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THE KALONANEWS ~t amazed and angry without notice or Sybil, with whom loses her posl- a secretarial Karl Miller, .*tight lle pays her well be- She is fasci- lovemaking. Let- Paul Sher. Eric Strom. who for her. Paul but refuses to Returning to the office Karl and eonversation. Paul they quar:el over Later Karl in. a freighter, whose Paul and Joan's her against Karl. her. story. VIA TAYLOR ..u FAR: Joan Leland, Mulford, Ban Fran- V! "There are a lot For instance, following out tonight. He at the club at to see him alone I'm going to ask knows about it al- his orders." Joan flared. Karl so much? job and has honey!" Sybfl comforting arms get enough and fresh shut-in office is enough her sister wept. No one an- went back to left for the office affectionately, Syb! I guess I things that's is having Paul time. I can't and I'm going the to the trolley she felt It was a Y Work when her is different thought, who were emotion. Paused to look e low ceiling was Indirect lighting. intimate coom. but ade- in front oI to Karl The Club ' a success. of the room glancing casu- men and Sherman. She It was a She bad fifteen due In Karl's Chance. "Is it penal- to See me?" beside him. "I you almost con- she said Paul said know what You been k~l- other poe- Joan exploded. evade the at the boat serious. to lose your 'I Couldn't be- harm." you, Joan! to ex- going to vetch. "'We have don't we'll don't - P~jomise me, of a you office. The drew her adorable it!'" She his. Im. Paul Sher- or even the rest of r ~ his arms. ten," at ten- lieb- was gone, t~lPewriter "Ah: Miss Leland! You are alone, 1 see. And looking very beautiful as always--" had lived. He was not an inexperi- enced boy in his t~enties. Paul must be twenty-six or seven but he seemed a boy compared to Karl, Karl who was so sophisticated--so completely sure of himself. "Stop thinking about himl" Joan sc~Ided herself and, fitting a sheet of paper into her typewriter, she began to work. It was almost ten when the door opened without warning. Joan thought it was Paul but it was Eric Strom, Karl's partner, who stepped inside. Joan had not seen him since the night he dined with Karl and her. "Ah! Miss Le~and! You are alone, I see. And looking very beautiful as always." Eric's voice was soft but his eyes regarded her insolently. "'Karl will be back any minute," Joan said quickly. "I don't think so. I left him only a few minutes ago, quite absorbed in a business matter. Mind if I have a drink?" "You're Karl's partner. It's your office, too." She was trying to con- trol' her dislike of him. "You are very generous," Eric Strom said, but he did not open the bar concealed in the wall. Instead he approached her desk. "You'll have to excuse me," Joan said, suddenly afraid. "I'm very busy." But with a quick step; Erie was beside her. Drawing her to her feet, he attempted to kiss'her. "Yet beautiful little devil!" he murmured. Joan was terror-stricken. She tried to scream bat no sound would come. She pulled away with all her strength but Eric Strom only laughed. $ "Let me aloneU' Joan cried as she felt Eric's arms about her. She was not aware that the office door had opened until a hand seized Eric and whirled him around. "Paul!" Paul's face was grim. "You dirty rat!" He smashed his fist full in Eric's face with a blow that sent him spinning across the room. Eric staggered to his feet but there was a smile on his evil face. "You'll pay for this, Shermanl You seem to forget I have some- thing to say about this business." Joan leaned weakly against the desk, sobbing. "Shut up and get out[" Paul or- dered, advancing toward Eric again. And at that moment Karl Miller appeared in the doorway. His:voice cut like a whip through the tense atmosphere. "'Wl~at's going on here?" he demanded. No one seemed inclined to an- swer him but he read the story in their faces. "I want to talk to Joan --aloneV' She had never heard him use this tone before. His Voice was edged with steel. His eYes were hard. He seemed another Karl a man she had never knoum. As Paul turned to go, Joan ran to him. "Thanks, PaullP' she said, her voice trembling. But Paul did not look at her. His voice was strained. "Don't men- tion it!" When they were oalone. Karl said, "It won't happen again, Joan. I']] see that Eric doesn't annoy you." Desperately she tried to regain control of her shattered nerves but sobs shook her. Karl put his arms about her and his touch was magic. "Don't cry. Liebchen! There's noth. ing to be afraid of oow." She clung to him, feeling strength in his assurance. "'Oh. Karl, ~I love you!" The words tripped over each other in stammering sincerity. Karl Miller, pressing his lips against her white forehead, smiled. ~fhe days of November marched by with astonishing rapidity, Joan wbs not bothered by Eric Strata again and her fears vanished. Karl was more attentive than ever, and Joan, with the radiant assurance of a woman loved, checked off each day as more perfect than the last Sometimes she doubted her effi- ciency } as Karl's secretary. She typed letters scarcely knowing what she was writing. But if she was in. prophesied gloomily. "I still.don't like Karl. The more I see of him the less I trust him. And an- other one I don't care for is thai Mrs. Murdock who runs the beauty shop." "Is that Karl's fault? He got you the job. That's enough, isn't it?" Joan had come home for dinner and Karl had told her she need not be back at work until nine, an hour later than usual. "I never heard of such crazy hours," Sybll objected. "Karl cer- tainly isn't very businesslike about the club. I don't see how he makes anything." Joan walked restlessly up and down the living room. "Karl make~" plenty of money. He's a very clev- er man." She glanced at the clock. "I think I'll go back early. Karl might need me." Shortly before eight she left. Happily she opened the door of Karl Miller's office but the smile on her face faded when she saw that Karl was not alone. Eric Strom was with him. "I'm just leaving," Eric said, and without a word to Joan he walked past her and down the corridor. Karl did not seem surprised that she had arrived early. He made no comment upon her appearance. He read her thoughts, when he said, "I didn't think you'd want to see Eric, so I told you to come later." Instantly she was reassured. It was kind of him to spare her a meeting with Eric Strom. "Joan," Karl continued, with his quick smile. "I hate to ask you to do this on such a bad night but I can't leave the office and I want this package delivered." He held out a small leather portfolio. "I don't mind, Karl! Where does it go?" "Do you remember the night I took you aboard the freighter?" She nodded and he went on, "I want it delivered there. Take a taxi and go immediately.'" Joan fastened her coat and slipped on her gloves. "To whom shall I give it?" "They're expecting you. Someone will meet you. Give him the pack- age and come right back. You'll find a taxi outside." He kissed her briefly. When she arrived at the pier Joan asked the driver to wait, and clutch- ing the portfolio tightly, ran into the warehouse. She walked rapidly through the darkness, through the opening which led to the ship. There was no one ,in sight as she ascended the slippery gangplank. She stood uncertainly for a mo- ment peering through the misty darkness before she heard a voice. "War da?'" She drew back inv~- tarily. The gtlttural voice frightened her. Instantly a man appeared out of the night and the muscles of his scarred face relaxed" when he saw who it was. "Miss Leland?" "Yes," Joan faltered, "'Here is a package from Mr. Miller." "Danke achaea!" He saluted her and disappeared into the shadows. Joan returned through the ware- house tc the street. She shivered as the wind swe~t the rain in great gusts. Thank goodness, her tax/was still there. Quickly Joan ran to it, opened the door and climbed in. "Good evening," Paul Sherman said. He was sitting in the corner com- posedly smoking a cigarette. "I thought you might need me." "So you're following me againl" She felt his arm nudge hers in warning as he glanced towards the taxi driver. "Don't talk hOWl" he said under his breath. "Take me back to the club," Joan ordered. But Paul said, "Drive straight ahead till I give you further diree. tions. And step on itl" Joan sat in furious silence as the driver obeyed Paul's orders. They climbed the slope of Nob Hill. Not until they stopped at a hotel and were settled at a small table in the grill did she turn angrily to Paul. "Would you mind telling me what efficient Karl did not seem to notice is the idea of th~s? I happen to be it. worst for Karl, and he's e~peet. One rainy night Joan said to'Sybe, ~ " ing me back. at the offic . ' "I've never been so l'mppy in my The room was warm and gay ~nd life." J there was a hum~ t~ voices. "ItCs too good to be true," Sybil i (TO BE CONTINUED) Washington,. D. C. DONALD NELSON EXPLAINS In his radio appeal for an imme- diate 25 per cent increase in war production. Donald Nelson an. nounced that joint management-la- bor committees would be set up in every plant to devise methods of in- creasing output. ~ There has been considerable conjecture since then over the scope of these commitS~es; whether they should run'the plants or merely be advisory. The other day Nelson explained just what he had in mind in a pri- vate talk with Walter Reuther, force- ful vice president of the powerful C.I.O. United Auto Workers, who more than a year ago proposed the so-called "Reuther Plan" for the quick conversion of the auto indus- try into a unified mass producer of hundreds of planes and tanks daily. While in Washington on union busi- ness after Nelson's broadcast, a mu- tual friend suggested to Reuther that he have a talk with the War Pro- duction chief whom he had never met. Nelson greeted Reuther cor- dially, remarking that he had heard a lot about his plan but had not seen its details. "I can tell you all about them in three minutes," said Reuther. "Shoot," replied the war chief. Nelson listened intently, asked a few.questions, then remarked: "Es- sentially, your objective is the same as mine. The only thing on which we differ is the way to go about it." "How's that?" "Simply this," said Nelson. "We both want the auto industry to make all the airplanes, tanks and guns it can. Your plans called for Joint comLmltteee to direct the conversion, with a ~ government representative par- ticlpating as a side-line adviser. I believe in doing it dlfferently-- ane man for action and commit- tees for advice. That's why I have one man, my representa- tive, in Detroit directing conver- sion. with the committees you proposed advising him. It's yaur plan only in reverse." Nelson also told Reuther that he hoped the joint eomrnittees would take their work seriously and sub- mit every practical plan for increas- ing production. However, Nelson stressed that he and not the com- mlttees would decide on the merits of the proposals, that the function of the committees was strictly "ad- visory." Note: After first approving the Joint committee plan, Secretary Knox later told NelsOn he was op- posed because it would "Sovietize U. ~. industry." Knox con~.nded that management alone should dO the job. Nelson brushed aside Knox's fears and declared that without the full co-operation of labor the war could not be won. "I expect full co- operation from the navy on my plan," Nelson said firmly, "or else. And if you doubtmy word there is a man in the White House who will confirm it for you." @ It HULL AND THE ARABS Shortly before Secretary HUll left m his present protracted holiday, Colonel Donovan had ~orked out a plan to send an American "Colonel Lawrence" to visit the Arabs around Dakar. The idea was that Just as Colonel Lawrence had won the support of the Arabs for the British in the last war, so the United States could win over the Arabs in French West Af- rica, especially around the ~ital base of Dakar, the Jumping off place to South America. So CoL Charles Sweeney, who has had much experience with the Arabs, wa& delegated to undertake this difficult and important mission. But when Secretary Hull heard at the Donovan plan, he hit the Ceiling. Calling Donovan into his office, Hull lectured him at length, declaring: "You are trying to interfere with the conduct of my relations with a friendly country." Hull fletly refused to give Colonel Sweeney a passport. So no attempt has been made to win over the Arabs of West Abaca. Noto: British intenigence reports that three Freneh~warships sailed from Dakar last month bound for Madagascar. This wilt raliek~ the danger to Brazil, but it may in- crease possible danger to British- U. S. shipping routes through the Indian ocean to Suez and India; de- pending on whether the French war- ships will l~rotect Madagascar from the British or from the Japanese. i @ * MERRY.GO.ROUND - K Henderson's Price administration soon will crack down 9n tire boot- leggers, especially in Pittsburgh and Washington. ~. For some quickly-read and sound advice by real experts on what toi do in the event of air raids, get the newly published handy book, "Civil- ian DefenSe of the United States," bytCoL R. Ernest Dupuy and Lieut. Hodding Carter. Colonel Dupuy is author of a number of outstanding military Volumes and is an ace au. thority in his field. K Another newly published small book that will be very helpful in un- derstanding military developments is "Defense Will Not Win the War" by Lieut. CoL W~ oF. Kernan of the regular field artillery. Portrait el a LEGUMES, GRASS Man's Thoushts: VERY IMPORTANT The Front Pages: Bruce Freda Kirchwey and other editors of the opinion weeklies argued thai the U. S. war propaganda copies the methods of the last war and also the Axis pattern. The Axis tactics must be all right, the way some of our elected officials are mouthing its messages . . . The Sun found a sil- ver lining in the trials of France's cx-leaders at Riom. Daladier's pop- offs, The Sun points out, have put the accusers on the defensive. The ex-premier reddened the court's kiss- er by delivering a long spiel praising De Gaulle, which Berlin won't care for . . Dan Parker's wrist-spank- ing of the race tracks, for making the customers finance the owners' patriotism, was lifted by another a.m.er. But for some reason ex- pired in one edition . . . The UP's figure wizard broke every heart in Hollywood with his breakdown of the proposed new income tax. An in. come of a million, he estimates, will eat up enough U. S. and Californla taxes to leave the receiver approxi- mately $20,000 in the red . . . Too many correspondents are guessing that Hitler won't have the stuff for his Russian Spring offensive. Two years of underselling Berlin should teach us better. He simply loves us to get optimistic, TYPEWRITER RIBBONS: Edmund B. Chelae: The majority o] us are [or lree speech only when it deals with sub. }acts concerning which we have no in. tenss convictions'... Lin Yutang: He was talking in an unbuttoned mood.., Wills Cather: Puny white clouds rac. ing like lambs let out to pasture in the spring... Mary Roberts Rinehart: She was gnawing e/n her grievance like a dog on a bone , . . Jan Struther: The apple tree buds were as t/ght/y, rosi/y clenched as a baby's fwt . . . Maurice Walsh: The cold spit o] rain in the win~s mouth. The Story Tellers: Vogue, like lots of us, is disgusted with the way theater audiences respond to The National Anthem. The mag is sore at "the ridiculously casual way in which the audience giggle and whis- per while 'The Star-Spangled Ban- ner' is being played--as though it were a device to enable them to put on their coats and powder their noses to music" . . . The blackout, John Gunther reports after sampling London's. is "an unmitigated nui- sance." He urges (in Liberty) that the U. ~ avoid them as long as possible . . . A beauty expert in Colller's advises gels to be natural, to be themselves. He says they should leave their faces .alone, ex- cept for foundation cream, powder, rouge, lipstick, mascara, eyeshadow and bluing... What, no newsreels? The You-Don't-Say Dep't: The SEP editorialist is one of the few ex~isolationists who has remained ex. This excerpt from an editorial is a good reminder for our Clivedon Set: "It Is sink or swim. Japan is not waging war on the President. Hitler Is not warring on Dorothy Thomp- s~n- In defeat, ff you escape with your life, you will escape with little else, depend upon it. "The British, the Germans, the Russians and the Japanese have no illusions. They knOW they are fight- ing for selfoexistence, and-the devil take the hindmost. So are ~'ou.'" Some people think ]reedom oJ the pre~ only gives you the right to agree with them... Happiness doem'~ depend on having a lot or a liale. It depends on having wha~ you think i~ enough... Doing silly things occasionally preven~ m tram being silly permanently... It is ~ mi~nor~ the detractors who ejrse with whet you say ~.they would disagree with anything you ray ... Funny tha~ if s ~ader lot a friend to remember the o~ tavo~ you didn't do then r~mll the many lavors you did. The CHvedunc~s would rather try to win an argument with the Presl. dent then help him win the war . . . An honest columnist is bound to step on many toes because there are so many heels around . . . Any kind of constructive criticism will always be considered destructive by those criticized... Some Congress- men think of the people only when they need their~votes . ~. Some ex-ostriches should be reminded thai you can t love freedom, if you use it to hurt the country fighting for it . . A gal doesn't haye to be in. telligent to outwit ~the smartest gen~ --she just has to be beautiful . . Uncle Samson can't hold back the enemy, if he can't trust the people behind his back . . . The time to worry about what your enemies say is when your friends start to bollevt them. --Buy Defense BO~M-- The Wireless: There was n men, sage from a Tokyo broadcaster which should make licking the Japs a duty. It told that American prin. oners of War have been put at hard labor. These prisoners were the de. fenders of Wake and Guam... The first tip from the loudspeakers that the RAF had blasted Paris carried plenty of irony. You recalled that the Parisians, when France surren- dered, rejoiced that the Heinie pine. apples had spared the burg . Wednesday night lost Fred Allen bui picked up a capable comic to sub. meaning Ransom Sherman. &djustment to Cropping Plans and Erosion Needed. By P. E. JOHNSTON (Professor o! Agricultural Economics, University of IIL Agriculture College.) Each farm should now produce as WHO'S NEWS THIS WEEK By LEMUEL F. PARTON (Consolidated Features--WNU Service.} NEW YORK.--There was a skinny boy over on Coney Island who in one day spent $100. popping oJ~ much as possible of the crops for ducks and clay pipes on the slmot- which it is adapted, but should also ing gallery grow enough legumes and grasses $100 IVadShot conveyor to maintain a high level of yields. In Galler~ Helps belts. He We need to adjust as never be- Net Garand Rifle didn't go to fore our cropping plans to variations college ami in soil type, slope and susceptibility if he had he probably would have to erosion. It is important that the been voted the least likely to sue. increased acreages of depleting ceed. crops be grown in areas where yields are high and where they can be produced with a minimum of era. alan. In farming, we are not interested in producing the maximum in 1942 but in hitting a level which can be maintained for a five- to ten-year period if necessary. Provided efficient land use and feed production are maintained the flatting factors ogtivestoek produ~ tto~ will be labor and equipment, bufeaeh farmer will be responsible for obtaining the maximum live- stock output for each bushel of 10~ pounds of supplement and ton of hay. Livestock Honsing. *But, with young pe.~ple, y~ can't he too sure whgt Is mmdmy business or what Isu't; This bey, as above, really had his on Ms work when he was bu~-, lag away in the shooting lery. He got himseff a wm'k bench and brought ~ fl~ Garand rifle, wble& has in- creamed our army mnaU4rm fla~ ing power by two-told, which has breught to ~ze I~- year-~id John C. Garnnd etal commen~flon from Gener- al MaeArthur. Mr. Garand is still a gunsmith at Springfield armory, around $5,000 a year. He has big commercial offers for his The high cost and scarcity of but has refused them and has building materials will preclude any ed patiently for the army to m~ rapid expansion in housing facilities up its mind, during the years e~ for livestock or any material expan- controversy and many rigorm~ sion in livestock equipmenL Effi- tests. ciency in the use of available build. He is an erect, lean featm'e~ ings and equipment is therefore ira- mop-haired man, with alert, Ira- portent. Of~ even more importance will be the necessity to obtain the maxi- mum production of each farm work. er, as the supply is being reduced by the transfer of farm workers to industry and the army. The short- age of labor emphasizes again the urgency of increasing the efficiency of livestock production, and livestock products are so es- sential for domestic consumption. Farm Workers' Exemption Efforts made by agrleull~wal organizations to find what author- ity local draft boards have to ex. empt farm workers kava resulted in statements by officials in charge of the draft that local boards can exempt necessary ag- ricultural workers. Farm help needed to produce milk and dairy products, eggs and egg products, poultry meat prod, uets, and hogs and lard products are considered as engaged in the production of commodities of the greatest importance. Producers of soybeans, sugar beet~,.com. mercial vegetables, ealfle and calves, and sheep and lambs are considered W be doing work of distinct importance. This information indicate~, it is believed, that local draft boards have been given considerable latitude in making decisions re- garding exemptions of farm help It seems apparent that a man needed to produce foods listed as being of the greatest importance would be considered more eligi- ble for deferment than a man producing foods designated of dis- tinct importance. It also appears 'obvious that men engaged in producing any. thing in either of the two preced. ing lists can be given preferment over men producing wheat, eat- ton, potatoes, and many Other crops. Wheat: and potatoes are good foods but the problem nation right now ia to create an army and at the same time to obtain materials most needed in the immediate future. - Before exemptions can be granted for farts work or for any industrial or business defense service, the local board must be given proof that the man is actu. ally engaged in the line of work ~or which exemptions are allowed. Prize Bulls Given Free The American Jersey Cattle club has announced the gift of 1,000 reg, istered Jersey bull calves to the farmers of America, a war-time grit to the nation. These '*Victory Calves," all born in 1942, are to be given as outright gifts by Jersey breeders to 1,000 lucky dairy farm. ers. Many of the bull valves to be given av:ay are s~ns, grandsons, and great-grandsons of champion bulls and champion cows that have made history in the show ring and In official production tests. Feeder Cattle Suggestions (1) Purchase~ feeders to fit~ the feed, labor and equipment available on the farm (choice 400-pOund steer calves use 55-60-bushels of corn and three-fourths ion of hay and corn. men 900-pound steers use 8 to 10 bushels of corn and 1~ tons of hay), know length of the feeding period and plan ahead for cattle to use pasture; (2) market the cattle in the period of normal price, peaks and (3) feed a b~anccd ration for the type of cattle used. spent~ele4 blue eyes whlch fKss sharply at abe~t the dlskmee ~ a gun-sight. He seems rnlb~ absent,minded about the medals he has won and the money Im might have made and is sled that m~vone should m~ that he ever bad any tho~s4~ other than handing his gun b the governmenL~./t was in 1~g that he offered the first r~ model of his gun, The buregu etamlsrds backed hhn, ip~.~mv~! him into the Sprins~eM arm~y. and it was in 1~ tim4 the mm department provided fads ta~ the manufacture of the rifle. He was born in Montreal, ~nm a sweeper in a textile mill in a Connecticut town at the age ~t~ and was working part time ~a a tn~ chine shop when he found hk inb- oratory in the Coney Island ing galleries. O NE defect of a non-authoritarkm society is that people ustmi~ don't consult authorities before talk- ing up their minds. We haVe hemal _ . _ re.any ex- Our Draft Army ~ r ~ Pla~, Dr. the feed~x," abou~ the =repined general physical 'tmflhms~ ~.~ - new army. It's :lust a cream-im~ army if YOU listen to these c~:~ None of them reek ~e trades te telephone the man who --Dr. C.-E. A. Winslow e/~ Yale university. He has studied fl~ physical fitness of em~ after a lifetime as & s~dm~ki in such matters. He says: "Our draft army is Prebably the m~i, physically and invalidly emmlm- tent large body of yon~ m~ ever gathered tegefl~er m~ee any flag." Dr. Wtnslew~ einct 'finding is ~ in ~e "Fltneawfor.Free~em- Issue the Survey-Graphic mggzine, Since 1915, Dr. Wtnslow has been lander Professor of public health aft the New York Museum ~f History, as director of ~hc d~visima of public heaRh education in the New York state depar~men~ o~ pub- books on aubJeet~ in his ducted tributed to conferences. who doesn't like as this Into dinner-table talk. It might be a good idea tl every American newspaper would run a standing "get it straight" box, giving the names and addreese~ e~ trusted authorities in each field war effort, and urging talkative citi- zens to hook up with'headquartert~ or else keep still. ~- ~x