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' Chapter One
. ' Oil ; moth-eaten sleigh, mule
Arawn. bumped lta wtv aJonir the
. picturesque Swia mountain road.
Its banner floating In' the bream.
a,o all and sundry the- standard
. flung aft proclaimed: MIRACLE
JMOUSB! TRAP CO, Ltd- Ine. Etc.
' Xttc. Laurel Hardy, Frope. The
me. h una fore, announced: "if vour
trap catches mice, it's a MIRr
' Surveying the countryside with
xnajeatio ease, Mr. Hardy a rove the
mule with deft, light touch. He
breathed deeply, with the satisfied
assurance of a gentleman bent upon
business dignified and lucrative.
Acumen and altruism had directed
bis mission. He and his partner
had come to Switzerland to rid this
land of cheese manufacture from
its greatest menace mice. This
purpose was to be achieved by the
.Miracle Mouse Trap, owned, con
trolled, manufactured, exhibited and
distributed by Messrs. Laurel and
That he and his companion were
correct in tneir mission was proven
at their first encounter, when they
boiq weir enure output to one
cheese factory for 8,000 Bovanian
, irancs!
Mr. Hardy tapped his wallet
pocket softly and smiled. An 8.000
tsovaiuan iranc note nestled safely
Inside it.
His companion, who had been dos
ing comlortably, opened his eyes.
his companion asked.
"Stanley," beamed Mr. Hardy,
"we're going to the nearest smart
hotel to spend a few days in the
comfort and relaxation becoming
gentlemen of our financial status."
As he epoke voices, yodelling and
singing from up the mountain,
echoed to them. He pulled the
donkey to a stop and read the sign
pointing up the road:
"To the Alpen Hotel. Manager
and Proprietor."
"Welcome, welcome," sang the
Mr. Hardy turned to Mr. Laurel.
"They're expecting us," he saJtt.
Both men alighted smartly and
started up the road to the hotel.
When they reached their destina
tion, they attempted to register, but
Lutgi the manager made smiling
apology. He could not offer them
the hospitality of the great Hotel
Alpen. Victor Albert, the famous
Viennese composer bad taken over
the entire establishment with the
understanding that there would be
no other guests.
"What's the idea?" asked Stan.
Luigi bowed and made further ex
planation. Maestro Albert was at
me jupen to write the perfect Swiss
VBUBaai opera. mowing must dis
tract or disturb him. The music
they had heard was the staffs wel
come to tne great Albert. Everyone
was so happy. Luigi frowned mo-
Everyone," he explained, "except
JVanselhuber, my chef." He sighed.
Mr. Laurel and Mr TTaniv .miu
They assured Luigi, that aa gentle
men and scholars they understood
"However," suggested Oliver,
"could we not remain for a slight
repast a dinner with wine and
then leave? We are men of means!"
In answer Luigi bowed them Into
the dining room where a waiter
took their order. Messrs. Laurel
and Hardy ordered everything on
the menu, Including champagne.
When they had finished their meal
and were puffing excellent cigars,
the waiter returned. Did the gen
tlemen want dessert?
- Oliver nodded. 'He wanted apple
pie.- A moment later ' the waiter
returned, all apology. There was no
juia juts.
JNo apple pie?" demanded Mr.
Hardv In astonishment. -
. Lufgl hurried op to learn the
cause or flis displeasure. He tent
for Franselhuber the chef.
"What do you mean by not having
PPle pie," roared Luigi
The chef made come feefcl at
tempt at explaining, but Luigi
creamed him down.
. Tw bad better chefs than you
discharged !for- not having apple
pW Mr. Hardy stated ominously.
The chef fell to his knees. "Don't
discharge me." he betreed. Til bake
you an apple pie at once "
"One annle Die?" shrieked Luliri.
"Bake the gentlemen a dozen apple
pies a hundred apple plea I give
you fifteen minutes!"
Franselhuber hurried out with
bowed head. Oliver relented. "Never
mind the aoDle Die." he said to
Luigi. "Let us have the check."
Luigi clapped his hands for a
waiter. The waiter hurriedly placed
Lulffi nulled them Into the kitchen
At the oven, Franselhuber worked
like a man possessed. One hun
dred apple .plea in fifteen minutes
was the order given him by Luigi!
He pulled open the stove door,
reached In, dragged out a large
way, repiacea h wnn anotner, and
almost at once set to work to mix
more dough. Be wiped his brow
witn a towel. He clenched his fists!
Oh that he. the greatest chef in
Switzerland should have come to
this! Oh, that he should be so
humiliated because two stunid
American men demanded appli pie.
.Limn canea to mm. rTanzel
huber! What do you think! After
all the fuss over apple pie, they
conuo. pay lae mi:
They chef .looked up In aston
ishment. "So I put them to work for me,"
continued Luigi.
The chef glared at Stan and
'And, Franselhuber. thev will
work here, in the kitchen, and
will tell them what to do."
A slow smile spread over the
ifiM 1
"Waiter," ordered
Oliver, "bring me some '
apple pie and demi-
the check on the table. Mr. Hardv
picked it up, glanced over it cas
ually, reacned into his pocket, pro-
aucea tne s.uuu Bovanian Iranc
note and tossed it at Luigi.
Take it out of this, my good
man," he said grandly, "and give
me the balance in American cur
rencylarge denominations."
Luigi bowed. He picked up the
8,000 franc note. He looked It over.
His smile froze. He stared at his
two customers.. "Is this a joke?'
he asked. "Stop the monkey busi
ness and give me some real money
mj yvuy 1 lie mil
"Real money?" demanded Mr.
Hardy, his temper rising.
Yes real money " shouted
Liuigl. "This isn't money. Bovan
ian francs are worthless!"
For a moment it seemed as if
Messrs. Laurel and Hardy would
"What are we going to do, Ollle?"
whispered Stan.
Luigi grabbed him by the coat
collar. '"You're going to pay that
bill, that's what you're going to do!"
Oliver shuddered. "We can't pay
the bill," he said slowly. "We
haven't any. money."
Luigi Jumped up and down In
rage. "You haven't any money!
He pushed them toward the kit-
cnen. "xou'll work that bill out as
servants for me," he screamed.
"And if you try to run awav. vou
go to jail! Understand?"
Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardv
chef a face.
His expression was no. lost on
the two witless gentlemen. They
started backing out the door. Luigi
turned on them. "Come back," he
roared. "And Franzelhuber If
they break any dishes well for
every dish they break they work
another day!" With a final de
vastating sneer he left them to the
mercy of Franzelhuber.
The chef put down his utensils.
"So!" he Jeered, "you were going to
have me discharged. You bragged
about discharging better chefs then
me." He stopped short. "There
are no better chefs than me!" he
screamed. "Do you know any better , !" ieau
chefs than me?" j plained Stan.
He seized his cleaver and ad-1 Ann stared
vanced toward them. At that mo
ment the strains of a piano and r
man singing wafted through tn
open kitchen window. Franzelhubr
dropped the cleaver and buried h
face in his hands.
"Stop that playing!" he shrleke
"Stop that aineinir.'T He collaDse
upon a chair. "Music," he wept, ".
hate music!"
But the music continued: far n
in his suite, Victor Albert, tl
maestro, completely unaware of t'
drama being enacted in the kltchr
attempted to compose an aria ft
his opera. The blasting of an ol.
Klaxon horn, thundering througi
the courtyard below, liftnd him mr
of his chair.
"How can I comnoM with tw
infernal racket!" he bellowed. "Ed
ward," he shouted to his valet, "str
that noise."
Bdward crushed to the window.
Down In the court stood a battered
old taxi. The door of the car
opened and an exquisitely gowned,
beautiful blonde girl alighted. At
thF right of her Edward paled.
With the expression of a doomed
man, he 'tip-toed across the rnnm
and waited to answer what he
knew would be a certain knock at
the doov' V
He heard the knock and an
swered r it The beautiful blonde
smiled at him then rushed In.
-victor, oarungi - she cried.
Victor wheeled about at the sound
of her Jroice. She rushed tn him
and he took her In his arms. He
was about to kiss her when he sud
denly thrust her from him. "What
are you doing here, Anna?" he de
manded sternly. "Why did you fol
low me??.
"Follow you, darlinir?" ah
laughed. 'Tm your wife I belong
Victor motioned Edward
"Listen, Anna,'" he pleaded when
the valet had gone. "I've come here
to write an opera my greatest
opera I want to work alone In
peace. Go home. Please. Ton
must go back to Vienna."
Anna shook her head. "I don't
understand you, Victor. You've al
ways written your greatest musio
with me and thn critics have all
acclaimed you.
"The critics have acclaimed mo?
he exclaimed. "Bah! All the re
views read alike: Anna Hoefcl sang
gloriously. P. S. Victor Albert com
posed the music." He paced up
and down the room. "Everything
I've written has been about vnu.
Anna music for you to sing. But
now I'm going to compose a aimplo
romantic little story about a peas
ant soy, living, joving, close to the
soil and the sun of the Tvrol "
'But I.xjan play a peasant e-irL
too," cried Anna.
Victor laughed uproariouslv. "Im
agine you the most glamorous staf
of the Vienna opera stage, singing
a peasant roie sso, no, Anna. Yon
won t do. You must go back ta
v'ienna and leave me in this peace
ful atmosphere where I can worH
undisturbed "
Anna jumped to her feet. "All
right," she stormed. "Go ahead
with your foolishness: But don't
come crying to me to sing your
your masterpiece." In a moment
she was gone, the door slamming
behind her.
As Anna rushed through tha
lobby in an attempt to reach tho
terrace before her taxi drove away,
she encountered Mr. Laurel and Mr.
Hatdy who had been transferred
from kitchen duty to washing the
Mr. Hardy bowed, making way
for her to pass. Anna eyed them
curiously. "At least the help around
here is courteous," she observed.
"We can't help being help," Oliver
'We really wash dishes," ex-
at them auestion-
ingly. Something in her glance
-irompted Mr. Hardy to explain
heir predicament. She listened
ntently, a slow smile spreading
vcr her face.
"You mean you have to stay In
'.lis hotel .because you couldn't pay
r your dinner?"
The two gentlemen nodded.
Anna threw back her head and
ughed. "Where's the dining
om?" she asked, and with eyes
lillng mischievously she followed
m down the corridor that lead
.he dining room deor.
What does Anna plan to dot
What happens when the man-,
ager discovers he hoe another
ion-paying "guetf on hie hands
due to Stan and Oliver. Don't
'.niss the next chapter.
By Hugo S. Sims, Washington Correspondent
.- Many Politicians WouM Like to
Know": Whether Florida Election
Signifies Trend
? -' President Roosevelt and his New
, '. Deal nave emerged triumphant from
- the first primary , test in the 1938
,1 politkal campaign.
The overwhelming, victory of Sen
.t ator Claude Pepper, ., in the ' Demo-
' . , cratic JrTlmsry in Florida, gives no
. comfort whatever to the opposition.
The, Administration favorite polled
' nearly- sixty per cent of the, votes
. cast. His, chief opponent, itongress-
.'4- mAlt' taavlr. lll1.v J' i fwAnmf Maw
i Deal critic, was , backed by ' , about
' twenty-eight per. cent, of the voters
. and most of. the' other votes went to
, former Governor Sholtz, r generally
regarded as a supporter;; of the Ad
.; ministration.' '?.r';fctv. A'
Mr. Pepper considered his victory
over four opponents ' as ;a 7 vote of
"confidence and approval" of the Ad
ministration.. His view was accepted
by Chairman; Farley, James Roose
velt and such New Deal.stalwarts as
Majority Leader Berkley, . Secretary
Koper andNDthers. .The , opposition,1
including; Conservative - Democrats
'and Republicans, ', saw '"no national
significance in the Florida results. ;
$ Conservative Democrats, who are
opposing the President's policies, es
pecially those of the - South,, however,
will get a significant lesson from the
results in Florida, i Considered a to-t
- 'Her with the' victory of Represen-J
f itive Lister Hill, a strong Adminis
ation man, in the Alabama nr- : election, a few months. ;aroY
'.'"cation is that the President ia
i ii continued favor , with Southern
'. vi -'mary ; election In North
and is generally expected to win. His
opponent in tne primary is Congress
man Franklin Hancock. After that,
we will have to wait until August 6th
when the voters of Kentucky choose
between Senator Alben Barkley, open
White House favorite, and Governor
"Happy" Chandler, New Deal critic.
Three days later, in Arkansas, the
voters will pass judgment on Senator
Hattie Caraway, a "100 per cent"
Roosevelt supporter, who is being op
posed by two members of the House
of Representatives.
The ' significance of - the Florida I and finallv rvch
ment," President Roosevelt, in his
message to Congress on monopoly,
made it plain that he is not beginning
"and ill-considered 'trust-bucting' ac
tivity which lacks proper considera
tion for economic results."
The President called for "a thor
ough study of the concentration on
economic power in American industry
and the effect of that concentration
upon the decline of competition" and
asked for $500,000 to finance a study
of the problem. He also requested
1200,000 for the Department of Jus
tice "to provide for the proper and
fair enforcement of the existing anti
trust laws."
Senator Borah, who recently con
ferred with the President on this
subject, approved the investigation,
but feared that it might "string along
-the desk or tho
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primary is ; not to be found in thei upper shelf in the form of
iact mai senator . Fenner won. nor
ven in the overwhelming nature of
his renomination. The .mora impor
tant revelation is that, at the Florida
polls, there was very little evidence
mat President Roosevelt has' lost
much; if any, of his popular support.
If this inference is bona out by
subsequent primaries in the Southern
States, the conclusion will be obvious.
The-Florida result is welcomed by
tan nr
twenty volumes which few will ever
consult" The Idaho Senator assert
ed that "we know that monopoly
exists in this country" and that it is
undermining our whole economic and
social structure." "The President's
statement of facts," says Mr. Borah,
"leaves only one question for study
that is how to deal with the subject."
The President's - messaam-n nnintH
out that the liberty of a Democracy
eupjrteiriof tiw 'Administration' as is not safe if private power grows to
Tm "P"110 mat point where it, becomes f stronger
ureuiuejt m nv man tne state itself. Moreover, this
flieir opinion. , will oftset the view liberty is not safe if the business sys
ftt ttie President la much weaker tern does not produce Vemployment
riththe people than h was," j that and produce ,ahd distribute goods in
-. ;" " "V " " sucn a way as w ootain an accepUble
ready to cut his political throat, thSt sUndard of living. , ;
elections neid today would reveal 1 imoi.. Iv' ' 1
wide-spread dissatiBfaction , witte I priowe? w4oT eat? t
Administration, that: the current de-l Crv-'ta row. T? rt-.
nression has alienated th- fith iViKf i. i this country,
- , vm . ijin KTBaiiant ititnj a...
his admirers and. that they are. now!
ready to abandon the New Deal as a
sinking; ship. ; i
June 4, will give &d yl'dol
i on this point. '..r
TniP3 f " y
In the year 1935. he said, one-
tenth of -one per cent of all corpora
tions owned fifty-two -per cent of the
assets of all corporations.:. "A
Less , than five per cent of the cor
po(D.tiona owned eighty-seven per
cent of all assets. v
r In rpfrani ' MrnnVatA
rower" is struggling one-tenth of one per cent earned fifty
. omocrawc,?. govern-, per cent or tne net income of all; of
Monoply and; Its Practices Endangfr
Democratic Government, Says f
' Roosevelt .- . '
Doc!ar-r that "Concentrated nri-
the manufacturing corporations, less
wan lour per cent of them earned
eighty-four per cent of all the net
profits of all of them.
In 1929 three-tenths of one per
cent of our population received seven
ty-eight per cent of the dividends dis
In regards to the distribution of
the national income, in 1935-36 fortv
seven per cent of American families
had incomes less than $ 1,000 for the
year and "at the other end of the
ladder," less than one and one-half
per cent of the nation's families re
ceived incomes equal to the total in
comes received by the forty-seven per
cent at the lower end of the scale.
These figures, in the President's
opinion, do not measure the actual
degree of concentration of control of
industry. Various corporate and fi
nancial devices are used to maintain
and control over large areas of
American industry. While anxious to
secure the advantages of efficient
industrial growth, the President in
sists upon competition and declares
that "if the nation's business is to be
allotted by plan and not by competi
tion" the power shall not be vested in
any private btoud or cartel, but in
the public through its democratically
responsible government."
Space does not nermit im tn talce
up each of the subjects discussed by
the President who feels that one of
the primary causes of our present
difficulties is found in the dis
appearance of Price comnetition in
many industrial fields. This, he says,
is particularly true in basic manufac
ture where concentrated economic
power is most evident and where
rigid prices and fluctuating payrolls
are general. '
Mr. Roosevelt' says that in indus
tries like cement, and steel, where
prices have remained firm in the face
of a falling demand, navrolla have
shrunk US' much as forty and fifty'
ner cent in recent winning. This, ha I
asserts, "is no accident." He points,
out that Itt' most (nmnAtitfva ' Iniliia. '
triAB. wTlOM. th Ttvifaa V ajltnat rinrvi-
'selves quickly to falling demands,!;
I payrolls and employment have been
I far hafAi. moinfdi'na TT.rArt nwim.
ment, itself, be says, has been unable,
in a large range of materials, to ob
tain competitive bids.
The study recommended by the
President would survey the concen
tration of economic power in Ameri
can industries and the effect of that
concentration unon the decline of
competition. He feels that there
should be an examination of existing
price systems and the price policy of
industry, to determine their effect
J. upon the general level of trade, upon
employment, upon long-term invest
ments and upon consumption. The
study should not be confined to tra
ditional anti-trust fields, but should
include the effect of tax, patents and
other governmental policies.
Particularly interesting, we think,
is the President's recommendation
for the creation of a Bureau of In
dustrial Economics, which would
supervise and supplement the collec
tion of industrial statistics by trade
associations, performing for business ,
a service similar to that performed
for farmers by the Bureau of Agri-'
cultural Economics. I
Such a bureau would assimilate
current statistical information re-:
garding foreign conditions, warn I
against the dangers of temporary 1
over-production and excessive inven-1
tories, encourage the maintenance of!
orderly markets, study trade fluctua-!
tions, credit facilities and other con-1
ditions which affect the welfare of,
the average business man. The bu-
reau, says the President "should be 1
able to help small business men to
keep themselves as well informed
about trade conditions as their big,
competitors." I
In conclusion, the President pointed)
out that his program was intended'
to "preserve private enterprise for
profit by keeping it free enough to be
able to utilize all our resources of
capital and labor at a profit." It
would stop "the progress of collectiv
ism in business and turn business
back to the democratic competitive
order." The basic theme of the pro
gram, according to Mr. Roosevelt, "is
not that the system of free, private
enterprise for profit has failed in this
generation but that it has not yet
been tried.
Briefly, the President proposes to
revise the anti-trust laws to make
them susceptible of practical en
forcement; to break up inter-locking
directorates and closely supervised
mergers, consolidations and acquisi
tions; to require financial institutions
to serve the interests of independ
ent business without banking control
over business; to separate banks
from holding company ownership or
control; to define the legitimate ac
tivities of trade associations so that
they can corr.bat unfair competitive
practices without interfering with
legitimate competition; to encourage
wider use of patents and to preent
the suppression of inventions or their
use to create monopolies; modifica
tion of tax laws to encourage compe
titive enterprise but with retention of
the undistributed profits tax to pre
vent further concentration of econom
ic power and graduate corporate
taxes to make big business demon
strate its superior efficiency.
kr. and Mrs. Gilliam IWine and
son, Ray, spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. O. C. Twine.
Mr. and Mrs. Freeland Chappell
and children spent Sunday with Mr.
Chappell's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kay
Miss Syble Jordan spent Saturday
night with Misses Clara and Irene
Mrs. Bob Twine SDent the week-end
in Greenville with her husband and
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Lamb
children, Ray and Kathrvn. visited
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Twine undav
Mr. and Mrs. Preston Dail and
William Twine were in Edenton on
Saturday evening.
Mrs. Josie Chappell spent the
week-end with her mother, Mrs N.
B. Dail.
Mr. and Mrs. Graham Twine, Mr.
and Mrs. O. C. Twine went to Hert
ford Saturday evening.
Miss Thelma Chappell has returned
home after spending several weeks
with Mr. and Mrs. Freeland Chappell.
Editions of Bible Copyrighted
The Bible itself is common prop
erty. But various special or re
vised editions of it are copyrighted.
A Bible publisher, for instance, may
copyright his system of indexing or
his illustrations. The American
Standard Revised Version is "copy
right, 1901." Subsequent revisions
have been similarly protected by
their publishers or editors.
Plenty of Music in Library
The music department of Vienna's
National library contains some 20,
000 books of printed music, some
12,000 volumes of MSS., and more
than 8,000 books of musical litera
ture for reference.
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