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December 19, 1935     Golden Valley News
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On exhibit at the Great Western Livestock show in Los Angeles, Calif., '*Old Jim, a 2,810-1b, ~Iexas long-horn steer which belonged to Will Rogers and was considered one of his prize possessions, was sold to Los Angeles pro- rooters at 30c per pound. Proceeds went to the Salvation Army. THE BEACH REVIEW Germany's War FIREMEN Battle Madison Square * Garden "Flames" Just to SHOW HOW New York was treated to the thrill of watching how her brave firemen tackle a blaze, when a picked squadron of the city's crack fire-fighters went to work on a "burning" building right ia Madison Square Garden l They scare- V~ pered up and down the face of the structure with the greatest of ease and a few scaling ladders. All In a day's work. say they. Babies Take Oath to Swastika AS SHE sat watching the fading winter sunset Martha Weeks could hear the kitten crying at the front door. Every day for a week it had been at one of the doors crying to be taken in. It was a cute little thing with its white body and black feet and tail. But Martha couldn't have it tracking mud into the house. Besides what would she do with it when she went away? For it would be foolish to refuse the offer to return to her old position from which she had resigned last spring. . It was at that time that she returned to her old home. Her agent had writ- ten of numerous necessary repairs, so Martha had decided to see for herself what those necessary repairs were. :s new swastika banner for her military forces has been hoisted over all the reich, and at the historic Pots- parade ground In Berlin the ceremony of th~ swearing-In of Germany's first post-war conscript class took place with r-bables~men born during the war--pledging alleg lance to the swastika in the greatest military ceremony since kaiser used to insI~eCt his new recruits on the same ground. Our Naval Conference Delegates Reprosenting the United States In the naval conference in London are. left to right: William Phillips, Undersecretary of state; Norman H. Davis, ambassador:atdarge, and Admiral William M. Standley. i Br ggs Is New oss of Tigers, World Champs He Was Looking for a Home for His Family. When she saw the condition of the house and grounds, she concluded the only thing to do was to take over the work herself; find someone to help with both inside and outside work; even give up her position 'if necessary. was time she was showing more love, for the place; she had neglected it entirely too long. From now on she would try hard to prove worthy of her heritage. She would attempt to restore the order and beauty that had been there in former years. All spring and summer she and her companion worked tirelessly and lov. lngly inside the house, painting and sewing, and outside planting and trans- planting, while workmen did the hear. ler work. Many asked would she ever get out what she had put into It) Martha felt she was even now getting much out of It through seeing order and beauty taking the place of dis- order and neglect. That her work had borne fruit was proved by many stop- to add a word of praise and those whose admiring glances were sufficient in themselves. If one of those would admire it enough to rent it. * * $ $ * * $ There wasn't much time left--she must report for work the first of the year and Christmas JuSt a week away. How many wonderfully happy times she had had in this house at Christmas. How gay the house always was with holiday decorations. A wreath here, a roffe of pine or tinsel there, here an- other wreath--and now the little ever- green on each side of the front step would ~nake beautiful outdoor Christ- mas trees. She opened the door to look at the trees. "Meow," the kitten greeted her. Martha hesitated, then picked it up and gtepped back into the. house. Once inside, the kitten bounded out of her arms, looked around the room, then selected a bright orange cushion on which to take a nap. Martha's hearty laugh brought Hllda Gray, her companion, into the room. ., tt Behold our new tenant. Martha indicated the peacefully slumbering kit. ten. "He certainly looks as though he ha~ decided to stay." l * I * * $ D The sound of the knocker sent Mar- hastening to open the door. The man standing on the steps asked if she was Miss Weeks. Martha gave an af- firmative answer and Invited him to step inside. He was the manager of the iron mills across the river and he was looking for a home for his family. He had been interested in the place ever since he first saw it, and today when he saw the kitten standing before the door he felt he Just must have the house. Some one had told him that she would rent it. He hoped she would let him have the house and the kitten. The house was so like a real home and his little daughter would love the cat as she had had one Just like it. He had promised her another one and if he could have the house before Christ- mas, he could have his family with him for the holidays, and he could give the kitten to his little girl for s Christ- mas gift. Satisfactory terms were soon arranged and later Martha told the kitten : "You are quite the nicest Santa Claus I ever saw, although a queer one. And to think I almost turned you away." O Western Newspaper Union. U.e of Christmas Candles The custom of using Christmas can- dies- was introduced into this country from Europe. In Scandinavia, particu- larly; it Is. ustml to place candles in the windows on Christmas eve" to ll~ Buys Sole Ownership having bought the half the ball club held by the "C usaderr " Is aNew 7be C ristma. O' v)r,e. Bq Alice 5. Palmer 9r'r'~ WAS Christmas'day ! Ice coat- I ed~suow coated--crisp and de- llghtful! Great preparations for the holiday feast were in progress in the old homestead at the far end of Jay street. A gorgeous Christmas tree and attractive berry-laden holly wreaths shone through the windows, while the evergreens without added to the beauty of the festive atmosphere. There were Just seven of them in the little family--father, mother and chil- dren. They were all busy in the happy holiday task of helping mother. The turkey was sputtering in the 0~en and the cranberries were popping. Joyous song and laughter rang through the gaily decorated home. Long Ago There Had Also B~en "Just ~even Of Theml" Lucia Bell, a new resident several doors down the same street was sit- tlng alone dreamily gazing out upon the Christmas ice castles. Just then she heard a knock. Who in the world could be rapping at her door on Christmas day? "Come In!" cried the startled Lucia Bell: In stepped a small girl beaming with the very Joy of being alive. "My mudder~my--we all want you to be lnvlted for Christmas Snnerl We got a big turkey and eranbi~rrles and everythlngl Won't you please come'/ It's the house with all the Christmas trees around It !" L~lcia Bell, smiling a smile of Christ- matt JoY, was truly delighted and ac- companied the happy little girl to the" house of great Christmas preparations. "Won't you be one of us," said moth. sweetly, "and cut the Christmas pies?" Lucia Bell was thrilled and before anyone knew it she had them trimly, cut and ready to serve. 'Twas at the height of the Christmas dinner that something very wonderful happened to Lucia Bell. Why there they were--all of them I Strange she hadn't noticed before I In those other days long ago' there had also bee~ "Just seven of them l" Opposite to her now, she could plainly see l]er own brothers and sisters sitting around that other table. She rubbed her eyes and blinked at the happy scene. At that very mo- ment the little family before her be, came Christmas fairies In the mind :,::: 441% ToT a cent to spa're for gfft~ ~ "~ this year, Clare dear, Pm J- sorry,' Mrs. Jordan told her daughter shortly before Christmas. "We can afford cards, though, so you figure up how many you have ~o send and I'll get them when I go to the store tomorrow." No gifts, and yet there was money for greeting cards. Well, why no! spring a surprise on all of them. Yes, that would work and it would be a grand surprise and yet heaps of fun, too. "No, I don't want any greeting cards. mother, bu~t if you'll Just get" me a dozen stamped envelopes instead, I'll be all set for Christmas." "Well, I must say you take this like a good sport and you are easy to please, but you might let me in on this secret, child i" "Nope, it wouldn't be a secret then," she sent back, smiling with her knowl- edge. Granny Hitchceck, over on the cbr. her, was the first always on her Christ- mas llst. "My Christmas gift to yolt "Nope, it Wouldn't Be Secret Then~~ She 8e.t Ba6k, this year is~my promlse~to come to read to you once every week in the new year and I'll write your l#tterS, too. on that same day each week." envelope sealed completed the wraP- ping of that gift. The next on the list was the garage mechanic's gift to you this year is my promise stay with and keep Buddy one day each Mothers' club meets fr~a 4:3( You won't have to hire any hose occasions." There was a promise to Mlna man that Clare and some of her mates would tome down and their pieces and sing some songs for the next school as Mina's broken let and abed. easy, willing "Other folk&~ will once during