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By Collodi Pictures by Attilio Mussino
$5.00 The most colorful editicn of the famous Italian story. Full of fun for youngsters of six to ten.
By Padraic Colum. $2.25
TEN YEARS AFTER.
The epic of the search for the lost Atlantis, ending with the naming of the new world.
reader will probably surmise that this is characters who from George Fox to an organization of four letters, the first Thomas Lurting were each one sui genof which is next to the last in the alpha- eris. In the ironical episode of William be and the last 'the first. At any rate, Penn committed unjustly to a debtors' the affair went as follows: The uplifter prison in his old age, in the cruel story read a seminar paper on the “program” of the Callow family exiled for years on which the association attempts to carry sailing vessels that were turned back out. It appeared that four great lines of from every port, flares up an indomitable work had been projected and are being spirit that suffered long and was the true followed out. Young men are being precursor of pacifism. It is well for this made physically “fit;" they are being generation, unaware of the spiritual intellectually “developed;" their religious properties of such a folk except as it enlife is being "deepened;" and they are countered them in the Great War, to being trained to "service.” The uplifter have this record. It opens our eyes to was asked to describe the methods of the fact that, far from being merely a checking up, and was unable to do so. meek and mild assemblage that sat silent
The sociologist appears rather severe in worship, the Quakers were among the on the reports made by the churches and most valiant of the world's pioneers and neighborhood houses, for he claims that fighters in the cause of toleration. They their reports are a flotsam of unverified called men “brothers” to some purpose. assertions, uncritical impressions, and The author says: “Compared with the optimistic forecasts, made, not to estab- primitive Quakers, the I. W. W. in the lish a fact, but to wheedle money for oil fields of Oklahoma led a sheltered more loose work of the same kind. Judg- and protected life. Far from being ing from such things, the author asserts drab, their lives were lurid. They that, as far as he knows, there is no rec- reached out toward danger as plants ord of a strictly scientific societal experi- toward the sun. They trekked the ment carried through on a large scale. world.” Tentative and partial experiments have
Politics and Government been made in workshops and in schools and by a few intelligently managed cor
By Philip Gibbs.
George H. Doran Company, New York. $2.50. porations, industrial or philanthropic.
The book is in four parts, respectively The lesson here is that if physicists and
entitled “The World War," "The Uncerchemists, biologists and psychologists, tain Peace," "The Present Perils,” and astronomers and geologists, are tirelessly “The Hope Ahead.” The best of these repeating their observations and meas
is "The World War," an excellent swift urements of presumptive fact, social
survey, in the ten years' perspective, of psychologists and sociologists must get
the main features of the struggle. The the habit.
second and third parts are very good OPIUM AS AN INTERNATIONAL PROBLEM. By journalese, but deal only superficially W. W. Willoughby. The Johns Hopkins Press,
and not always justly with the compliThis is a very full unofficial report on
cated matters discussed; one feels that the work of the two Opium Conferences the author is not a master of economic recently held in Geneva. The author problems. Sir Philip tries to end on a (Professor of Political Science at the note of optimism, but, so trying, is not Johns Hopkins University) served the convincing. A readable and in parts Chinese delegation at those Conferences stimulating book, but of ephemeral as counselor and expert. He has "at- quality. tempted to incorporate in this volume all
Miscellaneous the information needed for an accurate
FROM A PITMAN'S NOTE BOOK. understanding of the subject;" and he
The Dial Press, New York. has succeeded. He "hopes therefore that
Dataller, or day-taler, is a provincial it will serve as a guide or handbook to all
English term for day laborer, with some those who may need to know the situa
special meaning among miners, we gather tion;" the hope is justified. A thoroughly
from its use in this book. Pseudonym workmanlike job. Printed among the
or not, it serves well a writer whose peoappendices are the conventions, etc., of
ple have been coal miners for many genthe First and Second Opium Confer
erations. "No mediæval parchment has
our name, no cunning fingers traced our Religion
lineaments, or gave us awkward life upon the old-time screed. And yet we are not
upstart here. Our roots are deeply "Rebel Saints" affords romantic read- driven in the earth; and all we are and ing of a high order. It is a fascinating all we have is of the soil-how intimate history of the Quakers, not only as an you who do not know the mine can never individual sect, but as a collection of guess. Three hundred years and more
THE FORGE IN THE
By Padraic Colum. $2.25
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TATISTICS tell us that the number of know how the announcers continually
American house servants have de- request letters or post-cards. No doubt clined from 25,337 per million of popu- the greater part of this is legitimate busilation in 1870 to 16,285 in 1920, a drop ness, but it is reported that several anof 36 per cent. This may partially ex- nouncers have been approached with plain to housewives the soaring wages of offers of large bribes if they will disclose domestic help. Also that the number of the names and addresses for these farmers has fallen off 25 per cent per "sucker lists.” million of population in fifty years; that iron and steel workers have multiplied
Domestic science as put in verse by by 558 per cent and office help by 1,285
the "Farm Journal:” per cent; that less than five per cent of
Give me a spoon of oleo, ma, the students who enroll and pay part of
And the sodium alkali, their fees in correspondence schools ever
For I'm going to make a pie, mamma! finish their course; and that while you
I'm going to make a pie.
For dad will be hungry and tired, ma, were reading this Henry Ford made ten
And his tissues will decompose; dollars.
So give me a gram of phosphate, and Delicious The Baltimore “Sun” claims that
And the carbon and cellulose. Chocolate Cake
Now give me a chunk of casein, ma, there was once a man who went through
To shorten the thermic fat, his desk and knew why he had saved all
And give me the oxygen bottle, ma, the papers he found there.
And look at the thermostat.
And if the electric oven is cold
Just turn it on half an ohm,
For I want to have supper ready crook, disagrees with President Coolidge
As soon as dad comes home. on the ethics of the use of the reprieve.
.. Of the $15,000 which was paid to A syndicated story purporting to ex"Red" Grange for his first professional pose the Atlantic City Beauty Pageant football game, $8,250 went to his man- as a "fixed” affair has been running
ager, Charles Pyle. It is said that Pyle's daily in newspapers all over the country. Delightful foods and
contract calls for fifty-five per cent of all The story claims that Earl Carroll, of beverages of high quality, Grange's earnings. . . . B. G. Burt, of musical revue fame, had arranged bepure and healthful.
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tle resting. That would leave eight the front pages—so a million it is.
The recollections of Thomas R. Marsmuggling twenty quarts of liquor into
shall contain this tale of the country Williams College and attempting to sell justice of the peace who, after hearing it there. In defense he said that he had
the counsel for the plaintiff, refused to to support his wife and defray the costs
let the other counsel speak, insisting that of his education so that he might keep the plaintiff had won. But when the his amateur standing in college football. counsel for the defense insisted upon be
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, don't “Placing the blame,” always ends the
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The place where you turned into the A household remedy avoiding drugs. Creso
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The Finger of Evolution much.
much. His religion is the brotherhood By BILL ADAMS
We talked of Fundamentalism and of 'HE mail man has just been here, and
evolution; of the long stairway from the THE
is on his way up the street whistling gloom of doubt, from the darkness of a hymn tune. He sings in the choir of
mistrust, from the shadows of discorda Sunday and whistles and hums all
ancy, toward the ladder-head and light week; an every-day sort of fellow, who,
that is our goal. When he arrived, I was unaware of the magic in a post-mark, reading an article, written by an admiral, brings to my door winds of America and
upon battleships, cruisers, and great of the world. To-day there is a pretty through how many more centuries man
guns. When he left, I sat wondering yellow check from an editor, and I try to visualize the office in which the letters
kind must struggle up the stairway. were formed. Perhaps the writer had a
We look toward the Orient, and speak flower in his buttonhole. Perhaps he had
of the "problem of the Pacific.” Looka sick child at home and was waiting ing toward our shore, the people of the cagerly for quitting time. quitting time. Perhaps he
Orient whisper also of the “problem of had a toothache. I wonder, and, as
the Pacific.” It seems to the missionary
and to me that there is but one true though imbued with life, the figures look
Fundamentalism-reverence for manup at me. "Go along now, and buy your winter wood,” they say, “and don't for
kind. The finger of the evolutionist get to be grateful. Many better men
points in the same direction-toward the
OHN R. McQUIGG, National Comcarrier's whistling, there was a rap at my
mander of the American Legion, has door. A little shriveled man asked if he
been serving the organization in impormight have a cup of coffee.
tant capacities since its inception seven (So let your gate swing open,
years ago. He was the first Commander However poor the yard,
of the Engineers Post of Cleveland, a Lest weary people visit you
delegate to the first department ConvenAnd find the passage barred.) tion in 1919, and also to the first Na
tional Convention. His military record My stranger laid his blanket roll down under the honeysuckle and entered. He
is equally distinguished. He served in was thin-haired, had but two or three
the Spanish-American War; went to the
Mexican border in 1916, and in 1917, teeth, and wore an intimidated look. I do not like to see any of my fellow-men shortly after war was declared, he was intimidated. He was an itinerant la
commissioned a full colonel of the 112th
Engineers. borer, and is "past the age limit.” The age limit, after which big construction LARA BELLINGER GREEN, who has camps and so forth do not take one on, often contributed book reviews to is forty-five. So that, unless one has The Outlook's Book Table, is a New been hale and hushy all summer, winter Yorker, although she was educated in becomes a dread. I also am past the age New England and has for several years limit.
made her home in Boston. The day before yesterday, too, there
YDNEY FRISSELL in his story in this a
week's issue describes the plight in him to be an agent, or one of those determined and somewhat comical people
which the Virginia tobacco farmer finds
himself as the last American to organize who once a week leave tucked under the handle a pamphlet which assures me that
his industry. Mr. Frissell writes: “millions now living will never die.” As
Since my first article on this subject though mere death matters so greatly!
(co-operative marketing movement)
appeared in the "Review of Reviews" But he proved to be a missionary, lately
four years ago, the co-operative movecome from seventeen years in China, and
ment has gained tremendous momensent to my door by a friend. We had
tum in the South, more than 97,000 what sailors call a "gam," discussing the farmers in the tobacco association weather, the experiences and courses of alone having marketed 480,000,000 our voyage. He spoke of the people of pounds of tobacco, thereby maintainthe Orient as of his own people, just as, ing a decent price for their labor by to him, the Galilean is of his own people. using modern methods of big business. He is one of the great denominations, Sydney Frissell is secretary of the but has risen above sectarianism. De- organization of tobacco growers denominations, as such, do not interest him scribed in his article.
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