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sing loading figures established at time in 1923.

opper Mysteries

When copper producers were quesned last week about July output, les and stocks of the red metal, a Previously ank silence resulted.

ese figures had been made available ch month, and the new policy of ncealment was therefore a drastic lange from that pursued before.

Behind this reticence of copper oducers as to the vital statistics of eir business lies a grievance against e leading buyers and manufacturers copper. The latter, it is claimed, ave right along been unwilling to at their cards on the table by revealg their requirements, yet they have igerly used the producers' figures. s long as a condition of over-producon of copper existed, this unequal tuation was greatly in favor of the anufacturers, who could use their nowledge of the non-fabricated coper market to obtain the lowest posble prices on all occasions.

Lately surplus stocks of copper ave been considerably reduced, deand has improved, and the producer beginning to be favored by ecoomic forces in the industry. On the heory that every dog has his day, the opper producers apparently intend to ecure highest possible prices for heir output, and to meet mystery the demand with oncerning the qually dense mystery about the suply.

Costly Bread


While the wheat farmers in the Middle West are rejoicing over forign crop failures and higher prices or wheat, the same news is creating in almost proportionate alarm abroad hrough the sharp rise in the price of lour.

In England, flour has been marked up in price four times in a single week. A sack of flour now costs $3.25 more than before the rise in wheat started. Roughly every 75¢ advance on the flour sack means a penny more for a loaf of bread. Already the four-pound loaf has jumped from 16 to 194. First and last, it estimated that the present increase in British bread will call for the pay.. ment by England of about $90,000,000 to foreign wheat-exporting countries.

The anxiety of the British over the future price of breadstuffs is aggravated by the fact that already there are over 1,000,000 unemployed, and that exports stand a third below the pre-War rate. Some hunger may be felt in Great Britain as a result.

The effect in Central Europe will In Europe be even more serious. there are 300,000,000 bread-eaters, consuming about 550,000,000 bushels of wheat each year. France this year has a bumper crop and can feed herself.


When Practicable

The Chief of Air Service has left the date of departure in the hands of They will the aviators themselves. start "when practicable." Weatherbound so far, they are marooned in a hotel at Reykjavik, Iceland, studying their maps, receiving a large mail from admirers in the U. S., and not at all worried. They feel sure they will get through and time is no object. In the meantime, the Navy has been coöperating in wonderful fashion. The supply Gertrude ship Rask finally broke through the ice to Angmagsalik, on the south coast of Greenland, but found the clear space in the harbor too small and ice-infested for the fliers to land there. A new base has been found in a bay some fifteen miles from Angmagsalik and the "gobs" are painfully transporting supplies through the icy and stormy waters in small rowboats. The sea between Reykjavik and the new base is patrolled throughout by navy ships.

Admiral Thomas P. Magruder is on board the flagship Richmond off Reykjavik in constant touch with the fliers; the torpedo boat destroyers Billingsley and Reid are stationed along the southern waters of Greenland; the cruiser Richmond completes the chain, being stationed as near to Angmagsalik as the ice permits. Planes from the Richmond flew to the new base and created a great sensation with the Eskimos, who had never seen such giant birds before. An Iceland historian has unearthed an old prophecy which states that giant birds will cross to Greenland before the month of August is out. This favorable omen is not being borne out by the weather which is stormy, gales of 46 miles an hour being reported along the route.

Lieut. Locatelli, Italian airman, reached Greenland, repaired his plane, called on Lieut. Lowell H. Smith, to whom he presented a letter from the American Air Attaché of the Embassy in Rome. This missive, 20 days old, was full of cordial greetings, hearty wishes; it brought smiles Locato the wind-burnt Icarians. telli stated that he would fly to the U. S. with the homing planes of Lieuts. Nelson and Smith.


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Not every one is so far-sighted as this Senator's son. Nor if they were would they be by any means sure of having settled, once for all, what manner of face the public shall behold upon them. Not do cameras, light and other

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Weary of the inaccurate photohis father's graphic representation countenance had received in the newspapers, the son of a U. S. Senator for a Western State sent TIME what he felt to be an adequate picture of his sire. He requested that TIME use this

istic ethics is a complex study, and editors, jealous of their "rights," guard their freedom to publish whatever picture of an individual best answers their paper's immediate purpose.

In a recent editorial, Editor and Publisher reported a decision of the Berlin Chamber Court, that a newspaper has no right to print a person's picture contrary to his will.

"The question has often been raised

in this country, but no rule has been set up. . . . The news picture is the best possible description of a person or an event in the news tells the

story at a glance. .. People who are unfortunate in personal appearance often object to picture publicity, and their wishes are respected. Pictures of deformed persons, or persons shown in distressing circumstances rarely appear, except when such publication is believed to be a genuine service as in the case of criminals."


Here, of course, is latitude. case of Gaston B. Means and the Daily News (Manhattan gum-chewers' sheetlet) is in point (TIME, Mar. 24). Had Mr. Means, testifying before the Senate "Oil Scandal" probers, refused to pose for the News photographer, had he hidden his face as many do, the News editors could have performed what they "believed to be a genuine service" by captioning: "Means cowers." As it was, he fronted the lens four-square. They captioned: "Means scornfully facing camera."

More recently, in Manhattan, a “piebald" comedian, involved in a girl-beating scandal, smashed the camera of a Daily News photographer who had lain in wait for him at a cabaret door.

During the Democratic National Convention in Manhattan, the New York Bulletin, noisily behind Alfred E. Smith for the nomination, published a none-too-complimentary portrait of the other leading contender, captioned in boldest type: "Look at This Face!"

There was nothing libelous about this. Cameras are impersonal things, and though the negative of Mr. McAdoo's portrait might have been retouched, it did not, appear that such was the case. The Bulletin was, ostensibly, merely calling attention to Mr. McAdoo's physiognomy as photographed, not cartooned.

Cartoonists pillory their victims more cruelly, and at a greater risk of libel, than the most unscrupulous of picture editors. Last November, TIME reproduced a damning pen sketch of W. E, D. Stokes, Manhattan realtor, done by Artist Marsh of the Daily News at the time of Mr. Stokes' divorce suit.

One of the most extraordinary cartoons ever published was one by Oliver Herford, in Life, representing Publisher Hearst as a terrible, glossy reptilian, crawling over the earth, nose to ground, its nine writhing arms stretched out to grasp as many State capitals.

Another was the travesty of Anthony Comstock, famed moral crusader, published in The Masses for June, 1915. A naked man, in the flabby paunchiness of inactive middle-age, suddenly exposed by the parting of curtains, shrank shamefully away to cover his condition. The title of the picture was: "The Nude Is Repulsive to This Man."

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On the front cover of Editor and Publisher for Aug. 16, the Chicago Tribune syndicate announced: "CHESTER GUMP IS GOING TO AUSTRALIA ALONE. . . . The pride of Andy and Min has gone to Australia, to see Uncle Bim. . . . Children will look forward with unprecedented eagerness to the weekly page of Chester Gump's travels and adventures-the mysteries of the ocean liner, the Bim Gump castle, the pet kangaroo, the army of servants, the diamond mines and all the vast possessions of the rich and lonely Uncle Bim. . . .”

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Golfing women of the U. S. consulted their professionals about form; their tailors about costume; their husbands or parents about travelling expenses; their time tables about trains for Providence, R. I., where the women's national championship will open Sept. 1.

From Atlanta, came word that Alexa Stirling, champion in 1916, 1919, 1920, was still too fragile after her recent appendicitis operation to enter the lists. The Fairfield (Conn.) Country Club arranged some pre-tournament mixed foursomes, wherein National Champion Edith Cummings, one-time Champions Glenna Collett (1922) and Marion Hollins (1921), and Mrs. Quentin Feit

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There is but a single thundercloud darkening Champion Edith's horizon at Providence. The vigorous, accurate game she played in winning the Western title, a fortnight ago, would more than suffice to conquer Marion Hollins, even though the Metropolitan champion has played more keenly this year than since her 1921 championship. Alexa is sidetracked. beck, of Philadelphia, however steady, cannot withstand Edith in a fighting mood, as was demonstrated in the semifinals of last year's title play, when Edith battled her from dormie two to a win at the 20th. There are Mrs. Hurd and Mrs. Barlow of Philadelphia, Louise Fordyce of Ohio, and Miriam Burns of Kansas, but none of these looms really large. Barring a vagrant, unpredictable typhoon, the only disturbance charted is the dark little terror whose native haunt is Providence-Glenna. She is indeed a thundercloud, always has been, particularly for Edith. The two have met once this year-in the finals of the Buffalo invitation matches. Glenna won.

Than Alexa Stirling there is no finer mistress of golfing style in this country. Glenna, masculine of wrist, short of swing, comes next. Edith's game, while steady and dependable, is more loosely constructed than theirs, but she makes up the difference, in temperament. Like brother Dexter, the intercollegiate champion, she is bursting with boyish energy and spirit. Her interests are not confined to golf alone.

Night Golf

Children invent new ways to slid down the banisters. Grown men in vent new ways to play golf. Then were the Ardsley, N. Y., fanatio who beat one ball about their cours in 24 min., 51 sec. (TIME, Aug. 11) There was Rudolph Supan, of Cleve land, with his eight caddies and spare shoes, who ran between shots an played 257 holes in one day (TIME) July 16, 1923). There was Nichola Morris of San Antonio, Tex., who tee off by moonlight, played 290 holes t beat Rudolph's record (TIME, Aug. 1923).

Last week, at Houston, Tex., four super-enthusiasts teed their balls at night by a flashlight's glare, drove through an inky void toward another flashlight on the putting green. Na penalty was levied for lost balls, of which the foursome had but three in their 18 holes. Each player had his ball marked in luminous paint for identification. Low score for the evening was 76.

Davis Cup

Two great Anzacs battered down three little Japs at Providence, R. L won the final of the American Zone Davis Cup play. Gerald L. Patterson. won first for Australia by tantalizing Zenzo Shimizu with neat chops, then opening up his driving play and net smashes. Pat O'Hara Wood went five: lively sets but finally pinned down' slippery, stinging Sunao Okamoto. Wood and Patterson wore out Okamoto and Takeichi Harada in three tense sets of doubles. In two superfluous singles matches, Wood put by Shimizu, Patterson toyed with Okamoto.

Next week, at Boston, Australia and France will meet in the final round, the winner to challenge the U. S., present holder of the Cup. The Australian menace is felt to be more deadly than the French. The latter, winners of the European Zone tests, landed in Manhattan last week in the persons of Réné LaCoste, Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon and Alain J. Gerbault (famed rather for crossing the Atlantic last Summer alone in a small sail boat, that for his tennis).

"Poker Face"

Peering intently from beneath her perky white visor, crafty Helen Wills, of California, kept track of every tennis ball that came whizzing her way at Forest Hills, L. I. When she had dealt firmly with the last one, she was still National Singles champion and, with Mrs. George Wightman, of Philadelphia, National Doubles champion.

Like Glenna Collett, pensive golfer, Helen masks her competitive ardors with a sphinx-like countenance. Sport writers have dubbed her "Poker Face." Also like Glenna, she has the wrist and fore-arm of a strongish


Inscrutable, Helen forged through

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On the Olympic (White Star)-T. leman Du Pont, onetime U. S. Senr from Delaware; Tom Gibbons, S. light heavyweight pugilist. On the Majestic (White Star)alter C. Teagle, President of the andard Oil Co. of New Jersey; Otto Kahn, Manhattan financier; Franhe Larrimore, actress.

On the Celtic (White Star)-The bilee Singers (Negro) of Fisk Unirsity, Nashville, from a concert tour England.

On the Minnewaska (Atlantic ransport)-Members of the British nternational Polo Team.

On the Paris (French)-Myron T. Herrick, U. S. Ambassador to France; rene Castle McLaughlin, famed dancer. On the Volendam (Holland America) -50 eye, ear and nose specialists from in post-graduate course Oto

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GOING. During the past week he following men and women left the J. S. on the following ships:

On the Majestic (White Star)— Charles E. Mitchell, President of the National City Bank (Manhattan); Gen. Tasker H. Bliss; Prof. James T. Shotwell of Columbia; the Maharajah and Maharanee of Jind (Punjab, India) with H. H. the Lita Sahib, Princess Diamond and Princess Ruby.

On the America (United States)Dr. Charles H. Levermore, famed winmer of the Bok Peace Prize.

On the Berengaria (Cunard)—Larz Andersen, U. S. Ambassador to Japan under President Taft.

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