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I ' : Isolatiner Elusive Germs
A PROFESSOR of bacterioloinr ia Northwestern Uni-
fi versity related to a croup of scientists this week his
discovery of a new method hy
. lated and studied. If his process proves to be what is antici
pated the discovery will be of vital importance in medical
science. Heretofore the scientists have found it impossible
to filter out the bacteria of many diseases." Influenza is Tone
which has been most baffling'. The various members or the
cocci family do the damage, but it has been hard to identify
the individuals. Likewise the bacteria which cause infantile
paralysis, tuberculosis, sleeping: sickness, spinal meningitis
have been elusive, most of them identified as "non-filterable",
that is, they could, not be isolated for study. Dr.
Kendall's process is to use & culture- medium he has develop
ed which makes the bacteria visible instead of invisible. -
. The battle against disease germs has been the battle of
science. Before there could -be a cure, there must be an
understanding of the exact germ which ig responsible, so it
must be isolated and its life history chartered. .Then the
doctors set about it to fend him off at his most vulnerable
-point. Science has thus been the hand-maiden of modern
medicine. . Y '' : r ,'. '-'-": ' i '
Public health work however is not waiting for bacteri
ologists to learn how to cure people jof their ailments. It
seeks by education, by immunization, "by quarantine to pre
vent the spread of epidemics. It is just like fighting fire,
the cheapest and best method of putting out a fire is to pre
vent its getting started. So in health work; if disease can
be prevented then the people are better off than with a cure.
Progress in scientific medicine seems-painfully slow to
those who see how completely highly infectious diseases like
yellow fever and small pox have been virtually stamped out;
but it is by the patient and persistent work of scientists like
Dr. Kendall that new outposts are won in the constant battle
THE News-Telegram used its valuable banner head the
other night to tell how Rufus Holman-wpuld save the
state $50,000. The news story related how as a result of
investigations of a committee directed by; Holman the state
would save $50,000 a year on the paper it uses in its printed
forms. Now we have no desire to rob Rufus of his glory,
but the facts are that there will be no such saving in paper
costs. In 1930 the state printing , plant ;used only $56,477
worth of paper in its year's operations, i In 1929 the state
plant used only $49,000 worth of paper. Now it will take a
' greater mathematician, than the state treasurer to figure
out how a printing plant can save virtually 100 onJts
paper bills and still be a printing plant.
Perhaps it is meant that
inclusion of the state college
But they use only between $25,000 and $30,000 worth of
printing paper per year. This would make a total consump
tion of paper for the state of around $75,000 per year. Yet
the claim is made that by virtue of standardizing the office
forms the cost will be reduced 23rds. 1
:The big jobs which take the most paper are those for
book work or initiative pamphlets. The paper used is-book
I1 paper or newsprint. The most attainable in savings in these
lines Is around a cent or a half
lower prices for the paper. This paper is already "standard
izedV Worth-while savings are
they will amount to no such figure as ballyhooed. - ,
The public of course will swallow the $50,000 figure and
tear its "shirt for the administration. Rufus must figure that
"$50,000" saved is 50,000 votes gained, j The savings turn
out to be "paper profits" not cashable at par value.
Governor Murray Puts on Act
OKLAHOMA militia at one end of a! bridge and Texas
rangers at the other end give a military swank to what
is after all a trivial incident in the history of two great
commonwealths. , Gov. Murray of Oklahoma parades in
ante-bellum 'regimentals of state sovereignty in his fight
against some toll bridge which had the temerity to go to
court to enforce its rights under a contract with Texas.
The outsider can see no excuse for such display of prairie
artillery when the matter will have to be settled bjr the
courts finally anyhow. But that isn't the point. A modern
'governor must be something of a showman. He must put on
some fresh, vaudeville act every week to i keep public atten
tion. The Kansas governor did it by trying to kick out secur
ity sales for some billion dollar utility, j Alfalfa Bill Mur
ray is doing "Just what the other acrobats of .the political
circus are doing,trying to stage a show which will pack
the house at the next primary. j '
Jim Hill's dream may be coming true a the Great Northern rail
cross the Oregon line Into California, hot Great Northern stock la
down to a four per cent baa la andprleed at 45. This dream of Ralph
Budds may pronto be another "Puget, Sound extension" which crip
pled the Milwaukee. . - , ; -' -
. The Grange Bulletin Is opposed
V1"; MM1m r the
or Oregon should stand upon their
:;r.r.7?' "ntt no" nn of them
t,,?.11! KJnta dispatch that the trade name of the
PondoJl Pine".,0""4 T1 " "cIation mill. wUl be
Inihe Zt bell ' com,Dtltt "Pondosa" makes a laugh over
et al lrrtif,M i ?ZenL Rwbunr. Klamath Tails. Medford
MZKP y taught that was reserved for
klonr Th. vT "V''.:am
along the Natron cut-off.
iti,Ki-S?eor8ead Qnen Mary
rii?whv" Present. It was
man with the primrose waistcoat.
Germany has been fed so much on loans in late veara th ..v
of not getting more is like cutting oft novcSl,1, f roi a hophJ.V
which bacteria maybe iso-
the savings would occur by the
and university printing plants.
- cent a pound due to slightly
possible in office forms but
to Got. Meier's paying the ex-1
legislature. It saya the "taxpayer
own feet and pay their own bills."
will get off our feet and nar
8t Creek In the Cascades
a falls too, z 80 ft. hlgX
hd Party the other nlaht.
easy to tell the Wna: he waaTh.
Water for ,
C C. DAUER. M. D.
Martoat Co. De4. of Hwltfc '
The water of fluid require
ment1 of Infant is exceadlnriy
great. This U particularly true ia
Ji o t weather.
It ha beea -tuaated
the arerage ad
ult "w 1 d
drink the same
amount of wat
er or ; other
fluids u the
Infant In pro
portion i to . his
wonld drink 25
pints erery 24
We must re
nr. a c. aa of a baby's
food during the first halt year Is
fluid In character. MUk Is about
90 percent water and ! percent
oUds. Most bablea then take
about one- quart of water daily,
when one adds the water of fruit
. Offer "Water Frequently
Every baby should be offered
plala boiled water twe-or three
times each day between feedings
one-half -to on hour before .the
next feeding. .This ahould be of
fered In amounts of one to three
ounces, depending on the age of
th. Infant. It is best to giro only
plain water, - -' i
Adding sugar to the water la
unnecessary and leads to a habit
of sweets. Usually oaoiea wno
will refuse plain water are get
ting sufficient ; fluid In other
forms. This is especiaUr true of
the brent fed babies. Each bior
should be siren the chance to at
least refnae the water. It Is noth
ing to worry about It the naoy
does refuse It. Sometimes one
finds that babies who take large
amounts of water are la need o(
- . Boiled Water Bates
Water ahould be boiled during
the first year of Ufe and for a
lonsrer seriod if there be any
doubt whatever concerning the
purity of the supply. This la
more Important in the. summer
time. In very hot weather , water
should b offered between, each
teeaing wnen more enori aaouia
be used in getting the baby- to
take water, as it is better to In
crease the water and decrease the
Wnat health nrablaaaa har Toaf If
th abor artiel raiacs aay qutioa i
your mind, writ that flotation oat and
rad It aitha ta TM'MMtHiH t iaa
Uarioa aenaty departaiaat at health. Tha
aiwrr will apTMar ia this aolnaaa. Maa
shoald ha lisaed. bat will sot ba nacd ia
the oaor. - '!.;
"Who Is the ' greatest living
American today in your opinion?"
Statesman reporters yesterday
asked- this question and received
the toUowing answers.
R. J. Hendricks, editor emeri-
to Statesman: "That depends on
what basis you take. Some n( n
are great in one line; some In
another. I think Andrew Mellon
the greatest financier in America
Rose Peterson, typist:
Thomas Edison is the
Douglas McKay, business man:
"From a standpoint of the one
who has done the most good for
mankind I think Thomas Edison
is by all means.".
Emll G. Trachsel, Turner ranch
er: "That man is right over there
in the state-house Julius " Meier.
If he were over there la France,
he could slmpUfy their troubles,
which Brland and MacDonald can
not. That man has done more ia
a few months than most men hare
In four years. i ;
William MJckelson, teacher:
-Wilfred T. YJrenfell, the Labra
dor missionary-doctor." i ,
Paul W. Ellis, collection agent:
"Oliver WendeU Holmes, Jr., su
preme court Justice."
Valve - -
Statesman . Readers
TAXES, TAXES, TAXES t 5
To the Editor: ! . -. . i 1
The orerbalanced question today-is
taxes. Many suggestions
hare been made of late as to how
to handle or reduce taxes. One of
these suggestions was to appoint
a commission or committee to in
vestigate all taxing bodies, be it
state, county, city and schools.
This committee would deal
largely with tax levying bodies.
Yes, but would they delve into
the real causes T The writer would
say "No." Why T Because this
committee would not only be an
added cost to the state, and the
result would be that they would
only sit in their office and let
George do it, call this' and that
one in for questioning as usual
or as our present tag commission
is in the habit of doing. Get no
where nor get any result whatso
ever, only the old cry, "Taxes are
Increasing as usual.". . f , r
Take for example our own Mar
lon county taxes are higher than
neighboring counties. Why T Here
is an example. Marion county has
about 90 road dlatrlctsrThe road
superrisorship has remained in
the same families since the year
one. A road superintendent goes
out on a rainy aay witn a snovel
and actually let water out of a
little wheel rut and puts in his
report for one full days pay. An
other repairs a washed out cul
vert taking members of his fam
ily along. Reporting full time for
himself and members of his fam
ily and while using old material
small triflea as broad day ilht
ajf AJltiMr- . ' - I " ill . I
' t poft wee- - -
hat- T4 CUiS t4 - Cm . LJ J)
neooM back.- yvy' r ; - .' i sij
e M MOtiSBa. . "Xfi t' A-. i.".
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cams "63" CfJ Bvi V ' Iy'fry
-tStae tntN cm RmlaaD - 4 " 111"
Tuesday: "To the One-Hundredth of the Second."
BITS for BREXKF AST
' By R. J. HENDRICKS .
Hotitime over religion:
(Continued from yesterday: )
George H. Williams of Marion of
fered an amendment to forbid the
drawing- of money, from the treaa
ury for eompenaatkm of reftgiovs
service. In either branch of. the
legislature. This was lost But it
afterward carried, as those who
read this column know.
Most of the prominent members
participated in the discussion
one of the hottest of the consti
tutional convention. Thomas J.
Dryer, editor of the Oregonlan,
favored the amendment of Hector
Campbell, which had it been ad
opted would have allowed chap
lains in the legislature to be paid.
Ho said he "believed that money
should be drawn from the treas
ury to pay for Tellglous services
just aa readily and as liberally as
to pay for any other services. He
was opposed, to this constitution
starting out in the world carry
ing upon its face features ' that
are not attached' .to any other
constitution in the United States.
H would vesture a prediction
that you could not find in any
country claiming to be Christian
a provision of this character, that
a man should not be paid for re
Ugious aervtees." He said it
hwould be a disgrace to any coun
try, and he feared it would turn
religious people away from vot
ing for the constitution.
I. ,R Moores. (afterwards Of
Salem), representing Lane coun
ty, said other states had; chap
lains, he feared the people of oth
er states might think we had a
little infidelity hitched tnto us.
He spoke in favor of the Campbell-amendment.
So did W.. H.
Watklns of Josephine. Wm. H.
Farrar of Multnomah spoke at
length: said he had been used to
seeing courts as well as legisla
tive bodies in the eastern states
opened with prayer. "I know no
reason why a minister should not
be compensated for his services
as well as a legislator," he con
cluded, and then the accused men
steals like these? This practice is
not only in form today but has
been . the rule for many years.
Our county officials sit in the of
fice, looks wise' and "O. K.V all
bUls without investigation.
Our school district No. 24 is
now paying out about $20,000. a
year for duplication services, play
ground supervisors, that does not
add one whit to the child future. I
Why Is this 7 Late years the school
boarda have listened to too much
suggesting, ' experiments, etc.,
overlooking what might be real
knowledge builders for the child.
Would the committee delve into
this phrase of an ever increasing
taxes t ..:-...;,.;.
Our city government follows
alongthe same line aa other tax
ing bodies, regardless of increas
ed ' assessible property. Building
permits, police - fine, licensing
food shops, dealers, for selUng
soft drinks, milk, fresh meat, oleo
and others too numerous to men
tion. Is it any wonder that the
common' herd is "hollering?" No.
Would the committee or commis
sion delve- into the above men
tioned list? There la.no better
time than now to take stock and
cut everywhere possible to relieve
the moderate home maker and
hard workers. Our governor has
started something that I think
will result in good for the entire
state. ' - '
H. L. CLARK.
v Cottage Grove, Ore.
j July 22, 1931.
Oregon . Statesman,
Dear Sir: ;
. I am thinking in ink. The hop
growers have started something.
Would it not be a food idea for
prohibitionists to employ only
those who favor prohibition.
Railroada employ only, those
who ire tetolers.
Saloon owners in the east em
ployed during saloon days only
men tor bar tenders who belong
ed to a tetolers society. It is a
poor rule that won't work both
ways. I am, . -.' .
Tours respectfully, .
j: l. beattt.
"That" is the best g-overnment
which desires to make the people
happy, and knows how to make
them happy." -Macaulay. " .
I ; I - i I
in the. convention opposed to the
adoption or the contttutloa with
conspiring to get objectionable
features into it, so that the peo
ple might vote- It down.
Matthew P.. Deady of Douglas
county, president of the convention,-
spoke against the Campbell
amendment at length. "Were I a
member of the legislative assem
bly," he said in the course of his
remarks, "and the question were
to arise whether a chaplain
should Ve invited to officiate in
that body, I should be guided' by
considerations of this nature: I
would ask if he was a holy man,
a man! of practical pletv, and one
who had. at heart the. good Of
bis fellow men: if he possessed
these qualifications I should vote
to invite him. But if he were one
of those stump pulpit orators and
fanatical demagogues with which
our generation is cursed. I should
vote against him. A pious and
good man would not be insulted
by being, asked to pray without
pay." (Deady was at the time "at
outs" with some- of the Metho
dist ministers of Oregon.)
John W. Watts of Columbia
county spoke In favor of the
Campbell amendment. - Marple of
Coo offered an amendment . to
make all ministers Ineligible to
df flees above county offices; also
exempting them from road and
military duty and from taxation
to the amount of $600. Lost,
L. F. G rover of Marion, chair
man, of the committee on bill of
right proposing the original sec
tion, defended' in a lengthy sneech
the wording, aa proposed at first,
Among: other things, he said:
"My reading and reflection teach
es me that the Christian religion
grew up, not only unsupported by
law, but even against the laws
and edicts of the rovernment
where it originated,. and that Its
early teachers always, with most
scrupulous care, rejected tempor
al authority and honors; and the
great corruption of that faith, as
contended by the Protestant
church, occurred in that, period
of the middle ages- when there
was a union of political and ec
clesiastical authorities. Our gov
ernment Is based upon absolute
freedom of conscience, guaran
teeing full toleration and protec
tion of religious faith, but at the
same time withholding state pa
tronage and political place- from
the churches." .
. John Kelsay of -Benton spoke
in favor of the Campbell amend
ment. The report in The States
man aald: "Mr. Boise. (Judge R.
P. Boise representing Polk coun
ty) was Inclined to favor the
(Campbell) amendment. He
thought the provision of th re
port went too far. It was the cus
tom of alt governments to employ
chaplains In their penitentiaries
and asylums; reformations was
declared to be the Object of pun
ishment. ; The employment of
chaplains was one mode of refor
mation. He would forbid the ap
propriation . of money for the
benefit of any religious or theo
logical institution, but he would
not apply the prohibition to the
chaplains He would leave that to
the legislature." ' Y '
. The Statesman report said:
"Mr. Chad wick (Stephen T.
Chad wick of Douglas) was not op
posed '. to chaplains , In peniten
tiaries or legislatures, if men
chose to have them, but he was
opposed to compensating them
from . the pubUe treasury. He
wouia nave no connection of
cnurcn ana state. The clergyman
who would . stop a t the prison
door to demand ils salary before
he would ehter was unworthy of
th nam of minister, and incap
able of imparting consolation and
benefit to the unfortunate In
mate. H was taught to reverence
prayer, and reUgious service and
he was also educated in the doc
trine of th divorce of church and
state,' and would not do violence
to that sacred doctrine by voting
tor this, amendment. He was for
th article as it stood. "
. -V .;
; John R. MeBride of Yamhill,
the only regularly chosen repub
lican member of the constitution
al convention, waa reported in
The Statesman thus: "Mr. Me
Bride had supposed this report
would go through as it was, as it
came: from a prominent member
of the democratic party, but as
h saw Some of the dominant
party opposing it, he began to
'The Mystery of Geraldine
Oa Christmas Eve . young and
pretty Geraldine roster disap
peared' from, the office of Dr.
Humphrey Maskell, where she was
employed. Mrs. Morgan,- Mas
keir netghbor,. eerreboraies his
statement that he distributed atfta
with her daughter that afternooa.
Geraldine had broken her engage
ment with Harry Armstrong. , It
l also learned that the mysterious
Ephraim Foster,- who had written
Geraldine,' it a woman. A black
mail note, presumably written by
the missing, girl, leads Police
Commissioner Thatcher Colt to a
deserted house on Peddler's Road.
Outside a window he finds seven
dead, .blood-etalned pigeons. ' The
Interior of the house Is topsy
turvy. Colt cemea upon a Woody
axe and a strand of blond hair.
Betty Canfield. Geraldiae's room
mate, ldentlf lesThe body of a nude
woman foand burled 'a short dis
tance away as that of the missing
girl. A pillow' case coven the
head. Although the surrounding
ground la dry; the grave contains
a pine-scented fruid. . The medical
examiner states she was dead not
more than 2$ hours. Two bottles,
similar to those seen carried away
from the doctor's office by two
women the day of the- disappear
ance, are found near the grave.
Colt learns that Geraldlae'a in
heritance from her father will now
go to her brother. Bruce. A key
found In the dead girl's apart
ment flu , the Peddler's Road
house. . " "7 : V-
. CHAPTER XVTL
I "Well. Tony, If yoa are looking-
for motives tor the murder, you
hive two now.
: "Two, Chief? I don't get you."
"Tea. There is. the pessiblUty of
tb Vlrginius motive."
! "Tee the father, who places
such store on chastity that he
would kill a violated daughter.
Rare in these days but you have
heard Edmund I Foster speak
twice for himself."
'1 hadn't thought of that It
doesn't sound reasonable and
'Ah." yet Tony! Tnere is always
that 'and yef!"
VBut the ether motive?" '
- - Defiant Toeuvor 3aa
"Bruce Foster might have kill
ed the girl to set her share of the
inheritance. He would not he- tne
first brother todo such a thing.'
: "That is a horrible thought
brother to kill a sister for
Instead of replying, my chief
told me to bring Bruce Foster in
to the. office.
The young man who stalked in
so boldly was tall and thin but he
looked strong. He had sandy
hair, ruddy complexion and chal
lenging blue eyes. In his very
walk there was an air of trucu
lence as if he were determined to
prove to the world that he waa notrf
afraid of it As the door swung
shut behind him, he thrust for
ward his head, exposing: his teeth
and aald to Thatcher Colt:
"This is a deuce of a way to
treat white people. You send my
father and mother to the Morgue
to look t the bodj of Gerry, be
fore they cut her up with their
damned knives, but you won't let
me go along with them to stand
by and catch them when they faU.
Talk about Prussianism!'
. "Sit down, said Thatcher Colt
Bruce Foster flung himself
down into the chair and glared
defiance at the Commissioner.
" ''Your sister has been murder-'
ed." said Thatcher Colt, "and you
are needed right here. -1 know
It Is hard on your parent. But
the police need' you right now." -"What
"I.want you to tell me what
"What I know? I don't know
Thatcher Colt shook his head.
, "We'll never get anywhere that
way." he remonstrated.
"Why? Do you accuse me of
holding anything back?"
"You thought your sister was
having an affair. You didn't want
your father to know. So you
started to settle the matter for
yourself. Whom did you think
she had an affair with?"
- The ruddy cheeks of the young
man turned pale. 1
"Who told you that?" he de
"I guessed it," said Thatcher
Colt truthfully. "Whom did you
suspect, Bruce? -
- "You guessed wrong." he an
."Where did you go when you
wouldn't tell your father and mo
ther .where you would search tor
your aister?" insisted "Thatcher
Colt.'.. - '
The . boy turned his eyes away
and would not answer. After
watching him for a moment in si
lence, Thatcher Colt suddenly rose
and passed., behind the-, screen.
When he emerged; he fixed Bruce
Foster with, a glance.
"Bruce, I had-one report on you
from Betty Can fields she used to
have hopes of Its defeat. He was
in favor of the amendment. The
state ought - to hare chaplains.
and they, ought to pay them, as
much as they ought to pay any
Cyrus Olney of Clatsop thought
the members had been chasing a
phantom, a matter of no impor
tance. Upon' a mar phantom, he
would not be willing to array a
larg body of dtixens against the
constitution. He thought it all
Important that. the constitution
should succeed, and would make
som sacrifices, not of principle.
to secure support of it ' He
thought they might compromise
on the Williams amendment.
Dalaxon Smith of Linn favored
the Campbell amendment, though
he thought the matter of "little
moment, and that even if chap-4
lains were ever employed by the
legislature, with authority to pay
them. It waa not likely that any
money would ever be drawn from
the treasury for the purpose.
That was one of the mildest
and. shortest speeches made by
Delacon Smith In the convention.
Th discussion of th matter ran
far into the nlght
" . nr.-' ni -
A "'' Vs ts Vi'
M Witiih '" .-a- lit
TAf is at dene of eiwaj f
like you. But she broke her en
gagement with you. She aald you
used, to be-'a fine fellow, but yoa
tarned Into a-heUion. good-for-nothing:
fellow, all at once. Hit
ting the booze pretty hard. Al
most lost your Joe as an account
ant out at MUlbrlak. Now don't
sit there Uke a churl and refuse to
talk to me. Didn't yoa take to
drinking because yon believed
yoar sister was leading an Immor
al life?" . --
As Bruce- looked up at the com
missioner hia face was- like a
minnesinger in. a medieval paint
in;. "What has that-to do with the
murder?" he asked: . "
But Thatcher Colt was relent
less. . !
"Does that 'refresh your mem
ory?" he asked, and tossed the
key on the glass top of the desk,
where it fen with, a ringing
At the sight of the key. with
th string- of blue ribbon, the
young- man's face remained im
passive. Thatcher Colt bent-over, hm,
his two hands seizing the shoul
ders firmly. ' . ;
"Whose key Is that? To whose
"I never saw it before,'.' he de
clared. - . . - j;
"AH right," said Thatcher Colt
pushing the key. aside. "Tell me
where you wenf to look for your
sister." : . l!
"I was just a fool." said
Bruce bitterly., 'Tye got a bad
STRENGTH OF CTLUUCTE1V .
"I bliera whea I first kaaw hl4.
ha aavar. thaaaht a aarthia; craal
haaa. Bat haeaaa h triad ta alia away
from ararrthias that was aapleaaaav
ad caret far aotaiag eUa a at nek
hi m safety, ha cam at last t
commit soma of th baaeat dead caea.
aa make mem- iafamaa. Ha denied hia
father; ha betray, arair trait that:
waa repeeed ia hia. that aa miskt
keep himself safa and rat rich and
vreapereas. - Tet ealaautr OTertaofc
him." Georre Eliot: Bomola. j
"Romola" is a classic character
study in cowardice. The charac
ter of Tito Melema. gifted, brilli
ant, - weak. 1 etched with unf or
getable distinctness. 'He sought
alwaya the soft and easy way. Of
living, denying his father, betray
ing his benefactor, deserting his
lover. The betrayed Romola sum
med his life-story up simply, with
out rancor: "Yet 'calamity over
took him." "
So powerful a moral lesson is
George Eliot's famous noTeJ
teaches needs little to be re-enforced
with, comment. The tra
gedy of moral cowardice is always
visible. Here may be a woman
who for fear of loss of social po4
sition -sacrifices her character and
forsakes her training. Here may
be -a manwho for eagerness to
grow rich quickly cuts corners.
stifles scruples, perhaps betrays
his trust. -
Those are the tragedies which
result In life failures: yet this
lack of courage may be expected
GEB.MABLEjf WELL- IF YOU'D HAD
WHAT A UOMPn tiCMITII-
"Many the pocket book that
dent . . ." That's an old time ballad that's become familiar
! to a lot of folks today, but not to the man who carries Homer
I Smith auto insurance. 1 .
; r-ior.0EEi' h, Giurzn
Over Miser's) Store
Homer H. Smith
1 f f It 11 f
treeU tmhitm ppU' Lid Bruce.
temper and I know It. But I will
teU yen all about it. I knew that
thins hada't been going- wett be
tween Gerry and the fellow ho
waa going to marry. The wedding
was almost here and the nearer it
came the more -miserable she
seemed. But she wouldn't tell me
what the trouble was, nor pop,
nor mom. She would make It up
with Harry and everything would
be-all right and then' the next
time we saw her she was sad and
blue. On Christmas Eve I was in
New York and I called her up. I
was going to take her home with
m for Christmas. But she was
crying- over the phone and said
sh didn't car what happened to
her. I aald I would come right
up but she told me not to."
"What time was that?" asked
Colt casually. -
, - ,t..i .. ,i . .... . .
w mu Biter two u ctocx in
1 The afternoon." 1
"What did you do then?"
"I just , walked around the
town, looking in the shop win-,
dews, and I took in a movie, try
ing to cheer myself up."
'Did you buy anything?"
"No, sir." ,
"And when you learned that
your sister was really missing,
where did you go to look for her?
This is the third time I've asked
you that question!"
Under Suspicion '
"I went to Harry Armstrong's
apartment. -That was the day pop
and mom came into New York
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la less pretentious manner. Per
hapa a youth ehould be corrected,
but the parent lack the courage
to .face the situation. He knows
it would be unpleasant, that harsh
words might be spoken and bad
temper aroused so he lets the
matter slide until his control is
loSt. People are forever suffer
ing wrongs which if they had
more courage they might right.
Who likes to tell some one else
of his shortcomings?
' i It may be well that there is this
willingness to endure rather than
speed to seek correction; for nag
ging becomes irritating, and
many of those who make bold to
mend the ways of others accom
plish naught but make themselves
disliked. Yet this disopsitlon to
avoid anything disagreeable, this,
avoidance of our own responsibil
ity, this side-stepping an unpleas
ant duty makes cowards of us alL
Greater frankness, lees fear of
ourselves, more personal courage
individual may survey his own
character and will doubtless find
these to be among his chief needs.
There may be so much disaster
ahead of one as that of Tito Mele
ma, who aimed so high and fell
so low; but strength of character
requires cultivation and the train
ing of discipline, testing through
trial, and exercise in bravely meet
ing the. unpleasant and distaste
ful even in the small things of
UUs'lLU M.wi MM
THAT ACCIOENi-.WED HAVE
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was breaking after the acci
Merrill D. Ohling