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THE MORNING HERALD, HAGEKSTOWN, MARYLAND. TUESDAY, JANUARY 11,1938. Address all communications ._ The Mornini - Herald , Editorial. Bus.lness or 'circulation Departments, not to Individuals. 8. B. PHILLIPS. General Hanatrer C. * P. Phone KH-106-106 8am* numbers reach all departments. Uember Audit Bureau ot Circulation SUBSCRIPTION HATES (All Subscription Rates Payable In .02 .41 1,60 Advance.) Stncle Cony One Month •»• By Carrier Mail (Ul _,urtn, Pll Seventh aiid eighth Zones er vow By Mail (Up to Fourth Zone) ., 4.61) Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Zones 7 00 Average Net Paid Circulation of Herald (or November. 19J7 J208 November, 1936 520S Gain I Entered at the postoffice at Ha- rerstown as 2nd class matter Dec. 12.' 1896. ..-' Member of The AKiuchltrd Prp« The Associated Press Is eS- clu~,vely entitled to the use for publication of all news dls- .patches credited to II or not otherwise credited In this paper and also to local news published therein. All rights of republication of special dispatches are also reserved. Shaping A Boycott A boycott by American housewives against Japanese goods may at first glance strike one as a trivial gesture, but those who claim familiarity with the situation Jn Japan declare that such a boycott is not a childish weapon against the armies invading China. On 'the contrary, BO stringent Is the financial situation In Japan that the refusal of Americans to buy articles made in Japan will mean the loss of millions of dollars of sorely needed revenue^ The military of Nippon have so. exhausted the nation's treasury .that the people are scraping the bottom of the bin for the last few kernels to give to the soldiers. The Influx of money from other nations Is vital to the continued life of the »resent regime and Hi purpose. That fact ha* been admitted, ev- - en emphasized/ by the Japanese 'civil leaders ifho, are continually ' at loggerheads with the army • chiefs, A tacit understanding Between such good customers as the citizens'of the United States and the British Empire to pass by the shelves of Japanese goods without buying would choke off a large part of the source of supply of foreign money and might do more ! to stay the hand of the aggressor than the artillery of China. ' The boycott movement In the United States la fast making head• way. Calls for mass meetings by the Committee for Boycott Against Japanese Aggression, Initiation of a nation-wide propaganda program to ask the public's support, demand for accurate' labeling ad' dressed to the Federal Trade Commission so that the shoppers may recognize Japanese goods, plans by the Foreign Policy Association to launch'a similar movement In like-minded countries, international protest-against loans to Japan Awhile It occupies Chinese territory, are among the manifestations of this campaign. In many cities of the United States the boycott has begun; and recently two of the largest store chains In the world nre reported to have disclosed their •withdrawal from the market for Japanese goods. adequate number of drivers who can lately operate vehicles at such speeds as to warrant the building of such highways. Psychologically and physiologically, a lessed speed such as 60 miles an hour will be the fastest for the best drivers." Prof. KmilfiiBs looks forward rather to a wide improvement in road structure, Illumination and other incidentals, which will make the 60- mile rate generally practical. In other words, the mainly desirable objective of automotive progress is not the super highway, nor yet the super automobile, but—if anything superlative—the super motorist, meaning the generally superior type of operator who takes automotive progress in stride, rather than In various excesses of driving. How long It will take to develop that type is evident from the numerous accidents that happen on the best devised highways. One basic trouble is that each new generation produces its crop of irre- sponslbles, Iff addition to the untold numbers i '. new drivers who apparently have to learn everything about driving by the traditional system of trial and error. Is short, the human equator is the most challenging factor of the problem of automotive progress. SCOTT'S SCRAP BOOK, By RJ. SCOTT Now It's Clear Super Highways Now and then one comes upon an article In a scientific or pseudoscientific publication unfolding the prospect of Buper highways ot the future whereupon motorists will ' race at no set speed limit; such i highways being so marvelpusly projected that ,110 speed limitation whatever will be. indicated. One reads with comparative interest ( and relief, therefore, the more conservative forecast of. Julius Kaulfuss, professor ot highways engi- '. neerlrig at Pennsylvania State Col, lege, who discounts the vision ot | these super highways with the '' declaration that the motorist will '•! never be able lo drive (aster than ,|H ,;*', 60 miles an hour with safety to f himself and others he may encoun.. . <«r on the road, "Th« prime obmtnclo to those ip#r roads," Prof, Kmilfuss retlls- points out, "will be the In- Ity to'discover and control an If Dr. Glenn Frank's .ministrations to the intellectual life ot the Republican party are on par with his telegrams of acceptance, the next G. 0. P. statement of principles ought to have the class. Dr. Frank modestly disavows the Intention of writing the party platform, but It Is clear enough from his telegram that he could out- write all other platform writers two to. one, ft only he will lay aside its inhibitions, which, although they have never been regarded HS Dr. Frank's most outstanding characteristic, nevertheless exist. It is well to have these delicate relationships understood from the. start, however, and Dr. Frank does well to make It clear that "the sole legal source of party policy is the national convention." Otherwise Republicans might go around blaming Dr. Frank for' everything, in spite of the fact that their convention made all the policies. It only remains for the practical element In the party to send a telegram to Dr. Frank explaining that, although the convention makes policies, economics have been turned over to Dr. Frank snd he'd better not forget It. Then everybody would understand everybody else, day message collect.—Baltimore Sun. WOMEK A BUIl-DER, PHYDVFELIK, PoKtyPWDD ME.DlEVA.l- SrUP- A.R.E. PAiM MORE. MUMMY £OM&5,1 4tEAPABlC 'MUM' MEAHIN4 WAX o EMBM-MlHCi *> EM8A1WED A MUMMY COPYRIGHT. I938. KING FEATURES SYNDICATE. lnc| S<AMP5 p|p OKCE. TODAY'S TALK By GEORGE MATTHEW ADAMS Author of "You Can;" "Just Among Friends" A Cheering Report On Cancer Announcement by-the American Society for the Control of Cancer that the year 1337 witnessed "the greatest advance in the long experience of humanity's campaign against, the menace of cancer is valldly a paean of triumph, even though both the ca«se and the cure of cancer are still elusive. The society found activities of cancer research laboratories now at the highest .pitch. Deaths from cancer continue at the rate of .about 150,000 per year, but this figure includes ninny fatalities which, but for the present-day education of laymen .and diagnosis of sufferers, might otherwise be attributed to other mysterious ailments. It is true that in factors like early diagnosis of concer, and arousing people to be properly concerned over painless swell- Ings or Internal malfunctlonlngs, the war on ancer which has been going on for centuries Is making visible headway. All In all, the situation Is encour- ngtng. Another stubborn foe ot mankind Is being battled valiantly. The Wind I am not fond of still days. I like wind! But I am a little balky in the face of fierce, passionate, terrorized windi that scream and howl—unloosed from all control, and mad- eyed, like a team of horses, staging a runaway. But the careesing winds that gently sway the flowers, that move the leaves, and bow branches, these are winds that pour poetry into the heart. Especially at Autumn time when they' creep up to the branches, laden with their golds and magentas, plucking here a leaf and there a -leaf, and dropping them so silently to the earth for their long sleep. The trees must love the winds, for they so suddenly tune into their soft songs, throwing out their melody of beauty into a confused world. When Longfellow wrote about the "murmuring pines and hemlocks" of Evangeline Land, he must have been conscious of many a memory of the wind's whispering, for as you read that poem of his, you seem to have about you an accompanying orchestra of sweet sounding winds, now sad and pathetic in tone, now full of the joyful ring of the forest. No one who has ever sat out late upon the deck of a ship at night, and listened to the wash of the sea ajrainst the sides of the boat can ever forget the full mystery that a sea wind offers.' You speculate as to its source and wonder where it will go. Will it find friends upon the land? The wind is a friend in more ways than one, It distributes new, clean air.. It brings to us the fragrance of the fields. It scatters seeds. It dries the earth after the rain has washed and nourished it. It sails ships at sea. It cools the toiler at his work when the day is hot. It helps to lift the dangerous fog from its close hovering about the earth. And it (fives valuable tins to the weather man! I like that line in the Psalms where it is written "he did fly upon the wings of the wind." The cool, whispering, croon- ino; winds tell most. How full of restful music is the wind in a forest urxm a summer day! memory forever. Something to treasure in one's The Horoscope (Copyright, 1938, by the McClure Newspaper Syndicate) Full Steam Ahead Now that the new calendars have been hung and the recent holiday season would be forgotten were It not for the bills that are arriving, this is as Rood a time as any to buckle down to some real work. Buslnsss man and Irtborer should start the new year with a vim. This In the best Way to insure that It will be a successful one, and 1038, like- most preceding years, will grunt n R regards grudgingly, tnd only to those who cannot be re- listed, ' Tuesday, January 11, 1938 Benefic aspects rule strongly today, according to astrology. After tho early morning hours all Important matters should be pushed with great energy. Women should find this a ( rarely stimulating and energizing planetary government which encourages them to participate in public affairs and to advocate wide reforms. Tremendous projects in business and government will bring national achievement to great heights. Again the seers foretell the peak of attainment that is the sign of coming disasters in world history. This should be an auspicious rule of the stars for men who are accustomed to leadership. Again tbey will make daring plays upon the- human chessboard. The President of the United Slates and the Congress will have many apparent misunderstandings and differences of opinion, hut na- ionnl exigencies will force cooperation. Teachers and others who Instruct the young In ethics will contribute to the general good by Interpreting the signs of the times to accentuate Individual responsibility. Weddings on this date should prove very fortunate. While the configuration promises little in the wny of fortune It presages happy partnership. Labor Is again subject to dlstruh- Inp aspects which may be unfor- Innate In tho future. Discontent and .imrest will grow In the next three month'. Persons whose blrthdate It I" have the auK))ry of a year ot prosperity and happiness. Success to many young persons Is forecast. Children born on tills day probably will bo exceedingly popular, persevering nnrt successful. Subjects of this sign arn often exceedingly enterprising and Independent. B»y«rd Tflyior, traveler nml writer, wns born on this dny 1826. I Others who have celebrated it as a birthday Include Alexander Hamilton, statesman, 1757; William scholar and philosopher. James, 1842. City Will Apply for Storm Drain City Engineer Joseph I. Lyon announced Monday that he ia filing an application today with the Works Progress Administration for the proposed Hamilton boulevard storm water drain. Plans for tho drain, which will pass up tho middle of the street in the space formerly occupied by the trolley tracks of the old Northern line, were completed last week. Mr. Lyon estimated the costs of the project at ?16,!)00. It will begin at McComas street, where the new line will hook In with the North Mulberry street drain, and will follow Hamilton boulevard to Hlllcrest Road. It will also drain in addition to Hamilton boulevard a number of alleys In that area. It was estimated that the application will be acted upon within 10 days and work can be started within two or three weeks. In removing the trolley cross- lies, a firm base for the street will he obtained. TOPSY-TURVY ZOO Chicago, Jan. 10 (/P) — Five inches ot snow covnred the ground and the weather was cold but at the Brookfleld Koo Dlractor Edward Bean reported the walrus stayed Indoors, Polar bears refused to break the ice in their pool (until coaxed' with crackers) am* tho Russian tigers, who -rdinarlly relish zero weather, refused to leave their lairs. The ostriches from the tropics, however, gamboled In the tnow, Bean said. _ ,, sltchy? \ .-"flDorit scratch! AppV this '*A soothinq ointment frwy «n j fc qe»quickreltef-asIt' ' Your FAMILY NAMES Their Origin and Meaning The surname Wheeler is first found during the Saxon ascendency in England, and as early as the eighth century there was a Saxon chieftain named "WIelher." This early spelling was a combination .of two Anglo-Saxon words "wel" or "wiel," prosperous r.nd "hari" "heri," a warrior, from which we also trace our "hero." Thus the name Wheeler represents the ancient "Weal-hero" or "Welhari," meaning "the lucky warrior" or "the prosperous hero." Other forms of this name are Whelor, Whoelar, Wheler, Whaler, Whealer, Whealor ntl Wheller. John Wheeler, founder of this family in America, was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. He sailed for the Massachusetts Bay Colony on the "Mary and John," o n March 24, 1633, bringing with him his wife, Ann, and six children, but leaving four of his sons in England. He settled in Agawam (later Ipswich), then in Salisbury In 1041. and finally in Newbury where he died in 1670. . A few of the numerous Wheelers prominent in America today are: Alvin Sawyer, professor of organic North V. S. Senator from Butte Montana; Charles Barker, judge, Buffalo, N. Y.; Bnnlel Edivin, editor. Bronxville, N. Y.; George Alexander, Spartnnburg, S. C., public health ot- icer; George Bourne, banker, Eau Claire, WIs.; Harold Francis, news, pfiperman, Boston, Mass.; Harry A. innker, Chicago, 111.; Herbert Allen, nglneer, St.. Louis, Mo; Homer Jay, agricultural chemist, Upper Moni.- clalr, N. J.; Howard Dnryee, editor, writer, New York City; Janet, por- •ait painter, Philadelphia, Pa.; Post, diplomat, author, Washington, D C.; William Reginald, missiou- ,ry, Nanking, China and New York City; .John Neville, newspaperman, Rldgefteld, Conn. The arms illustrating this article nre ascribed to Moses Wheeler, >orn in Kent, England, 1598, and settled in New Haven, Connecticut, ,n 1838. The lions (rampant) in the arms proper are "almbols of !loal.hleBs courage." Watch this column flAlly for the namea, conts-of-arms or other InnlK- nla t>t your dlrent ancestors who clurllift the pnat hundred rears tiflv* probtbly . hud ilxton different namfK Next Article—BARTON chemistry University of Cnrolinn; Burton Kendall, The New 1938 No Squnt—No Stoop—No Squint Philco Radio With Automatic Tuning Now on Dl«p!»y Bohman-Warnc, Inc. Phenti 14 84 1« Summit Av«, THE ONCE OVER By H. I. PHILLIPS (Copyright, 1938, by The Associated Newspapers) Under the Coconuts MIAMI, Fla.—The recession Is being felt down here th(s winter, too, but even a slump In this Bagdad by the Gulf Stream seems like a boom anywhere else. New hotels, new office buildings and new homes continue to spring up between meals. ... A man leaves his bungalow to go out to lunch and when he gets back he finds a couple of houses next door that weren't there when he left. Nobody-Can-Believe. It's the Community- Hotel and night-club men are squawking, but the only difference between traffic conditions in Ijusy centers of Miami and the the ')usy centers of New York is that lown here tho climate is so good a lent fender seems inconsequential. subscriber to both the dog and horse forms. John Patton, Illinois racing man, has bought a majority control at Tropical Park and a big change in personnel is rumored. . . . With four dog tracks and one horse track There-was one marked sign of a (running all at once, the dizzy 7,011 depression this' week. A millionaire who always arrives in a yacht 180 feet long got in In a 175-footer, and with his rattan chair quota cut rom thirty to twenty-eight. There may not be as many, people here as last year, but you'd lever suspect it if you try to get a stamp window in the main postoffice here.. ..everybody visits t practically naked, and it reminds 'ou of what a community bathroom t Coney Island would look like if. verybody tried to get to the same having miror at once. * * * Signs: "Win/lie's Waffles" . . . "Good & Bad Furniture" . . . "The Family Jacobs Hotel" . . . That causeway cafe called "The Rat Hole" . . . "Baloney Joe's" . . . "Mother- Kelly's TBar." * * # People who come down here for nervous breakdowns get them almost immediately as a result of those Miami one-way streets, which turn about and become one-way streets In the opposite direction, presto—like that! is in its usual two-dollar-bet frenzy. . . ,. The waiter absent-mind edly asks you if you want it straight or place when you order dinner. And if you ask if the dessert is good he replies: "I got a tip on It, but you know how those things are, sir." We complained that a steak was not what it should be last night, and the manager said: "I'm sorry. I can't make up my mind whether the chef is not trying or whether he's just off form." + * * It's a hectic life. . . . Elmer Twitchell is so determined to rest up this season that he is not staying after the sixth race at Tropical, and always goes home after the tenth at the dog track . . . and he won't nlay poker before breakfast. * * * .... Pictures you never forget: The view of Miami at night from the Seventy-ninth street causeway.... Any Miami beach sunrise... .Any Miami Beach sunset. . . . The coastal liners creeping into Miami inrbor so close to the causeway that they seem to scrape the sides Literary addict in the coconut ot speeding taxlcabs Those Mibelt: anybody who is a regular i ami Beach homes and grounds riot- ously festooned with red and green lights during the holiday- season, . . . People mailing New Year greetings In their bathing suits. WHAT EVERY HUSBAND KNOWS Whenever I ride with my loving wife And she drives as she did today, I'm a nervous wreck, and I wish, by heck, That the horse had come to stay. Peter Squire. The attitude of Japan toward England and America seems best described in the expression, "Notes to you!" "FOUND—SewinfiTniaclilne. Call at 1676 N. W. 36."—Miami Herald. Probably some girl leaving a night club forgot it. With Apologies to Stevenson and Ten Other Guys 1 had a little bank hook That went here and there with me; And what could be the use of it A child of three could see; But now that I pay taxes For each little thing I do, I fed the empty bank book To some goats out at the zoo. Gladys Shelley. Elmer Twitchell insists on call- Ing the Lincoln Tunnel in New York the Emancipation Tube. The term Euphuism, denoting a style of writing with excessive figures of speech, was derived from John Lily's "Euphnes" published n 1579. 2725 Save the Middleman's Profit $15.00 CRANE'S CLOTHES 21) S. Pntoitinc St. "Factory to You" . CHAPTER 50 i CAME, at last to where our little Christmas tree stood. It was half-wrapped in a blanket of snow, i but I knew it by its isolation, and by its perfect lines. • I stripped off my outer jacket and went to work. The sound of blows echoed dully in the snow- laden air. I worked with a will, and at last the tree surrendered. It came down with a sort of rash- ing sigh, which smote my heart. i Would, after all, the glory we j would give it compensate for the ; years it might have lived radiant 'on the mountain side? j The storm was increasing when :I started down with my load. The jsnow, like a thick white curtain, 'hid the high hills, hid everything, 'indeed, so that at last I began to fear I was not following the un. familiar trail. ; I think, then, I must have stum- jbled; a gopher hole, perhaps, or a ( sliding rock. I was aware of a [crashing fall, of grinding, slcken- ;ing pain, then the white curtain came down upon me, and shut out , the world. I came out of my long moments of unconsciousness to find the scene lighted by a rjearly glimmer. :Only a few -flakes of snow were flying, and as I raised myself on my elbow, I could see that the tree which I had carried had been pitched by my fall over my head, and • at some distance down the hill. It was held from, further de; scent by a dry old pine which had {rotted long ago, and had been blown to the ground. There the !two trees lay, the living and the [dead, locked in each other's arms. The pain in my leg was intense. I tried to raise myself and could not, although I strove with teeth set, and the blood pounding in my temples. At last I gave it up, and dropped back, the coid enveloping me like an icy sheet. My situation was desperate. If I called, there was no one to hear. My one hope was that my delay in reaching home might make Mimi anxious, and that she would send the men to search for me. Shi. would not I.know, begin to worry at once, for we did not dine iuntil seven, and I often made the founds of the barns before going iup to the house. I fumbled in my ipockets for a match and looked at !my watch. It was half-past five. : An hour at least must elapse be- Ifore Mlml would miss me. • And in the meantime, what? Would the cold get me? Would the timber wolves slink close and gaze at ,me with phosphorescent eyes? Would the coyotes throw back their heads and howl—wait- Ing? Oh, I had imagination enough, lying th >re, to see the thing as it might be. I had heard tales of men lost on those high hills. Well, I had at least my box of 'matches. With my mind working ifevcrishly, I planned what I Would do. If'they came—timber wolf or coyote—I would build a flre. A [burning bunch of dry grass dropped down on that /old dead tree, and It would become alive lagain. The little Christmas bush backed by such a conflagration would burn,'too-—and the resin in ilts veins would anap and snarl. • Prowling beasts would draw laway from It—and something of jits warmth would reach me, I •needed that warmth, I ached with .the cold, yet delayed to strike a 'match, lest in some way my plan might fall and I should be left •without hope. As 1 waited, my mind seemed [cleared, suddenly, of the cobwebs which had cluttered it. 1 was facing death, and what did all the things matter which had meant so much to me a little while ago ? Nothing really mattered now but Mimi and my father, and the memory of my mother. And what would my death do to Mimi, if it came? She would be free—free to marry Andy. That was my first despicable thought of her—and then, thank God, I saw her by my hearthstone, steadfast in the midst of the chaos which had threatened us. With a clairvoyance which comes, perhaps, at such moments, I believed in her love for me, as I had not believed since the day that Andy had learned the truth; and we had said those unforgettable things to each other. The barrier had been of my own making, not of hers. I had erected it by my unbelief— and she, wise as women are, had known. I would live to tell her. Death should not claim me until I had told her. Desperately, 1 raised myself on my elbow and shouted. My voice returned to me, mockingly. My leg now was numb, the blood seemed to be slowly congealing in my veins. If I lost consciousness my last chance would be gone. Again I looked at my watch. It was after six. Mimi would at last be wondering if I had returned to the farm. Sh* might, at this very moment, be telephoning to the men. They Would be starting out. A fire would guide them. With sudden energy, I tore up great handfuls of the dried and brittle grasses, put a match to them, and flung them down on the two trees. There was a hiss as the snow melted, a sharp crackle as the branches caught, then a bright banner waved agains?. the blackness of the night. ,1 felt its heat—stretched out my hands. The light cut a wide circle in the shadows. Under it the snow was pink, a great rock was bathed in »old, the trunks of the trees were, like pillars of ebony. Thus, was our Christmas tree again illumined. Not with the holiday glitter of silver balls and tinsel chains, but as a flaming beacon! For a moment my mind was free from all distress, the warmth was comforting, hope was in my heart, high up on the hills that banner would be seen and help would come. I think after that I fell into a sort of stupor. I fancied I sat by my own hearth, and warmth came from it; tha.t Mimi and I talked together, and I told her all that had been in my mind. I opened my eyes, at last, to find the flre had died down to a steady glow, which lighted the aisles between the ebony pillars, so that the whole scene was like the setting of a play. Then, against that background, showed, suddenly, a sinister shape. It swept silently towards me, revealing, on near ap- jroach, a bushy tail, pointed nose, jyes that were mere silts of liquid reen. The flre halted the creature for a moment, but It skirted the flre. I tried to rise, but foil back. I shouted, but the sounds I made seemed faint and hollow. I reached for my knife, and could not get at my pocket. I shielded my face with my arm, as I felt, finally, the mpact of the great body, I thought then that the end had :ome. What chance had I agalnat this panting brute and the others which would follow? Again, I tried to get ftt my knife, and, .hank God, I could not, for at that moment there rang In my earl « d bark which was never born in the throat of a wolf,, the bark o! a dog which has found its master. It was Jason who stood over me, quivering, whining, trying to lick my cheek, loving me. * # * Mimi had begun to be uneasy early ,ln the evening. From the window of her own room she could, in clear weather, see the trail which I had followed, but now the mountain was hidden by a thick curtain of snow. As the storm increased Dora tried to reassure her. There were many such storm's, she said. Mimi called up the men at the barns, and learned that, I had not come in. Timothy, arriving at the moment, offered to go and look for me. Mimi would not let him, so he built a great flre on the hearth and she told him stories. Jason would not stay by the flre. He put his nose to the crack of the front door and refused to leave. At six he sat up, cocked his ears, and barked and whined. "I thought he neard you, Jerry, so I let him out, and he was away, like a shot Then we waited, Tim and I, but you did not come or Jason either. The snow had stopped, so i went to my room and looked out It was too dark to see the mountain, but there, seemed to be a great star hanging low in the sky, and as I watched It grew bigger and bigger, and- then I knew it must be a fire and' that you had lighted it, so I called, up the men and sent them after you." The men met Jason halfway. I had tied my handkerchief/ to his- collar; and It was he who led thenv back to where I lay. They made a rude stretcher of the blankets they had brought, andl placed me on it; then with the : carefulness of those who are the- guardians of the forest,, they beat out the flre, and heaped snow on it Thus, the little tree, which was, to have lighted our Christmas, lay alone under a white pall. I fainted again before they got; me home, and opened my eyes to; ' see Mimi's face above me. It was very white, and the eyes were frightened. And it was thos» frightened eyes which I took with me into my dreams. For I was very ill. My leg was woken, and the exposure had arought on pneumonia, I came out of my delirium now and then:o worry about Mimi, and to try to' ;ell her of t'-e things I had thought; while I lay half-frozen on the: mountain side. I was always try-i ing, too, to tell her about the; ranch, and what Uncle Jerry had' said of it. "He told me it was a shining palace," I kept saying, "I, didn't know it was a shack like' this." And she would soothe me: "Per- iiaps, it is a shining palace, Jerry," and try to smile at me, but always ler eyes were frightened. Mrs. Hayes came down and iclped with the nursing, but she had to go back to her own sick n. Dora had ail she could do vith the housework. The men from the barns did what they could, but they were awkward and uncouth. So it was Mimi whom I saw day and night, tireless, with leep shadows under the frightened eyes, her hair brushed back from her white face, her simple gowns faded from many washings. One day I caught her hand as she bent over me, "Where is the Mlml of the peacock portrait?" I She tried to speak lightly, "She has flown away, A fairy waved a I wand and changed her Into a— Ittlo brown hen." "You mean that * country clod .Urned her into A—Cinderella," "Hush, Jerry," (To Be Contained)

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