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THE rtTT TIMES-NEW- S. NEPHI. UTaH iraae The Home Page of Live Topics NEPHI, county teat of Juab county, Utah, the greatest dry (arming section of Utah, owns its wn electric light plant, water works anci 8 miles paved sidewalks. Two banks, lumber yard, plaster mill. n schools and a modern hotel t 1 Vine Ramsey Milholiand By BOOTH TARKINGTON (Copy I h Copyright by Doubledty. Page njliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiuiiiii 15 f Ramsey looked dogged. "I'm not goln' around always arguln' about everything' when arguln' would Just hurt people's feelings about something they're all excited ubout, and wouldn't do a bit o' good lu the world and you know yourself Just talk hardly ever settles anything so I don't " "Aha!" Fred cried. "I thought sol Now you listen to uie " "I won't. I " But at this moment they were Interrupted. Someone slyly opened a door, n6 a snowball deftly thrown from without caught Ramsey upon the back of the neck and heaii, where It flattened and displayed itselt as an ornamental star. Shouting fiercely, both boys sprang up, ran to the door, were caught there In a barrage of snowballs, ducked through It in spite of all damage, charged upon u dozen besweatered figures awaiting thetn and began a mad battle lu the blizzard. Some of their opponents treacherously Joined them and turned upon the ambushers. In the dusk the merry conflict d waged up and down the lawn, and the combalunts threw and threw, or surged back and forth, or clenched and toppled over Into snoV' banks, yet all coming to chant an ex lu chorus, even temporized battle-cr- y as they fought the most wildly. "Who? Who? Who?" they chanted. "Who? Who? Who says there ain't goln' to be no war?" snow-covere- CHAPTER XIII. So everywhere! rer the country, thn winter. ofJSWSrr ed boys skylarking iieart- - at or on the farms; and in the towns the young machinists snowballed one an other as they raine from the shops; while on this Sunday of the "frat" snow fight probably several hundreds of thousands of youthful bachelors, be tween the two oceans, went wniking, like Ramsey, each with a girl who could forget the weather. Vet boys of nineteen and In the twenties were not all the time that win ter and that spring and that summer. Most of them knew long, thoughtful moments, as Ramsey did, when they teemed to be thinking not of girls or work or play nor of anything around them, but of some more vital matter or prospect. And at such times they . were grave, but not ungentle, For the long strain was on the country; underneath all its outward seeming of things going on as usual there .shook a deep vibration, like the air trembling to vast organ pipes In din pasons too profound to reach the ear as sound; one felt, not heard, thunder In the ground under ne's feet. The Succession of dliJomatlc notes came to an end after the torpedoing of the Sussex; and at last the tricky ruling Germans In Berlin gave their word to murder no more, and people said. "This means peace for America, and all Is well for us," but everybody knew In bis heart that nothing was welt for us, that there was no peace. They said, "All Is well." while that thunder Id the ground never censed It grew deeper and heavier till all America shook with it and It became vajwJy audible as the voice of the old f jencnn soil, a soil wherein lay those who had defended It aforetime, a soil that bred those who would defend It again, for It was theirs; and the meaning of It Life, Liberty, and the Pur-uof Happiness was theirs, and theirs to defend. And they knew they would defend It. and that more than the glory of a Nation was at stake. The Freedom of Man was at stake. So. gradually, the sacred thunder reached the ears of the young men and gave them those deep moments that came to them whether they ant In the clnss-rooor the count!ng-room- , or walked with the plow, or stood to the machine, or behind the ribbon counter. Thus the thunder shook them and tried them and slowly came Into their lives and changed everything for them. Hate of the Germans was not bred; tut a contempt for what Germany had shown In lieu of national heart; a contempt ns mighty and as profound as the resolve that the German way and the German will should nut prevail In America, nor In Hny country of the world that would lie free. And when the German kaiser laid his command tiHn Amerlcn. that no American should take his ship upon the free can, death being the penalty for any who disobeyed, then the German kaiser got his answer, not only to this new law he had made 'or us. hut to tunny tlu-- r thought of his. Vet the answer was fur wmie time delayed. There was a bitter ffimdo.v. and Its Mtterness merit everywhere, to eiert college, 1 1 light-hearte- d it -- "I Never Liked Any Girt Enough Go and Call on Her." to there's still no chance to go under the Stars and Stripes I'll mnybe have to the flag my great fought against lu 1770, hut. anyhow. I'll 70 1" It was In speaking '.o Ramsey of this declaration Hint Dora said Fred was a firebrand." They were "dangerous taking another February walk, but the February was February, 1017; and the day was dry and sunny. "It's just about a year ago," she said. "What Is?" Ramsey asked. "Thai first time we went walking. Don't you remember?" ""Oh, that day? Ves, I remember It was snowing." "And so cold and blowy 1" she added. "It seems a long lime ago. I like walking with you, Ramsey. You're so quiet and solid I've always felt I ronhl talk to you Just anyhow I pleased, and you wouldn't mind. I'll miss these walk with you when we're out of college." He chuckled. "That's funny 1" "Why?" "Because we've only taken four l sides this: two last year, and another week before last, and another Inst week. This Is only the fifth." Is that all? It "Good gracious! seemed to me we'd gone ever so often !" She laughed. "I'm afrnld you won't think that seems much as If I'd liked going, hut I really have. Anil, hy the way. you've never called on me at all. Perhaps It's becnuse I'vt forgotten to k you." "Oil. no," Hmnspy said, and sniffed his shoes on the path, presently explaining rather huskily that he "never was much of a cnllcr"; and be added. .r mtytMnr." under Company iiiiiit:iii!:iriiiii!!!ttiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiF; place in the whole world that held Its bltter- high and generous hearts. uess cume to the special meeting In the "frnt hull," where there were hearts, indeed, of that right sort, and one of them became vocal In Its bitter ness. This wus the heart of Fred Mitchell, who wus now bd authority, being president of the Junior class, chairman of the Vrom committee, and other things pleasant to be and to live for at his age. "For me, brothers," he said, "1 think I'd a great deal rather have been shot through the head than heard the news I teil you, from Washington today I've spent the meanest afternoon I ever did In my life, and 1 guess It's been pretty much the same with all of us. The worst of it Is. It looks as though there Isn't a thing In the world we can do. The country's been betrayed by a few blatherskites and boneheads that hnd the power to do It, and all we can do we've Just got to stand !t. But there's some Americans that aren't Just standing it, and I want to tell you a lot of 'em are men from the universities. Just like us. They're over there right now; they haven't 6ald much they Just packed up and went. They're flying for France and for England and for Canada; they're fighting under every flagon the right slde of the western front ; and they're driving ambulances at Verdun and ammunition trucks at the Somme. WelJ, there's going to be a lot more American boys n all these Jobs mighty soon, on account of what those men did In congress today. If Hw; won't irlvp ns ?rnier our own flag, then we'll have, to go and do It under some other flag; and I want to tell you I'm one that's going to o I'll stick It out ;n college up to Easter, and then if go & "Well, you must come If you ever care to," she said, with a "The Dorm chaperon grnclousness. sits there, of course, but ours Is a Jolly one and you'd like her. You've probably met her Mrs. Hustings? when you've called on other girls at our old shop." "No," said Ramsey. "I never was " He paused, fearing much of a that he might be repeating himself, and too dustily umended his intention. "I never liked any girl enough to go and call on her." "Ramsey Milholiand!" she cried. "Why, when we were In school halt the room used to be talking about how you and that pretty Mllla " "No, no I" Ramsey protested, again too hurriedly. "I never called on her. We Just went walking." A moment later his color suddenly became fiery. "I don't mean I mean " he stammered. "It was walking, of course I mean we did go out walking, but It wasn't walking like like this." He concluded with a fit of coughing which seemed to rack him. Dora threw back her head and laughed delightedly. "Don't you apologize!" she said. "I didn't when I said It seemed to me that we've gone walk ing so often, when In reality It's only four or five times altogether. I think I can explain, though : I think it came partly from a feeling I have that I csn rely on you that you're a good, solid, reliable sort of person. I remember from the time we were little children. om nlwnyg hnd a sort of worried, hon- H tn est look In school, u make a dent In your forehead you meant It for a frown whenever caught your eye. You hated me so hon estly, and you were so honestly afraid I wouldn't see It !" "Oh. no no " "Oh, yes yes!" she laughed, then grew serious. "M, feeling about yon that you were a person to be relied on, I mean I think It began that evening In our freshman year, after the I.usitanla. when I stopped you on the campus and you went with me, and I couldn't help crpltig. and you were so nice and quiet. I hardly realized then that It was the first time we'd ever really talked together of course I did all the talking! and yet we'd known so many years. I thought each . . . other . . . 01 11 artcrward. liut what cave uie such a different view of you. I'd al ways thought yyu were one of thHt truculent sort f boys, ulwuys Just bursting for a fight ; but you showed me you'd really never had a fight In your life and hated fighting, and that you sympathized with my feeling about war." She stopped speaking to diaw In her breath with a sharp sigh. "Ah don't you remember what I've told you all along? How it keeps coming closer and dowr and now it's almost here! Isn't It unthinkable? And what can we do to stop It, we poor few who feel that we must stop It?" "Well " Rnmsey began uncomfortably. "Of course I I " "Yor can't do much." she said. "I know. None of us can. What can any little group do? There are so few of us among the undergraduates ami only one in the whole faculty. All the rest are for war. Hut we mustn't give up; we must never feel fterward that we left anything undone; we must light to the last breath!" " 'Fight'?" he reieated wonderlngly. then chuckled. "Oh. as a figure of speech," she said Impatiently. "Our language Is full of barbaric figures left over from the dark ages. But. oh, Ramsey!" she touched his sleeve--"I'heard that Fred Mitchell Is snylng that he's going to Canada after Faster, to try to get Into the Canadian aviation corps. If It's true, he's, a dangerous firebrand. I think. Is It true?" "I guess so. He's been talking that big-sist- 1 ve WILL .br PLAY BALL IN JAPAN Ward Gilbert, Balloonist, and mons Clay, Who Served as Gob, Off for Tokyo. Em- Johnny Jrtp Is going to have anoth er look at the creat American game as It is piuyea Dy the baseball nine of Indiana university. The rick shaw men of Tokyo and the " Va merchants of Nugoya are going to carry and trade with two members of the team who left Seattle, Wash to the tune of a band and the cheers of the American Legion. Ward O. Gilbert of Kokomo. Ind., one of the hack to Col llnoaifffi nltehorv lege after 11 months ns a balloonist: lu France. Emmons Clay of the eaten-In:staff served 19 months as a gob. When Legion men in Seattle discoveredt4,iliis tliev turned out and uixhpfl th nnlr trnntl luck. From Ken It Id tlio Imlinnn nartV Went straight .0 where the sun rises. There Japan college teams will he taken on, but ther will be the guests of Waseda So great has university of Tokyo. been the interest shown In the visit tlmt iIia littmii nnivprsltv hns cunran teed the American players $15,000 for Baseball has been Introexpenses. Two other duced In Japan before. American college teams have traveled the Pacific and shown their wbto t h:iK 1111 A ititiiMin lrinn nnst on and Its members are planning to show men much of the Orient the and its attractions during the Indiana (eam's stay. CITIZEN OF TWO COUNTRIES Frank Sinclair, Historian of Janeiville (Wis.) Post, Honored by Bourgea, France. The average American newspaper editor considers himself sporting lucky to preserve a mere semblance of citizenship, but Sinclair, Frank who holds thnt position on a mA 81 near. "Sir," said the youth respectfully. "I am a poor man and you are a millionaire. I know it seems presumptuous In me to aspire to the hand of your daughter, but my love 'or lief Is so way, some." great that 1 must overstep conven"But why do you let him talk that tions." way?" she cried. "He's your rommate; The great mun seemed Interested. surely you hove more Influence with "But I have four daughters which than anybody else has. Couldn't do you wish?" he nsked. not unkindly. " you "Oh. sir, replied the lover brenth-losslHe shook tils head slowly, while upon "I'll 'euve that to you." The his face the faintly Indicated modelAmerican legion Weekly. ings of c grin hinted of an Inner Romanes. some laughter at surreptitious thought. Our lips met "Well, you know, Fred says himself For a long, swooning eternity time sometimes. I don't seem to be much of and spnee were not. An elusive fraa talker exactly 1" "I know. But don't see? That grance, senojtous as a moon-fillenight sort of thing Is contagious. Others will east of hues, held me lu thrall. I drank was this uh. think they ought to go If he does; he's deeply living! then shudder of repugnance I drew popular and quite a lender. Can't you with back. do anything with him?" was a failure. My home-breShe walled for him to answer. The III of the pitcher from which "Can't you?" she Insisleil. The grin had disappeared and Ranv I had been drinking seemed to mock . American legion Weekly sey grew red aenln. 1 111 d (TO BE 'CONT1NLIS.D J OF LEGION Sixteen months' service as a stretcher- bearer In France should be excellent preparation for a buttle in behalf of disabled fighters of the World war. Dan S. Hollenga, special representative of the American I.e. eion's service di vision at Washington. D. C, Is now carrying the sick and wound ed over the shell boles of red tape In an effort to obtain compensation men. and hospitalization for Although he was born In Holland, Mr. Hollenga hnd little difficulty in mastering the "American" language. As a speaker for the Legion in all parts of the country, his oratoricul ability has become so well known that he Is called "Billy Sunday of the American Legion." A citizen of the United States for a number of years, Mr. Holleuga volunteered as a private shortly after war was declared. He was soop made a drill sergeant, but found no joy In this "squads right" career because of his desire to get to France. Me obtained a transfer to Base Hospital C5 and served with this unit overseas. When the war ended Mr. Hollenga spent more than a year organizing chambers of commerce In the South, and then served as a field representative for the Legion. , He was later appointed director of organization at and national headquarters Legion served In that position until National Commander Hnnford MacNider sent him to Washington as a personal rep resentative to aid disabled men In obtaining Justice from the gov ernment T0 1 BETTER Hollenga, ROADS FEDERAL Sum FCR HIGHWAYS AID of $211,135,276 Was Spent for Construction of 28,135 Miles of Roads. (Prepared by the United States Department of Agriculture.) How the government has employed federal aid funds for road building through the bureau of public roads, Inited States Department of Agriculture, among the various types of roads, Is shown in a summary prepared by the department. The tabulation covers the expenditure of funds from of federul-aithe beginning of the work when it was authorized by congress up to November 1, 1021, a period of four years four months. That sum was applied to ward the construction of 2S.135 miles of roads. The total cost was $490,- 151,683.43. The average cost was $17,- d 030 per mile. Nearly 30 per cent of the federal- aid funds, or $75,600,279.30, went Into the construction of 4,053.6 miles or concrete roads. Next In size were total appropriations of $47,- federul-al- d funds applied 192,805.41 to the building of 10,043.5 miles of gravel road, at a total cost of Federal-aifunds to the extent of $24,721,020.02 were applied during the period to the construction of 0,804 miles of graded and drained roads, at a total cost of $55,704,253.78. bituminous-macadaroads, High-grad- e of which 1.323.2 miles, were con- high-grad- a 1. d MEN AID THE Mrs. Madge King Johnston, South Dakota, Gives Up Music for Amer. Icaniam Work. tSSUieW'M After years of study In America and F.urope Mrs. Madge King Johnston, Aberdeen, S. D., nationalof nt the American Legion has auxiliary sacrificed a ca- reer for In music Vmericanlsm work and to aid in relieving the condition of sick and wounded men. i 1 G& KM ' .Iniiesville (Wis.) newspaper, bears 4 the distinction of iielng a citizen of two countries or at least of two rlties. Sinclair, who Is historian of the Janesvlllepost of the American Legion, was honored with citizenship In the city of Bourges, France, while a regimental sergeant major with the Central Records office. G. II. Q., stationed in the French town. The honor, usually conferred only upon high governmental representatives, was given to Sinclair for promoting closer relations between the Yanks and citizens of Bourgea through the medium of "The Cro," largest post newspaper In the A. Fl p.. r,r . Kit, Sinclair was managing editor and co- The common council of orgnnizer. Bourges awarded the honor. Lawrence J. Weldinan, Boston, and William F. Wrairir. Brooklyn, were uian mn.i ..1,1. sens for In Sinclair's dlp- Kiimnic worn. ir nnn Weidman also won renown as the authors of "The Battle of Bonriren" vhih . I'arls Kngllsh language newspaper sold should be In every American home. SUNDAY Former Lecturer, Stretcher Bearer, in Demand in All Parts of Country. Dan for Turn Depart mem Supplied AnifrlcHn l.mon Spwk Strvtc-.- COUNTY invites the stranger within its else-whe- re. BILLY AMERICAN EAST JUAB gates to investigate the possibilities afforded here before going The famous Levan ridge is known throughout the world. Two railroads pass through NephL : : Suggestions for the Farmer and Housewife, prepared by specialists in the Department of Agriculture for the people of East Juab County. : : l Short stories about people of prominence in our country IIIltIllIlllIIIIIIIII4IlIIIIIIIIIIlIEIlllIIIIlllIItlIlIIIlllIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIltl IIIIIIII IllllllllllllllllllllllllllltllllllllllllllllltllllllllHIllIIIIlIIIlIU CHAPTER XII. Continued. iTTf Mrs. Johnston is in charge of stores in eight states wncre articles mode by disabled fighters are sold. She Is national chairman of the auxiliary's American committee and os eclnlized In the formation of citizenship clubs and organizations of children of men. Before engaging In auxiliary work, Mrs. Johnston appeared as a concert artist In many western cities. This she relinquished for activity In behalf of men. Her husbnnd. Dr. M. C. Johnston, Is a big gaire hunter and has brought down mountain ahei-p- , elk. deer and bear In the Rocky mountains and moose In the Cnnndlan woods, Mrs. Johnston has accompanied l.lin on many hunts. . Carrying On With the American Legion Tombstones, ami even war memorials, are being bought from Germany by Kngllsh and American cities, Gertm.ny Is able to underbid other markets. e Breezy letters from home town buddies are being sent wounded Kansas soldiers In s hospital at Fort Ravard. N. M. The barrage was set op by Kansas posts of the Legion. A pilotless plane is becoming ths sensation of tie Yillacoiiblav airdome., France. Cont-ollby wireless from the ground, the plane circles far and over vide tho countryside. ed Commander MncNIder, one senator ne representative and will form President Harding's commission to control he erection of American war memorials on Kuropenn battlefields. From the breasts of 17 members of New York's police force will gleam s new hnrige, the French police medal. This nutnlier and several secret serv. Ice men have been awarded the medals with citations for the excellent cars they took of Marshal Fo h and Premier Briand when the two notable French sen visited this country. X-- Rolling a Shell in Road Louisiana. structed, at a total cost of $41,412,-557,8claimed federul-alfunds to the extent of $13,640,000.17. For another high type of road bituminous concrete $9,299,804.32 yas made available through federal aid. That sum went toward the construction of 772.5 nillt-- s of roadway, ut a total cost of d $2;:,4 15,37 1.&8. Toward the construction of brick rojiis, of which 444.6 miles were built, federal aid was available to the extent of $0,!I25,4S2.13 ; and toward the cost of 2,fffi."i.5 miles of sand-claroad the federal government contributed $10,405,172.10. The total cost of sand-claroads was $22,220,302.66. y y CONCRETE ROAD VIBRATIONS Started to Determine Experiment Amount of Moisture Increase Under the Road. Poes vibration caused by the movement of a vehicle over a road Increase the amount of moisture In the earth under the road, and thus weaken Its bearing power? This question will be answered when results are secured from nn experiment Just started by the bureau of public roads, United States Department of Agriculture. Two similar concrete slabs have been constructed side by side, and on one there, will be placed a gasoline engine with an unbalanced flywheel which will cause vibration. Soil samples will b taken from under the slabs and the amounts of moisture compured. This cx(ierlment is undertaken, not with the. Idea that road vibration con be pre. vented, but to determine whether siidl. dent Increase In the moisture of the subgruile is caused hy It to weaken the hearing power of the soil, and Incidentally, to develop new ways of testing methods of subgnide treatment. MONEY WASTED ON HIGHWAYS No Excuse for Community to Be Without Good Roads or to Permit Them to Deteriorate. ' With modern rond building and maintenance machinery, there Is no longer any excuse for a community to he without good roads, nor is thers any reason hy it should allow millions of dolh.rs spent In building roads to be wasted, because of Improper rare. It Is a matter which concerns us all, town snd country people, alike.