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>m*.. . v "•" V^ ; ^vK-. V j '' , ' lji f'*'''/" -iK^^'l\ ^^Vs^S 11 • /*> " r ' &j&tifovfti3MfctitfaM ! iiMm'Jitt iffi^kriafanrafiifiimi "*' ' f r B333B^SBB53BH2HSH2S35EH5H Star Miver Thy timid Prum F&IS& • - •• • ex-ery week-day afternoon by Star ^bUshing Co., tne ftSX^ vf A1<>x .- H ' Washburn), at The Star building, 212-214 South ,-naumt sweet, Hope, Arkansas. r -V,iail.litVKf ...lit ! „ - - ... , t , , '. $ C, E. PALMER, President ' I. ALEX. tt. WASfrBtmV. Editor and Publisher tntetei! as second-class matter at the ppstoffice at Hope, Arkansas Under the Act of Match 3, 1897. <*» —"i "The newspaper is an institution developed by modern civii- izntton to present the hews of the day, to foster commerce- and industry ttWUgfi widely circulated advertisements, and to furnish that check upo'n fnSjJS* 61 ^ which fto constitution has ever been able to provide."—Col R HOP® SA| s AftKANdAd JM8 ______ ._. J, -,;._., _ Kato (Always Payable in Advance): By city carrier cer 4 m °^ tJ° : T y« lpl W-»- ^ '"a*'- In Hempstend. Nevada, Howam^ MUler and LaFayctte counties, ?3.50 per year; elsewhere S6.50. '^fif^i!* ^Assodated Press: the Associated Press i s exclsuively entitled to the use for repitbhcation of all news dispatches credited to it or ftot otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc.. Mcmohit tsmu Storiefc Bldg.: New York City, 369 Lexington: Chicago, ni.. 75 E Wack- tfr Brive; Detroit. Mich.. 338 Woodward Ave.: St. Louis. Mo., Star Bl'dg. ji t. .- OB v rributes > E<c - Charges will be made for all tributes, cards of thanks, resolution, or memorials, concerting the departed. Commercial newspapers hold to this policy in the news columns to protect their readers frotfn a deluge of space-taking memorials. The Star disclaims responsibilietv for the safe-keeping or return of any unsolicited manuscripts B.v Olive Roberts Barton Every child loves a pretty room. _ i. • Every child appreciates a neat room. W« B *" BB - MOftMS FjfSHHEIN | Every child wants his own room. Ediisr, Journal of the American Med- All three in one is often impossible. fittl Association, and of Hygeia, the Health Magazine . but I write it in separate paragraphs so that the mother may attempt to work out at least one of the sugges- ' ,, — - - • o It is-difficult enough for the aver- ' ti< £ n . s ' . . age person's stomach to digest the fats . ^ second seems the easiest but ac- of the foods that are eaten, as neces- j tua H y ll , '. s , , the hardes * to attain. Nat- sary .set. they are, but sometimes poor ! urallv . children are tear-ups, and sel- -•CookW can make such dieMtfan- PW n dom pick-ups. They can, however, be ; can make such digestion even more difficult. Of course, you needn't be reminded ' an '<j •'*&£?&&££. ssjlrs: y trtrsrSS's, t fe£ om '^cc-ssivel fat stay longer in the stom-aLo^f 1 " fr ° m four to flfteen -, • ** than do those which,are not so 1 " d ™\ ., „ J In, the tots room one wall can be! ?%v;^, •!,--••'-' ?'< ,*-. i ,''V«* -'* * V, ->W.,"'-. 0 STAR to FROM IT AU? NO- IGRG CTOIMCBACKTO [*<:; si* • f -""iil.» , . . ,, school—temporarily at least— «?h i » f i *X\,° , i and see just how mueh makeup Shelves for toys and books' j o ? -• .... ' ~ "'When foods are cooked in fat, the , forms a coating over- other foods 8 de lays action-on. these sub- 'of the ferments and enzymes necessary to digestion. used for scrubbing and drawing very nicely. We cannot have blackboards as big as all outdoors, but we can have a large roll of wide, white pa- , per; each day or so a few yards may [ On ton nT^rSS ™ a .« eauon -- • be fastened to the wall at a height • Thursday. iJr? I? £ thM t.tf.fats.are over- easv to reach It ha , an aAvftnt * m Ml . „„,, Seated in cooking, substances develop Shover Springs J. B. Beckworth left last Friday for a hospital in Hot Springs. J. W. Me Williams were dinner guests Mr. and Mrs. John Reece last that Say irritate the lining > of the ^ stomach and of the intestines. Dieti- '" tfahs "point out that this is not the fault of, the food, but of: the cook who j does not know how to prepare or use ' lats, properly. _ It is safe to say that as ;many digestive troubles are caused by. bad cooking as by improper foods: i The most easily digested fat, next - to -that of eggs, is that of milk. This is because the fat in milk is already easy to reach. It has an advantage Mr. and Mrs. Harroid Williams of over slate .because cut-outs can be Frescott. Mrs. Luther Owens of s emulsified, or broken u Held in ^a suspended -state. In addition, milk fat generally contains more vitamin A than any other common food fat. Among the common food fats are n those- of butter, oleomargarine, lard, Cottonseed, and other vegetable oils. . , Butter provides most vitamin A from natural soures in our diets. Certain fish liver oils, as those of halibut or Today's Health Question Q.—Would you kindly tell me if ( here are any harmful drugs in 1 headache medicines? A.—Most headache remedies contain some coal tar product, the continued use of which is injurious. • Such remedies should not be used ; except under advice of a physician. Q&lL&lL C0d» are especially rich in vatmin A and far richer in vitamia D than any .natural food, substances. pasted on. Oil crayons may be used, • Shreveport, La., Mr. and Mrs. George too. Water-color paints may soak through to the wall-paper so this leads to the next idea. .Learn to Use Table and Chair A child can learn, oh, so quickly, to use a small ^able and chair. These can'be had at almost any price now, but/the home-constructed one is a simple thing. As simple as the book shelves that almpst anyone with five short pine boards can nail together in an hour, and paint less time than that. As for the "pretty" room, nothing will remain in memory so long or so dearly as the yellow or pink or green color-tone of the early sanctuary. It is not necessary to buy colored furniture if you are one of those who believe in maple, walnut or mahogany. In this case the curtains, and spread! and chaircovers are your opportunity. ) Choose materials that will not fade! easily. And wash with care. A faded room is not a jolly room. Children love color. j Own Room Affords Privacy i I As for having "his" or "her" own room, this all depends on your house. It is not necessary for children to occupy a room alone, but when possible i it is a wise idea. For one thing it is | hard to teach them order and neatness if another is there to tear it up. Johnson and Mrs. Kelly Grey all \ him and wife much happiness, spent Sunday the 15th with Mr. and j Wash Laster of Shreveport, La., Mrs. John Reece. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Reed and children of Minden, La., is spent the Christmas holidays with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Reed. Hugh and Hoyett Lasater of Shreveport, La., is spending the Christmas holidays with their family here. Jimmie Rogers and Miss Mildred Harrison both of Helena were married Saturday the 21st, and spent the week end with their mother, Mrs. Charles Rogers here. Mr. Rogers was reared here and his many friends wish j spent the week end with his father John Laseter. Wishing the Star and its many readers a Happy New Year. A farmer's wife went into the bank to make a deposit for the Ladies Aid, of which she was president. As she placed a goodly sum at the window, she said, "Here is the Aid money." The slightly deaf cashier understanding the depositor to say "egg money," replied: "Well! The old hens did well this week, didn't they?" by M«ry Raymond Copyright NBA I9JJ The room belonging to two people, even grownups, almost always shows it. But the big reason is that a child ' i" BEGIN HERE TODAY Agnlnst the wi»he» ot her Brandmotlier, aristocratic Mils. •WILUARD CAMERON, DANA \VESTHHOOK mnrrlcs n HtriiK- KlluK you UK phywiclnii, nit. SCOTT STANLEY. Heforo her niarrlnsc. she find hrnkcii with wealthy HO.VAI.I) MOOI«E. Dana'N halt-ulster. NANCY, in in love with Ronalil hilt htdcn it behind an antagonistic attitude. Both Mr». Cameron and PAUIiA IiOIVfG, who lias lovcil Scott i'or years, hope the marriage will ST<> un the rocks. Paula, a • pndent of Scott's, is tilwnyn calling him, nnti inann)!;- tn& to Mec him at parlies. Diinii had become aware ot I'ltuln'a infatuation, Scott, deeply In love with hin wife, is nucomfortalile over the situation. One stormy night the crisis in Dunn's domestic (irainn comes. NOW GO OT* WITH TI1K STORY CHAPTER XXXI ANA stood at the window looking out at the rain-washed street. icily. "When I was a child," she said, D Night was descending rap- Dana told herself, "I'm letting my imagination run away with me. I'm developing into a horrid, suspicious wife. Not the kind ot wife for a doctor to have. Every physician in the world goes out in all kinds oC weather, at all hours, to see patients. Perhaps it never occurred to Scott that I'd be interested." But the unhappiness remained. There had been something just faintly familiar in the voice over the telepliorie. Some foreign quality. Surely, Dana had heard itiat voice before. Where? Suddenly the answer came. It was Charlotte — Paula's housekeeper. Dana went to the telephone and dialed Paula's number with fingers that shook slightly. A woman's voice, the same woman's voice, answered. Dann, controlling her voice with _ ....... uiii _ oiiiu "we used to say oil Vi'igh'ts Hko this! an offort ' asl<ed - " Are you Nevertheless, nutritional authorities sleeps more regularly, and also has a are convinced that the vitamin D in! place to retire"to for peace and pri- butter is a factor of real importance vacy, which he craves. Last of all, it should be a usable room, not over-burdened with knick- for ordinary health. Simply because of these facts, nu- ' tritional authorities are likely to look knacks to inhibit freedom, askance at any attempt to substitute artificial: substances for the natural fats which have been mentioned. It. is interesting to know that the 'fat of beef also contains a fair amount of vitamin A, although it does not provide significant amounts of B. C and D. , •A night deeds.' " for witches and dark A Book a Day By Bruce Catton On the question of using makeup to enhance your natural coloring or to change it to harmonize with whatever shade you happen to be wearing, cosmetic authorities ure divided into two schools of thought. One claims it is ridiculous to buy a dress v/hose color makes your skin look sallow, then to try to find rouge examines the New Deal from the and lipstick in some unusual tone to standpoint of the radical; and he re- alleviate the sallow look. Cosmetic. ports that the seeds of radicalism just' ians in this group tell us to pinch our are not in Mr. Roosevelt but that ,on cheeks while we stand at the cosmetic Timid souls who feel that President Roosevelt is cleverly edging the country over in the direction of Socialism, Communism, or some other have of Wild-eyed proletarians might get consolation out of reading "The Gay Reformer," by Mauritz A. Ha'lgren. Air. Hallgren is a left-winger who By Alicia Hart "It probably Is a night for dark deeds," Scott told her, smiling, "even with the witches and goblins missing." "Nothing can scare me now with ! i your handsome self to protect me," Dana said. And, in the next. j ; breath, "We have broiled atoak and cauliflower with cheese—tho way you like it. And if you don't say the biscuits are the best you ever ing Dr. Stanley?" There was a slight pause, ag though the person at the other end oE the connection was hesitating, Then came the reply, "Yes." Dana said, in a low tone, "I wanted to tell you he's ou his way." She hung up the receiver, put her face down in her hands. Sneaking, spying on Scott. Yes, oC course. But, greater than line humiliation and loss of self-respect, ate in your life. I'll never forgive was the torturing question, "What you. There's a prune pudding i power Ims Paula over Scott tllftt she can drag him from his bed on a night like this?" Dana was shivering. She pulled too." When dinner was over Dana got out her sewing basket and sat, a picture of housewifely devotion. she said, waa feeling n littl« better. . Paula came into the room almost immediately. -• • She sat down in a. chair across from Scott Her melancholy eyes, lighted by some strange fre, were fixed on him. Any suspicions Scott might have had that Paula had staged illness to bring him Here, were gone. Paula's face was entirely \yitliout color. New lines, from suffering, were etched sharply about her mouth and eyes. * * * CCOTT said in a low voice, hia ^ eyes on the queer pricks, of light in the somber pools thnt were Paula's eyes: "Paulu, I knowl It'3 ghastly, the trap you've gotten yourself into. Whoever started you on this road should bo hung, but that doesn't help you any. You've a fight on your handa, but you'll get through it. You'll have to go away at once and be treated intelligently." Paula said in a mechanical voice, forming the words as though she were talking in a drenni, "By helping me, Scott, you mean getting rid o£—" She didn't finish the sentence, continuing to stare at him vacantly. Scott replied. Bruises on Thelnta Todd Discounted Also, a Similar Car and a Resembling Blonde Believed Located LOS ANGELES. Cal!f-(fl»)-Innuiry into the denth of Thelmn Todd focused Wednesday night on n report thnt the blonde actress' throat bore swellings or bruises such ns might have been made by the jamming of n bottle neck or n pipe into her mouth. "I am not inclined to discount anything in this case," declared Deputy District Attorney George Johnson, "but if she was clentl the number of hours she wns supposed to be, I can easily see haw the throat might he affected.'' Johnson did not disclose the source of the report. He snld he would take up the question with nutojisy surgeons, whose report has fixed the cause of death ns carbon monoxide. George Rochester, foreman of the Grand Jury which adjourned Tuesday tc reconvene Friday, has said thnt "murder by monoxide" might be the solution of the case. Johnson said he was on the trial of j evidence that might refute the stories told by several persons of seeing the-1 actress alive Sunday afternoon and • evening. . He said he has a "definite line" on i nn automobile resembling Miss Todd's hi which an attractive blonde and a dark appearing man rode about Hollywood, December 15. This, he said.; would "tend to indicate a case of mis- i taken identity," Texas Leads U. S. in Highway Toll 13 Dead Christmas—Missouri, Illinois, Georgia Next Heaviest By the Associated Press Christmas brought violent death to scores of persons. Hgihway accidents claimed the heaviest toll, but tragedy invaded many gatherings. Texas led the nation in traffic deaths with 13. Missouri had 10. Nino died on Illinois roads. Los Angeles police were swamped with calls involving drunken drivers after eight deaths in traffic smashups. Seven persons died in Georgia traffic accidents, six in Michigan—two involving trains, three in Oklahoma, three in Washington and two in Kansas. Six persons wre frozen to death— one in Iowa, one in New Jersey, two in Wisconsin, one in Illinois and one in Arizona. Two-year-old St. Elmo Snodgrass s attern * A VAILAULK only in medium size, UIR apron is iho kind that stays in placo once it is buttoned and protects this euliru frock, yet is trim and becoming. It, looks grand in printed percale, gtUR- hain, calico or.dotted swiss. It reiinircs 2 1-8 yards oE 32-Inch'fab- ric and 'J yards oC 1 1-2 inch bias binding. To secure si I'ATTEHN and STEP-HY-STEP SEWING INSTRUCTIONS, fill out tho coupon bulow, holng sure to MKNTION THK NAMK OF THIS NEWSPAPER, | Tin; WINTER PATTERN ROOK, with a complfllo selection of' late dress designs, now is vuady. It's 15 <;imls when purchased 1 separately. Or, if you want to order it with the pattern above, aemli in just an additional 10 cunts with thu coupon. TODAY'S PATTKRN BURKAU. 11-13 Sterling Place, Brooklyn, N. V. Enclosed is 15 cents in coin for Pattern No Size.. Name Address City State. Name of this newspaper was shot fatally at Salt Lake City as an older brother played with a gun. At Mineral Wells, Texas, un improvised camvon exploded prematurely, killing one woman and injuring another. Police said an argument: over trimming a tree resulted in the fatal shooting of Mrs. Lillian McElroy, 50, at Philadelphia. Her step-son. Joseph McElroy, 17, shot her, they said, after shouting: "You've spoiled my Christmas good, The man who saves money nowadays isn't a miser; he's a wizard. The old-fashioned man who had a good head for figures now has a grandson who has a great eye for them. 12 years old." Scott remembered. He was thinking that Paula had never known real home llfo. Charlotte had been the maid ot Paula's frivolous young mother, and bad assumed full charge when the young mother died. Paula's father was somewhere, but tie had becu divorced by Paula's CHAPTER X.XXH CCOTT lifted his glass from tu *-' tray, Paula waa showing her self to be game, all right. Sh hadn't whimpered or mnde a plea for sympathy when he told her ho knew tho truth. Then, like a (lash, came tu premonition. Was she, though'. „„ .. ., , v Could you trust an emotiona Yes. that s what I mount," | woman ln a state , iu - Q thla? »nrf vanltafl ' It may have been Paula's ex "You didn't mean anything else, Scott? Yet you know how I feel toward you—" Her voice broke and she shuddered violently. Then she went on, "That's been a fight, too, Scott. It's been coyer closer around Jier, ^but j torture, feeling your indifference, ..,._,., ,, , .T... .... the shaking continued. Her face not far from Scott, reading one of j ;„ burnTng and her h.nds and *'a "werlaating" medical journals. feet fe it like ice. At 10:30 jscott votea ju was bedtime, and Dana agreed. For a while after Scott was asleep she remained awako. In tho darkness the lightning was revealed more terrifyingly, and Dana had a childlike fear of storma. Finally her long lashes swept her cheeks and she dropped into a sound slumber. had told Scott: ^ "Mifis Paula's going crazy with pain. She lias taken, that prescription you gave her, but it hasn't helped. You must conie. She said you would." When Scott hesitated, Charlotte had continued, "It's awf.nl the are not m Mr. Roosevelt but that on cheeks while we stand at the cosmetic It couldn't have been long before -^ ,he"s B u«erin B I think you {he contrary, he is a good capitalist, counter, then to pick rouge to match the telephone jangled Almost in i V H &l . iueu " t - * "'ink you who will never conceivably work to the shade our cheeks become a ft,r mtan n, M .!.™».T A' * ,°. 'I 1 ' should see her, Doctor." who will never conceivably work to j the shade our cheeks become after undermine the capitalist system. the natural color rises. They insist, '^Re sees the president, in short, as! too, that lipstick must match the tone ajni amiable and well-intentioned man ! the lips become after they have been , of aristocratic antecedents who has rubbed against each other for several I been trying, perhaps without realizing minutes. I it, "to recreate in the modern and j They go on to say that one should ! complex industrial society which is apply these natural looking artifices I Apierica the pleasant human relation- before she tries on a new color. If, in ! ships that exist in the manoria Icorn- spite of the rouge and lipstick, the i munily of Hyde Park"—that exclusive | color isn't flattering, it is a waste of j suburb of gentleman farmers. ! money to buy the gown. The result? His presence in the The second school, on the other ., - , M uw u • v» *a w 4* v« » • *J<Jd»i,u* « it seemed, Dana was an- Y es, Scott thought, he should ,.!!!. ™!, nm ° U3 ' slllmblln S ; see Paula in one of these seizures. He'd know better, then, sleepily from bed. foreign inflection, asked: "Is Dr. | Stanley in?" I "Yes," Dana replied. She called, j "It's for yon, Scott," and got back into bed. Then Scott'3 voice, disturbed, uncertain, was saying hesitantly, "Well, of course, if it is necessary." , , _____________ White House has helped capitalism; hand, insists that any woman can ! After a moment he added, "All he has strengthened financial and in- wear any color under the sun, pro- j dustrial monopoly, and at the same j viding her makeup is right. One- mem- time has served to alloy the unrest of j ber of this group puts out a set con- I the "masses" by inducing the capitalist j taining six lipsticks— one to wear with sf|fe to make certain minor conces- j a blue dress, another to go with a right. Tell her I'll b e right over." » * * T)ANA waited. Scott was stand* J ing in the hall as though he was considering something, trying | red frock—and so on. Others make ; to make up his mind. . Jkjr, HaJlgren does.not leap to these . powder, rouge and lipstick sets, es- ' conclusions hastily. He presents them perially designed to be worn with after reviewing Mr. Roosevelt's career, specific colors ; especially that part of it which has i The problem, in the final analysis, ! been spent in the White House, in i is largely up to the individual, of; the light of left-wing theory. And his conclusion, restating it all. course. If you ^re content with cos- j metics that dramatize and enhance! "Dana," Scott said suddenly, "I've got to go out." "In all this storm?" "Yes. Try not to worry. I'll be back as soon as I can." He was dressing quickly. Still 13 simply that "the bourbon gods v/ere your natural ski.i tones and with col- i h6 had v °lunteered no further in- kind tq American capitalism when ors which are nattering any day in ! formatinn flhr ""- tTin """ " Tf h " 1 ' 1 they put this country gentleman in the week, side with the first school tho White House." Published by Knopf, this book sells j colors that are troublesome to you" for f2.75. personally, why not go over to the tllQ Cftli. *'If only say something," Dana thought _ _____ and be happy, if'you insist on*p£king| i miserably. "I can't bear for Scott to be secretive." A. miaute more and. ho bad gone, was causing them. As it was he had his suspicions, but lie was only guessing. He stood for a moment, trying to decide what to tell Dana. Mouths before he wouldn't have hesitated to tell her where he was going, but that sceue the night he had played bridge at Paula's stayed in his memory. If he told Dana where he was going, the would worry about it. It would be best to wait until he came back and then make a clean breast of the wholo story. Dana could be trusted to keep Paula's secret, if it developed that Paula really was taking a narcotic. He found he had accepted the theory that Paula was doing that hellish thing. If this was true he'd have to persuade her to go away some where and fight the furies intelligently in some sana- tarium. Charlotte met him at the door of tbe apartment and then went out of the raeii. Miss Paul*, kuowing vou your heart for me. Seeing you slip away—-utterly." "Paula, you mustn't let yourself go like this! You're ill. All this will pass when you are well again." Her eyes concentrated on him queerly. He wanted to get away, yet, in decency, ho couldn't pull out at this moment. Paula was apparently trying to get herself together. She laughed a, little, but it was a laugh that sounded harsh In the silent room. "I know, you are right, Scott. I must go away—far away. Where do you think I should go?" Scott breathed easier. He said, "As far as treatment goes, you could get the same help here, but it would bo almost impossible to keep your friends from finding out." "No," Paula's voice was almost a whisper, "I want to go a long way off." Scott said, "I'll let you know tomorrow. I want to think about it and decide ou the beat place for you." Paula rose and Scott got to bis feet also. Paula said, "Wait a moment, Scott. Let me Us you a high* ball. We'll drink to victory—my victory l'« Without waiting for a reply, she walked swiftly toward the dining room. la a moment 9he returned with 4 tray on which presslon that warned him. There was a glow ot triumph and tros edy In her eyes, Scott clashed his glass and its contents to the floor. As quickly, Paula put her llpa to her own glass, but Scott's hand shot out, knocking it aside. Paula crumpled, sobblus. Tiiey were jerking sobs that souuded horrible and pitiful. Scott lifted her and called to Charlotte loudly. Together they worked swiftly. He was tairly certain that Paula liad not swallowed any of the poisoned drink, but he could not take chancea. They worked over her exactly as though sue had taken a fatal quantity. An hour later Scott talked frankly with Charlotte. There had been no need for explanations. Charlotte's horrified glance at the broken glasses antj trail ot liquor ou the floor had told her the story, It was Charlotte who located the poison tablets and dropped them into the fire, while Scott watched gravely. Quieted by a sleeping powder, Paula at last dropped Into sleep. Her lace was pale on the pillow. A thin hand gripped tho dainty lace coverlet convulsively. Scott stayed, quietly watclilng as she slept, waiting for any unnatural reaction. Across from blm sat Charlotte, nor eyes scarcely moving from Paula's £aco. * • * COOTT said In a low tone, u l *-* can trust you, Charlotte. No one must know ot this—or the other, soon we'll get Miss Paula away where she can be treated and cured." . "You can trust me, Doctor Scott," the housekeeper said- "SIie'8 like my own. You know been with her eluca sue was mother and re-married before her death. Paula's money bad been inherited from ber mother. Poor Paula, Scott thought, compassionately, stretching out for happiuece with tier eager, restless bauds. When it eluded her, clio haa tried to smash things for both ot them. He was as certain as though he had analyzed the drink Paula uad handed him that it also bad contained poison. Gut he Celt only pity Cor tho distraught creature lying motionless on the bed. as though she were In ihat deep sleep ot complete Corgetfulness for which she bad longed. At dawn a nurse arrived to tako charge. She, ot course, must know ot her patient's attempt at suicide to bo on guard. She would know the rest, without being told as soon aa site had boou on the case a few noura. But Miss Mufldos was trustworthy, one of tnat gallant army In whom so mnny tragic truths are safely buried. • » » CCOTT let Himself Into the k -' apartment and looked around. He switched on o light In cbe bed room and the tumbled, empty bed met his eyes. There was a note pinned to the pillow, with Dana's name affixed in a stinky scrawl, Scott read the note, smiling grimly over ita childish sound: "I'm going to Grandmother's to earl; morning shadows a taxi bulked. taxi holding a suitcase. driver stood Dana's strlck- en eyoB woro-lil'ted to Mm'Cam- eron's. "Here, I'll take that suitcase,'' Mrs. Cameron said, assuming charge. "Have you taxi money, child?'' "Yes, of course," Dana said. She paid the driver and he waa olT in the gloom. "I've come to stay. Grandmother," Dana said simply. "Yes, 1 know tuat." she scru- tlnlzcd Dana keenly, noting ber eyes, shadowed from fatigue and reddened from weeping. Don't Dana stay, Scott, I'm can leava with going some while 1 dignity. Please don't ask me to come back. I don't want to—ever. Dana." Ills first wild Impulse was to jet Dana on the telephone to tell ber what a darn little fool she was. And then get a cab and fetch her borne immediately. But it was 6 o'clock uow. Tuere'd probably be a commotion. Dana's grandmother was a Tar;ar, iC be had ever seen one. No, t would be best to wait until Jana bad calmed down. After orue sloep, she would be sorry iud probably call to apologize. She owed him au apology for ber ack of faitb and ber attitude, wblcb was certainly poor sportsmanship. She couldn't bave known where be bad gone. Even l( she bad suspected, sbe might bave given bim tbe benefit ot d'oubt and vaited Cor bis story. She would be awfully sorry bat she bad tailed bim wben sbe bought things over. Dashing >ack to ber grandmother's tbe first time sao got really angry with him. In spite of tuese thoughts Scott was wretchedly unbappy. it was not until the light was streaming iroadly into tbe room through be windows that be fell into a deep sleep ot exhaustion .... Dana's grandmother had an- werea tb» doorbell. In tlae said, "because 1 won't toll you. It was unbearable and so here I am!" "Whatever the reason, you've made tho break. You must never go bade to bim." "No," Dana said. Her heart was like load. And yet it Colt bursting with emotion. "i couldu't go back, Grandmother. I'd never have come if 1 hadn't realized I couldn't go on." * • • npHEIIl voices brought MIs» •*• Carewe and Nancy. Aunt Ellen patted Dana awkwardly. Dana cnew she was sorry for her, and site suspected that Aunt Ellen waa sorry for Scott, too. It was hard to know bow Nancy £olt, Ilor dark eyes looked wisely into Dana's. Her voice was coo) and calm. "So you've left Scott! That's that. Now we've got to make the best of it. 1 don't be- llev« Scott would want you back, anyway, after humiliating nlra." No, Dana thought, miserably, "He wouldn't want me back." Because she had humiliated him toy leaving him. And because, most of all, lie was infatuated Paula. But this was a secret that would die with her. Slie'd never, if she lived to be a hundred, admit that she hadn't been able to hold ber husband. Nancy bad decided: "Dana's weak. She couldn't Ktand being poor, so sbe pulled out." Mrs. Cameron was first to brea.lt the circle. She got up,' pulling her robe about her. "We'll all take cold sitting here," sbe said firmly. "Dana looks dead on her feet. She must get some sleep." Secretly she was girding her resources for battle. Sbe said to herself, "Tbe silly child Is still in love with him. It's written all over her face. If no tries he might be able to persuade ber to go back to bim. But she'll stay here It I can keep ber!" After breakfast Dana sat In the vicinity of tbe telephone, fully expecting it to ring. But tbe morning boura wore away and 4 there was no call from Scott. He was showing more Judgment, Mrs. Cameron thought, :ban she had expected. Maybe be, too, bad decided U was impossible for them to make a success of their marriage. If that were so, tho plan she had to mind, could be speedily carried out. X?o 8e

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