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UStfOX ttME TABLE, LENOX IOWA ADVENTURERS' CLUB "How Wars Are Born" By FLOYD GIBBONS Famous Headline Hunter. H ERE'S a lad who says he saw me in Shanghai—and boy, would I have a tough time trying to prove an alibi on that statement. As a matter of fact, any alibi I might try to dig up would be shot to pieces before I started, because this lad sends in a picture he took of Colonel Freddie Barker and me, standing at one of the rifle emplacements in the International Settlement, during the late Sino-Japanese argument at Shanghai. The man who took that picture Is Frank B. Eckhardt. And along with the picture he sends the story of an incident that happened over there, in which he participated—an Incident that might easily have started another war—a war between Japan and the good old U. S. A. This incident happened to Frank and a bunch of his buddies while ha was doing duty with the First Battalion, United States Marines, stationed on Sinza road, Shanghai. It was In January, 1932, Just about a week after the trouble had broken out between the Japs and the Chinese, and the whole place was in a turmoil. The officers of the battalion had a Chinese tailor by the name of Pong Kee, nnd one day Kee came to battalion headquarters and asked for a guard to take him to his shop on Boone road, Hong Kew district, to get the officers' uniforms. He couldn't go and get them alone, because the shop was inside the Japanese lines, and an unprotected Chinese In that territory wouldn't stand a chance of getting out with any merchandise. Guard Is Armed for Any Emergency. A guard was made up which consisted of a battalion major and headquarters company commander, two other privates and Frank. They rode In a truck and were armed with pistols and Thompson sub-machine guns. They got to the tailor shop all right, and the officers and Fong Kee went inside while Frank and one other private stood guard at the entrance. And no sooner had the officers gone in than a Japanese patrol, consisting of 20 men and an officer, came marching down the street. They stopped at the sight of two American marines in the tailor shop doorway, turned and leveled their rifles in a menacing manner. They stood that way, poised on their toes, for n moment, then suddenly one of the Japanese soldiers lowered his bayonet and sprang toward them. The Jap pointed the bayonet at Frank's buddy—the other marine private on guard with him at the doorway. He raised his machine gun, ****************** STAR DUST J Movie • Radio { Robinson. He Raised His Machine Gun, Knocked the Bayonet Aside. knocked the bayonet aside, pulled back the extractor of his gun and yelled at Urn to stop—that he meant business. Even a Jap Was Afraid of a Tommy Gun. The Jap took a step backward at the sight of that deadly machine- gun pointed at him. The marine officers came running out of the tailor shop and the officer of the Japanese patrol stepped forward to see what the trouble was. During the heated conversation that ensued, the Jap officer demanded Fong Kee as his prisoner and expressed his intention of seizing the uniforms that had been placed In the truck. The marine officers finally convinced him, however, that the goods were American property and that they were not aiding the Chinese in any way, and the truck was then allowed to proceed. When the truck was loaded it started back toward battalion headquarters. They were approaching the Woochang road crossing when another Japanese patrol halted them. They surrounded the truck, ordered the marines to get out, and again came the demand for the truck's contents and for Fong Kee, the tailor. Major Lets Japs Know He'll Fight. The second patrol was even more threatening in its attitude than the first. The American major ordered his men to cock their pieces—told the Japanese that if they approached the truck, or even touched It, he would give the word to fire. The Jap officer's face turned black with anger. There followed a few moments of tense silence while he stood deliberating. Then he said that the marines could proceed with the truck if they left the goods behind and turned Fong Kee over to them. Again the major had to go through that long-winded explanation that the goods were the property of American officers and that he was not seeking to aid the Chinese in any way. After considerable argument, then, the Jap ofiicer accepted the explanation. The truck started for headquarters once more and this time it managed to get back to Slnza road without meeting any more Japanese patrols out looking for an argument. Frank says you can't get any idea of how scared he was. Those Japs, he soys, looked as though they were spoiling for trouble. And although they got out of it each time with nothing more dangerous than a little heated discussion, he never knew when those Japs were going to take It into their heads to open fire. "If you ask me," he goes on, "I'd say I waa looking Into the eyes of death twice inside of half an hour. And that's plenty for one day." ©—WNU Service. Bundle of Twigs Serves as Calendar for Indians A quaint system of calendar-making, similar to that employed by the Bible Patriarchs, is practiced by the Sarcee Indians of the Indian reserve outside Calgary, Alberta.lt Is the medicine man's responsibility, notes a writer In Tit-Bits Magazine, to transfer each morning a twig from a bundle representing the unused part of the month to another bundle that represents the used part. Altogether, he has five bundles, each containing thirty twigs. The third bundle, signifying June in summer and December In winter, is always kept in two equal parts. The divisions denote midsummer's day In one Instance and mid-winter's day In the other. In winter the twigs are kept with their points downwards; In summer the position is reversed. Having only five bundles to tally off six months each half-year, the medicine man always uses the fifth bundle twice. The picturesque names and em blems by which the Indians recog nlzed the months run as follows: April, Frog Moon, Bull Frog's Croak; May, Sprouting of Green Leaves and Grass; June, Egg (Duck's) Moon; .July, Moulting (Duck's) Moon; August, Flying (Duck's) Moon; September, Running of the Deer; October, Fall ol Leaves Moon; November, Mists Moon; December, Clear, Frostj Moon; January, Jreat Moon; February, Eagle Moon, eagles soar March, Goose Moon, geese come. Foreit Air Puro Forest-air is pure because th« leaves of the trees act as a filter catching most of the dust and bac teria that would otherwise polluK it. Moreover, a forest has a deflnlt hygienic Influence on the land around It, a fact that has beer confirmed by a number of village in India which have never beei attacked during cholera epidemlcj in their district due to their belo surrounded by dense, ptote«tln woods.—Collier's Weekly ***By VIRGINIA ^HERE is a fortune waiting JL for anyone who can write short sketches, or plays, which can be done on the radio. Practically every actor and actress who isn't broadcasting wants to try it. Hollywood is ull of people who have succeeded n the screen nnd yearn to do the a m e on the n I r. Now that stars of le stage and the ndlo have shown mt they can walk ito a movie studio nd become a suc- e s s, practically •ernight, no moon picture star Is secure ns he s In the old ays. And the only remedy for that situation Is a career on the air as well. But comparatively few of these movie folk can sing well enough to broadcast successfully. The answer to that Is a sketch. And good sketches are, alas, all too few. For example, take our friend Mr. Robinson, of "Little Caesar" fame. When he was on the Vallee hour recently, he had to fall back on a sketch that hnd been done not too long ago — only last summer, if a memory not backed up by notes Is reliable. So — both In Hollywood and New York, anyone who can manage a typewriter Is besieged by people begging for "something I can do on the radio." If you can fill that demand, 'go ahead, and good luck to you ! __ w _ We may not see "It Can't Happen Here" on the screen after all. The Hays office has requested that the making of it be deferred, at least, the reason being that the political situation in it might cause mob trouble — and all this after thousands of dollars have already been spent on it! ""• r* LJ1 Money also went down the drain when "Elegance" was abandoned. Joan Crawford and Clifton Webb were to have made It — Webb is famous for his work as a dancer on the stage. He was at the studio for three months, on salary, working on dance steps. And, then, come to find out, Joan had been working on an entirely different type of dance steps. So they had words, and now the picture won't he made at all. — K— Weep for Claudette Colbert. Her Paramount . contract permitted her to make an outside picture (she can do one each year,) so she did 'Cigarette," In "Under Two. Flags," the pay check being $150,000, .$50,000 more than she gets on the home ot for a picture. Taxes will cut :hat down, however, to a bit less than $25,000. — K— Loretta Young, who has been off the screen so long because of illness, will have "Unguarded Hour" for ier return to the screen. .w Randolph Scott and Fred Astalre are great friends — and Astaire Is teaching the tall and elegant Randolph to do fancy dance steps. That Is, he was before the arrival of Fred Astalre, Jr., became more Important than anyone else In his father's life. — K— If you heard John Boles on the air in "Green Grow the Lilacs," and liked his performance^ it's too bad that you couldn't have seen the broadcast. John Is ta'i — sis f*et three inches— and Miss Walker, who made 1 movies years ago, Is only five feet tall. She's a delightful person, as you may have guessed from those broadcasts she does with Deems Taylor. — X— Jock Whitney, the producer who's gaga about colored films, had two oxen bleached and tinted gold for "Dancing Pirates," his new RKO release. Next thing we know, somebody will turn an animal "Brownette" as a tribute to Jean Harlow's hair. Incidentally, after seeing 'Riff Raff," a lot of movie fans begged Jean to let her hair be turned platinum again, but she refused. — *— ODDS AND ENDS . . . Seems funny to see Gloria Swanson going placet with her tall, spectacled son . . . How visiting movie stars love the night clubs and theaters, when they get to New York on a vacation! , . . Most of them shed their inhibitions and just have fun . . . Not Edward G. Robinson, however; he's been rushing about New York with the best of them, but always remembers that he's Edward G. . . . They say that after the divorce the second Mrs. Gable will marry a title . . . "The Phantom of the Opera" will be made again, with Boris Karloff in the role made famous by Lon Chaney . . . Reginald Denny's daughter will appear in "Little lord, Fountleroy" . . . Lups Vein hat an amazing collection of emeralds— and Kket to wear them all at once. 9 Western N«w*««p«r Onion. H Irvin S. Cobb A Texat Front Yard. OUSTON, TEX. — Because the Texas rangers merged with a prosaic highway patrol, thereby losing their entity as perhaps the finest fighting force for law enforcement that America ever knew, they're saying romance has suffered a death blow. But I wouldn't go so far as to say that—not about Texas. There's romance in her scope; raw drama in her business. Superlatives grow on trees out here and distance lives up to Its name. We may not always fall in love with the fat lady in the sideshow, but her size commands respect. And sometimes, as in this case, there's beauty along with bulk. Take the famous King ranch — the mightiest domain In the hands of a single family in all the world, probably. There is a saying—and a true one—that it's ninety miles from the front gate to the front yard. Think of trying to shoo the chickens out of that front yard! * * * Praising Charlei Curtis. D URING his active life, there was a general journalistic tendency to deprecate Charles Curtis' larger achievements and laugh at his little vanities. Now that he's gone, the newspapers, without regard to their politics, are printing tributes to the distinguished career and fine citizenship of this man who went from an Indian lodge to the second highest elective office in our gift. Since to criticize our leaders Is an almost universal instinct, wouldn't it be fine If we reversed the rule about speaking no ill of the dead and praised a deserving fellow-creaturj while he could hear what we said— but saved up the scoldings until he'd passed on? I could elaborate on this text, but must stop to try think up some small gibe at the expense of some prominent man. * » * The Yellow Peril. T HEY'VE taken the Japanese war scare from the old cedar what- npt and shaken the. mothballs out of it and are waving it in the breeze as a signal to the citizens of Los Angeles to remove the women and children to a place of safety and a warning to the folks in Seattle to start building "street barricades. Thus we have the annual revival of a time-honored custom. To be sure, there's a racial difference to be reckoned with. We're a breed of opportunists, the Japanese are a breed of fatalists. The American soldier wants to go home when the mess is over and 'see if he can get his job back from the lad that smuggled into it while he was at the front; the Japanese craves to rejoin his ancestors instead of his family. So naturally a fellow who'd prefer to go on living is at a handicap fighting a gentleman who thinks you're doing him a personal favor by killing him. But no matter how acute the peril, I decline to retreat to the Ozark mountains until they prove to me that Japanese explosives will explode when desired, or at all. * * * White Folk*' Melodic*. L EAVING California, I said: "I'm fed up on the kinds ot singing that you hear so much of out here. No matter what a Mexican song starts out with, it winds up with something about a dove. And the trouble with Hawaiian singers is that they're always telling you good-by but they never go. Thank goodness, I'll soon be listening to the stuff I was raised on—spirituals pouring gloriously forth from velvety Afric throats." But I. hear now the distressing news that, even here in the deep South, some of the black people are getting so self-conscious or something they want to sing the white folks' comparatively thin and pith- less hymns instead of their own rich, glowing melodies. * * * Glasses of Eternal Spring. DRETTY much all over the coun- * try there seems to be general complaint about the weather. People are saying the trouble with this winter is that there's so much winter to It. But there's a philosophical way of regarding climatic unpleasantness. My friend, Ed Boreln, the western palnter,knew an aged chief on the Grow reservation up In the Northwest who, when the first freeze came, went to the agency and bought a pair of green goggles. There didn't seem to be anything wrong with the old Indian's sight—he bad an eye like a captive hawk—so Boreln asked questions. "I'm no longer young," answered the ancient, "and I don't like the snow and Ice. Now, wherever I look, I see only green things and It makes springtime in my heart" IRVIN 8. COBB. •—WNU S^rvic*. improved (I SUNDAY Uniform International II -:• LESSON-:- By REV. P. B. F1TZWATEH, D. D.. Member of Faculty, Modtly Bible institute at Chicago. © Western Newspaper Union. Lesson for March 1 VISION AND SERVICE LESSON TEXT—Luke 8:28-43a. GOLDEN TEXT—He that abldeth In me, and I In him, the same bear- eth much fruit.—John 15:5b. PRIMARY TOPIC—On a Mountain Top With Jesus. JUNIOR TOPIC—On a Mountain Top With Jesus. INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR TOPIC—With Jesus In Prayer and Service. YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULT TOPIC—Worship and Work. The subject of this lesson as chosen by the lesson committee needs to be most rigidly held to its place as set forth in the Scriptures. The lesson should not be taught in a general way as pertaining to vision and service. The particular vision herein set forth is the unveiling of the majestic person of the Son of God, with an epitome of the messianic kingdom. The manifestation of Christ in glory was to give to the discouraged disciples a foregleam of the kingdom so fondly cherished by them. The hopes of the disciples were crushed when Christ announced his death on the cross. They were unable to see how victory could issue from his death. Jesus took with him Peter, James and John, and went into the mount to pray. His chief aim in retirement was to get the disciples into a state of receptivity so that he might show them the reality and method of his kingdom. Before going into the mount, he declared that there were some stand- Ing In his presence who would not taste death until they should see the Son of man coming In his kingdom (Luke 0:27; cf. Matt. 10:28). That their drooping spirits might be revived and their confidence restored, 'he was transfigured before them. Two men from the upper world were sent to converse with him about his approaching death in Jerusalem (v. 31) — the very thing about which the disciples refused to talk. Then, too, God's own voice was heard in words of approval of Christ's course, directing them to hear the Master. Surely now they cannot doubt his ability to carry to execution his kingdom plans. The purpose, then, of the transfiguration was to give the disciples a foregleam of the coming kingdom, to enable themito soe the kingdom in its embryonic form. That this Is true is not only shown by the context and circumstances, but by the Inspired interpretation of one who was with him and knew all that transpired (see II Pet. 1:1610, R. V.) Let us, therefore, note the outstanding features of the kingdom as displayed In the trans figuration. I. Jesus Christ the Glorified King on Mount Zion (vv. 28, 20). Jesus glorified on the mount to which they went to pray was Intended to symbolize the messianic kingdom as it will be when Christ returns literally to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. II. The Glorified Saints With Christ, (vv. 30, 31). 1. Moses, who was once denied entrance into Palestine, appears now In glory, representing the Redeemed of the Lord who after death shall pass into the kingdom. 2. Elijah, now glorified, repre^ sents the redeemed who shall pass Into the kingdom through transla tion. Many shall be living upon the earth when the Lord comes, and shall, without dying, be changed, and thus pass into the kingdom. 3. The topic of conversation (v. 31). It was the death of Christ, the very thing which the disciples refused to believe. III. Israel in the Flesh In Con nection With the Kingdom, Repre sented by Peter, James, and John (v. 28). Israel shall be called from their hiding place among the nations of the earth and shall be gathered to Jesus Christ, the King, as the central people in the kingdom (Ezek 37:21-27). Christ is the King of the Jews. 1. Peter's proposal to build three tabernacles (v. 33). The Feast of the Tabernacles looked forward to the glorious reign of Christ. Peter caught a glimpse of the significance of the transfiguration. His propo sition showed that he apprehendet the meaning of the Feast of the Tabernacles and, therefore, his proposition substantially was, "The millennium is come; let us cele brate." 2. The divine voice (v. 85). A: this time God himself uttered words which assured them that the transfigured one was his SOD, Jesus Christ. IV. The Multitude at the Foo of the Mount (vv. 87:43). The people here were grievously oppressed by the devil, as illustrat ed by the demon - possessed lad There are times when the devil la especially active In the affairs o men. 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