. Afraid I was dos
ing most of the time."
Wife "Um. A lot of good the service
did you." Chicago Tribune.
Lady "Isn't it strange that some fish
are flat, and yet so many aren't?"
Boatman "Well mum, these "ere
waters are so shallow that fishes is
bound to grow flat else they'd get their
backs sunburnt." London Passing Show.
"What'll we do with tha ark now that
the big trip is over?" inquired- .Taphet.
"My son," replied Noah, "we've had
trouble enough without starting In Imme
diately on any shipping problem."
Washington Star.
"Tour honr," said the prosecuting st
torney, "your bull pup has went and
chawed up the court Bible."
"Well," grumbled the court, "make
the witness kins the pup; we can't ad
journ court to get a new Bible." The
Labor Clarion (London,.
7 ver
Extension of Sentence.
Beatrice, Neb., Aug. 20. To the
Editor of The Bee: I see in the ac
count of the capture of Horton and
Slack the prediction of an extension
of prison time to 10 years for at
tempted escape. If this Is done isn't
it a strange quality of justice that a
non-essential for leaving should, for
the simple cause that he attempts to
get free without violence, be com
pelled to stay two or three times
his sentence, while a man who helps
wreck a bank for J100.000 or so can
be pardoned after a month's loss of
liberty? Crime ought to be severely
punished, but equalize it.
About Foreign loans.
Omaha, Aug. 23. To the Editor
of The Bee: Your editorial defend
ing the governor's effort to hold ex
penditure below the extravagant es
timates and appropriations is indeed
commendable. , In our present de-flated-paylng
power any sane person
will appreciate saving in cost of gov
ernment, as government cost is one
of our chief ills. A very noticeable
instance of living up to permitted
spending was evidenced by the ac
tion of the Wilson regime in con
tinuing foreign loans six to eight
months after the war ended, the pro
ceeds of the Victory loan was loaned
to foreign governments because a
congressional resolution permitted
such loans for prosecution of the
war, but the continued loaning after
the war was over simply relieved
Uncle Sam of the cash necessary to
finance himself in restoring rail
roads, soldier bonus and Dther nec
essary objects. The result is we
are taxed to pay interest on the Vic
tory notes and there is no more in
come by way of interest cn the latest
foreign loans than on the first
loans made to prosecute war. Who
will deny the fact that Uncle Sam
would have the cash for these pur
poses if Secretaries of the Treasury
Glass and Huston had refused the
foreign loans after the war was over?
Foreign governments came in ahead
of our own ex-service men, and no
one can deny it. T. S. FENLON.
Determining Careers
From the San Francisco Chronicle.
Hitherto we have been content to
dump the human product of family
life into the educational hopper and
allow the individual items to adjust
themselves into strata according to
their relative weight and activity.
The theory has been that special
competence would have its special
urge and the product as ground out
would be a natural product, each
element taking its place in the gen
eral scheme of things, according to
its fitness as determined by compe
tition. If we correctly catch the drift of
modern educational science, it is
proposed to change all that. In
place of the hurly-burly of struggle,
competent psychologists are to be
employed, presumably by the public,
to test the little imps as they reach
school age and determine in ad
vance as to each, whether he or she
is to be trained for a statesman, a
seamstress, a merchant, a housewife,
a cobbler or a schoolmarm or what
ever the data thus assembled may
indicate as his or her appropriate
station in life. Obviously that should
save a lot of wasted effort in train
ing for a multimillianalr one whose
appropriate place in society is that
of a sewer builder.
Surely the world do move and we
move with it. At least we think
we do, but how about the doctrine
of relativity? Perhaps this is part
of it. Anyhow it is hard to under
stand. How, for examiple, are we
to test out the testers?
Two Foot Below 'Km, Now.
Women's skirts are to come down
to within six inches of the ground
this fall. Inches, we said. Florida
Reform songs have too many re
frains. Norfolk Virglnlan-l'llot.
It costs a girl $1 a have her hair
bobbed. There are no cheaper cuts.
Toledo Blade.
Love at first sight usually ends
with divorce at first slight. Asho
vllle Times.
Our interest in Europe continues
to grow, though the principal re
mains stationary. Nashville Ban
"Women want war," declares Con-
gresswoman Robinson, les, as a
rule, but now and then one prefers
to remain single. Providence Tri
When the doughboy came home
the boy look was gone; but he is
still looking for the dough. Hart
ford Times.
The phone company might Issue
a directory showing what wrong
number to call to get the right one,
. Harrisburg Tatrlot.
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It looks as if normalcy has decided
to tarry a while in oermuny oerore
coming to this country. Richmond
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