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5 : i- I . 5 i-- ill If 8 i ev. If U 1 I' 0 1.1 t . t"-'"i 4 .v.-..! 'if 5 'i f . ! Sllir Detroit &vvvv?$& ESTABLISHED IN 18.11 Published tvtxy morning by Tha Detroit Free Press, Irom lit Horn Offica. 371 Latsyelta Boultvtrd, Detroit, Michigan. Entered ai second elm matter at tha Poltoffict at Detroit, Michigan, under the Act of March 1, 1ST9. DELIVERED BY CARRIER IN DETROIT AND MICHIGAN CITIES AND VILLAGES Daily 4 Daily Sunday Sunday ER WEEK I .M I .10 t JS PER MONTH 70 5 1.10 PER YEAR (Paid in Advance)... 7.50 5 00 12.50 MAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE POSTAGE PAID IN UNITED STATES AND CANADA Daily Daily Svinday Sunday PER MONTH I .75 t .50 I 1.25 THREE MONTHS 2.25 1.50 3.75 SIX MONTHS 4 50 1 00 7.50 ONE YEAR f.00 6.00 14 00 MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for hir kerc All rights of republication of r also reserved. (July 25, 1917.) PHONES: RAndolph 9400 For Want Ads Only. RAndolph S900. I r All Other Departments. In calling, atk for desired departments: Editorial, Advertising, Subscription, etc. OUT-OF-TOWN OFFICES: New York Verree 4 Conklin, Inc., 286 Madison Ave. Chicago Verree 4 Conklin, Inc., 335 North Michigan Ave. San Francisco Verree 4 Conklin, Inc., fi8l Market St. Washington 1..983 National Press Hldg. London. England 138 Fleet St., E. C. 4 Paris, France 1 Rut Scribe MONDAY, JUNE 4, THEIR IDEAS CLASH. A significant and instructive divergence of opinion txists between the League of Women Voters and the National Women's party with respect to legislation defining the legal status of members of the sex in this country. The League of Women Voters desires the improvement of the legal position of women through "specific rather than general legislation." The National Woman's party wants a constitutional amendment granting "equal rights between men and women." The program of the latter oiganization is more high sounding than the program of the league, but it is not always the high sounding scheme that Is practical, and as a matter of fact, the National Woman's party objective is destructive Instead of constructive, because with the adoption of a constitutional amendment such as Its members advocate, alt the special protective legislation for women, economic and otherwise, which hns been built up through the yeais by hard work and patient effort, would Immediately go by the board. All the check on conscienceless sweatshop owners and all the laws to protect motherhood would be destroyed. Nor do the members of the National Woman's party deny this. On the contrary they admit It, and Insist that women should be relieved from the "slavery of pecial protection." It probably la unnecessary to remind readers that the personnel of the National Women's party has quite an Infusion of members of the "lunatic fringe" and is well sprinkled with professional "political women." ' The League of Women Voters has a much broader and saner outlook than Its rival organization possesses. Though fully devoted to the "emancipation" of woman and diligent in fighting for the rights ot women, it admits that there are biological differences between the sexes which materially determine the conditions of life under which each thrives best, and that both potential and actual mothers need certain special consideration, protections and privileges In the economic and social fields it the race Is to be preserved from serious trouble an Injury, It realizes what the National Woman's party falls to understand, that "equality" and "uniformity," are not Interchangeable terms, and that an effort to override the laws of nature by statutory enactment or constitutional amendment means alavery for women Instead of freedom. Both the League of Women Voters and the National Woman's party are planning to make certain requests and demands on the Kansas City convention. It should not be difficult for the dele-fates to decide which of the two really represents the women of America, The senate committee wastes time when it questions Senator Heflin, The country has his number. IT IS WORTH TRYING. The city ought to watch with Interest and approval the experimentation with a modification of the street car express service system In operation on Jefferson avenue which Del A. Smith, general manager of the D. S. R., Is about to undertake and which probably will be tried out first on Woodward avenue. The scheme Mr. Smith has in mind provides for a treet car stop every four or five blocks Instead of one every mile as is now the case on Jefferson, and the elimination of the local busses which act as feeders to the express service along that thoroughfare. The general manager of the V. S. R. does not advertise this departure as a necessarily superior device, but he thinks it has some good points and la worth trying out; and we believe he Is right. . The distances between stated stops will not be excessive. The subway stations In New York are bo closer together. And it will be a benefit instead of a hardship for most people to walk two blocks to get a street car. If the auxiliary bus service can be eliminated, the atreet railway management will pad t0 Pt. onorC presumably In the church which help keep down congestion on crowded streets. nag bp(,n dedicated to his name in the rue St. reduce transportation confusion incident to changes j Horlorp Uettl (hw tml,.jst who K(jelt to ParU tnl from vehicle to vehicle and will effect an economic . mmm s0uld not be surprised if he finds little iavlng, and possibly do away with the necessity for bakerlca alon(. thli wel,.Known ftrePti or dRC0Vers an increase In street car fares that should be avoided , that th (:ordon ,,, thp famous om)M gchoo, of tf possible. This is the season of the year or persons get UUu...., v.. u..-e .o, . hM (1(?(.illed tnat 811USHKe ar,d wheat cakes are in-sjraduatea by making speeches to them. compatible with brain work. Oh well, brain work . .., T ,,ITr. I is only work and snusagn and wheat cakes are a THE COMPLAINT IS WIDE SPREAD. !,,,, m(,al. And anyh1Wt lessor Willard may The wording of the protest against the activities ! Ilave ,,ak stomach. nd methods of federal dry agents and members of the border patrol which citizens of St. Clair Shores have filed with Thomas E. Stone, district prohibition commissioner, is in tune with a mass of complaints gainst federal dry officials that almost every part of the American frontier nnd coHstline. The bureau heads in Washington have acknowledged that there is reason for the complaints and have issued notice to over exuberant and irresponsible field workers that they must change their methods. But so iar, this notice have borne a great, aeai or iruu. gents are a good deal of a nuisance, and are not much less dangerous to the public than are the bootleggers and hijackers they are supposed to curb. But though enforcement agents at times resort to methods that arc Indetensible, it is. at the same time, only fair and reasonable to remember that they are frequently tempted to do so because the Job entrusted to them Is made exceedingly difficult nd in fact Impossible by the conduct of some of the very persons who protest against their actions ien na women, wihi yairuuize ,, . . . ,, their wares tbrouch a middleman bliDd pig owner, are not In a very Brotest vigorously when dry agents overstep in try-1 w . , n matlor Wr.u, Ing to prevent law defiance. They L", fnrl,,,. that law defiaaca. 18 special diipatches herein 192S. of the bakers Paris, has its when a number So Professor is going up from i It would be a ! should tall It dot s not seem to j work, but unfortunately the country also would suffer some ot trie dry ; irom tne ji-su "What Is the reach and a son Transcript. One Dooueggrrs or OU Tf ,.r;j. . ,, . 1 . '''"'unit u.tu pimp to Wisconsin last vpar In the form of a l what a Hurry the LaFollette crowd would have good position to ' -"uff-red. themselves have ' i " : I " ' - I to vote uext November. THE A CHANGE OF MASTERS AT PEKIN. The evacuation of Pikin by Marshal Chang TBO-lin anil his troops marks the beginning of the end of a long, bitter ordeal of chaos and Woodshed In China. With their occupation of the northern capital, the Nationalists will become masters of the whole of China proper, as far as the Oreat Wall, beyond which Chang and his forces are now seeking refuge. Whether the new rulers of Pekin will attempt to pursue their enemy Into his Manchurian stronghold remains to be Been. The likelihood is that tbey will not do go until they have consolidated the military position already won, for in Manchuria they would have to reckon nrt only with Chang, who Is still a power on his home ground, but also with the possibility of an armed conflict with Japan. In the meantime the Nationalist leaders have good cause to be grateful for the combination of clrcum- a,)0ut ,o p,ace the northern Inces under their dominion witnout a struggle. For one thing, the voluntary withdrawal of Chang's troops should deprive the Japanese of every pretext for applying the drastic measures foreshadowed In their recent note of warning. On Its part, the Toklo government undoubtedly will be glad to be relieved of the necessity of resorting to military Intervention on a large scale a prospect which rouses at least as much opposition In Japan as it does enthusiasm. At the same time the other powers having nationals and important property interests to protect must welcome the probability that the change of masters at Pekln will take place In conditions of comparative peace and order. The report that the Nationalist generals do not Intend to march their armies into Pekin In force would Indicate that they learned restraint from the costly outbursts of antl-forelgnism which too often have accompanied their military successes. Substantial as have been Its achievements, brilliant as are Its opportunities for carrying further the work of Chinese unification, It cannot yet be said of the Nationalists that they no longer have any perils to face and overcome. Their principal menace Is the unscrupulous, blind propensity of Chinese war lords to serve their own personal ambitions when the spoils of military victory come up for division. The world will soon sel whether, under its present leaders, Chinese Nationalism can retain its coherence and Its Ideals In spite of success. THE FLIGHT OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS. The triumph of the Southern Cross in Its flight to Honolulu from Oakland, California, while it must awaken the memory of the several human lives lost in the meantime In similar attempts, will rank in the pages of aviation history with the pioneer Muitland-Ilt'genberger achievement of lust year. Even If the latest success has not appreciably hastened the day of regular communication by air between the American mainland and our mid-Pacific possessions, Its value to progress may nevertheless prove considerable because It has been free from such '"stunt" features as characterized some of the earlier efforts. Captain Charles Kingsioid-Sniilh, commander of the Southern Cross, and his three compauiuns, Charles T, P. dm, Lieutenant Harry Lyon and James W. Warner, have shown themselves highly skilled airmen, and no oue will regret that their performance lacked the element of recklessness, which did much to shroud in tragedy last year's spectacular Dole "race" over the same route. The hop to Honolulu is in itself a rounded-out. accomplishment bringing credit to American and Australian aviation. Two more laps, one to the Fiji Islands, another to Australia, will complete the venture upon which the crew of the Southern Cross have set their minds and hearts. They have their initial good fortune to urge them onward, though It seems that the difficulties ahead may exceed those already overcome This is true particularly of the Hawaii-Fiji flight of approximately 3,100 miles. The monoplane's gasoline supply at the start at Oakland airport amounted to 1.200 gallons, of which only 160 gallons remained in the tanks on arrival at Wheeler field. The supply of fuel taken on the second and much longer lap was given as 1,275 gallons. The route has never been flown by man, and only a test will demonstrate whether an airplane of the fuel-carrying capacity of the Southern Cross can do It. Much will depend on weather and wind, much also on the machine's endurance; but most, perhaps, on the skill and resourcefulness of the airmen themselves. In the latter respect, there is fortunately little ground for anxiety. A WORD ABOUT ST. HONORE. "A celebration of elegant eating and drinking" took place recently at the Savoy, hotel in London, where Hllalre Belloc, Arnold Dennett and other gourmets met to feast in honor of the Beventh-century Bishop of Amiens, St. Honore, who has become the patron saint of pastry cooks. The crowning glory ot the menu was a real "St. Honore cake," such as Madnnie de Pompadour used to order from a special shop in the rue St. Honore In Paris. The recipe for this take is said to date from the sixteenth century, and to have been owned, If not devised, by no less a person than a relative of Cyrano de Bergerac. In 1'aiis last month, the feast was also observed, wtoh due respect headquarters ou the rue St. Honore. Willard of Northwestern university Obviously the senate Is very sore at President Coolidge, and quite its obviously President Coolidge dos not care a Well, lie doesn't bother his head about the matter. Pekin has changed hands a good many times since the beginning of history, but it always has survived Its conqueiers and llieir dynasties without much difficulty. Joke en eoncress if the nresitlcnt into special session to complete its dfffi-rence between a sun kissed kissed peach?" Inquires the Boston kisses bat k and the other doesn't Hie vety fH, t that there is plenty of lime in which to regisit-r makes it advisable to do so at once, before you forget ail about the matter. When the committee questkned Senator Heflin he didn't have Ihe goods, not even a sample of goods. t.j . . . ' ,,mr" 5"u navp rwisterea W " OU want; DETROIT FREB PRESS SAY IT NOW. "If you've bouquets you mean to To me. don't keep thcra till I'm planted." On that appeal I'd take my stand Its wholesomencss Is freely granted. But that old theme's becoming trite; Let's grab a text somewhat diver-tent. The timeliness I would Invite Seems not to me a whit less urgent. "Do not speak ill of him that's gone That motto's old, hut live and proper. The fact that one'a last breath Is drawn Should be to wagging tongues a stopper. A dub who'd wound a fallen foe. While tilting In the roped arena, The crowd would to the lions throw Or fill with pills made of galena. If you don't like a fellow's "cut" And feel as though you should be giving Sharp strictures to him, do it; but Be sure to give them while he Is living. Lock horns with him In hot debate, Find who is sane and who is senseless; But don't be cowardly and wait Till fate has rendered him defenseless. I'm full of foibles, faults and flaws-I wish to goodness I could mend them; But, due to some mysterious cause I find it sweeter to defend them. And now's the time to disagree And fight it out. 'Twould hurt like blazes If I thought folk would back-bite me jft .". am 'kicking up the daisies." BARD OF BENZIE. "One of the greatest needs of many of the larger cities of the country is an acute dynamite famine," says the Atchison Globe with a glance In this direction, or toward Chicago. (Or Is it merely one's sense of civic guilt that makes it seem that Atchison looks Detroit-ward?) It may not be dynamite that the local bomb boys are using, but It's something Just as good. "I can't marry every man I know." Peggy Hopkins Joyce. nun, one can try, cant Peggy? one, Our Complex Modern Social Life. (IViu-Bon-ScanJla foneaton.leiK-e In the I Paulsbo. WaJb., Herald.) Carl Luttmen and wife, also Howard Johnson and wife, were week end visitors at their respective homes. CANTELOUPE growers have followed the lead of the magazine publishers. July canteloupes are now on sale. The Swing Toward Internatlonttll!.in. Sir: I am wondering what the reaction would have been if a native Floridian had overheard what a native Canuck unloosed on me the other day. "See that car going down the drive?" he said, "well, last year It had a Florida license and now I see it has an American license." Yours for amity of nations. NORSE. NOTICE; Crushed stone will cost $3 per yard more when I am not at the quarry to measure out to customers. R. P. Anderson Pulaski, Va., Southwest Times. Thij looks like a tacit admission that the boys at the quarry are knocking down. II. THOfSANI) 4 SON TO QOT RKPAlIt IU!SIM-;SS Mt. Horcb. Wis.. Times. His Intimate friends, we hear, call Mr. Thousand Old Hundred for short. A SUPER ALARMIST Is a person who thinks that conditions among our youth are so bad that the truant officers pick up the majority of the recreant children around 2 o'clock In the morning, at the night clubs. Verlin (Pete) Forderhase arrived Saturdny night from New Mexico. Higginsvlllo. Mo., Jeffersonlan. How it must grieve mother, after she has bestowed such a lovely name as Verlin on her baby boy, to see him grow up and come into the name of Pete at the hands of the gang. We Need a Good Contact Man. From an advt. Our supposition has always been that the contact man is the one who puts the bee up against the prospect and then tells the bee to go Into reverse, the prospect to pay the rentul cost for the use of the bee, which remains the property of the contact man. THE OLD-FASHIONED girl who used to be seen dancing the waltz i and at the same time gracefully 1 holding up her skirt slightly ever i so with one hand, has a daughter now who doesn't find It necessary to grasp her skirt and anyway both arms are busy. PRE-CAMPAIGN warning: Soon will the earnest orator arise and pull his hair And point with pride, view with alarm, and paw the well-known air. DAILY NOVELETTE Colonel H. B. "The severe wintahs one heahs so much about in Siberia," said Colonel Harta Bcatem, interrupting a conversation on "Fliers and Fliers," "are really mild compared to one I experienced when we were besieged In a mountain pass for two weeks, bah Jove!" "It was this way, I was in command of a crack regiment all stars-I mean, heroes who would fight to the lust ditch, doneheknow. "Well, one day, while we were traveling along a narrow road, who should come along towards us but the enemy in superior force. Well, there was nothing to do, egad, but turn back and wait for reinforcements, although I was for rushing 'em. bah Jove! "Howevah, we were held In that pass for two weeks with nothing to eat but one bnlly bite a day, and that wits horseflesh! So" "Huh! That's nothing." snicgered Tom Wunbrtter. "I remember living for a month on one bite and that was out of my leg!" "1'lsgusting! You aw cannibal!" exclaimed the colonel angrily. "I ran t believe that a civilized man like-" "It's the honest truth, colonel. A dog took a bite out of my leg and what I sued his owner for kept me like a king for a month!" "Haw-haw!" roared the crowd at the colonel's expense, but he g it even by helping himself to a fistful! of Uiinbeitpr's best cigars, and leaving hastily. - HONDA?, JUNE 4, 1928 The Theater Oriental Vaudeville and rictures. Out of the ordinary run of vaudeville Is "A Trip to Holland," headlining at the Oriental. It is a revue of European origin, in which are featured the Vandenbergs. who yodle with remarkable results, and extract harmony from accordeons. In their support Is a band of eight pieces that reveals much skill individually and In ensemble effects. The act is handsomely mounted. Another novelty is Ramszey's Canaries, a collection of trained songsters who have other claims to recognition as well as their number and plumage. Farrell and Chadwick, with comedy songs and shadowgraphs, have an attractive offering. Two Blossoms are comely young women who sing and dance in pleasing fashion. Harriet Nawrot and Boys furnish plenty of thrills with their sensational roller skating. "Love Me and the World is Mine" is the feature screen attraction. It Is a stirring story of metropolitan life In which romance and excitement are about equally matched, with attention arresting results. Mary Phllbin, Norman Kerry, George Selgman, Betty Compson and Henry B Walthall head the bii: cast, and aid materially in putting the picture across with their act Ing. Other short films are shown. "Desert Song" in Fourth Week. Perhaps no other feature of "The Desert Song" draws such favorable comment as the singing by Alexander Gray. Harold Stanton and Lyle Evans, together with the male chorus, in the second act. where the Riff tribesmen demand that Gray, as the Red Shadow, give up the woman for whom they have all risked danger, and are defied by their leader. There are other high spots In plenty, but it is here that the Romberg melodies are given a rendition which thrills. With the above mentioned trio, with Charlotte Lansing as prima donna, Bernard Granville and Sally Sloan handling the comedy, and Carlotta Miles and Edna Torrence also contributing, "The Desert Song," In Its fourth week at the Cass, Is one of the outstanding musical offerings of many a season. "The Scarlet Woman" Continues. That there is a lively demand for clean comedy which hits off American life with a little touch of satire is shown by the attention "The Scarlet Woman" is attracting at the Garrick, where it enters its fourth week tonight. Zelda Sears and Reita Lambert have written into this sprightly frolic a page or two from smajl town life with an accuracy unmistakable' to anyone familiar with such conditions. Their efforts are ably supplemented by the acting of Pauline Frederick, Thomas Holding, Norman Peck. Zelda Sears, Hope Brown, Paul Nicholson and the rest, of the cast. Cadillac Burlesque, Opening yesterday afternoon at the Cadillac, "Frenchy Flappers," featuring Jim Bennett, scored with humorous skits, musical numbers and scenic effects. Bennett affects a Jewish make-up and dialect. His quips have the appearance of spontaneity. His partner In the comedy field, Harry Feldman, supplied quite a few hilarious moments. The feminine side of the cast, headed by Ann Corlo, using the illuminated runways with success, held Interest. Peggy Gilllgan and Ella Sears offered song and dance numbers. Others in the cast arc Joe Hill, Jack Reynolds, Irving Jacobs, Bud Purceli, Jessie Mac-Donald and Helen Clayton. Paragraphs By iionr-.n-r mn i.i:v. Ah, well; the Mississippi has always been used to float pork. New Yorkers like to think all others boobs, but you know where most of the night clubs flourish. Why "dumb brutes?" When the cow gets in the garden, vou'il notice she don't bother the spinach. Anything is possible to an evolu tionary system that develops a waterwagon into a bandwagon. A genuine dry is a grocer who refuses to sell five hundred pounds of sugar to a man who looks poor. War will end when at last the people realize the choice U between pax and tax. If China hadn't been so backward about adopting civilization, she would now be able to protect herself against it. When the driver says, "She's missing badly," you don't know whether he means she's missing explosions or missing pedestrians. ! i Americanism: Using money you j naven i earned to Duy tnings you don't need to impress people you don't like. You see, under government management the Shoals will nrovide ammunition for soldiers in time of i war and for politicians In time of peace. You can tell whether you are presidential timber. Are you the kind of man for whom a friend would blow fifty thousund? In trying to find commercial use for corn stalks, they seem to have hnnirht if .UAri'thmff hlnl thought of everything except hick- town hotel mattresses. There is a place for everything except a husband whose wife is fixing for a party. Mussolini says his system will endure after he is gone, which will nmuse the shades of Napoleon, Caesar, Alexander, et al. If you know how many generations there are in 1928 years, you know about how manv times some smart fellows have abolished reli gion. Hope springs eternal, and ten million middle-aged people tried strawberries, again this year in the belief that they might not act that way this time. Correct this sentence: "Let's plan a party just for ourselves." said the little flappers, "and not have any boys to spoil it." ffoi'jriKht, 19 ) A Child's Version. Both science and history are taught to good effect in our schools. Although the facts in a child's mind may be somewhat disorderly, thev are there, at any rate In heaps. In one composition a pupil wrote "Galileo discovered the law of the pendulum when an apple dropped on his head from the leaning tower of Pisa." Yes, Indeed! "I can't get along with my wife." "Why not?" "Ail she does Is Ignore me " "Ignore you?" i ei, and if there s anything 1 i dislike, it's ignorance." !! Turning Back the Pages rn YEARS AGO June 4, 187S Jv Xhe Traverse City and Ionia branches of the United States land oflices are consolidated and moved to Reed City. The new office is ready to do business with homestead settlers. The emperor of Germany is wounded by a would-be assassin. No alarm is felt as to his condition although physicians were compelled to remove 30 buckshot from his arm . . . The unsightly storm doors are at last removed from the city hall.' The bicyclists of the city about 30 In number give an exhibition drill on Edmund street. "3 A YEARS AGO June 4, 1898. 31 Commodore Schley, in his report to Washington naval officials, savs he Is quite satisfied that the Spanish fleet is bottled up in the harbor of Santiago. The owners of the Holland submarine boat, who had proposed to go into Santiago harbor and destroy the Spanish warships at so much a vessel, request a practical test by naval officials. Press dispatches report that the collier Merrimac has been sunk at the entrance to Santiago harbor In order to blockade the entrance. Col. Wood's regiment of rough riders, officially known as the First United States Volunteer Cavalry, goes into camp at Tampa, Fla, OA YEARS AGO June 4, 1908 e-" Striking an open switch while running at a speed exceeding 40 miles an hour, a Pere Marquette passenger train, plunges into a mud hole near Milliken, Mich., and comes to a dead stop within 12 rods. Thirteen persons were Injured. Compelled to alight because of rain, the balloon guided by Capt. C. L. Bumbaugh and Charles Leichllter. which left Quincy, 111., lands this morning near Clear Lake, S. D. It had covered over 800 miles in 11 hours and secured the World's speed record with an average of 75 miles an hour. Defeated by Cleveland in Knth o-nmes of a double header, the Detroit Tiger3. last year's pennant 1 winners, tumble from the second position in the league standing to the I fifth. Cleveland, now leading the American league, has a percentage of -550 and Boston, bringing up the rear, has a percentage of .403. L, VI;DC A f!H Tin-i , inrQ fl l l-.VJVk5 auu j miv- ij., tyiu -- " Report3 received at New York Indicate that four American coastwise passenger steamers, one steam tanker and seven schooners have been sent to the bottom by German sea raiders off the United States coast. Although it cannot be said the Germans, in their new offensive, have been definitely stopped, there is, nevertheless a marked diminution in the speed with which they are traveling and their gains during the past 48 hours have been relatively smaller, compared with those of previous days. Extension of the air mail service to give long-distance flight training to American aviators, to fit them for seeking out submarines, which now have appeared off the coast, and for bombing Germnn cities, is urged on the postoflice department by a committee from the Aero Club of America. The Letter Box Ballots, In there, any limit to the number of baft lota that can be taken In nominating a presidential c:in.1;date at a national convention? J. W. H. No. Balloting can continue indefinitely. At the Democratic convention in 1924 it required 103 ballots to nominate. Secretaries. Who the mat arureiarjr of the tieaa-ury, alao of war? IteaiU-r. Alexander Hamilton, of New York, was the first secretary of the treasury, appointed In 1789; Henry Knox was the first secretary of war, appointed the same year. Presidential Electors. Coulii a mfinlter of t-onKress ssrve aa a presidential elei lor?- Ml, hiKan. No. Article II of the Constitution provides that "No senator or representative or person holding an office of trust or profit under the United States shall be appointed an elector." Human Brain. ta It true thai the remain hralu weighs more than the malt, and if so what la Ihv uiftVrcni-e .'). 1). K. The contrary is the case. Out of 11,000 brains weighed in a given test, it was found that the average weight for man was 1,361 grams, and for woman 1,290 grams. Troperty. If rnl astato l held J,,lnily hy hushnnd nnd wife, Hiit) the former dies, dons the widow wet this piot,eily, or would it he divid, d Willi h--ii3 ' u Mo The widow gets the property t joint ownership Is a matter ol record. Panama Canal. Please give Hie dale when the I'atiarna Canal was opeiud to commercial trattio ll.iv Clt). August 15, 1914., Bugley Homestead. To aettl an argument will you atate whether the BaKlev homestead or the Stephen Baldwin home was on tha site of the Hotel siatler.--oid Tinier. The Bagley homestead occupied the Statler site. The Baldwin home was on the north side of Madison avenue Just east of Grand Circus park. Curious. Lake Orion is one of j the few inland lakes where motor-i boat mall service is maintained during the summer. , A. H. There Is a premium of 70 cents to $1 on a United States Trade dollar of 1878. Detrolter. The distance from San Francisco to Hawaii is approxi- matelv 2.400 miles. Arthur G. The equatorial circumference of the earth Is 24,896 miles; the meridinlal circumference, 24.854 miles. Floyd A. Rapp. The problem of perpetual motion is still unsolved. We know of no standing offer to the solver. Lessons in English By C. J. ARMSTRONG. WORDS OFTEN MISUSED: Do not say "I prize your friendship above any other." Say "more than any other." OFTEN MISPRONOUNCED: palm. Pronounce pam, a as in "father," not as in "ham." OFTEN MISSPELLED: acreage; re, not er. SYNONYMS: fear, apprehension, solicitude, dread, consternation. WORD STUDY: "Use a word three times and it is yours." Let us increase our vocabulary by mas- j , one word eacn d Today's 1 . - J word: PALLIATE; to cause to ap pear less guilty or offensive; to excuse or cover over. "Friends are often Inclined to palliate the other's failings because they are his own." Today's Talk By GEORGE MATTHEW ADAMS. FRETENDIN'G. I know that one of the cardinal laws I cannot say "virtues" of convention, Is to pretend. Some people actually pretend so much, and for so long, that they become used to it, and really believe that their pretension is actuality. To this human being, however, pretension seems the wickedest of all metal processes. If it is a mental process. People pretend that they are happy when they are not, pretend that they are successful when they have not the least appreciation, or understanding, as to what success must entail. Such people only jog-trot through life. I wonder why things are this way. i How insincere It is to pretend, how unfair, how cowardly. In New York city, at the present time, a great play Is being enacted. Called "The St ranee Interlude," it somehow shatters this 'idea of pretending and places human action nakedly before every hearer. The child doesn't pretend, because all its faculties are born in their natural state. It is only after years of contact with the falseness of the world end Its dishonest conventions, that the child, in manhood nr ' womanhood, gets tired of the side-lines cut mere are tnose wno nave tne courage to step out and lead. There are those who do not pretend, who sincerely think, strive and live. This is the thing that gives to all life its zest, and which keeps the world from turning around and going back. I was reading an interesting book on Carlyle today. Here was a brilliant mind which did Its best to turn the forward thought of the unu ) imm us natural marcn tnat iancn and 1 am or the opinion that he did. for what he taught and what he thought were processes far apart -each striving "i."'""1 "' "'. mi wii- k potioRujiny ot pr ana It left him poor and unloved at the end. we are what we sincereiy think Voice of the People DOUBLE PARKING AND OTHER FAULTS SCORED To the Editor: Police are ever on the alert to arrest motorists who drive 26 miles an hour but will pass right by one who Is double parked on a busy thoroughfare, particularly if he happens to be driving a truck. Motorists who turn out from the curb into a line of traffic without signalling also are preniit-ted to get away with It, while in the residence districts it has come to be quite the thing for icemen and milkmen to leave their wagons in the middle of the streets while making deliveries. More accidents are caused by these than by motorists going 26 miles an hour. CONSTANT READER. SAYS WASTE OF TIME IS TI IRiFTLESSNESS To the Editor: We are in the midst of a definite trend toward shorter working hours In every department of business and industry. The development of labor-saving machinery is having much to do with this but this is by no means the only reason for these changing conditions. In the days of our grandfathers there was only a limited amount of time available for recreation among the masses of the people. The hours of toil were long. Changed conditions represent a decided Improvement because, as a general rule, people are making use of their spare lime to good advantage j Greater time for athletics, outdoor Hfe, travel, reading, studies of the arts and sciences and philanthropic wora are among tne rightful benefits that come from the changing order. It should not be forgotten, that there can be neither progress nor happiness without work. Our spare time should be made use of to make ourselves the more capable of doing the work we have mapped out for our lives. There is no real pleasure greater than that which comes from successful accomplishment. No matter in what line of activity we may find ourselves, we should realize that performing our dally tasks to , ttlA Vtoct tf mil fahilitu krlnna foe ' .r.-eater contentment of mind thnn could possibly come from Idleness. There Is no true happiness In an Idle life. Waste of time is a form of thrlftlessness that is as destructive of rightful pleasure as waste or money or waste or health. . ft aiiiun uiaiKD iiniiiiicn, 1113 n f .... t, Bi,in. K ..; .... u 1 u rause work is creative and uDbuild- ing. All the Instincts of the human race which have been responsible for humanity's progress have found their real fulfillment In work. Happiness through industrious employment Is one of the fundamentals that can be continually counted on. It Is a solendid type of true, constructive thrift. S. W. STRAUS. A Problem a Day The joint capital of A and B and C and D is $3,150. A invests $2 for. every $3 B Invests, B $1 for C's $5. and C Jti for D's $7. What amount does each invest? Answer to Saturday's Problem. $9.18 V Explanation M u 1 1 1 p 1 y 40x35 and divide by 160 (the number of square rods In one acre). This gives 8"i acres. Multiply 6 by 1 'i and by .70. Right! A freshman hesitated on the word connoisseur. The 'professor asked: "What would vou call a man who pretends to know everything?" ' The freshman answered: "A professor." and joins the movine crowd. toward progress. The author claimed and brieve not always what we do. Iron ICS By Frank Irving Fletcher. Some men are ruined ber aus. their wives spend too mur'h money. ' But far more are ruined because their wives don't snend enough. u A woman that wants to stimulate a man's ambitions should not be too economical. (Copyright. 153.) How To Keep Wei I UT UK. W. A. EVANS. Ansaerl will bt gilt in this tomnn r qucstiunt ot antral tntertst rtmlu.j . hyyitne, sanitation and tht prvcr,ti,.n of distase. U'htrt a stamped and aj,(,t-. ,j tnvtlopt li enclosed, and subtit rw tit proper limitations Ulttrs uitt rrene r,'', sonal consideration i such cates as a-, unsuitable jor publication, or wlnre "u-t mil not permit. So diagnosis tii,;' m made and Dr. Evans vnll not piescrSce gr tndn-idual cases. Htquests for sucn ittv. tcet vnll bt tgnortd. SOME HEALTH HINTS. Dr. V. L. Elllcott supplies the following methods of puntying grossly polluted water. To a bucket of river water he added one level t, spoonful of alum and one-half level fteaspoonful of lime. He stirred these household chemicals into th water for a few minutes. The water was then filtered through onli-nary muslin and absorbent cotton In this way muddy river water was quickly transformed into a cliar appetizing and reasonably snia drink. Those who want to go into the subject further will find many nun-ilar methods and recipes in a bonk on rural water supplies written by Houston. These methods are esn,,". i cially useful for bridge crews and i track gangs, road gangs, construction crews, fishermen and hunters. Dr. Ellicott devised the method for the use of people moving back imo recently overflowed territory. A method of purifying water that contains an excessive phenol taste is that given by Richardson. It follows: Add a heaping teaspoonful of granulated charcoal to a gallon of water. Animal charcoal Is preferred, but wood charcoal will do. The charcoal must be granular and not ground fine. This is allowed to stand for a few minutes. The water is then filtered through ordinary filter paper. The filtering removes the charcoal which has already absorbed the excess chlorine taste and odor. This method Is especially adapted for use by those who must use vfitc-i iium innr.i miu nvicuiim 1U- caiea near cnnrcoai plants, gas works and certain other industrial plants which discharge much sewage rich in volatile matter into these streams and lakes. It Is said that when the armv sends small bodies of men on Inde-! pendent expeditions, such as seout-', lng parties, the. provide them with j alcoholic iodine and Instruct them 1 to put one drop Into an ordinary cup of water. This kills the typhoid ' bacillus and the bacteria which ! cause diarrheas. This method is well adapted for use by hunters I and fishermen. I For large commands operating : sway from their base they use I tablets of hypochlorite of lime ; or bleaching powder. Chiorozont j can be used for the same purpose. Stop Worrying Over Heart. ! S. K. writes: I have a queer cas. ; I am 15 years of age and weigh 125 ' pounds. I am not tall for my ag j (3 feet 2 Inches). My heart keeps jumping a beat quite often and It has been doing so for about a month. I would appreciate it If you would tell me the cause of this. I am sure that my heart is not weak because I had it examined a few times. ItKl'l.Y: Why not foret your heart? Thf nevernl exam natliu.n yuu hflve had have idiuwn nothing wronff. YounK people are ,-itrifily prono to have Irregular heart ar-tlun a the rrulr of such causea aa Introspection and worry. Remedy for Callouses. A Constant Reader writes: Could you advise me as to the cause of callouses? What is a good remedy for themf W'PI.V: My friend. Ir. W., advises thai the mHde of the lo,:kini?H lie thonniKhlv vprlnklrd with a sood dusting powder each Hi'irniiiff. Me hits prnvt-d th efflcaev of tbia pre-veutUe on h iuelf and otheis. (Cnpvrlrht. 111?" ) Life's Psychology By W. Ie GORDON. MIND ENERGY. Those who try to explain how tht world came to be and how it stays put, assume some original energy, such as magnetism or the lest definite "force of gravitation." Those who would account for life, assume a "vital principle," giving It various names. Those who would explain mind shift around until they arrive at the notion of "mind energy." All these are assumptions, pure and simple. But they do help us ail to talk about what we would like to think about. Suppose there is a mind energy, mechanical or vital in nature, or even both. Just what do somt psychologists see In it? For one thing, the average human being generates and expcmlj what might be called an average amount of this energy. Different circumstances determine the forms that this energy takes. It may ko ' in one of two directions. That is. it may find a normal or an abnornnd ; outlet in behavior. , The same energy may create ; miser or a spendthrift, a dullaid : or a philosopher, a thief or a bene-j factor. A slight chance In tin environment may result in a grfat difference in the results. The b"y who snatches an apple from a peddler's wagon might, if he were in another environment, just at paslly commit a more serious offense or crime. Called into court, what is nil defense? In the hands of a counsel versed in the nature of mind energy, the two rases are said to represent an expenditure of ot and the same sort of energy. The blame is saddled upon an Irresponsible set of "mitigating circumstances." The Individual It ; represented as a victim of conditions over which he has no con-I trol. Judgment is demanded on I that score. i The conclusion to be drawn I from such a theory? Man is a i machine. Mind energy is the forrt : that drives it. There is no will i power, no conscience, no sense of crime. This Is the trend of a lot of the j pleas in our courts. Are thry j sound? Can society survive on ' them? (Copyright. W26.) Tomorrow, Hunger and Wish. Smart I Ht "I told my boy Josh to learn hit ' lessons." said Farmer Corntossel. 'm.i i. ..k..-" "Yes. A 'id m'r'bbe he'll come to th res-re of the old notoe. ... lessons he appears to take themo-i ' interest in axe boxing leisoa-

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