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Safeguarding the Investor
A. A. Berle, Jr., a member of the Rooseveltian “brain
trust” writes in the current issue of the American Bank
ers Association Journal that investment bankers should
form a sort of “committee of public safety” to scrutinize
all investment banking proposals from the standpoint of
public interest and to oppose all such transactions of
which it did not approve.
In the same issue, a Massachuetts banker objects to
the plan on the ground that while such a committee would
have little trouble in passing on really high-grade issues
or in rejecting issues of a frankly suspicious character,
“it would have great difficulty in passing on the mass of
securities between these extremes, because the final de
termination of their investment value would always rest
in the future.”
Here, it seems, is a slight misconception of the case.
Certainly no committee could be wise enough to say that
any given security issue will always be worth 100 cents
on the dollar. The investor must always face a certain
element of risk. What such a committee could do is make
certain that securities were issued in the proper manner,
based on sound assets and put on the market with all es
sential faSts made public.'
The ‘Hit-Skip* Driver
Every newspaper in every city in America has occa
sion every so often to record the activities of the “hit
skip” motorist—the driver who hits a pedestrian or an
other car and then speeds away without stopping to make
his identity known or to see how much damage he has
And every case of that kind emphasizes anew the
need for a strict license code and an adequate highway
patrol under which it would be possible, first, to catch
such drivers, and second, to rule them permamently off
the road.
The driver who fails to stop after an accident proves
that he is not to be trusted on the highways with a car.
If we are ever to cut down our shocking toll of motor
accidents we must find some effective way of getting the
“hit-skip” chap out from behind the steering wheel for
The President’s Vacation
Seldom have the old and the new types of sea travel
been more sharply contrasted than was the case during
President Roosevelt’s rec.ent vacation trip to Campobello
The northward trip was made by .sailboat. George
Washington himself, if he had been so minded, could
have made that trip in almost exactly the same way. His
schooner wouldn’t have been stocked with canned goods
and it wouldn't have been trailed by destroyers, but in
essentials it would have been the same sort of boat,
handled in exactly the same way.
But the homeward trip, made via the cruiser Indian
apolis, was the last word in modern sea travel. No ship
afloat is kept as religiously up to date as a warship, and
the Indianapolis is the newest of the new. Had the pres
ident come back on the new airship Macon itself, his
homeward trip would hardly have differed more from
that leisurely cruise on the Amberjack II.
The World At
a Glance
If the public has any impression
that Wall Street has been dis
pleased with President Roosevelt’s
monetary policy, the public is
wrong. The Wall Street crowd is
with him. His policy means rising
prices. But the international bank
ers are not with him. They picture
world chaos.
Chief adviser to the president.
Bernard M. Baruch* is a long
time investment banker who be
lieves in a managed currency.
What form of managed currency
President Roosevelt may try is not
known. But it is believed to be the
form long advocated by Prof. Irving
Fisher of Yale—the index dollar,
the dollar based on a selected
group of commodities, and to move
up and down with them, not pull
away from them.
• • •
Railroads are learning to do
litlte things for the public—to save
the public that remains.
The New York Central has Issued
an order to permit the checking of
empty trunks, in order to aid com
mercial travelers.
And golf clubs, fishing tackle and
other sports paraphernalia will be
carried free.
The road also ordered, recently,
that two or more small packages,
or an umbrella and a suitcase
securely fastened, should be check
ed in parcel rooms for the price
of one article.
• c •
Railroad Improvements already
authorized are to be pushed. Traf
fic is beginning to tax the lines
which have economized on equip
ments repairs.
The Pennsylvania, which has its
equipment in good shape, has di
rected that a new electrified tun
nel under Baltimore be pushed.
Electrification between Baltimore
and Washington also is to be
finished this year.
• * •
Not only banks but large corpora
tions are finding surplus cash a
burden—especially since, under the
new banking law banks mev not
pay interest on d%’nahcl d# roils.
The Pennsylvania railroad could
have paid cff its entire loan from
the Reconstruction Finance corpo
ration instead of a part of it. It
would have saved money so do
ing—but decided to conserve cash
at a loss.
The Roosevelt administration
plans to recognize Russia by de
grees. in the meantime opening all
possible avenues of trade. Financ
ing by the Reconstruction Finance
corporation to ^permit the immedi
ate sale of 60.000 to 80.000 bales
of American cotton to Russia is
looked upon as a prelude to other
deals. Soviet representatives are
said to be informed of the Roose
velt administration's process of
“gradual recognition.”
• • •
Stocks in London have reached
their highest level since 1930. That
may indicate that the rise in New
York is not entirely due to dep
reciation of the dollar. The Lon
don rise, however, may be due to
the flight of capital to England,
which financiers again look upon
as the most stable country.
American banks show the strong
est cash position of any time in
their history. (Of course, one speaks
only of the banks that are open.
They now have all the money—the
closed banks have little or none—
which is a distressing situation for
depositors who chose the wrong
Otto Kahn. Wall Street banker,
testified he paid no income tax
for three years. Well, if J. P.
Morgan can get by with that, it is
only reasonable to suppose that
Otto can.
Federal prohibition bureau didn't
even wait until July l economies
became effective to fire Andy Vol
stead. Maybe Andy feels sorer
than ever now about rushing the
Nation's champion boy saxophon
ist. who lives in Lakewood, Ohio,
explains he always shuts the doors
and windows of his home bf.fo.-e
practicing, as a matter of courtesy
to his neighbors. Uh, huh—courtesy
or safety?
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New York

NEW YORK.—As a rather hu
morous commentary on modern
husbands: George Palmer Putnam,
busy in New York while his wife,
j Amelia Earhart, was flying to the
coast and back in connection with
the National Air Races, was mis
taken about' the particular mid
night on which she was to take
off on her return trip.
The minute he woke up the next
morning, he picked up the bedside
phone and called the United Press
to see if they could tell him how
she had made out and where she
was at the time he was speaking.
They told him she would take off
the next night at midnight.
Downstairs he found a wire from
her, corroborating the newspaper
A month ago Miss Earhart made
an unofficial flight which was im
portant to her, however. A cousin
of hers in Cleveland raises blooded
Irish setters and offered her one
if she would come and collect. So
Amelia stepped into the family
“bus,” flew out and brought him
back. They christened him “Der
ry,” after Londonderry, Ireland,
where she landed on her solo
flight across the Atlantic.
They have one other pet, a ca
nary, “Warren.’ When Putnam left
the publishing firm of Brewer and
Warren, the partners gave him and
Miss Earhart a pair of canaries
for a wedding present. They named
the canaries for their donors. In
time, however, “Brewer" laid an
egg and thus became “Mrs. Brew
er.” The egg was a dud and finally
“Mrs. Brewer” went to her eternal
* • •
Editor Turns Artist
Ray Long, noted editor and
publisher, out in Tahiti since last
summer, is emulating Gaugin and
taking up oil pointing in a big
way. Last week Leon Gordon, dis
tinguished rrtist who did the se
ries of paintings of the “twelve
greatest American women.” and
who is an old friend of Long’s,
shipped a huge box of supplies to
the editor-artist in Tahiti.
• * •
Count Ferdinand Kabus. popular
Polish member of New York’s so
ciety. is one famous gourmet who
'never lowers himself to ordinary
food. He “shops around,” before
giving a dinner. Not for price,
however. He shops for “imagina
tion in food.” He sits down, writes
a note to all the maitre-d hotels of
the places he likes best, stating how
many guests he will have and how
much he will nay for the dinner.
They all submit their ideas of the
best menus he could have. He goes
over all the answers carefully and
picks his place.
Rene Black, of the Waldorf-As
toria roof garden, planned a menu
for the count's dinner last week.
He served Bignenen (an appetizer
concocted from caviar and crab
meat); Eges Mcusseline Lavilliere;
Breast o! Guinea Hen. Divorces,
Field Salad (made of fetusia. which
looks exactly like clover leaves but
has a taste all its own) with Lau
rentine dressing. For dessert there
were Pancakes, a la mode Du
Conbent. and then Arabian Cof
fee, Angustura.
All-embracing Names
In the New York telephone di
rectory. there is one Hugger (he’s
a doctor!); one Petter (Isadore,
furs); and four Neckers (two are
undertakers and two are builders
and decorators for churches).
The major problem is to get peo
ple back to work. If we can do that,
we can get out of the hole we are
—Gen. Hugh S. Johnson, industrial
recovery’ administrator.
• • •
We have nothing to fear in this
country from a dictatorship; it can
not live here.
—Alfred E. Smith.
■ • •
Marriage, after all. is a sincere
effort to obtain and give happiness.
If at first you don’t succeed you
should be permitted to try. try’ again.
—John Barrymore, actor.
• •
Intolerance is a matter of ignor
ance. So is tolerance.
—Dr. Max Kunitz, psychiatrist.
Exactly as the speed of modern
life has affected adults who show in
the very lines of their faces the
siress and strain under which they j
labor, so also are there found today
in most schools, camps and homes
considerable numbers of children
who are best described by the single
work “nervous."
In discussing nervousness in chil
dren, the British specialist, Dr. Hec
tor C. Cameron, points out that
sometimes serious mental reactions
develop from relatively simple sour
ces. All children occasionally refuse
food; most children will at some time
be wakeful and refuse sleep. An
occasional occurrence of this char
acter may not be serious. If, how
ever, it is repeated day after day,
the eventual result is the develop
ment of disorders whih may take
long and careful treatment.
• • •
The mental habits of the child
may reflect the attitude of the par
ents. Parents who haw children
that constantly crv are not infre
quently parents who cannot toler
ate the crying of children. In such
instances, the child finds in its cry
ing opportunity to develop extra
ordinary interest on the part of its
Again. Dr. Cameron points out,
parents who have children at school
and who constantly receive letters
from the child saying that it Is un
happy and asking to be taken out
of school, are parents who are them
selves made unhappy and miserable
by the receipt of such letters, and
who have not succeeded in hiding
this fact from the child.
In an earlier era parents decided
and children obeyed. In the modern
era the behavior of the child is a
co-operative arrangement with the
parents in which most of the mater
ial for bargaining is in possession
of the child.
• • •
Dr. Cameron finds the small fam
ily partially responsible for some of
the modem difficulties. The child
who is the only child is most difi
cult to train to social behavior .
In developing self-confidence in
the child, because self-confidence is
largely associated with freedom from
fear, one must not too greatlv stress
his failures and must participate
with delight In his successes. Try to
build up the reputation of the child
in the qualities that you desire him
to possess. If you would have him
bo strong, take delight in his grow
ing strength.
Movie Sidelights
Colorful, different in its back
ground and import from the usual
run of romances, “Storm at Day
break-’ shews at the Capitol Thea
tre today and Wednesday.
The love story is a particularly
fascinating one, depicting the
struggle of a woman between loy
alty to her husband, old, enough
to be her father, and love for a
dashing young cavalry officer.
Kay Francis as the woman torn
between loyalty and devotion plays
her role with a passionate ardor.
Nils Asther does the best work of
his career as the cavalry officer
who is forced to turn on his best
friend, and Walter Huston, as the
husband, has a difficult role which
he carries to superb heights in his
final stirring scene of self-sacrifice,
County Court-at-Law
Filed; Eagle Pass Lumber Co., vs.
Fred Rusteberg, Jr., suit on prom
issory note; Spencer-Sauer Lumber
Co., vs. Joe Yoeman, et al, suit on
promissory note: Spencer-Sauer
Lumber Co., vs. Joe Yoeman, suit
on promissory note.
Probate Court
Filed: Henry T. Phelps, Jr., de
ceased, administration.
Marriage intentions filed: Pedro
Longorlo and Refugia Chavez. La
Legua Alazana ranch; Gustavo de
la Puente and Evangellna Olivarez,
Santa Rosa; Gregorio Gomez, Puer
to Rico ranch, and Narcisa Gal
van. La Legua Alagana ranch; Rey
es Trevino and Angelitij Jl'Jlva,
Santa Maria; Pedro Ramirez and
Maria Hernandez, Brownsville; T.
L. Irwin and Junie Stubbs, Ran
Marriage licenses Issued; Manuel
Today’s Radio Features
TUESDAY, JULY 18 (Central and Eastern Standard Time)
Note—A-l programs to key and basic chains or groups thereof unless speci
fied; coast to coast (c to c) designation includes all available stations.
urograms subject to change. P. M.
(Daylight Time One Hour Later)
BASIC — East: weaf wlw weel wtlc
wjar wtag wcsli wfi wlit wfbr wrc wgy
wben wcao wtam wwj wsai; Midwest:
wmaq wcfl ksd woc-who wow wdaf
wibr. kstp webc wday wfyr ckgw cfcf
SOUTH — tvrva wptf wwnc wig wjax
wfla-wsun wiod wsm wmc wsb wapi
wjdx wsmb kvoo wky wfaa wbap kpre
woai ktbs kths
MOUNT AIN—koa kdyl kgir kghl
COAST — kgo kfi kgw komo khq kpo
kfsd ktar kgu
Cent. East.
2:30— 3:30—Sorqs by Jane Pickens
2:45— 3:45—Lady Next Door—also cst
3:00— 4:C'J—Melodic Thoughts, Orch.
3:30— 4:30—Schirmer Schmidt, Pianos
3:45— 4:45—Nursery Rhymes—also c
4:00— 5:00—Dinner Concert—also cst
4:30— 5:30—Weekly Hymn Sing—to c
4:45— 5:45—Helen Ward, Vocalist—to
5:00— C:00—Mountaineers—weaf only
5:15— 6:15—Wm. Scotti’s Orchestra
5:45— 6:45—The Goldbergs, Serial Act
6:00— 7:00—Sanderson-Crumit, Sonos
6:3C— 7:30—Wayne King’s Orchestra
7:00— 8:00—Ben Bernie and the Lads
7:30— 8:30—Taylor Holmes—cst to cst
8:00— 9:00—National Heroes—also cst
8:30— 9:30—Radio Forum—also coast
9;C0—10:00—Jack Denny’s Orchestra
—Ia,kie Picture Time. Skit
12:9°—11:C0—Ralph Kirbery, Baritone
L1:9iT-tlarold Stern’s Orchestra
10:30—1"! :30—Dance Orchestra — east;
Ben Bernie—repeat for coast
DASIC—East: wabc wade woko wcao
ab wnac wgr wkbw wkrc whk cklw
wdre wcau wip wjas wean wfbl wspd
wjsv Midwest: wbbm wgn wfbm kmbe
kmox wowo whas
EAST & CANADA—wpg whp wlbw
wnec wlbz wfea wore wicc efrb ckac
DIXIE—wgst wsfa wbrc wqam wdod
klra wrec wlac wdsu wtoc krld wrr
ktrh ktsa waro koma wdbo wodx wbt
wdae wb:g wtar wdbj wwva wmbg wsjs
MIDWEST—wcah wmbd wtaq wkbh
kiab wlsn ksej wlbw kfh wmt wnax
wkbn weno
MOUNTAIN—kvor klz koh ksl
COAST—khj koin kgb kfre kol kfpy
kvl kfbk krrj kwg kern kdb kgmb
Cent. East
2:00— 3:00—U. S. Navy Band—to c
2:3C— 3:30—Roundtowners—also coast
2:45— 3:45—Memories Garden—also c
3:15— 4:15—Fred Berrens Or.—also o
3:30— 4:30—Skippy, Sketch—east on
ly; Between the Bookends—west
Cent. East.
3:45— 4:45—George Hall Orches.—tn c
4:00— 5:00—Reis and Dunn—also cst
4:15— 5:15—Barney Rapp Orch.—to c
4:30— 5:30—Barney Rapp Orchestra—
east only; Skippy—midwest repeat
4;45— 5:45—Betty Bartheil—to coast
5:00— 6:00—H. V. Kaltenborn—to c
5:15— 6:15—Jack Denny Orch.—wabc;
Gypsy Nina—chain
5:30— 6:30—The Road Reporter—east:
Westphal Orch.—midwest
5:45— 6:45—Boake Carter, Talk—ba
sic only; The Midwesterners—west
6:00— 7:00—Mary Eastman—cst to cst
6:30— 7:30—Kate Smith, Songs—ba
sic; John Kelvin, Tenor—Dixie
6:46— 7:45—Novelty Rhythms—also c
7;C0— 8:00—Drama—wabc only; Male
7:15— 8:15—Westphal’s Orch—c to c
7:30— 8:30—Nino Martini, Tenor—to c
8:00— 9:00—Calif. Melodies—c to cst
8:45— 9:45—Light Opera Gems—c to c
9:15—10:15—Little Jack Little—to c
9:30—10:30—Isham Jones Orch.—c to e
10:00—11:00—Glen Gray Orches.—c to c
10:30—11:30—Ozzie Nelson Orch.—c to c
11:00—2:00—Dance Hour—wabc only
BASIC — East: wjz wbz-wbza wbal
wham kdka wgar wjr wlw wayr wmal;
Midwest: wcky why kfkx we nr wis
kw'k kwcr koil wren wmacj kso
wioa Kstp webc wday kfyr ckgw cfcf
SOUTH — wrva wptl wwnc wis wjax
wfla-wsun wiod wsm wmc W’sb wapi
wjdx wsmb kvoo wky wfaa wbap kprc
woai ktbs kths
MOUNTAIN—koa kdyl kgir kghl
PACIFIC COAST — kgo kfi kgw komo
khq kpo kfsd ktar
Cent. East.
2:45— 3:45—To Be Announced
3:00— 4:00—Sherman Orches.—also c
|;30— 4:30—The Singing Lady—east
3:45— 4:45—Orphan Annie—east oniy
4:00— 5:00—Reggie Childs Orchestra
4:30— 5:30—Kathryn Newman, Songs
4:45— 5:45—Lowell Thomas—e only
5:00— 6:00—Amos ’n’ Andy—east only
5:15— 6:15—Radio in Education—to c
5:45— 6:45—Ray Heatherton, Baritone
6:00— 7:00—The Crime Clues Mystery
f:}0— 7:30— Adventures in Health
S:’5— 7:45—Floyd Gibbons on the Air
—Lewisohn Stadium Con.
3:30— 9;00—Music Memories & Poet
3=33——‘‘M'ss Lilia,” Radio Play
9:00—10:00—The Poet Prince — east:
Amos ’n’ Andy—repeat for west
9:15—10:15 — Pickens Sisters Trio—
„ .£as1; eloyd Gibbons—midwest rpt
9:30—10:30—The Mastersingers—to c
9-45—10:45—Health Adventures—c rpt
10:00—11:00—Mills Musical Playboys
10:30—11:30—Mark Fisher's Orchestra
Coronado and Maria Guerrero, bos
Fresn-os; Hans Eckel, Brownsville,
and Katherine Murphy, San An
tonio; Robert E. Noe, Rio Hondo,
and Annetta Morgan, San Benito.
South American naturalist re
ports the discovery of fish that
bark like do^s, but a/ angler
friend assures us there are no
barking fish in this country—arid
vdry few that bite.
r 1 - - ■■■■- - ■ ■■ —
- Barbs _
A minister of Mansfield, Ohio,
recently set new record by playing
150 holes of golf in a single day.
Apparently and attempt to show
that the game oould be made more
• • •
Primo Chmera, the new heavy
weight champ, has considerable
difficulty in trying to speak Er.;
lish. JacK Sharkey discovered,
however, that Priino has no trou
ble in talking with his hands.
• • •
Announcement that a California
nudist colony plans to produce a
play causes one to wonder what
they will wear at dress rehears*^
Billy Sunday must feel terrioiy
disappointed. The greatest revival
the country ever knea- Is now an
der way and he isn’t leari-ng It.
New York after year* abroad,
falls In love with ELINOR STAF
FORD . He la 3.1 and she U 20.
Elinor returns his nlfection but
her Jcnloaw scheming mother.
LIDA STAFFORD, breaks up the
romance by convincing Barrett
that Elinor was only flirting with
nor’s nunt. dies and. to the de
spair of the relatives, leaves her
entire fortune to Barrett. Lida
Stafford has been flirting with
learns she will not divorce her
hisshnnd. B E N T W E L L STAF
FORD, he shoots Bent well. It is
uncertain whether the wounded
man will live or die.
Barrett does not want Miss
Ella’s money but can not give It
hack to the rightful inheritors
because of their pride. Suddenly
a plan comes to hint. He tells
Elinor that If she will marry him
and live In his home for a year
he will give her the entire sum
to divide between her relatives.
The ceremony Is set for next
day. With her mother, Elinor
goes to the Church.
JN the vestibule Barrett waited
with Dick Radnor. Dick was
aervous, having left Marcia in
tears. She wept so easily these
lays, wept when nothing at all had
Happened to make her unhappy.
Barrett looked as if he would
;ladly have given 51000 for a deep
puff of a cigaret. He had never
been, he ealized, more shaken or
uncertain of himself. But when he
saw Elinor he forgot himself. She
had lost colo- and her smile was
forced yet she was lovely, as al
ways. Truly and beautifully
He moved toward her quickly to
draw her away from the group to a
small, dimly lit arm of the vesti- j
bule running across the front of j
the church. *
“It will bo all over in no time
now,” he promised as lightly as he
could. “Palmer said it was only a
matter of a few minutes and then
ione for life—” ,
Lord, why tyid he said that—
about It being done for life?
She looked her gratitude. “I
can’t think why I’m so nervous!” j
she confessed.
“We’ll go home," he said, “and
nave a decent luncheon and forget j
he whole business. Meantime, ]
minor, you’ll have to look a little !
aappier. Can you m^mge it?"
She tried to, smiling. “How’s
that?” he heard her whisper.
“A bit better.”
“i'll do my best I want you to
know—I’ll trv to do my best—al
T know that!" he answered al- ;
most harshly and, for the moment. I
ne did. Lida drew near to say
•risply, “Doctor Palmer is waiting.
I think—"
They were married in one of the
small chapels where Dick, after a
vord from the verger, led the small
group nervously. The blended
lights from a stained-glass window
shone down on Elinor.
Bessie whispered, with a catch of
oreath, “Did you ever see anyone
so swee and lovely?” as she
mopped her -yes with an already
moist handkerchief.
• • •
r IDA remembered her own mar
riage to Bentwell and bow she
lad had to remind herself not to
show her scorn of him. She had
thought, of course, that Miss Ella
Sexton would immediately settle
“something decent" on Bentwell,
her neph.w. She bad, Lida knew,
been a fooL All the years of lying
to the old woman had gone for
naught. But of course now things
would be different.
“I wll--" Elinor wMuposod,
hdad bent.
“I will," came strongly, If not
quite steadily, from Barrett. Then
it was over! Barrett stooped to kiss
his wife. Arthur Palmer gave bis
stole to an acolyte and stepped
from the chancel as a triend and
not a clergyman.
Elinor, oddly dizzy, clung to Bar
rett. He felt her dependence,
flushed more deeply.
“Of course we’H ail bare htoeh
together," said Lida.
Barrett smiled quite naturally.
“Sorry to bear out the old theory
of mothers and soos-in-law," be
said, “but of course we won’t.
“We’re going to skip. Aren’t we?”
he ended with a tenderness that
was not masqueraded, as he turned
his head toward Elinor.
“I think—considering everything
—” she answered with an effort—
“that Barry and I will run on—
now. I’ll look in to see father this
afternoon," she added.
“And we’ll make up for K by har
ing a real party for you ail some
day when we can celebrate," Bar
rett added.
He put his hand over Elinor's
and pressed it reassuringly. She
was so very young, he realized with
a rise of tenderness. Dimly he
heard the good wishes that were
theirs. With stoic stiffening he
suffered Lida’s dramatically deliv
ered kiss. And at last they were
alone in his car, piloted by Hut
“Well!" Barrett murmured after
a sigh, turning toward her. “Feel
ing better?”
“Yes,” shyly. "Are you?"
"I’m a new man. Will you
* m m
TTE found cigarets and held his
lighter to hers, laughing sud
denly to see how her hand shook.
"Still badly knocked," he said.
“You’re trembling."
She nodded. “But I*m not un
comfortable," she stated. “I’m—ab
surdly at ease—considering."
He also was at ease, he realised.
He said slowly, “Odd. isn’t it? I
feel the same way."
They were silent for a space
Then Barrett asked, “Your bags
were sent to my—our home?"
“Yes. There are a few trunks on
the way, too. I hope I won’t be a
great bother.”
“Oh. no! And you’ll remember
my promise to make it as easy for
you as possible?"
“Yes, thank you."
The car came to a standstill.
They were at home. Barrett
opened the door before Hutten
could reach it. Higgins admitted
them, bowing low and tremulous
from excitement. Elinor smiled
and. rather shyly, spoke a tew
words to the butler. His eyes
brimmed as he murmured. “Thank
you. Mrs. Colvin—•
He was going to be able to love
her. he saw, as he had hoped he
“We’re home," mid Barrett.
"Oh. I like «!" A sudden mg
of consciousness made Elinor apeak
in an undertone.
“Even that hat reokT"
"Yes.” she Insisted. "It mates
me think of New Year’s calls sad
people getting ready to po to Sar
That's exactly the reason l"ws
kept It," he said, wondering at
her understanding and warmed kg
it. "Bat anything." he added
quickly, "that you don’t Mke cna
be changed."
"But I think everything toote
so pleasant,” she stated. Soom
day she would teH him that k
was a relief to get away from
Lida’s self-conscious "modern"
furnishings into the soMdneas at
the oM and the feettng that a
family had lived happily aasaag
things they knew.
• * e
W| THINK,1' Barrett said new.
"that Higgins has had yosr
bags taken upstairs. Map I show
you ttie way?"
"I think you’d bettaa. don’t
you?" she answered as aha looted
after Higgins who was wal dowa
the long hall.
"There's a landtag and an m
tea step at the bead of the state
I want you to be careful to a
member it. I can’t hare my tel
ustrade all chipped ap ky yoar
falling around!”
He couldn’t remember whea he
had felt so yonng, so Inc lined In
foolish jest, so happy.
She laughed. He had the power
she was learning, to take trow
her all feeling of restraint.
"I do like yoar house,” sb
said over her shoulder. aosna«
"It’s your house also,” he re
minded her. "Your room open*
Into mine as well as into ths hail,
he told her stiffly as they reashed
the npper hall. “The door has a
key on your side—but during tb
day I think it would be best t
keep It open. 1 don’t want eve
the servants—”
“I understand. I—I don’t nee^
tne Key—
"Thank you.” he answered low
He pushed the door op«a an,
she stepped into the room—it
prettiest room, she thought, tha
she had ever seen, it was ga'
with soft, rose chintaes and com
fortable with deep chairs. Ther<
were two capacioas empty book
shelves on either side of a »r*
place, a paddle-topped English ir
guard around the hearth, sma
tables, a desk, a telephone guard
ed by a Florentine cabinet. Ion#,
mirrors, soft net at the windows
a chaise longue.
“When did yon do this?” ah*
asked wonderingiy. "Or have it
done?” It waa obviously sc*
entranclngly fresh. The rug wa.
so soft beneath her feet. Thet>
were pillows, many pillows aao
all so pretty.
“Last night." he answered. “Or
rather since yesterday nooa. It
was a rush order so you may—1
suppose yon must—find man'
things missing."
She said with childish wonder
and pleasure. “It's lovely!"
He bad not meant to bat ae
could cot help taking her aanu
to hold between his. “1 want you
to be as bappy as you css be—
here with me." be said soberi?
(To Be UosUsecdi

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