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The football curtain was rung up in for one or two encores. Chief of se was at Los Angeles, whither Syraè repaired to try the mettle of SouthCalifornia. It was a dangerous ig to do. The Trojans' chests ged under their shirts, their linemen ged through the Syracuse line, their kfield bulged right past the Syrae goal, twice. In addition, Trojan wkins kicked a field goal. The Calinians clearly outdid their visitors. ly twice did they permit big John Bride of Syracuse to get near ugh to try his toe at a field goal. d both these times big John was disicerted. End Adams and Centre avath of the Trojans left few laus for others. Score: Southern Calrnia 16, Syracuse 0.

Much-sung football alumni of PennIvania, including "Lud" Wray, leine" Miller, "Poss" Miller, Bert 1, "Lou" Young (head coach of nn's unbeaten 1924 Varsity) stepped t on Franklin Field to keep Penn trim for her holiday game on the Icific Coast. They intercepted a pass. ey passed themselves, they surpassed e Varsity, 12 to 0.

Florida held another late-autumn reption at Jacksonville, sent Washingn and Lee home chastised, 16 to 6. lorida's captain, Halfback Newton, did e honors. He needed no interference then plunging, his punts averaged 57 ards.

The Quantico Marines amassed 47 oints at the inconvenience of the scoreess Third Army Corps.

'Most Valuable"

A committee of newspaper men last veek voted Arthur Vance, pitcher on he Brooklyn "Dodgers," "most valuble to his team" of all players in the National Baseball League. In the American League, Pitcher Johnson of Washington was so voted (TIME, Sept. 22).

Vance, called "Dazzy" from the dazzling velocity of his pitches, was acquired by the New York "Yankees" In 1917 for a pittance paid a very minor eague team. His arm, developed in boyhood by farmwork in Nebraska, went bad; he was released. In 1920, the arm recovered. In the past season, Vance won 28 games, lost but 6, struck Out 262 batters. The "most valuable" vote brought him $1,000 from the Naional League.

From St. Louis came murmurs of surprise, dismay, annoyance, that the writers' second choice, Rogers Hornsby, second baseman of the St. Louis "Cardinals," had not been first choice.

The glaring lights of Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, never went out all last week. The seats of the great amphitheatre filled and emptied, filled and emptied as the days wore on. Still the lights burned steadily. Beneath them, around and around and around a broad wooden track, banked steep and high at the corners, a band of hunchedover bicycle riders ground their pedals up and down incessantly, circling lap after lap, mile after mile without leaving the ellipse. It was an international six-day race, for Distance against Time, for Money against Monotony. Tex Rickard,

promoter, chewed cigars, watched the customers come and go, talked with his henchmen, went home and slept, came back again to chew, watch, talk.

Every so often a tired rider would wheel out of the pack or "jam," dismount, reach for food, seek his bed and sleep. His partner would be waiting, mounted, at the trackside, when he came; would pump off, catch the pack, then circle, circle, circle until hunger and fatigue brought his turn to lie down.

There was some excitement. Friends of the riders would come, bringing bands, flags, popcorn, whiskey, noise. Now and again an ambitious rider, chafing at the long grind, would flash forth and seek to lap the field with a burst of speed. The pack would leap out in pursuit, catch him, or he it, from the rear, then settle down again. Every few hours came compulsory sprints, for points.

And bored spectators would sometimes get the announcer's ear, offer $20, $100, to the winner of a special sprint. Megaphoned to, the riders would tense, dart away, tear over the line, then drop into the slower, mile-devouring pace while the winner's partner collected the prize money.

Moons sank, suns rose. After six days, the winners: Reggie McNamara, Australian "iron man," and Pete Van Kempen, of Holland; 2,368 mi., 5 laps, 1,057 points for sprinting. Second place: Bobby Walthour Jr., of Georgia, and Franco Georgetti, of Italy. Third: Marcel Buysse and Alphonse Goosens, of Belgium.

Wild Beasts

"One hundred African lions, 40 Bengal tigers, 20 leopards, 100 pumas, 150 black bears, 1,000 buffaloes, 500 elk, 500 deer, 400 wild boars, 400 peccaries, 40,000 ring-neck pheasants, 10,000 Hungarian partridges, 5,000 bobwhite quail, 400 wild turkeys, 400 wild pea-fowl, 400 wild guinea-fowl"—it was not the handbill of a bigger and better circus nor a page from Livy, but the proposed stock list of the Pacific Coast Sportsmen's Club, Inc., of Los Angeles. A fortnight ago, a director of that corporation declared it would fence off 50,000 Californian acres-20,000 for carnivorous creatures, 30,000 for milder fauna and save U. S. sportsmen the trouble of trekking over the globe for exotic prey. There would be "annual



"It should be tremendously popular," said Laurence Stallings in the New York World when this book of entertainingly indiscreet gossip first made its appearance. Mr. Stallings can take great credit as an oracle for the volume at once proved an International Sensation. It is the literary tid-bit of the season, for both Europe and America. King George, it is reported, has read his copy three times and this is not to be wondered at considering its piquant and racy revelations. Eight printings have already been necessary to meet the demand here and abroad. If you like sparkling indiscretions you will enjoy these for, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, "not even Margot Asquith presented social gossip and scandal, human simplicity and snobbery, as this writer does." Walter Littlefield of the Times Book Review sees in it "an important contribution to Continental biography, not overlooking that of London, New York and Boston." The New York Herald-Tribune agrees with both, finding it "the most entertaining volume of intimate memoirs the reviewer has read for many a season. Interminable gossip about personalities of international notoriety and fame, gossip and banter that are fascinating and thrilling to encounter, run through its pages like the swift flow of a swollen stream." In short, here's a book it would be a shame to miss.

If you're looking for a gift to please the particular, give this and be sure. At All Bookstores

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Halcyon days aship and ashore following one another in an ever-alluring panorama of beauty. Fascinating cities spread their treasures for the discerning eye. Superb ships offer the acme of comfort to happy voyagers.

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hion or leopard "between a game tennis and a round of golf." Furth details of so imaginative a venture wa lacking.

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ig illness.

ivorced. Mrs. Beth Sully Fair<s Evans, onetime wife of DougFairbanks, cinema star, from James 1s, Pittsburgh broker.

ied. William Nelson McClin, 21, heir to many millions; in Chio, of typhoid fever. In a few days was to have been married. Ushers ame pallbearers; on the door of house there was a bride's bout of pink roses; the cleric who was have performed the wedding cereny preached the funeral sermon. ving to the similarly sudden deaths other McClintocks, Chicagoans dere that a curse rides the family's alth.

Died. Mrs. Edward H. Smith-Wilason, "most expensively dressed oman in the world"; in London, folwing an operation. She had thounds of gowns. When she traveled, e carried such vast luggage, feed orters so prodigiously, that her esence in hotel or railroad station eant that all others, no matter what eir quality, must carry their own igs. One night she entered the Préatalan, fashionable Paris night-club, earing $2,000,000 worth of gems. On er head was a crown which had beonged to the Princess Xenia of Rusia. About her neck were the famed Shrewsbury pearls, said once to have een the property of the British mueum. To her gown were sewed 400 eal diamonds.

Died. Gene Stratton Porter, 56, novelist and lecturer, author of Freckles, A Girl of the Limberlost, Michael O'Halloran; in Los Angeles, from injuries received when her motor collided with a street car.

Died. Cipriano Castro, 62, onetime dictator of Venezuela; in San Juan, Porto Rico, from hemorrhage of the stomach. In 1890 his neighbors sent him, part Negro, part Indian, to Congress. He bought him a pair of patent leather boots. Boots, however, were his abomination; and each time that he went to Congress he was wont to take them off and place them under his desk until time for leaving came around.

In 1899 he became dictator. In 1908, having long suffered from a serious illness, he left the country to undergo an operation in Germany. While on board ship off shore, Juan Vicente Gomez, acting head of the Government who has ever since been President, sent him a message telling him not to returnwhich injunction he always obeyed.

Died. Brian G. Hughes, bank president and practical joker, in Monroe, N. Y. Once he entered a ten cent tomcat in a national show, won a blue ribbon,

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When Ephraim Crosby made a clearing far out on Valley Road and built his house, he had no neighbors. He lived an independent life, producing on the farm practically all that his family ate and wore. Emergencies-sickness and fire and protection of his homestead from prowlers-he met for himself. Later he had neighbors, one five and another eight miles away. Sometimes he helped them with their planting and harvesting, and they helped him in turn. Produce was marketed in the town, twenty miles along the cart-road.

Today Ephraim Crosby's grandchildren still live in the homestead, farming its many acres. The next house is a good mile away. But the Crosbys of today are not isolated. They neighbor with a nation. They buy and sell in the far city as well as in the county-seat. They have at their call the assistance and services of men in Chicago or New York, as well as men on the next farm.

Stretching from the Crosbys' farm living-room are telephone wires that lead to every part of the nation. Though they live in the distant countryside, the Crosbys enjoy the benefits of national telephone service as wholly as does the city dweller. The plan and organization of the Bell System has extended the facilities of the telephone to all types of people. By producing a telephone service superior to any in the world at a cost within the reach of all to pay, the Bell System has made America a nation of neighbors.








One Policy, One System, Universal Service

Bush Terminal Printing Corporation, Brooklyn, New York

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The only post-prandial address wh TIME has ever quoted in full. (P. col. 3.)

George Eastman, for results. (P.. col. 1.)

A proposal to legalize the stent rapher. (P. 2, col. 2.)

Coffee with which nothing was t matter. (P. 1, col. 1.)


Having perused well the chron of the week, the Vigilant Patri views with alarm:

Carnage in two hemispheres. (Pa 11, column 3.)

Jenufa's step-mother, stealing hugge mugger to the brook. (P. 15, col. 1)

"One hundred African lions, 40 Be gal tigers, 20 leopards, 100 pumas." (1 30, col. 3.)

"The loose thinking which characte izes the American people." (P. 24, co


"A perfumed and bawdy farce." (F 13, col. 1.)

A little red bud in France. (P. 10 col. 1.)

Dairy and poultry products lagging (P. 2, col. 1.)


For a full year women were not permitted to live at The Shelton, New York's largest and most beautiful hotel. Recently the management let down the stringent bars and extended all the privileges of the hotel to women. In less than six weeks an entirely new air of animation has invaded the celibate's haunts-hundreds of women have taken up their permanent residence in THE SHELTON. And the funny part of it is, more bachelors than ever have found their way there since the change of policy went into effect.

All the tremendous development of the Grand Central Zone and Park Avenue is at your feet-in the other direction is a fascinating picture look

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A most wonderful panorama of New York from The Shelton Roof Garden

ing out over the East River and its bustling life, far into Long Island, as interesting a study of New York as you can imagine.

- Society's latest fad

For the first time in the history of New York hotels men and women were - permitted to swim together in the championship pool of The Shelton, the middle of last month. Already the pool has become one of the most popular gathering places of New York's young society-several large swimming and dinner parties have already been held and smaller gatherings of the kind


"The new swimmin' hole" are taking place each week in growing numbers. The introduction of mixed bathing was celebrated by a championship meet under the auspices of The Women's Swimming Association of New York, which attracted several women champions of national and Olympic fame. Among the contestants were Aileen Riggin, Helen Wainwright, Helen Meany, Agnes Geraghty, Ethel McGary and Mathilda Sheuwich. It was the first appearance in New York of Karin Nillson, a member of Swed

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