Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on May 26, 1918 · Page 17
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' SUNDAY MORNING ' Etafelantl Crf&lin MAT 26, 1918. 17 , : 1 ' - ,. 1 . ; ; " ; ' r ' Y Oakland's School House Ily IlENKY With the Oakland of today win-nlng plaudits throughout educational circles of the 'East as one of the most efficient modern cities from the view Dolnt of an a.riema.t anhnnl svstem. the story of the first publlo school reads like a romance of Civil "War days. For the early school of early Oakland was the school of bygone afterward became the wife of f Mr. times rough wooden benches, a raw- Warner. hide whip to maintain discipline and in the early sixties Rev. Dr. Bray-the necessary bell on the roof. ton established a school on Twelfth The organization of this school Is street, between Webster and Harrison one of the most Interesting bit 01 streets, known as the Brayton Col-early Oakland history. it Is told lege, afterwards the Durant College, Them an a nart of the series of tales frnm rohlnh wni-nnir ihn State TJnl- which must forever remain of Inter- est to persons who have seen a cbun- try town expand to a metropolis, and the products of that self-same school Attain nrnmlnAnPA anil turn In later days. THREE TRTJSTTCE8 In the year 1853. when the town government of Oakland was organ- Ized, three town trustees were elected, fnnalnHns' nf A W Ftnrrftl 1? Marlnt - ' i - and Horace W. Carpentler, .w'th Bamuel Clark as Clerk, and James Brockelbank town constable. At this time the town had no publlo school, but a lady by the name of Mrs. Monroe had established a, prlyate school n the corner of Second and Broadway, where those who wished to pay could have their children' educated. At this time the entire population would not exceed' 400, about 100 white, and the balance Spanish, Mexican, Greaser anTl Indian. . , About one. of the) first; resolutions passed by the board was to establish a free school, and having no building for school purposes, they rented a room In what had been an old fandango building used by the Spanish residents for publlo dancing, on the northeast corner of Washington and Second streets. With half a dozen rough wooden bencheB, a board three feet square painted black mounted on two legs for a blackboard, a table for the teacher's desk, map of the world hanging on the wall with a rawhide whip hanging beside It, comprised the elaborate furniture of Oakland's first publlo school, with an attendance of about a dozen pupils. ' NEED HCILDIXG The first school trustee appointed "were James Lentell, John Rosa and George H. Fogg. Early in 185S thi trustees called the attention of the town trustees to the necessity of a proper building; being built for school purposes, so a meeting of the board was called to discuss the subject and Trustee Carpentler in his speech before the members stated that as there was no money in the town fund for that purpose, proposed to give to the town of Oakland a lot, build thereon a public school, a wharf at the foot of Main street, now Broad- : WAV In nnnnlrl ornttnrt frr wViloli tht. Itown of Oakland wa to cede to him title to the town' water front Th lmuiirem me xnira uisincc; Sboard accepting the proposal of Car. .CPta A. W. Purrell, president of gentler, agreements were signed and tne California Bridge Company; Mon-Hhe deed of Oakland' water front roe Humeltenberg. superintendent of v.ftjMAi' tn rm.niioF the Golden Gate Iron Works; Charles Soon after two rarnnnters hv tha of ThomDson and Blakesley 01 inompson ana Blakesley gmame vsrtarted construction ot tne Diuiaing. yrom Redwood Peak back to Fruit- ,al, where three mills were em- Mployed sawing Into lumber those krand i trees, ox teams brought the lumber to the northeast corner tot Fourth and Clay streets the birth Alexis Of thftm publlo school bulla- rtar n thl. city o? S?n5 The lot . .. y.0 C0" . y' P '0t I.. . v..ni nc-vo v..ii. OkllV, Vila uuiiuiug) AUAao, uuill rtlrely of rough redwood. Being be- irfore the days of planing mills, thl lumber was dressed by hand. RUSTIC SCHCOIj With three window, on each side. .mall porch at the front, a belfry ,. .wimo- . bell, comnrised I -"--.--- ,the exterior of the building. The In- Interior was finished with hand-dressed 'lumber, walla and celling, rough rd-! "wood floor, redwood benches and desks, a raised platform with teach-jer desk, blackboard and wood stove rjoomprlsad the furnishings of th fwchool from whose door went forth ! om of the moat prominent men of rials state, former pupils of the old chool. Early In the year 1814 the bntldlng Pwas completed and in Juno of the )jama year ready for occupancy, and i3edIcatlon, a parade was formed lr, tfront of' Carpentler's office, then situ-fatted on Main and Water streets, with the town trustee and other officials 3n the lead, followed by school children bearing a banner with the words "Otrr Duty to Our Country, First, Xavst and Always," the motto of the first pubUa gohool of thl city, with reeldent of tb town, soma on foot vthers on horseback, they marched sup Broadway until they came to th (corner of Fourth street, turned to the rweet and wound in and .out among "the old oak tree until they came to 4ha ajA-MAa at4 l1n n v A VAiitilk wav vvi lie va i. miu A UUI Klk .artreets, marched Into the hew build-itng, took their seat on the rough jenohes and assisted ln It dedication. The first teacher was Franklin fTWarner, who received a salary of ICu per month,, a man of sterling quall-tlee and ability, honored and re-peoted by all, virtually the father of the publlo schools of thl city. After a few month the growth of the school became rapid, a new teacher waa engaged to assist Mr. Warner, e. yonng lady by the name of jOm Janae, who hortiy after became L4bejrlfeof lCdeon Adama, Miss Janee IwM ft eaurjfBL grasul and noble First MALOON woman, loved and respected by her pupus ana on me occasion, w marriage the pupils as a body marched to their home on Sixth trat Hi nrllrt flowers, anil presented to the bride a beautiful present from the pupils of the school. The next teacher was Miss Jane Walker, who versity, Henry Durant, former Mayor of this city, as its tlrst president. Mr. Warner resigned as a teacher In the public school and taught many years 1n Via n.,.ar,t fnlloco,. o f ji ri Ar bv ... V,.D - - the name of James Gobell was In- stalled in the former teacher's nlace. who taught for a short time and then came Mr. George T. Morse, the last teacher to teach in the old school. - ..... - . . . Becoming too Bmall to accommo- date the children of this city a new v i 'iv in iiiiiif: building of -two rooms was ouut on the, site where the old High School stands today on Twelfth street, be-, tween Jefferson and Grove streets, and named the Lafayette School, with Henry Hlllderbrand as one of lta first teachers. With the opening of the new, the doors of the Carpentler school were closed forever as an institution of learning. After a few ., ,j .1 i " i"- l" "'u,. - of tn,a clty- moved t0 th corner of w, i,-,.TgwSS. HOW JACK SAID "GOOD-BY." fjlgaMMI'JIgt'J II cannot judge I." fc-r. fr.ill Jack' eyes as he wet mine were afraid ii Oil MM ILOilJ ocvenm mreti aim w i-i-l, uiiu uncu a-a "Nonsense," ura twewart returned lm-a house of worship and later remod- perlou,lv. n you must go, we'U Just eled Into a. cottage, and a portion ot fupper a wt that. you the school still stands, used as a kitchen and washroom in the rear of The bell was placed on the volunteer engine house, which stood where the county Jail now is located. The engine house was destroyed by fire, but the bell, undamaged, was placed In the tower of the Market-street engine house, and' the detonations of h oi bell ring out as clear today a9 cal1" tne firemen to their posts of duty as It did over sixty years ago when It echoed and re-echoeA through the oaks of this city, calling the boys and girls to their studies to prepare 'for the battle of life within the walls of the Carpentler School, one of the most costly and expensive schools of learning within this state, the first cost was not much, but it wai about all the city ever realized out of the deeding away of several million dollars worth of water front, Yet the returns from the same have been valuable In the Upbuilding of this city, county and state. Among those piiplls who received their early education within Its walls are the names of John R, GlaBcock, Mllyor of tne rlty of Oakland and Red, x-County Clerk; United "V1" Bnn Commissioner Well J. T T 9 nusuea into me room win cma.11 "" """"'"r ' "c,,r7 """'" noted violinist; William Harwood, "dltor and proprietor of the Oakland J"al: Miss Snrah Shuey (M. D.); Benjamin Wall of Berkeley; Miss nlen Eurrell, mngazlne writer under th " Of Olive Harper: Adolph Pchander. former harbo7Pllot of Ran TTr.nnt.en .nrt ,v,.'l .v," vV.. made historv for this Htv end atat - ' tnos ne flr8t PP"s who assisted ,n tnft dedication of the building, but trw ftr living, among whom are Hanry Maloon, Peth B. Maloon. Lowell HarJv- Wlnfleld Curtl-, Henry H. Burrell, Miss Caroline Potter (now Mra Oeorge De Mont of Piedmont). Miss T.,11. 1T.I1- w - V""J . i" jonn iiaocnrr or jieamont), Miss Josle Dolan and Mis Hannah Bond of Oakland. THE OBSERVATIONS OF A WARHORSE iwo- My Dear Kleoe: Does marriage men-ease or decrease a girl's value as a moving picture actress? I asked this question of the publicity man when he and I were having a heart-to-heart talk or a head-td-head talk aa you prefers about the Intricacies of thl vast modern Industry. I also made inquiries touching, Jealoua husbands. He passed over the last question lightly, assuring me that the director were past masters In handling recalcitrant husbands. "Husbands are all right," was the way he put It, "but we have to keep them out of the way ln big scenes. If a husband Is himself an actor he is likely to be peeved If he Is not cast to play the lover to his own wife. We had one huciband out here of late who almost chewed his finger nail off while his wife waa doing a big scene with another of our stars." "Why didn't you cast htm for the part and save the wear and tear on finger nails and disposition?" "Why dldnt we? Beveral reasons. To begin with one mighty big one, he waa too used to his wife. Oh, yes, he lore her all right: but a fellow who watt less aoouatomed to her beauty could warm up to It better and Z Jack' eyes as ha met mine war troubled, his face grave and set. I knew the gay bit of pretense I had thrown Mrs. Stewart did not convince Jack. I had prattled about coming to spend the ; rv. f .(th i,.. huDiiB mvAd hea. A. long visit, and it was so far from my pon)(e to h hers. The excuse satisfied Mrs. Stewart, but Jack knew better. I -could see It in his eyea. "This IS, Indeed, a surprise," ha said. cordially holding out his hand to me. I d'd not hope to see you again before I sailed." "It ia a glad surprise for ma, too." I could not meet his eyes. It seemed unbelievable that I should meet Jack here after conquering my wish to go to bid him good-by. Mrs. Stewart beamed upon us both. Jack was a great favorite of hers, and I knew she was very fond of me. For soma O"6' reason of her own she had never Hked Dicky. He had come into my life after my mother had died, and Jack had z-miA tn Rmith A yrwiri r Mrs. Stewart -- - had been everything that was tender and i. .u. ...... ).- tn-,B eath fcut had M n0 TO..noa . taU. r,. lnto w het 88 enB nM JacK- lt ueaiiia iihu oiu uirwii in m you together," she said contentedly. "I'll Just e0 down and arrange to have supper for .... ..... ... . us three served up here in my sitting roomw I don't.1 feel Ilka seeing the boarders tonight, and I know you don't" "I am afraid I won't be able to stay for "r. Mrs. Stewart," Jack said gently. "Why Jack Blckett!" Mrs. Stewart's eyes were round with amasement "You told me when you came that you would." "I know," apologetically, "but I have ii...., .,1.1.. .u-. ... k- J a - dona I had forgotten it completely." two always had healthy appetites, I'll wager you are hungry this minute, and I know I could .tand a snack of something. I'll go down and stir those lasy girl up, and supper will be up hare before you get through saying "how-do-you-do properly." She hurried out of the door, oloslng It behind her. 'She's tha same dear eld bustler. Isn't .b.- j triad te make my vole non. chalant "DID HE THINK Jack came over to my side. "What Is " """". """aji said tensely. "Nothing at alL" I told the falsehood gallantly, but it did not convince Jack. "You can't make ma believe that Mar- garet," he said gravely. "I know you too well. Tell me, have you quarrelled with your husband?' . ... .. ..... to n,A f, .n inn. -h . k.wt , ?. a I T obedience ln him la seoond nature to ma "Yes," I said faintly. "Over me?" Tha question was quick and sharp. I nodded. "Tou showed him my letter? Of course, I wjshed you to do 00." "Yea" "How serious is tha quarrel? I sea you have a bag with you." ... ..... r.Uu . r-i-u-o. n, an issue of my not doing something which r tnt I must do. Then he lost his temper n(1 .aid things which If they are t0 T6ptaA wm kt,9 rn away for. 1 ,.. VerI 1 Aw J9 fl8t clench- n4 tote W eyes there flashed a ouaar light I knew what It was. Before he knew : .... niarrled he had told me of his long secret lv for me. That ha was fighting the temptation to let tha breach between Dinky and me widen X knaw a wall a " J '"L h. wa. ZSaJSST 5. J Tk. . s oil uvwu, no ....u-..-v. when 1 had obeyed ha drew a chair close to my side. My poor child, ha said tenderly, "I don't mind telling you ln confidence that thae same leading man did a darn sight better job of love making because of the fire of jealousy ln the husbandly aye. We like the husband well enough, but picture making is a commercial proposition and we are playing for the best results. "A little jealousy doesn't hurt any husband- It shows him hot off th bat how bad It would , hurt to lose his wife, and so conserves his Imagination for use In hla work and clinches his wife's hold on his affections at the same time." "But," I suggested tentatively, "might not some husbands get excited enough to fight?" : "Sure they might We'd film the fight for use ln a big scene. No emotion Is permitted to go to waste around this shop.'' "Speaking of emotions" I began. "Oh, yes, you want to know the effect of marriage on a movie' actress' career. It helps It. A married woman has a greater range of emotions than a single one, and greater freedom In expressing them. No matter how much Intuitive knowledge a single girl may hare of life, she Is always under restraint ln expressing herself. She fears the gossip and the putrid Imagination, and she fears the- question know nothing about your husband, so I this quarrel. But I am marriage same you will learn Mint there mum be a lot of giving up on both sides. Nov I know you to be absolutely truthful. Tell me. Is there any possibility that the overtures tor a reconciliation ought to coma from von?" "He told ma that If I went out of the door, I must go out of It for good," I said hotly, and could nave bitten my tongue out for the words the next moment. Jack drew a long breath. "Did he think you were going to aea me?" "IF I LIVE " "I believe ha had that Mea, yes. "Is he the sort of a man who always says what he means or does he say outrageous thing when ha la angry that he does not mean in the least?" "He has most ungovernable temper, ..... w . .1 ...1, A I know ha doesn't mean all he says." i "That settles It" Jack sprang up, and going to a stand In the corner took hi hat and coat and atick. "What are you going to do, JackT" I , " 1 an m going t find your husband and ""d him after you' he .aid sternly, "Jack you mustn t, I said wildly. "But I must," ha returned firmly. "Tou have quarrelled over me. I could not cross the water leaving you In an unsettled condition ilka this." Ha came swiftly to my side, and took my hands firmly In his. 'Margaret, remember this. If I die or live, all I am and all I have la at your service. If I die titer will be enough, thank heaven, to make you Independent of any one. If I live " Ha hesitated for a long moment, then stooped closer to ma. "This may be a caddish thing to do. but It Is borne In upon ma that P ought to tall youthis before I go. I hope the seining or iiiup quarrm-win do uio db of a happiar life for you. But lr uungs snouia ever gat reuny uniwar- able in your Ufa bad I r divorce. I mean, remember that tha dearest wish of my life would be fulfilled If I could call you wife. Good-by, Margaret God bless and keep you." I felt the touch of Ms llpa against my hair. Then ha released me and want quickly out of tha room. WHAT HAPPENED AFTER JACK LEFT. Am tha full realisation of what Jack meant te do earn to me I dashed to tha door of Mra Stewart's upstairs sitting room with a wild Idea of calling him back. Ha must not meet my husband, even though his purpose was to send him to me. I knew Dicky's hot, quick, ungov- ernapie lemimr, mm j.. u.,, slow rage. Dicky would totally mis understand Jack's reason for coming. I was afraid that the things my husband might say to my brother-cousin would be too much for Jack to bear. But my rush came too lata As I opened the door I heard tha outside door .1 m i - . i n . Um BlawaM'i voice evidently addressing the empty air: "Well. now. what do you know about that" 1. , .iki. fn. . to ro Into tha street to call Jack back, so 9 UHU 1.11 O LI Cl'l iq umi i with a heavy heart I returned to my chair and waited for Mrs. Stewart. The Idea of telephoning Picky came to my mind, then the remembrance of his angry face and cutting words stopped me. No matter what happened my self-respect would not permit me to move first toward a m.waW wa. not Ion- in comln. .Mr- Bt,wCt waB. not m .onrnf- reconciliation, taoia linen over ner arm, in uve sum- energetlo fashion I had known and ad- min.dv"?tmany . v, w h . 'rFtF'ZTllZ hlr IZrt? twlnkJlnr 7-) W JI wi"; .5 wC, S!J rdmaWa Pushed It naart-oo SKfd ttf Sott rtSTJwmTr 0Ul lnln P Ior "Whatever possessed Jack Blckett td r-iiah Amw ilka tht han h. k. nnm. isVd toLt h?s last ,r mltk Xlr- she grumbled. A REGULAR OLD-TIME SPREAD. I did not answer, for I knew by experience that she would talk on and on avi 1 1 .1.. 1 uuul """" m penea te hit upon a fresh grievance ana would forget tha original one. I devoutly that seems to stand on Its hind legs ln every puritan mind: How did she get that knowledge?' "So actresses marry as soon as they can and get It over with. It relieves 'em of a lot of worry and Increases their value to the company. What Is more, they stay married about as well as bankers' wives, society women and professional women the world over. It 1 not unoommon for a husband to form a moving picture producing company and star his own wife, taking her away from the company that has given her her start. Or the pair will become co-stars and make a fine business for themselves. Many of the picture people have lovely homes, and love them so much that they stay In them whenever they are off duty." This letter ought to give you subject matter for a nice little talk to some woman's club, as th Impression seems to be seeping through small towns throughout this land that moving picture people spend all their spare time In divorce courts. That Is because the newspapers give publicity to divorces, which have dramatic value, and are silent about domesticity, which Is too peaoeful to be Interesting and too happy to be dramatic I must say good-bye now and go out with one of the "movl" hoped something would happen to mnr the usually good service she received from her maids, anything to divert her attention from Jack's reasons for leaving. "Ha can't fool me with his lame excuse pf 'something highly important he had forgotten,' " aha went on, laying the napkins opposite each other with geometrical precision. "Something's In the wind." 8he gave me a shrewd glance as she Went to a little old-fashioned cor ner cupboard built Into the wull and took out pepper, salt, mustard, oil and vinegar. The homely preparations took me back to the days when Mrs. Btewart would smuggle my mother and myself Into her sitting room for supper, keeping the meal a secret from the other boarders , because of the petty Jeaiousy which might result "Seeing you take out those condiments reminds me of old times," I said. "Old times that would better have con tinued," she retorted crossly, taking out A. tlnv 4oi nf traiL-Kerrv nfaaarvM nf Vinr own making, a dainty of which she knew T r.urtln,ilart fnnrt h(tart almost echoed her words. "urcly the peace and quiet of tha old days a, Mr. Rf(rwa-f w.n with thir rt,iiv monotony, were better than the kaleidoscopic, tempestuous Ufa I had led as Dicky's wife. "How good of you to think of those a t r-ti a: Ha rrv nMaMVMl" T tn a H k anAthjir desperate effort to change the aubject "They've been watting right here for you or Jack Blckett ever since I put them up. I wouldn't waste them on the trash I've got In the house now." Kven through my miserly I snxlied, as I had done many times before, at the peculiar attitude held by Mrs. Stewart toward the boarders In her house. Ilpr house was a model for comfort, service and cuisine; she did everything she could for the comfort of her "paying guests," but admit the most of them to any intimacy whatever she would not 19 MRS. STEWART CLAIRVOYANT? 'We'll make It a regular old-time spread," she went on kindly, taking down cups, saucers and plates of thin, old china, which I knew .he prized because they had ben her mother's. She never aUowe4 tt, to touch tn wa8n. ..... ,n&" t"1 herself in her own sitting room upon tha rare occasions of her using them, -oh, Mra Stewart!" I protested. "I am . . , , . ; , , . vl pieces! "Nonsense, child!" she returned. "Tou'ra not tha kind that breaks things unless it's a heart," she went on in a lower tone. "I'm afraid you've dona that without meaning It" A knock at the door saved me a reply, for which I was grateful. I knew that she meant Jack's heart and I most certainly did not wish har to pursue that aubject any further. "That'i Ann!,' IrnnMr T thmivh It w&a tIm9 th(jy. were gettnff themselves up here." She opened the door as she ... ,hihr spoke, apparently regardless of whether the maids heard her or not. w" umiimyeu u .uuneu 01 "'""'I ray of covered dishes. I felt If r couia pot toucn a morsel or looa, yet now " iv. n jo iv.w. "iu'ww" Mra. Stewart? "Jf1?!. 1 , nnea ?om?. y. vorUe dishes for the regular dinner to- IMBUi, n 11 o buiu, ucmiiiiib AD aiiiuo uu- Posited a steaming chafing dish upon tha table. 'Hare's your Maryland . .... . . b vuui iiuuinnu 0 .TZT: T" . Z ' v ' fried potatoes. These lima beans have tha sauce you used, to Ilka, too, and I'm going to dress this tomato and lettuce salad myself. Do you remember how you used to like that French dressing I made with the dry mustard In It?" I imllftd at her but " smile that hid tears, for I was .... Krnuin- rtnwn "I xmM k. . . , .r.7 .V ,u. --- - - - - - - - jravng supplied yourself with a gener- J, motnr and me" q2"os Jar of skin fool, proceed to massage "Poohl pooh! I never did anything h "k'n nrm- rotary strokes so the at hurt ma," Mrs, Stewart returned, tissues will be nourished and the wrinkles "Tht wUl do now. girla" She dls- smoothed away nissed tha maids abruptly, and slipped Most women who have neglected to give - bre '0 tha electric time or thought to their personal appear- toWr ona ot them nad anc,e' or to tht P socket and placed upon the table. modern woman keeps herself youthful and . "No'".my dear' ..iX luat Blt u? nera wa n nave a cosy nine supper, ana then when wou'va calmed down a little you will tall ma all about it. Maybe the old woman can help you straighten out things a little." I looked at her In amazement I had told har nothing of my quarrel with Picky. Was she clairvoyant, or had Jack given her a hint? "What do you mean?" I faltered. "Sat your supper," she commanded brusquely, "That's the first thing." stars who Is going to raise money for the Bed Cross by tiding through the parks on a pinto pony and passing his hat. He is a "wild west hero,"- and nobody will refuse when ha asks, I just happen to be ona of the committee appointed to attend him on .his pilgrimage of collection. Good-bye for today. lovingly, your auntie, THE WAR-HORSE. My Dear Nleoe: Whatever I might say to you about Jack Roth's conduct would be pure guesswork; and you are In a belter position to guess than I am. I know him pretty well In a social and professional way. The men swear by him, which means nothing more than that he pleases them. Morally he has the reputation of being cleaner than the average run of his sex; and the Retail Credit Men's Association reports that he pays his debts. So far all the straws incline ln tils favor. "" But that does not help one lota when It comes to his dealings with women. Borne of th mean-eat things I ever knew men to do . to women were done by men who, aooordlng to accepted standaafl. Do you remember the f'.ift little garden you ever had-den, I mean, out in the corner of the side vard? Lettuce you had In It, and radishes and little gTeen onions, all cool and white and silvery. Sometimes yuu pot awfully tired of that garden, but when there was company and your mother passed the radishes and said these are Bister's -eha raised them herself weren't you proud and happy? And how cool and green the lettuco looked when you went dut to plok it Just at sundown and the wind began to blow and all the trees In all the gardens round about seemed to bo bowing to each other and giving out whispered invitations to a wonderful ball to be given that night in the mootil!ght when all the stupid human beings were In bed and fast asleep. I THnVfJS WE LEAUN I Did you have a yellow primrose in your garden? Wo did In ours. And in the evening when the moon rose, "Pop" said the primrose, and there It was like a yellow star in the moonlight and the perfume of it rose and made the world an Eden, and some one you loved very dearly pinned a yellow primrose in her hair and leaned upon the gate and hummed under her breath an old song and you knew that t'he was slngng to some one very far away, and had forgotten all about you. Nowadays I never see a yellow primrose or get the fragraaoe of h. without seeing ngaln in the moonlight the face of the one I loved so dearly and hearing again her voice that was always sweet to me. What a dreadful thing it must be not to have any flowers or growing things in your memory. 1 WOnUer II 11 UOOSn I mUKB It times when people aren't just what you wish they were, or what yon thought they would turn out to be. I wonder if there Isn't a renson for the fact that behind most of the men who have been great in this or any other country Is the memory of a garden somewhere and the smell of fresh earth newly turned. I wonder If the patience that we learned when we waited for thing to grow doesn't mean something to us In after life. A WONDERFUL I've thought sometimes that it would be a good thing for this whole nation If we could all of us go baqk a little to the old times, or at least to the ways of the old times, and live in simple houses and eat simple food and work unashamed with our own hands In simple little gardens and get back sometimes to the realities of life and make ourselves realize what is Important and what Is only a passing fancy. This war lias already done marvelous things for the people of this country. I have just crossed the continent for the thirtieth time in my life, and I never before saw so much kindness and courtesy everywhere as I have Been this time. Strangers speak to strangers. Little courtesies are exchanged. The tired mother finds some one to help her with her brood. The old man who is going to bid his grandson good-by before he eaila for France finds a dozen ftrong young arms to help him on his way. The sweet girl who looks wistfully after the tall figure In khaki when tha train moves out of the station with what sympathy and kindly feellns every heart in the train follows- her Oh, it's a good world and the kind world and the generous, loving world today, as it never was before since the gates shut against Adam and Eve. And somehow I can't help hoping that this Idea of the children' garden army Is going to bring something sweet and simple and good Into all our lives again. I wish I were happy six or sweet sixteen or anything In between, and I would volunteer in the children's garden army, which is going to raise vegetables for Uncle Sam before the sun went down today! Lucrpzibbori onYWfflk How to Get kln face hr Cr8t wrlnkln with a sinking heart, believing It to be tha first (nillratlAn nf flrmroo.hfnr nld a u tv Rut unless ona has long since passed the Hair- way DUlwl m """ fingermarks of S4fe. ln many th()y mttin ttT, UBCared, for gkln or objectionable habit of facial expression. Since It's possible to ellmln- ate both these causes, there's no reason w) woman shouldn't have a ummth antlnv cnmnlT nn . A wrinkled skin Is usually loose, flabby skin, and the first step tn eradlcat- wrinkles is to make tha skin firm, Next, It's necessary to Iron away the In- numerable little creases that mar Its , ...... UtUUlJ. When tha skin la loose it's necessary to build up tha tissues. The most sue- reasful method of accomplishing this 1 te apply a skin food made of nourish- , f ZZl h fof1 T-l'. oruK181 a" pu'w'" irillu"' v w .r,7n .tn Z one. if you aren't familiar with the dlf- !tc.t.,v!' i?.al J If, .A" SfLV- -a."." m Tri-y mi'i - i"v"i " only possible to the ones who can afford to spend generous sums ln a beauty par- lor. This Is a mistake. Massage Is little more than rubbing the face and any wo- man can learn the strokes that will bring about the desired results. There are only a few points to be remembered and all are very simple: ' Never rub the skin without first cover- Ing It with a thick coating of cold cream, and keep dipping the fingers Into the cold were highly moral. And I do think that It Is Inconsiderate for . a man to visit a girl frantically for a nhort time and then drop her without explanation. That kind of treatment leaves a girl wondering what is wrong with her, and adds to her chagrin the helpless feeling of having the decision of her affairs wrenched from her hands. But to say WHY a man .stops visiting a girl suddenly ln any special case Is beyond me. If I have data enough' I can hazard a guess; but, as ln your and Jack's ciu-e I have no such data, I shall try to help you by giving you some of the reasons that I have known, to nioverinen ln similar clrcum-Stn rices. The more Important thing for you to do is to dismiss at once 11 nd for good any Idea that his defection Is a reflection on you. Ho may have ceasod his visits becauso he found he was falling In love before It was wise for buMlness reasons to do so, or to be entirely frank, it may have been because ho began to love you and his judgment disapproved you. I mean that his judgment may have suggested to him the wisdom of selecting a more practical and less dependent girl, one with a different senae of social values. Men are beginning to realize that tha) fKnglni Tins frequently ollngs your, very own fr&r harder to be kind and forgiving tome- OPPORTUNITY. Rid of Wrinkles sage, Rub across each wrinkle, not along It MnA nnmpmhAf thnt vnu arm Imnfni the wrinkle out. w cneen- up. noi ao-u. -no oo- Ject of massaging the cheeks Is to pre- vmt their aasglng. which Is the reason fon adopting a movement In opposition t any such tendency. Don't forget that the pofnta which r quire special attention are the horlsontaA fnl-AhAnri wrtnlrlaa tha varMMil awrf Kat- tween the brows, crow's feet about th eyes, the laurhlng wrinkles, tha e the tiny, fine line- which radiate fw heelc, from th4 front of the ears and the neck mueola running down from behind the It really Is a simple matter to one's face for ten minutes before rettrtnir, Another ten ml nut' massage tn the a. temoon or Just before dinner will be big aid to beauty. , m . i1"' treatment, for after jtoq-t " """m jiu rmocu ywur wxuca m t t!f "TvT.": massage treatment, and have rubbed tt wall with cold cream, you should to efef the face with a soft piece of linen, wtp. Ing away traces of olllnass whloB" ttx cream has given to the ekln. Then doubled squares of Turkish towv elllng that have been PTed In very hoj water and gently equeeaed should be laid over tha upper and lower halve, of th f"? ,1!,d,ft,?4.hete" t0 HT just the tip of the nose exposed, Repbu ,.1." ! "5! uWiw, wiu imx applications of towels sqeeoed out of to water to close the poree which have I opened by the heat. To close the pores further and to eo-tnx teraot any tendency to flabtrfneso or loose, skin, an astringent lotion should be ap piled to the skin. Nothing hae the rejuvenatrng effect ml a good massage and the Terlest aonarea cannot fail to accomplish result Jto solve today to get rid of your wrinkles. 1 to the point of strangulation. These tare suggestions merely. It to just as likely that Jack brought himself upstanding because of some obligation that he could not meet after marriage aa that he ceased his attentions because of some lack ln you. Perhaps his mother has made him Promise not to marry while she lives. There ARE3 women selfish, and unwise enough to exact such promises from their sons and Jack Roth IS an only son. Your cue Is to reply to his friendly letter Just as If his defection waa the most natural thing ln all the world. .Accept htm on the basis of friendship and wait for developmental Tou cannot force a feeling any more than you can a plant. I um unable to say that Jack h.-LH been given such a revelation ' but I am glad he stopped IAS visits before your evident Interest took deeper root. Some time, when circumstances seem propitious, I shall talk a bit with Willie about Jack's family history. The two were at college together, and I know they are friends I have been thinking over what : you wrote me about Cousin Annie and your new surroundings, end, will make suggestions soon. Tour lorlng auntlSk THB .WAJt-HORIIA f V I -L

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