The Dayton Herald from Dayton, Ohio on February 6, 1930 · 28
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23 THE DAYTON HERALD THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1930 F-7 TIIE DAYTON nERALD AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER Published Daily Except Sunday oy the Burkam Herrlck Publishing company. Publication Offices, No 111 East Fourth street. Telephone Garfield 3000. Private Branch Exchange Connecting All Departments. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY . 1930 Georgia's Misfortune. Because a small band of local hotheads lost all sense of decency and humanity and lynched a man without a trial, the state of Georgia loses a record of three years standing. It was the first lynching in that state In that Mme. It represents, therefore, a backward step for which the entire state must suffer because of the acts of a few men. There was no possible excuse for the direct action of this mob. The prisoner, who was accused of slaying a young white girl, was In the hands of officers of the law and had, it Is said, confessed his crime. If the law had been permitted to take its course there Is little doubt that the accused would have paid with his life. But the mob would not wait. It had to act as Judge, Jury and executioner In one operation. rlim nf its fiirv suffered tha usual fate. He was beaten and mutilated In the sensless fury of the mob and then cast on a pyre of logs. Mob violence Is utterly degrading to those who participate in it. They lend themselves to the low place of their victim, become self-appointed executioners, have blood on their hands needlessly and become law breakers. Georgia must hang Its head in shame over this tragedy. Two decades ago, it frequently led all the other states in the annual numbers of Its lynchlngs. But it has improved greatly in recent years and not since August, 1926, when 17 alleged members of a lynching party received prison sentences for their offense, has there been a lynching there, with this exception. Carin? for the Aged Poor. Senator Dill has introduced a bill authorizing the cooperation of the federal government with thost states that appropriate money for old age pensions. It is doubtful If such a law could be constitutionally sustained in view of the fact that the government derives Its revenues from all states and that under It, tax payers In states not receiving benefits would pay as much as taxpayers in states deriving benefit. In principle, however, the suggestion is eminently constructive. Old age dependency is not a local but a national problem. Americans have 48 states and the District of Columbia In which they are welcome and received without question. A worker, so long as he is independent, may change residence at will. He may not have lived more than one year In his last state of residence, but If he becomes dependent, it is the duty of that state to help him In some way In his old age. Most states solve the problem In the easiest but least satisfactory way. They maintain almshouses, usually one to a county. This Is unsatisiactory-Decause it usually involves uie separation of husband and wife and offers little or no opportunity for dependent to make new effort to achieve a form of economic Independence. Moreover, it puts an excessive burden on the state, particularly during the winter months. Half a dozen states have legislation, either ' in force or pending, for old age pensions. Under this plan aged married couples are kept together and not prevented from doing such work as they can find. The home is kept and they are as free to come and go as are other Independent people. They are thus encouraged to do what they can to make themselves comfortable In old age. SenatorDIll Is right when he contends that the poorhouse as an Institution "should be relegated to the past," and that those who are in dire need "should be made comfortable among their friends and relatives when they are old." This would be both the humanitarian and scientific way to solve the problem. It could be done very easily through state cooperation with the federal government. communities it concerns Individual convenience and community efficiency. The easiest way to solve the parking problem is, of course, to abolish parking. This is unscientific and unsatisfactory. The use of machines is Indispensable to American business and intercourse. It Is inevitable that at times throughout the working day the machine will not be-in use. Its disposition at such times creates a1 big problem. Police Commissioner Whalen of New York city leans to the attitude Chicago has taken in abolishing parking in the loop district. Time limits do not work at all, he finds. They are often broken and the police department cannot enforce them against thousands of violators. Double parking also is impracticable, he says, because it Is a detriment to traffic. His solution would comprise zoning limits in which new buildings would have to furnish facilities within their own property lines and the encouragement of cheap public garages. This would be far better than abolishing parking. In this, many rights are to be con sidered. The merchant has rights. The auto mobile owner who uses a machine in his busi ness and who must make many short business calls has rights. The person who is on even an occasional business assignment has rights. All autoists are not sightseers and joy riders, "Any law abolishing parking automatically would put them in that class. Perhaps the solution of the problem rests in adequate public accommodation at a very reasonable cost. Nearly every large city falls fully to use space on the back ends of lots. Business frontage usually means the foot frontage on the street Itself. Except in the of large buildings which use the entire lot, the back space is relatively little used. The public garage on the rear of unimproved business lots would be of real service. If this were made available to parkers at a small charge doubtless parking would cease to be a major civic problem. TODAY As Seen By Arthur Brisbane LOS ANGELES. Cal., Feb. 6. Tuesday was Colonel Lindbergh's twenty-eighth birthday, reminding us that early success Is still possible, for you are able to say, as Napoleon said after crossing the Alps in winter, "I deserve credit only for not be- 1 i e v 1 n g fools who said it could not be done." Col o n e 1 L 1 n dbergh "cooked a batch of f 1 a pjacks" and went Haft .J Leaning; as a Habit. This country Is not the only nation which offers from too much leaning upon others, it would appear from remarks recently made by Minister Thomas of the British Labor cabinet. Speaking on one phase of national development, he said: "There is too much tendency In this country to be spoon-fed. All that any government could do would be Infinitesimal compared with what business could do for Itself." Spoon feeding is akin to leaning. It places faith and hope for its own salvation in the hands of others without trying to work out its own problems. In this country states learn upon the federal government and the cities upon the state. All want or seem to want to be relieved of problems which they could solve better themselves. Leaning, like spoon-feeding, weakens moral fiber, decreases independence and self-reliance and expects special privileges and favors. It is following the line of least resistance. It is opposed to all that Is Inherently good in state government and favors all that Is bad. The makers of the United States constitution realized this and sought to avert it by granting only limited powers to Washington and reserving powers not thus granted to the states. The only advantage the federal government has over state government Is the power to raise much greater revenues. It can work no miracles, solve no problems and do nothing more efficiently than progressive states when they are sincere and In earnest. Yet more and more the states lean upon federal shoulders and solicit advice, encouragement and direction. It Is, time to put a stop to this. America was not built up by a leaning people and It cannot be maintained and further developed by Waning. t ' - New York' Parking Problem. The parking problem of the el'y of New York Is of Interest t every American community for the reawm that all fare similar, if not comparative. fund it Ion. Congestion Is everjr here in the United 8!u. In the larger r.!!ea It r'wnU itoI.Viiu 'hot wem to defy n!ii!n ithinif !r'nii'tvr iHtiun In Miial'ei Labor-saving schemes aren't a blessing. Think how much happier people were when they spent two hours a day polishing the brass on the fliwer. People never really outgrow their belief In Santa Claus as they get older they think he is tne leaerai government. Delegates to the conference begin with one thing in common. Each knows how many ships the oi&er should have. Wives are people who think you aren't hun gry 11 they filled up at the bridge party. Storms and cold waves and warm spells have got things so mixed up you can't Judge a cli mate ior tne weather. Two million Chinese starved while America wept over her surplus of grain, and we brag aoout our efficiency and our charities. Nature seems to be doing her best to destroy mankind, and the oldest inhabitants can't remember a time when she had greater justification. Old Cain wasn't such a bad scout. He didn't claim that he stumbled, or that Abel tried to get away. Genius alone can't make a Joke successful. The Jokester's liver and your liver must hap pen to function perfectly on the same day. "The most perfect bull of ancient times has been unearthed at Ur, says the Georgrapmc. It must be a wonder to beat "Venl, vidl, vlcl." There must be literal fire In hell. It wouldn't be hell with no ashes to tote out. The Herald s Mailbag EARLY RAILROAD HISTORY. To the Editor of The Herald: The Sunday Journal's illustration and text. of the old Xenla R. R. station sent me to the records to see, just what I could find. I found that no early Ohio railroad sketch could be written without mentioning the name of Rob ert Myers Shoemaker. AH living old "tallow-pots" and "road-hoags"' will remember the days of the "Ohio GuageJ' This guage measured four feet ten Inches, used all through Ohio, only to be replaced at a later date by the four feet and ope-half inch. This came about In July, 1838, by the fact that a locomotive engine was shipped by boat to Sandusky and Civil Engineer Shoemaker was asked and required to make the road bed conform to the engine. He did that, unloaded the engine and placed it on the old Mad River road. This was the first engine in Ohio nd the first built by the Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works, of Patterson, N. J. But I'm getting ahead of my story. In 1835 Mr. Shoemaker was engaged on location for the Utlca and Schnectady railroad; 1836 was engaged in making surveys and estimates for a railroad across upper Canada, from Toronto to the eastern end of Lak3 Huron; finishing these he started a survey for the Lake Shore railroad, from the eastern line of Oiiio, near Conneaut, Norwalk and Lower Sandusky to Toledo. fuilshtng the Job in June, 1837. In 1838 It became connected with the Mad River and Lake Erie railroad, as above stated. Still chief engineer of the Mad River road, he commenced, in 1838, the location of the Little Miami railroad, which The Sunday Journal spoke about, and In the summer of 1840 the division between Cincinnati and Mllford; finishing the same, the first locomotive, "Governor Morrow" was placed on the tracks under his supervision. Then, In 1849, he started location for the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton railroad, located and put the road under contract In 1849 and 1850, and In 1851 opened it for business. For the next ten years he was engaged to build railroads In Kentucky, which I pass over. He then built the Dayton and Michigan railroad to Toledo. Then between 18C3 and 1865 he built over 400 miles of the Kansas Pacific road, the first railroad in Kansas. Upon finishing that he built the Dayton Shore Line 'Cincinnati and Springfield railroad) which lie finished In 1872. On several occasions, Mr. Shoemaker was chosen president of railronds, the C. H. M 11. being one of them. I also wish to correct several errors In that art trie pertaining to Xenla and Pennsylvania rallroud stntlon. First: Main street, at that time, was called C'hiiilcothe street. And that It was the Dayton. XenU and Ilelpre railroad and not tha Dnyton and Western. AIho, that the fint train between Dayton and Xenla, wn run Mv 17, 1H'.4 and nut ISM, Have before me The Day. ton Journal of Miy 13. 18.12 containing; "An art, to Incorporate the Mad Hlver and Lake Frle fiailinafl company" in full detail Hut thai Knottier Moty. A BCHKKINEit. AUIIllK HHISB.WB up in a glider, an airplane with no engine, paying little attention to the glider's physical condition apparently. One aileron dropped off. Spectators thought Lindbergh would be killed. He came down safely. The public will be much obliged if he will at least examine the wings of his gliders. William Howard Taft resigns as chief Justice of the supreme court, and, for the time, retires to private life, taking with him public appreciation of his fine qualities. He was a good Judge and, what is more important, a good man, one that has helped many and never knowingly Injured any body. May good health return to him soon. Correct this sentence: "Today's paper Is disappointing," said the flapper; "full of mur der and divorce stories, and not a word about the Egyptian situation." Correct this sentence: "I know her new liv ing room suite cost a lot," said the gossip, "be cause she was careful not to say anything about the price." Charles Evans Hughes returns to the supreme court as chief Justice, at president Hoover's request. In him the people have a brilliantly able man, worthy to take Mr. Taft's place. And from Mr. Hughes accept ance of the position you learn that honor and opportunity to be use ful are more important than financial profit. Mr. Hughes gives up a private law practice worth more than $500,000 a year for the small sal ary and great opportunity of the supreme bench. Doves played at the feet of Venus, fluttered about her head. Doves coo on the rooftree of the rustic bride. The dove appears in beautiful religious pictures, and in Chaucer "she sang full loude and cleere." "Dove" as a rhyme for "love" represents first aid to young poets. And now the gentle creature, sad to say, appears as assistant to the bootlegger. Captain Benton, head of the Los Angeles sheriff's liquor squad, found on the beach an exhausted carrier pigeon, and tied to its leg a message obviously intended for some bootlegger: "Be ready to receive cargo at op pointed place off Topanga at 2 a. m." Chicago's Retail Advertising in stltute is told that American women spend every year fifty three billion dollars. A million is a great deal. A thousand millions is a very great deal. Fifty-three thousand millions spent by the women in this country is an extraordinary amount of money. They spend it wisely, as a rule. because they know enough to read advertising carefully, realizing that he who invests millions in his good name, through advertising, will do nothing to Jeopardize that name. Women are said to buy 41 per cent of all automobiles and 96 per cent of dry goods. They really buy 96 per cent of auto mobiles also, because men buy what women want or admire. Mr. Edward Cantor, who drons Into literature . as Mr. Wegg dropped into poetry, says: "Four hundred and ninety-six people pay on Incomes of $1,000,000 or over. There would be four hundred and ninety-seven if I had listened to. my wife Instead of my broker." Many will smile a sad smile. reading that. But in a few months. 90 per cent of the many, on slight encouragement, will resume Ram bling, listening to the dictates of fancy rather than to common sense. The Daily Mirror of Washington By Clinton W. Gilbert. Speech That May Defeat Schall for Re-election. Sen. THE BOOK OF THE MONTH WASHINGTON. Feb. 5. It seldom happens that a senator makes his re-election Improbable by a single speech, but that Is whot Senator Thomas D. Schall, of Minnesota, has done. Up till the time he delivered that speech his chances of renom-ination by the Republicans were good. Since then they have not been good. It happened this way: Two Minneapolis newspapers differed over what should be the course of the western Republicans in the senate. One of them stood by the coalition, holding that the farm bloc should get high duties for farm products and deny tariff increases on Eastern manufacturers. The other urged that the farm bloc, having already got high duties for the farmers, should generously grant reasonable increases in rates to eastern industries. This debate- raged for some time until finally the newspaper which favored the east circulated a letter among the country editors of the state and got the signatures of a good many editors to its circular. The circular with the editors'-names on It was published as an advertisement in some eastern newspapers. Senator George Norris, an ardent coalitionist, arose in the senate and attacked the advertisement, charging that a good many of the country editors signing it were tools of the eastern business interests. Then Schall indiscretely followed Norris and echoed Norris' attack on the Minnesota country editors. A good many country weeklies thereafter which had been supporting Schall for renomlaation and election turned against him. As his strength is entirely in the rural districts, this loss of newspaper support Is serious for him. Edgar Guest The Carpenter's Feelings He had not read what Shake speare wrote. No line of Milton could he quote; He worked with saw and plane, And edging boards, precise and true. He labored all the lomr dnv through His food and drink to gala But as I passed along today, ;isnt mat swell!" I heard him say. And turned with him to aea What curious sight had caught his eye. "Them look like Jewels In the sky, wn rvery ousn ana tree. "There's something sort o" sweet an' fine About the way them branches shine In winter's coat of frost. As If some master mind and hand Had figured out the scheme and planned Without regard to cost." What If the speech be rough, un couth? There Is no tyranny of truth. Words but mens thoughts re- vrul. And poetry may be the thing Which genius lias iwwer to ln Ann others power to feel. There Ouhf To He a Law. President von Hlndenburg. who Is Hit old irlend of Field Marshal Marketeer had him for luncheon today Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. Of course, so far as one can see from Wash ington, it really makes very little difference whether Schall is re-elected or Governor Chris- tianson succeeds him. Chrlstlanson has the support of the more conservative element In Minnesota and Is a more regular Republican. But any senator from Minnesota, If he desires to be re-elected, will have to please the farm ers of the state. So Chrlstlanson, If elected, will be a member of the farm bloc. Contemporary Comment The Architectural Show. It may not be true that American architects lead all the world in knowledge and skill and taste, but they certainly do in opportunity. Building in this country has been for years on a scale known nowhere else. Great struc tures have been added, on commission not only from states and the federal government but from banks and corporations, while a free hand has been given to our architects In plan ning palatial residences, especially outside the cities and towns. To all this rising appeal the profession has responded in a way to excite the wonder and envy of architects in other lands. More and more frequently do they come to the United States to study what has been done here In monumental and impres sive building."" At the show of the Architectural league of New York, now going on at the Fine Arts building in Fifty-seventh street, a noteworthy collection of current work from all over the country is open to inspection. It is :nviting to all people of taste or even curiosity in such matters, and Is of especial value to architects themselves. As the president of the league remarked, it Is a good thing for them to see their drawings alongside those of their lei- lows. The test of comparison is unavoidable and wholesome. An actual building which has serious defects may be placed near others which are so bad that it appears to be very good; but the juxtaposition of fine, with less fine is the instructive thing. The league announced gold medals of honor which are themselves significant of the wide range and varied merit of the work of American architects. One award went to a Chicago firm for "great distinction and high architec tural qualities in the solution of American of- flee buildings." Our achievement in that line has been especially marked. Architects have taken advantage of the very resrictlons and zoning laws Imposed by municipalities to glva their buildings an artistic treatment and a distinctive "style" undreamed of when the first skyscrapers were erected. Recognition was also given by the league for outstanding work in ecclesiastical architecture, as well as for special design and charm in residential and landscape architecture. The exhibition, in fact may well be thought of as a good means of answering the questions which many are put ting who are anxious to know what American architecture has done and where it Is tending. If its future copies fair Its past, it will maintain its prestige as one of the great art developments in the United States. N. Y. Times. When Crop Failure Means Death. Crop failures In China mean death for mil lions. Its peasant population is never far from the border line of hunger. The grim specter of famine forever haunts the land. There are always starving thousands. The provinces of Shansl and Shensl are now famine stricken. Within the last year a third of their total population of 6.000,000 has per ished from hunger, while competent outhorl- ties predict another 2,000,000 will die before June. Famine, not civil war, Is the constant men ace of China. The problem of its starving millions Is so great that charitable relief work undertaken on a large scale can do little to prevent death. It operates only to delay It. Perhaps that means only prolonged suffering. . Because peasants who are starving nave killed and eaten their horses and mules It is Impossible to find means of transport to get food supplies to them. Over an area of 5,000 square miles millions are living by eating roots, bark, chaff and elm leaves. There can be no really effective relief until there Is another' crop sufficient to replenish a food supply. An other crop failure means another winter of starvation and death. China needs stabilization, peace, order, mod ern highways, and irrigation systems that will conserve water supplies. Its peasant farmers need to be taught to use every available means to increase crop yields and conserve them. China has no crop surplus problem. Borne day, perhaps, the world will be better organized on an economic basis than It Is to day. It will have no units of countries, suffering from the opiwslte extremes of surplus food production and Insufficient food produc tion as it has today. Ample food production 's the universal concern of humankind. Perhaps the world's living standards nerd revision. Perhaps the living standard some day will be standardized wherever men live. It Is not imiwiiiblo. It Is In fact a worthy objec tive. Then we should have no problems of surplus production and no pitifully heart rending spectacle of famine Minneapolis Tribune. I hiiiiuiu; Lira mrvBm Wm fw Aw, (Jive Him the Hutter. James: "Papa. I ain't got no hutter." Papa: "John, correct your brother." John 'looking over Into James' plate)! "Yes. you Ix neither." litght Way Mwgalne. The Herald's Daily Book Review "The Young Idea." By Frank Swinnerton. Doubleday, Doran. $2.50. "The Young Idea" Is a light en gaging and readable novel. It also is a study of some preten tions, and of considerably more Interest than Mr. Swinnerton originally intended. Most of this additional Interest Is extrinsic and has been acquired since the book first was published In Eng land In 1910. . Mr. Swinnerton presents in "The Young Idea" a picture of frothy, ebullient, aspiring youth and an Inquiry not too incisive into the social significance of the mass of youth aspiration. It is hardly necessary to say that his sympathies are all on the side of the young idea. Thus, Galbralth a direct, honest and sensitive young man, with a half-earnest philosophy designed to Improve the world is the hero of the novel. He is most heroic when he Is most sternly embattled against the entanglements of dead convention. Galbralth's employer, the tight-lipped Mr. Mound, who throws all his considerable weignt on the side of the traditional methods of procedure, is dls- credited at once, if only by the half-comic manner in which Mr. Swinnerton presents him. Hilda Verrcn. even as Gal bralth, clings desperately to her young and idealistic faith in "the beauty Of something." even though the brutalities and crudities of commerce have attacked it at the roots. She rejects the love offered to her by Percy Tern- perton, and hopefully awaits the true romance, which comes to her at last in the person of Galbralth. In Temperton. we have Mr. Swinnerton'i finest exhibit, his strongest case against the estab lished ways of the world. In brief, bis blackest villain. Temperton still regards all women, even clerks In offices, as fair game. He courts Hilda in thrllllngly melodramatic terms, with an In sensitive disregard for the soul within her. "Temperton caught her arm. . . . His face was close to hers, and the narrow eyes were fierce es she wrenched her arm free. Don't you see I'm mad for love of you?'" When Hilda fi nally repels him, Percy loses his temper In a most unsportsman like fashion and smashes a chair or two. That night he follows Hilda to her apartment, only to find her sheltered under the protective arm of Galbralth. He retires in the best manner of the thwarted villain, gnashing his teeth and sputtering in inartlcu- late rage. In writing "The Young Idea," Mr. Swinnerton was definitely not writing timeless literature. It has bomo the passage of years rather badly, and would have been easy to date, even without the numerous references to suffragists and the stated salaries which rewarded the labors of efficient young women secretaries. Any contemporary social theorist may Investi gate, In Its pages, the young Idea grown twenty vcara older, and long since renlaced by several even younger Ideas. The results of the Investigation. It may be said, will be derldedly optimistic. For, If Mr. Swinnerton findings may be taken at fare value, the young Idea, since 1910. has groan substantially less visionary. Gather the PUra." iDuttm, 12.50), Is another vry serious love storv by Diana Patrick, with a problem, a moral, and everything, In fact, but a prose that rises above servant-clrl literature. The author In this rase Is: If a woman ha no romance in ner married life, ha she the rlt'ht to look elsewhere for It? I almost wrote, shall It profit her to look elsewhere? At any rate, to Judee from the number of popular novels that treat of this theme. It Is decidedly profitable to write Ltorie on the siihjert. Beffy Fairfax Column Dear Miss Fairfax I'm a very close observer of your column, so have decided to come to you for help. I have had some real good times, but am now rather sorry of it because I realize I have been In the wrong company, a thing I didn't see be cause I was so young. So I have decided to drop my old friends and make new friendships. Therefore if you are permitted to publish letters of this type, please publish this one Anyone desiring my friend ship may follow your directions and in that way become my friend. I want to congratulate you, Miss Fairfax, on your good work, and think if the ones who write to you would abide by your Judgment they would always succeed. SALLY. This is going to be one of the best little pieces of work I have ever done. I'm going to try to make you see just how impossible it Is for me to comply with your request. Let us suppose someone did write to me to find out who you are. Let us say his name is Erasmus Brown, and that I sent his letter on to you. I know your name, but that is all I know about you. I presume you come from a middle class family who live simply and modestly on a farm. I know nothing about Erasmus Brown except that he wishes to get acquainted with you. Then suppose he comes to see you and you take him around your neigh borhood. Introducing him to your friends. Suppose some night when you are out riding with him you have an automobile accident, and he is injured and brought to the hospital. And suppose you learned in that way, with all the front page publicity linking your name with his, that he has a wife and several children. What would you do then? Or suppose after having entertained him and gone out with him you should see in the paper some morning that he had been arrested for bank rob bery. Do you think that would be a pleasant experience? I'm sure you would feel terribly dis graced. Yet you ask me to get friends for you through this col umn, people I do not know and cannot recommend. I hope you can see Just what might happen if I did what you wish. Such things do happen every day, and often innocent girls are dragged into scrapes which might have been avoided if they had only used their brains. You are going to have to find your friends through people you know who can properly introduce you to other young people they know and ap prove of your knowing. This last param-aph is Just to warn all those who might Vrlte in answer tf this girl's letter that your responses will go Into the waste basket, so you might as well save your a cents, it will save me and the postmaster a lot of trouble. D. L. M.: I think if you will read a book called "The Well of Loneliness," a novel which came out about a year ago, you will get a better understanding of yourself. It Isn't a pleasant subject, but I feel sure you do wish to understand yourself. Then if you wish to understand more fully. I suggest you go to see Dr. Felker or Dr. Everhard, who are women doctors, and have them explain to you. Dear Betty: My husband Is dead and I wish to know how I should sign my name now. Should I continue to use his initials, as I always have done. or should I use my own name? Thank. AGNES. On ail legal documents and on your checks you would use your own name, as Agnes M. "Brown, but In a social way you would be known as Mrs. James A. Drown, or whatever your real name Is. Everyday Questions and Answers By S. PASKES CADMAN Question We nave a 19-year-old daughter, a girl of fine disposition and, sensitive nature. For a year she was engaged to a man Ti-Vrt elnr feJ-rirnS' has drifted away from her with the result that her whole world has crumbled away. She has no Interest in O0Caoma anything and each day is but another long-drawn period of anxiety. Even her religion, to which she was devoted, gives her no comfort in her present condition. How would you handle such a case In order to restore a more balanced outlook an4 attitude? Answer One cannot grieve forever, but that fact does not pre vent love's disappointments having a tragic intensity for young people of your daughters type. The higher their sublimation of the passion, the harder they fall when it Is outraged. Change is the surest remedy and even that may be a tardy one. Bring your daughter into contact' with new inter ests, new friendships and new occupations. Crowd out the pain of her former association by en riching her life with what travel or fresh tasks can supply. " - Of course, her health should be carefully guarded. But it Is her mind which requires first aid. You are very fortunate if the girl has a vein of stoicism In her blood which refuses to yield to despair. Be very patient with her. Too few appreciate the peculiarly pene trating and persistent anguish of a sensitize heart thus betrayed. Only fools Jest at the smashing of its most sacred capacities. The scar often remains and throbs long after the wound seems to have healed. i Question I am a Roman Catholic girl, a college student, and'am losing my faith, at least my faith in certain dogmas of the church. I am neglecting the confessional and the mass. I find many of my schoolmates are in the same condition; we believe in God, we read our Bibles, we pray, but we are not satisfied. We feel that Christ is too far away. Answer Tlie beginnings of col lege life are far more subject than many apprehend to the changes which you relate. No matter how carefully you entrance into a new intellectual life may be guided, almost unavoidably doubts are awakened in the mind. As a rule they are first directed against the religious doctrines with which you have been familiar fro.a your childhood. I earnestly advise you and your fellow students to consult a wise and sympathetic priest of your own church, to whom you can tell exactly what you have told me. Probably he will not be so deeply disturbed over your difficulties about certain dogmas, because he will understand that your heart is In the right place. A girl who believes In God, reads her Bible and practices the habit of prayer Is never far away from the deeper spiritual life and peace you de sire. If you cannot consult a priest of your own church, find some other person of your own religious persuasion In whom you can confide. At this juncture you need above all else a wise Christian counsellor who has a correct esti mate of life's values; preferably one who has known by actual experience the ordeal you are now enduring. In any cue, do not let dogmas stand In the way of your personal friendship with Christ a your Redeemer, Lord and Master. No dogma Is an end In ItAelf. It Is but a means to Him who Is the giver of all good life. Even If you have to seek Hun In a new way It Is better to do that than either to lose Him or not to find Him at all. 1 I- i ; H f if (Copyright, 1M0

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