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TO SCUTJTON COTJZUCAN, FRIDAY, JULY 1, 1932 heard. For weeks they have discard' capable, would have held the solution the corresponding week last yew and Settler. Ted Morris, president, told of the changes made in the class during the past five years. . What would be one person's success might be regarded by another as failure, and vice versa. And who knows, and when is the time to Judge, and keep informed about his government, and to exercise the right to a voice in that government. - '' - Tomorrow: Hon. Albert C. Ritchie, Governor of Maryland. t tUDUUMO 1M1 rf ' UURSNGB B - WATRIS !WL' VtMldrat and Iditor - ln - CUttl. Published Xrerr Moraine Bueot Sanaa at Ml - JW N. WainlaatoB Ave. ' " ' " "n aertntoa ReonBMesn M Mirtd " emr daUT wewtiu SiuMtey for 11 otntt t HflO olf tSS 13.00 lor tU month. Ail ' othtr kmc 6.W r:r ver. " Member of the associated Frees. 'th. ajaoelatad Pra 1 axelturtsW MM toEitor taxation ol hjlln." dwprt&e? credited to It or not credited la this pr wd also wen dwi oubUsbed herein. He cited statistics showing that of the 200 graduates In 1917, 111 are still within the city limits. The state of Pennsylvania claims 147 of the graduates, New York comes second with. 19, while New Jersey ranks third with sixteen former; Tech students. Four members of the class are located in California, while In the foreign fields are: Charles Gerrlty, American vice consul, Regina, Canada; Edward Harrington, Mexico, and Elsa Monies Bunting. Honolulu. The alumni association named the following officers: Ted Morris, president; H. Whitmore, vice - president; Marguerite Melnzer, secretary, and Fred Westpfahl, treasurer.. - The class will hold another reunion in June, 1937. . , k ' After traveling more than 4,000 miles in autos, buses, airplanes and by rail lines, Dr. D. Webster Evans, West Scranton physician, has returned from a ten days' trip to points in the Middle West. Dr. Evans left Scranton by auto on Wednesday, June. 15th, enroute to Iowa City, la. ' The first overnight stop was made at Wellsboro. The next night was spent at Elkhart, Ind. Iowa City was reached the following afternoon. Relatives and friends were visited in Iowa City. Dr. Evans then went by train to DesMolnes, la. He reported that passenger travel on the rail lines is very light From there he was transported in a private car to Adair,' la., thence to Omaha, Neb., where he visited the John Rovatzos family. They were former residents of Scranton. Dr. Evans went to Grand Island, Neb., and spent several days with his two sisters. - Elaborate preparations are being made at Grand Island for the celebration of its eighty - fifth anniversary on July 4 - 5. A unique feature of the observance will be more than 4.000 men of the city with "full grown Between now and November 8, the citizen who wishes to do his patriotic duty and cast his ballot Intelligently must necessarily engage In a great deal of thinking. A flood of claims and counter - claims on many complex subjects will be put before him, and he must weigh them and make his decision. He must attempt to sift the truth from all that he hears and reads. He must analyse each statement, and decide for himself what Is best for the nation. - The difficulty, of course, lies in the fact that the average man is not fully conversant with the details ff such subjects as tariffs, various forms of taxes, certain aspects of international relations, national financing and. other complicated affairs of state. With this difficulty in mind, the National Broadcasting company is now conducting regular - non - partisan programs over the air, in an effort to acquaint men and women everywhere with the facts about government, in its various Jorms, and to explain and interpret,' as well as to clarify, the issues which the voters must settle with their ballots. It is imperative, 'especially at a time like this, that everyone should take an interest, and an active interest, In government. If the public does not express Itself at the polls, after intelligent study of the situation, then the public cannot complain If its wishes are not fulfilled. .Therefore It is to be recommended that all who may do so should read their newspapers and magazines carefully and thoughtfully, and listen attentively to the many excellent speak, ers oh the radio, who will discuss national affairs. Among the foremost' of these are the eminent students of government and economics speaking every week under the auspices of the National Advisory Council on Radio in Education, an impartial, non - partisan organization. The series on "You and Your Government" which they are presenting every Tuesday in cooperation with the American Political Science Association and the National League of Women Voters is exceptionally illuminating. Other programs of great value heard regularly are presented by the American Taxpayers Leaguer the International Radio . Forum, the Foreign Policy Association, the National Security League, the National Radio Forum, the American Bar Association, and by such trained observers of national and world events as William Hard, David Lawrence and James G. McDonald. The men and women on these broadcasts are informed upon matters Rippling Rhymes By WALT MASON SCOTLAND YARD The storyteller and the bard have celebrated Scotland Yard; efficiency is there so high that crime must shrivel up and die; it's up to date, you'd be surprised, the way the thing is organized. There sleuths go forth we read In books and put the lid upon the crooks, and drag the murderers to jail, and justice doesn't halt or fall. We read in thrilling narratives how Scotland Yard protection gives, to all the law - abiding cents, who are not robbed of .fifty cents. Or if perchance they lose that sum, the Yard's big wheels begin to hum, the master sleuths get on the Job, and gather in the ones who rob. Some people take it pretty hard this country has no Scotland Yard. - Had we that institution here, we would not live In dread and fear, we wouldn't shiver in affright, when we must go abroad at night; the gangsters all would be in cells, and Justice would be wearing bells, the wave of crime would fizzle out and sinners would be put to rout. The press work , done for Scotland Yard Is worthy of our high regard. Yet there are hosts In Lunnon town who seem inclined to run it down; in parliament the statesmen bold are asking - questions manifold; they hint that crfffle moves on apace, and law can hardly save Its face. There have been scores of unsolved crimes in England In quite recent times, and Scotland Yard just messed around, and sweated blood and pawed the ground, and talked about discovered clews, the prints of fingers or of shoes, which would the criminals betray and ..still the sinners got away. It rather helps our native pride to team that Scotland Yard's defied by criminals of Britain's isle, just as our home grown sons of guile defy the cops and jeer the laws and find in justice many flaws. (Ooovrlght. 1932. by The Oeore Matthew . Adams Service.) Things We're Told Fifteen years from their graduation date, 100 members of the Technical high school class of 1917 made merry at a banquet and reunion in Hotel Casey this week. Old school songs and class parodies were sung by the group under the direction of Jack Frank Son Special FOR 2 WEEKS ONLY OAK TAN LEATHER HALF SOLES For Men, Womeh or Children AU Material and Workmanship Guaranteed Will Call For and Deliver Frank Son Shoe Repair 101 N. Washington Ave. Phone 4 - 6155 401 Spruce St. Phone 3 - 1490 ed shaving outfits and steered dear of barber shops in order to grow whiskers for the aoecial occasion. The women Am - iI Talanrf Arm nlvtnlriff ta All Vi WIPUW 'I' w gr m r pear on the anniversary days acurea In costumes of the early period oi the region. x Dr. Evans returned to Omaha on June 23 and flew In a tri - motor Boeing plane a distance of 500 miles to Chicago In three and one - half hours. The trip from Chicago to Scranton was made by auto. ' . Regarding crops enroute and returning, Dr Evans says that growing produce In Western Pennsylvania ap - ...11 mAnnnnA wh11 fl Ohio the crops are In poor condition. They are reported fair in Indiana and better In Illinois, where corn Is eighteen inches high. In Iowa corn is about 22 inches high and in Nebraska the outlook is for 80 per cent of the crop. Eggs are selling for eight cents a dozen and butter for eleven cents a pound In the Middle West. While in Chicago Dr. Evans, spent some time with John C. Mannerud, purchasing agent for the 1933 World's Fair. The local physician was shown about the 'grounds where the fair is to be held. The fair will cost $10,. 000,000 and 97 per cent of the money required to finance it has been paid in, according to Dr. Evans. v ON OUT OF TOWN Till - , PHONE CALLS WHIN THI TOTAL CHARGI IS LESS THAN SOc U S tiOVT TAX Calls 50 Hi lew 10 Calls $1.00 ta . .tew ISe y Calls $1.00 mm4 us . . THE BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY OF PENNSYLVANIA 6,012,518.15 3,433,462.80 1,871,128.26 477,949.41 70,968.98 40,016.28 50,000.00 1,321,209.61 $13,277,253.49 $( 1,000,000.00 500,000.00 96,702.32 97,000 00 1,000,000.00 K 10,583,551.17 $13,277,253.49 $ 4,369,413.54 162,800.00 SOc the first time. Germany is a victim, perhaps not so much In her government, but more violently among her people; the vociferous voices of her classes are calling for release from the war burdens and for revenge. The South American - countries are victims of mass men tality, of class mentality;' bloodshed and famine are their penalties. Even staid old England Is not Immune. France, the most Individualistic nation of all is least touched by the stampeding sentiments of group mo mentum. France is the least hurt by the world's reaction to the great stampede of 1914. "A story may be untrue, but good history," for history deals not with the truth but with men's beliefs .about the truth. Thus the Cherry Tree be comes good history. Footprints Luclle Amandine Aurore Dupin, descendant of both Louis XV and Marshal Saxe by the left hand, in private life conducted herself with the reprehensible incontinency such an ancestry might have suggested; but as a public figure she was a novelist of popularity, considerable influence on letters and public taste, and of most remarkable productivity of pen and originality of ideas. Born at Paris July 1st, 1804, reared in the country, she spent a girlhood as a mystical visionary and at 18 contracted an unsuccessful marriage. Always a literary dabbler, at 27 she went to Paris, began a Bohemian career, often dressing as a man, and indulged in one liaison after another, with artists, poets and' musicians of distinction, the great Chopin being among her companions. J With Jules Bandeau she began to write ambitiously, at first under his name, then Independently as George Sand, a name she made very famous. Her first novels were shocking innovations on sex equality, the first noteworthy works on feminism advanced along both righteous and unrighteous paths. During her literary career of forty - five years her huge output de veloped over four distinct periods, be coming more dignified, more powerful, and less bizzarre in idealism, utopian - lsm and irregularity of moral tone. George Sand died June 8th, 1876, her career undoubtedly a success. Her style was extremely diffuse, her facility of expression extraordinary, her plots coming to her as she wrote. She could start or stop writing any hour of the day or night. Her influence has passed away, she has long since ceased to be regarded as a revolutionary, but her books reflected the Utopian visions of her age, and her intimacies with famous men give an interest to her apart from her own brilliance. Not a really great novelist, she may be rated among the most abundant contributors to literature. "Everything that exists Is what it does." An Extraordinary Record An extraordinary long term of serv ice in the postal department of the United Staets government is that of Michael Maloney of Sanderson Ave nue, this city, who has retired on pension at the age of seventy. He had served nearly thirty - two years as a clerk and a supervisor of mails at the Scranton postoffice. The faithfulness of Mr. Maloney in a position calling for exactness in service is shown by his long term as a Federal employee; and by the fact that he had continued as a supervisor for twenty - seven years. . The best of men are only men at the best and likewise the other way around. 1 - Success? , Success, what is it and how to get it, taxed five great minds, according to the prescriptions they offered the magazine "Youth." Professor Einstein summed up his ideas in one sentence: "Only a life lived for others is the life worth while." Dr. 'Dewey said that there were many kinds of success and that personally he felt at a loss In suggesting how to attain any one of them. "In fact," he wrote, "it seems to me that probably the most worthy kind of success is best achieved by not directly aiming at It. The main thing is to have some Interest or calling in which one is thoroughly Interested and which calls out his best powers. Then ultimate success will have to take care of Itself. In my opinion, there is a large element of luck entering In." ; Mr. Robinson wrote: "Be sure that you know what you want to do. If you are sure of that, success will probably take care of Itself o long as you do not want to write poetry." To Mr. Huxley success was a product of luck, Industry and ability "compounded in varying proportions." He said there was no universal recipe for "concocting this mixture.". Justice Brandels also was brief In his reply. He said: "Work hard. Be ever honorable in your dealings. Be helpful to your neighbors and to your country." "Success" is a much used, perhaps much misused term. It would : be pretty hard to arrive at a definite universal acceptance of the , word. 63,884 cars below the same week in 1830.'; . Human capacity to appreciate de generate and vicious character is as great as ability to appreciate a para - gon of nobility and virtue. Knowledge of this attribute must provide In spiration to the authors of " current fiction and drama. The Newspapers Not Tired Since the beginning of the present century . Salesmanship has advanced to the fore as a profession, an art, and a science. It has commanded high respect and high salaries; it has been a most vig orous subsidiary of commerce, a vital essential of distribution and consumption, and a mighty stimulant to industry and labor. Education and experience have turned their intellectual, cultural and practical influences upon Salesman ship to inspire its votaries, recruit its ranks, and exploit it as a high and honorable profession. Not the least of the ills wrought of "depression" has been to discount the attractions, achievements, and op portunities of Salesmanship. . So loath has money become to be spent, so reluctant are Us possessors to unheard it, so much trepidation evinces Itself In business as to the future that long - time orders are not placed and short - time orders are cut to the bone, that Salesmanship is heard to admit itself tired, discour aged, and licked. Of course, such a condition is as transitory as like conditions in the past proved to be temporary. As never' before, Salesmanship, business, labor, industry, and every other man and woman has dally a power of strength, inspiration, hope, and practical assistance at hand in journalism. . Journalism positively assures Salesmanship that it will again flourish, again find itself loaded with large orders. Salesmanship may well be tired, but it has little reason to be more discouraged than others, and It portrays 'itself in colorless garb by admitting itself licked. Journalism would not only restore courage to Salesmanship, but it stands as it always did, always will, as Salesmanship's best ally and most virile pioneer. The newspaper in fact is the best professional Salesman there is. Its advertising opportunities are not only an Indispensable aid to Salesmanship, but are in themselves Salesmanship of the truest, most satisfactory, and most profitable sort ever known. And the newspapers, as an institution and separately, were never less tired, never less discouraged, never farther from being licked. - "Take away the newspaper and this .country of ours would become a scene of chaos," says Mr. Harry Chandler. "The public offers us faith and trust. We will return them honesty of effort." Like other factors in human life, strongest when strength is needed, least tired when fatigue is to be expected, Journalism is at its best when the world is at its worst. - It tells Salesmanship, whom it will help or whose job it is quite able to do, it tells business, finance, industry, labor, to buck up; this is no time to be tired, discouraged or licked. Declining to be too tired to do its duty or to help everybody else do his duty, journalism has much difficulty understanding why anybody should enjoy the luxury of being tired until restored prosperity permits taking off time to be tired. ' Be not oblivious of thesjnultltude of people on whose name and fame the spot - light has never shone. They are like the water beneath the surface of the on - rushing stream, unseen, supporting the more visibly showy surface, but the same sort of water. Re. member the Unknown Soldier. A twist of destiny, and he might have been a general. Mass Mentality That mass mentality is a danger the world over is sadly manifest. We have been stampeded into mistakes; the extreme is then stampeded into an opposite extreme. Economy, relief, prohibition, sudden and extreme changes in forms of government all are examples of extremes to which the mob inertia has carried self - governing peoples. Both the people of our country and our Houses of Representatives have been .victims of mass mentality. A need for government economy Is conceitedly felt; almost blindly expenses are cut; lightships are eliminated Hedge Fence lightship in Vineyard Sound, Cape Pogue light, Great Round lightship, on the dangerous shoals of Nantucket. The loss of a few ships in this coastal graveyard would pay for the upkeep of these lights. Then the idea of relief is broadcast; like a frightened herd there is a rush to the opposite extreme; forgetting the struggle to save drops, a river of money is released. We were stampeded' into prohibition; we are being stampeded out of It.' We were stampeded into the boom, and stampeded Into the depression. In every case the middle ground, of which Intelligent and honest persons are Individually what yard - stlok is to be used? : After .all, Professor Einstein's terse definition admits of less perplexity than the others. Napoleon said sj century and a quarter ago, that it is toys by which men are led. And no man ever led more men than did he. Crisis '' - : By Hermann Hagedora. Long .winds with rain. Beat their sharp whips Across our eyes; Cold winds and icy rain, rain, Beat in a hurricane Against the brain, Make mute the wails upon the quivering lips, . ' And thresh like flails the shivering flesh. . . ' A ' , ' ' Long winds and rain Enwrap with night plain and. height, Where we, princes of mirth, And of a servile earth Conquerors and kings, Lost, crying, in a jungle Of multiplying things, Wrangle, or white with fright - Huddle, in bleak alarm At the dark, the dark, and the storm. We would not fear so much If the storm had not tongues 1 We would not fear so much . ; If the dark had not hands : The tongues utter "Tomorrow!" And mutter of sorrow and wrongs. The hands like a vice clutch a shoulder And leave it colder than Ice. Our follies and our' sins Have found us out. Our dreams are put to rout. Now the atonement begins. This is the end of ease. This is the end of shimmering levities; Of magic horns that pour Luxuriant store into rat - ridden barns. This is the end of scorn's Mocking of them that plod. Behind a glistering door Chance turns no more a dazzling - wheel Or pipes the dance that made our ' bodies reel. This is the end of august lotteries. The fires ascend From the bright haunts of our idola tries. But now it is the god who burns. ' Dazedly to the sea the priests descend.' This is an end. A precipice, a black abyss To set the senses spinning. An end, this is an end; An end, and a beginning. Long winds and rain lash on our lips ine nerce disdain of pitiless whips. Across the brain in scarlet trashes Sweep, sweep the wild lashes. Tne long winds and the rain. The steady earth shakes And the hearth breaks. Vales crack and swing and mountains agonize. Familiar trails heave and uprise. It is a feaful thing when an age dies. This is an end With ghosts and white skulls grinning. This is an end, . This is an end, An end And a beginning. Torment asunder Tears the sick earth. It is a breathless wonder When an age comes to birth. New voices, calling, chanting change; New choices, bright, appalling, strange. Thoughts that are forces, Fierce and fleet, " Plunging like untamed horses Along the crowded street. New cities and new men: New pities and new pain. New gods, new visions, New rods, new derisions I New worship and new scorning! Morning! And spring! And wide gates opening! New tongues in thunder Hailing a new earth! It is a breathless wonder When an age comes to birth. Long winds and rain from icy spaces Our thinning garments rend and, dinning, Beat in our faces hear it! beat The cold refrain of defeat. Sustain your spirits and apprehend! There is a richer winning! This is an end, This is an end, An end, And a beginning. , This significant and tlmetv was presented on June 22, 1932, to the Harvard Class of 1907 , on the occasion of its 25th anniversary dinner at the Harvard club, Boston. Guest Editorials Of the American Legion POLITICAL ISSUES By M. H. AYLESWORTH President National Broadcasting Com pany. The American people have a better opportunity this year to acquaint themselves with the Issues involved In a national election, and to act upon their own conclusions, than In ' any previous presidential campaign. During the months preceding the election, the various candidates will personally speak to the voters In every part of the country. From their offices and homes, and from public gatherings, the candi dates will send their voices Into mil lions of homes by radio. They will lay down their platforms before the entire electorate of the nation., They will make their pledges and argue their points before a vast audience In an amphitheater of three million Strong Enough to Protect You Large Enough to Serve You Not Too Large to Know You BJHaben Audit Bureau of Circulations 'ISLEPEONIS FrlraU Brsaeli teohsnge connecting AB , DtDartoienU WJ. VaOiu O0W From 1 A. It to I A. 1I. - TJM. ' foreign luJ5!j44fiSSJ j Pruddea. Ineoroorsted. JTO auci Anu. Hew York Olt. Entered t Scranton Poet OIMee u aeoond - cUss "U gtttr - SORANTON, PA., JULY 1, 1932. No Coal Tariff - As a fair - minded, unprejudiced newspaper who can see nothing between here and the horizon except the Grand Old Republican Party, we are constrained to hand it to the Democratic Party for producing a platform with one only one recommendation. Its short - windedness. Why, any editor in the country can write an editorial longer than that with his eyes shut. Of course, he has to have his eyes open to write short ones. A few million words will be written pro and con on this 1,400 - word tilatform between now and November. Mostly con, as should be. It was too brief a platform to include a tariff on coal, which places Mr. Boland in an embarrassing position. The rest of the world depends upon the United Statets to solve world economic problems. Hoover Plan Favored - From Geneva comes tne encouraging information that American delegates are greatly encouraged by evidence that France, originally hostile, is veering to the Hoover plan for a one - third cut in armaments. The unfavorable side is that Great Britain remains an uncertain factor. tvi. Pwnnh difficulty is that they cannot afford to go along so long as the Lausanne Conference remains a stonewall with regard to reparations, Germany refusing to pay longer. Figures are a simple and graphic form of experience, and it is astonishing that any one should assert that statistics are a dry and meaningless conglomeration of mathematics. 1 A Move for Repeal ' A Democratic member of the House - a Washington immediately rushed to the fore, following the action of the " Democratic National Convention in declaring for repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment. "Representative Black of New York introduced in the House a resolution calling upon the Secretary of State to Immediately communicate with governors of states to have them call con - voters to ratify the following resolution; "The Eighteenth Amendment is hereby repealed." . This Is not likely to get far in the present Congress. A really creative genius Is one that embraces all and forgets nothing. Adult Knowledge - seekers Mr. William R. Barnes is up in arms over the assertion that adults acquire knowledge less easily than children. Such a statement is nonsensical, he declares. I He is a well known publisher of text - books and is regarded as an authority on the subject In dispute. . Who shall decide such an issue? It is' certainly a fact that the mind matures with age and its powers of con - centration are increased. Th adult could learn aa ranldlv a the child in school were he not concentrating on so many serious mat - tars of life which prevents him from, like the child, mastering matters of puerile education almost unconsciously. ' .Emerson's aphorism is very apt tori y "The soul of all improvement is the Improvement of the soul." Freight ' Tor the week ended June 18th loadings of freight moved up to 518,408 cars, an Increase of 16,649 cars over the previous week; but a decrease of 220,685 cars under the corresponding week of last year, and of 402,236 under that of two years ago. For the first 25 weeks of the year the aggregate is 13,627,387 cars, a wgfeltlv of 545 095 - a rle. crease from the same period, last year of 4,547,496 cars, from that of two yean ago 1,636,459 cars. Coal loading totaled 68,603 cars, an ti2nt week, but 40,728 cars below Third National Bank and Trust Company 120 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, Pa. CONDENSED STATEMENT June 30, 1932 j RESOURCES Your Account Invited tj ! "i - 14 r - i.i.r. ! t.' 1 . r.T - 1 r - i i. t: ....... .'.km. . f.a.i and Fixtures of state and local, as well as national and international, importance. A few hours spent with them, and supplemented by reading and thought, will help Immeasurably in clearing the picture ( It is the duty of every citizen to Officers W.H. Peck Chairman of the Board. R. A. Gregory President. ( ' ' J. Elmer Williams Vice - PJ - esldent, John Greiner, Jr. ' Cashier. R. A. Chase Assistant Cashier. Clara B. Whitmore Assistant Cashier. H. E. Barthel Assistant Cashier. Howard Plumley Trust Officer. Directors George H. Catlin Capitalist. , R. H. Buchanan President, Northumberland Mining Co. R. A. Chase Assistant Cashier. Alfred T. Cooke President, ' ' Scranton Finance Co. . R. A. Gregory 1 President. Joseph F. Gunster ' ' ' Member of Firm, Jessup, Gunster and Mackle, . Attorneys. Walter L. Hill , Member of Firm, Knapp, O'Malley, Hill and Harris, Attorneys. Luther Keller . President, Luther Keller Co. ,v Dr. J. L. Peck Physician. W. H. Peck . Chairman of the Board. : President, Scranton Bedding Co. Harry W. Reinhart Capitalist. EzraF. Stlpp ' General Contractor. Simon R. Ward ' , Capitalist. : ' J. Elmer Williams Vice - President. Loans '. . . U. S. Bonds . Other Securities Banking House and Vaults . .T., Furniture Other Real Estate ....... .,...,.:.'.. Due from U. S. Treasurer . . - .i. .,..,. Cash on Hand and in Banks . . . . .. . . LIABILITIES Capital . , . . . . . ... . . ...... Surplus ........ . . . . - . . Undivided Profits . . ' ; ..... ., Reserved for Interest ., .... Circulation v Deposits .. . $10,476,207.02 War Loan Accounts . 107,344.15 Trust Funds , . . Corporate Trusts . . . . .to Comparative Deposits $ 8,420,413.67 9.376,317.60 .10,583,551.17 June 30, 1930 June 30, 1931 June 30, 1932 square miles. A

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