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LE00ION (OOpy for This Dspartment Supplied I tin Amsrica LeKion News Service.) CHENEY'S RECORD LONG AND VARIED Joseph Young Cheney of Orlando, Florida, public utility owner, manu- facturer and "big league" business man has one hobby--the American Legion. Mr. Cheney was elected national vice commander of the Legion at Omaha in 1925 because Legionnaires had watched him devote seven years of untiring efforts to his hobby in his home town, his state and in the ha- "lon. "I know of no Legionnaire in the country who is more thoroughly and completely a Legionnaire than Joe Oheney," declared a high Legion offi- cial recently. Crneney Is one of Florida's busiest business men but he is perhaps the "goingest" Legionnaire in the nation. He has attended every state or na- tional conference or convention of the Iegion since the Inception of the or- ganization. He believes that men who served in the war together should get together as often as possible and at any Legion gathering of consequence he is among those present. Mr. C"neney began his World war service early in 1917 as a cadet in the second officers' training school and received a commission as a second lieutenant. He was assigned to the Seventeenth infantry. Later he was Jomph Young Cheesy. transferred to the One Hundred and Fifty-fourth depot brigade at Wash- lngton, D, C. He was discharged as a first lieutenant in January, 1919, His Legion record is long and varied. He has served as post adjutant, vice commander and commander; as de- partment adjutant, alternate national committeeman and in 1924 and 1925 as national committeeman. Then came his elevation in 1925 to national vice commander. The fun and honor organization of the Legion, the Forty and Elgbt, Is Joe Cheney's second hobby, if he has one. He is a past grand chef de gare, which translated means "the big chief," of the Forty and Eight of Florida. Joe Cheney's wife doesn't call Joe on the carpet for putting in so much time on Legion affairs, for she has a hobby of her own--the American Legion Auxiliary. She is the presi- dent of the department of Florida of the Auxiliary. Miller Heads Committee on Fidac Scholarships Thomas W. Miller, member of the national executive committee of the American Legion from Delaware and president in 1925 of Pldac, interallied veterans' federation, was recently ap- pointed by President George Crosfield (Great Britain) as international chair. man of the committee on Fldac scholar. ships. The committee Is engaged tn work- ing out plans for an interchange of students among the nine allied coun- tries represented in Fidac. The inter- national committee will be assisted by a national committee of fifteen in each country, The American committee will be appointed by National Commander John R. McQuigg in the near future. Scholarships are being sought in standard colleges and universities in each of the nine countries. It ts hoped that at least eight such scholarships will be established in every member country by the opening of school next fall. This will provide one scholarship for each of the other member coun- tries. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of an essay contest con- ducted by the associations in their re- tpoctlve countries. Gi?t From Upper Euypt From far-away Egypt on the Nile a gift of Sr for the American Legion endowment fund for disabled veterant and orphans of the World war reached national headquarters at Indianapolb recently. The gift was made by Lo visa A. Barnes, a missionary, formerl of, Pasadena, Cal.. "With best wishe for the Legion and their great wort and may God's blessing be upon them, the mtemtoaarT wrote. THE TRENTON SUN, TRENTON, ILLINOIS. Queer Rotor Ship Baden-Baden Comes to America The Fletmer rotor ship, Baden-Baden, formerly the Buckau, on her way to America under rotor power. Herr Anton Flettner, the inventor, .also sailed for New York. Wisconsin Town Saved From Flood by Sandbags After an all-night ght, residents of Portage, Wts., succeeded in blocking a break in the wa4l of, a canal between the Fox and Wisconsin rivers, and saved the town from an imminent flood. The high waters forced down seventy-five feet of the wall, and Weakened the gates at the Wisconsin river end of the canal. Citizens filled the gap with granite and sandbags. Design for the Irving Memorial HOLDS MANY OFFICES Daniel Chester French, sculptor, with his design of the Washington Irving Memorial to b erected at Irvington-on-Hudson. A campaign is now in progress to raise $30,000, the estimated cost of the memorial. Booths at Chicago S. A. Congress i General William Braxnwell :Booth, international head of the Salvation army, ad Mrs. Booth attended the territorial congress o$ the organization in Chicago, ae have Just completed a tour of Salvation army posts in larope. Princess Alexandrine Cantacuzene, who is president of the Women's Na- tional Society of Rumania, president of the National Council of Women of Rumania, vice president of the inter. national council, and vice president of the Women of the Small Nations. She is a member of the Social Institute of RUmania, and has been decorated with the Grand Cordon of St. Sepul. chef, and Grand Cross of the Order oi Queen Marie of Rumania, is a grand officer of St. Says of Yugo-Slavia and an officer of the Croix de Guerre of Italy and Rumania. E. GIL BORGES it New portrait of E. Gil Borges, as- sistant director of the Pan-Amerlcem union in Washington. ll I " 1 HoweAbout- (Copyright by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) There Is much to argue about and we do not neglect the opportunity: but at least one thing has been settled. It is that If a man will behave reasonably well, he may get along reasonably well. There is no question of this: every- thing in experience, history, proves it. The story of every successful man is the same in essential details: he be- gan work young, stuck to it. wa re- liable, dependable, and efficient. He was polite, fair. and tiad respect for the lessons of experience. The story has been told so often that it greatly enrages the loafers, and they make fun of it, but It is true: here is one fact to depend upon. The men who have been conspicuous tn doing the things worth while have not been entirely happy men: they have not escaped tribulation or trou- ble, but they have at least been hap- pier, and encountered fewer trou- bles, than the loafer and disturber; No doubt about it: here is one thing that has been settled: we may act upon the fact or neglect it, and succeed or fail. A popular saying is that business men are dull. Probably the reason, is that business men, when their critics talk to them, are on the de- fenslve. In a business office, it is business to talk business. And one of the first rules of business is to listen a good deal. A good listener always seems dull.. . But take a good business man in his hours of relaxation, and usually he is enter- taining, original, witty. A business man attends a valuable school every day; while listening, he picks up a great fund of information. If you think business men dull, you are not "next" to the good ones. The public attitude of the citizen always Indicates that he believes the poor man is poor because he has been robbed by the well-to-do. There is really no reason why the successful merchant, banker, manufacturer, lawyer, doctor, farmer or editor is not as respectable as a man who has not only done nothing for his com- munity, but is so poor that he be: comes a public charge. Bill Johnson has written a book called "These Women," and manages to make a good suggestion (I have not seen one before in years) .... The good suggestion is, ante-nuptial agreements. That is, before marriage let the proposed husband and wife talk things over, and make agreements for the future, in presence of witness- es, and in legal form. If either party has unusual notions, let them be dis- cussed at a time when separation may be accomplished without scandal or alimony. I heard a railroad man grumbling the other day. A cement road had been built beside a railroad track con- necting two populous towns. On the completion of the cement road, a line of automobiles was put on, and the railroad robbed of most of its pass- enger business. . . The railroad man was grumbling because his com- pany had been compelled to pay 24 per cent of the expense of the cement road. Soon after people begin hearing of a man rather regularly, they begin picking at him. It ts generally said of a man I know that he is losing his mind. The trouble is, he Is letting llm'- self go: talking too much about tri- fling thins, bothering his acquaint- ances too much with his opinions, and is a little meaner. Little faults he hid years ago, he now boldly dis- plays. . Men do not go crazy; they become meaner. b Certain almiable asses believe they must always sing the praises of wom- en, children, patriotism, progress, democracy, religion, the poor, the home. the schools, etc .... Being amiable asses, they forget that all these things go wrong at times, and must be corrected. And if they are overpraised, correction becomes more difficult. In a neighboring town there is a famous trial. The defendant was once a baby, a little girl, sweet six- teen, a bride, a wife and mother. Yet the manner in which shd punished a hard working and faithful husband is one of the most dreadful things l have read about in years. I find newspaper gossip far superior to the gossip of my own community. We have none equal to this: A di- vorced woman in receipt of a hundred dollars a month alimony gave it up to marry. The new man proved worth- less, and, when the second divorce was granted, the court only awarded the wife $75 a month. Now the wife has sued the first husband for the difference. Here is another piece of newspaper scandal we cannot equal in our town: A wonmn sued her husband for divorce, and, as he was rich, the court settled $200,000 on her. The woman, in the course of a few years, squandered her fortune. 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