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Page* '··' Th« Tribune E»Ulldhel 1854 3*» poit Establltbed IMS e e v t r , week ^ even i B g t j cept 6 »turd»j THK TKIBimB FEINTING COMPANY Mentor of Th» AitoeUUd " ciusl *«U entitled to toe UM tor dl! S«tehe» credited to It or not the hereln c u « f l n* J 0 ".! 01 ^ f * J'Bersen City. Mo., H Second Class Matter. Pnder tb« Act of March S, 1871. _ _ BATES By Carrier In Jefferson City: * -50 * month !H5 ! or * taoat ^* pay»b!» In advance J2.60 for e months payable In advance ' JJ-00 » ye»r payable In advance »y Mall In MiMourl: $4.00 a year payable In advance «.« for a month! yayasle In advanco li.M for t month! payable in advance ·50 » month payable In advance By Mail Outside Missouri: $5.00 a year payable In advance $2.50 for 6 months payable In advance ti.25 for 3 months payable In advance .60 for 1 month payable In aarance TELETHONS |WO REGRET RESIGNATION OF STAHL The resignation of Mtlton B. Stahl as a member of the Public Service Commission was learned with keen regret by many Missouri people. For four years he has rendered an outstanding service by standing between the utilities and the public, and this service has been rendered conscientiously. 1, During the past several weeks the Public Service Commission has lost two men who have enviable records to their credit. Several weeks ago John H. Porter, Democrat, announced his resigna- : .: tion and this -week Mr. Stahl, Republican, and ; former chairman ot the Commission, announced his retirement. Both will engage in private busl- ::;; ness. Both, have rendered a distinguished service ;'. and their retirement to private life is a serious loss to the people of the state. Men of that type are needed in the public service. Mr. Stahl is considered one of the ablest public utility laywers in Missouri and in addition has the other necessary quality for public service, abso- .lute dependability. Governor Caulfield persuaded him to leave his law practice in 1929 to accept the chairmanship of the Commission. His selection .was made because of his ability as a utility lawyer and his dependability as a man, and not because of his political activity. During his service as a member of the' Commission he has more than warranted the confidence that was placed in him. In every way he has biven a good account of himself. He has done the right as he saw it, and no amount of influence from the utilities could swerve him in the least. His decision to accept the position of vice president and counselor for a large bank in St. Louis cannot be but commended. Yet it is regretted that the people of Missouri must lose the service of a . man who Is as ably qualified as Mr. stahl. The state needs just such, men In important public ·' Jefferson City people, of course, will regret to lose Judge and Mrs. Stahl as citizens. They are among our finest citizens; their influence has been wholesome and their loss will be felt. They take with them the very best wishes of all Jefferson . City people. ·\ What the European nations really would like is '·v to have Uncle Sam cancel the war debts, lower the ;·; tariffs and stabilize the dollar at a high figure so ;. that Europe can outsell us in the foreign markets. " If we agree to do that they will agree to junk a few old cannon and blow up a few barrels of powder in celebration of our fine "cooperation." INCOME. TAX PUBLICITY One thing to be remembered in the mass of new legislation passed at Washington is the fact that the President is given power to make public income tax returns. Many citizens are likely to hope, if not insist, that he take advantage of this power. The disclosure of Income tax evasions in the Morgan investigation would not have been news at all had publicity been given to income tax returns during the past few years. With those disclosures in mind, it is a little hard to sympathize with those who oppose such, publicity on the ground that it is an unwarranted intrusion upon the private affairs of individual citizens. It took a Senate committee to show us that Morgan and his partners had found ways of getting along without paying income taxes. Under the new law the President, himself, by a turn of the hand, can make such Information available. Publicity, more than anything else, will bring to the government honest returns of incomes. The International economic conference should have been held in some other city than London. There seems to be entirely too much fog surrounding the London meeting. WOMEN DRIVERS The old argument about whether men or women . are better automobile drivers gets a new airing in - figures compiled recently by the National safety · Council. These figures seem to give the women a ^ good talking point. They show that one out of every twenty-one male drivers is sooner or later involved in a crash, while only one in every eighty- six women drivers come to grief. All of these statistics, of course, will not settle the argument. It will go on as long as we continue to drive automobiles. The petulant man has a way of remembering every odd bit of piloting he has ever seen a woman commit on the highway. No matter how many statistics you give him, he will always have a way of saying, "Those women drivers!" which reflects his own unconquerable feeling of superiority at the wheel. -Do you remember the good old days when Lillian Russell was your stage favorite, Hans Wagner was your baseball hero, and you did not have to about JEFFERSON CITY POST-TRIBUNE THE WRONG REMEDY It is not likely that the announcement of the railroads of their intention to reduce basic wages by approximately 22 per cent will win any considerable amount of public approval. It can be granted, of course, that the railroads are hard pushed financially. A number of the roads need some son of relief. Not as many of them have come out of the red during the current revival of business as is desired. But this time, of all times, j s inopportune for the reduction of wages. The nation is bending every effort to get wages back up, to etop deflation and Increase the country's purchasing power. For one of the nation's largest Industries to go ahead with a far-reaching wage reduction will prove disastrous at this time. Labor generally has taken a severe cut in wages and the only thing that could condone a cut of almost one-fourth In the wages of railroad labor at this time would be that these wages have been entirely too high throughout the depression. Te general public will be almost unanimous in insisting that some other form of relief for the carriers be found. William Allen White, well known Kansas writer, is reporting the London conference for a number of American newspapers. In a recent article he gave the delegates a very unkind cut when he said that most of them look like congressmen. Views-Comments of Others IS SAVED TIME REALLY SAVED? What, asks the Nebraska State Journal, do people do with the time now saved, but formerly lost, waiting Jn stations for trains? Is this the source the query goes on, from which golfers draw their supplies of leisure, or what is done with It? There questions the Rip van Winkle of his time. He has wakened belatedly. AH of the train waiting time was used up long ago. We eave our time nowadays by other means. But this Inquiry does suggest the desirability for a saved time survey. What about the time saved by Jumping the semaphores at street intersections? What is done with the time added to his day by the driver who hurries around the right-hand corner against the pedestrian stream? What, by the pedestrian who tempts injury by ignoring stop signs? What does time saving profit the man who speeds down the through street, regardless of the drivers and the walkers who are trying to cross it? These savings can be measured in minutes, even in seconds. The hurrier gets to his destination perhaps three minutes earlier than if he hadn't driven over the claims of safety and courtesy. How does he use those minutes. Nobody knows, except perhaps the office force. That's why a survey might be worth while-just to confound the time-saver. Research might disclose that time saved on the street had been wast- efl in bed before the dash began. It might mean more dawdle over the toast. But it coiUd be counted in seconds and little else, especially if the saving was at the expense of somebody else's feelings, or somebody else's rights. Let's have a time-saving survey, nnd see how unnecessarily hurried most of us have becomc.- Minneapolis Journal. WORSE THAN THEY SAY London newspapers have tuken a look ahead at what may happen if the world economic conference fails, and were not pleased by what they saw. The Times foresaw "appalling indications of widespread suffering and demoralization" if the conference does not succeed at least partially. The Post said: "Unless a reasonable degree of success is achieved, the world must look forward to far worse times than if the conference were never held." The Daily Telegraph said: "World civilization will move forward or backward according to the results achieved." The Daily Mail said: "If it dissolves in inconclusive words, the human story of the coming years will bo a sorry one." And so it went. Yet, as a matter of sober fact, all these Cassandros were understating, rather than overstating, the case. If this effort to come to some sort of reasonable agreement on international economic affairs breaks down, only one resource is left. That Is a reversion to the walled- town philosophy of the middle ages, when the word "stranger" was practically synonymous with "enemy," and half the energies of the race were consumed, uot in building up prosperity, but in preventing the other fellow from building. The result was that nobody built rapidly, and civiliza tion stood still where it did not actually retrograde. Telling this to our rabid nationalists is, however, as complete a waste of breath as can be imagined! --Baltimore Sun. LATENT BUYING POWER SHOWN The most striking of all indications of latent buying power is the rush to buy stocks and commodities whenever it appears that a speculative profit may be had. The stock market is not a true Index of business. That is not the point. The point is that it takes money to make a 6-million or even a 2-million-share day, and the money has to be real in these days, for the banks will not supply the proportion that they once would and the brokers have not got It to supply. The money has to come from the public. And from the public all over the country, in spite of the closed banks, It did come according to the brokers. . . . Taking things exactly as they are, a substantial buying power exists and emerges whenever it is sufficiently attracted. The exercise of an initial hoarded buying power of, say, 5000 million dollars would add, perhaps, ten times that sum to the gross volume of business.-Saturday Evening Post. A Missouri man who is suing for divorce complains that his wife kissed him only when she wanted money, but who could put up with so much kissing as that?--Macon Telegraph. HURRAH-THE MARKET IS UP All Relief Measures Still Are Experimental, Public Is Reminded; Solid Ground Still Held Lacking. By RODNEY DUTCHEB WASHINGTON, June 21.-- "Whoal" That's the expression unanimously used by the people charged with rescuing us from the depression when anyone becomes exuberent on the theory that permanent recovery ha.s begun. It's one of the most remarkable phenomena of the "New Deal" administration. Roosevelt at his press conferences cautiously admits a little encouragement, but expresses himself In "hopes." Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins announces a relatively large jump in employment and payrolls, but warns it isn't enough to keep production Increasing. Industrial Recovery Administrator Hugh Johnson privately warns that there may be a serious crash unless a more solid foundation w built for prosperity, other officials privately or publicly echo the ', thought. i Still "Exaertmental" j The big sections of the recoverv ; program are still spoken of as experimental." Nobody professes to assume that they're sure to succeed. Everyone deprecates the importance of the recent rise in Industrial production, commodity and security prices, insisting that there's no evidence for any solid base for such improvement beyond the general belief that a great attempt is to be made to build that base. fT 1 Tf he /^ Hude ls dlrect ly opposite that of the previous administration --that confidence could be restored by ballyhoo. Of course Roosevelt and his people have profited by an dare anxious not to make the same mistake. They fear that recent improvements, which may be largely the result of Inflation fear, will dim the country's realization of emergency and they won't be gleeful even among: themselves until they know that there has been a large increase in purchasing power. Business Index Up It's a good thing to know that the general business index is up WASHINGTON, June 21-- (AP)-four per cent above this time last The government is going to do ev- year, that freight car loadings are erv thing possible to prevent trade ±4 per cent higher, that electric agreements made under the nation er r IF ONLY I'D HELD ON TO SHOULD r ELL MOW SHOULP power production is 5.8 per cent up, that farm prices have risen along with automibile and steel ingot production. But members of the "Whoa!" school of thought hasten to point _ -- "· ""wu e jj^ jia^iKii 10 point »"·"*« iJAJUK minimum wages But out that department store sales lf he can help it, organized labor's TQSfi nnlV r\no rvrtlix* -?« x*- _» Vf r n r-r I n rr nn-^t-^^t-t i*_ _ . . rose only one point in May and that if you count in the fact that there was one more business day m the 1933 May those sales are still six per cent off from May, 1932. Those department store figures are considered disappointing. Scrambling for Jobs Senator Neeley of West Virginia undertook to blow up the civil service when he found Postmaster General Jim Farley was giving jobs to West Virginia Democrats who were not friends of his. He braird that former National Chairman Clem Shaver was'being placed in the R, P. C. and that another job was going to another Farley friend find campaign comrade, E. Percy Byrd, who is also unfriendly to Neeley. So he put to a bill making all government jobs worth more than $3300 a year subject to presidential appointment and Senate confirmation. Other senators realized this would open many important civil service and emergency bureau Jobs to them, so they passed it after making the limit $5000. Roosevelt spiked it. SENTENCE DOUKHOBORS FOR PARADING NUDE CANOBA, SASK, June 21.--(AP) --Sentences totaling 31 years and one month were imposed last night on eight Doukhobor men and 17 women, members of the Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood, who pleaded guilty to parading in the nude on a highway near Verigen, last Sunday. The most severe sentence was three years, given to three men The women got terms ranging from two years to one day. MOVIE TEAM HAS FAMILY TROUBLES Hollywood, June 21.--(AP)--Less than a month ago Stan Laurel, of tne movie comedy team, Laurel and Hardy, was sued for divorce on grounds of mental cruelty by his Wife, Lois. Yesterday Oliver Hardy moon-faced and ponderous, filed suit against his wife, Myrtle, on the same grounds. GLENNA COLLETT HAS 7-POUND DAUGHTER PHILADELPHIA, June 21--CAP) -Mrs Edwin H. Vare, jr., the former Glenna Collett, five times women's national golf champion is the mother of a seven-pound girl The baby was born last night- Mrs. Vare's 3 0th birthday-and the father, president of a construction company and an expert golfer in his own right, said the child Js to be named after her mother married Recall m American politics was first known here during the time of the Continental Congress. Penn sylvama's delegates the Declaration of were recalled, and sent in their RECOVERY flCT Everything Possible Will Be Done to Prevent Minimum Wages from Being the Maximum. recovery act from limiting top Hugh S. Johnson, administrator of the law, anxious to have all industry accept codes of fair competition fixing minimum wages. But *- --·*! ---- o "· *·* **- ^-»-* J-U.LAJ1 3 recurring contention that minimum wages often become maxlmums will not be borne out this time. He summed up his reaction to ,at argument in this sentence: There was a minimum wheat pice during the war that became the maximum and the farmers haven't gotten over that yet" He added he would, fight any attempt to repeat the war time wheat price mistake. He is willing, however, for other industries to follow the cotton textile trade and fix minimums that vary with localities. The cotton code, to be opened to public hearings next Tuesday, sets a $10 minimum for southern and an $11 minimum weekly wage for northern workers. Industry, he said, is responding favorably to requests for speed in tne presentation of agreements for approval by the federal government. Even as he said that the whole cotton and the iron and steel industries are working on codes, the American institute of meat packers presented the outline of a proposed trade agreement called for by the farm act. AV hough many of its provisions have not been finally drafted, and some are unacceptable to administrators of the act, the aim in this agreement is to bring a reduction in the aggregate tonnage of swine and corn production and a, cut in the spread between the price the producer gets for his Tiogs and the consumer pays for work. NAMED COMMANDANT OF ARMY CADETS WEST POINT, N. y., June 21.-- ., . Lieut. Col. Simon B. Buckner, Jr., an infantry officer, today was appointed commandant o£ cadets at the United States Military Academy, relieving Lieut. Col. Robert C. Richardson, Jr., cavalry officer. Col. Buckner is a native of Kentucky and was graduated from the military academy in 1908. He sen- ' ed in the Philippine Islands and was a member of the general staff during the world war. weather bureau told the American meteorological society. An American's chance 5f being murdered or executed are 48 times as great as his chances of being killed in a tornado, he said. A five-mile stretch of Colorado road is paved with rock from mine ore dumps; gold in said to worth 520,000. this rock is IS CHIEF COUNSEL FOR DRY BUREAU WASHINGTON, June 21--(AP)-VV. A. Carver of Corsicana, Tex., today was named chief counsel for the prohibition bureau of the justice department. He takes up his work immediately. Wednesday, June 21, 1933 iEHTCROPTO GIVE Missouri Pacific Adds 100 Additional Car Repairmen In Preparing to Move Its Share of Grain, ST. LOUIS, June 21-- (AP)-- Pr e . paratlons by the Missouri Pacific Lines to move it's share of 15,000 cars of 1933 Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado and Nebraska wheat to market have resulted in jobs for 100 car repairers, L, s. Baldwin, president, said today, Despite the fact that the crop is expected to be less this year than last, production in the Missouri Pacific territory Is estimated above the 1932 figure, he explained. The Missouri Pacific has accumulated 1,500: ready for loading in the wheat belt. This total will be increased to approximately 3,000 by July l, according to Mr. Baldwin. Additional forces of car repairers have been put to work at Wichita Ft. Scott, Osawatomie, Hoislngton Atchison and Downs, Kas., and Omaha, Neb. SKELETONS OF TALL INDIANS ARE FOUND NATCHEZ, MISS., June 21.1-(AP)-- Skeletons of Indians estimated to have been more than seven feet tall have been unearthed by explorers of Cattahoula Parish Louisiana. A search for pocations for sutdy by members of the Smithsonian institution disclosed from 15 to 20 of the skeletons in a grave on a mound at Arte Lake. The discovery was made by rr E. A. Beithaupt and E. W. Knight and was regarded as contributing to the theory that the prehistoric mound builder once lived there BEGIRT HERE TODAY JANET HILI, break. n e r engagement to ROLF CARI/VLE when »he lenrns he has licen nny- tng attentions to BETTY KE!V/, wealthy society jylrl. Janet, ccret ' lr y o BRUCE HA.M1L- , advertising m»n:iger ot Every Hnme Mnyanlne. She still loven Rolf. JEFF GUANT, young: engineer, naves her purne from n holdup man nnd Bite and Jeff become friends. When she leitrns Roll lias tloiied wlta Betty «he -tells Jctt about her broken engagement nnd »ny» «be can never care far nnTone else. Hamilton leave.* the magazine nnd secures n Job for Jnnet as social Kccretnry to his nistcr, aiUS. CUHTIS. It Is several ,l ily .s be- lore Jnnet Icnrna Mrs. Curtis is llctty KcndnU'ii mother. Rolf and Hetty return trom fheir honeymoon. Jnnet feels she nhoiild go n\vay but circumstances prevent. The young couple move Into their own apartment and, after one encounter, Jnnet icldom ncca Uolf. She goes for it drive with Jeff nnd he admit* he c«rcs for a girl vffco t» In love ivltli someone else. Jnntt conclude* the xirl iu DO- iOKES CAL.UJAK. stenographer in the ofllce ivhcre lie works. Mrs. Curtis decide* to go to Silver Bay, a lafee resort, taking Janet with her. Hetty cornea to the station to see them oil. she leaves, saying uhe tsit an cngasc- ment with l£«if lint J:;itct sees her meet VAN UAKTilSTKH. NOW GO ON Avrm THE STOUT: CHAPTER XXXVII CILVER BA\ was Janet's first ^introduction to a summer resort. It was, as Mrs. Curtis had said, a "quiet" place but to Janet it seemed impressive. The two hotels facing the beach were built with huge verandas looking out over the lake. Two dozen or more cottages were scattered about and farther back were narrow streets, lined with shops that did little LAURA Lou them spent their days on the water and. became brown, as Indians. Others played golf, rode horseback or went spinning over tha roads in long, low motor cars. Janet saw them, girls in sleeveless, low cut frocks and young men In flannels. She saw them laughing and smoking and apparently having very gay times together but she did not speak to any of them. These girls and young men were from Betty Carlyle's world. Janet did not need to be reminded -that there was a vast difference between them and herself. Her visit at Silver Bay was a vacation and yet it was not a vacation. She sat beside Mrs, Curtis and her middle-aged acquaintances and looked on at the never-ending bridge. There was always dancing at the Lake Shore in the evening. Sometimes a young man would manage an introduction and ask Janet to dance. Usually she refused and on the occasions when she did not she regretted it later. The young men were BO obviously flirtatious that they were not even amusing. Dancing made her think of Rolf and evenings they had spent together. RoU danced divinely. Circling a floor in his arms, steps matching perfectly, was like floating on air. She always caught herself up abruptly when her thoughts went on like this. That scene in the library camo back to her. The gray dusk and Rolf appearing almost ns in a dream. She could «*i*^.ii T» A V U au^ya LULli, Q1U llLLle *"^m* «a in t U l t i a i l l . £)U6 COU1Q business except during the sum-1 Iiear Mm saying, "You look beau- mer months. tiful!" and she could fnpi n^-.in mer months Most of the activity of the place centered about the beach and the landing where lake boats stopped whenever there were passengers. Fishing craft set out each morning and speed boats cut their way through the water, trailing spray. The water was deep and rather cold but swimmers braved it. The more indolent were content to sun themselves, lying on the sands, or viewing the water sports from the high walk leading to the hotels. Mrs. Curtis had been coming to and she could feel again the warm, bewildering sensation that had overtaken her. She had tried to run away--oh, yes she had tried! But if Betty had not appeared just then what might have happened? Janet always refused to answer that question. "Nothing would have happened!" she would assure herself vigorously, "Nothing!" But it wasn't true. She was very much afraid that something would have happened. There was something really fearful for her -- ~~.. U *. U £, vt* ·" ·--^«.-»»-!Ji^ a ueiitj' j.t;xi L ut lor uer the Lake Shore Hotel for years, to confront these days. She had un the day that she and Janet found that she couldn't trust her- OT"r*I^*Q/1 nl n r^nn«4. 1 I f l . · i « . _ v - v j w i . ^ , i 13,000 VOLTS ONLY BURN THEIR HANDS PIEDMONT. MO., June 21 -P)--Burns on the hands apparently were the most serious injuries suffered by two engineers employed on Highway 34 when they came in contact with 13,000 volts of electricity. Max WeHman was holding a metalized tape that crossed the wire and in his other hand he had a surveyor's chain also held by Walter Vinyard. Wellman also was knocked unconscious. MURDER FOUND TO BE MORE DANGEROUS CHICAGO, June 21-- (AP)--The number of persons killed by torna- idoes is inconsequential as compared with the number who died from less spectacular accidents, Truman tft Shipman of the DaveJlport, la., arrived she spent halt an hour chatting with old acquaintances before they could go in to luncheon. An hour later a bridge game was in progress on the veranda. The same bridge game, with now and then an occasional substitute for one of the players, was to continue as long as Mrs. Curtis remained at Silver Bay. The days drifted into an easy pattern. It was cool at Silver Bay. Even when the sun shone down brightly--as it usually did --the breeze from tbe water was cool. Janot had little to -HO. Each morning she went to the beach for a brief swim and then 10 t;Mn- utes on the sands. The rest of the morning she spent with Mrs Curtis, reading to her, answering feer letters, sending dresses to be pressed and making appointments tor manicures and facial massages Though the hotel was so "quiet" jt was a rather dressy place and the routine o£ dressing for luncheon and then again for dinner was unfalteringly observed. bridge days Mrs. Curtis t.._ had their afternoon game on the veranda. t o nn ° e n s e to one of the parlors but nothinc «copt the recurrent arrival or th1s Program. or nooU- * · » 1»HERB were plenty of y at Silver B_ay. Some ot selE. Here at Silver Bay with everything quiet and peaceful it was easy enough to say that she had put RoU out of her mind. Perhaps not completely but each flay he meant less. Yes, she was forgetting about him. That wasn't true either. Otherwise why was it necessary so many times during the day to say to hersclt, "I've forgotten about him." * * » A SIDE from Mrs. Curtis' friends A tho only acquaintances Janet made at Silver Bay were some children she met each morning on the beach. Their mothers knew Mrs. Curtis. They seemed grateful when Janet kept the youngsters about her, told them stories and kept them busy at games. Janot really enjoyed the children and she was a favorite with them. She sent a card to Jeff Grant and received a letter a few days later. Due to a change in office policies, Jeff wrote, there was no vacation in sight for him. He had spent a.nother week-end at the home of his friend, Nelson. Lancaster had cooled and then become hot again. The letter wag rather disappointing. It was brief. A few statements of facts, cloaing with the hope that Janet was enjoying herself. There was no chatty gossip. She re-read the letter, looked at it a few moments and then laughed. How exactly, like Jeff 61933. ^^ ifcA SERVICE INC that letter was! Of course tiara was no gossip, nothing about what Jeff had been thinking or feelins. Of course not! But the letter had b3en -written the day h« had received her card. That -was characteristic, too. Jeff was always punctual. He wouldn't writa about himself, because he so seldom talked about himself. She sent cards to Mollie Lambert and Pauline Hayden and one or two others. Mollie'a answer was an. announcement of her marriage the week before. The wedding had taken place at Mollle'* sister's home In a, little town outside Lancaster. Standing alone on the hotel veranda one night, looking out at the lake, Janet thought that ot all those she knew Mollle was tha one surest of happiness. She and her Al would get alonp. They would have their quarrels, as Mollia said, but afterward they would make up and be happier than before. Yes, they would be happy. The breeze rustled Janet's skirt and blew her hair back against her face. Silver Bay In the moonlight was really silver. Far out on the water lights twinkled and music came from within the hotel. For an instant the beauty of the night swept everything else from Janet's thoughts. Then she heard Mrs. Curtig' voice and turned quickly. She said, "Your coat? Yes, Mrs. Curtis, I'll got it right away.". * » · ''. 'T'HEY had come to S5 j vei . Bay for two weeks. At the end ol that time Mrs. Curtis decided to spend another week there and at the end of the third week she decided to stay a fourth. The first of September was just two day« away when they finally arrived in Lancaster. Frederick met them with the car. The servants had all been back for several days and the only sign of change about the honse was that instead of roses and delphinium In the vases, as when they left, there were asters now and gladioli. The big house was fresh and cool and inviting. Far more attractive, Janet thought, than the hotel. She wondered why Mrs. Curtis had ever wanted to leave it. Betty dropped in the first afternoon they were back. She wore a new and becoming dress and hat and she talked ot parties she had gone to and parties to which she was invited. She spoke of Rolf casually and only after Mrs. Curtis had asked about him. Ha was working as usual, she said. Betty chattered on for an hour and then hurried off for an engagement. She came In several times that week but always alone. Janet was unusually busy for letters had accumulated and there were bills to be paid. There were accounts to be gone over and checks sent to the charities in which Mrs. Curtis was interested. Mrs. Curtis was coming to rely on Janet more and more and when anything was wrong in the household it was to Janet that Bertha appealed. She had errands down town, too. She was walking along Center street one afternoon when suddenly she was aware ot a figure beside her. Janet looked up. Rolt Carlyle swung into step with tier. He said, "Hello, Janet. Guess I'm in luck for once." "In luck?" "Yes. I heard you were back and^'i've been wanting to see you." He put a band on her arm. "You're coming along with ma," ' -(To Be Continued),

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