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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY. Unto the pure nil things are pure.—Titus 1:15. P URITY LIVES AND derives its life solely from the Spirit of God.—Colton. fttst «**tty ffttrifttie. feut we compare our sltuaton with the governments of Euro'pe, whilft we may admit that some of them ( have a marvelously inspiring history. we feel that o«r form of government and the general situation of our country are infinitely superior. Still, they are progressing. Most of their kings and emperors hav« passed out of existence. If they still have unscrupulous politicians we cannot clnlm to be absolutely exempt from narrow-minded and selfish leaders. But our form of government is superior to theirs and we feel that American conditions are gradually appealing to the other nations of the earth, while at the same time selfishness and disloyalty to the eternal principles of justice are gradually preparing to go elsewhere. TIMELY TOPICS THE SAUNTERER IN MEMORY TREATING MENTAL ILLS. .er-IHE EMINENT MEDICAL men A vrho spoke at the meeting on Monday evening under the auspices of the Lions club gave those who had the pleasure of hearing them something to think about. The treatment and disposition of the mentally ill is one of the big problems of the present day and it is one that requires the consideration of the people at large OB well as that of the medical experts and the public authorities. The drastic methods of preventing the multiplying of the population of the feeble-minded, advocated by Dr. DeJarnette and the educational programs outlined by the other speakers, cannot be carried out without public sanction and for this reason the people at large should familiarize themselves with these problems. On the question of selective human sterilization, the most eminent medical authorities have different viewpoints. Where it has the approval of the laws, as in Virginia, •very possible safeguard is thrown • about the administration of the law, to the end that no harm or injustice may result. From what was brought out iu the addresses at the meeting onu Menday evening, there is no longer any Question of the right of the state to pass laws designed to prevent the race from degenerating. Tha only question is whether the state should go to the length involved in the Virginia statute. As to Cha matter of bestowing attention upon the mentally defective •while young, so that they may be given such training as they are capable of receiving, to the end that they may not become a burden upon society, there can be no question of the duty of the state. Public, sentiment will undoubtedly approve all such effects that may be put forth. THE EUROPEAN SITUATION. O F COURSE AMERICANS look on conditions in Europe with certain emotions which are unknown to the people composing the population of those countries. It is quite likely that the people of those lands are reasonably well satisfied with the situation. It is even possible that they thank the Supreme Powers •very day because they are not Americans. Our people are feeling quite contented over what they believe to be our immense superiority over the older European lands. We should »pt care to exchange conditions with them. We feel they have too many languages, too many separate entities, too many embarrassing and re- •traiqlng laws. They probably believe we have too much freedom. .We believe one of the chief difficulties by which our European neighbors are confronted ia found In their governments and in the folly which gave them the languages ot Babel and surrounded their cities with inhospitable walls. If Europe could be persuaded to adopt a uniform language, convert itself into the United States of Europe it would begin to grow strong almost immediately and would have happier people. We are aware here in the United State* of North America that the inhabitants of Europe do not realize thfct ft remarkable change would follow the organization of the United State* of Europe. Tiioy could pull doiyn their high and Ujighty walls, they coulu pursue the art* ot peace constantly. But it will be many years before the dream of M. Briand in realized, becomes an actuality. There are too uiauy little states, too much unhallowed fjnbititiil. W* admit that conditions are not perfect in Uxe United States. We bav* *• good deftl ot ambition in our ' •ou4try. W« bav« fn*n and organize Uutl art iuUnt upon having Siuec id •Af*f-'*W" THE SHORTKR WORKING PAT. W HEN JAMES H. MAURER of Reading, Socialist and labor leader of more than statewide fame, addressed the delegates to the Annual convention of the Pennsylvania Federation of Labor here on Monday, he was vociferously applauded when he advocated the four-day week and the tour-hour day as the one system whereby unemployment can be ended in the nation. We can understand why his plan would be received with pronounced evidences Of approval. Not only •would the laboring man wlccome the four-day week and the four-hour day,, but also both would be quite agreeable to the business and professional men. Indeed more leisure would be acceptable to all classes of citizens. The trouble is, in putting such a system into operation, that certain sacrifices of fees, salaries and wages would necessarily be involved, and these sacrifices would not be so cheerfully embraced as the shorter working day and the shorter working week. Few people could reasonably expect to receive as large a wage for four hours as they are paid for eight hours, nor would they expect the same compensation for four days as they receive for six days. . We believe that it is generally realized a shorter working day and perhaps a shorter working week Is on the way, will require many years to readjust the commerce and industry of the nation to so radical a change. AMEND THE lAw T HE SUPREME COURT of the United States, interpreting the national prohibition law, familiarly known as the Volstead act, declares it is perfectly lawful to purchase liquor from a bootlegger. The function of the courts is interpretation of the law and we can but abide by its decisions. But it is a disappointment. Many generations of law-abiding Americans have been taught the theory that the man who holds the lantern is as guilty, in the eyes of the law, as the man who steals the horse. But proverbs, aphorisms and seeming axioms are dissipated by rulings of the courts and we submit. There is still a remedy. That is an amendment to the enforcement law. Most dry advocates have been content to permit the Volstead act to remain as it is lest tampering with it might stir up agitation that would eventuate jokers in it. Now, however, seems a propitious time to add something to the law. It has stood the test of the courts as to its constitutionality and its many features have been praised to the sky as the best piece of enforcement legislation obtainable at tho time It was passed and 'made law over the veto of an executive. Now a weak spot seems to have been discovered and mending would certainly be in order. This situation is ambiguous and paridoxical. It is no violation to buy; it is unlawful to possess. The situation should be clarified. R OADSIDE PLANTING on the spring schedule of the forestry unit progressed at top speed during the past month, according to a. report that has* been made to James Lyall Stuart, secretary of the Pennsylvania department of highways, by John W. Keller, highway forester. The work included slope protection and snow breaks of ever-green trees and report was made of cooperation plantings sponsored by civic organizations. Spring planting, Keller reported, has occupied the full time of the forestry unit and 98 per cent of the work completed was done on slopes, to prevent erosion and ultimately reduce maintenance costs. Slopes proving most expensive to maintain were treated by placing willow logs, posts, poles, and stools in such locations and under conditions favorable to sprouting, the report continued. The largest number of plants set out on slopes consisted of Hall's honeysuckle, which was planted on slopes through agricultural districts of the state. Creeping roses have proved an excellent slope cover and they were planted freely on slopes through farming sections. Matrimony vines, creeping forsythla, coralberry, snowberry, barberry and other shrubs, that have proved capable of thriving on dry sterile slopes were planted under such conditions that may be expected to hold the soil firmly and improve the appearance of the landscape. Mountainous slopes were treated by planting black locusts, sumac, dogwood, pines and larches. Numerous experiments with native vines, such as Virginia creeper, bittersweet and ivy, as well as native shrubs such as ninebark, witch hazel and Jersey tea, were also established. Snowbreaks of everygrcen trees were established at locations where their presence would not interfere with a higher use of the land, and where the land owners agreed in writing to protect the trees. Limited numbers of shade trees were planted and a few ornamental plants established where their presence would justigy the expenditure. Numerous cooperative plantings have been carried out, the most important of which was along the Lincoln highway west of Greensburg, where interested citizens and organizations supplied $1,200 worth of shrubs for improving the entrance of the town of Greensburg. The Harrisburg Civic club sponsored a mother's memorial planting along the new concrete highway north of the city, and furnished more than $1,000 worth of American elms from two and half to three inches in diameter. Citizens and organizations in York, and Lancaster counties have already more than 3,000 red and white climbing roses for planting along the Lincoln highway through these counties. A large number of seedlings and evergreen trees grown in the highway nursery were shipped throughout the state for planting along the roadsides. The planting at the nursery of seeds and lining out plants will place the nursery in a position where a large percentage of the plants necessary for roadside development in future years can be furnished from this source. SHOULD JPEEt AT HOME. T HE TWENTY-NINTH annual convention of the Pennsylvania Federation of Labor is now being held in Altoona. More than 300 delegates are representing 1,500 district labor bodies throughout the state. The delegates ought to feel quite at home in this idustrial city. Here we have a great body of mechanics regularly employed who not only are interested in their work, but are also likewise concerned about the modern movements in the labor world. Naturally the visitors would find a hospitable welcome from our citizens. The Altoona Mirror hopes that the representatives of the Pennsylvania Federation of Labor will find both pleasure and profit in the discussion of their problems and that when they return to their homes they will carry with them impressions of the Mountain City that will be well worth cherishing. Paul Hampden, son of tiie noted actor, is working in an automobile factory in Flint, Mich. Even taking automobile parts is great training for the stage these days. WHAT OTHERS SAY Voting Machined Score. In widely separated sections of the state, 153 voting machines were used in Tuesday's primaries, the first of installations authorized in a number of counties under the optional law for their use. By approval in referenda in 1929 more than half the election districts of the qtate, including those of Allegheny, Philadelphia, Luzerne, Lackawanna and a number of other populous counties are scheduled to be equipped with the devices. The few that were ready for use in the primaries were distributed thus: Cleariield county, 6; Cumberland, 10; Erie, 12; Lackawanna, 30; Luzerne, 30; Mercer, 15; Philadelphia, 31 (all in the First ward); Somerset, 4, and Warren, 15. The reports were generally favorable, simply furnishing reminders that voting machines have long been in successful use in a number of cities in other states. It had been-anticipated that they would have a severe test in Philadelphia owing to the fact that they were installed under the auspices of politicians opposed to them and with the voters given but little instruction in their use. Under the circumstances the devices, praised by some and condemned by others, seem to have met well the test. While some voters required three minutes to register their ballots, others, holding stopwatches on themselves, reported that they had done it in 30 seconds. Of high importance, some of the divisions had their complete returns ready within 15 minutes after the closing of the polls. One o£ the districts of DuBois, equipped with the devices, reported complete returns six minutes ai'ter the voting ended. In the main, however, the towns in which the machines were installed had their returns ready in from one to two hours after the closing of the polls. The speed attained in some of the districts showed what eventually may be expected in all as the voters become familiar with the machines. The successful tests of'Tuesday furnish an additional, argument for speeding up all the installations that have been ordered. Meanwhile there is a distinct demand in Allegheny county and practically all the other communities, with the exception of Philadelphia, for a better system for the collection of returns. The Quaker City, with its central bureau for that purpose, sets an example in this respect for the rest of the state. With a very much larger vote to handle, it had its returns complete Tuesday night while scarcely half of those of Allegheny county had been received. It does not accord with a modern state or community to have to wait three or four days for complete election returns.—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. D ID YOU EVER step to one aide for a few days and relegate this business of sauntering to mem-* . 6ty and Imagination? There may Be r 'moments when either is of signal benefit. This is especially true when one's feet are on a strike, in sympathy with the rest of the body, arid when one's imagination is far from being as vivid as it ought to be. Perhaps it is juat as well that wa encounter these occasional spells of indisposition as we take our little journey through the world. They help to remind us of 'our mortality. At the^ame time the interest manifested by our friends—some of whom we have never seen in the flesh— ministers to our pride. Perhaps the Saunterer should have used the expression "self-esteem," rather than pride. Even the humblest citizen may wellfeel fairly good over the numerous evidences coming to hand from time to time that he has a very considerable company of friends still in the world and this pleasant impression serves to counter-balance any morbid sensations and to increase both physical and mental vigor. While one must admit that there is such a thing as physical suffering, there is mtich reason to believe it may be abated or, at least, withstood under favorable conditions. The admission by Senator Grundy that he personally expended almost ,$300,000 in the recent pre-primary campaign furnishes a very vivid illustration of the futility of ambition in a political way upon the part of any poor man or even of one in moderate circumstances. Such a one can scarcely aspire for office in Pennsylvania with the slightest hope of success. In addition to the large sums spent by Mr. Grundy must also be counted the money spent by his friends. There cannot be said to be anything surprising in ," this when one takes into account 'the number of ejection districts in our state. Workers must usually be employed in each district. Did you by any chance take a look at the condition of things on Twelfth street, between Eleventh and Twelfth avenues, a few days before the primaries? Did you notice the number of Campaign headquarters that were in full blast during the week? Evidently similar scenes were enacted in every city and consider,able town in the commonwealth. Rent' had to be paid for the rooms; tha paraphernalia cost money; the "workers" \Vere paid wages; literature was printed and distributed. Probably not a thing was done that could be considered a violation of law. Every dollar spent may have been legitimately expended. To be sure, the office of governor, or of United States senator, or of similar dignified and honorable positions is one which may well be coveted by any citizen. And we do not see how it would be possible for any man or woman ^ aspiring to popular honors to get very far in the campaign without expending large sums. But there should be some method under which almost all the cost of a campaign should \be paid by the commonwealth. A public officer who is indebted in a monetary way to his kind friends must certainly feel himself under obligations to them. This is a natural emotion but there have been times when it proved very embarrassing all around. Of course this problem might be solved by decreeing that only very wealthy persons should be eligible to office-holding in the United States. But' such a requirement would immediately transform our republic into a close-bound aristocracy. It would place wealth above litness or ability. You may say that present conditions are hardly any better, but, bad as the existing situation is, it might be much worse. There does not seem to be any way of changing existing conditions. And, after all, there has been no charge that any of the money spent during the recent primary campaign was misspent. But a change in conditions would be for the better. After all, this old world of ours is making steady progress in the right direction. Readers of this column know perfectly well that the Saunterer, who was taking notice of things before the first half of the nineteenth century came to a close, does not believe in the "good old times" of which one hears so much from time to time. He cannot think of any really worth while thing brought to our notice during the last half of the nineteenth century and the first quarter of the twentieth, that is not a wonderful improve-' ment over the former times. Think of a 'passenger train,' for instance, leaving Pittsburgh one morning, stopping in Harrisburg one night and getting into Philadelphia the next day! Having produced the foregoing paragraphs as an evidence that he is still in the ring and asking his readers not to experience any surprise should this space be occupied by something else tomorrow, the Saunterer will make an end of discoursing for the present. W. H. S. A man arrested for stealing cigars in Chicago said that he did it for IUB starving children. He must have overestimated the amount of cabbage the cigars contain. MIRRORGRAMS Determination usually finds a way. Your place in the sun depends upon you. Boasting is not half as valuable as boosting. When the race is hottest is when you ought trying your hardest. II you cannot boost; city in which you live and work, educate your children and are protected in )'VU yujiW U> "10V* VUi. V 23 YEARS AGO TODAY I'roin the Mirror 1'ilcs. Six pupils graduated at St. Mark's parochial schools and qualified for admission to the city High school. Rev. J. R. Wood of the Baptist church delivered the baccalaureate sermon before the graduating class of the Hollidaysburg High school. Rev. R. A. M. Deputie, colored, a, native of Hollidaysburg and a Presbyterian missionary located at Monrovia, Liberia, Africa, was visiting his native town. Mary and Dora Snowberger, aged 15 and 13, o{ Covedale, were struck by a train on the Petersburg branch and hurled down an embankment into the Juniata river. They were severely injured. The graduates of the Juuiata High school were as follows: Mary Fleck, Lottie Coleman, Mary Howluud, Laura Ri-'igb, Mary Heck, Carrie Swartz, l-'red Bird, Nelson Miller and Roy Birigaman. The baccalaureate sermon was delivered by Rev. A. A. Bird of the Presbyterian ANNIVERSARIES CAl'TURJS OF STONV 1'OINT. On May 30, 1799, the British, un-\ der Sir Henry Clinton, took possession of Stoney Point on the Hudson and began at once to fortify it. Washington, who was at that time defending New York, saw in Clinton's move an attempt to get control of the Hudson by slow approaches. With htis in mind he determined to check the advance by striking at the new post. Accordingly, he sent for Anthony Wayne and asked him if he would storm Stoney Point. Tradition saya that Wayne replied, "I will storm hell, if you will plan it." Washington planned, and on July ID, Wayne stormed the point in what one historian called "one of the most brilliant assaults in history. With more than 500 of their men taken as prisoners, their guns seized and works destroyed, the British had to give up hope of getting control of the Hudson. A subsequent attempt of Clinton to lure Washington away from the Hudson by sending marauding expeditions into Connecticut likewise failed. »y OBAC» M. . W ITH THfi NfflAft approach of Memorial day, out church last Sunday Held a memorial service for those of its number Who have entered into death slhce the beginning of ReV. Ralph J. Harris's pastorate, duch a brjef while ago. Death has been smiting our little congregation .most hard in the last two years. One after another, members of all ages are called from life; ao less thin nine of the congregation haVlng died since the beginning of Rev. Harrity's pastorate last summer. Our church bulletin for Sunday morning, which by the way is gotten out by our hard-working pastor, bore on its front page a record of these nine names, and the following beautiful tribute to the goodly lives of the departed: "The good man dies, Indeed, but leaves behind ' The strong, sweet savor of a, holy life; His earnest faith and love and labors find A mellow soil, with vital forces rife; Where, onward, even to the'latest hour, They live to work in secret, silent power." On the church altar stood a basket bouquet of nine beautiful flowers, the representative families of these nine members to each carry home one of the flowers. The text for the sermpn was taken from John XIV :2 "In my Father's house are many mansions," and the truths taken from this text made a most inspiring sermon. Some of these reflections were: Man is considered by some to be merely an animal, by others to be an Immortal soul. The sober truth is that man is an animal with a divine spirit. He can degenerate into a purely physical state, or he can build up a spiritual life that shall lead to a heavenly home. The selfish man thinks only of self; but he is never truly happy. Happiness comes orily In our service to others. The roll of those who serve humanity is a long and impressive one. Doctors, scientists, statesmen, mothers, ministers, missionaries— even business men—cold and calculating as they are sometimes considered to be, give of their time and their means for the welfare of humanity. Soldiers give up their lives in defense of their country; and every church service commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, who died for us. Our mansions in heaven are built of the unselfish deeds we send up from earth. Unselfish acts, kindly . deeds for others. A life of selftish service affords little material and contributes for a ' miserable hovel. The greatest service man can give to men is a spiritual service. . The elimination of poverty, the gift of freedom, the ministry to material comforts—none of these contributes to actual and abiding happiness. Jesus was all powerful. He was , able to perform amazing miracles. And yet what was His work on earth? Preaching the gospel Of eternal life. . The greatest gift to mankind is teaching others how to live spiritually. Jesus understood values. He placed the spiritual .far above the material in his work on earth. Religion does two things nothing else can do. It makes men happy and gives them the hope and assurance of eternal life. * The highest type of service is that contributed through active membership in the church, so that the church may be of service to the community in which it stands. The accumulation of things does not bring happiness. Christ could have given men all the material things they wanted—but He gave them life eternal. The people whoso memories we honor built their lives into the church. Their beliefs, their acts and their lives-pointed the way to spiritual living. They have erected a greater monument for themselves than we can put in the cemeteries for them. "Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth." Things are the curse of the spiritual life. Twice blessed are they who die in the church. They have been an example of the spiritual life to others, and they have laid up for themselves treasures in heaven. Everyone present at the Sunday morning services appreciated the deep spiritual significance of the line sermon, an echo of its theme being found in a paragraph of the morning church bulletin which read: "Consider that you are only a steward of your substance. That you do not own it. That God owns it, and you administer it. Use a respectable amount for God's work." Christian living and Christian giving go hand in hand. If we could all be impressed with the thought that what material possessoins we have are really not our own, but are merely tinder our stewardship, the church and its work would be better suppqrted. No One ever misses what he gives to the church. Every household budget should include a systematic setting aside of a stated sum towards the work of the church. The church needs systematic, not slip-shod, support, if it is to Jive and grow and prosper in its ministry. "We give Thee but Thine own, Whate'er the gift may be. All that we have is Think alone, A trust, O Lord, from Thee." COUUTINU COHiKS HIGH. (Plttuburgb Pout-Gazette.) Queen Mary wore the Kohinoor diamond when eight American girls were presented to court. That should have been worth the price of the gowns. SOMKWHAT DOUBTFUL. (Philadelphia Inquirer,) Someone bobs up now to deny that Washington ever threw a dollar across the Potomac, and personally we can't bring ourself to believe there ever was a time when a dollar went that far. KNOW TJIK FJOKHNG. (Loiit'view Daily News.) Many a person who has never been up in a plane knows how an air pocket feels. NO DOUBT. (San Francisco Chronicle.) There is no reason to believe that Mrs. McCormick would not have been named by as wide a margin if the world court had never been mentioned. KUKi'ING IN TOUCH. (Buffalo Evening Nuwa.) One way to keep in touch with distant relatives is to live in a convention city and have a spare room. A SIGN OF SUMMER. (Ohio State Journal.) A newspaper man's way of changing from winter to summer clothing ig to take uJS his QUOTATIONS " 'Twould never do to let the newspapers know everything."— Trader Horn. "Rhetoric is the gasoline, but we must also have the machine."— David Lloyd George. "Modern dance music is like a party of gorillas tearing up a wire mattress."—G. H. Markwick. "It takes time to realize that just being interested in public questions is not enough."—Alfred B. Smith. "The day has come when no candidate can successfully carry water on one shoulder and gin on the other."—Mrs. Charles H. Sabin. "Philosophy begins when one learns to doubt—particularly to doubt one's cherished beliefs, one's dogmas aad one's. axjonis."r-WiU Curant, REFLECTIONS l»y THE REFEREE. W WHEN EXPERTS AND PATRIOTS' disagree, the common man can hardly be blamed for being rather badly puzzled. This London treaty, now: Admiral Pratt, commander of the fleet, says that the fleet that it gives us "suits me," adding that he is the chap who will have to fight with it if war comes. But Admiral Jones excoriates the treaty bitterly, declaring' that it condemns us to a position of permanent inferiority. While all this is going on, British conservatives rise in the House of Commons to condemn the treaty from another standpoint. They say precisely what Admiral Jones is saying, only they say it other-end- to; that is, they attack it because it condemns Britain to a position of inferiority at sea." Well, what's the answer? Can the common man be blamed for putting the whole business out of mind and devoting himself to worrying about the baseball game? ENCOURAGEMENT. (Christian Science Monitor.) James A. Farrell, for twenty years president of the United States Steel corporation, said recently before a meeting of purchasing agents that the present business depression was due to cupidity. The corollary of that statement is that, as there ia as much wealth as ever before, "good times" or normal trade and industry merely await the turning of people's thoughts, and consequently their actions, into productive channels of common usefulness. / . AWAITED WITH INTEREST. (Boston Transcript.) With its completion, interest will pass from the tariff bill itself to the question of the number of congressmen who dug their graves with their votes. TIPPLING RHYMES NEW TYPE SAILORS THAT BODY_OF YOURS By JAMES W. BARTON, »M. ». Y OU HAVE heard the expression "you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink" and I think this is one thing sometimes forgotten by patient arid doctor during an examination. The patient comes for an examination but he may be so "upset"' mentally that his pulse will be fast, he will breathe more rapidly, and his blood pressure will be higher than when he is a normal state mentally. ' One of the tests upon which physicians reiy in 'examination for the severe type of goitre, is what ' is called metabolism test. Metabolism ia the building up and tearing down of the cells of the body. The blood is carried to all parts of the body where it is built up into living tissue. At the aame time while these tissues are being built, the old cells are breaking down and the wastes from these cells are carried to the organs which get rid of the wastes from the body. These are the lungs, kidneys, skin, and large inteatlno. By measuring the wastes from the lungs (carbon dioxide) or measuring the oxygen that is breathed in by the lungs, the metabolism machine can tell very accurately the rale at which the building up and tearing down processes in the body are taking place. The test is made in the morning before breakfast—no food having been taken since the 6 o'clock meal the previous evening. However Dr. G. W. Henry, White Plains, N. Y., has found that the condition of the patient's mind can effect the rate at which the building up and tearing down of the, body processes is taking place. Elated, overactive, and overtalkatlve conditions makes the process of building up and tearing down go faster. Now as this is tho condition In the severe type of goitre you can readily ace that the patient may be suspected of having this goitre when the speeding up is entirely due to hia emotions Depressed, underactive, and under- talkative conditions causes a "slowing up" of the building up and tearing down process. Dr. Henry therefore suggests that tho differences found in the same individual at different times is due to his different emotional states. This means that the tests should be made a number of times, because after the Individual has become used to the tests he will not likely be nervous or excited. ^ These findings of Dr. Henry should be valuable as they may be the means of setting the' patient's mind at rest, and also prevent needless operations 011 the thyroid gland. Further, it shows the need of the doctor to have his patient's mind at rest during examination or illness. This is the big point about the old family doctor. He brings "rest" to the patient's mind as soon as he enters the sick room. This restfuliii'ss on part of the patient prevents overactivity of the tissues, which is so wearing on the system, The Formula. By WAI/T MASON. L AST YEAR A MAN CAME to my door, and told his tale of woe; his limbs were tired, his feet were sore, he had no place to go. HI luck had dogged him through the years, and all along the line, and now he shed unbidden tears, with which I mingled mine. Hia spiel impressed me as a tale pathetic, fine and true, I handed him some hard- earned kale, a bowl of Irish stew. "And in my cowshed you may sleep," I said to that poor wight, "and may the angels o'er you" keep their vigils through the night." When came the morning he was gone, he'd left my cozy barn; and often, as I paced my lawn, 1 I thought of his braw yarn. Today there visited my shack a man' who sighed -and wept, and he was lame 1 in legs and back, he suffered when he stepped. I recognized him on the \ spot, but he'd forgotten me; he told of his afflictions hot, of aches in neck and knee. He told his story word for word as it was told last year, without a sentence changed or blurred, with every comma clear. He wept just at the same old place where he had wept before, and twenty tears ran down his face—the limit was a score. I said, "Your atory got me once, and I disbursed the price, but you must think I am a dunce, to spring that story twice. You ought to have a brand new tale for every passing year, your narrative seems moldy stale, repeated in my ear. I am astonished and surprised that you should make this slip; when beggary is standardized it's bound to lose its grip. Go, chase yourself, by glen and tarn, and don't come back again, until you have a beardless yarn to move the souls of men. Your story is, % to all Intents, an old and rancid smear; you owe me, sirrah, fifty cents, that I advanced last year." (Copyright, 1930, George M. Adams.) OUT OF FASHION, i (Christian Science Monitor.) "I believe that drinking is no longer fashionable," says United States District Attorney Wilfred J. Mahon of Cleveland. Such a situation, certainly, would tend to decrease the number of drinkers, for after all—Damo Fashion will be obeyed. IN HUMOROUS VEIN Mrs. Plainmug—I'd like to sit for my portrait. Think you'd do Justice! ro my features? 1 Psmear, the Artist—Oh, lady! How could you thing mo so stern and hard as that?—Detroit News. Native: "How is it that you were able to visit Paris In two days?" The American: "•My daughter visited the monuments and the museums, my wife the stores, while I visited the theaters and cafes." Garage Attendant—Juice? Motorist—Veil, vot if ve are? Vot diffunce does our nationality make? Don't ve get gas—Capper's Weekly. "It is being whispered around that you and your husband are not getting on well together." "Nonsense. Wo did have some words and. I shot him, but that's a« far as it ever went."—Pathfinder. ABE MARTIN "Oh, ther might be some trlflia' difference in regard to the pearl button tariff, but aside from that the two ole parties are so identical that it's hardly worth while to vote," declared Hon. Ex-Editur Kditur Cale Fluharl today. Selam Bontley WU.TS discharged at the Emporium today fer glttiu' prematurely gray. t, John V. CMie Co. I . By BBUCB CATION. RECENT VISIT Off JL United States fleet to New York harbor arouses certain reflections concerning the change that has come oVer the sailorman. , All things' 1 must change, in this un- _ stable world, and no institution or profession is today what it w,as a generation, or a century, ago; but It seems that the sailor—especially the navy man—has undergone a greater change than falls to the lot of most. Consider it, now, for a minute. The great fleet anchored In the Hudson river and poured 30,000 sailors into New York. The sailors had been on djjty for several mbnths, and they were aching for a good time : ashore. Furthermore, the average gob had a sizeable pay check coming to him !when .the liberty call sounded. Now \there was a day, not so many years ago, when this would, have meant that New York was in for a very rocky time, of it. Our grandfathers would have blenched at the thought of 30,000 navy tars coming ashore from a tour of sea duty with a fat pay day just behind them. There would have been riots and wild revelry, wars and rumors of wars. The shore patrol and the police would have worked overtime, the bars would have coined money and theT emergency wards of the hospitals would have been jammed to the doors. But what happened? Nothing at all. Instead of rushing for the speakeasies, these 1930 sailors, made for the movies, the parks, the soda foun-V tains and the dance halls—not, be Ijll. noticed, the rowdy dance halls of they? » old Barbary Coast tradition. The shore patrol broke up a few fights, but they were the comradely, good- natured fights that healthy young men always will indulge in, not the bottle-throwing, eye-gouging affairs of the old days. In other words, these 30,000 sailors were as well-behaved, essentially decent a group of young Americans as you could ask for. They were out for a good time, but their notion of a good time was rather surprisingly mild. The rowdyism of old was very conspicuously missing. Now tho point of it all Is that it was not always thus. In the days of wooden-walled, square-rigged navies the sailor was at the bottom of the scale, socially and otherwise. He had a bad name and—making allowances for the tremendous handicaps under which he lived—he fairly deserved it. Indeed, his roughness and toughness were long-HVed. Men still 'liv- . Ing can easily recall days when a liberty party of sailors was apt Id descend on a seaport like the curse of old Egypt. Many a naval recruit in World War days heard great tales from some of the old-timers among his shipmates. But times have changed. The navy Is not what it was. Its enlisted personnel is a decided credit to the country. The man In the picturesque blue uniform has .> become a pretty reliable and admirable sort of citizen. CURRENT COMMENTS Reassuring to timid husbands Is the publication of a recipe for roll- ing-pinlesa pie crust.—Lowell Eve. nlng Leader. If we had to ohoosp between stalk and crooning we'd take the static, but too often we got both—Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. European eels are said to travel 3,000 miles to the West Indies every year. What you might call slipping away for a little rest.—Miami Dally News. It may reach the point where the thirsty individual will have to take a drink of'fruit juice with a cake of yeast for a chaser.—Terre Haute Star. A former U. S. marine has been elected president of the Dominican Republic; another argument for joining the marines and seeing the world. —Cincinnati Times-Star. An army photographer ha* taken a picture 270 miles from his subject, which is just about the distance that many subjects we have seen should keep from tha camera.—Haverhill Gazette. One good way to have your husband remove weed* from the backyard is to have him tee a golf oall here and there on the larger species and then begin driving.—Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. A union in Miami known as the Improved Pallbearers of America ia having trouble with the undertakers, but it is believed they will finally bury their differences.—Butte Montana Standard. Paris dreas designer says that dots will bo very popular on bathing costumes this summer. Judging by the advance views we should say there will be just one dot per costume.—! Ottawa Journal.

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