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Page 4 JEFFERSON CITY POST-TRIBUNE I'lio i Gsiaolishcci 1865 The Post Established 1908 Published every week Jay evening except Saturday THE I I I COMPANY of The Associated Press Tlio Associated Press Is exclusively to the an lot republicatlon ol all news dispatches i to It or not otherwise credited this paper, and also ths local published herein. All rights of republicatlcD of special dispatches herein are reserved. Entered fn the Postoffrce st Jcflcrscn City. aa Second Class Mattes. Under the Act of a 3.

1319. SUBSCRIPTION BATES By Carrier In Jefferson City: .50 a mont!) S1.25 a 3 a a In advance S2.50 for 6 a In advance 55.00 a year a a In a a By Mall In i i S4.00 a year a a In advance $2.40 for a a In advancs S1.25 3 month? a a In advance .50 p. a a ID advance By Mail Outside Missouri: $5.00 a year in advance $2.50 for 6 a a In a a SJ.ff.i for 3 payable In advance .50 for 1 nayable In advance TELEPHOKB PATRIOTISM GOES TOO FAR The excellent women who make up the Americanization committee of the American Legion Auxiliary have discovered that the nation is beset by a multitude of perils. Their announcement that a widely assorted group of organizations and individuals are "working to destroy our government" sounds alarming. But when you discover what some of those organizations are your fears are allayed.

Here are some the Indies fear: The Federal Council of Churches of Christ of America, Hie Civil Liberties Union, the Public Ownership League, the People's Lobby, and other similar groups. At this point one is impelled to think of the amount of harm which an over-zealous and sometimes misguided group can do to a large and admirable organization. But it should be remembered that this comes from one committee only; the Auxiliary as a whole has not endorsed it. Yet, both organizations are likely to suffer because the general public is likely to assume that the report is a statement of policy on the part of both of those bodies. A recent experience of the Daughters of the American Revolution illustrates this point.

Not long ago several committees of the D. A. R. began smelling out communistic plots, revolutionary activities and atheistic propaganda at an alarming rate. To such an absurd length did a few ovcr: zealous women go that the D.

A. as a whole, suffered incalculably. More recently a woman's patriotic organization in the East suffered similarly when two or three of its officials tried to have the great scientist, Einstein, barred from the United States as a subversive radical. It will be years before that organization recovers from the effect of this action. Therefore, is must be remembered that this latest outburst is the work of a subcommittee only.

would be grosily unfair to assume that it the studied policy of either the legion or I its auxiliary. In the past both of these organizations have stood on and sensible ground on matters touching patriotism and devotion to country. Judge Ssvier gave a and sound charge to the Grand Jury concerning their duty in examining into the affairs of the departments of the state government. The seat of our state government is located in Cole county, and it is the function of the Cole Grand Jury to make this investigation. But they also have a duty in ferreting out crime and criminals our own city and community and to bring charges against those who are violators of the and of the rules of peaceful society.

WORSE THAN' JJMMIE York City's ntw mayor, John P. O'Brien, first tco charge of the government of that city, people laughed at him. But as his public utterances multiplied it became apparent that he paiheticaiiy ludicrous and no longer even has all of the incompetence of Jsmirus viihout Jimmies suave cock. EUrecEes-, ar.d even a spark of Joe MciCets c-fficit-nt administration. Recently hr hy the newspapers and resented the faci h- ras misquoted.

Newspaper men fen -en-anhic record of the mayor's correct when ii was trans- anti the result was 50 truv. a single sen- i who tence made sense. There V.T.S c-vrrv ind f-'' took charge when ji mmic Wni er Rousted would make the city a good mayor. But he could not be "used" by Tammany Hall and, therefore was discarded for the willing John O'Brien' It is apparent that Tammany has foisted upon KCTT York City one of the most transparent figureheads that ever attempted to govern a municipality of five hundred people. Ji mm i Walker once said, "You can't make a village of New York City But people wonder when Tammany Hall sets up such poor excuses as John P.

O'Brien. Usually people get in government exactly what they vote for. They may have cither honest government or a government by a corrupt political machine uch as New York City has. Slot machines and punch boards are the kindergarten schools of gambling for children. They play their pennies and nicklos i them with the hope of winning something for nothing and form a habit that often does not, leave them.

They are gambling outfits and many of them are "axed" against the player. You cannot beat them: they do not even give you a chance. Everyone of them should be confiscated. The cynics About the accuracy of the prophecy of the Groundhog may be compelled to take back all they have said about him, certainly we are having some real winter weather. BURDEN OF CITY HOME OWNERS In some including Missouri, an effort is being made to secure a mortgage moratorium for Tarmers, and that movement has some things to commend it.

While many of our economic problems will be solved by proper aid to agriculture, it will not solve all of them. We cannot overlook the fact that a large number of small wage earners of the cities are struggling under a type of debt burden that Is a worse racket than anything that has ever been practiced on agriculture. Thousands of small wage earners in the cities of the state from $50 to $300 to pay accumulated bills. The loan shark plays upon their natural desire to pay honest debts; has them believe that by concentration of all bills into one debt makes it easier to get rid of the entire debt and thus protects their credit. As security the loan man takes their chattels and household furniture.

Usually, this is all they have left, and the result is that these small wage earners, whose wages have been cut to the bone, live in constant fear of losing their property. Prom year to year they keep on paying interest at the rate of thirty per cent and never get the original loan paid. Now there is a bill in the legislature to increase the interest rate on small loans to forty-two per cent. At that rate the borrower will pay almost fifty per cent of the loan each year, and yet have the original loan remain untouched. Government has a solemn duty in protecting tills class of citizen, just as it has a duty in bringing relief to agriculture.

It is hardly conceivable that the present Legislature wHl place this added burden upon a class of citizenship already too heavily burdened. A New York factory turns out 0 and onrj-haU million jigsaw puzzles every week. Probably the determination of the American people to cope with complex situations and to organize jumbled fragments into orderly wholes will also encourage piecing together the fragments of national and individual ideals. Views-Comments of Others MASTERY OF MIND IN AN ENGINE CAB Leaning out'of his cab window an engineer on a New York-Chicago express was struck and collapsed with a fractured skull. But not until he had spoken to his fireman--not until he had put on the brakes.

For that fraction of a moment his mind triumphed over the blow that had shattered his head. By that much he was a hero, and by that much is our safety assured a thousand times when we never hear of it. What does a man do when he is struck a disabling blow? He collapses, first perhaps crying for help. But the man with whom rests the safety of others must act before he thinks of help. He must put on the brakes; then and not until then can he think of himself.

We might think it impossible for a man's mind to achieve such mastery, if we did not know that it happens again and again. No, it doesn't It grows out of a life of self-discipline. Nine miles out of 10, and perhaps 90 out of one hundred, it is not so difficult to pilot a train. There are the rails to guide the way and flanges to keep the wheels to the rail. If the rail isn't there, there is nothing the engineer can do about it.

Why, the driver a car on the highway has to see where his wheels go--no rails, no flanges. Yes? Did your attention ever flicker for an instant while driving? Suppose in that instant you had passed a red light without seeing it. That would be all. An engineer has things to draw his mind away. A wife, children; they are not always well.

But he can't put them first, and he doesn't. Not until he has pulled that brake lever may he even faint. And for one who makes a hero, a thousand must live 60 seconds of every minute, GO minutes of every hour, prepared for Journal. SAFETY ISLAND NECESSAIll' A woman who was injured when her motor car struck a safety island in a Toledo street has lost her suit for $50,000 against the city, both common pleas and the appeals courts having decided against her. It may be that, to some extent, the safety island is a traffic hazard, but so also are curbstones and telephone poles and bridge abutments, all of which are essential to the public service and convenience.

Properly painted and lighted safety islands be seen and avckied readily by any prudent motorist who drives at reasonable speed and exercises ordinary skill and caution. The safety islands have been the scenes of few motor car wrecks, and more such wrecks may be expected, but they serve as a bulwark for the protection of pedestrians and persons who assemble at points of heavy traffic to board street cars. Take away all the safety islands, and a greater and not number of persons will be killed or Blade. OUGHT TO BE SUED A lawsuit that ought to interest theatergoers everywhere is now pending at Louisville, where a woman has sued a vaudeville crooner for 310,000 on the ground that he humiliated her during the progress of a show. The crooner, It seems, was one of those entertainers who stroll down from the stage into the aisles and sing to the audience on intimate terms.

This woman charges that this crooner singled her out for special attention, that the public laughed at her and that the resulting embarrassment did things to her health. Whatever the rights and wrongs of this particular suit may be, it raises a point, thai a lot of theatergoers will be interested in. Entertainers make members of the audience the butts of their jtsis are not uncommon, and most of them are nuisances. The patron of a theatre to see a show, not to take part in Girardeau Missouri.ui. Capital Is Certain President Wednesday, February 8, 1933 and Sheriff j.

M. Peavyhouse, of Fentress County, to produce the Leas before Judge J. H. S. Morrison, of Jamestown, for hearing Monday.

Judge Brown, a civil Jurist In the 19th circuit, said the elder Lea had surrendered to Sheriff Peavyhouse and was in custody in a Jamestown hotel. The elder Lea, Nashville newspaper publisher, former United States Senator and a decorated World War officer, faces a prison term of six to ten years. His son has the alternative of a two to six- i ear ter or Payment of $25,000 in Flans to Remain G. 0. p.j fin and costs.

Head; Watchful Waiting Policy Assumed by All Republican Chiefs. BY ROD.N'KY DUTCIIER WASHINGTON, Feb. 8--President Hoover's early plans for life as an ex-president are now fairly well worked out and it is understood that he doesn't intend to make any speeches, publish any writings or accent any job until at least nine months after he leaves the White House. Nevertheless, the impression has grown steadily that Mr. Hoover has no idea of renouncing politics for all time Chat he expects to continue as leader of his party.

Republicans who don't want him to continue in control have thus far failed to get together and do something about it and there is no assurance of a definite crystalization of the anti-Hoover sentiment even after March fourth. Many Republicans, after the manner of Hoover himself, prefer to wait awhile and see what happens to the Democrats before making any drastic reorgan- isation. The understanding that the president will take Secretary of the Treasury Ogtlen Mills along with him if he returns to California by bout through the Panama with a few cln.ys off for fishing en route, is taken to indicate Mills--a political power in York state and often suggested "as the G. O. P.

103G presidential candidate--is not likely to participate in any early movment within the party which would conflict with Hoover's desires, such as the ousting of National Chairman Everett Sand- that ers. Meanwhile there is great interest in the likelihood that Hoover will make a political speech to Republicans sometime before inauguration day. Whether Hoover returns to California through the canal or by train, he and Mrs. Hoover are reported both confirmed in their intention to sail through the South Seas and perhaps around the world later this year. Cabinet members are beginning to take their chairs from the White House cabinet room, in accordance with an old custom.

Secretary of the Interior Wilbur was the first one to get his Retiring cabinet bcrs pay for these chairs. IS II CITUTTOilf Frank Huffhines, young Jefferson City lawyer, announced today his candidacy for city attorney in the spring election. Huffhines a Republican, is the first to announce for the office from either party. The Capial city attorney, who has teen foremost in Republican politics in the county for a number of years, came to Jefferson City when he was 14 years old. He worked his way through High School here and then through Junior College.

He obtained his legal training at the Cumberland University from which he was graduated. He was admitted to the Missouri bar in 1927 and since -that time has practiced in Jefferson City. Always an active Republican worker, he volunteered to oppose a veteran politician, Nike G. Sevier for prosecuting attorney in 1930 and though defeated, made mendable showing. In the last campaign, he was the leading spirit in organizing the Young Republican's Club of Coie County.

If elected, Huffhines promises the voters an economical administration and "an all around square deal." mem- There's apparently no longer any doubt about what Mrs. Nettie Garner is going to do after Speaker Jack Garner becomes vice president. She insists that she is going to keep right on being his secretary. The Gamer force will be reduced, as the secretarial work of the vice presidnt's office is not nearly as heavy as that of the speaker. Mrs.

Franklin D. Roosevelt's pop- ins and pop-outs by airplane have become so frequent as no longer to attract attention. When Mrs. Gifford Pinchot invited her to the executive mansion at Harrisburg she sent her automobile to the airport here to drive the president-elect's wife 120 miles to the Pennsylvania capital. Mrs.

Roosevelt was met at the airport by Harry Slattery, the inconspicuous, publicity-shy Washington lawyer who is described by liberals and progressives as the most useful man in private life here from the standpoint of the public welfare. Slattery made the first public attack on the naval oil leases II years ago, played a leading part in the Ballinger case during the Tnft administration, has exposed various lobbies and has been known throughout the country for 25 years as an active watchdog of the nation's natural resources. Since his effectiveness is only matched by his passion for self- effacement, an incident such as his meeting Mrs. Roosevelt on behaH of Mrs. Finchot is about as near as he ever comes to a public appearance.

K1S BQflHIS defraud the now closed Central a ust of more than $1,000,000. All their efforts to escape punishment so far have fail- 56 Was carrled to the United States Supreme Court before it reached Governor McAlister. com- WOMAN SHOT BY HUSBAND IS DEAD OR CITY ATTORNEY imm John W. Mather, Chief Counsel for the Department Is Principal Witness at Public Hearing Late Yesterday. Members of the Senate's Highway Department Investigating Committee indicated today that they would seek more details of a settlement of a breach of contract suit several years ago for coreidarably more than the court Judgment.

The committee, which held a 2 1-2 hour public hearing late yesterday, did not meet today, but will resume its afternoon. Investigation tomorrow John W. Mather, chief counsel for the Highway Department, the principal witness yesterday, was questioned minutely about the settlement of a breach of contract suit brought by the cooper Construction Company for $80,000. Federal Judge Merrill E. Otis, who heord the case without a jury, awarded the company $28,000, Mather said, but later increased the judgment to $38,000.

At the time of the settlement, he said the amount of the judgment, plus interest, amounted to $54,000. An Old Case. In reply to questions by Attorney- General Roy McKittrick and members of the committtee, Mather said he was not consulted by the Highway Commission about the settlement, and added that he could not have made a reeommendation, since his knowledge of the case was limited, it having originated before he became chief counsel. Henry Conrad, or Kansas City, one of the ottorneys who represented the state, received a fee of $7,500 Mather said. said that Conrad told him, in a convei'safcion in Kansas City, that he regarded more than or $50,000 as too much for the state to pay.

In the course of his examination of Mather, McKittrick asked him whether the radio in the sedan the state provides for the Chief High(way Engineer, T. H. Cutler, "was ST. LOUis, Feb. s-- (AP)--Mrs i gcod Told that ifi worked," Me- Laudesselle Dean Bryant, 22, died yesterday of wounds inflicted by her husband, Arthur W.

Brant, a druggist, who shot her and then killed himself in their apartment Dec. 4. Mrs. Bryant had told police the shooting followed a quarrel which resulted when she told her husband she intended to return to the home of her mother at Ada, to seek employment, Kittrick asked whether the radio was "necessary to maintain reasonable efficiency" in the Highway Department. "I have no opinion," Mather replied, "but I don't think it hurts." "That," snapped McKitttrick, "is why your department doesn't want the automobile license fees reduced." Has Emphatic "No." FRANK IH1FFHINES continue building farm-to-market roads." Many times Mather answered questions with a firm "No, sir." He was especially emphatic when asked by McKittrick whether expert witnesses employed in condemnation suits "all were Republicans." "I never asked a man.

his politics in my life," Mather said. Mather furnished the committee a list of salaries paid his six assistants, and also th eamount of fees paid other attorneys employed in condemnation suits. E. E. Cramer, secretary of the Highway Commission, was on the stand only long enough to identify certain records of the department.

Cutler is expected to be called as a witness tomorrow afternoon. FRATERNITY ARE RANKED HIGHER ATHENS, OHIO, Feb. 8-- CAP)-Fraternity men ranked higher than OUSTED FROM HIS JOB BYOTVOTE Veteran Sergeant-at-Arms Loses $8,000 Post Over $250 Magazine Article But He Has Friends, bate Shows. WASHINGTON, Feb. S--(AP) -David S.

Barry today was on the outside looking in, stripped of his robe of office as Senate sergeant at arms. The 73-year-old man who served the Senate as a page, wrote a magazine article accusing some members of Congress of bribe taking. He was paid $250 for it. For three and a half hours last night the Senate engaged in a shouted dispute over Barry's case and then removed him from his 58,000 a year office by vote of 53 to 17. At the height of the debate.

Sen-, taor Norris (R. Neb.) said: "In self-defense, in defense of its honor and its Integrity, the Senate can do no less than remove such an unworthy employe." Today a number of senators moved to bring libel proceedings against Barry and the publishers of the magazine, the New Outlook, edited by Alfred E. Smith. Senator Walsh sponsor of such a resolution, was determined press for action when the judiA committee meets tomorrow to sider it. Several senators took notice of a.

non-fraternity men in scholarship statement made in New York by i vk TI i TM in five Missouri colleges included in a recent survey by the national In- terfraternlty conference, it was announced here today by those in charge of the survey. Fraternity members at the University of Missouri and Washington University ranked higher than the men not in organizations, the report showed while those at the Missouri School of Mines, Westminster and William Jewell colleges were slightly below the general average. The report is based on scholastic figures for 1931-32. Fort of the seven national organizations in the Intel-fraternity conference reported a higher scholastic average for its members than the average for non-fraternity members on the same campus. WORLD'S OLDEST TREE.

A tree thirty-four feet in diameter, and estimated to be over 3800 "No," said Mather, "We want to National Park. years old, is world's oldest. believed to be the It is in Yosemite Francis Walton, managing editor of the New Outlook. Walton expressed regret that Barry had been dismissed, but added "It is gratifying" that his article "could so effectively turn a searchlight upon the shadier activities of Congress." Tempers rose in the Senate's furious debate on whether to turn Barry out, dismiss an employe who had been sergeant at arms for 14 years. Barry was not without his defenders.

Senator Logan challenged the Senate, argued that the man had not been given a fan- trial. "Down in my state we would call this mob law," he said. Senator Dickinson Iowa) compared the Senate's action to a fox hunt, with scores of men, horses and dogs after "one little fox." NIGHT TRAVEL BY AIR. Forty per cent of our daily airplane mileage Is traveled at night. The United States has 90 per cent of the world's lighted airways.

GABRIELLE FORBUSH fly HEA SfBVttX WC onf. TM nskx IS HOPE LEFT FOR HE LES NASHVILLE, Feb. Luke Lea and Luke Lea, have lost their fights ogainst extradition and today staked hopes to escape penalties imposed in North Carolina for bank law violations on habeas corpus proceedings set for hearing February 13. After Governor Hill McAlister decided there was "no escape from the conclusion" that the Leas were fugitives from justice and ordered their arrest by agents of North Carolina, attorneys for the convicted men obtained a petition for a writ of habeas corpus from Judge Henry B. Brown at Oneida commanding North Carolina officers Political Announcements REPUBLICAN For City Collector: A.


ARTHUR SCRUGGS. For City Collector JOHN B. STURM I TODAY vrcrm.t, t.iii've, hci cnunin. A31OS I i A I WHS iminiiTvt) iv Cirri he ft-Cl from tin- xL-fiml nr thr Avcrills' Lonp; I a home cnusc ot a few lie Knnpcd before rrls i a np.itnfrx. Somenne to her nnd ulu' a i Thrre nre four In the tinuse nl! or the crime They arc: Hit.

A A I nsxndnte (if TOM A I 3 11,1.: A A I OE VOS. I i a A I I'KATT. mer RIM tor of I.indn'n: nnd A I A I i writer Since la no evidence on vrhlch to hnse nn I.lnrtn nnd Tom. her i i xrt tliem.ielvc» to solve the erimc.

They nre aided ivlien I medical ex- i i i i i trorrt everyone TII UK until he qnra iionert them. Boyle l.t on fishing irin and can not return for ernl hours. i flniJn the toweJ Trllb vrhii-Ii the a W.IK to i i her i i i i i i by oT minlmrn oinlrucnt. She ROS1K. the mnifl, Inimdcrcil fihirt for nnrt Tom nenrrhrn for the Shnnchnrssey finrtji thin To net matters ripht Mnrin him lie -whole nfory a nfl him to help nntnnfile the niTjitory of her death.

Tom. T.Inrta nnd Khrmprhnrssey nnre lone talk. nil xho Next lny Tom learns that on dnth Con.iln A i opened French window mnrte load, rtlMnrMnp jonnil. I the crime. i the mnrdcrer TVan nn- i went to the to close the wlndOTv.

there ou.irrcJprt vrltli Cousin nnd In Midden nnger hurled him the Kronnd. NOW GO wrrn THE STORY CHAPTER XL Intent on his story, spoke slowly. He was seeing all that had happened, exactly as be tie- scribed it. "Pratt stands there paralyzed for a moment. Then he bears you, Linda, coming aa fast as you can run.

He dashes for tbe door, realizes he can't make it He crouches beside tha wardrobe. hoping you won't come In but out of sight if you do. You rush In and go straight for the casement door. 7ou couldn't tell Jt was murder but hia own knowledge of guilt confuses his mind. He grabs up a towel from the chair and yon know the rest." She was silent and Tom continued: "Remember he's seen me swimming in.

He flings the towel out on the balcony, figuring no one will see it there and that he can get it later. He bends over you, waiting for me to come or for others may be roused and cut on hig retreat. Best not try to get away. Tell that story of hearing you fall and stick to it." "And now," said Linda specu- a i 1 "he's peaceably at church." -Now-- and then and all the time if he's a homicidal maniac," eaid Tom soberly. Linda shivered.

"Boes that let Mr. Statlander off? He couldn't hear the noise so well at MHs end of tlie hall." "But he could hear it. iou heard it plainly. be slept with his door open he could easily have been kept awake by it." "The step 1 heard was at the other end of the hall." "I noticed ivhen he came In alter you f'Utited how silently he walked. He had soft slippers on 1C one board creaked it would account for the single step you heard." "It seems to me," argued Linda carefully, "that a great deal hangs on whether Cousin Amos' door was closed or open and whether Mr.

Statlander'a was too. If both were open he could have been annoyed by the sound, and if both were closed he couldn't. If one were open and the other closed he might have and might not. Where the men?" she added suddenly. "On the terrace--around the place." CHE had paused by the window toward the garage.

"Here comes Mr. Shaughnessey over to the house." She waved violently. "Binks. wait! Oh, heck! You've called him now!" "Why? What's the matter?" "The room--we wanted to go in." Her eyes rounded with horror. "I am Forgot all about it! Now we can't go together.

I'd forgotten it was locked and wanted to make a test with the two doors. You have the feey? All right. I'll go into Mr. Statland- er's room and you go in there. Perhaps I can Join you later--" "Hurry up, he's coming, i don't know yet what you want of him or what we do." "I was going to ask him to get Mr.

Statlander and Mr. DeVos clown to the water so they can't possibly hear us or come back unexpectedly. Then, with one of ua in ench room, we can squeak that casement first with both room doors open, then with both shut, and then alternately--one open and one shut. It won't take a i nnd it might prove a lot. Come on--i hear him on the steps." They met their fellow conspirator on the upper landing.

"What can 1 do for you?" he asked expectantly. Tom explained and the irish- man nodded. "Easy enough. The western gentlemna ia down toward the water already and our Belgian Criend vill be coaxed to stroll after him." "Arc. you sura you can do it?" whispered Linda anxiously.

"I'll ba so they can't resist me," muttered Shaughiies- sey grimly. "Do you watch from You'll have time the two tall fig- your window, for the trial!" As '-hey saw urea move slowly down the they hurried for the hall and the different rooms. Linda was ready at once hut Torr lingered In the guest room. When be joined tier she began impatiently: "1 could hear exasperatingly well rith both doors open and fairly well with one closed. I'd say that if both were open Mr.

Statlander is certainly very much in it nut if Just one were closed he is pretty likely to be. So we must find out surely how his door was last night." sat down and passed a handkerchief over his hot forehead. "Now," he said, "forget Stat- lander for the moment and the squeak and the towel and the shirt and the rest. We must go down, and you must find an excuse to talk to Statlander. But I found something in that room Binks." "Oh! What?" "A book--a commonplace, heavy looking book.

By Pratt'." "What--but what's that? i ways told you you should go over those books. Weed them out for valuable first editions and give the rest to the junkman." "T'M always meaning to. They look so depressing!" Linda was at best no book-lover and depended on the circulating library or casual purchase of current successes for her reading matter. "But still I don't sea--" "Wake up. Binks! Marvin tried to get in there, didn't he?" "Oh--yes--" "And -ou felt there was something more than rage against Cousin Amos-- Sort of apprehension, you said--" "That's so.

Oh, Tom, I see It. I see it!" "Of course! Why he was afraid you'd talked together, why ha wanted to prevent--" "What Cousin Amos was ragging him about--but how did he find it?" "If it was in the house, man would find it. Particularly 'it he could use it to embarrass us or a guest. Yes. I think we've hit it.

Somehow the old man got hold of it--" "And threw it up to Marvin--" "And Marvin was aghast at this early effusion coming to light Tom's mouth set firmly. away, my darling child. Naughty, naughty. 1 had time only for a hasty glance--but oh, my! it's what would be classed in collector's catalogues and libraries exclamation 'erotica'." "Marvin!" was utterly Incredulous "Exactly. Well, it seemed to have, ostensibly, a high moral purpose, decadent Supposed religions to be about in darkest (1 cuow a i wrote.

Where a thought it lived down by this time--and feeling as ha does about you--" "Tom!" "Well, you can't deny he likes you, Binks, and as a result of your early acquaintance he thinks of you as a sort of kid compared to him--" "Um, yes--1 suppose so. Oh, Tom, how did Aunt Candace ever get it into her rows and rows of respectable old standbys?" "That, my darling, la a mystery we do not have to solve, thank fortune! Our problem la who got it out--and whence, and how." "Tom--it's high tide!" "I know. We simply must go. They ail want a swim. We'll think about this--I don't know just how it fits in but it's no end mysterious.

Come on and round 'em up. Don't forget you're to vamp Statlander. Haven't report on the interview betfi breakfast, have you?" Linda gurgled with reminiscent laughter. Nothing bnt a perfectly out- a performance by Mr. Shaughaessey.

The way he re--' cued mo from a Statlanderish in- Asia--and folk-lore translations- hut somehow, from the little I saw, too it was a case of protesting much. No, I'm afraid our 10 slipped then--it was years ago, incidentally. Binks" when he was younger and more callow--but he didn't quite put over his purely scientific motive "But--there--in Cousin Amos' room--?" "Remember the old man threw his handkerchief over something and you supposed that he had some snappy reading beside Marcus Aurelius? You were darned right--but you little knew how suappy!" "But did he bring it--how did he get hold of "Don't ask me. I'd say offhand he didn't bring It. It's an a ly big book and he had only that little bag.

1 i he cnme on somewhere here--one of those old bookcases of A Candace'a. It look! and aeglicted. quisition--well, I'll tell you about it later. 1 didn't get a chance to ask questions. Now wait a till 1 remember all 1 was to ask We've wandered so far from him.

Towel--balcony railings--door-yes, there's plenty. And I pin him downl" Xo Continued).

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