Abilene Morning Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 8, 1927, Abilene, Texas THE WESTERN WE£K^ (MAGAZINE SECTION) SUNDAY. MAY 8, 1927. PAGE What Is the Matter?- (Continued from Page t) Dr en written up and talked about and preached to until he too often feels under obligation to live up to the reputation of being the wild devil that he has been painted. Ile hates above all things now to be thought unsophisticated. In general he is much less w ise and much less evil than he would like to have you think. His dissipations are pretty largely super fie jai, and this statement is quiet as true of the young man's sister as of himself. I had a talk not more than a week ago with a young fellow whose reputation was badly tarnished. He has confessed to his friends all sorts of dissipations, and it looked as if **e were pretty far gone in sin. ‘‘You won’t believe me,” he said, “but I’ve done none of the things of which I have been talking.” ‘‘But you’ve boasted of them,” I said, and” and quite generally, too.” “That’s where I’ve been a fool!” “Why did you do it!” “I’ve always been shy and a good deal of a prude, perhaps. I wanted the fellows to think that I wasn’t afraid of anything and that I’d had a lot of experience of which they had never guessed. I guess I thought it would make me a hero.” His is a tendency of youth today. We have pictured him as wild and unconventional and he wants to prove that we have been correct in our judgment. Our young people today are different from what we were, but we, too, have changed, and they arc like no one so much as like their parents. We who arc older live more comfortably than we did in general more luxuriously. We travel faster and farther and in greater elegance. We dress latter, we live in larger and better-appointed houses than we did once, and in a certain sense we make fewer sac-rifi es; and all these changes in ourselves and in our environment have had their effect upon our young people. If there is anything in particular the matter with our young people, parents, more ft***** anyone else and more than anything else, are respou-Bible. Children respond to their training in an amaziug manner; they take on habits very early wkieh dominate them throughout life. By the time they are twelve or fifteen the path they are going to follow has been pretty well marked out for them, and parents and the home are most largely responsible for this choice. It is said that ye ng people are extravagant today. I'ossibly. Someone was speaking to Clara about her fur coat or, to be more exact, about one of her fur coats, for Clara had three when her mother before her had had to be contented with a modest woolen one when she was Clara’s age, and her mother’s coat saw service for several winters. The fur coat in question was a very beautiful one but not very serviceable. “Your coat is so beautiful,” one of . her friends remarked; “it is too bad that it will wear out so soon.” ‘‘What matter I” Clara responded Who wants to wear a fur coat longer than one season!” Who, indeed! But Clara is not at fault; it is her foolish, indulgent parents. TBF.RE Is drinking among young people these days, we are told, and what young people go into they often ear y through with enthusiasm. Butler had been dismissed from college for drinking. Ile had taken on more than he could carry and had been p lied up in the public streets not knowing either his name or his place of residence. He was jailed and fined, of course, as «uch derelicts «*— * cs arc. His motlier came to sec mc to plead his case. “We have always had liquor in the house,” she explained, “and George has been free to take it when he wished. We teach temperance in our family; I never dreamed that my boy would go to excess.” The trouble with Mrs. Butler was that she did not know yonth. Whatever example you set, good or bad, youth is always likely to follow to excess. What is worth doing at all, especially if it contributes to one’s pleasure, the young person argues, is worth doing as well and thoroughly as you can. If you teach a boy at home to drink, trust him at some time or other to do it to the limit. Golinken called on me last Saturday. He has a son in college, nineteen years old, I think he is, and he looks as strong and healthy as a well-fed ox. His scholastic record so far does not show any indication of overwork on his part. It is, in fact, some fifty points below the average of college. Mr. Golinken’s purpose in calling on me is to get permission for his son’s use of a motor-car in his passage to and from his lodging-place. “You see,” the father explains, “my son lives five blocks from the campus and sometimes when he gets up a little late in the mornings it is rather hard for him to make his nine-o’clock class. A car would save time for him.” (Continued on page ll) -----o- ELEVEH Hollywood Furnishes- CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING RATES: Ic per word each Insertion: I Sc nor word for 4 consecutive inser-Roo; SSc minimum each insertion. Address this paper or Tha Wasters Weekly, Korean ti Is Bank Bldg.. Dallas, Texas. its own heating and ventilating plant of the most modern type. In designing and building the theatre, Sid Grauman has spared neither expense nor time in utilising every development of modern genius to enhance the comfort aud convenience of guests. 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