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VOLUME 93 NO. 49
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY IN THE YEAR
DECEMBER 4, I9 I‘)
lfARlY StilSCRiPTl0N‘250 ‘ FM C[.N'iS.-‘ifDi’i'
leaned upon the ii-zit
of his iiintlier’s sewin: iiia-
cliine. At his elbow lay a
bniiid-new Alllerlttllll eagle
and two stars. Beiiiie his
round eyes the St, ii-s,
his iiiother’a red hands,
were snipping a. decidedly
foreign insignia. from an old
sailor blouse. He had hoped
until that moment that she
would buy a new blouse
“The teacher said," he
began hopelessly‘, for the
snip of the scissors was
"I know. Airexiily you
have told to me ten times
that a new blouse and sailor
pains from the store you
should buy. Might you and
the tmwher expect papa his
Liberty bonds should sell
to get it became ii ]Iit‘(‘(‘ you
aiesyiealiing. .. if
she lived would lie nsliaiiied
red eagle soon with stars on
the collar sewed, it “ill be
so lovely I“ She ('1lll2llt up
the eagle and tixed it with
a pin, turning the sleeve
this way and that to gain
“Now, while you are waiting
for the pants to try on, where
is the piece ? You should practice
oncei stand off; Fritz! Xow,
spmking loud, begin! Now,
lnstantly, Fredericli’s Iaoe be-
oiinie as as the new eagle.
one toot began to travel toward
the other knee upon the back of
a black stocking. Opening his round
blue eyes and his wide, pleasant month.
he bega.n obcdiently:
“We know no other flag than that
Carry to-day, the biiiiiier oi the tree.
Tile Stars and Sii'II'("4 liyvby-by -"
There was a nioiiiciit of embarrass-
nicnt before Mrs. St-lioeiier pushed back
from the sewing niiicliine. “Now, Fritz
Svlioener, ain’t it on the paper plain?
Look once while. maiiiina pointsi You
should set it down in your head, else
niauinia will have a ilimibhead to speak,
Now, listen oneei Stniidimz like this!
Like mamma stand i Not looking
linishful l Say It loud and slow, like this:
"i‘lie Stars and Stripes by truth and
"c-ourace planned'r‘plunned' is to match
‘land’ in the next coming, and the rest
is so erisy. Listen once, Fritzi ‘Float
over this, our fathers’ tiistxarland. ’ Fos-
ter is the same as our mlikman, and
the rest is so easy. Vow, readyi Begin l"
Frederick's eyes went round the
kitchen-a pleasant, sunny room with
starched white curtains at every win-
dow, a geranium upon one sill, a
spotless table against the wall, yellow-
palnted chairs on either side of the
tabla a stove reflecting light from 2.
blue ceiling, and a cupboard showing
through its glass doors dishes of green
and gilt. As Frederick hesitated. the
door opposite sewing machine
opened violently anil n sudden dntit
ruilled the curtains.
Mrs. Schoener's izlimoe followed her
in-n’s and surprised Mra Trevenna and
little Annie ooinint: tmin their side of
the double house into a small, square
common hnli. Against the walls of this
hnii stood two broonis, two mops, two
dusiptiris and two YV‘Il’lKFiTIi.0l‘S. The
Trevennas l:8i'l’lcu pl.1tA‘!1(if liirce yellow
huns, and without n-tiirnlniz the stares
of Fmlerlck and his mother they went
to a may jar beside their refrigerator
and began disposing or the buns. Now
and then Mrs Trew-nna unified and
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SHE LOOKED NEITHER TO RIGHT NOR ro LEFT AND so DID NOT 5:: NEE! NEIGHBOR
comma FROM run TREVENNA SIDE OF THE HOUSE
‘E ‘ REIRN
CB1; Edna Tucker Muth
tossed her head us if the Enid‘ had U(lt‘ll4lt‘(I
hi-,r nostrils beyond endurance. Now and then
she looked toward rt bright red keg upon the
Sielinener side of the liilll.
“Blue murder, Annie," she said dis-iti
toward the open door, but she delayed closiiig
it until she had Bil4IlY‘NM’d Frederick:
“Never do I go into the hall. I-‘riti, that I
don’t trip myself owr ll jar of those toolish
I-iinsi Saffron hurisl Satironi Food for the
The Cornish wiiiiinn whisked Annie back
into the kitchen, and both doors closvd aliarply.
Mrs Schoener rose heavily and moved round
the kitchen, smoothing the curtains into place,
frowning at her reflection in the cupboard
doors. Iler frown encoiiipassed Frederick.
“Might she (ain't see the Liberty Loan card
and the food sarer'a Bald and the Red (Tron
card in the window, but still she is mad. Might
she thinks we have to change our name, too.
Such a business Fn't1l Such a businegul"
“It is only the kmut. I think, maninia,"
Frederick aaid mildly.
“And is it such Aiiierioans for them to fill
up on clotted cream and mutton pasty? Three
times a day they eat like in Emzland-all Cor-
niah (incei Can I help it, Fritz, that sauerkraut
ain't: pork and beans alrcaidy?" Receiving no
answer, Mrs. Sohoencr settled herself at the
sewing machine once more and, after stitciiimz
one length of braid, said briskly, “ ‘We know
no other flair than that which we -' Now,
Fritz, once more we, col Rendyi Begin!"
"Maniiiia,” bomn Frederick, “I ought to
tail you sonietiiiiir. It is about Annlc. The
iA‘.'l('ll9l' has ciron Annie a piece, and she e"
‘ ‘top from talkingi It makes nothing with
nu-. that Annie has ii plcee or hiiiin't. Only see
tiiiit you my yours ix-tier. Ileginl"
As Frederick went on with his vcrm, his
mother bocruiie mom and more aliatnwtcd;
her thoughts were liiwk in the driya Vi'lIt‘iI a
pleasant exi-lnnizc oi‘ mvetiiics lurid made the
back hall guy. She and her Cor-iiikh neighbor
had hartercd greetings trom the wiisliing ma-
chine, the miiinini: kettle, the ri-friiziuutor, and
over the nently iinisiied heads of little Annie
and FritL Later the greetings hail led to dis-
ed (‘l1SXltlllS, l)l‘;1illl'lln;',’ in neighborly t.’Illnl.S and
waxing into zinger and rccriiniii:itiun. Then
the Cnrnisli woman in militant Iiii-Iiiory of old
England lunl filled the great jzir with bread
and buns, and Mrs. Sclioener, siziiiding in the
back door, had given a bold order for seven-
teen extra heads of cabbage. Finziily all Ki?9t-
inns had been replaced by verioriious asides.
llisciissioii linid culininiited in odor.
Frederick mid Annie felt none of the bitter-
ness of the others. Even during the passage at
anus just tinished, they had iiuimitzed to com-
niunimte with each other, and wlii-n Frederick
had acquitted himself oi his I’!-‘l'l(‘3l"SRl he ran
blithely out and round a corner to meet Annie
going to the store. She was waiting for him.
For greeting, she said solverly:
“It is a plvtty enough color, Frederick. Why
don't your mother keep vinegar in it?"
“I'll tell you why she don't, then. Annia
It is so good’the kniutl You like cabbage?"
“Well, the keg has just good sour mblviixze
in it. You run say it in Anierican the same. it
is sour hinge only. some day I'll bring you
some, and you can tell your mother not to make
a [ace in the back hail.”
“And is it Just good sour calilnize, Frederick,
and not wliiit my mnmma thinks iit all? Is it,
Fi‘P<IPI’l(‘lf? You did ought to Put a bun, tom
Tlieyare all lull of plums. Uni-nuiiiniy-they
e so good! Your niamnin. didn't might to get
niiid at us nlieii we eat them." -
“it is your nianinia. Annie, who makes out
that we stop being American when we make
the krnut. " Fl‘P(lPl'lCk answered siidiy.
“You keep the Crown Prince’.-i picture bring-
ing in the parlor," she said izriin-iy.
“We do nutl" shouted Frederic .
we don't. We took it out
and put sliwp In. You know
the picture the iciichcr gave
us last Cliriatiiiaa? Any-
tnri 3 picture in the dining
“ Well, " lI';:‘i'tI'I Annie:
but Frevlvririi broke in hur-
' . lie was fearful of
disciis-ioiis. They resulted
in mi times and Hashing
“Does my ninmiiia know
that ]IllllII!l are in them? if
they are just yellow bread
and itlF4'lll(.9 with plums In
uld bring me
the Liiwrty exercises the
red eziziu soured on the
sleeve of an old blouse sent
overseas (min Bavaria a
long time 5llIt‘(',, and in the
Trereiiiizi back yard it
striped iiiiiil tiiiiinieil with
‘ a ivd on the
line. i‘lii> evening of
coafless and p4-rspirtnz, sat
in the diiiiiiiz room of his
home under the picture of
Queen "iomrizi. lie held in
. one liaiid ii iiioi-t paper
I.“ and on his lZ7l(‘P, a. weeping
" lien’. youl " he said
threiiteniniziy. “Haven't I
told you and practiced you no
end, Annie? liiii-oii't Ihoiiered
your piece niysi-it till the ceil-
ing shook and the lamp near
tell? And still, Annie, you
speak as though you was clean
stopped up. Your hands more
like wooden or not at all. Now,
Annie, nice and loud and free
-happy-like uiid wavim: your
lizind wherever the ting i-nines in. Now,
tlwre you do go-pextiiit: scared, are
y “ (..
“ ‘ iut that tmnsoni, Sanii" called
Annie’: mother from the lxH('il9lL "The
C0iltA‘Iil4'<I till you not Annie to bed
('T)'ill)'.'. " -
aain Trerenna niouiiicd a chair to
close the transom, and, still standing
upon it, he beckoned to his daughter.
“ Iliuiil up they day; there, that's E
mail cirll Here with tlii-y piecei You
say it up and down. a son;.;-like, only
with no music and miiiiiir, nnd you do
wave the tiag at eerery turn. " lie illus-
trated his point, and the flag did rio-
lcnive to the kindly tune of the queen.
“ Qani-Sam Trereniia! Get do“ n,
yinll " commanded Mrs. Trevenna.
“Tlirit’a all can be home now for a
while. I just come In from the hall, and
the rillleli from a fresh opening would
send you silly. Come and see for your-
self if the hnck hall do seem loyaL "
Mr. Trereniia stepped down haugh-
tily. “I do beg to inquire why you
spend so much time in the hack hall it
you r-an't stand the aiiiell?"
ills mm were acidiy polite. He gave
the flag and two lonencvs to Annie and
took up the evening paper
The following day at noon the two.
(‘lliiiIl'Ffl came from sciiool together.
They spoke of nothing except the ini-
“Have you told your mother,
Aniiie?" Frederick 8Skl‘(I eagerly.
“I d:isn't. Did you till yours?"
“I tried to, Annie, but- but she
new-r listened. I told tiie teacher, and
she s-iid, ‘All the better,‘ and liiugiied.
She l:iu;:iis so easy. "
“ she never lived close neighbors,"
said Annie. “I'll not kiliid for it."
'l'iicy walked on in .'1llI‘ilL‘el0l‘Bllttl8-
“is your mother coiiuz to the exer-
cl. ml?" Annie inked hi-r conipnnlon.
“Yes for a week she has aired lier
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