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L*. Publish^ &L Int. Siiith Mate ftWet, Hoi*, Affe and PuMM»« f posfeffic* at »6|», AMwnsas sAttefMa«h3,iaW. ^..W fftift The Assoclatea ftess is exclusively „'JMfc$i<8rtJ6ft d'All flews di*atches credited to it or IktMs t*t*r ifttl its,the l«al«S*s publShW herein ' ' • r* alsd B&wved. itt'lnstitutton developed by tipem civilisation to MB#Ho foste commerce and tftffiUtry, through widely 'KliSjtM to fttfhish that check ugoft government which Igish able te mtitoP+40. tote in Advance); By City eafrtef, per $5.00, Sy mall, la.Hempstesd, Nevada, $3.00 per year, elsewhere $5.00, £; jjft^Ml^tlSte; Charges wili be made for all tributes, cards "" «(«,;« BfeiHortals, concerning the departed, Commercial > ihS&p*tky 5ft the news tolunvtw td protect their readers • space-tekihg memorials. The Star disclaims responsibility *"T Btf'retkthi ot auj^ unsolicited manuscripts. The Star's Platform ^.,_ ^ .'. / • ^ ? )t t~ Sj. 'CITY • ' ' jjfvtte ttWHitiexyt the municipal power plant to develop the 'itKd SOefal resources of Hope. fi^ptvemtnt in,1931, and improved sanitary conditions in |jiM;^ t «*,"«ifi mills oWnMsi back~yards, my^Suppert'ih&Wiltmber of Commerces- •^" ' - ^-Vv . C O W N * Y ' - L'tsMtyrtf!/utffttflai/ program providing for the coiurfucticm of o amout of' all-weather road each year, to gradually reduce the totd^eeonomie support for every scientific agricultural " benefit* to Hempstead county's greatest J a i armer organizations, believing that co-operative effort , f -- r -... fa the country at it is in town. \ •*>>V,.. - " STAIE V •'' ed progress onjfte state highway program, tte teforrn, and a more efficient government through the tftcpetiaitttres. cattle tick. £"f- Wherc Doc$ "^this is being written, the Hempstead County Quorum ' "is gathering for the 'annual levying session at previous years the justices of the peace comprising ^t haVe voted for county farm and home demonstra- 0)1 -agents. The program, however, was 'defeated by this "inty judge; >' ' "Vprevious years the judge opposed the county agents' 6n the ground that Hempstead county could not af- . v. twe«h"ave every reason to expect the same explanation j|»/As this .newspaper has been attempting to show, in its ^against the iniquitous "turnback" law which allows gaso- J ^revenues and state bond money to be\wasted by the r .Judges in local government, the counties are actually giving more money today than, ever in their history. -"In a depression year like 1931, land assessments and the ItainX revenues have declined somewhat—but no county j:e! speaks above a whisper while mentioning the fact tfcin the^face of this'decline the county governments are ting.three million dollars a year from the state from a ,nd-new* source. * • —-- *t~»- — .- •«• <. ~. „• .,..,T-. >«*•'.':•-• Efempstead county drew $28,000 in road turnback money tHe state last year, when other revenues were "normal. ,,. year she is getting $17,000 more—a total of $45,000. tve local tax revenues fallen off any sum like*that? You 'n't have to look it up to know differently. $' The county judges got the legislature to raise the gaso- ne tax from 5 to 6 cents, last January, and then took the ^"'i cent for their own purposes. It amounts to $17,000 a in Hempstead county alone. The judges had need of it. 1929 they got their salaries raised, and by 1931 the 6-cent tax gave them the money to pay the increase with. So, Bad of $1,800 a year, the county judge of Hempstead now ws $3,000—and he pays half of this new large salary out ;hat $17,000 additional coming in from the extra one-cent fon gasoline. * Where does the rest of fhe money go ? The courts take irne of it. The other institutions of the county get some— iftt more of if than any private citizen suspects, goes for day i|por, teams and 'graders, pushing up earth embankments lulled county roads, making votes for another election day. Sp'-The county turn-back fund has become, as every think—' citizen knew it would, a slush fund for county politicians ing to get themselves into office and have enough money L' hand to construct the kind of a political machine that •mild keep them there. Why raise.thunder about a State Highway Department . ..... spends a hundred million dollars and refuses to give an fafceourjting? . ^ A small-town political machine has taken a page out of ;he same book, and, with its $48,000 a year from the turn- ,]&8ek fund, is doing right well, thank you. ' Ij-A. 1 ; It is true that the law of Arkansas requires every claim vf ~ n Qwed by the county, for whatever purpose, to be published the newspapers—-but this is not done. Nor will it be done any more willingly by the county I^Hdge, than the State Highway Department submits" to an '*% alA' WM*PW««««"^P»^« itionlsthe WASHINGTON '"LETTER The "County court proceedings" law we speak about is and definite. On our desk lies a copy of the Mena j n which tj, e judge of Polk county has just complied the law. But you won't ever see it complied with in einpstead county. Here is what the law says : "Immediately after the close of each regular and special of the County Couct, the clerk thereof shall cause to be f, published one time, in one paper published in* such county; Jf 8 list of all claims allowed against the county and the road ricts thereof, to whom allowed, and for what purpose, the amount "-rrSupplement to Crawford & Moses Digest -E, and page 1511 of Acts of Arkansas of 1915. Though the clerk is authorized to publish the proceed, the county judge must approve, » TJie majesty of his disapproval is, in this instance at spiced with the flavor of common sense. TitU» for Dirigibles Jj|lBADY various civic boosters in the United States are ling claims with the Navy Department asking that the navy dirigible, construction of which is just beginning, foe i&med for this or that particular city; and departmental Officials wjll probably begin to wish before long that they fca/i ' started the practice of naming dirigibles for cities. pye are so few dirigibles and so many, many eager cities. With cruisers, which are also named for cities, it is different. The navy has a Jot of them, and it is constantly build- w- -<ore. Sooner or alter almost every city can be satisfied. JV-' "''n'gibles! The navy has two, with ono more under con- t '? tti'cn. (not counting the tiny blimps), it will be decades it liaa enough to satisfy all the rival city fathers. BY RODNEY DUTCHER : NEA. flervlee- Writer W ASHINGTON-*— Never before have there been such concerted attempts to instill confidence in us all by the repeated assertion that confidence is the medicine which can cure our economic troubles. The Hoover-Laval communique issued alter the conference between president and premier was a super^statement of that sort. It was designed to assur6 the world that the heads of the two most powerful nations were co-operating to speed the world's recovery and were making "real progress." Announcements of agreements, in and out of the statement, were of the type demanded by the bankers to stimulate confidence. Newspapermen who waited believed more time had .been spent in deviling the communique than In" actual conference; * * * /CURRENT disputes as to wheth- V- 4 er ! Hoover or Laval won a "diplomatic victory"'and whether the conference was a brilliant success or a flop seem rather silly to this writer. The "victories" cited had already been accomplished by developments which the conference merely served to emphasize. A survey of the 'results and official and semi-official statements about the results shows that Hoover and Laval agreed upon certain economic actualities about which there is no controversy anywhere. On that basis they reached certain agreements easily, anticipated. The positions with which France and America began the 'conference remained the same. "Failure" lay in the fundamental divergence of the two positions at important points-'-success in that two statesmen met face to face, emphasized their respective positions, did the best they could and agreed to co-operate to the extent they mutually believe possible. * * * DOVER had to retreat from certain positions this government had taken long before the, conference, but he couldn't help that and American self-interest would have compelled it whether Laval had come or not. France had become the strongest European nation and it was no longer feasible to high-hat her und ignore her viewpoints—as she, at least, thought we had done con- H sistently. We hadn't consulted France when Hoover called for the one- year moratorium and France BMrtjr wrecked the plan. ' She was in a position to insist that future reparation revisions be made on provisions of thjs Young Plan and Hoover was in no position to insist otherwise. We also had always had a government policy of insisting that war debts and reparations had no connection—reiterated as late as Hoover's moratorium announcement last June. But that was definitely thrown overboard when Hoover agreed that as soon as German reparations were lightened Congress- would be asked to reduce the debt burden in proportion. All this, not.because Laval outsmarted Hoover, France . held the but because cards. After clinging tightly ever since the war . to such principles as no arms reduction without security, no reparations cut without a debt cut,, and no Versailles treaty revision, France would." hardly weaken oil" them after attaining a peak of military, economic and financial dominance in Europe. * * » T HE agreement to stop heavy French withdrawals of gold from America indicate the French strength. Our government and bankers are skittish about such things, holding the theory that any developments which might aggravate the financial situation should be promptly checked. Nothing was said about gold withdrawals in the inspirational com munique lest it appear that we were taking them seriously, but the real swap—except for that of viewpoints and assurances of good intentions—appears to have been Laval's agreement as to withdrawals for Hoover's as to debts, reparations and moratorium. The latter seems more important than the former, but the concession probably would have been essential in any event because Hoover could have done little about German reparations in the face of French opposition. Disarmament prospects remain rather poor, but there probably will be a more realistic conception in this country of how difficult it is to get-Europe to do what wo tell her to do unless we are willing to enter such things as leagues and security pacts. Those most pleased with the Hoover- Laval conference are those who believe that the two leaders, now thoroughly realizing the limits within which each will operate, are now in a frame of mind to explore all possibilities which exist within those limits for beneficial co-operative action. Do You tfWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Justice B. P.' Haynes was called' to the suberbs of our city on last Saturday night to marry Mr. Wm. Watsen and Miss Lula Reed. Mr. Lee Tally, of Benton, is in the city visiting the family of Mrs. W. S. Berry. C. M. Cloud, publisher of the Nevada County Picayune, at Prescitt, was a pleasant caller at this office Monday. TEN YEARS AGO Miss Beryl Henry, of Bentonville, will be the week-end guest of Miss Dell McRae. Miss Margaret White and Ruth Gresley, of Frescott, came down this morning to be the guests ot Mrs. Clarke White, for the party she gave with Mrs. Lloyd Spencer and Misses Emma May ana Evelyn Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Russell, of Brt'-kfisld, Mo. ; ;; I crc for a vis t ton and Mrs. Carter Gibson. S. M. Ragland, of Texarkana, was in the city yesterday. • Mr. and Mrs. Dolph Carrigan, who live near Washington, were in Hope yesterday attending the marriage of her sister, Miss Hu'oy Iviiddietarooks to Mr. James Earl Berry. Baton Rouge, La., Nov. 9. —(/P)— Huey P. Long, of Shreveport, was sentenced' yesterday by Judge Bruno!, in District. Court, to 30 days in jail, and was fined $1.00 for criminal libel, based on charges made by Governor Parker. He cannot appeal under the Louisiana law because his sentnece was for less than six months. The jail sentence was suspended pending good behavior. BARE Dressmakers sa ythere's plenty of business, but collections aren't what they seam. A million people cheered Mussolini at Naples. Probably because the Fascists had' given them the Duce. standards may b-.- shaky,' i>. H-.r- but ail is not. yoki that jitters. Woodcock to Tell How Dry Law Is "Enforced" Largest Crowd of Season Expected to Attend Annual Cla.h Here The Hope team is working hard this week for they are. preparing to enter their annual frtd battle with the Prescott Curley Wolves on Wednesday afternoon, November 11. This game is always regarded ns the most important one on their schedules by both teams. tJp until l«st year Prescott had been winning pretty consistently for a good many years but last season the Bobcats invaded the Wolves' territory anH banded them a 7-0 defeftt. The local boys are hoping to repeat this year, even though the dope favors Prescott. Hie Prescott boya have been defeated only once or twice this year nnd Ihc Hope boys have only won two games. The local team is looking forward to having all team members In shape lor this game, something they h^ye not had since the Camden game. Drake and Sissell, who did not enter the North Little Rock game will be in action Wednesday as well as Rowe and Harper. Hope supporters ore look* ing forward to. and, expecting the Bobcats to put'up n good fight in this game. The Prescott tea mwill bring many supporters and backers for this game and it is probable that the crowds will pack the stands on both sides of the field nt the new schiol building. The game will start at three o'clock and the stores will close in order to give employes a chance to see the game. The game between the Hope and Presdott All-Stars, which was to have been played On Armistice day has been postponed until Friday night, in order not to" conflict with the high school game. tffiw oi&iBAtos.- wo - , Bauflfttjn, 37, ff May 8 ft.0t his wife thrf* time Son acorner In the shopping •district and was himself shot in a tun* nlng pistol battle with police as he attempted to flee. Mrs. Bauman, 27, was taken t6 a hospital in o critical condition. Bali* man's wound was described as superficial. Tiny Wales Portrait WASHINGTON — (/P) —T h c local chapter of the Crusaders, militant LONDON.-(/P)-A portrait of the ,.,.,. ... . . ! Prince of Wales, a quarter of fin inch MSST^Ssi'Sn-rt !2*j-^-Kgr sibc - f a postaBC how he enforces prohibition. The federal enforcement chief replied he would be "most happy" to do so, and expressed' great appreciation. All that remains is setting the date. stamp, was exhibited at the Royal Miniature Society's show. "I like conversation With a kick," says a writer. Could he 'mean speakeasies? , Shot Fighting C6pi American Educators to Get Degree* in Parii PARlS.-(fl>)-Two distinguished American snvants. Professor Walter Bradford Cannon, noted physiologist of Harvard University, nnd Harry Falrfield' Osborn, drlector of the museum of natural history of New York, •will receive honorary degrees from the University of Paris Saturday in the famous amphitheater of the Sorbonne. Fullbacks Hold Majority oh Ohio State Grid Team • COLUMBUS,, Ohio.—(/P)-Ohio Stale university's football eleven has six fullbacks. In the lineup there are six men who were fullbacks in their high school or prep days. They are Bell, Vnrner, Galus, HInchman, Holcomb and Vuchinich. Only three men on the team have not been transplanted from positions they formely played. They are Cramer, quarterback; Oilman, tmd; and Smith, center; Former Sheriff J, E. Ctta* ney of Pike County In* jured Serioualy SlTJfTGART.~-A man nafoeff Skaggs, aged SO, cotton picker, was killed, his wife was hurt btfdly ,attd :'JV& Chanel of MurfreesbWd'lJroMb* iy 'was injured fatally in an Mtotod* bile collision near Brummeli eignv miles northwest' of here ,abeuf I Sunday night. Mr, and Mrs. Skaggs, who had been "picking cotton near Coy, went td Bftimmelt Sunday afternoon in B trUcki The truck would not opetate when they were ready to return home and' they were picked up by a young man and young woman in an auto-, mobile. Chaney, former sheriff of Flke county, and Mr. and Mrs. Otis Babbitt were going to Roe to visit relatives., The two machines collided near Brummltt Skaggs, who Was riding on the running board, was killed instantly. Cheney suffered a fractured skull, severe cuts and bruises. Physicians at the Drennen hospital here said he probably woulji not recover. Mrs. Skaggs, they said, was seriously injured. Marquette's Chance Good to Get Men in Olympics MILWAUKEE, Wis.-|/P)-Marquette university expects to be represented on both American and' Canadian teams in the Olympic games at Los Angeles next year. Jack and Pete Walter, middle distance men, and Art Racensdale, hurdler, arc Canadian students at the Milwaukee school : who hope to see competition in the' Olmpics. Ralph Metcalfe and Jack Tierney,. sprinters, arc American candidates. Now that .Laval has faced batteries of American cameras, he should be able to see his picture anywhere without a shock. Syrup From Waste Cane Result in New Process WASHINGTON.— (/P) -Methods of extracting syrup* from hitherto waste portions of sugar cane are reported to the American Chemical Society by R. T. Batch, C. A. Fort and J. Hamilton of the U. S..Bureau of Chemistry anfl Soils. In four seasons of laboratory exper- intents in Louisiana, they state, on excellent syrup has been produced from this source. ' ' The syrup is obtained from substances left after the sugar has been extracted. Last season more than 11,000 gallons of the blended syrup was obtained with the governmental experimental equipment. The Result Diner: Waiter, I ordered " anl egg sandwich and 'you brought mo n chicken sandwich. . Waiter: Yes, sir, I was a little late colling for your order.—Pathfinder. ems HAZEL. BQSS. ^ HAILCY D' BEGIN HEItE TODAY The thief who rob* and kill* old MHS. JUIMTER dnrlnc <h* en- sngcmcnt unrly nhe leave tor hcc •eorclnry. HARV HAIIKNES.S, fnll» to eel the fnmoiu Jupiter necklnce. Police drop the cone, believing Mnry'» brother. EDDIE, Rulltr, Eddie In ran donn ttr • cnr im ho BOO to meet Mar?. I1OWEN. police reporter for the Stiir, dlHcAven Edille owed money to a rncelrnck crook cnlled THE FLY and (urn* up Eddlo'a i-ont, irlilcli (lie butler rocojfiil»»» n» one worn by n "ente-crn»her" lie ejected (he night of the murder. Mary'* (lance, DIRK RUYTHEK, forbldn her to InvcitlRiite furllicr. They plnn to marry at once. Mary invem U(»T«>n In n unenkenay Mlii-rc The Tly l» hldlnK. Dlrlc, on hi* vrny to lock up the Jnpltrr nee»laco, comen by to tnke Mary boiut*. lie prove* The Fly '» not there. Dirk nnd Mary are followed by the mime innke of car that killed Eddie. Uowen atop* Ibe thieve* by turning; 111* cur In front of Ihclr*. Illrk "till pnh- t>n»li> Hie exlmcnce of The Kly find Alary Koe* %vlth Oon'en. Illlli«;i0 JUI'ITEII rclurn* from Europe with n woman friend. NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTER XXIII ELLA thrust her head In the door and demanded: "Aren't you ever going to get up, Miss Mary? Think what day It is! And the packing! Who's to do that, If I don't, and how can I do It at all If I don't begin?" Mary gave up trying to feign sleep any longer, and forced herself to face the old servant's curious eyesl "I'm not going away Just yet, Dolla," sho told her. "Don't ask me any questions. I can't bear to talk about It. And put tlioso things out oC sight, won't you?" She pointed to yesterday's purchases piled about the room." Then she turned her telltale eyes away. "An' a fine mornin', too, as anyone could wish for a weddln'," she grumbled. • "Oh, I'll be getting married one of these days—don't look so dour," Mary assured her, "I've this and that tn do first, that's all. Did Mr. Bruce come 1 ;" "Yes, und gone away again, already." Delia thumped pillows about grumpily. "I don't Unow whatever's come, over the world that a nice young man like Mr. Bruce can't set foot In his home without his own father laylu' it onto him. Faith, and if I was Mr. Bruce, I'd never come home, that I would not!" "Delia! What do you mean?" Delia set sturdy arms akimb and gave- forth the details with relish. "Did they row! Faith, and ye never heard the like! Says bis pa, 'You're a skunk and a scalpeen, lallygaggin' 'round Europe with them low foreigners, too busy spendin* money to come home, and yer mother lyin' dead! Too busy to send a cablegram or a wreath o' flowers for her coffin! How have ye the face to walk in here with the black conscience on ye, dressed like a dude and smelliu' of rotten perfume?' " Delia paused for lack of breatb. Discounting the obvious Celticisms, Mary was still able to form a good idea of what Mr. Jupiter bad said and meant, in greeting his only son. "What did Mr. Bruce say?" she prompted. Pumping servants was not a thing one did every day, but Mary excused herself on the Him she l::nl to know what Ing just at this time! She ought to rejoice; she was free now to go or stay, as she pleased. She did not take the quarrel between Bruce and his father seriously; it would have been surprising it something of the kind had not taken place, just at first. She would have to take Bruce aside and bequeath him her knowledge of his father's ways. She wondered if be played cribbage, or if Mr. Jupiter could be converted to cbemin-de-fer. Suddenly a wave of heartslcknes* swept over her that almost rocked tier as she stood She dug the Biuce was going to do. before she i heels of her hands iiUQ her could decide what to do herself. • "Oh, sure, he'd a bunch of excuses »t his tongue's tip. He'd sent a friend out to send off a cablegram, he said, and bow was he to know it never wentt And it wai only a fortnight ago that he got the news, Indeed: be was that high up In them Alps mountains, paintln' pictures of glapshera, and the like of that. An' when be got the message, he corne^' down at once, and took the first boat. An' If bis pa wants to know where come that perfume from, the man in the barbershop squirted it on him by mistake, and—" Mary burst into peats of laughter. "How does be explain those waxed mustaches?" she demanded. "Don't tell me he keeps them like that In self-defense?" "That 1 don't know," Delia denied, "but I do know I'd have got married meself years ago if I'd have found me as fine-lookin' a young imn as him!" M AR •In ARY had been prepared to stay alone, so tl.at the Juplters, father and son, might have the first hours of their reunion without the presence of outsiders. But If Mr. Druce bad gone away so soon, there was no reason why she shouldn't be about her own affairs. To her surprise, she saw that it was nearly noon "Mr. Bruco went away, you say?" "Only into town, to look after his trunks. He had some trouble with tha customs over something be brought over, and be bad to see a man about It, a man that had a friend In Washington that could make 1 all right." "Something he brought ever?" Mary asked sharply. For some reason the image of the beautiful siren with the throaty voice came to mind Just then. Obviously, she was an imported article; perhaps she was Included among Mr. Bruce's contraband. "Oh, you know what folks brings that conies In on ships," Delia spoke as one woman of the world to another. "Or it might be paint- in's. Mr. Bruce said he'd stay In town till he'd had bis exhibit, and then he was goln' back to the Riv- eera, and he didn't care if be never saw America again. He's stayin' at the Ritz," she added Irrelevantly, but with pbvlous relish. Jupiter House wa^ too "country" to suit some of its servants, though its magnificence made that hostelry look pale by comparison. Mary retreated thoughts. Irony, Into her own Bruce's return- and bit her Up. Dear Dirk! Darling Dirk! Why didn't he call up, or come to see her? Perhaps if she called him— she was halfway to the telephone when It rang. Glad relief swept through her; her voice was almost singing as she answered.. "Just reporting In. How's everything?" It was Bowen. "Oh, everything's fine," she lied, finding her voice with difficulty. "What's new?" , "The Fly's skipped town. I had a hunch he might" ,, "Oh — " there waa utter despair In her wall. "Then what are we to do?" "Well, Hialeah opens next week. I've just about got the boss talked Into sending me down there to have a look around. The Fly's horse was shipped yesterday. He'll be there, if he's alive." started to speak but be •"•;•• interrupted her: "Now, listen. • Here'a more grief. I don't suppose anybody ou God's green earth will believe me, especially Ruyther, but I didn't have a thing to Jo with this— didn't know It till the paper came out and then It was too late. Have you seen the papers?" "Which papers?" Dreadful suspicion assailed her. ' "All of them. They have copies of Mrs. Jupiter's will. It was filed for probate yesterday — " "What about Mrs. Jupiter's will?" "Well, don't you know?" "No, no— no one's told me — 1 never thought to ask—" "Say, you're the coolest proposition I ever saw. Don't money make any difference to you at all? Why, she left you first choice of her jewels— the rest are to go to her son's wife If Be marries, and to you If ho doesn't. That makes you half a million ahead — or thereabouts." Mary said "Walt, Let me think." She leaned her forehead against the cool metai of the telephone's mouthpiece. .Presently, when she could trust herself to speak, she said: "That's wonderful. But how do you make It half a million— even if the money value were to be considered?" "The necklace, kid, the necklace! Don't tell me you'd pass up a gold mine like that If its' offered to you?" There waa an edge to her voice when she answered: "I don't know anything about this, but if it's true I can tell you this— 1 choose anything else hut the necklace! You can tell your paper that!" "All right. But dou't get sore at me. I tell you I've nothing to do with it." "Do the papers say I chose the necklace?" "No, they Just say— well, get 'em and read 'em yourself. They don't say anything but what any reasonable human would take for granted." "Oh, hew dare they? Oh, I wish I was sure you had nothing to do with it! Dirk told me— oh— " She was crying now with helpless mortification. For a minute or more the sound of her dry sobs echoed in the telephone. "I'm sorry. I'd have stopped It if I could. But after all. people ure bouud to spucu'iitc about yuu-^- you'r* In the public eya—you're young — you're beautiful — you've. got the kind .of luck that every shopgirl wishes she had—" "Oh, don't say any morel"T HERE was a pause.' "All right. Miss Harkness," Bowen said stiffly. "Sorry I bothered you. But at least, don't blame me for the F|y skipping town— blame that on your high-minded boy friend." "Dirk? Why, what—" "He must have gone around to Shay's with a warrant last night after we left. 'The Fly and his pals —by the way, that- mug with him Is his chauffeur, the one that did the driving for him overy\ time— anyway, they got out tho side-door and beat It Now Jack's sore at me —thinks I stooled on him. I'll be lucky If be doesn't throw Mike out too, and I'll have to lay m% pipelines all over again. It'll be years before Jack will trust me with a birth announcement, much less a piece of real n.ews. Well—that's the breaks—but I ..could poke that lover of yours. ' Keep him away from me, if you 'want him Co stay pretty." Mary came to Dirk's defense more from a sense of propriety than anything else. She was chagrined, too, but loyalty made her flare: "Don't talk that way about tho man I'm going to marry!" • It was a feeble attempt at dignity, but it hit Bowen in the most vital of spots—his jealousy of Dirk. He took a deep breatb and howled: "Go ahead and marry him, then, If you like 'en. thick-headed!" and slammed up the receiver viciously. When Mary recovered sufficiently to make a retort she found the connection was broken. Uncertain whether to laugh or be furious, Mary stood for a minute, then flung away from the telephone. "Delia. Delia!" she called to what she could see of that lady's person protruding from an overcrowded closet. "Toss me out a dress—any dress. I've got to get out of here and walk off some feelings. Of all the stupid things, men are the stupidest—all men—this man, and that man, and Lindbergh, and all the rest of them—" "Indeed you're tight," Delia agreed with warmth. "Here you are. And that reminds me. You've a call from Mr. Ruyther. Early this morning It came, but you were asleep." Mary was clicking the hook Impatiently, speakimj Dirk's office number, trying to still the happy tremor in her voice. "Mr. Ruyther. please. Miss Hardness. Dirk?" The pleasant, drawling voice ot Stephen Ruyther was speaking: "Got a little news for you, Mary. Tried to get you yesterday, but you were out. Jupiter tell you his wife left a will? Better come iu and see me when you can. Little bequest for you in it." "Oh, I know all about that, Mr. Ruyther. I thought you were Dirk. Dirk there? Can I talk to him?" "Why—" he hesitated, embarrassed. "Dirk \yent away on a little business trip. Didn't he tell you?" (To He Continued)

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