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" Go sit over there until I decide what to do with you," he commanded, hoping some thought would make the boy speak. It was a high bench; Quan's feet did not reach the floor. During the next dozen minutes officers came and went, and once the patrol wagon clanged as it roared out of the basement garage, and several times Quan saw unhappy figures being brought to the jail, and his legs began to ache. When finally they numbed, they were then like his head. There was no use in even trying to think any more. Then his heart missed a beat. For an instant he thought the two soldiers who were walking in were the two who had been at the intersection and in front of the restaurant, because one was old and the other young. But they were not quite so large. More, Quan saw that they must be officers, because they had the manner of men who gave commands, and each had little ornaments on his shoulders. He heard the older officer say, "Sergeant, we've had reports of discrimination against enlisted men, and we'd like to talk over what might result," and heard the sergeant say that one of the city's prominent restaurant men happened to be here, and they could get his viewpoint, and then the man selling food, the one with the whiskers, was speaking. "You lie," Gee Quan squeaked. "Why, you yourself this day refused water, and that it would quickly kill fish which tried to live in it; he allowed another to testify to the good effects of drinking no water at all, and obtaining moisture only in the form of fruit and vegetable juices. He devoted one illustrated article to E. W. Darling, Southern California's unspoiled child of nature, who cultivated perfection by going without clothes and shelter, eating raw food and never cutting or combing his hair or beard; another to a Persian health builder who walked over his patients with his bare feet and kneaded them with his toes. He printed a series on Eusebio Santos, the grass eater, with notes on the types of grass which had the sweetest flavor and the least tendency to choke the swallower. These articles were illustrated by photographs taken in a meadow showing Santos in a silk hat and opera cape eating grass with a herd of cattle. With rare generosity, Macfadden in 1903 gave the title of " the greatest leader and most remarkable reformer in a century" to John Alexander Dowie, founder of Zion City, who healed by prayer, banished all doctors and druggists from his community and taught that the world was flat. Three years later Dowie was banished from his own community for polygamy and larceny, but Physical Culture continued to champion him. It turned against him savagely, however, on discovering that he had become ill through overeating. Maciadden's first conflict with prudishness took place when Physical Cul- 97 And then somehow he was half crying and talking; and even if some of the words were in brittle Cantonese, which Grandfather Li Chung understood as he came frowning into the place, enough of the others were understandable to everyone else. " Well," grunted the sergeant. " Was that it?" He waved away the protests of the restaurant owner. " Why didn't you say so? Too scared?" Gee Quan was not forced to reply. The senior officer had walked over to him. "Son," he said, "that took nerve. Good boy. How'd you like to come out to the post and see the 155's? The guns. And ride a cat?" Seeing Quan's open mouth, he explained, "A cat is the caterpillar tractor which draws the guns. Like to ?" " Oh," said Gee Quan, and then his breath came through his teeth as he clamped his jaws shut. He did not succeed in standing straighter. The Chinatown-squad man whispered to Li Chung, telling him that there was nothing wrong and that Quan had brought honor to the family. The old man waited impatiently for his grandson to speak; then he himself snapped, " Gee Quan, bow and acknowledge whatever honor has been paid us. But, lest the officers of fighting do not realize our own importance, inform them that we, also, number generals among our ancestors. Not mere soldiers. Generals. Men who achieved their high rank because they not only were brave but were also learned scholars. Explain that to them, Gee Quan." Gee Quan said, trembling, "Yes, Grandfather Li Chung." Generals! Oh, if Monday would come quickly, so he could make his report. ture was barely a year old. In March, 1900, he received a petition signed by ninety-two persons, headed by William J. Cromie, physical director of the Y. M. C. A., of Easton, Pennsylvania, praising the general purposes of the magazine, but asserting that it was " open to criticism because of the nude figures." Macfadden replied that he was grateful .for the courteous tone of the petition, but that he could not comply without compromising the cause of perfect manhood. " We cannot serve this glorious purpose," he wrote, "if our liberty is to be curtailed. Let us go on in our simple way—doing good according to our understanding." In the issue for June, 1900, Macfadden printed an article entitled Nudity and Purity, which argued that the one was impossible without the other. The author of this essay was John Russell Coryell, who wrote detective stories under the name of Nick Carter. "Nudity" was a technical term at that time. Its meaning was entipely different from its meaning today. The criticisms were aimed at Physical Culture's policy of printing pictures of muscular giants dressed in the garb of wrestlers or prize fighters— " naked bruisers," as the late Mayor Gaynor called them. Physical Culture was almost exclusively a magazine for men. Years elapsed before Macfadden discovered the pictorial possibilities of the other sex, except in the form of reproductions of famous paintings of angels Forget those summer suits you've worn in the past. Forget, if you can, their higher prices. This is different. This is spun rayon—softer, cooler, better looking. This is RIVERCOOL, the modern low cost answer to the summer clothing problem. NSW SW Rayon THE GREAT MRCFRDDEN (Continued from Page 11)


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