Me an' the Boss wuz arguin' the other day about that raze of pay for me, an' I asts him diden' he think I ot to have it, as he says many a boss thinks a feller's pay ot to be razed when he dasent too give it to him for feer of spoilin' him.

The Boss says a 6 7/8 salery for a 7 1/4 job saves many an employee frum brane fag.

I asts the Boss wot wood he do if I quit, an' he says he guessed he'd have to cloze up.

I wunder if he wood hav too?

Me and Jimmy the printer have been inventin' a 'lectric flash lite; we fastened it too a lite soket in the printin' room an' I touched the button, an' blue out every lite in the buildin' - Jimmy says I maid a short sirkut - annyhow I no I made a long jump to get outen the way befoar the Boss come in. Me an' Ben Franklin an' Edison we awl have our troubels inventin'.

The Boss says that heerafter I had better confine my inventin' jenious too inventin' a way of keepin' the front stares clene.

Las' weke me an' the reception room girl's sister went to a show, an' in the show wuz a feller allways doin' nobel dedes an' things for other people, so the nex' mornin' I thot I'd do a nobel dede when the Boss started to go away in his macheen.

When he stepped in to tern on the jooce I thot I'd crank it up for him an' save him gettin' out again. I turned the handel an' it flue bak an' nocked out 2 of my teath.

The Boss says that moast of the heroes that get away with the goods is on the stage.

The Boss says that bein' a hero is awl rite after youre ded, but befoar that it's the feller that can look a bill from the stock house in the faice without turnin' pail that gets the glad hand.

When I went to hi skool (sure! our room wuz on the top floor) they wuz a line in the copy book reedin' "money is the root of all evil," an' I asts the Boss wot did that mene, an' he says he never had time to figgur it out as he wuz always two bizzy try-in' to get some of the sprouts.

Me an' the Boss wuz walkin' down the strete the other day, an' we passes a feller's show case, an' the same pitchers wuz in there as wuz there when I firs' came to work for the Boss, an' there wuz allso ate ded flys.

The Boss says if you are a ded one don' advertize it. He allso says that the ded ones say it don' pay to advertize, an' that it don't the way they do it.

The Boss says good advertisin' is tellin' folks in a kommon cents way that you got what they want, an' that if you ain't got what they want don' advertize.

Tomorrow me an' the Boss is goin' down to the stock house to pik out the fixins' for his new branch studio. Gee! I wisht my whiskers wud gro faster, 'caus then he mite let me run it.

Plate Troubles

Cold weather brings its quota of plate troubles, one of the most common of which is irregular semi-opaque spots with blended edges. Many of us forget from season to season the cause of these troubles and do not take necessary precautions.

These spots are caused by laying the film side of one plate against the glass side of another in removing plates from holders previous to development. Plates as a rule are kept in a cold darkroom and in removing same from the holders it is natural for the warm fingers to come in contact with the glass side of the cold plate and leave a finger or thumb mark. This is particularly true if the hands are moist or have chemical impurities on them. In placing the film side of a plate against these finger marks, they offset on the sensitive film and cause the irregular spots mentioned above.

The remedy for this trouble is quite obvious. Always place plates film to film in removing from holders.

Care should likewise be used in placing plates in boxes before developing. If plate boxes are used it is a good idea to have a fresh box every week for this purpose as cardboard boxes are easily worn and may leak light. To readily distinguish the box of exposed plates, stick two strips of gummed white paper on top of the box in the form of the letter X.

The Largest

We stated in the last number of Studio Light that the New England Convention was the second largest in point of attendance in the history of the Association.

After the final summing up, with reports all in, we find the convention was the largest in the history of the New England Association.

We are more than glad to make this correction that due credit may be given the officers whose earnest work in behalf of the Association was responsible for the large attendance.

President Garo is also to be complimented for his ability in being able to bring the great number of exhibits from other states to Bridgeport, most of which were due to his wide acquaintance and personal efforts and friendships.

Certain in strength and action. Eastman Tested Chemicals.

By Gertrude Kasebier New York, N. Y.

By Gertrude Kasebier New York, N. Y.

By Gertrude Kasebier New York, N.Y.

By Gertrude Kasebier New York, N.Y.