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ADVENTURERS' CLUB "The Turn of a Wheel" By FLOYD GIBBONS Famous Headline Hunter. W HATEVER you might say about gambling, it takes nerve to do it. The best of the professional card sharks are men ^ho can keep a poker face and never bat an eye when they re betting their last nickel. Yes, it takes plenty of nerve to gamble with your money—but it take* a doggone sight more courage to gamble with your life. I've got a yarn here from Adventurer William Joseph Brinkley of Brooklyn, N. T., and unless I'm no good at all at reading between the lines of » story, BUI Brinkley Is one of those lads who can keep a cool head and figure out the odds even at moments when his life li In the greatest of peril. If Bill hadn't had that faculty he wouldn't be here eolleetlno his ten and joining the Adventurere' club today. For back In 1915 fate tested out those Iron nerves of his—and It was one of the most rigorous tests fate ever dished out to * guy, at that Iron never or no Iron nerve, Bill admits he was pretty scared when It happened. Maybe "pretty scared" Isn't quite the expression for It either. When It was all over Bill's nerves felt more like putty than Iron. Bill Had a Prosaic Job Checking Freight Cars. It was down In the town of Atlanta, Ga., where he was working as an Interchange clerk for the Central of Georgia railroad. Bill was Just a young lad then, and his Job consisted of checking up on cars that were to be switched from one line to another. It was during the June peach season and there was a lot of traffic on the line. The railroad yard was full of box cars and It kept both Bill and his partner, Willie Baker, on the Jump most of the time. The first Job In Bill's routine was to get the seal number on the cars as soon as a train entered the yard. Bill would get them on one side while his partner, Willie, got them on the other. They were supposed to wait for those trains at the break-up track, but sometimes they would walk out to meet them and ride In on the first car. That's what they were doing when Old Lady Adventure swooped down and got Bill In her clutches. They had walked out to meet the "Special" and the Special was late that night, so, without realizing It, they walked a little farther than they had Intended. They met It quite a ways out of the yard when It was going at a pretty fast clip. Willie caught the flrst car, but Bill let three or four go by before he could make up his mind to Jump for It. He caught the fifth car, and since he was supposed to check the other side of the train, he started to climb over the top. But Falling Under a Train' Isn't So Prosaic! But Old Lady Adventure didn't ever Intend that Bill should get to the other side of that train. As he reached for the top grab-Iron with hla STAR DUST N J JSlovic • Radio * J**By VIRGINIA VALE*** OWADAYS there is one sure way for an executive of a motion picture company to find out whether his company considers him really important or not. If he's a big shot, he's not allowed to fly. That's a hardship when a m«n'i commuting from Hollywood to New York and back again, of course— but hardship or not, they Uke trains. He Threw His Body Over the Rail Just In Time. right hand the one he was holding with his left broke away from the side of the car. His body swung out from the side of the car and started to fall. As Bill fell he clutched at the top grab-Iron. He caught It, but his weight broke the hold. His body twisted—swung around between the cars. Then, as he dropped, his left leg hit the draw head. He swung head downward and fell—under the train. "I lay flat on my back," says Bill, "and watched the bottoms of the cars whiz by only a few Inches from my face. The wheels ground past only a few Inches from my body on either side. I lay for a moment utterly unable to move. Then my mind began to race. Underslung Hopper-Bottom Cars Meant Certain Death. "In a flash I had figured everything out. I had been lucky enough to land between the tracks—not on them. As long as I did not move I was perfectly safe unless—and there was the horrible possibility—unless there was a hopper-bottomed coal car in that train. The hoppers of those cars are only a few Inches from the ties. If one of them hit me I would be mangled—mashed to a pulp—spread along a half mile of track." And there was a darned good possibility that not one but several of these hopper-bottomed cars were In the train. In long trains Uke the one Bill was under It was the custom to put short, empty coal cars between the refrigerator cars to cut down the side sway. Bill knew that. His mind was clicking on all four In i his moment of peril—taking In every consideration. There was Just one way out—a perilous way—but something told BUI it was a better risk than waiting for one of those murderous hopper bottoms. He began watching the wheels as they clicked by—gauging their speed and their distance. Where two cars were coupled together the wheels were only about fotr feet apart, but between two wheels on the same car there was a space of forty feet If he could throw his body over the rail as the front wheel passed, and get across before the rear wheel hit him—he'd be safe. There was no time to lose, but Bill gauged those moving wheels carefully. He nerved himself and tensed every muscle. Then, as a front wheel flashed by, he started.to roll. He hit the rail and started to go over. Would he get across in time? Bill didn't know because bis eyes were shut. He didn't dare look at the thing be was doing. Then, all at once, he felt himself go over the top of tbe rail. He opened his eyes and saw clear sky overhead. He had made It I "Then," says Bill, "came the reaction. I began trembling all over and got sick as a dog. And to this day the mere sight of a hopper-bottom coal car can give me a bad case of chills." e—WNU Service Only last week three of Metro's big men wanted to get from New York to Hollywood In a hurry, and 1 planned to fly; they had done It BO often that it meant no more to them than walking down the street; they knew all too well that flying was no more dangerous than any other means of transportation. But at the last minute somebody got wind of their plans. The resulting argument was hot and heavy—but In the end they went by train. One of them didn't really object, however. He was Howard Dletz, chief of publicity and advertising, and well known as a writer of successful musical shows. "That's all right with me," he remarked. "I'll win a thousand dollars at bridge on the way out." r—*— There's Just no stopping them—I mean these girls who are as determined now not to be blonde as they once were to be as blonde as possible. Jean Harlow started It, of course, by turn- Ing "brunette," and now we have Carole Lombard, Alice Faye and Joan Bennett following her example. They seem to feel that It will help Joan Bennett them to get more serious roles—quite forgetting that Anne Harding, who Is naturally so blonde, has been do- Ing pretty well with serious roles for a long, long time. —*— On the other hand, Marlon Talley (ex opera star and farmer, now working hard in pictures) has turned blonde for her first screen appearance. If you have seen her, or seen photographs of her in the old days, you're going to be surprised at her appearance; she has lost a lot of weight, and It is a big improvement. And how that girl can slngl Those Major Bowes amateur stage units have been so successful that Bob ("Believe It Or Not: 1 ) RIpley Is going to have some of his own; the first will begin Its tour somewhere In New England the last of April. It will probably include these acts: Little Jeanle, a thirty-pound midget; Grace Murphy's quintuplets, five ballet dancers averaging three hundred pounds each; a concert pianist who plays—and well—with his elbows; John Tlo and his ' talking bird; and a man who makes music with leaves. Bob himself, encountered at a party after the opening of King- ling's circus, was trying to curb a strong desire to go out with them himself. —*— Frank Parker, who bobs up on so many radio programs, is going to BRISBANE THIS WEEK He Used Hig Other Chance Two Big Birthdays England, Rich, Worries The Elephant's Pulse N«w York's Tltterton murder mys- Hry tnrm out not t« be "the perfect crime." The murderer, an upholsterer, carefully took away the cord used la his trade, with which he had bound the unfortunate woman, but forgot that he bad left some strands of twine under the body, and those pieces of cord, thanks to excel- Arthnr Brisbane )ent po ii ce work, trapped him. The sentimental who say, "Give the poor criminal another chance," will note that the murderer was a convict on parole when he killed the woman. He had "another chance" and made use of It. J SUNDAY bunaHaul \ SCHOOL •:• LESSON •:• By BBV. P. &. riTZWATBR, D. D., Ifembtr ot rteult*. Hetdjr blbU Inttltut* of ChloMTO. • Wuttrn N»w«p»p«r Union. Berlin reports a great Hitler forty- seventh bithday celebration Including a fine display of military power—airplanes, war tanks, fighting men, apparently eager for a fight. They were young and could not remember the last war: Particularly Interesting were two lines In the song sung by storm troopers: "Today we own Germany, And tomorrow the whole world." The day after Hitler .celebrated his forty-seventh birthday old Rome celebrated her two thousand sis hundred and eighty-ninth anniversary. Mussolini celebrates by launch- Ing two new Italian cruisers and speeding up airplane production. He tells Italian fathers and mothers he must have 60,000,000 population for Italy not later than 1950. In 1921, when Mussolini took charge, Italy's population was 38,000,000. There will soon be room and food to raise more Italians In Ethiopia. Easy for all but the mother. England, doing well In a business way, with more than $2,000,000,000 worth of Bank of England notes circulating among tradesmen, Is collecting gold and depleting the French reserves. While England tries to keep down the price of her "no-gold" pound, France Is afraid she'will not be able to keep up the value of her gold franc, already devalued by 80 per cent of Its 1914 value. What becomes of the "magic of gold?" Our dear old dollar Is worth only 59 cents, and only dealers In exchange know It. Doctor Benedict, of'Carnegie laboratories, finds that the adult elephant's heart beats from 22 to 30 times a minute, less than half the human heartbeat, and the elephant heartbeat Is nine strokes faster when the animal is lying down. Man's heart beats more rapidly while he stands—because then It must raise blood the full height of the body. Old poets, with tired hearts, should do their writing lying down—the blood flpws horizontally with little effort. New Slit Sleeves and Youthful Bodice Go With This Spectator Sports ft Scriptures Translated I in Anglo-Saxon in 900 Translations of the Scriptures into Anglo-Saxon were made as early as the Eighth century, though no complete Anglo-Saxon Bible existed, according to an article In the Detroit Fress Press. In the Fourteenth century John Wycllffe translated the Latin Vulgate of St. Jerome Into a complete English Bible, a, version eagerly read by the people. But printing was not Invented until 1450. Thereafter printed Blb)ef In" 1 the common language of France,' Spain, Italy, Bohemia and Hollaed- appeared. Not before 1525, however, was even a part of the Bible print 2 ed in English. This was the New Testament translated by William Tyndale from the Greek and Hebrew originals and published out of England, at Worms. There was a de- mand for an English Bible, but Tyndale was out of favor with tbe authorities. Consequently, in November, 1534, Miles Coverdale, a clergyman of standing and character, began his translation, strongly Influenced by Tyndale and Martin Luther's German version. Dedicated to Henry Vin, and including the Apocrypha, the "Coverdale Bible" was published late to 1535, the year in which Tyndale was arrested In the Low Countries, charged with heresy, and tbe following year strangled at the stake before his body was burned. make another picture; his first, you'll recall, was "Sweet Surrender." He's been on the stage, so he's prepared for a movie career. Speaking of his stage career, the other day Fifl D'Orsay came to a rehearsal of her radio show with a picture of the cast of "Greenwich Village Follies of 1925." Willie Howard glanced at it, then at Parker, and said, "Frank, there's a fellow in this picture who looks exactly like you." "Looks like me?" retorted Frank, "It Is me. I was a chorus boy." At last Marlene Dietrich tins come out of her trance and given the kind of performance that put her at the top back in her early days In this country. In "Desire" she doesn't stand around and pose; she really acts. Gary Cooper proves once more that he la an accomplished comedian. It's a picture that Paramount can be proud of, —*— ODDS AND ENDS . . , John Boles doesn't want to be tied down to one company any longer ; he's going to free lance . , . Fredric March felt the tame way; thought he was making too many costume pictures ... So the first one he signed up for as a free lance was "Mary of Scotland" with Katharine England Is pleased; Sir Robert Hadfleld, who makes tough steel, announces a shell for British naval guns that can pass unhurt through armor plate twelve Inches thick and explode on the other side. "One shell of this kind fired In the region of the magazine would probably cause destruction of a modern battleship." England is manufacturing the shells rapidly"; others are manufacturing airplane bombs that might make old-fashioned naval guns and shells useless. In Miami, a lady, first name Lois, and married, has husky triplet babies. Two gentlemen, the official husband and another, demand custody of the triplets, each calling himself the real father. The alleged "father" who is not the husband Hepburn Paramount i.i going to Barreling Whisky Whisky generally goes Into the barrel at 115 to 120 proof. During aging, alcohol is lost more rapidly than water, BO after the explralton of four years the whisky u Iron 10Q to 110 proof. give us "Beau Geste" again, in color this time, with Gary Cooper in the leading role . . . "A Message to Garcia" is a fine picture . . . Jane Wither* does fine work in "Gentle Julia" . . . Shirley Temple got another raise the other day . .. Practically all the movie companies are trying f° *'8*» U P Charles Bayer, who'$ already under contract . . . You'll tee him before long in "The Garden of Allah" . . . And in color . . . Margaret Sullavan't broken arm is holding ug two pictures . . . Myrna Lay will be (earned with Warner Baxter in "To Mary, With Love"; remember them in ^Broadway BUI"? $ WMtaru N«*«p*$*r Union. would submit to any blood test, his lawyer says. How would King Solomon decide that? Clarence Darrow, one of the country's most convincing lawyers, says on his seventy-ninth birthday: "I say that religion is the belief In future life and in God. I don't believe In either." The hoptoad beside the track, watching the express train go by, might say, reasonably enough: "I do not believe in such a thing as a locomotive engineer." Moscow baa returned to the Japanese government in Manchukuo, with full military honors, the bodlea of three Japanese killed in a fight with Soviet guards, The military honors will not console the widows, and, repeated often enough, such Incidents lead to war. Europe envies our fortunate conn- try, which glvea only paper dollar* and inflation paper bonds to it* citizens but baa burled In the ground, the biggest lump of gold on earth, e Kin* Feature* Syndicate, la*, W»U Service. Lesson for May 10 EFFECTUAL PRAYER LESSON TEXT—Luke 11:1-14. GOLDEN TEXT—<3od be merciful to me a sinner.—Luke 11:13. PRIMARY TOPIC—How Two Men Prayed. JUNIOR TOPIC — When Prayer Chung** Thing's. INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR TOPIC—How Should. I Pray? YOtJN<3 PEOPLE AND ADULT TOPIC—How Shall We Pray Effectively? From flrst to last the books of the Bible teem with the language and spirit of prayer. Prayers ot every type are found In the Old Testament—personal Confession and petition, intercession, and especially praise to Jehovah voiced in private and public prayers. The present lesson offers definite Instruction by a great Teacher. I. "Men Ought Always to Pray" (v. 1). Prayer is necessary to spiritual life. What breathing Is to the physical body prayer Is to the spiritual existence. Men ought to pray under every variety of circumstance; In time of sorrow and burden, for strength to endure; In time of joy and success, for grace to behave aright Prayer ought to be persistent even when the answer Is not immediately recognized. "All men pray at times," we are told. To the Christian alone belongs the faith-filled and persistent prayer. God hears and answers prayer, even when we do not understand the mysteries of delay. II. The Urgent Prayer of a Widow (vv. 2-8). The picture here Is of a helpless widow who was being cheated out of her property rights, coming to a godless judge for redress. Her only means of getting help was persistently to declare the justice of her claim. He complied with her urgent request, not because he feared God or man, but to get rid of her. The point here is not that God is like this unjust judge, that he can be teased into compliance, but rather the teaching is by contrast. If through persistence the judge yleldsi how much surer Is the help of a merciful God for the elect who cry unto him day and night. The believer's prayer Is to a covenant keeping God. This is why the truth concerning the coming of Christ Is of such meaning. The 'church should pray for the fulfillment of God's promise, and not be disheartened and discouraged, as are some (II Pet. 3:4). Though many may despair, we should be assured that genuine faith will abide and that the divine promise concerning the coming of Christ will be fulfilled. III. The Prayer of the Proud Pharisee (vv. 9-12). 1. He took a striking attitude (v. 11). The Jewish custom was to stand while praying, but the word "stood" implies thp assumption of ostentation. He was self-righteous and trusted in himself. 2. He prayed with himself (vv. 11, 12). He was merely soliloquizing, pretending to thank God, while really complimenting himself. He congratulated himself upon his morality (v. 11). He claimed to thank God that he was not as other men: extortioners, adulterers, unjust, or even as the publican standing afar off. One who has been kept from the grosser sins ought to thank God, but should not set hlmsel'f above his fellow men, as though the virtues were his own. He congratulated himself for his religious merit (v. 12). He fasted twice a week and gave tithes of all he possessed. He thus Informed God that he did even more than was required, Implying that God was under obligation to him. ; IV. The Prayer of the Humble publican (v. 13). How great the contrast in the prayer and spirit of the publican! He did not stand with ostentation, but for very shame could not so much as lift up his face to heaven, but smot«? upon his breast, a sign of anguish; and despair, and cried "God be m'erclful to me, a sinner." That this heart-cry Is Indeed the heart of theyesson is indicated from the fact tha^it Is cited as the golden text how. automatically it even makes you held underneath I and the Pattern No. 1808-B Some are chosen and some are not, as you remember. And this Is one of the "summer" chosen! A pretty bad pun, but this perfectly stunning spectator sports frock makes up for It And you can wear It yourself when summer sets in if you'll send for the pattern now. It Is surprisingly easy to make, and with the aid of the step-by-step chart, Illustrating the cut and fit of the new silt sleeves and the way to pleat and stitch-up the youthful bodice, you will Immediately realize Saves Time Mrs. Youngbrlde (telephoning grocer)—I want you to send me two pounds of beefsteak. Grocer—What kind would you like? Mrs. Youngbride—I'd like It rare, please. It', a Big Place Teacher—Bobby, do you know the population of Chicago? ' Bobby—Not all of them, Miss Shaw, we've only lived here three years. Stolen Kinei Husband—If a man steals, no matter what It Is, he will live to regret it. Wife (coyly)—You used to steal kisses from me before we were married. Husband—Well, your heard what I said. tion of the pu favor. Pharli are rejected o V. Christ's Christ ma evident that ftie attitude and peti- estimony (v, 14). es it unmlstakablj Hcan meets with hl> :es of every age, foi their pride a id self-righteousness God. The spirit ol »_v av^vvvw VI - W1*( *.UQ U|/lilb Ui the publican I expressing Itself ID the prayer of !a penitent, will todaj meet with the commendation, "This man went down to his bouse justl fled, rather than the other." The believer who weighs thoughtfully the meaning of this lesson will find much encouragement tc prayer. He must be JusHaed, know ln$ his sins forgiven In answer tc penitential prayer. He must praj in eplte of a natural Impulse t« faint, to neglect /the practice ol prayer; he ought always, to pray and not faint *' , ENJOY WRIQLEV'S WHILE. VOU WORK. tew ? iY.ll.fcl. to ,[,M 1 -'? 1 "' 1 ' and 42. Oorrespi wementa 82, 84, 00 «« « Size 16 (84) require,V S^lflch material. Send foithe pattern. The Barbaja Bell fea\nrlng spring Send fifteen cents todTy fot j S^d your order to Ti ,/ c L, Pattern Depti> 38T 3t, Chicago, 111. g.B«ll 8yndla>t«.- WN pg,^ I •^ *" Familiarity PASSILIARITX makes us, * lesiand unobservant a comesia day when we andthtak. Then we suffer™' a boy t loved life and «, things. I used to get up Jl the sun as an old divine ft read renarks, "coming forth J his chaiibers In the East" ] come into breakfast drenct dew. H>w it used to gu^'J sparkle h the morning iighti i that is fll a thousand hind.—J. i. Stewart. Brave deds are most eaita when hld(sn ... • What ws finest In them, the desire ;o hide them.-p. H«r«'« biking | tried, t«ste< and used d»| lively by tpertt. Yovr Grocer Hw II CLAJBEf GUL Dakina iou/o'e/ Cramping h Slylt "Are you an angedaddyl' 1 "Of course not! tyl" "Because I heard rather nil wag going to clip yoi wing!," f Gets Your Eutioni John—Why were 'ou ill tears at the movie la. night! I Josephine—Because: wan| Ing picture. NO SUCH COIAGE Miss Flirt—Two strtei spoke to me on the Old Aunt Sarah—Huh! never tries to speak to n WRIG LEY'S SPEARMINT PERFECT GUM 1 STEADIES THE NERVES BLADES their ^.-^=Z \ keenness \ 1 never - \ varies x EVER-READY RAZORS

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