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ADVENTURERS’ CLUB HEADLINES FROM THE LIVES OF PEOPLE LIKE YOURSELFI "The Chinese Horde * By FLOYD GIBBONS Famous Headline Hunter Hello everybody-. Step up here, boys and girls, and meet Distinguished Adventurer Thomas E. Dowling of Woodside, N. Y. Tommy started his adventuring career at an early age, and it wasn’t his fault that he didn’t start even earlier than that. He was born in England and, in 1915 when he was only thirteen years old, he tried to enlist in the army. They turned him down, but still he kept on trying. He never got into any of the armed forces of his country, but he did the next best thing. When he was just a little over fourteen he managed to get himself taken on a transport ship as cabin boy to the captain. There was a job that was more dangerous than many a sol dier’s. The North sea was alive with German submarines. Tom my served on two ships that were torpedoed, went through two collisions, and was in Halifax for the big explosion that prac tically demolished the whole town. But Tommy says that the one time he was really afraid for his life was not when his own ship was in danger, but when the Germans chucked a torpedo into another one—one he had never even been aboard. Cargo of Chinese Coolies. That happened on the fifth of February, 1918. Tommy was working en the S. S. Tunisian then. Ordinarily, the Tunisian carried Canadian troops over to England, but this trip they sailed out of Halifax with a load of two thousand Chinese coolies, who were being shipped to France to build railroads. Outside of Halifax the Tunisian joined up with a convoy of 12 vessels, and nothing important occurred until they were rounding the north of Ireland and making for Liverpool where they were due the next day. But then things did begin to happen. A few hundred yards to port of the Tunisian was the S. S. Tuseania, which had been moving along beside them all through the trip. Maybe you remember what happened to the Tuseania. Well, Tommy was right there watching it. About six o’clock in the evening a torpedo hit her. There was a sudden roar— a geyser of water spouting up at her side —and she began to sink. Then—three hundred yards away—all hell broke loose on the S. S. Tunisian. Fighting the Panic-Stricken Mob. As the torpedo struck the Tuseania, the Tunisian trembled from stem to stern. Tw'o thousand Chinese coolies, thrown into a panic, began a wild stampede for the lifeboats. And Tommy, in the midst of that stampede, fought for his life to keep from being thrown overboard. The minute the roar sounded. Tommy ran to his station beside the captain’s boat. He wasn’t there two seconds before he was facing a „ Wild Stampede for the Lifeboats. frenzied mob of coolies with but one thought in their minds—to get into that boat. The boat was hanging from the davits. Tommy jumped into it and tried to beat the Chinese off. He might as well have tried to beat back the sea itself. A horde of them thrust him aside—filled the boat —and still kept coming. In vain Tommy yelled to them that there was nothing to be afraid of. They came on and on. “Above the screaming and chat ter,” he says, “I could hear one loud, ringing voice that seemed to be urging them forward. All at once the mob gave a terrific surge, and I was thrown back toward the outer edge of the boat.” How Tommy Saved Himself. Right there. Tommy fought the battle of his life. He was pushed back over the side of the boat — out over the seething water. Another inch and he’d be over the side. The Tunisian was racing for safety, with thousands of lives depending on her speed. There'd be no turning around to rescue anybody who fell overboard. A boat fall dangled near his hand and Tommy grabbed for it. An other surging rush pushed him out of the lifeboat. He kicked and fought, trying to get his feet back on something solid again, but the pressure from behind was too great. Even as he struggled, a couple of screaming coolies were forced over the side and fell into the water. Another fol lowed them — and another. The panic-stricken mob of Chinese on deck were shoving their more forehanded fellows to their doom. Only his hold on the fall rope saved Tommy from the same fate. While he clung there, wondering how long he could hold on, he chanced to look back at another lifeboat a few yards down the deck. There, the same thing was happening, but as he watched, he saw tw r o sailors scramble to safety by climbing the falls of their owji boats and hanging on the davits. “That was my one way out,” he says, “and 1 took It. My arms were aching and my strength was about spent, but I man aged to get up to that davit overhead. When I got there I looked down just in time to see a couple more Chinese pushed over board. Then I grabbed a stay and worked my way hand over hand to the safety of the bridge deck.” The turmoil wasn’t over, even then. It kept up for the rest of the Bight, and didn’t end until the Chinese were landed in Liverpool. They were 25 coolies short when they got there. They had gone over the side and drowned. • Copyright.—VVNU Service. Sampler-Making Pioneer Art for American Women Samplers, examples of needle art, are part of our country’s history. In the past young and old women alike made at least one sampler, and often more, during their lifetimes. Making these was a requirement in schools as well as at home. That object over which the girls had toiled and groaned in early days assumed more value later and sam plers were carefully taken along to new homes on marrying or moving to new’ localities. Actually, sampler making is not indigenous to America, for it first appeared in England, but while ref erences to samplers w'ere made in literature as early as 1502. the first known was made in 1610 by Ann Gower who later moved to this country. There are, so far as I know, writes Rae Lewis in the Washington Post, scarcely more than half a dozen samplers of the Seventeenth century left in this country. In the beginning, "sampler” was literally the name. There w r ere no needlework books and every time a new stitch was learned from an old er member of the family, or perhaps from a visitor or neighbor, it was “recorded,” so to speak, for future use on the individual sampler. Early ones included much open and cutwork, as well as lace. They w’ere long and narrow, possibly be cause of widths the English looms w’ere able to produce. On wider con tinent-w’oven materials, the narrow ness was probably because it w’as unnecessary to show more of each stitch. Lengths extended to three feet, sometimes, part being rolled up w’hile it w r as not being worked. A King and His Statue A little over a hundred years age old King Ferdina id of Naples, w’hc died in 1825 after ruling for 66 years, set up a colossal statue of himseli on the main highway, with soldiers standing by day and night, and every one who passed had to doff the hat to the great stone statue of the king. Correcting Mistakes "Every man makes mistakes,’ said Hi Ho, the sage of Chinatowni “but he must be prepared to make w ? orse blunders when he fries ♦« cor rect the old ones.” Improved SUNDAY International 1 SCHOOL LESSON By REV. HAROLD L. LUNDQUIST. Dean of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. © Western Newspaper Union. Lesson for June 19 THE SUFFERING SERVANT LESSON TEXT—Mark 15:22-39. GOLDEN TEXT—For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. Mark 10:45 PRIMARY TOPlC—God's Wonderful Love. JUNIOR TOPIC—On Calvary. INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR TOPIC—SeIf-Sacrifice for Others. YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULT TOPlC—Love's Supreme Sacrifice. "A Christianity without a dying Christ is a dying Christianity. His tory shows us that the expansive ness and elevating power of the Gospel depend upon the promi nence given to the sacrifice of the Cross. An old fable says that the only thing that melts adamant is the blood of a lamb. The Gospel reveals the precious blood of Jesus Christ, his death for us as a ran som, as the one power that subdues hostility and binds hearts to Him” (Alexander Maclaren). We consider today that darkest of all days in the history of the world—when wicked men with cruel hearts and hands crucified the lov ing Son of God. But. thanks be to God, it was also the day when bright hope shone forth for sinful human- ‘ ity, for in His death Christ bore our ' sins upon the tree, the veil was rent, the old sacrifices were set aside, and the “new and living way” was opened into the "holiest by the blood of Jesus" (Heb. 10:20). The cross is not just an ornament to decorate the steeple of a church, or to adorn man. It speaks of the j black horror of the cry, "My God, ; my God. why hast thou forsaken me?” but it also tells of our God who "so loved the world that he ! gave his only begotten Son" as its Redeemer. I. Crucified—That We Might Live <vv. 22-28). The details of and circumstances i surrounding the crucifixion are of deep interest to every Christian. We ! stand w'th Luther and weep as we j j see Christ’s unspeakable agony, not only of but of spirit, and we cry j as did Luiher, "For me, for me!”! ! How can any believer contemplate j the cross and withhold self, sub- I ‘ stance, or service from Christ? Equally earnest and heart-search- , ing is the message of the cross to j the unbeliever. He knows he is a ! sinner (Rom. 3:23), he knows that "the wages of sin is death" (Rom. 6:2?>, and he knows that "neither | is there salvation in any other, for I there is none other name under I heaven given among men whereby we must be saved" <Acts 4:12). Here at the cross he meets that ; one "who his own self bare our j sins in his own body on the tree, j that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose j stripes ye were healed <1 Pet. 2: 24). There were two malefactors j who were crucified with Him, and ; one railed at Him. The other said, ■ "Lord, remember me when thou | comest into thy kingdom” ; and Jesus said to him, "Today thou shalt be with me in Paradise” (Luke 23:39-43). Unbeliever, who reads I these lines, will you not just now I take the eternal life which Jesus | died to make possible for you? 11. Forsaken—That We Might Be Accepted <vv. 29-36 •. The railing, head wagging, and other abuse that men heaped upon Jesus as He hung on the cross, must have been a grevious thing for His tender loving heart to bear. But it was as nothing compared with that hour when, covered with all the sin and curse of the world, He who knew no sin "was made sin for us” <1 Cor. 5:21), arid God turned away from Him. We cannot fathom the full mean- j ing of that hour, we dare not at tempt to explain it, we can only j accept it and thank God that be cause He did become sin for us we may be “made the righteousness of God in him" <II Cor. 5:21). He died that we might live. He was for saken that we might be "accepted j in” Him—"the beloved" *Eph. 1: 6). 111. A Veil Rent—That We .Might Enter (w. 37-39 >. The death of Jesus was not the ; pitiful weakening of a human mar tyr. Here was the Son of God, cry ing with a loud voice (v. 37), giving ! ;up His spirit to the Father (Luke 27:46), declaring that the work of redemption was "finished.” As a visible indication of that part —and as a declaration that the old ; dispensation of law had given place to the dispensation of grace, God \ tore the temple veil in twain. Only j He could have done it. No man i could have torn this sixty-foot long, twenty-foot wide, and inch-thick curtain from top to bottom. It had hung in the tempi® to keep all but the High Priest out of the Holy of Holies, and he entered with fear and trembling but once a year as the representative of the people. Now • all this is changed. We have now, "‘brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, j by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil.” Therefore, "let us draw j near with a true heart and full as surance of faith" (Heb. 10:19-22). ; THE COOLIDGE EXAMINER IOP?. SEW Ruth Wyeth Spears EITHER crochet cotton or wool yarn in two or more colors may be used for a knitting bag or purses of woven fillet crochet. The foundation is made in the lightest j color. The knitting bag in the sketch is white fillet with navy | blue threads woven through, as j shown. The zipper purse and van- j ity pouch are ecru with carmine ! and Delft biue woven stripes. The plain spaces between the stripes are made by weaving through the fillet mesh with matching thread. ; To start the fillet foundation, 1 H. Gone Forever They were both writing letters, : put suddenly hubby stopped and looked worried. “What’s the matter, dear?” asked his wife. “Why—er—l had it on the tip of my tongue and now it’s gone.” “Never mind,” she said, “just think hard and it’s bound to come back.” “Thinking won’t bring this back, j It was a stamp,” said hubby. > WHY CHANGE? Don Don't you ever change your mind about anything? Joe—Very seldom. I have found I w r as just as wrong the second af ter I had changed it as I was be fore. The following appeared some years ago in a wedding report: “Among the gifts of the bride to the bridegroom was a gorgeous dressing down.” Spring Daze Mrs. Easley—Three moves are as bad as a fire. Mrs. Harder—Yes, and one visit of the paper hangers beats a cy clone. "ITU THE TOP IH HP, TASTY SMOKDT ’'urns Harrelson’s getting a paperful of that mellower, easy-rolling "makin’s" tobacco from Ed Landen make a chain the length of your bag, then chain 5 more, turn, and j make a double crochet in the 6th j stitch from the hook. Chain 2, i skip 2 and make a double crochet ' in next stitch. Repeat to *nd of row. then chain 5 and turn. ’Make j a double crochet in the top of the j last double crochet. Chain 2. Con tinue across the row. then chain 5 and turn. Repeat from * until you have enough of the fillet mesh to make your bag or purse. The weaving is done with double j thread and a large blunt needle. : Work across and then back , through each row of the fillet mesh ; ias shown. When a new weaving j thread is started, hide the ends in I the edge of the crochet. NOTE: Mrs. Spears’ latest book gives complete directions for mak- j J ing many other things for your- | j self and to use as gifts. It also j ! fully illustrates ninety embroidery 1 ' stitches with interesting varia- j tions. You will use these again and again for reference. Ask for Book 2, enclosing 25 cents (coins i preferred). Address Mrs. Spears, ‘ 210 S. Desplaines St., Chicago, 111. Any Excuse— One day a neighbor came over and wanted to borrow Grandpa’s new rope. Said Grandpa: “No, I've got to use that rope today to tie up some sand. 1 ' After the neighbor had left a friend said: “Grandpa, you know you can’t tie sand with a rope!” “Remember, my boy,” replied the (rid man, “you can do pretty near anything with a piece of rope if you don't want to lend it.” When she thinks he's perfect, she's in love. When she makes up her mind to improve him, she j means marriage. Madness? Kulper—What reason have you ! for marrying my daughter, young | man? Fogmore—No reason at all, sir; I’m in love with her. An Operator’s Dream “I’m sorry I gave you the wrong number,” said the operator. “Don’t mention it,” replied the caller, “I’m sure the number you gave me w f as much better than the number I asked for, only it just happened I wasn’t able to use it.” Going Down Two cronies met at lunch. “How’s things?” one asked. “How are they? Rotten, old boy. Honestly, if they keep on like this it looks as though my last income tax return will be just about cor rect!” said the other, gloomily. ASK ME O A Quiz With Answers I y Offering Information Tl F. R I on Various Subjects — « The Questions ! i 1. What continent is known as 1 “the land astride the equator”? 2. How did the United States ac quire Minnesota? 1 ( 3. What ball player pitched the j ( first perfect game? 4. “Minnesota” means w'hat? | 5. How many planes are there on the U. S. aircraft carriers? 6. Is hari-kiri practiced by the Japanese in battle? 7. Os what state was Kentucky originally a part? 8. Where is the ranch that is bigger than the state of Rhode Is land ? The Answers 1. Africa. 2. Part of it by the Revolution, ! and the remainder by the Louisi ana Purchase. 3. Under the modern rules, Cy j Young on May 5, 1904, pitched the first perfect game—no runs, j [ tu jii i (ii '" , ~, v >*-, jyg'qgZ r ij.' ffgjjp no hits, and nobody reaching first base. 4. “Land of the Sky Blue Wa ter.” 5. The Navy department says that there are about 80 planes on each of the United States navy air craft carriers. 6. When Japanese officers are wounded and unable to carry on, they either shoot themselves or commit hari-kari, according to a spokesman for the Japanese army. 7. Virginia. 8. The King ranch in southern Texas consists of more than 1,500 square miles, while the area of Rhode Island is 1,248 square miles.