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S f A * > «>> I, > I K A N I At Saturday, January 30 CLASSIFIED SlSiSuIe to Office Da* Belort Publication RAtfiS JNFURNlSHED five foom house, One-halt block from business . disttitt Mo children. FiuMW 7-3802 1-tf eoo 150 o.oo 10.60 13.00 11.60 15.00 BOLEY'S Coui-t, all HeW "safer*' Two people $3.00 Four peoplfc $3.00. Panelray heat, innerspttoi, and foam pillows. Jan. 1-lMo. IF1ED DISPLAY We per luck «0c pet Inch ._ ...... ____ ,_ eoc pet ineh Quoted o\iovt ta# for eon- Intertlont. lrr«aulor or tup- will, toku-.tha one-day rdt«. lly,clo«lfi6d odvertUino copy ',>aeeept*d umll 5 p.m» for the followino day. sheM rewsrve ths right tt *6r-«d!l oil adv>ert!»ement» of" r-'piiblfwtlon ond io reject rtiBnobln advsrflslnfl «ob- A 1 l ! Ftal» Of ' one or mora letter*, ..floufet such at houtM I number* count a> on* ^'Hopo ,Star will n^t b« rcipon- ir'. errors In Want Adt unle»i • cdllad « our attention T iJniertlon 1 of ad and ,'ONLY- tr* ONE Incorrect 7-3431 MODERN House. Short distance on pavement. Reasonable. Also h'a'y» mixed lespedcsa for sale or trade. Phone 7-2071. 30-31 JPISTAR illdoted,, January 1929 •'every weekday afternoon by f PUBLISHING CO. ' -.} Pointer, President .. . Woihburn, Soty-frei. he 'Star • Building 4!' South Walnut Street, ; ' ; f Hopi),' Arkansas Editw Jonet, Managing Cdit6r ifi'« > r W.. Hdimer, Meeh. Supt. ~W v DoviS, A Advertises Manager 'dCqs-tecohti class mqttoi at s' Otficel of Hppt, A.konsos, tif .March 3, 1897. •r'fof< the Audit Bureau of $$ ClreuloHom (Ion 1 . Rates .(payable In ad- e;? In' 1 Hope' 'ond neighbor-' " MM..*,...*.»..».» * f ....".,,:,,'....,,.,,.'.-'' '3.00 Sllf In*, HftmP'tead,,, Nevada, a, Miller ?oun- '' ' • ,« ruH**v*. «W3 ..... A, 1.60' , ....... 3.25 .-.i.::..:....,.;.......:.. - 6,so 1 s'9«*l i ""*"""'!' ' 3<0 ° ina A Representatives:, ,. Inc.; 1602 Stenck Tenn., 505 Texas t !^ Texas; 36p N. Chicago 1, 4I|.; ; 60 E. >rk t7, N. Y,; 1763 :, 'Detroit 2, Mich.; .,' Oklahorna City 2, f.Hthe" 'Associated Press: lated Pr«s; ti entitled ex, o the ;Uso for republication 9. local news printed In this 03 Ayipll as all AP news SHARES iJDlversilfled Incorne Fund r«nd,.Da,|las Fund §iv *VL"s '-, ' ' S^ectus-available from Agent Phone 7-4454 For Rant ROOM unfurnished house. Garage Good Neighborhood. Phone 7-4428. 27«6t EOSE in, Nice attractive 3 foOm unfurnished apartment with bath. Located at 405 West Fifth Street. . J 27.-61 FOSTER-ELLIS REALTY CO. ICE unfurnished 3 large rooms and private bath. 322 South Bont 28-3t 'URN1SHED 5 room house. Apply Middlebrooks Grocery. Phone 7-3701. 29-31. 6 ROOM house. Newly decorated. Garage. Automatic water heater, connection for automatic washing machine. Phone 7-2894. Lil- iic Middlebrooks. . 30-31 For Sale DAIRY Feed. Hog feed, meal mixed. C. S. Meal. Salt $1:15 per sack. DANNIE HAMILTON 21-lmo. Political Announcements fTte Star is authorised tc announce that the following are candidates for public office sub- jecf to the action of the Demo- cratlfi primary elections. For HARRY HAWTHORNE CLIFFORD BYERS DW1GHT RlDGDlLL For County Clerk ARNOLD J. MIDDLEBROOKS JOLLY (AMONETTE) BYERS ARTHUR ANDERSON For Sheriff and Collector W. B. (Bill) RUGGLES JIMMY COOK Notice INCOME Tax Service. No waiting. Two accountants. Farm Bureau Office 101 East Front street. Phone 7-3760. 5-lmo. LITTLE JAOCK, (UP) — Fishing •Continued "fair to good" in most a-was lakes and streams, the (rkansas State Game & Fish Commission reported today. The commission issued the fol- owing report on fishing conditions: Baxter county — Lake Norfolk, ass good on deepdrunner. Chijot County—Whiskey Chute t Lakd Chicot, crappie fair. Desha County—Kalo Adams lake, rappie fair on live bait. Fulton County — Spring River ake, perch and brtrm fair. Garland Cotinty—Lake Hamilton, 11 fishing fair on artificial and ve bait. Marion County — Bull Shoals ake, fishing fair on live bait. Miller County—Mercer Bayou on econd old river, catfish and ream fair. Perry county— Nimrod Lake, rappie and white bfass fair; Four- he River below Nimrod am, channel cat and crappie fair. Piko county—Miilcr's lake, crap- io and bass fair. COX'S Cafe at Fulton will serve Turkey Dinner. Sunday January 31. $1.00 per plate-plus,drinks. 28-3t Lost or Strayed REoTsTERED Jersey cow. Disappeared from my pasture 3 weeks ago. Age, 6 years old. A crop and split in the right car and split in left ear. Reward. If found notify Vinis Johnson, Washington, Arkansas. 28-3t PENTO-treated fence post at plant. One mile out on Roislon Highway Phone7-2048. ,20-Ot STEAM Presser. Excellent condition. Reasonable price. One grand piano. Mahogany iinish. Phone 7-2261. Houston City Furniture Company. 27-Ot AT 1501 South Pine—this attractive 2 bedroom home is priced for quick sale lor only $800.00 cash and balance at $38.00 per month, which include taxes, insurance, principal and interest. Hardwood floors, Venetian blinds, lots of built-ins, carport and extra storage space, shady lot. FOSTER-ELLIS All on 75'xlOO' • 27-6t REALTY CO. ' THE coach says cut the price'and sell it. This gives you art opportunity to buy a 3 bedroom home at a $1,500.00 savings, under'pres- ent costs, Let us'show you tfiis home with extra kitchen, Breakfast cabinets > in nook space, hardwood floors, Venetian blinds, bath with shower, -attic fdri, floor furnace; with thermostat, attached garage, ^antf many other attractive features for only $1,850,00 Cash and the balance on<monthly terms. Vacant February 1st. • 27-6t FOSTER-ELLIS REALTY CO. Phone 7-4691 ' The Negro Community By Helen Turner Phone 7-5830 Or bring Items to Mist Turn«r •t HIckB Funeral Home Mrs. Clara Merritt died at her home Thursday, January 28. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Funeral service for Albert Drape er were held Saturday, January 30. at Mt. Zion CME Church in : Toilette. With Hicks Funeral Home in charge. Funeral service for Henry Mer- cer'were held Saturday, January 30, at Camp Springs. With burial in Camp Springs Cemetery. Funeral service for Mrs. Hettie Wyatt will be held Sunday, January 31," at Dooley Hill Baptist Church With .burial in Dooley Hill Come tery. The Rev. B. F. Near of Gary Ind. Will preach at BeeBee Memoria CME Church Sunday, January 31 at 11 a. m. The public is invited. 3,000 balcsi good grass hay. Also lespcdoza at barn. Reasonable. Good roads. Phone 7-2774. 28-3t 2 PRACTICALLY new 760 x 15 tires and tubes. Cheap. Busy Bee Grocery. 29-31 Real Estate for Sale /. The ' jjrfrig'Llne for 1954. /eryt.hJpg new. Shop 620 NORTH Main. 4 room house. Make an offer. You may buy it. 210 NORTH Ferguson. 5 rooms A good home for $3500. 3 ACRES, 3 room house with Butane. About 2 miles ..from Hope on State Highway. To Buy, Sell, or Rent Real Estate See. ' 28-3t R. D. FRANKLIN COMPANY A:. P. DELONY MANAGER 1 The Rev. Anthony Jones wil preach at Bethel AME Church Sun day night, January 31. The publi is invited. Fair Fishing in Arkansas Lakes NFL Owners Don't Want Court Action By HUGH FULLERTON JR. PHILADELPHIA, (/PI— A fter one ong ond expensive courtroom ox erionce, ,the owners of the 12-Na : lonal. Football League clubs: don'1 ivant to be dragged into court again over televisior. . That's why Commissioner Berl Bell has refused to discuss.,TV re- jtrictions with representatives "of he National •Collegiate Athletic As sociation. It also is why the club owners declared 'unanimously yesterday tha hey would not appeal the' r uling handed, down b y Judge Allan K 3rim of t he U.S. District Cour ast fall...,. The p ossibility of an appeal was discussed at a special session prior to today's start of'.the annua "draff «f college players. 1 *, ACte Bearing their lawyers explain the decision, t he club owners agreed ;o abirie by It arid amended Casey Don't Know If He Can Get Six NEW YORK (/P) —'Casey Stengel says lie doesn* tknow if his New York Yankees can make it Six traight pennants. Seven other American League managers would ike to have the same problem. "Some of our pitching is too Id," he said yesteraay. "We need more pitching if it's not on the arms. I don't know if we can win o. <5. Any club that wins too 'ften fets careless. I know I said ast fall we'd win six seven and ••ight. Now I don't know." Case had a tough time being a pessimist or rnrrc than two minutes. Soon e was back on the other side. "We're stronger than we were in he last five years as far as the •cgular? go," h e said. "Everybody, except Phil Bizzuot and the three pitchers (Ed Lopat, Vic' Raschi, Allic Reynolds) is more eper- enccd, can do more things." Ca^ey gave a brief rundown o n ,he rest of the league. In thumb- KCMC Television Sunday January 31st 1:00 . Test Pattern " - ' What's Your Trouble <;,, Hinshaw Quartet Churches of- Christ This is the Life Souls for Jesus, The Living Book OmrJbus CBS You Are There .CBS Paul Winchell NBC Private Secretary CBS Toast of the Town CBS Mr. Peepers NBC na il fashion it wer.t Jike Boston — Better. More with Ted Williams beck and Jackie this: power SPORTS ROUNDUP QAVLt TALBOT. Jensen added. Made ess with youth. the most pro Cleveland — Better. Al Rosen is jest third baseman in baseball. They know now how often they c an afford to work their big pitch rs. , Chicago — Better. Will have yir gil Trucks all season. • • . , ' Washington — Pitching great, especially at home. Fine outfield helps pitchers. No long distance hitter. May .have a little trouble with catching and shortstop; Philadelphia — Will .fight h arder, Bobby Shantz has to be ..better. Five young Yankee farmhands will help club. . -. • . Baltimore — Jimmy Dykes has mucn better shortstop than he had last yefr at Philadelphia. Needs third baseman. Dick Kryhoski good enough..first baseman to play with one Yankee Pennant winner. Some! good young pitching. Detroit — -Better at short and third base Club much improved in last halt o f se-ison but needs help Stengel revealed the Y anks had a chance'to get Trucks from St. Louis last spring before he was traded"to Chicago. "But we'hadn't Ipst au'r nine straight at that time," NEW YORK M '— If you liked the latest r.umber between Archie Moore and Jod Maxim down in Miami, don't feel too bad about it or hido the fact from your neighbors. We thought it was a whale of a fight too. Because of '.his independence of spirit,- we are being looked at strango'y. But we still think it was z humdinger and would be happy to wp.tch Joey and Archie fight a fourth time. We realize full well this is a silly attitude to take, that it practically amounts to profession! suicide, or, anyway.ostrcism in better boxing circles. This was expected to be a terrible turkey, and we note that most of our experting friends who were at the ringside ,gave it the back of their hands. About the best they had to say was that the two fighters should he kepi apart from here on. But we still have .1 fixation, or something, about Archie and Joey. We even liked the way they went at it out in Ogden, Utah, last summer. Later we became partly convinced that thip must have been due to the lovely mountain scenery that the TV cameras kept picking up on that occasion. We were prepared, therefore, to watch them very critically this time, there being no mountains around Miami. And what happens but those two- 173-pound workmen get in there and again tried 1o beat each other to death for 15 rouids. Two skilled fighters who know and practice every .move in the book, who can take it and 'hand it out, gave a sustained exhibition of whatevei art there is in the ring, game , complete -with knockdowns. At least that l was the way il looked from here. We cannot see where the fact that Moore, the champion, is New Method Overcomes Paralysis CHJCAGO (UP) — Three San ^rancisco doctors today described , new: technique for transplanting muscles to overcome part of the paralytic efedts of infantile paral- •sis. The surgeons WDr. E. R. Schott- taedt, Dr. Loren J. Lai-sen, Jr., ind Dr. Frederic C. Bost, wno iave been workiug on the tech method before the 21st annual meeting of the American Academy 1:15 1:.3Q 2:00 2:30 3:00 3;30 4:00 5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 Man Behind-the Badge.CBS Loretta ; Young Show NBC Dillard's Amateur Show 10:00 News Headlines 10:03 T,he Pastor Calls 10:20 Sign Off ..... Talent he said explaining-why hadn't gone 'through. the deal the league it confor.ni. couple of sections oi constitution-to make The government 'had filed , an antitrust .suit agamst the"league .o the g sounds't hat its rules restricting t-elcvisision brfradcastS' w. :ere in restraint of trode. : Judge Grim's ruling was'that it was permissible t c protect the gate receipt, •; o fa game'by'blacking out the immediate area in which it was being played. But'the» NFL cannot control- radio ^broadcasts, nor can it restrict 'television into a club's home t e?:ritory;w hen that club is away. • •' ' ; • Orthopedic Surgeons. Art academy official said the years oi age and probably best hir best enters into the matter. Noi the undisputed fact that .Maxim i: not on2 of the sport's' hardest hit ters. The important thing is tha they are evenly matched, or near so, and that they are willing and able Co light from bell to bell. Anywy, that's our kind .of fight vastly to be preferred over tin sort of thing that is being seen al too frequently since television's vo racious appetite and its cash re breed of promising youngsters in far over their, heads Almost any week the national audience is seeing some kid being lacked .out and maybe permanently damaged by a "name" fighter., who is being built up for bigger things. Maybe this is wh^t the sponsors and the Matchmakers think' they must provide if they ape to keep the 'sets turned on . until! the next commercial. If so, they might be under estimating the audience. . ; . , , hree doctors have demonstrated or tho first time that it is possible o shift both ends of a muscle to new position and have it take over tlu: functions of impaired tendons. The doctors said they had used he procedure on 12 patients, most of them children suffering from various. forms ot muscle inbsi- ance. Schottstaedt said two of the children underwent four operations each to restore their ability to eat He'said that .before the surgery the children's mouths hung open and they had to work their lower jaws up and down with their hands .o chew hard food. Larsen, described an operation which he said had bpen .employed to straighten- a boy E head which hung backward from his shoulders after an attack of polio.. The new t r a. nsplanting technique, which the academy sal opened a new era in reconstructive surgery, was used to transfer tha pectoral muscle in a child's chest to aid a palsied condition ir his arm. The doctors reported that the child now can move a three pounc wieght throughout the entire range of flexion. Prescott Is Victim of Bobcats 7041 The Hope Bobcats copped their 14th straight win o£ the season with a rousing 70-41 score over too Prescott Curley Wolves last night in the local gym. Hope got off to a fast stast and led the Wolves 8-0 in the opening minutes of the game ahd increased || it to 20 f> at the end of the quarter The second quarter, saw the Cats utscoic the Wolves by only two oints 12 to 10 for a 32-19 halftimc The third quarter started with a ang. Hope dropped in 5 points efore Prescot iould siore. The Cats took a 49-31 lead at the end f the quarter. The last quarter ;as all Hope as they doubled the Volves scoring. , Garnie Hatch with 17 points took Q "h scoring honors, but followed losely by Griffin and Mitchell vith 16. Smith tossed in 13 points or the Wolves. In the preliminary game the lope Bobkittens took a early lead n the first quarter and maintained t throughout the game going on to vin 37-32. Larry Bruce contributed 1 points for the winners. Hope G F Hatch 8 Griffin ..'. 5 Halbert 4 Mitchell 8 Stanley 0 Rossell 2 Mangum 1 wards have created managers who throw .'Highway 67 West USED of City Limits West >nd Sell Used Furniture 7*381 Hope, Ark. JNQ and RECORDING etlan 'Blinds, Picture mlng, • All type? of Floor verlng. Paints, Wall Pa- Interior Decorating. Decorators Supply ' T 8t, ' Dial 7-3445 Services Offered MATTRESS renovation and Innerspring work. Cobb Mattress Co. 310 South Washington Phone 7-2622. Dec. 30-lmo. CALL Payne Brothers. House movers, insured contractors. Public service commission number m-1425, 313 Central Avenue. Stamps, Arkansas. Phone 3-4481 in Stamps, Arkansas. Jan. 1-lmo Real Estate Wonted HAVE buyers for all size farms. Need replacements for 15 recent sales. Fast Action. United Farm Agency* 101 ^East Front Street. Phone 7'3768, Jan, 1-lmo. Wanted PAPER hanging, painting and repair work. See A. B, Osburn. Phone 7-4433. 29-Ot Salesman Wanted WOULD like to hear from man with car who wants to step into business of his own in Hempstead County. Buy on tiine — - pay as you sell, also other localities available. Write Rawleigh's Dept. AKA-C41-TC Memphis, Tenn. 30-lt Mole Help Wanted CHAPTER THIRTY BOW DALE flung herself down beside her grandfather, her face on his knees, suddenly and deeply ashamed of the weeks of withdrawal. His gnarled hand stroking her hair was forgiveness and a benediction. "Had to fight It through yourself, didn't you?" be murmured. Yes, everyone did, Nothing 'is more profusely given than advice, and nothing so'difficult to accept, Grandy, Phil, Aggie—they could have talked themselves blue in the face, Dale thought. I bad to see it for myself. The 'final decision, to make me a person In my own right, had to be my own. Otherwise, I'd never have been reconciled to Grandy's "Go!" Td never have quite stopped fighting him. Without lifting her face, -she said, "I saw, Armorel. I went into her house," ' The stroking rhythm of Ws hand was momentarily broken, and then soothingly resumed. Dale knew he wouldn't ask what she'd found there. He knew about Armorel's shadow world. He said, "Have you had your supper?" She shook ner head. "I forgot he said. "Could be there's a leg uvthe refrigerator. Company we ftcpe^ didn't come," drowsy eagerness for his coming. Grandmother's arms held her. U&WTTMJ ^ o . vu IITJ..BU *4obY* » to eat," 'We had chicken," Dale's head "Company?" His' answer came up elaborately Through the upper pane of the window she could aee an impudent pink star between the horns of the new moon. The night was still, save for the bark of a dog somewhere, and the faint nostalgic tinkle of a cowbell. She heard a car coming toward the lake from the village, waited in suspended excitement—and-then sighed, as the car went on without making the right-hand turn. Soon she thought, it would be too cold for lovers to drive out on the dock and park on moonlit nights. . She {ay quite still, warmed with the thought that her own lonely nights would soon be over, Clangor cut .the thread of her thoughts,; and split the night's peace. Bells; a tuneless carillon of urgency. Every bell in the village was ringing. The school, both churches, without rhythm or harmony. It meant only one thing, at this time of night. Fire. Dale sat up. Until the up-to-date equipment arrived from town, fire in Swanscombe was fought by a voluntary bucket brigade, summoned by the bells. The night was overflowing, now, with the stridency of sound. Grandy, an ex-member of the bucket brigade, was downstairs on the telephone, Dale heard the outer 1 door slam, Surely Grandy, at his age, wasn't going; He'd only be in the way of the able- bodied workers— Dale was belting her robe and casual, 'That young roan of yours — Parrlsh? We're goin' fishing to- "Hush, dear." Dale mopped at her eyea with her fists. "But—how did it start? "1 don't know, yet," "Something starts a fire I" "Your grandfather will tell aa all about it,' when -he comes/' "Something," Dale whispered. i"Or—someone." „ Again, she heard Armprel'a voice: Better to burn. y our houao down, Dale Fraser. Dale covered her face ,with her hands. If Armorel had made one of those strange, unbalanced decisions so common ta emotional sicknesses, then somewhere out in the darkness she was wandering now, lost and sick arid bewildered. by the excursion from her dream world. Over her grandmother's protests, Dale began hurriedly to dress. A long, shrill siren announced .the arrival of the fire-fighting equipment from town—too late, Dale thought, zipping on her Blacks and pulling a woolen Jersey over her head, Grandy was coming up the porch steps as Dale ran out. He walked shufflingly, a tired old man. Seeing Dale, he stopped, straightening slowly with one hand on the porch railing. "It's gone, girl," |»« sal* Nothing was in his voice. Nothing but fatigue. "It's gone." "What started the fire, Grandy?'' "There's a dozen and one ways for fires to start," he said. "Not In an empty house!" she In 1940 about 41 per cent of non- farm families: in the : United States owned their own homes, compared withabout54 per cent today. A steel head vis . a rainbow trout which has migrated to salt water and returned .to fresh water, cheng ing color in. the •process, '..';'. UA Board Plans Economic Move LITTLE ROCK (/PI — The Board of Trustees of the University o Arkansas' today approved a plan for "70-definition" o£ some admin istrative duties at "the university 'to effect more economy and effi ciency' Duties of tho university proves will bT clarified to make it clea that he is second in authority t the president The change was suggested b; Dr John T Caldwell, university president The board announced bids wil be received at Fayetteville Marc 10: for an animal science buildin t and a new field house Approx matelv $550,000 will be spent fo each building ' The board was told that, thank to receipts from television, th university last season made a pro: it on its footbal! team .for the firs time in seven years full figure have not been compiled but th profit is Expected to run betwee $2,000 and $5,000. the report sai TP 17 16 9 1C 2 4 G 70 TP 4 5 13 8 2 6 3 Totals'. 28 1,4 Prescott G F Daniels 1 2 Singleton, D 2 1 Smith ..;. ...: G 1' Johnson 2 4 Barger 1 0 Page 2 2 Singleton, R 1 1 ' Totals •,.... 15 11 . 41 In the Saratoga tournament the Guernsey girls knocked out the Hope five 40 to 40. The finals will be played tonight. Basketball By The Associated Press Holy Cross 93, Niagara 8' (over time) Rhode Island 103, Boston College 101 (overtime.) Auburn 83,. Florida 70 Clemson 78, The Citadel 55 Oregon State 52, Oregon 41 Washington State 71, Idaho 01 Wichita 89, Drake 74 Oklahoma Baptist 77, Northeastern Okia 61 McPehrson 94, Friends (Kan) 54 Emporia ICollege 74, Ottawa (Kan 1 63 Kansas Wesleyan 66, Baker 63 Maryville (Mo) 73, Rolls 60 Bethoi (Kan) 08, Bethany (Kan) 56 Arkansas Tech 112, Arkansas A&M til? ' ' • ' Phillips Oilers 66, Arkansas 60 0» It took 12 years to design and build the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. : ' morrow." "But you've never Uked to fish!" '"Tisn't that J, don't like it, rightly," he explained. "It's Just, in seventy-odd years, I've seen everything that and swishes ill. MEN Wanted for jobs on Foreign, Latin America and Far North Projects, Truck Drivers, $3.55 hour. Electricians, $4.00 hour. Carpenters, $3:70 hour, ^abwvers S3.PO hour. Clerks. $3.00 hour. Most all grades wanted. 'Up to 70 J>ours per week with time and one hall for all over 40 hpurs. Transportation paid. 8 to 24 jjipnth contract. Pull information pf uU firms hjrjng,, living cond> '< £am,ijy accpnipj&ations contract re, HWJW ashed out 'of 0»ls lake. But folks wages, «Ji«,;AJr. Mali 4jm t-i .-. . Vr • t\r?*i tt *1;«.i_ «S* keep pn trying. for hours, W»»g wj seen 'em sit tbere ' home at nigM wjtfe no fish, but happy. There's something about a spell of Sunn* 1 that's good for a BMftmitr. _...._ ^^ be here She Jumped —tonight ?'* He nodded; "Said £e'4 In time t& "W? 6 * '" defamed, fumbling for her slippers when her grandmother came into the room. Other sounds ttndertoned the bells, now. Near by. and confused. A steady oncoming roll of car tires on gravel. Voices; shouts ... "Grandmother," Dale cried, "where ia the fire?" But she knew. Even before she ran to the window and looked out, Dale knew. She clung dazedly to the window eiU. If she let go, If she moved, she'd fall— Smpke engujfed the cottage, rose above it pinkly in a thick cloud pierced With flame-spears. Above the crackling rose the shouts of men, who darted back and forth, et^oly, stubbornly fighting, And futtlaly. For »t was hopeless, Dale saw, Thel? efforts were Lilliputian. iars streamed down her face, turned »t fwt, her vojce protested. "With the furnace out, and no one to drop a careless. cigaret," ^There's spontaneous combustion," be said. She rejected that, "Tell me the nth. Grandy." , He ran his hand over Ws forehead, down his taut Jawline, across his chin, before he met her eyes. "Kerosene," he said. "And a match set tP it." Pale felt sick, "Have they found her?" "Her?" But his (innocence was transparent, «'lt was Armorel, wasn't it?" He took her arm. *'Come on in. child, There's no more to be done over there tonight-nfl? for rel, eitner," , Dale drew In her breath sharply. / CHAPTER THIRTY SIX OVER «off ee at the kitchen table, Grandy toloY themi about Armorel. ;They had found her crouching in the shadows of the roadside cedars, matches clutched in her hand, the empty kerosene can beside her. '"She confessed to starting the fire," Grandy said heavily, and seeing Dale's distress, he folded his hand over hers. "They've taken her into town. Later, she'll be In a sanitarium, under professional : care."' . •'. •••..•• •••• . '•.''•-• "Will she—eyer—?" Dale began. Infinite sa,dhess was to Grandy's headshake. "Who knows? But if she never comes back to our world, she'll be happy in her own.'' "I wonder.?" Dale whispered. Grandy's handclasp tightened. "Believe it, girl," he said gruffly. "Believe it," . Dale thought of the charred embers and twisted, blackened ruins dawn would reveal, you look tike a Dalmatian! fa paint all over the wtodowpanes something newt Twitohgrass, crowding out my wife's cabbages, Qrandyl What to dot Saltiness stung Dale's throat. But grass would grow where a house had stpod. Perhaps the purple bloom of ftreweed, which had grown so sturdily and profusely over London's blitzed metropolis a decade ago, wotjld grow here, too. Wounds are healed, and hidden scars forgotten,,. She finally turned back into the room. "Who turned in the alarm ? Do you "Your said. Phil parrlsh," Grandy Dale's eyes widened, The thought of Phil's coming had been driven from wind 'entirely, but now she remembered the car sli@ had heard coming down the road. In sudden alarm, she grasped Gran-. dy's arm, "Wljere is Phil?" «Up at the doqtor'Si getting himself bandaged up," Grandy said, "He's hurt!" "NO* badly,* l\p gaid reassuringly, "His hands, mostly, Think he'4 have more fense Mian to try tp, put out^ft wouldn't vou? trom the rofid, '}? (WO. TfiiWg When he went in ant fire Saw n his" way J^ere J» houghtfully. "Said a funny tiling o me, Phil did, just before he vent off with the doctor." "Yesi?" "He said, 'Ghosts don't burn, randy. They're indestructible.'" Dale shook her head. "They're ike old soldiers, Grandy. They just ade away." Her heartbeats quick- :ned as she glanced up at. the lock. "He's an awfully long time getting bandaged!" "You waiting up for him?" "Oh, yes." To tell him 1 love him. It's been here all the time, :he thought, my love for Phil... Grandy put a satisfied arm around Grandmother. "1 reckon, then, that you and 1 might just as well be off to bed, my dear." Dale went outside, Into the starred and stately October night. :t was there Phil found her when came, her shoulders pressed against the smooth white porch Jillar, her face lifted eagerly to jis. The doctor's car rattled off back to the village, and stillness returned to the night, before either of them' spoke. And then Dale said, "Your hands. Oh, your mnds!" He looked down at the white bandages, and grinned. "I look pretty funny without eyelashes, too," he said. It was that—frivolity, his armor against the world—that brought tears sttngingly into Dale's eyes. Phil, the gagman. .Phil, the fool. Phil, who had said once that a man could make a major talent of living... "Phil," she said softly, "why did you try to save my house? you didn't approve of my living In It. Why didn't you Just let it burn down?" "A problem is never solved vmtil it's worked out," he said slowly "Having a fire end it for me Just leaves me with an even bigger problem." Her eyes widened up at him "Oh," she whispeied. All along she had had her mind only on her future, her life. Even when she realised that she loved Phil, she hadn't admitted, hadn't even re- mo,tely thought,. that to might have a problem, too, The wra^tbr Ifke figure creeping around the rpsebushes; tue ghost '1 know where I thought you were—and I nearly went out of my mind," he said harshly. 'I was here. In bed, in my old room. I left the cottage yesterday afternoon, and 1 wasn't going back there to live, Phil.. Oh, do I have to • take you every step of .he way to make it clear to you? :'m here, on Grandy's porch, saying that I—1 love you." "I'm not going to pull up my real-estate roots and set up shop lere in your village, Dale," he said sternly. "Nor can L make any rash promises about keeping you sate, if that's still what you're after. No man can, these; days, no matter how much he loves a woman." He drew in his breath deeply. "So get it straight, Dale, what you're letting yourself in for. It mightn't be what you want. And get this, too: once you marry me, it's for the rest of your life, ['ve never believed in marriages with a clause tor an 'out.'" •; She stamped her foot. "Stop talking, wil) you?" She lifted her chin. "What makes you think you're the only person In the world who can face up to things arid deal with them? You dropped that book in the river—what makes you think / can't toss out that obsession you dragged up out of my subconscious? Did I ask you to set up shop here? Did I ask you to keep me safe? Did I—". "Sh," he said softly. "I love .you, Phil," she said, "Isn't that enough to start on?" Now he moved to her. Even In the darkness, she could see the transfiguration of his face as. he took her in his arms. I must been crazy, she thought, to have rejected this, to have doubted arjd questioned this feeling so strongly between us, To needed proof that Phil was npfc like the others. Proof? But she had it, in Phil's burned and bandaged hands. had tried to save what he was her happiness, at the risk of losing his own. She ran her Bn. gers up over his face and forehead §? caressingly. "Oh, darling," ehe f cried, "np eyebrows, either!" 'They'll grow in/' h^ s aid cheep, fully, "If pot, f'l) paint gome on for pw weddU<g photographs, talking, will you? you Hl a minute ago. WPUjd, you 40 it again i* pale closed, hejp her - m.e.

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