Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 3, 1932 · Page 4
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3* ,^ ** v > feAn, 1 Funeral U* in Otan the Infant son Henry ttdrtlstftdft home ntar itfetta funeral Sunday,artemcion eMldticted * with in entffi ! Wirei«S«lSh»t«ry, if orii S roTOtans<ui vtmenuuiio-iroa UWHJWU tgr the automohile.ns.has the fafmfng class n, dttt tyfeB antfjjnoblle and Its aeeofttfi, ^ ^^*,j|^ et , M jJUflrtfHi {£,} i "i - , ' * j , '(if-this sitimtipn, based on thfe >fct O/E. Bam tr: * *• thfe — =,-<-— -"• Mb ah dfile btilTdfeg of # *Jw ffewq^eWMs red&cedihct number of shorseaiBnujre* leased many, mil Ion acres of land for meat and milk pfoduc- tjpn, theretoy<indadtttf vast seo^ApMe shifts $« the ' ^V - A.^-^-h.j..-^ «*™i..< il ,. „»•,.!. t „ t,* ,.„._. A * j „ .,. „ . * ^_ .. « Mil d arid ttos'faistojf of faun- animals, •__ •«— — £-— wfl««A yaBi* * M«hf*4*^ w*. .KM»-M4' w«a»**a«*ahJ| * A, JLIw H h$$ jttfireftSed Wattott, h«We probably raised Jhe »*-.«..„» "*'*"viMt alia have increased,the,effictency oft forme*?; afcd , Moat.ifitrestfegTs thte.way th6 automobile'and its . Jr» the tractbf, have shifted'eirefcMn erofc areas from 6«i tf^the^cduntry t6 awothfer. Par instance, Baker, poih'ts oui especially, wheat, has declined >in the , , , . east, Whe*e distances are close and farms are small, to the Great Plains area in, the. west, Where the tractor 'can easily vanish the extensive farms 'and the atttotttObfle can over- tfdme- the long 'distances. • , . : Similarly, the surrender of -horses in the north and west a'tito"mobiles a^d 'tractors' has teleatied large .-quantities of ea£ food for meat and •rtilk'-afcftnals a«d so matte ion> in the south more dificult. \Yet,<i'uin6us.afc thisiiew form of competition - _ ... j of.'* variety, for "spring. wriMmj^rfa^^as: for " " i'*be .planted as »vy freezes is ;-Hi* best date 25 to March 15: in tr last half of Feb[ -'Arkansas early drill.Ip . t amount per the rate should .be; 2 pecks. »•• J"*-\*f* ""J •***••* v »«r*fc*| v and '»Wt*r'h«re;U!rt week. ,. •</ ,. \" ,15 *V(ni Mr. and Mrs. %ill-Wlsddm of-DbW* Visited; relative^ nire-Suriday. 1 'Mr.-and Mrs. Ben ^tosteh- ; Ai ?ine Bluff a& vrstlng i-elitlW Ml«e rUTtf^lA » *t t ttJi*AminAii w/ AVAiaa ^^inyjuv^*- jLnonip9QTI ui *^ visited mm efolk^Suiida.y /'" "i 1 >Lt3t^St.<. ,''..._,. *.y. . .. lj '- *• *• wffc o business vis (lUrsday. < Idfftn attended r,' Joe Wisdom Bay. ^traveled * the Toklo Mon, needed, ami ;L..*lUarti9tobe ' his untiring ef- '-Tie spends on our *fd. J»as.a business visitor _ IfiuTaCIAyi ftSSotey visited relatives ot ast'week, .... v •* tJlaude- Stuarts Satur- tfaynlght. was enjoyed by those who itftndedti - • , Sam ."Stuart'was a Nashville visitor Janes of Nashville, spent he >• wwt 'end wtlh Miss Kathfyn Morris. •• , ; Mrs,!J<fhn Gilbert and daughter of n-tiwikv .«« nted relatives here Sun- Cot i."iJ.fK. 'McLarty of 'rrel«tives here Sun' visited ompson were rla^Sprlngs Tuesday. arid >sOn, Owen, of night .unrt's 'ls!real low-w^ith pneu- at Home in Tokio Mr§. Elmira Durham Sue* cumb* at Age of 90; Buried Tuesday •Mrs. Elmlrn Uurhnm .aged 90, died Monday night at her home near Toklo. She Is survived by two daughters, ohe llVlngln Fort Worth, Tex., and Mrs. Weaver of Tokio Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Blngen with burial In the Ozhn cemetery. Sweet Home Items Bro. W. R. Becson and -wife of Waldo, Ark., drove vocr Sunday, January 31, and Bro. Beeson delivered a wonderful discourse for the congregation here. Subject "The Establishment of the Kingdom." Mrs. A. H. Wade and Miss Charllne Stewart of Blevins atendcd services here. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hendrix were also among 'Qiose In 'attendance. Miss Esther Stephens and Miss Lula Merle Spears enjoyed the young peoples' program here Sunday even- ng. We were glad to weltomc those irom the Midway community Joe Britt and wife spent the week end with his sister, Mrs. Mount Mot- Cord fWtfiiwl hatjHtll-ta .. and will sotm be able to b* .Witk schdot. cd oft tot aTtipendlcWs IftfK WWk tt be 18 «*« Wir'b«cR lh School Mcftongald who 1* attending school In PrescOtt spent the week rind With home folks here. Th* SWwt Home (JUartet wt)g*1«iable to .sinfi Sunday evening on aceojht of the tlttf^, A&. Salmon b«t«ft ill. & A. 'Swell tofede a bttsineas trip to Preseott Monday. ' Mr: fend Mrs. James Brooks visited heir 'daughter amf family here Sun- dny, Mi»*Ri#h.Qr $ew*ll. Mr. ahd jfek : WlHe Wilson arid fnm. ly were calirng on friends Sunday (teVnoon. Eula Mae Montgomery, little daugh- «r of Mr, arid Mrs. Oscar MoDtgomrey IBS been absent from school seVeral days on account of a very severe old. Several farmers from here were* in Blevins Mondiy assessing taxes. Mrs. James Carmln was a pleasant /Isltor in .the' home of Mr. and Mrs. Author Sewell, Sunday ftftcrnodri. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Musky .and 'hihlren, called on Mrs. Hrim vougrt, /Ire. Huskey'g uunt, Sunday. • Out,;of every .hundred married iiou- >lcs In France, 23 have no family, 25 mve only one child, and 22 have two children. Less than three per cent Misshave more than seven children. and raise the level ofjliving. es- _._ _j '''attend gs every/Stoday at'2:30 r fine- time' ^ -'Caney, also a-cold F,,to report tthat Alvord, t and mother, Mrs! c'and Mrs. £."!. Cullins guests 1 of Mrs. Natt 'o fthis i community wish " " * „-, .„.. , of WeWon, Ark. St)y;iost 'thetr Iftle daugh- hy Belle. Also to her nts, Mr. and, Mrs. J. A. -Hendrix is having a' t; in. out, conununjity.^We formerly of'ihi».community,,,vVilV *Nfo hear ofIhim being in' th« "from Injuries caused by a a horse. Andrew White were Honea, who Ttas had iftt 'the Cora Donnel hos- and children, are , and grandparent*. J. X- Wade. •Bonds was the atf«r- fguest of Mrs. J. A, Cuttihs Wed- 9f fwifh.to express our sympathy »vfamlly and relatives of little r Bruce, who deid Friday, Jan- 3 Ine7 .Cullins was the guest of p-Bwoico Woods Saturday nigh.t ell Spears who is teaching ,.,„„ visited with her mother, fc.C, A, 8, Bonds. ov« the week , and Mrs. Lfewey Pretaey, of De-with Mrs. Presley's par- id Mfs. Henry Tote Sun- i Cullins witt entertain _ Jtortoy iu^-February r fmyone cordially invited. » Term After lelptaf Brother Escape qt Montague possibility of life L result of his broth- frim coBntY ialL . flw "<w ft !rv*^PMif JWI'M "'cti* ** WW* Wdw»d t vt\fMSsl court while pplice IjijTlity for JWoplagus's Continued from on* £tL£/V ROSS1TER who until Sunday was bail under an alias, Al, ,..,«»« charge of kidnap- nuri M 9 visit tfl the jail Sunday, " U *«^^* SI * S!^? 091 out wffc1>fs wS and ceii The war d»poy*red thej» but toe afc " a^ 1 * • "qnarlw ftosslter had met Molly O'Reilly on ; a trip to Ireland. He bad married her before his father ,an* Mother and many brothers and Isiajtefa CQuia rush in to point out jtb» ImDpsslbility ot marriage be- itween the fourth eon of Lord Harm- 'stead and a tenant farmer's daughter, ,-'•.. • They had never forgiven him that They were, as anyone except !Molly Rosslter would admit, scrupu- 'lOUSly fair. Charles' share of the jHarmstead estate bad been settled jqpon.bfm at once. The condition iwa» thajt be leave.England. His .-father an.d mother bad refused to meet hlrbride,, And Charles Rossl- iter, • itlff-necked with pride, had jbeen glad enough then to leave England. He bad come to America and never gone hack. He had often •longed for England, but no one of : hi*-brother? anil sisters had ever ;lea,rne4>tliat. No one ot them bad !*h0wn tbe slightest interest in what ;h» jplght have been thinking di '|n» thow king years of exile. No one of them except his youngest »ljte*« Myra, for whom bis own eUt ,est daughter was named, had shown Jo the years following his o>atb W? recognition ot the fact that hfl 'had, toft a family. HIS sister, ; Myr», perhaps held back by tbe of her brothers and B|SI never seen any member _fW»ll family but sbe did to time send boxef p| * * t tbat August morning Wf death took place fyv» bjlfore bl« only con wa» team baT» lormnt that his two beautiful daughters would be forced to work, the ohe at an underpaid Job In a public library, the other as an underpaid salesgirl in a great department store, He had left a sufficient sum to bring up his children in comfort, to educate them, and to provide for the lifetime of his young wife. But Molly Rosslter, dazed with grief, had seen that money slip from her Irresponsible bands within two years. Ellen could remember only as of something dreamed those' 'days when money was a dally problem, a dally topic of conversation. 8he had gone to work at Barclay's, department store when she was 14, She was still there. As she walked to the kitchen she wondered a little hopelessly if she would always be there. When she entered the small, heated room where the blue-checked linoleum had long since retreated Into the corners, her mother turned from the stove. Molly's pretty, fading face was flushed 984 set in lines of determination, $Ui »Jgbe4 wain- She was afraid tlhat her mother bad hit upon another disastrous scheme which would make them all rich, Myra. was seated at a chlppped pordelaln table, her chin resting upon her elbows, tbe morning newspaper spread out before her. Her tead, with Its smooth braJdi; «f hair, lighter and less warmly «£ ored ttim Ellen's, was bent"ow the aoclety columns. But her mouth was let pd mutinous and it KM plajA «M» 4M not really «M toe ?rlBte4 words. Her eyes were IttU ' ajftf tears. ;~ §94 I OIT» about 49^1 ed-^-" Molly Rosslter began firmly. 'Myra, looked up Quickly at that "We- haven't decided anything, mother," she interrupted in -her long-suffering voice. "Youionly «ug- gested—" Both of them looked toward,Ellen. Ellen crossed to the stove, relieved her mother of the eggs and began to beat with furious energV, so that the yellow foam leaped up the blue sides of "the 'bowl.'" Molly had been ready to pour them into the skillet , . v Ellen wa» (he natural .cook/ ot the houaehpld. , Molly'a cooking was always overdone'or underdone- and Invariably too highly seasoned. CHAPTSB 1A i wse.tincomfortablii as 'ib "^ was always uncbmtdrttble wtt|i her mother talked thkt ,wa,y.: fefa Myra was frankly ' I've b«en engaged to/Bert ^4h*%m^i^ ; 7^^h;:iw»* •ugh money "so that-lie and 1 "can jble'to ih'i'iiitar."'; : .."•'• •; '• enough hobble IMS ot,th»-4>lo- ture st ny. Aliitbre* iofv sent' to the, tabie cameil^Ith thji slightly indefinite taste common to second-rate hotels.- , • • • • TN the strained silence, Ellen add •*• ed to the omelet a few grains o pepper, a great deal of salt and a dash of •paprika for the looks of tbe thing. She walked to the win dow to talce parsley, chopped toe night before, from a. box-like contrivance suspended outside an serving as a refrigerator. • l! "Now what Is It?" she asked tne combatants, as she sprayed In the crisp.green sprigs of parsley and poured the golden fluff into the hot skillet. * Molly and Myra Rosslter spoke simultaneously. "';•],. 'Mother .spent half the reni money yesterday buying things for Mike that he doesn't need," MyVji said. "And now she had an idea for you. You're to make up the money working evenlngs t " 'The things were on .sale," Molly explained eagerly, "Two pair ot panta for what I usually have •• to pay for just.one. I saved so much oa them that I thought,I could splurge a little. So I bought him some books he's, been wanting for ever so long and a new cap and some umlerwear." She added de- renslvely, "You wouldn't want Mike to go shabby, would you?" Ellen tested the omelet and lowered the (lame beneath it. She :urned off two flames which had been burning needlessly before she spoke. "No, I wouldn't," she said pa- .lenHy. "But how are we going to >ay the rent? -Tomorrow Is Saturday, but we already owe the trocer nearly all my salary. And Myra's Isn't due for 10 days yet," Sbe did not suggest that the suit which Mike had not really needed would deprive her of a, business dress which she did need. "That's Just it," Molly crowed, seizing the chance. "I have a marvelous Idea for you. There's an add in the morning paper from a dance place named Dreamland. It's a pretty name, Isn't it? They want girls for dancing Instructors. Look —here It is. I marked it for yotl." Ellen looked. Among tbe classified advertisements, ringed in pencil, was a call for dancing instructors. But she knew Dreamland, She bad passed it often on her way to work. And, although she bad never been Inside, she knew that "dancing Instructor' was a polite name for a girl b|r*4 to dance with unattached men at a small payment for each danee— a taxi dancer. They did, in tact, call those glrbj taxi dancers. "The best part of it," her mo continued breathfoMsJy,, "is that might meet a really nice man Oft way- I can't imaf lae why glrlf §» Pretty as my t*9 JtiKm't flocka;" rich, men trying to marry yf Wh*n i was young it was eartg „..,?„ ^.len succeeded In dr»i glng Mike from th« bathropia^*n( his.book, when they were j all-seated at breakfast, the subjett arose again., Where was the $80 foV, rent coming from? ,> .•: .'. •. ; "It was due last Tuesday; is ;Fr|day,". ojfered Mollj'; .- . ^he had Half for^olteii. by s nbipr that the money had been dissipated by her fault, Ellen was wrtflnil she •hould forget it. • But not:Myra. J-'I'll go to Mr. ^r^nam ran'd ti .pl|ln." she said, her |lps,!Str«lgj»t *per eyes atern, "We;Just h'aye 'lo out down on eyerything til) i|re tha money again. BjiV onis'thl_. . Bure—Jplllen '.cah'"t ."carry two full.,-, not sure—* Ellen began. "Itiy ally wrong," :Myra ;l(lerceljr stopped her. "Wlke could nj«k« as muoh,;selllng papers.after.sQBool you could dancing all evening." . "Mike can't ;do that." Molly burst out in alarmed haste. "He 1 *.carrying double school work' now, You know what your father would b»ve said,". -. • .,.-... :.-•.•;•.'• "Me might have «ald something .about Ellen's working in a', cheap dance hall, tool." . It was an 'old difficulty, Molly'* partiality for.heriqn. She was pa- thetlgally anxious that • he .should miss.nothing because of his father'* death, pathetically anxious-that be should have what other boys bad,' To that end she was willing to make 'any sacrifice. ' She law no reason why her daughters should not do the same, Myra'a Indignation could fpfce a real quarrel, Mlka himself clamorously interrupted. H« was wlldjy eager for tne freedom Of. the corner news-sta'na and for the chance to earn his 'own money, B«t Ellen entered a firm denfal and b|s protests died. Til TO at noon to see about get...... that job," she announced In a tone that settled the matter. "I dance,. well enough to tb«r« shouldn't be any trouble. Tbere'i no use arguing, Myr»," «b« »aid to her sister. "Therms a limit to Ollt, ting expenses. We've reached It, We cttn't cut down any more wftbi out ajying up S8t fijg Mtirfjy, mi] the rent must be paid, I can carry both Jobs until we catch up." „„"» .«f/« ^". W * B tfit t|)ln| f i *« jo, aaid Molly IB deep 0a.llifA6Uo°> But a women t later ibt AAAfA 'Wttfc Fully, "I'm sorry. Blleq, that tbinfl '-LARRY, HARRQWCATE rtwo 1 linked arm „_,_ r ,,. i?T; ,_ ( , .^, r ^j;:^ine. street, cru Blly;ihaBb'y,:fnthe,l;ot summer sun h'lge.xijl^vfeit: a : :flBrce, burning ielpl|s8,rage that her young slste haula.,mlss so many of the Pleas knt;ti)ingS-:Qf life. She felt also £ ear that Ellen at 20 would step in o the same blind alley she hersel lad stepped into at 17, Nine;years before sbe had fallen ,, -Igte, wlfta Bert Armstead. She til! loved Him. But his Job at'the brary'WlJfire they both worked was Imost as poorly paid as hers. Am Jyra bad seen the first rapture o: ove> wear away in nine years ol ndlesa 'waiting, "It> makes me furious," Myra began, fiercely, her blue eyes blazing, "that you should have to take this job,,work yourself to death just be- •_ •• cause-w' "Bop!" Bllen scoffed. "I'm not an old lady. I( might be a lot of fun, you never can tell. It would be grand if you didn't have to work nights at the library and we could both jfo" ,Js not fair at all," Myra per- listed unhappily. "Not fair that you should miss so many of the things other gfrls have. Theater parties and clothes and dances, dinner* at the right places ..." "Ob, don't fuss so, Myra." Ellen wan silent a moment and then said casually, "To^n Shannenberger askej me to marry hinj last night." "foil dldn/t, SUidI You didn't!" Myra'a iijnj, brown fingers ?8?* d ?? JB11 *9' g W»5 h »* *"* w «> . { didn't accept him, if that's ?«at yoii.maaa, J |^'t leva him," cerelassly. She It faamj to m tfcit you're • • • awfully anxious to keep me ' ,«iu falling In love. Isn't tltat ond of the things that other girls do?" She glanced innocently at her sister. "Oh, Ellen, it's not that and you know it's not!" Myra protested helplessly, half laughing. "It's only —Tom Shannenberger can't even support himself. He has nothing now and never will have anything. He's Just one of those men." "I know that.. Still, if I loved him I don't believe I'd let It make any difference," Ellen said seriously, * * * A LITTLE pucker marked her • f * low, broad forehead. Her eyes were sweet and thoughtful. "I know money Is Important," she conceded. "Awfully important in lots of ways. But wh«u you think of love"—she flushed youthfully— "why all at once it's just nothing. 1 "Ellen," Myra spoke with des perate 'earnestness, "money Is so important in love that without it —some money, I mean, not a lot— love itself is nothing." "I dou't for a minute believe H!" "Look at me and you'll believe it. Lack of money has robbed me of lino years of my life. If there bad >een any >vay under heaven for lert and me to marry when we wanted to, by now I'd have had a home—children—all the things a woman wants. Instead—" She broke off, appalled at what he had been about to put into words. Not even to Ellen could she idmit that of late Bert bad seemed ddly restless and changed, bored t talk of that far-away marriage, Sbe laughed uervously, apologetl- ally. * i Ellen, uncomfortable but still Vaguely holding her own opinion, hastened to change the subject. "That.dress looks awfully well 6n you," she said, looking approvingly at her sister. "Better, I'm sure, than it ever looked on whichever cousin wore it." Myra glanced down at her light- blue voile, beautifully cut, freshly laundered and indeed becoming to her pale blondness.' "I wouldn't bav« .bought it," she _JIdr" "I" don't'like short sleeves. Bnt It has certainly been handy." "That's the trouble with things •given to. you," Ellen agreed. • Sbe ftdded loyally, "Still It's nlci bt Aunt , Myra to keep on jAgolfig things. Most of them aro scarwiv worn." . • She sighed a little nt the ,„ of joyous youth presented by own words, a vision ot gay and pretty girls who could discard tn«r frocks because they were tlrtd of them. There were certainly polhhj to having money, "It is nlco of her," Myra admitted in a low voice. "Even," shs added with a laugh not no amused as she meant it to be, "If she never sends black and you have to wear black at the store." , Myra hesitated and went on *Jth sidewlse glance at Ellen, "i fl a think.she might come to see ug some time. She's been in N 9 ^ York several times, I know. \<n read about her In tho society, col. umns. But then, we haven't a telephone." '';;-. Both Preached '• • » TJOTH girls, were sll •** knew that if their w^ lisa aunt, whom nelthej seen, really desired a could arrange one wit a two-cent stamp. Myra' was only an evasion to' pride. They strolled on, ; slrls linked arm in arL the hot summer sunshine; dirty, shabby street. _,„„_„ the subway station that would part them. ^. , ' "Do you still believe," Mniiwked n a discouraged way, "that some day we'll have things? ThFtblngs our cousins have? Cars and coun> ry clubs and a chance to enjoy bang young? Or are we just fopling ourselves?" "Something's bound to happen. Our ship will come in—it may be ust around the corner." Ellen re. ponded with vague, forced choar. ulness. "That ship sank long ago," Myra aid sharply, her bitterness and anger returning in full force, "We ank with It. How are you and I ever going to get married? Where are you going to meet v man good enough for you?" "At Dreamland, maybe, 11 Ellen flippantly tried to stop her sister, But Myra ignored the interruption. "I believe we'll always be spending every nickel before It's earned. It'll be like this forever. Mother will get older and more irresponsible. Bert and I will go on and on. Mike will grow up and get the same sort of job we have. It's Just no use trying." "Oh, Myra, Myra!" Ellen protest ed staunchly. "Where's your sense tf proportion? All this because I'm going to work at night for a few weeks! Of course thing; will gel better. We're only having our bard :lmes now instead of later. It'i aeen hardest on you. But you'll b< married first thing you know and forget how long it was. Just wait.* "I'm 26." "Then don't act as it you're 9«.* Plea ran down tbe subway stepa and plunged through the turn»tll«, (To i 1 * !£K'., '•#* '*Lt, - I - .'SoOa.ltr.

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