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Will Rogers" Steer Sold for Charity
On exhibit at the Great Western Livestock show In Los Angeles, Callf?
"Old Jim," a 2^10-lb. Texas long-horn steer which belonged to Will Rogers
and was considered one of his prize possessions, was sold to Los Angeles pro
moters at 30c per pound. Proceeds went to the Salvation Army.
Battle Madison Square
SHOW HOW j
New York was treated to the thriU
of watching how her brave firemen
| tackle a blaze, when a picked squadron
of the city's crack fire-fighters went to
work on a "burning" building right to
Madison Square Garden! They scam
pered up and down the face of the
structure with the greatest of ease and
a few scaling ladders. All in a day's
work, say they.
Germany's War Babies Take Oath to Swastika
tr Germany's new swastika banner for her military forces has been hoisted over all the relch. and at the historic Pots
dam parade ground in Berlin the ceremony of the swearing-in of Germany's first post-war conscript class took place with
the war-babies?men born during the war?pledging allegiance to the swastika in the greatest military cerAiony since
the days when the kaiser used to Inspect his new recruits on the same ground.
Briggs Is New
Boss of Tigers,
Buys Sole Ownership
in Detroit Ball Club
Walter O. Briggs, a well known man
ufacturer, Is now sole owner of the
?ir ri'ir am. , _ i
Detroit Tigers, having bought the half
Interest In the ball club held by the
lata Frank Narln.
Our Naval Conference Delegates
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Representing the United States in the naval conference in Ixtndon are.
left to right: William Phillips, undersecretary of state; Norman II. Davis,
ambassador-at-large, and Admiral William M. Standley.
"Crusader" Is a New Type of Light Plane
Pictured at Cnloo Air terminal In Burbank. Calif, a new type small plane, radically different from anything yet
designed. The little monoplane, known as the "Crusader," la a veritable flying wing, having a short fuselage, all of
thick la utilised for cabin space. The cabin Is of "teardrop" shape, built to accommodate four persons, and on either
mounted In the wing. Is a supercharged Monasco engine with a horsepower of 150 at 2,300 feet
Scenes and Persons in the Current News
1?Entrance to Clarence House, In Mathew Park street, London, where the international conference on naval limita
tion will be held. 2?View of the Pan-American Airways airport at Natal, Brazil, scene of hard fighting during the recent
revolt 3?Capt. MacCillivray Milne, United States navy, who was appointed governor of Samoa by President Roosevelt
Not Easy Going for the Italians
This difficult mountain slope in the region of Makale, Ethiopia, furnished
plenty of work for the Italian soldiers after the automobile broke down. They
were forced to put their shoulders to the wheel and push. Italian roadraakers
are doing wonders in making these roads more modern and passable.
Ski Club Picks .
First Snow Queen
of 1936-37 Winter
Blizzards Are Balmy
Weather for Theresa
To Theresa Sham of Stowe, Vt., goat
the honor of being the lirst young wo
man to be elected a snow queen this
winter In the United States. She was
givetj ^he title at a carnival of the
Mount Mansfield Ski club.
President Dedicates Atlanta Housing Project
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Aerial view of the PWA'S J2.875.000 Teehwood housing project In Atlanta which President Roosevelt helped to dedi
cate by the unveiling of a commemorative plaque. The project will house 600 families early next year.
Names Cooper to
Former Financial Official
Is Lady Diana's Spouse
Alfred Duff Cooper, former financial
secretary to the treasury, who has
been named war minister of Great
Britain by Prima Minister Stanlcy
Waldwln. His wife Is tbe famous beau
f, Lady Diana Manners.
He's a Pet, Not a Prospective Dinner
IT ora (his flrst name la not "Peeping"), Is the proud 5.VpouDd pet of Miss
Elsie Edwards who Is shown getting him In readiness for his bow at the sixth
annual pet show at Uadlson Square Garden, New York.
OBED wore a striped tunic ot
orange and white somewhat raj
ged and dirty, though b.s moth,
er, Lara, washed clothes for other
families in order to keep herself and
ten-year-old son from starving. Vet
you seldom noticed Obed's ragged tunic
because of his vivid face. His skia
was smooth olive, his lips were red
and his dark eyes were the color of
pools at midnight Obed sang a great
deal. If he heard a tune whistled on
the street he ran home singing it ail
the way. If he heard music strummed
in the bazaars, he'd linger near until
he remembered every note of it la
fact, Obed's listening ears were boied
many times by people feeling too cross
or too tired for merry melodies. Even
Lara scolded him. "Have I not enough,
'my son, beating soiled clothes on hard
cold stones day after day, without lis
tening to your voice screeching in ev
But the whole world was a song for
Obed. The sweet twitter of birds on
dewy mornings. The sound of water
lapping over sand, the very rumble of
cart wheels over the cobble stones thun
dered out its own rough music for the
pleasure of his ears.
"What help are you to a poor moth
er ... be gone with you!" scolded
Lara day after day. Obed laughed,
never meaning to be thoughtless or dis
obedient, having ears only for the mu
sic about him.
One evening late in December the
longing for the shepherd's songs over
came him, and be slipped away at
dusk. He was gone all night and la
the morning he looked a different boy.
His cheeks were pale. His lips did not
smile, but there was a new and som
ber light shining in bis dark eyes.
This time his mother gazed at him in
sorrow. He sawfhow worn she was,
and he kissed her. "I cannot say I'm
sorry," he hesitated, "Not even now
can I tell you." His tunic was worn
and stained. He wore a ragged sheep
skin about his shoulders. On this he
sa'nk down in hts own corner and went
to sleep. When he woke his face was
flushed and rosy. He knelt on the floor
and looked at the busy street below.
Then he opened bis lips and a song of
such Joy and purity flowed out on the
air as to make everyone stop and listen.
Up and up soared the rapturous notes,
seeming to possess a visible radiance
of their own. Obed sang no words,
but the music charmed every ear that
His mother stood behind him, her
hands for once idle at their task. The
tired lines on her face melted into
peace. Her eyes looked far away.
Clearer and clearer the exquisite mel
ody continued, and died on a faint
sweet note of ecstasy.
People listening below shook their
heads and moved on as if awakened
from a dream.
"Where, my son, did you hear that
Song?" Lara spoke in a whisper.
"In the skies, my mother. It came
with wings and trumpets."
"D5 not tell falsehoods about such
Obed's eyes shone, but he would say
no more. He hoarded the song in his
heart. One evening, however, when
the sky was clear and the stars shone
like jewels, the boy was moved to sing
again the beautiful, dhmeless music.
When It was finished a knock came at
the door. Lara opened It to a bla- ?
servant who bowed low. "My master,
the Prince, desires to know who sang
Lara, trembling with fear, pointed to
Obed who stood near an open window.
A tall figure dressed In rich furs ari
embroidered tunic pushed his servant
"If the singer and his mother will
honor my court with a visit, they shall
be conducted hither with safety." The
voice was deep. "I am a prince from
a distant .country, who came to pay
homage to the new King born in a ,
stable. On my way to that stable," b.s
piercing eyes looked at Obed, "and
from afar off, I heard the song your
son has Just sung. It came dropping
from the skies . . . angels' heavenly
voices and trumpets. If my peo; e
could hear that music," bis voice soft
ened, "I'm sure they would all become
faltbful followers of the Babe Jesus
I promise you comfort, both of you. for
all your years."
80 Lara ind Obed quickly prepare-;
for the Journey, and Obed sang tbe
angels'-soog, as he remembered It. in
the court of tbe prince, so that he snl
his kingdom became thereafter faith
ful followers of the Babe Jesus
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