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Tha OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, Oregon. Tuesday Morning, December 15; 1931
"No Favor Sways Vt; No Fear ShaU AueT
: From First Statesman. March 28. 1851
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Bandar. 1 Ma CO cent; S Mo. 11.35; Ma. tl.M; 1 year 14.06.
Elsewhere 60 canta par Mo., or fa 00 for 1 rear to advance.
By City Carrier: 45 cent a month; a year ta advance. Par
Copy S can, On tralna and Newi Stand i casta
VOTE today I
This advice applies tp every duly registered voter In
the city of Salem. Great issues are at stake today. Do not let
them be decided by just a handfull of votes.
Polls are open from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. at polling places
designated elsewhere in this paper. If you do not know where
to vote call the Chamber of Commerce, tell where you live
and they will tell you where jour polling place is.
Barriers to Recovery
FROM our study of affairs we conclude that there are only
two major obstacles toward a definite stemming of the
tide of deflation and the setting in of business acceleration.
These are the railroad situations in the United States, and the
adjustment of the European debt situation which centers
about German obligations.
The first, relating to railroads, is one of acute-importance
in this country. Railroad investments in the form of
. bonds and stocks have long been the backbone of conservative
investment in this country. The bonds, chiefly the mortgage
bonds; have been in highest favor with insurance companies
and banks. The stocks of the old, well-managed and conser
vatively financed roads have been in 'favor with estates, en
dowment funds and individuals. But the decline in net earn
ings of railroads has impaired the structure of their credit
so their bonds and stocks are selling at heavy discount. This
affects adversely the whole business scene and is directly ac
countable for the general sloughing of quotations on all class
es of securities in late weeks.
The importance is not merely that of a railroad or two
passing into receivership: that happens from time to time
anyway. It is the weakening of the whole investment struc
ture which is actually taking place.
The interstate commerce commission has granted a mo
dicum of "relief in a privilege for limited surcharges in
freight rates, the fund to be administered first as a source
f loans to roads not earning their fixed charges. This in
itself is inadequate to restore healthy margin of earnings
and the railroad executives are seeking a reduction in rates
ef pay. Conferences this week will probably settle this ques
tion, and the indication is that the union beads will finally
yield . to the demands for a 10 reduction in wage scales.
With these, unless tonnage should continue to decline, the
reads should be able to make a fair showing of earnings
which will act as a tonic. Their revival might quickly be fol
lowed by a general revival of trade.
The second impediment to business reconstruction Is the
complex problem of war debts, reparations and Germany's
short term obligations. It will be recalled that Pres. Hoover
recommended a moratorium of one year on payments on
debts between governments. In August holders of short term
notes issued by German banks and business houses agreed
to a "Stfflhaltung", a "standstill" by which the notes were
extended six months to next February.
Now conferences are in progress, one dealing with Ger
many's capacity to pay the reparations assumed under the
Young plan; the other in Berlin dealing with the commer
cial debts of the Germans and particularly the short term
fePotes. Germany contends she cannot pay both the reparations
and the post-war commercial and public debts. The question
la complicated further because the allied powers which are
the ones receiving the reparations, are heavily in debt to the
United States. France sounds the note of no cut in repara
tions without equivalent cut in war debt to the United States.
In this country opposition is cropping up against any con
cessions, although congress is expected to ratify the mora
torium. The world at large has never felt that Germany could
pay the mass of reparations piled on her, or that she should
ptr them. They were the penalty of defeat. It must likewise
be admitted that the war debts of the affies to this country
are by no means sacred. They were loans made by Se Mc
Adoo after we got into the war; and so were in effect loans
to our partners to help them carry on the business until we
could get on the ground. While with Yankee shrewdness we
dislike snaking any cuts to our debtors we cant get away
from the fact that these McAdoo loans were made in war
time to our own associates fiehtinc in
1 them and to us. We have already In effect reduced these debts
though re have done it in the face-saving way of postponing
r , uai&uu.uiu rates oi lmeresu
With so many nationalistic nreiarlice tn nlno if '
vroinfr to be a difficult thing to write a formula agreeable
to the parties involved, which, will give Germany the relief
which she manifestly requires. In this -country Irreconcil
able senators and congressman are already gesticulating
wildly against any cuts in the debts. It is perhaps too much
to expect that in this time of crisis our small bore congres
sioaal leaders win cease to play politics with the travail of
the globe. Unless there is more of an attitude of compromise
uu win in wasnirrgton ana in fans then
the solution ofihis problem will be extremely tiiffiVnif
We cannot but have faith however that adjustments will
be made. The problems are not insoluble; the methods of
procedure are apparent and have been mtilnoA hv K.do
committee of last August, which called for readjustment of
debts aad I reparations and the easing of the prohibitive tar-
a J rea nave rpea to paralyze trade between nations,
barely mtellisrence has not been eThniaHw nr tt.
tog them remedies swift and
vw-ww are reoeiuag over the "depreaaioa." Some are protest-
XfftP a neW,S0". dBtci trett terSd In some
H. .r8 ttTnltie; and a. leading- ee-e Washington told
the college boys they had better snap out of It. the women war
a" ji - .
Attendance at college is reported to show a etteht lncreajw tht,
ISL1? 'kP1U 01 htrd tlm"' " ttfcW battel besa- oart
IZSkd0 few Md Kes " 4fJoang people can
possftlr do it they axe going to college to completetheir education
iaM87!?a haTJ bvut ruIaed bridge, basketball and football, it is
agrd to enjoy a football game any more Because tt takes an JS
ports writer to follow theystem". ? a M xpert
utk Ameca?meriC U BOt nt. ough tt nets like
sure may certainly be found bv
. . Of PU Caka
man ef rartiac Dara
December 15, 1900 -The
valuation el taxable prop
erty la Salem, as announced by
the county elerk yesterday, is f i
2X5.011 for ItOI. la contrast with
I2.C39.SII for 1101. The Increase
Is partially die ta the new sys
tem of assessing at tall value.
SCIO Three men nave bees
arrested here, the first three vio
lators of the elty's new ordinance
forbidding drunkenness wlthla
the city limits. Although the coun
ty Is dry, liquor Is shipped la by
The antiquated, electrified
horse cars which have done dsty
here for so many years! will soon
be replaced with modern street
December 15, 10X1
As all merchantable timber has
been eat, the Black Reek cam
of the Spauldlng Logging com
pany, In operation for the past it
years. Is about to be closed dowa
Will Irwin lectured at the ar
mory last night. He painted a
horrible picture of what the next
war might be. "The Next War
doesn't really mean that there
will be any next. he said, how
ever. WASHIaTOTOV It bAllavad
that Premier Lloyd George of
Great Britain, attending the arms
conierence nere,- contemplates
cancellation of all war debts owed
to Great Britain by Italy, France,
Belgium and Russia.
Valve - -
December 10th. 1111.
To The Editor of the Oregon
I have read your Editorials and
general comments on the proposed
Bond lasna to nnrehasa thm Wa
ter Co's. plant, with great inter
Having lived in our beautiful
city for more than fifty veara and
for most of that time a taxpayer,
I am naturally greatly interested
In the welfare of Salem. We all
have views and theories of what
should be done and I have mine
how to get better water at a
reasonable cost That is not the
question before the voters at the
present time the question is:
Shall we rote 2 million dollars
in Bonds durine these hard times.
I say NO and emphatically NO.
Regardless of assertions to the
contrary, the passage of this Bond
issue means a substantial addi
tional tax for years to come, as
well as an impairment of our City
The Dresent Water Ca. if elrnn
a chance will give us better water
and at a reasonable price. Why
not let them do it?
Yours very truly.
590 State St. Salem.
Perrydale Win Two
Tilts From Monmouth
PERRTDAT.E. Hoc. 14 Th
Perrydale Quintets won a decklva
victory over the Monmouth girls'
and boys' teams when thev mat
in a league game here Friday.
The Klrls' same was fast with
perrydale in the lead all
time: final score 81 to in.
The boys final score was 25
to 14. Chrlstensen was referee.
Immediate Attention to
Burns Highly Important
Even the Most Common Household Accidents Mirny Leave
Permanent Deformities or Disfiguring Scmrs if Ni
Given Prompt and Skilled Attention,
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D.
United States Senator front New York.
Former Commissioner of Health. New York Cit.
RUSNS are the most common
of all household accidents.
An astonlahing number ef
burns Is recorded every day by all
the hospitals of the large eTtiea.
Bnrna a a
usually due to
Failure to see
equipment is in
order is another
tor. Most bums
could be avoid
ed and many
bad scars ana
orevented bv a
There are many causes for
burns. Moist or dry heat, elee
tncity and chemicals are among
the most common. The spilling of
c?.?6 r water, the spattering
pt boUlng fat, abort circuits from
s-ena toasters and percolators, are
responsible for many burns. Most
tt them are from avoidable causes.
The immediate treatment ef every
aura Is of the greateat Importance,
afaay an InalvidtiaJ, who has been
evarty burned carries a scar for the
rest of his Ufa. because he has tailed
to get treatment. This Is wafortvnats.
because early treatment weald have
prevented the scar.
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Answera to IIeJtbi"DjacTfiee 1
W. M. f. O. Ta Va4 IvmHi mrm.
A. First remove the cause, which
may be due to nasal catarrh, de
rayed teeth, diseased tonaUa, tadiges
Uoa er eeasUpatlon.
T. D. Q. What eaa be done far
Itching between the tees and under-
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Tomorrowi "Mall Delivered
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BITS for BREAKFAST
By R. J. HENDRICKS
The first teachers:
There are contradictory eUte-
ments la most If not all histories
about the first schools and the
first teachers in Oregon.
There is no doubt that the
first school teacher la all Oregon
was John Ball, who came with
the first Wyeth party In 18S2.
arriving at Fort Vancouver Oct.
21. In a Utter dated September
IS, 1812, at his farm on the
Willamette, Ball wrote to his
parents at Hebron. New Hamo-
s hire: "After dissolving connec
tion with N. J. Wyeth on the
17th of last November. I vai In
vited by Dr. John McLonr&lin.
chief factor of the fort ... to
take charge as a pedagogue of
his own son and a few other
boys at the fort for the winter
. . Here I sassed the tlma. not
disagreeably, until March."
This indicates that John Bt.ll
opened the first school In the
Oregon country immediately after
Nov. 17, 1832, and taught there
untU the first of March. 1122,
when he went to the WUlamette,
just below, the present Champoeg
ram. ana became the first Amer
ican farmer In the Oregon coun
After Ball auit teachin. Dr.
McLoughlln employed Solomon
Howard Smith, who also came
with Wyeth In 1822. to contlnna
the school, and thai ha becama
the second teacher in the Oregon
country. There Is a statement,
or an intimation, trr at least on
Oregon history writer that Smith
taugnt tne school at old Fort
Vancouver for about It months.
That is no doubt annroxlmatalv
correct The son of Dr. Me
Loughlln that Ball taught was
David, who afterwards went to
England to finish his education.
The other pupils were other quar
ter-breed and half-breed boys of
the chief employees ot the Hud
son's Bay company.
Jason Lea wrota la hia dfarr
for Monday, September 22, 1834:
came eiong the wniamette
river or a little distance from it
about II miles to Mr. Gervais';
If tba burn is severe enough, taera
aaay be oemplete 4aatrucUon of the
earn aaa t the ussues onaemaaui
the akin. It may evea predaoe char-'
rlaar ef tha nadartrlna' structures.
The svrlous&ass ef the bora Aepeads
apoa the location eC the burn aad
the ae of the patient.
Barns, particularly la children, are
far mare serious than moat' people
believe. They are very bad ff tha
taes and hands ara axtanalTatv - ta.
volwed. In these locations they re-
quire more careful attantlea. becanse
ot tha areatar daaser ot Infection
aad et dlaOcurlna- scars.
I cannot streaa too vlfsranal-v tha
fact that every burn requires care
ful aad Inunedlato attention. Call
your doctor tt the born seams the
least mi secieus.
CSaanaa ttm mmrremaMmm aArla ,
carefully as poawdbls with soap and
water, xx uis asm m ao vroaea. pas
thick fatyecs of unguentlae or ether
healing salve ever tha affected area.
The bandas-aa and heme medlratloa
are used eoly unul. tna eoctor ar-
11a spread with tha salvasaay be laid
aver iaa aueciea area, xnia wia
keep out the dirt and air.
TV f Ha InrraaS am la rnwnraJ Tav
clothing: vary great care must be
usaa. V sura aera as bm amvuiaer
las; place ot doth la contact with
Ka. mMm IrhM mm imfekhr mm WM-
Ma remove the clothes. This should
se aoae oy comae vae cunmaf
each aide of the hwaed area aad
taking tt oft la sections. After this,
apply the anfare aad await the dee
naaiht It Is very IrrttaUng.
aa&y oaring tne nisnr.
A. This Is probably due te rfas
arm er Teems; excessive persplra-
Ooa la alae a factor la aome fa
stances. For farther particulars send
a Mlf-addresaed. stamped envelope
ana repeat yaw quusuuu.
COMW tssco AS
mm AN AUTO
A atVCl AND MVENTOt ft
UaJ)t3 AM ABVIAM USM6
STEAM TUUNES FOI POWOt
at 200 Miles per Hour1
caned at the eoiim a
hablUnte who were very glad to
1 n w aav w S w TOry K HQ IB
see as. Most ot the men are Ce
nadians with natlva wiaa
Here we foaad Mr. 8mlth (Sohv
m.? Bo? 8mith) teaching
ai vroaas. tie u an American
wh came from Boston with cnt
Wyeth." (Lee had come that
uay rrom about where Champoeg
Park is now.)
By that time, Solomon H.
8mlth had left eld Fort Vaneon
rer, taking with him Cellist (aft
erward eaUed Helen), who had
beea the common law wife of the
old baker at Fort Vancouver:
and Smith married her, and they
were convertad hv tha ....
- - u.mwuar-
lee and became their helpers, aft-
wruB going to the mission on
That Is. Solomon w jmii.
who became the teacher at old
Fort Vancouver nfrar r.n
left for his farm March 1, 1833.
was by Sent 22. ltii T.
son Lee made his first visit there
at the place of Joseph Gervais,
aaa leacninr nir ttrm-mAm "
Jason Lee was bsrt at tha rjo.-
vals place with his goods Satur
day, Oct. 4. and located his mis
sion two miles above on Monday.
October . Wlthla a fw mrvi
the Leee had thlr first log
house under roof, anil wra re
ceiving Indian pupils In their
mission school. The Methodist
missionaries were clearly the
third school teachers in the Ore
At least one writer ot Oregon
history. Prof. J. B. Rarnt,
the credit to Narclssa Whitman
ot being the first Woman taaOia
in the Oregon eonntry, which Is
wrreci. ant sne bad no ail white
children to teach before 1842. In
amy. hit, there were five white
women and five children an t.
September of that year m.
white women and nio-ht ri.i
children at the Methodist mission
oeiow wnat became Salem, and
the children were in school. Ia
June, 1840. 11 mars whfta hH-
dren, of the Lausanne party, came
vo mat mission station, with a
teacher brought especially to
teach the white children. ri.ina
A. Clark, who bcama tha r-.
teacher of the Oregon Institute
that by change of name became
John Ball, the first teacher,
wrote in one of his letters to his
parents that, having, March 1,
1833, moved up the Willamette,
he took "a farm that butted half
a mile on the river amf artnmi.
ed back to California." He was
not accurate in that statement.
His farm did not extend back to
California. Josenh nemia hi
taken his place, 13 miles above.
lira years oeiore, and Louis La
bonte. Sr.. had been dninr farm.
lng on the Gervais land fnr m,.
eral years. The wives of Gervais,
Labonte and Solomon H. Smith
were all daughters ot Kobaway.
chief of the Clatsop Indians
John Ball Wrota ia tha eama
letter: "I came to this place and
commenced farming under many
auaaraaiages. I hoarded the first
tnree months at J. B. Desportes. a
half-breed, whose family ennatat.
ed of two wives, besides one ab
sent, by all seven children, four
or nve sieves and two or three
hired Indians, besides cata and
dog without number. All Inhabit
ed one room in common."
Ball wrote: "I madn
nes3, hoe handles, plowed, made
iences. sowed and planted with
out help, except what I could get
from a wild Indian, about six
weeks in the spring. I bunt the
house aforesaid ('the walls of
which are the cylindrical fir and
the root thereof cypress and
yew), sleeping within Its walls
from the day tt was commenced,
and soon after built a littla barn."
Ha wrote further: "By July 10
my companion. Mr. Sinclair, was
taken with fever and ague." This
was J. Sinclair, who came in tha
Wyeth party with Bali. Bashiord
calls him St. Clair. Bashford also
calls tha man Ball who boarded
with Jean Baptiste Deoortes Mc
Ball left his farm Seat. 28
1138: abandoned It, traded his
harvested crops for passage en
tha Hudson's Bay company's ship
Dryad, and left eld Fort Vancou
ver Sept. 28, 1832. never te re-
"The Gay Bandit j Border"-
jmmmmmm -a.- mmwmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Ia the Uexieaa assert, a
ridar. bis gum gt& varan, Udea ta
the sbelterina; rmsanlta as the cav
alry ride past. They stow beside tba
prostrate figure of a saaav TopesT
-they QTcatsa. aad a shrrtr
throngh tha greep. A Jisrtng laugh
bursts down frota above, aad gating
up they see the snasked rider out
lined against the sky. Across the
border, tall aad handsome Ted Rad-
diffe arrives at Verdi Junction. He
is met by a pretty girl who drives
hint to tha home of bis friend. Bob
Harkneaa. She leaves without giv
ing bar nanaa. While waiting for
Bob, Ted goes riding; Be rescues a
boy being beaten by two Mexicans
ia Pace Morales employ. They
threaten him with the vengeance of
their leader, Tito. Later Ted goes
to dinner at Major Bloamt's, of the
U. S. Army, and is cordially received
by Mrs, Blount.
"You're being awfully good to a
"Rot. You're not a stranger here.
Already Verdi is whispering that
you've come out to buy miles and
miles of land and irrigate the whole
desert Verdi well remembers that
father of yours."
Radcliffe nodded somberly. "Yet
this same Verdi sent him away a
pauper. It took him years to win
back prosperity again.
"But mea say he did win tt back
with interest" She lighted a cigar
ette. "Why did you come, really r
"Would yon believe me if I said
I didn't know? That's the real truth.
Five days ago I was back ia New
York without a thought of coming
West I had just returned from
Europe and found a letter from my
fathers banker telling me to come
out aad see Bob Harkness. Father
and Bob, you know, were partners
ia the old days.
His hostess considered the end of
her cigarette. "So perhaps there is
a mystery, thea. Well ask Bob to
night Bob, of course, has told me
all about you. But I didn't quite
expect to see a young giant saunter
in on me. She looked at him in
frank approval "You're quite too
big and good-looking to have come
out here. If the boys don't lynch
you before the month's out, snd if
Adela spares you
"Adda." he repeated. "That
should be the name of some god
dess of the desert
The woman nodded. "It almost
describes her. The Mexican ranch
ers and peons would tell you she is
a saint from Heaven. Some day she
will be the richest girl in all north
He laughed. "And beautiful, of
course she would have to be beau
"Aren't all heiresses beautiful?
No? Well, a dried-up old colonel
once said that Adela had hair like a
A sudden recollection seized the
man. "Has she good Lord! Has
she a pair of violet eyes?"
"If you wanted to be ever so ritzj;
you might call them violet As a
matter of sober truth, they're a very
nice shade of blue."
"And she speaks with just the
"Just the suspicion of an accent
Once more la retrospect the man
saw that upturned, smudgy face,
then to the great delight of his host
ess he told the tale, adding, "But
the little impostor said she lived on
a ranch with two or three cows."
"Two or three thousand wouldn't
cover it" Her kindly eyes clouded.
"Adela puzzles me," she added. "I
think perhaps she puzzles herself.
Behind her lies a queer childhood.
As a child she had all the freedom1
of the desert ranges, but now she'
is held as strictly as la a cloister.
She's both Mexican and American,
yet never one or the other. Adela!
turn. With him was J. Sinclair,
and la San Francisco bay they
took an American whaler, the
Helvetlus, bound for the Sand
wich Islands, thence home to New
Hampshire. With Ball and Sin
clair were two other men of the
Wyeth party of 1832.
a "a "a
John Ball was a relative ot
George Washington, whose moth
er was a Ball. He became a Mich
igan pioneer, from 1838 on; was
instrumental In developing the
school system of Grand Rapids la
that state, where he was a lead
ing resident for 48 years; accu
mulated competency and became
a world traveler, spending several
years with his family in Europe.
An interesting part of the very
early records ot the whites who
came to Oregon is the fact that
they reveal the general existence
of slavery here; Indian elsvery,
and of course, polygamy. Old
Chief Kobaway had a bevy of
wives. As the Bits man has said,
the trail of the Indian slaves of
Joseph Gervais, over which they
carried water to the house from
the wonderful spring at tha foot
of the hill, is still plainly marked
-after the flight ot over 100
years since the tramping of their
bare or moecaalned feet It there
Is any honest doubter, the Bits
man can show him the ancient
Later a backet hung over a wire
rope and operated with a string
performed the work ot conveying
tha water. This was one of the
primitive beginnings of the sub
stitution ot mechanical devices
for manual labor, making the use
even ot slave labor unnecessary
CLUB TO MEET
MACLEAT. Dee. 14 Members
of the Homo Economics club will
meet at the ball Thursday after
noon to work oa a quilt Mrs. W.
Welch and Mrs. Louise MeGee will
have charge ot the program aad
Mrs. J. Amort and Mrs. J. F. C.
Tekenburg of tha refreshments.
The 1822 convention of the Cir
cus Fans aasoclatloa of America
will, be held at San Antonio, Tex.
caangea swiftly. At times she's
ss ypa saw her this inaramg at
times tba quiet, aloof tittle Mexi.
eaa ariaeaaa. Never reaSr nay. Weil
there are reasons for that, too.
Meanwhile, look behind yom.
It had erowa dark outside and
across the room, outlined against the
lamplight Radcliffe saw agaia bis
girl of the morning. That coppery
wealth of hair carved now ia a thick
braid about her head, and the white
ivory of her skia gleamed against a
black low-cat evening dress. She was
the same but somehow subtly differ
ent Their eyes , met as he rose, aad a
fittle smile played about her lips.
She took the older woman's extended
"It's been so long."she said.
"Ages," agreed Aunt Clara. "And
all your fault If you would leave
that feadal dungeon once in a while,
you'd learn what's happening in the
world of Verdi. Here, for example,
is something very important Here
is Mr. Ted Radcliffe, who rides out
of the East He's been boring me
with tales of some impossibly lovely
lady who met him at the junction."
The gni smiled and seated herself
beside Annt Clara. Yes, she had
changed the same frank eyes, the
same quiet friendly smile, and yet
he found himself regretting that
their comradeship; of the morning
"And I suppose," the girl was say
ing gravely over her cigarette, "that
hke all lovely ladies she left him and
will never come back.
"Never," Radcliffe agreed. Tm
beginning to believe she never ex
is ted. She was just a mirage of the
The girl turned to Aunt Clara.
"Tell me more about your mysteri
ous guest" '
"Here's what Don Bob reports: It
appears that this Mr. Radcliffe who
stands smoking before us was first
brought into prominence by his abil
ity to carry an inflated pigskin
through eleven opposing young gen
tlemen. For this naive gift he was
twice made captain of Yale's football
team. He also took great interest in
contests whereby two opposing
youths attempt to unravel each oth
er's limbs and dislocate various joints
for the somewhat obscure purpose of
forcing their opponent's shoulders on
a dusty mat Mr. Raddiffe was so
successful in this pursuit that he was
later amateur heavyweight wrestler
of the East"
Ted Radcliffe nodded. "I also
played on the freshman chess team.'
Aunt Clara ignored the interrup
tion. "Later this burly gentleman
graduated with some such sSly title
as Bachelor of Arts and spent a year
in Europe and another in Africa,
hunting the kind of things one bunts
there. In his spare moments he prob
ably slew uons and zebras and posed
with one foot poised on their Adam's
The girl shook her head. "Tins
amazing senor. then, is of the very
"He is. I am sorrv to admit one
of the dirty rich. I gather thst he
has been reared in luxury."
That." RadcKSe countered, "shows
how even reasonablr ictefliirent wa
rn en can be misled."
Aunt Clara turned toward hhn.
Rumor sars von have entirely tna
much money for your own good."
"Rumor is probably rieht But I
don't believe rumor ever said I was
"reared in luxury. I wasn't Pve
sold oaoers and shloed ihnn. On
of my first memories is of my father
ho Wing me in his arms while we
waited in a lonsr bread Una. hmnu
the holes in my shoes let snow in.
That was what your border country
did to father No. I certain! wasn't
reared in luxury."
He stooped, looked down at tha
two listening women, then went ea
"How terribrv atraoDed we wrl T
remember once Ia Denver a woman
gave me a dollar for clearing the
The question asked yesterday
by Statesman reporters was: "Do
you think the county tax equaliza
tion league should attempt to
pnsh further reductions In the
county budget this year? Will It
get any place?
R. E, Tripp, real estate dealer:
"That's a sadden question. But I
think the league sheald do it The
court should meet again and re
duce that budget some mora."
J. B. Smith, clerk: "I donbt the
wisdom of if
W. It. McXenney, graia farmer
and prane grower: "Tee, I think
William E. Ryan, garage, own
er: T think- thA hnnU AT. T
don't think they wlU get any
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A aemj that enjoyed a measure ef
popularity noma Tears ago would
be an ideal tune for a patient vo
der tha care at Dr. Maria Ehrea
steln (above). Dr. Ehrensteia,
said ta be tha most beautiful phy
sldaa ia tat world, b la practise
ia Ysenaa, and has a large oienUla
among Anstriaa aristocracy.
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snow from her pavement I ran al
the way home to show the big silver
piece to dad. You know, there were
tears ia my father's eyes. He held
it up in the sunlight aad said to me
so earnestly that I remember every
word, 'Never be without these, son,'
he told me. To be eoop-that is the
Radcliffe's broding face cleared.
"We weren't poor long after that
My father's tuck turned. That win
ter he herded sheep oa shares, aad
next spring bad a band of his own,
Later we went to Washington and
in a year father was the leading
spirit in a group of mea who were
developing land ia South aad Cen
tral America. He touched every
kind of mdastrysteamshipa, to
bacco, sugar-cane plantations, trop
ical woods and they all yielded
gold. I'm very proad of him, and I
respect him more than any man ta
the world. You see, we suffered to
gether and came through the dark
places together." Radcliffe stopped,
and added slowly, "Thea five years
ago be died."
The silence that followed was
broken by a closing door above them,
and a moment later Major Blount
clattered down the stairs. The ma
jor's ruddy face that seemed never
to tan beneath the suns of sixty
years smiled a broad welcome. He
was short inclined to heaviness, and
his shirt bulged dangerously above
bis vest It was, as Mrs. Blount had
many times declared, a sad but scien
tific fact that the major looked better
in uniform than in evening clothes.
He boomed his greeting from across
"Glad Clara asked yon both to get
here ahead of the mob."
Over Adela' s hand he bowed his
stiff military bow, and, holding Rad
cliffe's hand for an instant looked
up into the younger man's eyes. Ta
Radcliffe it seemed that some mo
mentary pain passed across the old
soldier's face, vanishing as he spoke
again. "Bob left a note asking as to
take care of you until he gets back.
It's a pleasure to do that" Abruptly
he asked, "Staying long in Verdi r
"How long I can't say. My com
ing has been unexpected and a little
Again that fleeting look of pity
seemed to touch the major's eyes:
Aunt Clara lighted another of her
interminable cigarette. "It was pret
ty low dowa to let yon in for a
formal dinner party this first night
There will be twelve of as. Adela
and you are the only ones who
haven't reached second childhood."
"If ever Uncle Paco hears that yoa
are numbering him among the old
and toothless," the girl warned,
"there will be international compli
cations." Mra Blount turned to her guest
"We're talking about Ihe big man of
"Paco Morales r
The woman nodded. "You know
"No." Radcliffe ahonV him K.,l
"But I saw him one harlr V i.
father told me he holds this border
country in the palm of his hand."
"That's true ennitfc n t, t,:. ...
est claim to immortality lies ia be
ins? Adela's uncle. He ! hr
and he's finding it a Efe work." Aunt
Clara smiled. "If Paco Morales had
his way, Adela would be in a coo
vent or "
"Or married te Tito " mAA-A v.
girl with a little grimace.
Radcliffe loolmf mb-Vl. a
-J -mV. rk8l
he remembered the vengeful look of
that Mexican nnnm mnA W. ...i.
- - " v. iu RU1UJ,
Jito, our leader, wQ make this
"Morales Is real th avM.n..
S - ,VIV1 u l
of northern Mexico wrapped op ia
one man." the ma tor ana r.
does whatever he says, aad he con
trols nracrJcallv n,r (aa i t- j
. J J w VI UUU
south of the Rio Grande back to the
mountain. A man of the old Span
Ta 8 Ceattnard)
GETS URGE CM
TURNER, Dee. 14 The Turn
er high school presented the Jun
ior Vod-Vll at the high school
Friday night, and won generous
applause from the large audience
Following orchestra music and
numbers by the girls octet, the
skit, "Tombstone or Washing
Machine", was cleverly given by
Emma Denyer, Everett Hanson,
Mable Tucker, Rachel Garner.
Alta Jean Wilson, and Margaret
The featare play, "Mr. Bob,
was well received. In the east
were: Katherine Shampir, Leone
Cook, Helen WItseL Marjorle
PIckard, Alvln Garner. Harold
Fowler. Jack Schilling.
' ih? tfo'ln -kit, 'Henry'a
Mail Order Wife", the characters
were Clem Gentry, LeRoy War
ner, Delmar Barber, Roth OU
trap, Hildreth Bones, Filmore
Jean Pearcy directed the
octet and plays, while Mrs. Mas
Hadley was director for the mu
sic numbers and Wilfred Harri
son handled staging.
Personnel of the octet: So
prano. Leone Cook. Josephine
StaP. Margaret Robertson.
Ruth Gllstrap. also. Anna John
son, Helen and Heleea WetxeL
Margaret Gllstrap. Director of
the octet and plays. Mrs. Jean
fearcy. Members of the orchee
tra, Bildreth Bones. Fillmore
Hastings. Harold Fowler, Ralph
Alsman. Alvln Garner. Helen
Wetzel. Rachel Garner, Albert
Jensen. Marjorle Pkkard. Jean
Snyder. Donald 8taadley. Jean
Wilson. Marjory Fowler. -
INDEPENDENCE. Dee. 14
Kentl halt has been donated by
the owners, Kennedy and Titus,
to the Independence Relief com
mittee for a charity ball Wednes
day nifht, December 23. Good mu
sic la announced and also that er
ery effort will be made to assure
tha success of tha undarUking.