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the frantic mob. It was no slight task
to get to the residence of the Consul,
for every car had been commandeered,
and cab-horses were few and far be-
tween. Not a ta.xie anywhere was run-
ning, for the military authorities had
seized gasoline and artillery had taken
the cab horses, but she got there

The wife of the .American Consul at
Paris was a New York girl and it
didn't take long for Yvette Maxwell
to explain to her the difficulties of
the situation.

"Tve got to make good you see!"
said Yvette, "It is my big opportun-
ity! this first time they have ever
given nie anything of importance to
do. If I can get those twelve model
patterns across, we will make a scoop
on all the other modistes of New
York. It would be worth thousands
to Heltmans and it will be just the
making of me. Probably, I cannot do
it but I'm not going to let my chance
get b\'. If it is possible to squeeze
that steamer trunk with the model
patterns on to any kind of a boat
steering for New York, I'll go across
if I have to go in the coal hole!"

"That's the talk, honey!" said the
Consul's wife, "but 1 guess you will
have to give it up. You cannot do
the impossible. Thousands of people
are rushing to the seaports, every inch
of room on every steamer sailing from
Havre or Brest has been taken, and
it is almost impossbile even to get to
either place, though I suppose we
could seize an auto somewhere per-
haps and get you through to the
steamer if there was a chance of get-
ting on. We can help you on the let-
ter of credit. We have just got au-
thority from Washington to cash
special letters of credit. We can give
you money, gold or silver, which is
the only thing that is good in Europe
now and my husband will see to that,
but that is all I can see that it is pos-
sible for us to do." And just then a
man passed bj' the open door, tall,
wiry Frank Wallace. 1 don't suppose
Yvette was ever so glad to see a man
as she was at that moment to meet
once more the breezy westerner whom
she at once introduced to the wife of
the Consul. "Well! Well!" said W\aj-
lace, "I was going to look you up this
afternoon anyway, but I had to come
here first. I have only got a day irUj
Paris then it is me to Gibraltar))}!^
"Gibraltar!" exclaimed Yvette. "YfS^',
Gibraltar. You see, there is going to .
be a big scrap over there, no question .
about it. England threw her hat into
the ring last night. Russia has already
mobilized, and Italy and Spain are
liable to get mixed up in the muss be-
fore it is over. I got a wire in London
yesterday in the morning to go to Gi-
bralter and report the situation there.
I ain detailed for special war work and
the fleet of the ^leditcrrancan is to
assemble at the straits of Gibraltar.
I'll get further instructions when I get
there as to what the paper wants, but
the deuce and all is how to gel there.

I'he railroads are all in the hands of
the military. If I can get to the Span-
ish border I'll inake it all right, l)ut
the only way to do that is to get an
automobile and a passport from the
military authorities and race for it and
the U. S. Consul has got to help u.e
out. Money is no object. My paper
foots the bills.'

-\ dazzling thought flashed through
the mind of Yvette Maxwell. In hur-
ried words she told the young news-
paper man of her own predicament.
He had to laugh, for the matter of :i
dozen models seemed small to him:
but he could see how important it was
to this young girl, carrying out her
first commission for a great New
York business house and he said, "By
the living of Jehosaphat! If I can g>^t
a motor, beg, borrow, buy or steal it,
and you will pack these models of
yours into the smallest possible com-
pass, I'll take you to the Spanish bor-
der with me and we will make Gibral-
tar by train. Italy has not gone into
the war and we will sure be able to
squeeze you into some kind of craft
going through the Mediterranean,
headed for New York. What do you

It is unnecessary for me to repeat
just what Yvette did say, but in the
slang of the day "it was a mouthful,"
and then the .\merican Consul ca ne
and he and I-'rank Wallace started out
to beg, borrow, buy or steal a motor
that would send the correspondent .")«<•
miles across France from Paris to the
Spanish border.

A big newspaper with the United
States behind it can accompilsh won-
ders, and at three o'clock the next af-
ternoon Yvette Maxwell and Frank
Wallace left Paris in a powerful Pan-
hard motor with a speed record of
eighty miles an hour. I wish i had
space to tell you all about that .loO
miles or more from Paris southward
to the Spanish border. The chaulTeur,.
secured through the agency of the
.■\merican Minister, was a daring
Frenchman who could guide his pow-
erful engine w'ith the eye of an owl
in darkness as well as in daylight. In
the snuggest of steamer trunks were
packed the models, ^'ou don't it don't
take a great deal of dress material to
make a fashionable costume and the
space occupied was no great. The
precious trunk with its contents worth
their weight in yellow backs was
tightly strapped to the tonneau.
- It was impossible to make high
itneed, for everywhere there was the
iMare of bugles, 'the blast of trumpets,
Wic rattle of drinns, and the singing of
Ithc great I'rench war song, as they
'flashed through hamlet, and valley and
city, on their swift southward dash
fir the border. There wasn't much
chance for talking. Yvette, well
wra|)ped up. slept a large part of the, though she had to be awakened
every few minutes for Wallace spoke
no French, and her knowledge of that
language was of great valuu in getting
I\ast the constant slopping of the car
l)y military officials. Their passports
from the French War Oeiiartment put
them through without much ile!

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Hid at ten o'clock the next morning,
\ugust 14, they were halted by the,
'Who goes there!" in Spanish instead
r>{ French. That meant the Spanish
lorder. There was not much diffi-
:ulty in getting across, and a few
Tiiles further brought them to a rail-
-oad station on the great southern
ine which passed through Madrid,
ind southward to Gibraltar. There
■lad been a few short stops for gas
ind food, but it was a great relief to
j;et once more on a railroad train,
ind the chautteur was dismissed and
sent back to Paris with a gratuity that
made his short cropped hair rise like
'quills upon the fretful porcupine."

Tliere was no Empire State Express
running on the railroads of Spain and
progress was much slower by train
than by car, but at sunset, August 15,
Yvette and the special war corre-
iponden't were in Gibraltar, the quaint
old Moorish town with the great rock
towering high above it, and the Union
Jack of England fluttering at the top
of the flag staff. Three days later by
means of wireless and money, a place
was secured for Yvette on the west
bound steamer Tuscania, sailing
from Barcelona to New York. I
haven't time to tell the swift passing
of those three days. Y'ou may be very
sure that Yvette Maxwell and Frank
Wallace had become as well ac-
quainted in the week that had passed,
as if they had been "little boys and
girls together," and with a promise to
meet once more when the war clouds
rolled away they parted on the deck
of the not very palatial siteamer. She

was glad enough to get a berth any-
where, and ten days later hailed with
joyous heart and sparkling eyes the
Goddess of Liberty as she held her
torch high in the air as the Tuscania
plowed through the narrows, and an
liour later berthed at her dock on the
North River.

It was a "scoop" sure enough. The
war had stopped all kinds of i.nporta-
tions, and Heltmans was the only
>.fodis'te department to show real Paris
models that fall. Y^vette Jilaxwell was
the event of the season. The great
company which employed her didn't
try to hide her light under a bushel,
but the story of her wild dash of near-
ly a thousand miles to get those mod-
els over was amplified to the nth
power by the ad men and the news-
papers, and there was a check for $500
which came in very handy in the era
of high prices f6r everything eatable
that dawned in the immediate future.

If this were a made up story, Yvette
I\Iaxwell would marry Frank Wallace,
and live happy ever after but it isn't,
and the marriage has not as yet taken
place, but Yvette is not yet thirty
now and Wallace is just out of War
Service, and who knows what the fu-
ture inay have in store for a girl who
was "on the job."

C. E. Yost, last year with Merchants'
& Bankers' Business School, New
Y^ork City, has accepted a position for
the coming year with Hefifley Institute,
Brooklyn, at a generous salary in-

Ivliss Emerit E. Booth, Supervisor
cf Penmanship in the Warren, Ohio,
Public Schools, finds herself in this
position because of her liking for pen-
manship. For several years she has
been giving special attention to the
teaching of penmanship and last year
was Acting Director of Writing in the
Warren schools. As a result of her
good work she is given a larger re-

Miss Booth spent several weeks
during the summer of 1919 at the
Zanerian. She is a graduate of Oneon-
ta, New Y'ork, Normal College, and
has a life certificate in New York
State as well as in Ohio. Miss Booth
is especially successful in devising
plans for teaching writing to children
in the grades. In a recent letter she
states that the children under her care
have come to enjoy the writing lesson
and that often when the time comes
for the m.aterial to be put away they
say "Oh, we just got started. I wish
I could stay here all day." In the 8-A
class she oflfers pupils extra work in
lettering and designing one period
each week, and last year the children
came to the school an extra evening
each week for that work.

With her thorough prepa-ation and
liking for the work, IMiss Booth can
hardly fail to bring the writing in
Warren up to a still higher standard.

Arthur L. Ross, for sone years head
of the commercial work of the Orange,
Mass., High School, has been elected
to head the commercial work of the
High School at Fitchburg, Mass.

H. E. Wilson, supervisor of writing in the public schools of Siou.x City, Iowa, has enthusiastic penmanship
classes at East Junior High and West Junior High. He is seen here standing at the west side of the West High
School certilicate winners and at the east side of the East High School certificate winners. It will be seen that
they win certificates b\' the wholesale in Sioux City.

When it was evident that these two schools were running a close race for certificates we asked Mr. Wilson to
send us pictures of both classes. We haven't counted them to see which one is ahead, and it is likely that some
certificate winners were absent from each school When these pictures were taken. However, the evidence is here that
there are a large number of good writers in both schools. W'e congratulate the schools, the penmanship teachers
and Supervisor Wilson.

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Lee F. Correll, for some years with
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Miss Irene Burch is a new shorthand
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L. Broadwater, for some years with
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' Sarah C. Stinson, last year head of the
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Helene Moore is a new commercial
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Marie A. Watson, for some years a
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Miss Ruth A. Towle, now teaching in
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L. C. Steele, recently with the Bryant
& Stratton Commercial School, Provi-
dence, has accepted a position with the
Morse Business College, Hartford,

Jeanette H. Baldwin, last year with
the Gallatin County High School., Mont., is to teach in the
North Central High School, Spokane,
the coming year.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Chapman, last year
with the Oberlin. Kaiis.. High School,
are to teach at Winterset, Iowa, the
coming year.

C. L. Kelly, who has been doing ac-
counting in Chicago during the last
year, is to teach accounting in Ne-
braska Wesleyan University for the
new year.

O. W. Alberson, recently with the
Lincoln. Xeb.. Business College, has
been engaged for the Massey Business
College. Birmingham, .\la.
Madeline Murphy, of Holyoke, Mass..
is to be a new commercial teacher in
the High School at Dunkirk, X. Y.
T. C. Patterson, of Keokuk, Iowa, is
a new commercial teacher in the
Dakota Business College. Fargo, N. D.
Mary O. Pollard, last year with Mid-
land College. Fremont, Neb., is to re-
turn to her position with the
Frances Shimer School, Mount Car-
roll, Illinois.

Sara Schoonover, this year with the
Stambaugh, Mich., High School, is to
teach shorthand in one cf the Des
Moines High Schools the coming year.
James L. Ellis, of Leipsic, Ohio, is the
new bookkeeping teacher in the Can-
ton. Ohio, .\ctual Business College.
J. E. Throne, last year with the Anglo-
Chinese School. Singapore, is to teach
next year in the Long Beach. Calif..
Business School.

F. G. Rice, of Rahway, X. J., will
teach commercial work in the Von-
kers, N .Y., High School the coming

Mr. L. Walker will head the commer-
cial work of the Clovcrland Commer-
cial College, Escanaba, Mich., the
coming y..'ar,

Helen J. Bedell, of Boston, is to teach
commercial work in the High School
at North .-Vudover, Mass., the coming

Loretta L. Pease, of Hazardville,
Conn., for some years Supervisor of
Penmanship in the Greenfield. Mass.,
Schools, is a new penmanship teacher
in the High School at Brockton, Mass.
Miss Mary K. Frick, of Waynesboro.
Pa., is a new hookkeping teacher in
the High School for Girls, Reading,

Miss Mildred Kies, of Platteville, Wis-
consin. h;i> been engaged as instructor
in the Cominercial Department of
.Midland College, Fremont. Neb.

Helen E. Moore, for the last few years
with the St. Albans. Vermont. High
School, is to teach shorthand in Syra-
cuse, X. Y.. University ne.xt year.
Hazel O. Garland, last year with the
Mt. Pleasant. Pa.. High School, is a
new shorthand teacher in the Char-
leroi. Pa.. High School.
Maude V. Bennett, of Jonesville.
Mich., last year with the High School
at Helena. .\rk.. has been elected for
the Rochester, Minn., High School for
the coming year.

Cleora M. Fredette, a graduate of this
year's Normal Training Class of Bay
Path Institute, Springfield, Mass.. is
to teach in Durham. Conn., the coming

Marie Garnock, for several years with
the High School at Staples, Minn., is
tT l)e next year with the Xew Ulm,
Minn., High School.
R. W. Ballentine, for a number of
years head of the commercial work of
the .■\lbany. N. Y.. Business College,
is to be with the Madison, Wis., Com-
mercial College the coming j'ear.
Florence Meacham, a member of the
Sc'nior Class of the State Normal-
Training School, Willimantic, Conn., is
to teach commercial branches in the
High School at Glastonbury, Conn..
beginning with the new school year.

N. J. Lawrence, of Rochester, N. Y.,
has accepted a position as commercial
teacher in the Xew Castle, Pa., High

George K. Pearce is to be a new com-
mercial teacher in the Steubenvilk
Business College, Steubenville, Ohio,
the coming year. Mr. Pearce was with
the Steubenville Business College
several years ago.

Miss Helen Mambert, a recent gradu-
ate of Russell Sage College, Troy, N.
Y.. is a new commercial teacher in the
Brunswick, X. J.. High School.
George S. Murray and Miss Naomi
Pollard are two new conimorcial
teachers in the Commercial High
School. Xew Haven. Conn.
Miss Hazel H. Pope, of Greensboro
Bend. Vermont, is to teach commer-
cial work next vear in the Lebanon.
N. H.. High School.

O. A. Hoffmann, of Hoflfmann's Mil-
waukee Business College, writes u>
that they have just built a new Gregg
School Department which, like their
other schools, will be run on tin-
"Earn While You Learn" plan.

Feland O. Whitmer, of Cleveland,
recently purchased the Seymour. Ind..
Business College, which has been con-
ducted for several years by Morris M.

R. J. MacLean, President Detroit
Commercial College, is chairman of
the Inland Waterways committee, De-
troit Chamber of Commerce. His pic-
ture appears in the "Detroiter." the
official publication of the Detroit
Board of Commerce for June 4.

The above specimen
just as he was about n
work. He never fails tc
many penmen to meet h

Jay Truitt.,
1. Mr. Tru

the expert penman. Los AnRcles, Calif..
t travels extensively and executes pen
hercver he goes, and he has challenged

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