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7 ?" r T T 4 *" IT 1 - T rr/s j, * , »* t »>*• W36J*w**t* *»* *» »?* m#»ti*t*s" *3.?f, month 75 c*«t«, i.>.»h fey «rri*T in Bar* WUJis BO wot*. p* ***>]« ewy Bsf inamtujf. Ko psper* «e»nf, through «b c*rri»t «st*t*i of Socialism t A!v*jn T. FulJer of Mnss lm» mmr Swn classed as a radical. It Ut tittle Rjore th*n A ymr r.5nc« tbr r«d!c«!s and Kfepm}?! of the coiintry w-rt driioimclng Wm te> th«» **!«<«: s^ » blind rrartlonsry, Th«i, fecf-tmJirreij-, Jfndr inlerf-rt to thfi f»<-t : lh«l-Oovei'!M>r Fuller the other day told Hie W^w H&JStSanii Confertnt-e of Wompn's Clubs tfent unless Aniericsn politic un^erpoes a stewplng changf, the irrowlh of socialism (n (this cd\tntr7 "will be Rstounflin^," ^f you deplore rondHirms In Russia today," mid thf Kovrrnor. "rrmrmber that rvcry bH of comipUon in public life Is a contribution to that r*m? sofinliRin, TJifrf RIT nbuscr, !n public life which make for the growth of And when arc carried to n point tlwy kindle fines that cannot l» clwckcd." The Social 1st party In tha United States today is * negligible factor in polities. In OTM> fir two ctttai tt carries an etectton now and then, but on the whole it la lrapot«r>t. Yet In Europe the Socialist party playa an important part In nearly every country. It often wields a coniroillng Influence on governmental policy. The reason, of cmtrw, i.i not hard to find, Since 18H, Europe has had sn extremely bitter txperlence, and the shortcomings of the t-W leaders and old policies have been shown up utaparifiBly. People are turning to socialism In the desperate hope that It will provide iranA kind of remedy. In this country we hmva had prosperity and happiness. There Is little real discontent; socialism, consequently. remains unimportant. Bat there is growing a deadly cynicism Sn regard to politics arid politicians. People are losing their capacity for being shocked by wrongdoing. Graft, incompetence and corruption are becoming more and more common, Chicago and Philadelphia are only large-scale examples of something with which nearly every dty is. in some degree, familiar. And that is a real danger. The soap-box orator demanding state confiscation of wealth is not a menace to our Institutions. We can igncro him. But the erookftd politician*— the mayor who connives At police department graft, the district attorney who shuts his eyes to glaring nbtwes, tee city boss who manipulates crooked eounta at ejections, the official who takes a bribe «od tots law violators operate openly— these men are giving the soap-box orator ammunition thai can make him powerful. The radical is neither popular nor numerous in the United States today. But, u Governor Fuller warns, ha will increase arnaeing- ly unless we have a drastic housecleaning in our politics. Onc« let the average man become convinced that present-day political machines are beyond reform and you will tee tr growth in • socialism that win astound you. The Men Who Die In Subs England recently gave militray burial to the bodies taken from the hull of a British submarine which was Mink, in 1910, in an engagement with a Bolshevik warship in. the Baltic sea. The Russians recently brought ths submarine to the surface. One wonders how the relatives ot these dead British sailors f«eL What did these men die for? England was not officially at war with Russia. Th* World war itself was over. Their de&thti .accomplished nothing. £Uut sotlfit-is as secure today as it" would have been if that FUbm&rine had stayed at home. The answer, of course, is. that some British offtcifch got ctcited and blundered. It was all a mistake. That may be cold comfort for the relatives of the dead sailore— but it Is about all that can be said. Shakespeare's Lax Ideas __ Frederick ^S. Boas. English Shakespearean authority, declares that if Shakespeare were writing for the stage today he would be up to hia ears in auits for violation of copyright. Shakespeare borrowed his plots with a free •M ti&sy hand. In lus day this was considered quite proper; so he wrote "As You Like It* from another play written & sew years before, turned another rival's play iuto The Winter's Tale" and lilted half a doaen more from Boccaccio. such a practice would involve him to Countless lawsuits. We can only say, how- aver, that it is extremely lucky for the world that there were no copyright laws in Sliake- eptare's day. The world's literature would be mush poorer if Shakespeare had aot had rather lax ideas about appropriating another*! work. Suspicion Oftea Misleads - . A. jE^ndt- woman «et»t- eabareting the etfasr niffal with a male friend. After she got tome sh* missed a flOQO diamond ring. ISte suited Pol** aud accused the trtemi. who mmsta& and tacked up, Next momir^ W8S3Q4S (tk^overed the ring in her coat Sfae *»«**«> Oic iwUce siaUow, much mad Jser frimd mut reie»ifed with Thireopaii he proraptfy informed Iff H|l Jta n$A liw were ag tac^cf Irtods, ^tolHtan^; mad lOi.h t*u& VWM an* mem WMsu, fi«H» how to oirb>-om- *<rt1on in t**t!r>f A UTHE T"w'.?cb ( "Mv "fH*s it? h?"? rirrti" hi' shnrf fnt thf* rwr'y, but rtc**n't rxplnln ?.'iif!hPr Uitt !«; n hrt» p .i or ' Cnni« ; long R 1 of rs'iinR fhf> rr>H in ^rfr, roll: ill* lx>rs ntf yfllinR for cvsry yenr. Any plncf lmpr«vr<> rnpldly whrn importnnt cHifrns !x*gin to pntron'7fl H. Why prinf. ii hs urv, s whm twrnty pfo p rblw dnt a night club? Jf s 't that is Another cnrc for discontent Is to visit the oW Iiomp town and sets what the years have done to the girl you almost married. Modern kids ere so mnch mor? independent than tha old-fathionccS ones. ' Give them nn allowance and a car. and they ask favors of nobody. Usually a village begins with one store and. grows as more and more clerks save enough of their 930 a month to s«t up for themselves. Turn nbout IR fnlr enough. In the old days, mother's skirts were cut down for daughter; now daughter's are lengthened for mother. Americanism: Wondering what the country Is coming to; wondering why somebody who has time doesn't do something about It. We nre hateful by nnture, and the umpire never shows any enthusiasm except when ho thinks the man is out. Ginger alo will kill the taste of castor oil. but surely this country's annual castor oil consumption doesn't approximate seven gallons per capita. -. You can't tfll. If a man doesn't throw his straw away, he may be afraid of a thrifty wife or he may be man enough to demand closet apace. If yon think civilization more than skin deep, observe the table mannrrs ef campers after -the third-day * Family trees aren't like others. In others, appearance of the sap is an indication of continued vigor. If such things can't think, how does a weak tire know you have just ployed the show-off by whizzing by another car? Another thing the common citizen pays for without realizing it is the privilege of staying away from the polls. If you believe any unreasonable thing told yoii, you are in love, or you are a good party man, or you are a darned sucker — the last, as a rule, being symonymous with either of the others. Correct this sentence: "Men are forever making advances," oald she, "and yet I give them no reason; to tliink I will stand for it." SIDETALKS HEBE'S GOOD HOPE FOR YOl', MOTHEES (Ruth Cameron) Annabel and her mother are good friends of mine. They both confide in me more or less, and my sympathy is more or less divided between them. Between Youth, eager for life and the adventure of trying Its wings as typified by Annabel, and Experience, sobered arid made wary by disastrous f llghta, as symbolized by Annabel's mother. Annabel's mother was frankly discouraged when uhe talked to mcr tne~otheir day . She is a tactful mother, one who looks at the adolescent problem from both sides and tries to be understanding and helpful, not just dictatorial and disapproving. And $g I could sympathize with her all the more in what Kite said, knowing that she is reasonable and - diplomatic in her dealings with young ptopie. Annabel Just Argues "Annabel is so stubborn." slie sighed. "You just can't tell her anything. She argues and argues and' argues. I try to explain to Ijer the reatowa for the restrictions I put upon her, end to make her see that they are for her owii ultimate happiness, not just for my Immediate peace of mind- We were talking about the conventions and the safeguard they constitute for young i>eop!e the other day, and hi gpito of my showing her Just why and what the conventions are for. she flippantly tossed all use for them aside. 8>u» said that lots oi people got their cliief aoiu&e- uieiit in life out of thinking evil about folks and that, for her part, so long as she believed herself- to be right she would do as she pleased, and not give a hoot ab.ut what people may think . . . Sometimes I feel just like toeing ail responsibility for her itralght off ray shoulders and letting iitr gu to the dickens in her own way." L&e Was&tag Their -Hand? of Tbem Well, of et>un«! Annabels mother didn't really maau that last at aU, but I f&ucy even the most devoted motors %re goaded at times into a feeliiif of washing their tomd* of the ' ' S h*v* » wo*d of Annabel'* mother next time I **t her. For Annabel called on me hi a pensive mood today. A pgipivs mmeA suui *u iMro^cMvfi am. Wti i*J>«<i tot » loui O&» «&mi 'pit' a»34 pisUasppiiy end reUfion »nd eabbages king*- And what Oo you Uiiuk, Annabel sb* co«W T r? 1 *"* th**' THE WT^l fATRlOT (Walt Mason) In r«s* o«r caiididat* n,mves. In trtamph, on election 4ay, new joy wtit brightfln s^i our lives, old troubles will ten shootd ttwajr. Pof h^'s » man who represents tru* Btat.«tma.n- ship and sterling worth; he Is n mortal to nil g?nU, thrre nre few like him <m the parth. And nil his policies arp wmrii!, Mft cr^ed Ir, one that never falls; he'U make the ootfl»Uy's wheels go round, and fill our nico tin puilE. But meanwhile let us do our ns thougti we thought him bound to lose, ke bright our credit tt the stores find cbcerfv p»y up our dues. Oh, let us buckle dowu toll, and sslt nvay som»» little roSte, though we knew the foe would foil our brilliant statesman at the polls. I boost our cw- dldnlo with Wai as darknr.^s falls and neighbors come, but during daylight hoxirs I feel I ought to make the bucksaw hum. I am quite sure our candidate Li free from demagogic sins, and he will guide our ship of state with skill unerring, if he wins. But coming down to carpet tack.n and other hardware of the kind, we still must bend our weary and work, if we'd leave grief behind. I with wonder on thf mnn who alwnys seems prepared to swear that some new statesman, iwrno new plan, will lift him from tho slough of care. The best n government can do Is Just to glvp us all n chimcr cur chosen labors to pursue, and in them prosper and advance. No government will place n pound of shmdded codfish on our shelves; no government will chtue around to pay tho debts we dodge ourselves. (Copyright, 1828, George Matthew Adams) BENNY'^NOTEBOOK (Lee Pape) Pop was smoking to himself In the living room and I was thinking about doing my homewerk. and Mr. Parkins came upstairs, saying, Good evening, Mr. Potts. Yes indeed, have a cigar, Harvey, pop eed, und Mr, Parkins scd. I dont mlad If I do, I mean III smoke a clgarett if you dont mind. And he took one out of his clgarett case and lltt it, pop saying, How are you, Harvey, alt down, wont you? Thank you very much, Mr. Parkins sed. Yes, have a chair. And Mr. parkins sat down on the edge of one, saying, Its rather a sollem moment, Mr. Potts, tawktng to a man who will ba your father in law in a few days. If nuthing hap•pens. Yes, I slppose so, pop sed. Well, life is full of Eollera moments, if your only toflem enuff to notice them, he sed. . . _ A Yes, I slppose so, how true, Mr. Wurkins sed. Your dawter and I expect to be very very happy, Mr. Potts. In fact for some munths now I bin putting away B little money for the ixpenee* of the honeymoon; because I feel tfieres riulhIng~TIke~~a good start, donC" you think so, Mr, Potts? ha sed. I do indeed, in my opinion theres nuthing like a good start, unfcss perhaps its a good finish, pop sed, arid Mr. Parkins sed, I thawt you'd agree with me, In fact I was sure of it, and in fact to be quite canilid with you I havent saved up quite enutf for a honeymoon that would do full credit to Gladdls, so rather than touch "my capital, as you mite feay.Tfeel that I think I ft\vt to ask you to loan me the addition necesserry amount, in other werds that is to say. a hunderd dollers. O. I s«e, why, yes, of corse, that is. nat- urelly, delighted, pop sed. And he wrote a check in his checkbook and gave it to Mr. Parkins and Mr. Parkins went down agen, pop saying. Yee gods and he's not even in the family yet. Well I am, pop, I sed. Will you give me a dime wile I think of it for something enter special tomorrow? I sed. and pop sed, Thats rite, jumpt on me wen Im. down, show no mercy, the\ burvival of the fittest. And he gave me the dime and I started to d& -my liomewerk feeling Deiier insted ol werst'. HF. ^f Tiff, "#?,&!& J.' -•«.. in tb«tt rrnvrt WAS of n« p«rk coast to chain—IS: IS Opening game, rfd from Yanlre* st*dJuj». WJS5 BBtwortc—SitO p. m, O. S. —Bias Danube WKAF network—«:80 p. rt. <?. T.-—TM OWfi Door. H«wa.riE—9 p, m. C. 8. —Uttle Symphony WJS5 DCt-wwk—<:» p, ttu 0. 8. T —MJUTW«U tsour. <Oopfrtaht, 1RML By United Prtsi) Oct. *— ttr SkMirore told th*t tlw a ©f SMILE AWHILE (Tom Sims) John Galsworthy says the teynote of happiness seems to be unselfconsciousness. The secret of happiness in this country seems to be the same, with the "self" left out, Maybe Emerson was right about compensation. — If the feminine stylea trap on demanding fewer and fewer clothes, pretty soon a lady won't have a place to hide an automatic. Add this to your list of similes: As hollow 7 as a victory for, the Philadelphia Athletics <TO the last day China finally i* aw*fe*ni&g, says a professor of history. If that's true, we dread, what is going to happen after she gets her breakfast. , Hard work is the secret of success, says Henry Ford. Just as we suspected; there's a catch in it. Well, one thing doesn't happen to us in America, anyhow— they don't broadcast bagpipe UlUiiC. A British scientist says he has found that matter may be divided into even smaller par- tictes than the electron. Probably he has- been talking to the golfer whose wife beat him in an 18-hole An arch&eologitit found iosjiit* years old in the Gobi desevfe Pirob^bly act prmusi relics of storiea from old BtwaBfe tfeil^ Sag how Coacii WhotMBS* fe*r« h«'« goi^jg the opening game. aad stand up for my optaiew $& «tad, Umil get to tAUdtf with «w»m»«4se 6 ! find mother's argusut^t Oowia* forth from my Ups! I guass a tot »tf wiu4 HMJiiisr bay* atter «u» aa^JL fesfe? &M&B£ It ter MildrwJ my& it's the msm wiUv-lie^ toa 1 «U4» all young people we Utee that." wisdom oUstt ftm** Imra th|! oto « ui ol tt'wuy te with 'p*>« »nd year, Herbert Hoftrer Sr» own in RfndSnf 400,000 ."rt-rsrided Americans hofHft from Europe Ri>d saving miiiion'i of innocent women nnd ohiMren Rnd nononmbatente all orer Ettrop* from dPnth. No rtnttt tndlirWual Alltefl cwusfl nccotr»pan!lsh« v d more for humanny than Herbert Hoover. '•Harry M. O!en, "Newbuiyport, Mtss., Sept. 21, 1828." Our correKpondcnt is csmnUAil correct in his RUtemente Mr. Hoover threw up his e*reer as an esfia- rrr in August, 19H, and g«TO his services to Riding the return of Americans stranded abroad. Prom that task he went directly Into th& vast undertaking of feeding ttw Belgian nation. Mr. Smith was elected Sheriff in the fail of 191,5 and served two ^eara in that lucraliva ^3b, the prize plum which Tammany could offer a faithful son of Four- tr«;nth Street. The salary was $12 f 000, the foes— nice* abouabe4~were nbout $30,(XW. Throughout thase two years Mr. Hoover was carrying food into Belgium, against the opposition ot governments, despite the perils ot n mine-infested Channel, Mr. Brnlth had a right to select his own activity during the war, but his friends have no right to slur Mr. Hoover in praising that choice. As a matter of fact, there are few chapters of the war in which Americans take more pride than Mr. Hoover's freely given services to the stricken peoples of Europe. THE PUBLIC CONSCIENCE. (Peorift 8tw.) Referring to the graft and shame- le;>s misuse of public office that is apparent in too many communities in this day and age, Samuel Untermeyer, th« taaUnguistoed New York lawyer, declares that though tb« public conscience may be asleep, It ii not dead. This he consider* a, great 'stride forward, despite the fact that 60 per cent of tho electorate ot the nation will not go to the polls on election day and seem indifferent as to whether the govern- tnenl of our country \M wisely nd- miniatered or not But the thing that does most to' destroy the confidence oif the rank and file of the cUisenship in the efficacy of a republican form ol government la the fact that men of great wealth who have proven recreant to their trust as citizens BO! often escape punishmant Several > factors are responsible for thtt con- , dUioa of af ffttrs. the moat common ; of which has been regarded aa the failure of Juries to do their duty. The belief that one cannot "convict 8 million dollars." as was recently said in Washington, and that men of wealth can always buy their way to liberty, is universal. Untermeyer does not share this view; although ha admits that ths lamentable outcome of the Doheny. Pall, Sinclair, Blackmer, O'Neill and other cases would seem to justify thff belief. Boiled down, his statement in effect la that the fault lies at the door of our legal procedure. But, after all, the responsibility for the failure of the laws,, the failure to enforce them, or far any other legal or moral lapse in the conduct of society, lies at tha door of the average citizen. For whenever the citizen AS an individual insist* upon law enforcement, insists that every man shall measure up to a ; high standard of ethics, when the goJden rule applies to business and politics and all tha moral conduct of the populace as a whole, then we shall have law enforcement and decency and uprightness in the community, state and nation, and the things we now complain of will not ^ake place. Foif, to the last analysis, taa gov of n%m adomiBf Q» parks of my own childhood that "Keep off the grass," Thsy didn't say "p?ea«e," either, the stre«t there In a pf bile The op*ra sp*o* to front of It ta like « par>. A down varieties of big trees grow there, and there sr* eloping, iipftcious lawns. The property Is very valuable. It could be sold for R good many thousand dollars, I am sure. That park hiu? brought back some of the faith I had lost In human nature. There WMBfti to be no effort to get rid of It How about the hundreds of children who budge up and down ita gravel w&lksT Ars they kepi in and demeritwS because they make & misstep and set foot on the precious turf? They we not! At r*c*«s I wish you could sss the baseball games that go on on that campus, or hear after school hours the boys shouting for Kelly to slide. lAit cummer's rotogravures snowed children on the streets of New York and other cities, getting a coalfc' p. m. C. 8. T.—AtWe» of 8«n. Ol!- bwt M. Hitchcock from Chicago. WEAK networfc—9 p. m, C, 8, T, —N.B.C. Concert Bureau Hour. N.B.C. coast to coast network and Columbia chain—13:15 p. m. C. 8. T. —Second world series pun*. WOR network—* p. m. C. S. T. —True Story Hour. WJZ network— B p. m. C. B. T.— Wrifley Review. (Copyright. 1931, By ttnit*<l Press) A THOUGHT FOE TQBA* Above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of per- fectness.—Colosslans 3:14. • * « ' In charity there is ho exc«sa, neither can angel or man come in TOM 1MQ01R6 ' 5 pairs for M&m Discriminating Women will appreciate our November showing of Winter This exhibit is the restrlt of L: a recenir buying trip and includes many outstanding coat values—which the fastidious dfesser will approve-—For their good tast$ originality. An Early ion will assure a better selection in se curing your apprdved coat Pur- suantlo our ^strict custom^)! ^x>ffer quality, we oirft emphasize too strongly upon tto imt ftat a surprise f ul showing ered A WIDE RANGE OF SIZES with an EQUALLY WIDE PRICE RANGE ( YOV NEED A NEW FMOCK O&ANJBWMAf? You will find it a real pleasure to jiop here anil be amassed ftt the quality aad vbry lew prices which prevail " A*kV*AbvutIt LaReine B Mr. Hud 8jr$.

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