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Tht rsday, July 25, 1940 INDIAN VALLEY RECORD G ANTLAND AS A rule we can usually check on ."" this date just where the leaders Oelong and who should dominate the remainder of the campaign. It doesn't happen to work in that di. rection this passing year of 1940. GWhen we have Max Baer and Tony alento fighting to see which entry will be tossed in against Joe Louis you get a general idea of the heavy- weight matter. Which means that Joe Louis is still the main standout, al- most the only stand- out in sport today. This goes for all sports. A year ago the Ql'sntland Rice Yankees were again running away with American league pennant. But season. Rack in April Bimelech was another wonder horse. He tops the three-year-olds, but he any wonder horse. Two de- including the Kentucky Derby, cut into his laurel collection. Challedon under repairs, Kayak ~ick, there have been handicap horses. One wins, another. Again no stand- S ~e three-year.old, maybe Bim- will have to hurry to save crop. have been in the same Nelson failed in his 1940 of the title as Lawson Little in. With the confidence de- from this victory Little may another smoking pace, such as through in the amateur dirt- But he is in a much tougher now. Anyway, the ex-ama- star has a great chance to be- one of the outstanding figures golf. has a tough title to defend You must beat off 1,100 chal- rs in place of one or two. in a way, is all the better g up public interest. anks Now on Short End up the difference shown in American league race. A year We had only the Yankees--prac- losing the rest of the league. have four ball clubs with a and the Yankees have only OUtside chance. Rated 1 to 3 when season opened, they are far being favorites with the race half run. This has trebled in- athleen Norris Says: II On every political attd social question they disagree. By KATHLEEN NORRIS MOTHEILIN.I,A~'S [F EVERY husband was Kathleen Norris offers advice to an unselfish angel, wives n newly married girl whose mother 1 wouldn't so often be con- is threatening to break up their home. Her mother came to live with them. but is re,king hersel[ unwelcome by continually direct. ing their lives ,nd interIering with fused with questions of where their own duty lay. If every mother and father considered their growing chil- dren as individuals, with sep- arate entities and rights, how much simpler the paths of those children would be! In short, if men and women weren't faulty, stupid, blind human beings at all, but strong, self-reliant, self-sacri- fi ing super-men and women, my mail-bag would be consid- erably lightened of the prob- Detroit and Bos-leesyoung wives and sons as well as other cities. !and daiJghters write me, as race, to the mob, is always more than a runaway, they attempt to adjust life to McKechnie's Reds represent suit themselves, and them- their phms; site is even "protect. ins" their litile daughter. Miss Nor. ris believes this problem can be solved in such a wuy that they u;ill ,ll be far happier. lars to that. But she talks of her poverty continually, and reminds all our friends that Paul left her noth- ing, and but for Phil and Brownie she would starve. It hurts me to have my father's memory belittled, and it hurts Brownie to be continu- ally smiling off her lavish praises in public. "At any suggestion of her moV- ing to separate quarters she all but collapses. It never has been seri- ously suggested, but her constant 'where would I be but for these most consistent combination in Selves to get along in life. for 1939 1940. They leading the go, they are still team to beat 1940. 3re l~osition this LSon than they , last sum- they are con- i One of the eternally unsettled ,questions is how much a daughter owes her father and mother when she becomes a money-earner and they are settling down into old age. "Philippa" describes her perplexi- i ties in a spirited letter. i "I've been married six years," ; writes Philippa, "and have a son of :four and another baby coming. My husband is an eye specialist, and :whether that's a profession that ae- : tually affects the nerves, or whether ball club Bill McKechnie i Brownie would be nervous anyway half-mile I won't pretend to say, but the fact They have the better pitch- in and day out, to call upon. Crop Blighted tennis had little left when liUdge retired. With Wimble- the Davis Cup eliminated, had to take one on the point chin. is still looking for some as McLoughlin, Bill Tilden, Ellsworth or Budge. There is no such; around at this writing. So far Crop is colorless. the slump of DiMag- and others has been by such pitching stars as and Buck Newsom. Is only a slight chance thai hitter will reach the ark. Feller has the best chance up 30 victories and he may this highly desirable spot. Feller might easily be base. s Standout for the present year pitcher hooked up with a Ig ball club. vhen you sum up the list the e lone eagle in the eyrie--is still Joe Louis. Champion of the champs. this goes for all the sporting know today, horse or man, or horse. Not only as a but in the way he has con- himself, Louis is practically big upheaval through the of 1940 can change this or ranking. Newsom Rides Again can say that Lees Norman Newsom hasn't seen his of baseball scenery. In the Years Buck has played with 12 different teams in six or and here he is today g up the American with a assortment of wa~'es. remains that he is very often tense, exhausted and irritable. Not with me, but sometimes with Browning Junior, or the dinner, or the tele- phone or a hundred other trifles. Mother's At Our House. "My mother has lived with us since my father's death three years ago. She always had a comfortable home, two good maids, a car, clubs, garden, everything. All this van- lshed with my father's death, for he left barely enough insurance to pay bills, and from the funeral she came home with me. I have one brother, but his wife is not congenial with my mother, and he has four children and a crowded home. "With a small'boy to raise, and a busy husband whose meals are al, ways movable feasts, I really have much to do. But Mother is exacting, and she will not concede anything. If friends come in to play bridge with her they often stay for a long rubber until dinner time. If she wants to shop I must go with her. If Brownie speaks sharply to the small boy, Mother instantly defends Browning junior, saying that Daddy has come home cross. It I arrange a dinner Mother vacillates, first say- ing she will be present, then saying she may not. "She often goes down to the kitch- en with critical suggestions for Anna. At the table sometimes she quietly refuses everything, and sighs. This makes my husband fu- rious, even though I've told him that Mother has had a full meal at someone's tea, an hour earlier. On every political and social question 'hey disagree; Mother occasionally saying softly 'you're entirely wrong,' after it's all over. Stresses Poverty. "My mother wants to discuss ev- ery small move of her life with me, read me long letters from old friends, ask me to telephone to make was born in Hartsville, S. beauty parlor or club engagements. 'ears ago. He had to wander A cottage that she owns brings her time to reach his peak. / in $25 a month, when rented, that st and tallest upward lunge tis all she has. My husband most ce two years ago when he generously puts $50 in the bank for games for the Browns.her every month, and sometimes my hrgther manages to add 5 or 10 dol. said the lecturer, "neighbors are sometimes as much as 20 miles apart." "It must be lonely," remarked a listener. "It has its compensations. When one borrows a lawn-mower it prac- tically becomes One's own prop- erty." She Knew A friend of mine took his little girl for a walk. It had been rain- ing, and Betty insisted on walking through all the puddles. "YotFll get into trouble when mummy sees what you've done to your shoes," said my friend re- provingly. "No, daddy, I won't. You will ~for letting me!" Smart Turn A commercial traveler called upon a grocer, and at the same time a poor woman entered solicit- ing alms. The grocer, wishing to play a joke on the traveler, told the woman "to ask the boss," at the same time pointing to the oth- er man. The traveler, turning to the gro- cer, who was a very small man, said: "Boy, give this poor worn- !an a quarter out of the till." The grocer paid. "Some people are funny," said i the man in the store. "I know a lean who hadn't kissed his wife i for ten years. Then he goes out and shoots a fellow who did." That Was All "Once a lion was so near to me that I could feel its breath on my neck." "So what did you do?" ASK ME ANOTHER The Questions I 1. What is the of the word origin ~ sophomore? dear children of mine?' gives me the chills whenever I nerve myself to i propose it. When an old friend was.[ ousted by her children a few years ago Mother said 'In Fanny's place, I'd kill myself.' She meant it, too. "Things are very bad just now because she resents my having an- other child. I was quite ill when Browning was born, but it was he- cause I had had severe flu and was badly run down. Now I am in per- fect condition, and hope for sev- eral more children. Will you tell me what I can say or do to smooth out this really uncomfortable situa- tion?" A Threat to Happiness. I can only tell you, Philippa, what I have told countless other young wives in this column. Your mother doesn't belong in your home any more than does any other inconsid- erate, selfish old woman. Her-pres- ence there is a threat to your bus. band's affection for you, and your own married happiness. When your mother was prosperous' and had an establishment and servants, it nev- er occurred to her to save, to plan for this hour. She enjoyed luxury and exti'avagance; she expected al- ways to be protected and important. Well, life isn't like that. All of us outgrow our usefulness and im- portance, and the only thing to do is to realize it, to get out of the chlidren's lives. To love, to help. to advise when they need you, that is tim great privilege of age. But to fasten parasite-like upon them, blandly upsetting their domestic ar- rangements, blandly delaying and complicating household affairs, com. plainlng, criticizing, spoiling the children, requesting endless fa;cors, commanding bored interest--this is to do for your own children a dis. service that even their deadliest ene- mies would not attempt. This good lady should move her- self and her affairs to the cottage aforementioned, and see her dough. ter only when that daughter can find time to run in for visits. If the long-suffering son-in-law can make that mo~thly allowance $75, which under the circumstances he will probably be only too eager to do, then Mother can live quite comforta. bly, and enjoy real independence. Solution Requires Firmness. All the time she will know in her heart that she DOESN'T BELONG IN HaiR DAUGHTER'S HOUSE. All the time she will remember per- fectly that she couldn't stand her own mother-in-law, 30 years ago. All the Im~e she will be aware that Brownie is steeling himself to force Pnilii:pa to keep to her resolution to get Mother to move out, and that Philippa and Brownie will have an angry battle of words about it when they are alone. i Solomon? 5. How does a guest at an Es- kimo dinner show that he enjoyed the meal? 6. What is meant by prima fa- cto ? 7. Have diamonds ever been found in meteorites? 8. What word is used to signify a "group" of each of the following ,41l Could Not Be Peace And Quiet at That Gallery ilill "If you want to spend a quiet hour," said the solicitous native to the visitor, "there is no better place than our art gallery. You will be well repaid." "Just a minute," replied the stranger. "I've been reading about it in the guide book. It says that the visitor, on entering, is struck, by a statue of Hercules. Then he is stunned by the splendor of the great staircase. A picture in one room is full of punch, while far- ther on one is crushed by the over- whelming magnificence of another painting. Finally, brilliant colors run riot everywhere. No, sir, if I want a quiet hour I'll take a box- ing lesson I" EVEN IN REHOVED A5 TOP IS STITCHED WHEN war came to Finland a Red Cross group to sew for refugees was started in our com- munity. The feeling that our home needs were more important was so strong that exactly two work- ers came. When the Low Coun- tries were invaded more joined. Now, 12 or 14 women meet faith- fully and make about 50 woolen dresses every week, in sizes 9 to 14. The group is financed through gifts of money and material which they themselves have solicited. They bought the simplest dress pattern that they could find and then eliminated every unnecessary detail. "Work for quantity--don't bother with a collar," the county Red Cross leader urged. "Never mind the pocket--there will be nothing to put into it anyway." have just sketched here some short cuts used to speed up pro- duction; and as I write this, look- ing out of my studio window over @ A Quiz With Answers Offering Information on Various Subjects birds: quail, pheasants, ducks, geese, snipe, plover, doves, grouse and partridge? 9. After both houses of congress pass a bill, how 10ng may the President hold it before signing it, vetoing it, or permitting it to become a law without his signa- ture? I0. Does the secretary of state submit an annual report to con- grcss? The Answers 1. From the Greek sophos, wise, and mores, fool. 2. Every word is a single sylla- ble, and one word may have hun- dreds of different meanings. The tone of the voice denotes the dif- ferent meanings. 3. A lyre. 4. Bath-sheba. 5. By taking any leftover food with him when he leaves the house. 6. At first sight; the first im- pression. 7. Yes. 8. Bevy of quail, nide of pheas- ants, plump of ducks, flock of geese, wisp of snipe, stand of plo- ver, flight of doves, brood of grouse, covey of partridge. 9. Ten days (Sundays excepted.) 10. The secretary of state, unlike the nine other members of the President's cabinet, does not sub- mit an annual report to congress because he is not required to do so by law and because the Presi- dent includes a discussion on for- eign affairs in his annual mes- sage. ROLLIN' ALONG WITH P.A.I John Schnoor (right) goes on: "Every Prince Albert tin gives me around 70 papem~! of emooth~ frag~nt smoking. That's topping off real ~makin's' pleasure with economyl" (Gives pipe fans more pleasure, too.) a beautiful and peaceful garden, I am trying not to think of winter and what it will be like in Europe when ~eome child is wearing this little blue woolen frock. EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers who have had practical help from these articles and Mrs. Spears' Sewing Booklets 1, 2, 3 and 4, will be pleased to know that Book 5 is ready. They are a service to our readers, and a charge of 10 cents is made for each one, to cover cost and mailing. Send order to: MRS. RUTH WYETH SPE&R8 Drawer I0 Bedford Hills New York Enclose 10 cents for each book ordered. Name H.~ H ~ H ~e.e*~ Address CIRCUS b [rery hd~lfsl In England There, gasoline is petrol; a bat- tery is an accumulator; a truck, lorry; car's hood, a bonnet; a trailer, an articulated vehicle. In the Shopping Center. Modem comfort et reasonable prices. $1.00 without both. $1.50 with True Peace Peace is what all desire; but all do not care for the things that per- tain unto true Peace.--Thomas a Kempis. Man's Wealth A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world.