Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 28, 1931 · Page 3
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.STAR-AND'fiUk&r t$fl*8, HOPE, AftKAItiUbt OCIETY Telephone 821 no Splendid gift to make, F *6 thought he, hny an extra step ht'd 'take (Mend to be, he could helpful be course was laid, 1 6f spared the strength which h Lild spend for aid. What of others' need he knew [never hid, which he hfltl'power to d |glndly did. the ..friend' to poor anc Iweak, SN>d rain and cold ._• service some meen seek buy with gold.—E. A. G. , nd Mrs. B. C. Acker have n Srom a holiday visit with thei er> Mrs. E. J. Baker and Mr fin Little Rock. |and Mrs. W. W. Duckett re ,ort Sunday afternoon from a y visit with Mr. and Mrs. B. E in Little Rock. ; |tn Marshall of Texorkana was ek end guest of : Miss Maggie End Ike T. Bell Sr. and. Mrs. Paul W. Wilson and f daughter, Nan ,Cldre, have re" to tljeir home in Little.'Rock |a holiday vsit' with Mrs. Mac and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wil- |and Mrs. .Carter and family eturned to their'home in Pine Iafter D Christmas visit wit 1 * and relatives. .ge Ruffln Marshall. spent the H'end visiting with his parents, hd iVi>s. Fred Marshall in Tex- Kpuffle was'the overnight guest |mother, Mrs. Anna Outfit!, en Jo his business in Longview, Ifrom a holiday visit with Mrs. | and little son in Russellyille. I'Beryl Henry! city, superinten- " public schools, has returned ; Christmas visjt with friends |tives in Benton, Ark. .-the many delightful Christ- ners, was the six o'clock dih- | Saturday evening given by lid Mrs. R. A, Boyett at their i South main street, The-home |ght and cheery with the yule ors, and a like motif was used able decorations and service, yere laid for Mr. and Mrs. P. 'Margkret Smith .of Dallas and Mrs. -Ruffin Boyett and Ruffln III and Edith Eliz- arid Mrs.; Comer Boyetl 61 Miss.; T. P. Boyett and Capt s. R..A; Boyett.-j , ^ j: W. 'N. Alexander is spending &eek visiting with her sisters, Mrs. Mae Wilson. •*«—i • Mr. and Mrs. Surrey Ollljam and children left Monday morhlng for their home In £1 Dorado, after a holiday visit with Mr. and Mrs. R> M. " Grone. Richard Allison has returned to Tyler, Tex., after a Jtollday visit with Mrs. Allison at tile ;»o/ne of Mr. and Mrs. S, L. Reed. Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Young had as holiday guesl.^ Mrs. Young's paiV. ents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Kinard of Junction City and brothers, Kenneth Kinard of Junction City, and Lloyd Kinard of Kilgore, Tex. After a holiday visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. .S. Atkins, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Atjdns, have return- ad to their home in Little Rock. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Gosnell spent Christmas visiting with relatives and friends in Nashville. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lowthorp, Jr., have returned to their home in Gon zales, La., after a holiday visit with Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Lowthorp, Sr. Mrs. W. S. Atkins and little daughter,' Martha Anne, are guests of Mr md Mrs. 'John Rock. A. Atkins in Little Slyde Watson and bet in Little Rock. Miss Fay al W. Johnston of Little Rock Christmas guest of her sister, [BEWARE! MONSTER LOOSE! iger—Wed.-Thur*. SAENGER LAST TIMES MONDAY Norma Shearer tobt. Montgomery —In— "PRIVATE LIVES" Tuesday Only r e r y woman I II understand! very girl will! how—why her f fe a r t forgave I her love I durecl. I II^^^K'n [<HA*USfttJttU II tiiiWNS II °«9* III 6ARTBR6AK tv hftppintu ^ He risked dishonor.,. She risked »h* icorn of her people for a loverhotjweptqwoy r» of hat*, A Fo* Wcfort Jimmio Blackburn has r£turne< from a holiday - visit with friends and relatives in Clarkesdalc, Miss. Luther Lee left Thursday for Los Angeles, where he will join Mrs. Lee and family in making Los Angeles heijj future home. Mrs. Lote Perdue and children of jouann are guests of Mrs. - Chns. Briant and other relatives. Mrs. Earl Putman, and her son, Earl, Jr., of Uvalcle, Tex., ,is spending he Christmas holidays with the family if her sister here, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. •attersdn,' Jr. Misses Faye and Marybelle King, of nis city, enjoyed a holiday visit from ihejr mother, Mrs. A. C. King, of Tayor, Ark. Mrs. Jeff Russell returned : home lunday after an extended holiday Isit with her daughter, Mrs. C. H. ferjidon, of Dallas. Mrs. O. J. Evans, and Misses Hazel- nand, Annie Ruth Hendrix, of Jena, La., spent the. holidays visiting their .parents here, Mr.i and Mrs. R. L. Hendrix, arid Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Evans. Mrs. .Delia McClanahan,, aw3.her daughters, Misses Dell and Florence, spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Mcfcrraw, of Nashville. Misses Jack Porter and Maude Lipscomb visited with friends in Qur- don Sundpy. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Moss of Sulpher, La., and Mis Marion Arnette of Genning, La., are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Taylor. Mr, and Mrs. C. D. Robkin and Miss Bernice Robkin have returned from a visit to friends and relatives in Keo, Ark. • Dr. and Mrs. James G. Martindale had as, Sunday guests, Judge and Mrs. .J. O. A. Bush, Mr. and Mrs. James R. Bush and Mr. Judson Bush, who were en route to their homes at Prescott after a holiday visit with Jud&e and Mrs. Dexter Bush, at Tex arkana. Miss ferfna Ifaddfenfoolts, who is teacMflf «eh*o» ^ih kittle Rock, and Aflss Pearl Mlddfebrooks, ^hoil tefechtf lit Okmulfee, Okla,, are spending the holiday^ with their mother, Mrs. 'George Mlddtebrooks. pr., a«jd Mrs.' G. M. Edwards, of LouUKrllle, ky., spent Jhe Christmas heydays wlth-he> brother and family here, Dr. ghd Mr?. A. C. Kolb. Mr. find Mrs. Brooks Hamilton, of ftuMettylll*, are spending the Holidays With friends and relatives her,e. Dr. Fred Mieldlebrooks, a former Hope boy, but not practicing medicine at Nachodoches, Tex., is spCndjng the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs, T. A., Mlddlebrboks -here, Mr. aiid Mrs. C. N. Black and Mrs. Harper Black, of . Shreveport, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Black and Mr. Joe Pat Black, of Houston. Texas, spent the holidays with friends '.and relatives here, including Mrs. Jannie Hanegan, Mr. and Mrs. Terrel Cornelius and M. and Mrs. Gus Haynes. Mr. and Mrs.fcfosea Garretttfof Little Rock, spent the holidays with their mothers here, Mrs. Fannie Garrett and Mrs. Mary K. Lemley. Col. Charles and Mrs. Garrett, of Little Rock, spent the Christmas holidays with His mother, • Mrs. Fannie Garrett. They returned Sunday morn- Ing. Miss Mary-Barnes, who is teaching school in McNab, spent Sunday with the family of her sister here, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lewis. Mr. and Mrs. Dink Cox, of Prescott spent the Christmas holidays with her parents here, Mr. and Mrs. Luke Hollamon. Mr^and Mrs. W. A. Lewis and fanj- ily spent the Christmas holidays with Mr. and Mrs. R. W- Bonds, of Blevins. Mr. and Mrs. George Green and son, G. M., Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Green and son Milam, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Breen and family spent Sunday in Ozan, visiting with their mother and grandmother, Mrs. Sallie Green. Mrs. Ella Bright, Mrs. Arch Anders, Mrs. R. E. Cornelius, and Miss Dove Knott spent Christmas visiting with Mrs. S. H. Battle in Blevjns. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marak, and ;heir baby daughter, Peggy Anne, of St. Louis, have been spending the hoi- days with the family of her sisti'r, Mrs, W; R. Jones. Mr. Marak retufn- ed home yesterday, while Mrs. Marak will remain here for a while. ' Silent Hiker Visits In Thi^City Monday Deaf Mute of Ripley'i "Believe It Or Not" Fune, H« Record of H.vmg Hiked SS.OOO Mile. During Put Eight Year, Hiker Here Ralph K. Bradford Personal Mention Thus And So In the business world, sales turnover Is one big thing. Collection turnover is the other big thing. With just ordinary co-operation, our collection turnover could be doubled, keeping in circulation twice the amount of money. And what a diference that would make in the business 'life of Hopej Credit Bureau A THREE DAYS' COUGH IS YBUR DANGER SIGNAL Persistent .cough* and cold* l<*d to serious trouble. You c*n «op them now with Creomukuui, «n ewulMoiad creewto that ia plewant to take, Creomulsion U • new medical Discovery with two-fold «> tion; it soothes «n<J hepla the inflamed membranes and inhibit* genn growtb. Of «J1 known drugs, creosote 1* recognized by high medical niithoritie* 41 «0« of the greatwt healing Agenciai for p*r- •istent cougtf *nd cold* «n<j other f grm« of throat troubles. Creqmubiog cqijuiim, Ui addition to crMaote, other facdiM elp- mentf whjsh »pothe and hc« the in/ect«| weabrape* wd ttop tbe initttioa ip4 inflanjaiatipn, while the oroowte foet on to tt* 8tojo»8cb, i* »J)»Prbed into the blood, attack* the ,»e»t of the trouble and checks the growth of the germ*. Crepwid»ion is guarante tory j» fho treatment of cough* and colds, bronchi bronchiti? and other forms of r«*pir«- tary .dwfaw*, Md M ewelleat for budding up the «y»tem after cold* «r flu. Afeney refunded w any cough o« cow, W matter of hpw long «tandi»§, if not relieved after takiog fccordiu; Aikyourdrugfi»J. (fdvJ • Miss Wilma Collins of Spring Hill, underwent an operation at the .Julia Chester hospital of this city Sunday, ier condition is reported to be satis- 'actory. ' ' Mr. and Mrs. John Moman and lit- le daughter, Wanda Jepn, of Kilgore, Texas, are spending the Christmas holidays • with relatives and friends near Spring Hill. Cecil Parker of Phoenix Ariz, is expected to arrive in Hope Monday or a visit with friends. He was connected with the John S. Gibson drug store here for twenty-five years. Max Robinson, formerly of the Crescent Drug store, is visiting his parents, Dr. and Mrs. T. J. Robinson, at Washington. Max is attending the College of the Ozarks, at Clarksville. Hope Rotarians are to meet with the Prescott club Tuesday night. Terrel Cornelius is in charge of arrangements. Raymond Jones, who is attended a business college at Chillicothe, Mo., is taking a fifteen day vacation to spend Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Jones, and other rtl- atives and friends in this community. City of Hope. To Whom It May Concern: Ralph K. Bradford visited my office at 11:30 a. m. Monday, December 28, 1931. We welcome him to our city of Hope, Arkansas, and wish for.him only pleasant experiences in his travels. John P. Vesey, Mayor. December 28, 1931. Hope had an unusual visitor Monday in the person of Ralph K. Bradford, 31, of Indianapolis, Ind. Ralph came to Hope on his thirteenth transcontinental trip en-route to the great south-west and'.'will return to New York City some time'next year. Ralph is a deaf-mute whom Robert L'. Ripley, the world's famous cartoonist used in a sketch for his daily "Believe H -or Not" cartoons on March 5 Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Lewis arrived in Hope Monday to make this their futvre home. Mr. Lewis has accepted a position in the piece goods department of the Geo. W. Robison store here. Mr. Lewis has been connected with Carson's dry goods store, one of the oldest stores in Camden, for many years. W. T. Palmer spent the holidays with his sister, Mrs. C. E. Petree, of Minden, La. H. .M. Stephens, Jr., of Blevins, was a Hope business visitor Saturday. Bob Bird, a Little Rock insurance man. is in town on busines. Charles Spriggs, Hugh Lile, and C. 3. Campbell, insurance men of Little Sock, were business visitors in Hope Monday. U. S, BUSINESS if credits, while it may serve to pre- -ent an immediate crisis, is not con- luctive to genuine economic recovery. Encouraging Features "The situation, dubious as it is, has ts encouraging features. Thus far, except fo rthe recently announced moratorium in Hungary, the.re has een no default on any European oan, public or private. The German overnment has taken drastic steps to estrict both federal and local public xpendilures and to increase the ex- nange value of the currency by low- ring prices, which will tend to im- rove the country's competitive posi- on in world markets and to facilitate payment of its international obli- . Present uncertainties arise not soi jnu<.b fnm the purely economic factors involved hi> from the tendency .of governments in geir. il to allow their political aims to bljhu them to the realities of the situation. "The American Congress, in ratifying the President's plan for a postponement of debt payments, has ex? pressed itself as definitely opposed to any further modification of the existing debt agrements. The President's project for a reappointment of the World War Foreign Debt Commission in order to re-examine the capacity oi debtor nations to pay does not, therefore, appear to offer very promislpg possibilities for the near future. ' A somewhat similar attitude seems to exist in France with respect to the question of reparations, although it is possible that a downward revision of the war debts by the United States might bring about a marked change in the French attitude. It is possible, also, that future economic developments may .temper the opposition in Congress to a re-consideration of the debt question. However, for the time being, it seems likely that any concessions in the interests of world recovery must come from private, not public, creditors. Some Independent Recovery Possible "At present, it appears that European conditions will continue to present serious obstacles to business recovery in the early part of 1932. While some means will undoubtedly be found to surmount the immediate crisis, the problems arising from the mal-distribution of gold are deep- seated 1 and will require some time for a satisfactory adjustment. It does not follow, however, that American business must await such an adjustment before any progress can be made toward recovery. This country's economic system is less dependent on foreign conditions than fost others; and, while it would be a mistake to minimize the importance of foreign influences, it would be no less erroneous to conclude that the United States must remain in a state of economic paralysis until normalcy is restored in Europe. "In this connection, it is interesting to note that American business, after the severe depression of 1921, was well on the way toward recovery in 1922, despite the chaotic condition of European finance at tha ttime. The United States enjoyed a distinctly good year in 1923 and went through only a minor recession in 1924; yet it was not until the spring of 1925 that Great Britain set the example for other European nations in returning to the gold standard. There is, therefore, nothing unreasonable in the belief that American business may experience some improvement during the coming year, even though monetary conditions abroad remain unsettled." They Didn't Eat MOUNT CARMEL, Pa.-A big dinner was planned by the Young People's Society in the parlors of the Union church in Green Ridge. But H hal to be called off. Thieves broke in just before the dinner and stole 65 chairs, four tables and the china closet containing the church dishes. Hazel and Brazil nuts rank first in food value, followed by the chestnut, almond, walnut and peanut. Brazil, with an area of 3,176,358 square miles, has a population of 39,800,000. 1930. Some readers of Arkansas papers may remember having- seen iliis sketch. Coming down to Little Rock from the Missouri-Arkansas state line, Ralph found plenty of mud to hike through. Finally reaching there he visiteS the State Capitol and called on Governor Hrirvey Parnell, and re- delved' the State's Uttfer of greetings. Ralph has made his Way from capital td capital, Visjltlng £11 governors, and has received the state letters and official seal from 44 in all. DoWn here in Arkansas the "lifts" are scarce and Ralph has done a great deal of walking, • because since leaving the Missouri-Arkansas slate the mud on tfie Jiigh,Way wpuld riot permit motorists to stop for ,anyOne, he said. Visits Many plates In : ,the course of Ralph's travels he has visited many countries such as Central' Europe, England, France, (Germany", Old Mexico, Canada, Alaska, Cuba, Central America, Panama Canal and Hawaii, ' as well as all the states in the U. S. ; •Being .a deaf-mute is no detriment to .being a good sport and .a globe tro.t- ter, like Ralph. People who sit around ! in then- homes all day and brag about their Illness, should take •Ralph for a good' example. He. was stricken by infantile paralysis at the age: of \three years. Given up as a hopeles cripple for the rest of his natural life by many physicians, Ralph .entered the Indiana State School for the Deaf at Indianapolis in 19010, and left there in 192S. •• Still in poor health, he set .out alone not only to improve his health, but to increase his education by nature and plant life study. Up to this date Ralph has an unchallenged record of 36.000 miles. To prove this, he carries a huge press, scrap book filled with hundreds of newspaper clippings,' and postage stamps from at, least a dozen other countries throughout the world. He has scores of signatures from governors, mayors, police and fire .chiefs and many other people whom Ralph has met in his long travels. At an early age Ralph was a news boy like many other kids wishing to start a> career in life. For ten years he sold' newspapers and worked in the factories of Indianapolis. On reaching New York City next year and meeting Mr. Ripley there he may get a movie contract to appear in Ripley's motion pictures' entitled, "The Lone Silent Hiker." "Believe It or Not" films. It sure is a great life out in the fresh air, Ralph told the Hope Star Monday. Bank of Stamp* h deletion Saturday LfPTLlE ftOeK.-The state Banking Department Saturday took charge of the Bank of Ct'afnps, which closed by ordet of (he Board of JBireciors. The back was capitalized at $30,000 and had deposits of aprpoxlmately $7,000. F. H. Gillespie was president And J. D. Moore cashier. - An Inventory of assets will' be made Mondofty. RepreSentativ*s of the flanking Department are discussing plans with stockholders of closed banks at Hover and Jasper to reorganize the banks, and it Is expected that results of the conferences .will be known within a few days', Assistant Commissioner R. ,G. Dickinson said yesterday. Cabezo Trains in South for Agua Catiente Event COLUMBIA,-S. C.-(^)-For the second .time in two years a racehorse trainde here is to seek honors in the AgUa Caliente handicap, richest turf stake in America. Last 'year it was Sun Beau, Willis Sharpe Kilmer's great money winner. 'This year it 'is Cabezo, owned by W. T. "Fatty" Anderson, who has 29 thoroughbreds here, working out daily. ' . •Cabezo is best known to .the "rail birds" as the winner of the Jockey club purse an the charity day meet at Belmont, when he was, run undejr the colors .of Ivtrs. Vector Emanuel. • Besides competing in the 'handicap feature, Cabezo also will race in the Agiia CaHehte derby. .The tjiree- year.-old wijll be accompanied t^-the western track by two stable /nates, to be selected later, : ChrfftM Farfell Wants to go to Ma. No, don't get excited. 'He dpfcin't intend to desert the stft-een, to gii'e ufe bringing such' characterisation* as "Chico vr and "Pa»U"-into tfee world, Michigan State Backs School's Best Boxers EAST LANSING, Mich.-,(/P)-Instead of trading t|>uchdown0, • Bob Monnett .and Abe EHowitz are trading punches now —but still on most friendly terms. Michigan State college's prize pair of football backs also happens to be the best pugilistic act on the campus. Two years ago "Iron Legs" Monnett took the campus heavyweight title from Eliowitz after a hard battle. Last year Eliowitz was heavyweight champion while Monnett topped jthe light-heavyweight lists. Now the students are clamoring |for a matching of the pair, as Monnett weighs 175 to EHowitz's 178. Methodist Bishop Dies at Home in Tennessee ATHENS, Tenn.-yP)—Bishop Richard J. Cooke, 71, of the Methodist Episcopal church, died at his home . . IPB and 'his present impersonation, "John Merric!k":Mn "Heartbreak," Fox romance' which will- be the attraction-at Oft &i®*et Wiet He ,W6ntf tfl $o to Furthermore he wafad f i UJe drama t obe tt land cofrsl, prefeV Bay, Mass, scene of'hj* I (Farrell is v%ry tftu'ch the stdries of^tfie $* made th« words; jfeW «Sai-k',of Mtjtlii* il a c6a«t tdufched tHe can't coftauer «is » his bipod. The s«a tjffe warits to impfefsohate Yankee letter-,of'fflarque w ir "pirikies," little saUlhg. 0r then a whMe feoat, ^it gin of A brass cannon v a't aty paralysed British cbnirhefce He lorjgs ; to act the skipper thoM long snaky -black brolte {the speed -records in the golden ^ge^f saO, or captain off On,a,two year spermaedi, out of New Bedf Starred W "Hearbreak play^ just as Virile an Ah as any above described.' a sailor, he ,'gets overseas. He is '. attache at the'American Embassir/i Vienna when the war smashed, mfi romance with' *A AJistoian girl *^ by bewitching Madge Evans, c rel i'n the ^feminine lead. In Jpiie| separation and Misunderstanding, i love "has a df.uenchless flame/that;^ suryiv tragedy arid hearbre'ak "1 they are" brought together again ftrf a climax of 4 terrific itttensity, | Hardie Albright, Piul CavanagWd John Arledge are also f eatttred p;la. s els and the production was underJtiie direction of Alfred Werker. here: Friday. He. suffered a stroke of apoplexy foyr• weeks ago. He was instructor in theology for 23 years at Grant University at Athens, now Tennessee' Wesleyan, editor of the Methodist Advocate for 13 years, • having been made bishop in 1912. He was the author of a number of books,on religious'subjectvinclud- ing Christ and Critics. He was mar- riecT twice, his second .wife havng been the sister of his frst wife. Laredo Woman Injured . in Gaspline Explosion LAREDO, Texas.— (ff)—A gasoline explosion critically burned Mrs. T. C. Mann, wife of a prominent Laredo attorney, at. her/ home Thursday. Physicians said her injury probably would be fatal. John Eads, a geologist,living.near- by, heard the explosion and tried to rescue Mi's. Mann, whose clothing was m flames. He was burned about hands and arms. Inhales Anaesthetic End His Life in WALNUT RIDGE, Ark.-(5^—An __ known here only as "Dunlap" Wasi,,. found dead in a box car Thursday. 1 'The coroner Said he had apparently"/, ended his life by inhaling an anaes*, thetic. "f-V Dunlap had told people for whom he had done odd jobs that he,was separated from his family and Twd ; come ^ here from Colorado about a ' month 1 ago. \ Prof. Georgt Grant MacCurdy of Yale University, who recently discov* ered seven rock crystal tools in a cave , in France, is of the opinion that men of the Old Stone Age used these tools; , in the place of metal instruments.) *(' • BY KAY CLEAVER STRAHAN SWIJW5 1 L ! f . ' 3I/ by * jbleday,. ' Ooran and Co*, &EGIN HERB TODAT ANNE, CECILY and MARY. FRANCES FENW1CK live wUb their. arrnndpnren1», once wenltfcy, noir no Impoverished that Anne'* and Caelly'a canting* •upliort the houiehola. The (Uteri have been orphaned alnce childhood. The grandparent* are known respectively M "ROSALIE" and "GRAND" and they l»l»t on keeping up pre- teoie* of their former wealth, Anne, 28, and Cecily, 22, do »ec- retnrlul work and Mary-Francei, 15, !• "till In nchool. When the •tory open* Anne ha* been engaged to FIUI/IP ECROYD, young lawyer, for eight year*. They can not marry became Anne know* her (liter* and grandparent* depend on her to manage their home. Cecily bring* BARRY McKEEL home to dinner with her. She I* falling In love with him. Mary- Frpnce* and her friend, ERMIN- THUDE. are excited about the nr- rlvnl of a *tock company actor known a* EARL, DE ARMOUNT. They meet him on the itreet and he vpcnk* to tbew. Mary-Francr* I* thrilled, agree* to meet him that night after the performance. She tell* him .lie I* 18, fall* to note the cheapneu* of hi* love" making nnd after that ffl»t mcet- liiKT iironil»e* to *ce him again. Next mprnlng Phil telephone* Anne he In coming to take her down town In hi* cur. NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTER XVII A LMOST at once, before he had turned the car from the tree' lined driveway into the street, Phil •aid, "Ann, when are we going to be married?" Aim, still too happy to be both»red, said, "Oh, Phil!" and patted bis arm. "I mean It," he Insisted. "When?" "Ob, Phil," Ann responded, but less happily, "Ever?" "Now, dear," she reproached, with, oo happiness at all. "Seriously, Ann. I was thinking last night. What are we waiting tor? For your grandparents to (lie?" "How can you!" Ann protested. "That is a terrible thing to say." "Not at all. We all die. Why evade the statement? But with the Care Mr. and Mrs. Fenwlck take of themselves they may live for JO->20 years yet. You and I are almost BO years old. Twenty or 10 years from now would make a late beginning for us, wouldn't It?" "I don't know why you want to act like this, this morning." Ann said, and added, "I was so happy." "Yes, dear, but don't you see—" "No. Not this morning. I was 60 happy." "Why should facing a fact wake you unhappy?" "I don't kiiow. But It does. Talking about people dying uaii so ,>u. I'd felt that we were making sort of a fresli start this maybe." "We art, dear," he told her. "Thai Is what I want to do. I want to wake a fresh start toward £U | Ue definite goal. I want to yut uui. and get you out of this utui<i*piicre of steainy, vague, sentimental opti- mism. I'm sorry if I shocked you or hurt you by talking about the death ot your grandparents. It wasn't necessary for me to say that because that isn't what we are wal,t ing for—is it? At least, I hope jl isn't. Still, there must be a jpoini somewhere that we can place and say, 'When that happens we ca,n marry.' I want to see If we can place that point." Ann. sighed and shook -her head a little. "Suppose," Phil went on, "that we say we are waiting until I can make enough money to contribute the same amount that you are now pay' ing in to the household. That would mean an extra hundred a month, wouldn't it? And that isn't impos sible, is it?" "No," said Ann. "Yes," said Ann, "Meaning?" he auestJoRed pardonably. S HE evaded, "There's your mo tlier, too." "What I send to mother is considered as a part of my own present living expenses. I'll have to be sure of enough, over and above my Ing expenses, to take care of your part of the expenses in your household. When I reach that point, shall we say, we can be married and will be?" "There'd be two of us then," she said. "Now yo\i have only your own expenses. Besides, it isn't just the money, you know." "I knew you'd say that If I bad >n extra hundred a month right now you wouldn't marry me, would you?" "You aren't fair, Phil. You Just aren't fair. How could I go oft and leave Cecily with the entire responsibility of the house and Grand and Rosalie and Mary-Frances? you know as well as I do that the only way in the world Cissy and J manage to keep going at all—to have my good times, or leisure, or to £eep our jobs, for that matter—U >y taking turns with the work and sharing it and the responsibilities. Suppose Cissy bad been alone last winter when Grand was 111? As it a, with the two of us working as hard as we can, things get away ahead of us. "Just keeping that big house, and setting the meals, aud doing the roning from the wet wash, a,nd everything, is a full-sized job for oue person. Cissy cpuldu't take hat all over and keep her office position. She isn't strong eftough. Mo one woman would be. And sha s so young. You used to say one easou you loved me wa# because 1 bad a sense of honor and fairness, but you don't seem to feel that any more." "Yes, I do. That's that, then. A hundred isn't sufficient. How much shall we have to add to the hun- dred to get a competent woman to do the housework?" "I don't know." "Fifty dollars? Sixty? Another hundred?" • • • Ann looked out .of the window! "I was go happy," she jaald. "Why were you, Ann?" "I don't know. I can't imagine." "Because you were being fair to Cecily?" "You have no, right to blame Cissy for everything." "I'm not blaming.Cissy for any* thing. I'm not really blaming you, either, Ann, for thinking .always about being fair to Cissy and never thinking about being talr to me/ "That isn't true." * • • pHIL shrugged. "Isn't it? Well, •*• where were we? An extra hun dred a month on top of the first hundred. Two hundred, then, more than I am making now—or the Interest on §40,000—and we can be married?" "I won't talk that way! You— you're loving me, not buying me, And my family isn't looking for some outsider to support them, and we don't want charity." "Outsider is right," said Phil. "Calling me up and pretending you wanted to take me to the office, and wanted to see me, and so sweet, aud—and—all you wanted was to quarrel and quarrel and worry me and make me unhappy." "No, Ann. quarreling." I am very tired of "Well, you always start It, Just the same." "If that is true, I am sorry," he said with no trace of penitence. "K you loved me, you'd wish to help me and make me hippy and not worry me. If you loved me—" "I shouldn't wish tp marry you? I'd be content to wait and watt, as we have been waiting, year after year, until we're both old and worn out aud have no hope of establishing a fajnily of our own nor a, life of your own? Cecily wJJl marry one of these fine days. I shan't blame her; but I tell you, she \vJli. And then where shall we be? Sunk deeper than we are now, ft that's possible. We aren't children, Aon, nor morons. We have to think of some way out of this. Soon. We'll work it out together, dear, Will you go with me Jn that? Will you try to nnd sonw way out tor us? I've waited, you know; and I can wait. But I am through and fed up with this waiting pointlessly—endlessly." Ann said, "What has happened to make you get this way—just this morning?" "I have been 'this way,'" he answered "for eight years." "Ob, no, you haven't, you werea't eves through school *i*bt r«*W ago. You speak as if you were the only, one »rho had salted, I've been waiting, -too, An Jong as It was I, waiting 'for you, everything was all right," N "Fair enough,-" he accepted. "But •for the past' three yeara, at least—and It is more like four—I've been, making plenty of money for the two ot us to live on—carefully, but not meanly. I am only 30 years ojd— " "A minute ago 30 was old:'and worn out." 'S-and not so many men of 30, , who h^ve had no outside help at all, could marry, support their mothers, and keep another large family besides. • « • ANN looked at him. They had'i •**• stopped at a red signal light, so he could look at her. *• "No, Ann." he said quickly, "ft •< is only that you put me on the der fensive. I didn't say I was support ing your family, nor that I'd be allowed to do so. I said that I couldn't, and that not many men of my age could—and that is all J. did say." "Not quite all. You said that I was old and worn out, and that you were tired of waiting for me and fed up with it and wouldn't wait any longer," The green light glowed, and the bell rang. Philip shot the car ahead too fast. They whizzed by the next corner and the next. At {ha third corner Ann said. "Didn't you?" "I didn't, and you know I didn't. If you loved me you'd be as eager as I am to find some way out ot this for us," "I don't love you'<»-when you, act this way," Ann said. "Ann, do you care to marry met Or don't you? Answer 'Yes,' or 'No.' " "Yes, but—" "Here is another plan, then. Let's be married soon—some time this month. You keep your position. We'll find a pleasant apartment end take Mary-Frances to live with us. She'll be better off without all that diversified discipline. She'll be » lot better off in many ways,, alone with us. I'll bring you to the office every morning and call tor yo» every evening. It will cut out the slaving drudgery of that house foe rou. No-r-please wait until live fin-Shed, Cissy can find an apartment —get a place to board, something Q( the sort. She'll be marrying before long. We'll take the money that you earn, aud add a little to it, it lecessary, and pay for room and »ar4 for the old people in some comfortable place-rwlth, a, family, you know. Fact, I've one place fa mind: good, pleasant people and an attractive home. They are. UD agaipst it right now and are talking about 'paying guests.' Just as SQOJ* as my practice increases you, can quit work, .wiU you think. »b.o.itf that, Annt" (?S Bs Pontinijieflfc /' r tt!

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