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Sunday, August 23, 1936
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SECTION 2 THE COURIER-JOURNAL, LOUISVILLE, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 23, 1936. Selfish Lover Best Forgotten Br KATHLEEN NORRIS. Dear Mrs. Norris: This letter Is being written you by a fool, but somehow my life seems to have forced me into foolish ways, and I can't get out. I am 24 now; I was married at 16 to a boy who deserted me just a year later. "He was 18, and his mother was violtntjly against our marriage from the first, but we loved each other, and ran away, misrepresenting our ages, and being married by a Justice of the Peace. We went on with school, our families keeping the matter a secret, until I expected a baby, when Greg and his mother simply moved away. I didn't know where. His father, who was my friend through all this wretched business, had died. My baby came too soon, very delicate, and I thought that in my love and anxiety over her I had somewhat grown up. But it seems not. "I met a man in the office four years ago who seemed to me to be my very ideal. He is eight years older than I, and we shared inter-! ests in home and garden, books 1 and walks; not at all the modern' idea of a good time, but very , much mine. He is a salesman, and was sent to Boston to work with the firm there. He wrote me devoted letters, begging me to follow, and as I was in a disturbed j and unhappy state about Greg," loaned me $100 to go to Reno and get my divorce, which I did. I then went to Boston, leaving j Diana with mother, and he got me a job in his office. For a year our companionship went on; and that, I guess, was the happiest year in my life. If I had only kept it at that! She Became Indiscreet. "However, I may as well confess that in the hottest week of summer last year we went to Revere Beach and stayed together for three days. Dan had always said he wanted to marry me as soon as he was a little better fixed, but he was making the pay ments on nis parents norae in but Iowa, and felt that we should wait. But I loved him dearly, trusted him, and for that matter love and trust him to this day. "For reasons I won't give you I was three months toward motherhood before I knew it. I was stupefied with terror, and went at once to Dan. He was as distracted I4'y -y-i? t , - - , "r Harlan Countys 'Book Woman7 HitchHikes C-.-J. toiau rnoio. Afrs. Ann Richards, supervisor of the "packhorse library" in Harlan County. as I, and would hear of nothing but an operation. The mere idea so terrified me that I put it off from day to day, and when it was performed for I could not have a dear little baby, perhaps a daughter, marked with my shame! it almost cost me my life. For seven weeks I lay in a ward bed, not caring whether I lived or died, in the end recovered com pletely. Dan was all devotion, coming to see me frequently, bringing me books and flowers. "I had never lived in his apartment, but in a smaller one in the same building. When I came back from the hospital I resumed my relationship with him, darning his socks, cooking the meals we Grace Likes Kings Chicago, Aug. 22 UP) Grace Moore, operatic and movie star, who said she sang for the Kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway during . a European tour, told newsmen today that one of her biggest thrills abroad came from the astonishment and satisfaction of her French guests when she served them sweet corn grown on her own estate at Cannes, France, from seed brought from Hollywood. Of the Kings she said: "They were the nicest persons I met in Europe." S"?18 Years In One Location FIRST IN LOUISVILLE Vapor-Marce! New Machineless ' Permanent No Heat ' No Electricity Regular $10.00 Value A miracle of comfort. Works likr maeic: just think, without electricity and without a machine. Anv style. Good for any texture of hair, especially for rraV and fine hair. C D C C RecuTar SSe box F a e e Powder with any Permanent Ware. Brine This Ad Beautiful Push-Up Wave Regular $5.00 Value Steam Oil Permanent Croquignole Spiral Or Combination Complete With Shampoo and Finger Wave AIX WORK GUARANTEED BLUE BIRD BEAUTY SHOP Phone JA 2253 Exnert ODeratnrs' We Feature the JAMAL AND ZOTOS NO ELECTRICITY Machineless Waves Open Evenings By Appointment jju shared, but now most anxious to be married. "Dan said, however, that he aKKS5Ji thought that if he saw other girls, different types, he could more quickly make up his mind as to whether he really loved me. He feels that it would be a mistake to marry and then find that other girls still attracted him. So I have been asking different pretty girls to come up from the office and have supper with us, and we all go to movies, and it almost kills me to ' see Dan so nice to them, but he says it is the only way to be sure. "Can you help me to persuade him to end this miserable half-and-half existence? What can I do that will make him realize the truth of what he often tells me, that he really has never loved any woman except me? 'Disconsolate Fool Girl." Bat'tening On Her Love. Poor affectionate little Fool Girl, if I DID talk this complacent fatuous skunk into marrying you i I would do you a very poor sen-ice i indeed. Can't you see what a selfish brute he is? Can't you see that he is taking everything and giving nothing, battening on jyour love, your desire to serve him, your complete and blind generosity? Don't you realize that. i s s t 1 Fall Is Nothing To Ho rsewoman New York, Aug. 22 OP) Mrs. M. Robert Guggenheim, nationally known horsewoman, suffered a broken collarbone when her mount fell at a Long Island horse show today, but she didn't let it interfere with her enjoyment of the occasion. After the fracture had been braced with a steel splint at the Port Jefferson Hospital, Mrs. Guggenheim reappeared at a luncheon given in connection with the event, the North Shore Horse Show at Stony Brook. She lives at Babylon, Long Island. Fry imm-. The type of home and family which Mrs. Kich-ards visits several times a Week to distribute books. 4 She totes books by , mule - back, sometimes she hitchhikes and sometimes s n e ZJfrj&i just walks, but i Sr. nn matter what! t--' the means of! t r a n sportation, Mrs. Ann Richards, W.P.A. employe and super- visor of the packhorse library in Harlan Coun ty, manages witlv the aid of her' five assistants to; distribute read-1 ing material to rural and moun- tain sections' three times a j week. Organized first; in Kentucky two: years ago, the packhorse library project was de- j veloped from requests issued by ministers, missionary workers, school superintendents and P.-T. A. members in the eastern part of the State. It provides for the establishment of centrally located libraries of books, magazines and Christian literature which are distributed to points throughout a county by means of pack-horses and are later collected and , flis-tributed in a similar manner. These libraries are now in operation in Harlan, Lee, Jackson, Owsley, Whitley and Johnson Counties in Eastern Kentucky Books for this project secured only through donations. Miss Ethel Perryman, located at the W.P.A. office at London, Ky., and Miss Marie Heaton at Paints-ville are constantly on the lookout for books and magazines suited for these people. Mrs. Richards in Louisville Saturday stressed especially the woman is sometimes mistaken for a book salesman. The isolation of the mountain 'counties, the backwardness of the inhabitants, the stark simplicity j of these people's lives make the ! service rendered by the workers . of signal importance in the expulsion of illiteracy in Eastern Ken tucky, aside from providing a wholesome and beneficial recreation previously denied to these people. The book women's clients run in ago from 6 to 98. Their homes vary from one to two - room shacks, log cabins and just huts. There are families where not a single member, and the families are huge, can either read or write. Regardless of age, environment or education, thev all eagerly Zfi'&i j await the book woman's visit with 'her convertible librarv. Baby Born With 5 More Mendon, Mo., Aug. 22 OP) Belated news of the birth two weeks ago of sextuplcts, five of thea still-born, spread through this farming countryside tonight. Two weeks ago Mrs. Adeline Speichinger, 36-year-old farm wife and mother of nine children, gave birth to the six. Dr. William B. Lucas, the family physician, described the living infant, a girl, as "weighing about ten pounds, about a week premature but normal in every other respect." The other five, he said, died In the embryo stage after two months' development. Their combined weight was less than a pound. Dr. Lucas said the mother was dangerously ill at the time but since had made normal progress toward recovery. need for children's books. In families where the parents are illiterate the school children read aloud, she explained. The carriers sometimes read to families, and occasionally story hour is held for the children.! These people receive the books with an almost child-like grati- are ' tude, Mrs. Richards said. For many these books offer an only means of contact with the outer world, a delving into the realm of make-believe, a 'blissful escape from every-day surroundings, but most important of all a step toward the education of Kentucky mountaineer people. Humorously enough the "book $1.49 BLACK KID HOUSE SLIPPERS Rebuilding Sale TOMORROW ONLY I A Pair All Sizes SOFT BLACK KID WITH HAND-TURNED LEATHER SOLES L N.W.Corner4wand Liberty DRY CLEANING The CAPITAL Way Is Best for School Clothes! It will soon be time for the girls, boys and children to return to school! Now is the time to check up on their Dry Cleaning needs. Do this at once . . you'll be surprised how much you can economize if you send their clothes to the Capital where each garment is given individual attention. Their clothes will come back new and fresh, without any wear or tear. . . . and Send Your LAUNDRY to THE CAPITAL The CAPITAL Laundry Service you will find meets every requirement of the most modern laundry yet it is surprisingly economical! At the Capital your clothes "receive kinder treatment," which means they will wear longer. Every part of the Capital Laundry service from a single garment to a finished bundle receives the same thorough care. And, too, the Capital replaces all missing buttons. Rips and tears are mended at no expense to you. Winners Laundry Gram No. 21 1 Gladys M. Robrrson. 3336 Date S Walter Kinr. 411 Bradler S MUa June Chandler, .V7 Wainrifht 4 Mary Leninan, 1377 S. 2d 5 Mrs. J. W- Craddock. New Watkins Hotel 6 Marjorie K. Smith. 1921 Harvard 7 Mrs. J. H. Arkerman. 1837 Stevens S H. C. Lovelace. ia6 Ivanhoe Ct. 9 Mrs. A. B. Crosbr. 1126 S. 4th 10 Mrs. C. W. Borkholder. l!M7 Roanoke 11 Bet Schurch, 1175 Eastern Pkwr. 13 Louise Gnnther. Zane 13 Mrs. Marine Walters. 411 5th Are. Special Announcement! Until further notice the "LAUNDRY GRAMS CONTEST" will be discontinued. Watch our advertising in the future for, announcement of the beginning again of this very interesting contest. ' There IS a Difference (apital Laundry 'TEL. JACKSON 6144 married to him, you never would have a happy hour? He would despise you as he despises you now, and you would find it harder to escape thn. Now, if a young boy gets mixed up with the night-club type of girl, an older, sophisticated woman who has never had the slightest intention of making him a good wife, I sometimes advise breaking off the whole affair, and blotting it out as many a sin and mistake must be blotted out. But this case of the Fool Girl is different. She loves this man. She mends his clothes, cooks his meals, shares his hopes and plans; she is, in effect, his wife, and that's what she humbly begs him to make her in fact. On his part, he takes this love and service. But he won't marry her, not even for the sake of his unborn child! Animals protect their young, and feel loyalty to- i ward them, but not this human j polecat. He would much rather j have tne woman face possible death in the surgery, face the probability of permanent sterility, give up her sacred right to her child. He'll go to see her in i the hospital and take her flowers, but only if she keeps him out of it. And when she creeps back, j broken and ill, to wash his dishes and make his bed again, he airily suggests that he would like younger, fresher women about. Perhaps he doesn't love her, after ; all; perhaps she had better get up dainty little meals for a few pretty ' girls, while he locks over the field. To Fool Girl I say: Get out. Pack your clothes the moment j your eyes fall on this article, take i a train somewhere, work in a j cafeteria or a turnip field, but 'get out. Bury yourself for a few I years in work and books, walks land long nights of, sleep, forget ,that you were ever so mad with ' passion that you could deceive yourself into thinking that this weak, vain man was a god. And some day you'll find a real mate. And to other fool girls I want to say: This is the way it ends sometimes, the exciting affair that begins with a boy telling you that what you two do is your own affair and can't hurt any one else. It may mean seven weeks of pain :and weakness in a ward, it may j leave you in tears, asking that ! same boy please to marry you. And you may hear, as the Fool :Girl did, his lazy, hesitating voice 1 answering that he would like to I see a lot more pretty girls before :he decides. Your life wrecked, isoul and body, for that pleasant hour of weakness. I Another answer, this time to a j man:. Philip don't be afraid, since ; you and she understand each ; other, that the religious question ! will break up your marriage. Only steel yourself never to criti-j cise her unreasonable parents' ; attitude, and thank God they live j 2,000 miles away. Love and pa-i tience will bring her to see that you are living nearer a really Christian ideal than they are, and within a year she wrill see them as they are. This early passionate loyalty to her people is often a young wife's reaction to the complete surrender of name, identity and old home, in marriage. It doesn't last. 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