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- The New-OKEGOX Statesman. Salem. ' Oregon, Sunday Morning, December $0r?1928
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I torn, which are constructed unde.
ithe supervision of the Unite-.
bureau of public roads. Thi.
fb oft all reports a total of 442..J
.miJea of crushed rock or gravel
surfacing and 503 miles of grad
lng. Also, there has been con
structed on the 6tate highway sys
terolth'in the Croter Lake na
ttouftl park.threo iuiles of bitumi
nous macadam and 12 miles -o.
o He macadam, by a-pecial appro
priatipn from the federal govern
J Tn J addition,' there -are som
couieg, which have graded or im
( proved sections of "state highwa
I witto their rtowktorcealm: by. con
tract, of which this departmeu.
dotV not' hate "a recdrdr To be
added to ihe, total,. . also,. are the
state highways within Multnomal
icounty and through Incorporate
Settles of more than 2000 popula
tion. whichhave done their owr
work withour'the assistance of th
state. .- .
"Grocs Cost Huge
"Considering the added mile ;
if.ses, tx noting the fact that
l.gradedacpads hare been ock sur
faced, and rock surfaced road
i,bave beenfpaved and oiled, the
'.present statuVoT the stafe highway
jlsystem is al)3.4jmiles of pavement?
20.5 per cent; 112 miles of bitum
inous macadam, 2.6 per cent:
jl0D8.8 miles of oiled macadam1
fl25.1 per cent; 1383.7 miles o
.(Crashed rock or gravel surfacing (
j31.7 per, cent; 233.8 miles graded
land" ready for surfacing. 5.3 pei
cent, and 644.6 miles unimproved.
:il4.8 per cent.
"The gross expenditures of the"
jfommfaslon, hot including market
roal. over the 1 2 years period
have, been $119t533.609.23. o(
'akn'-I13,87S.18-2,J3 Is county
;;tunds. 1 1 ,1. . 0.3 t.3 3 govern-i
merit funds, JS4S.2S0.41 fundj
j'freni miscellaneous sources, anih
j $93. 136.770. SO state fund's. O.
iutate funds, the sum of $22.57o.'-;
J 095.54 has been ured in the pay-;
-j ment of principal and interest on i
'. ixjnded indebtedness." I
Keith Artists In
j Line-up for Show
On Oregon Stage
Of Interest to Oregon theater
Ipairnns is me iaci inai f.awarn
H. Lee and Grace Dodge, late of
ttie Keith circuit, have recently
Joined the Singer Mu3ical Comedy
? Co,, playing at the Oregon theater
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Mr. Lee was for two years fea-
tured performer on Broadway
i with Snyder's Hevue and was al
!so for several seasons with other
jmusical comedy successes through.
' out the east.
In keeping with his policy of
j obtaining the best performers for
- his 'shows. Glen Singer wag very
' pleased at the manner in which
: audiences received the perform
; ances of this team last week, and
i intimated that they will be fea
: tured with his shows for some
i time to come.
This week-end the Singer show
; will be "Hits and Bits from
j Broadway," a peppy revue of com-
edy. song and dance, featuring
Ithe Columbian Four, the Newton
i sisters, In a new dance specialty.
On the screen will be Harry Lang,
'don in "Heart Trouble" his new
jest comedy success.
"Gay Paree" Date
For Salem Hoped
For at Elsinore
For once New York will find
Itself playing second fiddle to
what is so frequently referred to
M the hinterland, as the new
Shubert revue, "Gay Faree III,"
la touring the we3t before being
Offered at the Winter Garden,
v The recent pilgrimages of an
earlier "Gay Paree" and "A Night
In ; Spain" to the far west are ad
mittedly the cause of the revolu-1
tlonary plan of the New York
producers. In dollars and cents.
It is an admitted fact, that the
cbowmen were better off to a
greater extent than in any pre
vious period with any winter Gar
den show anywhere.
Manager George B. Guthrie of
the Elsinore believes that the lat
est of the Shubert extravaganzas
will be booked here although no
tentative date has yet been set.
Until; now it has been the prac
tice to produce the big Winter
Garden affairs In points within
not over 200 miles of Fiftieth
street. Broadway and Seventh
venue, leaving cities west of
Syracuse and Pittsburgh for en
gagements after the Manhattan
pight Watch" is
1 On Elsinore Bill
A series of immensely interes
ting settings representing scenes
1b the interior of a huge, modern
battleship, were built at First
National's Burbank studios for
Tbe Night Watch." the latest
picture starring BilUe Dove, which
opens its local engagement at the
Elsinore theatre on Sunday.
. Almost the entire action of the
fc picture takes place on deck, in
the staterooms and In the offi
cer's quarters. on the battleship.
,t The Night Watch" Is an intri
ffnlng mystery drama la which, the
beautiful star ha one of the most
dramatic and powerful roles of
vfter screen career.
Donald Reed and PanI Lukas
'hare honors in the -masculine
leads opposite Miss Dove.
. Alexander Korda directed th
picture. - .
' Unlucky On Christmas
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Capt. L.
V. Harsh of the British steamship
Ilansones has had to spend every j
Christmas but. one in. 40 years on j
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Itory Wildoeft, notecT maxo
phonit who. t Jtbe EUi-
New. Years tt,vet
f Inchon &Matco
The Saxaphobians are happy.
They will froUci.New Year's eve in
tlieir . favorite theatre, the Elsi
norei A happV bunch of success
ful high spirited performers on a
holiday lark. They will do all
their Stuff knd' then some that
inside heucleus of cleverness that
makes a great performer great.
They .will arrive Monday night at
7:36 o'cloclg and will give their
first Show at 11:30. the -New
Yearns eve frolic.
-Starring in the Saxaphobia
show is that rollicking saxophon
ist, Rudy Wiedoeft. who has made
more phonographic recordings
than any other one person. He
lis a great musician ancl.will e
appreciated by musicians though
his reputation as an , entertainer
on. the stage induced Fanchdn and
Marco to build a show about .him
with the best talent available.
This special talent includes Joe
and Willie Hale, commedians, ac
robats, jugglers and tricksters.
Muriel Stryker an acrobatic danc
er who was featured in Zeigfeld's
Follies. J-ane Knought. toe danc
er. Then Rahda, the mystical
daneer of Indian themes, who ha?
developed under the Fanehon and
Marco regime into a place of su
premacy in Indian dance preten
tions. Katalie Harrison does an
Oriental s-pecialty dance and Eu
seilia Reynolds, a great style sing
er, completes the array of spe
cialists. Then there are the Sax
( Iihone Beauties, six pretty girls
who really play the saxophone
They are all talented musicians
and fit into the "Idea" perfectly.
The photoplay feature with
,ireat shew is a show in itself, the
fascinating Clara Bow in Elinor
Glyn's story "Three Week Ends
The Saxophone show with Clara
Bow, in "Three Week Ends" will
be presented at the Elsinore all
day Tuesday, New Year's day
To Spend Five
Million in 1929
The construction program of the
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph
company In Oregon will exceed
$5,000,000 during 1929.
This total, given in information
Just received from H. R. Risley.
Oregon state manager for the tele
phone company, by C. C Aller.
manager here, is a marked in
crease over the 1928 amount of
Taking the state aa a whole, it
was pointed out, the construction
program for the new year includes
as the largest single item $1,486.
000 for central office equipment
in exchanges throughout the state.
Hone Knows Way
PITTSFIELD. Mass. (AP) A
school boy here drives a milk wa
gon on to a milk station here each
morning and then, to reach his
school in time, lets the horse pro
ceed most of the way home alone.
By MILDRED LAMB
READ THIS FIRST:
Poverty and failure shadowed the lit
tle Colonial house which Byrd Brown
ln had tust bought, hoping that it
would revive Larry' love for her and
his interest In a home and children. For
Byrd Browning, brought up In a small
town, was trying to ad.ipt heroelf to
her fast-moving. ni;in?tlc, young huii
band, but she noon discovered that Jack
Duncan, his business associate, war
plunging- hint into debt instead of mak-
See and Hear Albert Snanid
lng. "Renowned American XI
olinisV and ether big bead
fill r-t,l1' M ",! -I " ri WMv H
o oad 5hj tern ess 4ovL, )
o,iVa m:'," - ill I!
!ng him rich as he promised. Larrjfa
frtend wer tiveiv and ienn. .
and Larry, too, was spending- his en
tire Income, even tn laree Bums w
wu continually borrowing from Air.
Hamilton. Byrd's fatrter. on useless ex
travagance and on India Campbell,
forrrer sweetheart of Larry s.
' Byrd purchased "oatlenot only. Lar
ry's interest in the iinsund rral
tate companies, but also Jack's half
intereM in the Builders' SutfJw .
panr. makinir Larry entirely indepen
dent of him. Having placed her mother
on th train for Jac&sonviue. tl-n
I'vovewl India and I .a fry, who was
updomhI t b out of town, getting
Into a taxi together. Completely crusnert
vrl rt' turned home, gathered lorry's
belongings together, and placed them
In the vestibule. Beside them sue sat
and waited. With his old excuses.
Larry attempted to explain away his
rr.isbeha vior. but tids time Byrd was
unmoved, and broken. Larry left the
house. Mr. Polk. In the bank, havin
j irrweed to ell the house, gave be n
I position as his private secretary. While
j lepartng to vacate tiif house. Fat. her
I "iim? sK"r, irhn h i t be."n UviPg with
them, returned from her honevmo"".
CNOW GO O.N WITH T9E. STORY)
HERE'S nothing left for me
of days that used td,be".:
I live In memory among my
. souvenirs "
Byrd remembered this song ar
tavorlte of Larry's. It bad beer.
me of his "bathroom" "repertoire
is he had jokingly called them
She was sitting -on the attic
floor, going through 'the trunkf
hat contained her winter clothes
old notebooks and an accumula
tion of papers and letters.
She wondered now that sh
could ever have been interested ir
geometry, physics) and Latin.
Then she started reading the
'ove letters from beaux long for
gotten. She came upon Larry's let
'ers. tied with a bright pink rib
"Mandy." she called down the
stairs. "Bring up a waste-basket."
Mandy came puffing up and
Byrd directed her to throw all the
letters and notebooks into the has
ket and carry It down to the base
ment to be dumped into the waste
"Honey," said Mandy, eyeln.
iubiously the little package ot-let
ters tied with ordinary string and
then the' one tied with pink rib
bon, "It sho' bring yo' bad lucl;
ef'n yo' throw yo" Iub letters away.
Yo' kin throw yo no count letter:
away but yo' hav bad luck, all yo
life.for surely certain-ef yo throw
away yo' true lub letters."
"Luck ktas nothing to do wit''
my life," said Byrd solemnly
"some people were born unlucky
and stay that way."
Mandy started to object again
"Take them down Mandy an'
1on't argue, " said Byrd sharply.
With an injured look Maml?
trudged away with the basket an'"
when she got to the basement shr
sorted out the little bundle tie:
with a pink ribbon and stowed
away in her ample apron pocket.
At the end of the week, every
thing had been disposed of except
the larger pieces of furniture tha:
-he and Mr. Polk had decide I
might sell with the house.
She gave Pat and Chet all her
On Saturday. Byrd stood on thf
lawn under the old elm watchinr
her precious possessions go bacV
to the warehouse. Her eyes filmed
witn unshed tears as the van
turned the corner and she kept
staring for fully five minutes as
if some mirage still held her spell
The leaves of the elm seemed to
'.way as to a funeral dirge.
The future looked bleak and
Mandy came and stood at hei
side and her eyes were suspicously
"Now. Mandy, it's no use you're
carrying on so." said Byrd severe
ly. "Just as If there hadn't been
lots of places where you stay less
than three weeks."
Yas'm. Mis' Browning and one
place I stayed only one night."
said Mandy in a chastened tone.
Byrd packed her trunk and had
it sent over to the room which she
had rented by the week from a pri
vate family living on East 89th
On Sunday she had taken her
suitcase and said goodbye to
"I'm going to get my room fixed
up tnis arternoon, she told
Mandy. "for I start working at the
bank tomorrow morning. And I'm
going to stay there tonight so I
can get used to sleeping in a
strange house ind in a strango
Mandy saw her grit her little
After the house is sold. I'll
sell the car too," she said, "but I'll
run orer tomorrow after work.
You've got to keep me cheered
up!" she continued reprovingly;
as she looked into Mandy's eyes.
again swimming with thick tears.
After Byrd had left. Mandy sat
on the back steps, her mahogany
features still daubed and wet. The
ordeal of finding another place
was almost too much for her.
She heard firm, long steps com
ing around the house.
"Laws a massy, ef it ain't Mis
ter Browning!" she exclaimed
jumping to her feet, "Mis' Brown
ing jes' lef haf hour ago to go to
her rooming house."
"Hare you her address?" he
"Laws a massy, ef she ain't gon5
away and forgit to give it to me.'
Mandy said, dumbfounded.
"It's of no consequence," said
Larry, indifferently. "I came to
get the rest of my things."
"They're inside!" Mandy point
ed, sitting down again and turn
ing a very cold shoulder towards
"I declare to goodness ef I ever
see such a obstinate-minded man,"
3he said out. loud, knowing that
Larry was within earshot.. -
Larry carried the boxes and oth
er things out to the waiting taxi.
Mandy cam to the front door
as he was leaving.
Any messag. suh?" she asked,
wrathfully. ; - " .
: No; Mandy," his voice' wa-
strange. He hesitated a moment
as. if he was going to say some
thing. Then went out of the door
without a word.
The next day Mandy showed a
nice-looking young couple with
two children through the house.
She was torn between her anxiety
to help Byrd sell 'the house and a
reluctuance to give it up.
Byrd appeared about seven
o'clock that night.
"Mandy. oh Mandy," he
shouted, before she had brought
the car to a stop in the driveway,
"you're going to stay. You don't
have to pack your clothes and
move out-. Those people have taken
the house and asked Mr. Pojk If
vou could be persuaded t-tay as
their maid. They're from out of
Byrd climbed out of the ear and
niroutted about on the lawn.
Shut yo' face!" was all. Uiftt
Mandy could say. ."You' sho is
slaying a Joke on Mandy." she
managed to say a little later, com
''This is what happened,;, Ther
stopped at Mr. Polk's office- this
afternoon after they had seen the
house an,d, wanted the furniture
and wanted you. too."
Byrd's eyes shone with excite
ment. "Then the house ain't sold?"
"Of course it's sold." said Byrd.
"And are you so glad of that,
loney? " asked Mandy, still mys
"Mandy. you don't understand
I'm glad because some nice people
have taken it who will treat my
things gently. I'll always think of
this as my house, no matter who's
living in it, and if you're here, ev
erything will be taken care of."
"Bress the Lord!" was all
Mandy could say, fut her eye?
closed and her lips moved as if
Fred Oberman s big, maroon
colored car with a chauffer in liv
?ry, stopped In front of the house
Something shriveled inside o
Byrd. She would have to tell them
all the circumstances of the separ
ation. She looked hastily for an
escape, but they were upon ner
before she could decide Which way
Hello, Early-Byrd, sang ou
Fred, as they came up the walk
but his big voice lacked the bols
terous, hearty quality that hi
friends said "Scotched'.everything
His face looked a little drawn
and 'Worried and Tiny's highly
rouged face was moving as If she
were going to cry.
Tiny suddenly threw her arms
around Byrd and burst Into tears
"Tiny," shouted Fred, excitably
"now didn't I tell you to control
yourself! My God, worse than
Byrd looked from one to the
Then she understood. They
knew! And they suffered as keen-
y as if It had happened to them
selves. She wondered that she had
ever doubted their loyalty and
"Come on. let's go Into the
house," she said hurriedly, "the
neighbors don't know yet "
Mod. ;ve, uec. 31st
For One Week
New York Is
Hear and see
It here for 50e.
'Larry came and told us every-
thing." said Fred, blowing nis
large, rod nose violently with a
purple handkerchief. "Pretty bad
ly broken up, too, he is, but he
says he had it coming to him."
Byrd held up her hand quickly.
"If you don't mind. Fred, we'll
not talk about it. What's done
an't be undone," she looked at
.hem appealingly, her pansy-like
?yes deep and brooding. "It took
me a long time to make up rav
mind, and now that I have, wild
horses won't change it."
I won t ever question your
judgment, little Byrd," he said
softly. And blew his nose again.
He took off his coat, for the
evening was very warm. His collar
was wilted, and large areas of
perspiration widened at the arm
pits. -' - i -
He walked out into the back
yard to .get a breath of air.
"He's all broken up over it,"
and Tiny dabbed a futile piece of
auze, which was really a hand
kerchied, at her mascaraed eyes.
t breaking her cheeks and nose with
olack. . v , ' -
"Say, littlest. I wish you had
told me how .things were goin.t
with you and Larry," said Tiny,
after a little silence. "I ofter.
think an outsider can suggest a
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"I was patient with Larry for
months. I was so green wnen
married that I didn't razx him like
a nerson would have who was
more suspicious. I couldn't believe
that he was seeing India all the
time. I couldn't believe that he
wouldn't stop gambling and drink-
iner too much and spending nis
money recklessly. I couldn't be
lieve that he didn't see the dan
ger of handling unreliable stocks.
I did scold him, but not half as
much as he deserved. And he Just
couldn't see himself as he really
was. He thought I was picking at
him all the time without cause,
exaggerating things because, as he
said,. I was only a little Puritan.'
Tiny nodded sympathetically.
There was another silence.
. "Tiny." asked1 Byrd curiousy.
"yon seem ' always to know Just
how to manage Fred. How do you
do it?" .. -
Tiny. gave a shrHl. little laugh,
but-she was very much flattered.
"I guess the same scheme
would work with all of them "if
we 'only had the eense to- know
it " he answered gayly. Then
her eyes had that fleeting, unhap
"Maybe " I
make a fuss over
I've 'never had .a
tur SO UY
baby and I work It off on him."
she said, soberly. "He doesn't
know it, though, the great, big,
"Byrd. darling." she continued.
"I'm awful dumb about most
things. I can't do a thing except
housekeeping, and I don't know
much about that! But I know that
all men want to be lovea ana
fussed over, and they eat it up
the more you give 'em. If you
want your husband to be sweet to
you, you got to ne sweei to mui
first and foremost and all tne
time. It s hard, sometimes wnen
they're cross and fault-finding
and think the k'hg can do no
wrong: But take it from me, mors
than wanting to be tussea over,
they want to be left alone, and I
say the wlfe who can love-her;
husband, pet him. and leave him
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alone. Is the woman, who's always
going to be h:j py, and alwa
have her hubby eatin out of her
Fred tried to persuade Pynl t
come and live with them. But s!,..
told him she was now on her own.
and was going to stick it out. S!,..
had an interesting job and w;i
going to make it her profession.
"Little Byrd a business v.otu
an?" laughed Fred, tcasinsly
"The chief business of all the n iV
ers will be keeping their eyes o,t
you. Why, I bet
Tiny's eyes silenced him.
After they had gone, Byrd sai-l
good-bye to Mandy and start' I
her car, turning it toward town
and her rooming house,
Tiny's words lay heavy on h?r
mind.. . .
(TO BE CONTINUED)
a chance to give you g
i mil "in j
Ed Lee N
Late of taTvI
U Orphem Sg'Vl
The Prince of Pantomime
in a. feature length com
edy rfriot, funny enuf to
mate a horse laugh.
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