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TrtE BEE; OMAHA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1921. f
Directors Giv e
Results of High
Fifteen First-Series District
Contests in Nebraska Are
Reported Literacy -Test
Restriction . Debated.
Lincoln, Feb. 6. (Special.) Re
sults of the first-series district con
' te.?, reported last week, among
the 97 members of the Nebraska
High School Debating league were
as follows, the school first named
maintaining the affirmative of the
league question for1 the fourteenth
annual contests: "Resolved, that
the Literacy Test Restriction on
Immigration Should be Repealed."
Superintendent Pon R. Leech. Friend,
TMri'Ctor tmeeola-Ynrk, t Osceola. Jan
'.ry 51 : von by York. ! to. 1. Jadp:
):v. C. I.tmnn. llaatlnajii: Kuperlnten
ilnt ' P.. K. MeGee. David City-; A. I,.
' Williams, rolk. v i
Auira-Brarth.w, at Aurora, '.Jsnu
nry 51: won by Bradwhaw. Judas: O. r
float, Ciarml I.iland lliclt school, Crend
F'lend-Weslern. at Friend, February
S: won by Friend. Judge: Ceorgo R.
.Mann, Lincoln. s
Kas -Central Dlslrlrt.
' Principal C. ,W. Taylor, Teachers' Col--
High Sehool. Lincoln. Director
Crete. -Vealayan irntrmr, at University
Place, January 18; won by Wealeyan.
.lucla: Prof. O. O. Virtue, University of
Superintendent O. A. Viral. West
Point. Director Clearwater-Battle Creek,
jit Clearwater, January 27: won by Bat.
Tie Creek, unanimous. Judaea: Super
intendent O, R. Bowman. Ewlnu; Misa
"Viola Gillette, Nellfh; . Rosalia Zeden
CM Polnt-Wlaner, at Vest Point. Jan
uary 5; won by Went Point, wnanlniou.
'JudVea: Suoertntendent K. H. Koch.
Mcrfbner: Robert Van Pelt '20.. law '22.
I'nlveraitv of Nebraska; Superintendent
t". B. Flake,' Stanton.
uierlntenilent J. R. Armstrong. Wayne.
i.Mrarlor Wakefield-Wayne; won by
Wayne. b default.
Superintendent D. R. Kuna," Suparlor.
director Rlu Hlll-Lawrenca. ' at Blue
Hill. January 27; won bv Blue Mill, unan
imous. Judges; Key. K. M. Bteen, iiam
ln(t; Superlntenclent M. V Ryan. To
' biae; Superintendent J. W.Ekwall, Shlck.
lay. . f '
I Hebron Academy-Fnlrbury. fit Hebron,
January 2; won by Falrbury, unani
moua. JudKes: t. 11. Kpperann. '14. law
'It!, Clay Center; , Superintendent V. K.
Ninpert, Brunlng; Superintendent AV. H,
Ednr-Kuperior. at K!sai January 7;
won bv Superior, 2 to 1. Judg: Dean
I7:.' K. Weyer, Huntings college. Hastings;
" Pror. R. M.- MclHII. Hnstin-ira college,
Hastings: Superintendent. O.V. Roeenlof,
XeNon. ( '
rted CleuH. Cowlw. at Red Cloud. Jan
uarv 1: won by Red Cloud. Judge: ,Pree
;dent Cabin II. French, Hasting" col
Superintendent C K. Moree. Nebraska
School or Agriculture at CurtiB. Direc
tor MoCnok-lmliannln, at McCook. Jan
uary 07; won by McCook, Judge: An-t-i
Jet-,fin fnrKl"rn Innguagcs, University-
of Nbrp-dsft ), Lincoln. -
X- braske. School of Agriculture at Cur-t;-Hayee
Center; won'oy Curtis, by de
... fai i'. ! ' . . .
Orloans-TVpithlli-an City, at Republican
fly, .Tnuunry !: w on. ! Orleans. Judge:
1! oirli' K. y SchofWld- I navalo,' ,. ;
frolit"e'-Cainbride. tit Hohlrege. Jan-
v ui " r.i; wt.n ,bv . Ilobirege. pnanipiou.-,!
.1 .' : Prof-sor Hat.li, Junior high'
s I. Tlrstlnirs; I'ror. K.,.N. weycr.
' .. college, Hastings: Mr. R.ussol,
... ; .
hi tl SonibtvesttTii district, Di
rector C. K. Vilorse, Curtis, an
founcsi the I'oMowitigschedule for
woi'l scries debates:- ;
, 'oWrcdge" (winner;', from ". " Cam
t.-;-lrTP)McCook (winner from In-
Orlori (winner from Republi-t-n
Cil-') Nebraska School of Ag-r-;i'i(ur?.
Curtis ftvinucr from
liayes Center 1. .. . '
University -Notes. ,.
Avplications "will b ' considered and
nomination made thia month by the. ad
miu.liotra.tlv officers of the state nnlver-.
ally for fellowship in the American-Kcau
tlir.avian fotmdatlon. Twenty students are
elected each year v from- American fol
letreH to go to the Scandinavian coun
ties and pursue their various courses.
At rxeeent the Un'verslty: of N'ebraska
l lvi.resonted by Albert- P. Strom or
Wahoo, a graduate of the engtneerlns college.-
Strom, tho first niait from Ne
braka to receive tills award, graduated
Inst June arul left for Europe during the
suintuer. '" ,
The constltutkial .committee of thw
I'niveraity-Oniaha club has completed the
constitution which .has been accepted by
the faculty. This club was prganljed
to bring about closer relationships be
tween the university and Omaha. The
work of the organliatfon will be carried
on by the co-operation of the members of
the Omaha chapter with members of the
university chapter. The Omaha -chapter
will consist of business and jrofeasional
alumni who are Interested both. In the
university and Omaha. i
A series of luncheons have been, planned
bv "tha Y. M. C. A. for university men.
They are to be known as the Greater
Nebraska luncheons. The first of tola
serl was held Friday. After the' lun
cheon Dr. IT. B. Alexander told of the
campus -extension platt Following that
Dr. Fred VV. ftuehalng discussed the ath-
leii inviniiri, in nic iiimcifli.j.
The Initiation of eieht students of the
ntversity or ynrataa imo iue rut
A'pha Tau. honorary nubllo sneaking
fraternity. wa held Wednesday. Tho an
nual banquet of the fraternity was held
in the evening. FoHowing is a list of
the men who were Initiated into the
fraternity! Clyde B. Ellis. Wymore; Rhtie
K. -Green. Dlller: C.regg J. McBrlde. Uni--vereity
-Place: Stoddard M. Robinson. Lin
coln: Clarence Dunham, - Oniaha; Barry
T. Hubbard. Ypsilantl. Jlith.: Harlan
V. Boyer. York ; Ry V. Nedrow, fair,
The Tegular monthly meeting of the
Fnlveraitv of Nebraska chapter of Sig
ma, fiainmt Vpsllon. honorary geological
society, will be held in the general .lec
ture room of Bessey hall, on Thursday.
February 10, 1H21.S p. m. r
f Chadron Normal..
The Nebraska State Teachers' asaocia
tion of which President Elliott has been
appointed president, embraces the North
west Nebraska and the North Platte val
ley Teachers' associations. The spring
meeting will be held March. 31, April 1 and
I. at Alliance. " -
Rulea ahd regulations governing the Iti-ter-normal
contest arc complete, except In
a few minor details which will be perfected
within a short time. The contest will be
held In Chadron thla year and will con
sist In debate, oratory, the essay, and
declamation. The question which baa been
selected fo debate Is. "Resolved, That
the Japanese be admitted into the I'nited
States on eo.ua! terma with lmmigranta
from European countries." ''
The glee club will give their annual
concert. In the Xonae.1 chapel Monday.
Among the more important numbers of
fered by the elub will be- setting of
Longfellow's poem, "The Village Black.
TJta socialised recitation - has been
adopted for the students in ttie manual
training classes. Each student has been
assigned a topic relative to manual train
ing and on a given date each pupil will
be ready to lead the class In the dis
cussion of bis subject. Actual demon
strations, objects, pictures, etc., will be
used a the student-Instructor may wish.
Tha first program by advanced students
of the voice department was given In the
Normal chapel by Silas Ursula Miller,
messo-seprano. Miss Bard accompanied
her at tha piano.
. The atate department of education
asked Dean Stockdala for samples of
training-teachers' Plans with the Idea of
getting suggestions for the -new High
School Normal Tralntnr -Bulletin," which
la to. bo published In the near future.
A tentative debating schedule has been
arranged as follows: Midland, March 11;
' Cotner, March 14; Beatings March 10;
Colorado college at Crete. April .
President Bennett made a trip over ths
atate tn the Interest of toe Nebraska Con
The meeting of toe Beta Lambda Sigma
.was led by Misses Hlbbard and Reed on
tke "Thyroid and tha Hypophysis."
Coach Johnston, has introduced a new
course this semester, "Athlerfb Coaching
in High Schools." Ths purpose Is to
train students Interested In athletics. In
tha science of coaching and to prepare
. . them for positions of this kind,
O, T. . social sts. It uld-year ban-
hould Cupid Smile?
Tell It With Your Pen
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Leave This Coupon Attached
"By EARL WHITNEY. V
Readers of this department will re
call that the first prize turkey of -the
big National Poultryshovv, a bird
weighing 45 pounds, was presented to
President-elect and Mrs. Harding
for their first Thanksgiving dinner in
the White House, by its proud own
er. Mrs. Eli Fowler of Rochelle, 111.
' I hat the wesident-elect appreci
ates the breeding value of fine stock
is evidenced by the following letter
to D. t.'liale, secretary of the -Na
tional show. .' ,
"Ibeg to acknowledge your es
teemed favor of January 16 in which
you confirm the telegram of Mrs.
Fowler relating to her prize-winning
turkey at the National Poultry show,
and her desire to supply this famous
bird for' our first Thanksgivirg din
ner in the White House. This is an
exceedingly considerate thing for
Mrs. Fowler to propose and ordinari
ly I would hasten to express a glad
acceptance, but I' cannot repress a
feeling that it would be exceedingly
embarrassing to convert so valuable"
a bird into food. I am wondering if
one of less value could not be made
the sacrifice so that this champion of
bird winners maTr go on increasing
his flock, ; .. .
' "When the ultimate time comes for
the sacrifice- of such an outstanding
champion I am sure Mrs. Harding
would share with me the satisfaction
of being so notably remembered.
J' Very truly yours,
' " . (Signed)
. "WARREN G. HARDING."
.The artificial lighting of henhouses
has become permanent and popular,
during the last three- years. Con
trary to the first opinions of some
people, it is not used for the purpose
of-fooling the hens. The- use of
lights merely endeavors to aid in
duplicating spring conditfons where
by hens have more opportunity to
quet in the parlors of Congregational
church. -" ,
The girls athletic association was organ
ized last week. Hope Hlbbard 21 was
elected president, and Ruth KinneyS and
Marjory Hostetlor '24 are ..the other of
ficers. ' .
Girls Fight HXC of L
; Geneva, Neb., Feb. 6. (Special.)
For completing points required by
the extension department of the Uni
versity of Nebraska in Junior club
work, 28 certificates of achievement
vyere presented to girls at the state
industrial school by Miss Mary El
len Brown7 assistant state leader.
Among the accomplished results of
the 28 girls was 3,900 quarts of vege
tables and fruits canned by tftV cold
pack method. One thousand of these
cans were beans and 1,300 tomatoes.
Seven hundred and forty-fivj pounds
of corn were dried.
Pupils of the parochial school of
St. Stephens Catholic church of Ex
eter, were also awarded certificates
by Miss Brown at a rr.eoilmj. held at
Exeter. The worklhcra was done
under the direction of Miss Dorothy
VV izman. w "
" Midland College.
Midland's' reputation- for Its high stand
ard In dramatics was further proved by
the presentation of the academlo play,
"Rose of Plymouth Town."
Dr. B. K. Klotsche. faculty member of
the seminary, went to Omaha where he
addressed the Ministerial association meet.
Ing. and then went to New York to at
tend tha Northwestern Mission board, of
which he Is a member.
New York, Feb. 6. The Morgan
Lin steamshrfT Momus, which left
with passengers and cargofor New
Orleans, was in collision during a.
lltO-J lug WIIU Hit; J1MJVII911
Prince, ft it was passing put of the
consume a large amount of feed and
thus havt material in which to man
ufacture a' large number of eggs. Due
to the fact that lights in the eyening
will give the hens less time between
the last evening feed and the first
morning, food the crop never gets
empty and 'she does not suffer.
Increased production will be" no
ticed from lights within 10 to 15
days.- Fall and winter eggs from pul
lets will be increased, but the spring
laying may be reduced. Lighting
will mature pullets more quickly,
may delay moulting in early hatched
birds and if used properly will bring
hens back into laying earlier in the
season, according to Prof. A. G.
Phillips, head of the poultry depart
ment of Purdue university. ;
- lights should be started abmit No
vember 1 and run to April 1 and
turned on from 8 p. m. to 8:30 p. m.,
at which time a heavy grain ration
is given. Turning on the lights and
supplying grain at 4 o'clock "Tn the
morning may be equally as well.
The many advantages in early
hatching easily offset the disadvan
tages which are growing less and
less each season, due to the fact that
modern methods are coming into
more general use. '
The early hatched chicks are the
winter layers. Eggs are Highest in
Pfice in winter, therefore the impor
tance in early hatching. There is the
fact,, too, that early hatched chicks
develop before warm weather and
can better stand the extreme heat of
summer, which is so severe with late
hatchefl chicks. Parasites are more
numerous and dangerous in their at
tacks on baby chicks in warm weath
er. "The .older and more- developed
the chicks are when summer comes
the better conditiou they will be in
to withstand these evils.
Hatch early or buy' early hatched
Chicks if you are provided with good
brooding equipment that is suitable
for the winter months.
1 'Ki "
Immorality in Norfolk
C Alarming, Probe Shows
Norfolk, Neb., Feb. 6.- (Special
Telegram.) Alarming immorality
and disease conditions eist in Nor
folk, according to Miss M. E. Tay
lor, director of the division of pro
tective social measures of the state
of Nebraska, who has been making a
survey of the city during the past
week. She will tell the public at
mass meetings next Monday .and
Tuesday what she has found in Nor
folk. She hopes to organize a social
hygiene league. Such leagues have
been organized through her work at
Creighton, Plainviaw and Fairbury,
Elevator on Burlington
. At Plattemouth Planned
Platismouth, Neb., Feb. .(Spe
cial.) The grow-ing need ofan ele
vator on the Burlington tracks has
caused talk of he formation of an
elevator company for that purpose.
At present there is but one elevator
here, being located - on the
Missouri Pacific tracks, and seriously
handicapped by a car shortage. Last
fall when - no cars were available
on the Missouri Pacific, farmers
haulerSiieir grain here from remote
parts of the county and scooped it
into cars themselves in order to get:
it moving. , - J
Record Gage County Land
Transfer Is Called Off
Beatrice, Neb., Feb. 6. (Special.)
The biggest land deal in Gage
county in years, which was closed
last July when John Dorn of Filley
purchased' the Ferdinand: Hoyle quarter-section
farrfi east of. town for
$56,000, or $350 an acre, was declared
off. Dorn obtained his release by
losing $6,000, which he advanced on
the purchase price. ''
Chicago Stores r
Take Bis Losses
Since January 1
Process of Getting Back to
Normal Basis Costly to
State Street Mer
chants. By ARTHUR M. EVANS.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire,
Chicago, Feb. 6. State street
stores have taken a loss of $15,000,-
000 on their aggregate New Year's
inventory m shoving retail prices
down to lower levels, according to
data compiled by Marshall Field
' The figures show that on January
1 the big stores in the shopping dis
trict had Totals to checks inventory
ing $60,000,000 at actual cost price.
The- merchants took an average loss
of 25 per cent as a move towards
liquidation, and entered the goods up
on their ledgers as worth $45,000,000,
thus writing off $15,O0Q,000 of the,
original cost. ;
Thus, we begin to get a measure
of the price deflation movement
along the retail street. Iii the five
months from August 1 to January 1,
it was estimated that the big-stores,
in throwing lines of merchandise on
the counters at replacement values,
were taking a loss of $2,000,000 a
month, or a total of $10,000,000 for
Now in many lines, "such as cloth
ing, hosiery and textiles, goods are
on the counterat prices which the
merchants declare are below replace
ment figures. One of the best au
thorities on the "Street," says retail
prices or merchandise on the average
are now back to where they were
early in 1916. Three months ago they
were at the general level of the
Armisticeperiod of November, 1918.
The prevailing opinion among the
large merchants is that the New
Year's average cut of 25 per cant has
brought retail prices jn general down
to a bedrock level, and that further
changes in some lines, such as cloth
ing and textiles, may be upward' in
stead of downward.
Residents of Broken Bow '
Plan to Form Rotary Club
Broken Bow, Neb., Feb. 6.
(Special.) Preliminary steps were
taken for the organization of a Ro
tary club in Broken Bow. If the
organization is perfected, Btpken
Bow will be. the smallest city in the
United States to have a Rotary
Cap Found in Yard Leads to
Arrest on Assault Charge
Madison, Neb., Feb. 6. (Special.)
Earl Brown- was arrested charged
with intent toxassault Mrs. Chris
Martens. A cap found in the back
yard of the Martens' home furnished
the clue which led to the arrest.
SUN "The Forbidden Thing.'
RIALTO "The Kid." .. .. .. ,.
STRAND "The Jucklins." .. ..
MOON "The Kentucky Colonel."
EMPRESS "Wing Tov."
MUSE Half an Hour."
? , Neighborhood Houses. '
GRAND "The Scoffer."
-HAMILTON "Double Adven
ture," No. .2, 'and Harold Lloyd in
A glorious romance of old-time
folk in the Carolina mountains a
story seething with primitive .pas
sions and mellow with homey joys
this tells the tale of "The Jucklins,"
chief cinema attraction at the Strand
theater this week.
After many pictures of society in
trigues, it is with a-sense of relief
that one sees this picture. From the
pen of Opie Read, it deals with
good, old-faShioned people, tells a
good, old-fashioned love story and
contains many bits of human in
terest. 3fonte Blue ploys the role of
Kill rtawes me lansy scnooi ieacn
er, with1 appealing interest. Mabel
Julienne Scott plays opposite1 him.
Really the screen should show
more erf such pictures as "The Juck
lins." Yes. it is the same Charlie Chap
lin witlfthe bamboo cane, shuffling
walk and peculiar antics, that re
turned to the screen in "The Kid,"
which opened yesterday at the Rialto
The picture shows Charlie up to
his old tricks, though in an entire
ly different atmosphere.
Charlie is himself, "but 'he has in
jected himself into a story of heart
interest that provokes mirth and
tears. ',v ' '
The synopsis of it sounds rather
trite,, for it starts with the, aban
donment of her babyxby the woman
who has been wronged. The typical
Chaplinesque methods of raising the
kid are responsible for a good part
of the comedy. . '.
The main plot of "The Kentucky
Colonel," which opened yesterday at
the Moon theater, has to do with a
Kentucky feud carried out in a famil
iar way. '
The picture, adapted from the
story of the same name by Opie
Read, is interesting entertainment to
those who like plenty of) melo
dramatic incidents and conflicting
The story is laid in the south and
the director finishes it with appeal
ing touches of human interest. Jo
seph J. Dowling has the title role
and contributes a colorful sketch.
Frederick Vroom is adequate as his
crony, the general. '.
The tate of "The Forbidden
Thing," which opened in film version
at the Sun theater yesterday, is peo
pled with figures who are actually
life-like whose joys and sorrows are
touched upon witn genuine leeiing.
It is dramatic to the core.
The central theme revolves around
the eternal conflict of the physical
woman against the spiritual woman
for the possession of a man's soul.
The action is placed in a Cape Cod
fishing village, and is concentrated
upon a rugged native, piayed Dy;
James Kirkwood. whose love for his
sweetheart and his mother guides
him into a heartfelt appreciation for
Allan Dwan, the, producer, has
really made it a masterpiece; s ,
The Eee s
By A. MARIA CRAWFORD.
"What's the big idea, Margaret,
plaiting your hair in braids down
your back today?" asked Anne
Feltnor, joining her schoolmate as
they left the class room, where they
had been taking their final examina
tion at Miss Westmore's select
school for young ladies.
"My hair is so heavy that I de
cided ,1 could think better in that
trig exam today if I left it hanging
down. None of up seem to care how
we look this week. Everybody is
considering, the awful possibility of
flunking onKinals. It would simply
kill me if I failed to graduate with
the rest of you girls in my class."
"You fail?" scoffed admiring
Anne. "Why. you know that you
always make higher marks than any
body. Doesn't it seem ae3 ago that
Lwe primped and powdered, curled
and dressed according to. the latest
copy of Vogue? Well, thank good
ness, today eiids the. distress. No
more exams. I have crammed so
much this week that I'll wager my
head is injured for life."
"Mine, too, laughed .Margaret
gaily. "I am going to celebrate by
eating all the candy I want. I have
been afraid to eat much lately for
fear I would get my stomach out of
order and be sjck at exam time.
Mother sent me my commencement
clothes yesterday. Come to my room
this afternoon? We'll have a feed
and I'll exhibit my pretties."
"Sounds more exciting than sleep,"
yawned Anne drowsily, "Guess I'll
take you up. bay, who is mat goon
lookincr -man-over there, by the
chapel with Professor Smythe?"
Margaret looked in tne uirection
indicated. Then she started. The
vision was lifting his modish straw
hat and smiling as he started toward
her. Herlips parted childishly. The
arm holding some books and tablets
was oressed painfully into her side.
Why, Anne, its captain Allen Las
well, the man I met when ather
was at Camp Greenleaf during the
war. And look at me! My nose
ihining! My hair down' This mussed
gingham,. Oh, it's terrible!"
The debonair figure came swiftly
across the stretch ;of green campus
Margaret's breath seemed to stick
in her throat. She presented her
awed classmate stammeringiy.
"Why, I I'm so glad to see you "
she said when Anne had fled Jo the
dormitory with the great news that
the soldier Margaret haa been writ
ing to all the time was right there,
at the college. . "What are you-do-ing
here?" she asked, finally, to
make conversation. -
"That's a funny question," laiigM
.ed the man easily, "I came to see
you." Then he looked taf her quiz
zically. "Say, you look younger
than' you did two years ago at camp.
You are, perchance, Margaret's baby
Margaret laughed at that and
tossed her heavy braids back from
her flushing face. "Xhat is funny.
Mother will eujoy it when I tell her
I was only 16 when father went to
camp, and that time I visited him,
when I met yfu, Lpersuaded mother
to let me dress up like a grown per
son. " I had nevef worn a really low
evening dress in my life until the
night of that dance at the Armory.
How I enjoyed it! It was just like
living in a story book."
"Upon my word," ejaculated the
man soberly. "Why, you were so
self-possessed, so calm over the ad
miration you naturally elicitated you
took the attention of the officers so
graciously why. I thought you
were 20 at least. And I have been
wtiting you love letters. I meant
them, too," he added stubbornly.
They had turned and were walk
ing slowly toward the dormitory.
Anne's news had spread like a flash
of lightning across the sky. There
were faces at every window, watch
ing breathlessly. The girls thought
it was better than seeing their fa
vorite actress in a thrilling love
scene. It was real, not "make
believe." ,They were touching the
rosy-hued garments of life itself.
They were breathing the fragrance
ot romance at last and they were in
toxicated with the brimming cup
that Margaret's wartime experience
was offering them.
Margaret looked up and saw the
rows of eager eyes. She felt horri
bly ill at ease. Awkward! If. she
had only put her hair up in its usual
smooth, fhining coils! If she had
only donlied the blue linen with its
fascinating vest of real Irish
"What what did you say?" she
inquired with an Effort.
"You aren't listening. What's.the
matter?" The quiet, stern voice
made her look up "at him quickly.
"Aren't you glad to see me,
Margaret, when I've been thinking
about you, dreaming of seeing you
again all these months?"
Margaret straightway forgot the
rows of watchful eyes. She heard
the tremor in his voice felt in
stinctively, the quick pain in his
heart, his disappointment. she
longed with all the burning maternal
ardor of extreme youth to shield him
from anything hurtful. She laid
a timid hand on his sleeve. The cur
tains at the dormitory windows
shook violently as the girls leaned
closer to see what would happen
"Why, Allen, I am so glad, so
glad, that it hurts. I can't tell. you
how glad I am. Burl am conscious
of my hair downr-I never -wear it
like this it was my final exam to
day. I was tired, nervous. I am such
a sight iiKthisrjld gingham."
Relief dawned on his handsome
face. His own hand quickly cover
ed hers, there on his arm. "You
wanted to be dressed up for me?"
Incredulity at his greau good lock
sounded in his quivering voice.
All of the color in her sliu
young body rushed tf her checks
and throat. "Yes," she fairly gasped.
"I do. I did."
"Then I'll say good-bye and run
back to the hotel for an hour. Will
you go to dinner with me tonight?
I have a letter from your father to
Miss Westmore. It will be all right
May I come back by 2 o'clock?"
"I'll he ready I'll be so glad"
Then he was gone and Margaret
rushed into the dormitory and fell
into the arms of the girls waiting
for her at the head of the stairs.
"Look in your room!" they cried
Margaret opened the door and
saw two boxes, one of them so large
that the maid had put it on the nar
row bed. She clipped the string
arctmd it with hands that trembled.
Back of her the room overflowed
with girls. She lifted an armful of
La France rose buds from moist tis
sue paper wrappings. Then she
opened another box, tied with pink
satin ribbons. Candy! Ten whole
pounds of it. She had never owned
such a huge box before. "Girl
help yourselves," she called inviting
ly. "He's coming back at 2. I have
to get lunch and dress. What would
you wear? .She opened the closet
door with a nourish.
Finally her roommate put the
other girls out and they fell to work,
those two, making Margaret as love
ly as possible. She found fa note
from her mother in the pocket of
the new blue linen dress. I am send
itig you a little M'hitv georgette
, . ,A A,, . V ,1
uress lo wear wnen mien caswcii
visits you. He called on ps and
asked permission to go to see you.
He was wounded in France and is
just now getting strong and well
again. You are very young to have
a real lover but we must take into
consideration that Allen Caswell is
a man in a thousand.
"I'm going to dinner with him ?t
the . hotel tonight," said Margaret,
giving her. roommate a little squeeze.
"I'll wear the georgette then."
Her eyes were shining like stars
when she finally descended the
stairs watched from above by dozens
of admiring girls who Iotwed on
enviously twh9e she went forth on the
Allen Caswell met her at the door
oi the little wicker furnished sitting
loom. I brought you two gradua
tion gifts. You are to have yoar
choice. I showed them to your
mother and she said it would be nil
right for you to take either of them."
He held out a jeweler's velvet box.
She gave a little cry of rapture at
sight of the platinum bracelet set
with sapphires that shone against
the white satin lining.
"Oh, this is what I want," she
whispered. - "Nothing could be as
lovely as this." She held out her arm
as he slipped it on?
y Then he put hi? hand into his vest
pocket. "This," he held out a flash
ing solitaire ?'You know what it
means. I wint you before any other
man has a chance to take you from
me, Margaret, dear. I" know now
that you are only a little girl I'll
ne willing to wait if only you prom
ise me that you wilL try ,to learn to
careA I want you to have gay, good
tjfiiesknow other men, of course,
for I want you to be s.ure that you
care as I care. I'll keep this ring
waiting for you forever if you think
if yon dream that you can ever
care for me I love" you so. It was
the thought of you that kept me
safe over there." ..
She smiled with the wisdom of all
ages as she unfastened the bracelet
and handed it back to him. Then
she held out her hand her left hand
for his ring. "I'm sure now," she
said, with lips that quivered a little.
"Mother was only 19 when father "
That was as far as she could go.
A little later he slipped the bracelet
back on her arm. That's yours, too.
Everything that I have is yours,
Overhead girls inclined their ears
in an effort to hear, some sound.
What would they have done if they
had known that Margaret had not
only set out on the Great Adven
ture, but that she had also found it?
Alleged Moonshiner is
Arrested by Norfolk Police
:orioiK, jncd., rer. o.--apeciai.j
fc.. A. Melcher, taxi driver, was ar
rested by police oil a charge of
manufacturing whisky. His home
was searched and whisky-making
apparatus and .supplies confiscated.
Melcher is held in jail without
bonds. He will first eet a hear
ing' on a state charge and United
States Commissioner Norvelt is
drawing up a federal warrant charg
ing him with violating the federal
Two . copper cookers of 10 gaN
Ions xapactty each, two coils. 40
gallon of mash and three gallons
of whisky was taken as evidence.
State Fire Inspector
Speaks at Plattsmouth
Plattsmouth, Neb., Feb. 6. (Spe
cial.) State Fire Inspector' Hart
ford was present at the meeting of
Plattsmouth's new business men's
volunteer fire company and ad
dressed the members in regard to
ftre prevention measures. The fire
men endorsed for, the position of
fire chicf Dr. O. ' Sandin, present;
incumbent, whose reappointment
the city-council has persisted in
turning down. His name will again
be offered the councilmen by May
or Schneider at the next council
meeting, in View of the action tak
en by the volunteer firemen.
American Legion Is Not v
Sponsoring Bonus Bills
Lincoln, Feb. 6. Members of the
legislative committee of the Amer
ican Legion said today it should be
understood the legion is not spon
soring two boiiiis bills pending in
the legislature. Members of the
committee said their efforts were
directed toward passage of a bill
providing an endowment for dis
abled ex-service men.
Alleged Moonshiner Held
In Norfolk for Government
Norfolk,. Neb., Feb. 6. (Special
Telegram.) Ernest Melcher was ar
rested here on a charge of manu
facturing whisky. He is being held
for government officials. Two stills
were taken in the raid. A barrel of
mash and several gallons of moon
shine' was confiscated.
State Regent of D. A. R.
Entertained at Fairmont!
Fairmont, Neb., Feb. 6. (Spe
cial.) F. I. 'Ringer of Lincoln wa$
a guest of the Stephen . Bennett
chapter D. A. R. here and address
ed the chapter. Mrs. Ringer, who
is a state agent of the D. A. R., was
also entertained at a luncheon.
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Ice-Harvest at Marsland
jn Relieves Unemployment
Alliance, Neb., Feb. 6. (Special.)
Unemployment among Alliance
railroad men has-been slighter re
lieved through the call for four train
and engine crews, numbering 20 to
25 men, to work on a special ice
train, which has been put on to han
dle the-big ici harvest at Marsland.
It is estimated that at least 800 car
loads of ice will be harvested dur
ing the next 30 days, the bulk of
which will he shipped through Al
liance to divisions east of here, some
of the shipments going as far as
The dead of nfght--a noise and you
realize A BURGLAR IS IN THE HOUSE,
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thoughts that your possessions are wrongfully
being taken or will you offer resistance at
thd risk of your life and your family's safety?
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Adjudge Farmer Insane
Anoka, Neb., Feb. 6! (Special
Telegram.) Ollie Anderson, promi
nent farmer living near here, has
been adjudged insane. He was a
bachelor and well known in this
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