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EL RENO (OKLA.) DAILY TRIBUNE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1940
The El Reno Daily Tribune
A Blje Ribbon Newspaper Serving a Blue Ribbon Comm unity
Issued dally except Saturday from 207 South Rock Island avenue,
and altered os second-class mall matter under the act of March 3, 1878.
RAY J. DYER
Bditor and Publisher
The t SSOCIATED PRESS Is exclusively entitled to the use of re-
pub:i..'ation cl all the news dispatches credited to It or not credited by
tubs paper, and also to all the local news therein
All rights of publication of special dispatches herein also are reserved.
Ed Morrison Honored On
DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATES
BY CARRIER ADJOINING COUNTIES
One Week __________ I .15 Three Months____________11.50
Three Months _______$1.75 Six Months-----------------$3.00
Di’f Yeai _______________*7.00 One Year_________________$5.00
Including Sales Tax
BY TRIBUNE CORRESPONDENT
UNION CITY. Feb. 16—Honoring
the 75th birthday anniversary of
her husband, Mrs. Ed Morrlscn
entertained at a family dinner
, —'.'Ov ". '*‘.'*1,
BY MAIL IN CANADIAN AND Those present were Sam Shuck
and Miss Gladys Morrison of El
FEBRUARY 16. 1940
GOD'S H'ORI-D AFTER ALL: Cast thy burden
. stnll sustain thee: he shall never sulfer the
BY TOM M. MARKS
Oklahoma’s County Agent At Large
(JT1LLWATER, Feb. 16—(Special!
^ The home demonstration ag-
mts in Oklahoma last year In-
augurated a slogan. "Use What
two practices, for which assistance
is available under the AAA pro-
gram. serve as a safeguard against
ercslon under all types of weather
You Have " This slrgan caused the; conditions.
• a iti1 of many thousands of dul-1 "Terracing and contour farming
M. -. -
ij Alt ’77T'>
l:iv smong the farm folks of the
tstc. It caused many to use their
latist ingenuity in very many dif-
feient ways. Yards were made
beautiful by using wild flowers and
limb pies were made out of un-
are inseparable on the sloping lands
of Oklahoma," McPheters said.
"Terraces check the gully erosion,
divide the flow ol water, and guide
it out of the field slowly. These
terraces prevent water from caus-
li rti-of substances, house furni- jng much damage to the contour
! ure built fr m waste materials, rows during the periods of heavy
I. was carried over winter on rainfall."
. . never thought ol as useful. I In parls of lbe state where the
l .d .bly the greatest use of this; slope cf the land Is not so steep,
it ;;n was in buildinu Bams, out-, McPheters suggested laying out
1,0 and ,,lllPr •stnjcturps WPre | terrace lines, and back-furrowing
Ini.,i nt material lound on the ( ^ twice in order not to lose
lalm M;in> beautiful Irmes weie, ^ jine. ^ t|,e start 0f bUil«l-
hull; of logs, or rubble stones.; ,ng B terrace, and It may be com-
liditiiers, and even sods Also. ’ pieted in a few years bv back*
where none of these were found j furrowlng lwo or three times an-
aijil gravel was handy, nice nuslly. Then, he said, contour
and cheap houses were built of con- farmlng may be practiced while
enU’ made horn the gravel. gradually building these terraces.
Serviceable sub-irrigation systems . . .
„ , , , ,. , I Assistance under the agricultural
were constructed with waste cans , ,,
ccnservation program is available
for construction of standard ter-
picked up at filling stations. Parts
of discarded farm machinery were
used in many cases to construct
some tiice and serviceable house-
hold equipment. 'Illis slogan prob-
ably helped to bring about the in-
creased saving of hcme-ralsed field,
Reno. Mr and Mrs Guy Morrison
and sons, Mr. and Mrs. John Mc-
Mahan and family, Mr. and Mrs
Leslie McMahan and son, Mr. and
Mrs. Haley Sweezey. Mr. and Mrs.
Claude Morrison and family, Mrs.
Mary Sanders and daughters.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dries. jr„
cf Purcell were guests Sunday of
Mr. and Mrs. Pied Dries.
Members of the St. Francis
I Study club will meet Sunday with
Mrs. Rose Kudek.
Monar and Monard Dickerson of I
Piedmont spent Sunday In the
George Segress home.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Sweeney, j
Joe Jennings and Harold Vandever
attended the final rounds of the
Golden Gloves tournament in Okla-
homa City Monday night.
Miss Jane Taylor and Miss Car-
men Green of Duncan are visiting
I Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ross.
The Union City highschool bask-
etball team is competing in an
invitation tournament which open-
ed Thursday at Edmond The team
will participate in the district In-
terschclastic tournament at Mlnco
Mar. 1 and 2. The team's record
for the past season, prior to en-
tering the tournament, is as fol-
Union City 18. Meridian 13.
Union City 44. Verden 14
Mustang 22, Union City 9.
Union City 50. East Walnut 8. —
Piedmont 29. Union City 18.
Union City 47. Central train-
ing school of Edmond 31.
El Reno B 23, Union City 15.
Union City 22.' Meridian 20.
Piedmont 37. Uniop City 19. j
Union City 2, Central training
school of Echnond 0, iFcrl'eit). I
Union City 30, Mustang 28.
Verden 34, Union City 21. !.Jllrjes ThrOW Everything McKinzie!
races, strip-cropping on tire con-
tour. contour farming of intertilled
crops, contour listing cf cropland
in 1940, and seeding small-grain
crops for harvest in 1940 on the
garden and flower seed. This was i
a : ood slogan and it would be a McPheters suggested that larni-
gond Idc.i t: onttnue holding it Prs who »1P interested in these
practices should talk with the
county agent for complete details.
* * *
in mind anti v.ing it.
When you come to think of
It. "This slogan, "Use What You
Have," is not only good for farm ' Contrary to a notion that some
folks but for all others. It is the persons have, cheese is a highly
best leminder there is to help digestible food,
one along in eronitnizing in any j * * *
hiiff of business. 1 Many farm poultry flocks suffer
“Economy leads to wealth," said ] from a lack of green feed due
a wealthy merchant as he picked lo the prolonged drouth, and need
UP some boards from a packing lo have vitamin A introduced into
ense and took them home In his the diet In some other form. Wat-
bind he had a use for these boards ery eyes and runny noses are
* * * symptoms to watch for. Vitamin
Contour tanning and terracing A is found in well-cured alfalfa
rnbtned is a fundamental step hay. yellow corn, codllver oil.
In' conserving soil and water on and ether green lealy plants.
Oklahoma s sloping cultivated fields. * * *
in the opinion of W H McPheters. j For the electricully equipped
cx'lension agricultural engineer at farm home, there about 200 uses
Oklahoma A and M college. These | for electricity.
DMr kf IliM r«*lm iRiljilt, In* ‘ Jf
.. •• .«• * .. . ... " -
v.. „„ >1
Mr. and Mrs. George Ixiwe and
family of Union City, Mr. and I -
Mrs BUI Thrash and fan# of NORMAN, Feb. 16—(U.R)-Com-
BetliBny, Mr. and Mrs. A. J Holler J. L. Lindsey, comparing
Thompson of El Reno were Sun-
day visitors cl Mr. and Mrs. Frank
El Reno B 26. Union City 21.
The senior and Junior class plays
and casts have been selected and
rehearsals are being directed by
Miss Vitalis Dries.
Next meeting for the Parent-
Teacher association is scheduled
The senior class pictures will be
But Law Books
OKLAHOMA CTIY, Feb 16—
<im—They are calling him "Kiss- ^ ~~ Mu.-jone
of-Death Lou Morris," this Okla- J
homa county attorney who sways M|. and Mrs McClain Taylor
juries to throw everything at the f riday with Mr. and Mrs.
defendant but the law books. Walter Comst rk «« ot
mude duriiiy the first week of i _ , , . . , , H3 Reno.
. But the eloquent Lewis Morris
is not so pleased by an Important MrSi Al,luu Weed and dauqh-
the University of Oklahoma with
15 "typical” American schools,
found it spends a greater percen-
tage of money on instruction and
less on research than most of them
Lindsey said he used figures re-
and Mrs J. N. Bales and Ileased b-V the u s office of edu-
I Harvey Loganbill and daughters,
1 Naomi. Maxine and Mary Louise.
: were Sunday afternoon quests of
The Union City orchestra, play-
ing jointly with the Oklahoma City
project group under the direction
of Carl D. Green, assisted by
Howard Twombly, presented a pro-
gram 'in Oklahoma City Saturday
morning bcfoie Dr. Earl Vincent
Mcore of Washington, D. C., na-
tional director ol the WPA music
program Others present to hear
the program Included Dean Rich-
ardson, general superintendent of
Oklahoma music projects, and Mrs.
Merle Montgomery, slate supervisor.
Several pictures were tHken of the
Members of the Union City or-
chestra are Autalee Lamona. Donna
conviction of a maximum penalty ,er' filial ol Sunnyslde were
as by a new twist in his court- Salurciay visitors of Mrs. A. B.
room' parlance. Wtlkowske
He was especially proud of a and Mrs. Carlos layior and
phrase he turned during the trial d*Uklllrr Iv“ of Reno t!lMlict-
of Jake Strickler. former chief of •s',t'nl Wrdnp dn' f'VPI1"’K wlth Mr-
the state safety department's stolen and Mrs McClaln Tavlor-
Mrs. J N. Bales and daughter,
J cation. The "instruction” classifi
cation includes salaries of faculty
members, and the cost of office
supplies, laboratory equipment and
(he apparatus necessary for leach-
Other figures recently released
by Lindsey show that the univer-
sity has more students per faculty
member than average schools of
Expenditures on libraries at the
university amount to 4.6 percent,
which is lels than any of the
state universities or Institutions
DUE TO BE ‘FOE’
Majority Hopes To Trade
For ‘Best Interests’
OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 16—
(Special)—Come national conven-
tion time for naming presidential
candidates .and Oklahoma will do
the unusual—for Sooners—the state
prcbably will send uninstructed
delegations to both the Democratic
and the Republican conventions.
This conclusion is reached from
a study of discussions by pai;y
leaders of both organizations and
by rank and file members who
would like Oklahoma, for once,
to be in a national political con-
vention without its hands tied.
This is particularly true cf the
Almost without exception party
officials and major state and feder-
al officials want the Democratic
state convention to be held late this
spring to choose a strong, pro-
gressive delegation without any j
binding instructions as to how they i
shall vote for the presidential and!
vice presidential nominations. 1
There are some federal effice
holders who consider it smart poli-
tics to insist that the state send
a delegation pledged to the presi-
dent or whoever he may wish to
see named Democratic presidential
nominee. But the majority cf the
party workers, the men and women
who get out the vote and who have
a pride in winning, want Okla-
homa to be free to trade for the
best interests of the state and the
Republicans Holding Off
On the Republican side cf the
fence there Is little or no flurry
over any presidential aspirant.
Senator Robert H. Taft of Ohio
ar)d Senator H. Style Bridges ol
New Hampshire, two aspirants for
the G. O. P. presidential nomina-
tion, have shown their wares in
this state witlrcut creating any
flurry in the party.
The first definite move ir. Okla-
homa to really place the state
in line for any Democratic presi-
dential aspirant occurred during
the past week when headquarters
were opened In this city for John
Nance Garner, vice president. There
is no big staff, just a rallying
place and either Judge Claude V.
Thompson of Ada, state manager
of the Garner-fcr-Piesident move-
ment, or P. B. Bostic of Muskogee,
his assistant, are at headquarters
to receive the inquiries coming in
for more information about Garner.
Judge Thompson printed out that
the Garner forces are not trying
to dictate an instructed delegation
"We favor a delegation whose
hands are not tied but we feel
that Oklahoma Democrats are
strongly in favor of Garner for
the presidential nomination," said
LIFE RISKED FOR CAT
PHILADELPHIA tU.R) — Hose-
man Emil Altimiri heard screams
issuing from a burning house and,
fearing the worst, rushed full tilt
into the flaming structure. Grop-
ing through dense smoke Altimiri
discovered a cat frantically claw-
ing at a cellar window.
car division, on a car theft charge " .......... ' nti,Pr ,hnn i«nH or.ni ~.7w.
Maijone. of Calumet anti Malcom 0 her than land grant college
State witnesses testified that
Strickler entered a stolen Hiito
I which were used In the survey.
Ri (har.1 of El Rpiio were Wed-,
ncKlav afternoon visitors of Mr Organized research takes only 1.6
mcblle at Kingfisher, then ‘talked and Mrs 01|M prtlm(,r percent of the university's money,
waiting officers out of arresting while other universities spend an
him." „.vruim u,„rn 'average of 2.6 percent of their
funds in this manner. The av-
DOWN MEMORY LANE
"Hr Klngflshrred Them" ' ASHLAND. N. J. -(U.P>- Now, , . . ...
In his closing arguments, Morris! tha, cauned beer no longer Is d 8r“nt col,eges ls
put It deftly: “Strickler Kingfish- novelty, Ashland irsidenis have ' " ‘___
i ered them " He pointed out later switched to canned water When a vninttn pith ft i av«
Maiir Wrl. Miriam Wlcman.John j that the word was an especially weu supplying part of the town! buRLINOTXW. VL (U.R)—A nine-
iius. (tome Stgress,! strickler. whom Morris credited that residents would receive their when it laid an egg. Hens normally
Bernice Woods. I m ilie Bollinger, I with .,(he Wss of juda.s," got the water in cans until repairs were , do not lav their flrat egg until
Jerry Biswell. Mrs. John Vcgel1 1 1 ’ *
Feb. 1«. I *>25
The newly selected board of directors of the chamber
oi commerce at their initial meeting last nijfht elected B.
E Rector as president; V. K. Mordy, vice president; and
W. R. Buckner, treasurer .... The new board is com-
jx-.-cci of four members of the Lions club, a like number
from the Kiwanis, two from the Retailers ami one repre-
senting the American Legion. They are Dr. Thomas M.
Aderhold, W. R. Buckner, Fred Hampton, Paul Liebmann,
Jv S. Macy, John Maney, Charles Mason, V. R. Mordy, Dr.
James P. Neal, J. E. Penner and and B. U. Rector.
An interesting announcement is that of the wedding
of Miss Kena Kegelman to Eldon Smith, which took place
Sunday afternoon at 6:30 o’clock in the. parsonage of the
First Methodist church . . . The bride wore a handsome
afternoon gown of gray canton crepe with accessories to
match. Mrs. Smith, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
(.'• C. Kegelman, was reared in El Reno, is a graduate of
the El Bono highschool and is an employe of the Rump
Uakery. Mr. Smith is connected with the Smith Motor
L. L. L. Embroidery club met Monday afternoon in the
home of Airs. A. It. Little . . . Needlework and contests,
in which Mrs. Arthur Lambert received the favor, were
followed by u dainty two course lunch.
and Ambrosia Ml hallcka. clarinets;
John Quiz, Louis Orosskoff, Cyril
MIchnlickH, Bernice Coley and Jack
Nt'ole. trumpets; Delburn Ross,
trombone; Wilson Boevers, tuba;
Lavern Clark, baritone; and Miss
Ethel, Davis, accompanist,
Mrs. W. J. Worthington entertained the Panhellenic
at her home in Fort Reno Monday evening. In the games
of budge, favor for high score was received by Airs. Don
Mrs. Sidney Harris left this morning fur Fort Worth
where she will be the guest of her aunts, Airs. Joseph
Ciausbauer and Mrs. Frank Goebel.
Air. and Mrs. John T. Naylon attended the Cranfill-
S«lfridge nuptials in Oklahoma City Monday.
A wedding which came as a surprise to their many
friends here was that of Miss Mac Van Wagoner to Luther
Prince, which whs solemnized at Chickasha Sunday. The
bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Van Wagoner
of this city and now is employed at Reid’s novelty store.
Mr. Prince is employed at Concho.
Miss Glenn Records, who has
been ill with pneumonia, is im-
proving and expects to resume her
duties ns teacher in Elm Olen
Tommy Stafford is ill with
Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs.
R. L. Jennings were Mr and Mrs.
Jesse Sheet.', and fnmlly. Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Sheets. Mr. and Mrs.
Harold JennliiRs nnd son of Okla-
homa City, Newt Jennings, Roy
Penwell and Drug las Jennings
Mr and Mrs W F. Helnmmelier
visited in the Ed Blake and Jim
Everetts home Sunday afternoon,
Mrs H Cnrter. Mrs. Arthur
Ward and children visited in the
R L. Jennings and W. F. Schu-
macher homes Monday.
Tuesday visitors of Mi and Mrs.
R. L. Jennings were Lewis Royse,
Mr and Mrs. W F 8chumn''her
and Mrs. Fannie Lamb.
Ernest Llebsclier nnd daughter
are Improving niter several weeks
Harry Potts of Apache was a
dinner guest of Mr and Mrs. R.
L. Jennings Monday ,
Mrs. R L. Jennings nnd Mrs,
Fannie Lamb visited in the Ernest
Iiebschcr he me Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. und Mrs. Steve Lucas were
visitors of Mr nnd Mrs R L.
Jennings one evening last week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Schumacher
visited Miss Glenn Records in the
home of Mr, and Mrs Elmer May
near Y ukou Saturday.
20-year maximum sentence. Roger made
Cunningham, last defendant to be
prosecuted by Morris In a "big-
time" trial, faces death in the
electric chair. Ttie county attorney
I five months old.
•THOUGH Juliette, on leaving
1 Curts office on Monday
afternoon, had flung at him
the challenge that he would
"regret" his breaking of their
engagement, she was far from
feeling as defiant as she had
On the contrary, she at last knew
she was defeated, and she alter-
nated between despondency over
her failure, and rage over the hu-
miliation Curt had caused her by
his prompt and public denial of the
announcement she had given the
Ail day Tuesday, ahe was be-
sieged with phone cslh Irom so-
called "friends.” evidently avid to
get the "low-down.” Though she
refused to speak to them. Instruct-
ing her maid to tell them all that
she was out. she suffered each time
the phone rang, and felt she could
gladly kill Curt for putting her In
There was one call, however, that
she did accept. That was from
George Poulton. She told herself
that she might yet get revenge on
Curt through George. It would be
sweet revenge If Carrington 1
Broderick should Indeed fall, while
she and her millions went to the
altar with George, gloatingly show-
ing Curt what he might have had.
Oeorge tactfully made no men-
tion of the engagement-and-denlal
sensation that had every one agog
It had. however, prompted his call.
He knew how Juliette must be feel-
ing, and felt that here was his op-
portunity lo supplant "that cad
He asked her to dine with him
that evening, and she gladly ac-
if it is rather hard on Carrlngtor
She sat staring off into space,
her heart pounding. So her theft
of the blueprints had not been in
vain! Curt's firm was in a spot!'
Now she had him where she w anted
him! She'd make him eat humble
YOUR GOOD HEALTH
has not lost a major case in years., pre.Nata| Care b a Doctor |, Qn| Safe W t
Bald, genlel and unmarried, | . J , ‘ wj i , 7
Morris shuns ostentation in his Insure a Mother s Health
personal relations. But in the court- —--
room he becomes the master show-1 By CLAUD NORTH C1IRISMAN, M.D.
fE Will, soon read in papers
In the Cunningham trial, women 1 and magazines that about
..... " ‘ tfi
,W'pt. “sdMOhrrlS STm ‘ SSS ”"0 from ‘the effects'cif
ted with his hands how the 33-1 childblrUli They will not state that
year-old housing Inspector might 1 n very Urge
have strangled his wife, Eudora.1 percent of
by burying tier bodv In a sewer l,1CS,, "'pr(‘ llie
the recent trial of Rosco!
Price, former Oklahoma City school t
board member, Morris urged the
jury to "send him on down to |
McAlester. Mabel (Mabel Bassett,)
commissioner of charities and cor-
rections) will have It all fixed up
by the time he arrives. They'll
have a regular carnival. He might I
even get to be a clerk." Price got 1
statistics d o
not lie, but
figures and sta-
11: e whole
Child - bear-
ing is a normal
flourished ^'"the^jurymt^ | g? fif
key taken from a car in the de- nourished nnd protected In her
fendant's possession. early years, she need have no fear.
"Thla," lie said, "is the little But rickets and injuries cause de-
key that unlocks the big door | formltlM
whi.™ may cause obstruction* that might
where bad men go. interfere. 80 It is wise that every
Morris concentrates on Individual | woman should be examined before
Jurors to nute their reaction, com- attempting to hear a child to see
menu on it afterward. The per-
centage ot guilty pleas haa risen
during hla regime Most notable,
however, is his reoord on murder
convictions. Since he has assumed
office—nine years ago—he has ob-
tained 10 death sentences.
They are the only 10 in the
history of the county.
that, there is no physical obstruc-
tion to normal child-bearing:. Then
at the first Indications of preg-
nancy, the family physician should
be consulted and allowed to advise
as to her proper procedure.
The common practice of asking
advice from her mother or some
kind neighbor who ha* borne chil-
dren U poor policy. They arc hon-
est and want to be helpful, but
their Judgment la warped by mern-
Mrs. L. O. Higgins and Mrs orles of only the ouUlandlng things
Leslie White returned today iroin they huvo seen nnd heard. Their
rr!iws S2Lh"" r ssst’sraswc
ods and relatives since tprV mtiy be prejudiced
There art few set rules stnd regu-
lations and few "don'ts." Your
physician should be permitted to
see you often and watch your
weight and make an examination.
A gain of from 15 to 25 pounds is
to be expected, but any sudden
gain or loss of weight should re-
ceive attention. The diet should be
a normal one. There should be
plenty of green and leafy vege-
tables. fruits, a moderate amount
of sweets and starches. Meat in
moderation, milk in abundance and
large quantities of water. In gen-
eral. eat what you like and Uve
Under varying conditions your
physician will advise you. Moder-
ate exercise is essential. All violent
exercise such as strenuous games,
horseback riding, running. Jumping
and ocean bathing are not advis-
able. Pool and lake bathing, as
well as moderata housework Is ad-
visable. avoiding heavy lifting and
slips on steps or falls. Walking out
of doors and in the sunlight is
healthful — Just your usual work
and play, avoiding overdoing.
The use of alcohol and tobacco
Is harmful. It may become s habit
and could engender an appetite in
your baby. The children of alco-
holic parents are often weak and
of a nervous, irritable disposition.
Frequent bathing la very beneficial.
If one avoids extreme cold or hot
water. Do not eat more than nor-
mally because you are feeding two
—enough la enough.
The teeth should be examined
regularly and treated as needed, to
avoid the old adage. "For every
child a tooth.” The clothing should
fit freely, be warm and comfort-
able. No light bands any place on
the body, as they may cause vari-
cose veins. A well fitting abdominal
support In the lost three months
may afford much comfort.
| ATER. over the dinner table at
a night club, he exerted hlmscli
to be his most entertaining self.
For a while, she responded with
almost feverish Ralety, but gradu-
ally this wore off. and she lapsed
Into a brooding silence.
Then, unexpectedly, George
started talking about business. He
knew this was no way to charm a
girl, but he happened to be partic-
ularly elated over something that
had developed that day. and he
couldn't resist expressing his ela-
tion. Besides, t he development was
a serious setback for Carrington Ii
Broderick, and he had an idea
Juliette would be only too pleased,
at thla particular lime, to hear of
any setback affecting Curt.
"We had a piece of very good
news at the office today." he said.
"We were all quite excited about it.
It was bad news for another firm,
and maybe it’s not sporting to crow
over the other fellow's misfortune,
but that’s business."
"What was It?” Juliette asked
"Well, it's a long story, but It
means well probably land a big
contract for a dam down In South
"What?" Juliette suddenly lean-
ed forward. "What dam?”
"A dam In the Remo River In
"And you think you'll get It?”
Juliette asked quickly.
Oeorge was surprised by her In-
terest. "Yes—it looks that way.
Our only real competitor is Car-
rington <1 Broderick, and now. It
looks like they're out of the run-
ning. In a round-about way. we
learned today that they have no
blueprints to submit with their
"It seems they lost their original
set a couple of weeks ago. and had
to have some new onea made by
their agents In South America, but
the plane bringing these duplicates
has been forced down. As the last
for submission of bids la to-
morrow. there's practically no
chance the new blueprints will
eome through before then."
An excited gleam had c sme into
PARLY the next afternoon,
“ Wednesday. Curt sat dejectedly
In his father's office, watching
Sturges Carrington pace nervously
up and down. All efforts to find
the missing original blueprints had
proved fruitless. The firm seemed
But Curt, at the moment, was
more'concerned about Sara He
had been pleading with his father
In her behalf.
"Stop pestering me about that
girl!” the older man exploded.
"Here we are, facing ruin, and all
I hear from you is a lot of twaddle
about Miss Sidney! It would be
more to the point If you would stop
being so stubborn and make peace
Curt sighed. “Tve told you. Dad.
that that's out—and 1 mean It."
His father said desperately, "If
you won't do It for me. do It for
your mother! Just stop and think
what the failure of the firm is go-
ing to mean to her. Shell lo < her
home, be forced to do without serv-
ants—forced to give up all thp
things she’s had all her life. All
because you wont dQ
thing and marry a girl who's sim-
ply begging to save the situation!"
It was Curt's turn to get to his
feet and stride up and down.
"It's not fair." he said "to throw
it up to me like this! Alter all, it's
not my fault that the firm is in its
At that Instant, the phone rang.
Sturges Carrington answered it,
then looked at Curt with a sudden
light In Iris eyes.
"Just a moment.” he said. He
held the phone out to his son, and
whispered, "It’s Juliette! For
heaven's sake, now. don't be a
/"•URT hesitated, then shrugged.
^ and took the phone.
Juliette's voice came over the
wire in smooth, gloating tones. "Is
that you Curt? I just phoned to
say that I heard an Interesting bit
of news last night -from Oeorge
Poulton. I understand you won't
be able to meet that deadline today
for the Remo Dam bids. What a
pity!" she paum ii I nil ntly,
then added, "It's too bad you acted
so hastily the other day. Isn't it?"
"No!" he retorted angrily. "I'd
do the same again!”
"Are you sure? Think It over.
Curt. It's still not too late if you
want to change your mind—but
you'd better not take too long to
decide or I, too. might set a dead-
With that, she hunR up.
"What did she say?" Curt's
father asked hopefully. "Son. if
she's ready to forgive you, go to
sec her! I—I won't try to force you
into anything you don't want lo
do. but at least patch up your
quarrel with her. Don't let It be-
come an irrevocable break, A few
weeks or a month from now. you
may find you feel quite differently
and—and things may work out all
His tone was so pleading that
Curt felt a *t«b of pity. The threat
of ill..a 1 er. lie realized, laid com-
pletely unstrung his father Maybe
it would be better to humor him.
Just for the time being. Anything
was better than staying here and
listening to his continued pleas.
"Oh. all right. Dad." he said
wenrtly. "I'll go see her If you in-
sist—but I don't promise any-
He left the room, and a few min-
utes later, set out for Juliette's
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Dyer, Ray J. The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 48, No. 304, Ed. 1 Friday, February 16, 1940, newspaper, February 16, 1940; El Reno, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc924050/m1/4/: accessed January 19, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.