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THE BEE: OMAHA. MONDAY, JUNE 6, 1921.
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CH A ITER XIX.
After a good deal of searching
liobliy Bobolink discovered Timothy
Turtle in a pool in Cedar Swamp,
sunning himself on an old stump
that was half under water.
"Good morning, Mr. Turtle!"
Hobby cried. "Js it true that you
have something to say to nir?"
And feeling quite happy and care
free, Bobby began to sing one of his
most sprightly songs. For Mr.
Turtle was a slow old fellow. It
took him some time to answer a
TGood morning, .Mr. Turtle!"
iiestion, especially when he was
But the moment Bobby Bobolink
began to sing old Mr. Timothy Tur
tle came to life instantly. And he
Mas so angry at hearing that rollick
ing song that much as he wanted
to, he couldn't speak. Somehow the
words seemed to stick in his throat.
And for a few moments Timothy
was afraid he was going to choke.
Now Bobby Bobolink was such a
lively person that he couldn't keep
still long. Especially when he was
singing he liked to be on the move.
So' when he saw that Timothy Tur
tle wasn't going to speak immedi-
The Way Madge Met the Family.
Lillian and I, helped materially by
the Ticcrs, spent a busy afternoon
getting everything in readiness for
the advent of my family, so un
expected by us all. Through Mrs.
Ticer we were able to obtain a com
fortable room at a neighboring farm
house for my father, and another for
Dicky and mc for the brief period
Dicky would remain. This left the
rooms at the Ticer home as we had
originally planned them, with the
exception of my mother-in-law's oc
cupancy of the room which I had
"I'd order an extra good dinner,
wit hall of your mother-in-law's fav
orites," demurely suggested Lillian,
when, in hurry and worry, I had de
parted from my usual reserve, and
had told Lillian something of the
anxieties that beset me concerning
-Mother Graham's appearance on the
scene at just this time.
"You don't know the lady," I
answered dryly. "If she's in the
mood I suspect, she'll take the at
titude of daring you to please her in
However, with the determination
to leave no possible chance of placa
tion untaken, I broached the subject
of mv mother-in-law's captiousness
in culinary matters to Mrs. Ticer.
"Suppose I have a chicken din
ner?" she said with the faith in
fowl as the dish of honor which
most country people have.
A Tempting Meal.
"I think that would be splendid,"
I said, remembering that my mother-in-law
was indeed especially fond of
chicken, and vainly trying to pump
no an enthusiastic, hope that Mrs.
Ticer's treatment would be success
ful. "And I'll have scalloped potatoes
and some new asparagus out of our
own patch, and " Mrs. Ticer was off
in the fine frenzy which attends any
artistic creation, aiid I waited
patiently until she had outlined a
most tempting meal, a culinary
dream of delight.
"Thank you so much Mrs. Ticer."
I said when she had finished. "Now,
-suppose you plan to have it ready
about half after seven. That will be
about IS minutes after they reach
the house if they get the first train.
Of course, if they are delayed until
the last one "
"My dinner will be spoiled," Mrs.
Ticer objected. "Don't you think
you'd better make that 8 o'clock?
Then it will be safe for both trains."
I opened my lips to protest, closed
them again with the reflection that
no matter what my decision would
be, Mrs. Ticer if she were like any
other cook would put the possibil
ity of spoiling one of her dinners be
fore any other consideration, and
stick obstinately to the schedule she
"Probably that would be best," T
assented, after a minute. "But you'll
be sure to have it ready at 8 sharp,
will you not? For after that long
journey they will be simply starved."
"Junior Wants Mama!"
"I'll have it right on the tick," she
promised, and with this assurance I
had to be content, though I had vis
ions of what irritation would be my
mother-in-law's if she should arrive
. on the first train and have to wait
ior her dinner.
But the first train every exit from
which Marion and I watched like
hawks brought no passengers whom
we knew. Lillian's small daughter
had begged to be allowed to accom
pany mc in order that she might the
sooner see Junior, and her disap
rointrrent when she finally convinced
herself that he was not on the train
"tvas almost teary.
"Do you s'pose something's hap
pened that they won't come at all
today?" she queried with lips that
she kept from quivering only by a
"I don't know, Marion." I an
swered truthfully. "The train from
the south may have been so delayed
that they will not be able to make
.'itely Bobby leaped from the bush
where he was perched and began
llying joyously over the swamp.
All the time he sang with all his
might, making so much music that
he could not hear Timothy Turtle
calling to him at last.
One in a while Bobby wheeled
above Mr. Turtle, so that the old
fellow might enjoy his best notes.
He little knew that Mr. Turtle was
crying to him to stop, for goodness'
sake! And, noticing that Timothy'
mouth was moving, Bobby Bobolink
said to himself:
"He looks terribly fierce; but of
course he's only commanding me
not to stop singing."
It was no wonder that Bobby
Bobolink thought as he did, be
cause his neighbors were always
begging him to sing something for
"It must be that Mr. Turtle want
ed to see me so he could ask me 10
sing some songs for him," Bobby
thought. And, wishing to please
Timothy Turtle, Bobby Bobolink
sang as he hadn't sung all summer
At last Timothy Turtle felt that
he couldn't bear to hear another
note. And, flopping off the stump,
he splashed into the water and sank
to the bottom of the swamp, where
he buried his head in the mud.
And there he stayed until he dared
hope that Bobby Bobolink had
stopped singing, or gone away to a
distant part of the country.
"Has anybody seen Timothy Tur
tle?" Bobby Bobolink kept calling as
soon as he noticed that Mr. Turtle
had vanished. But no one knew
where the old fellow was. And at
last Bobby gave up looking for him.
But he thought it strange that
Timothy hadn't waited to hear the
rest of his song.
"I hope he isn't ill," Bobby told
But they only laughed.
"Timothy Turtle is altogether too
old and tough to have much the
matter with him," they said. "If
he's ill, it's nothing but ill temper."
(Copyright, Grosset & Dunlap.)
New Phase of
of a Wife
connections with thu one. . But"
stirred by the quickly falling barom
eter of Iter face "i am very sure
they will be on the next tram.
We settled back in the motor car
for the tedious wait, I with far less
confidence than I had expressed to
the child. And for the first time since
Dicky's telegram, I found myself
with leisure to realize the exquisite
pleasure so fast coming to me, the
reunion with my baby boy.
I remember a reunion we had had
when he was just learning to talk,
and faithful Katie had kept him from
forgetting mc. No fear now his not
remembering me, after so compara
tively short an absence, and my heart
thrilled, my arms strained at the
prospect of so soon clasping Him in
I gave myself up to rapturous an
ticipation, sternly banishing all worry
as to the attitude of Dicky and his
mother toward my new home ven
ture, and before I realized the flight
of the hour the whistle of the lajt
train sounded, and Marion and I
made a dash for the platform.
And then the train drew in, the
passengers alighted, and I saw
Dicky assisting his mother, with
Junior held securely in one arm,
while my father directed the porter
and a mountain of luggage. With
ears attuned above the din, I heard
my little lad querying:
"My mamma! Where my mamma?
Junior wants mamma!"
The next instant, regardless of
everything and everybody, I had
reached my husband's side and was
rapturously kissing my little son
while his father beamed down upon
me, and for a single blessed instant
all the rest of the world was as a
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By JACK LEE.
The old saw that imparted the information that too
much work made a dullard out of an otherwise sharp
lad, long ago proved its truthfulness. Give a boy a hoe
and tell him his job is to hoe all day and that he's got
to make it snappy, he's going to rebel, and after he has
wielded the hoe in a somewhat desultory manner for
a while, he'll heave the instrument of torture into the
nearest patch of high weeds and hie himself off to the
old swimmin' hole for real enjoyment.
On the other hand, give a boy a hoe, tell him he
must work until a certain task is done and then he can
be free to go swimmin' or to some equally pleasant
pastime, the boy makes the hoe fly to the annihilation
of all weeds, for he has a goal to reach. The sooner
his task is, done, the sooner its rewards.
The illustration is applicable to the advancement
of a city. The primary objects of any city are to ad
vance in commerce, industry, business and along civic
lines. Yet a city that pays attention to nothing but
business and grabbing the coin, usually works itself
into a rut and there it stays until jarred loose by some
Keeping one's nose to the grindstone is equally as
bad as neglecting to do any grinding at all. The ant
toils all summer long storing up food and her winter
days and nights are spent in ease and comfort. The
grasshopper covers a lot of territory, but lives by the
wayside while so doing. It never stores up anything
for winter, and, anyway, what good is a grasshopper
Continuous labor brings success and fortune; it
also breaks health and causes divorces. The wife
whose husband is a loafer has just as trying times, per
haps more, than the wife whose husband does nothing
but attend to business.
In the life of every progressive city there should
be a season for fun. New Orleans long ago recognized
this fact and made Mardi Gras, formerly just a local
festival, almost a national event. For two weeks, balls,
parties, both public and private, parades, music and
hilarity on the streets and in the cafes, make life worth
while. Then when the mirth has subsided, the city
gets back to work and business goes on as usual. Thou
sands of tourists visit the city each year to enjoy the
, Twenty-seven years ago, Nebraska was in a state
of depression" because of crop and business failures.
The state did nothing but sing the blues night and day.
Faces were worn long and to have laughed aloud on
the streets of Omaha would almost have caused a riot.
There was a group of Omaha business men who
refused to hang crepe. They knew business had gone
to the dogs, but they couldn't see how howling or being
in the dumps would help. They decided that new life
was needed. That a few miles of smiles -was better
than many miles of crepe. They figured that as long
as business was dead they might as well liven up its
demise with a bit of fast music, so they hit upon the
idea of Ak-Sar-Ben. A bunch of live wires got together
and instead of singing the blues to each other, held a
parade and carnival. '
Nobody will deny that the crowning of King Ak
is one of the greatest events in Nebraska. For more
than a quarter of a century the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben
have imparted joy to Nebraskans and thousands of out-of-state
visitors in a royal manner. The. shows at the
Den each week, the annual parade and the ball have
done more to bring about prosperity and keep up the
morale of active men in the state than anything else.
Not only Omahans. but men of practically every
city and town in Nebraska are members. Visitors from
almost every state and several foreign countries visit
the shows each year. Truly the Ak-Sar-Ben knights
with their funmaking are gloom-killers and furnish a
panacea for bad business.
The knights, business, professional or employed
men, hit the ball during business hours, but they leave
business in the office when they congregate at the Den
for the weekly frolic. During the Ak-Sar-Ben carnival
season, they quit business almost entirely and play.
And business is all the better for it.
Ak-Sar-Ben has done more for Omaha than the
Mardi Gras has done for New Orleans.
The diversified membership brings about acquaint
ances among men of different cities and towns and aids
in establishing civic and business friendships.
Another big joy time is that of the Ak-Sar-Ben
races, guided by Secretary Charles Trimble. This meet
will grow as the years pass. Omaha will become
known as a racing center, but it will also bring trade
abundantly. ' ,
As the Ak-Sar-Ben carnival is the play period of
the harvest time, so are the races to be the playtime
of the summer, when the crops are all in and commerce
and industry are preparing for their winter campaign.
When the city gets back to business, there is new pep
and punch in its affairs. .
Omaha, in developing its recreation facilities, has
not forgotten its youngsters. There are numerous pub
lic parks, equipped so that the youngsters can play out
of doors. The Y. W. C. A. maintains Camp Brewster
for young women, while the Boy Scouts have Camp Gif
ford, the gift of Dr. Gifford, for young boys on holiday.
All playgrounds and camps are under the supervision
of grownups and the play is kept safe and clean.
For those who do not care for physical enjoyment
there are the concerts put on by the City Concert club
at the Municipal Auditorium each month. The past
years these concerts have proven unusually successful.
They have brought out much local talent of high order
and have been the means of giving pleasure to thou
sands who love music.
It is the duty of every citizen to boost for the things
which afford amusement and recreation, as well as for
the things which make the city big in business and in
dustry. There are those who say business and pleasure
won't mix, but pleasure after business is essential to
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