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tion to the point of appearing to be
low; but one who by that very delib-
ration sees unerringly and far ahead.
He's sure-footed," they said.
Withal he is said to be possessed of
saving sense of humor. In St. Louis
e answered heckling questions until
hey became irrelevant, whereupon he
aid, “ As a boy I liked to listen to the
visdom of the town blacksmith and
ften brushed the flies from the horses
e was shoeing as I asked him many
uestions, until one day he said to me,
Warren, I would like to answer your
uestions if you didn't ask so many
hat have no sense in them.'»

In my native village in Illinois I eard Lincoln in one of his great replies

Douglas in 1858. Since then I have been a student of Abraham Lincoln. Against all preconception I am comelled to say that the qualities of Waren G. Harding upon which his neighors lay the most stress are the same s the human qualities which the world ascribes to the kindly, honest, air-minded, peace-making, patient, far. eeing, often humorous Abraham Linoln.

Harding is deeply religious. So was Lincoln, though he belonged to no hurch. “I feel more given to prayerulness that I may have strength to meet he heavy responsibilities that will be

MRS. WARREN G. HARDING, THE NEXT MISTRESS OF THE WHITE HOUSE aid upon me," was Harding's response o the question if he was not jubilant make a wage. In that year in the corn

make a wage. In that year in the corn: feeling that the Senator had not allowed ver the completeness of his triumph. cutting season the man he worked for told a week to pass, even in the stress of the Like Lincoln, he is a good mixer with me that he did more than the average active campaign, without paying him a nen. He is the most uncommon com- man's work and was paid a man's wage. cheering call, sometimes leaving

a visitnon man I ever knew," was one of the Not a Sunday passed in the last ing Senator or campaign manager waitlescriptions of him I heard. He will play fifteen years of his mother's exemplary ing at the gate while he made it. olf with a visiting Senator or prince Christian life when he did not visit As an illustration of his grip on the f finance or industry in an afternoon, her, and always with a bunch of her affections of the “

common people "who nd, like as not, in the evening will say favorite flowers. Of her he said," The thoroughly know him, it is related that o some carpenter or typesetter, “Jim, best proof I know of the truth of when Scott B. Hayes, son of former what do you say to a game of pool ?” the Christian religion is found in my President Hayes, came to Marion with

He is an uncommon good listener,” mother's life.” The pastor of the church some New York friends and learned aid his pastor, Dr. McAfee. That of which he is a faithful member and that Senator Harding, whom they came gain is Lincoln.

trustee, who was stricken early in the to see, was not in the town, as he was to At the age of eleven he was a prodig- summer and has been confined to a sick- speak that afternoon in Columbus, the ous worker when he had a chance to


ever since, told me with much party engaged a man with a dilapidated







Ford to take them the distance of fifty chauffeur said :

you men miles, a job worth twenty dollars. When all the way out from New York to hear they tried to pay the bill, the grizzled Warren Harding talk? Well, any men

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who come all the way from New York to hear Warren Harding speak can't pay me any money."









N American aviator abroad finds international courtesy somewhat

strained when flying in the United States is discussed. The love of the air binds together its devotees, no matter what dialect is spoken, and the airmen's fraternity is stronger, as was evidenced in repeated acts of friendship between enemy fliers during the war, than that formed by the general run of casual alliances.

Yet in England and in France the American aviator discovers lurking behind the fraternal greetings that wel- for its manufacturing industry, for its American communities have never come him a sinister skepticism-an inventiveness and ingenuity, for its ac- experienced the horrors of bombing amused incredulousness of his ability knowledged prowess in fighting ability raids by the swift and silent airplanes. and his knowledge concerning the art and athletics. Can it be true that Amer. They are indifferent to the fact that of flying. If a demonstration of his ican aviation is absolutely discredited the sole means of beating back these flying knowledge happily removes this abroad? He is willing to admit an destructive fleets lies in swifter and prejudice, he is reluctantly classed as American reputation for boastfulness stronger airplanes. But in London, an extraordinary American, or one who which has so far overshot itself that in Paris, in Brussels, and in Cologne has had the good fortune to reach American claims. must. henceforth be the public needs no enlightenment as Europe just in time to be saved. demonstrated before they are accepted to the aircraft's necessity or value

. The recent American fiasco, or de- as true. But why should flying in Europe has felt the power of aircraft

. bacle, attending the competition for the America, where flying was born, be America has not. Gordon Bennett Cup at Étampes is pre- ridiculed not only by the flying men, It is frequently asserted that the war cisely a case in point. Our four entries, but by the public of Europe ? What advanced the science of aviation in the after attracting the attention of the evil propaganda is responsible for this world by many years. This is doubtworld to their boastful claims to speed

less true so far as the nations which of two hundred miles an hour and over,

were in peril are concerned. Their arrive on the field in splendor. The race


progress has been phenomenal. But in is held and won by French airplanes at Good, better, and best, after all, are China and Japan no helpful improre a speed of less than one hundred and but adjectives of comparison. If there ments have originated. Outside the eighty miles per hour, the American were no aviation in Europe, the present war area no conspicuous growth in machines not even finishing.

status of flying in the United States aviation has occurred. America has In the European aviation journals would receive world-wide wonder and absorbed some few germs of fruitfulness

, the American finds that allusions to renown. The fact that Europe does dis- but lacks the impetus to progress exacted flying in his own country are accom- dain recognition of American airplanes by vehement demand of the public for panied by an editorial sneer, and that simply implies that greater progress has self-protection. even noteworthy performances are men- been made there in the design and The war having ended, commerce tioned with the silent protest of quota- manufacture of airplanes as a result now picks up its head and considers tion marks or a question mark. He of the mighty impetus given their pro- the airplane as a wonders that this unconcealed scorn duction by a united public opinion de

for intercommunication. America may vents itself against a nation celebrated manding protection in war.

not be interested in wars, but she is interested, intensely so, in com

error ?

possible vehicle

















In Europe a score and more of com. mercial air lines are operating on schedules, establishing hitherto undreamed of quickness of intercommunication be tween London, Paris, Brussels, Copen. hagen, Berlin, Amsterdam, Antwerp Lyons, the Riviera, Rome, Athens, and Constantinople. This means less delay between orders and deliveries, saving of interest on bills of exchange, saving of time in business abroad. Swift transportation by airplane brings the



This is the only established air route across America. Each circle represents a landing field that is

properly organized. Before any city can be on an air route it must have a landing field"

eat cities of the world close toether.





AN INFANT PRODIGY The great bugaboo of danger, which as attended the usefulness of flying nce its birth, has received a shock in ngland since the report for twelve onths' operations disclosed the fact at an average of two hundred thouund miles' flying with freight and pasengers involved but one fatal accident. ailways of to-day, after decades of speriments and improvements, show carcely a better average. And aerial ansportation is yet in its infancy.

It is necessary to consider commer. al aviation and war aviation as one nit if we are to progress here in the nited States in the building up of our


CORNER). -r industry. For, in short, the trouble ith American aviation is that there is used in carrying mails, used in training for the line thus established would be o aviation to speak of_in America. reserve pilots, and used for other gov- useful not only to the public in times his fact is so evident to Europeans, in ernment purposes. Landing-fields for of peace, but would be of great value

, ontrast with their own activities, that

airplanes are as necessary as are har- to the Nation in war time. ne American aviator abroad soon dis

bors for ships of the sea. And if air- Something has been the matter with overs for himself the justice of Europe's planes must be provided in readiness our aviation from the very beginning. kepticism when American perform

for the defense of a nation, then the And that “matter,” in the last analynces are described.

manufacturers must keep their fac- sis, is the public. Congress awaits only

tories in commission. Their designs the public demand to help American THE VICIOUS CIRCLE

must be improved to keep abreast with aviation to its feet. Few landing-fields exist in the United

those of rival nations. And their out- We made a bad mess of it in the war,

put is such that a mail-carrying machine and since the war we have made no tates, few airplanes are flown, few new pes are produced, few pilots fly. Air

can be instantly transformed into a improvement. Money was voted, and lanes are not manufactured, because

bombing or observation machine if the wasted, because the requirements for here are no orders for them. There are necessity arises.

immediate results were impossible of o orders because there are no landing

fulfillment. What is needed now is UP TO THE GOVERNMENT AND THE elds and airplanes are too expensive

steady competition among American be risked on forced landings. The

producers for ever-increasing improveicious circle is complete. Each factor

Aviation should be subsidized to at ments in airplane performances. And oints to the omission of the next

least the same extent as the merchant for this output the manufacturers will ecessary factor. And the result is that marine and in early days the railway find a ready market once the necesmerican flying is practically dead.

mails were subsidized by the Govern- sary landing facilities are established There are probably very few actual

ment if the present vicious circles above throughout the length and breadth of nemies of aviation in the United

mentioned are to be cut. No business our country. For the present, both of tates. The public at large enjoys the

corporation will undertake the opera- these problems are distinctly up to the

tion of an air line from New York to pectacle of flying. The public feels

Government for solution. If they are nnoyed that we do not get on faster

Chicago unless the project receives the longer neglected, even the poor remthis business of aviation, and it wants

support of the National Government. nant of the industry still surviving the know why American pilots and man

This support should be forthcoming, war will be lost. facturers do not wake up. The pilots nd the aeronautical industry say merica lags behind Europe because I the lack of public support for aviaon. And thus another vicious circle found incidental to our stagnation. Rather than risk individual capital

such hazardous business, the manuacturers of this country have turned meir factories into other lines, filling nly such airplane deliveries as are alled for by the Army and the Navy nd the air mail contracts. If a pilot ishes to pay two or three times as uch as an airplane is worth, the manuacturers will gladly produce the mahine for him. No other airplanes are vailable, except from the surplus war cock that is now several years old and - unsuitable for his wants at best.

European nations have decided that ne logical way to encourage aviation

to have their governments pay for ending-fields and pay for airplanes





From C. A. Hibbard, Chapel Hill, N. C.

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The Egyptian Sphinx (“a wingless monster with a lion's body and a huinan head') is said by some authorities to have been erected near burial places as a guardian of the dead. The Sphinx shown in the picture is of course much smaller than the celebrated one near


AT FUTAMI, JAPAN The American reader will be able to guess which is the "Wife Rock.” The straw ropes connecting the two rocks popularly symbolize conjugal union, although there is a legend to the effect that the god Susa-no-o in returning a favor showed a poor peasant how to protect the village from future plagues by barring the entrance between the

rocks with these rope strands


SHIP, THE “WELCOME" The model was built by the sender of the photograph. It is part of a collec tion now on exhibition at Independence Hall Museum in Philadelphia. The ship was of 300 tons register. Penn crossed the Atlantic in the Welconie in 1682, the voyage occupying nearly

two months

the Great Pyramids

From Mrs. L. H. MacDaniels, Ithaca, N. Y.



(Author of “Sons and Daughters," “ Your Child Today and Tomorrow,” etc.)

Swiss Fairy Tales. [By William E. Griffis. Thomas Y.

Crowell Co.
Twenty-five stories dealing with the fairies, elves, goblins,
and frost giants of the Alps. An interesting addition to the
rapidly growing fairy tales of various nations. 8-12.
Tales of Folk and Fairies. Written and illustrated by

Katherine Pyle. Little, Brown & Co.
Fairy tales from the Old World across the seas—from
Scotland, Scandinavia, Russia, Persia, and Arabia. Excep-
tionally well told. 8-12.
Tales of Enchantment from Spain, By Elsie Spicer Cells.

Harcourt, Brace & Howe.
Fifteen fairy tales from Spanish sources characteristically
illustrated. 8-12.
The Jewish Fairy Book. By Gerald Friedlander. Fred-

erick A. Stokes Co.
Simple and genuine tales of adventure, heroic quests for
wisdom, fascinating legends selected from the wealth of
folklore belonging to this ancient people. 10-14.
The Shoemaker's

Apron. A Second Book of Czechoslovak Fairy Tales. Retold in English by Parker Fillmore. Illustrations and decorations by Jan Matuka. Har

court, Brace & Howe. A collection of twenty characteristic stories. Very effectively illustrated. 8-12. Wonder Tales of the World. By Constance Armfield.

Harcourt, Brace & Howe. Seventeen unhackneyed and pleasantly told folk and fairy tales from'as many countries. 8–12.

So on.


HE heroes of myth and legend would One of the developments in books for
I seem to be making way for the heroes children that the outbreak of the war stim-
E the daily life and the conquerors of ulated is the wide range of folk and fairy
ality. One of the marked tendencies in tales of various peoples. Thus there is a
ne publication of books for children is the new volume of Czechoslovak fairy tales,
creasing number of biographies suitable another of Spanish, Swiss, Jewish, and
or children as young as ten years, or even
ounger. The great attention given to the The tercentenary of the landing of the
urrent performances of the outstanding Pilgrims is marked by two juveniles (one
ersonalities during the war, as well as a of them "made in England”), "A May-
imulated interest in the lives of such flower Maid,” by E. A. & A. A. Knipe
rominent men and women, no doubt con- (The Century Company), and “The Young
-ibuted to the habit of considering the Pilgrims,” by Charles Herbert (The Lip-
ves of real people as suitable material for pincott Company).
pung folks' mental food. But the tendency There are a number of books in different

in part to be attributed to a better under- fields, but the total output of high quality
anding of the child's psychology, for a does not come up to last year's. Appar-
umber of these books were already to be ently last year saw the publication of the
ad before the war.

best that had been held back during the Amy Steedman's “When They Were war. And “best books have not been hildren,” making a special appeal in that produced in sufficient quantity in the meane stories are about children ; Mary H. while. This may account for an apparent ard's “The Light Bringers ;” and Ari- disposition to reissue standards in new Ine Gilbert's “ More Than Conquerors," forms. One of the best recent series of ce among the collected biographies for juvenile classics is that by Rand Mchildren that pointed this tendency before Nally & Co., eleven volumes of well-made e war. More recent books of value are books, including such titles as “ Robinson onsonby's “Rebels and Reformers," and Crusoe,” “Tanglewood Tales," “ Ivanhoe,” ne two series of “ The Book of Bravery,” “ Treasure Island,” and so on. They Henry W. Lanier. Of course there have are attractively illustrated by Milo K. een books of saints and heroes almost as Winter. ng as there have been any books for chil- The greatest dearth continues to be of en ; the noteworthy fact is that the new worth-while fiction, especially for girls. ographies count on yielding their values The writers seem too often to assume that Sithout the moralizing and preaching that the only acceptable fiction for children efeated the purpose of the earlier at- consists of boarding-school pranks or in a mpts to interest young people in worthy concentration of impossible “ Boy Scout chievement and character.



A Child's Garden of Verses. By Robert Louis Stevenson.

Rand McNally & Co.
Attractive Edition, 8-12.

For Days and Days. By Annette Wynue. Frederick A.

Stokes Co.
Verses arranged for the months of the year. Will appeal
to the sentiment and imagination of children. 8–12. :
The Courtship of Miles Standish. By Henry Wadsworth

Longfellow. Houghton Mifflin Co.
Charming illustrations by N. C. Wyeth make this an
unusually attractive volume. 10-14.

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BIOGRAPHY braham Lincoln. Frederick A. Stokes Co, A valuable addition to the “Heroes of All Time Series." 12. vys' Book of Sea Fights. By Chelsea Curtis Fraser.

Thomas Y. Crowell Co. fainous naval battles and biographical sketches of naval roes from Francis Drake to the Great War. Over 14. oad Stripes and Bright Stars. By Carolyn S. Bailey. Pictures by Power O'Malley. Milton Bradley. Tales of heroism and achievement out of America's de. lopment. 10-14. oneers of America. By Albert F. Blaisdell and Francis

K. Ball. Little, Brown & Co. Some twenty episodes and sketches from pioneer life. 8-12. bels and Reformers. By Arthur and Dorothea Pon

sonby. Henry Holt & Co.
Interesting and inspiring stories of the lives of such
table figures as Savonarola, Voltaire, Bruno, Thoreau,
oyd Garrison. Over 14.
ories of the Saints. By G. Hall. Doubleday, Page &

The better-known Christian saints of the early centuries
Eold for children. 12-15.
he Book of the Long Trail. By Henry New bold.

Longmans, Green & Co.
Sketches of eight English explorers and travelers. 12–

Fairy Tales from France. Adapted by W. T. Larned.

P. F. Volland Co.
An unusually artistic little volume, containing some
charming fairy tales. 8–12.
Friendly Fairies. By Johnny Gruelle. P. F. Volland Co.

A charmingly illustrated collection of tales.
My Very First Fairy Book. Thomas Nelson & Son.

Attractive and inexpensive edition. Contains the old
familiar tales of “Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty,"
My Very Own Picture Book. Edited by Mrs. Herbert

Strang. Humphrey-Milford Co.

A simple, pretty little volume.
Stokes's Wonder Book of Mother Goose. Large, im-

pressive volume. Profusely illustrated by Florence

Choate and Elizabeth Curtis.
Sunny Bunny. By Nina Wilcox Putnam. P. F. Volland

A lively tale on the order of the now famous “Peter
Rabbit.” An unusually attractive book, beautifully illus-
trated in color.
The Little Brown Bear. By Johnny Gruelle. P. F. Vol-

land Co.
A rarely effective approach to the young child's interest.
Unusually and beautifully decorated in color.
The Boyd Smith Mother Goose. G. P. Putnam's Sons.

An uunusually attractive edition. Numerous illustrations
in Boyd Smith's best vein.
Winkle, Twinkle and Lollypop. By Nina Wilcox and

Norman Jacobsen. P. F. Volland Co.
An amusingly told story of adventure. An attractive
little volume.

A Staircase of Stories. G. P. Putnam's Sons.

A good family book containing sixty-four tales graded according to their appeal to children of from four to fourteen years. Chosen by Louey Chisholm aud Amy Steedman. 31 plates in color, 41 drawings in black and white.

1 8-12, 10-14. Boy Stories. By Rudyard Kipling. Rand McNally & Co.

Two ballads and over twenty stories selected from Kip-
ling's best. Illustrated in color. 10-14.
Hans Brinker. By Mary Mapes Dodge. Rand McNally &

New junior library of favorites.
Ivanhoe. By Sir Walter Scott. David McKay Co.

Handsomely illustrated. Gift edition. Over 14.
Jack Heaton, Wireless Operator. By A. Fred Collins.

Frederick A. Stokes Co.
Thrilling adventures in which the wireless plays a prom-
inent rôle. 12-16.
Kenilworth. By Sir Walter Scott. David McKay Co.

Handsomely illustrated gift edition. Over 14.
Kidnapped. By Robert Louis Stevenson. Rand McNally

& Co.
Overland for Gold. By Frank H. Cheley. The Abingdon

The thrill of the overland trail in search of gold. 12-14.
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. From the Little

White Bird. By J. M. Barrie. Charles Scribner's

Sons. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. 10–14. Pinocchio. By C. Collodi. J. B. Lippincott Co.

Attractive gift edition. Illustrations and marginal decorations by Maria L. Kirk. 8-12. Paul and the Printing Press. By Sara Ware Bassett.

Little, Brown & Co. An interesting story of a modern high-school boy's experience, with considerable information on the history of printing. 12–16. The Cart of Many Colors. By Nannine La Villa Mikle

john. E. P. Dutton & Co.
Adventures in Italy during the war, with hints at past
history. 10-14.
The Cockpit of Santiago Key. By David S. Greenberg.

Boni & Liveright.
Life and adventure in Porto Rico, with high idealism
sustained above the crude and sordid pictures. Over 14.
The Children's Story Garden. Collected by a cow -

mittee of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends

J. B. Lippincott Co.
A collection of unusual stories varied in scope and full
of ethical significance. 8-12.
The Young Russian Corporal. By Paul Iogolevitch. Har-

and over.

he Child's Book of English Biography. The Child's

Book of American Biography. By Mary Stoyell Stimpson, Little, Brown & Co. 8-12. ttle Heroes of France. By Kathleen Burke. Doublelay, Page & Co. Twelve stirring incidents of the Great War. 10–14. he Light Bringers. By Mary H. Wade. Little, Brown & Co. Peary, Clara Barton, Wright Brothers, Julia Ward Howe, arconi, Amundsen.



A Chinese Wonder Book. By Norman Hinsdale Pitman.

E. P. Dutton & Co.
Colored illustrations by a Chinese artist ; curious Ori-
ental charm and humor. Very attractive. 8-12.
Jewish Fairy Tales and Stories. By Gerald Friedlander.

per & Brothers. Adventures in the war of a boy who managed to get into the army at twelve years ; written by himself. 12-16.

FOR CHILDREN OF NURSERY AGE obby and the Big Road, By Maud Lindsay. Lothrop,

Lee & Shepard Co.
A delightful tale of a little boy's journey to a new country

E. P. Dutton & Co.
A small volume of interesting characteristic short stories.
Valuable addition to racial folklore, 10-14.

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