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This sign was noticed in a Broadway tore of Bayonne, N. J.: "This place will De opened for business August 6th with a nl line of SHOES & SNICKERS." Possily they will carry a few sneers too.

Can you compress a sonnet into twentyeven words. Here is one attempt:


Come sing

Songs fair

And rare!

Love's king

In Spring— Hence, Care! Despair

Take wing!

Ah me!

One vile

Thought chills My gleeThis pile Of bills!

From the Pittsburgh "Chronicle Teleraph:"


"My dear," said the old man tenderly, to-day is our diamond wedding, and I "Yes?" a little surprise for you!" aid the silver-haired wife. He took her and in his. "You see this engagement ing I gave you seventy-six years ago?" Yes?" said the expectant old lady. "Well, paid the final installment on it to-day, nd I am proud to announce that it is now Itogether yours!"

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North Dakota is the only state in the Union that cannot boast a millionaire resident. Nevada, New Mexico, Idaho, and South Dakota have only one millionaire each.

"What caused the wreck?" asked a newcomer pushing his way through the usual crowd around two smashed automobiles?

"Two drivers after the same jay walker," explained a bystander.

From "London Opinion:"

Applicant (to magistrate): "I want some advice about my husband, sir. He left me twenty-five years ago, and I ain't seen him since."

Magistrate: "Well?"

Applicant: "What about me 'aving a separation?"

The following letter was received by an agricultural employment agency and forwarded to The Outlook:

Honorable Sir:

You need a man to cultivate your farm or your garden. Please let me know how far it is from New York and how big it is, and if you have hens, rabbits and what kind of animals. Now are many years that I am in this respectful America. Mostly I worked in agriculture and gardenculture and flowerculture, in the same time I was attend to the manner to kill the spiders and the insects which destroy the plants of fruit, grapes, roses, flowers and vegetables.

I know two inventions. The first is rain water, composed with different substances. Washing the plants of fruit and of ornaments, as there are grapes, roses and flowers, by means of a pomp the spiders and their eggs and the insects which are concealed in the plants.

The second invention is a comport of several substances to fatten the earth to heat her, to purify her, to disinfect her and to kill insects.

Here some facts happened through A child smelled a spiders and insects. rose and a little spider mount to the nouse came into the brain and the kid had to die by headache. The plants of the peaches are most important but on account of the insects they have only a small life, and many other facts happened.

I am single, born in the nord of Italy, speak partly partly American, French and Italian, desire to find work by a Sir or Mistress who like the country and to flowers to take advantage of my intelligence to kill the insects.

My character is simpatic, I like to work and the tranquillity.

Please write to me if you desire more informations. I am ready to answer with respectful greetings.

The taxi-cab has invaded Tokio with a uniform fare of one yen (fifty cents) to any part of the city. This is driving the man-drawn rickshaw out of business. Hitherto hauling people in miniature carriages has been a profitable industry, the men earning as high as $2.50 per day, and nothing less than $1-high wages for Japan.

A man who had a certain number of sheep that he wished to drive home. He placed two before two, two behind two, and two between two. How many had he? Answer next week.

Answer to last week's puzzle: "How forsooth do old school Oxford dons know good old port from logwood?"

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By the Way

The Outlook for September 28, 1927


Green, has made public the recently completed cataloguing of the popular flier's mail. He states that Lindbergh has received 3,500,000 letters and 100,000 telegrams. Business offers totaled $7,000,000. One was an offer of $1,000,000 by a motion picture corporation if he would be photographed in an actual marriage ceremony with any girl he chose to wed. There were several thousand proposals of marriage and three invitations to join in an attempt to reach the moon via skyrockets. About 14,000 persons sent the aviator gifts and about 500 "close relatives" asked for money. Letters from women far outnumbered those from men. Over $10,000 in stamps were inclosed in letters for return postage.

"Say," said A, "you don't have to worry over that ten dollars you owe me." "Why?" said B.

"Because," said A, "it's no use both of as worrying."

Believing that most tire punctures are caused by old nails, Greensburg, Kansas, offers ten cents per pound for all old nails picked up on its streets. Small boys have already earned two hundred dollars in this way. The city then sells the nails as junk.

Giant magnets seven feet long are to be tung under State highway trucks in South Dakota to pick up bits of metal that might puncture automobile tires. In a test run of twenty miles one of these magnets picked up over three hundred pounds of steel and iron scraps. The collection included a stove leg, 24 railroad spikes, an old skate, a monkey wrench, pieces of barbed wire, and a thousand or so nails and tacks.

It is related that a certain man, who Apparently didn't like Buddha, came up to him and called him a lot of very ugly 1ames. Buddha listened quietly until his eviler had quite run out of epithets, and hen said to him:

"If you offer something to a man, and he refuses it, to whom, then, does it belong?" The man replied, "It belongs, I suppose, to the one who offered it."

Buddha said, "The abuse and vile names rou offer me, I refuse to accept."


NE day there came to a hospital clinic a Negro woman with a fractured jaw. The surgeon, intent on discovering the exict nature and extent of the injury, asked numerous questions, to all of which the patient returned evasive answers. Finally the admitted she had been "hit with an object."

"Was it a large object?" asked the physiian.

"Tol'able large."

"Was it a hard object or a soft object?" "Tol'able hard."

"Was it moving rapidly or slowly?" "Tol'able fast."

Then her patience exhausted, she blurted out: "To tell you de troof, doctah, Ah wuz les' nachelly kick' in de face by a gem'man riend."

Dr. Arthur Keegan writes that in driving hrough Ohio he spied a motor car, apparEntly of the vintage of 1905, and couldn't help wondering what kept it moving. Overtaking the relic, he noticed a sign hung on the tonneau reading, "I do not choose to run in 1928."

From the "Goblin:"

Johnny, ten years old, applied for a job as grocery boy for the summer. The grocer wanted a serious-minded youth, so he put Johnny to a little test.

"Well, my boy, what would you do with a million dollars?" he asked. "Oh, gee, I don't know-I wasn't expecting so much at the start."


HE New York "Herald Tribune" is said to have a stringent rule that every member of its staff must always preface the President's name by "Mr." No one writing for the paper is allowed to refer to the chief magistrate as "Cal." It must be Mr. Coolidge at all times. The story is now told of a caption writer for the paper who took the rule too seriously. When a mountain in the West was named for the President he put the following caption below the picture: "The above is a reproduction of Mount Mr. Coolidge."

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Scientific Facts

About Diet

book on diet entitled

A "Eating for Health and Efficiency" has been published for free distribution by the Health Extension Bureau of Battle Creek, Mich. Contains set of health rules, many of which may be easily followed right at home or while traveling. You will find in this book a wealth of information about food elements and their relation to physical welfare.

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Volume 147

The Outlook

September 28, 1927

lat-Savarin, the philosophic gourmet
who placed eating among the arts, than
the statue which has been unveiled in his
native village of Belley. Yet it is en-
tirely fitting that the French should so
honor him and that a member of the
Cabinet should declare that he was
"France's greatest contribution to the
art of pleasant living." His influence is
still far stronger than any modern pro-
ponent of calories and vitamines who
would strip eating of its joys and make
it subservient to such a thing as health.

In this country we have failed to learn
the lesson of the epicure and eating has
become largely a matter of daily neces-
sity. Nor do we ever stop to pay trib-
ute to those who have made it, even
though we may regard it as a necessity,
something of a pleasure. Our great res-
taurants pay their homage to French
cooking, and it is only the humble cafe-
terias, lunch-rooms, and automats which
recognize the greatness of American
cooking. The delights of pie, waffles,
and hash, for instance, are too often ob-
scured by their uncongenial surround-
ings. Why should we not accept the
French idea that eating has something
to do with the art of pleasant living?

When shall we build a monument to those who have evolved American dishes?


The American Legion in Paris
OR being the battlefield in the
World War France has some
compensation. It was on her soil
that the sacrifice offered by other na-
tions was laid. And on her soil it was
that a new patriotism was kindled that
ties nations together. Of this the men
of the American Expeditionary Force,
now celebrating the tenth anniversary of
the arrival of the first American troops
in France, are more keenly aware than
ever. On the eve of the Convention of
the American Legion in Paris General
Pershing gave voice to this feeling in a
speech at a dinner given in his honor.
In the course of that speech he said:

Yes, the soul of the A. E. F. was born in France and ever since 1919 has been longing to get back home. The American Legion has made it possible for this dream to come true.

Home again! Mr. President, we feel it in every breath. The green fields smiled and welcomed us all the way from Cherbourg. The churches, the children, and the gray old houses with soft red and mossy roofs, and the very rain that pattered familiarly from the sky, all told us that we were welcome. We did not need the eloquent words of ministers, of prefects, of generals, or of journalists-as deeply as we appreciated their kindnessto give us the greeting. The earth and sky were a song in our ears and told us more than any words could say. The old A. E. F. was back in France-back home.

Almost at the same time General Hindenburg in Germany, speaking before a gathering in which there was evident the atmosphere of the old régime, declared that Germany's participation in the war was purely defensive. The President of the German Republic in choosing such a time to say such a thing gave evidence again that there are representative Germans who do not understand the psychology of other peoples. The effect of President Hindenburg's speech on the gathering at Paris was simply to make clearer than ever how much the French and the Americans have in common.

France Honors a Gourmet


HE world-wide repute of French cooking must always be a far more impressive monument to Anthelme Bril

France and America Deadlocked
over Tariffs and Trade


RANCE wants reciprocity from the United States if she is to agree to cut down the new high tariff rates that she has applied to American goods. While a new trade treaty embodying this principle in practical and specific terms is being arranged between the two countries, she is willing to grant American products her lowest rates. That is her reply to protests from Washington against the imposition of her new customs duties.

Official Washington replies that it is impossible to accord special treatment to France on a reciprocity basis. This would require authority from Congress, and Congress has shown little disposition to reduce tariff rates for any one. Particularly when this would throw open the way to similar requests from other countries, favorable action seems out of the question.

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France, on her side, argues that she is unable to give the United States onesided preferential treatment, in contrast to the other countries with whom she has

mutual reciprocity agreements. And there the matter stands.

A readiness to be entirely reasonable is reflected in the French decision not to apply the new rates to shipments sent before September 6, when the change became effective. But the French Government can hardly be expected to give up its major position.

Reciprocity is a principle for which there are some well-known instances of Republican advocacy-with Canada, for instance. But it is less popular now. The result may be a tendency to unite Europe in tariff agreements against the United States. If that occurs, it may not be a bad thing. American trade may suffer temporarily. But the reduction of European tariff barriers would operate gradually to make Europe practically what the United States is-internally a free-trade continent. The economic revival that would follow would increase the buying power of Europe so much that American commerce would stand to gain more in the long run.

Canada in the
League Council


OR the first time the North American Continent is represented in the Council of the League of Nations. Canada has become a non-permanent member of that body-along with Cuba and Finland. Needless to say, the attention of the United States will follow with keen curiosity the policy of her neighbor in the "upper chamber" at Geneva.

The other members of the Council now are the Powers with permanent seats (Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan) and six nations with non-permanent seats not up for elections this fall (Chile, China, Colombia, the Netherlands, Poland, and Rumania.)

Belgium, a member of the Council since the war, failed in the contest for re-election this year. That fact is evidence, in the opinion of many observers, of a swing away from predominantly Allied direction of League affairs.

Canada showed her independence of British control in the first Council ses

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