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MEDFORD SIAIL TRIBUNE, MEDEORD, OREGON", FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1934.
Judith Lane
kg JBAKXK BOWMAN
SYNOPSIS: Judith. Lane and
her Hanoi, Norman Dale, haw
been helping Tom Bevins prepare
to darn the Rio Diablo river in
Western Texan, Judith is Bovine'
secretary, and ttorman ie junior
partner of the taut firm thai han
dles Uevtne' affairs in the city of
Houston, where Bevtns1 engineer'
ina and building business is cen
tered. Bevine, inspired by a terrific
storm, has decided that an ouxlll
lary dam is necessary and Judith
has watched Norman's aulet eUS
eirnejt, getting the Bio Diablo t
tiers to places of safety.
Chapter Fire
JUDITH'S CHOICE
JUDITH thought of thla a tew
nights later. They had left part
of their mee to assist the natives
1n rebuilding their adobe houses,
othors were carrying fresh supplies
in from the nearest Quit Port town,
it he county seat of Rio Mar.
Anxious to clear preliminaries
nd hasten the building of the dame,
Big Tom bad chartered a trawler
and with Judith and Norman was
Reading for Galveston, from where
they could motor to their homes In
'Houston.
The two men were pacing the deck
with after dinner cigars while Jud
ith watched the moon rise, then,
turning watched It lay shadow pat
terns on the deck, angles, quadran
gles, squares and quadrilaterals.
' She smiled whimsically, any other
girl would have found poetic fancy
In the delicate tracery of ship's rig'
glng on slanting boards. It remind
ed her of her difference in other
ways. She wondered how this would
affect her future with Norman.
Marriage, she reasoned, wasn't as
surance of life-long happiness. Per
haps, Ilko the Rio Diablo, It needed
a dam to control Its storm currents.
She might apply her engineering ex
Iporlence on hers, make a topograph
ical map of the characteristic dif
ferences between her disposition
and Norman's.
Big Tom would know to a euhlo
iyard how much rock and cement
It would take to hold the Hood
Waters In place. Perhaps she might
learn how much patience and for
bearance was necessary to check a
nuarrel.
Judith . looked down and ahnd'
aered. There in the web-like lines of
ahadows lay a perfect triangle cast
by three human beings. Black barred
jand silver rimmed, It defied her en
gineering logic to admit three vor
tical figures' eould cast such a
ehadow.
, "Cold, Judith?"
: Before she could answer, one bar
dissolved, and the other two merged.
Big Tom had gone below and Nor
nan had stepped close,
j "What were you doing?" be asked.
I She looked up with a suddon
kmlle "thinking."
"Judy," he protested In - mock
terror, "don't toll me you're one of
these women who think."
"On Mondays and Fridays at sine
P. M" she assured him solemnly.
. "And this is Friday. Mind telling
tne your thought tor tonight?"
"T WAS Just thinking that for me
to marry is like committing big
amy. I've been wedded to my Job for
so long . . . well, I started engineer
ing at the age of six. Built a dam In
the kitchen sink ... it was a suc
cess, too, Norman, flooded the whole
kitchen."
"We might find a Reno which di
vorces girls from careers, or I'll tell
you, I tell lr. love with the perfect
stenographer. Suppose I marry her."
Judith laughed. "I wish we knew
each other hotter. I know you have
the uatst set ot Scotch-Amorlcan
features In the world. I like yonr
chin even If it is stubborn and your
warm brown eyes and your hair.
Hcholnrs (lot Brfnk
ISTANBUL. TJP) Turklnh school
kids are being lven a breek. They
will not have regular examinations
at fixed dates. The anthorltlra hold
that thla causes slacking or cram
ming. The pupils will be so taught
that they are ready to pass exams at
any time.
LZLl kJ! eve rywh e re .5sl3
t 1
even If you do try to cut oft the
curl" , 1
"And yon hare the most amatlnf
yes. I look at your dark hair and
lashes and expect to see black, hazel,
even dark blue eyes and then up
come the lashes and those clear
grey"
"Please he serious."
"I am, when will yon marry me!"
"Most anytime, I suppose we
should wait"
"Considering the Importance of a
perfect stenographer we'll have to
give Big Tom at least a month's no
tice." "Notice," faltered Judith. "But
Norman, that Is archaic, women
don't give up their profession! to
marry."
"Stenographers do."
Judith thought quickly, "It only I
were a lawyer like he Is, or a doc
tor, or an engineer as I wanted
to be."
"Norman," she said, "must I
choose marriage to you or my
work?"
JUDITH waited for him to answer
her question. Must she choose be
tween marrying him or going on
with her work? Clla had said he bad
comparatively little money, his fa
ther having left what property they
had to Mrs. Dalo.
She felt a rush of bitterness as
she realized that her generous sal
ary, coming In as a professional fee,
might be acceptable where a stenog
rapher's salary would be taboo. .
The trawler swished through the
water with a gentle undulating mo
tion, a slow breeze hummed through
the fore rigging.
"A choice?" he questioned. "No,
Judy, I want you rcgsrdless."
It was a concession. Remember
ing Clla's picture of their social po
sition In the city. It was a tremen
dous concession and it was given
with such gentle generosity, it swept
away Judith'a arguments.
She felt she could afford to matoh
his generosity "if you'll be patient
while' I learn to adjust myself to
home life, I'll try."
"That's sporting, Judy," he re
sponded gravely. "I don't mean to
belittle your work as a business wo
man. I've seen enough on this trip
to make me realize your Importance.
'But Judy-girl, I watched yon
among the native children. You no-'
tlced they were suffering from mal
nutrition before you even looked at
the Rio Diablo, and you made Big
Tom wait to dictate an Important
letter nntll you'd rousted out the
cook and bad htm unpack the milk
to teed the babies. I realized then
you were more the woman than the
stenographer, and given a home
you'd be contented."
Judith thought of a number ot re
plies. She smiled Into the masculine
shoulder as a vision of Clla Santord
swept before her.
Clla had very definite Ideas about
woman's place and any platitude
suggesting she be confined to the
home sent her barbed tongue Into
action.
Clla contended she knew all about'
matrimony because she had a thor
ough education with a Reno divorce
decree as a diploma.
Heretofore Judith had approved
of Clla's wisdom but ot course, she
reasoned now, Clla hadn't been mar
ried to Norman, so "I'll speak to
Big Tom In the morning," she said.
She did speak to Bevlns the fol
lowing morning as they had break
fast on the after deck under an Im
provised awning. He didn't seem
surprised, and when she commented
on this he laughed.
(Copyright, 1931, by Jeanne Boxemont
Judith m.k.a more plant, ta.
morrow.
4..W Convlcte
OTTAWA, Ont. (UP) The prison
population of Canada at the begin
ning or the current year numbered
4.SB7. according to Hon. Hugh Guth
rie, minister of Justice. Of these
a total of 9.078 were Canadians. 288
were citizens of the United States
and 440 were Russians.
Camp Kerby CCO minstrel how,
which has been attracting a num
ber of peoplt, at the presentations
given, ie to be put on at Rogue River
thla evening for the Rogue River Olrl
Scouta, at Rogue River, announce
ment from Lieutenant Preston E.
Rohner, welfare officer of the camp,
states.
The seventeen members of the
company presented the show at the
camp, ant! also at the Kerby church,
ais.10 being produced for the church
at the last benefit. The company
a! no vtalted the CCO camp at Oas
quet, Calif., and put on the num
bers. . Participating In the show are Tra
Sams. Impersonator; Virgil' Fowler,
gultsr player, singer and yodeler; Ed-
wura oryan, uiwrtwuMJi, oiyau van
ffn. hon Artfut; flam Cre. dlree- '
tor of the minatrel; Gordon Owynne,
dancer; George Anderson, whistler;
L. L. Rhodes, first tenor; Mil ford
Cyrus, nsgro Impersonator; Lieuten
ant Rohner, pianist; Hayes Lowe,
singer and ukelele player; William
Howe, art director; Glen Myers, Joke
ster; Gaylord Yokum, singer, ukelele
player and fiddler; William Thorp,
president of the entertainment club
and capable of playing any string
Instrument and several wind Instru
ments; Lloyd Hayes, saxnphone play
er; and H. H. Schneider, also a
negro Impersonator.
Down from Trail Dave Pence of
the Trail district was a business call
er In Med ford Thursday.
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SUPPORTS SALES TAX
CORVALL1S (Spl) By secret bal
lot, Mary's River Grange meeting at
Philomath, voted almost three to one
to support the emergency V per
cent sales tar at the May primaries
on the grounds that It will keep
schools going and assure prompt tax
reductions on property whlc,h Is now
Treachery !
PROPORTION
Mf i li -ss " SI Yd
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SB ANNORTKV 7
; TOMB, i
BEN-,-
carrying 80 per cent of the state's
tax load.
The stand for the sales tax Is In
direct opposition to the recommend
ations of State Grange Master Olll,
Portland seed merchant.
C. L, Tollman, county assessor, es
timates the tax will reduce Benton
county property taxes by $',6,000 or
approximately 30 per cent If the ref
erendum against the tax Is defeated
In May.
There will be a St. Patrick's COOK
ed FOOD SALE, Saturday, March 17,
at the Economy Meat Market, spon
sored by the Daughters of the Union
Veteran of the Civil War.
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MR. JEPPflBD-
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NEIGHBORHOOD BASEBALL
NOSHBORHOOD NTMHERS A UP IN ARMS. BECAUSE
THE NvV CAPfAlK Of THEfltAM, AFTER KEAD1K6
ABDUf HE BIS TEAMS SOltfM ftJR.
SPRIN6 tAlKN6, ; WSISf& OH DAIlY PRACfiCE IN
the vacant lot an the south side of
-The tracks, mud or no mud
(Copyright,' 1EM, by The Sell Synfieate, Ino.)
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By GLUYAS WILLIAMS!
By 0. M. Payne
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