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4 THE OGDEN STANDARD-EXAMINER FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 24,
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I WHERE LIFE IS GAY
on last Monday, iho Los Angela
Times gave over the greater part of
tip front page to an Illustrated article J
describing a bacchanalinn niplu at
Vernon. That part of California is
supposed to be made up of a largo
percentage of eastern people who arc.
opposed to "wine, wonieu ;ind song."
Eut if the Times holds to i ho bare
.facts, the officers in southern Califor
nia, and the people p ncrnlly toleratti
infractions of the law which would be
impossible in this siaio. The Times,
in idling of "a jazzy night," :;ays:
Whisky $16 a pint!
Women of all ages
Jazz the muscle-tickling kind.
These were the elements that
I were tossed together into a hilar
ious, riotour jamboree lasting well
toward dawn yesterday mornlnc
at the Vernon Country club k
vaa a wild night.
if whisky (here was plent it
you had the $16 per. The women
numbered into tho hundreds and
ranged from b)ond 5 ; nd bru
nettes in early teens to brunettes
and blondes of ages less delicate
to mention. All wore young in
spirit and pep, however, and car
mine lips, ultra-exposed : ilk hos
iery and elgaretto-smoklng formed
common bonds. The jazz bcpr.n
slowly and worked iisHf into high
pitch at 2 a. m.. when (he orches
tra was all but drowned out by
the noise of 700 celebrating prohi
As Vernon is a suburb, we presume
Los Angeles itself is not rree from the
hilarious gatherings. These disclo-j
sures coupled with the outrages com
mitted in San Fianeisso. at the bottom j
of which was liquor. Indicate that I
California's larger cities r-re scenes of
dissipation not loss shocking than the
jamborees when drink was unrestricted.
THE THIN MAN
B Recently there died at the home of
H Senator Clark in Los Angeles a noted J
B character of Montana known as "Flap-1
B jack," who was given the nickname 1
B because he was as thin as a flapjack.
H He was six feet, four inches tall and 1
B weighed only 100 pounds.
B Born in the New England states,
H where thin men and women are not
uncommon, "Flapjack" served thi
H the Civil war, then came out wet
j pioneered in Montana.
B At the time of his death, he was 75
B years of age, which lends to supply
H proof that the Insurance companies.
H until recent years, made a mistake in
R refusing to accept lean men as risks,
f President Grant, of the Mormon
Bt church, relates how he was rejected
B by life insurance companies owing to
H the fact he was classed as thin. Later
V one of the insurance companies ven-
B lured into the class of thin men and,
B after ten years of actual experience.
Hj found that the man of "skin and bone"
Bj was a preferred risk.
!j GUARDING AGAINST
THE ARMED BANDIT.
B There is an element of uneasiness
H shown in Salt Lake over the crime
Bf wave which is spreading throughout
tho country, and a movement has been
1 started in the capita to guard against
an invasion of the criminal clement.
Reports from Salt Lake are to ,ltu
I effect that the city already has had an
1 unusual number of robberies and hold
ups, but the papers have pursued a
I policy of not enlarging on the stories
H of crime.
I Ogden has been exceptionally free
j from the criminal class, but, being on
the line of transcontinental travel, I
the city may be invaded.
I Our banks and other Institutions
jl handling large sums of money should
j take extra precautions during this pe
riod of desperate deeds. In eastern
cities no money transfer is now being
made without guards and places where
large amounts of money aro dealt in.
I plans are made to ward off a sudden
j attack by armed bandits traveling in
! PRICES DROPPING;
Each week Bradstreet's give what is
j known as food index number, which
tells at a glance tho tendency of
I prices. Last week, based on the prices
per pound, thirty articles of food de
ll clined from $3.66 the weok prior to
jj 3.49. A year ago the same articles
1 sold at $5.10.
V This proves that in a week tho drop
j was 4.6 per cent and In a year 31.5
j per cent.
j Here In Ogden th big slump In
I prices did not become effective until
within the last few days and now
there is n genuine scaling down.
What will be the course of prices in
the next ninety flays? The answer tq
that question roquires an answer to
the broader question
What is tho general business out
The head of the Chamber of Com
merce of tho United States sa.vn the
J country is close to the bottom of do
Illation and soon after the first of 1JI21
'the mending Will boRin. He should he
1 in a position to know
One of the big financial papers saya
j pessimism Is less marked in some
I banking cirrlos than in others, and
is some bic lines there arc some slight
J signs of a heartening up.
There an' students of the business
situation who look for a long period of
I readjustment, because other depres
jsions in the United States have been
slov. in passing Hut they overlook
the fact that the United States has be
come a creditor nation within the lasl
few years and has more money per
capita than ever and more developed
resources and simply needs a restora
tion of confidence to re establish nil
industrial actl ities.
.Many of (he big employers arc be
ginning i talk of taking back man
of the workers they dismissed a month
ago. The railroads are notifying those
who had good records to report for
iui soon after the first of the year.
Tomorrow the big industries could
restore confidence by pursuing a gen
eral policy of optimism and enlarging
their fields of employment.
Now that the house of representa
tlves has passed the Immigration bill, j
the rennte is being closely studied to
di !- mine the probable vote of the up-1
per house on thai important Issue.
A canvass of the senators has been
1 made, and Scnatotr King of Utah is!
J c lassed in favor of closing our doors I
for n year, while Senator Smoot is j
To seventy-five senators was put
"Do you favor temporary suspen
sion or immigration pending (he enact
ment of restrictive legislation?"
Thirty senators responded in the af
firmative, twelve in the negative and
thirty-three were noncommittal. Thost
who were noncommittal on the ques- j
jtion said that they desired to reserve j
i judgment pending (he inquiry of the
1 senate committee on immigration.
I Foreigners are pouring into our
ports at from 3. OOO to 12.000 a day. or
at the rate of from one million to two
million a year. With unemployment
in the country, these strangers will
add to the bad conditions, and. fur
'lermore, America needs a breathing
iSP.ell in which to assimilate the for
eigners who are now here and are
as foreign to our ways and customs
I as they were on their arrival one. two
I or six years, ago.
WHERE THE GOBBLE R
CARRIES A BURDEN.
W ' haye heard of children tiding a
hobby and being encouraged to do so,
but the riding of a turkey Is some
Down in Bourbun county, Kin
j lucky, where at one time a famous'
; brand of a forgotten beverage was dis
tilled, il-e farmers have turned to tur
nkey raisins and i eently a gobbler was
'developed so large and strong that the
Children pot the idea the bird could
carry them and they clamb-red on his 1
back. Then Ihe farmer, observing the
strength of ihe gobbler, made a small j
saddle and bridle, and now one of th' 1
small children ride? to school rver
day'astride the farm yard pet, and the
gobbler seems to enjoy the sport? w ith j
By the Lime that barnyard fowl ha:; !
his head cut off for Thanksgiving, he
will be a tough old bird of bone and '
, sinew. It is the pampered bird (hat1
makes good picking in this world.
I had a dim yesthlday and T Tvas rn
Inir rant a driii torc and I a sine
In the window, saylne, Wy waist your
money on tobacco-.' 10 cents will buy a
(lackldgi- of Skeeyo. an Immediate euro
for tho Smoking; hatilt. Taletlcsx If mixed
in coffee Me thinking of a grate id er
j to make some money, thinking. m
I buy a raekldge with my dime and put it
in pop coffee and keep him frum wutsf
ini: H lot 'f money anil wen he finds out
WllO did it he ll be fcO ga. hel give mo
back the dime and maybe a lot of more
I money besides muybe.
And I wCnt m and bawt a paeklde and
1 went in the kltchin wile Nora was
ringing the BUPPljr boll and undumped
the Skeeo in the bottom of pops oup,
be in r wile powder wlch yon couldeni
hard)) Baa ii In there, and after a wile
Nora ae ma and pop and my sister
(iladdi:: then i.ff.-,. knowing popb rup on
account of It being the biggest, and thev
all put sugar and erecm In and took a
lalt, ma and Gladdi:: Jest acting regu
lar but pop making a fearse face and
saying, L'kr. Mitch coffee, vtgg. thats
awflll thats fearse, thata terrible, thats
Proving Skeeso wanent tahstlesn after
nil, and ma r;ed. Why Wlllyum. wat ales
irou? This coffee taints perfi-r kly all rite
Wtrh hers proberly did, and tiladdls sed.
Why. certeny this coffee Is all rite, wata
the matter with It Nil thing proberly
being tho matter with here, and pop ;u d.
Well maybe it was my Imagination but
I ccrtr.ny had a vivid Impression that It
tainted like and Injudicious mixture of
shoe polish, coal tar dye. Ink and mud
however, youre 2 to one and Im willing
to take your werd for It.
And he drank the rest of his enffce
making taatraar and fearser fines, sav
ing, WeU Im glad It was ony my Imagi
nation because Id hate to think I ever
drank enythUng that tainted like that
Me thinking, O, now he'll never feel like
smoaklng cny more, And I std L you
wunt me to bring you a segar pup'.'
And pop eed, Thats tho most Intelligent
thing youve eed this week, a seg;ir mite
take that Imaglnery talst out of my
mouth Me thinking, Heck. And I won't
up and got. him one and wot did he do
but smoak it all the way down foal Ra
enythting, saying. Oh boy, a segar never
OUTBURSTS OF EVERET TRUE
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Comedians and Pretty Girls
Feature Bill at the
With the r i. Whirl of Mirth."
a miniature musical comedy, leading
tho ball, the PWH vaudeville pro-
gram optfiifed at the Orphaum theatre
yesterday for th- weak -end run. Pea
turcd in the headlincr arc Itoc Ileevcs
and Wlllard J'arvhj, two comedians
who bring out spontaneous laughter.
A quartet of singing beauties render
songs In a finished manner. The stam
settings used are beautiful and unique.
Klemons-Belling & Co., with tw
and four-lr-ggrd partners, us they arc
called, present an animal act which
provog entertaining. Besldea BelllnK
himself, the chief actors are a co iple
of highly trained doge, which know
tricks of an extraordinary kind, and
also a trick donkey. Thi Ii antics start
ed the audience sriRllnjr .ind before
the- got through ii was a roir.
A pleasing offering is that of Lil
lian Kuby. an accomplished young wo
man on the violin, who pives old and
modem selections with fine gru.ee and
Billed as the Franco-American ring
ing comedienne, Juliette Dika enter
tains with songs of both nations, chief
ly those Inspired by the war, and in
cidentally wears some wonderful
Konn, Mason and Kcholl. present
ing "The impossible on skates,'' act as
tho curtain-raiser, and dn jui about
all they claim to do in the way of
Caricj skating mLxe l with gymnaatic
The eleventh episode of "Bride 13."
this week presents further stirring ad
ventures of the pirates and their cap
tive brides who leave their stronghold
and take to the submarine pursued by
a yuchi and u submarine chaser. As
usunl. the episode breaks off with a
tantlilxlng suddeness, leaving th' audi
ence i Bger for more.
"Behold My Wife," Film of
Northwest With Singular
An appealing story of the Canadian
northwest is promised In George Mel
fund s latest production. "Behold M
Wife." Which will be seen at the Al
hrimbra theatre 'or four days, com
mencing Sunday, The picturo was
adapted from a novel by Sir Gilbert
The action centers around the in
congurous marriage of Krank Armour,
the yodnger son of an arlsticrat fam
ily, and 1,ull. granddaughter of an
Indian chieftain, whom he meets while
serving as an officer of the Hudson's
B i.v company in northwestern f'anada.
On his return to the eompany'3 trad-'
ing-post from a hunting expedition.
Armour receives word that hii fiance
in Kngland hus jilted him. largely on
account of his famllv's opposition to
her In a moment of drunken rage.
Armour marries the Indian maiden and
sends her hack to England to humili
ate his family. How, through the ef
forts of Frank's elder brother, she
develops into a beautiful and polished
young woman and how the young Ai-!
inonr Is regenerated, forms the theme
of the story.
Director Blelford has developed the
story amid a rugged atmosphere of'
rare beauty; thoroughly In keeping
with the theme. The nolablo east in
cludes Klllott Dexter. Mabel Julienne
Scott, Milton Sills, and .Mm K
The picture Is a Paramount.
Fairbanks Has New Idea as
Shown in Film Now at
What a balm to the wearisome in
dividual! These few words or their
equivalent express opinion of almost
every audienJDe thai have attend! .1 th
local presentation of Douglas Fair
banks in "The Mark of Zorro." now
showing at the Alhambra theatre.
In these parlous times IPhon the
high cost or HviiiK. prohibiten, th
league of nations controversy are the
main topics for diacusslon and of boud-l
olr and lingerie farces concocted in
bedrooms arc dished out to us as a
palliative for recreation and diversion.
"The Murk of Zorro" comes to us '
a time for all of us to postpone our,
troubles and cares to sn k some slm-1
ply subject that will actually afford
talhted so good slnts the beginning of
Me thinking. G. good bv dime. And I
wondered about 16 ininnils wi-ather to
tell pop about the Skeezd and trv to get
the dime back, and finally I dtdcnl.
some relaxation without much detail.
"Tho trouble with the world today."
- i! i a Ehiropean premier recently, "is
that It has forgotten to smile." Now
thi-. picture spaikbs wiih humor, ro
mance and action. Much can be said
of this picture teeming with action,
and Its presentation In a sincere force-
. ful way. And much, oh, much, can
be told of this production moulded by
. tho round versatile influence aUd art
istry exerted by the incomparable
The scenes of tho story are laid hi
early California during tho time when
the cabaUeros from Spain held sway.
In It Fairbanks portrays a so of dual
role, both diametrically opposite. Am
I ton Ulego Vega. h- appears to his
people a.v a young man of wealth
and station, who led a color
less existence; an extreme Contrast to
the vivid, dashing lives of his fellow
countrymen. All are fully unaware
that as a mere boy he had taken an
oath to suppress the persecutions of
his harraased people and that eventu-
' ally he had taken the disguise of a
I masked highwayman. Zorro, who al
ways Inflicted heavy punishment upon
ih' :r oppressors. Hence his glaring
deeds became the talk of the country
side. As Hon Diego, we accord him
jour sympathies. hut as tho daring
: Senor Zorro. he gains our most pro-
found admiration for his gallantry.
I What a maze of new feats accompllsh
ed by Fairbanks! At times it fairly
threatened to take our breath away.
, The plot is very simple and plain.
Almost every scene contains a laugh
; and no one can find anything uncan
ny to jar common sense; nothing
forced to blur enjoyment of the ntt-
mcrous devised situations. The climax
i of the tale is not so easily predicted
and though occurring years ago. It
poaeeasei an Interesting trend And
all of Fairbanks' pictures, wo find
several tense and dramatic points in
1 Who could nof bc fascinated by the
-rich, colorful atmosphere displayed in
the picture? Wo see all tho charac
t' rs and over one hundred appear
in the costumes prevailing during!
i those days. And with what grace and
hnughtlness they carried themselves.
Should Married Folks Quarrel?
See "The Furnace," Com
ing Here Soon
A good quarrel, now and then. Is '
said to clear tho atmosphere of the
home. Certainly an 'understanding"
between husband anil wife, an ex
change of points of view. i better
than the cold indifference and silent
suspicion which Folly and Anthony
Bond sustained in their married life
which la fco powerfully pictured In the
! heart-stirring picture, " The Furnace "
No married man or woman, or young
people looking forward to marriage
should miss this drama at the ugden
theatre, starting Sunday.
Three Complete Shows of
Pantages Vaudeville on
There will bo three complete shows
of Pantages vaudeville at the Orplieuro
theatre Christmas night, it was an
nounced today by Manager J. F. Goes.
The first show will start at fi o'clock.
Xo seats will be reserved and all de
siring to attend the performance, are
urged to come early to get the best
Night prices will prevail at the
"The Whirl of Mirth" is the headlin
ing act to show on the Christmas bill.
There are four other novel acts on the'
same bill. In addition to the eleventh
episode of "Bride 13."
Filming of Forest Fire Shown I
in Picture Coming to the
The filming of a huge forest fire
Is not without its dangers a.- mem-1
bets of the cast of "Nomads of the
Nprth," coming to the Orpheum the
atre (Sunday, will testify. Twice dur
ing her attempts to find her way out
of the ma.e of roaring flames which
entirely surrounded her during tho
moment the motion picturo cameras
were recording the scene, Betty
Blythe'd hklrt caught afire. In both
Instances Don Chancy sustained pain
ful burns on hia hand In smothering
out the flames. "It looks pretty on
the screen, but I must say It was about
the hottest Job I've had since I made
my bow In the movies." Chancy re
marked after h. had recovered from
(Ruler Touches on Peace in
Russia and Ireland in Clos
ing of Parliament
tONDjON, Dec. 24. (By tho Asso
ciated I'ress i Tin- king's speech on
the occasion of the proruging of par
liament al mldhlghl Thursday after
reference to the Continued friendly re
lations with foreign powers, alluded to
ihe (Jrcck difficulty and declared that
tho government would, in conjunction
with the rilllcs, endeavor to reach a
ablution compatible with their Joint
Tho situation with respeci lo Russia
waa described as still unsettled and
obscure and the king ekpt'eased ihe
hope that trade with Uusria would
Soon be resumed find lead to an era
Ol peace, greatly heeded By the suf
ferlng p opie ol eastern Europe.
"ii Is 04 the highest iffiporlancc,"
'ho .pr. ( ii continued, "that I'oland
ind her neighbors ahdtlld compose
their political differences and devote
their UUldlvided energies to producing
internal Stability and to tho task ol
economic reconstruction." ,
KIM. I 'IX KltteAA I I i, l
"The distribution of the mandates
and other work of tho ass,-mbl o
the league of nations were taken Up
and the assembly was declared to have
j "shown its sense ot the Importance
of Including all nations in lts mem
bership by admitting two late ene
mies." "It is my earnest hope," added the
king," that the spirit, ot harmony and
good win manifested at the assembly
is an auguary of the value of the
l Iffuo aa Q force making for concilia
tion and peace throughout the world. "
The king referred with gratification
to the success of the Prince of Wales'
I tour ami regretted that the prince was
, not able to inaugurate new councils
in India. The promise was given that
ihe government would make every ef
fort to reduce expenditure.'
sin ! roH IN Ri I M.
Dealing with the subject of Ireland
the king said:
"The state of affairs in Ireland
grieves me profoundly. I deplore the
campaign of lob m e and outrage
whereby a small section of my sub
jects s..ek to sever Ireland from th.
empire and I sympathize with the loy
al servants of the clown who a r,- ..
deavoring to restore peac and main
tain order under conditions of unex
ampled difficulty and danger.
"It is my most earnest hope that
fill sections of the people of Ireland
will insist upon a return to constitu
tional methods which alone can put
an end to the events which threaten
ruin to that country and make possi
ble reconciliation and a lasting peace."
N iiomi; Kii.i; BILL.
Then announcing In brief, the home
ruls bill, the king continued:
"1 sincerely hope that this act. the
trull of more than thlrtv years of
. a . less controversy will finally bring
about unity and friendship between al
the peoples of my kingdom."
The king concluded by recounting
the measures passed during the course
of the parliamentary session. lie re
ferred to unemployment as the dark
asl loud On the horizon, springing less
from Internal causes than from con
traction of tho export trade arising out
of the poverty of other nations and
their inability to obtain credits. The
government, he said, was giving unre
mitting attenton to this problem.
I, oo 1
SPAIN OPEN TO
Rich Opportunities Pointed Out
by United States Observer
WASHINGTON. Dec. 24. Opportu
nities for trade with Spain are called
to the attention of American business
men In a report Just made lo the de
partment of commerce by Trade Com-'
mlaeloner Arthur Young. Healing with!
Spanish finance and trade conditions.!
Spuln. Mr. Young said, is the only Eu
ropean nation with a balance of trade
in Its favor as a result of the wari
and has a surplus sufflcnt to pay cash
for American goods.
Spain's balance of trade at the close!
of the year, Mr Young said, was
?7Tl'.000.000 and the condition of the
entire country Is prosperous As a
striking feature of the Spanish finan
cial situation during the war, tho
commissioner pointed out that Spain
oven extended a credit of $30,000,000
to the United States
The cost of living, Mr. Young re-'
ported, has increased less in Spain
than in any other European country.1
and there has been practically no In-;
fla'lon of paper money beyond that
caused bv the legitimate importation:
Public finances on the other hand.:
he said, have been unfavorably af
fected by the war. despite big private
profits as there has been but a ten
per cent Increase In revenues from
taxation and government expenditures I
have increased greatly, leaving a large
lner is- in tho public debl.
Mr. Young suggested that American I
business concerns desiring Spanish !
trade should adopt a rrerllt System j
which gradually would become elastic
enough to permit competition with Ku
ropean houses who aro forced to fight j
to gain lost prestige
t n :
Wheat, cwt .$3.50
Bran, cwt $2.35
Corn, cwt $2.20
Cracked Corn, cwt , $2.35
Frost Free Potatoes $1.70
Alfalfa Hay, cwt.. $1.20 ,
Timothy Hay, cwt. $1.25
Beef Scraps $5.90
Why feed green menf. with SO per I
tent w ,iter 1 I
Christmas Trees For Sale
CORN AND HAY IN LOTS AT
332 Twenty-fourth St. Phone 1229
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fej""-1 AGAIN TODAY -J
! WILLIAM RUSSELL I
1 tr 'THE MAN WHO I
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j j 1 A drama of love and re- M
I venge amid the California
Siy3Y( redwoods. 9
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Sunday Big Christmas Bill. Realart's Super Special
Utah Cayi: 1 I
M i rt ST H
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS DINNER
OX JOINT AUA ANGL.AISE
CANOPY OF IMPORTED SARDINES ALA SANDER. i
COLUMBIA RIVER SALMON" ri'Tl.KTS. SHRIMP SAUCK
PARISIENE POTATOES AND CHOICE Of FOWLS OR SUCKLING 1'IG LS
HOICl 0 1
BOILED YOUNG CHICKEN. PAUUETTE SAUCE f,
ROAST STOUNG TURKEY STUFFED wrru OYSTER DRESSING
ROAST SUCKLING PIG STUFFED WITH APPLE DP.JSSIN:
WITH CELERY DRESSING M
!R VNBERRY .1 BLLY I
fOUNQ DOMESTIC DUCK STUFFED WITH RAISIN DRESSING
SNOWFLAKE POTATOES CREAMED TINY PKAS IN CASES
B ENGLISH PLUM PUDDING. IMITATION BRANDY AND HARD SAUCE WSk
B HOT HOMEMADE. .MINCE PIE WITH FRUIT SAUCE
I COFFEE TEA MILS
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ll and More I
CgTy K ,, . , nd din tors of ihe Fir-'
ft Nations nol sh you a u rr
B holp build o i i UH
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P BTeatex prosperity, ,
K itantlal succi
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Capital and Surplus, $350,000
BEll ' ' BUdfiej Pian I
rO ME in today and ask requires only a small
hovr There's still Christmas outlay It dis
time to Ket a New Edison tributes the balance through
for Christinas, and make 1921, in such a way thjt
the family supremely you'll never feel the Dav
happy. Our Budget Plan ments.
PROUDFIT SPORTING GOODS CO J
(TA Twenty-fourth and Hudson Avenue I J