The Cass County Sun (Linden, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 20, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 18, 1926 Page: 3 of 8
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THE CASS COUNTY SUN
AUTHOR °f "A MAN TO HIS MATE"
DODO. MEAD *nd CO.
W.N U. SER.V1CE
Synopsis.—Idly flnhlnK Her-
mtinos creek, In California, Caleb
Warner, civil engineer, and a
New Englander, is witness of the
end of a coyote pulled down by
two wolfhounds, urged on by a
girl rider. Admiring the hounds,
he introduces himself, and learnu
her name is Clinton. With west-
ern hospitality she invites him to
the ranch to meet her father.
At the Clinton home Warner
learns his new friend's name Is
Betty. He la welcomed by her
father, Southern Civil war veter-
an and owner of Hermanos val-
ley. Warner tells them some-
thing of his ambitions and his
feeling that he Is destined to be
a "Water-Bearer." In the town
of Oolden Warner shares an
apartment with his old Columbia
college chum, Ted Baxter, care-
free and somewhat dissipated
youth, only child of his widowed
mother, who controls the family
"There's Wilbur Cox," he said.
"That's a Big Business crowd. Morse,
on the right of Cox, Is head of the
Lumber ring, then comes Towle, presi-
dent of the Sundown railroad. Mar
lin's next, he opens up big tracts for
colonist development. Lawler is an
oil magnate and the last one Is Win-
ton, manager of the Oolden Light and
Power company. They come close to
running Golden and a good share of
the state as well. I don't know how
their bank balances stand, but you
can bet that the six of them represent
several times that number of million
dollurs in active circulation with their
Caleb regarded Cox with special at-
tention. Me knew that he owned big
land holdings, controlled rich mines
nnd was the president and mainspring
of the Crystal Springs Water company
that supplied Oolden with its commer-
cial and civic measure of the vital
He saw a man who might have been
anywhere from fifty to sixty, tall,
spare, with close-trimmed hair gray
above the ears, clean-shaven, with a
fine forehead and a well-shaped skull,
u projecting nose, keen gray eyes, a
genial moutji and a firm chin. He
told many of the stories that met with
the greatest laughter, for the group
was a care-free one, for the moment
at least. Their luncheon was almost
over and, when Cox rose at Its con-
clusion, ho did so with an ease that
spoke of muscles still In prime condi-
tion. If Caleb had wanted to sum up
the man In one crisp word he would
have chosen the adjective "fit."
"No need to hurry," Baxter said.
"The old boy's son Is coming up this
afternoon from Los Angeles nnd I
know Cox has arranged for a dinner
here tonight. If you can get In right
with Cox, Cal, the going should be
easy. I can give you the Introduc-
tion. After that It's up to you. Cox
doesn't take me very seriously."
Leaving the dining room, they met
Cox alone, coming from the direction
of the club's telephone booths. Bax-
ter seized the moment.
"I want a friend of mine to meet
you," he said to the older man, speak-
ing with the frank facility that was
one of his greatest assets, met by Cox
with a sort of half-tolerant geniality.
"This la Caleb Warner, one-time class-
mate of mine at Columbia, civil engi-
neer, following the Star of Empire
westward In the hope of hitchtng his
wagon to It Don't let niy friendship
with him prejudice you against him.
He plays ant to my grasshopper."
Cox smiled as he gripped Caleb's
hand cordially enough, giving him a
direct glance that, In kindly hut deter-
mined fashion, seemed to measure
"Olad to meet yon," he said. "Plenty
of room out here for civil engineers.
"Water," Caleb answered promptly.
The eyes of Cox seemed to harden a
little, to hold a hint of suspicion at
the pat answer that might have been
calculated to awaken Interest
"Done much at It?"
"A factory dam or two. One reser-
voir for town supply. Back Kast The
rest of my practical experience has
been along other lines for the last
two years but I am especially inter-
ested In water-engineering and the
West seemed to be the place."
"Looking for a Job?" Cox fired out
the questions briskly, all the while
covering Caleb with the battery of his
"For any real opportunity, Mr. Cox."
A servant came up with a salver
and presented It to Baxter. He
glanced at the fllled-In form-message
and excused himself.
"You'll pardon me. I'm wanted on
the phone. Cox looked after him with
a humorous quirk to his mouth.
"There goes the grasshopper," he
said. "Now then, these last two years
you mentioned? What were you do-
ing? Where were you doing It?"
"Building roads and bridges. Re-
pairing a lot more. Some trench
"Ah!" Caleb was sure that a gleam
of new Interest came into Cox's eyes.
"You served over there. Any rank?"
"I came out a first lieutenant." Cox
"It was a great training ground," he
said. "No time wasted there, to my
mind. Gave a young man a broader
horizon, taught him to handle men.
My boy was over there." He hesi-
tated as Baxter came back. "He's
due here at five-thirty," he went on.
"I Imagine you'd get on well together.
Better Join us at dinner. You too,
"Got to excuse me," said Baxter.
"Previous appointment. Sorry."
One of the members of the luncheon
party had been hovering somewhat
"Water," Caleb Answered Promptly.
impatiently in the background, evi-
dently waiting for Cox. The latter
saw him and nodded.
"Got to go now," he said. "See you
at five-thirty, Warner, then."
Caleb watched the tall figure as It
strode off, energetic, masterful, listen-
ing to what the other had to say, dis-
missing it with an abrupt gesture. He
turned to Baxter.
"That man Is a fighter," he said.
"You can double that bet. They're
all fighters, scrapping for everything
In sight, fighting to get It, lighting to
hold on to It. That's the essence of
Big Business, I take It, everywhere.
They have their rules, of course, but
they sometimes slip one over beneath
the belt, at that. But they've never
told the count over Cox. How did he
come to Invite you to dinner? Not to
mention me? I'd fit in there about as
well as a goldfish In a shark-pond—
not worth gobbling but, If I glittered
enough, they might know I was among
"I don't think he took any sudden
fancy to me," Caleb answered. "Hp
warmed up a little when he heard I
had been ucross. Thought his boy
might like to meet me."
"Of course. I'm a chump. Jack
Cox Is the apple of his father's eye,
all the more so because Pn Cox had
good reasons to suppose said apple
was worm-eaten. You think I'm In-
clined to burn the trail. Man, beside
Jack Cox I was as a Ford to a Rolls
Itoyce 1 He was In more mix-ups with
wine, women and song than Don Juan
ever dreamed of. Compared to him
I'm an amateur. Or was. The war
| changed all that. Jack's come back a
changed leopard. Not a spot on him.
Following In his dad's footsteps." He
broke off abruptly, "How about a
little* air this afternoon? I think the
breewe would favor my fevered brow.
I want to be fit for tonight. We'll
take the car over on the ferry and
run down to San Jose and back."
"Just the two of us?"
"Yes, you double-dyed Puritan, Just
the two of us, ull by our lonelies. Are
At three ojclock they were bowling
south along an almost perfect road
when Baxter grudgingly slowed down
In obedience to a signboard that in-
formed them they were approaching-
the town of I'aloma.
"I'm feeling much better," he an-
nounced. "Want to take the wheel
for a while and let me smoke?" They
"I've got to trim down on these,"
Baxter said, lighting his cigarette.
"The pninp needs repacking," he went
on, tapping himself over the heart.
"And It can't be done. They turned
me down for that Told me I had a
banquet-heart and that the excitement
of sticking a Heine might end It. It's
the old C and C. Champagne and cig-
arettes! Jack Cox got in but I stayed
out. Made me feel like a slacker."
"Why don't you cut the stuff, Ted?"
"It Isn't going to last long enough.
At present I prefer the vineyard to
the lemon grove. I'm no good at busi-
ness anyway. Tin a grasshopper and
I'll hop till the grass gets too short
and things dry up generally."
"This sort of thing you've got on to-
night, Ted? Aren't you afraid you'll
wind up In some sort of n mess?"
"I'm immune. It's good fun. The
girls I travel with know how to take
care of themselves. It's a two-sided
game. If I met tha right girl— Oh,
what's the use? You see. Cal, the mater
Is chipping off a chunk of her princi-
pal every year. She (lies high herself.
If I outlast her, which Is doubtful,
there won't be much coming to me. I
suppose she's right. I've got to marry
money, but the girls with money are
either too blase, too businesslike or
too homely and stupid. No use preach-
ing to me, Cal. You're born an ant
and I'm a cicada, which is Californese
They reached the apartment house
at five o'clock and Caleb procrcJeu'to
dress circumspectly for the dinner
while his friend laid out more sumptu-
"You'll be home tonight?" asked
"I'll be home when the game's ovor."
answered Baxter enigmatically. "This
Is Saturday night. We may take a
little trip to Lake county. Don't
bother about me. Off to your busi-
The medical profession apd the vet-
erinary medical profession are op-
posed, on general und scientific prin-
ciples, to the administration of tonics
to healthy people und anlmuls. Such
procedure la unscientific nnd In prac-
tice Is always marked with failure.
Farmers are giving of their hard-
earned money for stock powders, con-
i dltlon powders, and shotgun prescrip-
tions, In the vain hope that they will
keep their animals healthy and cause
them to make greater gains.
When an animal Is sick, the disease
should first be diagnosed, and then
an appropriate treatment given with
the hope and expectation of relief.
When an animal Is not sick he needs
nothing but plenty of good feed and
shelter. Giving tonics with the expec-
tation that nature can be coaxed to re-
doubled effort without paying the
price later is a delusion und a snare.
The law of compensation never fails:
Stimulation today means depression
tomorrow. Tonics to healthy animals
are worse than useless. They are a
waste of money.
A balanced ration for animals Is a
very different matter. Tills means get-
ting the maximum gains by such an
adjustment of nutritive elements that
nothing is wasted. My advice Is to
study balanced rations and forget the
tonics.—Geo. H. Glover, Department of
Veterinary Medicine, Colorudo Agricul-
Jack Cox turned out so close n
replica of his father—less weathered,
less bitten by Time and Experience
—but nevertheless so evident a chip
of the old block, that Caleb almost
doubted Baxter's description of him
ns a reformed wastrel. He had been
through the furnace of the war and,
whatever of steel had been In him
had been tempered, the baser metals
burned to slag and discarded. Caleb
had seen others In his own division
of the fighting gatue who hnd stiffened
and found their manhood in like
Caleb liked him from the outset. The
man had qualities that he lacked, the
sntne western broudness that Baxter
possessed In more volatile fashion.
But, though trolleys and water dams
seem far apart to the laity, a mutual
profession based both of them. Caleb
found the preliminary story of Im-
perial valley vastly Interesting and
Jack Cox told It well, albeit he had
had no hand In those earlier stages of
development. It was the tale of the
bringing back of an arid sink, once
under cultivation by the Indians, of
the harnessing of the mighty Colo-
rado, one terrific fight with flood wa-
ters and now—cotton fields, nnd vine-
yards, wide acres of cantaloupes,
horticulture and -agriculture In every
branch; order, Industry, prosperity.
Caleb listened with interest and un-
"There is only one Imperial valley,
perhaps," said Cox, "but there are
other deserts with soil Just as fertile,
waiting only for the magic touch of
water. Your end of It—-the water end
—Is the Initial move In the game, mine
Is the last. You play Alpha to my
"If I get the chance," said Caleb.
"Oh, you'll get It. The chances are1
everywhere. If a man knows his busi-
ness, and wants to work at It, there's
no trouble about Opportunity. * Her
knuckles must be raw on the Pacific
coast. She knocks unceasingly,"
The Coxes' father and eon,
appear to be solid folk, la Ca-
leb Warner's lot to be cast with
(TO BS CONTINUED.)
The city and county government of
Denver, Colo., la combined.
Swine Growing Will Pay
if Developed Properly
From five grade sows and a pure-
bred Berkshire sire, a swine growing
Industry has been developed on the
farm of the upper coastal plain branch
station near Rocky Mount that is re-
turning approximately $;$,000 per year
>ji farm. , -
"This Is an Instance of profits In
swine raising when the work is start-
ed in the right way.!' says Prof. It. S.
Curtis, animal husbandman at the
I North Carolina State college. "This
work was started only four years ago
I and was begun by selecting from a ear
of hogs that we secured in Georgia for
j feeding purposes, five of the best-look-
ing brood sows. These we crossed
with a pure-bred Berkshire sire and
now from the farm we are shipping
annually two carloads of fat hogs, one
In the spring and one in the fall. In
about two weeks' time, Prof. Earl Ilos-
tetler, who has charge of our swine
work, will ship 00 bead of 200-pound,
well finished hogs to the Richmond
Professor Curtis states that this Is
one Idea that should be adopted by
farmers all over North Carolina. The
total cost of the hogs used to start
this work did not exceed $75, and from
this start has grown a two-carload
business annually returning approxi-
This but emphasizes more than ever
the practical method of growing Into
the hog business instead of buying into
It ns so many growers try to do and
so often fail. Professor Curtis states
that it is really an inspiration to see
the good things which may come in
live-stock farming from small begin-
nings when properly managed.
Speltz Fed Extensively
as Supplement to Hogs
Speltz Is used quite extensively in
Some sections of the country as a hog
feed especially. It Is also used quite
a little In feeding sheep and Is used
some In feeding horses and cnttle. It
can be used to form the principal
grain for hogs nnd Is very similar to
barley. It would be nil right to use
some 4?nts with the speltz In feeding
hogs, but It would be Important to
supplement It with some high protein
feed, such as tnnkage.
A mixture of one-hnlf speltz, nnd
one-half oats, or three-fourths speltz
nnd one-fourth oats would be a very
satisfactory ration to feed to hogs. It
enn be used along with oats in feeding
horses nnd It may be used to the ex-
tent of one-half speltz and one-half
oats, though It would be preferable
to use about three-fourths oats and
one-fourth speltz. Speltz Is a very
hard grain and shou.M be ground rath-
er finely before It Is fed to either
horses or hogs.
Fat Shows Beef Quality
The quality of beef Is determined by
the color and the fat, according to the
Oregon state experiment station. A
dense, clear, white fat is associated
with the beat meat. Inferior ment usu-
ally has a dark-colored or yellow fat.
The best meat Is that In which the
fat Is abundant and well distributed
through the lean portion. The best
meat when freshly cut has a bright
cherry red color. Beef showing thla
color comes from beef-bred cattle.
<©. 1926. Wo tern New pa|>er Union.)
People aeldom Improve when they
have no model but themselve* to
Cheese, one of ou~ most valuable
protein foods, Is almost without waste
and mny still be
used when dry In
various d i s h e a.
suggests Itself as
a substitute for
meat, since It Is
rich in the same
kind of nutrients
which meat supplies, with no waste
compared to that of meat.
Stuffed Potatoes With Cheese.—
Split hot baked potatoes lengthwise
nnd remove the contents without
breaking the skins. Mush the potato,
season with hot milk, butter and tsat
until light. Refill the skins, piling In
lightly without smoothing, sprinkle
vvith grated cheese and place in a hot
oven long enough to melt the cheese,
then serve at once.
Hot Cheese Sandwiches.—Spread
bread with butter and n very thin
slice of cheese that Jts the sandwich,
lay the prepared sandwiches in a hot
frying pan that has been well-greased
with butter, toast until brown on both
sides and serve piping hot with a let-
Pittsburg Potatoes.—Cook one quart
of diced potato cubes with a small
minced onion until the potatoes are
nearly tender, then ndd a teaspoonful
of salt, one-hnlf of a can of minced
plmentoes and cook ujit.ll the potatoes
are done. Drain and put Into a bak-
ing dish. Make a sauce of two tatle-
spoonfuls of butter and flour, one tea-
spoonful of salt, and a pint of milk,
then add one-half pound of grated
cheese. Pour this over the potatoes
and bake until a golden brown.
Rice BakeH With Cheese.—Cook a
cupful of rice in a large quantity of
water, adding a teaspoonful of salt.
When tender drain and cover the bot-
tom of a buttered dish with a luyer
of the rice, sprinkle with grated
cheese, cayenne pepper, and ndd milk
I to half-fill the dish; cover with
I crumbs and bake well until the milk
! 11. absorbed an'J the crumbs brown,
j Ham B kerf in Milk.—Take a two
J to three-lnc.h slice from the center of
j a fine haru. Place in a deep baking
I dish an«l cover with milk. Cook
i slowly Hi a moderate oven until the
ham Wi very tender. A little brown
suga"- and mustard may 1)9 rubbed
into the slice before adding the milk.
Most well-cured hams will not need '
parboiling to remove the salt.
Delightful Date Dishes.
One mny*be well red w'tb a hand-
ful of dates, a few nuts and a bit of
bread and butter,
with a glass of
milk. The date Is
a valuable food,
rich in food value.
wiches. — Remove
the stones from
and cut them Into strips, add an equal
quantity of pecan meats cut tine,
mix with a little creamed butter, add
a pinch of salt and spread on buttered
Date Torte.—Rub sixteen sliced
dates to a smooth paste with two
tablespoonfuls of lemon juice. Beat
two whole eggs and seven yolks, add
one and tliree-fourths cupfuls of
sugar, beat well, ndd the dates, three
tablespoonfuls of grated chocolate,
one teaspoonful each of cinnamon
and allspice and one cupful of crack-
er crumbs. Stir nnd mix well, then
fold In the stiffly beaten whites of
the seven eggs. Bake In a largo
Date Bread.—Bake a sponge with
one qunrt of lukewarm T ater, half a
compressed yeast cake and a tea-
spoonful of salt, one and one-half
pints of Hour. When light and
spongy add one-half cupful each of
sugar and molasses and flour to make
a drop batter. Add two cupfuls of
chopped date?, knead and let rise.
When light, mold Into loaves, rise
again and bake forty-five minutes In a
Date Pudding.—Take two-thirds of
a cupful of chopped suet, one cupful
of bread crumbs, one egg beaten, two
tablespoonfuls of sugar, one cupful
of milk, one cupful of stoned dates
cut fine, one teaspoonful of vanilla,
two teaspoonfuls of baking powder,
one-half teaspoonful of salt and
enough flour to make a drop batter.
Steam three hours and serve with an
Cream puffs with a mixture of nut*
and chopped dates to All the Bhclls,
adding whipped cream, a cooked
cream or cheese, all are good.
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Banger, J. E. A. & Erwin, W. L. The Cass County Sun (Linden, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 20, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 18, 1926, newspaper, May 18, 1926; Linden, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth341106/m1/3/: accessed January 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Atlanta Public Library.