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SUNDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 3, 1920. THE QGDEN STANDARD-EXAMINER 5
Oh Ho, But He's The
II Lucky Gink! Lookee
t What He Has To Do
?(By Floyd Tlmmrrmnn ) I
JR Not many days firo th rity was
E thrillfrl with n vivid motion picture
B talo which described the acrobatic
f stunts Of a newspaper reporter, ex-
w ptollad Ufa life aa tilled hourly with
f fevrrlsh exclieinent where airplanes
f , nil sp re, line trains played a pronu-j
n.nt part, and avc him an office boy
I with whiskers,
f It gave him ft beautiful fflrl whom.
II boi ilw ' U I off to nci ompany
II him on his trips In search for the
II elusive story. It later gave the girl.
It to him as his wife, and then sne I
II in turn gave him the aiu!o news-1
mmmt If iniwr nnrl fired the iruy who hid'
I if Attempted to pul th damper on his
I k meteoric flipht tn the pinnacle of
mM If Oh' th! but he waj the lucky sink'
1 W Rut. the story forgot that the city
-W 7. editor after asriRninjr a .-lory and say-
LLX Inp. "Go and C r It, 1 may add when
fll you returned tired and disgusted.
D J "Why 'ell diiln'l .la Kt it '" or
' Where .i leen all day. did Ja think
we changed from a d.ul to a weekly?"
He don't give von .1 beautiful girl to
pal around with or ah office bOy who
might tip you oft i good things and
acl as your vnlet on an assignment.
You iet your life, irs different jn
"real" life than in "reel" life.
LOZE&GES FOR OSTRICHES.
B The "rel" life story didn't mention
fH the monotonous Uiterylewa with this1
V ifl- Kuy aqd thai guy who has invented al
" j est pocket -folding bed, or throat lo
fl;- zenges for ostriches, or some other
E) device, which he says, will make more
Hl millionaires than were made during
' It didn t tell nbout the excited pro-
j motor who gets yon in nie onice snuu
I '" . the windows so the wet Id might not
fl hear, shoves a clpar in your mouth.
lights it. louches a match to his own
I md then 'puff i your face At thi
fl if 4300 r.pm. and talks between tne
fl) puffs Oh then wior.
When, hours, ne
j-jW geherall! i chausted
Ml himself, but he still ha breath to j
BBI say, "Be sure to make It a good story." j
Hal You then edge toward the door and!
HBJ1 he presses some stock in your palm I
PBal and says, "By next year you'll he a
Hi j millionaire ami 1'il meet you in Cuba."
jBUt But, you Know, from man previous
'J expcViem that yo b i re-
Mfe poV.ter next year, as far as he is con- j
B4 j corned, and the only bar ou will rub j
HVfl your vest against is that of the old '
BbH lunch room, where you grab youi j
HbBJ noonday meal
BbV When he grasps jour hand and bid.
BbBj "Good bye. good luck," you would
HHb glady exchange his Rift of
HHBJ shares of stoc for another of'
HHl his ten cent, cigars. That night
BbBJ jou place the certificate In the trunk!
HmBJ with many other certificates ami for-
BbBj get about Cuba, and your clmnces of
HbBJ .selling the world afire as a millionaire.
BbBJ The 'reel'' form of newspaper life
HbBI failed to depict the reporter nosing
HHb through idles of data and s'.iiiscs to I
MVfl dig out a stor.' wftlch his readers might
readily understand. Blany a story I
HHB Which quotes a few Statistics and fig-1
j ui-s ami laivi's un- reader uui a tew
I moments to road has been responsible
HsBf for two hard hours of work for the
Bfl , reporter in going through books and
tttt: i.m : i si i i f.
j His aviation stunts consist mostly
I of taking the elevator to the eignth
I floor to let some lawyer tell him tiow
much gray matter it takes to be 8
raflf J J member of the bar and to alibi lor
HMfll losing a cade
fl Newspapers aren't In ;he habit of
BBM ' liiring beautiful girls to occupy d sks
HVB) next to young reporters. And u -;i
BHBJ I ould it be said that if .in editor did
HI do the unusual thing and hire a girl
BBBI reporter under forty the reporter
pBBjj would "have Uttle opportunity to horn
BBJBj' in the conversation b tween the city
HBV editor nnd the beautifnl maid.
HBBi And to pros i that reporters are hu-
BHBJ man, and not always dashing, fearless
HBB flred-Wlth-ambltlon heroes, I'll recite
BHBj a story of a scribe on a :.ig New York
dally, who slipped and hit the bottom
HBB with a crash.
Ml HE'S llE l DOP1
B On a foggy, chilly November Day,
a ferry-boat crashed into u tub-boat
in New York bay, Many lives were
1 lost and the afternoon papers played
the story as one of the biggest of the
I The morning papers whose men ;
Wont to work that night, mad.- a spec- I
' lai effort to get detailed Interviews
from persons who were saved, some-j
thing that the afternoon papers had
not time to do.
The city editor of a large paper!
managed to get the name of a certain
I man who had been saved and calling
a reporter tc his desk said: "Smith.;
I want you to go oer to this address!
and get a detailed interview from this,
man. Get back by 11 o'clock."
As Smith Stepped from th.- building
onto the street he pulled hlg , oat tight
ly about his neck and shivered. A I
told rain was sweeping down the street
and Smith had not brought an um
brella from home. He dodged bock
Into a protecting doorway and with
OUmb fingers opened tile slip of paper
the city editor had given him. As ne
, finished reading, he cussed. The man
he sought resided in Flatbush. a BUD
i urb of Brooklyn It meant that nc
must ride for a half hour on an ele-
,t..l train and then transfer twice
on the surface cars. To get there
would take fully an hour with proba-
i,) ft walk of several blocks before,
the house was reached. j
Smith shivered again and cussed,
again as h- reviewed the Job before
It meant a cold wetting, DUt there
was no alternative apparently, and ne
decided to start out.
But, as he turned toward the . 1 -
ited railroad. Ive discovered he was
hungry, and he retraced his steps ana
,' made for a basement restaurant,
uhi.-h newspapermen in that vicinity
j frequently visiti i.
St. pplng down Into the warm and
Ibrightlj lighted room, he was hailed
bj a reporter at a nearby table and
I slumped Into a chair opposite him.
Now this man. whom we shall call
Brown, for the reason that this was
not his name, happened to be a hiem
! ber of the staff of a rival paper, '"
Mercury i-im apparently friendly and
wiling to exchange conf :dMUvs with
Ills fellow newspaperman.
Although Smith Well knew as all re
porter will find out In time, that it
was not the best policy to lei a man
working on- a rival paper know What
he is working on. Smith slipped His
friend appeared to be so sympathetic
over Smith's apparent pessimism that
Smith finally thawed out and ex
plained his plight.
1. 1YS i m BA1 I
When he had finished telling the
story of his proposed cold trip, his
!.... .1 ji,lHnnli' shi nir si I " rt and
asked, "Say. IS the address of jour
man 178 Blank Street"1"
Smith Opened the slip of paper
! anrl read these words, "Meek, ITS
i Blank street, Flatbush."
"That's It," he announced to his
"Well, 111 be hanged." said Brown, j
"J got tiat .;ani- assignment from my I
office tWti hours agA. and Just got back
from u trip out there."
"Did you cet an Interview from the
man who was saved;" nutriod Smith!
"I v-hould say I did not," answered i
Brown. "I found the address after'
walking six blocks in the rain and I
rang the doorbell for fifteen minutes.
No Dn.e appeared, so finally I took
to hammiring on tin door. In a few
minutes an upstairs window was!
opened and a head appeared, clad in
a nightcap I shouted up what I
Wanted and then the fireworks began, j
That bird must have at one time be-j
longed to the cavalry II'- knew every
cuss word ever coined and used a
loud baritone voice to ten the worm
he could swear. There was no soft
pi dal for him. and he called Die
names up the scale and down again.
Horning in. I asked him if he had
learned to cuss so effectively through
a corresporidentce course, or had grad
ual, d by private tutorship He then
grabbed bandy gaboon and heaved it
at my head and slammed down the
uiiulra, Thli!iiv fur ri'i'dni'ii I I niil;
" . .... . -- - - - "
a tooth pit!; from my pocket and
thrusting It in the push button of the
! doorbell so as to keep the bell ringing.
I I lit out for the streetcar, and lure
Now. Smith was not a man who
at norm ! times would evade his tasks,
even though they might be unpleasant,
j but as he turned the thing over in
'his mind an idea begun forming It
was certain If his rival eouldn't get
, the interview, he reasoned, then- was
little chance for him. and It meant Q
I two-hour trip In the rain and cold.
Why not remain here In the Wt th
;nnd light and at 11 o'clock go to tne
'office and tell th' city editor the sumo
; story that Green had told him?
I Brown further assured him thai it
j would mean an unsuccessful trip ami
finally Smith took his friend s advice.
leaned back in his chair and let his
j Shortly before 11 o'clock Smith ap
i peared before the desk of his city
THINKS HE'S LUCKY.
' "Well." snapped the boss," did you
get the story?"
Smith knew the critical time had
come and he cleared his throat for
I action "Get h ,' he answered, "I'm
lucky I didn'l get my head torn off.
That bird was about us tough as they
mak' 'cm. lie cussed me in r;ve
languages and finally poured water
down on me and ended the interview
by telling me to get out d n quick
or he would shoot my bean off. EvCi
the neighbors closed their window
lo keep out the poisonous gas that
bird let loose. I had to leave on the
The city editor frowned He reached
for a city directory on his desk and
turned over the pages. At a certain
name he stopped and with his pencil
underlined heavily. He said not a
woid as he handed the book to Smith
Smith gasped a.n he read the under
lined name. "The Reverend George
Meek. ITS Blank street, Klatbush.
pastor of the First Methodist Episco
The nxl day found Smith riding
Bj BjBjBjBjBjBjBL ssl JB1 I m "1 mm J I ' 1 1 I stmB ::f-i-
ln a train toward Chicago it wasj
not a passenger train. Ho hoped to
find another Job. That same morn
ing the rival paper had contained
front page headlines something like I
this: "Minister rescued from death
Deat rlbes ferryboat crash and tells f"" ;
story of accident to Mercury reporter' !
Which shows how nicely Smith wa
double-crossed because he let himself '
slip Just once, and proves that eveiy.
reporter does not marry the beautiful
young woman who owns the papci
and there are eases Where the paper
is not offered to him as a gift on a j
Now, gentle reader, if you will gath
er around closr. I'll let you In on
something. You may not kijow it. but j
in addition to his wgular work here.
In Ogden, each reporter is supposed!
to write a fe.-.lure story for the Sun
day edition on some subject the ctty i
editor hands him. This week the C.
E. said, "write a story about your
pet peeve, something that bothers you j
often nnd makes you mad." ..
So I wrote this story and will :' j
IhHt my pet peeve is aroused and I
kept aflame, when someone says to j
me. "Say. you're a lucky guy to be a
Various Proposals for Nations'
Clearing House Made at
BRUSSELS, 1 t l Consideration I
of another world credit scheme oc u
Ipied the international financial con- J
ference this morning. It was present
ed by Dr. Tor-Moulen. a delegate from
Holland- His proposal was that the
questions of International credit bo;
UandCd Over tO the league of nations,
which would appoint a central coin-i
tnlttee on cemmerclal credits.
Franco's story of reconstruction mo-1
nopoli.eii 'h, attention of the inter
national financial conference at Prl-j
day's session, in contrast to previous
meetings where the attendance had
melted away before the monotony of,
Pierre Cheysson. representing
Prance, explained that the apparentlj
unfavorable showing expressed by th"
condition of the French treasury waaj
due rnther to' tin rehabilitation of the"
devastated regiona than to govern
mental expenses He said the treas
ury officials weic discussing with rep
resentatives Ol other interested treas
uries an arrangement for the settlc
ment or advances, amounting to thirv!
ty-four bii.Lipn francs made by them,
: France. He pointed but that this
debt was partly offset by thirteen bil
lion francs loaned by FranceXtO the
a report by .the unofficial repre
sentatives of the United Stales at the
conference also v. as read
WOULD c i Is. itU (. KOI M
The organization of a sort of lnter-
national clearing house for commer
cial exchanges was proposed by Pre
mier I lai-rolx of I -i Iglum.
'This is the first concrete plan pre-
sented. it provides for the Issuance
of gold bonds exchangeable lor cash'
at banks for the payment of Interna
tional commercial accounts.
. Premier Delacroix gave bis plan the
name "international Institute (or fl-!
Inanclal control and Issue " its objects,
he said, were to furnish a medium foi
c ompensation and to balance commer-1
cial exchange between countries with- ,
'out recourse to credits or loans other'
'than those of thp Institute, the gold
j bonds of which would ie guaranteed
'by the resources of the cour.tr- utilis
ing Its facilities.
WOllJi M'.l I si tlSI 11 l TJE.
m Delacroix declared that eompen
Isation b) well com eis cr t organisational
appeared to him to be the only v.ork-
Wible, substitute for prer.eiU im-i hous. '
ilis proposal, he explained, was the
(nearest thing possible to exchanges in
i kind between countries, as fche Inter
national institute would take "i pledge
the products of prospective buyers,
giving them interest bearing gold
bonds These could be used to pin -chase
necessities in any country. " I
The plan would exclude from the in
stitute's workings all luxuries in or
der to enforce economy.
Ltonds of the Institute would be of
I the short term variety so as to prevent
I accumulation by any one country and
;tradeis taking bonds would be aid, lo
exchange them al banks tor cash. The
I scheme, the premier pointed out.!
amounted to an International bank
I with branches in every country guar
anteeing advances by other banks on
llii"-i- gold bonds in two aH, as foi-1
First, by the general guarantee or i
I banks In each country and, second, by j
;i subsidiary guarantee by collateral1
consisting of products of the country, I
'crops, limber and manufactured nrtl
wot III It BANKING SCHEMJE.
Another proposition unofficially I
pl.-n ed before t he confei m e v. ould
provide tor the organisation of an us-,
sociated bankers' international clear-!
Through this all International trans
fers of money would be made. It would 1
'have branches and sub-branches In the ,
various countries and their provinces
land involve a declaration that all pres
leiit forms of money would on a cer
tain date cease to have value outside
the country of issue.
I I'nder this plan no further Issues of
j paper money w ould be permitted c
Icept by the clearing house which
would issue a so-called monetary sys
tem termed 'mono." This would be
utilized In stabilizing international c
changes. The Issue wouM be bused ,,n
values corresponding to the American
dollar, on the basis of the 1913 ex-
hangc five francs, four shilling, one
peso, nnd so on.
The members of the clearing hbusel
would pledge to 11 nil specie and pre-1
clous metals and the Issue would be I
four times the amount pledged. Each I
j country would receive a proportionate
amount of credit through the clearing
house Keal estate mortgages also'
would be accepted as pledges to 0 cer
WASHINGTON, Oct 2. States: I
Wisconsin, 'J, 153 1.839; increase -97,-979.
or 12.8 per cent.
Oklahoma, 2.027.564; Increase 370,-'
40!), or 22 4 per cent.
South Dakota, 035 839; increase;
51,951, or h.'j per cent
Mississippi, 1.789,182; decrease 7,
932, or 0.4 per tent.
Couer d'Alene, Idaho, 6,473; de
crease. 818, or 11.2 per cent
Lewlstou, Idaho, 6,574; increase!
531. or 8.8 per cent.
Wallace, Idaho. 2,si6; decrease
184, or 6.1 per cent
Chickasha, Okla., 10,179; decrease
141, or i t per ' ent
Yuma, Ariz., 4,237; increase 1,323
Or 45.4 per cent.
Arkansas City Kan, 11,253; iu
create 3,745, or 19.9 per cent.
Concordia, Kan., 4,705; increase j
290. or G.5 per cent.
Manhattan, Kan.. 7.9S9; Increase
2,267, or 33 6 per ennt.
LAST & THOMAS : j
Unprecedented Bargains t
For One Week Selling
Commencing Monday you will find counters loaded to capacity with new iHI
merchandise. Prices reduced so astounding that selling will be the only
object in this sale. It will be a pleasure to the emost conservative buyer t
to participate in these savings. Follow the crowds and share in these 1
unusual values. j
Silk Dresses '
jPQ- Ifit' at manuacturcr8 Pricc concession. Satin -JBSJ
and silk dresses, actually worth $60 and $70, ip
sSj ail al one startling sale price of
f rfgtey iljfljP greatest sale of finer dresses ever been
JKW? IIhbV offered right at the beginning of the season. Xpk
' lgjwW I hese dresses are the foremost style concep- jfjj :
- S W7 t'cn fr immediate and future wear, devel- j ffe
- "J; - iMEf oped in such (.harming silks as satin l i
V charmeuse and crepe de meteor, profusely H ftilfj I
I !L 1 trimmed in beads and embroidery effects. 1' fefjffl j
U Practically all the popular autumn colors t
J and a splendid variety of sizes to select IfSBw 1 I
I from We consider this the greatest dress nMn!r
I value for style, quality and smartness. They " ?H?T
J are incomparable. VV j
Xf" Remember, beautiful new silkCav fee fill A
' dresses, actually worth from
to $70, next week manufac- J J
1 turers' sacrifice price of ( 1
TREMENDOUS SACRI- HIGH GRADE FANCY Genuine WHITE WOOLEN AND . I
FICE SALE OF HIGH SILKS IMPORTED JAPANESE PLAJD BLANKETS
GRADE SILKS Values up to $6 a yard, at " PONGEE
A timely offers of almost "e SenSMl1131 Special 68c Yard Sgft j?
J 2S Y RD with colored borqersj and a IV
unlimited assortments of the --J - u 32 jncries de, $1.25 gTade largo assortment of plaids, j
tj most popular silks, at saving's The excellence and desirabil Natural color pongee for extra heavy woolen double
beyond your fondest expecta- lty of these silks. They are dresses, blouses and chil- bed size blinkets, 72x80. J
tion. Silks for every pur- the kind of silks you want. dren's wear Washes excel- tofl
pose. Dresses, party dresses. the kind that are now in lent DRESS GINGHAMS, SPE-
D Dlouses, underwear nnd trim- greatest demand. CIAL 36c YARD j
tning-s. Mas-es of silks, conn assortment contams CRIB BLANKETS $1.98 32 iricbes wide, regular 65c j
A ters piled hih with precious . . .. dress rinffham, comes in a I
silks for your inspection, at e following superb quah- Double size, plain white with complete line of beautiful
prices so drasticaUy reduced. ,ie:' col?red borders. Regular colored plaids, cheeks and J
3000 Yards of High Grade Baronette satin, 40 inches Wool nap fin-
-ide, plain colors, regular gingham for extreme wear
Sll k' PRFPF F)F yard. and washing at a decided
' v r , . , OUTING FLANNEL NIGHT sale price. j
CHINE Fancy pure silk dress foul. GOWNS, SPECIAL SI 95
ards, 36 inches wide, regular POUND WOOLEN 1
Formerly sold at S3. Now $4.50 to $5 values Wide R emlar J2.75 to & values -rtanKETS S3 90 PAIR
1 59 a yard. 40 inches wide, range of beautiful patterns to ( Mored o u t i n g flannel - I
double twisted, all pure Bilk select from gowns 'long sleeve styles, Double blankets, dark col-
crepe I de chine. Not that film- conies in pink and blue "r''11 heavy wool with red J
sy straight weave, but abso. Sllk Jerse' v'hlte satin- t. v All si,s t ,h.,,s. Irders. special .juahty l..r I
hitPlv th-it hird twisted mire 5triPed' 30 mches wide- ex" ...mloor and sleeping porch. t -M
mteiy inat nara twistea pure r . irom 'None better for extreme
silk quality. Cornea in twen- -ellent.m washing Regular wear and warinth Specially
ty different colors, including 4 a yard. THREE-POUND COTTON reducei
such popular shades as pink, Fancy wool and silk poplin. BATT SPECIAL $1 45
flesh and white so much used rlul 40 inches wide, regular ' SLLKOLINE COMFORTS,
for underwear. Also the 34 50 Rich designs and col- S""v) lwMA 2-?5 val?.e' REGULAR S7.50 VALUES,
-n4 ,jj tn-r.r.ant , o stitched cotton batl on solid
j most wanted colors for street ored flowered patterns for ? SPECIAL $5.90
dresses Come and be con- individual dresses. it v comforts, neatly put up in , . ,
vinced of this wonderful ...k fjuffj cotton batts XN,ml Process comforters,
quality pure silk crepe de Khakl Ko1 Pongees, 40 thoroughly stitched, easy to mad,- uP jn ll.c very best
chine at this sensational sale ches Wlde- relai" in quill Will no1 buife in wash. Exceutionil
nrirP Thi. m-patet ittemnt beautiful array of plain col- ing. or patt eras Exceptional
price ihe greatest attempi fluff v comforters at a re
fer value giving is offered onn&- for Party dresses and markable sale price,
aere. fine blouseB' 500 PAIRS OF HIGH
GRADE ALL PURE SILK PLAIN COLORED SILK
Extraordinary Sacrifice of SILK BANGELINE HOSE AND COTTON
Heavy Grade Colored and rrn i r. , j . i e-
M k POPLIN Regular $25 grade at $1.6o for linings and underwaist.
Pair- 11,11 3,1 Puro Reinilar 65c aualltv
DRESS SATINS Regular $2.50 quality, full 40 sill. hose broken stock, for a regular doc quui,y.
inches wide Sacrificed at mammoth clean up, offered Special 48c Yard
are the predominating fea- $1 48 a yard. Ten beautiful at this remarkable sale price
ture of this sale The prime colors for dresses and sepa Sizca run Prom to !" . in Colors white, pink, flesh,
importance of these high rate skirts. Heavy grade a splendid variety of colors; black, etc.
grade silks is quality and highly lustrous bangelinc . I
newness, and the astounding poplin, unexcelled for service mmm mmmmm
sacrifice piice will alone and wear Conies in black. 4
bring crowds. We are well brown, taupe, navy, plum, rH I I nHTWr I I
prepared with plenty of sale beaver and several nw CvAl A J J L W vCil
people to serve you promptly shades of blue. Quality silk
and efficiently. at unheard of sale price 11 1 1 J 1
Guaranteed Pure Silk 111 all tllC IieW StyleS and COlOrS.
WOOLTEX RUGS $2.95 f 1 1
Regular $4.50 wool rugs, georgette crepe They nave your lavonte heels
plain colored with fancj bor- YARD
ders. Excellent wearing rugs 7r( VTlin
1 1 a Small price Our best quality, formerly allU valllJo. ,
retailed at S3 yard. Geor . . . ,
-PEoTAir5?FEK C :TsI"nds t Gome in and look them over.
LAST WEEK putable for ?heerness and A 11 J "Ji.L (.v Kn43 i
Que year 5 subscript.on to Pcon in finrsh Come, All S1ZCS 311 d Widths. UUY line j
I :t?Z VSrtgatfS of Pumps and Oxfords is most I
25c fashion book, 10c pat- quality as being a straight V fl
; tern coupon, all for $1.25. falc- but absolutely COmDlete
Reguhirpnce$2 65. ia d.oubl wisted weave LUIIipiClC.
that will not slip. L . t
' LAST & THOMAS ' I