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CHAPTER 51 A WEEK LATER Rickey opened hi , eyes and looked up at the crim ed canopy. "Where am I?” he cslced. The nurse said gently, “Your sister brought >ou here. It is much better than the hospital. She thought you would like it.' ••1 do like it." Rickey said, and went ro sleep. When he wakened he said. "This is a wonderful icfom.” The lamps were lighted and his eyes roamed about, seeing the dull gold of a screen, the black wood of a Jacobean chest; and when his sister came to sit beside him. he asked. “Whose bed am 1 in?" Her heart almost stopped beating, but she smiled at him. “We found— a furnished apartment." '•But who —who is paying for it?” She had an answer. "Rickey, we’ve g,ild the house at Annapolis.” Mary Lee came now every day to K-e Rickey. She sat by his bed and talked to him. He seemed glad to have her. She was the only oite to whom he spoke of Marty. Mary Lee seemed to understand better than anj of the others. "She loved me,'’ lie would say. **"l know that. She would have nu. /ied me if l had had Anthony Bleecker’s money.” ‘if i were a man 1 wouldn’t want a woman who thought about money." • All of them think of it." "1 don’t, if the man 1 love, loved me, I'd follow him in rags to the end of the earth." Rickey turned on his elbow and looked at her. “The man you love? Are you In love, too. Mary Lee?” “Yes. But he doesn't care—" “Why doesn’t lie care?" "Because lie’s a fool," Mary Lee blazed. "Oh, I’m not going to talk about him. Rickey. I can’t. Only you might as well know you’re not the only one who suffers.” Rickey lay back on his pillows and considered Mar> Lee's charms. “I don't see why *»«■. shouldn’t care. You’re pretty enough when It comes to that." “Oh, am I?" cried Mary Lee, her cheeks still flaming. “Did you ever stop to think that I’m something more than pretty, Rickey?” "You are a lot of things that are attractive,” Rickey rmiled at her. Mary Lee leaned forward a little. "I'm intelligent enough to know what I can do, and that's what I want to talk about. 01 want you to write a play for me, Rickey." He sat up. "A play?” "Yes. Rickey, do you remember my little song about the Chinese girl find the temple bells? Well. I’ve been (rovernment Control For All Business Is Nearing Babson Discusses National Recovery Act and Calls Pro. cess Now Under Way an Economic Revolution; Great Social Reforms Involved in Changes BY KOGER W. BABSON, Copyright 1933, Publishers Finan cial Bureau. Bobson Park, Mass., July 14. The liaiional recovery act ashers in the greatest economic and social change *“ the history of the United States. F(-w people realize the far-reaching importance of present day events. To a certain degree, business in the Unit t'i States is today experiencing a re volution comparable with the Russian economic revolution of 1920-21 and the Italian economic revolution under Mussolini, if the recovery program is successful and is continued after two years, this county will have embark ed upon an experiment of regulated or controlled capitalism which no other country in the world has at tempted. If it is not continued, then we will either give “rugged indvi dualhm”, another trial, or we will turn directly to Fascism in the footsteps of Italy (Germany. Higher /Wage* and Tlighter Prices. The powers granted under the are far-reaching. Not only «an government dictate the amqunt of goods which each manufacturer* ,may produce and what price he may change hut it also a 1 0ag step toward T h control, of labor poifcles. This is 'he first time in our history that the Federal government has placed its of ficial tseal on collective bargaining, minimum wages and elimination of child labor. Many manufacturers fear that this complete change of policy wiil allow labor to get the upper hand Fersorfhaly, I do not have these fears, for three reasons. First, organized labor is so bureaucratic that it will be two yaets before it can wake up and organize to take advantage of the N. F A. Second, I believe that in the long rpn labor must prosper if busi AVOID THE RUSH • —By Buying Now-!- . . Tobacco Curing Barn Supplies Flues—Complete Sets Thermometers Lime and Brick Flue Eyes Lanterns F lue Repairs Tobacco Twine 5-V Galvanized Roofing Our Prices Are STILL Depression Prices Legg-Parham Co. thinking of this— it pnaod into a queer, o “ml a i»t of color. You,! sce what I mean in a minute." 1 Bhe caught up his dressing "-own wdnch lay at the foot of the bed-the black „„„ with , he drew t around her. Then, with his medicine glass and the medicine hot ties tinkling an occasional accom-" Poem me ßi'it S H '* aV * * of the poem. But it was more than a read, mg, it was a reincarnation. She saw «he had his attention. Her voice kept to its insistent, tragic note; she used as a background the gold screen, and *}'.? h £ d l f d U P her head in a black silk handkerchief. Her face was powdered to a ghastly paleness. As she took one pose after another she was no longer Occidental but ’ori ental. When at last she finished on a minor note and lay crumpled up on the rug, Rickey cried, "it’s marvel ous. Where did you get the idea Mary Lee?” "Out of my own head. But you must write it. People want novelty, and you and I must give it to them together. I've the money to get it started.” "Why should I use your money?’ 1 And then Mary Lee said a startling tiling. J want you to use my money so that you can get even with Marty Van Duyne." "Get even?" “Yes; 1 hate her." He stared. "You hate her? Why?" "Because she hurt you, Rickey." She was not looking at him now. She stood very still beside the bed Suddenly Rickey laid his hand oven hers. His heart was sore. The doration in Mary Leo’s eyes soothed and comforted him. Rickey’s convalescence was slow, but his illness had done this for him: it hud dulled, as it were, the edge of the agony of his parting from Marty. There were days when ho was still swept by the thought of it and lay beaten and bruised in his bed, days when it was difficult to rouse him, days when even the doc tor was discouraged. But gradually thiugs grew bettor, and at last he sat up in a big chair in his room, and Mary Lee, coming in, found him with a pencil in his hand and a pad of paper on his in valid’s table. "I’m writing the play, Mary Lee,” he said. “Listen." He read to her what he had writ ten and made her go over it with him. She learned the lines quickly, and they rehearsed the scene, with Mary Lee again in the butterfly dressing gown and the black handkerchief. When at last thev had the thing ness is to prosper. Third, social laws justify giving wage-workers a larger percentage of the nation’s production an dincome. Accordingly, I am glad that, labor will get some direct bene fits from the N. R. A. In the end, anything that is done toward equal izing opportunities and helping the under-dog is better for all of us. The question of higher wages brings up the question of higher re tail prices. Higher wages inevitably mean higher retail and wholesale prices. General Johnson, administra tor of the act, has appealed to manu facturers to raise wages without rais ing prices until purchasing power is sufficient to absorb higher retail prices. This mean sthe manufacturer would have to absorb the wage in crease. Economic history, however, teaches us clearly that this has never taken place and that increased prices always precede increased wage rates. I do not think this is bearish since no one has felt particularly bullish the record low prices which we have seen during the last two years. Higher .pricfes stimulate buying and prime the whole business ma chine. Os course, if retail prices ad vance too fast the business highway may become rather bumpy, but. the 'huge public works program should help smooth out the road by increas ing purchasing power through more employment and stimulating consum ption of goods. Higher wages, shorter working hours, and the resulting in crease in demand for goods mean a higher standard of living. But don’t forget they also mean a higher cost of living. Business Faces Revolution. Aactually, the major industries of the country are about to be placed un der the same type of government su HBKWHSOW, TfrCJ BAILY DISMTOg; FRIDAY, JULY 11, as they wanted it, they called In Sima. She sat thrilled and breath less with delight. "You two wonder tiff people," she said, out of the hush which followed the finale. “How did you ever do it?" Mary Lee laid her hand over Rickey’s. “We did it together—” she said softly, and Rickey turned hia fingers up to meet hers. Mary Lee did not always meet such responses. A leopard does not quick- I.' change his spots. Rickey was harsh with her at times, and irritable. Now and then lie sent her away in the midst ot a scene: "I’m tired,” he would tell her, white-faced, and she would know he was thinking of Marty. He was thinking of Marty cue day Wheu he sat in Michael’s library. It was the first time he had left his bedroom and he was glad of the change. He was alone for the mo ment, for Virginia, seeing him safely settled, had gone off on one of the mysterious pilgrimages which had to do vvitli her meetings with Michael, and of which Rickev must know nothing. The nurse was in the kitchen looking after the invalid’s tray. Nogi, the Japanese man serv ant, w as in the butler’s pantry clean ing the silver. He brought now to the library the malachite bowl with its silver perching Pan, shining with its recent polishing and glinting among the reed-like plants. Iliekey surveyed the piping figure with Interest. It was a charming thing . . . everything about this room was charming—its tine old books, its Spanish leather—its cabinet of ivories, the Sorollu painting above the mantel. Whoever had furnished it, ! had known a tiling or two. i This was the kind of room he • would have had if he had married | Marty. They hud often taiked of it. | "You should, live in the midst of j beauty,” Marty had said, and Rickey j had thought of a place like this, rich i and glowing. . . . Nogi brought in now a pair of candlesticks, set them above the fire place, and w ent out again. Nogi had had a busy morning. The cook wa# sick, and Nogi was doing the work of two. Hence liis moment of forget. * fulness. | Rickey, thinking .if Marty, lay , back in his big chair, his eyes closed. | The soft May breeze came in through \ the open window and blew cool on [ his forehead. A sunbeam came in, | 'oo, through the open window, and : jlione straight on one of the candle sticks which Nogi had brought. (TO BE CONTINUED) pervision as the railroads have been for many years. This is bearish news to these officials who believe all rail read troubles can. be laid on the la£ of the Interstate Commerce Commis sion. Many intelligent men, not con nected with the railroads, however, insist that the ills of the railroads are due to the stupidity, selfishness, and inefficiency of bankers, lawyers, and others who are so influential in rail road management. This group feels that government regulation has been the salvation of the railroads rather than the cause of their grief. As to which opinion is correct, only the future can decide. The point I want to make is that all industry is on the verge of the same tremendous change which the railroads faced twenty years ago. Prominent Democrats, such as Al fred E. Smith and Owen D. Young, as well as a score of leading Repub licans, feel that the, recovery act is in the interests of manufacturers already in business. This group insist that the N. R. A. will limit opportunity and especially handicap young men smarting new business. I can answer this criticism by pointing out there is nothing in the act which refers to the discovery, manufacture, or sale of new products. Inventors, business men, or promoters are still able to in vent, manufacture, and sell any new product they can devise, without in terference under the recovery act. Patent laws are not changed in any way, an din some ways new inven tions are encouraged. The N. R, A., however, does provide that engineers, chemists, an dinventors shall direct ATTENTION! 1 T obacco Curers SPECIAL ROUND TRIP FARES FROM RALEIGH-DURHAM-NORLINA AND INTERMEDIATE STATIONS ' TO Buffalo $30.00 Detroit 31.00 Toronto 34 00 Tilsonburg 31.00 St. Thomas 31.00 Delhi 31.00 Loxfdon 31.00 Waterford 31.00 Tickets On Sale Daily July 15th To August 15th Inclusive, Limited Return As Late As October 31st For Information See Agent Or Write H. E. PLEASANTS, D. P. A., ; 505 Odd Fellows Building Raleigh, N. C. Sgaboagd Everyone must n»ve it trade—-why noi make yours POINTING. The Printing Industry offers exceorconal wages. In struction available. Monotype, keyboard ind caster, linotype, Hand compoaitlor. and Presswork on modern presses. Fon hill; information write the Sf'UHERb SCHOOL OP PRINTING at 1514-11 south St., Naihviue, lenn their energies toward developing new products rather than toward invent ing new processes of manufacturing goods already on the market . In other words, the purpose of the recovery act is to use present capacity and present unemployed labor before new machinery and new processes to re duce technological employment are stalled. Ethics, Not Inventions, To the Fore. In my last interview with Thomas A. Edison, I asked him what he felt would be the next great invention. He replied: “Babson, I haven’t a re putation for being a religious man, but if there is an Almighty Spirit rul ing this universe, I believe He will wish that we get caught up spiritual ly and socially before we are allowed to enjoy further technological inven tions. Yes, Babson, I believe the next great inventions w.ll be along social and ethical lines rather than along mechanical or electrical lines." I am inclined to feel as Mr. Edison did. From this point of view, I am very glad to see controlled capitalism tried in the United States. Os course, we all dislike control when we have been accustomed to absolute freedom. I remember how irntated I was by the first traffic lights on the highways between Babson Park and Boston. Today it would not be possible to en joy the trip without them. It is not just as reasonable to believe the traf fic lights which the “New Deal” is in stalling along the business highway may be considered equally essential a few years hence? This is truly a wonderful age in which to live. I envy the young peo ple of today. They are destined to see social and ethical changes as great as the material changes which their grandparents witnessed. It was a hundred years ago that the steam lo comotive was first used, followed by the wireless, the electric light, the tele phone the automobile, and finally the airplane. Each of these steps in the experimental period was fraught with Prices Start Upward ; TEXTILE GROUP ; S; ADVANCES HERE SkoweboM dectnc ff. W 1 ~ “ , wl . jU*** V •„« uvimcosTsur '*« [. rr\Qfl* mm. THE day of the bottom dollar has passed. Commodity prices in many lines have advanced. Prices on things you buy and Jjj Kj need are climbing steadily upward. But you can still buy your L- | T Wgm General Electric refrigerator at pre-inflation prices —the lowest ~ i in all G-E history! G-E refrigerator prices have not advanced \ [ Bk YET. Now is the time to buy before they do. Tomorrow you 1 G-E’s 1933 line of refrigerators are the greatest values of the [ " year. The new Monitor Top model illustrated has more storage - space and more features than ever offered at; anywhere near v ■ ± the price! 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Are not those who today scoff at the new social changes just as foolish and short sighted as those who laughed at "Fulton’s Folly" ag she steamed up the Hudson in 1807? But there is another reason why I envy the young people of today. Different and even wilder experiments are being tried in other parts of the world. What a lucky generation it is that can watch at one time the working out of Fascism in Italy, communism in Russia, socialism in A Spain, and con •'i-O'l Ipd oapjiltaiifem -dn United States. The working out of these programs necessarily means confus ion and distress. Reforms are going on simultaneously all over the world This means but one period of world readjustment. Already order is em erging from chaos. We should be i hankful that ithese various programs are going on at once instead of hav ing the whole world taking up the same experiment at the same time, thus prolonging the agony. Business, as registered by the Bab sonchart, no wstands at 25 per cent above a year ago. Wife Preservers .'!• " Don’t forget, when canning jelly, to put a string in the paraffin be fore it gets too hard. The string makes ft easier to get the paraffin off. Bo w Disease Is Eliminated By Modern Handling of Food By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. THE AVERAGE stature of worn en has increased three inches since the last Chicago world’s fair. This startling announcement is author- by the American Med of Pro f ress ex * ex b lanat ion. ac cording to the Dr. Clendenkic more strongly empha sized in the chart show ing the Increased span of life since the last Chicago world’s fair. The explanation is all around you In the Hall of Science. “Diet and Health", for instance-, is emphasized on all sides. Food models showing a normal diet, the proper proportions of protein, fat and carbohydrate, the foods containing the vitamins and the- necessary minerals, are in sev eral exhibits. The University of Illinois shows | some of the activities of the Illinois. state department of health. In 1880 there were over 12,000 deaths in the! state from typhoid-fever, diphtheria, j malaria - and scarlet fever. In 1932| (I am quoting from memory) therei were about 1,400 deaths from thef Dispatch Advertising Pays PAGE THREE same diseases. All of them, then, are preventable. The commonest cause of disease is bad milk. A wax model show-s the dairy of a hundred years ago and its method of preparing milk for market. The dairy was dirty and the cows uncared for. No inspection was made either of the animals or the milk. The milk was poured from one dirty pail to another, in a dirty outhouse by a dirty farm hand. No wonder infants who drank it perished by the thousands. An other set of models shows the stand ard of cleanliness demanded by the department of health today—sleek, healthy cows, and a barn almost as clean as a modern operating room, the cows milked by machinery so that there is no contamination from human hands, the milk pasteurized or drawn into sterile vessels and bottled in sterile bottles, and refrig erated until brought to the custo mer’s door. : Similar models show the improve ment in the handling of meat, dis posal of sewage, protection of food from flies and other forms of con tamination. EDITOR’S NOTE; Six pamphlets by Dr. Clendening can now be ob tained by sending 10 cents in coin, for each, and a self-addressed envelope stamped with a three-cent stamp, to Dr. Logan Clendening, in care of this paper. The pamphlets are; I "Indigestion and Constipation," “Re j ducing and Gaining," “Infant Feed ing,” "Instructions for the Treatment of Diabetes," “Feminine Hygiene” and "The Care of the Hair and Skin.