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f t TILL BIKSKLL'S store In" Fra-
V V. ternlty village' Is not only a
store;- but also It it a social cen
ter and a 'Clearing house fer news
of the counteysIda After supper,
, a dozen or .a adore -of men are
likely;, to,' drop In there for ; the
nail,' for a few dry groceries, or
for nothing at all except the chance
, to listen and to speak In torn. Jim
. Saladlne came down the hill-from
his farm on the Ridge one spring
- evening and found Chet McAnsland
there before him, and Gay Hunt,
and Luke Bills, and others, too.
: ., Chet, short and straight and vig
orous despite his seventy years, was
speaking when Saladlne came In;
speaking, as he was apt to In the
spring, , of fish and fishing. He
greeted Jim with a nod, and fin-
lshed what he had been saying.
J'JTon hear many a tale of big
trout from out there," he confessed,
, grudgingly enough. "But I'd rath
er eat a small trout anyway; and
I can catch a good mess In the
' meadow brooks, along toward, dark
any time.". - - -
U Gay Hunt retorted with a' derisive
chuckle: "Just the same, , there's
! something funny about. It that you
never went . out there; liking . to
j.-m the way you tnr;;-'y.4: ;. ;.
. 80 Saladlne asked , curiously :
"'Out where, Gayf He was a fa
mous hunter of the deer and of
partridge and be liked trout as well
as any man, . - ,x .
"Careys brook, out In Hostile
r Taney,",-. Gay . explained. , JHe pro
nounced the word to rhyme with
"smile," with a long vowel In the
second syllable. ;"Bart Carey was
In .here a while 'ago; Claimed that
a man staying at bis place canght
three . two-pounders one ; afternoon
last week." ' Wt !'$'&'$ .
Now,;, a iwo-pbund trout 1m for
the streams about Fraternity, un
- usual : and to catch three such mon
sters in a single day was without
precedent -.Saladlne was Interest
ed, yet not" Immediately creduloua
JvVt'Tve heard such, tales,", he ad-
V Bitted. '"But I dunno. This Carey,
act'llke a man to tell the truthr
I c' fKndw him, don't you 7" Gay pro-c-.&f
tested.-.VLlvee right t there at
..Cwibrldje, His pa used to take
4r ' boarders, folks that come for the
':; fishing. After ' the . old man; died,
'': '' Bart and bis brother 'bad a row
' Mand his brother pulled out. Bart's
aister killed herself here; a year
.L ago." . g-xr'tt : H: ..?'''$ '-. ' ,
' i' don't know as I ever see him,"
V Saladlne confessed. "I never got out
to Hostile Valley." - He chuckled
faintly.' .'Matter of fact, always
.kind of dodged the place. Didn't
; llke 'the, name of IV 1 ,iea."4'-'
jv'-The:':' others nodded understand
..'lngly. ; This HosUle Valley had In
" fact an 111 repute. Hidden away In
. . . the hills somewhat north and west
of Fraternity, it was a deep gorge
between two ridges, and the slopes
- were bold and black with spruce
i' timber; and they had a trick of
' catching low clouds and squeezing
: them of moisture, so that rain fell
. there and farms did not greatly
'f v prosper. -ur ' iit v-v
Cbet McAnsland said now : "I
went in there once. It's an awful
, bole-' Once was enough for me."
'., Guy Hunt assented : "Me, I never
' liked the sound, of It" . There was
In fact a harsh asperity In the very
name, conjuring a picture of a coun
tryside Inhabited by dour -and si
S lent folk 'who looked v askance at
s?;;a stranger. i"How come It to be
' called that in the beginning!' ;
;:l Chet -knew : the answer to . this
question, as be was apt to know
V all' the ancient lore of these hills.
: ' "It goes back to the sixties," he
:" said. : "They had kind of a war
of their own out there. ; They fit
the draft and there wa'n't ever a
. man from Hostile Valley ; drafted
;r;:' at m-tv'.
"For the 8outh, was tbey.T Gay
; - ; "It wa'n't that, so much," Cbet
' declared. ; "It was more that the
. folks out there, . you ! can't ever
drive 'em. 'Old Enoch Fewln riled
- them, got their backs up."
"'--'-..And he continued: "Enoch was
the boss coon around there then,
He bad a farm on the ridge this
side; and . he : bad four sons and
, one of 'em had gone to South Caro
lina and married down there. When
the war started, Enoch wrote him
to come home and -this son his
rnme was Will wouldn't do it Bo
ioch made his other three sons
; t and told 'em to go hunt up
: 'j brother of theirs and kill him
' for a 'rebel'; and Enoch, he tried
to organize a company, out there
1 t?e Valley.. But he was kind of
' , in? about It so folks got
! up and wouldn't go for
?, f j thpy had a
f , .
.Saladlne asked gravely; "Did
they kill Willi" "
Chet shook his head, vibe other
three sons all. got killed their own
selves," he explained. 4 "It was like
it was a Judgment on Enoch,': 'After
the war his head went queer from
thinking about . it and he'd have
died on the town, but this Will, he
come home and took gentle' care of
the old man till he diedV He add
ed: "Will's grandson Is the one
lives out there now. Name's Will,
too. He's an able jnan." . , . ;i
Gay : asked quickly t "Ain't his
wife the one
Chet nodded. "She's the one," he
agreed ln heavy tone, j ' -
; There was a moment's hushed
paused; the same thought In all
their minds. Huldy Ferrln's fame,
it was clear, extended far. , Luke
Hills said in a hushed tone; . .
"I've seen herl" '
: He was, it appeared, alone In this
distinction; and ' though, no -one
spoke, there were questions In their
eyes.' ,a:,m':e f:'ttf ";'-'" !
"I was ' working In Seth Hum
phreys' steam mill out there," he
explained. ' . "The time Will Ferrln
killed ' Seth for chasing around
after her. Nobody blamed Will. I
guess Seth started It Anyhow, he
shot WUl's leg off; but Will bad a
hold of his throat by that time and
bung on, -1 helped lug Will up to
Marm Pierce's' after." , ,
This Mir. Ferrln,": .some one
prompted; and Luke said guard
edly: .T,S;.;;;.,5 SriXA!y br ''
"Well, I never seen a woman like
her. Just looking at her would
make a man kind of- lift his comb
and strut like a fighting cock."
Saladlne commented slowly: Tve
heard tell that Will Ferrln la a good
man." A nod, here and therev an
swered htm, assenting. : 1.. never
heard much about this; Bart Carey,
though,? Saladlne added. :,
Will Bisseil, from behind the can
dy counter, remarked: - ' ,r,V
"Bart, he stops In here once In
a while, on his way to East Harbor.
He's kind of tall and looks to be
able and he speaks right up to you.
I'd say he's all rights ' 1; " v
' Luke 5. Hills 'supplemented- this.
"We used, to go up to his place,
from the mill, of an evening some
times," he said. ; "Bart, he'd al
ways have hard cider in the cel
lar and maybe some rum. He don't
farm much. He takes folks to
board that want to come and fish
the brook. Likes a good time." '
And he added! "His sister, this
one that killed herself, Amy her
name was, she kep' house for him.
She was a nice-looking woman, too."
"How come ahe killed herself!"
Saladlne' ajdced' ayavely.': ;';-;.;
Luke shook, his head. 1 dunno.
That was after I come back here."
But Chet said strongly: "Well,
If you ask me, it's enough to make
any woman kill herself to live out
there. That's a miserable place."
'It's' a wonder this Mis' Ferrln
would stay there," 'Jim suggested.
'From what yon hear : about her,
What makes her stay, Lukef
Luke : put ' a- gpard " upon : his
tongue, "t don't go to talk about a
thing that Ain't none of my busi
ness," he protested. "I see Will
when he' got hold of Seth. . Teach
any man with a mite of sense to
keep his mouth shut that would."
Their talk turned presently Into
iS Its mpn were strange and sullen,
; Its women were silent, fearful .' - ; ; ,
What was its secret ?
Jim Saladine invaded this liniiter Edein, , .c -
found th most beautiful woman he had t
" ever seen and murder I
BEN AMES V!LL1A4S
" has written in "HOSTILE VALLEY' 0 '
, story you will never be able to forget, -.
, Follow it from week to week as it ap
; ' t pearl serially in this newspaper. ' " ' ;x -
'." v. v i;:'f '' h - fii'i 'i- v .-':' -'i'-V'L '''y'"
THIS IS THE FIHST INSTALLMENT I
another channel ; but when by and
by Will began to turn out the lights
as a suggestion that it was time to
go home, Saladlne and Chet went
out to Jim's car together and In the
car' started up the hllL - Chefs farm
was on the shoulder-of the Ridge,
where two roads forked; and Jim
stopped' to let the other man down.
"loo; say ' yon never fished
Carey's brook only that oncel" he
r "Once .was plenty," Chet replied.
Do anythlngr ' 'M''.- v
' Chet shook his head.- "A few
small -ones.: '.It's a chancy brook,1
he explained. He added "honestly
"It's full of big trout 'though. In
the deep holes and -down through
the bog, if a man could get at
them.". . - , ivir, 0---'f!-i.
"Say we try It some day,? Sala
dlne proposed. iS&4$i&yZ&'
' "Sho,"; Chet -protested, "what's
the sense In' going so far when you
can get plenty nearer home 1 The
roads is awful. f !t'x;'-ft'v')
JUn chuckled. "This old car Is
used to, bad roads, Chet ,. Tm a
mind to go. rd like to have 'a look
at that brook. Ton come along 1"
' But Chet would 'not ; and Sala
dlne's curiosity was stimulated by
the 1 other's attitude. - And two or
three days later, when rain and the
promise of more vain ' made farm
work a' tedious business of turning
water-soaked clods which weighed
heavily .upon the plow, he took the
opportunity thns afforded, "IH be
back by dark or Httle after," be
told Mrs. Saladlne when he set out
"I don't aim to do much, only look
over the creek and try a few holes.'
. Bnt it would be long after dark
before he came home, , and many
things would happen In the Inter
vening hours. The past Is a book
which any man may read, but it is
Impossible to look ahead with cer
tainty through thirty seconds' span.
Saladlne ; often '. afterward ' asked
himself. If be had. known what a
sequence of events his entrance
Into the Valley was to set in mo
tion,, he would have gone there that
day; and be could find no certain
answer. - V-w'v-'fWi--'"'
But he set out with no misgiv
ings. It had rained the day before,
and in the night; a sharp torrential
downpour. The road from his farm
to a the , village was rutted : and
washed away along the borders,
and mud .splashed merrily under
his wheels. Chains,. Jim. decided,
might be useful; and he stopped at
the garage In North Fraternity to
buy a pair. ,-' ; '.' .'
Lbn Pride, the garage man, had
news to relate. "Hear about the
murder out at" liberty?", be asked,
with unction. Jim had not beard,
and Lon said: "Old Alan Mayhew
lived on the road to Mac's corner,
they found him dead this morning
with - his head beat in, '. They've
sent for the sheriff," j
Jim knew Sheriff Sohler, but pot
Old Man Mayhew.' Nevertheless he
was tempted to turn that way. In
the end, he" put this temptation
aside, bnt he would ' be ' glad to
know where the sheriff could be
found, before this day was done.
The chains adjusted, he went on,'
and there was a prickling excite
ment, ,a deep sense of adventure, in
him as he drove. He had no clear
and certain notion of the proper
route, knew only In a' general fash
Ion where the Valley lay, and
steered as It were by compass now.
He meant to come to Carey's bridge,
at the upper end of the Valley, and
fish downstream; so at crossroads
or at fonts, he took what seemed
the most "promising turn,- and once
or V twice v he - passed ' abandoned
farms, with the glass broken in the
windows, so that the empty rooms
looked out at him with hollow eye
sockets. '. : ;)':. :W.,'-,'J ''rj,
By and by he arrived at a farm
where a man bad Just felled a. knot
ted old beech across the road, block
ing the way; and be pulled up to
ask directions. The farmer took off
his bat and scratched his head.
"Yo're going all right" he said.
If yon want to come to Carey's.
Course, this here Is the , hardest
way. Bart dont ever come out this
way. Will Ferrln, he does, though.
Maine hills was h:
It's handiest for hliu. What do yon
want to go in there for, anyway?"
Jim said: "Fishing.",
; The other nodded with : a i mild
mirth In his dry eye. 'So they all
say," be commented. In a sardonic
Me. "But I guess full as many
stop at ' Ferrln'S v as go on to
Carey's."':::: v- y; . .
- 'Saladlne understood the allusion.
He had heard tales enough of this
woman who was wife to Will Fer
rln. Legend painted her as a figure
at once glamorous and sinister, se
ductive and heartless, enticing and
without scruple, r Her repute bad
spread for miles across the country
side; and be thought this man's
present Incredulity not surprising.
He was conscious of some frank
curiosity on his own account to see
such a woman; wondered whether
their paths would cross today. -
' But Just now he listened to the
other man's directions, and drove
on. The' road was miserable. The
car, laboring in low gear, ascended
steadily, till through a gap In the
woods on the right Saladlne saw
low lands, and knew that he was
well up on the slope of the bar
rier ridge. 60 he came at last to
Its crest, and followed that high
land for space, and in a sort
of saddle In the ridge he found an
other road turning to the left in
the direction In which he wished to
go. ? Saladlne turned into it with
out ; hesitation. .
j After a' few-! rods, however, he
checked the car; for the road
emerged upon ft; naked ledge, be
yond which, it dipped steeply down
ward. Directly , across, two miles
"Weir, ir You Ak Merre Enough
to Make Any Woman Kill Hsr
' eelf." - '
V " ''.:
or so away, another ridge rose like
a wall. To bis right the Valley
seemed to narrow, pinched between
converging ranges of bills. To the
left it opened out In some degree;
yet there was nothing to see save
the blanket of forest hardwood and
.Above "him, the clouds scurriedi
low -and menacing; and they were
Uke a sodden blanket serosa the
Valley. He could discover no least
sign of habitation anywhere; noth
ing save this sweeping forest car
pet, the evergreens sodden from
last night s rain, the : hardwoods
still half naked, thinly clad In their
Just springing leaves.
Be saw a solitary crow, silent,
flying on swift-beating wings as
though even this dark, ill-omened
bird only crossed the Valley be
cause it must and was In haste to
Come to a pleasanter scene.
-' And Saladlne was not cold; yet
be shivered. Then be laughed at
his own uneasiness, and loosed the
brake, and between a double
screen of tangled trees and under
brush on either side of the road,
began the steep descent Into the
Sometimes In the deep forest
the adventurer will come upon a
hidden pool, ks quiet surface mir
roring : the trees and , the clouds
across the sky; and to cast a stone
Into such a pool la to start a
widening circle of ripples, so that
every rock and root along the
banks Is washed by the disturbed
water. ' .; ,
- Hostile Valley was like such a
hidden' pool. Whatever strong cur
rents flowed beneath the surface,
the lives here were nowadays out
wardly serene; yet they' hung in a
precarious balance. "Sala dlne's com
ing was the rock thrown into the
pool, ' sufficient to- npset this bal
ance, to loose deadly forces, to pre
cipitate a climax long delayed. His
simple coming would set all In mo
tion, 'and by an Inevitable process
destroy two, lives or aven three;
while at the same time It enriched
and perfected .othera.oii; ;?!
But Saladlne, though he was full
of a lively curiosity, had no previ
sion 01 .what was to come as he
drove now down the hllL
c (TO BE CONTINUED)
t ' "Gadgets .
Ton will not find the word "gad
get la many dictionaries; perhaps
for the -reason that most diction
ary compilers consider the word to
be slang.. let the -word "gadget"
Is well known to everyone, and is
used In e very-day language In con
nection with some article that has
ft practical use. and, usually, can be
bought at a low price, one that la of
s mechanical nature and Is supposed
to do something that is more diffi
cult without It
Go to Europe
By WILLIAM C. UTLEY
WELL, well, well. So the
Smiths are going to spend
their vacation In Europe
this summer? Weill Be
right In the swing of things, won't
As a matter of fact, the Smiths
wion't For these last two or three
'years the swing of things has been
definitely away from setting Europe
as a goal for vacation travel. Steam
ship lines and travel bureaus report
a steady decline In tourist book
lings for the last few summers.
There are several reasons for
this. One of them is that the aver
age pocketbook Is decidedly slim
mer than it was a few years back.
The others don't count except for
one. That is the fact that Ameri
cans are beginning, it seems, to
discover that the good old V. S.
A. has appeal, scenery and travel
Interest In an abundance that the
vacationer can find In no other land
There was a popular song a few
years back that got the Idea over
as well as anything could: "You'll
find your castles in Spain through
your window pane, back in your
own back yard. . . ."
That's almost literally true. Just
suppose now that you are sitting
there dreaming about far-off Spain,
famed for Its sunny skies, brilliant
afternoons, gay, starlit evenings
and white towers glistening under
merry red roofs.
It's not so far off as you might
Imagine. Like a metropolis of Old
Spain itself Is the southern Cali
fornia city which millions will prob
ably visit on their vacations this
summer. It Is San Diego, home of
America's 1935 exposition. Here, on
the bay discovered by Cabrlllo In
1542 is a setting that today resem
bles the explorer's native land;
here are the aznre skies, the white
buildings and the red roofs. It is
Spain of the Renaissance, yet the
travel comforts are those of modern
Much of southern Calllfornla Is
like this. The bountiful country,
spotted profusely with orange
groves and sloping vineyards, guard
ed by snow-capped mountain peaks,
is sprinkled with old Spanish mis
sions, lovely in architecture and
rich In tradition, often built 300
years or more ago. The climate
concedes nothing to the Mediterra
nean summer. Tet eleven days or
more of two-weeks' vocation may
be spent In this happy land, no mat
ter where you live In America.
Offers Many Attractions.
California, like any other vaca
tion spot in the Cnlted States, of
fers the visitor attractions that
are distinctly American, In addition
to the glamour and thrill of Euro
pean atmosphere. There Is Holly
wood, with Its endless wonders of
the most fascinating- of all Indus
tries, and the ever-present possibil
ity that you may run into Clark Ga
ble or Joan Crawford face to face.
There Is San Francisco with Its
world-famed Golden Gate; there are
national parks unsurpassed in beau
ty and grandeur the world over, and
countless points of Interest Inter
spersed. Visiting California, you may pass
through other glories of the West
Arizona, 'Colorado, New Mexico.
Wheref in Spain will you find a
Painted,' Desert a Garden of the
Gods, Yosemlte falls?
Or let's say It was England you
were thinking about The charm of
the English countryside you will find
In many parts of the New England
states. On a Vermont hillside you
may stop for lunch or for s day or
two of . rest , and recreation' in a
quaint old English Inn. In Boston,
Maine, New Hampshire and Con
necticut yon 'might, well imagine
you were on the British Isles. There
Is a section of the Maine hills which
has ' been called the ' Scotland of
America; it Is said to resemble the
home of. the kilt and the bagpipe
more than any other place on earth.
Leaving New England, you may re
turn home through the Irish hills In
southern Michigan, where - slopes
Just a Slogan
and lakes are reminiscent of the
You'll find Germany in several
places on the United States map.
Take a moonlight trip down the
Hudson river some evening. All you
need Is the deck orchestra playing
"Zwel Hertzen lm Drel Vertel
Tacht" and it will be as easy as
apple strudel to Imagine you are
floating down the Rhine, especially
as you pass the "castles" of the
United States military academy at
West Point If you're looking less
for romance and more for recupera
tion, such as you might find in the
baths at Baden-Baden, why there
are Hot Springs in Arkansas,
French Lick in Indiana, Waukesha
in Wisconsin and numerous other
spas that rank with Europe's finest;
you can find the romance there, too,
if you want it
Or perhaps it's the weather you're
worrying about. Sweltering In a
stuffy office or shop, or toiling In the
fields with the torrid summer sun
beating down, more than often gives
Inspiration to fanciful revels In
fields of snow, skiing down a moun
tain side or watching your breath
dart forth in little puffs of steam as
you sigh relief in getting away
from the heat of July and August.
Where? At St. Morltz, famed
cooling-off place of the Swiss Alps?
Forget the Alps.
Forget about the Swiss Alps. The
Pacific Northwest Is calling you.
Ralner and Glacier national parks,
Mount Baker and other snow
capped peaks beckon with promise
of cool, clear weather and scenery
not even surpassed in the Alps,
Paradise valley in Rainier National
park Is one of the world's greatest
winter sports centers, and the real
winter sport season lasts well through
June. Even after that you will find
plenty of snow In the vicinity, for
the giant glacier areas haven't yet
wilted under the summer sun.
Don't worry about missing the
sights of the Riviera. When you
see them you will be likely to
depreciate them anyway, for It Is
almost bound to strike you that
you've got something like this back
home, only better. That's one ob
jection Europeans generally find to
American visitors. They Just can't
help bragging about something big
ger and better back home. What
the average European doesn't real
ize Is that it's the truth.
Summer along Lake Michigan
brings the vacationer the climate
of the Riviera. (Have you ever
stopped to realize that Lake Mich
igan Is Just as far south as Rivi
era?) The long stretches of white
beach, wide expanses of blue sky
and water, tree-crowned bluffs along
the shore line have a charm and
beauty that is enjoyed by hordes
year after year. Swimming, fishing,
summer sports and opportunity for
relaxation are ever-present; so are
the amusement gaieties of the re
sort world, such as dancing and
Educational and historical relics,
monuments and atmosphere are
part of the magnet that used to
draw American tourists to Europe.
It Is true that Europe's attractions
are distinctly Its own In this re
spect. By the same token It is also
true that America has tradition and
historical education possibilities
thnt nre certafnly individual. The
American tourist has too often
overlooked the lore of old-time bat
tlefields and spots consecrated by
the blood of his ancestors right
here at home.
The South Is replete with such at
tractions of a more serious nature.
0 is New England and so are many
parts of the Middle West There
are many tour arrangements that
plan complete historical trips ' for
the ' vacationer, sandwiching In
enough sport and entertainment to
afford him sufficient divertissement
from his everyday labors and keep
him1 from going stale. ' s
Tennessee,' Kentucky, Georgia,
Virginia, ! Mississippi ; and - other
southern states - have preserved
many of the most historic buildings
and battlefields of the Civil war.
No American's education Is com
plete If he has not scanned the
countryside from the crest of Look
out mountain, spent a few moments
in. reverie at the sites of the battles-
of Chattanooga, Chirknmauga,
Shenandoah.. Andrew Jackson's
home, the Scene of Sherman's marcb
to the sea and the sites of some
of the "great Confederate victories
should not be overlooked. North
erners will be Interested In the
sight of cotton growing and fas
cinated by the charm of southern
hospitality. Just as southerners are
Interested In the vast wheat fields,
the great industries and the sum
mer recreational possibilities of the
No trip through the South should
overlook the most beautiful capital
city in the world. Washington, D.
C.; If It is not that already, is cer
tainly destined to become that It
Is considered the most important
capital In the world, and It is surely:
the busiest at the present time.
These things that we have been
talking about are for the larger part
vacation attractions In America that'
are comparable with those In Eu
rope. But the United States has
more and more to which Europe can
Most Important of these are the
nntional parks, which were host to
nearly 4,000,000 persons last year
and will probably be visited by an
even greater number during the
tourist season of 1935.
America has Its own "Mediterra
nean" coast, you know. The palms
and beaches along the Gulf of Mex
ico are visited by throngs In the
summer as well as in the winter.
Florida's climate and vacation at
tractions might be compared to
those of southern Italy. New Or
leans is a piece of Old France, even
to the dress and habits of many of,
its people. .
Great Scenic Parks. 1
Outstanding of all these national'
parks is the Grand canyon of the
Colorado river. There Is nothing'
like It anywhere else on this earth,
at least. This fearful panorama of
nature at Its wildest, most awesome
and at the same time most beauti
ful is a sight to remember for the
rest of your life.
Some of the other national parks
have sights to see that are nearly
as grand, but in a different -way.
There is Sequoia, In California, with
the oldest living things in the
world, the giant trees, whole for
ests of them, which tower above
as high as the skyscrapers of our
metropolises. Yellowstone Is the
oldest of our national parks and
one of the most popular, with its
Old Faithful Geyser and Its other
natural wonders. The Yosemlte
with the greatest waterfall In the
world draws its share of the sum
Other national parks, some of
which may be Included in your sum
mer tour, are Lafayette, in Maine;
Glacier, In Montana; Rocky moun
tain, in Colorado; Rainier, In Wash
ington; Crater lake, in Oregon;
Lassen volcano, in California; Gen
eral Grant, In the . glorious Sierra
Nevada range of California; Mesa
Verde, in Colorado; Piatt and Hot
Springs, In Arkansas; Sully's hill.
In North Dakota, and Wind Cave,
in South Dakota.
Oor national parks contain good'
hotels, where fine meals are served
and where prices are adjustable to
almost any pocketbook. They get
us out of doors In summer, when we
need a relief from the year's work,'
and let us follow their delightful
trails through gigantic laboratories
of nature. They give us a true pic
ture of what our forebears had to
conquer when they first explored
this land and built upon It the na
tion which we like to think Is sj
good deal better In which to live
than any other on earth.
' There Is little that the European
vacation can offer us that we can
not duplicate here In our own coun
try. And the difference In expense,
it Is needless to say, Is tremendous.
Railroads, especially the western r,
railroads, as well as other ; travel 5?
media, have prepared tour" pro
grams this year which most et ua
can afford, and have reduced regu (
lar rates for the summer months.
It's easier than ever una year w(
"see America nrsi. ; 1
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