The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 234, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 2, 1916 Page: 2 of 4
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NORMAN DAILY TRANSCRIPT
A ROMANCE OF
SUGGESTED BY THE HAY BY
BEACH AND PAUL ARMSTRONG
_ _ ^ Jic^zvr Bert Smith
fOPYRlGHT 191^) 5T HARPER & SMTHCgS
"Crippled!" he gasped, and leaned
against the door for Support.
Cowboys of the Flying Heart ranch are
heartbroken over the loss of their mucn-
prtzed phonograph by the defeat of their
champion In a foot-race with the rook of
the Centipede ranch. A house party Is
on at the Klylnj* Heart I Walllnnf< r<l
Speed, crteer leader at Yah*, nnd < ulver
Covington. Inter-oolleKlate champion run-
ner, urt expected. Helen Blake, Speed h
i"W'eethenrt. swpkphIh to Jean Chanln. hIh
ter of the own-'r of the ranch, that *h -
Induce Covington, her lover, to win back
the phonograph. Helen declare that If
Covington won't run. Speed will I he
(H>wboy« are hilarious over the prospect
Speed and Ida valet. Larry OIhhh. trainer
at Yale, arrive Helen Blake aaks 8pee<«.
who has posed to her as an athlete, to
race against the Centipede n an. rhe
cowboys loin in the appeal to Wally. and
fearlnj? that Helen will And him out, he
consents. He Insist, however, that he
shall be enterel hs an unknown. flKiirlriK
that Covington will arrive In time to take
his place Fresno, glee club singer from
Stanford university and In love with
Helen, tries to discredit Speed with the
ladles and the cowboys, Speed and (llass
put In the. time they nre supposed to be
training \ laying cards In a secluded spot.
The cowboys tell C.lass It Is up to him to
see that Speed wins the race. Willie, the
gunman, declares the trainer will go bnck
east picked In Ice, If Speed falls A tele-
nrpm comes from Covington saying he Is
In ;nll at Omaha Upr ten days. fSmsH In
a panic forces Speed to begin training In
earnest The cowboys force Speed to eat
In the training quarters and prepare him
a diet of very rare meat Miss Hlake
bakes a enke for Speed and 1h offended
when Larry refuges to allow him to eat
During one breathless Instant the
wliened man stood as if disbelieving
his ears, the enormity of the insult
robbing him of speech and motion.
Then he uttered a snarl, and Stover
was barely in time to intercept the
backward fling of his groping hand.
"No voylence, Willie! There's la-
dles present "
8tover's captive ground his teeth
and struggled briefly, then turned and
made for the open prairie without a
'It's his first love," said Stover, aim
ply. The other foreman exploded into
hoarse laughter, saying:
"I didn't reckon I was treadin' on
the toes of no bereafed relatlf's, but
them cl arch tunes ain't my style.
However, we're vastin* time, gents.
Where's that bur.k-house? Nothin'
but money talks loud enough for me to
hear. Good-day, white folks!" Galla-
gher saluted Miss Chapin and her
friends with a flourish, and moved
away In company with the cowboys
"1 never," Baid Glass, "Been bo many
tough guys outside of a street-car
'Gallagher has been In prison." Jean
Informed him. "He's a wonderful
"I knew It!"
Speed spoke up brightly: "Well,
let's go back to the house and wait
"But you were getting ready to go
running," said Helen.
"No more running for me! I'm in
good enough 6hape, eh, Larry?"
"Great! Barring the one thing."
"What's that?" queried Fresno.
"A little trouble with one of his
nerve-centers, that's all. But even if
It got worse during the night, Coving-
ton could run the race for him."
The Californian started. At last all
was plain. He had doubted from the
first, now he was certain; but with un-
derstanding came also a menace to
his own careful plans. If Covington
ran in Speed s place, how could he ef-
fect his rival's exposure? On the way
back to the house he had to th!nk
Mrs. Keap was pacing the porch as
the others came up, and called Speed
aside; then, when they were alone,
broke out, with blazing eyes:
"You said you had stopped him!"
"And I thought I had. I did my
> "But he's coming! He'll be here
"I suppose he learned you were
fiere." Wally laughed.
"Then you must have told him."
"No, I didn't."
"Mr. Speed"—Roberta's cheeks were
pallid and her voice trembled—"you"—
didn't—send that telegram—at all."
"Oh. but I did."
"You wanted him to get here in
time to run in your place. I see It
all now. You arranged It very clever-
ly, but you will pay the penalty."
"You surely won't tell Helen?"
"This minute! You wretched, de-
Before he could say more, from the
front of the house came the rattle of
wheels, a loud "Whoa!" then Jean's
"Culver! Culver!" while Mrs. Keap
clutched at her bosom and moaned
Her companion bolted into the house
and down the hall, shouting the name
of his room-mate. Out through the
front door he dashed headlong, in time
to behold Fresno and the two g*ls
assisting the new arrival toward the
veranda. They were exclaiming in
pity, and had their arms about the ath-
lete, for Culver Covington, Intercolle-
giate Or M V. - Yard f'hampion.
v - g ward upo'i a pair of
'n Speed's throat, he
r« *v deadly faint.
HANDICRAFT FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
A. NEELY HALL and DOROTHY PERKINS
"Yes. I stopped ofT between trains
to view the city, and took a '8eelng
Omaha' ride. The yap wagon upset. I
and—I broke ray toe."
"You left Chicago ten days ago,"
said Speed accusingly.
"Of course, but—when 1 broke my
toe I had to stay. It's a beautiful city
—lots of fine buildings."
"How did you like the Jail?"
"What in the wjrld are you boys
talking about?" queried Miss Blake.
"Mr. Speed seems amused at Cul-
ver's accident." Roberta gave him a
stinging look. "Now we'd better let
Culver go to his room and freshen up
a bit. I want to talk to you, Helen,"
and Speed drooped at the meaning b«-
Fashion Not Popular
A MODEL AEROPLANE.
This model aeroplane Is built along
the lines of the models thatfhave won
records for distance flights.
The triangular frame consists of
the two pine Bide sticks A (Fig. 1), ^4
Inch square and 32 incheB long, and
hind her words. But It was time for , two bamboo stick B and C, 1-16 Inch
a general conference; events were I thick and *4 Inch wide—B 8 inches
shaping themselves too rapidly for j long and C 4>4 Inches long.
him to cope with. Once the three were The bow end ol stifeks A must be
LEMONADE STAND WITH UM-
What girl doesn't like to play
store?" You not only can play
store" with a lemonade stand, but
earn spending money selling ice-cold
lemonade: and you will find It more
fun selling something real to real
customers than Just "pretending."
N a daze, Speed saw his
friend mount the porch pain-
fully; in a daze, he shook
his hand. Subconsciously
he beheld Lawrence Glass
come panting into view,
throw up his hands at sight
of Covington, and cry out in
_______ a strange tongue. When he
regained his faculties he broke Into
the conversation harshly.
"What have you done to yourself?"
"I broke a toe," explained the ath-
"You broke a toe?"
"He broke a toe!" wailed Glass,
"If it's nothing but a toe, It won't
hurt your running." Speed seized ea-
gerly upon the faintest hope.
"No. I'll be all right in a few
weeks." Covington spoke carelessly,
his eyeB bent upon Jean Chapin.
"You've g-got to run to-morrow."
"What!" Covington dragged his
glance away from the cheeks of his
"I—I'm sick. You'll have to."
"Don't be an idiot, Wally. I can't
Helen explained, with pride of one
displaying her own handiwork: "Mr.
Speed defends the Flying Heart to-
morrow. You are Just in time to see
"When did you learn to box, Wally?"
Covington was genuinely amazed.
"I'm not going to box. It's a foot-
race. I'm training—been training ever
since I arrived."
In his bewilderment the late-comer
might have unwittingly betrayed his
friend had not Jean suddenly Inquired:
"Where is Roberta?"
"Roberta!" Covington tripped over
one of his crutches. "Roberta who?"
"Why, Roberta Keap, of course!
She's chaperoning us while mother is
The hero of countless field-days
turned pule, and seemed upon the
point of hobbling back to "Nigger
"You and she are old friends. I be-
lieve?" Helen interposed.
"Yes! Oh. yes!" Culver flashed his
chum a look of dumb entreaty, but
Speed was staring round-eyed into
space, striving to read the future.
Helen started to fetch her Just as
the pallid chaperon was entering the
She shook hands with Covington.
She observed that he wast too deeply
affected at sight of her to speak, and
it awakened fresh misgivings in her
"H-how d'y do! I didn't know you
were—here!" he stammered.
"I thought It would surprise you!"
alone he lost no time in making his
predicament known, the while his
friend listened in amazement.
"But is it really so serious?" the
latter asked, finally.
"It's life or death. There's a homi-
cidal maniac named Willie guarding
me daytimes, and a pair of renegades
who keep watch at my window all
night. The cowboys bathe me in ice-
water to toughen rae, and leed me raw
meat to make me wild. In every cor-
ner there lurks an assassin with or-
ders to shoot me if I break training,
everywhere I go some low-browed
criminal feels my biceps, pinches my
legs, and asks how my wind is. I tell
you, I'm going mad."
"And the worst part of it is," spoke
Glass, sympathetically, "they'll bump
me off first. It's a pipe."
"But, Wally, you can't run."
"Don't I know it?"
"Don't I?" seconded the trainer.
"Then why attempt the Impossible?
Call the race off."
"It's too late. Don't you understand?
The bets are made, and it's 'pay or
play.' The cowboys have mortgaged
their souls on me."
"He was makin' a play for that little
"Don't you call Miss Blake a doll.
Larry! I won't stand for It!"
"Well, 'skirt,' then."
"Why don't you cut it? There's a
train Fast at midnight
tapered on the inside edges as shown
In Fig. 2, so they will come together,
and slots must be cut through these
sticks for the ends of sticks B and C
to stick through (Fig 3) Cut the
'. *' R
slots for B 2Vi Inches from the stern
end, and the slots for C halfway be-
"And leave Helen like that? Her iWeen these and the bow end. Slip sep-
faith in me has weakened already; iirators B and C into the slots, aud then
she'd hate me if I did that. No! I've blnd wlth Btrong llnen thread.
got to face it out!" Uow hooka D (Klgs. i an(j 4) sup
I hey 11 bo slngln hymns for both p0pt the bow end of the rubber motor,
of us, predicted the fat man. an(j are ^eI,^ ou^ 0f a piece of heavy
"I don't care. They can boil me in pianQ w,re „end the wlre V-shaped
oil I won t let her think I m a cow- ^ ^ow en(j9 Qf sticks A. and
Roberta smiled wanly, amazed at her
own self-control, then froze in her
tracks as Jean announced:
"Jack will be home to-night, Culver.
He'll be delighted to see you!"
J. Walllngford Speed offered a diver-
sion by bursting into a hollow laugh.
Now that the world was in league
to work his own downfall, it was time
some one else had a touch of suffer-
ing. To this end he inquired how the
toe had come to be broken.
"I broke it in Omaha—automobile ac-
cident." Culver was fighting to mas-
"Omaha! Did you stop in Omaha?"
"A city of beautiful women," Speed
reflected, audibly. "Somebody step on
your foot at a dance?"
"No. of course not! 1 don't know
anybody in Omaha! I went motor-
"Not at all."
"Who was with you?" Miss Ch*
pin's voice was ominously sweet.
"N—nobody I knew."
"Does that mean that you wers
"Larry doesn't have to stay."
"Of course not. He can escape."
"Not a chance." said the trainer.
"They watch me closer 'n they do
Covington considered for a moment.
"It certainly looks bad, but perhaps
the other fellow can't run either. Who I
"A cook named Skinner."
"Happy name! Well, two-thirds of J
a sprint is in the start. How does ,
Wally get in motion, Lawrence?"
"Like a sacred ox." Glass could not !
conceal his contempt.
"I'll give him some pointers; it will
all help." But Speed was nervous
and awkward—so awkward, in fact, j
that the coach finally gave it up as u
bad Job, saying:
"It's no use, Wally, you've got fool
"I havp, eh? Well, I didn't break
them getting out of jail."
"The less said about that Jail the
better I'm in trouble myself."
Speed might have explained that his
chum's dilemma was by no means so
serious as he imagined, had not
watchman Willie thrust his head
through the open window at that mo-
ment with the remark:
"Time to get busy!"
"We'll be right with you!" Glass
seized his protege by the arm and bore
him away, muttering: "Stick it out,
brother, we're nearln' the end!"
Again Speed donned his running-suit
and took to the road tor his farewell
practice. Again Willie followed at a
I distance on horseback, watching the
hills warily. But all hope had fled
from the Yale man now, and he re-
| turned to his training-quarters dis-
He was not resigned, however, to
the visit he received later from Miss
Helen Blake. That young lady rushed
in upon him like a miniature cyclone,
sweeping him off his feet by the fury
of her denunciation, allowing him no
opportunity to speak, until, with a
half-sob, she demanded: •
"Why—why did you deceive me?"
"I love you!" Wally said, as If no
further explanation were necessary.
"That explains nothing. You mads
sport of me! You couldn't love me
and do that!"
"I thought you were bo fine, bo
strong, but you lied -yes, that is what
you did! You fibbed to me the first
day I met you, and you've been fibbing
ever since. 1 could never, never care
for a man who would do that."
"Who has toid you these thiligs?"
"Roberta, for one. She opeued #iy
eyes to your—baseness."
"Well, Roberta has a grudge against
my sex. She's engaged to all the men
she hasn't already married. Marriage
is a habit with her. It has made her
"But you did deceive me, didn't you"
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
bind to the sticks with thread (Fig. 1).
The bow ends of sticks A must have
metal bearing-plates similar to E (Fig
5) bound to them with thread.
A pair of accurately made propellers
can be nurchased at toy stores.
The propeller shafts (G, Fig. 8) are
made of heavy piano wire. Bend one
i '-nd into a hook (Fig. 7) to receive the
end of the rubber motors, then run
ihe other end through the hole in bear
ing-plates E (Fig. 7), slip a glass bead
i H) over it for a "thrust-bearing," and
run it through the propeller hub and
bend over the side of the hub (Fig. 8)
The motors are made of strands of
rubber. Rubber bands can be looped
in one another, end to end, to form
the stramfs, but strands all In one
piece are better. Twelve strands are
needed for each motor. Fasten the
It foes without saying that hun-
dreds of women are going to revoU
against the Renaissance neckline
which cuts straight across the top of
the shoulders, letting the bare neck
come out like a column from a huge,
It Is not easy to explain why this
Moyen«age neckline has become
Pink Taffeta, Mauve Velvet.
fashionable during an era of Louis
XV and Louis Philippe fashions, un-
less one remembers that Cheruit and
Premet have emphasized this kind
of neckline for several gowns from
| being true to type.
Ttlb French designer never likes to
atmosphere, a sense of comfort
security, a feeling of being in a safs
harbor, a restfulness and freedom, %
knowledge of peace and quiet enjoy-
ment that one finds in no other place.
In an ideal home there should be
first of all harmony. Harmony is on
of the sweetest words in the English
language. Its meaning of agreement
and musical concord soothes and de-
lights. A harmonious home, be it ever
so small and humble, is one in which
the inmates live in peace; no wran-
gling. no contradiction, no bossing and
interfering, no suspicion, no rudeness,
In such a home subjects on which
there is a difference of opinion are
avoided. Charity stands at the gate
of the lips and prevents personalities,
bitter remarkp and unjust criticism.
In a real home all rough edges are
smoothed down. The inmates, men,
women and children, are frank, fear-
less, loving, loyal—each doing his or
her part willingly and Joyously, with-
out complaint and whining.
In the home, as on the stage, each
one has a different part to play—the
whole makes a finished production
that delights the eye and charms the
FOR USE IN THE GARDEN
Two chairs with straight backs, twe be accused of copying pictures or pe-
grocery boxes of equal site, and ar rlods exactly; she would think that
umbrella are the principal require J such slavishness would be an lnsujt
ments for the unique little stand to her genius for original designing;
shown in Fig. 1.
It does not matter much In what
state of repair the chairs are, they
can be made to serve your purpose
The seats may be broken through;
that makes no difference because the}
are to be concealed by the boxes used
for the counter top. If a leg is broken
as is often the case with a discarded
chair that you may find, you can
easily bind a stick to that corner ol
the chair to prop it up, while, if a
back is broken, it can be mended good
enough by binding a long stick ui
and down or across it.
she would frankly own to the source
of her Inspiration, but she would al-
ways add something to the gown to
keep it from being a copy. This curi-
ous neckline is an example.
There is no doubt that some of
the French designers exaggerate this
last feature to the point of freaklsh-
ness, and others, like Paquin, for ex-
ample, seem to handle it in the most
She has sent to this country a
gown of black net and velvet ribbon,
that is entirely suitable for the mid-
dle-aged woman who does not want
to appear like a fledgling; and such
a gown is rare these days. The foun-
dation of the skirt is black chiffon,
with loose strips of black velvet rib-
bon hanging over it in the Spanish
effect. Above this is a sling-like
drapery of white and black lace. By
the way, slings of transparent ma-
terials are exceedingly smart for hip
drapery, and Mme. Joire, who is the
head of the Paquin establishment
has made a feature of them on street
and evening gowns. There is really
no need to describe them father,
for all you have to think of Is a sur-
gical sling used to rest a wounded
The bodice, which is quite low in
front, Is of black and white lace, and
it Is made quite high at the back by
a wide band of black velvet ribbon,
lined with black silk, which is made
to stand straight up across the face
Handy Receptacle In Which to Convey
Necessary Tools That Are Needed
in the Summertime.
At almost all times of the year there
Is some work to be done in the gar-
den for which scissors, twine and gar-
den tools are necessary, and the usual
plan is to carry these articles in a bas-
ket and place It upon the ground while
at work. This entails continually bend-
ing down whenever anything is put
into or taken from the basket.
The simple little article shown in
our sketch will meet this difficulty,
and it can be easily and quickly made
from a stout stick, a wooden box and
a couple of strong nails. A nail Is
run through the stick in the position
indicated by A In the diagram on the
right of the sketch, and then a round
Stand the chairs back to back, ai ()j neci^ around the armholes and
shown in Fig. 2, and bind together th« then down the front of the blouse
pair of legs, also the backs, in severa. forming a surplice below the decol-
places with wrapping twine. Thei ie^get then crossing around the waist
place the grocerjsrtjoxes on their sidet an(1 goIng to the back( wiiere it hangs
on the chair seats, so their open topi ln tw0 enda Above its crossing at
vvill come at the back of the counter the bac?tf there are iong 0vals of Jet,
tfnd bind them to the chair by passing nnked into each other and forming
a rope around their ends, over theii an ^tractive definition of the waist
tops, and down underneath the chali
seats, tying in a secure knot.
The umbrella top is fastened be
tween the chair backs as shown it
Fig. 3, with the end of the handle ex
(Copyright, 1916, by the McClure Newspa-
hole into which the stick may be fit-
ted is cut in the center of the bot-
tom of the box. The stick is run
through the box until it reaches the
nail A, then a second nail is run
through the stick underneath the box
in the position indicated by B, and
this will hold the box in its place upon
The stick should be cut into a point
at the end, so that it easily can
be stuck in the ground In an upright
position. In summer, when gathering
fruit and flowers, it will be found ex-
tremely useful, as it can be moved
about easily as occasion requires.
Paradise for Grouches.
A new game for nursers of grouches
has been started up at Coney island
It is called "the Cave of Dastructive-
The proprietor has an endless supply
of crockery, and for 5 cents you can
break as much china with three balls
as your aim permits.
A crowd is about the booth all day,
and many sour-faced men go away
wearing broad smilss.—New York Sun.
bow ends of the strands to wire rings
I (Fig. 6), so they may be slipped on
and off hooks D quickly.
With the motors in place, the "ele-
vator plane" I and "main plane" J
(Figs. 1, 9 and 101 remain to be made.
Elevator 1 is made of two wooden side
strips 15 inches long, 1-16 Inch thick,
and hi inch wide, connected with wire
separators bent and Joined to the
strips in the manner shown in Fig. 11.
The end wire tips should extend be-
yond the wooden strips 2% inehes,
and be bent to the angle shown. Cover
the frame with china silk. Sew or
glue this on to the frame, then give it
a thin coat of shellac.
The planes should not be fastened
securely to the model aeroplane frame-
work, but be held to It by rubber bands
so their positions may be adjusted to
the points where they will give the
model tbt greatest stability ln flight
Blazer stripes are a feature of the
/lew cottons, and they are effectively
used for coat collars and for Bport
coats and suits.
Some of the new hats are exceediiiC*
ly flat. They must be worn tip-tilteu.
Flannel blazer Jackets are coming
into use for street wear with serge
Narrow lace borders are promised
for the Jackets and skirts of tailored
Short coatees show dapper little
fluted basques worn over full pannier
Navy blue voile is used over a foun-
dation of silk in watermelon pink.
The drooping brim which shades the
eyes is popular.
Many motor coats close with a strap
and a harness buckle.
Boleros with sacque backs are popu-
lar for spring.
tending down to about the center ol Bands of striped foulard trim blue
the backs, and bound with wrapping serge suits and dresses.
twine or rope passed around it in the The beautiful Venetian red is one
criss-cross fashion indicated in Fig. 3 of the modish shades.
Tie in two places as shown, and pull Bright-colored flannel is excellent
the twine taut so the handle will be for a sports suit.
held securely. i The medlci collar is seen on new
Figure 1 suggests how to decorate white lawn dresses with full skirts,
the umbrella top of your lemonade Waxed moire silk is used for motor-
stand with a small flag bound to the suits.
iron ferrule at the end of the um "
brella handle, and smaller flags tied MAKING A HAPPY HOME
to the ends of the umbrella ribs. | •
Cover the top of the counter with a pir8t of All Requirements Is Harmony,
TAFFETA REMAINS IN FAVOR
No Diminution of Its Popularity
Seems Likely, at Least During
the Coming Summer.
Now that the Paris spring openings
for 1916 are over, and our own spring
is really started, we can take stock of
the fabrics that are to be worn next
summer, and go fearlessly forth to
shop for warm weather clothes.
Taffeta, from all reports, is as popu-
lar and as smart as it was last sum-
At Palm Beach and other southern
watering places there has been much
talk of rajah silk, and it Is quite prob-
able that we shall see much of it ln the
North this summer. It la used in
combination of plain and stripes in
Jacket suits and one-piece frocks. The
stripe of color, usually blue or one of
the lovely coral or fuchsia shades,
against the neutral tan background Is
Satin, too, Is used, and there is som«
use of tussur for afternoon frocks.
Perhaps the greatest novelty of all
spring fabrics is Jersey cloth and silk,
under various trade names. One of
the most popular French forms is djer-
sette, a Rodier fabric. This material
is really admirably adapted for frocka
piece of oilcloth, white cloth or shelf
paper, and secure some cloth or pa-
per with which to conceal the front
of the counter boxes and the chair
legs, fastening It so as to hang down
to the ground as shown in Fig. 1. A
piece of cardboard with "Ice Cold Lem-
onade" lettered upon it may be made
to conceal the space between the chair
hacks, as shown in the illustration.
and There Woman's Power Is
Shown at the Best.
"One hundred men can make an en-
campment, but it takes a woman to
make a home." There is a vast dif-
ference between house and home. Both
have a roof, rooms, windows, doors
and furnishing; ln both one finds shel-
ter; but ln the true home there is 04
Taffeta is a leading fabric for petti-
coats this season, and some very
charming models are shown, all ruf-
fles and lace. One such has flounces
of point de Paris. Surah silk is also
employed in many of these under-
Taffeta ruchings, of narrow plaited
silk, trim some of the new models of
crepe and taffeta.
Ostrich feather Is stlU used for
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