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North Adams, Massachusetts
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NOKTIf AUAM8 EVENING TRANSCRIPT. MONO AT, JONK 18, IMS issued wry altoroooon except Sunday, at 4 o'clock from the Transcript Building, 25 Bank Street. North Adam*, Massachusetts. Delivered by mall or carrier at U cent* a week. CO cent* a mouth or *1-00 a year. In advance. Entered u second clau matter at th* Nortb Adami poet office. A member of THB ASSOCIATED PRESS with lull dally leased wire report. The Associated Press la exclu- ilvelj enUtted to the use (or re- publlcatlon at all news dispatched credited to It or not otherwise credited la tola paper and also the local news published herein. AUDIT BUREAU OP CIRCULATIONS All statements ol the circulation ol the Nortb Adams Tran- •cript (baMd on actual net paid dally sales only) are subject at any time to rigid Investigation by expert examiners maintained by the Bureau tor this purpose, and at. 'least one complete audit each year la guaranteed to advertisers In this publication. THB AMERICAN NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS' ASSOCIATION The Transcript •assumeB no financial responsibility tor typographical errors In advertisements. It will gladly reprint that part of an advertisement In which a typographical error occurs. Special Representative THB JULIUS MATHEWS SPECIAL AGENCY Hew England Headquarters, 1 Beacon St.. Boston, Mass. New York Headquarters 406 Madison Ave- New York Detroit. M57 Woodward Avenue Chicago, 64 E. Lake St. "I know not what record of fin (.waits me In the next world, is* this I do know, that I was never so mean as to despise a man because he was poor, because he was Ignorant or because be was black."—John A. Andrew. sentatlve self-government which Is the form of government that his compatriot* havo professed themselves to wait and that the United States has, of course, been preparing them ultimately to receive. If he docs not believe that the Filipinos are yet capable of making a wise decision, he finds himself sharing the premise of those who hold that the right of self-government should not be given to his countrymen at this time because their use of It would be disastrous to themselves. If he, a typical Filipino political leader who might conceivably become the head of the government. Is so sternly opposed to democratic principles Ithat he would deny the popular will the opportunity of self expression and would assert dictatorial powers If he were the majority political leader of his nationality, it is clear that he himself Is not yet ready to accept the responsibility that the United Stales must confer upon the island's politico! figures when It finally withdraws Its hand from the Philippines. In either case, there can be but one conclusion from his own remarks: that the time Is not yet ripe for the United States to go farther In altering the political relationship of Itself to the Islands than the Hawes-Cut- tlng bill would take it. TAKING OFF WITHOUT THE PILOT Today s Page Prom IJJtle Benny's Note Book Lee Pape Why the Delay? In forty-eight state capitals and In a hundred times as many municipalities at least, public officials have been busying themselves within the past few weeks at the formulation of plans for extensive public works to be undertaken with the federal sub- sidles contemplated in the Industrial Recovery Bill creating a fund of nearly three and a third billion dollars for the purpose. Tor the past couple of weeks this planning has been attended by increasing Irritation occasioned by the continued absence of any definite and explicit Information about the man- ner'in which the federal public works administration will carry out the general provisions of the bill. What requirements must a state or a municipality meet to share In the distribution of the fund? Under what terms may the money be secured? What general policies arc to be followed? Not even the third question has been answered yet, although a considerable time has elapsed since this legislation was whipped through the 1 Congress by sponsors who persistently urged the necessity for prompt handling in order that it might be gotten Into immediate effect to give an added Impetus to the processes of recovery which had been set In motion, before seasonal Influences had ceased to act and the summer decline in Industrial activity and employment had occurred. The criticism which has been directed at Washington for Its faltering Indecision Is not a reflection of partisanship. That Is quite evident in the fact that no one has more clearly shown annoyance at the protracted delay than Governor Lehman of New York, whose personal and official relations with the President have been Intimate and of long standing. The criticism Is honest and it Is warranted by delay which, big as the Job In hand is, cannot easily be understood nor justified. Some clear statement of what states and municipalities may expect should be given at Washington before more time and money have been Invested in the preparation of programs that may be ineligible when the terms are made known. Me and Puds Slmklns was stand Ing outside the De Lux Home Res terant looking at the men an ladles in there eating their lunc and listening to the nives and fork and dishes ratteling. and I said, G it must be grate to be able to ea In a rcsterant every day and ordc whatever you feel like and just E there and have the waiter bring to you. Sure, G, you could pick out a dlf frent kind of dlzzert for every mea and you could even order 2 kinds you felt like it and the watte wouldn't care, It's none of his biiz ness, Puds said. Sure It Is, that's Just what it L it's his blzzness to bring you whal ever you ask for, I said, and Pud said, That's what I mean. O boy, bet I'd try everything on the men if it took me a year, how abou that for a swell life, he said. O boy Iced me to It, I Bald. Wich just then a fat man and thin man came out picking the! teeth with toothpicks, the fat ma saying, What a life, this constan eating In rcsterants is starting t get my goat, if I'd known what know now I'd never of aloud m wife to go visiting her mother fo any 5 weeks, bleeve me. You said It, the thin man said, ony naff to eat In these dump about once a. week but my stum mlck dont get over It for days home's the ony placo to eat ant there's no 2 ways about it, he sail And they kept on going dlflren directions, me saying, O well, I be they dont know everything, I'd Ilk to try it anyways. Me too, O boy, Puds Bald. Proving other peoples experience has more effect on them than wha it has on you, and I went home foi my own luntch, being milk toas and scramble eggs and I enjoye< it prltty good and would proberly of thawt It was even sweller in a resterant. Do YouKnow? Try Thes* Questions. If Yen Get Seven Right You Win Answers on Classified Page Aguinaldo's Argument General Emlllo Afrulnaldo who led the Philippine Insurrection of 1901 and who today has. a loyal and con- ilderable political following In the Islands, Is an enemy of the Hawes- Cuttlng bill because he believes his fellow Filipinos should accept from the United States nothing short of complete Independence and absolute autonomy. But unconsciously he has made a most telling argument against the ~very thing he demands In the speeches he has delivered, the most recent of them in Isabels Province, setting forth his demands. III were toe leader," said Aguln- aldo, '1 would not submit the law to the people or to a convention, but would decide myself." From inch a declaration as that, one of two Inferences must be drawn. Either General Agulrjalrjo does not believe that tin Filipinos are capable of making a sound decision them- Mlvec or through their elected delegates In a convention, or else he Is to to* prifwlpl* ftf jepre- 1. How many ounces »re there In a troy pound? 2. Who was Marcus Juntos Brutus? I. What Is the present estimated population of the world? 4. What is Jlu.Jltsu? 5. Where is the Island of Hell-go- land? I. In what country Is the city of Urblno? 7. Who was Victor Herbert? 8. What was the most famous poem written by William Cullen Bry-ant? 9. What famous trial occurred at Dayton, Tennessee? 10. What and where are the Julian Alps? Modem Etiquette (By Roberta Leo Q. When using a finger bowl, should one dip the whole hand into the water? A. No,' just the fingertips, and one hand at a time. Then dry the fingers with the napkin, on the lap. . Should the answer to a formal Invitation be written in the first person? A. No; as a formal invitation U In the third person, the reply should be in the third person also. Q. What Is the order of procession at a wedding? A. First the ushers, two and two, according to height, l|ie shortest leading, then the bridesmaids, also two and two, and according to height, then the maid of honor alone, then the flower girl, and last the bride on her father's arm. ' Copyright 1B33. New York Herald-Tribune. Inc. LETTERS TO THE TRANSCRIPT Internal Revelations Editor of the Transcript: The following chronicles are submitted by one who has spent ncavly eighty-three years in reckless abandonment of serious thought; fully realizing that he is assuming an awful risk should he ever visit his old home town, following its publication. Twenty-five years—a generation- lias passed since the writer left "the loved spot which his Infancy knew." During that period, aside from 8 srlef Incarceration in a—hospital, he tita been alarmingly free from complaints, other than those made about ilm. My reference to the hospital, re- ates to my first and last visit to that nstltutlon; where I made appllca- ;lon for, and submitted to, interior alterations, and where, I may say, my opening was celebrated before a coterie of distinguished gentlemen who manipulated me with great freedom and'conversed fluently, if not earnedly, in tho language of the ate Marcus Antonius; interspersing their remarks meanwhile with a.few comprehensive words like, "a most Interesting case," etc.. The last Intelligible utterance being, "let's give ilm the works," as I subsided Into cnocuous desuetude, whatever that means. My gifts to the hospital have been ew, but oh, how precious. They have been wholly of a corporeal nature •ather than of ostentatious display, represented by pecuniary endowment. I gave when it hurt, and ever fter lived "apart from the flesh." Gifts, such as these may be likened a "bread cast upon the water," In bat they will be returned to the onor, should he so desire, neatly mbalmed In alcoholic submersion, or the adornment of the pantry helf and the delight of future gen- rations; properly labeled (per ex- mplel "from Uncle Ezra." Perhaps Uncle Ezra was a strict adherent to the text of the Eigh- .eenth Amendment, if he was, he ad the unusual experience of seeing Imself, in part at least, thoroughly ickled. Now a photograph of Uncle Ezra would not do full Justice to Its or- glnal, but when one is brought face- o-face with a substantial relic of is corporeal self—a choice cut so to peak—rising and falling, like an Adms apple, In Its liquid environment, o the Jarring sounds of the passing irong, Is It to be wondered at that he is overcome with emotion in the ealizatlon that it Is, Indeed, Undo Ezra and none other upon whom his gate U fixed, A The vermiform appendix is a member of the Department of the Interior, without portfolio. It Is the doctor's chief support, from which he derives his Internal and eternal revenue. | Unfortunately there have been In- monkey wrench, shears, and a potato knife, together with a card stat ing that the last visitor was Dr. Carter of Oshkash. The unprincipled doctor may be likened to two of Dickens' characters Like Shylock, he wants his pound o' flesh. Like Oliver Twist, ho wants some more. And so, dear reader, we leave you for— Waterway To Do Business Word has been received from the chairman of the committee on Rivers and Harbors, that appropriation has been made for the removal of obstructions from the Great Bile Duct This bile, or bill, having passed through both legislative bodies, now awaits the President's signature. This congressional enactment has been achieved only after the mos careful study, deeply probed am thoroughly oUgested. The work wll necessitate the removal of vast quantities of stone, which has been a great hindrance to navigation causing the rention ' and congestion of the movement of supplies, but when completed It will rank in Importance with Muscle Shoals; In fact, in the opinion of many, It will be a dam site better. Notice To Shippers The temporary suspension of navigation, made necessary by the operation in the Oreat Bile Duct, will necessitate all shipments, until further notice, to be made via the Alimentary Canal. I. S. Browne. Stuart Court, Flushing, N. J. Memories Kditor of the Transcrlvt: Those sweet old days. How they come back to us now in these June days when nature Is at her best. Even In the city,the fragrance of roses and the perfume of violets nil our senses as memory carries us back to old cherished haunts and wayside places where perhaps we have paused to hear love's whispers or laughed In pleasures deep, or wept tears. The birds sing; fleecy clouds float by. Oh, how blue the sky. How full of Joy life is. Over yonder the river, like a stances where, Sn moments of forget- "f. ™". m ™ ° »"»«"««» *»«' fulness, the doctor has made a sec- ! ™ lsts .- Butoyen then it was but for a ond visitation to the scene of lib former explorations, only to find a JUST FOLKS (By Edgar Guest). Picnic* in the Park* I see the happy families round th« tables in the park, The supper on the table and the children all aglow, And driving by the roadside I-am tempted to remark It Is good for making merry there Is such a place to go. For the rooms men build are stifling and with all a, woman's care ' In summer time a tenement Is dreary *t the best, , . I But the grass Is cool to walk on and a park has space to spare, And to see his children happy puts the mind of man at rest. The trees look down upon them In a friendly sort of »iy. Uncounted feathered warblers sing a chorus as they eat, \nd the Lord must smiic to see them In the lovely parks at play Instead ,of-boing prisoned in some crowded city street. Convrluht. 1933. thread of gold in the sun, like a rib- Don of silver in Uie moonlight. The leaves rustle softly In the mild breezes. Overhead the giant branches spread and here at our feet the grasses with buttercup and daisy peeping there from. Oh youth. Oh life. Oh happiness Rope and faith make the heart strong and the footstep light. Ah, how well you and I remember "those sweet old days" when to us all the world was young. Such dreamy fragrant sweetness, when sorrow, pain and death seemed so far away. But somehow we grew older. Time irought many changes. Th.rc were happy goodbyes and tearful farewells. Hands clasped, lips met and mrted, eyes looked into eyes gllnt- ng with mirth or shadowed with few days) But again days slipped into weeks, weeks into months an., months into years. "Hope deferred raaketh the heart sick." Bright eyes grew dim. Hands trembled. Feet faltered. Ah, yes, there were roses but their dewy fragrance and velvet petals did not deaden the sharpness of the thorns, and a blood stained pathway was often the result. The lips smiled oftentimes when the heart was broken. We kept silent because It was sacrilege to speak, to murmur or moan. The sorrow was too deep. Misunderstood? Yes, many times, you and I. Ah. There are bits of ribbon come and gone there Is pleasure In the pain as the memory "of those sweet old days" floats back to us; pleasure In knowing that meanwhile we have trodden the winepress and borne ,thc heat and burden of the day. Arid so we, you nnd I, take up our staff and scrip again knowing that, come what may, we have been blest. And we travellers, you and I, gird ourselves, and setting our faces toward the morning, go our way. James Burghardt. Wllliamstown. ' In Hollywood (By Robbln Coons) Hollywood—Jay Eaton, who has been called "Hollywood's best dressed extra man," pays more attention to his wardrobe than do many stars. It's because keeping a large and up-to-date assortment of clothes makes the bread-winning cosier, ho says. "Wardrobe to an extra," he puts It, "is like took to a carpenter. It all means the same thing—bread and butter." Eaton, in pictures 16 years,' gives much credit to hte wardrobe lor the fact that he seldom works less than five or six days a week. The ordinary extra 13 glad to get 17.50, or even-$5 a day, but Eaton, as a well dressed extra, never draws less than $10. Sometimes it Is $12.50 or $15, and when occasionally he gets a bit or a pnrt, he takes in from $15 to $50 a day. What To Wear? In his clothes closet are 30 pairs of shoes, about 40 suits, some 25 hats, eight top coats, 15 pairs of spate in assorted colors for various occasions, and shirts and ties In abundance. He believes in quality as well as quantity. "I could get along all right." he iays, "if I never bought any more clothes the rest of my life. I buy good! clothes. I have my suits made by one of the finest tailors In Hollywood. "I never keep a suit more than two years. Then I either sell them cheap to some of the extra boys who can't afford a tailored suit, or else I give them away. And I keep addjng all the time." The extra who wants to get the lobs, he believes, must have clothei hat are a little extreme—"above the ordinary." He must keep a Jump ahead of the styles. He'd Like \ Part Eaton wore a full dress suit (tailored and new) In a smart group on one of the sets of "Midnight Club." He confides that there's a part in a new >lcture on the same lot that he'd like o have. Sixteen years of It have not stilled the desire to get ahead. 'But there's a rub in working ex- k as often as I do," he says. "For nstance, producers and directors see me here today. Last week they, saw me doing the same thing on 'Dis- _raccd.' That spoils my chances for he part I want, even though I may nt it perfectly. "However, I can't afford to sit around waiting for a big role. I have to keep going." The "best dressed extra in Hollywood?" "It seems they have to tack nicknames on people in thl£ town," he says. No More Chances Kansas City— (AP) — Oeorgc McOee, alleged kidnaper, was surrounded by a small arsenal as he tear stained and yellow with age, stepped into the Union Station up- faded flowers and old love tokens. Memory is rife with them all; the joys, the sorrows, the successes, the defeats. Over yonder are graves off southern slopes and In northern vales, We have stood without when we should have sat within. We have tried to be brave when all nature protested. And voL for all that has on arrival from Roanokc, Va., where he was arrested. Filly patrolmen and detectives were armed with sub machine guns, rifles, riot guns and pistols. Nothing happened. Last Saturday. In front of the station, gunmen slew four officers and their Jiotorlom prisoner. Frank Naah, Day by Day~- M -~O. O. Mclntyre New York—Diary of a modern Pepys: Up and a Xnlfey letter uoai Uoidon blnuiau, the nampuieu.'er, who Is foot-loose In India again and so driving with the Will H. nays and ny wife to Wcslchcstcr and breakfasting at tlie Stage Coach Inn, be- .ug served by waiters in periwigs and knee breeches. Typing and to the tram to welcome my slster-ln-law, Dr. Ed. Mar- tlndlU's Nelle, whom 1 love very iiuch. And later off with Harry Sll- vcy to sec an amateur ball game In Prospect Park. But the sport has lost zest for me and walked over Brooklyn Bridge wondering from what spot Steve Brodle leaped. , To dinner at Matt and Celle Car- ncys, and Bob and Madge* > Davis here. Also the Irvln Cobbs. And 3obb and Davis in rare story telling orm. So much so that when I told ny most accomplished yarn cvery- me felt sorry. Home and read 'Queer Street," splendidly writ, un- II 4 a. m. —OO— Near slumbering Tarrytown was jn old-time horse sale we stored to vatch. It was a throwback to the Saturday sales In our town. I thought he motor age vanquished the horse Icalcrs of another era, but they were there, prodding flanks, feeling hocks and running sensitive fingers over withers. One expert referred dls- araglngly to a "wind sucker" and a roarer" and another animal rc- elvcd a profession sniff for "eatln' icr bcddin'." —OO— No gourmet—perhaps gourmand Is iiore descriptive—has ever touched he appetite of Diamond Jim Brady i the history of the town's gastro- omlcs of the past two decades. They rare telling of his yearly visit to Ben :iley's, where jumbo frog legs are le piece de resistance. ' Brady, pon such occasions, would order, a riple portion with an empty plate i on each side. Then with both hands, uiston-ltke, he would gorge the huge pile, tossing the bones into empty plates. f'ersonal nomination for the most engaging of all the dancing sister acts — The Fairbanks Twins. — OO- Ncws drifts from far away Borneo of the hairbreadth escape of the novelist Somerset Maugham in an attack of a hamadryad, the king cobra, near Sandakan. This is the only snake attacking man on sight. Maugham left a dinner party for a turn with a steamship captain before retiring, when the reptile made for ! htm. The snake was killed by the captain with the only walking stick in Borneo — Maugham's cane, a gift from Arnold Bennett. — OO- The super thrill of a movlf, filmed In Borneo, incidentally, Is a python attacking a native, climaxing In a hair-raising crushing scene. Maybe it isn't cricket to tell— I'm not Jerry to Jungle etiquette — but there are non-visible wires on the snake's head and tall. When the pressure gets too strong, coolies pull and ease off the constriction. Thingumabobs: Ishbell Ross has been in Singapore finishing a love story of the Scottish Highlands Theodore Roosevelt was refused permission to take his wife through the dangerous Khyber Pass ... A town In Slam Is called Peek A Boo . . . Sherwood Anderson, after a tour of the United States, thinks a revolution Impossible . . . Samuel Merwln never misses lunch at the Players on black bean soup day . . . Lynian Beechcr Stowe, grandson of the "Uncle Tom Cabin" author, has a cook In his Beckman Place home named Eva .. . Oliver Herford, world famed for his drawings of cats, is often followed by a stray one . . . Marysvllle, Mo, Is to have a Homer Croy avenue, a spy reports ... Icaas Mnrcosscn has been dangerously 111 in London. -OO- Oene Crawley has a worJdlnf? friend who, having sky-larked a fortune away. Is touched by the horrors now and then. The other afternoon little green-whiskered men on velocipedes began jumping out of tho [ gutter at him and he fled home In nearest taxi to calm himself. When he got into his flat he thought he saw smoke curling from a laundry shuto and opened the door to see. A bonfire of name burst out. He quickly slammed and locked the door and sat down to read a novel and compose himself. "Mustn't see that sort of thing. Silly. Have to get frayed nerves under control," he murmured. Ten minutes later firemen wero carrying htm down a Jolly old extension ladder, feet up! CapvrtffJit, I9SS. Lessons In English (By W U Gordon) Words often misused: t>o not write, "Your letter is at hand." Write, "Your letter has been received." Often mispronounced: Suburb. Pronounce sub-urb, first u as In rub (not as In suit), second u as In fur, accent first syllable. Often misspelled: Peremptory; per, not pre. Synonyms: Particle, atom, element, lota, grain, mite, molecule. Word study: "Use a word three times and It is yours." Let us Increase our vocabulary by mastering one word each day. Today's word: Imbue; to cause to become impress•d or penetrated. "We want to imbue the minds ol youth with good principles." McCRAW & TATRO "Where Quality Reigns Supreme" The Greatest Turkish Towel Sale In Years Will Continue All This Week Well, you've never had bigger value• offered you in Turkish Towels. If you are skeptical all we ask is for you to see thesti gorgeous great big handsome CANNON TOWELS AT ABOUT ONE-HALF PRESENT DAY VALUES Bathing Time Is Turkish Towel Time SIZE 22x44 INCH FIVE DESIGNS IN DIFFERENT COLORS EACH Her Best Friends Told HER To Read The Transcript Classified Ads Every Day

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