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FAIR PLAY, 3TE. GENEVIEVE. MISSOURI.
TUftN CHURCH INTO 'CENTRAL'
Phone Workmen, Following Disaster
at Pueblo, Colo,, Ue Odd
Time out of mind the church hns
been an asylum for the helpless and
tho suffering In times of disaster, hut
It remained for n church In l'ucblo,
Colo., In the tirst few hours of eon
fusion following the lust flood, to
throw open Its doors to u telephone
company, so that n temporary switch
board might he established In Its base;
ment nnd tho vitally necessary system
of communication with the outside
world might he re-estubllshed.
No sooner had the waters receded
than the telephone men were on the
ground seeking to restore service. The
flood had ruined their, central otllce
equipment and they sought In vain to
find another building In which to house
the temporary headquarters. Then
Hov. Frank H. Kden, pastor of the
First Baptist church, came to their
old with un offer of the use of his
Hangs of installers quickly trans
formed the basement of the church ed
ifice Into nn up-to-date central otllce
nnd for some time l'ueblo's only means
of communication by telephone was
through a switchboard probably tho
llrst In history set up In a house of
Telegraph Instruments were also In
stalled and during the period In which
the church was put to this emergency
use the pastor's sermons were accom
panied by tho click of Morse Instru
ments and the low murmur of the
voices of the telephone operators an
they transformed Into action the spirit
of service which he preached,
GIVE UP CONTEST WITH SAND
Washington Railroad After Unsue
cessful Fight, Move Their Tracks
to Get Out of the Way.
After fighting night and day to hoop
their tracks free from windblown
sand, two railroads running along the
banks of the Columbia river, near
Wnllula, Washington, have given up
the struggle and arc soon to move
their roadbeds to the top of the blurfs,
out of reach of the sand. For months
teams of horses and scrapers have
struggled with the sand.
During the Hood season the river
deposits sand and silt on the Ooluin
bin's bnnks to a depth of from ten to
fifteen feet, and as the water recedes,
the wind picks up this line, rounded
material and carries It over the stir
rounding country. On the farm of
H. K, Ostrom a pen and shed lllled
with four hundred sheep were burled
overnight, and a few brandies bear
ing apples protruding from Hie sur
face of the sand-dune Is all Krle John
on enn show for u forty-acre orchard
AMERICAN GIRLS NOT SO BAD
&& I MANY FAST DAYS H YEAR
Our Flappers May Smoke, but Thsy
Did Not Start the "Fad," Is
It would be deplorable If all Ameri
can glrN, or (lie average American
girl, or a majority of American girls,
or n onslderiiblo proportion of Amer
ican girls, could be described truth
fully as an English novelist describes
the American girl :
"rnbnlanced, cigarette smoking, un
disciplined morsels of sex, lurjng men
to find new lips to be kissed."
There are "undisciplined morsels of
sex, ns tncre were wnen Hiilome
danced before Herod nnd Tlials ac
companied Alexander the tlrent upon
hi Asian marches, comments the
Louisville Courier-Journal, One re
members Salome nnd Thais without
having heard of tho millions of their
contemporaries who knew how to
knead and bake and sweep and make
One "undisciplined morsel of sex"
gives her set, In jaundiced eyes, Its
standing. By the exception, ns often
as otherwise, Is proved the type that
Pcnuiiciatlon sometimes serves the
ends of publicity to a cerlnln cla.s of
writers. But while denouncing the
American girl ns a very forward
March chick how could any one charge
the American girl peculiarly with
White women squaws had the hab
it before America was discovered
first smoked tobacco In England and
France. When tills country was n
wilderness, with the white settlers
hacking with their axes at Its edges,
London women of fashion were smok
ing pipes In places of public enter
tainment. Tin; modern revival of smoking by
women began, American women are
assured. In England. Twenty jours
ago the astonished American corre
Mtnndcnt cabled the news that British
debutantes smoked cigarettes "openly
at tho Ascot race-i.
THAT GIRL MELISSA!
TELLS ALL ABOUT AIRPLANE
Growing Demand for Peanuts.
Americans are eating peanuts in
number of ways. They eat peanuts
straight, peanuts In many forms of
candy, saltu peanuts on the tables
like snlted almonds, peanut butter,
peanut oil nnd peanut meal or flour.
And nil the possibilities of tho peanut
linve not yet been realized by the
American farmers are not supplying
the Amcricnn demand for peanuts.
Shelled peanuts by millions of pounds
nnd peanut oil by millions of gallons
come from Chinn nnd Japanese pos
sessions on the Asiatic continent, nnd
Insular Japan gi;ws peanuts for ex
port nnd runs oil mills for crushing
them. Kobe, nnd Osaka. Japan, and
Shanghai, China, are perhaps as great
peonut mnrts ns our 'own city of
Petersburg In Virginia. India raises
peanuts nnd Spain is a peanut export
The European taste Is turning to
peanuts and peanut products Jut as
the American taste has turned already.
The peanut has o great future.
One on the Parson.
A southern clergyman tells of an
occasion when a friend of his had
obtuined a Job for n colored man who
hud been for a long time out of work.
The clergyman thought that tho man
must be getting pretty shabby, so be
looked up a suit they were much of
. Liw nnd took it around to the
The man's wife took It, ami the
clergyman waited in the room, as be
Kavs. "ready to be overwhelmed with
thanks." But when the woman
turned she said:
"My husband thanks yo sab, but he
says that ho don't hold with parson's
clothes, but if you've got anything
us would suit n man he'll be glud to
have a look at It."
Explanations rf the Mystery of Fly.
Inn, Made for the Benefit of
The airplane Is being ued more and
more today for travel, so. If you want
to know about the latest means of
transnortatlnii. you want to know
ometlilng about the airplane and fly-
remarks a writer in the Christ Inn
Instead of a driver, you call tin
man who handles the plane a pilot
When the pilot wants to start the en
L-liie or motor in the plane, he pull
on the tirooeller In front Just ::u joAl
would null to crank nn automo
bile, and when lie gets the prnpelh
spinning, then the motor Is ready for
The pilot always rides several bun
dred feet on the ground before he
cues un in the nir. lie always inrs
to start flying In tho face of the. wind
Instead of with It.
Do vou know what is meant when a
plane skids in the nir? The pilot lins
not tipped his airplane enough In mnl
Ing a turn or circle and the plane goes
along level Instead of following the
turn. Slipping Is Just the opposite or
skidding, for then tho aviator hns
lipped his plane too much to one side
and It actually slips or falls a (lis
tnuco before he can right It.
monoplane Is nn airplane that bus
one plane or wing, a biplane hns two
nnd a lriplnne has three. Next time
you see an airplane notice what kind
II Is and see whnt else you can lenm
I'rof. Annette B. Hopkins, of the
English department at Gaucher college
s-iys that the only way to Iron cut
f.-rtloaal accents ana colloquialisms u-
tj got 'eua ytmuc and traiu 'etc If
a (student Is mt made aware of fcpr
peculiarities of speech before she Is
boventcoii or eighteen, Professor Uop-u-ins
finds. It In usually too late for
ffnttni ner'iinuent correction?. "To
ijchleve a speaking vocabulary un
nolluted by localisms," sho sold re
cently, "requires more thuu four year
,,i colleeo." Thus, at uoucner, -you
nil" Is n firmly established Institution
--New York Evening Post.
vieiir. You mustn't neglect their
education, Mrs. Cruddock. Why, I had
m t.lnch severely to send my boys
rvuih oc; Ail, sir, oui. v'""
Lacks Architectural Trnasures.
Tarbes, birthplace of Marshal Foch,
lacks the architectural treasures ot
the. towns of northern Frauce. Its an
cient cathedral suffers from heaviness
and a mixture of style. The only re
maining part of the castle of the
counts of BIgorre Is a tower .which
latterly has been converted into a
'furlm, some miles uwny from the
present-day Turbos, waa capital of a
ltomnn state, nntl the ntsnoprtc ot
Turbos appears ns early as the Fifth
century. It appears in later History
ns u sufferer from the religious wars
in the Stslcfnlh century, and the
scene of a lttory by Wellington oer
tho French In 1811.- -National Uco
praphlc Society Bulletin.
A New York womnn, who kept house
In n New England town the last sum
mer. tells of an occasion when she in
quired In a certnln shop whether there
wore any fro,li eggs.
"Yes. ma'am." said tho clerk. "Th?m
with n hen on 'em are fresh."
"But," ."aid the lady as sh looked
around, "I don't cc. any with a hen
en them. Slw csr-vted, ot courfc,
to sen a ncft.
"THQ letter 'ben.' ma'am,' f-ald the
clerk, who, of course, was of Cockney
extraction. "The letter 'hen,' not the
bird. 'Hen' stands for 'nnw.lalcV,
Bouquets "Match Her Eyes."
Nothing if not up to date Is the
florist with the window sign Inform
ing a watting world that bouquet, can
bo furnished to "match her, eyes."
"The surprising thing about It," said
the talkative clerk, "Is that few men
know the exact color of the eyes of
the girls they send flowers to. I ask
them v whether they're deep blue or
hestnut-brown or what. After a while.
learned tho reason. A young 4ehnp.
JlocklB too feared ' the .law ttf Uo 5wy ' h U'f v X' Uie
By MOLLIE MATHER.
Copyrlnht, 1931, Wentfrn Ntwipapr Union.
One went down to the rnvlnn by h
path leading from the sunny roadway.
Melissa loved to follow this path,
though her mint argued against It.
"The ravine is such nn Isolnted spot,"
Aunt Melissa objected, "If anything
should happen to you no one could
henr your cries for help. And they
say, now, that an escaped convict l.i
hiding around down there."
"I will take the hill walk," Melissa
would cheerfully evade, for her aunt's
comfort. She, herself, was afraid of
nothing. And her promise was partly
true. Melissa did take tho hill walk.
but It was from there that the little
adventurous path led down to the heart
of the silently glowing ravine.
Truthfully, It wns Aunt Melissa
who busied herself happily over the
sewing, while Melissa, with her old
bent, roamed the countryside. Today'
the forbidden retreat seemed more
than ever Inviting. She put nslde her
mngazlne, for uninterrupted pleasure
In the view. A bird near by perked Its
head curiously at Melissa and, Imltnt-
lug, Melissa turned to perk her head at
the bird. Then she saw the man. He
was stretched upon the ground near
by, Just around behind the tree.
This man's face was white, with Its
great burning eyes staring at her In
hostility. Ills clothing was rumpled
and shabby. After a moment of medi
tative silence, Melissa smiled. "How
do you do?" sho remarked. "Arc you
the escaped convict?" The man
jumped to his fout and came townrds
"Where did you hoar that'" he de
manded. "Oh, one hears nil sorts of things,"
Melissa calmly said. "Perhaps the re
port Is untrue. Some one told some
one else, 1 believe, thnt a man room
bllng a former resident of the village,
who had been committed for a crime,
was seen hiding around this ravine,
When you appeared I thought that you
might bo thnt man."
Hostility left the haggard face. The
man settled himself abruptly at her
"I was that convict," he quietly told
Melissa, "hut I have not escaped
am discharged. The sentence was
found, after my second year ot Impris
onment, to have been u mistake."
"Please tell me all about It," she In
The man hesitated. "You live here?"
Melissa shook her head. "Just visit
ing; tell your story."
"I was convicted for embezzlement
and given a long sentence," the man
spoke slowly, "The proof of the theft
was indisputable; It occurred In the
City Trust bank, where, at the time. I
was employed as assistant cashier. The
money wns supposed to have been
gambled away, though no evidence to
that effect was found. I made no de
fense of any kind, or no denial," The
tense line fastened ngnln about his
lips. "Yet all the time," ho added,
earnestly, "I was as Innocent of crime
as you are today."
"Then why," asked Melissa, quickly,
"did you make no denial?"
His answer came with difficulty.
"Because my own father was the
criminal ; also, ho was the long-trusted
cashier of that bank. He had fancied
urgent need of the money to pay an
accumulated debt. He was, ou see,
old and very weak, and not. hunelf.
He enmo to me, crying like n child. Ho
spoke of my dead mother, and of his
inability to endure the hardship of a
prison sentence, and he was cowardly,
willing that I should suffer that sen
tence In his place. So, I suffered.
That is nil. Now that my fnther Is
dead, It seemed unnecessary to longer
continue the sacrifice of punishment.
I spoke, and 'my relense was found
to bo Justified. With freedom came
a home-sick longing for the old asso
ciations. of my village home. But fight
seems to have gone from me, even
confidence, to set myself right In the
eyes of my friends."
"So," asked Melissa, softly, "What
are you going to do?" Hopelessly, the
man replied, "I do not know." The
eyes of Melissa took on their thought
ful light, reassuringly she Mulled upon
"Walt," she requested, and bent t
her writing pad. With awakening in
terest ho watched her flying pencil.
When she had finished she leaned back
"There 1" she exclaimed, "that's a
real- story. Ono of the best I have
cut done. It's for tho City Herald,
and will bo lined front page. Your
own story. No, don't object, you owe
It to yourself to be right in the eyes
of the -world, and you shall be, when
these facta are proven correct. I am
lats of tho Jlerald staff, and thlf ar
ticles makes the announcement that
yrfu are returning to sc-rvlco ot oacu 1b i
the City Trust bank. Grasp your
chance, my friend, nnd make 'good."
Stammering, the broken man stood
before her, "But," he murmured, con
fusedly. "It is all right," explained
Melissa, "I am going to marry John
Frawlings John Frawllngs of the City
Trust bank. He hns confidence lu my
Judgment, and, ho happeus to be fond
"That girl, Melissa," admiringly ex
claimed the managing editor, ns he
looked over tins hastily tyjied pages,
"could llnd a ripping itory lu tho lone-'
best spot on earth."
"That little girl. Melissa," tenderly
mused John Frawllngs, us he read her
letter, "can tlnd some human being to
tol wlievoyer.s'lio goes."
Buy u Cleaner, Wttsh Machine, Iron or other
Electric Appliance from ns
not only gal tm itrticle of unsurpassed merits, but
there is a service connected with your purchase that
insures you repairs and attention, at a saving to you,
over what these Items would amount to when your
purchase is made elsewhere.
Home Light & Water
Taking Despurale Clmueos, Mortality in this country is
It is true that many contiact se.yero on the decrease, except in cases
nl,l nnd iccover from them without ' where some fool steps oil the
talui any precaution or treatment, i
and a knowledge of tins fact lends
others to take their chances instead
ot giving tlnir coliN tho needed atten
tion. It should lie lioi no in mind that
every cold weakens the lung", lowers
Ihi) vitality, make" the system less
able to withstand each sucnediut;
attack- ttnil paves the way lor tho
moie serious il'seni-os. Can you offord
to take such ilesperuto chances when
(.'liauilierliiin's (lougli Iteniedy, famous
for its cine of bad colds may bo had
fot !a trifle.' adv
Come to the Biol Building,
opposite Ovor.and Garage, for
Good Home Made Candies and
Hand Made Articles. Also have
for sale the Franco American
Hygiene Toilet Articles, our
patronage will bo' appreciated.
Open Monday, November Mth.
adv MKS. .I ENN IE VOltST.
Mrs. Laura M. Iloyt Uecoiiiliiends
"I have l'n-ueiilly ued Chamber
Iain's Tablets' dnrinir the piM tin oo
year, and have found them splendid
for headache mid billions attacks. I
am only too pleased, at nay time, to
speak a word in praise of them."
write" Mr". Laura M. Iloyt, ltook
poit, N. Y. adv
To be popular you should lis
ten to the troubles of others.
They have no time to waste on
When in need of cut flowers for fu
nerals, weddings, parties or decora
live purposes, we will I'lirui-b tlieiu
hi any design desired. Prices always
reasonable. I'hono If)!),
adv Lr.o U. BASliEK.
reek Church lnliU en Rlflereue Ob
ervance ot Recognlied Perlede
More strict than any other church
In Its observance of fast rinys, the
Greek Church nlso is more rigorous
In Its fnstli'g than other churches.
The lyontcn faster must abstain not
only from flesh, but must do without,
fish, eggs, butter, cheese and even the
oil which Is so much a part of Greek
cooking. During Holy week the ortho
dox Greeks eat hardly anything but
As soon as I-nt approaches the
Greek fast, It Is called tho shops
where food Is sold are decorutcd with
evergreen, and the Lenten fare is
temptingly displayed. As the Greeks
do not consider shellfish cither meat
or tlsh, crabs, lobsters nnd other crus
taceans are sold nnd eaten with par
The longest fasting time for the
Greeks Is "The Great Fast," which
lusts M days.
The next longest fast Is of -W days.
U begins Nov. 10 and ends the day
before the great feast of Christmas.
I Hiring August there nre 15 days
I Beginning the Monday after the first
Sunday after I'enlecost, until June
Is tho next longest fast. This year
It was 10 full days.
Add to these long fusts six scat
tered fasts of one .day each, and there
Is u total of 110 fast days which or
thodox Greeks and all visitors must
observe each year.
WIRES CARRIED BELL'S TONE
With thoFordoon yDtotfs Work
Harrow Whether in the field, around 11
With the Fordon f the farm, or on the road, the I I
Harvest Fordson Tractor is doing won- I
With the Ford.oa ders in saving time, reducing I I
, cost and increasing profits tor I I
'f, thousands of farmers every- I I
With the Ford.cn where I I
With the Fordson No matter what the farm task, I I
Saw Wood if il 0311 be done bv motiYe IHI I
With the Fordton power the Fordson can do it, I I
Pump Water and do it well. I I
With the Fordion 170,000 now Ln use in all parts I I
Grade of thecountryandineverykind I I
With the Fordion of field and belt work prove tho I I
Pull Stumps efficiency, stability, and relia- III II
With the Fordton Df the Fordson Tractor. II II I
FU1 the Silo . .
With the Fordton U Call, write or phone for the I I
Grind Feed I facts' Learn now just what I I
With the Fordton I the Fordson means to you in III 1 1
the day's work, I I
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Authorized Sales and Service I
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Touring Oar 355.00
Ingenious Idea Saved Time and Ex.
penae to Committee Charged With
Making a Selection.
Helllm; u church bell by lons-dls-lance
telephone seems to be Rolns the
mall order linuf.es one belter, but thufa
what n Troy (N. V.) bell company
nctually did recently wheu a prospec
tive customer called up from Hoxton.
lie wan chnirmnn of n committee
appointed to .select u bell for u churb
In one of the suburlA of Boston, and
called up to arrange for his commit
tee to visit the bell company' sales
room at Troy. While on the wlrr.
however, he happened to hear one of
the bells toll, and the telephone trunn
mltted the sound no clearly nnd dis
tinctly that he at once suggested that
Instead of making: the trip to Troy
the committee select a bell of the de
sired tone by listening to It over the
Accordingly, the committee gnth-
ered at the chairman's office In Bos
ton nt the appointed time, and, ac
cording to arrangement, the bell com
pany nt Troy demonstrated the toll
ing of Its bells over the long-distance
telephone. After listening to several
bells the committee selected one with
which they were thoroughly satisfied,
nnd saved the expense of a trip.
World's Great Rivers.
"There are comparatively few riv
ers whose exact lengths are known,"
says Director Otis of the UnlteU
States geological survey. The survey,
however, Issues a list compiled by it
of lengths of the principal livers of
the world, which it says "is probably
ns nearly accurate ns any other to bo
had." The United States ba the dis
tinction of containing within Its bor
ders the longest river system of tho
world the Mississippi-Missouri mo
Mississippi, from Its extreme source,
measuring -',4SG miles, the Missouri
from Its extreme source 2,M.r miles,
the Mlsslsslppl-Msourl -1,22V miles.
Other great rivers arc the Xlle, Af
rica, 4,nX) miles; Amazon, Brazil,
000; Ob. Siberia, 3.1:00; Yangtze-Klaus.
China, 3,100; Amur, China. H.OOO;
Kongo, Africa, 2,000; Yenisei, Siberia,
'-'.SOtt; Hwang, China, 2,700; Lena, Si
beria, 2,000; Murrny-Dnrllng. Aus
tralia, 2,310, and Yukon, Alaska and
Emulating the study of the teaket
tle by James Watt, which resulted In
the invention of the steam enclne, two
Newark (N. J.) men accomplished
what Is claimed to be remarkable
progress in the construction of stenm
bolleii through a study of the coffee
percolator, says I'opular Mechanltn
Magazine. Tho water. Instead of beln
heated In hirse quantities, Is boiled, a
gallon at a time, In n tint receptucl
Just over the fire pot The water be
in: only nlie-quurter inch deep, quick
ly becomes strain. The excess of water
drips down on n lower set of similar
plates. The saving In fuel is said to
A foremau was one d"y having a
ur.lk round lb" yh bis' hr for knock
Ins off time v hen he utinj Mtke 'Oas
My put tin? on bl.s '"3' lo prcrkari
ion irK setting off hvr
Now. thee, y.ks ' ajk-: the fOiC
ujan. "w'j ro joy getting riacy to
go now? U ii half aa Jjour leXuc
"Well, foreman," answered Mike,
"you see, It's like this 'ere. I havo
to get up ut six o'clock to be here by .
seven o'clock, and so I did not think I
that titero was an harm lu getting
ready half un hour before the Uuio
i lo go home," Loudon Answers.
He'd Had Enough.
It happened on llic transport com
Ing buck. "Show me your idcntltleu
Wou tag," demanded the medical olllcer
of u colored private. "Ah doue
chucked it ovcrbo'd, sub," confessed,
the other. ,
, "Ah jus.' nnturally ain't i;oj uo nmbi
Uou iur mjjuf tfciu kist 4""