The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 41, No. 299, Ed. 1 Monday, January 30, 1933 Page: 4 of 6
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EL RENO (OKLA.) DAILY TRIBUNE
MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 1933,
The El Reno Daily Tribune
UL hfao printing k PIB1JSH-
It^ued dally except Saturday from
207 South Rock Island avenue, and
entered as second-class mail matter
under the Act of March 3. 1879.
DAVIS O. VANDIVIRR
KdJtor and Publisher.
A1 Wilson_____Advertising Manager
Paul Wade____________News Editor
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Look and Learn
1. How many words are there
in the vocabulary of the average
2. Which three ex-presidents of
the U. S. died on July 4th?
3. What is a Japanese singing
and dancing girl called?
4 What are the only two crea-
tures whose eyes can be focused
for different distances?
5. How many miles is it from
New York City to Los Angeles,
shortest direct route?
2. John Adams. Thomas Jef-
ferson. and James Monroe.
3. Geisha, pronounced gay-sha.
4. Men and apes.
IteniN l<e|»rudiic«Ml from the
I'uper of Iff \ enm tun
THE REWARD: Verily, there is
a reward for the righteousness, he
is a God that judgeth in the
earth.-Psalm 58: 11.
Ian. 30, 1918
Clifford and Laird, the sons of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Morris, are
confined to their home with Illness.
Corn, Grain, Sorghums,
Hay Output Larger
Norman. Jan. 30 (Special)—
Increase in the production of corn,
grain, sorghums, hay, sweet pota-
toes. and legumes, and decreases
in cotton, wheat, oats and broom-
corn were recorded in the state
during 1932, a crop report issued
by the bureau of business research
at the University of Oklahoma
The planted acreage of all crops
was nearly equal to a crease plant-
ed in 1931, but unfavorable spring
weather caused material abandon-
ment of wheat, oats, barley and
rye; as a result, the harvested
acreage of all crops during the
year was 14.800.000 acres, or about
four ner cent below that harvested
in 1931, but about equal to the
Lampkin and W H. Carpenter
London, Jan. 31.—British casaul-
ties reported during the month of
January totalled 73,017. They
were divided as follows: killed,
officers, 358: men, 13, 13,898.
Wounded or missing officers. 1,295;
El Reno people are again in the
throes of a gas shortage, and with
prevailing zero weather tire con-
ditions are anything but pleasant.
Hundreds of people yesterday and
today huddled about their gas
stoves in an attempt to absorb n I
A BOOM is when everybody
buys a lot of things they
don't need, thereby making busi-
rT'HE automobile seems to be the
* fastest machine yet. devised to
create tax money.
IRON men like Von Schleicher
• of Germany seem to rust quick-
ly these days.
A FARMER near Norman found
(* his first scent in over a year
when he located two skunks under
I ACK of sales is blamed entirely
*-• on the depression—not, on
lack of sales effort or poor ad-
DANISHMENT to frozen Siberia
*-* of the entire population of
three Russian towns, (45,000 men,
women and children > shows to
what lengths the Soviet govern-
ment is willing to go in the at-
tainment of its ends. It will eith-
er make or break the country.
The offense with which the
three communities were charged
was failure to cooperate with the
government’s program of increased
agricultural production. For that
their citizens lost their homes,
lands and all other property and
will spend the rest of their lives
amidst the cruel hardships of
bleak Siberia unless they can es-
cape to some foreign country.
Imagine Washington banishing
the entire population of the wheat,
states because the farmers failed
to cooperate with the government’s
program of reduced agricultural
But do such drastic steps ever
accomplish their purpose, no mat-
ter how noble it is? The Com-
munists have been murdering, ex-
iling and imprisoning men and
women by the thousands and still
they encounter opposition to their|bed with an attack of the In-
Last Thursday evening the
Woodmen installed the following acreage harvested in 1930.
officers: V. 8., C. R. Wattson: Corn Has 27 Per Cent Increase
W. A., Earl Van Fleet; banker,
T. G. Jackson; clerk, Carter Ter-
hune; inner guard, John Story:
managers, A. L Castle, L
Munford Dickerson and son,
Vincent, Leslie Fry, Eason Gill
and Chas. Eshelman attended the
Wiphlta Henry’s-Oklahomu City
Boosters and Cement girls-Okla-
hotna City Belles basketball games
at Oklahoma City last Monday
George Leonard is moving to
Miss Noln Haight is slaying
with Misses Genevione Todd and
Verdi Fuin at. the I. I Couch
home while Mrs. E. A Gill is
Coach "Chll" Eshelman took his
basketball boys to Yukon Tuesday
night lor a practice game with Uie
second team which resulted in n
victory for the local team.
L. G. Wessel, owner of the
Piedmont Produce Co., which wns
destroyed by fire last fall, moved
to his new location in the east
side of the new brick building
The cotton production was 14 ner
cent lower than in 1931, and the
wheat crons 15 per cent below
D. average. The yield of corn was 27
pel- cent greater than the previ-
While the acreage of grain sor-
ghums was Increased 11 per cent,
yields were pool In the western
and northwestern areas and the
total crop was nearly 3,000 000
bushels below the five-year aver-
age production. The production of
tame hav was about equal to
average, but. much greater than
In 1930 and 1931 The wild hay
crop was also better than the two
previous crops, but seven per cent
smaller than the five-year average.
Itroomcorn Below 1931 Yield
The broomcom yield was much
below 1931 and the 'general five-
year average. The acreage of eom-
tnerclnl notatoes was decreased,
but. I,he acreage of the farm prop
wns Increased. The total eron was
eight ner cent greater than average
though five per cent below the
1931 yield. Sweet potato production
wns much greater than In either
of the two m-evious years, due to
nn increase in acreage.
The Increased peanut, acreage
brought nbout an increased pro-
duction of 46 per cent greater than
in 1931. Due to late spring freezes
the fruit crops were below normal
production, with the exception of
grapes which had nn increased
production because of greater
acreage. The pecan crop of 19.-
000,600 pounds wns I he second
largest in 12 years.
RELATE CHARGES AGAINST PASTOR
MU« Helen Huffman
This Is another photo of Miss
Helen Huffman, 18-yeax-old school
girl of Mancie, Ind., whose
charges against the Rev. Lemuel
Uonway, Methodist Episcopal pas-
tor, have been detailed before a
grand jury. She is shown with
her mother, Mrs. Kurl Huffman,
who condemned the recent chutcb
trjfll of the pastor.
A Problem A Day
program and their law. The ban-
ishment of three whole towns is
enough to strike terror In the
hearts of every community In
Russia, but It will not cow them
into obedience If anything, it
will make those not in symnalhv
with the ore sent regime all the
The rzars forced the Russian
peonle Into revolution. The com-
munists are slowly doinK the same
<s> .«> <*.
■"THEY used to say that nothing
1 ts bad but thinking makes It
so This year the American So-
ciety of Beauty Onlturtsts nrn-
nnce to revise that hv substituting
“looking" for "thinking"
T ins more lightiv tinted, with a
slight unturn at the ends Is one
of the soeietv’s decrees for 1931
The reason for the untiirn Is to
give the feminine ohvslognnmv a
cheerful, onlimistle exnres«lon that
It mnv do Its bit, In this war
a ("'hist deoressinn and desnnir
Normally it may be true that
"When n man’s afraid a beau-
tiful maid is a cheering sight to
see.” but when the ends of that
natural runld’s how bend down
llkp droonlng branches of the
weening willow a little make-im
Is good for the best of men. At
such a time even the mld-'Metor-
tons would forgive and condone a
Nor are the fair young thing'
to be scolded for losing their
courage when the most gallant
nnner lln Is Inclined to sag a bit
Thev arc dolne their best to keen
a stiff unner lln even to the ex-
tent of a little artificial stiffening
Ordinarily virile manhood frowns
nnon the u«e of cosmetics bv
members of Its own sex. but t‘
might stretch a point In favor of
lln sticks If thev would transform
that look of gloom one meets
"Vervwhere Into a broad smile of
confidence and conquest.
Miss Wourlne Wilson, of Okla-
homa OltY snent the week-end In
The home of her narents Mr and
Mrs Floyd Wilson, 620 South Mile*
Mrs. H O Powell 7’# Smith
Hadden a yen"" left Monday for a
few weeks’ visit with Mr Powell
In Cleveland, Oklu.
Two men, pbcIi weighing 130 lbs.,
and two boys, each weighing 90
lbs., wish to cross a river in a
boat which can carry no heavier
Harry Estep is making counters weight than 180 lbs. How can they
for the cafe, which has been rent- manage It, and finally leave the
ed by Marie Pearce. boat on the farther side of the
Mrs. Benge Is confined to her | river? I
Answer to Saturday's Problem
Neither. Explanation—Dl'lde 5
by 75; divide 6 by 90; in each
cate the result Is 1/15.
Mrs. C. F Thompson called on
relatives and friends at Edmond
Miss Noln Haight snent the
week-end with her narents Mr
and Mrs. F. M. Haight at Poens- |
Miss Verdi Fain spent the week
end with home folks at Bethany,
hotnefolks at Bethany.
Marvin Snyder ts on crutches
from a badly’ sprained ankle, re-
ceived in the basketball game at
Yukon Tuesdav night.
The Piedmont Produce Co. cele-
brated their onenlng Saturday
with a 2 cent raise on cream.
A double header basketball game
was plaved here Fridnv night be
tween Piedmont and Mustann
WORDS OFTEN MISUSED: Do
not write. "The country nnd it’s
ix-oplc." Its ts n possessive pro-
noun It’s Is a contraction of It is
OFTEN MISPRONOUNCED: Im-
pious. Pronounce im-pi-us, both Tf
as in It. u as in us unstressed, and
accent first syllable.
OFTEN MISSPELLED: Granary:
neither spelled nor pronounced
Yukon, Dan Hanson, student of
the Oklahoma university in Nor-
man and Paul Hanson, who at-
tends the medical school of the
William Maier, student of Cen- I Oklahoma university in Oklahoma
trnl State Teachers college in j city, ,spent the week-end in the
Edmond spent the week-end in |10me 0f their parents, Mr. and
the home of his parents, Mr. and I Mrs Harry w Hanson. 911 South
Mrs. W. C. Maier, 1115 South Ma- j|ock Island avenue,
comb avenue. | _
Mrs. Emily Sawallisch and
daughter, Mis. Monte Phillips,
were Oklahoma City visitors Sat-
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd P. Mclone.
1083 South Ellison avenue, will
have as overnight guests Monday
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. French, of
Tulsa. The Melones and their
guests will spend Tuesday in Chick-
Bob MacSwain, of Oklahoma
City, spent the week-end in the
home of his parents. Mr. and Mrs.
C. S. MacSwain. 120 South Rob-
Mis James W. Brnlev, and sou,
James, of Oklahoma City,- were
El Reno visitors Saturday.
Mrs. E. M. Splker, daughter,
Miss Gladys and Mrs. Binnie
Cheney of Oklahoma City, were
guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. J.
A. DeAtley and family. 308 North
Mr and Mrs. George Keith. 511
South Evans avenue, are visiting
relatives in Oklahoma City.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. White,
daughters. Misses Iorene, Vera and
j Alice, Mr. and Mrs. Charles White
i and daughter, Vivian, were guests
Sunday of relatives in Tonkawa.
Paul Needham ol Kirksville, Mo.,
Mrs. C. M. Cresse, Mr. and Mrs.
Lloyd Cresse, Mrs. Fred H. Hamp-
ton. Mrs. Ada Welter and Melvin
Klesel spent Saturday afternoon In
Ray Maher and Charlie Williams
transacted business in Oklahoma
W. D. Patterson, 1115 South Hoff
ivenuc, transacted business In Ok-
lahoma City Monday.
Miss Helen Hanson, a member of
the faculty of the public .schools in
Miss Edna Mae Beck and Lee
Beck, 506 South Rock Island ave-
nue. spent Monday morning in Ok-
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Davis and
E. T. Thompson, of Harrah, were
guests over the week-end of Mr.
and Mrs. Luther Gordon, South-
Luther C. Godberry, J. N. Rob-
erson and S. T. Roberson trans-
acted business in Oklahoma City
Mr. nnd Mrs. James H Buckles,
of Oklahoma City, were guests
Sunday of the latter’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank A. Waldo, 501
South Macomb avenue.
SYNONYMS: Supernatural, sup-
Botli games were won bv the lorn! rrhuinan. preternatural, miraculous
teams. The hlghsehool bovs won WORD 8TUUy. ..Usf> B wor(,
bv n score of 27-15 and the In- ihrcc times and it is vours." Let
rtonendent girls won by a score of us increase our vocabulary by mns-
85-21. tering one word each day. Today’s
Mr nnd Mrs Ed Washecheck word: IRRATIONAL; not according
to reason; absurd; foolish. "It
Mr and Mr«. John Whnlen and
Anna Mae Palmer nttended the
hordwnremen convention at Okln-
orlze for boldine the last four
honors In one hand. Additional
puests were Mr. nnd Mrs Mnn-
ford Dickerson. Mr. nnd Mrs
Chas Eshelman. Miss Noln Hn'eht
Miss Orncvlene Todd Miss Verdi
Mne Fain nnd Geo Snecht.
Miss Oenevleve Todd snent the
week-end with home folks
homa Cltv Thursday.
Mr and Mrs I. I. Couch en-
tertained the Tuesday night bridge
club at their homp Tuesdnv eve-
ning. Delicious refreshment* were
served. Favors in the games were
awarded to Mrs. -Tnunlta Frv nnd
John Whalen. Rovee Slmnson
was the winner of the galloping
PUSSY win nw BLOOM
Plckev Ore (Ilk)—With winter
lust getting under wav and lee
rootin'1 the bushes around this
little Wtlametle voltev town In the
mornings, nussv willows surine's
advsnee agents, have begun to
WILL C.|VF« CHIT.nRFN »l
Bedham Mass HIP—leaving
his wife and two children 41 earh
Rirhnrd R Coles stlnulated in his
will that they must collect the
money within one v*ar or forfeit
the hennests. He left the btdk of
hi* estate to two other children.
seemed utterly lirntlonnl any long-
er to maintain it."—'Taylor
MOTHER AND CHILD
START IIITCH-HIKE TRIP
Paradise, Cal. (U.R1—Mrs. Haze’
Woodward and her son. Jimmie
18 months, and a 42-pound suit-
rase, today wore en route tr
h001' Lansing. Mich., traveling via the
Mrs. Woodward hitch-hiked here
to spend Chrtstmns with her fa-
ther. whom she had not seen for
27 years. She mode the trip In
MEAT CANNING PLAYS
IMPORTANT PROGRAM ROLF
Clarendon. Ark. <U.R>—Meat can-
ning has come to play an Impor-
tant role In the food preservation
program of Monroe County, ac-
j cording to Miss Lucy Embrey
home demonstration agent,,
Recently In one week, 2,150
pounds of beef were canned. At
! I wo community demonstral Ions 3t’
men nml women came to learn
the art of canning meat.
During 1032. 9,748 Jnr* of beef
roost, steak, chill, stew, hamburg
steak, soup stock, pork sausage
spnro ribs, stewed chicken nnd
lamb roast has been canned by
1 the women of the county,
WHAT’S WHAT IN WASHINGTON
Roosevelt Capital Conferences
With Democratic Leaders Seen
Most Important L ndertaken
By CHARLES P. STEWART
Ventral I'resi Staff Writer
A S H I N GTON,
Jan. 00. — Al-
of P r e s i dent*
chat with Presi-
d e n t Hoover,
politicians by no
of the ex-gover-
ence, during his
with leaders of
his own party
prominent G. 0. P. progres-
sives who supported him last
The throe questions with which
lu>no fldor Hti..esinon agree that the
iew udmlnlNtration will have to doal
list (unless friction with Japan
oirea (Inin (o wait) ure:
I Itiutgot bulattcln* as n sub-
ubjoct uf economy and taxation.
3 Agricultural relief.
3 Monetary Inflation, complicated
ith the farm Issuo.
It Haems definitely decided that the
idgd problem in to he met, except
i lo licer levenuo, hy expeune our-
Itooni'vell advisers concur that ub
lately essential retrenchment calls
nxorahly lor n u in lit to the chief
. an I vi- ol ii<ii hoi ity verging on the
> luionui. "The risk Is uudaulablo,1
admits Senator Bronson Cutting, the
New Mexico progressive, who rates
as very “close’’ to the president-
elect, “that actual changes In gov-
ernmental form will be Involved in
such drastlo financial reductions an
are indispensable.’’ It Is a risk which
evidently Is about to be taken, any-
The agricultural conundrum, In
reality, Is worse than the budgetary
Not that ex-Qovernor Roosevelt
lacks counsellors who realize that
the true solution Is to deprlvo urban
Industry of its special privileges,
thus placing It upon an equality
with the farmer. Naturally, bow.
ever, urban Industry, almost impreg-
nnhly entrenched, objects strenuously
to this plan. Indeed, agriculture It-
self obviously prefers special privi-
leges of Its own, lo elevate farm
prices, Instead of lowering Industrial
prices to the farm price level
It Is to this end that monetary ex-
pansion (as an alternative to some
sort of rant) subsidy) Is urged.
The Industrialist, It may be added,
while violently ugalnst special priv-
ileges for the farmers (he foresees
that hts special privileges will lose
valua In proportion as they become
less exclusive), Is rather Indlfferont
to monetary expansion (knowing
that he can boost Industrial prices
as much and us fast as farm prices
can rise, thus keeplug even; perhaps
gaining. In fact).
The white-collared group, and
wage earners whose pay has been
cut, will be lest favorably situated,
10 be sure, as living costs mount.
Currency expansionists remind them
that that will be better than losing
their Jobs altogether. Still, tho
thought Is worth their pondering as
the inllutlou cainpalgu'i momentum
increases, _ _ .,
STATE SEED LISE
To Chain Gang
Crop Assn, Prepares For
Stillwater. Okla., Jan. 30 (Spe-
cial)—The annual seed list of the
Oklahoma Crop Improvement asso-
ciation has just been prepared for
the 1933 planting season and may
be obtained by writing the asso-
ciation offices at Stillwater, Okla.
Seeds listed by Oklahoma grow-
ers include five varieties of cotton,
seven of corn, ten of gjain sor-
ghums, two of lorage sorghums,
one syrup sorghum, four of broom-
corn, Eudan grass. Laredo. soy-
beans, five of oats, and two of
The Oklahoma Crop Improve-
ment association is an organization
of Oklahoma farmers and seeds-
men cooperating closely with crop
specialists of the Oklahoma A. &
M. college, and with the Oklahoma
State Plant Board in producing
and marketing pure bred seed of
the adapted and tested varieties
of field crops.
As a result of this cooperation
the Oklahoma Seed Certification
Standards have been evolved, and
approved by the department of
crops and soils of the college, and
also by the Oklahoma State Plant
Board. Members of the associa-
tion are expected to meet these
standards in the sale of any seed
for planting purposes. A careful
system of seed inspection is main-
tained and the methods used by
me.mbers are subject to examina-
tion at all times by inspectors of
Two classes of Oklahoma Certi- I
fied Seeds are on the market.
“Registered seed" and Certified ]
seed.” Registered seed is handled
by such methods as to insure I
highest purity and quality and is
designed for use as foundation
stock seed. Such seed is the ;
progeny of carefully controlod seed !
plots. Registered seed ts recleaned
and graded, and sold in approved
bags which have the association
tag for registered seed, blue in
The amount of registered seed
available on the market is limited.
Prices are of necessity higher than
prices on certified seed, and are
fixed jointly by the association
directors and the growers. Register-
ed seed must be sold in aporoved
bags and its sale is restricted to
the grower himself unless the bags
Certified seed is produced from
registered seed, or from a preced-
ing crop of certified seed on the
Undefeated Centra) M. E.
Angelo Herndon, 19, colored,
Communist of Cincinnati, con-
victed in Atlanta, Ga., of "at-
tempting to incite insurrection”,
was given a sentence of from 18
to 20 years. The lawyer for the
defense said the state had pro-
duced no evidence except litera-
ture “which can be found in pub-
lic and private libraries of At-
lanta.” The lawyer added, “The
only crime Herndon has commit-
ted is to ask the commissioners of
this county to furnish bread to
starving babies, white or black.”
Under the Georgia law, the sen-
tence could have been death for
CALIFORIAN OWNS ONE OF
OLDEST AIR MAIL LETTERS
Piedmont, Cal. (U.R)—One of the
world’s oldest air mail letters, a
communication sent out 63 year?
ago in a balloon during the seige
of Paris in 1870, is in the posses-
sion of Louis D. Barr here.
The letter was sent to Mrs.
Amelia de Camp, grandmother of
Barr, by her brother, Dr. Ernest
B. Loud, an American dentist in
Nearly a half century before
the advent of regular air mail
routes, communication was effect-
ed between Paris nnd the pro-
vinces by means of balloons, which
were sent up from Paris in hopes
that they would be recovered in a
province not beseiged.
The balloons also carried pig-
eons which afterward were liber-
ated to bring back news to Paris.
The Centra] Methodist Boy
Scout troop 84 continued its win-
ning streak, whipping the Baptist
Scout cagors, 21-8, Saturday. The
Legion troop downed the First
Methodists, 28-9 in the other con
Central M. E. (21)
Lambert, g-f. ----------2
Clark f. --------- 1
Trent, c. ----------— 3
Jensen <D.>, f-g.-----1
Gilly, c. ----------------2
Entrekin, g. -----------1
Roberts, f. ------- . 0
Douglas, f........ 0
Jensen <R.>, g. ------0
Crump, f.------- • 0
Totals --------------10 1
Baptist Troop No. 8G (8)
F G FT
Pearson <N.>, f. -------1
Craig, f. -------------- 3
Dossey, g. 0
Brown, g. ----- ------0
Ellis, g. —- 0
Baker, g. . --------- 0
Pearson (D.t. f. 0
Roberson, g. --------- 0
Totals — 4
First M. E. (9)
Carter, f. 0
Roberson, f. 2
Ferguson, c. 2
Sheets (H.t, g. -------0
Sheets (R ), g. . 0
Hietmann. g. -........0
Sheets <L.), g. — - 0
Totals . .. 4
Legion Troop (28)
Pearce, f. . — — 4
Fugita, f. 1
Mosely, c......... <?
Cole, g. ----1
Davis, g. 1
Hobaugh, f. -------- 0
grower’s own farm. Certified seed
is the most important class of
association seed sold commercially.
Certified seed is sold in contain-
ers with the association tag. yel-
low in color, attached.
Totals 13 2
Centdal M. E. -----------5 0
First M. E.....- - 2 3
Jr. C. C. 2 3
Baptist ______ 14
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Gibson
1011 a South Rock Island avenue
were guests Sunday of t,hc latter’
sister, Mrs. D. P. Jackson In Okla
! homa City.
MURDER IN E
f>f Charles Winfield Smith
DOROTHA HAT at tho desk In her
aoudoir pouring over a sheaf of
papers covered with mathematical
calculations. She made one llnul ad-
dition and then stared at the result.
Her breathing was heavy. 8he ran
her fingers through her hair and
“That much!” she exclaimed. "I
didn't realize it was so much."
She reached into a pigeonhole and
drew forth a pile of cancelled chocks.
Quickly she ran through them, setting
down the figures of each one on a
sheet of paper When she had fin-
ished she rapidly added up tho col-
umn. Then she cheeked this totnl
a gainst tho total of her previous cal-
Dazedly, she stared at tho two sets
of ttgures. Then:
"One hundred and twenty-live
thousand dollars!” she gasped. “It
doesn’t seem possible.”
She pushed the papers buck and
quietly closed ttie desk. Sho went lo
the vanity and smoothed her hair
nnd clothes. Quietly, sho went Into
the drawing room and on to the front
stoop, where she picked up tho morn-
Opening it, her eyes fell on the
screaming black headlines which told
of Lillian I lull's confession to the
murder of Richard Bailey and her be-
ing churged with tho attack on Nan-
ette LeRoL A quizzical smile Mushed
across her countenance.
Without further ado she went Into
her employer's boudoir, drew bark
tho curtains and ralsod the shades.
The room was flooded with tho mid-
Nanette stirred sleepily nnd grum-
bled. But when sho opened her eyes
and saw Dorotha she bolted upright.
Dorotlm handed her tho newspaper.
Hungrily, sho read the account of
Lillian's arrest and confession. Sho
road With Intense Interest that por-
tion of the article which dealt with
Chtvlngton’s death. A self-confident
gleam crept Into her eye.
“It serves tier light,” she cried
heatedly. "The little devil."
Dorotha smiled. "Yoti'ro safe now,'
sho exclaimed. "Thero's no need for
you to go to the police tills morning
as you said you would.”
“No,” Nanette returned musingly,
"there Isn't. I wonder--" Her wordu
trailed off Into sllcnee.
"You wonder If It was she that left
that fake message?" Dorotha supple
Him had accomplished her purpose.
The seed wiih planted. Nanette's eyes
Mazed angrily. The color mounted to
"She loved Halley!" sho cried,
"Rile would do anything to hold hlin.
i was luklng him away from her. I
was buying him, Dorotha. I was
buying him with my own money
Rlie hernias almost fnnntlrnl. "1
didn't want film. I wanted what lie
could do for me."
"Do you know Imw much you paid
j lain since I came with you?" subtly,
Nanette cast a questioning glance
at lie- secretary.
“Do you?" she countered.
“t figured it up only this morning,"
with appropriate servility. "You gave
Richard Bailey one hundred and
twenty-five thousand dollurs.”
Nanette gasped. "How much?" she
asked, as If unable to believe what
sho had heard.
•‘One hundred and twenty-five
thousand dollars," Dorotha repeated.
Tho actress' eyes contracted. Her
lips grew thin and white. The color
drained from her face.
Dorotha sat down on the edge of
the bed. "You can't fool me, Nan-
ette," she almost whispered. "I know
you too well—perhaps as well as you
The actress looked at the other
Richard Bailey blackmailed you
out of that money." sho went on, as
if afraid someone might hear. “You
didn't want Bailey. No. I know you
didn't You did want what he could
do for you, but you didn't want even
that enough to pay that price for It.
Ho blackmailed you, Nanette, he ex-
acted a price—M
“Yes. he did!” Nanette screamed.
"He did blackmail ine. He found out
In somo way about that affulr In New
Orleans. He made ine pay his price
for keeping silent He knew tt would
rula me. And," she added huskily,
"he's puld for doing It too."
Dorotha smiled enigmatically. "He
paid dearly," she said quietly.
Tho actress caught tho other
woman's hand and squeezed it until
Dorotha winced with pain. Fiercely,
ehe demanded: “You're not going to
tell, nro you?"
"You know I'm not,” Dorotha re
turned. "You have been my friend—'
"You Itnvo been more than a friend
to ine,” Nanette Interrupted. "You
Imvo boon my confidante. When I
could talk to no one else I could talk
to you—to ease my mind."
"Of course," Dorotha agreed hastily.
Nanotto gazed Into her eyes for a
moment. She was trying to say
something, but the words would not
corno. But at last sho found her
“Dorotha, why did you ever come
to Hollywood?" she blurted out.
“You havo often told mo ef your
home—of your mother—"
The little blonde turned her eyes
away from the othor. A sob burst
from her lip*. Hastily, sho wl|ied
away u hit of inolsturo from hor
“Just Ilka you, Nunutte," sho said
slowly, "I wanted tho fumo nnd for-
tune Umt the movies would bring lo
mo—If I could tin successful. That
was after I won u beauty contest
hack home. I was vain. I thought
the studios would throw open their
doors to me. But I was wrong,
"I found Hollywood cold and hard.
The price It would exact for giving
me a chance was more than I would
pay. I had been a stenographer and
wtien t found that I could not break
Into ttin movies on nbillty alone I
wont hock to my typewriter. I heard
In a uraud-about way that you need-
ed a secretary nnd companion and te
I came to you."
"Being alone In Hollywood, whe»
there is so much laughter and gaiet?
about, Is a heavy cross to bear,1'
Nanette said sympathetically.
Oh," quickly. "I wn.sn't alone at
first. I had Buddy with me—”
"My slRter. Buddy was my pet
name for hor. She Is a pretty thing,
about two years younger than I am."
What became of her?" Nanette
"She came home one night Just as
happy as a kid. She told me she
was going to be married and that her
husband had a good job Id the
studios nnd that he had promised to
make a star out of her.”
Dorotha scowled. “I never saw her
after that.” She hesitated and added:
"Why didn’t you go to the man?”
"I didn't know who ho was.” hope-
lessly. “I didn't oven know at which
studio ho worked, llow was I to find
Nanette drew her down on her
bosom und held her close. Dorotha'*
soft body was wracked with sobs.
She trlod te comfort her, spoke
soothing words to her.
"Oh, tf I Just had Buddy back!”
sho moaned. "Poor Buddy."
"You'll get her hack some day,”
Nanette whlsperod. "She'll come back
to you some day."
“No," brokenly, “I'm afraid she'll
never come back!”
Nanette did not know what to say.
What could she say at a time like
this? There was nothing that was
"She was such a kid,” Dorotha
sobbed. "She didn't know what she
was doing. She saw a great shining
moon and she reached for IL But It
was too far away."
Tho actress caught her breath.
What was Dorotha saying? "She
saw a great shining moon and she
reached for It But It was too far
away." • Was that her own fate?
Was the glittering moon of movie
stardom too far away for her to
Of course not! Why was she al-
lowing such thoughts to creep Into
her mind? Had she not already
rnunaged to make herself the moat
tulked-of woman In Hollywood? Had
sho not been promised a big part ta
Bailey's next plcturo?
In Bailey's next picture! But
Bailey was gone! Richard Bailey
was dead! There would be no “ueit
picture.” What would be her fate?
Hud she reached for the moon and
found It too far away?
The telephone rang. Dorotha
Jumped as If she had been shot. Hire
gazed wildly about and then fled
from tho room.
Nanett* stared after bsr, than,
slowly, answered the 'phone. It waa
"Nanette," he said, and hts vote*
seemed harsh, "are you going lo 1st
an InnocoM girl suffer for llaiUqr'a
pro ua outrun uQp>
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