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AN AFFAIR OF HONOR 88 By THAYER WALDO Cl '-t **««'»•♦ « .VI hMta. IT TITH Mir(irf( on bit arm, V/V* Ward strode proudly Into " " the Purple Hat It waa thickly peopled, for he had purpose ly cbooen the busiest luncheon hour. Half the men In Hollywood had been try In* for a date with the lit tie aristocrat from Kentucky •ver since her arrival, and his suc cess was worth a flourish. Ward paused just inside, osten sibly seeking a table. The foiden-balred beauty beside him clung close with gratifying fa miliarity. Suddenly he saw a man emerge from a nearby booth and come toward them. It was A1 Al berts of the scenario staff at Zenith. Ward started a cordial greeting but checked It at sight of the other's u asm.ling face. Alberta confronted him and said evenly: "See here. Ward; you're trespass ing. Miss Blair promised me a luncheon appointment today." Ward laughed shortly. “iK.n t be absurd, old fellow." he reF'ined, "you're Just trying to at tract attention." "No; I’m entirely serious. I must ask you to withdraw." From the corner of hla eye Ward s fmroler of watching interestedly. Among them he recognised the Aim editor of a leading afternoon paper. A wild Impulse waa bora. He glanced swiftly at the girl; her cheeks were coloring and a haughty Uttle scowl crinkled her forehead. • • • That decided him. Snatching a napkin from the nearest table, be wheeled and slapped It smartly across the Alberts face. “Take that, you Insolent whelp l* be shouted with unnecessary vol ume. 'This affront to mademoiselle can only be treated as an affair of honor." Eyes hissing, the scenarist cried: “Very well, sir; I am at your serv ice" Silently Wsrd applauded the speech. It fit the scene he had at tempted to create with nicety. He made a brief stiff bow and said: "Kiceileot. I invite you to come with me at once and make the ar rangements. This must be kept pri vate to avoid interference." "ii-d. I accept-" Ward faced Margaret Blair. She waa large-eyed now. and he thought he could detect esdted ap proval in her expression. "Will you." he asked, "have the goodness to forgive roe if I leave you with a friend here and go? My but blood can't tolerate such Insult ing conduct." "Oh. suahly!" Her tone Implied full understanding. "Too have to do that now, of co se." Approaching the newspaper man. Ward said: "Melvin. I'd be deeply obliged If you'd aee that Miss Blair has lunch and gets back to the studio." The editor rose, beaming. "Okay —be very happy." Ward about-faced and with Al berts matching step, stalked from the place, happily conscious that all eyes followed. Fifty paces the two men marched in alienee; then: "Have you ever handled a sword?" Ward demanded bluntly. The other shook his bead. "Never even held one." "Neither have L We’ll have to fig ure some way around It That waa too good an act back there not to carry on." "I'll say so! How did you hap pen to think of striking me with the napkin? That waa real genius." “Oh, because Maggie Blair was there. I guess. Old southern ges ture. and all that. But the best thing was the way you approached me. What suggested that?" “Well, she really did promise to have lunch with me; and then, I saw Melvin and thought bow he'd like a nice aplcy atory." "I got it. Same reason I chal lenged you. Now I’ve been consid ering. and here's what 1 think might work out best. . . .* A1 Alberts gave scrupulous atten tion. When the other concluded, he stated with emphasis: “Great! That's the one plan that can save our faces and still be straight. Let's get 'em right now. and then we can go to my apart ment for the art work." "Right." Ward glanced back, made certain they weren't followed, and hailed a cab. Both men got in. Ward told the driver: “Great Western Costume com pany.’' • • • Five minutes' drive through the scant midday traffic reached the place. Entering, they went at once to a long desk Just inside; over It was painted a sign: PROPERTIES RENTAL DEPT. “We want." Ward said to the man In charge, "two dueling swords. One day’s rental; you can pick ’em up tomorrow at Zenith." With professional disinterest the clerk made out a slip, got Ward's signature, and disappeared Into a rear room. Shortly he returned, bringing a pa per- wrapped parcel from which protruded two (teaming hilts. Al berts tacked It under his arm and then went out. An hour later, seated before a window that overlooked the wooded flanks of laurel canyon. Ward waa giving himself careful scrutiny in a hand mirror. The countenance It showed had undergone a gaudy transforma tion. Splotches of mercurochrome were spaced by court plaster patches; the effect was something between a major surgical and a severe case of scarlet fever. "Thanks; practically perfect, seems to me." he told the other st last, putting the glass down. "And you— well, that mug's enough to strike awe in the hearts of strong men. If I do say it myself." Alberts chuckled, stood up. and clicked his heels together. “Honored opponent," he said bending forward at the waist; “may I tender my respects at the close of this epic struggle which has ended in a draw? l*t ua hope that our suna copy our virtues bold." "Seconded. What this world needs is more vlriilty and lesa shoddy humbug. . . . Say, what about the swords: think they ought to be un wrapped and done up lo different pajwrr Alberta gestured carelessly. “No; that guy'll never notice details. Come on. let's have dinner sent up. I'm starved and we don't dare go out But tomorrow we'll reap the rewards of valor. And remember— It'a to be fair competition for Map garet Biair. and may the best liar winl" • • • "... and so. after ten minutes of terrific fighting with no ad vantages on either side, I finally be gan to force him back step by step." Ward paused; through the knot of auditors clustered about he glimpsed, across the lot. a similar group surrounding Alberta, “I only hope," he stated stiffly, “that that gentleman over there la rendering me my Just due. as I am bis to him. . . . Let's see; where was 1 r The spectators were drawing beck to make way for some one. In an instant the eagerly con cerned face bf Margaret Blair ap peared. “Oh. my desh !* ahe cried at sight of Ward. “Yoah so heroic lookin'! What happened?" He smiled upon her with expan sive delight. “Well, I was Just explaining. We had a titanic battle, but at last 1 made one lightning lunge and—" Again alight commotion at another newcomer shoved through the press from behind and tapped Ward's shoulder. He turned sharply, frowning, and recognlied the fellow from the cos tumers. “Those tworda," the fellow said; “where are they? I gotta have 'em right away." Ward waved him Impatiently aside, "Yes. yes; not Just now. CAn’t you see I'm busy? . . . Well, he tried to perry the thrust, but—" "Hey, I tell you I can't wait. It'a Important" I'rawing himself up. Ward swung full upon the man with a fearsome glower. "I said later! Certainly you don't need them badly enough to war rant —" “Yeah —I do. though." The prop erty man's tone was doggedly per sistenL "1 Juat got a call from Paramount for two rubber swords, and those are the only ones we have." Religious Liberty in Old Maryland Colony It la not surprising that the col onists who founded Muryland sought religious liberty for themselves, but It was a novel proceeding that. In an age when Christendom was torn by fratricidal strife because of differences in creed, they should promise to give the same privilege of freedom of conscience to all other* that came to lire with them. While as yet there was no spot In Europe or America where men s re ligious convictions were too sacred to be Invaded by tests of state or assailed by the forces of bigotry. Lord Baltimore’s first order to his colonists was that there should be no difference on account of re ligion. The federal records show that at first both Catholics and Protestant sects used a community church; that a proclamation was Issued In 108*3 for the suppression of "dis putes tending to the opening of a faction In religion." And an act of the assembly declared that “no person professing to believe lu Jesus Christ shall be troubled, molested, or discountenanced, for, or In re spect of, his or her religion." Thus Protestant and Catholic dwelt together In harmony, neither attempting to interfere with the rights of worship of the other, and “religious liberty obtained a home. Us only home in the wide world, at the humble village which bore the name of St. Marys."—Bulletin National Geographic Society. Names •Do you understand these money problems?" “Not exactly," angwered Senator Sorghum. “But I regard them as of great value. They are something to occupy people’s minds with when they find they have more spare time than they know what to do with." LOW GRADE FEEDS CAUSE FLOCK LOSS Access to Fertilized Fields Dangerous Practice. Sr * * *"»•. *«a Poultry t>» par- rr.rr t. North C*r*>!lo* X'.tt* CoSl#«« —W XU Sorvle* Most of the danger* of food poi soning of chicken* can be attribut ed to the use of low grade mate rials In bomemlxed feed* or allow ing mashes to become damp and decompose. Feed* mixed from the best ma teriala, particularly Ingredients known to be good chicken food, will not poison the bird*. Birds, however, may be poisoned by eating fertlllxera or feeds which have come Into contact with fer tlllxer*. Hence, a warning Is Issue! against permitting chickens accen* to freshly fertilised fields or to building* where fertlllier la stored. Many cause* of high mortality are found In chilling, overheating, crowding, poor sanitation, and germ disease*, and not so fre quently In polaonou* foods a* some poultry men seem to think. When bothered by a heavy loss of birds, the poultryman should check every possible cause for the high death rate. Then If he can not determine the cause, he should send several specimen* of hi* flock to the poultry disease laboratory st the state college With the bird* should be a careful description of the trouble and the way he ha* been managing hla flock. There I* llttia use for a poultry mao to send a ready-mixed mash to the state laboratory for testing to sec whether It has a detrimental in fluence on chicks. In the mixture the various elements lose their Identity and It would be almost Impossible to tell which element. If any. is causing trouble. The only practical way to test a feed is to give It to chicken* for aoroe period of time. Thl* la rather alow, and when done io the labora tory It la alao expensive. Healthy Pullets Will Be Worth Poultrymmn’a Time A successful poultryman made the following statement: “The euc cess of a poultryman is determined largely by his shinty to grow thrifty, healthy, vigorous, and ef ficient producing pullet*." If pullets are not thrtfty and healthy, says a correspondent In the Wisconsin Agriculturist, the percentage of mortality it going to be high. Every time a hen die* In a poul try flock she raises the coat of pro during a doxen eggs. In some cases the cost per doxen has been as high as 4 to 7 cents from mortality In laying flocks. This coot can only be reduced by producing thrtfty. healthy pullets with greater vigor and greater vitality. Clean ground seems to be a very Important fac tor in producing pullets. If pullets can be grown upon good blue grass sod they will be growing under what teems to be the most desirable conditions This Is particularly an opportune time for the farmer and poultry man to give thought to a definite plan of ran re rotation for the grow ing of hla pullets Chickena Need Water Plenty of clean, fresh water should be available for chickena at all times Chickena don’t awlm but they do get thirsty as well as hun gry, and a chicken la always hun gry, no matter how much It ia fed. For a flock of 75 to 100 bena there should be a 10 or 12 quart pall or trough. For larger flocks larger con tainers are necessary. Even baby chicks need water. They should be provided with a place to get a drink without the danger of falling In and drowning. POULTRY NOTES Provide one nest for each six hens In the flock. • • • There are five standard varieties of domesticated turkeys see Avoid strong odors, such as from onions, kerosene, disinfectants, etc.. In the egg cooling room. • • • A novice In poultry raising with limited quarter* for his birds often tries to keep too many breeds. • • e The old Idea that It Is best to allow turkey hens to “steal their nests" has passed Into the discard. • • • The greater part of the cost of keeping a hen goes on day by day throughout the year, whether she is laying well or poorly or not at all. • • • The large combs characteristic of fowls of the Mediterranean class are believed to have been developed by the Romans as a result of a fad for eating cock’s combs. • • • Within six years the number of eggs exported by Australia has In creased from 1,000.000 dozen to 16,- 750,000 dozen, said a report to a conference at Melbourne of the egg producers council THE COOLIPGE EXAMINER Good Taste Today By EMILY POST Author of “ETIQUETTE," “THE BLUE BOOK OF SOCIAL USAGE," Etc. INTRODUCTIONS p\EAIt Mr*. Post: How should my L' young son, sged ten, be Intro duced to our friends? Answer: "Mra. Jones, this Is my son Bobby" or "Ethel, this Is Bobby," then to Bobby, “ —Miss Blake." Bobby then says, “How do you do, Mrs. Jones" (or "Miss Blake”). • • • Dear Mrs. Post: Is there any way that would be correct to meet the young girl In the next apartment house? Her father Is a professional associate of my father, but outside of the bospltsi at which both are attending physicians, they never meet. We are really the newcom ers In tha neighborhood so neigh borhood courtesy cannot be u*ed as a means. Answer: The strictly proper thing to do is to wait until a friend In common Introduces you. But since very few people take strict propri eties of this sort very seriously, you might perhaps writ# her ■ note, tell her her father knows your father and that you would like very much to her. and ask If the will name an hour when you may go to see her. This is of course not at all according to rule, and If ahe does not answer your note you will feel humiliated, and there will be noth I Ing that you can do except forget \ that you ever wanted to see her. Do the other hand, there Is no reason to suppose the will not be delighted to know you. • • • Dear Mm Post: 1 am secretary to the president of s large dress manufacturing company and am often Introduced to customers. Is it proper, whether the buyer Is a man or woman, for me to rise sod •hake hand*? Answer: This depends upon the particular circumstances of your own position. If you.have had any •mount of personal correspondence with these buyers, you would rise •nd greet them. If they are strangers, you would probably fol low the conventional impersonal be havlor of an office employee. s • # I*ear Mr. Post: I am having s party for s friend who la staying with me. Do I mention her name first, or those of my guests (all women) when Introducing them? Answer: Name of older person usually said first. But unless the formal "may 1 present" is used, which name Is said first it of no real Importance. AGAIN. INTRODUCTIONS DEAR Mrs. Poet: My son calls all young people, those newly met as well as old friends, by their first name always, and says that la the way they are Introduced, end he takes It for granted that he la expected to start using their first names immediately. Just how far la the use of first name* car ried without often*# to propriety? Answer: If by propriety you mean that approved by the young and modern. I should aay that all our bright young people, within what they consider their own circle, dis card Mr, Mr*, and Miss And all up to sixty, who optimistically think they raa be mistaken for twenty, follow suit I am merely report ing—not recommending tbla prac tice—excepting among friends. The never relaxing Mlsa and Mister of the 00* went to the other extremes. Somewhere between the two would. I think, be admirable. • • • Dear Mrs. Post: I am planning to give a tea (at which my engage ment will be announced) at the home of a new-poor society woman who baa recently opened her large bouse and manages teas, lunche* and dinners aa a means of swelling a depleted Income. I am having my Invitations engraved but I am not sure how I am to tell people that the tea la uot at my home. (2) Must I Introduce my guests to this professional hostess, who ia a cul tured person but not a friend of mine at all? (3) In the newspaper account of the announcement party, must I explain where I had the tea? Answer: Put the address of the tea-room on the Invitation. Then In the lower left corner engrave: R. s. v. p. 2 Park Place (your own address. (2) No. She Is on this oc casion a professional caterer. (3) Where a party Is given Is usually Included. If you do not want to mention it, you can say Instead that Mrs. Jones of 2 Park Place gave a tea to announce the engagement of her daughter, etc. Or, If you are living alone, that Miss Jones, of 2 Park Place, gave a tea, etc. • • • Dear Mrs. Post: My aunt is hav ing a reception for an important stranger. She wants me to open the door for the guests. Please tell me Just what I do because I have never been to a reception. Answer: You would not do any thing further than tell the men ! where to leave their hats and coats and say ’’good evening” to your friends. e bx Emily Post.—W>TD Service MYSTERY KILLING STILL UNSOLVED AFTER TEN YEARS Boy and Girl Die in Pennsyl vania Mountains From Single Bullet. Harrisburg. Pm.—ln the top draw •r of the desk of Maj. Lynn G. | Adams, superintendent of the Penn sylvania state police. In the state eapltol here are a bullet and Its shell—the only clews to the Iden tity of a rifleman who dealt death to two persona In a single shot May 17, ltd—ten years ago. The rifle has never been found. “Find the rifle and Its owner— and we have the guilty man.” Major Adams has said time and again. The two victims were a high school senior, Harry Ganster, and hla school teacher sweetheart, Leah Ellenberger of Uollldaysburg. She had come to Marysville, about ten miles from Harrisburg, to visit rela tives and attend the graduation ex ercises In the early afternoon of May 17 they drove Into the mountains north of Marysville In quest of wlldflowers to be used for decorat ing the church for the baccalaureate services on the following day, Sun day. They departed amid much merri ment and with the warning of friends ”to hurry home early" ring Ing In their ears. Found In Mountains. Dusk came and the young lovers didn't return. As darkness came, young Ganster’s parents and the relatives whom Miss Ellenberger was visiting became alarmed. Sure ly Ganster couldn't be lost—Ganster who knew these mountains so welL Something must have happened. Searching parties were organised. Their quest was fruitless until 4 s. m. the following morning. Jo seph Ganster. the boy's father, and George Albright, the young lady's uncle, burst through the leafy thick ets In lamb's gap on the moun tain top. beholding a scene that seared Itself Indelibly Into their memories A man's body—Gsnster’s—lay on the running board; a girl's—Miss Ellenberger’s—slumped over the steering wheel The tonneau of the car was filled with wlldflowers. They hsd apparently been shout to start the homeward Journey. Both hsd been dead for aboot eight hours, each shot through the heart. Ganster hsd been shot first, the bullet speeding on its deadly mission through a trench mirror, passing through the girl's body, lodging In her arm. Death bad ap parently been Instantaneoua The men were horror stricken. They stood motionless, open mouthed, wide eyed. Finally the awfulnees of the tragedy dawned oo them. The police! Albright hurried back to Marysville, Ganster remaining with the bodlea Automobiles carried scores of state policemen and newspaper men to the scene. Hundreds, curious, came from Marysville, Harrisburg, nearby towns, and the countryside. Find Rifle Shell. Police hunted footprints—roped off the murder scene, kept the crowds back as they literally sifted the soli for the shell or any other shred of evidence. They found the shell—and the shell was the seme that had encased the death-dealing bullet They were sure of this fact then; they are sure of It now. Ballistics experts have agreed on this point Then began the search for the killer—a search that has never end ed to this day. Scores of suspects were quee tloned to no avail. Houses for miles around were searched for the rifle. The police listened to countless versions of the crime by residents of Marysville and environs Every body had a suggestion. All were heard, checked. No success Who killed them? Police have never answered the question. Per haps never will The killer, who accidentally or on purpose, snuffed out two young lives with the single pull of a trigger may have been one of the score grilled by state po lice. If so, he made no damaging admissions. He may never have been suspected. Payment It Completed on an Unsigned Check Marshall, Mich.—A. C. Burgy. Marshall storekeeper, sent a De troit firm a check for merchandise, got it, and completed the payment, all without signing his name. The lack of signature was not noticed by the firm, a Detroit bank, or the Detroit clearing house, and the check was returned to the First National bank of Marshall, on which It was drawn, before the omission was discovered. 5 Brothers and Sisters Reunited After 34 Years Pawtucket, R. I.—Three sisters and two brothers were united here recently for the first time In 34 years. The five are Mrs. John Crosthwaite of Glasgow, Scotland;! Miss Jessie Neill of Pawtucket, George Neill of Montreal, Alexander B. Neill, formerly of Transvaal South Africa, and Mrs. Robert Mc- Farlane of Pawtucket. Natives of Glasgow, the five claim kinship with the late Thomas A. Edison. Here’s a Smart Summer Wardrobe By CHERIE NICHOLAS TURN to the east or turn to the west or turn to the spot you love best where to tarry a while in the good old summertime. Unless your wardrobe be well stocked with timely and practical as well as chic and pretty apparel your vacation Is apt to count nil In the way of up lifting joy and satisfaction. Nest re pas? Not that one necessarily must have an extravagant collection of lovely frocks and sportay dresses and stunning hats and Intriguing wraps and flattering accessories, for a few carefully chosen outfits count for far more than a auperabundance of helter-akelter 111-advised fash ions. Reducing the formula for smart vacation clothes to Its simplest, firstly a tailored-to perfection en semble for general daytime wear; secondly, a casual frock with swanky details for active sports wear, and thirdly, a sheer and love ly formal of alluring feminine charm ought to go a long way to ward helping start one’s summer vacation style program in the right direction. The trio of stun ning fashions shown here have been ■elected with this thought in mind. Beginning with the tailored en semble centered In the group, we feel we can recommend It as hav ing all the necessary attributes to render It eligible for election as a fashion-supreme for general day time wear. With all its summery daintiness, when It comes to actual hard wear and tear It Is a sturdy little affair designed to give real service. One of several reasons why you can depend upon It la that It Is made of a soft yet firm Irish linen which Is everfast when It comes to color, Is easily washable, and best of all. It Is nncrushable, which counts a lot when one Is on SCOTCH PLAID NOW SEEN AT BEACHES i ———_ i Now that the Influence of practi cally every other nation hai been , seen In beach wear, along comet the Scotch trend, which presents , as the last word In resort fashions a brief Scotch plaid skirt to wear over your swim suit. And If you're so minded yon may have a plaid sun hat or beret to match. Vivid plaid belts and shoul der straps also are blossoming out on some of the newest bathing suits, otherwise in solid colors. Another beach costume goes defi nitely Turkish with a so-called skirt reaching to the middle of the calf, suggesting the sultan’s trousers. Bloused fullness In front la caught at the hemline, and there are slits bound In vivid cotton braid, for the legs. The garment Is really trousers, but looks like a skirt, or vice versa. Sandals for Summer Wear Will Be a Riot of Color Sandals and more sandals for summer feet! From the cool meshed affairs to the perforated kldskln straps you can’t Ignore them. Bright colors are worn for street, as well as evening and beach and sports sandals are a blazing riot of color. All white footwear Is the smartest footnote. Street models, afternoon, and evening, whatever you slip on your feet, the all white wins. Cotton Tweed A cotton tweed coat Is something to keep in mind for summer ward robes. The new ones, which look surprisingly like woolens, have coarse yarns In white, giving a nobby effect against colored grounds. the go from morning to night The dress Is natural color with a yoke of linen strips In contrasting high shades joined with hand-fagoting. It Is completed by a meticulously tailored three-quarter coat which, when removed, reveals a gny bodice top with mere sugg stions for sleeves —really quite a fetching gown for Informal afternoon wear. The Intriguing frock to the left In the group has all the maklnga of a winner whether It plays In a game of fashion or tennis or golf. It Is a costume warranted to start the day off Joyously, so don It first thing In the morning. Its practi cability Is equaled by its smartness expressed not only In the voguish checked Irish linen which fashions U, but in such arresting details as a row of big buttons traveling down the back of the skirt. The low cut back Is not only a style feature but it Is an Invitation to the sun to send Its health rays hither. Comes at the close of a "per fect day In June" and during the months following, the glamorous shader of night when one would dance the magic hours away or make conquest of hearts, well here Is the gown that will do It for you —to the right In the picture. It Is made of a sheer black printed marquisette which makes you look beautiful whether you are or not. A velvet girdle encircles the waist and the slip underneath Is of black taffeta so that It “sounds like mu sic when she moves.” It's amazing to what lengths party frocks and formats are going this season, reaching even unto the floor and: then some. C t>7 Western Newepeper Union. SAILOR FASHION Br < IIKKIK NICHOLAS Sailor themes Is news of high lm portance in connection with fash ions for youngsters and Juniors. In cidentally we might mention that It Is also ultra chic for grown-ups’ costumes to take on nautical de tails, especially wide sailor collars In versatile Interpretations. Hut to the subject before us—this cunning child in her modish little frock of white Irish linen which looks so smartly nautical with its sailor col lar and sleeve bands of blue and Its cord-laced fastening. Here we see the descendant of the sailor dresses, once the children's pride. Gown* More Formal Gowns for afternoon are designed on more formal lines with fairly high necklines and bracelet length sleeves.