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SCIENTISTS PLUNGE INTO “PIT OF HELL ” Face Many Peril* in Sur vey of Desolate Spot. Durango, Colo. —Away from the last frontier of law in tfce United States, Into the 'Fit of Hell," An sell Hall of the National Park serv ice Is lending a party of forty or more archeologists and zoologists. This so-called “black spot” of the Southwest Is located principally north of the Colorado river In southeastern Utah and comprises an area of GUO to 700 square miles. The purpose of the expedition, as an nounced, Is to make a survey of the uncharted district und to ex plore any ruins discoverer. The party is said to be threat ened almost hourly, day and night, by renegade Indians, who resent the white man’s invasion. Another contingent of the explora tion party, made up of engineers and geologists, with headquarters at Betutnkin Ituins. Piute reservation, Ariz.. la exploring that portkn of Cuban Reds Protest “Yankee Imperialism” dk;fjeor mefeor Communist groups marching through the streets of Havana and making speeches In protest against what they term “Yankee imperialism." They are carrying banners to support their demand for non-interference in the island republic by their big northern neighbor. AMERICAN COLONY FOUND IN JUNGLE Away From Land of An cestors 70 Years. Washington.—Existence of what Is termed a "unique colony” of Americans in the torrid depths of British Honduras has been reported by the Carnegie Institution of Wash ington. This isolated group of persons, who have been away from the home land of their ancestors for more than seventy years, was encoun tered by Oliver Kicketson. Jr., of the institution's staff In the course of a survey of the racial make-up oi that section of Central America. They live in what is known as the “Toledo settlement ” and are de scribed by him as “irreconcilaoles from the southern states who, rath er than be under the northern yoke, betook themselves into perpetual exile after the Civil war.” The present colony presumably is com posed of le second and third gen era tion of self-exiled Southerners. it is well knowi that after the Civil war Colonies o f former Confed erate soldiers were established in Brazil, where they prospered and their descendants have taken a prominent pan in the life of the country, but the Honduran group apparently dropped out of history. Kicketson says. Another "Lost White Race." He found what may be another “lost white race” on the hundreds of keys stretching along the Hon duran coast line. He describes mem bers of this group as follows: “They are characterized by a spare build, aquiline nose, rather high frequency of blue eyes, consld ering the almost universality of dark eyes throughout his area, and by a mahogany-colored complexion more suggestive of long exposure than of racial swarthiness. “I was given to understand that they never leave the keys except to visit Belize, and that their only He’ll Wed Any Girl for S3OO in Cash! Camden N. J.—<Jerald Haines a young widower of Philadel phia. offered to marry “any re speotable woman” who has S3OO and will take care of his three year-old baby. His advertisement, inserted in a Camden newspaper, follows: “Young man. twenty-five, wid ower. with baby, three, will marry any resectable woman for S3OO Needs the money for his pa ents. who Hre destitute. Would like honest woman who would be mother to my baby. Will be good honest husband to woman who makes offer.” the “black spot" It has an airplane equipped with an aerial camera. The Piutes and their neighbors, the Navajos, are friendly. Starting from Mexican Hat, per manent base, part of Hall's party, using folding boats, shot the rap ids of the San Juan river and went to I.ee’s Ferry on the Colorado. The remainder of the party is using a pack train of mules and hortes. The expedition promises rlcb re ward in geological and scientific data, according to reports received here Already ruins hav been dls covered, it is stated, that were old when Christ was born, and bones of the Pliocene era and skulls of men have been found that may add thousands of birthdays to the oldest ancient man. The Invaders are in a land that Is solemn and frightful. The heat is terrific. A merciless sun beats down upon them. Water is scarce. Cactus. Sparse, rare grass. Deep sun-baked earth makes the going slow. Dust clouds, red-colored and occupations are tnrtllng and Ashing, plus a mild interest in coconut cul tivation. My Informant expressed an opinion that they were remnants of those early settlers and buc caneers who referred to themselves as ‘the Bay men.’ "1 can do no more than suggest that this type may be such a rem nant. Like the Caribs, they are ex pert sailors. Living In a relatively salubrious and mosquito-free en- SATIN HEAD TO FOOT nr CIIEKIK NICHOLAS in beeping with the new formal ity and elegance of the mode, this afternoon frock Is of black satin, with intricately shirred raglan sleeves to give it outstanding style distinction. The hat. bag and gloves are all of black satin. Even the sandals are of black satin mat kid These sandals have an unusual strap arrangement in that the strap actually passes through a slit under the instep and crosses back to fasten at the side. smothering, powdei them all, man and beast of burden, and turns them to ghastly, hideous creatures. Dancing, shimmering heat rises in palpable waves. The clear, dry heat sucks the moisture from their bodies. The earlv history of the United States is written in the ruins snuggling along the cliffs in the hidden canons that traverse the “Pit of Hell," so called because so far It has been impenetrable, scarcely watered, desolate and re mote. Page after page of history Is being revealed. There are foot prints in the sandstone; there are pictographs on the cliffs and boul ders; there are human and animal b nes buried in clays nnd gravel, and pottery and stone implements and ruins of cities. The renegade Indians, reported to be opposing the advance of the Hall exploration party, are believed to be led by progeny of members of the old Polk nnd Posey band of southern Utes that for many years and as late as 1020 waged a guerilla warfare and rustled cattle from stockmen of the district, in retalia tion for settlement of land once held by the band, although the dis puted territory was not embraced in the Ute reservation. vlronment, it might be expected that their general health would be found higher than that of the mainland dwellers.” On the southern coast of British Honduras Kicketson reported the finding of a strange “amphibian peo ple" known as the Wykas, who had a distinct language of their own and were almost equally at home on land or in the water. These, he says, “are Carib In dlans so overlaid with negro blood that to casual observers they would unhesitatingly be classed as negroes, but their double racial origin may be seen by one or more of the 'ollowlng characteristics: A stocky build and a short heel, with correspondingly well d velcped calf muscles, or by straight, shiny-black hair." CRIME IN AMERICA TAKES HUGE TOLL Annual Cost Placed at Thir teen Billion. Washington.—Crime is costim the United States $13,000,000,000 an nually, says the National Council of 76. Every year, on an average, 12.000 persons are murdered, 3,000 kid naped, 100,000 assaulted, and 50,000 robbed. The annual murder rate has increased 350 per cent since ISOO. Each year sees 40,000 homes and other places robbed, and more than $100,000,000 is lost through incen diary tires. These figures have been assem bled by the council, formed at Wash ington July 4 by a group of private citizens seeking to educate and arouse the public to the menace of organized crime. The work is directed by Col. James A Moss, retired, a widely known military author who in the nine years since his retirement has made a special study of the crime situation. The council is forming branches in each of the states and in each congressional district. These sub sidiary councils will be formed among outstanding citizens who will work voluntarily to crystalize public opinion in their communities toward tiie enforcement of the law and the elimination of organized criminals. “It is distinctly a problem of ed ucatlon,” ays Moss. “No law can be effective without public opinion behind it. The dry amendment proved t hat. “But tiie people are ready. Since we opened our campaign we are re ceiving about 250 letters daily from people who want to help. "The average man and woman simply doesn’t know the existing situation. The national council will give them the facts. Then we will ask them to use the ballot, which is much more effective a weapon than bullets. We must drive cor rupt officeholders out of office.” THE COOLIDQE EXAMINER PICTURE PUZZLE £8 By Thayer Waldo ©, by McClure Newspaper Syndicate. WNU Service THE patio fioor gleamed with soft luster as a tepid breeze gently swung the lanterns overhead. In one corner a cos ! turned trio strummed tango music i that mingled with the ceaseless hum ! of talk, and was lost beneath it. Sitting by one of the litle refresh ! ment tables, sipping a highball and : smoking, Lang retiected that the ' party must be a great success. Perhaps, he thought, when Holly , wood was better known, such affairs ; as this would have more meaning; Just now, however. It all seemed ! queer and somehow a little unreal. Two figures came toward him from the crowd, and he rose. One, he saw, was Newsom, the evening's host. Beside him walked a woman, olive skinned and wearing a white satin evening gown. Her hair was a rebelliously curling Jet mass. Smiling, Newsom brought her forward. “Lola,” he said, “here's some one you ought to know, l'ou were miss ing when I Introduced him around earlier this evening. He’s our new est writer—Just got In yesterday— and I hear he’s going to do the adaptation on your next story. Mr. Walter Lang—Miss Lola La Mesa.” A row of very white teetli flashed at Lang and big eyes regarded him with bright intensity. Then she spoke, and the voice was a warm, volatile torrent: “Oh, how lovelee! You are so nice looking an’ I know’ you mus’ be veree clever an’ we weel have 'such fun when you write the peec ture for me because we can theeuk of so manee cute theengs for me to do; no?” Lang's polite smile became a pure grin. “Os course,” he answered, laugh ingly ; “we’ll make it a regular hum dinger !" Newsom cliucklpd. "Sounds," he suggested, "as if you two should get along pretty well to gether.” For only a moment longer she stayed, having, it api>eared, an en gagement elsewhere. Newsom, too, excused himself, complaining wryly that a host's duties were endless. But, alone once more, Lang was conscious of a change of feeling. Stars, executives, directors —he : had met them all tonight and been aware merely, in varying degree, of ! prettiness and brilliance and smooth i voices. Here, though, was some thing that lingered—that golden j face, framed In black, and crinkling with vivacity while words tumbled from its Impish red lips. Suddenly a voice close by him asked: * "Happen to have a spare ciga rette?*’ Lang glanced up quickly. A short slight man with sandy hair stood across the tile-topped ta ble. Lang tried to recall the face and couldn't. “Right,” he said,” pulling a pack from his pocket and handing It over. “Afraid I've forgotten your name,” he added; “meeting so many people in such a short time. . . .” The man returned the cigarettes, dropped into a chair and replied: “That's okay; you didn't meet me. When Newsom had you in tow, I ducked. Figured you were in for enough grief already. But they told me who you were. Garrison’s iny name —handle tiie publicity office out at Zenith.” Lang said: “Glad to know’ you. . . . Yes, I’ll admit these wholesale Introductions are sort of unsatisfac tory'.” Garrison made a snorting sound. “That,” he stated, “is just a Hol lywood specimen. Believe you me, brother, it’s all screwy." Lang glanced at the fellow in mild surprise. Then, beyond him, In the open doorway to the house, he saw Lola La Mesa. She was wrapped now in a long, gray cloak, apaprently saying good-bys to a lit tle group which included Newsom. The musicians, too, had gone, he noticed; yet tiie party was showing no signs of breaking up. Tbe, as he watched her eye caught his. She smiled elfishly and, with a sudden impulsive gesture, kissed her fingertips toward him. Lang waved a response, again pleas urably aware of her sparkling live liness. Garrison remarked carelessly: “Looks like you enjoyed at least one meeting.” “Well, I’ll tell you,” Lang an swered, smiling; “it seemed to me Miss La Mesa was the —well, the one really genuine person here. I mean, there’s something about her —some- thing fresh and natural. I . . .” The other gestured knowingly and cut in: “Yeah, primitive and unspoiled —all that sort of thing. Well, don’t let it fool you. I'll admit she hasn’t gone Hollywood’ like most of ’em, but there’s plenty else about her to make up for that. You know, in my end of this game we don’t miss much. Listen, I'd like to see you start off around here with the right slant, so I’m gonna give you the low down on this La Mesa girl. That is, if you’re willing to listen." Lang nodded and the publicity man went on: “You’ll probablv remember when she came into pictures, about six months ago. All the papers had it —we saw to that; how they found her dancing in a case down In Ar gentina—Buenos Aires, It was— and tabbed her as star material right away. Well, I happened to learn the whole story, but it never got out.” Garrison shifted, throwing one leg over the chair arm. Lang watched him quizzically as he continued: “There were two of ’em in that act. Jose Madruga, her partner’s name was. He had real talent, and every break she’d gotten had come through him. Found her slinging hash some place and spent a year training her. They were crazy about each other, too; at least it was supposed to work both ways. Planned to be married as soon as they had a little dough saved up. Then along came this Hollywood chance for her, and blotto! She left him flat, waltzed up here, and now she’s started running around with some ham musician. One of the birds that was here tonight, In fact Notice how quick she left after they’d gone? Well, you know what that means. It’s the same with every one in this town; they’re all scum of one kind or another.” That seemed to be all. Lang sat staring out over the patio wall at the million-eyed city that stretched away below the hill top. A sense of revulsion had sudden ly seized him, and he found, to his surprise, that it centered on Garri son. The man’s cynical glibness was somehow intensely disagreeable. Ab ruptly he crushed out his cigarette and stood up. “Well, thanks,” he said, “for the enlightenment. I’ll remember it — as a warning. Think I’ll run along now. Always was a glutton for sleep. Good night.” Garrison, busy with the decanter and siphon on the little table, looked up but did not rise, and said: “So long. See you at the zoo.” Newsom came with Lang to the street door, and, shaking hands, told him: “Delighted to have you here, old man. And remember—this is just the beginning. We want you to feel at home everywhere and with all of us." Going down the long twisting path toward the road, Lang pondered his impressions of the evening. Dom inant still was the fillip of La Mesa’s spontaneous charm, despite Garrison. Strange, his instinctive dislike of that fellow. Probably, he told himself, it was only a re action to the other’s story. Some how, being shown the seamy side of La Mesa had been peculiarly un pleasant. Finally, he recalled Newsom’s farewell remark. The man’s genial lty was heavy, but obviously he had been sincere. There was, he felt, no real head nor tail to it all. An elusively confusing business; a se ries of vague contradictions. Noth ing quite gave a clew to the solu tion. Beaching the street, he went down it a dozen steps to his parked car. Suddenly he heard the dim sound of voices, and glanced across the narrow roadway. In a small topless roadster two people were seated: Lang recog nized at once the dark turmoil of the nearest figure’s head. The other, he saw from the costume, was one of the evening's musicians. As he climbed In behind the coupe’s wheel, a snatch of their talk readied him. La Mesa was speaking: . thees new man who weel write for me ees verree nice an’ I know he weei put in the storee a line part for you when I ask heem. Then they weel see how wonderful you are.” The man, his voice swift and impassioned, replied: ‘‘Ali, but so much already have you done for me that I cannot re pay. How shall I ever—” “Hush you fooleesh I am ashame’ of you! Never mus’ you talk so crazee again, or," her voice became a teasing slow caress, “or I weel sen’ you back to Buenos Aires, my Jose, an’ break our hearts!” Staring across at them, Lang saw the two forms blend in a clinging long embrace. He looked away, fumbling for the starter switch. Manila Airport Picked By proclan.mtion of the governor general, a tract of land, now under water, some 3,100 feet square, which adjoins the south breakwater of .Manila, is to be developed as a city airport. It Is a part of the port development plan to fill in the land with dredgings from the harbor. Judge Reverse* Sign A sign in Mexican recovered from a King City (Calif.) bootleggers’ place was used with excellent re sults by a local judge. The sign read: “No credit.” When Mexican offenders asked for time to pay fines, the judge merely points to the sign. Must Do Foolish Things “Some men.” said Uncle Eben, “ain’t happy unless dey’s doin’ sumpln’ foolish, an’ den dey ain’t happy." Attractive Schoolgirl Fashions By CIIERIE NICHOLAS CCIIOOL days are here! Now, Just what do you suppose Is the thought uppermost in the minds of these little school-faring daughters, as they wend their way back to classrooms after a carefree vaca tion—books and studies or the prob lem of “what to wear”? We think we know but are not going to tell. Anyway, it does seem as if the subject of big-sister college and campus apparel has had its share of front-page publicity, for the de partments which specialize in go ing away outfits have exceeded all previous records in making a dis play of complete wardrobes which Include everything needed from a sports fur coat to the most “scrump tious’’ formal. We think little sis ter should share some of the hon ors and attention In this matter of stylish and practical clothes, and so what we are going to talk about at this moment is the apparel needs of the younger girls who like to be well dressed in their classrooms at grammar and high school. Here’s something we believe will be Interesting to most every school girl, it's that shirtwaist dresses are “all the style." Mother and big sis ter are having their dresses with waists buttoned up the front, tailored of broadcloth and “tweedy" silks and the new ribbed crepes. Frocks of this type are always neat and trim looking, which is exactly what makes them so practical and good looking for school wear, and so designers of junior styles have adopted this fashion for school girls. The little girl standing to the left In the picture has on one of the new shirtwaist types. This particular model happens to be made of a ring-dotted wash silk with white pique trimmings and large white pearl buttons. The dress could be effectively copied In some one or other of the pretty rayon mixtures FUR COATS SHOWN IN VARIED LENGTHS Furs for fall seem to be divided into three big classes. First, the long classical coat in black broad tall, semi-fitted with just a little ease following the figure. One model, cut in this form, in black broadtail, has a squarish shawl col lar edged in silver fox which builds out the shoulders and also gives them the new smart height. There also are some models in new shades of gray broadtail. Second, the three-quarter style, but not with that bulky look of some of the now popular swagger coats. This isn’t particularly prac tical In fur as it gives too much thickness to the figure. Third, fur scarves and capes, or very short bo leros. Items of fur which are already being sold in great numbers are sil ver fox capes, the black broadtail type of coat trimmed with silver fox, and a new beige ermine trimmed with blue fox. White Accessories With Black Frocks in Fashion White accessories with * black frocks are seen at smart luncheons and teas. At a recent restaurant one chic guest wore a little black moccasin suit with a sailor hat and blouse of crisp white cotton lace, while another appeared in a black marocain dress accented by a Pil grim collar, a high toque and gaunt let gloves of white pique. The evening mode has likewise taken to black and white, many black crepe frocks being worn with capes of white organdie or jackets of crisp white pique. which are so inexpensive and which give such good service. The front pleats in the skirt give necessary fullness. The what-shall-I-wear question Is never without an answer for the schoolgirl who includes a knitted outfit in her wardrobe. The knitted costume worn by the little miss seat ed is a “perfect dear." It is one of those very new and very stylish twin sweater outfits about which there has been so much talk this season. This one has the clever est neckline —boat-shaped, if you please, and outlined in a bi-color bordering done in soft, fluffy an gora wool. The rest of the knitted blouse and skirt is In a boucle fin ish which is nonstretching and non sagging. There is a cardigan jacket (on the seat beside her) which be longs to this ensemble, which is why this is called a twin-sweater costume. In all school days there comes a time when “we’re going to -have a party" Is the good tidings which one little girl whispers to another— and then what? Well, why not ask mother. She knows. And this Is what she knows —that It is up to her to help little daughter choose the pretty frock brought out this season —and here it is. it’s one of the prettiest of the type which Is not too formal for afternoon yet is dressy enough for informal evening afTairs. The little daughter, standing to the right in the picture, is wearing it, and as you see it Is made of velvet because they are say ing in I’arls that velvet is very smart for children’s wear. The charming frock is dark wine in color and it is enlivened with a cunning girdle of plaid taffeta with sheer silk mousseline flutings in the very chic high neck and nbout the sleeves. ©. 1923. Western Newspaper Union. TWEED WITH KNIT By CURRIE NICHOLAS Many of the most outstanding fall costumes interwork two and even three materials. For instance, a handsome outfit will use, perhaps, brown tweed for the coat, rust col ored camel’s hair for the skirt and for the blouse plaid velvet combin ing rust, brown and beige. The en semble pictured carries out the idea of working contrasting materials to gether. The dress, which is a two piece (hat to match) is a chenille knit in the new grayhaze color. The stunning coat with gloves to match is of *furdy brown tweed.