Ensb for One Man Who Stavs in Nishts
PIPE OF PEACE
Jackson C. Stanton, Wall
to-do Kansas City Attornay,
Shown Contentedly Smoking in
the Home His Second Wife Fl*
Because He Wasn’t lntcr«flrr| in
Anything But Tobacco, the Radio and
His Philosophical Thoughts.
in thi* tcale. the ir-orf
in that. Jupiter, limit: ir:t tin
baianee and weigh them both; m d if
thou give the preference In inmien, n!l
T ran tn? it the next time Juno n Jjlet
Ihee, O Jupitei, try the it ceil.
THIS is the story of a pipe and it
owner, the pip he manied, thru
"tobacco divorce” a n d the
fciagara of proposals lie got Com
•rdent women when his wife h it irm.
Kansas City has witnessed s-rnie odd
domestic break-ups, but never ore
with all the features of the Jack on ('
There was the disparity in i' <■;,
a?es to begin with—he being It an:
#he 22—but that alone wouldn’t m
count for the smash of then romance
Nor was Stanton’s devotion to h
trusty briar "grounds’’ in the accepted
•enae. But it was a symbol, and to
f-te e° *7°.
How Girls in
Jazzy 1929 Still
7 hough His
WARNING IO WOMEN
Stanton* Typed Explanation of Why
He tin t in the Matrimonial Market
Ju»t at Preient.
°o „ °r
••At i*A '
C#* V>A^°«9 t
• A\ “'OJ,.
%«, *e /o
liked to go
do t h i ng si
did I?” she
“Get thir: I was
never out of the hoioe
after sunset without him
—and very seldom with
him! Was I a home-loving
wife? Rather! 1 had no
i.sther Forrester Stanton a rather ex
asperating one, of Jackson s unwilling
ncs? to stir from his hearth, hi? nico
;;h.p a’)^ hi? lailio whenever she felt
iik" coins |ila ec and doing thing’.
That h«r distaste for stay-at-home,
■t;-k in the-mud mates is not shared
Make P<scpl@ K-Rke You
4flT,VERY youngster oiiflil to tal»e
F. »*oc!c of himself. He ought to
decide early what he would
like to do with his life more than anv
thio| else. Then if he honrstly finds
i hie abilities lie in that field, let h;m go
forward with all he has in him If he
works hard and thinks hard and plays
famt squarely with himself and
other people, he will get somcv, here
near where he wants to get."
The man who offers this advice holds
ne of the biggest jobs in the oonfitry,
nd has so many other reo-r.-ihir
MATTHEW SCOTT SLOAN
positions that it -would seem to take
forty men to do it all. He is Matthew
S. Sloan, new head of the Electric
Public Utilities of Greater New Vei l;.
This is the largest light and power
system in the world, serving a terri
tory inhabited by one-fifth of the
Although he is one of the youngest
executives in the industry Mr. Sloan
was asked to take the job because lie
, had shown so conclusively that “his
abilities lie in that field.” He made
up his mind when fourteen years old
that he wanted to enter the electrical
I industry. By considerable cramming
he was able to enroll at the Alabama
Polytechnic Institute. While in thi.
echool he not only passed his sub
jects, but made good in athletics. He
was captain of the championship foot
ball team of the South and captain of
. the baseball team. When he finished
the regular technical course, he went
hack for a post-graduate year.
At nineteen he was ready for his
first ioh. He became the manager of
a public service plant in a small town
in Alabama. But to do the job well.
h~ bad to be %'iieman, bill collector,
v? < r nf the water supply and any
bt'ncr thin™ that came up.
I: "a exactly the kind of joh ho.
iKod, tin.- knowing and working with
everybody, but he had a strong desire
to go forward in the electrical industry
y ;th all he had in him, he took a joo
a; pitman with the Memphis Street
Railway Company. On hot days he
crawled down into ihe pit and scraped
mud from under the cars.
After six months he took a train for
Schenectady, N. Y., to enter the Gen
' lal Electric Company’s apprenticeship
training. Ho staved there four years,
■ from til to lib, when most young men
aic so impatient to be making money
that they lose sight of the thing they
would like to do most in life Just be
fore ho loft General Electric he was
sent to Washington to install the first
big turbine ever made.
.Then he took a job with the Bir
mingham Railway Light and Power
Company. This company handled every
kind of public utility. Mr. Sloan
worked hi? wav up to assistant to lh.
president. W ith this rung of the lad
der behind hint, he took a job with the
New Orleans Itailway and Light Com
pany as operating manager and was
made vice-president and general man
ager two years later. His reputation
for handling customers as well as hi
kriowledge of public utilities had be
come known beyond the South, and In
was brought to New York, where h
became first assistant to the vice
president and general manager of the
New York Edison Company. Two
years later he was made president o:
the Brooklyn Edison Company and last
August was made president of the five
electric light and power companies that
serve Greater New York. At the At
I antic City convention a few weeks ago
he was elected president of the Nationu
Electric Light Association.
Mr. Sloan’s success has its founda
lion in those every-day human traits
so common in our daily experience.
The first of these is a genuint
friendliness that attracts everybody tu
him. “Sly motto is friendliness,” Mr.
Sloan says. It is not a motto to be
adopted, but one he discovered to be
his dominating feeling towatd human
ity. He can’t help liking people and
people can’t help liking him. That
was a characteristic of his success on
Ihe small jobs and it accounts for a
gicat part of his success on the big job.
“When I first got into the publir
utilities work.” Mi. Sloan said. “I
made up my mind that tha first prin
ciple of success was to win the people’s
friendship. Everybody knows that
can’t ba won and bald by bluffing—by
patting employes on tha back and
making a lot of wordy spaeches. You
have got to radiate it straight from
tha heart. You have got to like peo
ple and make people like you.”
v a t tnajoj ito!
in the United
attested bv the
Stanton received the moment
Mr . Stanton’s french heel
sou rued Ins door -ill. He got so many ,
in fact, that, flattering though their
numerical implication m... he wa~
forced in self-defense to issue a formal
-tateutont underlining the "No Wives
Mrs. Stanton, in turn, with that dr
light! ul inconsistency of her sex.
seemed neither amdsed nor especially
pleased when the news of her cx-hu
l and’s sudden popularity reached her.
Upon the granting of the divorce she
had put considerable distance 4*efween
nerself and Stanton, and from hef
sister’s residence at No. 3432 Garfield
Avenue she issued not so rtiurh a
-tatertient as a series of disparaging
So women warned that ki• ■ d of hus
band, did they — thr kind that never
even mildly "steps’’? All right. Let
'em have him. "I never want to heai
the words ’husband’ or ’pipe’ again,”
vociferated Mrs. Stanton. "I’ll pick a
place to live where I don’t have to see
his picture in the paper over a state
ment about the number of women
vvho’ve ’phoned him. Fed up—that’s
what I am.”
Mis. Stanton also had quite a bit 1o
arid about various paragraphs in her
husband’s reply to her divorce peti
"By the way, Hid he ever tell you
about those succulent steaks and tooth
some pie? 1 cooked for him? No?
W ell, perhaps he w asn't feeling hungry
at the moment. He may have bpen
having one of his tobacco yens. Oh,
ihat pipe! It was thickly caked, short
stemmed, smelly. A fancy meer
schaum would have been a relief.
"Then there was the little red box
of curve-cut that he always carried in
his vest pocket. You know how things
that stick in your memory get on your
nerves, f can smell the acrid whiff of
-moke yet. Never again.”
Meanwhile, at No. 11941 Hyde Park
t'enue, the inspiration of these nit
cal remarks was seated in solitary com
tort. I'or his ease the telephone had
been plugged. In a sort of bewildered
desperation, Jackson Stanton had left
his office at four that afternoon. And
up to that hour ,'lff women had im
plored him to be theirs. But Ihe ro.\
spirit of matrimony had left Stanton
cold. He twirled the radio knobs
tuned in on KMA, rammed his briar
full of curve-cut. The very position
of his body suggested relaxation.
Philosophy, as usual, followed phys
“Youth and age simply cannot, meet
and mate successfully,” he said he
tween puffs. "That little girl and I
tried honestly to hit it off. The world”
—he sighed—“will never know how
hard, how faithfully we tried to keep
from pulling apart.
“She was m,v second. My first died
two and a half years ago. I had the
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1 lyt1r? Park Avenue home and $6,000
worth «t furnishings. I married my
wife's lie! friend's baby sister. It
sounded different in the divorce peti
tion, hut I did offer to go out nights.
1 like dancing: they say I’m pretty
pood at it. And 1 used to take my wife
fishing and hunting.
"Mo t modern women don't take the
it oonsibility of keeping up a hoim
seriously. The. arduous hours we hu. -
hands spend to keep a roof over their
heads! Why, some of them think fur
niture pays for itself and telephones
sprout from wall* like mushroom.',
What | need is a wife like my flr. t.
tint I liked the little girl, too. am) a),
v i.vs will. And the little girl’s mother
and . n i —wo all got along fine. No,
11 ’’ 1 money that was the trouble.'’
w tlile tnat elusive asset, personality,
must have been at the base of Mr.
Manton’s allure for the women who
anted him for a husband, it is ron
u !n'r' ° *11s solidity of financial
standing had something to do with it
ouri°'V,tr a, farm in Mis
iie has ten valuable parcels of
Esther Forrester Slnnton, 22, Whr
Divorced Her Middle-Aged Husbane
Recause He Showed No Enthusiasm
for Going' Place* and Doinf Thing*.
ritv property, some of them advanU
gratis for business venturer. Am
land in five counties of the State.
Printed mention of these. happi
adjuncts to marriage, any marriage
has been tactfully omitted, yet it i» nt
secret that Kansas’s most potable pipe
smoker is nicely off. Rut would i .
would-be “stepping” bride find life
with such a recluse the bonanza it
Pets take up a lot. of Mr. Slanton’r
tirtip. too. “You know,” he romplaim
mildly, “when a guy stays home three
weeks at a time to feed them, and not
just because he wants to”-puff
puff-“that little girl will mak*
some man a bang-up wife.”
To this Mrs. Stanton, informed, re
joins with a slight snort: ‘Never. A
convent for me.”
Stanton keeps on reaching for a
briar instead of a bride.
NIGHT-BLOOMING CEREUS •
== ( On the Ricerbank )
Alert, my body it strained with listening, knowing you must be near."
Last night was wonderful.
Would that tonight
Could speed ils cowing,
bringing you near!
My spirit is drugged by day.
I more, in a trance,.
My brain and my hands perform
Like well - tnrined vassals, apart
Myself is slumbering deeply,
Waiting for night.
Tint oh, when the darkness conus
My spirit stirs.
My slow pulse yiiickrns
AND tingles in tv try pore.
The air is charged with ad'
7 feel it a presence.
It shifts and crackles around mu
7Aks lightning sparks in a stoen..
The hours that hobbled so heavily
Begin to dance on their way
Alert, my body is strained with
Knowing you must be near.
Would that tonight
Could speed its coming!
Dear, do you heart
Do you hearf