Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 23, 1938 · Page 2
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:X, PAGE TWO HOPE STAB, MOPE; 'ARKANSAS Friday, Dece'mb'er 23,1038 ©irfsfmas Greetings Around World STORY SKI'S THE LIMIT COPYRIGHT, I0S« MttA VMVICK, INC. Corey consents i« tiring Dan to hi' party and vows •tfcat her'U bent Sally at her own pnme, for Ban surely can be no rival now. CHAPTER XI CALLY thought that Saturday ^ night would never come. Suppose Corey did not succeed in persuading Dan to come with him when it did? Her birthday party would be a failure. To see- Dan was tho only gift she wanted. She received many other presents, a cunning little wrist watch, set with diamonds; from her adoring father, and a new riding horse, which she christened Lucky Star, because" of a star-shaped white s,pot on the mare's head. Flowers from Corey, red roses, which she knew were supposed to stand for love. Some exouisitely embroidered hankies from Babe, a huge box oi sweets from Pudge. Sally spent a lot of time trying to plan a party that somehow would be different; a party in which Dan, if he came, could join She did not want it to be the usua! noisy rad-de-da, like so many others. She wished the season hac been later so that it could have been held out-of-doors. Deciding on the next best bet, she finallj made up her mind to hold it in the big barn. A barnyard party it should be, in every detail. Hay stacked in the corners, spread ovei the floor, lanterns hung from high rafters, an artificial sliver of t moon. A hill-billy orchestra would furnish music and entertainment A midnight feast would be served guests were to wear Iheir oldes clothes'. There were to be game of every description, some tha would be new. others that every one had played in childhood. * * * CALLY never looked prettie than she did in her old fashioned checkered gingham dress, a wreath of daisies in he dark curls, her eye? bright, he cheeks flushed as she welcomed her guests. Corey was late. But that was not unusual. He never got anywhere on time. Besides, if ho. brought. Dan, he would have to drive to the far sid° of town to pick him up. The evening did . begin lor Sally until she glin.psed Corey's fair head towering in the doorway, and behind him a darker one that made her heart begin to pound. Then they were coming' toward her, Corey with his long swift stride, Dan following more slowly—and, yes—Sally's heartbeat slackened, pity flooded through her—he was walking with au unmistakable limp. She hurried forward, holding out her hand, making no effort If old men did not land on their feet the Nazi shot them—Austrian refugee in New York describing German concentration camp. Gifts for the HOME Knee Hole Desks Magazine Baskets What-Not Shelves Tables Smoking Stands Cedar Chests Radios Vanity Lamps Waffle Irons Percolators Refrigerators Hope Hardware COMPANY to conceal her eagerness. Sally, who never ran to meet anyone, who always cleverly concealed any eagerness she may have felt. She had waited for this moment oo long to hide her heart with ubterfuge. Then she was look- ng into those gray eyes, so direct, o dear, she was saying, "Oh, I'm o glad you came, Dan! I was so ifraid you might not. It's so good o see you again." "It's good to see you, too. Sally," Dan returned, in his quiet, grave vay. "To be frank with you, I didn't think I ought to come. But had a special reason." "Special or not," Sally dimpled nt him, "you are here—and that's that counts." Oh, he looked s'o terribly thin, so pitiably white, lone was the deep smooth tan from wind and sun, the strength vigor from conquering moun- :ains. He looked different, too, in iis gray suit and stiff white collar :hat took the place of rough sport :ogs. He looked too dressed up too conscious of that fact; his clothes were too new and pressec and proper. C.ALLY introduced him with real pride to her other guests. She' warned Babe, sotto-voice, to see that Dan. did not feel left out, while she attended to her duties as hostess and got the party on its wuy. She knew her friends would not mean to be rude or unkind to any stranger, but they were so completely absorbed in their own circle, so noisy and gay, they might foiget that Dan did not belong. Sally was determined that he should belong, and feel that he did. She made every effort all through that long evening to see to this. But before the evening was fairly well started, Sally had to admit to herself that her party was not a success. That is, so fat- as Dan was concerned. Oh, he joined in the games, he laughed with the rest of them, he did his part. But perhaps he could nol forget that at other affairs like this he had been behind the scenes, helping in the kitchen earning his way. Perhaps this new world was, as he had tolc Sally, too far removed from his But he was part of it now. Sally had brought him into it, she woulc make things right. When it was time for the midnight spread Sally looked aroum in vain, searching for Dan. Jus a minute before she had seen him standing apart, talking earnest!} with her father, who had com out to watch the young people fo a little while. But now Dan wa nowhere in sight. He might hav stepped outside to get a breath of air. The big barn was close and crowded with so many people. » * * H > nere you are! " Sally He was outside, standing alone, looking up at the real moon that hung a big golden ball low in the sky. "I have been hunting for you, Dan. It's almost time for a grand march and for the supper afterwards. I want you to be my partner." He turned and looked at her, searchingly, slowly. Then he shook his head. "It's no go, Sally Blair," Dan said. "I told you I only came tonight—for a special reason. I'm going to leave—for the same one," Sally said, "I don't know what you mean. I only know I'm glad you came, Dan." "But you see now, which was what I wanted to prove to you, the reason I spoke of, that I don't fit in. I told you that, Sally, once before—remember?" As though she could forget! On top of a mountain, in a snow- white world. That had belonged —for one brief, fleeting, lovely moment—just to them alone. "I know why you asked me tonight," Dan said. Corey had made t plain enough, he thought, now vithout grimness. "You feel sorry or me. You still think you are o blame for the accident. I told /on I didn't blame you for that, told you that had nothing to do with the fact that we never can be friends." "If we can't, it's because you von't be. Because you _ really haven't forgiven me. Because you >von't give me another chance," Sally said. Her face, raised to his, was sweet and pleading in the sol'. ;olden light, her dark eyes wero sprigs nre in plnce, the binder is fas-' toned securely to keep it fr)>m l unwinding. , . > When the wreath frame is; covered with greens, it cnn then be decorated with cones, berries, or ribbon, Miss Bates suggests. Today's Answer* to CRANIUM CRACKIftS Questions on I'ngc Ortc .; 1. True. Ohio is known as the mother of Presidents. 2. False, The cornucopia Is ;lhe symbol of plenty. 3. Flnsc. Ribald .means boisterous loud, vulgar. 4. True Tenneyson's .poem. Charge of the Light Brigade, commemorates the Imortal clash of cnl- v-.iry In the Crimean Wnr. 5. Fiilsc. Pygmnlion is the nnmc of a Bernard Shaw piny. 666 Liquid, Tnblcts Strive, Nose Drops relieves COLDS first day, HEADACHES nnd FEVER due to Colds, In 30 minutes Try "Kuli-My-Tlsm"—a Wonderful Liniment City Meat Market CHOICE K. C. MEATS, HOT TAMALES and OYSTERS. PROMPT FREE DELIVERY. PHONE 7*1 ..iitcuon semi i ululide greetings in world-wide broadcast from Washington. Left to right, Charles Lombard, son of a French em- Sassy attache; Melissa Woodring, daughter.of the U. S. secretary of war; Nicolau Machado, son of a Brazilian embassy member; Marcus Woodring', Sachiko Jrsibo. daughter of a Japanese attache. as grave as his. "That's all past," Dan said. -1 don't blame you for anything now. I'm forgiving you for everything -if there is anything to forgive." How could he do otherwise when she looked so lovely in her little gingham dress, with the circlet of daisies for a crown, in her hair, when — once more — for another breathless moment the whole world seemed to belong just to them? "Then we are friends," Sally said. She gave him her hand, to seal the bargain. Her lips trembled, her heart pounded with joy. Things were going to come right now; she would make them. This was only a beginning. "You „ seem to have forgot," Corey's voice broke in suddenly behind thern, "that you're my girl for this evening, Sally, that you're still paying up on that old dare! You are my partner'for the grand march and supper." (To Be Continued) With the Hempstead Home Agent , Melva Bullington Christmas Decorations Christmas parties aplenty are on the calendar of home demonstration clubs and 4-H clubs in Hempstead county. Decorations and favors in keeping with the spirit of the season will add to the festivity of these com'nVunity and club parties. Fine branches and pine burrs are the decorative note in a number of Hempstead county farm homes. Directions for party favors which can be made at home inexpensively are given by Miss Sybil D. Bates, extension specialist in home industries, University of Arkansas College of Agriculture. Christmas tree favors can be made with green paper and wire. Cut from green paper two pieces to represent a tree. Fasten a wire on one piece and paste the second piece over it. Don't glue over each side and seat- lev tiny cooled cake candies over it. Gold or silver paint can be used instead oC the candy. Insert the wire in a gum drop for support. Any size tree can be made deeding on the place And Best Wishes for the New Year To Our Friends and Customers "M" System GROCERY where it is to be used. A clever "Santa Claus" Yriade with an apple, marshmallow, and cotton, will add to the fun at the any party, Miss Bates suggests. A bright red apple with a band of white cotton around the middle forms Santa's body. A marshmallow makes the head. A cap of red crepe paper is made with a cotton pompom in the center of the top. Cotton is put in place for the beard and whole cloves make his eyes and nose. A toothpick makes Santa's arms and legs with a cuff of white cotton on each. Many of the fires in rural homes are caused by kerosene, and could be prevented by greater caution in handling. Any spot that's too hot to place your hand is also too hot to place a can of kerosene. Although its flash point , (100 degrees F.) is 'm'uch higher than that of gasoline, it is still necessary to store and handle kerosene or "coal oil," carefully to prevent fires. Actually it is safe only when it is cold. Here are some "don'ts" from Mrs. Ida A. Fenton, extension economist in home management, University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, on using kerosene around the home. Don't set a kerosene lamp or lantern on or above a stove or in any other place where the kerosene might become heated. It may flare. Don't locate a kerosene stove, lamp, or heater where curtains may blow over it or the wall. Don't place a kerosene stove against a wall. There should be a sheet of metal behind it and an air space behind the sheet of 'metal. Don't hang towels on a rack above a kerosene stove. They may catch fire if the kerosene flamfrj should flare up or if they happen to fall down. Don't let wicks get dirty or uneven, and keep burners clean. Don't neglect the drip pan. Probably the most frequent cause of kerosene explosions or fires is the habit of using it to start a fire in the range quickly. Equally unsafe is it to fill a lamp or stove while it is lighted, or a lamp while it is hot just after being extinguished, or to fill either after dark with the aid of an open light such as another lamp, candles, or matches. li the lamp or stove tank must be refilled at night, use an electric flashlight. Chemical fire extinguishers have saved many homes from being reduced to ashes. Even a bucket of sand or damp sawdust is very effective. Hc'mpstead county woods are full of materials for Christmas wreaths, which can be made at home easily and inexpensively. Pine, cedar, boxwood, Lig- ustrum, Ivy, holly, enonymous, magnolia, an dother greens can be used, while dried grasses, cones, berries, and seed pods can be used for decorations. Mis. C. S. Bitticks of the MeCaskill Home Demonstration Club makes wreaths of Pine needles, burrs and holly. For added color she dipped dried sycamore balls, squashes, gourds, pine cones, and beans and combined them for table or mantel decorations. Directions for Yrtaking the wreaths are given by Miss Sybil D. Bates, ex- teasion specialist in home industries, University of Arkansas College of Agriculture. A pair of pruning shears, a sharp knife, or'a pair of old scissors is needed to cut the greens. A fine wire is best for binding the greens to the wreath frame. A stronger wire is used to make stems for cones. A strong cord may be used in place of wire for binding. The size of the frames for the construction of a wreath determines the size of the finished wreath. A frame 10 to 15 inches in diameter makes a wreath of medium size. The frame can be made frc'nV boughs firm enough to be. bent into a circle without breaking or it can be made from wire. If «i bough is used, it should be long enough to overlap and be wired together. ' The size of springs that are to be bound to the frame is determined by the size of the finished wreath. Springs four to six inches in length are used for a wreath of medium iize. The springs should be cut before the wreath is started. Th'e needles dr leaves should be stripped from the base of the sprigs so the body of the wreath will not be bulky where the sprigs arc bound to the frame. Stubby sprigs can be used for filling in. Two or three sprigs arc held against the frame close to where the binder wire is fastened and ave bound firmly. The binder should be pulled tight each time a sprig is put in to keep it from slipping. If only one side of the spray will show, the sprigs arc all placed on one side. If both sides arc to be visible, a sprig is bound in place on one side, the frame is turned over and a sprig bound on the opposite'side. This procedure is repented until the frame is completely covered. When the end is reached, sprigs that were first put into place arc held back while the last few arc added. When all the GUM BLOCKS We Will Now Take In n Further Quantity of Round Sweet Gijm Blocks. Payment for this Timber Is,made ht the time the delivery is mndc. For Specifications and Prices Appiy To:' ' Hope Heading Co, Phone 245 Best Wishes • v for the Holiday Season Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Williams and Family

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