Delaware County Daily Times from Chester, Pennsylvania on September 23, 1937 · Page 30
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.<> THIRTY CHESTER TIMES, CHESTER,. JPA„ THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1937 The Brighter Side By DAMON RUNYON " W« think the editorial writers of the great city of New York are entitled to at least honorable mention tor the beautiful spirit they displayed In the heat of the American Legion gathering. We read their effusions durinR this period, and felt positively transfigured as a result. We felt we had been bathed In sweetness and light. We think the editorial writers of the general vicinity of Times Square deserve a little more consideration titan the others—a fougere, say. in addition to the honorable mention- but all the editorial writers of the city come within the purview of our commendation. The editorial writers of the general vicinity of Times Square were In the thickest of the fray, so to speak. They had to run the gauntlet of electric ticklers, firecrackers, cowbells, horns, locomotives, gin breaths, and loud, shrill cries, to get to their daily work. Theirs was the hazard of a gross ol empty bottles, or a bureau, or a bed, dropping on their heads as they hastened to their dally stint of moulding public opinion. The editorial writers In the front line trenches of Times Square were apt to be tripped up any minute by visiting gentlemen In pranksomc mood, and. while inert, walked over by a fife and drum corps of ladles, or a band playing "Hov You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm." /Now editorial writers arc not, as a rule, frivolous gentleman. They have to deal too much with the seriousness of life to feel light hearted r .nd gay. There is always a war going on that they must deplore, or some fresh manifestation of the New Deal to knock, or boost, as the political case may be. There are other topics that must be given sound thought by editorial writers In the course of a day. The departure of summer. The approach of winter. The demise of a prominent citizen. The arrival again of an anniversary of some historic event The Supreme Court. Hitler. Mussolini. Tammany Hall. Mr. Eden. Russia. And then, of course, there is ever the matter of taxes. An editorial writer bustling to his sanctum sane tori urn, his mind teeming with Important idea bearing upon the public weal, is scarcely In a mood to enjoy the humor of a firecracker exploding under his coat tails, and destroying the seat of his new pants. This happened in Times Square to an editorial writing friend of our 's. He did not mind the calamity of the new pants so much. He had bought the suit with an extra pair of pants thrown In. But the cxplo- lion also knocked a good idea fur in editorial on soil erosion right out if his bean. That hurt. called youth, reborn again In these jovial visitors. He spent so much time on this editorial that he had only n few minutes left for a couple of paragraphs expressing his opinion in unmeasured terms of taxi drivers who continue to violate New York's anti-noise law by unseemly honking of their horns. Then he put on his hat and started for his favorite tavern, but turned back In the street to mark hold-for-relca.se an editorial he had written earlier In the day condemning the police for a robbery up in the Bronx. It occurred to him, at sight of the street, that all the cops were occupied there serving as hitching pasts for the visitors, Bnd that none could be spared for the Bronx at the moment. When he finally got to his favorite tavern, he discovered that there were so many visitors present he could not get In to acquire a dram. Then for the first lime, our frlena got good and sore, rind he repaired in high dudgeon to his home In Bergen county, New Jersey, and slapped his young son for popping a blown-up paper bag at the dinner table. Our friend could easily have been excused had he sat down and written a scathing editorial denouncing firecracker throwing antics. But instead he dashed off a lovely little thing applauding the diversions of the visitors as an excellent method of letting off steam. He said that the pranks of the visitors were symbolic of eternal youth. He said that these middle- aged gentlemen who were going about our streets in weird costumes, emitting yells, and cutting strange capers, were but prolonging their enjoyment of youth. He said it was the essence of Americanism. We are not pretending to quote him literally, but this was the general sense of his remarks. It is the general sense of similar remarks by nearly all the editorial writers of the big city. If any of them noted that slight trespass upon public rights, and public liberty, that some persons of small civic spirit were heard complaining of, they passed It oft with a congeniality that was quite entrancing. The theme of the editorial writers was "Boys will be boys." One of the editorial writers was overheard muttering that he never liked boys much under any circumstances, and another was seen hitting the keys of his typewriter with a fury that was deemed little short of murderous, but nothing of this spirit came out in the editoriallzings. Although our friend was loser by the seat of his pants, before he got through with his editorial, he rather intimated that the indiscriminate exploding of toy cannons and even firecrackers, was a good thing for the community. It stirred folks up. It called attention to that thing CHESTER COUNTY NEWS Mr. and Mrs. William Sterrett Stephenson, of "Robinwood," Devon, have taken a house in Ardmorc for the winter. Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Gulncy have returned to their home In Phocnlx- vlllc, after attending the parade and { pageantry In commemoration of the i 175th anniversary of the founding | of Hagcrstown, Md. Dr. Charles Shrciner, of the j Church Farm School, Olcn Loch,, was guest rector of St. John's Epls- i copal Church, Lansdowne, recently. ! William O. Matson and sister, 1 Miss Anna Matson. or West Chester, arc visiting his son, Burnett Matson and family, In Iloehcstcr, N. Y. Misses Edna Matthews and Catherine Smith, of West Chester, arc on a motor trip to Niagara Falls. Miss Louisa Casto, of Chester, Is a guest of Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth Alexander, of Parkcsburg. Miss Marlon E. Sands, who for four years has been Home Service Work Director for the American Red Cross in Phoenlxville, has resigned her position. Miss Dorothy Hay, West Chester, Is teaching the commercial branches In the high school, at Summit Hill, a few miles from Mauch Chunk. CANTALOUPES GIVEN AWAY MARION, O.—Residents here had cantaloupes-- free -for breakfast several mornings, when a trucker who brought 40 bushels of melons to market was unable to dispose of them at wholesale houses. He said he would not spend the money for a permit necessary to peddle them retail. So he gave them away. My New York Hj JAMES ASWEI.L STORIES IN STAMPS PIU l IliapiMi *i§Afislb AUGUSTUS "AUGUSTUS!" That was the title the Roman senate contended on Gaius Jrlius Caesar Oc- tavianus on Jan. 17, 27 B C, in recognition of hjs eminent services to the state. And it was carried by him throughout his life as the first Roman emperor Born on Sept. 23, 63 B. C, Augustus is honored today on the second millennium of his anniversary He came of a family of good standing, but his father was the ~jf. first of the name to obtain a magistracy at Rome and senatorial dignity His mother, however, was Alia, daughter of Julia and the lister of Julius Caesar, and it was doubtless this connection with the treat dictator which early determined his career Looking back 2000 years on Augustus' reign, history recognizes him as one of the world's great men, Setting aside his faults, the cruelties and crimes of his early Manhood, it credits him with reconstruction ot the Roman empire and consequent preservation of civilization (or the ensuing centuries. Pictured on many Roman stamps, Augustus is shown here on I • 1029 issue, commemorating the [founding ot the ']$Rman empire.. NEW YORK, Sept. 23-1 never knew the effects of living in Manhattan on the veritable children of the asphalt Jungles until I carried a rather typical taxi driver and his wife to the country for several days. Ostensibly ' took them up to help around the place and stun crannies against the approaching nip of fall; actually I took them up because they are decent and honorable human beings who have been suffering for years from what can only be called metropolitan encmia — complicated by mild cases of carbon monoxide poisoning. I wanted to see whether this pallid young man and his frail wife 1 would respond to the touted tonic of country air. They had never. I < believe, spent the night . i a country home before. Products ot orphan asylums and tenement dusks, neither had ever been within hailing distance of a cow, and they approached my little mountain-top cottage with palpable misgivings. Neither of them slept much the first night. The normal noises of the woods, the fall of twigs and nuts, the movement of small animals through the brush, was thunder in their cars. In the middle of the night the man awakened me twice with the information that .someone, 1 perhaps a band of marauders, was in the yard. No tuttutting would soothe him until he had debouched with a gun and patrolled the yard and thrown six rapid shots into a ' decayed stump which, In a flashlight beam, conveys the illusion ol Madame Perkins walking downhill in a sheet. ; Next day they ate. They per- ! formed feats of food-destruction I haven't seen since I listened to Hey- < wood Broun discourse on the plight • ! of the hungry, while waning with j a steak under his bib. After the i | tenth biscuit the wife pinched her thin arm and vowed that she could ; (detect a fleshier counlour already. 1 j Both swore that the greatest thing : about the country was the quality ; of the victuals available. Of course, I didn't point ovit that the eggs and meat and Hour and. in fact, practically everything In my larder, had been purchased in Man- ' hattan and hauled out—because it was fresher, as a rule, and cheaper, too, there. But then they slept. They were very frightened of the dark and did their napping daytimes. In brief waking moments they tried to express their ecstasy over country life by bringing in tokens of the outdoors. One vase was crowded with beautiful green leaves and flowers. The flowers, to my horror, were the geraniums j had set out tenderly a few weeks earlier; the beautiful green leave.s were poison ivy. One of the strange things wa.s the way thus driver of a Manhattan cab, who probably covers 25,000 miles a year behind a wheel, drove in the country. The Storm King High- ! way. with ius petrifying vistas and narrow, winding asphalt ribbon wa.s a formidable matter—particularly i alter dark. He was used to driving in the city where the streets arc lighted; to meet two blinding orbs i of an approaching car, on a curve in the absolute dark, was something , new and terrifying. Usually the most insouciant and even reckless of drivers, lie slowed to 10 miles an hour and turned our light* out i altogether because, he said, he could see the other cars better with his own lights out. Thus we crept across the mountain. Luckilv we didn't meet a cop. Clearly they both thrived in suburbia. But yesterday I met him on the street, lounging at the wheel of his cab. He grinned: "That was some time we had In the country. As soon as I rest up from it—I'm still pretty tired—I'd like to take another try. But I don 't see how people stand the country three or four weeks at a time, y It's too wearing." 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