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Preparation For May Festival
At Salem College In Full Swum
I girls, Miss McKoy And
' Miss Emerson, To Take
Part In Event
.v^TOX SAUEXI, April 27.—The
' ‘ p{ ,he clock are turned back
Tgalem college to the “gay nine
teriod. as preparations con
l!eS for the celebration of the an
tillU|\rav Da.' festival on May 4. Re
nua ‘ (lie state over for its originali
heauty. the Salem festival
intake place at 5 o'clock Saturday
*’‘rnoon in natural amphithea
“ on the lower campus
“ T].is year's pageant written by
grace Gillespie. Tazewell, Va„
• , ^jcs jrve Tomlinson, Hickory,
an ‘s j,5 theme “the gay nineties’’,
haracteristics and styles of which
d!., becarried o u t in costumes,
"‘‘cs songs and dresses. There will
' ' -Fiorie-dorie girls’’ doing the
fan Can dance, the barger shop
uartette. bustles. Prince Alberts,
L thc bicycle-built-for-two.
'Miss Louisa Sloan, Wadesboro,
■jj bc crowned queen of the May
" , yjss Vera XIae Hanning, Wall
Purg* will be her maid-of-honor. Her
twelve attendants will w'ear dresses
in the st'le of the nineties.
In case of rain, the festival wall be
postponed until 5 o’clock Monday,
yrav 6 As spectators sit on the 1.111
jt*is suggested that blankets
and'eushions be brought to sit on.
Tbe following students will take
art in the dances: Xlisses Kelly
.1 c„i,h Monroe: Terrell Smith,
Rockingham: Elizabeth Yancey,
Kingsport. Tenn.; Sallie Emerson,
Wilmington: Allene Harrison, Bat
tie boro; Ruth Schnedl, West Point,
Ga. Avalon Early, Portsmouth;
Leila Johnston. Barium Springs;
Nancy O’Neal a n cl Ruth O’Neal,
Winston-Salem: Phyllis Hill. Roa
noke; Martha Sauvain, Concord;
Frances Yelverton. Goldsboro; Bar
bara Hawkins. Statesville; Peggy
sDniers, Georgetown, S. C .. Marcia
Lambert. Hattiesburg, Miss.; Carol
Barber, Charlotte; Dolly Nelme.
Wadesboro; Peggy Garth, Hickory,
Elizabeth Fawcett. Mt Airy; Kitty
McCoy. Wilmington; Agatha Walk
er,'Alexandria, Ya.; Mary Elizabeth
Rar.d. Durham; Lucille Paton, Fay
etteville; Frances Warren, Trenton;
Eleanor Glenn. Winston-Salem; Sa
rah Froeber. Winston-Salem; Ruth
Yancey, Kingsport, Tenn.; Frankie
Tyson. Georgetown, S. C.; Ann
Ewing, Greenville. Delaware; and
Mickey Craig, Mullins, S. C.
GREENSBORO, April 27. — The
Junior-Senior formal dance at
tVoman’s college, given by the
junior class in honor of the sen
ors, was held this evening in
Rosenthal gymnasium. The gym
nasium was turned into a garden
with profusions of spring flowers.
A blue overhead speckled with
stars, and a six foot moon shining
forth, made a beautiful setting for
tile largest dance of the year at
Woman's college. The setting for
Jack VYardlow and his orchestra
was the porch of a Southern colo
nial home.
heading the figure was Miss Bess
Johnson, of Henderson, dance
chairman, with John Seitter, Wil
mington Miss Valerie Powell,
Tamaqua, Pa., senior class presi
dent, with Herbert Wolfe, Chapel
Hill: Miss Frances Daniel, Hender
son. Junior class president, with
Bill heGrand, Shelby.
Miss Johnson wore a pink eve
ning gown, with bodice of lace,
Md the full skirt of marquisette
with lace insertions. Miss Powell
was dressed in. pink and lavender
Mt skirts over changeable taffeta,
M4 a changeable taffeta decollete.
Miss Daniel was in red and white
checkered taffeta, with tight bodice.
Puffed sleeves, and full skirt.
Others in the figure included:
Miss Ruth Gillmore, East Walpole,
student government presi
dent' with Jack Towell, Moores
Miss Celia Durham, Chapel
Hill, vice-president of student gov
ernment, with Douglas Trabue,
^tate College, Pa.; Miss Eleanor
-chols, Greensboro, secretary stud
ant government, with Dr. Charles
•lilis, Greensboro; Miss Isabel Pal
'r"r' Bayside, Long Island, N. Y„
vice-president senior class; Miss
Martha Adams, Gastonia, secretary
senior class, with Bill Wetzell, Gas
"°ma: Miss Elizabeth .Falls, Shel
,’V vice-president junior class;
Helen Williams, Leaksville,
sectary junior class, with Luther
Hodges, Leaksville; Miss Ellen
•agil]. White Plains, N. Y„ with
^'intny Harnsberger, Richmond
a , Miss Sue Bishop, Greensboro,
acaver of Junior Shoppe, with
arsun Bain, Greensboro.
-ommittee chairmen for the
an a who were also in the figure
c Miss Betsy Trotter, Win
on^alem, witr Bill Jake Rendle
. «. Salisbury; Miss Lucille Grif
n, Sanford, with Jack Griffin
1 mil, 1 Miss Evelyn Horne, Wil
I,, & on' with Bob Knepton, Long
r.',rn?’, ''' F.; Miss Frances Cooke
^nanklmton, with Elroy Wood
Wili""nSt0n’ Del; Mlss Carolyr
Ph !?’ l'ahigh, with Sefton Stev
ers Pb’ JIiss Eyda Gordon Shiv
fnt jH!- were: Dr. anc
Henri !,rnit;hfield; Miss Ada Page
pi.,,. rS°n’ With Jess Farrington
-boro; Miss Anne Butler, Dur
Doing a Little
Smart Spadework
»• •' .»- _
Among the screen's enthusiastic
garden lovers is comely Marilyn
Merrick, pictured doing a little
spadework on the grounds of her
Hollywood home. That snappy out
fit is a gray-blue cotton piaysuit.
featuring cap sleeves to protect the
shoulders from the sun. It has
skirt and bolero to match.
lam, with Blackwell Jordon, Greens
boro; Miss Jane Gillett, Washing
ton, D. C.. with Joel Leighton,
Greensboro; Miss Becky Woosley,
Granite Falls, with Hubert Weber,
Danville, Va.; Miss Pauline Doug
las, High Point, with Jack Abels,
High Point; Miss Elizabeth Root,
fe'taten Island. N. Y., with Bill
O'Brien, Leaksville; Miss Kitty
Bain, Greensboro, with Joe Der
rickson, Philadelphia, Pa.; Miss
Rana Blackwood, Jonesville, with
Wilbur Dorsett. Greensboro.
Miss Anne itopkins, counselor,
was sponsor for the dance.
Chaperons included: Mr. and Mrs.
James Painter; Mr. and Mrs. C.
E. Teague; Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Mrs. Frank P. Graham, Chapel
Hill; Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Jackson;
Dean and Mrs. R. B. House, Chap
el Hill; Col. and Mrs. J. W. Har
relson, Raleigh; and Miss Harriet
During the dance punch, sand
wiches, and cookies were served in
the little , gymnasium.
SOUTH BEND, Xnd. — m — Greg
Rice originally was a sprinter and
shitted to the longer distances be
cause a team mate could consistent
ly beat him in the short runs and
Greg wanted io win his races.
"There was a negro boy back in
Missoula. Montana, ten years age
named Leo Lundy who ran the
sprints and so did I. Leo beat me
easily and X still wanted to win. The
only alternative was to shift to the
longer races. Then I began running
the half mile and the mile,’’ Greg
Rice set a new three-mile indoor
record when he beat Don Lash and
Taisto Maid in a New York race.
Layden Would End ‘Fake Injuries’
NOTRE DAME.—(A3)—Coach El
mer Layden of Notre Dame believes
that football coaches should enter in
to a gentleman’s agreement to play
their games without having players
fake injuries and be substituted for
without penalty.
Layden says it is probable that
Notre Dame and the Army will come
to such an understanding for their
annual game next fall.
Layden says the practice creates
worry among spectators and radio
listeners and that parents of players
reported hurt are often greatly con
Birth Announced
Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Jackson
Rivenbark announce the birth of a
daughter, Patricia Dell on April 26
at the Marion Sprunt annex. Mrs.
Rivenbark is the former Miss Evelyn
I Edwards, of this city.
FAIR BLUFF, April Zl.—Mr. and
Mrs. A. B. Vick moved at the close
of school to Loris, S .C., where Mr.
Vick was transferred to the A. C. L.
office.—Mrs. Richard King has re
turned from a two week's stay at
Myrtle Beach and Hartesville, S. C.
—Dr. and Mrs. Carl Townsend and
baby visited Mr. and Mrs. B. L.
Townsend Monday enroute to Cam
den, S. C., where Dr, Townsend will
be engaged in revival services.—
Mrs. S. M. Edmonds, of Mullins, S.
C., spent Sunday in the city with
her mother, Mrs. L. F. Anderson.—
Miss Amanda Coleman and Elbert
Keziah, of Florence, S. C„ were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cole
man over the week-end.—Mrs. Har
ry Anderson and children, of Tabor
City, are visiting the former's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Rogers.—
Mrs. C. B. Townsend and children
and Mrs. Louis Rogers were visitors
for the day Saturday in Florence.
—Mrs. C. G. Townsend had as her
guests Friday. Miss Mary William
son and Frederick Bullock, Jr., of
Cerro Gordo.
Mrs. Mo'llie Rogers has returned
to her home at Society 'Hill, S. C.,
after a visit of two weeks in the
city with her sister, Mrs. B. R.
Prince.—Miss Susan Rogers return
ed to Coker college, Hartesville, S.
C„ Sunday after spending the week
end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
B. F. Rogers.—Mrs. Arnold Pate,
of Jonesboro, is visiting her mother,
Mrs. Emily R. Powell.—Miss Susan
Picket Smith, of Whiteville, is the
guest of her sister, Miss Joe Wade.
—Mrs. Willie Muldrew and Mrs.
Justin Oliver, of Marietta were in
the city recently visiting friends.
—Mrs. Eva Jenkins, of Marion, S.
C. , moved here last week to make
her home in the old Jenkins home
on Main street.—Mr. and Mrs. W.
C. Renfrew and Miss Betty Ren
frew visited Dr. and Mrs. Renfrew
in Whiteville Sunday.
The following teachers left at the
week-end to their homes after the
close of school: H. E. Busch, Wal
stonburg; Miss Esther Stewart,
Laurenburg; Miss Ellee Townsend,
Lumberton; Miss Walta Townsend,
Rockfish; Miss Kate McIntyre, Win
gate; Miss - Ruamie Squires, Wake
Forest; Miss Vivia Rives, Enfield;
Miss Doris Hodges, Asheville; Miss
Jessie Matthewson, Bennettsville;
Miss Kathrine Bracey, Rowland;
Miss Charlotte Guthrie, Morehead.
Mrs. H. V. Norris, and mother,
Mrs. Fannie Anderson, Mrs. J. R.
Woodard and little son, were guests
of Mrs. Shep Edmonds, in Mullins,
for the day Thursday. — Mr. and
Mrs. John Cline came last
week from Rocky Point to spend
the summer wdth their daughter
and son-in-law, Mr, and Mrs. C. B.
Spencer Scott, of Chapel Hill,
Jack Meares, Andy Powell and Pow
ell Potts, of Oak Ridge, spent last
week-end at their respective homes
here.—Dr. and Mrs. O. T. Finklea
and children, of Florence, were
visiters on a recent Sunday to Mr.
Finklea’s parents, Mr, and Mrs. B.
L. Tow'nsend.—Mrs. Harold Turner,
Mrs. A. P. Rogers and Mrs. J. I,.
Bridges spent Saturday in Charles
ton seeing the gardens.—Mr. and
Mrs. O. R. Thomas visited their
parents at Armour over the week
Mrs. Fannie Anderson had visit
nig her last week-end, Mrs. S. E.
Lloyd and small son, Sandy Lloyd,
of Sellers. S. C., and their mother
and grandmother, Mrs. Grace Lloyd
of Great Neck, Long Island.—Mrs.
John Prince has as her gttest Miss
Lila Maude Morrow of Pauline, S.
C.—R. W. Morris, of St. Paul, spent
the wreek-end here with Mrs. Morris.
—Mrs. H. E. Floyd, Mrs. E. C. Britt
and Mrs. Hal Bailey were visitors in
Lumberton Friday.
GARDENA, Wash. — UP) — Pea
vine ensilage and pea vine hay
are becoming important dairy and
livestock fattening feeds in south
eastern Washington, as a result ot
the growing importance of the
vegetable canning industry.
E. C. Burlingame, local sheep
rancher, fed about 50 tons of pea
hay last fall, and reported it un
usually good for fattening buck
iambs and yearlings and in pro
ducing a copious milk flow in
The hay was cured without
moulding or decay, he said, at pea
harvest time by spreading the
vines on a field and separating
them with a hay-tedder to permit
efficient drying.
Dairymen generally feed the en
silage from racks, allowing the
cows access to it throughout the
day, and feeding alfalfa at night
and during milkings. Supplements
hereabouts include sugar beet tops
and pulp and the apple pomace
from the Walla Walla vinegar
Some use pea hay and pea silage
without recourse to other rough
age. Pea silage sells for $2.25 to
$3 a ton. The hay costs about the
same as alfalfa.
Cottage Cheese and roasted pea
nuts combine two favorites that aie
excellent for spring salad services.
Press the cheese in a bowl which has
been rinsed out in cold water. Chill,
unmold onto shredded lettuce and
sprinkle generously with shredded
or coarsely chopped peanuts. Pass
salad dressing. _
According to actual driving tests
1940 automobiles are <3 per cent
easier to drive than the
A. Will Have Reception
At High School On Tuesday
The New Hanover County Coun
cil of Parents and Teachers will
give a reception on Tuesday eve
ning, April 30. This entertainment
will take the place of the annua]
banquet given by the association
and will be held at the New Han
over High school.
The following program will be
giv- : Band Concert 7:30 p. n>.
Lieutenant Eugene Lacock, direct
ing tne High school band: March,
Campus on Parade, Selection, South
ern Melodies, American Patrol,
March, star and Stripes Forever;
Program 8:00 p. m. Mrs. W. P.
Eioudabush, presiding; Invocation
Kev. Carl Fisher; Presentation of
honor guests; Summary of Council
Activities; Music N.H.H.S. Glee
club, Albert Brown, directing; In
troduction of Judge John J. Burney
by T. T. Hamilton, Jr.; Address
Judge John J. Burney; Introduc
tion of Mrs. Ruth Vick Everett by
Mrs. A. M. Alderman; Address Mrs.
Ruth Viv Everett; Reception and
Exhibit Library.
Judges of Exhibit for P.-T. A. pub
licity and procedure books. Mrs.
C. L. Meister, Mrs. Walter B. Freed,
Miss Ethel Williams.
American Legion Auxiliary Will
Conduct Area Meet Here Tuesday
_ j
The second area conference of the
American Legion auxiliary will be
held on Tuesday morning, April 30,
at the North Carolina Sorosis club
house on North Third street, be
ginning- at 10:30 o’clock.
The program is as follows: Call to
order, Mrs. J. R. Edwards, sesond
area chairman; Advance of color, by
pages; Pledge to Flag, Mrs Archie
Seigler, Americanism chairman, unit
No. 10; National anthem, sung by
audience; Prayer, Mrs. L. W. Davis,
chaplain; Preamble, led by Mrs. Ru
dolph Nunn, 6th district committee
woman ; Address of welcome, Mrs.
D. M. Holmes, president unit No. 10,
Mrs. R. C. MacMahon, committee
post No 10; Response, Mrs. W. H.
Robbins, Burgaw unit; Presentation
of distinguish guests; Appointment
of committees; Roll call of units;
Reports, district committee woman;
Third district, Mrs. Floyd Chadwick,
Morehead City; Sixth district, Mrs.
Rudolph Nunn, Kinston, Seventh
district, Mrs. John Strole, Chad
bourn; Tenth district, Miss Julia
McNeill, St. Pauls; Recognize Gold
Star Mothers; Introduction of state
chairman; Introduction and talk by
state secretary, Miss Arelia Adams;
Introduction and talk by president,
Mrs. Weaver Mann; Introduction
and talk by National committeewom
an, Mrs. Herbert Taylor of Dunn;
Introduction of speaker, b yMrs. T.
J. Gause; Speaker, Mrs. Ruth Vick
Everett, field secretary of North
Carolina educational association;
Music by member of Glee club, N.
H. H S.; Report of committees;
Place of meeting 1041; Retire colors;
Adjournment; Lunch at Crystal res
McKenney on bridge
McKenney Revises an Old Adage—Count Your Tricks Be
fore You Play
America’s Card Authority
There were many exceptionally
fine players at the national cham
pionships at the national biggest
tournament in the history of bridge.
I liked the way Charles Ellis play
ed this hand, in a rubber game
After West’s opening bid, East
certainly was justified in doubling
the four-spade contract, but Ellis
made the hand because he was
careful to count his tricks.
After winning the opening lead,
West shifted to a heart, and de
clarer won in dummy with the
king. Now Ellis could see that
if the club finesse was successful,
he could w-in two club tricks, the
king and queen of diamonds, king
of hearts, ace of spades, ruff a
couple of diamonds in his own
hand and a heart in dummy. That
would be nine tricks, so in order
to make his contract he must win
another spade trick.
He discarded a club on the king
of diamonds, cashed the ace of
spades, and when West dropped
the jack, a warning note was
sounded. Next he ruffed a small
diamond, then ruffed a heart in
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dummy with the spade deuce.
The que'en of diamonds was
cashed and a heart discai'ded. An
other diamond was ruffed, and
though he held only a singleton
club, Ellis took the club finesse.
When it held, he cashed the ace
of clubs, discarding the ace of
hearts. Now he led a small club
and East could not prevent him
from making his ten of spades, the
trick needed for game.
Clemmons Is Elected
Moose Governor Here
I. G. Clemmons was elected gov
ernor for 1940 to succeed C. C.
Johnson at the annual business
meeting of the Loyal Order of
Moose, Wilmington lodge No. S43,
Thursday night in tnc Moose hall,
105 North Third street.
Other officers elected included: J.
A. Vargo, vice-governor; George
McPherson, prelate; A. Register,
treasurer; H. W. Koester, trustee;
W. 1'. Troutman, secretary; M. T.
Clark, sergeant-at-arms; M. A.
Tompkins, outer guard; and H. D.
Carney, inner guard.
Trustee Koester and Secretary
Troutman were re-elected for three
year terms. All other officers were
elected for one year. Johnson, gov
ernor for 1939, automatically be.
comes acting junior governor for
1940. Claude RopSr is the retiring
junior past governor.
The state convention of the Moose
will hold its annual meeting in Wil
mington on Labor Day. James E.
L. Wade is president of the Caro
lina Moose association; W. P
Troutman is vice-president, and
Claude Roper is secretary.
During 1939, 700,000 more pas
senger automobiles were registered
in the United States than in 1938,
bringing the total registered during
1939 to 25,804,340.
City Forces Planting
Water Oaks And Roses
The city's department of public
works has completed Its spring
planting of water oaks and roses on
the streets, plazas, parks, and play
grounds of the city, James E. L.
Wade, commissioner of public
works, announced yesterday.
Commissioner Wade expressed the
hope that the general public and
citizens would enjoy the several
hundred water oaks and the ap
proximately 200 roses that had been
planted recently by his department.
Three white couples secured mar
riage permits during the past week
at the office of Adrain B. Rhodes,
regjstrer of deeds, as follows:
J. M. Stack, 23, of Goldsboro, and
Miss Nancy Estelle Parker, 25, of
Woodus Carter, 20, and Miss Ra
chel Farrow, 18, both of Wilmington.
A. Dosher Ruark, Jr., 23, and
Miss Mary E. Upchurch, 22, both cf
A six-cylinder supercharged en
gine of 366 cubic inches displace
ment, which turns at 5000 revolu
tions per minute and is fitted with
overhead valves operated by two
camshafts, is expected to travel 225
miles an hour on a circular course.
SHERRY BON'D — society girl
owner of race horse, Pepper Boy.
PAUL WHARTON—a rival own
er, determined to teach Sherry that
racing is not a woman's game.
SHEP GRANT—young gentleman
WILLIE BOND—Sherry’s uncle,
a turf "adviser.”
* * *
YESTERDAY: Sherry finds her
uncle Willie Bond waiting for her
at home. A race track "adviser,” he
has been forced to return to Amer
ica by the war. Sherry hires him
as business agent. Willie is atraid
someone will claim Pepper Boy, de
cides to do some thinking.
Sherry Bond was crossing the
clubhouse lawn — next afternoon—
when she stopped abruptly, and for
no apparent reason. Yet something
(maybe it was a hunch) seemed to
She fumbled idly in her purse,
came up with a pencil, as her rest
less eyes swept the crowds. She
snapped her purse shut, flipped open
her program. The first race: Pep
per Boy number one on the rail—
program’s top she saw a familiar
figure moving through the crowds.
His back was turned—he was talk
ing with another man; they were
going toward the clubhouse. Yes, it
was he. Instinctively, she followed
The two men stopped to talk
around the building's side—she saw
their shadows on the ground. Again
she lowered her head over the pro
gram, as if studying it intently;
slowly she walked to the building’s
corner. Stopped there. She heard;
“ • . . my boy, regarding Pepper
Boy I’d advise—”
The girl straightened, crumpled
and dropped her program. Her face
flushed. He was at it again! She
strode around the corner, faced a
massive man in gray bowler and
tweeds, swinging a pair of huge
field gasses flrom a leather strap.
It was Uncle Willie Bond. With left
hand he was grasping the elbow of
a narrow and tall and bespectacled
man who looked as if he were play
ing hookey from a desk.
Sherry Bond caught Uncle Wil
lie's eye. she had to admire the
aplomb with which he met such in
terruption. Showing no surprise at
her sudden appearance, he dropped
the stranger's elbow, raised his hat
‘‘Ah, my dear—” he began, but
she cut him short with a jerk of
her head and a very firm, “If you
don’t mind!”
“Certainly not, my dear, I’m com
ing,” and to the stranger, “You'll
pardon me, old man, as for Pepper
Boy, let it stand status quo.”
He was seizing her arm, leading
her swiftly away—so no one would
hear the calling down he expected.
The nerve of him; Sherry pulled
free, backed off and frowned.
“So you’re touting, eh? Telling a
stranger how to bet. I noticed you
were anxious to leave the luncheon
table half an hour ago."
“Wait, Sherry!” The man's man
ner changed abruptly. She saw' him
stiffen—why, he could be hard as
nails—that old man attitude was
purely assumed—a mask he wore.
“I was telling the blooming fool that
Pepper Boy’s, not up to a hard race
—to keep his mongy in his pocket.”
She was silent an instant. “Seems
you might have something to do—
besides giving free advise to strang
ers. As my agent—’’ She broke off
as a cheery voice spoke at her side:
"Hullo, Sherry—what’s this?”
* * *
Paul Wharton, small but high
powered binoculars swung across
wiry shoulders, breezed up to them.
"Hullo, Paul—what's what? But
Paul, my uncle, William Bond—’’
It was like a well-groomed fox
terrier facing a mastiff. Then a hand
shot out. "Know of you — but if
Sherry hadn't told—you are only 23
—I’d swear, sight unseen, you were
50 or more. But what of Bed Sol
dier’s chances torlav?’’
“Just so-so." He smiled, turned
to Sherry. "Thought we were going
to have a horse race, but you scratch
out of the Handicap. You’re taking
chances in a selling race—somebody
may claim.”
“Oh, no they won’t. It isn’t being
done today.”
"No? Day’s not over yet. If I
were you, I’d rush to the secretary,
swear Pepper Boy’s got a fever—
scratch out.”
“Paul Wharton, this is the sec
ond time you've tried to keep me
out of this race—what’s up?”
"Don’t say I didn’t warn you—’’
“Oh, bosh! And look; There's Sam
bringing Pepper Boy from the sta
ble now. Time to saddle. S’long.
Come on, Willie.”
“But say—”
“No time. See you later.”
They started for the paddock, but
Willie Bend stopped, said, "You
don’t need me in the paddock—Sam
will do the actual saddling, l'ou just
stand by—tell Madden, your jockey,
to get out in front and win. Don’t
confuse him with a lot of instruc
tions he won’t remember anyhow—
and good luck!”
“One minute, .Willie Bond, what
are you up to?”
Sherry was sorry the moment
she asked the question —regretted
the accusing tone she had used, for
she knew it hurt. Uncle Willie com
pressed his lips an instant—then
drew a deep breath, threw his head
up. But the eyes, under the shaggy
white brows, tvere flinching lika e
beaten child’s. He was an oldish
chap, a failure, thrown on a girl’s
bounty—and trying desperately to
keep his self-respect.
“Sorry—I didn’t mean a thing!”
She smiled, tried to make her tone
sound light.
A mask dropped on his face—a
rvonfodt nol.'Qn ninr.1.' ‘ ‘ T ’ .3 v-, 1 »* ^ i »»
your way—you saddling your first
entry—your first as owner."
‘‘Willie Bond,” she smiled roguish
ly, ‘‘there’s something in the wind.
Tell a pal, won’t you?" She snug
gled up to his arm, but her diplo
macy failed. He stepped off from
her, raised his hat with dignity.
‘‘Good luck, child,” he said, turned
and was lost in the crowd on the
* ¥ *
Old Sam was walking Pepper Boy
around the ring as Sherry Bond went
up to number one stall. She mo
tioned for Sam to bring the colt in.
The groom was in morose mood as
he whipped off the blanket. “This
baby ain’t up to no hard race yet,
Miss Sherry,” he complained; “he
needs two-three more workouts. If
I was you,” he lowered his voice.
“I'd tell Madden jus' to give him a
easy ride—not to push him.”
“Sam! When I want your advice,
I’ll ask for it.” She stained to say
something else, but the saddling bell
rang, and Madden's fat valet wad
dled up to the stall, the jockey's
riding tack in his arms.
"Here you be, Sambo—mebbe 1
better do a nice job o’ saddlin’ foi
you—how ’bout it?” i
“Shet yo’ mouth, white man," Sam
muttered in low, savage tones as
he placed the saddle cloth on the
little black colt’s back. “Now gimme
that saddle.” He took the sliver ol
leather from the valet, carefully ad
justed it, pulled tight the cinch. The
colt backed away—started to rear,
"Whoa, little feller—whoa there,
boy.” Sam's manner changed in a
flash; he crooned to the colt as an
old mammy would to a pickaninny.
With his free hand he stroked Pep
per Boy’s gleaming neck. The ani
mal quieted down.
‘‘I better take him around some
morp, Miss Sherry—keep him quiet
She nodded Sam led the colt into
the ring with ten other horses.
* * *
A stubby fellow—wearing the scar
let jacket, purple cross sash and
white cap of her Lone Tree Stable
—walked uu, lifted his lined face.
Madden, the jockey.
“Everything oke?” he asked.
Sherry nodded. This was getting
exciting—her first horse—in his
first race—the first time she was
to give instructions to a jockey—
“What do you want, Miss Bond?”
He was looking at her speculatively.
“What do you mean?”
“He’s a maiden, ain't he? Never
“He's never started before.”
"You can qualify with him, then.”
“What do you mean by that?”
He lifted the white cap, rubbed
his hand through red hair a min
ute. Shook his head, replaced the
cap. Maybe she was just dumb.
“I’m just trying to help,” he ex
plained. "If a horse ain’t won—well,
sort of—understood — that if your
nag is being beaten—you don’t have
to ride him out—you can let him
—take it easy—and maybe win next
’’Oh!” Yes, she had heard of this
turf practice: this giving a maiden
a qualifying or tuning-up race for
a harder race to follow. Madden was
speaking again:
“Y’ou got him in the Derby, ain't
‘‘I have.” Sherry felt her face
slowly going white. Paul Wharton
had warned her that racing wasn’t
all romance and roses. “I ain’t been
spoke for—for the Derby—leastways
Railroad Head’s
Daughter Is Wed
Mary Averell Harriman, daugh
ter of W. A. Harriman, pictured
in the gown she wore as she was
married to Dr. Shirley Carter Fisk,
of New York, at Arden House,
Harriman, N. Y., home of her
1 ain't give my word yet—though
X got two-three chances,” he went
on in the same low tones. ‘‘The rea
son I took this here mount today”
—the girl had wondered at her luck,
at this crack jockey coming to her
and asking for the mount on her
maiden colt—“I been watchin’ his
workouts—I think he’s goin' to make
a route-runnin’ fool. Derby's a long
race—if we don’t push him today—”
Sherry swallowed hard. So! Even
her jockey was suggesting that Pep
per Boy be given an easy ride—that
they keep the colt undercover —
bring him to light in the Derby.
“Look here!” she turned on him
sharply. “You get out in front ami
make every post a winning one.
Understand? I’ll take no excuses. ’
From somewhere near the stands
a bugle sounded. The paddock judge
called, “Mount your jockeys.”
“Gimme that leg, white boy,” Sam
directed, as the valet held the colt s
head. Madden stepped in Pepper
Boy, took the reins in his left hand,
clasped his saddle, lifted his left
foot. Sam grasped the jockey’s an
kle, tossed him up into the sadd e,
then took hold of Pepper Boy. Swift
ly Madden knotted the reins, caught
the whip his valet threw to him.
"Bring them out,” the judge call
ed. “Come out with that number
one horse!”
"Yas, suh, we’re cornin’,” Sam
called. As he started the procession
toward the track Madden leaned
over, said to Sherry Bond: “Okay,
I’ll push him.”
She nodded, her face stern. To
herself she said: “You’d better push
him—you'd better ride him to win!”
(To Be Continued)
Tough On Trophies
uiana University athletes like to win
championships. as well as any ath
letes do but they just can't seem
to get much good out of their tro
phies. For instance:
The relay quartet, bringing home
its distance medley trophy won at
the Butler Relays, found the runner
atop it had been snapped off in
transit. The player atop the big
N. C. A. A. national basketball chain
ing a home-coming reception for the
ing a home-coming recption for the
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — In freez
ing weather, moose sometimes look
like a "cloud drifting along the
ground," from an airplane.
The big animals are almost ob
scured‘by the pall of mist which en
velops them, Flier Frank Pollack re
ported. It’s their breath and heat
from their bodies condensing.
T1 i huge beasts leave the higher
regions, which lack timber and are
exposed to storms, for lower areas
with tree shelters and calmer atmos
Of all the state tax revenue col
lected during 1939, gasoline taxes
and motor vehicle license fees ac
counted for 30.4 per cent.
ETTA KETT By Paul Robinson
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