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The Suspended Sentence
In two or three weeks the usual grist of liquor
rases will be before the criminal district court. As in
former veers, the majority of defendants are mere
youths, ranging in age from 17 to 25 years, according
to their own testimony; and it is safe to predict that
*0 per cent will apply for suspended sentences. If the
records of former terms ere maintained a majority will
plead guilty, receive a suspended s« ntence, and will be
turned loose, many to take the next step in crime.
Other youths will be recruited to carry on the liquor
traffic for the •higher-ups.’’ They will serve until
they, too, fall into the hands of the law, receive their
1 suspended sentences and ere turned loose upon society.
Each term of the criminal district court seea the
same routine; the same cates with new defendants;
the same pleaF—and the same verdicts from the jury.
The juryman who states he does not believg in the ap
plication of l**e suspended sentence law except in cases
where it is very obvious that justice could best he
served thereby, is seldom selected by the counsel for
the defense In fact the best way for a juryman to
become a “wall flower” while the trial of liquor cases
is on is to take a decided stand against suspending the
sentence of every bootlegger w’ho throws himself upon
the mercy of the court and swears be is under 25 years
of agr.
Many district attorneys and others who have
watched I he workings of the Texaa courts have reached
the conclusion that if the Dean law is to be made ef
fective it must either be modified or that section of
the suspended sentence law relating to liquor defend
ants repealed. Some have even gone the length of ad
vocating repeal of the Dean law. leaving the handling
of liquor case* up to the federal courts, as has been
done in New York, citing the fact that since the repeal
of the Mullins-Gape law in that state, far more convic
tion* have been secured in the federal courts than
were secured through the combined federal and state
courts prior to the repeal. Repeal, however, would not
be the remedy. T»exas can enforce her laws; but they
must be so constructed that a jury can punish as its
collective conscience may decitate.
The record of Cameron county in regard to liquor
cases is far better than in the average Texas county.
In fact, there are counties in the state where the dis
trict attorney, knowing that conviction is impossible
under the Dean law. will prosecute only the most
flagrant violations- The extreme penalty provided,
coupled with the suspended sentence law, is making a
farce of enforcement and the liquor runners, aware
of the tendencies or tendency of jui4e* to apply the
suspended sentence law. are conducting what might be
termed preparatory schools in crime in which youths
under 25 are the students.
Juries could remedy this situation, but before that
la accomplished it would be necessary to either achieve
a complete mftamnrphosia of human nature or make
radical changes in the jury system.
The Merchant Marine
Senator Fletcher of Florida, who has consistently
opposed auctioning of the government’s merchant ships,
ha* launched a new attack in an effort to "keep the
American flag on the high seas.”
“Privata ownership is *11 right,” Senator Fletcher
is quoted as saying, “provided it gives us a merchant
marine. I don’t insist on a government-owned fleet
r except to guarantee us a merchant marine."
The Florida senator has been using strong language
for some time concerning the bargain counter sale of
the government’s ships to private owners. He asserts
that American overseas commerce is dear to his heart.
A* ranking democratic member of the senate commerce
committee, he is in a position to ascertain with con
siderable accuracy what a government-owned fleet has
accomplished for American commerce.
“What security has an American exporter if he
must depend on foreign ships to carry his- goods to
market?" is the query of the Florida senator. “Foreign
ship owners cm deprive him. at will, of his transpor
tation facilities."
Doubtless, the Florida senator is unduly alarmed
over the situation. While it is true that private own
ers have taken over many of the American lines and
are under contract to operate them under the American
flag five years, there is no logical reason to believe
they will notdtontinue operating them under the Stars
and Stripes after the contract period has expired.
American shipping, like American industry, is gaining
in efficiency to tb» extent where it can meet the addi
tional labor cost and still perform ths required service
in competition with foreign ships manned hy cheaper
foreign labor.
Operation of the various lines by the government
proved anything hut satisfactory to the majority of
exporters, and the records indicate that the government
was no mere efficient in handling ship lines than m
managing railroad*. As a matter of fact the ship
lines, like the railroads, are operating far more eco
nomical and efficiently under private ownership.
Most of the protests against the sale of the various
ship lines emanated from districts or interests desiring
special service which was provided by the government
at a loss—and the losses were made up from the publie
funds. In other words the publie paid for that special
service, service which under privte ownership would
have been paid for by those directly benefited.
The American publie is rather shy of subsidies, but
In the event it is necessary to subsidize the various
lines to assure efficient operation under private own
ershpi, the subsidies will be provided, They would not,
at least, exceed the losses incurred under government
operation, and for which the public paid without vio
lent protest.
“GENERAL DEPRESSION” DEMOBILIZED
(Fort W'orth Star-Telegram).
A cartoonist draws a disconsolate and moth-eaten
military figure labelled “General Depression” mourn
Hag over the fact that he no longer leads the political
bartdt which is shown passing in all cheerfulness. It
}i g timtly and ptrtinent comment on the business
jtepect of the present presidential campaign.
The myth of political eff»ct upon business was on*
republican raising. Campaign managers for thgt
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party bava been abla to get, by out means or another.
a color of support for their argument that auction of
the democratic candidate would reduce volume and
profits of commerce, and make employment less avail
able and wages lower for the workingman. This year,
although the effort has been made to raise the ghost
again, commercial eventa have atubbornly refused to
lend even a modieum of corroboration.
In fact, at the very moment when Governor Smith
was sending out his clarion call for the substitution
of a democratic administration in control of the na
tional government, the stock market, that supersensi
tiva barometer of business, was recording the begin
ning of a new and prolonged upturn. Since Governor
Smith’s speech of last week, the familiar “market aver
ages’’ have registered an advance of approximately ,
three points and the trading has become more active
than at any time within the past ten weeks.
If tY* market had only behaved differently the re
publican spokesmen might have had something to talk
about. They would have been encouraged in their ef
fort to show how any demonstration by democrat*
tends to send shivers down the backs of investors. But,
with inconsiderate perversity, the market has spiked
that particular gun, and has spared the country a lot
of political buncombe. It isn’t a Smith market, or a
Hoover marl^et, or a Coolidge market, as every sensible
person knows, and it is not worrying just now over the
question of who shall be the next president.
Not only the stock market, but the trade reviews
also have voiced the prevalent optimism in business
and finance. Dunn’s Review refers to “the more con
fident tone’’ now in evidence, and Bradstreet’s enumer
ates basic industries which have taken on "a more
active appearance.’’ The old idea that election years
are had years for business dies hard, but recent events
should do much to squelch it. There have been times,
in the days of the greenback and populist movements,
when national elections created uncertainty and de
pression. These exceptional casea are the ones most
easily remembered, and this probably accounts for the
persistence of a notion which has few facts to support
it. The prominence of such captains of business as
Mr. Raskob in the democratic councils is potent »n
perhaps more ways than meets the public eye in main
taining the even tenor of business.
There is certainly no sign that the approaching
election is serving as a business deterrent. It is true
that depression prevails in some lines, as in cotton and
woolen textiles, but these troubles are of long standing.
The automobile and steel industries are enjoying much
better business than they did at this time a year ago,
and from present prospects 1928 will prove a better
business period than 1927. The country shows no in
dication of being disturbed by Senator Smoot’s repeat
ed prediction of dire calamity if the democrats win,
predictions which, it will be noted, are not concurred
in by any republican who is actually in touch with
business.
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IK® Worfldl aradl All!
Bf Charles t Driscoll
l’8E OF CRIMINALS
In this column it has been proposed and advocated
that persons convicted of premeditated murder be
given their choice of electrocution or life imprison
ment, with the understanding that the latter sentence
would carry with it liability tc use for meducal exper
imentation.
The Davenport (Iowa) Democrat and Leader,
commenting on this proposal, says;
“Why not? Mr. Driscoll's suggestions are worthy
of serious consideration. There are people, we know,
who will object to them, but the idea that people «h>i
take life might well expiate their crimes by being the
means of saving other lives is worth thinking about."
This is the first commendatory word I've seen about
my pet proposal in print. 1 pass it on to you with the
prediction that a few years will bring many columns
of discussion on this subject.
Ir. is very important. It is altogether practicable.
Only a certain widespread squeamishnesa about sub
jecting living humans to experiments that might kill
them stands in the way of full and complete discussion
of this idea by humanitarian folk.
We are willing to strangle a man to death with a
rope drawn tight about his neck, in the name of the
law, or to put him to death by pa>sing mysterious cur
i rents through his body, but we are not willing to let
the poor devil live to be of use to his fellow men.
Recently I read an account of a double or triple
hanging in Maryland. The first murderer was tossed
off the platform with a noose around his neck, and he
scared nearly all the official witnesses out of the ex
ecution chamber by his long-continued struggling and
labored gasping, after he was suspended at the end cf
the rope. Few of the witnesses were able to return to
see the next man dropped.
All that was gained by strangling there murderers
was getting them out of the way, so that they might
do no more murders. But if they had been allowed to
live, on their own motion, to serve as subjects for in
telligent research and experiment, for instance, into
j the causes and cure of the common cold, they might
, have repaid the race richly for the lives they took.
They would never have suffered as much as they
did in ‘he execution. Probably they'd never suffer
physical pain at all as a result of medical experiments
that would add greatly to the world's know-edge of dis
ease and rure.
Tirndiy [email protected] I
IRELAND’S GOVERNMENT PROBLEMS DISC USSED
By WILLIAM T. OOSGRAVE
! W illiant T. Cosgrave attended C'amnridge univer
sity and Trinity college at Dublin, Ireland. He be
came closely connected with Ireland's political
activities at an early age and held many positions
of importance in the government. His rise from
rear rank revolutionist to president of the Irish
Free State marks him as a picturesque figure in
Ireland’s history. He has held the post since 1922).
I have witnessed the example of the German social
ists in 1919, the British labor party in 1924. and even
the bolshevists in Soviet Russia, and have applied the
lesson to the extremists of Ireland.
When I just took up my *»ost I was in the position
of a father with a flock of unruly brats. Stern meas
ures had to be taken, but no sterner than those used
against us. If I had not been stern it would have been
! my greatest mistake at the time.
The greatest thing that ever happened to this coun
j try was the entry of the republicans into the Dail.
Our opponents used to think every wheel in the
| legislative machine was created for grinding them to
I bits. Every time we passed any repressive measures
] of one kind or another we were accused of being ty
rants and dictators. And every time we had to explain
that such measures were for the whole country’s good
and not for the punishment of one man.
Then they put forward the most nonsensical eco
nomic theories. When thev first entered the Dail they
were still under the impression that you had simply to
wave a wand and factories would grow up as if by
magic. The longer they serve in the Daily, the more
they will see the necessity for a sound groundwork, if
the Free State is to develop any industries.
Another trouble we must contend with is the windy
oratory surviving from days of "the trouble.” The or
ators seldom deal wit hactual. concrete problems. They
are swept sway by floods of sentiment or emotion.
Once you get them in the Dail they wilt soon "sober
up.” They settle down to the business of the country,
sad serious discussion takes the piece of rhetoric.
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“Can’t you act?” he shouted.
READ THrS FIRST:
The story opens with the pending
displacement of the star, Alice Car
roll. of the Davidson Productions Co.
Alice’s contract is about to expire,
and Lew Davidson, a hard-boiled
judge of pretty women, has been
seen to scan cynically the first traces
of wrinkles in her otherwise girlish
face. Her fate is regarded as sealed.
Tony Hull, a director with a sense
of decency, a tail, gray-eyed man of
thirty-five, has secret hopes of wit
nessing the elevation of Jane Dare,
a small, graceful woman just emerg
ing from joyous youth, of great
beauty and fine character, to stellar
honors.
(NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY)
CHAPTER 1!
“How did you drift into pictures?”
asked Tony.
“ft's frightfully simple. Two years
ago I was working in stock, up in
Albany. Getting a lot of experience
and mighty little else. Naturally 1
was anxious to get back to Broadway.
These small towns are great places
—to die in. So when a girl friend
of mine wrote me she’d gone with
the Globe, and was playing a lady
in-waiting in the big Mary Queen
of Scots picture they did that year.
I decided to have a try at it myself.
I’d been on the stage for two years
then—ever since I was sixteen—and
thought I knew enough about acting
to get by on the screen. My friend
introduced me to Paul Brennan, the
Globe’s head director—you know
him, 1 guess—and he said 'he would
give me a chance. I hung around the
studio day after day, but nothing
happened, and I was beginning to
feel discouraged, when one of the
court ladies got into a row with
Brennan over sometnlng—being late.
I believe—and he gave me the part.
Pure luck, of course. If I hadn’t hap
pened to be on the set that morning.
I’d never have gotten it. He saw me
standing there, and pointed his finger
at me. You knew how queer and
nervous he is.
“'Can you act?* he shouted, as
though I’d committed a erhne.
“‘Certainly,* I said, trembling in
my boots.
“ ‘Then get into make-up, and don’t
be all day about it Remember it’s
costing me a hundred dollars a min
ute to hold this scene lor you.
"That was my start, and I’ve never
forgotten it. I worked w-ith the
Globe for nearly a year—worked
hard, too. if 1 do say so myself.
Brennan used me In four big pro
ductions. hut by the end of the year
I concluded there wasn’t any chance
for me, there. You know how they
run things at the Globe—Brennan
and Julius Schwartz.
“1 did a couple of pictures with the
National, after that—Westerns—they
took me because I knew how to ride,
and then, you remember, I came with
you.'
‘•Yes.’’ Tony Hull glanced smil
ingly at his companions eager face.
“1 ^remember very well. We were
just starting that big college picture,
and I needed someone who knew how
to swim. How did you get to be
such an athlete?”
“I’m not, really. Riding, swim
ming—that about lets me out. I
learned them both on a farm, out in
Michigan.”
“Were you born there?"
“Yes. At a place called Owosso.
Ever hear of it?"
“Never!’
“Well, you should have. It’s quite
a celebrated place—boasts of having
the largest coffin factory in the
world. No—you’re not supposed to
laugh. They couldn't well supply a
more universal need.”
“No—1 suppose not. Do your peo
ple live out there?’
“I haven’t any people—parents,
that is. My uncle and aunt raised
me. until I got tired of farm life and
ran away to Chicago to go on the
stage. I was sixteen then, and an
awful little idiot. I’d won some sort
of a beauty prize, in Owosso, and
thought I was going to take the
world by storm. My married cousin,
who lives in Chicago, had a position
with one of the theaters there. We
supposed, from the letters he sent
hack home, that he owned it or some
thing, but it turned out he sold tick
ets in the box offive. Tom Darrell—
that was my name, too, until I
changed it, for stage purposes, to
Dare—was a real friend. Got me an
engagement with a show that opened
thtre that spring, and ran all sum
mer. I played a nurse, and had just
one line—Madame. I regret to in
form you that little Johnny has just
i swallowed the goldfish,' but it always
Drougm down me nouse- wnen me
show went to New York that fall, 1
went with it- We lasted on Broad
way eight weeks, but' I'd made a
start. On the strength of that one
line, I got a part as a frisky young
flapper in *!'he Goat-Getter,’ and
after that—but why bore you with
the history of my life?” She laughed
derisively. “Anyway, I've had con
siderabie experience, and a little fun,
and here I am dreaming of being an
honest-to-goodness star like Alice
I Carroll and having a pet Rolls-Royce
and a country home on Long Island,
to say nothing of a perfectly scrump
tious income tax. Some dream. I'll
tell the world, for a youngster who
was running around in a checked
apron and sunbonnet five years ago
helping auntie make the cranberry
jelly jell."
Tony Hull gazed quizically into
his companion’s clear, cool eyes.
“When you do get to be a star,"
he said, “you can thank those years
on the farm for it. They don’t make
complexions like yours in town—
except in drug stores, or beauty par
lors. Somebody's got to take Miss
Carroll’s place, before long. Why not
you ?”
"Then you think she’s—through?'1
"Yes—unless, as I’ve said before,
she gets over the idea of playing
school girls all her life. She ought
to have sense enough to break away
from the ingenue stuff—develop—
play older parts—but she won’t. You
heard what she said about ‘Knights
and Knaves.’ The part of the young
wife would give her the best chance
she has had in her career, and yet,
because it’s a society girl of twenty
five, instead of a flapper of eighteen,
she doesn’t want to do it. The trou
ble with Alic$ is, she’s been sppoiled.
She’s made too much money, and it’s
turned her head. Two men on the
box, and so many servant* in her
Park avenue apartment they fall over
each other trying to get out of each
other’s way. Queer, isn’t it, that she
doesn’t put ter money in the bank
against the rainy day that’s bound to
come—not only to her, but to all of
us? Well, there’s no reason why 1
should worry about it. The latt time
I tried to give her any advice, she got
sore and refused to speak to me for
a week.”
"It's a pity. And she’s such • good
actress.”
"No better than you are, my dear.
Who am I? What office do I
hold? From what state?
For what is the city of Dresden,
Germany, famous?
Who was known aa England's
Virgin Queen?
What is the "Blue Grass State?”
"As for man, his days are as|
grass; as a flower of the field, so
he flourisheth." Where does this
passage appear in the Bible?
Today in the Tast
On this date, in 16<t4. New Am
sterdam became an English posses
sion and was renamed New York.
Today's Horoscope
‘'Persons born under this sign
•re generally contented with their
let and not inclined to fuss about
things. They can adjust themselves
readily to conditions and easily fall
into new routine. Yet they have
their own interest constantly in
mind and usually attain mhat they
desire to possess.
JIMMY JAMS
JWMENEVER t HAFTA GO 1
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A Daily Thought
“Mv worthy friend, gray are all
theories and green alone life*
golden tree."—Goethe.
Answers to Foregoing Questions
1. Robert M. LaFollette; U. 5.
senator: from Wisconsin. .
2. For its fine porcelain.
*. Queen Elisabeth.
4. Kentucky.
5. Psalms, eiif. 15.
Waskmgftoim L®ftft®ir
By CHARLES P. STEWART
SPEED IN RAISING ITALIAN SUB
MARINE EXPLAINED BY AMER
ICAN NAVY MEN
WASHINGTON. Sept. 4.—With all
admiration for the efficiency of the
salvage workers who raised the Ital
ian submarine F-14 only thirty-four
hours after the vessel's loss in col
lision with the destroyer Giuseppi
Missori, navy department comment in
Washington does not fail to empha
size the fact that the Adriatic disas
ter differed in many of its details
from those connected with the sink
ing of the American submersible 8-4
off Provincetown (Mass.i, last De
cember.
Naval experts naturally have been
asked very pointedly why. since the
Italians were able to bring the F-14
so speedily to the surface, approxi
mately as good time was impossible
in the case of the S-4, in which event
at least a part of the latter craft’s
crew would have been saved.
The fact that the F-14's personnel
all perished, due to the leakage of
sea water into her hull and the forma
tion of a suffocating gas through
the mixture with sulphuric acid in
her batteries, has no bearing on the
tragedy of the S-4. it is pointed out.
inasmuch as members of the Ameri
can ship's company are known to
have survived for several days after
the mishap which sent her to the bot
tom of the Atlantic.
• • o
To begin with, as American sub
marine authorities sum up a com
parison of the two accidents—
The S-4 was on a practice cruise
alone.
The F-14 was taking pari, with
many other ships of war. in maneu
vers off the Italian naval base of
Pola.
Time was unavoidably lost in find
ing the S-4 on the seabed, and still
more was lost in bringing salvage
vessels to the spot.
The F-14 was located by aero
planes. from above, in approximately
an hour after she had been sunk
and salvage equipment was at hand
for an immediate start on operations.
• • •
The F-14 was less than ope-third
the S-4’s weight and consequently
required far less power to lift.
The former had also gone down
by the stern. That end of the hull
was driven into the bot:tom of the
Adriatic, but the bow inclined up
ward at an angle of about 46 degrees,
leaving most of the hull free—some
what, as it was described, like an
arrow, held fast by the point, but
otherwise swaying to and fro.
The passing of cables under the
boat was • simple performance, un
der the circumstances.
The S-4 had settled so far into the
ocean bed by the time divers reached
her that the only method of passing
chains beneath her was by a slow,
difficult and dangerous process of
submarine tunnelling. Even so. the
suction of the oos# upon the ship’s
bulk was tremendous—probably far
in excess of her deadweight.
• a * . ,
Both the Americans and the Italians
had bad weather conditions to com
bat.
, The Italians were able, however, to
mobilise an adequate number of
large craft to form a ring around the
pontoons engaged in the lifting opera
tion, affording them considerable pro
tection. The Americans had no such
fleet available.
The Adriatic, too. is practically
without tides, which are high and
erratic off the New England coast.
• * •
That American naval officers are
not altogether satisfied with their
salvage equipment, as tried out at
the time of the S-4’a lots, may per
haps be surmised from the fact that
extensive additions ere being made to
it now.
That the Italians* rescue parapher
nalia is not always and everywhere 1
so conveniently within reach as it
happened to be in the latest instance
—of the F-14—is possibly to be in
ferred from the circumstance that net
a trace ever has been found of their
submarine Sebaatiano Veniero, lost
somewhere off Sicily in August. 1926,
with 60 men on board.
Upon one point practically all navy
men are agreed—
That the safety devices so freely
suggested for submarines nearly all
would detract from these vessels*
military serviceability and, in many
cases, would actually be exceedingly
dangerous In time of war.
N®w Y®irk L®tte |
NEW YORK. Sept. 4.—The same
clannishness which is common to
Americans in every country of the
globe, is to be found among natives
of various states and cities in New
York. New York has a state so
ciety for nearly every state, with
native sons and daughters of this
section or that meeting regularly to
keen alive their native associations.
Frequently groups of former resi
dents of this state or that will be
found gathered in one section of
New York in a community much like
the colonies formed by foreigners
in the city.
A girl radio artist from Tusca
loosa who has been singing in New
York radio programs was given pub
licity in one of the afternoon pa
pers. Within two days she heard
from more than two doxen persons
from Tuscaloosa, most of whom
lived within a fern- blocks of each
other in New York.
• * •
Fewer than 10 per cent of the
visitors to the Woolworth tower are
regular residents of New York, the
manager of the tower concessions
estimates.
Probably that percentage goes for
the rest of the New York sight*
which interest visitors from other
places most. New Yorkers never
see them.
• * •
The New York detective invariably
is depicted in the movies as a
strenuous-appearing or heavy-bel
litd individual with a bull neck and
leather face.
Well. H. F. Cordes. probably tha
most famous detective of the New
York police department among mem
bers of the forea and police report
As they paused in a traffic jam, Tony
put his arm around her and gave her
a comradely squeese. “I’m awfully
keen about you, you know, Weel,
here's Forty-second. Shall I take
you to your apartment, or where?"
“The apartment, if you don’t mind.
East Sixty-firat—-if it’* not out of
your way.”
“Nothing to speak of. I’ve got a
dinner engagement at half-past six,
hut there’s plenty of tim* ”
When they drew up at the curb,
Jane sprang out, then turned to her
companion with a smile.
“Do you like spaghetti au diable?”
■he asked.
“Never tasted any. But it sounds
like hot stuff."
“Come around to dinner, some
night, and 111 make you some.*
“You're on.** Tony raised his hst.
“See you in the morning."
er«. is • man of boyishly-sligbt
build who looks lika a Wall Street
clerk. He was too small to be a
patrolmen, but got an appointment
as detective after passing the course
in the police training school with
high honors. His favorite pastime
is. and no fooling, reading detective
stories.
• • a
Incidentally, the equivalent of the
newspaper “morgue" it being creat
ed by all movie producers. They
sre recording and filing away for
future usa everything from the
noise of airplane motors to pig
saueals. Thus when a picture calls
for a plana leaving the field, or for
a close-up of a barnyard, records
from the •■morgue” can b# playad
in tha studio and the sound b« di
rectly transmitted to the film of
the scene.
• • •
Ordinarily I have no complaint
with the way the rich dispose of
their money (they don’t try to tell
me what I shall do with mine!) but
I can’t belp feeling like somebody
ought to do something when f learn
of a rich woman who spends $50,000
a year on her lap dog (one does)
or a man who wears an article of
clothing, whether it he dresa suit,
shoes, silk hit or diamond tiepin,
only once before throwing it away
or passing it to a servant. And I
feel like going down and buying a
copy of the American Mercury to
give to the poor when I get a
glimpse of a woman with evening
slippers with gem-studded heels
(not mere brilliants) and mocking
bird feather uppera, prica $5,000 a
pair. ________________
As ha drove off, J*ne watched him
with glowing eyes. They had been
associated at the studio, daily, for
months; now, for the first time, she
ceased to think of him as a director,
and began to consider him as a man.
The consideration, for the moment,
took the form of an arithmetical cal
culation. Waa it possible for a man
af thirty-five to find happiness in tha
love of a girl of twenty, or was the
gulf too wide? She went up to her
rooms without finding an answer to
the question.
(TO BE CONTINUED)
METAL IN LUNG It YEARS
PUTNEY, Eng.—When WTi!liam
Tibbie died suddenly er. •fftopaj: re
vealed in his lung a piece of .^■.ell
i that wounded him in 1915 at Vimy
' Ridge.

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