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THE KALONA NEWS that they t~ French-Can. rick lodging It It full. An one man at- Madame Kin- zslul Mark to A too- Madame He offers lease, but is visfbly that he the lumbering H'H'EGBEKT d0meriean lure- that the group had drawn together, "I , o?,id Mark. camp near and were watching him, and whis- and his assist- pering. They tailed vaguely for a minute IIl a supply who was would ensure were to to receive of lumber The next ~etty well what Were. after their arriv- an inspec. a stretch the base of Lawrence. emptied into boom had an arti- of the yards dam flOOd waters it into the "If that crowd is St. Victor men, we'll have to watch them closely," said Nat. "On the other hand, we've got them where we want them. Brous- sac's been underpaying them, and I'm planning to raise them fifty cents a day. I think," said Mark, "we've got them." Larousse recognized Mark, and his face, which was badly bruised, grew sullen. One eye was entirely closed, and his lip was swollen bad- ly. He glowered at Mark in si- lence. "I understand you're the foreman of the gang," said Mark. "Why aren't you at work?" "Because you have discharged Said Mark at the dynamos, need grind- to turn or two; then Father Lacombe looked Mark straight in the eyes. "I have come, Monsieur Darrell, to advise you to relinquish your lease of the St. Victor property," he said. "Why?" Mark shot back. The cure sat bolt upright, his hands upon his knees. "You see, Monsieur, when the lease was agreed upon, Madame Kinross was in great need of money," he said. "Now she has enough. And she has that sentiment about her hus- band." "Broussac told me he was drowned at sea, when the ice-floe be- came detached. He was never heard of again. That was five years ago." RED BLAIK'S brilliant Army football team is on the march again. With a record of 18 consecu- tive victories picked up in 1944 and 1945, Army's first team should carry it through another big year, even if its spotless record so far happens to be dented before De- cember arrives. At least no one should expect any further wild romp- ing over such teams as Notre Dame, Michigan, Dec Blanchard Duke, Cornell, Co- lumbia, Pennsylvania and Navy. of money." got to risk. one turns to the Itowever, thousand that gives next season of couche- ~rnething up his It 'down.', sub- two bed- lied by tomorrow,,, i be corafortable young book- the tiny i that was Would be he would and sweep the safe Mark no reason a failure the law- the l~on. looked took the Side of the spillways. me," Larousse grunted. "How do you get that?" "When a man beats me in the face, he discharges me. I will not work for him. I am not a dog. I am a man," said Larousse sullenly. The frowsy woman came to the doorway and burst into a patois of shrill expostulations that Mark could hardly understand. He gath- ered, however, that she was shrill- all be- Yot~ foreman?,, he Mark put the men to work upon the boom. ing invective against her hus- band for being out of work, and ordering him to make his peace with Mark. "Well, you came at me with a knife," said Mark. "Let's forget it," he continued. "I want you to stay on the job." The job meant three dollars a day to Larousse, a nice little income in St. Victor. Mark put out his hand. "Let's forget it," he said again. "'You mean you--you want me to remain as foreman?" stammered Larousse, "why, you're still foreman," an- swered Mark, "and your wages are going on." "Ah, Monsieur!" The big man's face worked convulsively. Madame Larousse came stumbling forward, peering into Mark's face. "Man- Brons~. sieur! MonsieurF' "It's quite all right," said Mark. the truth '"rake the day off, Larousse. Get on the job tomorrow. I'm going to need you badly when the ice goes out. We've got to put those logs through the mill. I've got a cou- gathered ple of schooners coming up in about a week's time. I'm depending on you--do you understand?--on you!" Mark Gets ,4cquainted With His Workmen Larousse stood staring at Mark, going to apparently tongue-tied, but his wife to make seized Mark's hand in hers and kissed it. all "That's okay," said Mark. "Come As along Nat, let's move our things." saw furtive Mark put the gang to work upon the boom. The spillways were full, are from St. the few trunks remaining to be sawed didn't amount to much. It was the boom that seemed the weak point of the outfit. The snows were melting fast, and water was pouring over the dam from a score of freshets. Within a week the ice would go out of the St. Victor. Then the gorge would be filled with a torrent of seething wa- ter.~ And it would be necessary to release the logs carefully from the skids, to prevent a jam that might break suddenly and hurl the whole mass of lumber against the boom. The wooden boom was strong, but it wasn't as strong as freshet wa- ter. For thr~ days Mark drove his crew, plugging the boom and fight- enlng weak spots in it with logs and chains. Larousse, back on the job, took direct charge of these opera- tions. The crew worked well, but there was the same furtive attitude on we'll be their part, end Mark had an u~- easy feeling that something was brewing. On the third evening of his tak- ing up his residence at the office, he was surprised by a visit from" Monsieur LacomlJe, the portly cure. "I trust I do not intrude, Mon- sieur?" asked the ~priest, when ushered him up to Mark's "Yes, Monsieur," agreed the cure. "Nevertheless, Madame Kin- "Our first line strength is ex- ross has that settled conviction--- tremely good," Red Blaik tells you, monomania, if you like--that her as he looks over his eager talent-- husband is still alive. And she feels talent that includes such backfield that she has done wrong to alienate stars as Blanchard, Davis, McWil- part of his property. You see, she llama and Tucker. "But we are no was a Kinross too, a distant con-longer three deep. We are no long- nection of the seigneur's. She mar- er even two deep. In addition to tied him when she was barely six-:,our starting backfield, which will teen--half-an-hour before the seal- match any in football, we have Fu- ing-fleet sailed. It was not an or-Ison at center, Poole and Foldberg dinary marriage." !at ends and two good guards." "I don't see," said Mark, "that l As good as Blanchard and Davis I am called upon to cancel a bust- are, they ness undertaking without more sol- the entire are not as likely to steal show again from such fine id reason. After all, I am bringing backs as young Tucker at quarter money into the seigniory." !and Shorty McWilliams at halfback. He was convinced the cure was being made a catspaw by Broussac, who had received a more advanta- geous offer, but it would do no good to go into that. "'So you are not willing to recon- sider, Monsieur?" asked the priest. "I should advise it, urge it You cannot succeed against the senti- ment of the people here." Mark shook his head. Father Lp- combe sighed and rose. "Ah, well, I have said all that I came to say," he observed. He shook hands. There was a look of sadness on his finely chiseled features; it flashed through Mark's mind that Father Lacombe hadn't told him as much as he might have done. "I'm glad you called, Father, and I hope we're going to be good friends," he said. The freshets had already started. There was still ice in the gorge, but it was rapidly filling with wa- ter, held back by the dam, through whose spillways cascades were now pouring down into the dam lake be- neath. One of the two schooners that Nat had hired was already anchored in the deep water off the end of the flume. It was time to begin to release the logs from the skids. Mark, leav- ing the office soon after sunrise, after Nat and he had made them- selves a pot of coffee, was sur- prised to see his men gathered in front of the cabins, apparently un- prepared to start for their work. A woman was shrilly screaming from a cabin, others were at their doors; it looked as if something of consequence was happening. } A look at the complete records in McWilliams' case proved the Army was entirely blameless in connec. ition with Coach McKean's charges i from Mississippi State. It was Me- !Williams, backed up by his fam- ily, who wanted to come to West i Point. MeWilliams made applica. tion while still in high school, be- fore he ever er~ered Mississippi State. Letter after letter has proved this. The trouble started on his home furlough when rather luscious finan- cial inducements, apart from any 2Vlississippi State official connection, were made. And don't believe this was the only large financial induce- ment offered a college football play- er this year. /1 Smart Choice McWilliams elected to stay at West Point of his own free will. It was a smart moved n his case, as too many leaving service football have come under the gossip of duck- ing the draft, whether or not the charges are true. I might add that his opponents will find the able entry from Mississippi is one of the best backs in football. He is a great kid with unusual ability. And if there is a better quarterback in college football than young Tucker, or a much better passer, I'd like to have his name. This year of 1946 may be the last season in some time that Army can field .any winning team. For one reason, too many colleges are paying good football players money that West Point and Annapo- Larousse was seated sullenly on lis won't and have no desire to his door-sill, a pipe stuck into a lmeet. For 'another reason, too corner of his mouth. As Mark~many young men have no yearn- moved toward him, the crowd closed ing to get up at 5 a. m. and work up behind. 16 hours a day. "Well, what's the trouble?" asked It is my belief that college pay- Mark. "Stand up when I speak to youl" he added, seeing that La- checks are going to lead to a na- tional scandal unless there is a sud- rouSSeset for lookedtrouble.aS if he was again den check. The fight for young stars, plus inducements offered, al- ,4 Strike Threatens ready have broken all past records. Athletic scholarships and jobs To Ruin Everything that can take a young fellow through Larousse got slowly to his ~eet, college, are O. K. But not the '~rhe men say they will not work i substantial paycheck on the side, for two dollars a day, to make you usually handled by keyed-up alumni. outsiders rich," he announced sul- lenly. "They ~ay they are poor men, and they taft all day for Just enough money to support their fam- ilies." 'A strike?" queried Mark. "Yes, we strike, we all strike," shouted Larousse. "We want five dollars a day--and six for me, be- cause I am foreman. If you don't want to pay, you can lose your lum- ber." The demand was a preposterous Back again to this 1946 Army squad-- In my opinion Army will have the best backfield in college football-- Blanchard, Davis, McWilliams and Tucker--power, speed, smartness and spirit. Once again, keep a more open eye on McWilliams and Tucker. Tough Year for drmy "This is the hardest year we've one, it was evidently made in the known since 1943," Blaik says. anticipation of refusal. Mark found "Frank Lahey at Notre Dame is himself "mentally computing how three deep with a flock of veterans much Broussac was staking on the who range back to his great team issue of his speculation, lot 1943. Many have picked Notre Mark laughed into the sullen faces about him. "You will have to move out of the cabins, then," he said. "I shall get labor from outside." "And you lose two thousand cords of good spruce lumber?" Larousse demanded. Mark nodded. Nat, who had un- derstood the drift of the conversa- tion, pulled him by the arm. "LiSten, Mark, you can't afford to do that," he said in a low voice. "Give in to them--till that load is shipped. Then can the whole lot of them. They're asking for it." '~'heyre asking for what they're going to get," retorted Mark. "All right, I'll pay you off tonight," he told the men. "You can stay on here 'for a while, but I'll need your cab- ins for my new crew." Dame as the best team in football. It may be Pennsylvania will give us all the trouble we can handle. Navy had some hard luck in losing men, but Tom Hamilton will do a fine job with a squad that will give anyone a battle. "Few men on our squad," Red added, "have ever known defeat. They love football. They sre all 'fine officer material, and that is what West Point is supposed to turn out. We can be beaten and we may be beaten, but unless we are handicapped by injuries to key men, it will take quite a team to turn the trick." At fins point, Athletic Director Colonel Big Jones was gazing mood. i fly into the autumn sky. "I was ~ust thinking," be said, The meaning of his decision was-that if we had enough parking unmistakable. 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