Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 28, 1929)
The OREGON STATESMAN, Salem. Oregon, Tffedcnsday Morning. Angnst 28, 1929
Blue filoocl And Red
by ROBERT TERRY SHANNON
WHAT HAS GONE BEFORE
Eddie Regan, onre a member of a
K-w York sang;, has broken away
and rone to Virginia, where he be
friends Penfield Paradine, who dies
and leaves all his possession to Eddie.
Eddie had been in love with Bernice
Veressi, "gang girl," but all thought of
her is lost when he meets and falls in
love with Marian Thorndike. Marian
Is engaged to Tom l-'reeman. Freemnn
and Kddie dislike each other, and Ed
die discouraged, goes to Richmond,
where ha meets Mike Arno, a former
member of the gang, who tries to per
suade him to return to New York and
Bernice. Eddie, howeer, returns to his
farm and telephones Marian asking
her if he may call. Kreeman overhears
the conversation and -a fight ensues,
in which Eddie knocks Freeman out
and takes him to Marian's home. Free
man la revived and tells Eddie he
wants to be friends and they snake
hands on the bargain. Eddie Is Invited
to the Thorndlke home for dinner and
Marian's father questions him . as to
his past. More determined than ever
to win Marian. Eddie returns home
and a few days later he Is surprised
when Bernice Veressi comes to his
KOW CO ON WITH THE STORT
Independently of his will, he
could feel the unleased currents
of her vital magnetism beating all
around him, radiations of sheer
woman force as primitively potent
as the age-old power of Eve. There
was an odd sensation and his
mind shook as a tree shakes in a
He could not ask her how she
came or why.
"I couldn't stand it any longer,
I had to come to you," she de
clared, breathlessly, releasing her
embrace and stepping back while
her dark eyes devoured him.
"Good God, Eddie. I've been
tarred waiting for you."
Not bo soon was he able to think
oU the complications her descent
utfon him would bring.
"How did you know where I
was? How did you find me?"
"Mike Arno told me. He met
you in Richmond. When he came
back to New York, he gave me
your address. I had to come, Ed
die. I'm sick of everybody else on
earth but you."
Still be was not definitely think
ing. He answered her by instinct
"You made a mistake."
"I had to, Eddie."
"It's all wrong. You can't stay
Bernice Veressi picked at the
end3 of her gloves and took them
off. Her eyes were dark, impene
She sat down slowly in a chair.
In the old-fashioned room with
its high ceiling and the rich mel
lowness of its antique furnishings
she burned vividly dark and ex
otic against the quiet background.
Her smartness transported Eddie's
mind back to New York to the
flash of Broadway.
She was silken and sinuous in
her trim gray tailored suit, bril
liant contrasts of color intensified
her; red heels lit the gray suede
slippers; her leather bag, and the
small cloth hat, too, were red.
The smooth sweep of gray silk
en legs was revealed intimacy.
"You think I was crazy to come,
"You don't understand " he
began; but it was too difficult to
"I couldn't help myself I've
been dreaming about you too long
in my mind. When you left I had
Just started to want you, and the
wanting kept on growing. Nothing
else would satisfy me. I've been
true to you, Eddie."
"That's what Mike Arno said."
"Funny ain't it?" Me being
true to a guy that never had me
in the first place."
Her lovely but bold eyes were
"Honest, It grew on me like a
habit this wanting to be with
you. Just when I was beginning
to know that we belonged to each
other, you were snatched away
Her hands worked nervously.
"I don't think I really loved you
at that time, It was just starting
and has been growing ever since."
She looked at him Intently, then
"Every day I waited for you to
come back and I didn't live for a
damn thing else on. earth besides
dreaming you had your arms
Eddie breathed deeply and sat
down. Vibrations of active, palpi
tating emotion filled the room. It
was as though a lot of electricity
had got loose and was circulating
"That's tough." he said, seri
ously. "I never bad an idea you'd
get steamed up over any guy."
"I never was before never.
Gee, I remember how you used to
look at me! A nice clean kid that
I liked. But I figured to get
something out of you."
She seemed to go limp In her
"That's why I wanted you to
join the Big Guy's mob. I had an
idea of hooking you for a flat and
a car and a fur coat. Oh, I don't
Her voice sank to the smallest
"And then when you blew, I
realized that I'd, been monkeying
with something like dangerous
germs. It was like I'd got myself
infected with a fever. I forgot
about everything else and all I
wanted was you. Nothing in God's
world but you."
"Arno ought'nt have told where
I was," Eddie muttered.
Her smooth, dark face clouded
with sultry, disappointment. But
there was no vexation in her voice,
only desperate appeal.
"Can't you be just a little bit
glad to see me, Eddie? I'm not
the kind to make a fool-out of my
self over any man except you."
"Sure, I'm glad to see you," he
"You're a great girl, Bernice. but
you've made a mistake, wasting
your time on a guy like me."
Eddie struggled desperately to
make himself clear.
"You've built up a picture in
your mind, and I'm nothing like
it a-tall. You've kidded yourself
into this." '
"No, I've not kidded myself, Ed
die. I mean it. I belong to you
every bit of me and I'd throw
myself at your feet and let you
walk on me if you wanted to."
Her voice rose hysterically.
"That'B how strong I mean it,
Eddie . . .you've got to want me
. . . I'll make you . . . you've got
Eddie struggled against the rise
of a disturbance in his breast that
would amount to pain unless he
held it in check.
By this bolt of chance, as blind
ing and devastating as lightning,
his whole relationship to life was
blasted. It meant utter ruination
. . . the swift destruction of all
hope Marian Thorndike would be
forever lost to him. The wheels
of imagination sped forward and
he had a sickening conception of
A woman like Bernice could not
be explained away. She was now
under his roof existing as a damn
ing, Incontestable fact. She reek
ed with carnality the loose, clo
ven footed worldliness of his
He looked again at Bernice Ver
essi and she was not beautiful.
She was a hollow-eyed skull, a
flapping scare crow, grotesque and
sinister, come to embrace him In
horrid lecherous arms.
With difficulty he ahook the
morbid vision out of his mind and
looked again at her, trying to
reconcile her presence with these
Even In the midst of his disas
ter, a native streak of under
standing tolerance came over him.
According to her lights, Bernice
had intended him no harm. In
deed there was, by nature of her
very reeklesness a kind of single
hearted parity in her passion. She
had come to give, not to take, to
build, not to destroy.
"You'll have to go, Bernice," he
told her, commanding himself to
patience. "I'm living here .alone.
You can't stay in this house with
"Why not?" she inqutreeVWe
are away out here a million miles
from any place "
(To be continued tomorrow.)
Removal of the case from the
circuit court here to the federal
district court in Portland was
granted Tuesday by Judge Kelly
after hearing counsel for both par
ties in the case of F. J. Walker vs.
the Standard Accident Insurance
company. The removal of the case,
which concerns an action for dam
ages brought against the father of
the three-year old Gervais boy
killed in an auto accident in June,
was granted by the Judge because
the defendant is an out-of-state
corporation and the case involves
more than $3000. .
By ELEANOR ROSS
SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 17.
(AP) Collective living was held
up aa a growing problem to home
builders at the convention of the
United States league of local build
ing and loan associations, here to
day. Lee C. Stidd, of Portland, Ore.,
declared the modern tendency was
not conducive of home ownership,
that the expense of maintaining a
home has Increased until '"in com
parison with renting, it has be
come an economic factor."
"Our greatest liability to socie
ty today,"be asserted, "is to min
imize the burden and expense In
cident to home ownership. Our ex
emption laws, exempting the home
from confiscation when adversity
overtakes the owner, help in this
-"In other words," Mr. Stidd add
ed, "the prospects for developing
the building and loan business do
not hinge on our ability to finance
large apartment houses. Industrial
plants and other business enter
prices, but they d most emphatic
ally depend upon our ability to
develop the desire among the
renting population for homes of
Walter F. McDowell, of Tacoma,
Wash., president of the league, de
clared in his address this morn
ing that It was necessary to study
the fundamental problems In the
every day life of the people in or
der to succeed in business.
Mr. McDowell said the bootleg
ging problem would vanish If bus
inessmen refused to deal with
Soaps and Devices for Easy
What with the many good
cleansing agents and tools, any
lady can do all her own house
cleaning without actually sticking
her bare hands in hot water. Or
marring a perfect manicure.
First of all, there should be
several sets of household gloves
in the cleaning closet thick,
roomy ones of cotton or chamois
that slip on easily and thoroughly
protest the hands from dust and
grime; some rubber ones of good
qnality to wear for damp jobs.
Second, buy cleaning devices
that come on long handles when
ever possible. This not only pro
tects against too close contact
with dust, but also reduces the
amount of bending and stooping.
The dustpan with a three to five
foot wire handle saves work. This
type of dustpan also has a lid
which closes automatically when
lifted from the floor, and thus pre
vents dust from accidentally blow
ing out again.
Scrubbing brushes as well as
mops come on long handles. Very
3 New Junior
Y. M. C. A. Clubs
Plans for the organization of
three new clubs within the junior
membership of the Y. M. C. A
were discussed at the meeting of
the Junior board Tuesday night.
The proposal to install a radio
set and phonograph in the boys'
lobby was discussed; also the mat
ter of giving high school boys the
use of the Y. on week nights.
An overnight hike for boys who
attended the summer camp, was
tentatively scheduled for Septem
ber 6. The campers' club will
meet Wednesday night of next
week, September 4, at which time
a log book of the camp will be
presented by a committee ap
pointed for thepurpose.
. . . . wet Si-- .-
bin:; it's almost obsolete. Oil
cloth coverings on floors and tar
bles, plain painted finish cn walls
and woodwork are cleansed easily
by the soaped mop and rinin? j
treatment. For ordinary duins j
there are all sorts of long-handled
brushes and they are made in
shapes that enable them to pene-1
trate any corner. Flat brushes,
oblong ones, triangular ones on
swivel bearings, thin elongated
radiator brushes that pry the
dust from invisible corners. For
walls and ceiling the lamb's wool
mop on a very long handle clean
ses or polishes.
But even when doing the damp
cleaning it's not necessary to put
the hands in water. For the
bathtub a long, soft-bristled
brush will scrub the enamel to
gleaming whiteness. For floor
mopping there's the Inexpensive
string mop with a metal rod run
ning through the center. A twist
of this rod and the mop is wrung.
No hands need touch the wet ends.
In stocking the cleaning closet
it is safer to err on the side of
mild rather than strong soaps.
Lye and soda are too powerful for
habitual use. It is true they are
rapid cleansers and grease remov
ers, but they are harmful to the
skin and even to finishes. More
over, there are now any number
of cleansers which are as effect
ive as any average household re
quires. Soap flakes can now be bought
for small sums, and as they make
suds more quickly than cake soap
they clean more quickly and more
evenly. Ordinarily, a mild soap
flake solution will clean adequate
ly. For especially difficult clean
ing ammonia or borax will do the
job. Neither of these cleansers
will Injure the hands as do lye
and soda. Nevertheless, it isn't
necessary to use them regularly
when plain soap and water suf
fice. The chief value of ammon
ia, washing soda and borax is
that they will pry out long-caked
dust so that arduous scrubbing
Powerful cleansers like oxalic
By Max TrtJl
The Golden Watermelon, ayitb.
Jewel Seeds, is S'-iH Ting-a-Iiing's
"And what happened next?"
K arf a?ked.
yes what happened next?
asked Mij. Flor, Hanid and Yam,
the other little shadow-children
with the odd turned-about names.
They were addressing Ting-a-Ling.
their Chinaman friend from
the Chinese Plate. Yesterday he
had started to tell them a strange
story, which had come about
when he saw little Knarf putting
hia hands apart to describe how
large he thm-nt a w.'ttfr-rrr.rlon
" 7 I
I wm Safe Under th'
He had gone on to say that
one day, as he was in the King's
garden, he "had discovered a
white elephant with wings. Cling
ing to the tail of the elephant, he
was carried far beyond the clouds
to a mountain-peak where all the
trees and vines were made of sil
ver, the fruits of gold and the
seeds of precious jewels. Of all
the frult9, the most valuable were
the golden watermelons which he
acid, which removes stains on
wood and metal are poisonous and
should never be kept on the perm
anent cleaning shelves, but pur
chased aa needed and disposed of
much desirea to take nome, vi
could not on account of tt r
great size and weight. He decid.
I ed therefore to return with t!;.
elephant with just a few gid. .,
grape3 as samples,
j "And what happened Efxr. '
j Knarf repeated.
j "Well," said Tinp-a-Lir.g. I
'j waited until I saw i!e ma.nio -j
pliant getting ready ta rt'inu
J the King's gardoU. TUeu I g Till
ed it a tail and it flew brick wit.,
m leaving me sate and si-suiii
under the royal eher.y tree. With
out heftitutiag a moment, l-r;u !
home to tell my wife what had
happened to nie. 'You're late for
dinner!' she said to me by way
of greeting. She was a little dis
turbed, you see, because I was
usually very punctual. When 1
showed her the goldeo grapes,
however, she became joyful. "But
these are nothing compared with
the watermelons that abound in
that magic garden," I ,told her.
"One melon is enough to raak
us so wealthy that we shall never
have to work again."
"fTing-a-Llng.' she said, "To
morrow I shall go with you to
this magic garden. We shall p
one of those ffolden watermelon
into mv aoron. How large did
you say they were?"
"Very large." I replied. "Larg
er than you have ever seen."
"On the morrow we both wait
ed for the elephant. When it
came I rrasDed its tail as before.
tightly with both hands, and myl
wife held onto my legs. Then the
elephant flew off."
"And did you get the water,
melons?" Knarf wanted to know.
TIng-a-Ling smiled sadly. "A
curious thing happened," he said,
"which shows how foolish it is to
describe anything with your
hands. We had just got beyond
the highest clouds when my wife
called up to me. Ting-a-LIng,'
she said, 'how large did you say
the watermelons were?' 'Quite
large," I replied 'Quite large
doesn't tell me how large,' she
said. 'Well,' I said at last, 'they
are that large" and I showed
her with my hands Just how larpe
they were. But the moment I did
so, I let go of the elephant's tail
and we both tumbled down. And
as we never saw the elephant
again, we never got tbe golden
POLLY AND HER PALS
"Means of 'Flht'?'
By CLIFF STERRETTj
GOOD FOOD NEEDED TO
BUILD HEALTHY BRAIN
rhe Growing Child Should Have Plenty of Eggs,
Milk, Fruit and Vegetables, Says Dr. Copeland,
Citing the Results of Intelligence Tests.
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D.
United States Senator from New York.
Former Commissioner of Health, yew York City.
MORE and more we realize that food has a most important place
in determining the state of health. In times past, food has
been something merely to appease the appetite. Anything
o fill the daily demands of the stomach seemed all that was necessary.
B'TIS KO SECR&Tl AJ,Wfellh4TAONl&.aa35MLETsi i fiuY FLACE. DEL . THE: 5 1 WrTIi
tSlR. WE A&x: Tgg pDcKW FT! THrzSfr qq, guT J g more MOVES. 1 M
NAmiU THE H HOLLrrF? naMlLS. S WTT, n . 1 IthE LIKELIER WE SB If H&RE 4RE m?
m HOLLOW W4LLS 1 XtoCQ OCCUPIED S im UAPPtoJ OM A US I S6 JL
S Or'GZAVST.l l&Z'mrLd i EXJT.' E- -gUy i THAT MV WA
TILLIE, THE TOILER
"A Basis for Settlement"
By RUSS WESTOVEI?;
( SWEET MAMA $9022 FOR ONE I IIlvSTEM. THAT SUFT WOULDN'T BE I KTo L5 ( JtI JLtlV.? TfM- I fl-nSLi. H Ou WOmT PAt UKwESw
SUIT OF CLOTHES THAT TAILOR VVOR.TH t?022, P T WfcWE UNED VtSSS .lErC 1 ?5 T.JJ5f S MAKtS OU NlhiE. -PA OI r-.
V . -: Tfci -i -
The real need of food Is "to supply energy,
to build a healthy framework, strong muscles and
red blood. There cannot be a healthy brain with
out an unfailing supply of good food. One of
the most interesting facts brought to light in
recent years is that low intelligence is often the
result of inadequate or poor food.
Dr. John Munroe, of Long Island University,
has come to the conclusion that intelligence is
not entirely an hereditary possession. Several
years ago Dr. Munroe made some- interesting
intelligence tests on 700 pnblic school children.
The homes of these children were graded accord
ing to certain food and cookery standards. Other
conditions of environment were also considered.
The tests covered the lives of the children through
school and college, or business life. It was found
that the students who lost points in these tests
from year to vesr. were those who came from
tomes where the food corditions were poor, or below the average.
In one experiment, two groups of ten children were taken from
families of fairly high intelligence. Besides the regular meals, milk
ind egga were fed twice a day to one group of ten. At the end of
h xperiment. with th exception'
f one child. It wu found that all
these children had an Increase In In
telligence superior to that of the
troup which bad not been given the
esrnoga. The latter were on a nor
mal borne diet.
Poor food la false economy. Tour
Child cannot make good grades at
school If he ia Improperly nourished.
Your little daughter may be fretful
. and perverse. Her brother perhaps
baa a low mark In hla studies and
deportment Look well into It, for
the fault may not be theirs. It may
be partly due to aome lack In the
JrN not necessary to have the
most expensive food, but care must
be taken to have the proper kind.
Tbe (rowing child should be given
plenty of milk and egga. fresh fruit,
vegetables, meat in moderation, and.
of course, simple desserts. It Is well
to have at least one warm, luncheon
dish and always a variety. Serve a
soup, hot chocolate or some scalloped
dish. There are endless numbers of
tempting dishes that may be served.
It take lots of energy for proper
growth aad to allow for playing aad
All children Uke ice cream. In
tbe hot Summer days it Is better far
lng ices, such as sherbets made from
fruit Juices, than the heavier pies and
rich pastries. They should, as a mat
ter of fact, be served the year round.
Ice cream and ices are nourishing,
easily digested and sure to tempt the
appetite. Often they serve as an in
centive for eating the plainer dishes
of the meal.
These are the days of the electric
ice cream freexers, which are so easy"
to manipulate. And bow much bet
ter the home-made ice cream Is than
any one can buyl As I write this
it is a sizzling- hot day. I can think
of nothing t should like better as a
finishing touch to my dinner than a
dish of home-made lea cream.
Answer to Health Queries
V. M. Q. What do you advise for
A. Send serf-addressed, stamped
envelope for further particulars and
repeat your question.
H. M. Q. Do you advise butter
milk for ulcer of tbe stomach T
A. Tea For fun particulars seae"
a self-addressed, stamped envelope
and repeat year ejueatioB.
LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY
The Heavy Weight Champion"
By BEN BATSFORD
"X. OAJL.W f j DREAMT" THAT "
BBUi,B MCE HAVE WOli V IHADa oot ArSX oTi SHACkM s v
? OPAL V CSS r-T ABOUT VOC ) A 0UA1CH OP , UJOffRY,
" V C th, rnmtmt, h. Cwi rrt ncMi i!
A1Y C 1Mb THAT SKAJAJY
OU UAAA BEAM CAJkJ H4A1C THIS
VEE ZOO FbOAJDS OP BLAC K
MEAT UP BY TTV& HEFLS rtLL.
'HE CAJHCSTBR3 fAJ CAA1GLAMO
TOOTS AND CASPER
'Casper Meets Some 'Old Friends' "
By JIMMY MURPHY!
DONT EVEft DO ANY
THING TO TUBNTH E-'
CLAMBT3 A.6rAlNST Tbu,
CAoPER'. THE WON'T
DO TOU AjstV rOoC BUT
THEY COULD -DO TOO A
LOT of harm;
Y J7 J2T U. "7I m r 1 CAM LIVE- k (
rI rArr 7T HAVr' Kl RT PMrT UTArrv e OorTOTKe V
KM TtU POLK FOQ A6E&! V POTATO t UES THEY "THlMWt 1 T" H&e V
YTS MOW ARE TOO? y II Y IT-. A &RACETO TALWd TO M PROBABLE SENSITIVE. BEC AU3E.
Ell Iff v . '1 I II " .yrjr mo t t f -"ULJ- J 1
4.SUM te eat Jet