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THE DETROIT FREE PRESS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 19SJ 6 : ; Qhc pctrait tfvcc 33tx$ tin OVt A CwrtK Ol tlftVHt FL'hMthed every morning bv The Detroit Pre Press, from Good Morning By Malcolm W. Bingay The Theater By Len C. Shaw THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Thm rolumn la for Pr-e Prs rvwUrs In xtwt'-si thtMr oMr.'On oi on-! 'p of Ihe lav. Pleas I rri.-f WHt.Tn must uleil thfcir nnm! ai.d flfl.-ir- which Will b omiltt'l on request. H Hotre Office, 321 Lafayette Boulevard. f an. Entered as if ond uas matter at , Pelrnit, Michigan, under the Act ol DELJVr.Ki-D BY CAPR1F.R IN Heritage By EDGAR A. GUEST He flung a curse upon his son For some graze folly he had done. He cried aloud: "He's fully grown! The end of this he must have known! The price of this he must haze seen!" And yet his ozvn hands zvere unclean. Upon his breath zvas heavy still The flavor zvhich had zvrought the ill. He blamed the boy for being weak Who had himself a craven streak. He preached high conduct, but he zvalkcd On lower levels than he talked And thought it disappointment grim To find his boy had followed him. He seemed surprised at last to see How much like him his boy could be. Fathers zcho want fine sons must seek Themselves the higher mountain peak, And by example day by day To what is finer lead the zvay. Theirs is the burden to be strong, Wisely to choose tzvixt right and zirong; For as the tzvigs are like the tree, So like their father sons must be. (Copyright, 1932, bj Edgar A. 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OUT-OF-TOWN OFFICES: York Verree & Cnnklin, Inc., 285 Madison Ave. Chicago ...Vertee 4 Conkiin, Inc.. 333 North Michian Ave. Tans, Frame 1 Ku Scribe ?."bndon. En,and Dorland House. 14 Regent St. Washington 95 National Press Btdg. fci. The tree I'ren, a Detroit-aimed and inde-pendent netripaper. not atfaiiuled with any other puhltration, neelst lit terre the hestt inlerettt of - Detroit and Michigan n it hut for oter a century. " "Let us hare faith that rinht make might J nnf in that faith let us tn the end, dare to do our . duty at tee understand it' Lincoln, THE FIVE-DAY WEEK fN THE eve of the annual convention of his organization. President William Green, of the American Federation of Labor, reiterated his frequently repeated contention that the five-day working week and the six-hour working day are America's only hope for the elimination of unemployment. Mr. Green said flatly that the Country cannot go back to the 48-hour week because there isn't enough work in the United States to justify a return. The position of the head of the American Federation of Labor unquestionably represents a steadily increasing feeling in the Country, particularly with respect to the five-day week. Indeed, it would be very difficult to put up much of an argument against Mr. Green's statement that the Nation either must divide up available work by reducing working hours or must prepare to support a permanent army of millions of unemployed. However, it may seem to many reader that in voicing this assertion President Green does not strike a particularly optimistic note. Happily there is another way of saying substantially the same thing without going beyond what is justifiable; and the cheerful side has been expressed by expert observers who say that a five-day week properly managed will solve the unemployment situation and will give work to all who desire and need it. If it can be demonstrated that this is true it will be a bold person who will oppose the movement to bring about Ihe five-day week. THE BICENTENNIAL ENDS TI7ITH the end of November comes the formal conclusion of the Washington Bicentennial, which has been a focus for patriotic interest since February. In many ways the celebration has been unique. Perhaps never before has history recorded a National observance of such duration honoring a country's first hero. To be sure the festival emphasis was placed at the beginning of the anniversary, centering around Washington's birthday. But at every other National holiday to which Revolutionary significance attaches, the name of George Washington was particularly remembered. The Government issued commemorative stamps and the Bicentennial Commission collected a vast amount of Washing-toniana which will increase in value with the passing years. Possibly the greatest service of the Bicentennial has been to give the United States a thoroughly complete picture of Washington, the man, as well as the patriot. For the future Washington will be in no danger of standing as a goody-goody embodiment of the cherry tree legend. Rather we may venerate his memory as that of a human being who, by unselfishness, strength of character and singleness of purpose, was the guiding force in uniting the 13 colonies for the establishment of a great Nation. Our Restless Hearts FORT NEWTON Detroit, Michi- '.e.e rostomre at March 3. 1879. DETROIT AND most convenient M hundreds of swiped most of our TEN TN AN effort to as improve Mills plans to offer willing to will run in between every passenger will accept no more The plan ought to to tired folk, to those who find It is hard to ago such a scheme because the D. S. into and handle the regular The cars traveled to and from the waited in arrive. Today cars not as heavily Should conditions luxe service would general public. a welcome service that already ABEL STARK, all wrong when of a lion. She that stand ready We don't know clawed by a tiger, among his pretty lions and pretty even in the realm On the other Mr. Beatty himself By DR. JOSEPH GEORGE HERBERT, in his little rectory at Bremerton, in England, where he lived for three years, fighting the great white plague, wrote a lovely poem called "The Gifts of God." In his song be imagines God pouring out, with'unsparing generosity, His gifts of beauty and wisdom and joy Into the heart of the newly-made man; but holding back the gift of rest, lest man adore the gifts and forget the Giver. With fine insight the poet makes God decide to let man be restless, so that "if goodness lead him not, weariness may toss him to My breast." One thinks of that poem after reading the letter of Helen Wills Moody in a symposium "On the Meaning of Life," edited by Will Durant. The secret of her activity, of her happiness, of her achievement, she tells us, is a "restlessness which seems to be continually in my heart." It made her work hard to win the Phi Beta Kappa key at college, and she won it. It drove her to play tennis, and she became the ;hair.pion of the world, the greatest player that ever powdered her nose. But tennis was not enough; she took up music, sculpture, painting and, she might have ? TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 1932 W . Z DEMOCRATIC OPPORTUNITY SrpHE need for the presence of a strong minority .... party in Michigan long hs been evident. The absence of such a party has been a detriment to the "public service and to the people of the State. There has been no adequate check on the tendency toward extravagance, cocksureness and sense of proprietorship that is almost sure to grow up where a single party becomes overwhelmingly dominant and remains in the saddle decade after decade. The Republican Parly is a great party with a great record, but it Jias. had too much unchallenged control in Michigan ;fer its own good and for the good of the Commonwealth. "" The State has long needed a Michigan Democracy 'that could make itself felt and heard as an opposition iforce. In the fullness of time a landslide has now provided it with that benefit, and with something "more. For the Democratic Party has of a sudden actually become the majority party, and for the next 'two years, at least, will have control of both the executive and legislative branches of the Government tn Lansing. , ; If the leaders and controlling spirits of the new Democratic Party in Michigan are wise in their generation and alert to understand and appreciate their Opportunities they will not permit this accession of power to go to their heads, but will set about the Jwork of consolidating their gains. The surest way .for them to do this, will be to look upon the party 'success as an opportunity to perform sound and constructive public service of a sort that will gain the permanent approval of the public. After all, the new regime is going in "on pro-station" and must justify itself. It will be up to -those in official positions in Lansing to give the ""State economy without injury to necessary public .-ervice, reform without an adulteration of foolish '".jtaddism, remedial legislation in general and tax -reform in particular, without harmful radicalism. There is a great deal that may be done along "these lines, and the Democrats are peculiarly fortunate, because their opportunity to deliver the goods omes at a time when perfoimance will be especially Appreciated by the people of the State. To an unusual degree the future of the Michigan ..-Democracy rests in its own hands. If it makes good, the electorate of the State will not permit its work ;lto go unrecognized or unrewarded. So far as State "affairs are concerned, the average voter in this part r-ci the World is far less concerned with the name pf a party than he is with the sort of service it gives. tM This, incidentally, is something for the Republican "Ttiinority that will be in Lansing next year to remem-. ker also. That minority will best commend itself to 'Jhe good will and confidence of the public by co-operating sincerely with the Democratic majority for '"the furtherance of good government and by being areful that when it is obliged to oppose, its opposi-1ion shall be honest and constructive. CENTS A SEAT increase D. S. R. revenues as well service. General Manager Joseph E. de luxe street car service to persons pay four cents extra fare. The cars regular ones, and will guarantee a seat When loaded, conductors passengers until a seat is vacated. appeal to women with small children, to persons facing long rides, and strap-hanging exhausting. realize that no longer than five years would have been impractical, R. then could not run enough conveyances out of the downtown section to evening rush in acceptable fashion. for blocks in continuous streams loading points, but still other passengers long, dreary lines for more cars to waits are short and the most crowded loaded as in those days. of five years ago return, a de become an imposition on the But in the meantime it should furnish improvement to a transportation ranks among the fastest and added, marriage always seek ing beauty, striving after perfection. "To me," she says, "It is religion," and it helps her to remove spells of sadness or Irritation or anger, "and afterward feel happy and almost peaceful." With her it is not the "repining restlessness" of which Herbert spoke, but a radiant restlessness, the motive force of all her toil, whether it be playing or painting. "Kor me," she adds, "life Is interesting, entertaining, happy, if only I can have some activity for the restlessness that Is In my heart." Ah, therein she is lucky, too, as well as happy, and may it always be so In her life. She Is not dissatisfied, but unsatisfied, and the difference between the two is very great. Others, too, are restless with a bitter, sullen, miserable restlessness, and so unhnppy. In either case God was wise, as the gentle poet knew, for in the end it is a certain restlessness of soul, or sweet or sad, which drives us to seek what otherwise we would not seek so eagerly, much less find, because we would not feel the need of it. Long ago St. Augustine wrote, in one of the noblest and most searching sentences ever written on earth: "O Lord, Thou -as made us for Thyself, and our hearts ate restless until they find rest in Thee." isfactorily weighed or settled. The scalp may be tender. An attack may last only a few hours or it. may hold on for a week. Buerger's Disease F. J. M. writes: I have been told I have Buerger's disease. What does this disease come from? Is there any known cure? REPLY: It Is due to a decrease in the carrying capacity of the blood vessels, particularly those of the legs. This generally is one of two causes, spasm of the muscles of the walls of the middle-sized vessels and ! arteriosclerosis and thickening of the walls of the somewhat larger ones. What causes two blood vessel changes no one knows, although using tobacco is known to be one, but not a principal cause. Some cases are cured, some are kept efficient for years. There are several treatments and new ones are suggested from time to time. This Is one of the new diseases and other treatments will be forthcoming. (Coprrlsht. mai) j I i I ! I j j ! 1 I ; ! ; (Copjrutht, 1M32) HOW TO KEEP WELL By Dr. W. A. Evans Talk about bargains! Today we have two Presidents for the price of one. If we ran ever get this ber question settled and out of the way maybe we ran take up some annoying minor matters, such as getting business started again. It takes a national election to lparn that there is another Senator from Idaho. At that It's going to be a great relief for the Republican Party not to have to worry any more about where Dolly Gann is going to sit. A Promise Kept At last the promise of the years has been realized. The municipal ownership of street railway advocates promised us a seat for every passenger. The strap hangers was to be as extinct as the dodo bird. "You pays your fare and you takes your seat," the orators said. No more straps, no more crowding, no more standing on your own and other peoples feet. A seat for every passenger! And that promise has been fulfilled. The D. S. R. has announced the plan a seat for every pasaenger. But they are de luxe cars and you pay 10 cents for the privilege of riding in them. The author of "Casey at the Bat" has been rescued from the poor-house, for what reason the dispatches do not state. The Government Is using seized liquor as anti freeze alcohol, for postnl delivery wagons. It is hoped that radiator caps "-ill not be "opened by mistake." Scientist Calvin Ooddard Rays he can tell the age of a man by a single hair of his head. Does this mean women, too? And Plenty of It You hang around an awful lot, And what a line that you have got. You take me riding in your crate And keep me out until quite late. You play the game but slightly rough You think that you are quite the stuff That makes gals fall; and then with speed You rush me home without a feed. You never seem to have a dime. The only thing you spend Is TIME! D. D. , "IRISH" BULLS There la nothing in the oddities of literature more delightful than mixed metaphors. A historic example is that of Thomas Moore to Lord Castlereagh: "Where-still to use your lordship's tropes The level of obedience slopes Upward and downward, as the stream Of hydra faction kirks the beam!" And an English editor, with tongue in cheek, writes this warning note that the ship Is not out of the woods: Now that we have turned the corner, we can see clearly amid the sea of troubles the road to duty. Rut the path of the ship of industry Is beset with thorns and the Slough of Despond which hangs threateningly on the horizon has yet to be stemmed. An UNKIND WORD falls easily, Alas! Alack! And a coach with sixteen horses Can't bring it back! D. D. O. Dear Abjectly Apologizes DKAR RING: In contrast to the average newspaper man I am very conscientious in the use of quotations. A little research In your files around the first of the year will convince you. When the K. P. brings its reference library up to date you can verify those quotations from the National. That word "flee" seems to have penetrated jour exquisitely delicate epidermis. What I had in mind was a small dog of a nondescript breed. Buffering from an inferiority complex and a penchant for burking at real dogs in an effort to impress people with its bravery. I am sorry that I drove you to your dictionary and thereby Incurred your dislike, I did so want you to like me. If it will make you feci any better I will admit, that, I too, was left out of that, encyclopedia. Thanks lor the lowdown on that Shaw person. Your reportnrial instincts serve you well. In spite of your glorification you ran still dish dirt with the best of them. If Shaw ever finds out what you said be will be very angry and while in that mood he may say something about you In one of his hooks and thus bestow upon you, immortality. Stranger things than that have happened. At any rate your screed will undoubtedly save thousands of "American suckers" a couple of bucks each. On their behalf I thank you. Thanks for the niuslard. O. DKAR. DEAR O. DEAR: Immortality and notoriety are not synonyms. Shaw fs a passing vogue. Only two living writers of English belong to the ages, In my estimation. Kipling and Barrie; and much of Kipling will die. Barrie is eternal. Barrte will walk the hoards when the hitter, swaggering Shaw is remembered only as a curiosity. Bless your heart, erase your sobbing; I still love yon, innominate, withal ejaculatory friend, hidden In the nimbus of your Ink. None other has your privilege. A writer In the Louisville Courier-Journal discovers that detectives have a habit of "taking peo pie a they find them." Charles Waldron. Jr., son of Charles Waldron. who played the father with Katharine Cornell in "The Barretts of Wimpole Street," will make his debut as an actor with Miss Cornell in "Luerece" when she comes to the Cajs Dec. 5. The elder Waldron also will appear. Young Waldron will take the stage name of Thorne, after his maternal grandmother. He will represent the third generation of Wal-drons behind the footlights, Mr. and Mrs. George B. Waldron, Thome's paternal grandparents, having been well known players of a generation ago, particularly in. the West. Despite the fact that "The Green Pastures," the Laurence Rivers production of Marc Connolly's Negro opus, has covered more than 15.500 miles, including a tour to the Pacific Coast and back, and has been consistently scoring for nearly three years, there are a number of the larger cities. Including Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington, Pittsburgh, P.uffalo and Cleveland, that have not seen the play. It is now on tour, with the prospect that it will eventually reach Detroit. Richard B. Harrison, the sixty-eight-year-old Negro star of the piece, and still playing "de Lawd," has not missed a single performance since the piece opened. Raymond Van Sickle, author of "Best Years," which opens Friday evening at the Bonstelle Civic Theater, arrives in Detroit Tuesday to assist In staging the play. He also will act the same character part of the deaf old man that he portrayed in the New York production this fall. Six new shows are due on Broadway this week, bringing the occupied theaters up to considerably more than BO per cent, a high mark for the current season. Monday night produced "Firebird," a drama from the Hungarian, sponsored by Gilbert Miller. Also George White's 'Musical Hall Varieties." In place of the customary "Scandals." and "Take a Chance," the new Schwab-De Svlva musical comedy. Tuesday night brings "The Duharry," a modernized version of a flfty-year-old operetta that has been successful in Berlin and London. "Jamboree" opens Thursday night. Walter Hampden has decided to play "Cyrano de Bergerac" only until January, when he will tour in "Caponsacchl" and "Hamlet." Since he first produced "Cyrano" etprht years ago he has acted the big-nosed Gascon some 800 times. Which brines to mind the fact that Chicago Is not to see "Roxane." j the musical version of "Cyrano de i Bergerac, " at this time. The open- j ing date was set, and everything In readiness, when It was decided to , send the production into New York first, a habit the booking powers have of upsetting the theatrical j applecart at the last minute, leaving the expenders of all the advance labor holding the bag. Observations By Robert Quillen Political race: The Irish. In the old days the great philosopher was a teacher; now fame rewards the one who makes people say: "How true!" Consoling thought: Nothing In nature can stand still; and when you hit bottom there's no place to go but up. But even when the worm turns he's just a worm pointing the other way. Correct this sentence: "My electric, bill is awful," said the housewife, "and we never burn a light a moment longer than necessary." Smut magazines are handicapped. When the ordinary man is drunk enough to enjoy that kind of joke, he is too drunk to see. Americanism: Deposing old dad as head of the house; wondering why kids no longer have any respect for authority. It must have enraged Stalin when he discovered he couldn't make a hum tractor work by threatening to liquidate it. There's nothing tames a radical like the realization that he will catch thunder If it doesn't work. It just shows you that a man isn't necessarily a business genius because he knew how to fix sucker bait. Church collections Indicate that the decrease in building costs includes mansions In the skies. The vets really deserve something. While others Itched to serve, they just itched. (Copyrmht. in32l Plumber Invents Device to Aid I?ridge Devotees John A. Minshall, a plumber, who has an Inventive turn of mind, has constructed a gadget which automatically tells which player at. the bridge table is due to shuffle the cards and deal, and how many hands have been played. Minshall's invention has the general outline of a cash register, greatly reduced in size. An arm at one end is so balanced that the weight of the neorekeeper's pencil will automatically shift a dial, on which appears the position of the next dealer and the number of the hand to be played. Minshall hopes In time to add another dial, which will tell the players the name of the trump and the amount of the contract bid. He has applied for a patent on the device. Why Others Smile Mitigating Circumstances Magistrate Have you anything to say? Prisoner Y'us. Guv'nor, children an' dawgs loves me. Passing Show (London). In the Name of Art Actor I told the producer that I must have real food and real champagne in the banquet scene. Friend Did he agree? Actor Yes, provided that I took real poison In the last act Vart Hem (Stockholm). Brilliant Diagnosis "Well, what did the specialist say when he examined you?" '"Umph! H'm! Urn!'" "And what did that mean?" "Five guineas." Vlklngen. Proposes Double Relief for Real Property Taxes To the Editor: For the benefit of the overtaxed property owners J wish to suggest that the State of Michigan adopt a poll tax of tl per head per year for every eligible voter. If we have one million voters this one million dollars a year income should be deducted from the property tax. Another . method of taxation should be a tax levied on persona! property such as furniture, jewelry musical Instruments, etc., exceedinp the total value of $500. The amount of such revenue also to be deducted from the property tax. These two plans of taxation would spread the tax burden over the majority of the people enjoying thf privilege of living in our beautifi;'. State, and relieve the excessive tax on the home owners. KATHLEEN BALLARD Allen Park, Mich. Praises 'War on Waste'; Criticises Welfare System To the Editor: The many readers of your paper are grateful for the articles appearing of late in the Free Press on "War on Waste" and I hope and trust that the Free Press will continue to give us facta and figures on this all-important subject. I wish here to say just a word about the Department of Welfare and of the unsystematic way in which business is carried on at the various district stations. We have been told that none but those un dergoing successfully some kind of a Civil Service examination are considered qualified to handle these station jobs, but to my way of thinking any man or woman pos-: sessed of ordinary common sensi" could visit a home, look in the base-j ment, open the ice box, peek through the pantry (with an air of suspicion) without passing a Civil Service exam. Many now unfortunately on the Welfare roll are much more capable of carrying on these so-called in-j vestigations than a great many of the staff now employed for that purpose. We hear a lot from Wei- fare otticials about economy here is their chance to put it in practice and eliminate all the "pull' which is only too apparent In this department at the present time. When the Welfare budget is slashed, it starts at the bottom. The poor are always the victims. Give some of those dignified workers an op-1 portunity of standing in line fot hours and then they will no doubt ! realize what such an ordeal real ly is. A. J. POWERS. Opposes Special Session for Repeal Legislation To the Editor: We were recently informed through the medium of one of our local newspapers that Gov. Wilber M. Brucker was being urged by a letter from Common Pleas Judge Rubiner to call a special session of the State Legislature to repeal the State prohibition law, and the judge intimates that such action would save some expense of arrests and trials of prohibition rases. It must be remembered that, the same taxpayers who will probably pay for dry law enforcement until the next legislature meets, would have to pay the necessary to hold such special session of the legislature. What guaranty have the voters that the old legislature, composed of members who were elected under a regime of dry law enforcement, would in special session pass liquor legislation that would be adequate to meet the demands of prevailing public sentiment, as reflected in the November election? The regular meeting; of the legislature under constitutional provision will be held the first Wednesday in January, 1933, less than two months hence, and it may well be expected that, newly-elected members of the incoming legislature will pass such liquor legislation as will be in har-monv with the sentiment expressed by the recent overwhelming repeal of the dry amendment to our State Constitution. In view of the foregoing it is apparent that the action suggested by the judge would be unwise and therefore should not be given any serious consideration by the Governor, JOSEPH G. BLACK. ing ,10 years, Mrs. Martha Conrad, of Benton Harbor, thought him dead, and remarried. Today the first husband, Frank Kerry, walked into her home and demanded that she resume her life with him. He would give no reasons for his de se.rtion. Francis A. Burrows, stenographer and bookkeeper, shot himself through the head at Woodward Ave. and Winder St. this morning, in the sight of passersby He Is dying In Harper Hospital. Ttoyt Post was elected president of the University of Michigan Alumni Association at a banquet in the Russell House last night. 20 YEARS AGO NOV. 22, 1012 Harry Monroe, Detroit's premiei burglary suspect, said by police to have been implicated in dozens of burglaries, is at St. Mary's Hospital with a bullet wound in his head, inflicted last night by Detective Frank Wilkinson after Monroe had attempted to discharge his revolvei point blank nt Wilkinson and Detective Tom Wilson In the JRruns wick Hotel. Annual pen sion of $25,000 for each future ex President, of the United States is the latest form which the beneficence of Andrew Carnegie Is to take. The announcement was made yesterday by the eight trustees of the Carnegie Corp. Nego tintlons are proceeding between Mackay Edgar and J. J. Ryan for a motor boat race, with $20,000 side between Mr. Edgar's Map!1 Leaf and Mr. Ryan's Reliance. 10 YEARS AGO NOV. 22, 1922 Fifteen families were routed from their homes as flying embers and terrific heat of a $250,000 fire that swept the two-block area of the Thomas Forman Co. lumber yard. 263 Forman Ave., threatened destruction of the houses early thin morning. William Bros Lloyd, wealthy radical convicted of violation of the Illinois Anti-Syndicalist. Act, surrendered himself at Joliet Penitentiary last night to begin serving a sentence of from one to five years. The Militarists in Germany already are preparing another war. Geoiges Clemnnceau. former premier of France, declared Inst night In New York during the first addiess of his American tour. in the Country. SCARED CAT who has been "clawed by tigers times," says that Clyde Beatty is he maintains that a tiger is afraid asserts that she has $1,000 and a tiger to back up her contention. whether Mr. Beatty ever has been although he has several of them pels; but he has been bitten by effectively, too; so honors are about Well, sir, it seems that Jupiter t Leonids. Turning Back the Pages of painful personal experience. hand Mr. Beatty -we are sure it is tells a story about a tiger that was "ganged" by a bunch of lions and fought them all off until the first frenzy was over and the keepers could interfere. But, of course, that doesn't mean the tiger wasn't scared. Though a tabby cat will scratch a dog's nose and send him away howling, it doesn't follow that she is easy in her mind when she does it. Beside that, we saw a picture the other day of a tiger sneaking down the middle of a stream in order to get away from a leopard if that proves anything. Important research item. Suetonius says: "Caesar's very first enactment after becoming Consul was, that the proceedings both of the Senate and of the people should day by day be compiled and published." So-o-o-o it was Julius who started the Congressional Record! Annwcrt will be piven in thia column to qU'-ptii.tli ot KPiteiiil lntf!ffi relating- tn hVk'M'iie, sanitation anil the prfvciitnin ot tltwasp. Whr(! a I'lampr-d ami atiilicspi-il piivi'liipo i t-m-luncil. iiii'l subif-t to the proper limitations letteri? will rf-eive personal confi'lei ation in top h ciicea as are wi-nitalile for pnhli' -alion, or where spare will not tterniit. No diaiinoro will lie Itntrle Hurt Dr Kvnni w-ill not presenile for Individual 'np(. Requests for such service will tw isnorert SYMrTOMS OF MIGRAINE WB. S., an intelligent, thought- ful, educated man, has had to wrestle with a form of migraine throughout an adult life of more than half a century. He has had help along the way, some of which has deserved the name, while some has been otherwise, but in the main he has had to work out his own problem. The migraine he writes about Is that he knows. But everybody sees what he looks at through his own glasses. This story is taken virtually as he wrote it and tells the symptoms of the disorder as he has experienced them. Another man may have his migraine according to a somewhat different pattern. The next, story is likewise a recital of W. B. S.'s experiences and observations. It deals with prevention and cure of this kind of migraine. For a day or two before the attack the migraine subject id likely to be irritable and jerky. His muscles may twitch, especially those of the face and eyelids. At night he may be awakened by jerking of the arms and legs and itching about of the nose and mouth. Sleep is light and restless, but the night immediately preceding the attack It may be dopey. While the seizure is brewing the appetite is likely to be ravenous. The mental state just preceding the attack closely resembles that of a person who has taken too much coffee or tea. The subject cannot "let down" or stop the pounding of his heart or make his mind behave. So much for the period in which the storm is brewinir. Now for the sensations which are noted during the attack. These generally come on during the morning and after some stress or imprudence of the previous day. The subject is lethargic and inert and feels himself unequal to any task. He lacks appetite and his food does not taste right. He has a slight dull ache in or just above the eyes, his vision is changed and blurred, and if he wears glasses he feels that they do not fit, or he cleans them frequently. Flashes of light are often noted. His feet and hands are cold and clammy. The tongue Is coated and Is apt to be large and show indentations of the teeth. Nausea Is common, but vomiting Is liable to be absent or to give unsatisfactory results. The feeling is that thoroughly emptying the stomach would give relief, yet. somehow vomiting fails to accomplish the result. The stomach continues to buck for hours or days. Food may remain there throughout the attack. The pulse is slow. The pain in the head generally starts in the region of the eyes and presently extends backward. In some instances It is limited to one side of the head, though in most cases it is not so circumscribed. It is a pecular pain and is accompanied by various sensations seemingly located inside the skul! cavity and described in various ways. The mind is sluggish, refuses to do as it in bid; and names, facts, or dates cannot be recalled; words are misused; thinking is not clear: business letters are not composed in a way that satisfies, Nothing can be sat That seventeen-year-old pianist from Vienna, who played some pieces for the immigration officials by way of proving her right to enter this Country for six months as an artist, demolished the bar to her entry by Chopin it. The mayor of St. Jean de Liversay has forbidden strangers to hunt snails in his domain, which produces the most succulent snails in all France. On a blue Monday snail-hunting is our idea of a fast life. Out in Minnesota the taxpayers certainly are trained and tamed. Wisconsin income tax blanks fell into the hands of four, who meekly filled them out and mailed them to Madison. r, WAYNE COUNTY REFORM fpHE recommendations for reorganization of County "" offices which the committee of Wayne County Supervisors, headed by John W. Smith, makes, con- tains several familiar proposals and one or two which I need further discussion. All deserve careful con-J sideration, however, in view of the estimate that (hey will save the taxpayers $1,500,000 a year. The setting up of a single tax collection agency for the City, County, and Water Board would be a distinct improvement over the present scattered and haphazard conditions. Likewise consolidating " the City and County Treasurer's office by making - the County Treasurer a purely disbursing officer Z should be a step toward efficiency. The task of creating one school district for Wayne County to replace the 101 at present must be worked out carefully if it is not to result in more , expensive education for the scattered sections. But : the possibility of beneficial change exists. Savings f' undoubtedly could be made by combining the offices - of drain commissioner and surveyor with the high-i? way office, but why abolish the Road Commission ; in tavor of a County Engineer? Three heads usually are better than one at making broad programs. " Doing away with the Coroner's office would be all right, but this step and the proposal to abolish the '( Sheriff's office ought to be considered in connection i with a plan for establishing a metropolitan area police, which the Supervisors' committee does not mention. With 17 police departments in the County, the need clearly is for centralization, rather than de-it centralization. The Bar Association might be consulted with profit on the questions of transferring the work of County justices of the peace to the Common Pleas Court, and of increasing the powers of Recorders' Court judges so they could do the Circuit Court work formerly performed by visiting circuit judges. The proposal to turn the automobile and weight tax receipts into the general County fund, deserves careful study, and probably some reservations will be advanced. The broad rule, however, is that a tax for general purposes permits more flexibility and economy in expenditures than do taxes levied for . tpecific purposes. The tendency of the tax for t specific purposes is to perpetuate the use for which f it is levied long after the need to spend money that way has passed. 50 YEARS AGO NOV. 2?, 1882 President Thompson of the Detroit team and President Spaulding of the Chicago club are agreed that many objectionable features of the present umpiring system will have to be removed before the opening of the next National Lengue season. A lurid and demoralizing presentation called "Jesse .Tames, the Bandit King" was offered at the Whitney Opera House last night. Despite its title, the house was jammed by an enthusiastic audience. The accomplished and superior musical organization known as the Temple Quartet will give a concert at Music Hall tonight. The trial of the suit of Wilklson vs. Henry Ward Beecher for breach of contract in failing to complete the "Life of Christ" was resumed in New York yesterday. 40 YEARS AGO NOV. 22, 1892 Four passengers diprl In the burning of the Mississippi River steamer Rosa Lee (it Memphis yesterday. With the strike officially declared ofT, a grand rush was made yesterday by the Homestead, Pa., strikers to get back to work. Many will be disappointed, however, as the Carnegie companv has a long blacklist, which is being checked against their old employees. By a unanimous vote the French Chamber of Deputies yesterday agreed that a parliamentary inquiry should be instituted into the affairs of the Panama Canal company. Margaret Mather, prominent actress, yesterday acknowledged at Denver her marriage to Gus Pabst, of Milwaukee. She says she will retire from the stage on Dec. 10. Daniel Scotten, of Detroit, has secured options on a number of lots In Windsor, between Ouellette Ave. and Pelissier St.. and Chatham and London Sts., with a view to building a tobacco factory. 30 YEARS AGO NOV. 22, 1002 George A. Darlington, Canadian student in the University of Michigan School of Music, killed his sweetheart and himself jn a fit of jealous rage yesterday. After her husband had been miss Another thing all wrong with this world is the fact that only residents of the comparatively small State of Idaho ever will have a chance to vote against Senator Borah. Wonder how long it will be before the cartoonists begin to transform the elephant into a lame duck? They already are talking about making a rooster out of the donkey. A Michigan admirer sent President-elect Roosevelt a keg of sauerkraut. We're wondering if the card said the kraut was made of Republican Latest Paris advices still cannot decide where the waistline shall be. But after all, that's the sort of thing a young fellow has to find out for himself. All it takes to be an imitator of Greta Garbo these days is the addition of a pair of horn-rimmed glasses. The apple crop is said to make a lot o! folks pie-eyed. There's one thing about the snowfall, it won't be accessary to rake up those leaven now.

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