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12, Te*as' Most, Consistent Newspaper (6*e«>t SntBrrtay by Tfce Pampa News, S22 W. Foster Av*., Parnp*. ft* 686—All department.!. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PftBSS (Foil ._ ...K.) The Associated Press fa exclusively entitled to the nso for publication f ttMMi flgjmtchc* credited to It or other wise credited to this paper and also the * **W* trablbhed herein. Entered as second class matter nt the post office at t, Te*R«, ttnder the act of March 3rd, 1879. _ "*" ~ " 8TWSCRJPTION RATES In Pnmpn 2Bc r*r w ,. P k. Jl.fiO P.T mnrilh. Pni<! in ndvnnce, J3.00 I tAofltin. te.OO p*r nil rrtf*lhn. S12.WI per year. Pvi<v per single copy r. cents. *""! ordsH arcepteit In ItwnliHrs nerved by carrier delivery. LONESOME PLACE AGAINST THE SKY" 'erfi&pS it is the space of time between now and the time Lihcoln lived that prompts us to say he was a great man. have stood above the bigotry and prejudices of his time, t voicing the one desire of saving the union, as Lincoln is but to be recorded as a great man. He came from the bottom up, and, therefore, the lowliest d confidence in him; he stood on the "firing line" of public iHion with the best of his time, and, therefore, gained the 5£»ect df all alike. We often wonder what would have been the history of "re- ihstruction" if Lincoln had lived; in the same sense we won- f what would be the history we would be making today if sevelt hod lived to see and guide the "reconstruction." •jL The tWo would not have agreed, we believe. For instance, iRoosevelt would not have agreed entirely if he had heard ^Lincoln say, as he did say to a delegation of workingmen in ]New York in March of 1864: *., "Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows ; that others may become rich, and hence is just encourage- fhent to industry and enterprise. '•- "Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of an- J3ther ( but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example 'assuring that his own should be safe from j/iolence when built," ^Perhaps in those words "Old Abe" might have been speak- 3rvg for those Americans of "today who are swinging in the bal- :jfihce of indecision, like Hamlet.—To those people who are not fluite sure if they believe in the system of free enterprise, and tjf the right of a man to have what he has wrought with his Hands. They are many who do not believe—having been led |b confusion by the propaganda of "sixty-million jobs," etc.— they do not believe that a man's privilege of becoming rich through fair dealings, his own initiative and the grasping of Opportunity should be upheld—even by him who does not have a. : mansion. ;•; On this the birthday of him who undoubtedly is a great man in our history, we salute those words of his. His loss to every American today should be as it was to Edwin Markham when .He wrote "Lincoln, the Man of the People." The ending of that panegyric reads: ?' And when he fell in whirlwind, he / went down v As when a lordly cedar, green with : i : boughs •> Goes down with a great shout upon the hills, And leaves a lonsome place against the sky. EEDOM AND HURCHANITY By ATTY. WM. C. RING liters Note: Since this article by tty. Win. C. Ring go clearly sets th with scripture citations what I column has been trying to say i v 'to the necessity of obeying imper- bnal rules or principles and as to "liiit happens when we collectively fship and obey man made laws Stead of God's eternal impersonal Pile*, .it is reproduced lor the next ie days in place of my regular jluriin. K.C.H. R. C. Hoiles of the idivldualistic "Santa Ana Regis* ,V.h'as constructively contributed ^Integrity and freedom in his Utorial discussion of "The Rise i the Tyrant" and the latter's A «_^p08e of certain church leaders' Jujpliaboration with the Communist ilange in. America. The gravity of this evil con.„, jiracy ought to constrain us to ilfistingulsh the real church from l|'i Rose corrupt organizations whose -v| ivish edifices, glamorous frescos $i iid- elegantly garbed Rasputins *<*-•'--"-rfeit God. Their thirty of silver is ever the coveted ;i|Sjpod money of a faithless treach- -$ jytliat would crucify personal in- >grity and manacle freedom. But _fj» neither the first nor the last Btrayal of a sacred trust that is by the robed and unrobed jfrarchy of pomp, pelf and "er. Nor is it the only out- that tempts us to overlook forest for the trees. warns us that the glory, rlty or corruption of the lurch or state is largely reflected f^.the political and economic con- tlons of trie people. Fifteen cen- ' ess before Christ, Moses heeded 1's command to build "the rnacle of the congregation." the land of bondage .out the exodus into the ty"years of wilderness "the id.of the Lord was upon the by day, and the ap- of fire by night— jjj?pligh.out all their journeys." "If' their deliverance into tho imised land was frequently at- 4e.i| by their breach of the ari: covenant. In Samuel's de- ing years five centuries after fg, the Children of Israel "* ttyelr Lord and their, democracy to demand a g *t)eCause their leaders "turned Je 'after: lucre, and took brides Hi;, Perverted judgment." Samuel "- '" them that they and their were- doomed to slavery, incident emphasizes the re- Ibllity of leadership as well horrible fate of the nation idtviclual that is tempted even ir to stultify integrity and peijom. For the Lord said iijel, "they have not re- ee, but they have re- that I should not rule It that not God's despotic collectivism t, church, monopoly r divine order per- |ts own destruc- 1 riple was built |,, ihe covenant tj walk in my ' sake my people Israel." But when the wisest of the ancients, whose prayer had been understanding, {rejected his Maker for idolatry and corruption, his Kingdom was as surely lost as is this materialistic age confused and confounded jby Babel's tower of atomic mes- inerism, the golden calf, totalitarian aggression and mob rule. The Universe is neither the open' range foj- territorial pirates nor ; the bewitched laboratory of social paranoids nor a public sly for prodigal parasites. Despite the puny dissent of demigogs, the entire government of the world is in the arms of Ged apart from whom 'there is no plan, no power, no 'force, no security and no existence. His natural law i,s at once lawgiver, prosecutor, judge and executioner. Man, created in His •image, Inquiring in the voice of (Moses whereof he should account for his authority, was admonished, "I Am that I Am." There is no jaccident, no break, no chasm, no 'twilight zone, no third party Between Creator and created. Nor jls there any surcease in that eternal trust whence God granted [man dominion over "all" His crea- ;tion which, having been pronounced "good", was forever immunized from evil. Note that this dominion conferred by- the only power in the Universe was given to man and to no artificial body. What is the •SStSnt-. oJL_thjs..MexprgblQ. dominion? "The secret things beloni unto the Lord our God; but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all tha words of this law." (Deuteronomy, 29:29.) And the "words of the law," accredited by Jesus as all the law and the prophets, are "Thou shalt have no other goda before me" and "Love they neighbor as thyself." Obeisance is worship " in spirit and in truth." 'Allegiance to the supreme order of the universe is conformity with its laws. "Thy will" and "my will" demark the line of cleavage between loyalty and treason to God. Dominion, therefore, con-; notes freedom commensurate with ! righteousness, for the Creator will no more suffer fidelity to b» starved than mockery to be glorified. .'(To be continued.).; So They Say It Is false to describe as democratic a system where liberty is refused to the individual and where elections are held with no choice of candidates allowed to the electors—Dr. Bernard Griffin, Catholic riishop of Westminster, England. * * <• We are going to harvri wounds and scars that will be -A.^m for a long time, no matter what happens. Any party that wins a clear-cut victory in industrial strife does so at its own expense.—Charles E. Wilson, president General Motors. * t t f The leaders must teach the world that peace is the only condition of roan in which the greatest in man comes to tts complete fruition. APd inust be the process understand^ Among the flgpajes, ol the wor4sU<-Pfjsij ' Red. m, i^ IM • /ij By RA.V TUCKER GRUMBLING — Although Harok L. Ickes has been retained in the Truman cabinet with Henry A. Wallace because of their supposed appeal to political liberals and C. I. O. labor groups, the venerable Bull Muoser from Chicfigo has come under heavy fire from western progressives. The radical bloc is also grumbling quietly at the commerce secretary's supposed partiality to business interests, as reflected in his appointments of important aides and theii unpublicized plans for assistance to industry. They think he is leaning over backward to appease the conservatives who combined to defeat his renomlnation try at the Chicago convention in 1944. The public power bloc inside and outside congress accuses the secretary of interior of bolcking a:tiori on measures creating Missouri and Columbia Valley authorities similai to the development In the Tennes- .see basin because the pending proposals do not place the proposed' projects under his jurisditcion. The CVA would have the same independent status as TVA under the bills introduced by Senator Hugh B. Mitchell and Representative Henry M. Johnson, two progressives from the state of Washington. Then measures would also remove supervision over Bonneville and Granc Coulee from Mr. Ickes, putting them in charge of .a new, separate and autonomous agency. MONOPOLY. -Anoth er complaint against the "Old 'Curmudgeon" is his behind-the-scenes attempt to promote Ralph K. Davis, vice president of the Standard Oil company of California, to the post of under secretary of the interior. Congressional objectors concede that the petroleum official might make an able public servant, but they do not like the idea of giving him a position in which he would have a voice in matters involving oil. They point out that, should Edwin W. Pauley of California be confirmed as under secretary of the navy, and should his California colleague hold a similar position in interior, the industry's two representatives would enjoy a tight monopoly over questions vitally important to iiational dei'ense and to our handling of numerous diplomatic difficulties concerning foreign concessions. In this connection they note that Mr. Ickes, as fuel administrator during the war, showed a distinct friendliness to the big producers of petroleum. They attribute his attitude to the Davis relationship. Incidentally, the cabinet member's pro-Davis stand may hurt Mr. Pauley's chance of winnig confirmation of his appointment. The latter's friends have tried to ease his path to approval by suggesting that control of the naval oil reserves be transferred from navy to interior. But the men now criticizing Mr. Ickes see no advantage in shifting this authority from one oil magnate to another. FURIOUS—President Truman favors establishment of the Missouri and Columbia power projects, but for some strange reason the secretary of the interior has been able to dissuade him from giving public presidential approval to the Mitchell-Johnson bill. The chief executive indicated his support of the plan for harnessing power in the northwest when the two first broached the matter in definite form, and promised to send a message to congress on the subject. Samuel I. Rosenman, former legal adviser at the White House, drafted 'the communication, and placed it on the President's desk. Mr. Ickes was furious when he learned of the move, and demanded permission to read the document. Next he sent for Senator Mitchell and informed him in stubborn style that he would denounce any scheme which withdrew Bonneville and Grand Coulee from his jurisdiction. So far no Truman endorsement has appeared on Capitol Hill. . KILLER—His erstwhile progressive cronies think it ironic that private utility spokesmen are now circulating Ickesian denounciations of both the Missouri and Columbia propositions. But they are most concerned over the cabinet member's recalcitrancy because the delay works to the advantage of the enemies of the proposed developments. It is doubtful whether congress can pass on such important matters at the present session, which Capitol Hill leaders would like to close early because of the approach of primaries and elections in the fall.* It is generally expected that the G. O. P. will make gains in the congressional contests, and that the next congress will be even more conservative than the present body. In that event the Murray and Mitchell-Johnson measures may be defeated, and the Teddy-Franklin Roosevelt progressive will have been the killer. AP WorM traveler * AMSTERDAM, Feb. 12 — There no better way of gtfing you our outstanding impression'of Holland thfcn to introduce you to the widow of Wervershoff, for she represents the stoutness of heart and half-sacrifice which brought this little lovely country of canals and windmills through (he frlghtfulness of the Hitlerite occupation, Mrs. Maok and I discovered the widow of Werver- shoeff quite by •accident. Our guide pointed out that the highway we were on was the route which less than a year ago was being taken daily by throngs of city OFFENSE—Mr. Ickes's advertised liberalism always congeals when any proposal to put it into operation threatens encroachment on his power. He has clashed and broken with most of his Bull Moose associates because of his last for authority. For years he schemed to bring TVA within his grasp. He had almost persuaded the late President Roosevelt to authorize the transfer when the late George W. Norris, father of the Tennessee operation, stormed into the White House. He voiced such bitter objections that F. D. R. refused his approval, adding with a smile to the senator: "You know, Uncle George, Harold is a kleptomaniac for power!" When Gifford Pinchot blocked the secretary's attempt to shift the forest service from agriculture, to interior, Mr. Ickes wrote a magazine ar- In Amsterdam and in desperation tramped or cycled far into the country in search of something to eat among the farms. They called it "The Hunger March." In it were peoples of al ages and conditions. It was some 25 miles Into the agricultural zone and the round trip took severa days — a cruel journey for people weak from hunger, but there was no alternative, for folk Were dying .of starvation in Amsterdam. And the nazi soldiery used to hide along the way and rob these unfortunates of their hard won treasures which might mean the difference between life and death Our chauffeur nodded as this explanation was finished and addec quite Incidentally, that he hac found a friend in a Wevershoeff farm who always was ready to help the needy. Mrs. Mack and I asked him if he would introduce us to his benefactor and flnally'we knocked at the door of a tidy farmhouse and were given a warm welcome. We were surprised to find thai our farmer was a woman—a smiling, middle aged Dutch housewife surrounded by children. We saw the family pictures and talked about everything- excepting the subject which she kept evading—her benefactions. It was only when we were visiting her big cow barn that she gave us a chance to get her story by remarking that during the nazi occupation Dutch underground agents lived beneath the haymow. That broke the ice and with the chauffeur's help we got the story by hard work. The widow not only had risked her life to help the underground cause but in that same haymow hunger marchers slept every night, unaware of the agents beneath them. Daily the widow look in these poor people, sometimes 20 or more at a time, but as she remarked simply: "They needed help." Most certainly it was through such as she that the Netherlands bore the torture of the- Hitlerites. Likely fame will find her out, but it is pleasant to think of her as she waved to us through a window while her youngsters pressed eager noses against the panes — the unknown widow of Wevershoef who typifies the heart of Holland. NEW FIELD DIRECTOR DALLAS, Feb. 12—Off 1 )—E. B. Sis- serson of Fort Worth has been appointed Red Cross field director for the Eighth service command, command headquarters announced. He formerly headed Red Cross activities at Blackland army air field, Waco and Brooks Field, San Antonio. Leather no more than a hundredth of an inch thick can be produced by the huge splitting machines used by modern tanners. tide designed to .prove that Mr. Pinchot, the late Louis D.'Brandeis and Harry Slattery were wrong when they exposed land scandals during the Taft administration. Later he crossed Mr. Slattery off his list of friends, although he had been his under secretary and a fellow-progressive for many years. Mr. Slattery's offense was that, as head of the rural electrification administration, he opposed any plan to put that agency under the "Old Curmudgeon." Peter Edson's Column: WHEN TEXANS BOAST, THEY BRAG By PETER EDSON NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. (NEA)—A pioneer band of Texans invaded Washington the other night for their "First Annual Dinner Dedicated to Braggin' About Texas!" It was one for the book. Between musical numbers, such as Strauss' "Beautiful Blue Rio Grande Waters," Hoffman's "Love Tales From the Texas Woods," and "When Texas Eyes Are Smiling," they modestly took credit for everything under the sun. Some of the things they found to brag about would amaze you. They bragged about their Junior Senator W. Lee O'Daniel, the biscuit passer. Maybe they were bragging because he wasn't there. As the Man Who Would Have Introduced Him if He Had Been There said, "I hope he isn't being evicted tonight." It was a crack at O'Paniel's latest Washington real estate deal, in which he bought an apartment house and evicted all the tenants so he could have the place to himself. They bragged about Senator Charles C. Gossett of Idaho, who was born in Texas. The Texans bragged about him as the only senator from Idaho who couldn't play a banjo. They even bragged about Congressman Fred L. Crawford ,of Saginaw, Mich., who isn't evjan a democrat, but a rock-ribbed rep.ub.ycan. But he was born in Texa.§< (To some that makes ifc all right Sometimes jfs hard, to teU c ft n is a WHOPPER OF A TARANTULA TALE Congressman George Mahon of Colorado City, Texas, bragged about how he learned to run fast. It was when a tarantula chased him out of a cotton patch. He bragged about the Texas tarantulas. And he gave the definition of true Texas hospitality: "Make 'em think they're at home even when you wish they were." Admiral of the Fleet Chester W. Nimitz and Lt.-Gen. Ira Eaker of the army air forces, were the honored native sons at the dinner, and they proved they could do a little 'braggin' too. "I'm a man out of Texas," said Nimitz, "but you can't take Texas out of a man." General Baker topped that one by telling about the father who counseled his son never to ask a stranger where he was born, "If the man is from Texas," the father advised, "he'll tell you. If he's not, don't embarrass him by askin'." "Senator Claghorn" of Fred Allen's radio program was there as principal entertainer. He's from Texas, too. That is, he's an Italian boy who .made good Jn New York. "My vncle gave all he had to Lee," said ClaghOJTft. "Gypsy Rose Lee. He fought through m$iny cham- , nownce right now tlu»$ fts not be & candidate lor if elected, tant things. "Foah instance," he said, "ah'd have to spend just as much time In the nawth as in the saouth, and that wo\ild be showin' partiality." Claghorn did make one suggestion for solving the housing shortage. He said the problem should be turned over to that noble ^Texan, Sam Rayburn, who w^s already "seeker qf the house." UNO? SURE. IT'S A TEXAS PROPOSITION Rayburn, Jesse Jones, Sen. Tom (Connally and a few other professional Texans weren't able to at- tepd. Connally, It was explained, was over in London, running the UNO. The Texans said they hadn't decided about whether they would annex UNO. but admitted it would ifajl If they didn't. Hosts at this braggin' dinner were the Texas citrus and vegetable growers and shippers. Having heard stories about the low quality of food in the east, where they don't raise horses—just season them—the Texans brought their own grub, five tons of it. Flew It up o.n a special plane. 'But that included half a bushel of fresh Bio Grande" Valley wintergrown fruit and vegetables for every guest. They bragged about this food ft mile, in their nice, immodest way. They served 43 of ihege vegetables and. ' ' ' ft v~~ ---..., - Survey Beveak Miseonceliiion 01 Auto Profits DETROIT, Psb. 12—Widespread misconception exists about profits made by automobile companies, ac- cordiftg to a nation-wide survey made by the opinion research corporation, of Princeton, New Jersey. Profits made by the automotive industry averaged less than 4 percent on sales in wartime and less than 8 percent In peacetime, but the public generally believed them much higher, Alvan Macauley, president of the automobile manufacturers association, said today in comment on the survey. Asked to estimate the profits of companies in the automotive industry, the average person interviewed guessed the industry made a 24 percent profit. Some guesses ran as high as 31 percent. In contrast to the more modest return actually realized by the motor companies, the public generally cited an average figure of 12 percent as a fair net profit for the industry. Motor vehicle companies, aftei taxes, avaraged a 5 percent return on sales in 1942, 3 percent in '43 and 3 percent in '44. Companies averaged 7.8 percent on sales in the peacetime period between 1939-41. Stale's Youths Offered Awards Texas town and country boys and girls are entering competition for college scholarships in a nationwide contest of the National Junioi Vegetable Growers Assn., Chesley Hines, Mississippi State College extension horticultural specialist, announces. Outlining the sixth annual vegetable production urid marketing project in which awards nf $6,000 have been made available by A. and P Food stores, Hines said: "Working with the soil is an edu- cntion in itself, and the contest Is designed to give awards as an incentive to efficient gardening and marketing. Size of project Is not a factor, since contestants are scored on efficiency, improvements In methods, leadership In community and school activities, and scores attained in a study course." Scholarships to be awarded in 1946 include 4500 to the national champion, a $200 scholnrship for each of the four regional winners, $100 checks to 33 seHional winners and the remainder of the award money is lesser awards within each state. The contest is open to all boys and girls between 12 and 21 years of age. Complete details and entry blanks can be obtained from county agricultural agents, F. F. A. leaders, 4-H club agents, vocational agriculture instructors, or by writing to Prof. Grant B. Snyder, 103 French Hall, Massachsetts State College, Amherst, Mass. $160,000 Improvement Accrues io the State AUSTIN, Feb. 12—(^—Improvements at the Camp Mabry ordnance shops which cost the federal government more than $160,000 will accrue to the state when the army relinquishes the building April 1, Lt. Col. James W. Dewberry,, commander of the shops, said. Improvements including heating, lighting, plumbing, equipment, flooring, redecoration and additional windows in eight buildings, as well as shrubbery and other grounds beautiflcation. *^ TAX MEN TO MEET CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex., Feb. 12 —(#>)—The Tax Assessors and Collectors association of Texas will meet n annual convention in Dallas May 29, 30'and 31, W. C. Allen, vice president, announced. Living Memoriils ol Flo wen, Trees Urged as Tribnles to U. S. War Dead Living memorials in the form ol flowers, shrubs and trees planted this spring on every farmstead and in the yard of every city home were urged as ft tribute to the memory of the. young men and Women who lost their lives in World War II, by Bay Yarnefll, editor of Capper's Fanner. "These plantings would symbolize better perhaps than even an imposing edifice, our gratitude and appreciation for what these absent ones did for us and for the world," he writes In the February issue of the farm magazine. "Perhaps, because they did contribute importantly toward making mankind happier, such flowers and trees would do much to keep alive in us a desire for peace so strong that we woiild be more tolerant of one another, more reasonable in our attitudes, more willing to co-operate, more determined to avoid friction and strife. "I have a feeling that a multitude of small but beautiful memorials growing near every house and where they could be seen by everyone of us every day, would help keep us from forgetting our obligation to take care of the precious rights and ideals that have been defended and preserved for us at so high a cost and placed in our hands for safekeeping in the future. "We need that daily reminder because, busy with the details and problems of life, we are likely to forget, or at least ignore the unpleasant experiences and the lessons of the past. And we must never forget this great responsibility victory has brought to us. "There would be great value, also, in such a living memorial program for all of us who take part in carrying it out. As a people we have been so busy developing our country, growing food, building machines, making money, having fun, enjoying our liberties, that we have taken all too little time to make our farms, our homes, our cities more attractive places in which to live. "There should be no home in all this nation without flowers, shrubs, Without at least on* tfefe if there is space fof it to grow. "Whether you We rich or pWtt, If there is love in yotfr heart 8,fid affection in your hands, flowers wifl grow for you. No one need* miss the pleasure and reward of grow* ing them. "So in memory of loved ones lost and to make sure we shall n6t forget their sacrifice and to add to the happiness of living for all' of us, we should T51ant a living memorial this spring and tend it With loveA ^k_ .-, } Today's Schedule Of Redeployment (By The Associated Press) .Four ships with 2/769 service per* sonnel are sohed'tled to arrive today at (.wo East Coast ports while 5,978 troops are due to debark from 12 transports at four Pacific coast ports. At New Yovk--Aikeh Victory from Bremerhaven, headquarters and headquarters battery, batteries A, B, C, and service battery of 957th field artillery battalion; companies A, B, E, reconnaissance company and medical detachment of 893rd tank destroyed battalion; companies A and C of 280th engineer combat battalion. Miscellaneous on Sedalia Victory from Le Havre, Texarkana Victory from Antwerp. At Norfolk—Chugrcs from Bremerhaven. At San Francisco—Miscellanedus Onsen Flasher from Manila, Bald Eagle from Pearl Harbor. At Los Angeles—Sargeant Bay from Honolulu. At Seattle--USS Grnfton from Guam. At Sandiego—Miscellaneous on Assault Cargo Ship Prince George, submarine Brill, LCI's 993 and 997, escort carrier Hogatt Bay, AventinuS and Fablus. Normal U. S. consumption of antimony is about 1,000 tons per year. | British Official HORIZONTAL 1 Pictured Lord Chancellor of Britain, Lord 7 He Is active in -— 13 Expunger 14 Eastern 15 Bitter vetch 16 General character 19 Born 20 Rodents 22 Partner (coll.) 23 Flock 24 Fasten by a latch 26 Pasteboards 27 Czar 28 Too 29 Behold! 30 Place (ab.) 31 Mythical king of Britain 33 Eternities 36 Grassy space in a forest 37 Luscious 39 Rant ' 40 Italian rive* 44 Heavenly body 45 Before 46 .Fleet 48 Three times (comb, form") 49 Style as 5i British prime minister 53 "realises 54 Chargers. VERTICAL 1 Scon's 2 Wandering 3 Squanders 4 Exists 5 Number 6 Snare 7 He is —. . Chancellor of Great Britain 8 Native metal 9 New Testament (ab.) 10 Eaters 11 Exhaust 12 Requires 17 Symbol for tantalum 18 Chaldean city 21 Scaling ladder 23 Consecrates 25 Coin ' 26 Sleeveless garments • 31 Proclaims loudly 32 Black birds 34 Irritate 3, K JVlthered 36 Swimming bird 38 Attempts 40 God of war 41 Ream (ab.) 42 Symbol for sodium 43 Harem rooms 46 Girl's name 47 Attorney (ab.) 50 Rough lava 52 Symbol for tellurium 1*1 By DOROTHY STALEV They tried w* NE* $.,*.. t •I'HE STORY I Defer come» in i» •ee Nona before icolnir to a party with Pen Downev. She U weurlnir • Hitter white dreM. A blue chiffon handkerchief In tucked Into the belt. Neither Vhllllpn nor Kletch come home tor dinner that night. Andrew ana Dru go off to the movie* after dinner. Minn Jenny admit* to Nana «he In worried about I'bllllua. Niuiu remain* •lone ou the terrace, * * * XI TT was almost an hour later when Stephen Willson came out to smoke his before-bed cigar. "Mind if I keep you company, Nana?" he asked. He sat down rather heavily. Everything was very dark now, the night was very deep and the only touches of light were the end of Mr. Willson's cigar and the flashes of heat lightning still darting up from the horizon, i "Do you think it will rain, Nana?" he asked. Before I answered, I wondered to myself why we were all so anxious about rain. The heat had made everyone uneasy »nd a storm might cool the ah*, but it eeemed to me that there was more to it than that. It was the uneasiness that pervaded the house, that made it tense, that needed releasing, A violent clash in the elements might tend to ease the Strata,' as though being reduced to tho fundamentals which the natural elements represent would strip each of us of the protective covering we had thrown, around • various f motions. Re didn't yeaU?e_ I tadtft an. each thinking our own thoughts. Suddenly he said, "Nana, something has to be done about Phillipa. I have to find a way out of this situation for Pletch—for everybody." I didn't answer him. His words were the same as Betsy's. "Something has to be done about Phillipa." He rose abruptly. "Good night, Nana. Don't forget—early breakfast tomorrow," We always had breakfast at 7 on the Fourth of July, on account of the parade. * * *• ANDREW STITES and Dru came •^ in shortly after that, and came out to the terrace. Dru stayed only long enough to tell me that they had seen William Powell and he was smooth and amusing, and that she and Uncle Andrew had pretended they were 16 and had gone to the drug store for sodas afterwards, then she went up to her room. Andrew Stites and I sat there for a time in silence, then he said, "Do you know, Jemima Harrold, I feel quite old tonight." "Well," I said, "considering your age"—Andrew Stites was four years older than I, which made him 19—"I'm not at all surprised. I'm just wondering what detained you." Re chucWed, "Maybe I'm like one of those ftejayed action bombs you read about." Nothing more was said for a few minutes, and then he spoke again. "You know, don't you, there is nothing that I wouldn't 49 lor Jenny.' 4 *l hp?w *h»V 1 answered. «'| kaew?* ttw*. Jw W tto much like his Uncle Andrew, and was a little like him in his ac-' tions. I was really thinking aloud' when I said, "Fletch is like you were then." • He said "Yes," and it wasn't until that moment that I remem-r bered that both Stites brothers i had been unfortunate in their- marriages, * * * TOEL STITES had lost his wife J in the birth of their second! child; Andrew Stites' wife had been a grasping, selfish woman, whose every whim had to he satisfied if Andrew Stites was to haVe any peace. He had broken under the strain of trying to give her ell she wanted. She divorced him eventually, and married a succession of men after that, each one wealthier than the one before/ Andrew Stites did not have the fortune which his brother Joel « had. Their father had owned tho cotton mills which Joel ran, hut Andrew studied law and looked after the legal .matters of the mill and the family. When Joel had » married my Miss Jenny's mother, he had taken over the jnanage* ment of the carpet rnHTs which! her family owned, and that is! where he had really made his',' money. Andrew was counsel for the carpet mills, and. he coul* have been president of-thern after Joel's death, but he preferred the quiet life of his'law office to the Strenuous life of the miljs. Money! • meant little to Andrew Stites, even! in his, young days. After the s months he h^d spent in B sanl» tarium from trying to appease a» money-mad woman, he had cared) even less for it.. ^ . i He said, "j want you to rememv per, Nana, mat whatever { hsv< done, I have, done for Jenny; \ I! wa§ the wrong way, though,. ' wante^ to save Jenny any heartache, only I top* the- way. put rewemher, wlll NAna,«thjjt WMl I Jvays " have done fpr J^nny." .• big ra

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