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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (April 30, 1922)
Ade GftrrlAon's New rhiue of
REVELATIONS OR A WJf E
HOW MADGE CONTRIVED TO
; MANAGE KATIE.
1 am afraid t stared aa helpless
ly at KaUe as. the most Inexper
ienced flrl housewife would have
done when she turned upon m In
unreasoning fury at my propoal
that she take a vacation and pre
tend to my mother-in-law that
she was not coming back again
r la my Intense-weariness at
Mother Graham's constant gle
fit the girl I had planned to play
a ruse upon Wifty's captions mo
ther to frighten Her Into a reali
zation of what life nonld be
without' the help of oar volatile,
garrulous but efficient HUI maid.
; -1 had succeeded In my purpose.
My mother-in-law had been most
; gratlfylngly startled, bat my shot
had proved a boomerang indeed. It
was I who now faced the problem
of letting Katie leate or calming
her temper Instantly: 1 knew nr
tempestuous nature sufficiently to
realise that if she once let herself
go she would no doubt say things
that would maksstt well nigh Im
possible for us tcontinne In tha
relation of mistress and maid.
With a ; feeling that W. was my
last resort I went up to the rtrl,
put my hands npon her .shoulders
with. the old, half-stern, half-affectionate
manner .which I hare
many, times found effective with
her; and said kindly yet' with
firmness:5 ; v - f
"Katie, you Utile goose, look at
mef: 'Nobody wants you to leafs
here. I would like to keep j ou
and Jim all my life. But yon de
serve a vacation.' and there Is a
, reason why t want Mother Gra
. ham to "think yoa aren't coming
aek. .Bat I want you to be back
la tlx f weeks. Don't too under
stand me, you foolish girl?"
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Hysterical langhter. . -t ,
Katie bad been twisting ? and
lainit-ei la luy gra.p, and her hca
held sullenly down as If sh were
determined not to. meet my eyes.
I knew,' however, that she -was lis
tening to what I was saying. -.Yet
I held my? breath as I finished,
wondering miserably what th
outcome would be. Several years
experience of Katie's moods ha?
taught me to be prepared lot
anythtlng. Therefore I was nc-t
surprised to feel her relax limply
in my grasp, and the next minute
hear her laugh with a glee equal
In Intensity to her fury of the mo
Ha! Ha! Ha!" -I guessed she
was almost hysterical in her relief.
"I see now vot you get at. You
rant to play vun joke on old vo
mans. I bet you she always say.
Vy you no get rid of dot Katie?
She vun bunch of soup greens?'
Ob, I used to feel bad from dot.
but I know better now, poor old
vomans. I was almost malicious
enough to wish my martinet mother-in-law
could hear the superb
magnaminity in Katie's voice,
and you think ven you get a
chance you joost slam her vun In
slats, make her sit up and use
her bean vun leedle bit, ain't it?"
la Madge Mistaken?
My mental reactions upon lis
tening to this atrocious vulgar
jumble of what Katie fondly sup
poses to be the latest thing in
American slang, the hall-mark of
her graduation from alien speech;
gave me distinct food tor thought
when I had left the kitchen leav
ing a radiant Katie behind me.
I can remember, the time when
I '. would have felt - only disgust
and anger at her, little speech,
and would have sternly reproved
her for It. ' Now, the only emo
tion I experienced was a desire to
get away from the girl as a quick
ly as possible for fear that the
laughter I was heroically trying
to suppresft ' would escape, and
either mortally offend her or give
her an idea of herself as a humor
ists . --,"
TiHad'I deteriorated, from the
standards I i had held during, my
early married life or had I simply
become more human? The ques
tion lingered with me. after I had
said i lamely enough to Katie:
"Yes,. It Is a jokei Katie. Please
do as I ask," and had received her
Joyous familiar response:
...."All rights MeesialCraiiaia;? "J
feex." ' -A : :
A glance at my wrist watch told
me that If 1 wished to catch the
train I had promised i Lillian t
take I could indulge in no further
introspection and retrospection
So I promptly shelved the matter
of my diminishing ideals, burrietf
through the last touches of the
careful toilet I always make for
a trip1 to the city, and made my
train with only a few gasping erk
onds to spare.
I hate to hurry. It upsets both
my nerves and ray dignity. The
consciousness that I was flushed,
that', my hair was disarranged,
that the passengers had gazed at
my breathless entrance with vary
ing degrees of amusement made
iaeuncomfortatle all through ine
hour's journey. It was only when
I alighted from the train that I
recovered my poise .v ; "
: As I walked uj the stairs to the
line of waiting taxis, , I causM
just a glimpse of a woman's fig
ure entering a limousine on the
otberside of the driveway. Her
face was turned from me, but
somethting in the graceful lines
of her figure and'" the way In
which shei managed her entrance
turned me; fairly faint.
For though I knew that sh
was an occupant of a prison, that
I must be mistaken, the image of
Grace Draper flashed in memory
before my eyes.
(To be continued)
Repairs to Save .Growers :
Neat Sum Every Year
" A little carpenter - work and a
little whitewathing is Foing to
save the Oregon G rowers $160
year. in their factory expense i
sum that will go 'back into the
checks of the stockholders and
net cost them a ceat.
. In looking over their insurajice
policies, the company found that
bv closing up a number of vertical
openings doors and ventilators
from one floor to another, in their
I various plants, they could do all
the carpenter and material work
for S09, and lop off $942 on the
insurance cost. It would reduce
the fire hazard by that much, and
the Insurance com Dames were
glad io5 make""; thVeduWVatk;
The material cost comes onee; the
wiring la for every year.: v; .Vv
..Whitewashed walls and ceil
ings are noticeably less combusti
ble than- plain slivery wooden
walls. By , spending $271 '," for
whitewashing, the policy costs are
cot $747 for every year.
Open foundations, where
tramps might crawl to sleep and
smoke- and start carelerf fires, or
where "rubbish might .accumulate
and perhaps start spontaneous
combustion, are rated as extra
hazard. By spending $103. once
lor all. the' Growers will sav?
$13 for ever)' year.
The three lines of improvement,
costing only a little more than
$700 for the first year and n6th
lng at all for the years to come.
.IT., Utoritfwn "ofticw W iu tlin
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If you want your top recoyered
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Seat Covers and Hate Glass
Our New PtIcm -WiU
SALEM AUTO TOP CO. -
171 South High Street .
;For the first time in the past month we have on
hand all the Ford and Chevrolet cars that we can handle.
, If you need anything in the used car line call and see us.
Here are a few specials:
1920 Ford Roadster $340.00.
1920 Four Touring $350.00.
' 1917 Ford Touring $175.00.
1920 Chevrolet $350.00. !
1921 Chevrolet $400.00.
Dodge Touring, A No. 1 condition, $325.00.
Model 90 Overland $250.00.
1921 Dodge Touring, cord tires, snap at $750.00.
1919 Ford Truck, quick sale price $250.00.
Late 1918 Maxwell Touring $185.00.
We invite your patronage in cur shop four expert
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SALEM'S USED CAR CENTER
173 South Liberty St.
r ft First Tnnnie 8
Since the world war we have been forced to make up a "waiting list" for Ford Cars and
Fordson Tractors. At the present time the Portland Branch Territory is over 200 closed
cars behind. Why not! Never since the begininng of Automobile manufactcriiJ?, hare "
Ford Cars been as cheap, and yet as good as they are now. ' i
ORDER YOUR GAR OR TRACTOR
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Every day during this great sale we will conduct v 1
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So if you want to be one
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..Tomorrow we will start
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Next week will be too late.
Don't Miss This Opportunity
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Not only have spendid new features been added to Red
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. At the present low figures, Red Stars are by far the great
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We will put a Red Star Oil Stove in your home on
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TOMORROW. , I
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Famous R e d Star Bur nei
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There are no wicks no asbestos rings. You turn pn the .gas akd
light it at the burner. One gallon of fuel gives 19 hours of perfect
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