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PROGRESS-REVIEW. LAPOKTE CITY. IOWA_ News Review of Current Events the World Over Silver Hemonetized by Order of the President--Recovery Program Developments--Huey Long's Income Tax Under Investigation. Bv EDWARD \V. PICKARD S II.VF.H h.'iS cosie V/nr-k. I'.v «iei::i- liv* ',r.:-r c! |-.-.-si.!c'.M l:w.-v!-li II is r*mwi':V!l In if,* I.':,!l'-'I Stnt'-i unil vfUl Lt c'j!tiij on a larse FTM. K o r i / i a ! ! }' r a i l f y i n s l!.r; LxT.'Vjn ro-jfi-r- t:K:p rj^rf'.^'^! an'J tXCT^.xillK itlC r"W*'" Clvcii Mm Ijy t!'t In- Ibiion arati.'!f:j' j !it '" I h u f.'ir.-n »'JJns!:i]».M ncl, l!i(! I'rffl'J'-nt 'II- r«r'.-:"l nil tli's r'-O'-nil uilrjls to (ict'.'i't f'T C O i j p i i ^ ' O all K!lV(.T reiu';'] Jii-riMfn-r In III': L'uU",l Ktal'M jr J'-lir. LI a price- vt C-114 ci-nta nn oui.c*. This In lo be lu force for four Tin; g'jvfrrnni'-nt f[llt ill* present legal price i,t Sl.-^i on ounce for silver In hi.lf In r'.-a'jlilng a parrhase figure v.liich Is Hi cents an ounce "T.'ilH p r o c l a m a t i o n , " !.'"· President wruti.-, "in at'jonlfiii':" u'iUi Ihi-- art of c'iii^r-f,-. oji'-ns our mints lo the cfjir;ag'- of M a i i d n r d silver dollars f r o m fiilvcr li'ircafl'T lirodu'. 1 ' 1 '! lu Ihe l.'nlted Siai'-s, or Us in..-i.sesslons. tub- J'.-':t lo llic- d'/po.viior-s of such silver hurrc-n'I'Ting to Hi'. 1 govurnaii.'nt ""-'· half of H as K'-lgniora^e and to cover all u.sual cJiari p '--.s uii'J ejcf»t;riM-H. 'J'he dollar roim-d from h a l f of su':li n e w l y inl:i'-tl sliver '.vlli lr.- r e t u r n e d lo the depositor. Th'.' h a l f s u r r e n d e r e d to the govc-rimji'iit w i l l lie retained by Mr. lloocfveli. In r a t i f y i n g thn ngro'.-m'-nl, poluu-d oat l i i a t nuch ac- llon a l r e a d y lias boon lak':n by the government of I n d i a nnd Hint oilier n a t i o n s concerned wijre ready ni-so lo net. Most j u b i l a n t of alt public rn(:ri ov-r the l're^id'--ML's a u l l o r i u'as Senator Key I ' l l t i u a u '·! Nevada, who, as n delegate to Ihe I.ondon f.-onrerencr, tool: u l e n d i n g part In d r a w i n g up the silver agriM'inunt. lie foresees g r e a t l y Increased export huslni.'.ss as u result ol the move ln.'cnUHi! tin) buying power of Hie sllvcr-uslni; countries of tin.' Tar Kant, especially C h i n a and I n d i a , IH lilted hy about TtO per cent. ·Senator I ' l l t m a n said Ihe effect of Ihe n'.'\v order would he to take Into the Irea.sury ai.-fiat 21,000,000 ounces of fillvt-r, lo coin one-half of It and deliver 11 lo Ihe owner or depositor of the silver. Tlie olher M per cent w i l l IK: retained as Million In the treasury. It Is his expectation t h a t Iho new order of the W h i t e House will give great enconrngtiaeiit to the silver m i n i n g regions of the West. "Wall N t r t e t was considerably Jolted by the ['resident's prochimallon. I'.iink- ers, dealers, and economists expressed uncertainly over both the ImnieJlale nnd remote consequences of Ihc nc- tlon. Silver producers were Juhllaiit nnd trillion) hopeful. The liilliillnn contingent hailed the news as of more fur reaching significance lhari even the gold buying plan, announced on October 22. T3OTH tlic federal Surplus Itcllcf ·^ corT.'ortillori und the agricultural aJJUHtriient ndinlnlHtrntlon have hecn purcliuslnt; commodltleH for the relief of tlic Idle, nnO thereby ccoaomy and cfllclcncy have BuffereO. .Such pur- operatlona IJFIVC now been con- In the Surplus Helief corpora" tlon. 'j'lic n d m l n l a t r u t l o n also waa com- pleilng plniiH fur ullll7.lnK tlie Surplus Itellef corfioratlon HH a device Tor retiring rnlllloiiH of ncres of HiiliiuarKlnnl landH from cultlvullon. The work la be!ti(j dlrecleil by Kcxrord G. TUB- \vell, D E H l M t u n t eocretary of UKrlcul- ture, unl It Jfl planned to use funda cf tho public worlin iidmlalKlnitlon lo ])urchane Hie ccononikally unproductive urcau. O mCIALS of 21 railroad unions met In Chicago and adopted u pro- t;rani of desired U^lhlatlon llmt li\- t l u d d H a Bli-)ioi:r worlilnK ilay for tlio million or i.-^ore r n l h v u y ^vorkera In the country as a means of Increasing employment. A. I'*. Whitney, prenldent of tlic brotherhood of H a l l w a y Tniliimen, uhu uctiMl as clmlraiiin n t Hie uicet- Inf,', ctitlnmtetl t h a t n blx-hour day ·would cost the rallronil.H of t h e country SKOd.oou.WJO nniniiilly. The rail- road» IhcinselreH liave e.tlliautcd the probaljle cost nt twice Unit amount, he ntlmltted, The ffnmc weekly nnd laonlhly linfllc pay nchedulcH nre to lie retained for the railway men under Inc proKrnm, nri'l lili-lier tuc-J.ir'!?, r n y Join wltn Hi': l'rfl'!"Tit to r u n i i n u e tlic m i n i m u m [nJr'-.H o r i g i n a l l y iipprovf-'I nri'j KU':h cl'-nti'Ts will Le p!vn the rl^ht to '!K- fi'riy ih: Ijlu.: r-rj^'le w l t l i njjproprhite li:siynlii j i ' t to be di'ci'l':'! on. lri'llr:it- ln^ llj'-y arc: r r K i l n t a l : i i n ^ higher '[ual- Ily /ui'J iil^hfr iirif'-.s." A TTlill receiving a report frnrn an InvcHllKntlnR comuilltce liraili'd by lloucrt G. l.ynd, the consumers' nd- Tlnory board of the NRA recommended the CBtnbllBliincnt of n coiifliimcrH' mandradB board thnt would iie charged with Hie development of mcnnn of enforcing nccurntc Inbi-llnK. Ainoaif the articles named an necdlnc 'iiiallty (,'rad- IDB nre Kimollue, razor blnilen und children's Hllopfl, Lr(;lthanlc Induulry, In the opinion of Lhc Iwnrd, Ifl cncountcr- Iric destructive competition from unethical producers who nre reducing tho quality of Ilielr proiluctH to nil the Rap In their prolltj caused by enforcement of NRA wage and employment Blunil- · rdR. Adrolnlslrntor IliiRli S. Jolmson wafl bun.r trying to clear up the situation concerning (he cleaners nnd dyers, llanj In tlilh Industry had been cited fcr prosecution for refusing to comply wlih prescribed minimum prices. The cash and-'cnrry cleaners contended these prices were BO til eh tliat tbelr business would be ruined. Johnson defended the prices pre- ·crlhed us "rciisynable and fnlT for the quality of rlennlnK which tbe public hni the rlcht to expect," but conceded that "there la ;nmc demand for lower gunllty or Ro-called scamped work." "Accordingly. 1 ' be continued, "clean- en who wish to maintain higher price* C M . U I I M A N FUITr.'IIKl: and his (·'·nan.- b a n k i n g mjb''omiijiiii-e re- f-i-ivf-f! a r'-po.-l In which wr-re listed M'w.-r;:] m i l l i o n dollars In I n s u l l F',- c'lrlli'-.i and r^errnan bonds ai-iong 7///J linns of collateral held by the 1IH*oiiMriJcllon Kinam-'- corporation on 111'- r n m o i i H fW.Wi.Hii loan to Charles . DnwiV Central Il'-fioldlr: isank and Trust company of f'hlcago. Merrvl^rs of tlie coiamllt';e r'-fnsed to mala- the report public, hut said It flitiwtt] Mil- o u t H i a r i d l n g balance of lh(? loan (.'(W.OO'J.O'/j) was covered by the coll)itf-r:il uii'l'^r Hie rorporatlon'H r*- llmai'' "f present value. 'J'Ji'-y said Hi'! vnlur; of n i l I n s u l l s e c u r i t i e s held /iK coilai'-ral was not tolah:d, but one member i-si limited It nt from SS.OOO.OfjO In a d d i t i o n , f - o r u i f i i t l e e iiiejnljers said. Hi': (·ollai'TMl I n c l u d e d B'-vwiil inlllloii dollar.'! of foreign securities, nniorig lliem ni.iny (ierinan federal and slate bonds. The loan v.-as made In Ki.'J'J .shortly a f t e r UfiiiTal Da'.vi-.s r'-llre'l as h'-a-l of UK: 1:. I". C. lo l a k e t l i e c h a i r m a n ship of Ihe b a n k . It was s h a r p l y f r i l l - rl/ed hy ini-mljers of congress and wa.H made an l.snue of Ihc presidential ?arn- S riNA-rnrt I I U E V r. I.ONCJ, the i.ou- Inlaria "hlnsll*b." may be nnnrlntf tlic end or hl.i rwpe. The lale.lt unwH alioilt h i m Is Ibat tin: admlnl.Ktriillon has df'l'l' 1 '] upon liln proNeciiliori on tliu o r i e n heard charces of evasion of InconiR (ax'i.M. ^^'llell Mr. Iloo- v:r \va.H I'resldent an I n v o K l l x a l l o n of hl.H n:- celplH, as well as IhoKe or his p o l i t i c a l as.sncl- /ile.i In L o a l N l a n a , wn* H l a r l e d , and (JrojipiNl jfrohnbly becalJNe lln: r r i ' K l i l e n l l a l Hocllon W ., H 1|( , |Jr N ( ) W U l | M l)CMn reHMniiMl, tin: ii^i-n14 of tin: I n t e r n a l n:venui; d e p n r t r a e n t seelcln^- lo Und out whether Long reported In his Income lax schedules all Hie KIIIM.H he received both as governor of 7xHll.slana and riH U n i t e d SI'ili:M Hcimlur. In W i i N l i I i i K l o i ) It IH held virtually c r r l a l n t h a t this aiHIon has the approval of President Koonevclt. Huey hlnisulf professes riot to lin u-orrled. "That ma!ler was scheduled lo come up now." he u a l d lo an Inter- vleiver. "II IIIIN been uj 750 tliai'M hi:fore, a n d nlu-ays coiaen Just bcforn coiiKre^s meets. I am not Interested.'' Long's fiower In lilH homn slate \n f a s t w.'iiilnK. In Ihe Drat place, he him beeu u n a b l e lo u b l a l n any recognition In tlin nnitU.T of federal patronage. And tlu seniile committee's Investigation of tlie olci.'llon of LOIIK'N col- leaKue, Senator Overtoil, uncovered a tnoKt misnvory meKH, Hie odor of which offends Louisiana folk. Only n few days a«o Mayor 'J'. S. W a l m s l e y of New Orleans announced t h a t he had d e l l n l l r l y broken w l l h the "klnKflsh," nad olhers of Ids p r o m i n e n t adherents have followed mill. R HAI/PY and personal properly III.TOH. for Hlale purposes. Jiave hcnn abolished by the fltalo ^overn- inerit of I l l l n n l H . The stop wa.i taken after ulalc olllclals decided o 2 per cent lux on retail sales, wllh perhaps some luilp from Ihiuor luxation, would be nderjiiiilc to replace tho $.13,000,000 levied n n n u n l l y In recent yours on Kenenil properly. This nctlon Is notable as the first complete FiilintUiHUn of n Hi'.l'jB tnx for property hixen any Flate has innde, It will result In a saving rnnR- log from 7 lo 10 per cent to property owners, (jov. Henry llorncr, Slate Treasurer J. C. M n r t l n nnd State Auditor Kdwiinl J. Hiirrelt comprise the board Unit abolished the tnx. R KPKAL. of prohibition has by nn , means flltnced tbe \V. C. T. U. i i'ritm Its headquarters In Chicago co:/ies Ihls statement: "Ike flrst fortnight of liquor's legal return In the 24 wet states Includes toir:e unnoted but nevertheless ala- i,lncant developments t h a t t h o u g h t f u l citi7-en3 can scarcely afford to Ignore. "The results may be epitomized as follows: "1. For the first time In 11 y.-ars approxim.-ilr-ly 50,000.000 Anitrlcan citizens, Including fathers and mothers, and nearly IB 000.000 young people, have t)':c-n made the legal target of hJ^'h pressure Minor ?ale*mans!i!p. j "2. In consei|ucncfc lliourands of I Afni-ri'ja.'i homes are suffering today j from lln: dir'-ct results ol lot rc-iuru \ of legalized ll'juor. j "]'. Thousanils of ycun^ p*.-uT»le In \ th'-M: o p e n i n g days of r a t i f i e d r*pi-al j have t a k e n the first bcrlous m-;i j loward fli- l -.sJ[ialirjn amid tin? (lashir:* I lurr- of Ihe ifloderijilie'J barroo::i a;/- ] pl-a!. j "4. Tlioiisan'ls of inf-n nn'l worn'-n havi: r e l u n i e d to t h e i r business w i t h I Islied. l i a b i l i t y to ncci'Ii-Ms InK-tisl- j lii-d, pO'.-l:i-lK dirjil'/U-d und unililic lo ' Bho-.v for It except a bad inste In the rnoulli nnd a rnei;;ory of w-ared Ideals, i ""i Millions ot dollars have already Flni-e ri'peal been d i v e r t e d from ; I'-gillinale bjslnos arid fro.'a the Im- . ni'.'dlate tragic'iiefls of r f i a r l t y and re- i lief, to Hie t i l l of Di': li'iuor h"lli'r nnd Hie rash drawer of the bre-.ver and dls- ; tiller." I Kor III'- pre.vent, however, tills Is si a voice crying In i hi; wllderci-ss. ! THE STUDENT FRATERNITY MURDER - 8, Milton Propper P ' t K S I O I v N T lii'. VAU:ilA'S govern- iiHfiil in Hi'-- Irish !'·'-· Slat'; n'JS- lalri'-d a s'-vi-re rev-r.s'e wlie-n Justice I'.yrn'- or lln- D u o l i n l l l u h court re- lea.sed on a v.-rit of halif'a.H corijus Gen. O'.vi-n O'l'un.v nnd (,'apl. .lohn S u l l i v a n , lead'TS of 111': i;nilnl I r e l a n d ami til': I!ln" Sl.irt movcinnit. had l.'-'Ti arri-iii"! at Hie p u l j l l c s a f i - i y ni'i. .lnslk-i; liynic, ji.'irty . Tln-J under In :i firm i] rid n "J can only eome to Iho coneluslon lhat O ' l l n r f y v.'a.s arn-,-l'."l beeause lie was h-pi.-.'iliin!; 10 Bonn: persons while wearing a blue shlrl. That Is the only reasonable i n f e r e n e e lo lie drawn Trom thn f a e l H . I do not accept the police M i p c r i n l i ' i i d c i i t ' n sl'iry of the arrest on Kiis[ileion as the true explanation of Hi': rane. "So fur as . S u l l i v a n Is concerned there IH no evidence why he v.as nr- re.sii'd and liis i l e l e n i l o n IK Illegal. Ko far ns O'Dulfy IK concerned. I am ulso liiillslied his d"l(Milloii Is u n l a w f u l . " "We are t e a c h i n g Hi': government to respect the lau - ," said General | ( I ' l J u r f y , as lie l e f t Ilio |riK»n. "The I'.lue S l i l r l iiinvfiiient Is yi'Tfeclly law- Hi! and c o i i - t t l t u l l o n i i l and u-lll go on lo vlciory. I don't a n t i c i p a t e there u'lll h': any more l i i l e r f f r e n c e witil Jllui; S l i l r l M a f l e r Ihe high court vln- dlciitlon. If thiTf Is, wo are prepan:d lo meet U. V,": w i l l carry on u n i l l the objecls w b l f l i wn I'sinlillslicd nre achieved nnd u n t i l e v e n t u i i l l y , ns 1 liopi.' and l.:llevn, the I r l s l i people en- t r u s t us w i t h Ilio government of this country." P ltraiDENT ]IOOKI:VELT Is pilBh- ln^ forward steadily on n program to recover nt least part of the country's export trade, which used to a m o u n t to nbont eight billions n year. In this be Is m a k i n g use of three meth- ods--dcpreclallon of the dollar, blliit- crol tariff trcntlci and financing of exporters BO that they may extend credit nbrond. The latter proposition IB In chnrge of Cienrgo N, I'eeV, nnd ho has Bubmltted to the I'resldcnt his recommendations for a permanent organization to promote torclifD Irntlc. Formation of n IIURC EdRC 1'lan hank, nn Institution to lend solely lo exporters, probably vlll be the outcome. T UB Pan-American conference In Montevideo cnmc lo n clone, and Secretary of Stntc Cordell Hull, cs he departed for home by way of Illicnos Aires, calil: "My most emliir Inc remembrance of the conference will he the b e a u t i f u l patriotism, the patience, and the statesmanship of the Bolivian and PnrnKimyan delegates In the midst of delicate and anxious prob Icms. "The tacks were unspeakably difficult, hut the good will toward peace which both have shown 1ms been su perlmpoacd upon dlrtcrcnces, nnrt they offered the world nn example of how powerfully n will for pence can conquer apparently Insuperable obstacles." \ / f A.T, Gen, Edward L. King. O. S. A., ·L'- 1 commander ot tho Fourth corps area, died suddenly In Atlanta. Ga. Ho was a craduntc of West Point and served In France during tho World war, carnlnR amny decorations, lie also fought In. Cuba In tbe war with Spain. "Niiliiinul uir forced ^J hointied Fo'".!!'!"-. I''uklen pr'^'ince^ where Coniiniinlsi.s were roncenlrnU-tl, and In Ihc process dnmnged llif c h u r e l i and oilier properly of UK A m i T l c a i i biiard iiil«sloii. Flfly-elghl Chinese wen. 1 hilled bill no American" or oilier foreigners were I n j u r e d . N'a- l l o n a l l H t g u n b o a t s ibcn took posses- sloa of [lie I'Viocliow forlfi. J 1CSS13 17. JOM-IS. c h a i r m a n nf the HcconstruclloM corporation, bc- rs (he railroads will nr-r-d furllier f i n a n c i a l usslslnnce from llic government d u r i n g l!l.')-l. He mild thnt the uovern- mi-ut e l l h p r Ibrnugh I !i c c o r porallon or R o m e other agency would have to help refinance the security Is- that become due- d u r i n g t l i e yenr. Several railroads already b 11 v e discussed tho matter w i t h the cor- 1951 ff, ! CHAPTER XIV--Continued | --19-] "As a m a i l e r o! fact," R a n k l n slated, J T told her of his presence myself. At | our flrst meeting, as 1 recall, she casually mentioned bis quarrel with , Stusrt; then, when I let the fact Blip. . she was shrewd enough to turn It lo ; her owo advantage. Her story snp ; piled him w i t h a motive for the mur- ; dcr and cnst suspicion on him." H» ' hesitated, reflectively. "Looking back. i I realize now why she ejirected my '. promise that Rhe would never need (o confront fiucklcy personally and lea! Mfy against him. II was barely possible he knew rhe real Walter Ranj dall by sight from Aberdeen am) wmild i Immediately rc-cognire her H? an Im- j postor." 1 "Why dldn'l nhe anil this Doctor j Prince merely obtain the record of ] some high-school craduate. who rover i Intended to gn to coll'-ge? lie would ! have been lust ns eligible nnd pnsler ; to llnd: nnd nlpo safer. I l l s application \vonld h a v e fiervt'l the same purpose." i The detective nhriiEsed. "Hardly. j Mr. U'.irwlck." he pointed out. "since i Mrs. Jordan w o u l d then be compelled lo begin as n f r e s h m a n . Thai would have ne-cesKlfatcd r n l r n n c c px.lmlnntlons: whereas upper riassmen were accepted w i t h o u t their If they f i n d niarlcs as creditable ns Itandall's. Too, .Ionian wan nn upper classman and tho dormllorlen for Ire" two clnssen were widely Reparaled. Thai m e n n f I she c n u l d nnl secure ronnis close j enough to his to complete the essen- I tlal steps of her do^lgn. She had to I learn Ids schedule to ascertain when I she could p n f e l y search his quarters nnd belongings. Rhe had lo place I h u m h - t n c k R In all his shoes lo I d e n t i f y h i m nl Ihe I n i t i a t i o n . The loiters she wrolo h i m and the canceled chorks or the tnonlhly payments lie made her hnd to be discovered a n d drstrnyed. lo conrenl her very existence u n t i l she was prepared to n n p i ' n r on Friday w l l h nn nlr-ilL'hl n l l h l . All the.w do. tails she npcompllKlind fillrcessrully hy mrans of Ihe d n r m l t n r y led^'e. 11 "Ledge? W h a t ledge are you i.ilk- Ing about?" "Thn coping t h a t extends nlong Ihe wall under the windows of tho third flnorfl of I'elham nnd Crofl halls." f l a n kin clnbornlcd. "It Is nhoiit n foot wlile and contlnuo\is. and since Slnnrr'R windows were usunll.v open, gave her rasy access lo his quarlrrs. R a n - dnll's charwoman said U wns not unusual for students lo use It to pass from room to room or for flight d u r i n g class ecrnps. Of course. If t h a i convenient entry hnd not existed, she would hnve hnd to devise n n o l h e r means. And It explains nil the evidence I n c r i m i n a t i n g Mr. Edward Fletcher that baffled me so. rie had the motive of Jenlousy; nnd It np- i penrcd It was he who entered Jordan's rooms Tuesday morning, a f t e r the charwoman straightened It out. and tampered wllh his elinps. I nlsn found Iho hypodermic needle with which Iho poison was administered In his road- Rter." Mr. Warwick purser! his lips nnd placed together Ihc tips of (he (Infers of both hands. "I must confess It Isn't clear to me how tho ledge checkroom of one of tbe railroad ter- IT.D:;IS the past sis weeks until sbe needed them. At two o'clock, sbe | called here with a new certificate of III health from her physician, to be granted a permanent leave of absence. Tien, after my visit Interrupted [he discussion, she returned to tbe hotel and droned her woman's clothes and wig. Sbe met Myra Prentlss at four o'clock. In tbe ladles' room at the Pennsylvania station: and for two hours obtained froai her tbe evidences of her voyage east and memorized Its details and events. At about seven, she presented herself to me at headquarters and finally registered over again at the Quaker hotel, as Laura "I eee; that makes it quite clear." The supervisor sat back and folded his arms. "In fact. 1 think I understand every point DOW but how yon penetrated her dlrgulse, after knowing ster on tbe street and drive off; sbe i her only as KandalL She took you In B E A U T Y TALKS By M A R J O R I E D U N G A X DYEING OR BLEACHING THE HAIR even noted dotvn his license number. And that very rjl^'bt at el^bt-forty-flve. as she entered the fraternity to poison her husband, §he discovered tbe same car parked outside! The owner, also apparently his enemy, was Inside the boose! Once more she seized on a heaven-sent opportunity to deflect suspicion. The murder committed, she escaped during the excitement of Jordan's collapse; without expecting to Incriminate Mr. Fletcher as deeply as he eventually became Involved, she stopped lonj enough to drop the hypodermic Into Ihe pouch of his machine." The supervisor nodded his understanding. -How did she open tbe front door of the- fraternity In Ihe first place? Where did she secure a key?" "I can'i be n u l t e positive aho'Ji that." the detective replied, slightly dubious. "Doctor Prince m i g h t have cot I t for her. Just as he betrayed to her oil the necessary ceremonlnl secrets. lie probably didn't, t h o u g h : which IIIIH n nmturlty of S-IS.000.000 due May 1. Wall Street Btiitlsllcliina have cstl- nmtel H i n t t h e larger m a t u r i t i e s t o t a l about $372,000,000, but smaller maturities probably will add another SKX),- OOO.WKI, nnd b u y i n g of rails and rolling Block might put the railroads' expenditures for Ihe year far higher. Jones rnrnllonod u figure ot J'J..'I(»).000.000. Most of the roads arc asking the corporation lo a d v a n c e h a l f nf Hie ma- liirltleH. planning to pay a portion of the bond Issues In cash and the remainder with new luinds. completely nt your flrst meeting, didn't she?" "Except for a vague sensation of familiarity I had on her arrival. Sbe was a clever actiess, Mr. Warwick, and well disguised, especially by that blond wig. That puzzled me when Miss Premiss mentioned she had changed the color of her hair. Originally, Laura Dumont was a brunette, like the show-girl, herself; when she cut It to act as Randall, naturally, his hair was also brown. Cut there was danger that If she became Mrs. Jordan again with the same hair, tbe resemblance might be noticeable. Accordingly, she adopted a blond wig and Miss Prentlss also had to wear one, to pass for her." "Yes, but that doesn't explain," Mr. Warwick began, "what clue gave you the connection In the conspiracy between Randall here and Doctor Prince In St. Louis." "I'm coming to t h a t now," the detective Interrupted. "It was Randall's certificate from hla physician about hlg tubercular condition t h n t told me the irnih. That wns the llrst one I actually SUIT-- among his papers on M Y ti P KCUI.IAKI.Y nlroclnna was iho m u r d e r of Archbishop J.eon Tou- rnln, head of the Armenian church In America, as he was a t t e n d i n g (service In n New York churrli. He win stabbed to d e n l b presumably by members of a group oppospd lo the Soviet regime In Armenln. The assassins escaped ?roin the church, but n number of suspects have been arrested., E D HO Potnl HOWE, known ns "the sago of old, so he Is retiring to enjoy the leisure he nlwnys has desired. It wns announced at Atchleon, TCnn., thai Howe's Monthly, for 22 years his personal orgnn of "Indlgnnllon nnd Infor- mntlon." has discontinued publication. The veteran Journalist and philosopher Is spending the winter In Miami. Fin. F RANCH'S worst rnllrond fllsnMer mndo Christinas n time of mourning Instead of Joy there. Two hundred and one men. women nnd children perished when the Pnrls-SlrnshoiirK flyer crashed Into the .N'.incy express nt f u l l speed nt Pomponne. about lit miles from Paris. The nccldent happened during n dense fog. In the number of dead this disaster wns second only to one at Grotnn Green, Scotland. In 1815, In which 227 persons were killed. R OOSKVELT family customs were observed Christmas day In the While HouBe. First thing In the morn- Ing "Klstle" nnd "nuzzle" Dall carried lo their llltistrlr.es gramlfothr-r, aa he lay nbcd, the stockings they hnd hung up the night before, so he could be the first to sec the gifts Santa Clnui hnd left. 6 1911. WMltm NmxicnUato*. | Bolvos those'problems. You'll have lo be n hit more explicit, nankin." The detective bent toward his listener ns I hough to Impress him more strongly. "It Is wholly n matter of the so- qucncc of events. At len-flfty the morning of the murder. S l u n r t went lo clnss nnd Mrs. Uogan entered his snlle to clean up. She wns finished by eleven o'clock. Less I h n n five minutes Inter. Mrs. Jordnn. ns Rnmlnl). climbed In the window to put thumb-tacks In all his Rhoes. At clevcn-firiecn. Mr. Fletcher arrived to sec the hoy. und claiming to be bis uncle, persuaded .Mrs. Ilognn to let him In. Too late lo escape, ahc overheard the convprsn lion In tho h n l l ; as ihc key milled In tlic door, she could only drop the shoes hastily In Stuart's vestibule, where Ilio clmrwomnn later noticed them, nnd conceal herself In his bed- ronm closet." Ills closet?" Sir. Wnnvlck spoke In surprise. "Then she wns hidden there Hie entire time Mr. Fletcher searched the study and abstracted all his mall 7" ' "Yes. she wns: although from t h e bedroom, she could not Bee him pocket 1L She did not dare open tbe closet door too wide to watch him. She did. however. cnUh several Rllmpscs of htm as be moved about stealthily and hunted nervously through Jordnn's properly." n n n k l n talked deliberately to emphasize his statements still further. "And lhat Is the most Important point, Mr. Wnnvlck." he went on. "Mrs. Jnrdnn had never even henrd of Edwnrd Fletcher: nor hnd she the lenst Information of the unplcnsnnt- ncss between him and her husband But nt some time or other, Stuart hnd either shown her a photograph of Mr. Merrlck or pointed him out to her. She knew, therefore, that the Intruder was nn Impostor. There was something underhanded about his lies. Ms surreptitious hunt and his pullly conduct. Obviously, he hnd no more business there thnn she: he too wns lip to some nefarious scheme for Stuart's detriment. "Naturally, more than mere curiosity Impelled her to spy on him. The Itwtnnt of his departure, Mrs. Jordan climbed MII the window nnd swiftly reached tier own room without attracting much attention. She got down stairs Just behind him, and like Mrs. Qogan, eaw him enter bis yellow road' "Then, Much After Midnight, the Night ol the Crime, She _Weni Back to Stuart's Quarters to Steal Her Letters and the Canceled Checks." Stanion said n o t h i n g about his ever sending for. one. .More likely, Mrs. Jordan spent Severn! mornings, Jusl before dawn, outside the house when t h e street vns mosl deserted, obtaining nn Impression of the lock. If challenged, she could easily pel atvny wllh It by pretending to be n drunken member of the chapter, a t t e m p t i n g to locale t h e key-hole. "Much a f t e r midnight, the n i g h t of Ihc crlmr-. she went hack to Stunrt's quarters lo Bieal her lellers a n d ' t h e canceled checks. She hnd to wall until a f t e r his death to take them, lesi he discover they were missing and suspect something nmlss. The checks she removed, which explains why I couldn't find them Wednesday morn- I n g ; but the IclUTS were already gone. No wonder she hesitated about telling n story w h i c h they contradlcicd, when she first arrived nt headquarters on Friday evening! She more IhnD h a l f surmised ihc Intruder had t h e m ; though why he wanted t h e m , she could not loll. In that case. II seemed very unlikely he would ever return Ibem to me, nnd she could safely nnd freely speak of her happy married life. But she dr.red not disregard them altogether u n t i l I assured her I possessed DO letters of hers and hnd no Idea of their contents." Mr. Warwick's tone again held a strnrp Inqulslilve note of perplexity. "You say, Rankln." he queried, "Mrs. Jordan herself, appeared at city hnll. last Friday n i g h t ? But as Randall, she visited my ofllce thai same nfler- noon, to arrange conclusively about dropping out of college. She wns closeted with me. you recall, when you cnme to nrresi Iluckley." "Oh. llmt was simply managed, Mr. Warwick." R n n k l n answered readily. "Friday, you sec. was tbe day Miss Prcntlss was due In Philadelphia, Some time t h a t morning, still In mns- cullnc clothcc. she checked In nt the Quaker holci; of course, she gave fictitious name. But she brought nlong the suitcases containing her feminine outfits nnd wig. which hnd been In the this desk. Friday afternoon. Those he | presented previously, to be excused from college In October and on his return In February, had been filed nrnong his records In bis department, the business school. They nil came from Doctor Prince, whenever Randall --or Mrs. Jordan--required then. Of course, he did not fill them out as Doctor Prince or I'd have recognized the plot nt once; he was shrewd enough to keep his name out oC It, Fie wrote them out on printed forms he secured of a non-exlslent doctor In Chicago. Randall's home town, choos- ng n name resembling an actual physician there. Dr. FTnrold Lincoln, I be- lovc It was. The u n i v e r s i t y was nc- eustomcd to accepting such reports w i t h o u t much Investigation. "Unt when I happened to notice Doctor Prince's w r i t t e n prcscriptlnn.s, in his office In St. l.ouls. I realized his co/jnectlon with Itandall. The hnnd- wrltlugs were Identical! At the same lime. It hardly seemed likely that she would leave that evidence among the university files. It not alone Implicated him In Ihe conspiracy and linked him with the 'Hnndair ulsgulsc, but It was absolutely conclusive. And she would not dare go before Monday, as she said. If only because It wns wise to allow several days to elapse between her appearance ns Stuart's wife and tier departure as the student. 1 f u l l y suspect she Intended to purloin the one certificate by some sleight-of-hand Frldny afternoon: unfortunately, my Interruption spoiled her opportunity nnd compelled her to postpone the theft- The only question then, was when she would cnll nt Ihe business school office, ostensibly to study her records, nnd steal ell of them together, "1 made this discovery In St. Louis, proving the doctor's i?ullt. shortly after m i d n i g h t , S u n d a y night. If L n u r n hnd already got hold of Ihe doctor's excuses on Saturday. It wns. of course, too late to save them. However, the office Is open only half of lhat day. II she waited until Monday to abstract them. Just before she dropped out of the scene ns Randall, I might yet prevent their destruction. Provided could be back In Philadelphia curly on Monday morning, tt wna n chance I hnd to take to clinch my case; and the only way I could accomplish t h e ADVICE to wcimen who art tired of tbe color n a t u r e ^art their tresses Is: think not t w i c e bnt Eeveral times before you decide--and then If you must dye, let an ex^rt do 1L Home dyeing Is such a Ji'JJcalt task and success a rather rare p?ie- nomeijon that It is best to follow th advice of Puck--"don't." In the first place, as a cnlur artist Nature is very clever. Look uroiiad. you. See how well skin, eyes, browa, lushes nud bolr usually go lusher. Sometimes even a slight bleacJiing or dyeing of tie hair gives a very anl- ficlal look to the color scheni*.-. There are mauy excellent tlyts and bleaches on the market, so It 1^ not these products ( p a r t i c u l a r l y In th» finer grade) that I object to. It Is Ihe fact that the dyeing process Is difficult and should be done by nn expert. H a v i n g found a specialist " r lio really does excellent work and satisliod with tbe Drst dyeing. It Is well to rKura to the same expert when the h a i r needs retouching and when the new hair that bas since grown In at the rool.s Deeda dyeing. She will know w h a t dye was. used before (and It Is l m p u r t : i n t t h a t the same sort of dye be usi-d asnin). She will know how much to use nnd so on. And It Is very I n t r i i - n t e and technical to get an even and n a t u r a l coloring nnd have the new hair that Is being "touched up" blend pi\-foctly with the hair already dyed. One thing women do not remember Is t h a t liair once dyed must be retouched e^er so- often. Many are undor the m i s t a k e n i Impression that one sitting is all that Is necessary. It isn't. There are still many women who feel that graying hnlr Is a symbol of age, even though most beauty authorities contend that It can be made a definite mark of beauty and distinction. If ·raying hair affects your spirit ns ivcll as your looks, have It "touched up"-but let nn espcrt do It- If your hair streaked and rinses won't help, you may dye It. If hair Is d u l l nnd Crab- as tt result of Illness and corrective reJitments such as brushing and mas- Eage seem slow nut! rinses won't help, dye. If graying hair hns yellowish streaks In It, and freneh blueing or ready prepared rinses won't lioln--dye. Otherwise--I sincerely feel that too many women who nre slov. 1 .ind Ins: about keeping their hair healthy and lustrous and lovely by such sane measures as brushing and miss'ine are quick lo bleach and dye. trip In the short period left me was by air, on a fast plane." As though to terminate his expos! tlon. nnnkln became silent with n gesture of finality, and R slow smile spread over his face. "Luckily for me." he snld. after n moment, "nil my deductions happened to he correct, nnd the gods were kind to me. Mrs. Jnrdnn delayed u n t i l noon on Monday, before discarding her Impersonation of Randall altogether; nnd 1 arrived before she had time to rid herself of the certificates. She hnd only obtnlned them from her department under the very eyes of the clerks u short while before. As matters have turned out. there won't be the slightest difficulty In convicting both hei and Arnold Prince." fTHE E.VD.] SELECTION OF POWDE.1 I A I AM not a stickler for statistics, hut Ravages of White Ants Alarm the Inhabitants of Mighty Metropolis A hidden enemy Is worrying the American metropolis. Attacked from within. It la not being enteo out oC bouse and home this time, but literal ly having houses eaten out from nn der the occupants. The Invaders are termites, or w h i t e nnts. This tropical pest appeared n few yr-nrs ago In New York, no rne knows bow, and has m u l t i p l i e d Its million;! so rapidly lhat this year serious damage hns been done In nearly every section of the metropolitan area. The termite ents wood, taring from within joists and rafters,, hollowing out the Interior and leaving a shell that collapses If It benrs uny weight or strain. A veritable panic has fallen upon the householders nf some sections, as the Invaders are unseen and may not be detected ID an finite until they have done Irreparable dnronge. These Insects nest In the ground, and ev*n when they must travel over a cellar wall or cement foundation lo reach tbe timbers of tbe superstructure, tbe; build a little tnnnel against the will to tiey can more upward some young lady somewhere Is experiencing the thrill of dabbing her nose with powder for the first time. Mothero should help tlioir young daughters In tbe selection of a good powder. They should prepare ihelr daughters for the problem of powder and make-up. Just as they do for the problems of life. Today we are concerned with th» young girl's flrst acquaintance with powder. It should be a very good powder. Her delicate loveliness deserves the best, and It can only be preserved with the best creams, lotions and cosmetics. No harsh, caustic roiterlaul should touch her skin. I emphasize this particularly, not so much for the more modern of our mothers who allow their young daughters to use powder. They Unow tbft requisites of a good powder nnd usually buy a box for daughter or allow her to use some of their own. But It Is surprising how many mothers, even In this day nnd age, raise a 11 rm maternal hand and shake their heads negatively to daughter's every plea for a little powder. Somehow the superstition still exists that powder Is harmful. Cad powder Is bad for the skin. But a good quality powder, R powder that Is made of non-caustic materials, contains only pure Ingredients, a pow. der that Is of that Just right texture will never hurt the skin. By thnt Just-right texture I mean not too heavy, for a heavy powder may clog the pores. On the other hand, A too fine powder does not stny OD very long. The slightest whlrt of wind will blow It off. The perfect powder cling* w i t h o u t giving that obviously powdered look. It gives the skin a delicate and luvely finish and tones down shine. Bnt It should not give the akin a dull nnd dry as parchment look nor should It take away that fresh dewiness that 19 SO alluring a characteristic of the healthy young skins. Remember these requisites. Remember that the shade of powder must blend with the Individual's skin tone. Remember to caution daughter that her hands must be meticulously clean and powder puff fresh and dainty when powder Is applied. When you RCC little flaky patches on chin and cheeks you may be sure the Kkin they belong to Is the dry type. - ^ --.....,. Jt w- J This skin Is nsnnlly clear, thin, trnn*^ or preliminary warning mny be given I parent, not heavy, coarse or dull. It ",, o;° n _°, ra l" n ? lnt ° lne ccllnr ' '· not an n ^ ekln ' On the contrary It Is delicate and lovely. But It shows the tendency toward crowsroct lines wlthout being noticed. Houses ba been so riddled by these voracious I sects t h n t whole doors have collapsed: .. _ dim- cull undertaking and termite prooDIng mny cost anywhere from S500 to S2.000. The experts of the Department ot Agriculture advise, however, that In building house;) provision can be made to exclude the nnt« at com- naratkelj Bmull cost by Inserting metal sheets to preveal passage. process- Ing tho wood,, etc. While the suburbs have been more severely nlTectcd by the Invasion of nnla. , ~ J .- ,,,,.,,, ,,.,,, M a n h a t t a n proper has not ceswiped ' nnd wrinkles sooner thnn nnv other nnd one mid-town theater building ; type. The dry skin Is today's warning may be condemned. of tomorrow's wrinkles. " The wise Ridding nn Infected house |» a dim- woman will therefore give herself the proverbial ounce of prevention. Q. Bell Byndlciuc--W?AJ Fervlce. Worm.C.tchinj PI»nt, Persons who may have thought that feroclons plants which capture and devour animals exist only In stories and the minds of their authors will be Interested In a report by an official of the barean of plant Industry. These plants and their victims, he says, are so small OB to be seen only through microscopes. They form a Jungle from which they extend their feelers or limbs to capture the small worm-like animals as they pass along. The plant then releases a chemical strong enough o Quickly dispose of the prisoner Colombia H« Milli In an official report the department of Industries of Colombia nates there are 000 flour mills. SO cocoa mills, and IB textile mills In Colombia.-- the last named being situated chiefly In the cities ol Bogota and MedeJMa. SFAPESJ

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