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PAGE SIX HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS .Wednesday, October 25,1930 SERIAL STORY JOAN OF ARKANSAS BY JERRY BRONDFIELtf COPYRIGHT, 1939. NEA SERVICC, |NC>7 'YB8TERDAYI W*bb**»« atellnr 4efritj<r hlorku fornell'ji nUempJ to *poil TVoh'j* perfect record, tinit Keith nnit Unn |mee Tech »o n SG-0 victory. Joan Is active In *fce homei'omlnB quern elertlon. At n meeting at the f.nmntn liottwe »he hnrdly nntleex linn, lle'ii hnrt. but he doexn't know Ihnt «he looked auxtouglr for- him before lea-ring. CHAPTER XIII TpLECTION day was a hectic one. "*•* Hardly anyone at the Alpha Nu house went to classes. Joan tore about madly, carting at least 50 students to the voting booths. Activity reached its height at 3 o'clock when a streamered, horn- tooting cavalcade of cars paraded through the university district. Polls closed at 4:30 and it was the final reminder. Joan bounced into the dining room that night looking fresh as a daisy. "Honest, I don't see how you do it," said Elaine. "You'll need a week to recuperate." Joan laughed. "Not me. Kay's the one who's worn to the proverbial frazzle. Look at her, would you?" Kay attempted a weary smile. It was more of a physical strain with the rest of them. With Kay it was emotional and she showed it. More than anything else she had ever wanted, Kay Granger wanted to be homecoming queen. "Four more hours and it'll be over," said Joan. "They're counting the ballots at the Student Senate and a gang of us are going over to the Daily offices to wait for the results. Want to come along?" Kay shook her head. "Thanks, but I don't think I'd be equal to ; it. Call me here, though, when it's all over." * * * JTEITH, Tommy Peters, Joan, x and a gay little redhead, Ellen Thompson, descended on the offices of the university Daily at 9:30. Every time a telephone rang they jumped. Bob McAllister, managing editor and a good friend of Tommy's, joined them when they went outside for some air. "Another 15 minutes should do it," he figured. "We've heard unofficially that Kay Granger and Kennedy are running neck and neck. And that Booth gal put up by the Independents is supposed to be running a strong third." They heard a phone ring again wid they rushed inside. A student reporter signaled to McAllister. "Granger by 120," the reporter shouted. ".Yowee!" Keitli howled, and grabbed Joan up and swung her around. Joan squealed and pounded him playfully around the head. "Didn't I tell you?" she chortled. "Boy, am I n politician or not?" Tommy Peters grinned. "We'll pass that up for the moment while I give out with a better idcn. Let's go down and rout out her majesty the queen." "Swell," Joan cried. "We'll just barge right in on her with the news instead of calling." Ten minutes. later they dashed up the steps of the Alpha Nu house. "We won," Joan whooped. "Where's the queen—where is she?" Someone appeared a minute later with Kay in tow. They swarmed around her, but she was so excited she could hardly speak. "C'mon," said Keith impetuously. "We're going down town and do a little celebrating." * * * ' TT wasn't until they were headed down the avenue that Joan suddenly realized it was a wcok night and that Keith had to be in early. She reminded him of it. "Forget it," he replied. "This'lt be harmless enough and we'll check in at a respectable hour." "But what if Coach finds out?" "Nuts ... no one'H know the diff." "Sure nuff," Tommy added. "And anyway, the varsity cheerleader is along to sec that the varsity gets home." First stop was a t.ivern across' town. "Gotta toast the queen," Keith said. "How about Mr.nhat- tans, or something, all the way around?" "No, Keith." Joan laid a hand on his arm. "A tocist is in order, but we'll drink it in something less potent." "Don't be like that. This is tin extra spec—" He saw the expression on her face and paused. "Okay," he grinned. "Make it lemonade." "Gee," said Kay. "Homecoming queen can't believe it pinch mo, somebody." Tommy Peters took her at her word, with added enthusiasm. She shrieked. "Say, how about driving over, to Elliston for hamburgers? Something different, hey?" was Ellen's contribution. Keith whooped and climbed to his feet. "Just the right idea. They serve the best hambies in the state over tbere. Let's go get 'em." Elliston was the next town on the main highway, 2Z miles away. No one paid any attention to the time; until Joan happened to looK at her watch. "Keith," she gasped. "Look at this—1:30. If anyone finds out, you'll be in an awful mess with Slocum." "Oh, hang Slocum," Keith grumbled. "I've been behaving too much anyway." * * * AS he was getting undressed back at the house later on, Dan Webber walked in from the sleeping dormitory. "Thought it was you," Dan said quietly. "What's the matter—your watch slop or don't you just give a damn about playing on a winning ball club? Jeepers, Keith, I thought you had more sense than this." He seemed hurt, rather tlian angry. Keith dropped a shoe heavily, "Look, boy scout, what're you trying to do—turn policeman?" There was marked irritation in his voice. Dnn loaned back against the door. "You know me better than that, Keith. But it's just a little unfair. Y'know, I want to go to the Rose Bowl just as much as you do." Keith didn't reply and Dan turned and left. * * * TTEITH cut all his morning classes next day and Dan deliberately made it a point to wait for Joan after their history lecture. "I want to talk to you a minute," he said simply, and she looked up in surprise at the tone of his voice, "There was a time I thought you'd begin to develop some good sense, but I see I was wrong," Dan continued. "Maybe a little celebration was in order last night, but that was a lousy stunt on your part—keeping Keith out to 2:30." She opened her mouth to speak, but he went right on. "All I hope is that no one else saw him tearing around like that. That nit-wit Peters should have had sense enough to break it up by 12, but I'm still blaming you. If you had Keith's interests at heart as you appear to have you'd have seen, he was in at a decent hour." "But, Dan," she protested. "I did all I could. Why, if it hadn't been for me Keith would have—" She was going to tell him how she had prevented Keith from ordering drinks, but changed her mind. It would only make things worse. Instead she turned abruptly anil' left him standing there. (To Be Continued)' OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople MAJOR, I WAS TALK\K16 TO A TRAVELING MAN ABOUT THAT BAD BOUNCE'6ABA YOU'RE QOIW6 TO WRESTLE AT TWE OWLS CLUB/ UE TOLD ME- WHEW BABA GOT MAD 14EWAS AWFUL MEAN/ • DOWN »N TULSA.HE SAID, • BABA FORGOT HIMSELF OKIE NIGHT AND PULLED A MAN'S 5M OFF/ __5*2p?5 ^SPUTT-T-T/f FAW/? IN MERCY'S NANAE, ; WHAT'S THAT VOU SAY? TUT, TUT/ BUSTERjSUCM /ALES DOUBTLESS ARK GROSSLY EXAGGERATED/ \ ^ BUSTER CLIPPED A CHUNK OF- ICE OOWM ms BACK WITH THAT BULLETIN ^^, THE OLD BOY DID YA<5EE OUR MEF20 6IMK INTO THE PLUSH? NOW VOU KNOW WHAT A TORPEDO DOES TO A /o/< STIFFENED I ^TEAM- UP LIKE COLD GRAVY/ BOAT/ TIDINGS ;c^=^ ' / /,;- k. lomon. o the next morning Proprietor > Eillingsley issued a decree. None he j said who ever have exchanged blown ; at any cafe in the city, would be ad- j mittccl to his premises again. I This ultimatum gave in.staiit U-Boats Get Nazis Superb Headlines munition to the humorists. That', they ! Jj n f W-iuhinir) nn ThinK declared, meant banishm,-,,! for ,-,!„„«, ! L)U E_. ^ ^Hlll^Um 1 lllllUj declared, meant banishment for almo-sl the entire Stork clientele, since there- arc few who have remained pacifist in their night-time rounds. A.s a mailer of fact, one way suggested, Billingsley was giving lii.s club the' Wild West motif; Bar Everybody! ] Thorn Less Effective Than in If) 14 s By MOItGAN M. BKATTY AC Feature Service Writer George White, meiflentaiiy, seem.-: I WASHINGTON — Up to now, Amcr- lo be the belligerent of the season. | i( -'<'»i naval experts are inclined to he- ioon after his Stork Club bout, he i I'f've Germany must hi- waging sub- came into the limelight again wheil ; marine warfare mainly for propagan- he was charged with slapping a slum- j r| a purposes, since, by military sland- girl in his current revue. 'The Scan- j arris, the undersea offensive lias beefi dais." He denied it. the young lady | weak despite keen marksmanship, later retracted hci- accusation and the ; From the commercial shipping angle, storm blew over. But a few hours . 'he main Germany objective should afterward, the turbulent producer went •• bo to cut off the British from their clown into the first row of the then- ; colonial supply line. .They almost tcr where the 'Scandals' 'is playing accomplished that mission during the two gents who, he said, were heekl- ', World war. when the Allies lost ing the -performers in his show. Mr. ahout 14 million tons of commercial IN NEW YORK NEW YORK — No mere fads, Ihe rhumba and conga have become cult dances for many celebrated dervishes. A couple of years ago, Ihese Latin hip-shakes and torso-twists were merely novel and lurbulent. Maraccas Electrical and Refrigerator Service If olhers have failed, try us. Work guaranteed, Prices reasonable Graduate Coyne Electrical School ARTHUR MORRIS Day and Night Phone 680. cians. Any swarthy-skinned replaced tiie harmonica and mandolin ragtime, are in cfover now because as the instruments of amateur musi- : . they wear silk blouses and blow a ! reed instrument instead of brass, maid who; And Ihe fanlical rhumbaisis arc could say "Si Si," roll her eyes and ; legion. George Abbolt has become a hips lo the swish and sway of a : hopeless insomniac because of his Eioulh American tune was in great de- ! addiction, hip-shake the hours away mand. And partisans of Ihe old- ; from mid-night unlil curfew before fashioned gavottee, wahz and two-step going off lo conlcmplalc a new Broad- said Ihe new menace would soon I way play. His rhumba craze has he- go away. | come such gossip that job seeking \V. is handy with his mills. Merchant Ships (Continued from Page One) shipping worth about seven billion | dollar.-;, including both ships and car; goes. At the height of the unrestricted focus on Germany's submarine blockade. It is almost non-existent—so far. But what about these battleships the Germans have sent to D.-ivcy Jones locker? There, says your naval expert, is the key to his deduction that Hitler has been using headline value than for actual damage. Outdated Ships The British admit the loss of an airplane carrier and ;i battleship-the Courageous and the Royal Oak. These ships were designed or built in WrwW war days, and their hulls incorporated none of the strictly modern "air and oil" chambers stramlined into naval hulls as standard anti-submarine pro- lection. These air and oil chambers are necessary defense against torpedoes, because it.is a law of physics that water is non-compressible, and therefore transmits the shock of explosives in full force until that -shocjc readies u commprcssible substance* Thus the air and oil chambers designed within the hull of modern warships absorb the shock that otherwise would reach the inner skin of the ship and sailer it. ly more vulnerable to torpedoes than new warships, and, since the information is generally known among naval men, lhe.se floating fortresses were almost nn invitation to submarines Furthermore, if submarines coclcl get close enough to sink them, a great wave of sensational headlines would inevitably follow in the Allid— and neutral press. Whnl It Costs Therefore, jisks your naval expert, were Hitler and Ihe German nnval command 'more interested in big he«d ,inr.x and the prestige those headlines give them, than they were an actual lamage lo British transport lines, or to (lie newer backbones of the British fleet? The answer, judging from Ihe facls available up to now, would .seem lo be yes, or else submarine warfare has utterly failed so far in 1939. Also influencing that answer toward the affirmative, is th courtesy of sub captains just before Hitler peace offensive. It wotdd seem the German submarine campaign were intended to show (lie British public what it was capable of doing to British shipping, lalber than actual damage. Furthermore, headlines reverbraling ;hi-ough the world press, adding luster to German arms, are costing Hitler only about $10,0(10 per reverberation. That's the cosl of a lorpcdo. And as naval experts si'/.e it up, that's pretty gcjjid bargain in morale-building head lines from Ihe German point of view. The one fly in the ointment is the loss of German submarines. If British ACCURATE PRESCRIPTION SERVICE AT GIBSON'S Bring us your next prescription. reports of three German sub sinkinfi*| in one tiny nrc Indicative of IVic ncluat' situation, then the headline bar'gin ii not so good ns it looks nt first gltmce. i But no nnvnl expert would suUscrtbof to the suggestion Ihnl the Germans| nrc losing three submarines every| dny. the pinch of the British blockade of GaiYnany becomes crushing at it did in Today sul 1,13-1 British mert-h.-uii ships and themselves lost 75 submarines. The British were losing about four ships a day. submarine warfare far i r»i n I c n'i'i l t-* I • ' * -*\ •",/ ,T vi .j j j in i 11 M vv in j d i i_: i,-} itll 1918, belore British and trench anU- j k ., s inlcn ,. L . . m(| efu , ctiv( , Thc Gc ,.. aircraft defenses bec</me stronger, and m ., ns s;mk on , y ,„ Brj , ish co|mnercial before Canada s and Auslaha s planes ; shipK ;,. lh( , ri ,, sl si| . wccks ( , t w;u ._ and splendid pilots reach the .scene, j f ;ux ,, 01 . i t ,. ss t han a ship a day. Add Also, before England's autumn fogs | t() lnose actun | figures' the fad lhat come lo befuddle German pilots and : British merchant marine includes near- bomb-droppers, who lack the wonder- I ly twice as many cargo vessels as it ful American bomb-sight. ; did World war days, and you have the -submarine campaign in 1917, the Ger- Since neither the Royal Oak nor llie Courageous had in its original design the mayimum protection of air and oil chambers, Die British tacked bulges or blisters on the outside of those ships — but these blisters could not have the strcnglh inherent in original designing. Together the two of these ships cost only $30,000,000 including thir aftcr-lhough blisters. 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