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PAGE TEN Mexican Journal By Eddie Harrison (Continued from March 23) 12/22/38--Morelia, Michoacam-- We depart from the empty halls of the University and seek the more cheerful air of the sunny plaza, with its luxuriant growth of shrubs antl flowers; its shade-giving trees, and its splashing fountains. Here I desert the group. I wish to visit again tile grand cath- edral. My companions will seek me there when Angel has the auto ready to leave town. The illness I suffered in Guadala- jara has returned, in lesser measure. I feel slightly weak and dizzy walking up the avenue in the hot white sun- light. A nausea fingers tentatively the pit of my stomach. As I enter the portals of the cathe- dral a staggering volume of sound smites my ear. It swells from the pipes of the great organ above me, crashes against the high walls and arched dome of the ceiling, echoes down the deep aisles of the nave, and recedes finally into the darkened cor- ners of tile transept as the touch of the unseen organist lightens. There now appear more worshippers than I noticed earlier. I slip into a retiring seat beside a pillar and surrender lily- self to the surge and ebb of the sol- emn music. For a time physical discomfort, men- tal perturbation are drowned in the sea of sound. But like Old Men of the Sea they eventually return to per- secute me. t can no longer sit still. As I arise to saunter up the intrig- uing corridors of shadow, an ageing Mexican woman of middle class ac- costs me. She pleads for a contribu- tion to the fund which will aid the poverty-stricken sick. In my sort of delirium I cough up a toston (50 cen- tavos) and drop it in her hand. In- stead of replying with the "Gracias !" that I unconsciously expect, she looks very much put out. Can I not make it a peso? I am taken aback. "No!" I remain firm in my refusal. Great Scot[.. I am only inspired~not con- verted ! . . . I exit some minutes later thru a side door which opens onto a large con- crete court. From here tile main ave- nue is visible. I espy the green Pack- ard halted at the curb. In a few moments I have taken my seat in the car aud we are off for Mexico--nearly six hours to the eastward. Felix drives. We are over the first hill about 10 minutes from town when the old front tires start making an un- pleasant thumping sound on the smooth pavement. Felix and Angel get out for inspection. They break into terse but intense argument. Felix wins. We nmst return to Morelia and buy new tires for the front.., for saiety's sake, insists Felix. Angel, nat- urally, is very tmhappy. He must pay for the things.., a matter of 150 pesos more or less. Poor Angel! His luck is enough to try the patience of any "angel". So we return. And by returning we lose one member of our party. Here is the story: It is very hot in town-- about 1:30 o'clock, while Angel goes to haggle for tires, we seek anmsement. Frank Rauk strays off in search of postal cards. Felix,'.Bowman, and I drop into a cantina next. door to the Hotel Casin'd We sit at a small table sipping beer. Two neatly uniformed army officers stand drinking at the bar near us. We are finishing our drink and preparing to leave. But suddenly the army men step over tR our table, and introduce themselves to Felix... Major on the General Staff: Carlos H----, and First Captain of Cavalry: Enrique W---. The major is obviously younger, drunker, amt decidedly more Indian than the portly, reserved Captain. His eyes shine black and hard as chips of obsidian. I have a hunch he is used to being obeyed. Our new acquaintances wish to buy us a drir~k. Th@speak no English, so Felix interprets that they have vis- ited Texas a number of times to play American Army polo teams. Always .HORSE ~SHOW RESULTS Winners and Rtmners-up in Second Horse Show of 1939, Held April 9 BY Pancho Pallas It was Easter Sunday and most of the people had been up practically all day, for the Easter bunrise Service started at 5:30 a.m., so you had to get up at 4:00 a.rn. This early rising made it easy tor everyone to be late tor the Horse Show, which did not get start- ed till about 1:45 p.m. The judges for the contests were Gordon De Mbud and D. M. Renton, with Frenchy Small acting as ringmaster. The first event of the day gave us the Children's Three-Gaited Class for Juniors from the age of 10 to 16. Mary Schoolfieht was judged the winner and received a beautiful cup donated by the Arcade Barber Shop. Second place ribbon was awarded Beverly Heiss, with Suzanue Adargo winning third place ribbon. The second group consisted of the Senior Children's class in the three- gaited affair. Harriet Irvin, winner of first place at the last show, was also judged the best rider of the group at this show, and was awarded a beauti- ful cup donated by the Catalina Sport Fishing Co. Sonny Olsen placed sec- ond, Myra Price third amt Winifred Wills fourth, all receiving pretty col- ored ribbons The ring next brought forth the children's Potato Race, which was eas- ily won by Sonny Olsen, the prize for first place was donated by Hoover's Grocery. Mary Schoolfield finished second, Harriet Irvin came in third and Winifred Wills dropped the last potato ill tile box to win fourth place. The next event of the afternoon gave us the Ladies Three-Gaited class which was won by Peggy Wiseman, the prize being a beautiful bronze horse on a base, this prize was donat- ed by Victor McLaglen. Daisy Shaw won second place, Mary Vv'herritt third place and Ruth Gemilere fourth place. The fifth event of the afternoon brought the riders of tomorrow into the ring. This contest which was the men's three-gaited class, was snapped up by Billy Payne, and he received a beautiful cup donated by John's Cafe. Of course he had the edge on the rest of the boys, for he did not have to get up for Easter Service, so lie cop- ped an extra forty winks. W. Van E. very well treated there, they wish to return the compliment in some meas- ure by treating us here. Well, one round, of course, leads to another. And, unfortunately, these gentlemen seem to be suffering under the delusion that we poor turistas can down alcoholic refreshment as fast and for as long as the hearty poloists whom they met on the dusty plains of the Lone Star state. Before long they decide that we must remain over in Morelia and the Army will indulge us in a first class "whing-ding"--champagne, guitar mu- sic, beautiful girls.., whatever we wish! Meanwhile the Major, guzzling Habanero (sugar cane brandy and sherry wine), starts to look quite tipsy. My head throbs nastily and my stomach threatens to do nip-ups any minute. If there is anything I don't want to do, it is' to get borracho .... let alone enter into an extensive mil- itary binge with these two-fisted drinkers. (To be continued) Eyes Examined and Glasses Re- paired. C. W. Carlton, Opt. D. For appointment call Dr. Perske. Thompson was awarded second place, with third position going to Gus Wise- man, with Sid, the Mighty Zeldin, squeezing into fourth place. Next came the Jumping Class, which turned out to be the treat of the aft- ernoon. Jack l:anmericn, Huncey Gild- her and Ruth Gemilere tied in the first round of jtnnps and had to have the bar raised one uotch. Jack Emmer- ich, who is sort of air minded anyway, proceeded to go up and over to win first lflace and a beautiful cup donated by Walt's M,alt Place. Huncey Gild- ner garnered second position, Ruth Gemilere was awarded third place with "Botmee Me Again" Sid Zeldin winning fourth l)lace with a couple of neat ante-over jumps. The Ladies' Musical Chair game was won by Daisv Shaw, who was awarded a beauti(ul cup, donated by Farnsworth's Dress Shop "Lizzie" Greig took second place, with Lois Wallace in third position aud Marjorie Bell copping 4th money--1 meau rib- bon. The Men's Musical Chair game was won by Larry Langiu, the prize do- nated by Mayfair Riding & Sport Shop. Billy Payne finished secoud, Jack Emmerich third and Gus Wise- man fourth. "File next eqtertainment brought us the Package Race. Tweh, e bundles were tossed into the ring and each rider circled the enclosure and wheu the music stopped everybody made for a bundle, untied same and dressed ill whatever garments or other items that were in the package and then mounted their horse and rode around the ring twice. After a mad scramble Sonny Olsen came in first and won the brush set dona{ed by Arcade geaaty Shop. Sid Zeldin came in second, Billy Payne third and Daisy Shaw fourth. The event reminded one of the Charge of the Light Brigade-- 12 horses in the ring and each going a different way. The Potato Race for men and wom- en had to be run off in heats, as there were too many riders for a straight race. Sid Zeldin finished first in the first heat, with Daisy Shaw coming in second. Ruth Gemilere and Huncey Gildner finished first and second in the next heat. Billy Payne and Larry Langin copped the place in the third heat. The run off was easily won by that well-known horseman, "This-is-How- I-did-it" Payne. He was awarded a beautiful set of marble book ends do- nated by the Alley Buffet. Ruth Gem- ilere finished second, Sid Zeldin third and Larry Langin fourth. The Western Stock class was won by Wally Opie, 'red Vanegas second, while Johu Fouts came in third. These boys gave some of the inside dope on how to stop and turn a horse on a dime. That western saddle business is the stuff for me. I noticed there are a couple of handles on that kind of seat. The Goat Ropmg contest between the cowboys ended up by having the stable bovs chase the goats through the hills l)ack into the ring. The goats looked like they had taken an I.C.S. course on how to evade the noose of a lariat. After much scrambling around John Fouts won the contest with the time of Ill//., seconds, with Wally Qpie coming in second with the time o~ 31~4 seconds. Sid Zeldin gave another of his wrestling exhibitions and after a terrific struggle the goat finally looked up at Sid and said, with a sorry look in his eye: "I give up", and off to the bath tub went Sid. It looks like Ben Brout will be asked to give all estimate on a trophy case so the boys up in Bachelor Hall can use the t)hrase: "Do you want to come up and see our trophies ?" might work, maybe. The next show will be held the third Sunday in May ? ? ? Phone Richmond 6171 Private Ambulance IVY H. OVERHOLTZER illg. F'U N E.R AL DI R I='C TO IR 1719 South Flower Street, at 18th Lady Attendant Los Angeles, California ./ THE CATALINA A radiocast pro;gram , Science will be given Hollywood, on Sunday, 5:00 to 5:30 p.m., under of the Christian Science Publication for Southern cooperation with the Protestant Churches of The broadcast will be Alfred G. Rogers, Firsl 'rweutieth Church of Chl of Los Angeles, assistel Leary, soloist, and Mrs. organist of the church. Marines to Cross the Tradition ill crossing til, seafaring men is always served aboard vessels of Navy, according to Postmaster Herbert Major George D. Hamill rine Corps, Recruiting Angeles, in writing a' of Division 7 of the which is enroute to San from the east coast of States, by way of ports and the Straits of AVALON CHURCH Catholic--St. Rev. M. F. MurphYh Sunday Masses 7:00 anu Week Days, 8:U0 a.na. Church School, 9:00 and Sundays. Christian Science A Branch of The The First Church of ChrX in Boston, MassachusettS, day service at 11:00 School at 9:30 a.m.; W ing meetings at 8:130. 607 Crescent avenue, opq except Sundays and edifice, East Whittley. ,i "Ilg ~' Subject April 16--.Doctrl merit. Community Sunday Services--Cht 9:30 a.m.; morning. 10:30; evening serv'ice The public is cordially tend any or all of these Corner Metropole avenge street. Seventh Day Sabbath School 9:30 class at 2 p.m., WhitneY, Community Special Notice for We are fortunate to -Elder Esteb, who has from China. All organiz dially invited to atte Chapel, Saturday, April i QUALITY .t Los Angeles John F. Parkins NOTICE TO __._-.--. No. 184040 Estate of John Adan known as John A. Notice is hereby signed BEN H. tor of the Estate of Jo kins, etc., deceased, th of, and all persons against the said them with the necesS~ within six months after lication of this notice, to ministrator at his office ing, 137 North les, California, which sa undersigned selects as a ness in all matters conue estate, or to file them saw vouchers, within the first publication the office of the Court of the State of for the County of Dated March 23 Public Los Pub. March 30, April