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FOUR AKRON1 BEACON' JOURXAn WEDNESDAY", APRTT; 24; 192ft AKRON BEACON JOURNAL Published bv TIIE BEACON JOl RNAL CO. East Market Street Corner Summit C. L. KNIOHT Publisher JOHN 8. KNIGHT Managing Editor J. H. BAhliiY Business Manager Akron Beacon Journal 3 cents per copy. By mall H per yrar Jn advance Excess postage extra bevond state of Ohio. Mail orders aot accepted from localities served by delivery agents. MEMBER OF TIIE ASSOCIATED PRESS T1 Associated Presa Is exclusively entitled to the use for re-nhliratlon of all news dispatches credited lo It or not otherwise Tredlted In this paper, and also tho local news published herein. FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVE Story, Brooks & Finley New York City Hew York Central Bldg. Los Angeles 117 W Ninth st. 6an Francljco 827 Hearst Bldg. Philadelphia Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Bids 125 8. Broad at. Chicago Room 1309 Mather Tower 75 E. Wacker dr. Er-tered it Postotflce, Akron, Ohio, as second-clasa matter WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1929. Now They Have It Those frogs mentioned in a fable credited to Aesop who were more than clamorous for a king 1o rulo them, and who found the kinir in the person of a frog-eating bird whieh gobbled them all, may have been no more faulty in their strategy than are the professional relievers who want a commission to run the farming industry. Because of their outcry they will get the commission, all right, but it is not yet certain what is going to happen when the commission gets under way. An eastern journal which lias some knowledge of what has happened to the railroads of America under commission rule is not persuaded that the farmers are going to fare much better under the same type of surveillance and dictation. It says that if the Farm Board is to hear even an approximate resemblance to the Interstate Commerce Commission, the business of farming in this country will come to rapid and ignominious conclusion. The Board will tell the farmer what wages he shall pay, what hours his labor shall work, how he shall feed and treat them and how many of them he shall employ. It will limit the price he may charge for what he produces, irrespective of the cost of production, exactly 'as the Interstate Commerce Commission fixes the price of transportation. It will compel him to keep a staff of clerks, at his own expense, in order to write interminable report's, much as the Pennsylvania Railroad writes about 120,01)0 reports a year, principally to the Commission, for only a part of its system. Under that munificent and paternal direction the farmer will not be permitted to earn more than five and three-fourth per cent on the capital which he has invested in his farm and the Board will decide how much capital he really lias invested, a point upon -which its decision will be final. Anything over that amount which a competent farmer may happen to make will be divided among incompetent farmers, who, however, will not be allowed to sell or shut down their farms without the permission of the Farm Board. Moreover the Farm Board, being composed of politicians, will imitate the Interstate Commerce Commission in another important respect. It will limit the farmer's profits but not his losses. If he loses money obeying the instructions he receives he will get little sympathy. The harder he works, the more successful his economies, the more modern his methods, the better his credit, the more severely will he be regulated. Indeed the only two things the Board will not restrict if they are modeled on the examples President Hoover offers, - are the farmer's losses and his taxes. Have we not had about as much of noble experimenting as is good for us " Aesop may have had the American farm problem in mind when he reeled off his well known fable of the frogs. The Traction Contract Approval by City Council of a new contract for trolley and bus service, at substantially increased rates, is an event that creates hardly a ripple of popular interest in Akron, For weeks the people have known that cash fares in this city were to be raised from seven to ten cents eight cents if the customer presents the exact change to the conductor but the proposal invited no general popular protests. Jn earlier years there would have been a succession of indignation meetings to organize the sentiment of the coiiinuinit v against such a drastic change, but not now. Something of the same character happened five years ago when some local public officials, fighting for a continuance of the live-cent tare, were amazed to note the result of a popular referendum w hich was nearly unanimous for giving the traction company a seven-cent fare. It would be wholly speculative to attempt to account for this apparent indifference of the people to their own interest. The fact that the proposed contract is to be in effect for onlv a vear, as a sort of experiment for the informative uplift of both the city and the company, may have quieted outcry against it. The contract will be concluded nearly as soon as a popular referendum could be brought into effect to rescind it, if indeed the people were interested enough to take that drastic method of protecting themselves against the action by Council. Another factor in the case is that of bus service. Where trolley service was limited to a few spur or loop lines carried into densely populated sections of the city, the bus lines now reach every neighborhood. They run right past the homeowners' doors, and provide a convenience of service undreamed of in the trolley age. In the result there has been less stress upon the size of the fare, and more upon the quality of service. The people seem to think the new transport is worth more to them than the old. limited trolley service, which discharged them at the end of the line, with a mile or more to walk to reach their homes. Now that Council has made a new contract for a year, this is the time for the people to make their own expression in regard to it. If they have not liked its terms they have not been forward in tanking their sentiment known to Council. They still have the right .of referendum upon the franchise. If they do not assert that right the conclusion will be that they are reasonably satisfied with the terms made in their behalf by the city government. Farm Relief If Congress Had More Power the to Better Salesmanship Needed A brief message from the president of United States Rubber Company put an end Akron's effort to interest that great concern in a location here. While there were no great hopes that the company would accept the Akron invitation, since it would have involved costly and extensive changes in its plans, there is no disputing the fact that every citizen of Akron, knowing the advantages this city has to offer to any producer of rubber, large or small, was no less persuaded that United States Rubber, from the viewpoint of its own welfare, ought to have been interested. It may be doubted if Akron was earnest enough in acting as the salesman for these advantages. In this enterprise it invested no more than the cost of a postage stamp for a letter to forward the invitation to the rubber companyand to make a presentment of what an Akron location held in prospect for the company. A project of this mag nitude might, have been treated in a more serious way than the perfunctory effort of merely "circularizing the trade." It called for the offices of a committee of eminent citizens, representing Akron, waiting in person on the head of the United ' States Rubber Company, and omitting no offer or argument that might have been attractive to the company. The moral of this turu-dowu should not be without its effect upon future motions to bring new industries to Akron. Those invited here should be made to feel that Akron means business in the tenders it makes. This means installing a system that will really sell the Akron idea to outsiders, or at least convince those addressed tbat Akron is very progressive in its methods of broadcasting what it has to offer. It Depends Upon The School A fev days ago a young professor at Columbia University made the expression that "a college education unfits many persons of limited capacity for the .stern battles of lite. This conclusion has revived a discussion which began with the great increase in college enrollment soon after the war. The capacity to which the Columbia professor re ferred was the ability of the student to absorb and retain most of the knowledge laid before him in the college course, and to develop a zest for quickening and strengthening his mind by employing the knowledge in useful ways. The general opinion of the professor's colleagues was that the investigation was superficial. The view of the Columbia educator seems to be supported by the result of several interesting investigations of the American social and economic plan just concluded by the National Industrial Conference Board. Mr. Magnus W. Alexander, president of the Board, reviews its findings -with the words : "During recent years college attendance has increased approximately five times taster than the population. As a result we have lawyers so hard put to it that they have to chase ambulances for clients, ministers without churches and doctors without patients selling life insurance, while your skilled worker in industry has generally no difficulty in maintaining his own home and a car. and In providing his family with necessities and also with comforts and some luxuries." Akron's Municipal University is carrying on a service which will meet the objections here noted. It supplies it.s scholarship with vocational training as well as a liberal education. Youths vvho want to avoid being graduated into the over-crowded ranks of those who are eager only for white collar jobs may have a choice that leads to better pay and opportunities. The night classes maintained by the University are crowded, indicating that there is a broad response to what it has to offer. If the Columbia professor will come to Akron and note what is being done here by one great school he will have occasion to amend some of the gloomy conclusions he has made. The A. R. C. Inquiry Council has acted promptly in relation to the report of its special committee which conducted an inquiry into the affairs of the Akron Recreation Commission. It has done away with the commission and has given the supervision of local amateur and juvenile sports to the park superintendent and Milton B. Seitz, physical education director in the Akron public schools. This transfer of authority to officials who have demonstrated their capacity to conduct it: in the interest of the thousands of boys and girls of Akron will have the approval of public sentiment. The investigation of the Akron Recreation Commission was begun when .complaints came to the Beacon Journal that juvenile and amateur sports were being badly neglected. Council, as well as the Beacon Journal, was not concerned with the punishment of anybody for what had happened in this field. The only purpose of the inquiry was to put the administration of these sports upon a higher plane, which would take account of the right of the city's school children to larger opportunities for recreation, such as have been forwarded so well in many other cities. Since the action by Council assures this result, the city will be grateful to all who had a part in bringing it to effect. The special committee headed by Councilman Edmund Rowe devoted much time to it.s inquiry, was more than fair in its methods, and its findings are wholly for the public welfare. They Did Right' Without dissent the common sense of this nation will conclude that the school teachers of Morris county, New Jersey, have done the right thing in rebelling against the meddling spirit of a school board which was making something of a world's record in the asking of foolish and unpointed questions. The. board wanted to know of every teacher: Does she prefer gum drops or chocolate creams? Does she entertain her caller in the parlor, on the porch, or in the hammock under the old apple tree 1 How much does she spend for laundry or does she wash some of the pretties in the bath tub and dry them over the radiator? Does she have a room to herself and if not who is her roommate? Does she eat pickles and cheese for lunch or chocolate eclairs and ice cream soda? What does she do with her money ? Now many children did her parents have and if so what, kind! Is she a small-town girl and how did her father make a living? Does she cook, wash dishes or sweep floors? In an indignation meeting the teachers resolved that these things were none of the board's business, and this was followed by a general refusal to answer. If this nation, which is so crazy upon the subject of commissions, had one whose function is to award distinguished service medals to the individual or group which makes the best current contribution to public example, the New Jersey teachers would stand at the head of the honor class. Americanism: Buying more luxuries to keep) t; factories busy to provide more wages to buy more luxuries. You can tell when a friend has received a raise of .)0 a month. His monthly bills increase about $175. You can recognize the road to success by sore spots of former friends along the wav. the A successful man is one who is quoted on subjects he doesn't know anything about. Now if only we could discover it is that causes men to fail. which cigaret - i i li CONGfttMIONAI. Lgffijp p-t--' j WEATHtftWTftOWip?Vj FY i'l " 'feJSjt jflMNINEHEAT RAIN Mhj " ' ( by oroer. op 1 Pyr"""""""! LETTERS to the EDITO Think how much money Ananias could have made writing dog stories. Pippins And Cheese I will make an end to my dinner; there's pippins and cheese to come. HKRKY VtlVtS 01' WINDSOR. By JAKE FALSTAFF We are interested, of course. In President Hoover's thesis that the law is sacred because it is a law. Doting upon political metaphysics, we had given some thought to this proposition before its newest prophet spoke. We must have been wrong, for we reached a conclusion that sacredness was not a kind a paint which couid be applied from without, but some sort of marvelous emanation from within. We thought that a thing was either sacred within itself or it was not sacred at all.' If we are going to be metaphysical, let's go the whole hoe. At just what point in the process of its evolution does a law become sacred? What makes it sacred? Is it sacred while it still slumbers, germ-like, In the mind of a politician who is trying, by very un-sacred means, to be elected to the legislature? Is it sacred while it is being engineered by well-paid lobbyists? Is it sacred while a small but determined minority is doing the dealing which Is to put it through the legislature? When it is but a bill, in the hands of a committee, is it sacred? Does it become sacred when It is finally adopted by a legislature composed of men who were willing to do the things that are necessary to be elected to public office? Or does it become sacred when the governor, with one eye on the minority's club and the other on the red ring he has marked around the date of the next election, takes out his fountain pen and signs it? Supposing it were signed by a governor who was thinking about something else. Would it still be sacred? Or perhaps it catches sacredness as by contagion, from its association upon the statute books with other laws. If that is the case, does the title of the book become sacred, too? If you took 20 pages from a code of laws and inserted them, at various places, throughout say a dime novel, would the whole dime novel become Impregnated with this exuded sacredness? Are some laws more sacred than others? A doctor of divinity which is to say, a specialist in sacredness recently told the nation that it was all right for dry sleuths to shoot women in the course of making raids. How may the inexpert layman know, for example, when one law is more sacred than another for example, in the way that the 18th amendment is more sacred than the Mosaic law, Thmi Shall Nnr. K"ill What happens to the sacredness of laws during war time? Does the sacredness of the Bill of Rights, for example, go into a sort of spiritual hibernation, or does it die, to be born again? The state legislatures of the United States enact about 20,000 new laws each year. Are all these sacred? The laws existing in the United States run into the millions. Are all these sacred? In some states there has been no recodification for a long time. Laws exist which refer to conditions long changed by progress. For instance, there arc still places which moke it Illegal for the householder to sprinkle all the street before his house and compel him to leave a dry path for the bicyclists. Is such a law sacred? The business agent of a school board once told us that many laws are contradictory in detail that if you obey one law you must, perforce, violate another. Are the contradictory details of these laws sacred? New York Day By Day By O. 0. M'INTYRE Copyright. 11K9, By The Akron Beacon Journal NEW YORK, April 24. Few realistic writers or playwrights have caught the drama of the slum tenement in New York. The nearest perhaps was the play "Street Scene" this season, but even this sacrificed much actual realism for a stagey theatricallsm It seemed to think necessary. Most of the hive-like tenements sweep all chords of emotion in a single day birth, death, suicide, murder, marriage, robbery and so on. Every day there are moments of high excitement and every night some episode becomes startingly vivid. And through it all is the bright-eyed charm always found amonj the worthless and a tenuous humility that is sublime. avi,(oTin0 ie enmpthintr that, cannot be seen 1V4U0 lAUllltM; b.ii..,..."b w v from the sidewalk or elevated train window. It coils deep in the tiny flats mat noneycomo me giowenus buildings where fire escapes are criss-crossed with wet wash and every hallway is a love "grot or confessional. The slum tenement is a city walled In during winter. Only the children, literally sewed in their clothing, and men who must go forth to earn the daily bread, are seen. Women sometimes do not go beyond the front door vestibule until the first chirp of the robin. New York has done much to uproot Its terrible tenements and supplant them with stru.rtures that offer livable quarters, but the shabby ramshackle warrens still exist. Headlines frequently bring them to puonc attention wnn: names owecp uia-c yyuu ei-.n T1V,vrt,,Vi T'onomanB " The tenement- is not confined to the lower East Side. There are many on rviintn ana ientn avs., and along the water front, and despite their squalor and wretchedness many remarkably talented men and women have sprang from the dingy depths like lilies in the bog. Thoro Ic nn nlanp whprp t.h rp.ll nf mlserv and woe receives such responsive sympathy as in the slums, ine sympatneLic nave no money ur uuici worldly goods to offer but of their time and labor they give freely and gladly and to the utmost. Nothing Is quite so appealing as the engagingly shy "little mother" of the tenement. She takes full responsibility for the welfare of her younger brothers and sisters washes, feeds, clothes and otherwise gives them the attention of a grown mother. As a rule, when she approaches womanhood her burdens have become so heavy she must continue the inglorious life of sacrifice. See how our passion for metaphysics leads us away from our original intention! We had merely meant to say that we were, of course, interested in President Hoover's thesis that the law Is sacred because it is the law, but that what interested us more was that he (author and precisian that he is) came out, implicitly, in his speech for the Split Infinitive. The speech was made to newspaper publishers. Perhaps the splitting of a few infinitives was Just a piece of transcendental presidential tact. We have given the matter thought, and our solution of the parking problem is this: Ride a Shetland pony' instead of an automobile, and equip it with straps so you can sling it to your back when you're not using it. It Is true that the current generation says such things as faw-down-and-go-boom. It Is likewise true that the previous generation said, "None of your beeswax" and "What's the dee-fooklety?" A new book of nature study Is entitled, "The Witchery of Wasps." This opens a new line of title Ideas. For example, "The Fascination of Frogs"; "The Glory of Gnus"; "The Lure of Lizards"; "The Appeal of Apes." Whatever else "this freedom" is doing for the younger generation, it hasn't yet begun to improve its taste. The column's statistician put on a check of the girls who were insulted by drug-store-corner loafers Tuesday evening, and reports that nine out of every 10 couldn't even have got a Job in a burlesque chorus. Sociologists find girls are not so much affected by slum environment as boys. A big percentage reach womanhood as "good girls," and any number have become leading educators and prominent executives In the business world. The boy often falls afoul the malign influence of the pool hall or candy store and is a criminal before he is in long trousers. The famous flea circus on . 42nd st. is now In the fifth year of its remarkable run and still attracts patronage. Its heaviest audiences are recruited from the theaters in the same block. It Is one of the stunts for the stuffed shirts and ermine wraps to drop in and wait until the traffic tides abate. Sixth av, and 42nd st. form four of the busiest corners, yet there is difficulty keeping stores rented. Sometimes they are. untenanted for months. At a Carnegie hall concert the other evening the orchestra leader silenced his music and asked the audience for quiet. There have been times when many of us ached to Join the audience in a similar request of the orchestra. One of those Russian cafes, hiding away in a crepuscular cellar in midtown and featuring the Volga boat song and a high booted sitting down dancer, is supposed to have a doorman who was once a grand duke. He was preening his beard with a comb before a mirror in the entrance way the other night. ",Atta boy!" called out an arriving patron. "Duke ROTARY CONVENTION Editor Beacon Journal: I want to express the thanks and appreciation of the Rotary club of Akron for the many courtesies so graciously shown the guests and vis ltors attending the 21st district con fcrence by the press, the various or ganlzattons and the citizens of Ak ron. The wonderful spirit of helpfulness commuted by everyone is lust one more tribute to the hospitality of the city of opportunity. M. P. TUCKER, President, Rotary Club of Akron. THANKFUL Editor Beacon Journal: We, the undersigned, through the columns of your paper, wish to thank the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. and especially Mr. Wagner, for the use of the clubhouse auditorium, the Nehi Bottling Co. of Barberton, the Lake Erie Bottling Co. of the Kenmore dis trict, and the Novak Beverage Co. for the pop donated to us. Also the Coca-Cola Co. of Akron for their donations. The Akron Baking Co., the City Bakery and Elite Baking Co. for busses. Also Mr. J. Wiltrout for donation and printing of tickets and Dad Haskins and members of the Hicktown string band for music furnished to make this affair the grand success that it was. THE GOLD STAR MOTHERS, Chapter of Akron. THERE WAS NO DIVISION Editor Beacon Journal: Please permit me to correct the erroneous impression given out after the meeting of the Greater Arlington Airport association Monday evening that our association was divided in its action accepting the bus arrangements worked out between our committee and the N. O. P. The facts are as follows: Our association voted by a large majority to express its preference for the street car over the bus. When members of the committee explained the impossibility of securing the street car extension at this time, our association voted unanimously to accept the arrangements agreed upon. There surely can be no question about a difference of opinion when the vote is unanimous. Our association is committed by the action of the association in expressing its preference for a car line to continue to endeavor to get it. We hope to try to persuade council and the N. O. P. that this should be done in the Immediate future before the street widening program is completed. Of course, should our people find that they prefer the busses as provided in the new arrangements we will be gov erned by their wishes. So let there be no impression that our association is unable to act intelligently and in accord. Sincerely, IKE FRIEDMAN, Chairman of the meeting. IS ANYTHING QUITE RIGHT? Editor Beacon Journal: Are we as a nation and people drifting into crime, or are we growing in Christian grace? Are we living as Jesus taught or have we been swallowed up by money-changer devils such as tempted Jesus 40 days upon the mountain? Are we not inviting the money-changer into the temple of religion, giving him a front seat, protecting him in his villainies and partaking of his plunder? Can money-changer doctrine possibly be construed as Christian doctrine? Do you think there is a preacher on earth who believes them the same? No. When Christ's doctrine is preached fearlessly plunder competition will give way to service competition. , As long as capitalism is preached, the people will be misled, and increased legalized robberies will continue; poverty among the masses will be general; millionaires' money will elect and control presidents, congress and courts; con stitutional rights will be ignored; chain steel manufacturers, chain woolen manufacturers, that have broken down all competition among themselves, will unite with chain stores to put all independent stores out of business, as well as all Independent preachers and Christianity will become a shadow of reality. There is no need of this rapidly growing condition. The organized ministry of the gospel (?) can if they will throw off the cloak of hypocrisy, preach a service competition as exemplified in chain stores and chain manufacturers and start development of individual democracy, which can never be done until Christian spirit is aroused and made dominant in the minds of men and women. Money-changer devils have had control of our government, our churches, our schools, our courts, our libraries and dominate everything. They convict innocent poor and send them to jail. Acquit guilty rich or release them on ball. Just how many hundred men lie decaying behind prison bars, whose only crime was "I was opposed to war, not only this (the World) war, but all wars" and little or no effort it being made among Christian (?) churches to have these brave and innocent men set free. If Jesus Christ was among them do you think they would attempt to get Him out, or would they not fear the moneychanger devils and let Him rot? Would they not Ignore "inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, my brethren, ye have done It unto me." Shame on such "money-changer" ministers, "who devour widows' houses and make long prayer," etc. They have poisoned society, suffocated spirituality, asphyxiated Jesus Christ and thus threaten destruction of our civilization. As Parul said: "My brothers, those things ought not so to be." J. O, WILHELM. Llmavllle, O. WHAT OF TIIE VESTRIST Editor Beacon Journal: During the excitement and copious newspaper reporting attendant upon the sinking of the Ill-fated vessel, the Vestrls, I think that someone inquired about the ralson d'etre of that old, unwritten law of the sea: "women and children first." Of course the reason why children- are put into the lifeboats first, Is obvious: they have their whole lives before them. But the reason why women have first entrance into the lifeboats is not so obvious to an un-reflective person. Permit me to explain the matter. A vessel on the high seas Is, tor the time being, a little world in and by Itself. The rest of the world Is shut off by a vast expanse of water; and while the radio has lessened the isolation that vessels of other days used to experience on the high seas, this Isolation remains to a great extent. People are notably more "chummy" on board ship becaus they feel the need of friendship in their isolated little world, and the possible demands they may have to make on the friendship of others. Life on the high seas is more elemental than it is on land. When a shipwreck occurs, this feeling that the vessel constitutes a little world In and by itself, perseveres. For the time being there are no other people in the world but those upon the sinking vessel. The ships offi cers try to save everyone on board, Including themselves. But If there happen to be too few lifeboats on board to hold all the people, or If in tne excitement some of the lifeboats are stoven In or sunk, then women, whether they will or not, are made to enter the lifeboats before men are admitted to them. The reason li as follows. In olden times, and. con ceivably, even In our own times. people shipwrecked and adrift upon the ocean in small boats might never reach Inhabited land. But they might reach some uninhabited island. In this case 20 men would be as useful as a hundred in continuing life upon the island. In such a contingency polygamy would take the place of monogamy. Even in case shipwrecked people reach Inhabited land, a majority of women would further population. It is this reason, and not courtesy, that has made the rule: "women first" in a shipwreck. It may be elemental and raw, but life on this earth is sometimes that way. CHARLES HOOPER . Couer d'AIene, Idaho ABE MARTIN . COPVIIIfcllTJOWPlLLKCO- It up!" "What makes you think you are a columnist?1 postcards "Cornell 1931." Haven't you heard? 1 have a following. He was here this morning to cut my hair. Remember The Time In 1904? Anthony John McLaughlin, marshall of Gallon, was in Akron to take back a criminal to Gallon and while here he at first refused to ride in the automobile that Chief Durkin offered him, and after much persuasion took his first ride and liked it. Attorneys F. E. Whittemore and A. J. Rowley went to Cleveland to attend a meeting of the Judicial committee of the circuit court district, They were representatives from this city. A reception was held at the Akron Athletic club for members of the Akron baseball team and all baseball fans of the city were invited to attend and meet the players. Glenvllle high school baseball team of Cleveland defeated a team from Akron high school in the open ing game of the season at Bucntel Field. i OAttH re n& It's a poor bomber that can't hit a Mexican hat. The sensational holdup o' the Little Gem resturint today at noon, wuz one of the slickest an' most darin' robberies committed here in the last few hours. YOUR GARDEN Editor Beacon Journal: A movement to beautify Amerlcr was started some years ago. It progressed, gaining strength as the years rolled by, today It is almost a tidal wave. Sponsoring this movement are many of our prominent men. Among them, Hon. Harry Flood Byrd, governor of Virginia, W. M. Jardine, secretary of agriculture; Prof. W. P. Hedrick, Geneva, N. Y., and millions of dollars have been subscribed for advertising to let people know "It's not a home 'til it's planted." Newspapers and magazines have given without charge tens of thousands of pages to strengthen this profitable and wholesome movement. It rushed into Akron not long ago when F. W. Albrecht catching Its true meaning decided to make the viaduct beautiful with flowers, the cost of their care to be defrayed by him. Perhaps nothing has been done to beautify Akron that deserves the heartfelt thanks of the people more than this. The viaduct is neither nice in name nor appearance, henceforward it will be beautiful In appearance, and a distinctive euphonious name the "Albrecht Way" should be given it. Many thousands passing through our city this summer and succeeding summers will carry the fame of Akron's beautiful Albrecht Way to our distant shores Inspiring them to beautify their home towns, thus the movement to beautify America spreads. Only a few churches have accentuated their architecture by ornamental trees and flowering shrubs. Your garden for the next few weeks must receive all the care you can give it, if you wish to enjoy it this summer. Now is the time to spray. Last week you were told how to make a spray and get a sprayer, go through all your shrubbery and roses. Don't spray in wet weather, but get to work now. Fruit trees must be sprayed, but the spray you have will not control borers, curculio, codlin, moth, etc., on fruit trees. You must get a different spray. Many people lose all their fruit because they don't spray. Perhaps they don't know what to spray with. Well, write the facts about your trees as you know them, enclose In an envelope and address Agricultural department, Washington, D. C. You will get in a few days information, or send it to the State Agricultural college, Wooster. You may write the Beacon Journal. It will do its bit to help you. So get to work now, this spring will soon be in the bowels of eternity, and springtime is the spraying time. If you have ordered nursery stock for delivery this spring, you know it will arrive on time, so prepare the ground for this stock. Don't wait until it comes, prepare the ground now. Last week you were told how to plant a rose, the same principles apply to the planting of shrubs and trees. A big hole, good fertile soil prune the bruised roots prunes the canes of shrubs back one-third prune your trees, water well and you'll feel satisfied with work well done. Now let us see you work for spring spray, spray everything prepare your soil now for your stock clean up those old unsightly shrubs 'round you home; you have answered their purpose, and dress your house In more becoming shrubs. Are you planning your perennial garden, if not do so, start In to plan a summer outside living room in your back garden. D. ANNESLEY O'CONOBj, . V A.

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