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An Independent Newspaper TBS STATE’B OLDEST NEWSPAPER (Established 1873) Published by the Bismarck Tribune Company, Bis* march. N. D., and entered at the postoffice at Bismarck as second class mail matter. George D. 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CHICAGO NEW YORK BOSTON The Graduate in Dollars and Cents What does the average college graduate this spring rep resent in dollars and cents? Let us look at commencement season in a practical sense for a little while. The cultural benefit doesn’t need to be considered. That is not a debatable matter, as the late President Wilson said when the proposal of estab lishing an eight-hour day was brought up during the war. The subject has been considered by one of this spring's graduates and Douglas For dick has written of the finan cial side of graduation in an article in the. June American Magazine, based on the assumption of an average salary of S2B a week awaiting the graduates. Fosdick's article deals with the fate of 134,000 graduates of American col leges in June. He is editor of the Bowdoin Quill. Fosdick's modest salary estimate would add more than $195,000,000 to the country's payrolls annually. “I won’t turn up my nose at S2B a week,” says the stu dent in his article in the magazine, “even though boys who graduated from high school with me and didn’t go to college are getting more than twice as much in factor ies and trades. Indeed, if I could take a job with com plete assurance that I was headed in the direction in which I want to go. I should consider that I was getting the better part of the deal with my employer.” The coming graduate, who will soon go out into the world, regrets the fact that so many of this year’s grad uates will be faced with the problem of determining the business they want to follow. If they are able to decide, he asks, how will they be able to break into their chosen lint? Those educated in the liberal arts will have the greatest trouble, he finds upon investigation. “Estab lished business organizations,” says Fosdick, “are func tioning nicely with their present personnel. How can room be found for the thousands of young men and women who graduate from the Institutions of learning each June? “I remember the old story of the youth who was ap plying for work on a newspaper. The city editor asked him what experience he had had. “ T was editor of my college paper,’ the youth admitted proudly. *• ‘l’m very sorry,’ said the city editor, ‘but we have an editor.’ “One executive explained to me that he finds that col lege men consider their education completed with their graduation. The college man learns his job and does it well, but he does not use his spare time to advantage. Success in business comes through growth, persistence and adaptability, but it comes slowly. College men are impatient to get ahead at first, and despairing, become lazy and forget to learn the job just ahead of them. • Unquestionably the social development that comes from going to college is an asset which, although it might be acquired outside of college, would have to be acquired more slowly. It carries with it a tolerance for the views of others. The study of philosophy alone does that. “But I wish there were some way to teach a boy just what he is best fitted to do after he graduates and how to begin doing it. As it is we have to make the best de cisions we can, and hope they are right. That, as I see it. is the weakness of college education. “I am glad I went to college, nevertheless. I think that the college has lived up to the promise the president made me—that a liberal arts college does not teach you how to make a living primarily, but it does teach you how to live." Pinchot Back Again The nomination of Gifford Pinchot as Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania is a repetition of the Vare slip-up of four years ago, when the head of the eastern or Philadelphia machine gained the nomina tion and election for the U. S. senate but was unable to get his candidate, Ed S. Beidleman, for governor named in the primary. The result thus was a split victory, the Mellon or Pittsburgh machine electing John S. Fisher as governor. Eight years ago Pinchot was elected governor after a narrow squeak to gain the nomination and it is hardly likely that, having been named now, he will fail of elec tion. Pennsylvania is such an overwhelmingly Republi can state it would require a very serious revolt to upset a primary victory by a general election defeat. Besides, the Vares are not showing any inclination to make war on Pinchot. Years ago when the Republican majority used to hov er around 40,000 it was possible to defeat a nominee from within the party. This was done twice in the case of Robert E. Pattison, Democrat, who was twice elected governor of the Keystone, once running against General James A. Beaver, who inherited bitterness against the Camerons in their effort to nominate General Grant in the national convention of 1880. Beaver was one of the famous 308 delegates who stood to the final ballot for the former president when Garfield was nominated. That cost Beaver the governorship, but in 1886, four years later, the one-legged old soldier came back and was elected. Then Pattison won again, from George W. Delamater, against whom political scandals were pitted, in 1880. Since then Pennsylvania Republicans have not revolt ed, not even at the period of the capitol graft exposure. In fact, Republican majorities have kept growing larger and more overwhelming. The only issue that at this time might be capable of creating a generous rift in the party would be the wet issue, but that may have fully shot its bolt in the pri mary, with its 263,000 votes for the wet candidate for the gubernatorial nomination. The only significance of this wet vote now is that it shows Pinchot a minority nominee. He has approximate ly 13,000 lead over Francis Shunk Brown, who very likely would have received almost the entire wet vote had the contest been confined to him and Pinchot alone. Pin chot is a hone-dry, the Vare machine is wet. The Dem ocrats are not likely to name a gubernatorial candidate who Oflyld swing the wet Republican vote. At the first K. sign of any chance for a victory that party would be vio lently rent by faction. That is the big characteristic of the Keystone Democrats. Worth Considering Former Governor Joseph M. Devine in another column stresses the need of deciding now whether this city shall send the Indian school girls to the national convention of women’s clubs at Denver, next month. To do so will require raising S6OO for expenses of the trip. This seems a small sum for such a project. However, the city is committed to publicity for the coming year. The Association of Commerce has made it the chief plank in its program for 1930. There could be no more spec tacular publicity than the presence of the Indian school girls at Denver when the Federation of Women’s clubs meets. Places which never heard of Bismarck before would be impressed by the existence of the city on the Missouri by the presence of these girls, with their un disputed talent for dramatics and with splendid singers among them. They would establish contact with women leaders from all over the country. They would undeniably make a good Impression more striking than any exhibit the city could make at the club federation meeting. The proposal to finance the sending of the girls to Denver, therefore, is worth considering. Uproot the Dandelion Clean-up week has passed with good results achieved in getting the city tidied up, but one important feature has been neglected—the dandelion pest is left, still to be taken in hand. Many of the lawns of the city have been cleared of the weed and at this time are In fine shape. This very fact calls for similar eradication of the dandelions on other lawn;; not so well kept. For this plant grows a seed that Is a tireless spreader and floats where not wanted on the slightest breeze, there to take root and turn sightly spots into unsightly. It is a sign of good citizenship to uproot this plant from the lawns, yards and gardens, so that other resi dents may be rewarded for their care and effort by pro tection from neglect of others. Editorial Comment Is Heaven Thus? (D. H. Lawrence in Scribner's) The soul in heaven is supremely individual, absolved from every relationship except that with the Most High. In heaven there is neither marriage nor love, nor friend ship nor fatherhood nor motherhood, nor sister nor brother nor cousin; there is Just me, in my perfected isolation, placed in perfect relation to the Supreme Be ing, the Most High. When we talk of heaven, we talk, really, of that which we would most like to attain, and most like to be here on earth. The condition of heaven is the condition to be longed for, striven for, now. Now, if I say to a w'oman, or to a man: “Would you like to be purely free of all human relationships, free from father and mother, brother and sister, husband, lover, friend or child? Free from all these human en tanglements and reduced purely to your own pure self, connected only with the Supreme Power, the Most High?” —then what would the answer be? What is the answer, I ask you. What is your own sincere answer? I expect, in almost all cases, it is an emphatic “yes.” In the past most men would have said “yes,” and most women “no." But today, I think, many men might hesi tate. and nearly all women would unhesitatingly say “yes.” Drums and Bugles Forever! (Washington Btar> Lieut. Commander John Phillip Sousa, U. S. N. R., who knows as much about military music as any living man, does not think highly of the idea of “canned bands” —namely, mechanical military music mounted on a truck. Experiments looking to this innovation are being con ducted at Port Washington down the Potomac. The author of the numerous popular Sousa marches, which have lightened the plodding feet of many milions of uniformed men, thinks there would be little inspira tion for those marching behind such a truck and asks pertinently, “Would the truck keep in step, too?” It is thought that most military men will subscribe to Sousa’s opinion in this regard. Furthermore, there is another point which has not been brought out. It is this: The band itself is part of the spectacle, entirely aside from its function in the realm of sound. The flash ing of the sunshine on the flare of the big horn; the rhythmic beat of sticks against the great drum; the vis ible clashing of the cymbals: the sliding In and out of the trombones, all coupled with the fact that the bands men, usually more ornately uniformed than the average, are swinging along in step to their own music, all possess an effect of pageantry that nothing else could supply. Even a band of human musicians seated on a moving truck never gives the same effect as the same group marching, while a mechanical source of martial music would be a poor substitute Indeed. Military life is losing enough of its picturesqueness, what with the steady pass ing of the horse, the elimination of colorful trappings, and the substitution of whistles for bugles. May the blaring horns and throbbing drums be the very last to go! The Remedy for Lawlessness (Washington Star) Denunciation of the present methods of dealing with offenders against the laws of the country by Mr. George W. Wicker sham, chairman of the Law Enforcement Commission, in the course of an address before the American Law Institute, does not advance solution of the problem that is now causing grave troubles in the United States. It is rather self-evident that the process of administering the laws and punishing those who break them is not effective, if efficiency is measured by the prevalence of crime. The question of real importance is what is to be done in cure of the conditions. Perhaps the commission of which Mr. Wickersham is the head will in the course of time present specific recommenda tions, looking to changes in the judicial system, or in the laws, or in the punitive measures and practices in vogue. Obviously, judging from the frequency of prison riots, revolts and tragedies, the penal system is inadequate. The equipment is plainly insufficient. The measures of discipline are not effective. Does the repiedy for that condition lie in the provision of larger jails and penitentiaries, or in more efficient and dependable ad ministration. or in a lessening of the number of lnqiates through the exercise of greater leniency in the imposi tion of penalties? Or. to approach the matter from another angle, does the remedy for the prevalent lawlessness lie in a modifi cation of the penal statutes, in the reduction of felonies to misdemeanors, or the abatement altogether of penal ties for infractions of certain laws? In other words, does the remedy lie in fewer "crimes” by change of defi nition? Study of the records of crime in this country, as far as records are available, leads to the conclusion that the laws as they stand are not enforced in terms of even the minimum punishments in a great percentage of cases. What with ordinary delays due to court conges tion, to delays due to the shrewd maneuvering of counsel who, though in theory officers of the court, are in fact in a great many cases active agents for the defeat of the law, with mistrials occasioned by lapses in language, or by technicalities, or by the stupidity and incompetence of jurors, many felons in fact escape being felons in law and the suffering of penalties. The percentage of con victions and punishments for the crime of murder In New York City, for example, is estimated at less than twenty-five per cent. Again, shall the definitions be changed,'shall the scale of felonies be amended in the interest of greater leni ency of treatment in the almost rare event of conviction? Or shall the practices of the courts be amended to insure speedier trials and surer punishments, and shall the prisons be increased and enlarged and administered so that those who have forfeited their liberty shall be treated in accordance with their offenses and with re gard for their possible reformation and eventual reunion with society as docile, law-abiding citizens? Perhaps the iteration of denunciations of the present condition will serve to advance the reform that must come about, in laws, in practices and in penal methods. The country must be aroused to a realization that through indifference, or ignorance, or stubborn preju dice against change it is failing to maintain the stand ard of civilized society in respect to the public security. THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE, FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1930 Today Is the Anniversary of JAMES EADS’ BIRTH On May 23, 1820, James Buchanan Eads, noted American engineer who developed and carried out a plan of deepening the mouth of the Missis sippi by means of jetties, was born at Lawrenceburg, Ind. When he was 13. young Eads moved to St. Louis, where, after working in a dry goods house, he because a clerk on a Mississippi steamboat. Through his own studies of navigation Eads brought himself into the limelight by proposing ingenious solutions of problems then existing in river traf fic. At the outbreak of the Civil War President Lincoln called him to Washington to discuss the practic ability of maintaining a fleet of gun boats on the Mississippi. Eads ob tained a government contract for such a fleet and within the short space of 100 days placed seven, iron clads, fully equipped, on the river. Later, they helped capture Port Henry. In 1874 Eads constructed the steel arch bridge across the Mississippi at St. Louis which ranked for many years as one of the finest bridges in the world. The crowning achieve ment of his career, however, was the construction of jetties for the deep ening of the river. In 1884 Eads re ceived the Albert Medal, conferred by the British Society for the En- Hunter ©\i93o 6ynea seUvice’w:. visr d/.UUTH DEWEY GROVES BEGIN HERE TODAY NATALIE CONVERSE trie* to conquer her Jealousy over her husband, ALAN. Bat irhtn he Is -called to the home ot BERNA DINE LAMONT, a popular night club hostess, she demands that he refuse to go. He explains that Bernndlne In the iridon of • war baddy who had eared his life. The actress tells Alan her doctor has ilvti her only a short time to lire and asks him to care for her son. BOBBY. He promises aad tries to tell Natalie bat her re balls alienee him. He confldes Id hln secretary. PHILLIFA WEST, who has been waiting for this op portunity. When Natalie comes to the ofllce. Phillips tells her about helping Alan pick eat toya for Bobby and shows a letter Item Beraadlae. Natalie leaves la a rage and Alan follows, bat her accusations drive him back to the office. He flada Phillips there aad taken her oat. However, a pleas ant week-end at Lake Placid re store harmony to Alan aad Nata lie. This makes Phillips furious nad she changes an order of Alan’s for orchids. Natalie goes to a bridge party aad bas all her old anger aroused on hearing an other woman boast that Alaa haa •eat her orchids. She accuses him aad refuses to believe hie dentals. Alan goes oat and phoaea Phil lips to meet him for an evening, they dance and. la a reckless mood. Alan asks her for a kiss. NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTER XV Pbillipa simply put to Alan the question she could not answer for herself. Why did be want to kiss her? He knew and ehe didn’t —so she asked him. But her manner of asking It, and her intonation, were neither simple nor direct. She was something ot an actress, Phlllipa. She managed, with one word and a little tremor in her Ungers—the lingers in Alan’s palm—to convey a wealth of mean lng. There was helplessness, shyness, pride and gallantry, sacrifice and submission in her voice. Alan felt that she asked him: '‘What do you want of me. to poa sess my heart to satisfy a whim?” And yet there was no bitterness, just a touch ot wonder communi cated to him. He beard the quiet ness of resignation as she spoke, and thought be might have hurt her. Yet he could not honestly pro claim a great longing to have her love. There remained to him, however, a fairness equal to her own. “I don’t know, Phillips,” he said; “unless it was just to find out if you would. You see, I wasn't sure and . . Pbillipa laughed. ”1 see,” she broke in; "you've been thinking about what I said tonight (she hoped it was true), and you want to know if 1 really believe one should open the book. Well.*' she Bye, Baby Bunting! Daddy’s Gone A-hunting! couragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He was the first American to receive the award. I Quotations | “Poverty is a public nuisance as well as a private misfortune. Its toleration is a national crime.”— George Bernard Shaw. “The modem flapper is a love pirate.”—President Williams of Gal loway College. * * * “Too much knowledge leads to skepticism.”—Will Durant. “Liberty is like wealth in that it should be carefully used If it is to fulfill its purpose.”—J. Ramsay Mac- Donald, Britain's premier. The teeth of a gorilla are so deep, a scientist says, that they cannot be pulled. So if your dentist has diffi culty extracting your tooth he may be trying to make a monkey out of you. “Mince pie,” says Dr. Hutchinson, “is a polysachrid carbohydrate of high caloric efficiency." Especially if you eat it before going to bed. A new cafe in Berlin has provided a room where customers can take a threw her head back and stood erect in the shabby hall, achieving, in spite of her surroundings, a hint of nobility, *Td rather be Judged for what 1 am, than have you make a mistake about me.” She declared it warmly. “If it will help you to understand any woman better to know whether or not I’d like you to kiss me. you may as well know. I would.” Alan, by this time, was feeling more serious. “Then may I?” he asked, sensing that her surrender was not complete. Phlllipa let him hear the slight est catch in her breathing, as she answered. “No. ... I don’t think so.” Alan was puzzled. ”1 don’t under stand you, Phlllipa.” ho told her. “If I want to kiss you, and you’d like me to, why won’t yon let me?” He was groping now for her other hand. Phlllipa pushed him gently away. “No, Alan, no,” she said softly. “We can’t always do what wa want to; you know that.” “Rot,” Alan denied. “When there’s very little happiness in the world at best, and someone is al ways trying to take that little away from you, you’ve a right to hare what you can get.” Phlllipa leaned back, away from him. “But I’m not sure that it would make me happy to have yon kiss me,” she returned quietly. “Why, you said. . . *1 said I’d like you to kiss me, Alan; I did not say it would males me happy if you did.” She paused and smiled sadly. “I think it would make me, very unhappy, if you want to know the truth.** A kAN felt utterly helpless. “What A are you trying to say, Phll lipa?” he pleaded. “Something that I'm afraid I can’t put Into words,” she replied in tones ot silky softness. “And now you must go. Alan ” the added, with sudden determination supplanting the regret In her voice. The suggestion carried more weight with Alan than Phillips de sired. It surprised her somewhat when he said: “Yes, I think I must, Phlllipa.” Tbs Idea that she had so revealingly suppressed, had come to him in a flash. Sbs wanted something more from him than a casual caress, or nothing at all. Alan did not like to say to him self that Pbillipa was in love with him. He was too lacklag in conceit to entertain the thought, but he could not escape the conclusion. In one breath she had told him that she wanted him to kiss her. He could not believe that It was a wanton wish. In tbs next breath * * * * * * BARBS * * * * * * • * a nap after meals. You would think they would get plenty of sleep waiting for service. * * * The father of 20 children living in Munich has been presented with a library of books. But as far as keep ing the books in good condition is concerned—that’s another story. * * * An educator says that young men no longer bum the midnight oil. It’s banana oil now. (Copyright. 1930. NEA Service. Inc) MADAGASCAR MAY SUPPLY RUBBER PLANTS FOR U. S. Washington.— (JP>— The prospect that the United States may become a factor in rubber production has been enhanced by the successful cul tivation the past year of rubber plants in southern California and Florida. Dr. Charles F. Swingle of the de partment of agriculture who brought the plants from Madagascar, their native home, reports that they with stood the winter climate without damage. The plant is known as Euphorbia lntlsy. It is a shrub or small tree and grows to a height of 20 feet. It is especially desirable for the manufacture of automobile tires Dr. Swingle said, of which the United States is the leading maker in the world. In 1929 American homes spent more than two billion dollars for electrical appliances and energy. she had allowed him to comply with the wish. Well, one thing was certain; sha bad a tremendous honesty. Alan was touched by her manner ef han dling tha situation. But it set him on guard at the same time. He did not want to offend her. And be understood all that she had said to mean that she did not want him to. either. What else could she have meant by saying It would make her unhappy if he kissed her? Clearly, she had put him on a high pedestal. If he fell off, be cause ef a kiss. It would disap point her. The whole thing made him uneasy. - “Wall, good night,” he said against bar silence. She pressed his hand gently with her Imprisoned lingers, and drew them away. Still the said nothing. “I’m no hero, Phlllipa," Alan de clared bruskly. Tm just a very mere man in a common mess.” “Alan . . I’m not going to talk about It,” ho assured her quickly; “but I want you to know that I appreciate your going out with me tonight I real ize that it Isn’t the sort ot thing you do ordinarily.’’ “Ob, Alan, please.” Phillips choked. '1 wanted to go. I don’t mind you knowing that It’s beau wonderful. But we mustn’t be cheap. Please go now, and let’s . . . let’s remember that I’m your secretary.” Alan took her at her word, and left Thinking it over, after the had gout to bed. Phlllipa wondered if ebe’d made her pose ot resistance too strong. Well, it was too late to mend the mistake now, it mistake It was. And she had from Alan bis admission that ho was fn a “com mon mess.’’ Domestic trouble, ot course. Her thoughts, when she fell asleep, were satisfying enough to bring a smile of triumph te her lips, Alan was surprised to see, late as it was, a light In his wife’s room, when tho taxi he had taken from the station entered his drive way. Hs hoped she wouldn’t want to talk with him. She must have heard the car, he knew. Neverthe less, he went in quietly. Natalie did not appear. Alan got to sleep without going through one of the dreaded sceneq. When he awoke. In the morning, he thought, with distaste, of break fasting with her. He wished, for a reason which he did not analyze, that he did not have to tee Natalie before he went to the ofllce. It was the guilt of a conscience that had uasuceessfully sought to rationalise hla conduct with Phil- HEALTHdMET ADVICE SH'Dr Frank McCoy * ENCLOSE STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE FOR REPLY* <g>atr mlccv mAU* jamxs.iQj Mtottij* cal. Dr. McCoy's menus suggested for the week beginning Sunday, May 25: Sunday Breakfast—Coddled eggs, Melba toast, stewed figs with cream. Lunch—French artichoke. McCoy salad (lettuce, tomatoes and cucum bers). Dinner Broiled chicken, green peas, asparagus salad, chilled avo cado cream. Monday Breakfast—Baked stuffed apple, with cream. Dinner —Salisbury steak, string beans, combination salad of tomatoes, celery and cabbage, apricot whip. Tuesday Breakfast Poached eggs, crisp waffle. Stewed raisins. Lunch—Stewed com, okra, shred ded lettuce. Dinner—Leg of mutton, spinach, cooked celery, salad of grated raw carrots, small dish of junket. Wednesday Breakfast Wholewheat muffins, sweet butter, crisp bacon, stewed prunes. Lunch—Apples, with handful of pecan nuts. Dinner —Broiled steak, buttered beets, cooked greens, salad of chopped raw cabbage, jello or jell-well with cream. Thursday Breakfast —Coddled eggs, Melba toast, applesauce. Lunch—Combination salad of to matoes, celery, cucumbers, lettuce. Dinner—Cottage cheese, spinach, baked eggplant, stuffed celery, car rot pudding. Friday Breakfast Crisp bacon, waffle browned through, with small amount of maple syrup if desired, baked apple. Lunch—Oranges as desired, glass of sweet milk. Dinner—Broiled sea bass, string beans, salad of sliced tomatoes on lettuce, plain jello or jell-well. Saturday Breakfast—French omelet, re-toast ed shredded wheat biscuit, stewed figs, ’vegetables with wholewheat noodles. Dinner Broiled mutton chops, baked eggplant, green peas, salad of head lettuce, stewed apricots. ’Vegetables with wholewheat needles: Cook together for about twenty minutes in a heavy, tightly covered pan (without water) the de sired amounts of fresh spinach, chopped cucumbers and celery. Cover the bottom of a baking dish with cooked wholewheat noodles, add a layer of the vegetables, including half a small can of bean sprouts. Continue until the dish is filled, cov ering all with the noodles. Bake until slightly browned on top and sea son by allowing several pieces of but ter to melt on top just before serving. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Lons Neck Question—N. C. writes: “My neck is very long and I would like to know if it is possible to shorten it without an operation. I have been using an apparatus I bought, something like suspenders, that fits under the arms lips. Re told himself only that It would put him in a bad humor for the day to see Natalie. As he made his way downstairs, he began to hum, determined to be cheerful if it were possible. The whistle died away when he en tered the dining room, and saw Natalie was not there. He glanced at his watch. And frowned. He was a few minutes late, as it was. If Natalie was do ing this purposely . . .' well, he wouldn’t wait for her. With his decision to breakfast alone, if necessary to make his train, came a touch of panic. He bad a feeling of something slipping away from him: something so well established, so familiar, that it had seemed permanently secured. Alan had yet to learn that after lore has seemed to go the little things it had grown upon remain, to die one by one. And that with the death of each little habit, each little custom and usage, there is a sepa rate pang. It was just this death agony ot an early morning pleasure-beau tiful Natalie seated across from him at a charming breakfast table, pouring the delicious coffee—that caused him to turn sharply when the waitress entered the room, and ask. Just as sharply, if her mistress was coming down. “No, sir,” the girl answered, startled by his abruptness. Alan saw that her hand trembled as she put the grapefruit on the table, at just one place. "And it you please, sir.” Frances went on hurriedly; M I should like to hare a few momenta ot your time before you leave the house.” "I’m going to be late,” Alan snapped. "Whatever It Is, Frances, you will have to wait until tonight; or tell Mrs. Converse about it She Isn’t ill, is she?” he added uneasily. "No sir; she isn’t iIL But she told me to see you sir. In fact, it is very important." Alan sat down and attacked the grapefruit. "Yes?” he said, dig ging at the unoffending fruit. "Well, what is it?” "I’m leaving, sir, unless you wish me to stay,” Frances informed him. "What?” Alan was amazed. He knew how highly Natalie prised the girl. "Yes sir,” Francos went on. "Mrs. Converse has dismissed me, and I am not to stay unless you reengage me. sir.” Alan put down his spoon, dropped it, literally. "What’s wrong ...” He bit off the question and got to his feet "Where is Mys. Converse?”, be asked. (To Be Continued) and over the head, and is supposed to press your neck down from one to two inches, but I get no results. It v » (j Or. McCoy will gladly answer personal questions on health diet addressed to Ha, can of The Tribune. Enclose a stamped addressed for reply. only makes my neck stiff. What is your advice?” Answer—You cannot make your neck shorter by an operation or otherwise. You can develop the mus cles at the side of the neck and also the shoulder so that the neck will appear normal. Weight-lifting ex ercises are excellent for shoulder de velopment. Also, use exercises which move the head forward, back and to the side, adding resistance with ths hands. Do not exercise' too much at first or you will have a sore neck. Blocked Heart Question—M. H. asks: "Is there any cure for a blocked heart, and what causes a blocked heart? Must I give up all hope?” Answer—A blocked heart usually means stenosis of the heart valves; they have thickened and the open ings grown smaller. Such conditions can often be relieved through a gen eral constitutional treatment with proper dieting and correct physical culture exercises. As the quality of the blood passing through the heart is improved, the valves tend to relax, making the openings more of a nor mal size. Regulated exercise will also help to correct the incoordination of the heart muscles. (Copyright, 1930, by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) MAYFAIR SERVES TEA IN FORTUNE TELLING CUPS London. —(&) Cups and saucers that tell fortunes are the latest craze -v at Mayfair tea-parties. The sets contain thirty symbols, some of which can be found in the cups and some around the saucers. The outside of each cup shows a figure of Lu Tung Pin, who has been the patron of fortune-tellers for cen turies. He holds a large fly swatter. As soon as the cup has been emp tied it is inverted on the saucer, and note must be made of the animals to which the fly swatter points. It is this which determines one’s general fortune for the next month. After this the cup is turned up and the remainder of the fortune is read by the characters to which the leaver are clinging. LIGHTNING STRIKES SKY, NOT EARTH, PART OF TIME Lincoln. Neb. —</P) —Prof. J. C. Jen ten of Nebraska Wesleyan univer sity has record 11 3,075 lightning dis charges from clvuds. Of these 1,979 indicate that tha lower side of a cloud is negative While 1,096 indicate it is positively charg ed, he says in a report to the Ameri can Association for the Advancement of Science. Photographs of lightning from the positive portions of clouds should branch downward, he thinks, while those from the negative part should branch upward. His photos indicate that this is true, but that there are marked exceptions. TONSORIAL ENGINEER* DUE TO DISAPPEAR New York— (lP) —The American Engineering Council is co-operating *• with the new census to get more ac curate reports on engineers. The 1920 census listed "domestic engineers, tonsorial engineers and window-washing engineers.” An announcement from the council says it is believed some of these high sounding titles came from the "foibles of wives and mothers” who were tell ing the census taker how to classify the bread winners. PLANE RIDES FOR 200,000, New YORK AIR SHOW PLAN New York—(£*) —A drive to send cne-thirtieth of the city’s millions of inhabitants into the air will be made in conjunction with the New York air show, May 3 to 10. The Aeronautical Chamber of Com merce, which will inaugurate the drive, has set a goal of airplane rides for 200,000 people, a greater number than was flown here during all of 1929. TRUCK ARRIVED J. P. McCarthy Wednesday night got back from Detroit, where he went to bring in a big Freeman four-wheel drive truck for the State Highway department. The truck registered a mileage of 1,203 when it arrived here. Highway department staff men took it over this morning and will start it to w’ork on road oiling im provements, the first being the six miles to be added to the stretch east of here on No. 10, which will prolong the oil-mixed road from the Fields ranch to Menoken. The truck will carry a 1,000-gallon tank in the rear of the cab and will hook on a trailer on which a boiler for heating the oil will be mounted. Flapper Fanny Says «a. u. s. mt. art. The difference between a blonde and a brunette is usually a man.