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ISUCH IS LIFE? Birth of Ambition
By CHARLES SUGHROE
American Legion to Hold
Record Meeting in Fall
New York Prepare* to House
New York. ? For the first time
since the World war, Fifth avenue
will resound to the beat of march
ing feet of more than a half million
war veterans, amid the blare of
martial music. The parade will
mark the second day of the Amer
ican Legion's 1937 national conven
tion ? and this city's first conclave
in Legion history.
During the four-day Legion caucus,
September 20-23, it is estimated,
conservatively, that 600,000 ex-serv
ice men plus their wives and chil
dren ? who are represented in auxil
iary units such as the Women's Aux
iliary and the Sons of the American
Legion ? will attend the meeting.
The high lights of the convention
will include the opening session
Monday, September 20, in Madison
Square Garden; the Drum and Bugle
corps contest, in which 621 individ
ual musical units will compete later
at the Polo grounds, and the gigan
tic convention parade on Fifth ave
nue, Tuesday, September 21.
The forthcoming annual gathering
is planned to eclipse by far all its
previous efforts and officials of
the American Legion describe the
For business, for shopping, for
school ? a trimly tailored frock of
ribbed alpaca comes in navy or
black. Studs fasten it down the
front, collars and cuffs of men's
striped shirting add a new note in
1937 affair as "the largest ever held
on earth by any organization."
This year's great convention,
marking the twentieth anniversary
oi America's entry into the World
war, will have as its slogan, "Peace
through preparedness." In a tri
denominational religious and patri
otic service, a thanksgiving for
peace since the World war will be
The press, radio and Legion peri
odicals are being used by the pro
moters to induce the members to
defer their vacation to coincide with
the Legionnaires' convention.
From the convention offices here
reports indicate more than 100 vet
erans' societies and associations
plan to hold reunions at the same
time. Major-Gen. John F. O'Ryan,
New York's ex-police commission
er, will head the reunions commit
40 and 8 Reunion.
One of the outstanding reunions,
for color and interest, at the 1937
convention, will be that of the fa
mous 40 and 8. Because this re
union plays an integral part in the
convention proceedings, there is a
40 and 8 committee, of which the
chairman is Pelham St. George Bis
sell, president justice of the Munic
Justice Bissell is chief chemin de
fer passe of the 40 and 8, and ex
officio of a number of Legion offices.
He served with the Seventy-seventh
division in France.
Simultaneously with the convention
is the annual assembly of the Amer
ican Legion auxiliary, headed by
Mrs. William N. Corwith, present
national radio chairman of the or
ganization and past president of the
New York Department auxiliary.
Watch out for the borer that is
now attacking iris plants. If not
checked it will destroy plants.
? ? ?
An old automobile rim makes an
excellent reel on which to wind the
garden hose when putting it away
for the winter.
Have the gutters of your house
cleaned out before the winter sets
in. Dry leaves blow in and block
them up, thus preventing water
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To wash a flannel shirt, soak it in
cold water overnight, so it will not
shrink. Then wash it in warm wa
ter and put in a very little borax.
Rinse in cold water and dry in a
good wind. When almost dry, iron
on the wrong side.
? ? ?
A paste made from bicarbonate of
soda and water applied to sunburn
gives a cooling sensation almost im
mediately. When the moisture has
been absorbed from the paste the
fire of the burn will have disap
peared and the danger of blistering
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Prominent Figure in Sian Coup
General Yang Hu-Cheng, outstanding figure in the recent Sian coup,
arrived in San Francisco recently. He is a member of the Chinese
commission of military affairs. After several months' sojourn in the
United States the general, who is here to investigate military affairs, will
tour the principal countries of Europe. Accompanying the general are
LEONARD A. BARRETT
Nathaniel Hawthorne relates a
story in his "Great Stone Face"
which should De
for its philosophy
of idealism as a
in life. In the
nature "in her
mood of majestic
formed on the
side of a moun
tain by some im
which had been
in a certain position, the features of
a human countenance" ? the great
stone face. According to tradition,
some day to the little town there
would come a man whose face
would be the perfect image of the
face of stone, and with him he
would bring great and abiding bless
ings. In one of the mountain homes
there lived a boy named Ernest,
who, from his early life, accepted
the tradition and looked steadfastly
for the arrival of this great and
good man. Daily, Ernest would gaze
for hours at the great stone face, so
that he might be able to recognize
the man when he arrived. Many
men visited the village, but none
fully satisfied Ernest. Mr. Gather
gold, representing great wealth, ar
rived. "Old Blood and Thunder,"
the symbol of militarism, also
came. Other men came, but all
failed to reproduce in identical like
ness, the features of the great stone
face. After many years, a poet
came to the village, and Ernest
felt sure that at last, here was the
NEW HEAD OF ELKS
Major Charles Spencer Hart of
New York was elected Grand Ex
alted Ruler of the Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks at its con
vention in Denver. He succeeds
David Scholtz of Jacksonville, for
mer Florida governor. Mr. Hart,
a veteran of the World war, has
had several stories and books pub
lished and is the former managing
editor of the Elks magazine.
man who was to save the people
frotn their calamities. But not so,
for the poet discovered in the face
of Ernest the perfect resemblance
for which the people had been wait
ing. By gazing daily at the image
on the mountain side, Ernest had
unconsciously fashioned his own
face after its likeness. The humble
mountain boy had become in reality
a character strong as the mountain
image. His ideals were higher far
than those of Mr. Gathergold, or
"Old Blood and Thunder." He had
fixed his mind upon the eternal
strength of that beloved face. He
had inspired his soul with the ideal
ism of unchanging values. He him
self had become like the face he
admired, studied, and adored.
In every life there should be a
"Great Stone Face" ? a command
ing and inspiring ideal. We are
mastered by oar ideals which may
be thoaghts, objects, or persons.
The currents of many a life have
been changed for nobler purposes
by the influence of a great book, or
a majestic scene in nature, or bet
ter still, by contact with a person
ality who gives the strength of sin
cerity bought with the price of sac
rifice for character. We grow to be
like those whom we admire. Bea
trice inspired the soul of Dante and
herself "led him through Paradise."
Browning is never more noble than
when ha coiJesses his debt to Eliza
J ' By BETTY WELLS J '
TTHEY'RE an outdoor family ?
* great on hiking, camping, ex
ploring and roughing it. So when
they built their new home and
started in to plan its decorations,
they decided to use leaf greens as
the color theme for the entire house,
because that's the tone they like
best. Their place isn't big and it's
all on one floor, so there's a lot to
be said for a unified color theme
throughout the house. For one thing,
it makes the place seem more spa
cious and tranquil. But this house
wasn't to be rustic or camp-ish, not
at all. They liked to come home
from their outings to a very civil
ized establishment with its own in
ho* ji . ilk ..1.
An Outdoor Family.
dividual charm. So they achieved a
very smart effect with beige and
white combinations with green.
The living room of this small
house was to have some new furni
ture so that their old things could be
relegated to other rooms. The new
pieces selected were in bjond wood
?a secretary, endjables and-B -Cof
fee table, a console table and a
pair of small chests. The old up
holstered furniture got new covers
in tones of beige. The new living
room rug was a brilliant leaf green,
the walls white, the ceilings a paler
green and the draperies were white
ground chintz with a flower design
with lots of green leaves and pet
als of peppermint pink. White lamps
and white porcelain vases for fresh
leaves made dramatic accents. Pic
tures were framed in blond wood
The dining room adjoining had
the same walls, floors, ceilings and
draperies, but the old maple fur
niture was retained here. The mas
ter bedroom was the grand ges
ture . . . the walls here were paint
ed a very brilliant leaf green, the
ceilings, beige, the rug was an all
beth Barrett. Chaucer awoke the
soul of John Masefield, the English
poet. Robert Louis Stevenson
writes, "Few friends have had upon
me an influence so strong for good
as Hamlet or Rosalind."
Find some book, some thought,
some personality which will be to
you what the Great Stone Face was
to Ernest, a spiritual presence
which etherealizes and enobles the
highest aspirations of your souls.
There are truly sermons in rocks if
we will but heed them. "True in
fluence comes not from a moment's
eloquence, but from the accumula
tion of a lifetime's thoughts stored
up in the eyes." Let us And an
inspiration bigger than ourselves.
?> Western Newspaper Union.
over floral carpet on a beige ground
and the walnut furniture was re
freshed by combination with spreads
and curtains of permanent finish
organdie, made with billowy white
ruffles ten inches wide.
Little boy's room had beige walls
with a row of framed prints all the
way around the wall at a boy's eye
level . . . these prints were botany
renderings of various types of tree
leaves in blond wood frames. This
room received some of the left
overs from the old living room.
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A Miniature Appropriation.
"I'm like the rest of the world ? I
haven't much money to spend!"
writes a lady who lives in a little
white house on a pleasant but un
pretentious street. "But I do think
it's awfully important to make my
home as attractive as I can and
keep it pleasant. Maybe you can
help me with my present problems.
I'm hoping to do things to my bed
room on a miniature appropriation.
The s furniture is maple ? g a o d
enough, though not up to any fancy
decorative scheme. We're buying a
new rug and planning to have the
room repapered. I'll get new
spread, curtains and lamps if pos
sible. Since we use this room a lo*
for sitting ? it's large for a bedroom
? we keep two old easy chairs here.
"These I'd like to slip-cover so
they would add rather than detract
from the effect of the room. But
as the room is used by both my
husband and myself, I don't want it
to be too feminine. ~ Anything "you"
suggest will be appreciated and fol
lowed out if it's not too expensive."
With maple furniture, we'd like
yellow wall paper with little sprigs
or dots in white, then brown and
white checked gingham for spread
and curtains. Make the spread with
pleated flounce and you might have
a pleated valance for the windows.
If you have a skirted dressing table,
have the skirt of starched dotted
swiss in yellow with narrow brown
ribbon bows at intervals around the
yoke. The easy chairs might be
effective in matching slip covers of
Doing Over a Bedroom.
a very gayly flowered chintz with
quite a bit of yellow in the design,
and it would be interesting to
arrange them under a wide win
dow, facing each other with a low
table between. What a nice place
for light refreshments or a late
snack on a tray! Be sure to pro
vide good lamps nearby for read
ing light. The rug we'd have in old
blue . . . repeat this color in lamp
bases, accessories and picture
frames. Or you could have a flash
of blue in the material chosen for
chair covers, too.
e By Betty Wells.? WNU Service.
AMAZE A M IN UTE
SCIENTIFACT S BY ARNOLD
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Roman road in return for
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Death from diphtmeria
RATE IS NOW
By REV. HAROLD L. LUNDQU1ST.
Dean of the Moody Bible Institute
? Western Newspaper Union.
Lesson for August 29
LESSON TEXT? Leviticus 10:1. 1. HI;
Proverbs 31:4, 5; Isaiah 28:1-8; Romans
GOLDEN TEXT? Wine la a mocker,
strong drink is raging: and whosoever is
deceived thereby is not wise. Prov. 20:1.
PRIMARY TOPIC.? What a Wise King
JUNIOR TOPIC? When a Man Drinks.
INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR TOPIC?
How Drinking Harms Others.
YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULT TOPIC?
Why Beverage Alcohol Is a Social Foe.
The use of intoxicating liquors is
financially unprofitable to the na
tion, scientifically unwise and de
structive, socially degrading, and
I. The Problem.
The selected Old Testament scrip
tures which comprise our lesson
present the use of intoxicants as
causing four socially undesirable re
1. Religious disobedience (Lev.
10:1,2; Isa, 28:7). Two things we
may rightfully expect of those who
serve the nation in its religious life:
(1) a vision of God and obedience
to that vision in life and service,
and (2) the exercise of sound God
guided judgment in the affairs of
the people. But note what happens
when the prophet and the priest turn
to wine and strong drink. "They err
in vision" (Jsa. 28:7). That is, they
have no clear concepts of divine
truth, and lead the people into error.
Further, we see that "they stumble
in judgment." To every true serv
ant of God comes repeatedly the
opportunity and the need of render
ing judgment, that is, of advising
and counselling those to whom he
ministers. If his mind is befuddled
by the use of alcohol (or, for that
matter, of any other kind of worldly
indulgence) he will "stumble," and
cause his people to stumble.
A sad incident is related in Lev.
10:1,2 of the sons of Aaron, appoint
ed to the priesthood and instructed
in its privileges and duties, but
coming with strange fire to be of
fered before the Lord. Swift and
terrible was the judgment they re
ceived. We are not told directly
that they were intoxicated, but it is
implied in the fact that there is an
immediate injunction against the
use of wine by the priests.
Lest someone think that such a
thing could not happen in our day
the writer mentions word which re
cently came to him that a leading
seminary has professors on its staff
who defend the so-called moderate
use of alcoholic drink.
2. Political disorder (Prov. 1:5).
While political leaders make sancti
monious protestations that govern
ment agencies are not influenced by
the liquor interests, it is common
knowledge to even those who are
slightly informed that the two are
closely associated. The result of
that unholy alliance is rightly de
scribed in Prov. 31:5 ? "They for
get the law, and pervert the judg
ment of any of the afflicted." Much
of the sad disorder in the body poli
tic is traceable directly to the door
of the makers and sellers of alco
3. National decay (Isa. 28:1-6).
"Overcome with wine" ? stricken
down, useless in life, without true
ambition, such is the picture of the
man who gives himself to drink.
Poverty, with all its attendant so
cial problems, follows on the heels
of the sale and use of intoxicants.
Some liquor dealers are beginning
to sense a rising tide of opposition
to their business, and are advertis
ing, "We do not want bread mon
ey," but the fact is that it is all
too often bread money that goes for
liquor, and the vile stuff is still on
sale where the poor man may read
ily spend his "bread money" for it.
4. Personal degradation (Isa. 28:
8). "Vomit and filthiness" are not
very nice words, but they describe
accurately the ultimate condition of
the drinker and his surroundings.
The writer knows a young man who
boasts that he never gets drunk
because the "booze" makes him so
sick that he vomits it up. Imagine
a supposedly intelligent man drink
ing stuff so vile that his stomach
(evidently having more sense than
his head) sends it back? and then
boasting of his ability to drink
II. The Solution, a Divine Princi
ple (Rom. 14:21).
Thousands of Christian people
have solved not only the drink prob
lem, but practically every question
of conduct and social life by apply
ing this principle. Surely no true
foUower of Christ will be guilty of
doing anything that will cause any
brother to be offended, to stumble,
or to be made weak. ?
The foundation of domestic hap
piness is faith in the virtue of wom
an; the foundation of political hap
piness is confidence in the integrity
of man; the foundation of happi
ness, temporal and eternal, is reli
ance on the goodness of God. ? Lan
Reading Good Books
Book love is your pass to the
greatest and purest and the most
perfect pleasures that God has pre
pared for His creatures.
A Crocheted Rug
Is a Lifetime Joy
This rug that you can so easily
crochet yourself will be a lifetime
joy. See if it isn't! Do the stunning
medallions separately ? they're
just 8V* inch squares ? and keep
joining them till you've a rug the
desired size. If you like, make
each flower center a different col
or, keeping the background uni
form. Rug wool or candlewicking
make for a sturdy durable rug, or
otherwise useless rags will also
serve the purpose. In pattern 5855
you will find instructions for mak
ing the rug shown; an illustration
of it and of all stitches used; ma
terial requirements; color sugges
tions, a photograph of the actual
Send 15 cents in stamps or coins
(coins preferred) for this pattern
to The Sewing Circle Household
Arts Dept., 259 W. Fourteenth St.,
New York, N. Y.
Please write your name, ad
dress and pattern number plainly.
What You Seek
Have you ever thought how
many objects you pass without
evfen noticing them ; "how many
voices and sounds fail to register
It seems that one usually sees
what he is looking for and hears
that to which his ears are attuned.
Perhaps this is what Emerson
had in mind when he said that no
one brings back from Europe any
thing which he did not take over
with him. (Excluding merchan
dise of course.) ? Ohio Farmer.
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Your kidneys help to keep yoawefl
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Burning, scanty or too frequent uri
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You may suffer nagging backache^
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