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Thursday, March 21, 1940 INDIAN VALLEY RECORD Removing Fish Smell.--A little vinegar and waSer scalded in the frying pan will take away any amekl of fish or onions. Wash the Pan afterwards in the ordinary way. $ S Candied fruits and raisins for Puddings and cakes should be soft- ened by soaking overnight in fruit juice. $ a Labor Saver.--Part of the pot .and pan washing job can be elim- mated by storing frying fat in Paper cups which can be discard- ed when empty. $ Refreshening Taffeta Frock.---If You want to refresh and restiffen a taffeta frock, make a solution of one teaspoonful of borax dissolved COmpletely in half a pint of warm Water; Sponge this all over the Wrong side of the fabric. When it is nearly dry iron on the wrong side, using a fairly hot iron. *b If lemons are stored in a cov- ered jar in the refrigerator they Will not wither and shrink. Molasses Sauce.---Here is a de- licious topping for hot bread, rice, Puddings, and so on. Combine one cup molasses, two tablespoons lemon juice, one tablespoon butter and one-fourth teaspoon salt. Cook for 15 minutes over low heat while stirring. Serve hot. * * * Cool Foods .--Never put hot foods into the refrigerator. Wait until they have cooled. * * Treating New Broom.--If you have bought a new broom you will find it lasts longer if soaked in Warm water for a few hours. Shake off as much moisture as Possible and hang by the head to dry. To remove the smudges from utensils used over an open flame rub with crumpled newspapers, then apply a few drops of kero- Sene to the paper and rub the kettle until it's clean. Wipe with more dry papers. Do not let any of the kerosene get inside the ket- tle. If the smudge is not too thick, it can be removed with a metal Pot scraper. Wise and Otherwise THE most completely lost of all days is that on which one hasnot laughed.--Chamfort. An optimist has been defined as a man who figures that when his shoes wear out he will be back on his teet again. Millions of dollars are spent on lipstick every year. Who said that women didn't cater to the masculine taste. There are many things that science cannot discover; one is why a bald-headed man can have a heavy beard. Women, says my wife, have cleaner minds than men. Well, they change them oftener. of ugly surface We want to helpl No matter what you've tried for dis- ~guring surface pimples and blemishes Without succese--here'e an amazingly sucesesful Doctor's formula--powerfully soothing Zemo--which quickly relieves Intense itching and starts right in to help nature promote FAST healing. Results from few days' use of Zemo should thrill you! Praised from coast to coast. So clean, dainty yet so EFFECTIVE. liquid or Ointment form. Used in but omes costa only 85#, 60,SL At Palace and Cottage With equal pace, impartial Fate knocks at the palace, as the cot- tage gate.--Horace. 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Get Dr. Plerce's Oelden . edicsd Dlmcovery frem your druggist today. L~ it held you feel joy~ffiy alive ~ua Pep an~ energy. L Whether you're planning t petty I or remodeling a room you should i /allow tb# ad~rm#ments to learn i what', now and cheaper and better. And the place to find out i about new things is right here ~a i this newspaper, lm columns are i filled with important messages which you should read re~uh~ly. S,V. N.U. SERVICE. CHAPTER XVll---Continued --19--- Inside the Senator's house, tele- phones rang, glasses clicked, and in the library, the radio blared re- turns. "Lehman and Dewey running neck and neck! Willis has a slight edge in Indiana." "Gillette of Iowa is trailing." "Wagner forges ahead." "Barbour is out in front." "It's a landslide in Maryland." "The Solid South--still solid." "Murphy lags in Michigan." "Slopshire far in the lead." "McCarran holding his own in Nevada." "You're wanted on the 'phone," said Hilda to Limpy, in a diplomat- ic whisper. "They been trying to get you thirty minutes but couldn't worm through them congrats." Limpy ran up to the telephone once more. "Limpy!" It was Adele's voice. "Darling--Limpy--Len feels terri- bly, darling. I haven't cheered him up as much as I expected. The Governor is furious at him--though very polite in public. And he's out of a job, as I expected. And after all, I'm entitled to part of the insur- a'nce, don't you think so? And I think it's really my duty to use it, my share of it, I mean, to keep the w~f off Len till he gets a Job . . . Are you listening, Limpy?" "Am I listening? . . . Are you nuts? . . . You sound nutsl . . . Listen, Adele, this racket's too tough for us. We haven't got the alligator hides to take it. Now you take an aspirin and call the doctor and--" "We've already called a clerk to rig up a marriage license, and we've arranged for Brother Wilkie to per- form the ceremony and we think we'd better just get married, dar- ling, and settle down," finished Adele. Limpy swallowed hard. This was worse than she had expected. "It sounds like something Len Hardesty would cock up, the worml" she said, with tears in her eyes. "Where do you plan to do this--dastardly deed?" "Here, Limpy. At the G0vernor's mansion. There's not much going on here." "Adele, now you listen to me for a change. I'm coming to the we'd- ding . . . Oh, yes, I am . . . I've got some family rights, haven't I? I've been cheated here--and cheat- ed there--but this time I'm coming. I want to be the bridesmaid." "Limpy, please think of Auntie's nerves !" " 'Think of fiddlestieksI'" quoted Limpy fiercely. "If you do any- thing before I get there, I'll file papers of annulment. I'll get Aunt Olympia to sue somebody. Good-by." Limpy raced downstairs. The first thing she caught was Cecil's eye. She gave him an inviting lilt of her small head. "Cece," she whispered. "I've got to disappear for a few minutes." "Well! I'll disappear with you." "No, you can't. If we both dis- appear, Aunt Olympia'll get out a search warrant. I'm in a--very tight place. I--I've got nobody but you, Cece, to depend on . . . Aw, Cece?" "What do you want me to do?" he demanded. "I want you to keep yourself right in front of Aunt Olympia till I get back, so she can see you every min- ute and know you're not off some place looking at me. I feel terrible --left alone--and lonesome, Cece. I don't know what I'd do if I hadn't you to depend on." *'Okay," he said. "Don't be gone long or I'll get out a search warrant myself. Can I get you started or anything?" "How good are you to me, Cece," she said gratefully. "No. Just get in front of Aunt Olympia." Suddenly remembering that al- though the day had been mild, it was a fall night and the papers had predicted a cold snap with flurries of snow, she caught the first wrap she could lay hand on. It was a very nice squirrel Jacket. It be- longed to Mrs. Mabel Shane-Tomp- kins, Chairman of the Ladies' Di- vision of the State Committee. As she was struggling to get her arms into it, she was disconcerted to find Hilda helping her. "Oh . . . It's you," she said. Then, "If Aunt Olympia asks about me, you can just say I've gone to-- snatch a little rest--a~d I'll be back pretty soon; and I'm quite all right now and I've taken an aspirin and tomorrow will be plenty of time to call the doctor." Hilda gave her a very ugly look. "It doesn't seem as if to me you're exactly dressed for no rest," she said. "I do my best resting in furs." said Limpy. firmly. "It's a habit. Tell her I'll be back--I mean down ---very soon." Then she put her squirrel-swathed arms around Hilda and kissed her. "Oh, Hilda,-" she said. "You'll have to be a sister to me from this on. They're--both gone . . . You're all I have left." Hilda squared her very square shoulders. "I'll stand guard on your door over my dead body," she said. "You got a car?" "No. I'll find a taxi running around somewhere." "You better go out through my kitchen. They got a hired doorman in front." Hilda went with her. Rushed as she was, and for all her fury of in- dignation, Hilda realized that Lie-I py was the big job around that house. She called a policeman and had him pick up a car, and waited with Limpy till it came. Hilda gave the driver his orders. J "You take her wherever she's go- ing and wait for her and bring her back. I got your number and I got influence with the Senator and you take her and bring her back with no back-talk from anybody or I speak to the Senator about it." Hilda was no coward. She went straight to Aunt Olympia. "I just put Miss Limpy where seems as if to me maybe she can get a little rest for a while and God knows she needs it and I'll have her on hand for when they get through giving all them dumb states nobody ever heard of and we cut the Vic- tory Cake and here's another plate of sandwiches." "That was very nice of you, Hfl. day said Olympia gratefully. "Very nice. Did you give her an aspirin?" "I gave her everything she need- ed," said Hilda with surprising di- plomacy. "And nobody's to bother her in no way till I say so or I speak to the Senator." "That's flnel You keep watch over Limpy and I'll keep~an eye oh Cece --and the other guests," she added ~ quickly. "Slopshire wins in a walkl" an- nounced the radio. "Murphy lost in the shuffle." "Van Nuys and Willis neck and neck." "Gillette, after trailing a while, pulls slowly ahead." "Case, of South Dakota, wins by the largest majority ever given a candidate in that state." "Lehman increases his lead." "It's all over with Wilkie; he can never overtake the Senator." CHAPTER XVlll w When it was evident that the Sen- ator had indisputably won, when Brother Wilkie ha~l conceded his de- feat, they had a fresh bowl of punch and cut the Victory Cake. Aunt Olympia wouldn't allow the girls to be disturbed. It was Cecil Dodd who first suggested it, and that alone was enough to stiffen her determi- nation. "Hilda put them to bed and they're staying in bed," she said decisive- ly. "We'll save them a piece of cake. Tomorrow, I'll buy them a whole cake if they want it. They're not to be disturbed any more to- night." Presently the guests began drift- ing away. They had worked hard during the campaign. They were worn to the ragged edge. Now, well dined, well wined, they were ready for bed, Mrs. Mabel Shane-Tom- kins was a good deal disconcerted not to lay immediate hand on her squirrel jacket, and muttered a few disagreeable remarks about what you could expect among politicians, drunk with the spoils of victory. But Hilda was sardonically diplo- matic about it. "I'll give you a receipt for the coat and see you get it and here I got Mis' Slopshire's mink coat for you which cost the Senator plenty dough and as good as new. I been sort of removing things around and putting 'era away in safety includ- ing Miss Limpy and I probably put your squirrel away in safety but I got no time right now to get into the--storage for it. rll see you get it tomorrow and you needn't give me a receipt for. Mis' Slopshire's mink 'cause I know you got it so you take the mink and if you don't get your squirrel tomorrow you can keep the mink and Mis' Slopshire can fight it out with the Senator." Not more than a dozen remained, clustered in the library, avidly drinking in the iat~ returns, when Hilda, who had been a good deal upset over the whole matter in her cold, Scandinavian way, saw a cab turn into the drive and pull up to the western veranda. She had the door open for Limpy. "You forgot your aspirin and Mis' Slopshire's a good deal upset about it and kindly give me that squirrel 'cause Mis' Slopshire's going to be as mad as a wet hen if she doesn't get back her mink that cost the Senator two thousand dollars and wasn't worth it in my opinion," was her surly greeting. "And they're all in the Library now and asleep on their feet and me the game." Limpy gave her the coat. "Oh, Hilda," she said. "If I feel very lonesome tonight--and can't sleep-- may I come and get in bed with you? I feel--very lonesome." "I'll change the sheets," said Hil- da. "I'll bring you a turkey sand- wich." Limpy opened the door of the li- brary. She looked very small and pale. "Oh, Aunt Olympia, I've got bad news for you," she said timidly. "Bad news! There is no bad news! Why, he won in a walk!" "Oh, how terrible!" said Limpy. "Are you sure? . . . Then probably he'll never get a job and it will take all the insurance money to support them and I'm no better than a pau- per." Uncle Lancy straightened his glasses for a better look at her. Cecil Dodd turned off the radio. Ev- ery eye was on Limpy "My dear," said the Senator re- proachfully, "she's feverish! Haven't you been keeping an eye on ber?" Hilda came to the door. "Well, here's two sandwiches and a glass of cider and you're wanted on the 'phone and it's Iowa again." Limpy didn't bother to go up- stairs. She leaped lithely to the 'phone on the Senator's big table. "Darling!" she said. And after a long pause: "Darlingl . . . Oh, darling! . . . Good-by." "Three dollars for three dar- lings," said Aunt Olympia. "And cheap at the price," said Cecil Dodd. Hilda had waited dourly with the sandwiches and cider. "You'd better eat a bite," she said. "You look pretty washed oul to me." Limpy took the plate, with a melt- ing smile into Hilda's resentful blue eyes. "Oh, thank you! How good you are to eel Oh, Auntie, I forgot to tell you the bad newsI" "There isn't any bad news," said Aunt Olympia. "Brother Wilkie's already conceded." And then, in a panicky voice she added, "Unless you've got a chill[ Hilda, where's that aspirin?" "I haven't. But Auntie---you--you remember Helen, don't you?" Aunt Olympia's lips parted but sl~e had nothing to say. Uncle Lancy coughed deprecatingly. "Well, she voted all right. And her vote count- ed, too. Her congressman won. But that isn't the worst of it. You know Helenl She wasn't satisfied with just voting for a candidate, so she went right ahead and--married him. She wore her wind-up costume to do it in. A swell chap, Uncle Lancy, though Republican. The Republi- cans are quite good class, in Iowa." "She married a- congressman- electI" ejaculated Aunt Olympia. "What's she going to do about that grocery store?" "Oh, that's so, tool Well, you know Iowa, Auntie. Such a state! The grocery store turns out to be the congressman-elect and now he's my brother.in-law." Aunt Olympia was surprised but she rallied. After all, she had known from the beginning that Helen was lost to her. "Well," she said cheerfully, "that bucks up my grocery bill no end. "We'll charge from this on." "Oh, but darling, that isn't sill" said Limpy warningly." What a day it has beenI" "You mean there's more? Don't tell me she's suing for a divorce alreadyl" "No. It's . . . Adele." The sudden silence rather fright- ened Limpy. Uncle Laney took off and put on his glasses several times. Aunt Olympia sat motionless. "You see, Auntie, darling Auntie --Adele--she's so tender-hearted! She felt so sorry for Lee, the poor dumb cluck; with the Governor mad et him, and no job, and Adele not speaking to him for six weeks. So she went over for a minute" "She went over where?" "Oh, just over to the Governor's mansion! To see Len a minute and cheer him up. And so they decided they'd better get married and ! went over and Brother Wilkie mar. ried them. I was sad about it, of course, but it was rather amusing. It wasn't at all political, Uncle Lan- cy. Brother Wilkie performed the ceremony and they used the defunct victory cake for a wedding cake. And the brats and I were the brides- maids but the beldame got mixed up and thought it was another speech and right in the middle of the cere- mony she banged with her trumpet and shouted, 'Tell era, Nevvy!' But you certainnly can't blame Adele, for what could she do about it? She's always been tender-hearted! . . Aw, Uncle Lancyl" The Senator wiped his glasses. "He's a nice boy," he said "I al- ways liked Len." Aunt Olympia rallied to this more slowly. "You mean--she's already mar- ried him?" she asked in a strangled voice. "Yes. And perfectly legal too. And quite impressive--except for the beldame and the brats It was al- most elegant She had lovely flow- ers-but no ring; they hadn't time for that; and probably no money for it, either. They're going to live on our insurance until he lands a job." "Well, there's one thing, Del," said Olympia, "if you run for the presidency, you've got a publicity man. I'm not afraid of Len Hardes- ty. It just takes a firm hand to hold him down and I've got a firm hand. Sit down, Limpy. Hilda, bring her an aspirin. I mean a sandwich." "Oh, but Auntie--darling!" wailed Limpy. "You haven't heard the bad news yet!" "The--bad--news? There can't be more! There couldn't be more, Del!" she said, in a voice suddenly accusing. "About me," said Limpy humbly. Aunt Olympia went weak then. She looked dully in the direction of Cecil Dodd. She couldn't even find voice to express her intention of strangling him. Limpy broke tn quickly, with dip- lomatic acumen. "Oh, no, darling, not thatl" she said. "I mean~ you're stuck!" "Stuck! We're stuck? You mean the election? Have things gone wrong? Turn up that radiol" "Oh, no, Auntie, not the election. Just me. You're stuck with me from this on," said Limpy patheti- cally. "Here I am, one poor lone orphan -- no home --- no Helen --- no Adele--no insurance money l Of course, Helen and Brick say I can live with them, and Adele and Len say I must live with them, but I don't approve of outsiders going to live with young married couples, do ~ou, Aunt Olympia? So--you're--- ust--stuck!" "What'll you take for your option, Senator?" said Cecil Dodd, briskly. Aunt Olympia broke into happy tears. She held out her arn~s to Limpy. "My child!" she said. Limpy started, but the Senator, being closer, caught her first. "We won't let you be lonesome, Limpy," he assured her. "You can go around, with me as much as you like. I'll go down town first thing tomorrow and buy you something. What do you want, Limpy? I'll buy you anything." "Del Slopshire!" boomed Aunt Olympia indignantly. "You give me that childl You may be a United States Senator but you needn't go setting yourself up as that child's nether! You hand her right here." "Anything you want," repeated the Senator, speaking to Limpy. still holding her. "Anything." "Ask for an assistant publicity man, Limpy, quick!" suggested Ce- cil Dodd. "Del, you silly dunce!" cried Aunt Olympia happily. "It's not presents that child wants. It's folksl And you've got them, Limpyl You've got theml . . . Hildal Where's Hilda? Hilda, bring back that Victory Cakel" [THE END.l Water V on't Run Uphill; Even in Michigan It was 66 years ago that Archi- bald Jones found he had made one serious error in bis tinkering with Michigan geography--an error that cost him his fortune--but the results of his handiwork still remain. In fact, the village of Beulah, Mich is built on Jones' mistake. Jones, a business man from Illi. nots, conceived the idea of building a canal from Crystal lake to Betsie river, placing a steamboat on it, and thus opening the shores of beau- tiful Crystal lake to lumbering. He interested Frankfort business men in the venture and the steamboat of shallow draft was built. Then on an unforgettable Septem- ber morning in 1873, Jones and his workers cut away the last of the canal--and stood watching, dumb- founded. They had neglected to sur- vey the land and found that Crystal lake was much above the level of Be,sic river. They had a runaway lake on their hands--a huge lake, nine miles long and three miles wide. The lake rolled away in a wild rushing torrent. The roar of the escaping waters could be heard at Benzonia, five miles from the canal. The torrent paid no attention to the river or canal--it found its own way across the swamp. The flood con- tinued two weeks and took the life of one man and washed away a number of.cattle. Jones ran his steamboat down the wide river to Frankfort, but codldn't get it back. One boat did fight its way against the flood into Crystal lake and made a trip around the hdce and back to Frankfort. The late W. L. Case, former stat~ senator who witnessed the event, wrote the story years later and re- lated that the once-beautiful Crystal lake was nothing but a mud pond when the flood subsided. The lake level had fallen about 15 feet and the lake, which previ- ously had reached up to heavily wooded hills which surrounded it, now had a wide shore line of sand beach, almost a mile wide in places. The lake remained that way for 30 years or more until a dam was built where Jones had cut his canal and the lake level was raised about eight feet. Enough of the sand beach was left, however, to permit building a road entirely around the lake and a railroad on one side on the former lake bottom. And Beulah lies in a valley on the lake shore formerly covered by water. Enough beach is between the present shoreline and the hills which formerly inclosed the lake to permit building of cottages, thus improving the lake for resort purposes. 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