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Page Four THE PALM BEACH POST Friday Morning, May 2, v The Palm Beach Post Published Dtily ,na Swidiy br The Port PnblliMni Co, Post Bn!lding. Wert Palm Beach, Florida D. H. Conklln Editor and Pnbliiher. w. A. Payne. General Manager Entered aa nail of the teeond daat at the poitoftice In Wm Beach, Florida. January 18. 1818. under the Act of March S. 1878. SOMBER Of THE A8SOCIAXXD MISS The Aiaociited Preia la exclusively entitled to the oe for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited U this paper; also the local news published therein. All rights of republication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. BOIB NATIONAL nEPKESENTATlVE The Beckwith Special Agency, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit. St. Louis, Kansaa City, Atlanta, Philadelphia, San Francisco. 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FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1980 PUBLIC EXPENDITURES MAKE TAX PROBLEMS There are good reasons for believing that many people who are studying the tax problem, and who are seeking ways and means for reducing taxes, are not giving aa much of serious thought and study aa they should to public expenses, which are what make tax problems. As previously has been said in these columns, taxes and public expenses are inseparable, that when public expenses are excessively high taxes, as a consequence, are the same, and that there can be no relief from the tax burden unless governmental expenses are brought within reasonable bounds. The statement just repeated is amply confirmed by facts that exist, in other states as well as in Florida, for practically all other states have tax problems, as well as this state has, these problems being more serious in some states than in others. Take the nearby state of North Carolina, for instance. Commissioner of Revenue A. J. Maxwell of that state, in a recent article written by him for and published by the United States Daily, on Depletion of Property Values By Tax Absorption, says that we are learning a great many things by experience, that "We are learning that there is a limitation to the proportion of the total of earnings of our people that will be given up for taxes under any scheme of 'plucking the goose' that ingenuity may be able to set up;" that "Certainly we are learning that there is a limitation upon the amount of revenue that any given class of property will stand for, and that this limitation relates itself to the earnings of the property and to the advantages it receives from governmental policies," and that with equal certainty "we are learning that tax policy, like that of business and industry, must adjust to changing conditions. Any business that does not with a weather eye keep itself in adjustment with changing conditions will soon run into failure, and ta:: policies have no exemption from this rule." Commissioner Maxwell is not stating mere theories; he is stating facts, such as he finds in his own state, and such as are to be found in other states. In his own state, Mr. Maxwell says, "the total tax burden has in ten years increased from $23,500,-000 to $09,000,000," and that in North Carolina "We are beginning to learn that it (the tax burden) has passed the peak of reasonableness as applied to real estate, as evidenced by an unprecedented volume of foreclosures and tax sales." The same, he says, is true as applied to property in active use as well as with reference to cut-over forest lands, for instance. Further along in his article, Commissioner Maxwell says: It is quite generally recognized now that public expenses have been Increased at an extravagant rate in the last decade in nearly all American states, or stated differently, that we have overestimated our ability to bear tax burdens. I know this is true with respect to North Carolina. Our public expenses multiplied four times In , eight years. The total tax burden In my state last year was greater than the value of our cotton crop, was greater than the value of our tobacco crop, and was equal to nearly nine-tenths of the total net earnings of all organized business conducted in corporate form. The total tax burden in the state was $99,000,-000, and the total net earnings in the state of all corporations, foreign and domestic railroads, public seivice, business and industries was $150,-000,000. Following this, and as indicating what is necessary to be done, in North Carolina, and also in other states, Commissioner Maxwell says: This trend must be dealt with and arrested, or it will absorb property values as well as income. There must be at least a partial recasting of the total volume of public expenses, and then future increases in public expenses must mesh in with the trend of earnings of income. We are entitled to have some other objective in this life than that of supporting agencies of public service. This, then, Is something that demands serious and jractlcal consideration-reduction of public expenses, without which there can be no actual and positive relief from the burden of taxes, no matter what may be done by way of seeking to provide improved taxation methods. Merely shifting the tax burden will not bring relief to taxpayers. Nor will relief be brought unless there is reduction of public expenses, along with reforms in taxation methods. Florida Times-Union. THE END OF THE BIG CITY The industrial revolution caused by the steam engine produced the b'ig city, and has operated ever since to make the big city grow bigger and bigger, without a letup. Now a new industrial revolution is in the offing, with gas and electricity as its mainstay; and it Is going to undo the work of the first revolution and disperse the big city all over the landscape again. This, at any rate, is the theory suggested by Dr. Gus Dyer, professor of political economy at Vander-bilt University, as outlined by him in a speech before the Executives' Club of Chicago recently. The last 20 years, says Dr. Dyer, have seen a mi-racl wrought in America by the new application of gai and electricity to industry. "It has destroyed isolation," he says. "It has brought all America out on the great highways of life. It Is taking everything worth seeing and hearing from the cities and carrying It to remote sections. It is destroying the reasons why people should go to the cities to live. "Industries are going back to the country and the small town. The cities have the greatest fight they ever had if they are to hold their places under the new order. The small place has advantages for Industry that the city can hardly meet. The cities have got to make a readjustment, recognize a new force." As a prophet, Dr. Dyer may be less infallible. His prophecy is Interesting, just the same. We have been calmly assuming that the present drift of population toward the cities is going to continue indefinitely; what an upset is in prospect if this flow is presently to be reversed! His thesis does not sound unreasonable, either. A visit to any one of the half dozen largest cities in this land is about enough to convince any unprejudiced observer that a great city, in many ways, is not a very good place to live. Year by year the congestion grows more unbearable, the noise and dirt grow more oppressive, the time that must be spent in the mere process of getting to and from work lengthens and lengthens. New York is already giving indications that it is just a trifle too big for any earthly use. Chicago is beginning to display the same symptoms. And some other cities are not far behind. After all, why not? Deification of the big city has gone just a little bit too far. The genuine advantages that come from living In a smaller place tend to get overlooked. If Dr. Dyer is right, and a wholesale splitting up of our cities Is in prospect, some enormous, surprising changes are due. New York Day By Day New York, May 1. Thoughts while strolling: What became of cistern cleaners? Sherry candy on sale at Child's. Talbot Mundy, the author and an authority on East Indian mystics. The window candy puller on Sixth avenue who sings arias from "Tosca." Adelaide Hall, reputed successor of Florence Mills. Walter P. Chrysler, an Ellis, Kans., boy, who made good in the city. An expressman calls himself a "tructor." Jack Baragwanath, Neysa McMein's husband. The newer drug stores are restoring the red and green window bottles. Sign: "Obesity Obliterated." Earl Benham, the tailor. Seven midgets squirm out of a taxi in front of a theater. William Anthony McGuire, the playwright. Those well-dressed people who salvage discarded newspapers out of rubbage cans. Glance about furtivelyand hurry on. Long-faced men with luminous eyes who sell atheistic tracts. Always a sale at luggage shops. An electrically lighted flag over a cafe with a German name. You can usually tell a cowpuncher by his small feet. He rarely walks, save when he comes to the city. The imperiously beautiful saleswomen in high-priced candy stores. Wilton Lackeye looks like a tired blood hound. A drunk pushing a wheelbarrow and talking to himself. Idlers who spend their time watching the unloading of ships, Whiffs of oil, rope, pepper and fish. Water fornt boarding houses with squawking parrots. And big-hipped women with hair coiled in topknots lounging in doorways. Husky stevedores in undershirts with tattoed arms and rolling gaits. Chinese cooks with flip-flapping sandals and mewing talk. Tankera freighted to the gunwales. Dingy lunch stands clouded with crinkly-blue tobacco smoke. Tugs nosing a liner into dock. And tooting away merrily. The honking rush of taxis to the pier. Strained faces peering through steerage portholes. A captain in a cape coat on the bridge. The whirr of winches. Fluttering handkerchiefs and medley of cries. The gangplank lowers, And another ship is in. DINNER BELLS WOULD SAVE CITY, SAYS LUKE 1 Ql' ARTKKMANTEK I t KE M Shown. Busily Kngaiced in Studying the j Political Problems of Bright K.vps, Ha. i Tailors, in calling measurements to their assistants, often cry: "B. L." It means the bird being measured has bow legs. And never mind how I found out. Horse-drawn carriages making their last stand about the Plaza are dwindling. Only about a half dozen are left, the rest having driven on into the endless night. The venerable cabbies sit hopefully awaiting fares amid the incessant cry of "Taxi" all about them. One tells me he is rarely able to realize more than $2 a day profit, and his comrades fare as badly. Add Metropolitan mysteries: In a block on East Fifty-eighth street an elderly man with a white goatee sits at a street window before a small blackboard. He remains almost motionless, peering at the fctreet save at intervals when he chalks up something on the board. We hope it isn t a dirty word. By QUARTERMASTER LUKE WALKER . Aitle-de-l'olitirs to Col. Tuggle O. Bottn And Former Chief of Police, Vice-Mayor, Tax Collector, and Town Attorney. of Bright Eyes, lia. V (Town Slognu: 2,000 Population by 1930.) . Wei, here I am. pinch-hitting. Col. Tuggle O. Botts, wnose amazingly lucid and penetrating articles concerning city affairs have been published recently in this paper, has started on a flying trip to Georgia and he left me here to carry on his noble work, which, I must sav. I feci that I am fully equipped to do in a way tnat wouia surprise even the old Colonel himself and maybe some other folks. As Col. Botts' secretary, he told me the reason for his trip back to ueorgia. He is going back for the goats. You remember the goats that will supplant the city's garbage collection department and save maybe $17,000 or $39,000 over a certain period of time. Also, the good colonel will take a snort vacation. Having successfully Installed his candidate for city manager in office and making sure that the city will be run according to the best means outlined in "Col. Botts' On Operation of a City" ($2.50 at all drugstores in large and small packages), he feels that he is entitled to a rest. So, taking the first Thursday half-holiday to go over the polictical situation, I am now handling the reins until Col Botts return. The first thing I discovered that should be immediately changed . is this system of sounding the fire siren to mark the beginning of the Thursday closings. That isn't the way we did it In Bright Eyes, Ga. We closed up the town there every day at noon and didn't do another thing until 10 o clock the next morning. And, by the way, if they would use that system here, and pay city employes for the number of hours they worked, it would save a lot of the taxpayers' money. But anyway, I was going to tell you how we signalled the noon closings. We didn't use the siren, because, in the first place, it was broken, and in the second place we didn't have any. The' way we did it was to ring dinner bells. And believe me, everything closed up right now when the dinner bell was heard. A good loud dinner bell has been the salvation of many a town. It is one of the essential needs of West Palm Beach. DAILY RECORD CIRCUIT COURT May 1, 1930 Mrs. Geo. W. Fuquay, joined by her husband and next friend, Geo. W. Fuquay, vs C. I. Hollingsworth, order of dismissal; Winters, Foskett & Wilcox. Cohen Bros., Mfg. Co., Inc., vs R. C. Ketcham, order of dismissal; Winters, Foskett & Wilcox. Graybar Electric Co., Inc., vs Miz-ner Development Corporation, order of dismissal; Winters, Foskett & Wilcox. Harry A. Wansker vs Harriet W. Cory and Charles B. Cory, jr., be. to foreclose tax deed and lion for taxes; G. W. Fleenor, Lake Worth. The Acme Mills, Inc., vs H. C. Daniels, fj. $2,644.05; Blackwell, Donnell & Moore. O. J. Myers vs L. J. Mitchell, fj. $100 with 8 per cent interest from October 20, 1927and costs; Black-well, Donnell & Moore. H. A. Weatherby vs Palm Beach Bank & Trust Company and Orel J. Myers, as receiver, tj. on demurrer and dismissing cause; Blackwell, Donnell & Moore. Hulda M. Stephens vs Thaddeus A. Stephens, be. div.; Joanna Ver-milye. Alfred J. McKeown vs Henry Williams, et al,, be. fm,; Frank J. McKeown. The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table! 1 Three Incumbents Enter Race For Re-Election To Offices Three incumbents entered the race for re-election, subject to the democratic primary on June 3, by qualifying Thursday before Circuit Clerk F. E. Fenno. State's Attorney L. R. Baker, County Solicitor W. E. Roebuck and Criminal Court Judge A. G. Hartridge formally entered the race for re-election by qualifying. Mr. Baker, member of the law "firm of Baker & White, is opposed by Edwin Ostcen, local attorney, while the other candidates to date remain unopposed. While none of the incumbents announced for re-election before qualifying, it had been eenerallv understood all of them would seek to retain their offices. County Solicitor Roebuck and Judge Hartridge have held their position since the criminal court of record for Palm Beach county was created by the 1925 legislature, WOODITE NAMES NEW OFFICERS 7 A 1 Remember, J h V I WC M Then on Avenue A there is a block where a shawled woman appears shortly before midnight. She places a candle on a fire plug, lights it, crosses herself, blows out the flame and goes away. The Rlalto has about six ultra theatrical openings a season. A new play with Mrs. Fiske, Fred Stone, Otis Skinner or a Ziegfeld musical show are among those to attract the exclusive. And there is that exciting theatrical moment when Paul Ash lifts up his hair and ten girls come out. A financial writer says Wall Street often suffers because "the public will not come in" thereby talking like theatrical producer. "I saw you," writes R. D. F., "walk through Reuben's twice without sitting down. Is that the way you pick up gossip?" Gossip and an occasional overcoat. Copyright, 930, McNaught Syndicate, Inc.) Your Children By OLIVE ROBERTS BARTON The human mind has become voracious, and, greedy to learn. It is demonstrated everywhere not only in schools but in music halls, art galleries, and lecture halls. Facts, facts, and more facts are what we are after. Facts about art, facts about things, facts about life! The public is out to learn. It wants to know everything from the way a steel ingot is turned out to why Amos and Andy are so popular. Candidly, there is a regular Renaissance of learning. It is in the air. Everybody's doing it. Stuffing the old reservoir in the head with all it can hold and, according to a scientific edict, there is always room for more. The brain never gets too full, never gets over-crowded, or too tired, or too satisfied. The body tires, the blood to the brain may not be so good, the heart may fag at its work; complexes or emotions may put up a battle against it, but Old Man Brain just keeps rollin' along. I wonder how many people, by the way, know this: We talk of "brain fag" so glibly when there is no such thing. Physical fag, emotional fag, or nerve fag yes. But brain cells are one of God's miracles. They do not tire. But there is a sad, sad story to this prologue. Through bad training, inertia, and pure rust the brain has a bad habit, that, after it gets in its ways, is hard to break. It forgets! Not because it has to learn too much, but because it hasn't been, trained to remember. At six it is as plastic as putty, figuratively speaking. Impressions act like prints on wet concrete. From then on until twenty-five it is soft and pliable, and memory is in its heyday, We seldom forget things we do or learn before that time. Then what happens? It begins to stiffen, so to speak, Bomewhat for biological reasons, but about 90 per cent from disuse. We develop sloppy, disorganized, undisciplined habits of thinking and then resent it when the old white and gray matter on top lies down on us and goes to sleep. It-is observation observation of every little detail surrounding an object or related to a fact. If children observe carefully and associate other thing3 with the point in mind there is a fine habit cultivated here that will take deep root and bloom and bear fruit all life long. Teach them to look at a tree, or a clock, or a house, not as a single object but as related to a group. We call that relativity. It can be applied to lessons; history, for instance, should be taught not as an isolated story of a certain country but concurrently with the history of other countries. Contemporary history draws the whole picture. It tells the child why such a thing happened. Association! Yes, I believe these two things, both observation and association, are greatly neglected. New officers of Woodite. Tnc. local manufacturers of imitation wood, were announced last night. &aie or tne ivnzner interest in Woodite recently was announced by Mizner Industries, Inc. The new reorganized company has elected John Shepard, jr., as president; Hugo G. Wagner and Harry C. Woodiuff, vice presidents and Jerome D. Gedney, secretary and treasurer. The board of directors includes the officers and Joseph H. Emery of New York. All new stock to be sold has been subscribed, officers of the firm announced, saying that the company has decided to double its capital and extend the business to northern cities. Reo Wagner is manager of the factory. Contracts for work in Philadelphia and New York were announced aUo. PATOU BAG One of the new Patou bags is made of black silk polka dotted in rose opaline. It is round, with silk covered fastening and is lined with black, piped in pink. CHILD HEALTH DAY IS OBSERVED HERE; PRIZES ARE GIVEN HALF HOLIDAY IS OBSERVED Ninety-two pupils in West Palm Beach city schools received the blue ribbon certificate for health at the exercises held Thursday afternoon in observance of National Child Health Day. Presentation of the awards came at the close of the program, held at the high school auditorium, under the auspices of the May Day committee, headed by the Rev. C. W. Pusey. Of the nearly 100 children receiving blue ribbons, only two were rated perfect on the basis of 120 points. Mary Martha Holman, Morthhoro, and Marjorie Lentz, Southboro, were rated 120 points, with Kathryn Jordahn of the Central Primary, 119.5. Following are the awards as announced by Dr. W. E. Van Landing-ham, city health officer: Northboro Mary Martha Holman, Helen Huff, Alvah Reed, Thomas Suther, Ruby Alfson, Evelyn Calloway, Nelva Connel, Ikla Jandon, F. Jane Moore, Winifred Calloway, John Viana, Charles Crosley, Henry Gold, Glen Ellis, Lloyd Peters, Mary Hamilton, Billy Herpel, Freddy Holling, Alton Green, Eugene Lokey, Frances Irene Johnston, Samuel Bussey, Henry Herpel, Doris Gross, Barbara " Gattron, Martha Childress, Patsy Cormack, Bobby Toste, New-ville Marshall, Flora Meyers, Donald Spencer. Palmetto Florence Mitchell, Mary Anne Rackstraw, Larry Rackstraw, Billy Piatt, Mary Jane Blosch, Alfred Hume, Elizabeth Waddell, Howard Rickman, Norman Scholt-terer, Richard Hcsling, Francis Gilchrist, Jane Pridham, Frances Bates. Southboro Blaney Hlmes, Serino Merrill, Marjorie Lentz, Edith Alley, Semone Gagnon, Lillian Gagnon, Lynn E. Bussey, Vivian Holder, Fitzhugh White, Ruth Ramsdell. Southboro Junior High Francis Fisher, Howard W. Selby, jr., Mat-tie Durrance, Junior Beery, Thelma Hatlowav, James Pearce, Charlotte Clark, Eleanor Stamp; Gerry Louns-bury, George J. Martin, Cecelia Abdo, Margaret Beachamp, Mary Ann Hart, Robert Merrill, Ray Sparks. Central Primary Katherine Ogle, Neva Chillingworth, Crosby Crosby, Mary Chalker, Frank Lucius, Frank Wideman, Betty Pusey, Lucille Knapp, Perry Ackerman, Ellen Foreman, Franklin Jones, Philip Ettenheim, Alice Ettenheim, Wyc-koff Myers, Margaret Chalker. Central Grammar Midell Moore, Charles Travis, Jack Mann, Yvonne McKelleps, Rena Donnell, Kath Gordon. Dorothy Shackleford, Rob ert Watson, Nell D. Mcintosh, Ruth Bartlette, Kathryn Jordahn. These awards were made to children without, physical defects, or in whom c: ' ' hjd been corrected. The shrill blast of the fire siren at noon Thursday sounded the cur. few for work for a large percentage of the city's working population. Store employees, and in seme cases office workers, celebrated the first Thursday half-holiday of the summer season, which will extend weekly through September. Clematis street relapsed into a good imitation of the deserted villas?, and parking space could be had for the asking along the main thoroughfares. The baseball field and the be;.ch are reported to have attracted the large percentage the emancipated workers. City hall and court house will continue the practice of closing at noon on Saturday. ,' REVIVAL MEET IS SET TONIGHT POllCE COURT Leo Latimer, negro, petit larceny of dress from Herman's, Inc., $50 bond forfeited. P. T. Benton, reckless driving, causing accident at Datura street and Poinsettia avenue, $2.50. Frank C. Grimes, reckless driving, causing accident at Datura street and Poinsettia avenue, discharged. COUNTY COURT Ruth Bowden Gill, by her next friend, Mary A. Bowden, vs. New York Life Insurance Company, civil action, damj. $199, verdict for plaintiff for full amount; Edwin T. j Osteen; Doggett, Christie & Dog-gett. Bel Air Corporation vs. Martha j Watson, removal of tenant, verdict far defendant; J. B. Ohlhaber; J. W. Salisbury. E. M. Garner, et al., vs. Wardy Abdul, civil action, dams., $150, verdict for plaintiff for full n mount; J. W. Salisbury; O. S. Miller. CASES TODAY Daniel D. Bennett vs. Ruth Bowden Gill, replevin, dams. $499; Houser & Wood; Winters, Foskett & Wilcox. S. F. Baker, a sole owner, etc., as East Coast Engineering Company, vs". H. L. Bradley, doing business at White House Grocery, replevin, dams. $400; Joe Hartfield; W. H. Mizell. HAS THIRD TEETH Salina, Kan. Michael Gray need not worry about his teeth. When he loses one set, he proceeds to j grow another. He recently cele- i brated his ninety-third birthday by showing 15 new teeth which had appeared in his gums the previous month. They constitute his third set of molars. THE HUSBAND HUNTER Copyright, 1930, by NtiA Inc. By RUTH DEWEY GROVES NCEL i lontsi 5 Maa West was in vaudeville doing an acrobatic act. Part of her routine was to lift men weighing 150 pounds. That was before she became a fa-mous'Stage star and night club operator in New York. 111 K' , BEGIN HF.ltr: TODAY NATALIE CO.NVEH8E trlei to ooiwiiiit hfr jealousy over her hlinluinil, ALAN. Hut when he re fi'ivfn ii inll ta the himie uf A11IM; I.AMO.Vr. ii uuiHilnr night club hostess, she ilciuiinila thnt be retime to to. He leaven, ol (it etiilnluint; """ Hrriitidtnu Is the willow of a vvnr huddi wui luiil saved his life. The netress Kiirprlsrs Alan by ayiiiir thnt her doetor has Klven her only u short time to live nnd requesting him to take care ot her son, ItOUHV. He promises mid tries to tell Natalie but her re-liuffs silence him. He eonlliles in his secretary, l'HII.LlPA WKST. who has been watting tor this op-liortunily to further her own schemes. When Knlnlle comes to the onice, l'hllllim tnnniives to tell her nbout helilnK Alan ulek out toys for "darling lloliliy" anil shows n letter from Nernudliie in which Alan's visits to Hobby nre mentioned. Nntnlle leaves In n rnne without cvuliiiiilns mid Alan follows, honlnir for n rcconellliitlon, hut her accusations drive him back to the oHice. He finds I'hlllipu there and tnkes her out, but the (fifl loses her advantage when a itlensnnt weekend in the Korninn's lodge at Lake l'iat'id causes Alan nnd Natalie to make lip their quarrel, rhlllipn deliberately changes nn order of Alan s for orchids for Natalie and the latter has nil her old anger aroused on hearing one ot the guests at n brldne party soy thai her broker, Alan Converse, has sent her orchids. NOW GO OX WITH THE STOKY CHAPTER XIII rpHE maid was in the kitchen, gossiping with the cook, when Natalie rang the doorbell. She rang it furiously. The cook shook her head. "Slmre, and it's a temper she's In agin. Faith and I wonder what tho dear roan's been doin' now?" The maid put down the cup cake she was eating, and scrambled to her feet. "You said it, Hannah. When she's too sore to use her key, she's sore all right." "Well, watch your sthep, young lady," the cook warned her, as she went to answer the repeated summons. "I'll leave on the spot It she fries to take it out on mo," the girl threatened over her shoulder. Natalie had nothing to say to her. Frances was a well-trained servant, and Natalie knew ber value. Besides, it was natural for Natalie to be pleasant when she was not suffering from jealous throes on Alan's account. Nor wag It her habit to expend her 111 hu mor upon innocent persons, other than her husband. A LAN felt he needed someone's sympathy when he arrived. He caught a glimpse of Natalie before the Are In the living room, as he started upstairs. With a light-hearted gesture, ho flung his hat and coat on a chest, and went in to join her. Almost instantly he knew that something had happened. She looked at him, but her glance was cold. There was not a trace of welcome in her expression. He halted a step or two away from her, and his desire to kiss her died as suddenly as tho sight of her had inspired it. Awkwardness seized liim. He felt, for a moment, like a stranger In his own home. He had often tried to analyze Natalie's ability to make hlrn feel this way as though he were guilty of some misdeed. He had come to believe thnt It was purely dread of a domestic scene. And he had also decided thnt It was better to get it over with, since evading the trouble bad never seemed possible. Sickening disappointment flooded over him, as he stood there and waited for her to speak. She was so unutterably beautiful, even in anger. Her lovely lips were drawn out of shape, and her whole face was hard. But It was the hardness of feeling, aud not of a stony heart Bitter feeling, though, and Alan bated It He would have given his soul at thnt moment if he could have taken her in his arms, and found her as sweet as he knew she could be provided she would never chango again. Tho hopelessness of such a dream lay in the smoldering fire of Natalie's eyes, as she continued to stare at him. Alan summoned all the courage he could muster. "Couldn't we put it off until after dinner?" he asked suddenly. "I'm terribly hungry.' The small-boy note In his voice tore at Natalie's heart, until It occurred to her that his concern was more for his food thau for her. The thought was unjust, of course, but she was In an unreasoning mood. "Put what off?" she asked icily. "Why," Alau began, then laughed shortly; "It seeni3 to me we always open our merry little wars In this fashion. I say 'let's wait,' and you say 'wait for what?' As If you hadn't already got me all laid out, ready for the Illy." Natalie's eyes narrowed ominously, as the last ot ber self-control began to slip. "Your kind of humor," she said tensely, "Is a poor thing to hide behind. But It's all the defense you have, isn't It? Certainly you can't seriously defend yourself." Alan shrugged. The protective Indifference that he so much deplored, and feared, was coming over htm. That it threatened an end to his joy, be knew, But he knew, too, that only a dog-like devotion could continue to live under the conditions that Natalie Imposed upon him. "You've already decided that I'm guilty," he said wearily. "Never mind the charges, whatever they are." "Perhaps you're right!" Natalie cried, jumping to her feet. "There isn't anything you could say. It you like to cheapen yourself, and humiliate me, I suppose you'll go on doing It as long as I'll stand for it." A tilckle of anger penetrated Alan's new-found Indifference. "That's laying it on pretty heavy, Natalie," he snid sharply. "Is It?" Natalie flung back at him. "Well, maybe you think it's an Insignificant matter to sit before a whole roomful of women, and listen to one of them tell about the hit she'd made with your husband." Alan's face portrayed his bewilderment. "Don't stand there, trying to look dumb," Natalie flamed at him. "It's too easy for you." Alan felt a little better. Tho matter was too ridiculous to be serious. "Someone was kidding you, Natalie," he said hopefully. But Natalie refused to accept his explanation, or to believe, when she told him about Wanda Terry, his assertion that he hadn't given the woman a second thought Finally Alan gave up trying to convince her of his Innocence, and told her almost in plain words to go to the devil. rpHE cook and the maid ate the 1 choice parts of the chicken, and Hannah wondered If the Mr. and Mrs. would make up, and be willing to eat chicken hash the next day. "But I'id afraid their quarrelln' is soon goln' to be a habit they can't break," she predicted to Frances. "We should worry It they don't eat," Frances returned, and helped herself to some more chicken. "You're sure a swell cook, Hannah. Think ot ber not touchln' a bite on that tray." She referred to Natalia, who bad refused the food Hannah sent up to her room, after Alan had stalked out of the house, dlnnerless, and seething with Indignation. Without thought ot where he was going, he bent his steps toward the railroad station. But once there, he decided against following his nose any farther. That sort of thing bo-longed In the past It was time he had a destination outside, when Natalie made the house unendurable for him, be concluded. yyP until the moment his eye fell iw upon the public teh-phone, he hadn't thoucln of anyone to help him forget his troubles, but then he did. Why not call up Phillipa! Ilor voice fairly vibrated with pleasure, when he asl;ed her If she had a free evening. "We'll so somewhere and dance," Man said; "1 want to be happy." riiillipa laughed. "Why not The Koseliank?" she suggested. "That's where the wild thyme grows." "Fine," Alan agreed. "I'll be- 2 littlo late getting down. I'm still, up in HHislitre, but there's a train in a few minutes." "Oh, don't come down," Phllllpa urged him. "I'll meet you uptown. At the station." "That's great. Don't fall me." rhilllpa's answering laugh welled from the bottom ot her heart Fall him? She danced away from the telephone, and hurried to her clotnes closet. She wished she had asked Alan about dressing. It wasn't obligatory at The Rosebank. Alan might be In his business Bull, but . . . "I'm going to, anyway!" Phtllipa decided, and reached for her prettiest evening gown. Her only evening wrap she rejected, as being too elaborate for wear with an escort not iu formal clothes. She chose, instead, her dressiest coat, a creation luxuriously furred with blue fox, which she had bought at a sale ot used models. From her paper hatbox she brought forth a tissue turbau to wear with it. Having decided what she would wear, she moved swiftly to put the finishing touches to her complexion. A friend who lived In a rooming house, where an Egyptian lady dwelt grandly In the front parlor, had obtained some kohl from h and given a little of It to PhllllpsJ She had experimented with It until she knew how to apply It as effectively as the Egyptian. She got out the stick she used and put seme on now. Then she rouged her lips Into a perfect bow. cheating a bit on the natural outlines. She wanted to be vivid, unrestrained, to look tantalizlngly abandoned. Tonight the role of mouse woiild be laid aside. Her intuition, and what she had heard In Alan's voice, told her that it wasn't a demure little playmate he wanted. At last, ready to go, she took a final glance In ber mirror. A slow, satisfied smile wreathed Itself about her red lips, as she turned away. (To Be Continued) The services tuniuht at tha , Church of Christ or Christian . Church revival will be of special in-' terest t i yc.unsr people and Evarf-i trelist Charlie Stewart, of Winona i Lake, Indiana, will d "liver his n i-. ted lecture "What is in Thy Hand;"' '' , Miss ISeuiah Watts and Miss Luci'.e Schrocdcr will sins .solos. SatuitS sj ! evening, tho evanuclUt .will swMJi : on the subject "The Second Coin-i ing of Christ." This series of meet- iiiRS will close Sunday evening. ' and who had made the six week3 ; health record required. I The Rev. Pusey gave a brief talk on the effort to make Palm Beafh county first in child welfare woik ' aud on the need of educating par- ent.3 to health work. A program was given by pupils of the various schools on health subjects.

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