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HOP! STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS February 18, 1954 CLASSIFIED Ads Must Se la (HIM* Bay feftfore A&eufttt Allow! W»H ...hsfcdlrtg Tb* A&Aunf * f ( ,VWteh StoJement Is to SO iiosz to SO ;to86 /ttt.tt it04S B.UffiO For Rent S ROOM house Modern. West 411 Street. Near Court House. Phon< 7-9882. lfl-3 . 8.00 160 jj.OO 10.50 12.00 18.60 I6i00 DISPLAY M ......i'.... 60c per Inch .„.,...!.... 60c per inch Rotes quoted above art for ton* stuflva Insertions. Irregular or skip- ate adt Will take tha one-day rot*. All dally classified advertising copy . ./Ill be accepted until 5 p.m. for ii'publication the following day. i ,TH» publisher! reserve the right M a or edit all advertisement* of' g for publication and to reject ofiy objectionable advertising *ub- j ...Inltloil of one or more loners, f,t)r0up» or figure* such as houses Vo> telephone nutnberii count as on* '•sword,,', . iJ' the Hope Star will not be reipon* r-llble for error* In Want Ads unless ;• ;erro« are colled to our attention ; After FIRST insertion of ad and : ;then for ONLY the ONE Incorrect i-lmertlon. STAR « ROOM house and bath. Neai Schooley Store. Mrs. J. fc Schooley. Phone 7-3577. 10-3 3 ROOM apartment. 312 Souln Spruce. Mrs. J. E. Schooley Phone 7-3577. 36-3 2 ROOM unfurnished aparlmen With private bath. Close-in Phone 7-2205. ll-U 2 ROOM ' unfurnished apartment AH bills paid. Phone 7-3044. 17-31 FRONT bedroom adjoining bath Men only. 1110 South Main. Phono 7-2874. , 17-31 For Sale PEA Gravel, washed, nnd road gravel. Soil and masonary snnd available Phone 7-2559, Jesse Sinclair. Feb. 11-lMo. DAIRY Feed. Hog feed, meal hulls, mixed. C. S. Meal. Salt $1:15 per sack. DANNIE HAMILTON 21-lmo. 40 ACRE farm near Emmet, Arkansas. Nice modern five room house. E. M. Broswell Prescolt. Phone 083-W. . Feb. 1-lMo. HAY, Johrison grass & lespedeza mixed. T. S. McDavitt. Phone 7-2116. 3-tf df/ of M0pe : IB9»; Preu 1927 p f Consolidated January 16, 1929 •Published every weekday afternoon by ^ STAR PUBLISHING CO. ;•-' C. E. Palmer,'President I'i Alex H. Wathburn, Soey-Tre*. • W~ ., ': At' The Star' Building , fv; 212.214 South Walnut Street, fe'w.'' ; 'r • Hopo, Arkansas ( „..™..» H Wothburn, Editor & Publisher ff'.VS' Paul H. Jones, Mor.oglng Editor t, W., Hotmer,, Mcch. Supt. gy'j > f ' '_• Oavl«, Advertising Monoger EnlWrod as 'second;'class matter at st Ottlca nt Hope, Arkansas, Aer bf M«;eh 3, 1897. S;Miinb«,>»'-«he AHdJUL Bureau ef ' 's Subscript Ion Rates (payable In od- ,, carrier In, Hope and nelghbor- ?— A . • , . • • 80 ACRES and newly decorated house. One mile from town. $20,000. Will sell house and 13 acres, $14,000. Trade for pine timber land. Call 7-5535. Feb. 10-lMo. MIXED Johnson grass. 45c Soy. bean Hay 70c at barn. T. V. Messer, Washington. Phone 49. 10-01 TWO houses in 1800 block on South Main St. 100 x 150 feet. If interested call 7-2591 after 0 p. m.l6-3t BABY Bed. 28 x 52, Practically new Inner-Spring mattress Phone 7-2022. /Mrs. James Cobb, 16-3t CHOICE country eggs. 50c pel- dozen. Also good mixed grass hay. Arthur Gray, Ozan. 17-6t ,..., ,,„.„, In Hempitoad, 'Nevada, ffayene, Howard,-and Miller courv- ofher moil — Ibree * Months 'J£""'™'™£™ 3.25 a '-VMonttls .%,.< it....... 6.50 -jjwVeor ., .', , 13.00 hlofl 'Advertising 'Representatives: ' insas DaHiles, Inc.; 1602 Sterlck j.,'Meniphis 2, Tenn,, 505 Texas ik Bldg.,,Dallas 2, Texas; 360 N. .llaan AVe., Chlcagp 1, III.; 60 E. td,,St.,,New York 17, N. Y.; 1763 • iw ~" pldg., Dotroit 2, Mich.; Jldg., Oklahoma City 2, the Assoclgfed Press: .„.„„' Press Is entitled ex- to'the use lor republication " local news printed in this as iv«N a-, q|| AP news 1P0R SALE OR TRADE ACRE TRUCK FARM ;ay 67 East— Close 1 In rade for Cutover Land Through This Wrapped for deep I for fish bait. See, Ralph Montgomery Phone 7-3361 r, with expert beauty care. Soft, long -lasting per- MARY - EDNA V" BEAUTY SHOP $,',E/tn Phone 7-2615 FARM MUTUAL INSURANCE j"f' f ', Wants and Week-Ends *ii. n 7-3436 East 16th Street VAC Case Tractor, good condition, with disc, breaking plow, case wa gon, model 5 John Deer. Heavy duty rnower. Also traitor, complete dairy equipment, milker, cooler, can rack, vat, etc. Phone 7-4913. • i?-3t CHOICE lespedeza hay. Also alfalfa mixed Bermuda-Johnson grass mixed. Priced right. Phone 72243. , i7-0t Services Offered MATTRESS renovation and innerspring work. Cobb Mattress Co. 310 South Washington. Phone 7-2622. Feb. 1-lMo. CALL Pjjyne Brothers. House , Movers, insured contractors. Public Service Commission num- ,ber M-1425. 313 central Avenue Stamps, Arkansas. Phone 3-4481 In Stamps, Arkansas, Feb,2-lMo. Real Estate for Sale Ohe of Hope's finest homes. Restricted Area. Close to High School. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Large play room. Utility room. Less than one year old. Wall to wall carpet. Two car garage, Priced for quick sale. Can be shown by appointment, 9 ROOMS. 7 'down stairs, 2 upstairs. Close to Julia Chester Hospital, Very convenient to nurses or High School Teachers. A nice house priced to sell. DUPLEX apartments, One block of Brookwood School. 75 x 150 lot. Pavement paid out. $1,00,00 Equity $50.00 per month nav- ments. 17/31 •LIEBLONG REALTY CO. For Safe or Rent MODERN two bedroom house. FHA loan. Tile floors, attlp fan, Venetian blinds, no cash, Sam Hartsfield. i 7 -3t Income Taxes Political Announcements The Star is authorized to announce \hat the following are candidates for public office Subject to the action of the Democratic primary elections. Hope Teams Gd f-o Gurdoti Hope's Junior and t Senior boys Will journey to Gurdon* tonight for a couple of games with the Go-Devils. SPORTS ROUNDUP .By QAVLfe^TALBOT. Pof Treasurer- HARRY HAWTHORNE CLIFFORD BYERS DWIGHT RIDGDILL For County Clerk ARNOLD j. MIDDLEBROOKS JOLLY (AMONETT13) BYERS ARTHUR ANDERSON Foe Sheriff and Collector W. B. (Bill) RUGGLES JIMMY COOK IRA T. BRpOKS Alderman Ward 3 B. L. RETTIG Two Runners Enter Ben Franklin Mile PHILODELPHIA f/P)—The pick of he world's distance runners has jeen invited to run in the Ben Tranklin mile event at the COlh annual Penn Relay Carvinal April 23-24. Penn Athletic Director Jerry Tord was dreaming of the first 'our-minute mile in history being run over the Franklin Fold cinders when he announced yesterday .he potential field for the event. '.t would Include Roger Bannister of England, 1932 winner of the ;vent; Josy Barthel, Olympic 1,500 meter champion from Luxembourg; Tohn Landy of Australia Wes San- ee, Kansas U. pen Truex, last year's winner and former Ohio State runner Fred Wilt, the FBI miler, and Mai Whitefield, Olyrn- )lc 800-meter champ who will be naking his debut as a miler in the Jen Franklin feature. Whitfield has already accepted and Truex. Santee, Wilt, and Bar- hel have indicatee they will compete. The average American uses about ialf as many fresh strawberries as before World War III but 200 ser' cent more frozen strawberries. Emmet Hosts Nevada Co» Boys Tourney In (he Nevada Count tournament now in progress at Emmet the fol- NEW YORK, (,"P!— The time hasi . . . , Icome around again to spread the pn>*ed baseball m this country 'alarm that the Jones boys, father 3 ust slt and wonder if they still and son, have a Kentucky Derby havo a "y friencls left anywhere. lowing games night: were played Jast Prescott Junior boys 40 Willis- vino 27 Prescolt Senior boys 88, Gale 54 Emmet Eenior boys 53-. Willis villo 28. Games slated for tonight pair Prescott and Gale :Junior boys; Proscoll and Bodcaw senior boys; Bodcaw and Laneburg junior boys. The finals will be played Saturday night according to Carlton Husley. and Dail Haist, senior and junior coaches of Emmet. Petit of LSU ISQ Fair Cager NEW YORK (/PI—Bob Pettit of Louisiana State would have been the talk of college basketball this season, if Frank Selvy had been out of the picture. Furman's Solvy, of course.is tha leading scorer in major college competition with a 42-points per game average and with almost every important record in his possession. But Peltit, according to the latest NCAA figures is second with a 33.1 average. Bob's average is higher than anyone ever has posted except Selvy this season. He is well ahead of the record of 29.5 points per game established by the Furman ace last yep.r. Pettit also has a career average of 27.4 points per game an three 50-points plus performances, the only other player besides Selvy to score that many more than once. horse, and (hat Eddie Arcaro ha;; promised to ride it for them May The latest group to develop a grievance against the game's rul- 1 at Louisville. |crs are the m embers of the Carib- This combination up to now ha.rJ?, e: , ln w * nte1 ' Baseball Leagues in battle combination up to now has;£ ubo ' Puerto Rico,- Panama and the 3-year-old classic. Four times:Venezuela. Then- delegates arc Arcaro has straddled a Calumet j 17100 ""? in San - Illnn . p - R-. this colt trained by Bon the elder andi wcek in conjunction with the an son Jimmie. and each time theT'" 3 ' Caribbean "World Series," world's richest jockey has trotted ;and lhcy aro expected ^o rake the him back to the winner's circle. ! bl S leaguers over the coals. Last year, for a beurtcnimij Tlle risc in Latin temperatures change to the other stables, the| has been brought about the cur- Jones boys and Calumet passed! 1 ' 0111 1-ul ° whlch P ormils , bi S lea- their hand, not believing they had S«ers to play in the four Spanish- a horse capable of running with I speaking leagues for only GO day;; Native Dancer. But now they a!-e^ onch w into1 '- ancl which require;; back, and this is the customary! lhal (ho >' ° W; ' in permission from warning issued by this bureau. ' j 11 "' 1 ''' Parent clubs. This rule, says Their colt's name is Duke's Lea. I 0111 ' San Jllan correspondent, has His pany was the famous sire (messed things u p for fair, and ho Blenheim II, whose previous pro- jcxplains why. geny included the great stretch-! "The main squawk in Puerto running Whirlaway, winner of tho|Rico." he writes, "has been the 195I Kentucky Derby. This one j case of players abandoning their also likes to come from away back, i teams hero a long time before the The reason you might have heard!local season ends,,, thus bringing very little 'about Duke's Lea un!il(unbalancc to the learns affected! just . lately i.s, that he ran only j and causing dissillusion among lo- onu lime last year, in April, ancljcal fans. .COLLECTOR'S ItEM-Prize specimen of any matchcover collector's treasure trove would be one of these exclusive match books. Designed for President Eisenhower's personal use, the books feature two crossed golf clubs on a blue background, with the President's initials, "DDE," imprinted in gold. didn't do any good then The Jones boys started turning him loose only recently out in California. After a few trial spins, the newest Calumet threat came up to losa by a nose. Since then ho has run away with threo straight races, including a four-length victory in his most recent puling on Tuesday, n six-furlong afl'ai r in which he packed high weight of 120 pounds and finished eased up under Arcaro. Now Duke's Lea is,of course, favored to win the 8100,000 Santa Anita Derby this Saturday. This race stretches out to a mile and one-eighth, only a furlong short of "The San Juan club lost Bill Rcnna of I lie Athletics, Jack Harshman of the Chiago Wiiite Sox, Gene Baker of the Chicago Cubs nncl Ellis Deal of the St. Louir Cardinals thai way. The last two were promoted to the parent clubs during the winter. R'inna canie hero under permission from the Yankees, hut when he was traded to the Athletics he said ^e receiv- Edward II of England established the length of three barley corns laid end to end. the Kentucky Derby route, and should indicate how far the colt likos to run. Jimmy Jones who learned from hisrevered father to tell nobody nothing 'is quoted from out there as saying that Duke's Lea apparently can "go a distance." Coming whence it does, that is roughly equivalent to saying he looks like a second citation, whose earnings enabled Ben Jones to buy another bank. . ed word from his nuwmanager, Eddie Joost. "advising" him to quit playing here and return home. "Edurado Santiago, one of the Puerto Rico delegates, says this week's meeting will ask for a revision of the whole agreement, as 'everybody has seen that the deal hasn't been what it was cracked up to be.' Other 1 eague officials say that steps must be taken to sec that all players from tho states finish their contractual terms hero in the future." From this it. would appear that the Latin countries which have become :;n important incubator of big league talent, have; a legitimate beef, and that it will behoove the members of baseball's -Execu- itivc Council, who are 3xpocted to t i el - s tand. IN THE RACE-Matt cvetic, of Pittsburgh, Pa., a former FBI undercover agent, will seek tho Republican nomination as congressman from Pennsylvania's 28th District. He plans to campaign on the issue of no compromise with Russia or her satellites and will oppose recognition of Red China by the UN. NEW YORK, (/PI There must bej attend the San j uan meet i ng to) lire \uVinn tlir* tnr»n \**hn t'lin DT* i •_ j. .._ j'.. .11.. i___ 1.1 • i___i_ days when the men who run o liapyrlKM, J9. r >3. by Elizabeth SeiferL istrict ted by Kiiu: Features Syndicate. WESTERN SHARES Diversified Income Fund -and Dallas Fyntf available from , S, BATES, Agent , Ark, Phone 7-4454 Hlobwsy 67 Wwt USIP RMITURECO. [fl pf City Limits Wwt ,«nd §9(1 Used Furnltura Hpp*. Ark, TWO Accountants to help you. JOJ East Front Street, Farm Bureau Office, Phone 7-3706. Feb. 9-lMo, Notice SUBSCRIBE Texarkana Gazette. Complete Sports. Other late news, KCMC-TV Programs. Phone Dale Hartsfield.. Prospect Feb. 5-lMo. VOTE "Bpley's ail new Courts" when guests arrive or tourists inquire. 2 people $3.00, 4 people $5-00. Feb. 17-1 Mo. COX'S Cafe at Fulton will serve Turkey dinner, Sunday February $1.00 pev platu-plus drinks, 18-3t Real Estate Wanted buyers for all size farms. List tpday, United Farm Agency. J01 Bast Front. Phone 7-3708, Feb. 94Mo. Baseball Py The associated Press Plst. }B Class p. Jr. Boys M«JV§haJJ 81, Pyett 22 , Spring by forfeit pver §1, 40 •; " CHAPTER FIFTEEN .CRAIG knew about Dr. Lewis' background without giving a hoot for the man's , wealth, popularity and social 'standing. When Lewis came to the hospital and demanded to see his wife, then demanded to see the doctor who had ventured .;•.,,.. Craig was ready to talk to him in short, terse words. "Oh, now,' listen, doctor," protested Lewis. "You're not going to put too much weight on the testimony of a hysterical woman ?" "1 put all the weight In Che world jon the words»,of a woman who has been driven to suicide, Dr. Lewis." "You can't keep me from seeing my wife!" "I think It only fair to warn you," said Craig stonily, "that any talking you may do to the court will be matched by particular and exact testimony from me." Dr. Lewis flinched. "By tier , own choice, Mrs. Lewis Is my patient; Z.do not want her disturbed, She's tried to kill herselt, which puts her Into tho guardianship of the police, if necessary. What about it?" • ••,•• . .;i Dr. Lewis hedged. "Wjcll—now— no use to get hostile. Of course she's a .nervous type. Old maid, just married—" He giggled shrilly. Craig's ^hands clenched at nis side. He meant to help Caroline Lewis—-but not necessarily by killing this perverted man, So nis hands opened. "She's jealous of Lillian, too," Dr, Lewis was saying rapidly. "No reason. Lillian and J have always been close, ot course." Again that disagreeable laugh. Craig shut nis eyes. "I don't think there's any need for a scandal, Xalboy. 1 ' . "Then you'd better respect my orders concerning Mrs. Lewis," 'said Craig coldly, and he walked away from the rotund, and now somewhat apprehensive, Dr. Lewis. Ot course there was talk; Norfolk's life blood was gossip. Ruth Carr tried to get Shelly to tell what had really Happened out at Lewis's. "Being in the ofliee, you—" "Please don't -ask me such things, Ruth," said Shelly (irmly. "It J-know anything, i can't talk about it. And it I don't—which Is usually the case—there Isn't anything Jl could tell." "Did she try to kill herself?" "I couldn't say." Qossip decided that Mrs. Lewis had taken too much ot some sort of medicine, either by accident or , and, alone in the house that evenlng-rthe doctor had driven nis daughter Lillian to the. city—she had wandered, dazed, out of doors, and ttftd fainted. Now she nad double pneumonia and was under oxygen, So it was told. gguld almost laugh at the which the story had taken. He had thought gossip worked (or e JSrtieos,ifying of eyH rather than § p f t e n Uie jagged edges of rthl ,. . Several nights after the Lewis the maid If he might see Mrs. Carr. Agnes stepped back Invitingly and he went Into the hall, rosy with lamplight. There were voices to the right, tho smell of a wood fire—and Shelly came out swiftly at Agnes' word. A lovely, somewhat regal Shelly in a black frock, her golden hair swept upward, a twinkling pendant hanging from a thin gold chain around her .white throat. "If you have guests," said Dr. Talboy, "I can call another time." "1 don't have guests—" Then her hand swept down across her black dress. "I helped serve at a tea this afternoon," she explained her glory. "1 hadn't changed. Come in, won't you? Where's Donald?" . ' "1 left him but in the carl" "Fetch him, won't you?"i This was a Shelly new 19 him, glowing, gracious, self-assured. the payoff. When tke came back from his trip, Miss Roxie told him that Myra had been sleeping away from home, she didn't know where —and it didn't look right. She ran a respectable house, and expected her tenants to be respectable." "She didn't know where Myra had been?" "Ot course she did. She had told all the Carrs that I'd taken that—well, ner terms varied. IVom- an was one. Cracker. Hillbilly." Craig grunted and scratched his jaw. "What did Ike' say?" "His main concern was to think that Myra had bothered me. ft didn't take him mng to find her, because she was on her way home —Having spied his car." "So you've taken them in here to live?" "Do you think I should not, Dr. Talboy?" He finished Ills, cigaret, his eyes Neither the nicely demure' wife i on t | le fire. "You could check on standing beside the bulk ot Stephen Carr, nor the self-possessed, but slightly diffident, girl who had become familiar in his office., "Well—" he agreed, and went outside for the dog, who came in happily and sat up to offer his paw politely to Shelly. In the hall, two other people were now with Shelly. A big, blond man— a.'.huge blond man— and a slender, dark girl with marvelous eyes. Shelly introduced them, "Mr. and Mrs, Vandable," Craig recognized Ike as a former patient. ' "And Myra is a future one," satd Shelly, ' "Oh?" His black eyes smiled at Myra. "She's drummln' up business," laughed Myra, starting up the stairs. Ike followed her, though Shelly murmured that they need not leave. "Only condition on which we stay," said Myra. "We both do as we please," "All right, then," laughed Shelly, and led the way into the room where Donald had already stretched nis shaggy black self be" fore the tire. "Conditions?" said Dr. Talboy, waiting id see that Shelly was seated in a chair. "It's a long story," Shelly told him. "Do you want to hear it?" "I'll listen to yours if you'll listen to mine," "We'll draw straws to see who goes first." Yes, she was different ... and lovely. Exciting, She pointed to the cigarets and began to sketch out the situation concerning Myra; she told of the them, through the plant— Vnnci- able seems a nice sort of chap. Educated. It may be a risk, taut I don't think a physical one. And if you're lonely ..." ' "I am," said Shelly earnestly. "I'd say they were good to have around. The giri is unusual, isn't she?" ; Shelly laughed. "You should hear her talk, She's so full of sayings — all spoken in that soft drawl." "What do your in-laws say?" "Oh, they point out the risk. They have thought all along that 1 should go to the city and ue near my mother." She explained briefly about her mother's illness, "You're a big girl now," he said kindly. "Ready to decide such things for yourself." Again there was a small silence, friendly enough. The sleeping Donald yipped suddenly, and they both laughed. Dr. Talboy glanced at Shelly. "Teas, eh?" "Yes, Ruth entertained for the District D. A. R." "That would be Mrs. Maupin." Dr. T'al boy was locating Ruth in the family group. "Big woman, dark, forceful. One child." Shelly caught back a bubble of laughter, "I suppose it was the usual gossipy party?" "There were fifty women, all talking at once." "Any talk about Mrs. Lewis?" The golden head lifted quickly, and a shadow of a frown crossed Shelly's face. "1 did not come here to ask that!" said Pr. Talboy hurriedly. And a little more loudly listen carefully when their hosts start talking. Among other things, the Caribbean delegates will 'point out that The Latin leaguers are, as Basketball By United Press EAST Princeton 61: Penn 59 St. Joesphs (Pa.) 85:. Tufts 66; Amherst 65 • Army 76; LeHigh G5 Boston U. 82 American Intcrna tional 7 6 Brandeis 76; Springfield 65 Columbia 70; brown 60 Bocknell 77; Dickinson 65 Buffalo 79 Hobart 60 Canii'us 81: ayrScvise 70 Canisius Tech. 04 Wnshin»lor Jefferson 51. Colgate .89: Clarkson 51 Dartmouth 78; Harvard 60 West Chester St. 64; Delaware 49 \ Duquegno 93: Geneva 59 La Salle 61; Fordham 50 Navy 83: Gctlysbtirg 70 Holy Cross (!9 St. Michaels 0' Juniata 97; Susqnehanna 42 Rhode Island 94; New ITampshir. 19 Providence Rl Clark 51 Westminster (Pa.) 94; Youngs;,! own 'Pa.) 87 Howard 73 Morgan St. 67 Hcranton 82 Wilkcs 75 Johns Hopkins 81; Towson Tchi'sfl Md.) 72 Baltimore .70; ; Wasinglon (D.C.)| College 69 ' v Kings Point 70's Wagner 64. yioming «8; Lockhavcn St.y Tchrs 6, , St. 'Peters (N. J.) 79; Adelphiaj 00 Bridgeport 87; Quonscel New Britian Tchrs 70; New en St. 66. 50 Philadelphia- Cl Urrincs Viliianova 79; St. Bonavenlurc 64 SOUTH north Carolina State 96; Virginii Tech 54 • Virginia State College 99, St. Paul Poly 65 Lenoir Rhyne 74, Elon. 64 MIDWE.ST * Wabash 78; Ball Stat577 Notre Dame 81; Butler 56 Dayton 91 Cincinnati 66 . Illonis Wehleyan 68; Millikan 66 i Indian State 80: St. Joseph] Kansas 85'; Kansas state 74 | Washington (Mo.) 59 Loyolcf Jill.) 55 Michigan, Tech . 73; Northern 1 Michigan 70 Chicago Tchrs 87,; Chicago U. 5 Rockhurst 84 William KEWESfc Emporia 74; Bethany 49 \ matter of tact, in a strong position to demand pnd obtain what tliey consider nn equitable solution of SOUTHWEST St. Edward's (T,ex.) 40; a!Mary's He) 44 Texas Christian ,73; Southerr their J'ans aro writing letters of the problem. Our owners would not the papers charging tiiat the win-.like to have the Caribbean leagues tcr league were the closers-in sign-j closed entirely to American talent, any, such GO-day .agreement as it offers a fine proving ground with the big leagues, and demanding that it be terminated. This is a language all baseball owners un- for young );layers during the off- season. The players find the money involved very welcome too. Methodist 65 Fights Last Night By United Press ff WASHINGTON (UP) — Jin Slade 179%, New York outpointec Clarence Henry, 18G, Los Angele (10). CHAPTER SIXTEEN . DR. TALBOY watched Shelly. "Do you know Dr. Lewis?" "Yes, and I've met his wife. There were parties for them when they were married. I liked her, and wondered..." "Why she would marry him?" Shelly's pink cheeks were his answer. "I'm not in the market for gossip as such, Shelly," he said after another pause. "I know you're not, Doctor." "1 wish you'd call me by my first name. After all, I am Stephen's, friend." "Yes," she said warmly, "and lie likes you very much. All right, it shall he Craig, then. Even in the office?" "As you choose. Now, if you Fellers, the "harmless Idiot" boy—r than was warranted. the makeshift apartment. And she Shelly flushed, told of Myra's Impulsive request ''But the thing is on my mind," that she be allowed to sleep one olght m a bed such as she knew Shelly must have, Catching Craig's slight frown, lw satd warmly, "It was pointed put the risk But, ran. it was no risk, ccajlyl w&teMng her for ^hree Just m she'3 been confessed the doctor more quietly, "To me, the worst of the 1 whole stinking affair Is the way the town has found to excuse what is inexcusable. I've sensed those ex» QUsaa, without knowing precisely what they were, 1 thought, having been to a party where there to gossip ' would tell rne what you know about the Lewis setup." "It isn't much. Dr. Lewis seems very popular—and I thought He was a widower when he first came to Norfolk. But it seemed liis wife was an invalid; she died last year. 1 don't remember just when except that it was hot when they had the 1'uncral. He has one child, a grown daughter—she. works -in the city, I believe, and comes home on weelt ends. I—1 don't like the doctor much myself, but he is generally popular." "Did Stephen like him?" Shelly El-owned in an effort to remember. "1 don't Know. He's been at Carr parties. 1 think he is more popular with women than with men. 1—don't like Him. I don't care too much for middle- aged men with amorous manners." Dr. Talboy laughed. "Anybody ever tell you that you didn't need to, with your youth and beauty?" Shelly's lips pouted her reproof. "And his marriage ..." prompted her caller. "Oh, yes. Well, it was spmewhat sudden. There was a little talk— at least, I heard a little—that Dr. Lewis was courting a woman in St. Williams, and then, all at once, or so it seemed, 1 heard that they had married. She was house-mother at one of the dormitories at the girls' college there. The word lioimc-inotlier put me off, and 1 was surprised, when 1 niet her, to find her barely thirty. Incidentally, you were already here when they were married." "Yes. Around .Christmas. But I'd never met her until three weeks ago." His face had gone stern!' "She seemed so friendly, and pretty— } was shocked to know that she'd tried to kill herself." Dr. Talboy got to his feet, and leaned an elbow on the mantel. "I svas shocked at her reason for doing it," he said harshly, "Shelly —1 don't know what Stephen would ,do under these circumstances J I knpw I'm supposed to care tor his practice, but he Knew me well enough to be su,re 1 would not compromise my own standards of honesty and integrity." «'OI course not, 1 ' stye There was a brief silence In the room, then— "1 am advising Mrs. Lewis," Craig's voice grated, "even before she leaves the hospital, to file sjUt for divorce from Le f wis. He's a sadist;" be that sort," mused Shelly. "Doctors are all sorts of men," said Craig bluntly. She glanced, up in protest. "Oh, yes," he afflrmpd. "You think of ideals, oaths, things of that sort. But on a basis of day- to-day performance, and character ... I've found that doctors run to the average. Here i tf e. have men like your Stephen, nnd all sorts of other men, including Lewis, who, according to my opinion, is not a doctor, and according to all moral standards, is very low as a man. "But the best of doctors don't have, much civic conscience. They won't take a definite stand on issues because that's bad for patient-relationship. Even your fine husband tolerated Lewis. The men here know what he is, but they do nothing about it, and 1 don't call that a very high standard of medical ideals." His tone was alum- bitter, and he stared moodily into the flre. Shelly moved her foot on the velvet cushion of the hassock. "Craig," she said thoughtfully, "why-did you become a doctor?" "I'd not be happy doing anything but medicine—any kind of medicine. 1 don't mind the work there is to it. 1 don't mind living a life made up of case records, test reports, case after case—a steady parade of symptoms,. diagnosis, treatment, until 1 Jive in a sick world, i don't mind that; in fact I love it. The thing i find hard to take are the merchants of medi. cine. The opportunists, The men who use their M.D.'s as a club, a power to gain greater power. A power to bring them money antj prestige, all secured, maintained and defended through regimentation ot practice and thought! Big medicine. That's what I hate, and what 1 fight," He sat staring into the Qre which was falling into red coals. "It's ^.popular, I know," Shelly began, after a minute of uneasy silence, "to—" "To condemn .a!) organised business," he tpolt up her words. »'J don't, though, Shelly. 1 really don't. 1 recognize that it takes brains and courage and imagination to develop a business like the Refractory. And, on the whole, the p.lftflt here is a good organization. Still—" "Have you had argument^?" He shrugged. "They cannot seem to get the men to do spm? ot the things i consider essential to- their health a^d protection,"' "Why can't they? IQ good things ..." { "I think they're goad, an<J company thinks they're good. Put Cere's gych, a, thing as bjg • • n*- u. t 1 - " v "*E; " "*SKBPf-7p *•• ^fi^*^n j; JPV?-^-rj-^ ^ - •,, •« i g troublemakers — one chap particularly — named Bob Evans. He's a big guy, amateur wrestler, handsome. He could be a leader in the plant. As it is, he is a ringleader for trouble. Talks an impressive- sounding jargon of misinformation. Don't know where he gets tl% stuff." "Prom his wife." Craig looked at her sharply. "You know him?" "I've heard Stephen talk to hla father about him. I've heard them say they could manage the plant better if Mrs. Evans didn't belong to so many clubs." , Dr. Talboy thought that one over. "They give programs," Shelly helped him. "The clubs do — baJS them on articles in popular magazines." "I suppose she's heard a program on silicosis — and got it all wrong ..." "Why doesn't the company discharge this .Evans if he makes trouble?" "My dear girl, these days, nobody discharges a n y b o d y." He grinned at her, then pulled his feet toward him and buttoned his co; "The plant haa its troubles, just 1 have mine. Right now, my big one — I'll make no compromise, you know, on this Lewis thing! I'm going to fight for that wife, all the way! I'm going to fight Lewis as a husband, and I'm going to fight him as a ciontorj ' He smiled with relish of that coming fight. "I find in that man a composite of much that is wrong in medicine. Personal morals and integrity have been left too, too far behind, as witnrffc that man's establishment, his pres> tlge, his • freedom to practice with P| the small knowledge anj the big errors which he employs, his power- to hurt and to harm, to kill and to |J cripple, under tho protection of his M.D, Yes, sir, I'm going to fight Brvin Lewis!" "Oh, but, Craig," said Shelly unhappily, "he's an exaggerated case, You won't find many doctors doing —well, the things he did to wife," ^'True, he is an exaggerated case, Shelly. I grant that. But you need an exaggeration to make your point." He stood up; Donald came, stretching, out from under the couch. "I'm going to put that story in the newspaper, Shelly. I came here tfl warn you that I would. Mrs. Lewis will file suit for divorce, giving all the sordid details." He paused in the doorway wh letf to the hall^-and sighed. "I... afraid | can. count on Lewis to spoil roy good fight," he said re* gretfully. /they'll settle t h e prop. erty thing out of pourt: he'll give Ijer y>e djvoree uncontested and he'l town." "Put," said SheUy anxiously. "wau,l4n't tha,t be the better thine-Y tha,t AH around,?" better thing?

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