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A44IDEN EFFORT By SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS 'IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT' O SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS WNU SERVICE CHAPTER X-Continued — l& Moby looked troubled. "I don’t get it I don’t get either of you. He says he’s always known you.” “So he has,” returned Marne. “Far be it from me to gum yoor game, baby,” said Moby. "I guess I've been shootin’ off my face too much.” “I don’t know what you’ve said, but you might as weli finish it. Tell him, Moby.” The Dickstein Jaw wobbled. “The whole thing?” “The whole thing. If you don’t, I will. He’s a strong, experienced man of the world. He can stand it.” “O-kay, baby. If you want it that way, you get it that way. This gal,” he informed the wondering Mr. Morse, “is strictly synthetic. I made her up, myself. Out of the society columns and the Blue Book. Built to specifications. To match the boss’ notion of what a debu tante—” “Day-bun-tay,” corrected Marne. “Forget it! Os what a swell young society girl ought to be. She picked the name; I give her credit for that. But it was me that fixed up the family to fit.” Liggy appealed to Marne. “What is he braying about?” Marne winked shamelessly. “The Van Strattens. Moby’s been play ing their supposed glories on me like a spotlight.” “The society Van Strattens,” that gentleman amplified. “The kid hadn’t even heard of old Mrs. Mar cia Van Stratten, who’s a headliner if there ever was one.” Lines of bewilderment corrugated Mr. Morse’s candid brow. “What the devil is all this?” he barked, shifting his suspicious gaze from Moby’s ingenuous countenance to Marne’s subdued grin. “No, sir. Wouldn’t have known whether the old dame was a fe male mountain climber or an op eratic star till I dug her out of the files.” “Did you tell him that?” Liggy demanded of the girl. “Anyway, how would she know?” pursued Moby charitably. “She be in’ from the sticks somewhere where they don’t prob’ly get the New York papers.” “Did you tell him that, Marne?” insisted Mr. Morse. “I’m tellin’ you,” continued Mo by, intent upon his theme. “I hand ed out old Madam Van Stratten neatly done up in blue ribbon. ‘She’s your grandmother,’ ” says I to the kid. A stuttering repetition of the word “Grandmother” was jolted forth from Liggy’s numb amazement. “That’s what I said: ‘Grandmoth er. -She’s your grandmother,’ like that. ‘For the purposes of this pic ture,’ I says. ‘No, she ain’t,’ says the kid.” Liggy said: “Os course she isn’t.” “You’re tellin’ me! So I says: ‘All right; we’ll make her your aunt.’ ” “She is her aunt.” “Huh? Whassat?” “She is my aunt,” confirmed the girl. Moby’s eyes bunged out. “Wh-wh who’s whose wh-wh-what?” he stut tered. “What’s the matter with your brain?” demanded Liggy. “Can’t you understand plain English? Mrs. Van Stratten is Miss Van Stratten’s aunt. A-U-N-T, aunt Anything strange about that?” “She told me,” began Moby in a faded voice, “that she didn’t —” “I never told you anything ex cept that Aunt Marcia isn’t my grandmother.” “Aunt Marcia! Oh, my sufferin’ tripes,” moaned the stricken re searcher. “And Scoopy Van Strat ten. the polo player. You certainly let on you didn’t know him. Was that square—l ask you.” “Well, you see, Moby—” “And him your cousin all the time. Or maybe your uncle.” “I hope not,” said Marne cheer fully. “His real name is Stratsky, I believe. He’s a social inventor, too.” “Migawd! What’m I goin’ to tell the Big Boss now?” “You’ve already told him all he wants to know, haven’t you?” “And more. I gave him the origi nal Van Stratten build-up. Then I got soused and told him it was all the bunk.” The girl’s eyes opened wide. She began to laugh. “You told him I was a fake?” “That’s it And here you are, the straight goods,” lamented the un happy scnemer. “How’m I goin’ to break that to him?” “Don’t,” advised Marne, dim pling. “Life’ll be simpler if he doesn't know. Maybe he’ll let me alone now.” “What's this about letting you alone?” queried Liggy, frowning. “Where does this Big Boss person figure in your life?” “If it comes to that,” snapped Moby Dickstein, “I don’t just figure where you figure.” “Then I'll tell you. Miss Van Stratten is going to marry me. Aren’t you, Marne?” 4 “I hate to disappoint you, Liggy, dear, but I’m afraid not.” “Miss Van Stratten,” specified Moby, making a valiant effort to ward recovery, “is goin’ to marry A. Leon Snydacker, President of Purity Pictures, Inc. You ought to read the papers, 8ig,.80y,” he add ed patronizingly. “They ran my sto ry on the buddin’ romance all over the place.” “Budding pig’s-foot,” said Mr. Morse with emotion. “There’s noth ing to that Is there, sweetie?” “I’m not going to marry any body,” stated the girL “Then I might as well be going,” surmised Liggy dolefully. “Same here. Give me a lift as far as the village?” asked Moby. “Get in.” "Just a second,” requested Marne. “Nothing about this at home, you understand, Liggy.” He nodded. “And, Moby, it would be just as well not to spill anything more about me to —to the others. It’d only stir up more complica tions.” “O-kay, baby,” agreed Moby from the depths of a shattered spirit Self-sufficient though Miss Gloria Glamour was in life’s ordinary prob- Wm/tk Mf|j| gf/ 1 f .»•. j «^- j y■'x'** “I'm not going to marry lems, she felt the need of moral sup port in her enterprise against the purse of A. Leon Snydacker. Con cerning the righteousness of her plan she suffered no qualms. But she was uncertain about Lawyer Gormine. Victory, as she reviewed it, had been too easy to be con vincing. She craved an accomplice; anyway, a confidante. Marne was out of the question. It would be just like that queer kid to get sore and block the whole game. After the deal was completed Gloria intended, of course, to confess her unauthoriz- d use of the other’s per sonality ai d square it by handing over a fair cut of the proceeds. Meantime, the less Marne knew, the better for all concerned. Moby Dick stein? No; Moby was too unreliable. As for Kelsey Hare, he wouldn’t do at all. Anyone who would take ad vantage, as he had, of a friend was not to be trusted. There remained Martin Holmes. Well, why not? Martin listened to her recital with astonished amusement. At its close he thought for a long moment, then said: “Tut-tut.” “Tut, yourself. What’s the idea?” “It won’t do, my child.” “Why won’t it do? What’s the mat ter with it?” “Only naughty little girls black mail.” “What d’you mean, blackmail?” she protested. “Didn’t he put over those leaky contracts on us?" “I expect he did.” “Then haven’t I got a right to get even?” “I expect you have.” “That’s all I’m trying to do.” “By false pretenses. That’s dan gerous.” “It isn’t false pretenses. I never said I was Marion Van Stratten. Gormine said that. I'm not com pelled to wise him up to his own mistakes, am I?” “But you’re going to get the money as Marion Norman Van Stratten." “I sure am. And give you and Marne your share of it.” He put his hand over hers. “You’re a good kid, Gloria. I’d hate to see you go to jail.” “Jail, my eye. They can’t put me in jail for trying.” “They can for trying too hard. Didn’t Gormine ask you to sign a paper?” “Yes.” “Don’t do it.’ “I don’t get the money until I sign.” “You’ll get indicted if you do.” “How do I know until I’ve seen Mr. Gormine’s little oaDer?*’ “Blackmail, mayhem, and arson, probably.” "I’ll bring the paper to you and you can read it first.” “Nothing and less than nothing doing! Now, you list and give heed to your Uncle Marty, kid. Don’t put your John Hancock to any thing that lawyer-man hands you, unless you have a lawyer-man of your own to o-kay it.” “You’re trying to gum my play,” she objected almost tearfully. “Promise?” “What a sap I w r as to tell you about it!” "What a bigger sap you’d be to go to jail. Promise?” She looked up at him from under her shining lashes, an effect which had helped her win more than one contest “Why should you care whether I go to jail or not?” “Pass it until later. When I’m surer of the answer. Promise. Gloria?” With unexpected meekness she said: “I guess I’ll have to.” He promptly kissed her. “You’re right, you have to. Now what about Marne?” "We don’t have to say anything about it to her. do we?” she plead ed. That “we” did something to nis anybody,” stated the girl. moral stamina, so that his tone was regrettably lacking in firmness as he replied: “Well, I don’t know. You’ve cer tainly given her fair, young name a couple of black eyes.” “Only to the lawyer. And he won’t pass it on. He’s sewed up, because he doesn’t want A. Leon to know he’s been butting in.” “Yes; that's true. Monday, Gor mine’s coming back, you say? I’ll take a couple of days to think the thing over.” The result of his cogitation was a note which he drafted and re drafted before he finally presented it in typed form, for her approval. Gloria did not approve. Far from it. She wanted her five thousand dollars. She wanted the five thou sand for Marne. She wanted the other five thousand for Martin. She wanted to get even with Lawyer Gormine. She emitted what, from a less alluring source, might have been designated as a squawk. "I never said I wouldn’t hold out for the money. I only said I wouldn’t sign his old paper without consult ing a lawyer. I’m going to get me a lawyer.” “I’m a good enough lawyer for for you,” he retorted inexorably. “There’s the dotted line.” Three-Fourths of Orchestra Director’s Work Is Done at the Regular Rehearsals The conductor as an outstanding figure is a comparatively modern in novation. In the palmy days of clas sical music, and in the opera house until well-nigh the middle of last century, his duties were undertaken by the first violin. I suppose that the art of conducting, as know it, may be said to have started with Mendelssohn; but its development, like almost everything else connect ed with music, has been exceedingly rapid, writes Francis Toye in the Illustrated London News. The public, despite their enthusi asm. really know very little about conducting. They generally fail to realize, to begin with, that at least three-quarters of a conductor’s work is done at rehearsal. What he does in actual performance matters, of course; but, provided that the foun dations of his interpretation have been well and truly laid at rehears al, it matters comparatively little. For this reason, the actual style of a conductor is of small importance. It may be restrained, it may be exuberant; the result can be judged only by the listener who is ready to shut his eyes and foreet about the THE COOITDGE EXAMINER Gloria protested. She implored. She stormed. She wept. He had only one reply. “Jail.” “I’d go to jail for fifteen grand.” “For how long?” “I don’t know. A year." "This’d be ten. Maybe more.” “Sweet cheese’n crackers!” said the girl, shaken. “Even for a patient guy like me, ten years would be a long wait,” Martin pointed out. “Wait for what?” asked Gloria, wide-eyed. “For you to come out,” he ex plained with one of his rare and ex pressive grins. “Ohl” said Gloria. “Well! In that case Lemme see that paper again.” It ended in her signing the agree ment, expressly abandoning any claim of whatsoever kind upon A. Leon Snydacker, his heirs or a»- signs. (Martin had put that in to give it a legal flavor.) But she in sisted upon typing her signature. “No forgery for me,” announced the suddenly cautious Miss Glam our. “You see. I’ve got a special yen now to stay out of jail,” she explained sweetly. “That ought to.be a relief to Gor mine’s soul," opined the young man, addressing the missive to the lower Broadway number given him by Gloria. It was not. Instead it roused dark forebodings in the mind of its re cipient. '"hat kind of game was this, anyway? Was she holding off for more money? And what did that typed signature mean? This, above all else, struck his legalistic and suspicious mind unfavorably. Prompt action was indicated. He decided to go back over the ground and sniff about for what he might pick up. This time he took a night train. On the morning of his arrival, Kel sey Hare had gone to town to do some shopping. Feeling no special inclination to return to an atmos phere conspicuously lacking in cam araderie, he procured a supply of newspapers and magazines and sat in the lobby of the Park House, moodily reading them. He was in terrupted by the approach of an austere and thin-lipped stranger. “I am informed that you are from Maiden Effort Headquarters.” “Who informed you?” “The young man behind the desk. He further stated that you are Mr. Templeton Sayles. May I take that as correct?” "If you like." “Thank you.” The black-clad one sat down and drew his chair to a confidential proximity, scrutinizing the young man with analytical in tentness. “Mr. Sayles,” he pro nounced, “you have the appearance of being a gentleman.” “Don’t jump to rash conclusions.” “I shall assume that you are.” As he seemed to be waiting for a response, Kelsey said: “No argu ment.” This proved satisfactory to the other, who proceeded: “Mr. Sayles, I am Marbury Gormine, a lawyer of 120 Broadway, New York City. Note the address, if you please.” "Got it,” said Kelsey. “Though I don’t expect to need it.” “A difficult and delicate mission brings me here.” “Hmph! Anything to do with me?” “I hope so.” “I hope not.” “The fact that it may be financial ly advantageous to you will possibly alter your attitude." As an appeal to cupidity this would have got nowhere. As an ap peal to curiosity it was more ef fective. (TO BE CONTINUED) conductor and the orchestra alto gether. Needless to say, there is a tech nique of conducting as there is a technique of everything else—a clear beat, for instance; independ ent and intelligent use of the left hand. Some of the most successful conductors get, so to say, beyond this technique; some, for fear of rigidity, even make a definite point of avoiding the strict time beat. Such methods postulate, of course, not only a first class orchestra, but an orchestra familiar with the con ductor’s methods; tried on a strange body of players, however talented, they may lead to great confusion. So it cannot be said that there is any general rule universally binding as to the methods that conductors should or should not employ. The ultimate test, as always with the srts, is the result. Greatest Wealth Not to be avaricious is money; not to be fond of buying is a revenue; but to be content with our own is the greatest and most certain wealtn of all. —Cicero. Improved II SUNDAY Vnijorm crHOOT International jU>IIVJVJU LESSON By HAROLD L. LUNDQUIST. D. D. Dean of The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. © Western Newspaper Union. Lesson for May 7 Lesson subjects and Scripture texts se- j lected and copyrighted by International Council of Religious Education; used by permission. PAUL WORKS A HARD FIELD LESSON TEXT—Acts 18:1. 4-11; 1 Co rinthians 2:1-5. GOLDEN TEXT—I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. —Philippians 4:13. “Sissy!” That one word uttered with the depth of scorn of which only a school boy is capable, is j enough to ruin the happiness of the one toward whom it is directed. The writer of these notes has a manly son of eight years of age who has many ambitions in his young heart, but one great fear, namely, that he may do something that will rrmrk him as a "sissy.” It is a commendable thing that boys should feel that way, provided, of course, that they are properly in structed in home and church so that they know that real manly courage does not mean being a ruffian or an ungodly person. One could wish that more of that spirit were evident in the Christian Church. We really have all too many professed believers who are "soft"—afraid of the hard blows of | life. These people tell young folk I both by word and deed that Chris- ! tianity is a religion for the soft- J hearted and sentimental, when as a matter of fact it calls for all the red-blooded vitality of the strongest man and woman. Here is a place for the boy or girl, man or woman who has a backbone and the spirit of the pioneer. It is a great and glorious battle in which we are en gaged. Paul knew it and lived it. In the progress of his ministry we find him at Athens (Acts 17), where a brilliant appeal to the philoso phers of that place brought little result. From thence he comes to Corinth, one of the greatest and most wicked cities of the day. Here he meets a difficult task. I. Human Inability (Acts 18:1, 4-j 8). To call a man a "Corinthian" j was to label him as a drunkard and a libertine. The town was really tough and Paul walked right into j that impossible situation to preach the gospel. He naturally first went j to the Jews in the synagogue, but when he preached Christ they made short work of putting him out. Rather we should say he very def initely separated himself from them. Consider the graphic picture in verse 6. But he didn’t go far, he set up his testimony for Christ in the house next door, where God had a believer all prepared to re ceive him. The preacher of the truth may move, but he does not run away from God’s appointed place. Opposition was evidently keen, and as Paul came and went the leaders in the synagogue would probably meet him and make known their plans to destroy him. This, added to the opposition of the wicked city, was enough to discour age any man. He had some results (v. 8), but on the whole he had to struggle with the heartbreak of an impossible task. But the hour of man’s extremity is the time of God’s j opportunity. There comes 11. Divine Encouragement (Acts 18:9-11). God never tries His people be-1 yond their ability to bear. It is not j always given to His servants to have j ! the assurance of success which came to Paul, but in all probability | they do not face such staggering discouragement. In any case, those ! who have walked in the valley as ' well as on the mountain top with the Lord testify that He gives strength in the hour of weakness to all those who trust Him. Paul was assured that no bodily harm would come to him and that he was not to think that he was alone, for there were many of God’s people even in that wicked eity. Safety and fellowship were thus as sured, and none too soon, for al most at once a bitter persecution broke out against him. Read verses 12-17. Note that the assurance of God’s protecting care does not mean that we shall escape trials and sor rows, but that we are to be kept in the midst of them. 111. The Secret of Victory (I Cor. 2:15). Looking back on his ministry in Corinth, Paul writes of the secret of his successful work there. This is a passage that every teacher and preacher of God’s Word should prayerfully ponder. Eloquence, hu man wisdom, and self-confidence may be the basis of success in the things of the world, but not in the ministry of the gospel. How well we ' know that the most carefully rea- i soned and well-phrased message i may be utterly flat and powerless, ! while the stumbling utterance from j a heart full of the love and grace of God "becomes a fire and a searching and a burning, because the Holy Spirit catches it up and bears it upon the inner conscious ness of men” (Morgan). The man who preaches without his soul atremble with the sacredness of his task, his own unworthiness, and an appreciation of the power of God, may be eloquent and learned, but be will accomplish little fer God. What to Eat and Why C. Houston Goudiss Considers the Question: How Often Shall We Eat? Suggests That Some People May Benefit by More Than Three Meals By C. HOUSTON GOUDISS ONE of the questions I am frequently asked is whether or not it’s advisable to eat between meals. Any answer must take into consideration a number of factors. It is true that many people experience a desire for food in mid-morn ing, mid-afternoon or before going to bed. Some begin to nibble as soon as they feel hungry, and often they continue to eat in excess of their needs. Others, trained to more self restraint, refrain from eating, because they have been brought up with the idea that no food s> should be eaten except at reg ular meals. Unfortunately, it frequently occurs that neither procedure is based upon actual food requirements. Consider the Day's Food Needs In arriving at any decision con cerning between-meal eating, the day’s ration should B lunch or supper are eat between meals. On the other hand, it should be borne in mind that dividing the day’s food into what we Americans so often call "three square meals,” is primari ly a convenient custom. One rea son that it has grown up over a period of years is because it al lows the maximum free time to pursue our various occupations. In a number of countries, a fourth meal is an accepted part of the day’s routine. No Englishman, for example, would consider go ing without his afternoon tea; and workers palise in offices, stores and factories, as well as at home, for a brief rest and welcome re- I ! freshment. How Many Meals? In recent years, several scien tists have advanced the idea that some of us may benefit by eating more than three meals. At a lead ing university a few years ago, two distinguished investigators concluded that smaller and more frequent meals would promote general health and well-being for many types of individuals. They suggested lighter meals, but pro posed as many as four, five, or even six feedings a day. Another well-known authority has performed various experi ments which effectively demon strate that a light additional meal in mid-afternoon, consisting prin cipally of a milk beverage, in creased the efficiency of workers and helped to reduce fatigue. Relieving Late Afternoon Fatigue Many people experience a tired feeling about four o’clock in the afternoon. During the working day, they gradually utilize availa ble food energy, so that by late afternoon, the supply may be greatly reduced—along with both mental and physical energy. Here is a case where eating be tween meals is regarded as a de cided advantage, provided the food is carefully chosen. A glass of milk and a few crackers, or some other carbohydrate food, will help to renew energy, relieve the feeling of fatigue and bridge the gap to dinner. It must be remem bered, however, that the extra meal should be composed of light, easily-digested foods so as not to destroy appetite for the following meal. Young Children and Elderly People Children of certain ages, as well as adults, may benefit by a sched ule that includes an extra meal. Very young children—in the tod dler stage—are frequently given a mid-morning feeding of orange juice, or a mid-afternoon cup of milk with one or two crackers. And some school children also HOUSEHOLD / QUESTIONS yifj/ Fresh Doughnuts. —Put freshly made doughnuts into a covered dish while they are still warm and j they will stay fresh longer. * * * Wash Chamois Often. —Chamois in which silver is stored away should be frequently washed, if the silver is to be kept bright. ♦ * * Keeping Cream Fresh. —Cream ! will keep fresh for a day or two i | if placed in its carton in a basin half filled with cold water. Muslin placed over the carton with the ends touching the water will help, j * * * Washing Hint. —Never use soap on white silk. The soap should first be dissolved in water before laundering is begun. * * * Stains on Fingers. Pumice stone is useful in removing cig arette and ink stains from the fin gers. Simply wet the stone and rub it against the stain. make better weight gains if they pause in the middle of the morn ing, or take an after-school snack, of fruit juice, or milk, and crackers. Aged persons often require more than three meals. That is because large, heavy meals might overtax their digestions, and three light meals do not usually provide ade quate nourishment. For this rea son, nutritionists advise that they have a light, mid-afternoon pickup of a hot beverage and crackers; and perhaps a cup of hot bouillon before going to bed. Don't Overeat Thus, it is evident that there are numerous instances when there is justification for departing from the accepted routine. But it must be remembered that as the number of meals is increased, the amount of food taken at each one should be decreased. Otherwise, an un due strain may be placed upon the digestive organs. Then, too, no matter how the day’s food is divided, it must pro vide all the substances required for sound nutrition. Otherwise, the body will be improperly nour ished, no matter how many meals are consumed. The diet should be built first of all around the protective foods— milk, eggs, fruits and vegetables, which are such an important source of necessary minerals and vitamins. It must also supply pro tein for growth and repair, carbo hydrates and fats for adequate en ergy, and sufficient bulk or cellu lose to promote normal elimina j tion. Keep the Diet Balanced Whether you serve three hearty meals and forego eating between times, or follow the plan of pro viding a mid-morning or mid afternoon pickup, you should meet the requirements for a balanced diet. This, you will remember from previous discussions, in cludes a pint of milk for each adult, a quart for every child; an egg for each member of the fam ily, or at least three or four week ly; one serving of a whole grain cereal; one serving of meat, fish or chicken plus a second source of protein, such as meat, nuts or dried beans or peas; two vegeta bles besides potatoes, one of which should be of the leafy green vari ety; two fruits or one fruit and one fruit juice. ©—WNU—C. Houston Goudiss—l939—6l. Write for Free Catalog Os Hi-Quality Seeds The Rocky Mountain Seed Co. Box 388, Denver, Colorado In Anticipation Looking forward to a pleasure is also a pleasure.—Lessing. A&pa o. KILLS lIiiANY INSECTS I ON FLOWERS• FRUITS I VEGETABLES ft SHRUBS I Demand original sealed 36441 bottlu > from your dealer You find them announced in the column* of this paper by merchants of our community who do not feel they must keep the quality of their merchan dise or their price* under cover. 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