Ashland American. (Ashland, Jackson County, Or.) 1927-1927, May 20, 1927, Image 8

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WHAT WOULD
NEIGHBORS
SA Y ?
«a br D J. WalaX.»
Sea View without learning what she
had come for. Then one lay after a
community luncheon on the lawn she
sat sketching In the silhouette of the
mountains while the women talked
back and forth as they embroidered.
“ I have the oddest feeling that
Lydia Page will come walklrg across
the lawn with that white scarf
around her shoulders."
Claudio's hand faltered In Its work.
Not Roderick’s name. Lydia's I
“ It seems Impossible t<f realize rhe
has been dead nearly a year. It doesn't
seem fair that she bad t<? go."
“ Well, what on earth did she have
to live tor—married to a selfish
beast like Roderick Page?”
Mrs. Brill was quite shocked. "Well,
I suppose she cared for him. Does
any one ever hear anything of Mr.
Page?”
Some one answered. “He’s got into
a musical atmosphere In town.
I
fancy he has no use for Sea View
I>eople any more.”
Gentle laughter.
“ Because we
found him out? Well, he fascinated
us all at first with that grand man­
ner of his. He Is the suave kind—
outside; sullen and mean underneath.
And so egotistical I He had a few
tricks that he tried on everybody.
After that he was empty. Do you
suppose Lydlu Page was utterly
blind?”
“Of course she wasn’t. And because
sht loved him doesn't mean she didn't
suffer. The way he threw It at her
that she had ruined his precious ca­
reer. The world hasn't lost anything.
And she was always so ready to de­
fend him—bless her loyal heart."
"Oh, yes. She had to be down on her
knees worshiping him all the time
in order to live with him at all. He
tossed her a dollar now and then as
if she were a beggar. The humilia­
tions that girl endured—”
"I.ydla should have demanded—
never asked—that’s the kind of a wife
Roderick Page needs for his soul’s
good. I hope his next wife will, for of
course ife'll marry again."
“ Oh, of course,” they agreed.
"His own sister said to him: ‘You'll
never get unother wife like Lydia. It
would be only simple Justice If next
time you would have to do worship­
ing and the sacrificing.’ "
They laughed. "Imagine Roderick
Cage sacrificing for anybody.”
Mrs. Brill ventured mildly: “ We
didn’t mean to gossip like this. The
Pages lived In your cottage."
That night Claudia answered a
knock. A telegram, sent to the apart­
ment and addressed lu Mrs. Robin­
son's crumped hand.
“ Home on the 15th. Shall expect
your answer to tuy question.
"RODERICK."
Yes, her answer would be ready.
She was astonished at this sudden
peace In her heart. It had not been
necessary to find out from Tommy’s
neighbors whnt they thought of him.
A serene gladness filled her mind
when she thought of Tommy.
LAUDIA unlocked the door
of the cottage and entered.
Her thoughtful landlord had
piled driftwood In the cobble­
stone fireplace. The spring nights
were always cool. In a moment the
leaping flumes Illuminated the room.
Had she done right to come here!
She drew a long breath. Well—she
had done It anyway. Something deep
within herself had driven her to
take this step. She thought of Rod­
erick, the man who had asked her
to marry him. What would he think—
If he knew? Yet her motive, she ar­
gued, was a simple, honest one that
«luRe Justified Itself.
Tomorrow—she would be definitely
a purt of this life down here. She
turned from the fire, unpacked her
bags, then opened the French door
and stepped out upon a balcony.
She caught her breath.
A pink
hawthorn tr<“ > overhung the bulcony.
Ilelow the roofs of other houses
peeped through the trees. (Jreen lawns
sloped to the sea. Beyond, the Olym­
pic mountains outlined against a flam
Ing sunset; ships passing; tiny boats
on the water from which came laugh­
ter and the plulntlve strulns of
ukuleles.
Impossible to believe that anything
discordant could find lodgement in u
paradise like this. So this had been
his environment—und hers. Ills wife!
A stab of Jealousy pierced her heart.
Which had been Roderick's house? To
one of those cottages Roderick Page
had come every night; In one of them
his wife had awaited his home-coming.
His w ife! The dear and Intimate
relation Claudia would some duy hold
to him, herself. These strangers liv­
ing here knew Roderick Page better
than she did, and It was to hear their
verdict upon him that she had come.
Although the causes behlud her ac­
tion hud been cumulative. It was a
trilling circumstance that had precip­
itated It.
Some one singing In the
apartment next to her boarding house
had broken out gayiy In the refrain
of an old song: "What would the
neighbors say? What would the neigh­
bors say?" And, as If It were the an­
swer to those vague disquietudes she
felt so often lately, she had come to
an Instant decision to learn whatever
there was to know. The truth! That
was all she wanted. To know If this
feeling In her heart were reul love or
not.
She recalled the days of her or­
phaned childhood, overhung by the
ahadow of constant dissension be­
tween her uncle and aunt. Not until
the courts had freed them had there
been peace. Claudia wus fifteen then.
The Tu)o W ays
“ We should never have married,”
her aunt said bitterly. The young
I>r. John Roach Straton, the elo­
girl asked simply; “ Why did you. quent fundamentalist of New York,
then?" And Aunt Lucy had laughed discussing a warm argument between
with a terrible sadness. “ Because I u modernist and himself at a recent
thought I loved him.”
banquet, said rather bitterly;
Claudia was puzzled. “ Isn’t there
“Of course the modernist side of the
any way one can know—really and argument Is apt to be the popular side.
truly?”
Two bankers were tnlklug over their
Her aunt kissed her. “ If we would lunch.
only listen to our Intuition which Is
" 'So Reverend Doctor Steenthly
really God's voice speuklng.
But was a failure at Holy Trinity, eh?’
usually we don't want to. Claudia,
“ 'Yes; total failure.'
promise me that when your time
" Tried to run things In the wrong
comes, you will listen."
way, I suppose?'
And now her time had come. It
“ ‘N o; tried to run 'em In the right
made her Indignant that good Mrs way. Tried to bring his flock Into
Robinson with whom she hoarded hurmony with the Itlble Instead of
Was not enthusiastic over Roderick.
brtngtng the Bible Into harmouy with
“ Oh. he's got a grand manner; he his flock.’ "
wears his clothes like a lord, but I
don't see why Tommy Isn't good
Seek Long-Wear Clothe$
enough for you -you've kuown him
Interest in the boast of a Scottish
all your Ilf»*—a fine, upstanding—"
farmer recently made that he had
Claudia was Impatient.
worn a pair of trousers 52 years tins
"I’ m terribly fond of Tommy—but
brought out claims of other owners of
as a chum. He's as familiar as the
long wear garments. A I-ondon news
gate post—and every girl wants some
dealer Is wearing an overcoat that he
romance In her life."
saya. was made In Edinburgh In 1870.
“ An tnfntuated girl Is a poor Judge
It U of Border tweed and after 57
o f character," protested Mrs. Robin
years the cloth Is still whole and
son, "and my heart aches, remember­ weatherproof Another old coat, owned
ing Tommy's eyes when you sent hint by a Dartmoor Innkeeper, was made
away."
for his grandfather Billy 100 years
And Hamlin was remembering ago, and was worn as Sunday best for
Nicky, the Impudent newsboy.
two generations.
“ Say. that guy hate» himself, don't
he?” grinning after Roderick.
Recall Corn Famine
She felt a sudden panic. Roderick
The
finding of three old silver dol­
was. after all. a stranger to her. She
would learti exactly In what estima­ lars at the edge of a piece of woods
tion Roderick was held by the neigh­ at (Jreen Hill, N. H., caused some to
bors among whom he had lived She think that they may be part of the
knew that their summing up would be treasure hidden by Mrs. James Hayes
In 1810
ainactngly accurate, for there Is no more than 100 years ago.
enchantment of the senses to blind there was a corn famine and James
one's neighbors. She had rented the Hayes had an abundance, which he
summer cottage for two weeks—she sold at $1 a peck, the money to tie
wanted to do some sketching, she said paid Ir. silver. Part of his money he
sod »he remain­
Roderick had told har of his Invalid Ignt to a Dover
wife. He was Just twenty one when der was placed In an old trunk and
they were married nine years ago buried.
Roderick sang well. Claudia fathsred
that he had renounced a promising
W here Fruit I$ Cheap
career because of I.ydla. h's wife.
On the west const of Africa pine­
poor, poor boy, quietly giving up apple« an be grown by the hundred
his d res ms I
thousand without any attention. Ba­
She began to wonder whan a week nanas can be bought at a few pence
had gone If aba would hava to Isuvt a hundred, while oranges are aa cheap.
C
cone. The magnetic system comprises
a cylindrical pole P and an annular
pole A, energized In the usual way
from a source of direct-current sup­
ply; and the moving coll C Is located
lu the gap between the two poles. The
Invention Is Described m coll C Is maintained In position partly
by means of supports In the form of Their Sickness Banished by
British Patent by
light rods R fixed to a spider S,
Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vege­
screwed to the end of the pole piece P.
table Compound
C. W . Rice.
The ftvd euges of the conical dia­
Mr«. Nina Matteson, Box 205, Ox­
A modification of the P!ce-Ke!logg phragm are also supported by thin ford, N. Y., writes—" I f It had not been
type of loud speaker Is described In a
for your medicine,
British patent by C. 'V. Rice. Read­
I could not have
done my work cs It
ers are no doubt fnmlllar with this
should have been
type of speaker, which consist* essen­
• t .
done. Mother told
tially of a light diaphragm driven by
me o f Lydia E>.
a moving coil working In a strong
Plnkham’a V e g e ­
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magnetic field. An electromagnet 1»
t a b l e Cdfh pound,
utilized, In which the turns are ar­
and I had read In
il 1 ffe r o a t papMS
ranged concentrically, the moving coll
w^at I* bad done
being located In the annular gap be­
i r ;:y « F r a g fordlfferent women.
tween the two poles. It Is mentioned
%: She wanted me to
In the specification that the impedance
___________»ry it, bo my hus­
of the coll at various audiofrequencies
band got me one bottle at first; then I
Is determined partly by Its ohmic re­
took two others. Now I am feeling
quite strong again.”
sistance and partly by Its reactance.
Airs. Ernest Tanguay o f Adams,
At very low frequencies the imped­
Mass., says she was 111 for four years
ance is due almost entirely to its re­
and could not sleep nights or go out on
sistance, while at higher frequencies
the street. She read about the Vege­
the reactive component may predomi­
table Compound and decided to try
nate. This, however, tends to give
It After taking eight bottles she was
rise to unequal response over the
able to do all her work and go any­
where and Is quite herself again.
usual speech and music bands, and the
This dependable Vegetable Com­
object of the Invention Is to flatten
out the response curve, so that for a A new design of coil-driven loud pound Is a household word In thousand»
of homes. The fourth generation la
given voltage wver the entire fre­
speaker, which usee copper rings as now learning the merit o f Lydia E.
quency range there will be an equal
a short-circuited secondary winding Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound.
response. This Is accomplished by as­
of the moving coll, tc reduce the ef­
For more than half a century, this
sociating one or two short-circuited
fective Impedance at higher frequen­ reliable medicine has been used by
women with very satisfactory results.
turns, preferably In the form of a
cies.
If the Vegetable Compound has helped
copper ring, with the moving co ll; s o
that the copper ring acts us u short- leather, rubber, silk or similar mate­ other women, why shouldn’t It help
you?
circuited secondary winding to the rial. Two copper rings K are let Into
coll. This, of course, considerably the two pole-pieces, i e., the central
lowers the impedance of the winding, pole-piece P and the atinulnr built-up
and hence tends to equalize Its re­ pole piece A. These rings act as a
sponse over the entire range, particu­ short-circuited secondary winding to
larly with the higher frequencies. The the moving coll C. Lines of force
accompanying Illustration Indicates emanating from the moving coll due
one arrangement of the Invention, to speech currents will link with the
For Indigestion, Dyspepsia, etc.
where a light diaphragm D, the edge copper rings, thus lowering the Im­
Relieves Distress after Hurried
of which Is omitted, is fixed to a coil pedance of the coll, and thereby
Meals or Overeating.
Being a
C wound on a cylindrical foriq F, and bringing about the desired effect.—
gentle laxative, It keeps the di­
Joined to tile truncated portion of the Wireless World (London).
gestive tract working normally.
TWO WOMEN
FOUND HELP
How Coil-Driven
Speaker Operates
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30c & 90c. At all Druggists.
Set» More Sensitive,
and More Disturbance
As sets become more sensitive, so
that they will reach out further and
bring In stations with greater quality,
It follows that smaller electrical dis­
turbances have more opportunity to
become annoyances. It Isn’t a mutter
of tuning out local Interference, split­
ting the stations or other “ tine” ad­
justments ; these all can be attended
to through the sharp and effective ad­
justments built Into the set. What
muy prove a source of annoyance,
though, Is some Interference that Is
constant and for all the wave band.
With the growing popularity of bat­
tery chargers, battery eliminators and
the other paraphernalia designed to
make reception better, the increasing
difficulty Is that of keeping these
accessories from setting up local dis­
turbances that Interfere with the
set’s operation. There Is no diffi­
culty whatsoever where sets are built
with all these accessories combined
with them, for under such conditions
great care has been exercised to avoid
any Interference which might be set
up through sparking or the straying
of eddy currents.
Rut the operator who simply adds a
lot of equipment to a sensitive set may
not be thinking In terms of Inter­
ference. Particularly, If he Is aiming
for neatness he Is apt to place all
these devices too close to each other
and to the tuning units of the set
Itself. The matter of Interference
from such onuses Is so uncertain It Is
true that the radU> owner who ar­
ranged the various devices most care­
lessly might obtain the best results.
It is Important to remember, how­
ever, that nil transformers (and bat­
tery eliminators and chnrgers are bas­
ically transformers, regardless of
whether or not they are rectifiers, too)
create eddy currents. There Is al­
ways a certain amount of Induction
straying around, and In the case of
sensitive receivers these can cause
trouble. A careful layout of the set
and accessories always pays.
W ired Wireless Seen
as Puzzling to Fans
How Is wired wireless possible?
Many radio enthusiast* know that
signals at radio frequency are being
sent over electric power lines with
even more efficiency than they «re
sent through the ether, but they are
puzzled.
There are. of course, many technical
considerations, hut the general prin­
ciple of the thing Is relatively almple.
It «11 gies back to what might be
termed the depth of current traveling
a wire at radio frequency.
Take «Vcycle alternating current
(such as Is used for house lighting
circuits) and It Is found that this cur­
rent penetrates the wires It travels,
going straight to the very core. This
la because the current alternates so
slowly, relatively, that la ha« time to
“«Ink” Into It« conductor.
Take radio frequenclea. however,
where the alternation# run Into the
hundreds of thousands per second and
which never are below 10,000 cycles,
and It Is obvious that the energy has
little opportunity, If any at all, to dig
Into the conductor. It simply travels
the surface of the conductor, and
therefore does not interfere with the
lower rated alternations which are well
distributed throughout the entire body
of the conductor.
Possibly it !■ stating the matter
more exactly to say that the alterna­
tions of low rate do not Interfere with
the alternations of high rate traveling
the surface of the conductor. This
explains why the house current, or
power line, can be friendly to n com­
paratively weak series of radio alter­
nations traveling ulong the surface.
Even audio frequencies, which are
anything lower than 10,000 cycles per
second, are of sufficiently high alter­
nation to tend to cling to the surface
of a wire rather than to penetrate
through to the Inside.
6. 6. CREEN, Inc. WOODBURY, N. j .
Heals Eczema
in 7 Days or Less
Or Your Money Back
Here Is a surgeon’s wonderful pre­
scription now dispensed by pharma­
cists at trifling cost, that will do
more towards helping you get rid o f
unsightly spots and skin diseases than
anything you’ve ever used.
Not only does this great healing an­
tiseptic oil promote rapid and henlthy
henllng In ojten sores and wounds, but
boils, abcesses and ulcers that are
Jlsclmrging are almost immediately
relieved and cleanly heuled.
In skin diseases its action Is little
less than magical.
The itching o f
eczema Is Instantly stopped; the
eruptions dry up and scale off in a
very few days. The same Is true o f
barbers' Itch, salt rhettm and other
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Irritating and unsightly skin trou­
bles.
T H IN G S T O REM EM BER
You cau obtain Moone’s Emerald
In the original bottle at any mod­
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ern drug store.
It la safe to use,
Msny radio operators use too high and failure In any of the ailments
a filament voltage on the detector noted above is next to Impossible.
This does not necessarily cause any 1 our druggist can supply you at any
damage or result In distortion,* but time.
rather It wnstes current. On a rheo­
Make-up With Airbrush
stat reading from zero to 100, and
In some theatrical performances and
with the storage hnttery up to par. It
Is found that the detector will operate In the movies. It Is often necessary to
well enough with a setting of 10 to 20 put a "muke-up" on a larger portion
Above this It Is a case of applying too of the performer’s body. In ordinary
manner of procedure, this require»
much voltage for nothing.
considerable
time, but the operation
The larger the storage battery the
less frequently It needs to he re has been recently hastened by the use
of an airbrush. The coloring matter
charged and the longer the charging
is practically sprayed over the surface
process should he, assuming that the
to be covered and much time is saved.
charges are of the same rating In each
case. Recharging Is not necessary un­
f'r . /P®*ry‘ <
Phot” 1* not a lo ie n r e
til the battery nears the point where ®T- rjrJT,,*t- i * r»al, o ld -fu h ln n e d m ed lcln »
•?„*. W o rm « or Tapew orm with
the healthiest portion of It Is nearing T
a «Ingle do««. »72 P e « ,i at.. N. Y. Adv.
exhaustion. This range Is. of course,
much smaller for a 20-amper# hour
Indian Converts Wealth
battery than for one of 120 hours’ ca
In the general movement In India to
paclty, and thus the former need«
abandon the centuries-old custom of
charging much more frequently. In hoarding gold, says the Dearborn In­
fact. It should be coupled with a trlck- dependent, an Arab recently convert- *
ly charger so that the owner will not ed his savings Into $350,000 worth o f
have to rely too much upon his mem government securities
ory.
When moving the set around, and
when It Is necessary to remove the
wiring, always disconnect at the bat
teries first. If the Job Is done the
other wav around there Is a strong
likelihood of getting » short circuit
through the crossing of the wires.
BABIES CRY
FOR “ CASJORIA”
W atch Resistor Values
When purchasing realstors for use
In eliminators, be sure you have some
Inkling as to which portion of the
circuit they are to be used In. That
1«, there are some portions of the
circuit In which the resistor Is re­
quired to drop quite a bit of Toltage.
also this voltage Is to be fed Into
many tubes. Such a resistor would
have to be quite a heavy current
carrier. Still there are other portions
of the circuit, where a comparatively
few volta are dropped and on!y one
tube la supplied, at small cu Trent-
Radio World.
Prepared Especially fo r Infantj
and Children o f All Age*
Mother!
Fletcher's Onatorla ha*
been In use for over 30 years as n
pleasant, harmless substitute for Cas-
52LSV* r8 " “for,c- Teething Drops and
^ t h ln g Syrups. Contains no narcot-
Proven directions are on eacla
package. Physicians everywhere rec­
ommend It
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