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- •,-, i*r J.f -. «a* ft « " With o Wo c*rr!er of The "Lost Batialirsn" ftv^ r):,r r ui wr ! ih* ytory of ih? Lost B-Ur>!km. Th*» Ptory h»s he*n nnr of (he finest tnles in Amrri- can mllltiiry hl^torr. As nn rRsmple of pure heroism and niriuranfr it rnnta with uny- thlng in our annals. Bnt n dir.aciTpabls rloud lifts hPtn ri^ins; nhout It, in rrrrnt y^nr 1 ?, Strung? rumors end whteprrs havo passed h*ck Kind forth. It hp.s hern liinted that the Lost Battalion did \x-hn.t It did only hfcu'.i.w «f ft Eh»«t!f bhindfr not unlike thnl which l?f?it the Brlti.Mi Lltthl. Brisntir !o chnrec ih". Rus-Man Rims nt Ba!nc!avn. Incomprtrnt Imdrrship h»i'. been charged. Llfutrontit-Coioncl WhHtlCMy, the commander of ih<? unit, committed milcldn by Jumping frora the deck of nn ocfan liner a few yiyirs .'IRQ there were mnny furtlvp nodding* of heads. A nwn*lne writer not IOHR »go wrote a short story, tcUlnR of nn Imn- glna.ry incident clowly parallel to the Lost Battalion, and setting forth that the commander, feted for his bravery, had really bungled the nfftilr frightfully and cauwd Hundreds of brave" men to go to their death. So the story of the Lost Battnllon has been robbed of Its savor. A lot of us have tiot known whether to be proud of It or •shamed. Now a book. "Without Censor," written by Thomas M. Johnson, who was ft war-time newspaper correspondent with the A. E. P., has appeared to clear up the whole situation, Johnson tells toe entire story. In the buttle of the Mcuse-Argcnne, the greatest fight American soldiers ever participated in, the 77th division was pushing forward over difficult ground against stiff resistance. WhitUeaey'a battalion was one of several moving forward on a wide front. Whittlesey and his men gained their objective and dug In, to a remarkably well-chosen site: the flanking battalions were driven back. Whittlesey and his men found themseh«>s left "up in the ah-." without support. Strict orders had been given not to retreat. The detachment dutifully held on. It wan not really "lost." It knew precisely fchere it was, and so did the rest of the army. The only trouble was that the supporting troops could not break through to reach it. The .battalion was isolated within the German lines. Time and again efforts were made to relieve it They failed. The Germans attacked thia outpost repeatedly, without success. They finally called on it to mirrender. Whittlesey refused— although it happens that he did not use the words "Go to hell!" attributed to him. He -had -his orders—to stick; and he and his citizen-soldiers Btuck, as manfully as any soldiers in history. Finally, after five days, the American attack caught up with the Lost Battalion find relieved it. Mr. Johnson pays especial attention to the derogatory rumors and refutes them all. Whittlesey, he says, was brave and wise. He did exactly what any good lender would have done, except that he did it better than some might have done. There was no bungling. flhe whole incident was what it was first teported— an untarnished cpi.socie of pure gallantry. This is splendid news. World war organizations might be interested in bceing that it gets the widest kind of publicity. The Lost Battalion can remain one of the brightest spots in our military record. Why Reform Waves Fail A Philadelphia police captain, a patrol- Kan and a detective have been Indicted on charges of bribery and corruption. An additional score ol patrolmen have been suspended, and one man already has pleaded guilty. Thus the big investigation by District Attorney Mono«h*n bears its first tangible fruit. It would ba very nice to tu&uine thai tliiii Investigation will continue until every guilty has b**n brought to book; to a&suiue PitiUKie$phi*i-*{i*r -it 4s .-over, will_J>e_ given complete decency and probity in HJ imw enforcement activities. But surely one may be paitiaaed for being a trifle cynical •boat it. No American city can go for very long b«tog swept by a reform wave. The Moms of our metropolitan politics U bound to become too strong to be ignored every so often; so all of us are familiar with t&B eiglit of investigations, revelations, iii- <Uet*»ent» and so on. But the only trouble is that it ia. almost invariably the small fry that get caught. The hlgher-utKi go free; they are seldom evea mentioned. And after the smoke luu> clewed *w«y ihey can u&uaily be found doing business at the old stand m the old way— a little quieter, periups. but And—worst yet—tlje iy&tcta Uiat makes of thi* graft aud <x>rruptiua po^ible i> much tha mam now as H 'Was in the f Tweed, Reform wave* come attd go, but Us* Astern under which en un fasten U-s^lf on . city aad have its own way u never iouci&tt ll, ife* to aur&eiv«& Po- 8$ aorrupUoo, on a grttitsf or to be atoCMit mevitstbla When fciif ol tiS elector- tha uimtel* to gate tte polo Of ti«ag« who -have .tf is |»Ja«3; wtoea tte sv«ra§e -. * A influx of licjuov, Ancl, hnvinst stopped th^iri, !h**rf i 35 t! 1 -!!!? fnr th* 1 ff>f?ff«! m*-n tn rin bnt ron- 1 Sh^lr WA LITTLE ABOUT A mifor knock." coins: up hill; » m«.n go- Jjig down hill. It's sn «s^ of bluff, und rno«t of the people who keep up n front are b?hlnd. The Rngllfth linvs fmind n wny to fanh'. nb';o!'.':fo. Boy. ral} Mrs, Education was ChAarwr in tlif! old days. Dauehfpr took two outing gowns to college, Instrnd of five Bilk ones. Another wny to meet fhn brr-t people Jr. to r"!l play-pretties f/n the ln«UJ)m*nt plan. If he thinks woman's place Is in tha home, jH-rhaps flhf's so dumb he'fl ashamed to hare her appear in public. There's a reason for everything, and Mrs. Wlllcbrnndt was born In Kansas. If a town Is proud of its BaturdRy traffic, the people still ask central to "Gimme Brown's store." An educated man is one who can tell you whether the quotation is from Shakespeare or the Bible. Americanism: Trying to be like everybody else; thinking this and that man great because they are different. "Your American is not easily cowed." says a red-blooded novelist. Indeed, no; but how easily bulled. A rural section feels superior. It think* the city can't be much if the Jones boy could make good there. The people whose past lives are exposed in complete detail are candidates and residents of hick towns. A hick (aim I» » pUrc where the grocer can't collect bccnus* everybody calls him Bill. Mexico should feel natural under President Gil. JJia name is pronounced "Heel." What becomes of furniture that is too old even for poor folks and not yet old enough lor rich folks? Another thing the ultimate consumer pays without realizing it is the stiff tax placed on the big fellows to please him. Correct this sentence: "I believe him," Mid the hard-boiled politician, "when he says he doesn't want th* votes of the Intolerant." SIDE~TALKS ADD HUNDRED AND ONE DIFFICULTIES (Ruth Cameron) The world today is full of mysteries and miracles. Not only today but ever since the dawn of time. Stevenson tells of a woman who said she rould wonder herself crazy over the mystery of the human eyebrow. We marvel at radio and aeroplane, but am they really any more miraculous than a seed growing into a tree and bearing apple blos- homs that in turn become apples and then Or than » baby, tiny, incredibly helpless. boft aud boneless, drinking milk and growing into H child that runs and climbs trees and bays. "I won't." and then developuig still further and becoming not H child nt all but a person? In—OTie—way— we aeeejit this miracle ~of growth as a perfectly natural and therefore not at all marvelous thing, and then again KS never cesse to wonder at it. You'd Ttoink We Expected Them To Mtay Small One would think sometimes that we expect children to remain the same age all their lives. "My dear, have you seen the boy that works over at the hardware store? Do you know who he is. You'd never believe it, That's Mabel Baxter's little boy. Why. I'm sure it's uaiy a year or two ago that he was around here in short pants and it doesn't teem more than four or five years ago that lie was up and down the street on his velocipede. And tie's almost six Keel tall and has u d4k'.p voice. It just doe*n't H*m possible , I Hiked twice before I would believe it." Or "Tlut tall, pretty girl ia Lillian P*rker. Why. I don't believe it. She looks at least is and lUtie Lillian can't be more than . . .let me set-, the was n that year we had the apartment over tiielrs, and that was the year Billy had apimidicitis, my goad&c&s it is six years ugo." Or "You don't really mean you're little Bftty Beaus. How you have grown. And your liair up. My dear, I thouftat you were still in grammar Mihool Your sophomore " yeaf~ «t'~cdlleg«r "It"»eeihS"siJnpIfi"^iii(af6dii}W.*' How billy W'e.HIa** 8«*ai I sometimes courier that cJiildreiQ imva the patteuce they do with &U this talk iww str&nge it is itmt they have grown to or tea years. How silly Ibfy must tMlrilt W- Five yeans is & long tune, to them tho third of a liieiime . , . Should we expert Us&rn to its.ua still so long. They leuve staiiding still to gf«»WBup«, ... Ai«t *ih«a to sdtlittw w that w@ iuild lung coaverssttoi* over tijek itcaxb its tu whoot Hay k*>lt Utt. "N«i, I ibkjk j»*6 'his motiu-r's boy" "I doo't »se a tot oi his mother m rum." '"Vsu tow whoto he aiakes me think gi, iUs grttt^tntter Erae- ktlt*." "Y&S, wtiictliing &r«jnd hi* iii.',, tie;' On,. b«wlei» at •!" * p J ,- 1 f* * *• *• f I * f «• >./!•• - r ., J, *? ' ' ^ E^.*^* * « fc ' ft i n ^ (•* « \* ->*«*• fl< ?t!ro« ^rrn^fr if WTJ s.ren't ^ th«V T,Tfi" Of n]d. Prornpt*'-! by p««4«iri*. to ejftA nr *H, And pulled by the Sisri" of tc>!d Ar* p-^fipSf 1 hf!f-'-r or wor r -£ thon Vvh<?n (lie Nnrftni" fiird for Hin f 'OiV-rle'nt. 1??8. Kdc^r A. Q RIPPUNC ; TO LIFE (Wp.it Mason) Whfn wfstird by the long fifty's strife, I'd fit rue down nnd rrnd ft book that Isn't ttm to 5ifr ..... It. fills a proving nffd. For SSfe to most nf us is gray, monotonous and s*d; •R-cfk after wf'fk ?:? go our way to pain an- othfr w*d. \Vf knvc our homes »t fight o'clock artel t!)rn return nt flve>, find seldom kno* n. jolt, or shock while we arc yet We go and dun (h* ;,ame old fikstp's Ion? brtn in r>rrr;irs; vo meet the Rftme old dflfpatcs wr'vc mrt, pRrh risy for yenra. Wo t^ll th n r-nriip old nnrrdotf"; to Jonfs and Bmlth and Orlirifs; wo IORP thr Mmc old billy goat.; \\r\f! lost n million times. We buy ths> same phort order lunch the •wsitcr Rlwsya brings. nncS goMlp with tlw samfi old bunch about the same old thtng.i. One day is like another day, they can't tx« told apart: life's BO monotonous «rid gray It breaks the humftti hpart. "It's true to life." thp critics say, when they would boost a book; but I would shoo that book ftwny from my chamUs Inglsnook. I wnnt a book that is untrue to nil the life I know, that leads me off to pnstures new. from workday cares and woo. The more 1m- probablr it Is, the better It will suit, and I will read arid cry, "dec whiz, this story is n bemit." Give me a tale wlure pirates board a ship with treasure filled; give me a yam of cloak nnd sword. Wherein much blood is spilled. And I will read it to my wife with tmttafaction deep; but If the tnle were true to life I'd yawn and go to sleep. (Copyright, 1928, George Matthew Adams) BENNY'S NOTEBOOK (Leo Pape) Sid Hunt and Sam Crow had a fearse ar- gewment outside of Bids house this afternoon ending in R fite, ony insted of fighting for real they just started to wresslo mad to make it less dangerous, *nd after about 5 minnlts they was both so out of breth all they could do was Just stand there and breethe hard at each other, Sid saying, You think your somebody grate, dont you? Compared to you I am, but that aint saying much. Sam sed. Being a good araer, and Sid sed. Well just for that for 3 pins Id get my big brother Fred to give you such a slap you'd think you was inside out. 0 la that so? Sam sed. Well for a pin and a half Id get my big brother Willie to give you such a poke in the snoot you'd think you was In ft hosplttle, and wen you found out you wasent you'd wish you was, he sed, and Sid sed. Dont make me laff, my brother Fred could lick your brother so easy it would *bo like taking candy away from a baby. Yes you dont say so, well your brothel would be the baby, thats the ony diffrents, ha ha, Sam sed. Wicli ju*t l&en sids brotlwr Fred catne out of the house, and who c«.me around the corner wlssellng but Sams brother Willie, Sid saying, Hay Fred this guy wants to say his brother Willie can lick you, Sure he can, Fred sed, and Sam sed to his brother, Hay Willie, heres a guy says his brother Willie can wipp you with one hand easy as a bean. 1 admit it, he's a tuff berd. Willie sed. How about you, Fred, wats you eay to shooting a little billiards before s>upptr? and Fred sed. Im on, lets go. Wich they started to, both wlssellng, the result being "that Sam and Sid grabbed a hold of each other once more and kepp on wresseling till they was both out of brcth a gen. SMIL¥AWHILE (Tom Sims) Canibals in the island of Papua eat the Dutch tax collectors. There seems to be some justice in the world after all. Some cattle raisers in the southwest are experimenting with cactus as food for the cows. Maybe they're only trying to spike the milk. Today's definition: A Zeppelin la an airship for which a city always "roars a welcome." Science c«n magnify the human voice 12,000 tirnen. Let's pray and hope they never take up auto horns. In Denver you have to be married a year before- -you- can f#t~«- dlv&rco. That town never will be a movie capital. In one Illinois town patients must pay physicians in advance. It takes cash to turn a stomach ache into appendicitis in that towu. A tramp applying for a night's rest in a New York rescue home fled when he wan ordered to take a bath. In other wo; ds, sjiowed a clean pair of heels, control thai they do not ask us if it is good manners to talk j>c-ople over so in front of their laces. I fcuppos* it's just that we don't think of them as people, that we do It. It Is hard for us to realise that the change from a child, part of a family, a reflector of bis father aud mother and wacher, into & person, an individual with very definite likes and dhlikes and ideas of his own, has taken place. They Grow Into {People Several of my younger filejids have undergone this metamorphosis lately, and I feel really as if I had added some totally new friends to my Uat The child seeaus to vanished as aomptetely as the aioth when the butterfly crawls out of the Chrysalis. Of course, a great deal of the eoo&tralnt and difticuia&s between parents mid children come* from the fact Umt it ia eo turd lot* the parents to recognise that this change has occurred, and to accept ibis jiew person ality to yUce ol the ohlldL With u* outsiders it couws more dtfuutely, we d# not see them for a few mouths and behold ws find a new "person." Butwitii the pareatsth* tbtag hap- pciMi so ^i«Suidly that H is imperceptible. Bfteite wJiitii, p*miU imvt to laako that ftrighuully dMUcuit adjusfa«)it to teing DO Jtcttd of ail wtoto». Add it m^n<* to h»« on* of >h* «> in tt» it to tt* btewlf. i*M*eh«s on RtBfth ejsoowg the R*?« |H«i#ftd6 ffl «»««t, yH d*»«}irww to The H«»it«i enfareemftttt of Governor Smith pr«*cb** medifkas. Uott (*r rtpeml of both. His running* m«f,*, i*n*t<*r Rdt>!n«m, is dry. If Smith Ahouid b« elected and should die 3n off let, vie*- President Robinson would micoetd him »n« would oppoM Mi* Volstead revision program. Chairman Itaakab of th« d*m- oerstle national oeramltt** a*ya the tariff is not an Issue snd th«n pro- cred* u> tnske It, one by stating « tariff discussion with Dotter Work, rrmtrman of the republican committee. Governor 8m!th glvt?* furth- rr nnxiety over the tariff by mak* !ng it the subject of his IjouisvHie speech. The Houston platform urges us to got out, of the Philippines and to 8ft Into Armenia, It declares ngnlns intorfcrencs with Nicaragua and at the same Urns demands the protection of American life and property In that country. Mr. Me- Adoo, who wns Governor Smith's chief rival for the democratic nomination nt Madison Square Garden four years ago. Is now silent, as Bryan was silent in the Parker campaign of 1904. The President of the United States SB a powerful factor In national affairs, but can do little without n political party. In the narrow sense, there is no democratic party in the United States—nothing but a chain of Tammanies giipported by indigestible insurgent elements. The Houston platform is a network of subterfuges and inconsistencies, it proposes no work program. It submits no blue-print Tha main business of Governor Smith haa been to protest against intolerance and the main business of Senator Robinson has been to protect his chief. Candidates who feel the need of personal protection ara in no position to protect the country. Leaders are not bowed down by circumstances; they made circumstances. WHO BENEFITS BY PROHIBITION? (Walla Walla Bulletin.) A recent survey of the benefits from prohibition has been summarized in the following brief statements, in reply to the question, "Who benefit* by prohibition?" Wage earners—Whose wages were $8.000,000,000 mora in 192Q than in 1918, which is an increase of twenty-five per cent while living cost* are reduced eighteen per cent since 1820. Employers—Who benefit by Increased production and a reduced labor turnover; by sober workmen, fewer accldents»-aiid no more "blue Mondays." Farmers—Who buy three limes as much farm machinery, and who sell forty-five per cent more milk than in 1020—and who rarely have a drunken farm hand. Bankers—Twenty-three million new depositors since 1920 have increased deposits in the savings banks by «'J,000.000,000, an Increase of sixty per cent. Insurance Men—Who have sold $51,000,000,000 of new insurance since 1030, which is a 130 per cent Increase. Sixty million persons now told , h*throoms which wfre put teto ftrmhouam Mat y«Bsr, Erwybodr* FftraHy-There !» on* j»^«nf«:r ftutomobile to fver? one and <m«u fourth f»tni!tim, »nd ww r»dSo set lo every fiv« homes Jn mir cotintry. OollftfWi Mvt do-abltd thf.r fttf^ndanc« In A ffw ytans and schools of every kind are full to overflowing. TOtJE CHILDREN (Olive Roberts Burton) ts tine of the most Import* ant fnctore In child hygiene. A child Is never too young to be taught th« habit of holding himself straight sitting straight, and lying straight. Frankly I believe posture to be Improving. There isn't much doubt that American mem and women are 'ralghter than they used to be. And H would be Rtrange If It were otherwise, for, after nil, tha campaign for posture is not new. But we have other things to thank for the straightened spine and lifted chin besides the parental admonl- tlons lor Johnny to sSt up, or Mtry to hold her shoulders bacfc. The public schools deserve much of the credit for the straight lithe bodies of our boys and girla. Not only have they given serious attention to the hygiene of dally exercise and posture, but they have seen to It that chairs and desks in school rooms are constructed in such a way that children can rest without strain. There- are curves where curves are needed, and desks are at correct angles so that pupils can sit in & natural position and not be compelled to elevate or drop one shoulder when writing—a gesture that often repeated will caiu>e distortion in later life. We used to speak of "student ahoulders" meaning a higher right shoulder, or stooped shoulders, due to poor classroom conditions. Not the least of these was poor lighting. Now the lighting facilities In schools are Ju»c about perfect. We may well call the modem school houses glass houses. Dark houses are no disadvantage either, for electric lighting arrangements axe reduced to scientific perfection. A thousand other things ere con- tributary factors in tha triumph of good posture. One of them, it is obvious, is the coraetless mode for girls. But mothers must be eternally vigilant. Little children must be looked After. They should have straight amooth mattresses to lie on —not too soft, nor yet too hard. They need no pillow, or at least & very flat one. It is better for children to deep alone. Their clothing should be loose enough to be comfortable. Their ah«3 should be big enough to allow them room for growing feet Their chairs should be the right height at table. It is important for them to sit up properly while they eat. They should not sit hunched up while studying. Ughts and tables in the home should be properly ad- Justed for comfortable study If there ia some home work to do. It 'your^ boy orgirt slouches or 1 GIVE Your Boy 9 more than one chance ' OW^ to give;_a son thejblrart... chance in life is & problem which troubles many fathers, Should the lad be protected against having too much money under his control 1 Or should he be left to sink or swim with his inheritance? A solution that has brought many lathers peace of mind is to place the boy's portion under a trust agreement whereby he is given supervision of it gradually under responsible supervision. Thus he will kara by experience to value the use and worth of capital, to distinguish itfsomIncome. May ws discuss wife-foil-* trust agreement to assure your son more than one chance to be a success? . . • • STERLING NATIONAL BANK THS PILOT GOT A BLOODY NOSE.—This rtmarfcabla &lctui» of the aftermath of an airplane crash look* almost like a present hanging on ft Christmas tres. The accident occurred near Hertford City. Ind,, and the pilot, Howard Castcrllne of Hartford city, escaped with only a bloody nose. Castcrllns had been trying to land in the darkness. its date //v ^AMERICAN MSXPRY OCTOBER 22. 1811 — First steamboat on western waters left Pittsburgh for New Orleans. 1850 — Chicago city council relieved police from enforcing fugitive slae law. leas — Metropolitan Opera, House at New York opened. stoops when walking, heart, stomach, bowels and liver are being crowded into Inactivity. He can't be 100 per cent perfect. A dropped chin crowds the thyroid gland and impairs brrathlng. Deep breathing should be taught corrclatively -with posture. A THOUGHT FOR TODA 1 ? For many are called, but few are chosen.—Matt, 22:14, * e • What a Vila and abject thing is man if he do not raise himself above humanity.—Seneca. Industrial chemists are responsible for many of the present "aids to beauty," including artificial silk, synthetic leather shoes, face powder, artificial teeth and coloring matter for lipsticks and dress materials. MOST UNUSUAL PAPEB Honolulu — Tha oldest genera! newspaper printed in the territory of Hawaii ia Kuokoa, which will b« discontinued thia year. It uses Jutt 12 letters of the alphabet, which ia all the Hawaiiana need In writing their musical language. HAVE YOU A COLD? t IF SO IT IS TIME TO CHECK UP Few people realise the vital important* of checking a cold at the start-Any physician will tell you that many dire complications and ailment* sometimes followed by death are directly traceable to thfi common cold. Then too, if a cold is riot checked or stopped at the start It Is possible to take a fresh cold right on top tf the-original one- Thus nature haa a double duty to perform ^^ To keep physically fit in this era of push, go and hustle *'— snd forethought on behalf of every one of "so prone to put off until Are you giving your body, your physical ~cmi*-«n4 attention " Too much canoot be said about ctwctooK the common, cold the start. ^* ^^ *•""""•*•*:*•»»* will aid nature to throw off the produce cokis. Let us help you give nature a chance taA At the first symptoms of a cold we cannot urge upon you too strong iy the advisability of calling at our sanitarium for treal meat. / Good health after all is more precious than wealth, for jflthout it, what ia money? Happiness and health go band ia healthy and you are bound to be happy. Much has been aaid end written about colds and the causes which produce them. Keep your home »t an even temperature, preferably 68 degrees, see that the air ft kept moist if using a stove or ftu**ce-nLaok after your bowel eUmtoatiou — Bee that tfie body"li regularly scrubbed and bathed to keep the pores open—For you breathe through Oie afcia the same as the lungs—Our bodies throw off much of their poisons through the pores of the «tttv Do net sleep iu drafts—nor subject yourself to sudden changes to fes»p«s»t«H> unless property clothed—Do aot overeat, take piesty of fr«8h air and exercise daily and secure eight hours of tl ....* ^j.,1*.** *»__ i_ — * j _i "•' •"""•" """••*«v w<m»«w »(»n**w »** rest witn fresh ur during your repose. Hu&b mm usJibt be eaid and written about ft* effects often mused in their neglect J " TS- 1 * cweluj ' * ^ ** ** "* at *" tot NEUEIYIS, HIGH BLOOD PEESSUKE let ndvle* Div Wellingon C* Fossler $Miw Cf>

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