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Blaneho, is a Yaquis Indian. Born
in the Yaquis Valley, state of Sonora,
Mexico, lie came to the U. S when a
year old, and hasn't been back since.
"My peoplejiave been downtrod'den
for three hundred .years," said White
Eagle. "If I should go back to the
Yaquis Valley with my knowledge of
freedom and fair government I would
be considered a 'bad Hombre' by the
Mexican authorities and it would be
either 'Ley Fuega' or a 'dobe wall
and" a firing squad for me!' "
White Eagle was an Indian scout in
the Bear Paw mountains in the early
'80's and made his debut from the
saddle to the stage. He began in
musical comedy sang lyric tenor.
During the Spanish American war,
White Eagle served in the Cuban
campaign and was in the thickest of
the fighting El Carney, San Juan
hill and Santiago. He went down
with yellow fever and was sent back
to New York. When he recovered his
voice was gone.
"Doctors told me the only thing
that would give my voice back to me
would be salt air, so I went to sea
and spent six years before the mast.
I recovered my voice completely and
went on the stage."
White Eagle'B specialty is demon
strating the civilized Indian.
"I do several sad acts," he said,
"but I realize that people have sorrow
enough without paying for more, bo
I keep inside comedy. I was not lured
to the stage by the glare of the foot
lights or the glint of gold. It was
education I was seeking, and I am
finding it, too. Washington Irving,
one of America's most famous au
thors, got his education from obser
vation; that's the way I am getting
California vegetable growing Is on
a big scale. Frqnl one place this sea
son 22rcarloads of rhubarb and from
anottier 34 carloads of fresh aspara
gus went East. One association can
nery packed 4,500,000 pounds of ber
ries in 1912.
HOW HE TAKES !T
When a nran hits his thumb with a
Or bumps on a chair in the dark,
He sets up a terrible clamor
With many a purple remark.
You'd think he was fearfully man
gled, You'd think he was crippled for
And his language gets turgid and
And his howls of dismay fill the air!
And yet when he faces real trouble
Or has to bear serious pain,
When woes and despair bend him
You listen for outcry in vain;
He smiles, though each fiber, is ach
ing, He grins, though his fortunes are
He laughs though his heart-strings
He laughs in the face of his woe!
For the brave man is only a quitter
Who'd nerved for the ultimate test.
And the trial that is harshest, most
Man oftentimes faces the best!
FINDING OUT WHO'S BOSS
Friend (coming in door) Hullo,
what's all the dispute about?
The Other We just had a little
argument as to whether we should
invite you to dinner!