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The OREGON STATESMAN; Salem. Oregon, Friday Morning, December 20. 1929
fW AOTIR of HONEY"
I BY ROY V1CKERS
The others presumably had to re
main empty while he was not us
Ia complete Idleness the weeks
drifted by. He rarely bothered to
walk orer to the Tillage to get a
newspaper. Soon he had forgot
ten the date ot Shirley's wedding
and so did not realize that she was
married until he received a note
from her, written from Norway.
He found It a conscious effort
to reply. He told himself that
Wordsworth was right about be
ing of man's .life a thing apart.
He was prepared to admit that
whenerer he thought of Shirley
ft might be that he would be re
minded of the might-have-been.
On the other hand, there was no
particular need to think of her.
In a few months he would re
sume his own life, with all of the
hardships behind him .... He
felt tit first faint tlsgl of re
turning energy end he put off an
swering Shirley s note.
Before lie bad done io there
"Such a piece -ef luck!" she
wrote. "We have run across Har
rison Clifford and have arranged
to take his place for the autumn.
You said you would be up there
for several months. As it is only
a few miles from where you are
now, I shall be able to run over
and see that you are obeying doc
He-received the news without
any particular thrill. It would be
pleasant, he supposed, to walk
over occasionally and break him
self into his new relationship with
Shirley. In the meantime, the au
tumn was a long way off.
He did not bear from her again
until the middle ot August. Then,
to his surprise, she wrote from
Kelton'a New Tork house.
"I thought Kelton had decided
to let It," ran his thoughts. ' But
surely they don't Intend to try and
live there? The upkeep must be
too heavy!" He began to read the
letter. "We arrived here yester
day," she told him. "You have no
idea what a state Roger has let It
get into. There will be any amount
to do before it ia fit to live In."
So apparently they were going
to lire In It after all! Well, It
was their affair, of course. Shir
ley's point ot view had probably
Then like the sudden bursting
of a storm came the determina
tion to see her. The desire went
no further than Just to see Shirley
as someone's wife.
"Mrs. Downey! I'm going away
for a few days," he announced,
and with sudden haste packed his
Marriage had been a great sur
prise to Shirley, but by the thne
she and her husband had moved
into the house in East 61st street
she had recovered from It
If she was disappointed, her dis
appointment was rather ' that
which she believed to be marriage
than with her husband as an in
dividual. She had thought of mar
riage as a supreme giving and she
had foKBd that there was remark
ably little that a husband could
She -had given her youth, her
beauty and her immense vitality
and did not doubt that the gift
was becomingly accepted. She had
dreamed of giving so much more
than this, and she had learned
that there was no means of her
giving. The Inner core of herself
ram lned Tirrinal and unwooed.
Shirley sighed for demands that
were not made.
(To be continued tomorrow.)
VESSEL SIB BUT
r-a LIVES ARE LOS
NEW YORK, Dec. 19. (AP)
Rammed by another vessel at
the fog blanketed entrance to New
York harbor, an ocean liner
bound for Bermuda sank last
night, hut not before all of the
passengers and crew had been
taken off without loss of life.
With 280 passengers aboard,
hte Furness-Bermuda liner Fort
Victoria was feeling her way out
to sea In a blinding haze late to
day when she was struck a power
ful blow by the liner Algonquin,
bound for Galveston, by way of
Miami, with 189 passengers. The
crash occurred near Ambrose
Instantly the dread distress call
of the sea the S. O. S. sounded
and ships scurried to aid the Fort
A series of radio messages then
told how the passengers were
Quickly taken from the Fort Victo
ria and placed aboard pilot and
tug boats. Into these boats, too,
went all of the members of the
crew, except the captain and six
men, who decided to stand by
their ship as long as possible.
Air Mail Backed
For This City by
Two Local Men
Both Senator McNary and Con
gressman Hawley are Interesting
themselves fn the matter of plac
ing Salem on the air mail map,
Jut the establishment of a route
through western Oregon win re
quire special legislation, accord
ing to word received from the lo
cal members of congress Wednes
day by the Salem chamber of
commerce which recently sent
them telegrams on the subject.
"I have been working for this
mail service for some time, and
have conferred with the post of
fice department about the matter,
and believe that the department
is friendly to the establishment
of the service," Mr. Hawtey
mi pin m
NOBODY IS KILLED
SACRAMENTO. Dec. 18 (AP)
The westbound mail plane of
the Boeing company crashed near
Loomis, 25 miles north of here
shortly after 8:25 o'clock last
night. W. P. Fassett, telephone
company manager at Loomis in
formed the Associated Press that
the plane, apparently In difficulty,
had flown low over the town and
crashed on a ranch near the out
skirts. Two passengers, one a woman,
and the plane's two pilots escaped
with slight Injuries, Fassett said.
They were taken first to Loomis
and then removed to Rooseville
The male passenger gave his
name as O. W. Renish of Omaha,
Neb. Ray Little was pilot of the
big tri-motored plane. Names of
the woman and the co-pilot were
Read the Classified Ads,
llrt, Downey, Put going away for m few days.
Alan took the advice at Its face
value, and In a week had settled
himself In a furnished cottage in
the Vermont mountains. From
there be wrote to Shirley and told
her he was under doctor's orders
for the next three months.
She wrote back by return of
the post, full of sympathy.
"If sounds absurd, but I'm glad
you will not be at the wedding. I
shall never forget. Alan dear.
But don't let us avoid each other
forever. Come and see me as soon
as you get back to town, by which
time! hope you will be well. Shir
ley, S. We are going to Norwar
Xor&Air honeymoon -and coming
bawAh rough Germany and Hol
lj3be weeks that followed he
eaijjfelnear to forgetting Shirley.
He began to realize what Mexico
had done to him when he found
himself enjoying a lazy life. He
lived alone in the cottage.
His few domestic wants were
attended' to by a near-by farmer's
wife, 'who came at nine and left
after cooking his midday meal;
the latter task was a sinecurje, for
his midday meal was for the most
part carried In his pocket in the
rorm of sandwiches.
He was never tired ot the ram
bling bills, the dark pines, the soft
air. For all this his body had been
craving for seven years. At the
end of a fortnight he was cover
ing his 20 miles a day.
A favorite walk was to Pine-
cloff, some -dozen miles distant, a
fine stone residence belonging to
an opulent absentee owner. A
guest house stood on the outskirts
of its park. On one. of these expe
ditions he fell in with the care
taker, from whom he learned that
the mansion was owned by Harri
son Clifford, an oil magnate, who
possessed also a villa on the Riv
iera, a house in New York and an
other at Palm Beach. The gue3t
house could be let to a suitable
He thought about that all the
way home, trying to visualize the
point of view of a man who made
such a solemn business of merely
protecting himself from the
weather that he had to have four
houses for the purpose. True, he
seemed to realize the- superfluity
of the guest house, as he was will
ing to let someone else live in it.
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29 To what American nation
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41 What was the euraauM ef the
' second and sixth presidents ef
the United States?
33 Who was the Creek god ef
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18 Native metal I '
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22 What river 'has as its chief
tributary the Shenandoah,
which meets it at Harper's
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knee and the foot (pL).
27 Calcium oxide.
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43 Boy's name.
44 Afternoon (abbr.).
45 What Is the pea name of the
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