KENT POWER was going on vacation. In the bedroom of his Drummond Street flat he stood before a mirror, putting the last touches to a neckerchief too flamboyant for any but the holiday occasion, and his long slim legs were encased in a pair of grey flannel bags that bespoke comfort and relaxation.By BENGE ATLEE
ON A FINE bright morning, one of the schooner captains, just before weighing anchor and sailing off up the islands, turned to his mate. “Take that thing,” he said angrily, “and dump it on the beach.” The mate grinned. “Wish ’em luck of him,” he said, and drew the dinghy alongside preparatory to carrying out the order.By R. V. GERY
A FEW months ago Sir Arthur Balfour, a leading figure in the British steel industry, made a speech in which he urged that the Imperial Economic Conference at Ottawa be not started “until we know exactly what quid pro quo the Dominions are prepared to offer us, and exactly what we are prepared to offer them.”By J. B. MACLEAN
MR. WILLOUGHBY was low in his mind. The world was wrong. Even the traffic lights were conniving against him. After shining in bright green welcome far in advance, they invariably flashed red when he reached them. Reckless drivers cut in ahead, slowing him up, and cars behind tooted insistently and insultingly.By CLELAND LUNDY
THE occasion is the formal dinner of The First International Congress on Mental Hygiene at Washington. DC., in May, 1930. The grand ballroom of the Willard Hotel is packed with delegates, representing fifty-three different countries and including most of the outstanding mental experts of the world, as well as many famous educators, social workers, and others interested in various phases of human welfare.By D. M. LEBOURDAIS
OPPY IS SLOPPY.” That is a common saying among the British now in the Arras zone, and the word "sloppy" is very descriptive. The houses have no gardens or trees or walks in front, but are right on the sidewalks or where the walks should be. All the streets are a mess of chalky clay and water, and barn doors open on them, spreading straw and filth.By WILL R. BIRD
POTATOES," murmured Anne Hastings savagely as she dumped the ones she had just peeled into a saucepan and poured water over them; "potatoes turn the heart to thoughts of love.” She banged the blue enamel saucepan on the gas stove, making a great clatter.By THELMA RUDGE
IF THE little band of communist reformers who, in the early years of the revolution, paraded the streets of Moscow stark naked with signs, “Down with bourgeois shame and the hypocrisy of clothes,” across their middle, had succeeded in getting their slogan generally adopted, the history of Soviet Russia would have been different.By RHEA G. CLYMAN
THERE was dancing on the wide promenade deck of the mail steamer Colombo, under the strings of colored lights. The night was hot. A following wind chased the vessel softly down the Red Sea and just failed to catch her, but there is always dancing.By DUDLEY STURROCK
HOUSEKEEPERS these days have a very laudable desire to provide meals which are economical and well balanced. They are not content to consider either angle alone, for they know that however important economy may be, dietary standards must be upheld and the health of the family maintained.By HELEN G. CAMPBELL
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