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THE BEE, DANVILLE, VA,, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1937 How About Sanctions? The unwillingness of the League of Nations to apply sanctions to Japan which has declined to listen to the moderate voice of world opinion in regard to the barbarity to which it has sunk in its warfare on the civilian* of China is a little hard to understand. Most <>f us remember with what trepidation the League undertook them in the case of the ill-used Ethiopians at the hands of Italy. But the League at least rose to the point where it SUBSCRIPTION RATES went on record in favor of strictures and actually promulgated THE BEE in the city and suburb*! *j, em i] )O ,,,»i, )n ost of the signatory nations to the pact jockeyed a D°; I Hi" thsnp ahoul and really never ceased to supply Italy with the newsboys at 3c a copy. : j things she needed. The League, however, at least took a position THE* BEE by mail. «6.oo »_T- ! e veu if it Avas never a very effective one. Jcpan has withdrawn from the League of Nations. She is so to speak without the family council table. It would be relatively " simply for the League to apply to Japan the same sort of treat- rhe REGISTER PUBLISHrNO CO.. lac. I>au title. Va. TELEPHONES Business & Circulation Depts No. *1 Editors or Keportcr* No 333 Society Editor No. 834 $3.00 six months. J1.50 three months, or SOc a month, payable invariably In advance. 3rd zone given on request. | Tiicnt she visited upon Italy, because there is no country except Notice is mailed before expiration. . j n<r Q 0rnianv w liii;h does not stand aghast at what has been done *" Pr ° mPt | in China and what is in a fair way to be perpetuated until China , ,.,,.„ lias been cowed by the decimation of her women and children. •totter audit Bureau of emulations j ^ C)]rjstjan Sc]>nce Noniim ^ reccn(]y polled some of Member of The Associated Press ^ p loaders of world thought on the subject of what should be done to compel Japan to be^bedient to the dictates of civilization jf no t to withdraw her armies from China at least to restrict ilitarv operations to the accepted terms of war. , , ' ... . . • ,. ,, «> . j The great majority of opinion favors the weapon of trade of all news dispatches credited to .t j pV^UTJlL^i^cw* P u h b" her military operations to the accepted terms of war. fished therein. All rights of repubii-1 The ?rcat majority of opinion favors tne wear cation of special dispatches herein are j Boycott, if not collectively banning imports from Japan aud the " 1 "" """""" <H • rc f,jsal to export jaw materials to individual boycott. . The tremendous force of an economic boycott would lose for Japan ..victory in China and would be a bloodless triumph in the cause of peace. Japan has never been self-sufficient. She depends upon her far-flung 1 commerce and her ability to manufacture cheaply and her volume sales. An economic grip would quickly reserved. National Advertisinj; Representative: THE JOHN BUDD COMPANY Kew York — Chicago — St. Louis Atlanta —Dallas —San Francisco Los Angeles—Portland—Seattle Entered at Danville, Va., Post Office s second-class mall matter. THE DEMOCRATIC ran FOR UEOTENANT-GOVEBNOR Saxon W. Holt FOR GOTERNOB James H. Price FOR ATTORNET-GENERAI. Ahrara P. Staples FOR HOCSE OF DELEGATES Maltland WL Bustard FOR CITY TREASURER E, H. Marshall FOR CLERK OF CODRX Otis Bradley FOR Cliy: SERGEANT . P. Holt Lyon FOR COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY George E. Ben dan FOR COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE Pryor G. KaRland OCT. 5, 1937. A Thoug/it GixUy sorrow worKeth > repeat- ance to salvation not to be repented of; But Jhe sorrow of the world worketh death.—II Corinthians 7, 10. God is a sure paymaster. He may not 'pay at the end of 4very ^week, or month, or year, but remember He pays in the end.— • Anne of Austria. By H. K. BA13KHAGE (Copyright, 1937, -by the North Ameri* "can Newspaper Alliance, Inc.) WASHINGTON, Oct. 5.—The Department of Justice hasn't heard the lad mews yet, but it may be called Upon shortly to pull a red-hot political chestnut out of the fire. The chestnut is now roasting in Arkansas and the temperature is rising so ibp JT -around Governor Carl Bailey, candidate for the:seat of the late Senator Joe Bobinson, that his friends say that a call for "help to Washington, is Jhe only way out. » .The situation 1 is .this: Efforts to organize- the tenant farmers into a C; I. O. union in Arkansas had some rough going m the bring pressure on her whole national being. o- The Cucal Visit The visit by the Duke of Windsor and his bride of a few months to America is a rather natural decision on his part. It means surcease from the snubbing and the snobbery to which WELL, I'LL TELL YOU By BOB BURNS It's a well 'known fact that there ain't no such thing as a perfect crime. No matter how carefully you plan your allbles and try to cover up your tracks, you're bound to leave some clue that a good detective can ferret out to prove your guilt. I had an aunt that went away on a month's vacation. When she came back, she asked my uncle, she says, "What" did you do with your time last month while I was away?" My uncle says, "Oh, I stayed home every night and read—I Just love to read." And she says, "Well, then—read-thls light bill lor that month. It says 8c." (Copyright, Esquire Features, Inc.) _s_4: O both have ^een submitted for a long time and will permit the reorientation of a man who may have, had his moments but who by and large has been the unmitigated victim of flunkeyism and compelled in a regulated life as heir tb the throne to always do The Right Thing. Over here-he will be spared much of the post- abdication bitterness and the grim battle which is still being waged between adherents to the king who was, and the Old Guard which has succeeded in restoring the court to its long maintained Victorian austerity. He will be accepted more for what he is than for what he has been, there will beless accentuation of the harrassments which he has not been able to escape despite the charitable off ices of American friends of the former Mrs. "Wallis Simpson. ...... ' '-\ America has been kinder to and more tolerant of the Duke of Windsor than has been England and parts of Europe/ Perhaps, for that reason he finds a new interest here and wants to know more about the currents of life in a democracy which is not so hide-bound to ..tradition* For him it will be a new voyage of discovery and for those who were stirred in this country by the gripping moments furnished by the injection of emotionalism into the affairs of the crown he will' be seen as he is rather than through the heavily inspired press of his own country. _ - -: — i — o - ' - — - - • Needed, — A Building Revival Too little stress has been laid on. the importance of a building revival in the United States since the country developed a. larger degree of economic courage. Building has been picking up in a limited sort of way but the need of dwellings emphasized by shorter working hours and the doubling of shifts has not been recognized to its fullest extent. If it has, there has been an extraordinary ineptitude in meeting a problem which is current throughout the country. • ' There is plenty of evidence, of it in Danville. People of substantial means have been doing most of the buildingr— people who deferred the new home during, the depression and' who felt secure in completing delayed plans -with the clearing horizon. Relatively little has been done here for the man of small means and there continues, to be a dearth of moderate, priced dwellings 'and medium priced apartments. , Nearly every large and small community where business is looking up suffers from the same complaint which is prevalent here. There is, in fact, throughout the United States a tremendous backlog of postponed building and reconditioning-. If the dearth of buildings was started on a scale comparable to the public need it would make a great contribution to national pros T perity. It would, in national terms put several million men to work, it would ease the tax burden, in the form of reduced relief expenses, it would mean the movement of billions in the form of wages moving into the hands of farmers, food processors and to manufacturers. It would bring some relief to the hard pressed .railways in the form of increased freights no less to the truck freight movement of building supplies. A broad building pro-. gramme probably reaches a wider diversification of products than anything else. The new dispensation is not temporary. The tendency towards the shorter; week is demanded with the Minister (to assistant)—More- wa- -ter, please! Ever notice that the fellow who Is always in a hurry is usually late? Oscar—What's the laziest fish In the world? Jerry—That's easy; oysters, because they are alw&ys in bed. Among the advantages of obeying the law is that one who does need fear no grand jury. Danville Mother—"But, darling, you are using the pen without any Ink. Small Daughter—Yes, mummy, this letter is very confidential. READ IT OB NOT— Needmore, Georgia, has one store, one church, and one house. At 40- a woman quits patting her self on the back and Begins patting herself under the chin. Wifey—Jeffrey, darling, do you know you talk In your sleep? Jeffrey—So you begrudge me even those few words, eh? -oo— • A. WIPE IS A CREATURE WHO CAN SPOT A BLOND HAIR ON YOUR COAT LAPEL 20 FEET AWAY, BUT CANT SEE ANY MISSING BUTTONS AT A DISTANCE OP FIVE FEET. Youth—If the' dean doesn't take back what he said to me this morning, I am going to leave college. Studen1^-What did he say? Youth—He told me to leave college. ' : An egotist is the easiest person In the world to entertain. All you have 'to do Is 'Just sit and listen. past, but things were moving fairly emoothly until recently, when a member of the union was allegedly, beaten Tip in a court room. This, say Governor Bailey's friends, Is a forerunner of .further trouble widen they: declare is being fomented to embarrass the governor's candidacy for the Senate. The plan, they. assert, is to force the governor to Interfere ia behalf of the .tenant farmers asd then charge that he is using his office to help "the reds." (Some of the leaders of the union are said to t/e communists). On the other hand, if the governor doesn't interfere, he is threatened with the loss of the agricultural, workers' •vote, which is. nothing to be'sneezed ever-increasing mechanization of life and industry. And so about all there is left for Governor Bailey to do is to pass the Jiot potato to Unsle Sam and ,1st Ws advocates, who managed to blast their Way into "bloody" Harlan County. Kentucky, take a hand in Arkansas. The Department of Justice had one taste of Arkansas temper before when, despite ac atrasphere of intense antagonism, its lawyers managed to obtain at least one important indict- social security funds. 'The change of the name of the old age payments was apparently made for psychological effect. "Insurance" is something a lot more specific to the man. In the street than "benefits." The wording of the law will be altered, if congress agrees, for the same reason. The purpose of the proposed legislation, which will be carefully drawn so as not to srouse any doubts as to its constitutionality, will be to link that part of the law which has to do -with the collections of money and that part which has to do with the passing out of the benefits. There would be no attempt to merge the two functions, which ars administered by separate departments; the act would simply be amended so that the passage in the law referring to one function would mention specifically the other. The idea would be to convince the public that the money ihat is being collected is going to be spent for benefits (excuse us—"iiwurance") and MURDER SUSPECT AMUCK IN JAIL Engages Officer in Hand-to- Hand Battle, Then Leaps From Fourth Floor LONOKE, Ark., Oct. 5.— (IP)— Duncan Pigue, negro accused of murder, was near death today from injuries received when he plunged from the fourth floor of the courthouse after move into Arkansas. First, there is ! about it before the general public, j a hand-to-hand battle with a deputy sheriff. The officer, Harry Neal. received mcnt. They convicted a town marshal nothing else. by proving he was holding Torkers in j Meanwhile, the first reaction to B technical state of slavery. I the change from "benefits" to "in- There are several reasons why the i surance" came from the insurance federal government doesn't like to j companies which seemed to learn move into Arkansas. First, there is \ about it before the general public. the strong local feeling against the ;AS might be expected, some of them from Washington to hear Senator Black's radio speech, noted with some surprise that the I*e mansion) overlooking the capital from Arlington, was illumnated. The pillared home is lighteU only on special occasions. Inquiry of the guard, however, revealed the fact that there was no intention to honor Mr. Black. It was the birthday of the wife of General Lee. Intrusion of "outsiders" in general; secondly, state rights is by no means an academic question here, and thirdly, of course, there is strong racial feeling. The present crop-control program o { oj the Department oi Agriculture may Very cautiously, and with no bally- | be taken out of its hands. That is. immediately resented this implied government competition with their i treatment at a Little Rock hospital business. {for bites about the face, arms and hands, several scalp wounds and a wrenched back. ( Pigue sustained a broken leg. broken ribs and probable internal in- This Would Beat Bonneville Dam Ceremony Nobody's got any business calling money "dough." Dough usually sticks to your fingers; money never does. Man says a mosquito can fly i* hours without settling. Then why doen't it? One of the most miserable men on earth is the fellow with quiet, old- fashioned tastes and a very modern wife. Inflated promises are usually followed by deflated performances. It may be love that makes the x world go around, but Europe was pretty dizzy to begin with. A hard day's .work and a good night's sleep makes a man available- for another hard day's work. The wise man never attempts to tell a woman's age by the candlepower of her birthday cake. If you are pleasant, you are mighty apt to be popular. . . . And the door will be waiting open for you wherever you go. Despite the fact that bread is going up; loafing seems to be- about as cheap and plentiful as ever. The barefoot boy with cheek of tan now has a grown-up sister with a. bare back and tan just about everywhere else. IT IS EXTBEMELY DIFFICULT TODAT TO TELL WHETHER THE AFFAIR IS A STRIKE OR A RIOT. Help a man out of trouble and he will not forget you when' he gets into trouble again. WOMEN USED TO PICK THE CHICKENS BUT NOW THEY PLUCK THEIR EYEBROWS. So They Say boo. the Social Security Board has ; ;f we can believe some unofficial. ; Juries. Physicians gave him slight j done away -.v-th "old age benefits" i long-distance weather prophets, who j hopes of survival. to.i insist on reading be.U-.?en thi lines oi I . The negro.is charged with slaying •a recent oJficlal wsather report on ; Night Marshal J...Robert Bennett fol- conditions in the mitt west. j lowing a post office robbery here a The soothsayers say that, it lore- j month ago. Neal said he was lured the old age bureau. Bat, according to : tells another big drought next crop j into Pigue's cell and attacked from those who are supposed to 'know what season. "A serious lack of moisture," i behind. gees on inside the rh'hor tight LUii the report states, exists In the mid- i Neal said. Pigue had arranged a group which make* u.a '"he S S. Board, weft—rainfall in the wheat belt Ifss ' than one-fourth to or.e-hilf of nor- ' m»l. i and created ''old ace insurance take its plac.e. This change in nomeclature involves no cM;ige in the 'uncUon of it is an important sV'p—the first in'a .carefully guarded provram wn'cli may Include, an effort to '-irccnd the Social Security Act. \viiM. is Dae!: of V ;IP slritepy is. the %crv privau'ly cxpvc ,so;i ir.ir of sn- fKiiKKp criiif.tfm. Of if not that, the grcv.vjr.c concern - in She minfis of the puclic KA to thf a'c'miniiiration o/ blanket dummy o:. his bunk and when the officer entered the cell, the negro leaped on him, attempting to If dame nature does step in, It will j wrest away his keys. The two fought out of the cell, through the Jail and onto a fourth- e a large load off the minds of folks who worry about surpluses. And it win JHVC Secretary Wallaces ever- ' floor veranda. Here. Neal said, he normal granary just shout what it ' picked Pigue vip bodily and hurled needs for success. him to the ground. The negro said Virginians returning homeward ;he jumped from the veranda. From what I observed in China, I believe this war will last as long as there is a man in China to bear arms. —William Benton. vice president of the University of Chicago, returning from the Orient. She Is the apple of my eye. If anything should happen to her I guess I'd die. —Wallace Beery, movie actor. whose adopted daughter was threatened by kidnapers. It was too perfect. We were so polite and considerate that we got on each other's nerves. —Eleanor Bailey, movie chorus girl. explaining plan for a divorce from Director Eddie Foy. We play for k^ecps and if you git beat don't squawk. We won't have much time for squawkers. —George Kame of Almond, N. Y., commenting on the horu: trading convention at his fnrm. CHAPTER XVII "C'mon, baby! One more li'l drink with papa!" " T6m Corbett swayed as he hung over Cilly. Would he never let her go? She'd,been there half an hour, and one by-one the lights across the street were going out. If she stayed- much longer, there would be nothing to see from the roof. Across the room, Mrs. Corbett was 1 beginning to nod "in her chair. Her words, as she babbled on, were thick, and every few minutes They trailed off-to a vague nothingness... •' • "No, no more, really!" Cilly insisted. She still sipped the first drink he had made for her. . She stood up abruptly. She'd made a mistake coming here, all' right; but she didn't have to stay. One didn't compromise with drunks. Quickly she walked to the door. Quickly, but not quite fast enough. Sensing her action, Corbett was there first, arms outstretched, blocking the way. "Sol You wanna run out on me, eh?" He enfolded her in his enormous arms. "Oh, no you don't." Cilly struggled to free herself. "Mr.- Corbett!" she shouted. Back in the living t room, his wife opened half an eye. "Whazzat, deary?" she Inquired sleepily. "Whaju say?" Mr. Corbett let Cilly go. "'Scuse me," he pleaded. " 'Scuse me. But doa't try to go yet. It's early! Lemme fix that drink." ^ * * * Thoroughly annoyed now, Cilly went back to the .living room. Here was a nice predicament, she thought. Whatever possessed her to "ring the Corbetts' doorbell? She might have waited downstars until someone from the apartment came along, and then explain that'she'd forgotten her key. She sat down beside Mrs. Corbett. The woman was not going to sleep, not if she could help it. "Mrs. Corbett," she said, "I wanted to ask you something about Sunday night ..." "Sun-nay night? Oh, my Gawd!" She straightened, shuddered. "Don 1 remin' me. Sunday night. Tom was but, west. Tom's always out west. Travelin' man, tha's my Tom." She giggled foolishly now. "Travelin' man. Tom, 'tell her 'bout that time . . . that time out west . . . tell her, Tom . . . that time you—" "Shut up! Keep your mouth still!" Tom, standing in the kitchen door-; way, looked menacingly at his wife! Mrs. Corbett waved her arms in a pathetically dramatic expression of submission. "O. K." she grinned fatuously, but with condescension, "if you won't tell her, I will. I'll tell about that time you were out west—way, way out west. In ... in ... where was it, darltn'? Where was you that tune ..." In three quick strides her husband was at her side. "Shut tip, I told you&" he shouted. "Shut'up! You talk too much. Why don'cha go to bed? Go to bed!" "No! I'm gonna tell ..." Cilly jumped to her fe^t. In another second, she could see, Corbett might strike his wife. She wanted to escape and now. "Mr. Corbett," she said with determination, "I'm going home, and if you try to stop me, I'm going to screech until every policeman in Brooklyn gets here. And there have been altogether too many policmcn around here lately.." The man's mouth dropped in sulky displeasure. He slumped into a chair, waved his drink in the air. "Gwan home," he said gruffly. "Who asked you over anyway? Gwan home. Who cares?" • • * Cilly breathed a deep sigh of relief as she closed the Corbett door behind her. What people! And what a curious contradiction Mrs. Corbett was—a mild, nervous little woman one day; coarsely tlnmk the next. She wondered what the story was that the woman had tried to tell hrr—the'story of Mr. Corbet t's experience out wc.st 'Vftif, way out *t> west." And why was he so intensely set on not having it told? She unlatched the' door to the roof and stepped out. Slowly she closed it behind her, careful lest it slam. She took a-deep breath, before she stepped forward- toward the edga. It was dark as pitch; there were no stars in the sky, and no lights from .ships, in. the. bay. , Just two nights before, Amy had stepped forward like this, gay and confident; but it was eternal darkness into which Amy had stepped. Cilly trembled inv.-a.dly; her feet refused to moye.^ She;,swallowed.hard, -then she forced herself" forward, step by' step. Suddeiily, as she stood beside the three-foot wall inclosing the roof, she wondered just what she expected to discover. "Now that she was here, the whole trfp seemd utter folly. Nevertheless, she brought forth the opera glasses and adjusted them to her vision. First, she focused them upon the empty apartment 5-B. This was where she really hoped to find, something. A flash of light, perhaps, or the flicker of a candle . , . anything to indicate that someoae might be using the apartment as * hideout. But there was nothing. The windows of both empty af>artments— 5-B and 3-B—loomed black and vacant. Down she looked into the living room of 2-B. Mr. and Mrs. Smith sat at opposite ends of the diyan, Mr. Smith reading a magazine, Mrs. SmithTEnitting. Next door, Mrs. Elliot's apartment was dark. The light from, a street almp showed nothing unusual here. Mrs. Elliot was still in Connecticut, visiting her daughter. Above, in 3-A, there were no lights. That was the Carruthers' apartment; they were in Bermuda. '* -* * In 4-A, Cilly saw the Downeys, mother and daughter, getting ready for bed. Trusting souls, they did not draw the shades. They appeared to be arguing, but what mother nnd daughter do not argue? No murder clews in that homely scene. Cilly shifted the glasses to the apartment above, the Hunters'. Here was another intimate bedroom scene, with the shades up. Did nobody pull down the bedroom shades any more? Perhaps it was only necessary for those like her, Cilly thought, -who lived on the first floor. Honest people did not consider the fact that prying neighbors might peer into their lives through opera glasses. There were twin beds in the Hunter boudoir. Mrs. Hunter turned down one, then she disappeared into the hallway. Mr. Hunter sat dreamily oa the foot of his bed, running his fingers through his hair. Soon his wife returned, placed a thermos jug on- the night table between the beds and kissed him goodnight. She climbed into her own -bed. Then Mr. Hunter rose, walked over to the hall and disapperaefl Cilly stared in wonderment. Mr. Hunter, paralyzed from the waist down, was walking about his own bedroom! Eagerly she watched for him to return. In a moment he was back, walknig erect and firm. He crossed the room to a "-bureau, picked up an alarm clock and wound it. Then once more, he walked over vo the doorway and switched off the light. Cilly saw no more. (To Be Continued) McKENNEY ON BRIDGE BT WILLIAM E. McKENNEY (Secretary. American Bridge League; •...' • • * * South's six spade contract looked very safe, when West opened a heart and the- dummy was spread on the table. Apparently it depended upon a three-two break in the diamond stilt Many bridge players would at once assume that East would have three diamonds, and West two, or vice versa and would believe that the contract could'not be mads if the diamonds were divided 4-1 or 5-0. Actualy, with East and West each holding two trumps and with any lead Contract Problem (Solution in next issue) South is playing the contract at three no trump. East and West win the first two diamond tricks, South wins the third with the ace. South now leads hearts twice toward dummy's honors, but West refuses to win. South now can count eight tricks, but must compel one of his opponents to give him the ninth trick. How does he accomplish this? A Q 10 4 VKQ105 4983 The Voice Of Broadway A J732 VA832 4Q2 *1087 4K65 ¥ J97 4KJ106 Kubber—None vul. Opener—4 Q- except diamonds, the hand is safe against any adverse diamond holding, as South proceeded to prove. West, naturally, opened the heart king, and the trick was won in dummy with the ace. Now a low heart was returned and ruffed by the declarer. This was the first step in guarding against adverse diamond distribution. A low trump was led and the king in dummy won. Another heart return was ruffed by the declarer. Again a trump trick was won in dummy, on. ^ STEPPIV Ol-T CHICAGO, m—Mattle B.. and Myrtle B. Snyder, 75-year-old twins, took a fling at night life on their birthday anniversary after Mattle decided she'd like to see a fan dance. They visited several night clubs. The twins, said their mottor was "Live and you won't grow, old." o SONS' WINS—FATHER. LOSES LINCOLN, Neb., (/P)—Charles E. Brock was intent upon watching.his boy Charley play a great game at center for Nebrnska in Its football triumph over Mlnp.rsota. After t.ho gnmn, Brock told police, he .discovered pickpockets had robbed him of $90. ,'f A52 VKQJ10 $1083 4 A J 109 7 6 ¥5 4 AK63 4.AK Duplicate^—E. & W. vul. South West North East 1 A Pass 2 4 Pass 4 ^ Pass 5 ^ Pass 6 4> Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V K. 5 which both opponents f- "~wed, and trumps were cleared. Now dummy's last hear -vas ruffed, and the ace and king o( clubs cashed. Then the ace of diamonds led, and then a low diamond as one trick must be last in any event. West played the Jack and East discarded. Now the careful strip and end play was rewarded, as West must return another diamond or Rive the declarer a ruff and discard. Either play would plve the declarer his contract. (Copyright, 1937, NBA Service. Inc.) DOWN MBMORT LANE WITH O8CA* Or TUB WAL0OBF (O*c«r of the Waldorf, InteraaUoa- lly famed chtf and host. h*» probably arranged more Important dinner* and ba,nquete for world-ftmwl personages than any living man. la his reminiscence* here, glamorous figures of the past 40 years parade by). I. remember now ... as if it were only yesterday ... that foggy morn- ng so long ago when I stood on a. ship's deck, a boy of seventeen, and strained my eyes to see the dim outline of ;hat country to which I was coming, eager, hopeful . . . where a boy might •ind his fortune and his happiness . • where all men were equal. That was 'Ifty-five years ago. Ellis Island . • • entrance to Amer- ca . - • how my heart beat as I »aw Americans, natives of this country I oved at once. I wanted to toe one of them - . . the very first day here. The dampness of the sea was still in my iair . . . I applied, within the hour of my arrival, for my first citizenship papers. Already I was an American. Got Job In Three Hours. I went to the Brunswick first . ... no jobs there - .' • and then to the old Hoffman House at 26th street and Broadway. . . Three hours after I had arrived in this country 1 had my first |ob. It was five o'clock in the afternoon. For six months I worked at the Hoffman House as a busboy and then I was promoted to the position of floor wait- >r . . - And then came the day that I saw for the first time the girl who was to be my wife, who with me will celebrate our Golden Wedding day . . I remember how I said to myself, seeing her so full of life and spirit - .... "some day she will be my wife." We were twenty-one years old when we were married on September 18,1887 . before us life stretched endless and happy . . - and it has been nappy. Next Stop at Delmcmico's. From the Hoffman House I went to Delmonlco's, New York's most famous restaurant of that day ... I Ranted to see how that famous restaurant was run ... I wanted to learn . . . and it was there that I began to know how simple are the great people of the world . . . • It was a walk I took down Fifth avenue with my father that brought me to the most important milestone of my career . . •. we were going to church ... it was a sunny day - • we came to the comer of Fifth avenue and 33rd street . . . ground was being broken for a building ... my father stopped and said to me: "What are they doing here, Oscar?" "Going to build a hotel," I answered. "A hbtel? Perhaps e. good place for you, my son." • I remember the day I met George C. Boldt, the man who was to be the greatest influence in my life- A short, bearded man, with the energy of a dynamo. I came to the Waldorf—even before it wa« completed 1 " FortyJour years ago . . . tn exciting morning ... I stood at the door* to greet the man who had built the hotel . . . William Waldorf Astor . . ^ not once had he set foot in the building while it was 'being constructed . only after everything was ready did he visit the hotel. We walked in together . through Peacock Alley, the promenade destined for immortality, because of the great men and women who were to walk its marble floor ... Astor's head was bowed in what surely was humbleness before the magnificence of the edifice he had built. Opening of First TFaldorf Events came thick and fast from now on . . . memory piles on memory ... opening night at the first Waldorf, on March 13th, 1893 . . . rain drenching the city and the carriages coming down Fifth avenue in an unending line . - - crowds outside waiting for glimpses of celebrities • - • Mrs. James Harriman, magnificent in black satin and tulle with ropes of turquoise; Mrs. William Jay, Mrs. Charles Oelrichs, Mrs. Gouveneur Morris, Mrs. Reginald de Koven, Mrs. Chauncey M, Depew with her husband, diplomat and bon vivant. raconteur and famous after-dinner speaker; Mrs. Bayard Cutting, Mrs. James S. Frick, Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. Excitement in the air ... the brilliance of jewel* ... of conversation . music and flowers, and everywhere enthusiastic approval . of the Waldorf . . .a glorious night. I remember early the next morning, when the last guest had gone, and we at the Waldorf knew that all our dreams bad come true, I went home to my wife and woke here and sat with her until dawn . . . talking . . - talking. How well I remember the day that J. Plerpont Morgan, the elder, said to me: "Oscar, I want you ta take care of my meals while I'm here" ... I remember Sir Thomas Upton saying to me: "Oscar, no one has ever taken such good care of me as you." In endless parade they pass before me—the great of the world who came to the Waldorf—who called, me "Iriend" ... History was made in the old Waldorf. I remember the very room in. which the plans for the Panama Canal were first made, and Phillipe Bunau-Varllla, the famous French engineer, to whom the building of the Panama Canal was the shining goal of his life. I saw Bunau-Varilla in the'Palm Room, din- Ing with Mark Hanna, the most politically powerful man in the United States at that time, Bunau-Vartlla, arguing for the Panama Canal cause, Mark Hanna telling him that it was difficult to change popular opinion, then in favor of a Nlcaraguan route. I remember the day that Bunau-Varilla convinced Mark Hanna that his plan was the better . .- .' the day the Panama Canal was assured ... Presidents and Princes. Presidents and princes came to the Waldorf. I remember the genial Tafs and his preference for baked apples for dessert . . . William Mcklnley. even before he became president, and the frequent times he came to dine at the Waldorf . . . Teddy Roosevelt, Wilson, Tlardtng. Coolidge, all men with simple tastes in food . . . • It wa« a great occasion, the visit of t.hft Kins and Queen of the Belgians to Amerlra. 1 remember how palntert {Continued on Back l'U£C) -\

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