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Page THE HAMMOND TIMES Friday. December 11.1936. FOUNTAIN DOCK ' I N LONDON TO BE DEMOLISHED LONE.ON, Deo. 11. -- (INS) Fountai i Dock, three hundrsd- year-old link with the Mayflower, is to b demolished, it was made Unowa here. Tha oldest and most historic site on the banks of tho gray, muddy River Thames will soon be covered with a towering, modern warehonse and wharl. Once thu Mayflower, the gallant Uttlo ship thit bore the Pilgrim Fathers t America, lay in Fountain Dock to be refitted. Once the dock housed the Fighting Teme- raire. For throe hundred years, it is said, the booms of the dock have wedged the hulls of thousands of ships, both sail and steam, which have needed cleaning and refitting In front of the dock stretches the wide panorama of the river, beyond Cherry Garden pier, banked with lines of barges, outlined with the dim shapes at distant steamers. Visitors to the famous old dock have often commented on tho hole cut in the top of the gato leading to the road. The hole was historic. So small was Fountain Dock, that when shipa berthed, there was no room for their bow-spirits--they stuck out through the hole and almost touched the houses on the other side of the road. Long fallen into disuse, Fountain Dock la overshadowed with mighty ove isrit Importan B J LOU/SF JERROLD COP\ RIGHT 1. C ? ME It CO 1M \\nf- \ BY C ! VTRAl I'HFSS ASSCX. KTION jis who Is both by her. and by her, Tim Kc .:EA£ THIS Say Elwell, check gi;l In a prominent Detroit club, meets n number of social elite when she nils la at n dinner party at the request of Dr Wilson, a club member. One la Breck Carter who la very frlencT " ~ anoticr, Wayne Adi interested and anno] 'hm Christian Scott and twi millionaires, Tim takes her to his ·suburban estate and makes suggestions which Guy resents. Tim talks ot his engagement to Eleanor Randolph and Gay countois with her philosophy of marriage. Gay agrees to show great interest to Tim to arouse Eleanor's jealousy and hasten her return (rom Europe. Mark Vance, artist, for whom G»,f is posing m the openings dis- ciuscs Breck and Wayno. (NOW GO ON WITH THE STORJ) CHAPTER 21 *ERECK CARTER'S, with Mis Adams--sort ol a partner or something, isn't he?" Gay asked Mark Vance. The artist nodded, munching a sandwich. "Righto. They've both Invested every cent they could get their hands on. Break's olwas struck me as sort of a lightweight but Ad swears by him. Claims he's the most skillful pilot in the ,:oun« try, oven though he looks and a.cts like a kid " "He's a wild Indian, that Carter boy," Charlotte Vance remarked, as she refilled the cottee cups "Listen, Mark. Did you hear what he did to Peggy, the other day? Had an engagement to take her to lunch, and never showed up till next day. Said he was flying, and forgot! Was she furious!" ·Peggy," observed the artist, "Is a. badly spoiled young lady. All her life people have been kowtowing before her, on account of her money. Now she's In love wlUi a chap who has brains enough to keep her guessing, and it's just what sho needs. Remember how I treated you, Charlotte? The same thing, exactly!" He winked at Gay. "And how you loved it! The more I shoved you off, the harder you came after me!" "Idiot!" Jeered Mrs. Vance, affectionately And then, to Gay, "We're frghtfully selfish, keeping you here while we gossip about people you're not the least bit interested to. Mar};, pay the child her money, and let her go. We've got to be getting home ourselves." For two afternoons following, Gay came to the situdlo and posed in the bathing costume. Then she changed to day-duty at the club, and telephoned Ma,rk Vance to tell him she cculd pose only In the evening. "Let's call it oft for tonight- Mark suggested "Charlotte and 1 are going to the theater But b« at the studio at eight promptly, Friday evening." 'On Friday, therefore, as soon as Jean arrived to take charge of the coatroom, Gay h u r r i e d l y scrambled out of her uniform and into street clothes, and was on her way. As she came out into She street from the employes' en- ttrance, she noticed c roadster be afraid I'm going to kidnap you. X have a date with Peggy for nine o'clock and I Intend to keep It." His voice was Impatient "Let's go." yielding, Gay climbed Into the roadster, and as it gathered speed, said demurely, "I'm grateful for the lift This la lots nicer than the Woodward street cars. They bump so!" "Do they?" Breck was sardonic. "Well, they couldn't bump you half as hard as I'd like to. Let's get down to cases, Gay. What's the big Idea of the runaround you've been giving me?" Gay slid down farther In the seat, relaxing comfortably. "I'm so tired, Bieclc. , Please don't be cross. And I don't know what you mean by "run-around'." He looked straight ahead, slow- Ing down for the changing lights at the intersection of Woodward and Forest avenues. "Why don't you answer the letters I've written you? Why haven't you phoned? Is all this coy stuff just a corne-on gajne, or are you really oS me?" The traffic light flashed tp green, and the roadster darted off again, narrowly escaping collision with a cruising taxi "Maybe you think I enjoy saying sappy things like this! Why, woman--I've never groveled to anyone In all my life! Never had to! If someone had told me a month ago, that I'd be chasing a girl this way, rJ have laughed my head off!" He turned sharply off Woodward avenue, and slowed up by the curb. The sdde street was dark and quiet Breck turned off the ignition. "I can't talk and drive. Let's have it out, right here and now. Are you sore at me because I go around with Peggy?" Gay smiled. "I don't care U you see Peggy Pennell every night in the week." "Then why are you peeved at me?" "Do you want the truth?" "Shoot the works!" "All right, then." Gay faced him. How good-looking he was, and how well he knew it! "I liked you a lot the first time I met you, Breck. But that other night-when you took me to the speakie' That was awful' I don't go in for wrestling matches. ^It's no fun for a girl to go out with e, man, and be mauled to pieces." Breck muttered, 'Tve told you --rve written you--that I'm sorry. Other girls wouldn't raise such a yelp over nothing--" "No, wait!" Gay Interrupted. "The whole thing is this, Breck. When (hey told you I was a Miss Smith, the daughter of a friend of Doctor Wilson'% you behaved pretty well. But afterward, when you found out I was just a check girl, how you changed! You thought you could do anything you wanted--tear my clothes off, even, if that would amuse you'" As she recalled that rowdy struggle parked close to the curb, under on the chais.5 lounge, Gay trem- ·H-in, a*j* If vt-i4 QVia rr»rs r K^-iiit- *· n Hlarl tirlfV* tnrilcrrm finn the arc light. She was about to walk past, when a familiar, drawling voice hailad her. bled with indignation. "I did not tear your cjothes off! I mean--I--" Breck g r i n n e d "Why the rush? Don't you even | "Good Lord above, did I really?" speak to me, any more ?" ' he added, with unaffected interest She stopped short "Helo,' and surprise. Breck. I didn't recognize you." "You tried to!" He had stepped out, and was Against her will, Gay smiled, smiling at her, hand extended. too. Sou couldn't stay angry with "I've waited half an hour to talk l Breek; there was something so to you. Get in the car." boyish about that shamefaced grin Gay paused. "I'm sorry you ' of his. waited. I haven't time to stop." Breck repeated, "Get ir the car. I have tt little bone to plok with you. I'll drive you home, and we can talk on the way." "But I'm not going home." "Where are you going?" "To Mr. Vance's studio, up on Rowena. I'm posing for mm " Breck hesitated for only an instant. Til drive you there, , . , Whereabouts on Rowena?" Gay told him, and added that she must be there In 20 minutes. "Come along, then. You needn't "But doi't you see how you hurt my pride"" she asked. 'Tra not a cheap little--" "Just a minute, honey." Breck lifted hla loand. "If I thought you were cheap, I'd never have bothered dating you up. I didn't intend to g(t so rough--but I had a drink or two more than I could handle, and things happened. I don't even remember what I did, but whatever It was, I'm sorry. I apologized before, and I apologize again. "And 1 srive you my word, Gay. with an my faults Fm not K snob. Whether a girl Is Junior league, or a Follies graduate, I treat her exactly the same. You believe me when I say that, don't you, oweet- ness?" There was a note of sincerity in Breck's voice, and Gay nodded. "I guess so." "And you'll excuse me for being such.a roughneck that other night, If I swear It won't happen again? You'll go out with me, if I treat you with great respect, and sit way off from you, Ilka this'" Aa Breclt finished the question, he moved far off, to the extreme edge of the seat Gay couldn't help, laugliing. "Don't be so silly! You won't have to keep quite that far away from me!" "That's the way m. sit, and that's the way we dance, from now on," he assured her. "Honey, you're dynamite. When I get any closer, I go haywire. Look!" He drew a trifle nearer. "You can see for yourself: I quiver in every limb, as they say in the movies. And when I put my arm around you, like this, I lose all control--like a 1917 DeHaviland in on air pocket!" Gay removed his arm. "You're nice enough," she r e m a i k e d, "when you want to be." " N i c e y o u r s e l f , " Breck responded. He leaned toward her. "Silly, don't you realize I'm completely goofy over you? That it's hard as the devil to make myself behave when I'm near you? If I» had a brain in my head, Fd run when I see you coming, instead of chasing after you! I was all set with Peggy, until you came along. Liked her fine. She's not such a bad kid, you know. But now I've got you on my mind, I can't see Peg for dust." He looked into Gay's eyes. "Girl, what is this strange power you have over men?" "My f a t a l b e a u t y ! " Gay mourned, and they laughed togs ther. Then Gay noticed the clock on the dashboard, and gave a cry of dismay. "Thre« minutea of eight! Breck, hurry, or rH 6» late for my appointment!" "Darn your appointments," he complained disgustedly, but at Gay's insistence he pressed the s t a r t e r , and the car purred smoothly up the street again toward the bright haze of llghta that was Woodward avenue. "Honey, I'd rather spend an evening with you, than with any other girl In the world. You've got 'em all stopped " His free hand met and held Gay's, but nothing more was said j till they drew up before the studio building. Then, as he helped her out, "I reckon I'll be seeing you tomorrow night at Ad's party. But I won't be able to dance with you often. Peggy'11 be there: and when I say that child's jealous, I meanL You understand how I'm place*, don't you, precious?" Gay nodded. "That's quite all right," she assured him, coolly. 'It's not all right I hate it But business ia business, honey lamb, and I can't afford to get In wrong with the Pennells." Aa he spoke. Gay remembered what Mark Vance had said: "Charlie Pennell can't make up his mind, whether or not to coma in on the deal." Of course, Breck had to play safe. A breakup with Peggy at this time would undoubtedly spoil everything. She couldn't exactly blame Breck for tha careful game he and Wayne Adams wer« playing. But still-"We'll have a little private date next week, just you and I," Breck was saying, as he got bacl. Into the car. "Good night Beautiful!" And before Gay could answer, he was gone. (To Be Continued) cranes and modern buildings that are springing up along the banks of the Thames. Many other historic landmarks are fast disappearing and the old London waterfront will soon be no more. ' M'HALE'S POWER SHOWN IN ACTION ON BEER PERMITS State Beverage Commission Relinquishes Authority to Democratic Boss INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 11 --Applicants lor Indiana port of entry and baer wholesaler permits, all of which wera subject to renewal within the last three weeks, have discovered that Frnk McHale has not relinquished his power and authority as manipulator of the strings that direct the activities of the state alcoholic beverages commission. Licenses were issued by the beverages commission after McHale had ascertained that the applicants were not out of step with him or with the state administration which he has bossed for the last four years. Immediately after the election, McHale, the target of open and vigorous criticism by some prominent democrats prior to the state democratic convention of 1936, went into action, checking on liquor license applications to determine which applicants were "right" with the administration. He communicated with democratic county chairmen, statehouse employes recognized as political powers back home, and district chairmen to secure the information he desired. In some instances, however, county chairmen were themselves applicants for permits, and in such cases McHaie made his investigation in a roundabout way. Routine Duties Retained Accordingly, the alcoholic beverages commission, charged by law with administration of the state's Hquor business, functioned only to the extent that It wrote and mailed the licenses, after McHale had given his O. K. McHale "knocked off" former permit holders who were not, in his opinion, wholehearted supporters of the McNutt-McHale-Townaend regime. In one instance, he gave a wholesale license to a man who had to borrow money to buy the Hcense and who then had no money to buy a federal license or the inventory of his predecessor. McHale saw fit to change only one port of entry. That was in Indianapolis, where he t u r n e d 'thumbs down" on the A. and A. Beverage corporation, which had held the permit, and gave the license to the TJniversal Beverage company. The latter is operated by a group of local politicians. Tho commission continued the beer importing monopoly plan Instituted by Governor McNutt, by issuing''only thirteen licenses of that sort, although the state liquor law authorizes issuance of 100 port of entry permits. County Chairman Gets Plum One of the beer wholesalers to feel the wrath of McHals was the Braun Beverage company of Kokomo. This concern lost its permit to the Kokomo Beverage company, headed by Kenneth Shockley, democratic county chairman. A Lake county wholesaler was dropped from the list of licenses in .favor of the Central Distributing Company, Inc., organized just a lew days before It received its license from the state. Its corporation papers were notarized by Martin Downey of East Chicago, state representative. In Carroll county, McHale lopped off the Delphi Ice and Coal company and gave its permit to Guy Coplen. democratic chairman of that county. The gears failed to mesh, somehow, after the Owen county beer wholesalers license was issued to James Laymon and Leason Taylor of Spencer. The next day this permit was canctlled, and the license was issued then to the Owen County Distributors, Inc, who had held it previously. A relative of Martin L. Lang, state food and drug commissioner, lost his permit at Elwood. He was a strong supporter of Pleas Greenlee in the latter's race for the democratic nomination for governor. A. B. Anderson of Peru, who also BUYING LUGGAGE To t.11 -what lili d o/ foundation * r(*M lrp« aulteas* lias, ran It ehnrnly with thaknuekl.B A clear nound Khowu It* foundation la wn ) 1 orfllicr A doll lound mrana wht*. SOLVERPLATE To tail whathw th» bwa IN nfckirl eilrvr (lha boat) or whtt. metal (che«:aBt)etriketh»pl«c« « hurply with a pencil UK riafi, th. b»* U nlclttl ·ilTor WHISKEY wU fa two. A rood mattratn ehetild b»*« do«pty Indented tuft* ffLhetntt* aro nfmllow *nd pnil out eaallrj tho m.Utfl.* U not tho b«l o* the fabd 1. THS TYPE OF WHISKEY ... BLEND OR STRAIGHT 2. THE "PROOF" . . . These statements on the label are dependable guides to tlte kind of whiskey you want. It's easy to get what you want in a straight whiskey. Look on the label for'the words, "straight whiskey". That tells you it's all whiskey and oil one whiskey. Then look for the "proof." That's a measure of strength and, therefore, a measure of value. If you want ail the value you can get for your money, be sure to get a 100 proof straight whiskey. More and more people who want full value ore buying Old Mr. Boston Straight Whiskey not only because It's 100 proof, but because this extra strength carries with it an extra load of round smoothness and extra flavor richness. Put it up to your taste . . . not just the first taste but the lingering sensation on your palate of mellow smoothness and deep, full-bodied flavor. I.NCvSOMON, M A S S MASTERMINDING THE SKULL This machine, invented by Prof. H. C. Lavery, of Minneapolis, "instantly measures 32 relative areas of the brain, sorts, classifies and Indicates correctly 180 ratings of 32 different faculties, pomta out one's talents, abilities and weak and strong characteristics." It's called the psychograph and tha inventor claims It knows more about you than you do yourself. It was shown at the patent exhibition of the inventors' congress at Portland, Ore. (Central Press) What People Are Saying [ I N T E R N A T I O N A L N E W S S E R V I C E ] PRINCETON, N. J.--Dr. Harold W. Dodds, president of Princeton university, expresses gratification at the success of his unofficial ban on drinking at football games: "The general atmosphere in which our football games were played this year 1 harmonized with the fine sportsmanship exhibited on the field." NEW YORK.--General Hugh S. Johnson described a politico- economic impasse:, "Demand for government supervision of industry is an irresistible force and the supreme court is an immovable object." PASADENA, Cal--R. H. Tolley, AAA a d m i n i s t r a t o r , discusses supreme court decisions : "If I understand the temper of tha farmers correctly they are in no mood to let legalistic barriers and fine-spun Interpretations keep them from having equality with large corporations in meeting nation-wide problems of production." CHICAGO.--Frank J, Locsch, president of the Chicago crime commission, reports on a conference of attorneys and public officials anent parole abuses: "Our discussion was up hill and down dale." was unsuccessful In his application for renewal of his beer wholesaler's license, had been a Greenlee supporter. X. friend of the governor tias an interest in another whole- salership at Peru. where this friend resides, and the administration felt the community was not large enough for two wholesalers. In view of such "head-chopping" in the state Hquor setup, Hooslers now have no difficulty In seeing why the McNutt administration wrote a post-election date into the liquor law as the time of issuing liquor permits. ^ JAPAN'S DRIVE TO MILITARIZE FORMOSA SEEN Survey Indicates Island Will Be Base for China Thrust Japan and Formosa in Fukien and Kwangsi, according to the institute's investigation. A colon! zation association is said to exist with a large capital with headquarters in Formosa. The institute finds that it plans to settle 100,000 emigrants along the southeastern coast of China within the next five years. Its relation to the Japanese northern penetration, ac- cording to the survey, is revealed in the plans of the new Formosan company which call for full cooperation from the Kochu Kongssu, a recently organized Japanese concern which is connected with the Japanese South Manchuria railway for the exploitation of northern China. Fourth--The survey finds that the present Japanese "southward drive" ia being made with the objective to get possession of Chinese territory with special strategic value. In Amoy and Pingtan, both strategic coastal districts of Fukien, it la declared that the Japanese already have obtained possession of large tracts of land under different sorts of nominal leases. Japanese agents are declared to have aided the movement of some 7,000 bankrupt fishermen and peasants to Formosa where they were put to work in mining and agricultural enterprises. In return, Formosans, who will enjoy extraterritorial rights, are being encouraged to emigrate to the island of Nan-ao which lies immediately east of Swatow and occupies the key position between Kwantung and Fu- kien. Fifth--Movements, it is asserted, are being made to obtain control of the mineral resources of Fu- kien and Kwangsi provinces. Sixth--The survey fiftds that there has been increased shipping activity to promote shipping interests along the southeastern coast of China, where low Japanese rates have sharpened the competition with British, Chinese and other shipping. Seventh--The report charges that Japanese have extended smuggling activity along the southeastern coast to China. Eighth--Japanese are taking advantage of all autonomous movements, the institute reports, to consolidate gains derived from the seven other methods of penetration into southeastern China. "Much of the activity described," the report states, "under 1 ordinary circumstances would be explainable as the normal operation of business enterprise. But the conjunction of economic moves along many lines, with others of a patently political flavor, taken in connection with similar operations in northern China and with the whole recent history of Sino-Japanese relations, is striking enough to present the appearance of political direction. Whatever the motives may be," the report concludes, "the present Japanese operations in south and in north China are tending to react disastrously upon Chinese economic and political life." fore his exchange of courtesy calls with Sir Murchiouii Fletcher, governor general of Trinidad, the president will receive an outstanding addition to his extensive collection of ship models. In the name of the warrant officers and mess of the Chester, Chief Boatswain William S. Burns of Brooklyn will present a scale ""^ model of the four-masked bark / Shenandoah. Smarden, England, will hav» a scrap book to record village events. ROOSEVELT TO GET NEW MODEL SHIP ABOARD U. S. S. CHEiSTER, at Sea, Dec. 11.--(INS)--President Roosevelt Is looking forward to his arrival at Port au Spain, Trinidad, for a purely peraonal reason. Before the Indianapolis and Chester tie up to the tanker Salinas to refuel there today, and b«- Buy You? 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COLE By HENRY WOOD (United Press Staff Correspondent) S A N FRANCISCO -- Japan's "southward drive" into China's southernmost provinces threatens to be · as disastrous to China's economic national aconomy as would be the ultimate conquest of the nation, according to a sesearch report just completed by the Institute of Pacific Relations. According to the survey, the Japanese expansion movement in South China is being conducted quietly and without the fanfare that ushered in Japanese influence in Manchuria. Japanese efforts to penetrate southeastern China are indicated, it is declared, Jn eight specific ways. First--Formosa Is being developed as a base of operations. The whole island, it is declared, is being militarized. To a system of modern roads there is being added double-tracking of the railways; a cluster of airdromes capable of accommodating a full air squadron, and a new harbor at the southern tip of the island are being built. ^Formosa, it is said in the survey, is to have a military defense of 26,000 men and a naval strength up to the combined Second and Third Japanese fleets. The economic and military center of the island is now being shifted, it has been found, from the north to the south end, or in other words, to the closest possible point to China's southern provinces. Second--It is asserted that Japanese are making use of extraterritorial rights in the southern Chinese provinces to extend their acquisition of land. Forrnosans, the survey pointed out, are being sent to the mainland of China and there supported and "protected" by the J a p a - n e s e government. 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