The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, June 22, 1922, Image 2

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Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
Erents of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Announcement was made Tuesday
that the Pennsylvania system has
completed the largest railroad freight
house in the world the Polk-street
station in Chicago, covering seven
acres of ground.
A recommendation that Ku Klux
Klan parades and public demonstra
tions be prohibited within Chicago city
limits If the participants appear mask
ed was made Tuesday by unanimous
vote of the council judiciary commit
George W. Smith, formerly registry
clerk at the Colton, (Cal.) postofflce,
was sentenced to three years in the
federal penitentiary at McNeil's Island.
Smith pleaded guilty to the charge of
stealing more than $20,000 from the
United States mail.
New soldier hospitals are to be built
near the Great lakes naval training
station, Chicago, at a cost of $3,000,
000, and at Camp Lewis, Tacoma,
Wash., at a coat of $1,500,000, it was
announced Tuesday by Director Forbes
of the veterans' bureau.
R. C. Wheelock of Zlon, 111., and his
bride of two weeks, on their honey
moon, were killed and the pilot in
jured Sunday when an airplane fell
300 feet to the earth at Ashburn field.
According to the pilot, John Metzger,
the control of the plane Jammed, caus
ing the accident.
Warning of impending further re
ductions in civilian personnel at navy
yards and shore stations after July
1 next, because of curtailed appropria
tion was given by Acting Secretary of
the Navy Roosevelt in a notice tele
graphed to all yards and stations
ordered posted on bulletin boards.
New York. A plot by which thou
sands of dollars' worth of motion pic
ture films are alleged to have been
stolen from the plants of distributors
In New York, the police said, was
cleared up Tuesday night with the ar
rest of two men and the recovery of
169 alleged stolen reels valued at
A photograph transmitted by wire
less telegraph from Itome, Italy, to
liar Harbor, Me., is reproduced In Sun
day editions of the New York World.
The process by which the feat of
modern science was performed waB In
vented by Dr. Arthur Korn, professor
of electro-physics at the Ilerlln high
school of technology.
William Perrln of Seattle, part own
er of the North End Inn, Tuesday was
sentenced to serve two years in the
state penitentiary following his con
viction under the Jointlst law in con
nection with the sale of liquor at the
Inn. The sentence was one of the
heaviest in the history of the King
DOunty superior court for liquor law
A report from San Salvador, Repub
lic of Salvador, says three huudred
persons are known to have been
drowned and many persons are miss
ing following an abnormal rise In the
Acolhuate and Areual rivers, which
overflowed their banks and Joined to
gether In one stream, Inundutlng the
Candclarla district of this city. Sev
eral houses were swept away by the
raging torrent.
Bishop I. N. Mclntruff, in charge of
"tho church at Spokane," and Rev.
Charles Le Doux and Rev. Herman
8. Wallace, his assistants, were or
dered suspended Tuesday by church
authorities and J. M. Owens, Janitor
of the church, and Sam Crane, a
member, were arrested and charged
with disorderly conduct following a
disagreement over control of the
church property In Spokane.
Attack on the shipping board for
permitting tho sale of liquor on Amer
ican ships was made In the house
Tuesday by Representative Galllvan,
democrat, Massachusetts. Holding up
what he said was a wine list from
the steamship President Pierce, paid
for, he added, by federal appropria
tion, Mr. Galllvan declared that under
the Volstead law, "we cannot got
drunk on land, but we can at sea."
$295,450,00 Measure Goes to Conference
86,000 Men Provided.
Washington, D. C. The annual
naval appropriation bill carrying ap
proximately $295,450,000 and provid
ing for an enlisted personnel of 86,
000 men was passed late Monday by
the senate nd sent to conference with
the house.
Action on the enlisted personnel,
now about 115,000, is final, as the
senate accepted the house decision,
and the question will not come be
fore the conferees, who will deal prin
cipally with Increases of $44,000,000
over the house bill. There was no rec
ord vote on final passage and no effort
was made to reduce the enlisted per
sonnel. Unsuccessful efforts to end Amer
ican occupation of Haiti, the Domini
can republic and Nicaragua 'and to
launch a congressional investigation
of navy administration marked the
final day's debate. An amendment by
Senator King, democrat, Utah, provid
ing for withdrawal of American
marines from the two republics and
Nicaragua December 32, next, was re
jected, 42 to 9, after a day's debate
in which the American policy of inter
vention was both attacked and defend
ed. Investigation of naval administra
tion was proposed by Senator Mc
cormick, republican, Illinois, but his
resolution drew objection from Sen
ator Dial, democrat, South Carolina,
and was referred to the naval com
mittee. It contemplated a survey to
abolish useless navy yards and sta
tions, Senator McCormick declaring
there was a navy "pork barrel" and
one third of its establishments were
Washington, D. C While still wait
ing decision of the president, repub
lican leaders of the house declared
Monday Indications were that the ship
subsidy bill would not be taken up
until the tariff bill now before the
senate had been sent to conference.
Answering inquiries from the floor
as to whether the house might soon
begin three-day recesses the propos
ed program in event of a month's de
lay in consideration of the shipping
measure Representative Mondell, the
republican leader, said he expected
to be able to make a definite state
ment to the house within the next
day or two.
There were demands to know
whether the president would approve
the suggestion made to him Satur
day by Chairman Campbell of the
rules committee, that action on the
bill be deferred until the house was
ready to send the tariff bill to con
ference. "The president has not made up
his mind," said one of the leaders.
Speaker Gillett and Chairman Lask
er of the shipping board, guests of the
president on the Mayflower over Sun
day, declined to enlighten those who
sought information as to the presi
dent's atltude. The general opinion,
however, was that the house might
quit work for a month around July L
it will be called back about then to
get the tariff into conference and
take up the shipping measure.
$25,000 Men Named.
Washington, D. C. Chairman Lask
er has designated Vice-presidents
Smull, Kimball, Love and Mack of the
shipping board as four of the six of
ficials of the board who may receive
tho maximum salary of $25,000 a year
under the recently enacted independ
ent offices appropriation bill. The
three vice-presidents have been re
ceiving $35,000 annually. Mr. Lasker
has not yet determined upon the other
two who will be paid the maximum, it
was said. v
Ku Klux Is Denounced.
New York. Arthur S. Tompkins,
grand master of the grand lodge of
Free and Accepted Masons of New
York state, and supreme court justice,
In a statement here, denounced the
Ku Klux Klan and warned members
of the Masonic fraternity that they
cannot be both Masons and members
of the Ku Klux Klan. The California,
Connecticut and Massachusetts grand
masters issued similar announce
ments. Denby Sails for Japan.
Honolulu. T. H. The United States
transport Henderson, carrying Edwin
Denby, secretary of the navy, and
members of the Annapolis class of
1881 to the class reunion in Tokio,
sailed for Japan. Naval seaplanes cir
cled overhead until the ship had gain
ed the harbor entrance and steamed
away for the far east.
120 Injured in Fight.
Berlin One hundred nnd twenty
persons were Injured, some seriously,
in a fight between members of a
patriotic association and a party of
communists at Chemnltx on Satur
day, according to newspaper reports.
More Than 20 Amendments
Pending in Congress.
Full Rights for Women, Uniform Di
vorce Laws and Many Other
Issues Are Involved.
Washington, D. C Modification of
the constitution of the United States
is today the object of more than 20
different resolutions pending before
congress. Both members of the house
and senate have contributed new
Lately there have been proposed two
additional amendments to the consti
tution having as their object the pro
hibition of child labor.
Out of protests that wealthy persons
had Bought to escape the higher sur
taxes by investing their money In
municipal, state and federal bonds de
veloped the McFadden amendment to
the constitution. The measure, now
pending before the house, provides for
regulation of the issuance of tax-free
The women's fight for equal rights
brought about another amendment
sponsored by the national woman's
party, to remove all civil and legal dis
abilities from their sex. In line with
this proposal is an amendment spon
sored by Representative Rogers of
Massachusetts, giving the federal gov
ernment power to regulate the employ
ment of women and of persons under
21 years of age.
Several amendments have been of
fered as a result of the decision of the
supreme court in the Newberry case
Invalidating the corrupt practices act.
When Woodrow Wilson was worry
ing republicans by the illness which
kept him from public view during the
last months of his administration,
Representative Fess of Ohio proposed
the constitution be changed to permit
the supreme court to determine the
disability of the president. The amend
ment is still pending.
Some friends of the District of Co
lumbia have put forward a constitu
tional amendment making the district
a state in order to give its residents
the rights of self-government enjoyed
elsewhere in the country.
Those who are alarmed by the ease
with which divorces are obtained in
some states and the increasing num
ber of divorceB are supporting a con
stitutional amendment to provide uni
form divorce laws.
The protracted fight over the treaty
of Versailles and the more recent de
bate on the four-power treaty In the
senate have brought about a proposal
to amend the constitution so as to
permit ratification of a treaty by a
majority vote. At present two-thirds
is required.
Some members of congress cannot
understand why the forefathers pro
vided that each new congress shall be
elected in November of next year, and
not meet in its first regular session
until December of the following year.
They have a constitutional amendment
providing the new congress meet on
January 1 after the election In Novem
ber. There are other amendments to fix
the term of members of the house to
four years and to limit the president
to one term of six years, provide fer
initiative and referendum, and the
regulation of the elections.
One Man Killed in Riot.
Cherokee, Okla. One man was kill
ed and three others probably injured
fatally here Saturday night in a fight
between about 60 harvest hands as
sembled in the city park, just out
side the city limits. The fight, which
assumed the proportions of a riot, is
thought by officers to have been in
cited by the L W. W. The man killed
was known as Paul Bernarcek of Ard
more. He was about 40 years old.
Fish Bite Kills Girl.
St. Petersburg, Fla. Supposedly at
tacked by Barracuda, a species of
carnivorous fish, while swimming near
the municipal pier Sunday, Miss
Dorothy Maclatchle, a high school stu
dent, received injuries which proved
fatal after she was brought ashore.
Cloudburst Hlti City.
Port Jarvis, N. Y. A cloudburst
which held this city In its grip for
nearly 24 hours ended Sunday after
noon, leaving practically the entire
city under two to six feet of water.
Officials estimated that the damage
would amount to $500,000.
eleanorS porter
SYNOPSIS. In a preface Mary
Marie explains her apparent "double
personality" and just why she Is a
"cross-current and a contradic
tion." Mary Marie says:
"Father callB me Mary. Mother
calls me Marie. Everybody else
calls me Mary Marie. The rest of
my name Is Anderson.
"I'm thirteen years old, and I'm a
cross-current and a contradiction.
That is, Sarah says I'm that (Sa
rah Is my old nurse.) She says she
read it once that the children of
unllkes were always a cross-current
and a contradiction. And my
father and mother are unlikes, and
I'm the children. That Is, I'm the
child. I'm all there is. And now
I'm going to be a bigger cross-current
and contradiction than ever,
for I'm going to live half the time
with Mother and the other half
with Father. Mother will go to
Boston to live, and Father will stay
here a divorce, you know."
She also tells why she Is going to
keep a diary. She begins with
Nurse Sarah's story of her birth.
CHAPTER 1. Continued.
Of course, when you stop to think
of it, it's sort of queer nnd funny,
though naturally I didn't think of It,
growing up with it as 1 did, and always
having It, until suddenly one day it
occurred to me that none of the other
girls had two names, one for their
father and, on for their mother to
call them by. I began to notice other
things then, too. Their fathers and
mothers didn't live in rooms at op
posite ends of the house, Their fathers
and mothers seemed to like eacli other,
and to talk together, and to have little
Jokes and laughs together, anil twinkle
with their eyes. That Is, most of them
And If one wanted to go to walk,
or to a party, or to play some game,
the other didn't always look tired and
bored, and say, "Oh, very well, if you
like." And then both not do It, what
ever it was That Is, I never saw the
other girls' fathers and mothers do that
way ; and I've seen quite a lot of them,
too, for I've been at the other girls'
houses a lot for a long time. You see 1
don't stay at home much, only when I
have to. We don't have a round table
with a red cloth and a lamp on It, and
children 'round it playing games and
doing things, and fathers and mothers
reading and mending. And it's lots
jollier where they do have them.
Nurse says my father and mother
ought never to have been married.
That's what I heard her tell our
Bridget one day. So the first chance I
got I asked her why, and what she
"Oh, la! Did you hear that?" she
demanded, with the quick look over
her shoulder that she always gives
when she's talking about Father and
Mother. "Well, little pitchers do have
big ears, sure enough!"
"Little pitchers," indeed! As If I
dldnt know what that meant! I'm no
child to be kept In the dark concern
ing things I ought to know. And I
told her so, sweetly and pleasantly,
but with firmness and dignity. I made
her tell me what she meant, nnd I
made her tell me a lot of other things
about them, too. You see, I'd just de
cided to write the book, so I wanted
to know everything she could tell me.
I didn't tell her about the hook, of
course. I know too much to tell se
crets to Nurse Sarah ! But 1 showed
my excitement and interest plainly;
nnd when she saw how glad I vas to
hear everything she could tell, she
talked a lot, and really seemed to en
Joy it, too.
You see, she was here when Mother
first came ns a bride, so she knows
everything. She was Father's nurse
when he was a little boy; then she
stayed to take care of Father's mother,
Grandma Anderson, who was an in
valid for a great many years and who
didn't die till just after I was born.
Then she took care of me. So she's
always been In the family ever since
she was a young girl. She's awfully
old now 'most sixty.
First I found out how they happened
to marry Father and Mother, I'm
talking about now only Nurse says
she can't see yet how they did happen
to marry, Just the same, they're so tee
totally different.
But this Is the story.
Father went to Boston to attend a
big meeting of astronomers from all
over the world, nnd they had banquets
and receptions where beautiful ladies
went in their pretty evening dresses,
and my mother was one of them. (Her
father was one of the astronomers.
Nurse said.) The meetings lasted four
days, and Nurse said she guessed my
father saw a lot of my mother during
that time. Anyhow, he was Invited to
their home, and he stayed another four
days after the meetings were over.
The next thing they knew here at the
bouse, Grandma Anderson had a tele
grum that he was going to be married
to Miss Madge Desmond, und would
they please send him some things lie
wanted, and he was going on a wed
ding trip and would bring his bride
home In about a month.
It was Just as sudden as that. And
surprising! Nurse says a thunderclap
out of a clear blue sky couldn't have
astonished them more. Father was al
most thirty years old at that time, and
he'd never cared a thing for girls nor
paid them the least little bit of atten
tion. So they supposed, of course, that
he was a hopeless old bachelor and
wouldn't ever marry. He was bound
up In his stnrs, even then, and was
already beginning to be famous, be
cuuse of a comet he'd discovered. He
was n professor In our college here,
where his father had been president.
His father had Just died a few months
before, and Nurse said maybe that was
one reason why Father got caught In
the matrimonial net like that. (Those
are her words, not mine. The idea
of calling my mother a net! But
nurse never did appreciate Mother).
But Father just worshiped ills father,
and they were always together
Grandma being sick so much;
and so when he died my father
was nearly beside himself, and that's
one reason they were so anxious he
should go to that meeting in Boston.
They thought It might take his mind
off himself, Nurse said. But they
never thought of its putting his mind
on a wife!
So far as his doing It right up quick
like that was concerned, Nurse said
that wasn't so surprising. For all the
way up, If Father wanted anything he
Insisted on having it. and having it
A Little Slim Eighteen-Ycar-Old Girl
With Yellow, Curly Hair.
right away then. He never want
ed to wait a minute he found a girl he
wanted, he wanted her right away
then, without waiting a minute.
He'd never happened to notice a girl
he wanted before, you see. But
he'd found one now all right;
nnd Nurse said there was nothing to
do but to make the best of it and get
ready for her.
There wasn't anybody to go to the
wedding. Grandma Anderson was
sick, so of course she couldn't go, and
Grandpa was dead, so of course he
couldn't go, and there" weren't any
brothers or sisters, only Aunt Jane In
St. Paul, and she was so mad she
wouldn't come on. So there was no
aliauce of seeing the bride till Father
brought her home.
Nurse said they wondered and won
dered what kind of a woman It could
be that had captured him. (I told
her I wished she wouldn't speak of
my mother ns if she was some kind of
a hunter out after game; but she only
chuckled and said that's about what
It amounted to In some cases.) The
very idea !
The whole town was excited over
the affair, nnd Nurse Sarah beard a
lot of their talk. Some thought she
was an astronomer like him. Some
thought she was very rich, and may
be famous. Everybody declared she
must know a lot, anyway, and be
wonderfully wise and Intellectual; and
they said she was probably tail and
wore glasses, and would be thirty
years old, at least. Hut nobody guessed
anywhere near what she really was.
Nurse Sarah said she should never
forget the night she came, and how
she looked, and how utterly flabber
gasted everybody was to see her
little slim eighteen-year-old girl with
yellow, curly hair and the merriest
laughing eyes they had ever seen.
(Don't I know? Dou't I lust lov
Mother'! eyes when they sparkle Hh
twinkle when we're olT together some
times In the vsimiiIs?) And Nurse said
Mother was so excited the day she
came, and went laughing und danc
ing all over the house, exclaiming over
everything. (I can't Imagine that so
well. Mother moves so quietly now,
everywhere, and is so tired, 'most all
the time.) But she wasn't tired then,
Nurse says not a mite.
"But how did Father act?" I de
manded. "Wusn't he displeased and
scandalized and shocked, and every
thing?" Nurse shrugged her shoulders and
raised her eyebrows the way she does
when she feels particularly superior.
Then she said;
"Do? What does any old fool
begglu' your pardon an' no offense
meant, Miss Mary Marie but what
does any man do what's got bejuggled
with a pretty fuce, an' ills senses com
pletely took away from him by a chit
of a girl? Well, that's what he did.
He acted as if he was bewitched. He
followed her around the house like
a dog when he wasn't leadln' her to
something new ; an' he never took his
eyes off her face except to look at us,
us much as to say : 'Now aiu't she the
adorable creature?' "
"My father did that?" I gasped.
And, really, you know, I Just couldn't
believe my ears. And you wouldn't,
either, If you knew Father. "Why,
I never saw him act like that!"
"No, I guess you didn't," laughed
Nurse Sarah With a shrug. "And
neither did anybody else for ,long."
"But how long did It last?" I asked.
"Oh, a month, or maybe six weeks,"
shrugged Nurse Sarah. "Then It came
September and college began, und your
father had to go back to his teach
ing. Tilings began to change then."
"Right then, so you could see them?"
I wanted to know.
Nurse Surah shrugged her shoulderi
"Oh, la! child, what a little question-box
you are, nn' no mistake," she
sighed. But she didn't look mad not
like the way she does when 1 ask why
she can take her teeth out und most
of her hair off and I can't ; and things
like that. (As If I didn't know ! What
does she take me for a child?) She
didn't even look displeased Nurse
Sarah loves to talk. (As If I didn't l
know that, too!) She Just threw that
quick look of hers over her shoulder
and settled back contentedly In her
chair. I knew then I should get the
whole story. And I did. And I'm go
ing to tell It here in her own words,
just as well as I can remember it
bad grammar and all. So please re
member that I am not making all those
mistakes. It's Nurse Sarah.
I guess, though, that I'd better put
it into a new chapter. This one Is
yards long already. How do they tell
when to begin and end chapters? I'm
thinking it's going to be some Job,
writing this book diary, I mean. But
I shall love It, I know. And this is
a real story not like those mude-up f
things I've always written for the glrli
at school.
Nurse Sarah's Story.
And Oils is Nurse Sarah's story.
As I said, I'm going to tell it
straight through as near as I can In
her own words. And I can remember
most of It, I think, for I paid very eloso
"Well, yes, Miss Mary Marie, things
did begin to change right there an'
then, an' so you could notice It. We
suw it, though muybe your pa an' ma
didn't at the first.
"You see, the first month after she
came, it was vacation time, an' he
could give her all the time she wanted.
An' she wanted it all. An' she took
it. An' he was just as glad to give
it as she was to take it. An' so from
niornin' till night they was together,
tralpsin' all over the house an' garden,
an' trunipin' off through the woods and'
up on the mountain every other day
with their lunch.
"You see she was city-bred, an' not
used to woods an' flowers growln'
wild; an' she went crazy over tjiem.
He showed her the stars, too, through
his telescope ; but she hadn't a mite of
use for them, an' let him see it good
an' plnln. She told Mm I heard her
with my own ears that his eyes, when
they laughed, was all the stars she
wanted; an' that she'd had stars all
her life for breakfast an' luncheon an'
dinner, anyway, an' all the time be
tween; an' she'd rather have some
thin' else, now somethln' alive, that
she could love' an' live with an' touch
an' play with, like she could the flow
ers an' rocks and' grass' an' trees.
"Angry? Your pa? Not much he
was! He just laughed an' caught her
'round the waist an' kissed her, an'
said she herself was the brightest star
of all. Then they ran off hand in hand,
like two kids, too. All through those
first few weeks your pa was just a
great big baby with a new plaything.
Then when college began he turned all
at once into a full-grown man. An'
Just naturally your ma didn't know
what to make of It.
"He couldn't explore the attic an
rig up in the old clothes there any
more, nor romp through the garden,
nor go lunchln' in the woods, nor nono
of the thlugs she wanted him to do. Ho
didn't have time. An' what made
things worse, one of them comet-tails
was comln' up In the Bky, an' your pa
didn't take no rest for watchln' for
It, an' then studyln' of It when it got
"All through the first tew
weeks your pa was just like a
gnat big baby with a new plaything."