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HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Wednesday, February 24, 1954 if KANSAS ••' t ,-*•» vsit M-^, WHter years on s'' Scene, Jtfn Bentoh will dd terribly Men the 19S4 tblll,,sea8bn .rolte, around, But 5, nice, to see anyone— ecially an athlete and coach- tit while he's on top, retf&rifng Monday, bfg Jihl _i*t''hnvft picked a better time ep'otit-as head football coach VVkansas A4M.College to de- time to his numerous M.jhe faof & gang jot, Bull .l|[tvJio .Were picked to finish sfr in^fiie,Arkansas Inter colleglat " as the young mart who won the open middleweight championship lf> the Fort Siriith Golden Golves tournament earlier this year. He fllsb is boxing coach at Ozark. Adams will be unable io defend Ms State AAU middleweight crowft Liitle Rock Feb. 26-28. He's been released from the hospital, but he's been Ordered to spend four weeks in bed at home. MARKETS C. J. Hlxson, the lanky Fort Smithlan, is back again to head Oklahoma A&M's tennis team in defense of its Missoui Valley Conference championship. He'll haVe to make a quick change in* sports though .taking up his tennis racket as soon as. he finishes his chores With Hank Iba's high ranked basketball team, BROILERS Lttrt ERC-Ck ,03 89 C 62.25. (fft — fiatesville- Eggs steadier; receips 16,723; Floral area: Market steady to,wholesale buying prices unchanged firm. Demand good. Offerings very!to \'z cent a dozen higher; U.S. short of trade needs, rading standards 40; current receipts 40; moderate to active. Prices at the farm, broilers or fryers, 2V 2 to 3 pounds, 23 cents. 80 . N6W YOR K STOCKS NEW VORK, Feb..24 UP) The dirties 38.5 checks 38.5. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS CHICAGO, Feb. 24 MB — Most grains sold off after nn early price bulge on the Board of Trade today Iniglonshlp team, hat feat 'recognition as the mtfttitr,!. ot feet,, Bonton'e he never a, coach. Jie disproved remark, that "nice ,; 1 , Because' there a ! ,nlcer guy> 'than Jim ; S> 1IVdo{ie r Jim; , mighty well T" ' v « i i ., ...»...,.», , 'a 21-y t ear-old Jat'THe College of the Oz- fji-whe • .suffferetl - < a fractured ^i.tKl. 11 .,_«*vv5V> fc >. ._ •,_>!•.. ,. .il i J rtfttST* YStfVWy -*'-' Wy- ['J' tbrflado at IB rfetfremtfeted BLI The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is telling this state's bird hunters that they aren't the :>rtly on:- suffering—that all states lave been experiencing steady declines In quail populations. >The decline in the number of game birds is blamed on modernization of farming and the increase n cattle production., which are fast destroying the habitant esenlial to quail, life. Two years of drough haven't heloed the situation in Arkansas, either. Four of Coach Glen Rose's io "regulars" will play thier last basketball game for the University of Arkansas when the Razorbacks close out the 1854 season ogalm>t Texas at PaVetteville Friday night. The seniors who have had starting tiJiSlgntnehts are Oval Elkim, Floydi Sagely. Raymond Shaw and Marvin Adams; a fifth, Don Trum- bd; [left in mid-season to join the Marines. Sophomores and juniors who have been first stringers and who'll form the nucleus of Rose's team next season are Gerald Barnett, Leo McDonald, Carrol Scroggins, .Buddy Smith and Norman Smith. stock market was lower today in but wheat ended higher on a last its third straight session of de-, minute buying flurry. Wheat closed % y a higher, March Kentucky Loses Three Players clining prices, The movement! o lower levels started out gradually and eventually extended to between l and 2 points at the most. Gainers usu- lower, ally were in the small fractions beans and scattered widely. President May Continued from Page One ness bone-fits ;n the Republican- sponsored general tax revision bill. Several Democrats on the tax- writing House Ways and Means Committee said the issue has developed in planning their 'strategy for a drive to increase all indivi dual income tax excmotions -from $600 to $700. They will seek to write the exemption increase, which would reduce income taxes by about 2 billion dollars a year, into a big tax reform bill now nearing com' pletion. within the committee. News Briefs LITTLE ROCK (UP) — The economy axe fell on 22 employes of the Farm Home Administration here yesterday and the state FHA director said more would go. FHA Director J. V. Highfill told his 44 state office employes the staff would be cut to 22 on March 29. He said be received official notices would Friday. Highfill also said notices would bo sent out March 26 to county FHA offices cutting off about 12 position? and setting the total of county jobs at 137. $2.1Gg-, corn % higher to •%) Some Republican committee higher, March $1.51, oats i/ 4 -% low-;members, meanwhile, said they er, March 75-75, rye >/ 2 to 1 cent ^ have been discussing informally NEW YORK COTTON HEW YORK, Feb. 24 — cotton futures were irregular today with nearby months experiencing light pressure of hedging arid liquidation. Most of the, activity centered on Switching operations from nearby March to later months. Later afternoon prices were 35 cents a bale lower to 20 cents higher thah the previous close. March-34.31, May 34.40 and July 34.30. POULT&! YAND PRODUCE, CHICAGO, Feb. 24.Wl — Live poultry steady; receipts 482 coops; f.o.b. paying prices 1 cent a pound higher to 1 cent low- Jn" '%o nnT er; heavy hens 29-32; light hens Wn ' !tj "" 4> 18-20; fryers .or broilers 22-26 old March $1.18, and soy lower to !'£, 'higher. March $3.38'/ a -< Cash wheat: No. Corn: No. 2 yellow yellow yellow 1.51-52 1.49-51%. 1 red 2.21. 1.56 "2 No. 5 ; sample grade Soybeans: None. Barley nominal: Malting 1.20-G2; feed 93-1.16. Field seed per 100 Ib nominal: White clover 10.2310.75; red top 57.00-58.00; alsike 17.00-18.00 timothy 12.50-13.50; red clover 27.00-28.00. ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. Hogs 7,000; moderately ac- (/ft tive; weights 180 Ib up steady to weak. Ighter weights steady ; 25 higher; bulk choice 180-230 Ib 20.00-35; 240-270 Ib 24.75-25.75; few 25.85 170 few 280-310 Ib Ib 25.0026.0; 24.00-50 sows 4 150 Ib rooster 16-18. Gutter 3,332,984 receipts about steady; wholesale buying prices unchanged to % cent a pound lower; 93 score AA 65 ;92 A 64.75; 90 B 62.5 C 61.5 cars 90 B , WATSON NEW YOAK (#)— The sun won't "Rhine bright oti the home of Kentucky basketball today, for the three Big fetars have played their last game there. ' A1U America Cliff Haban, -Frank Rdmscy and Loii Taioropoulofi, the last remaining unerripers pf s- '1951 nallo'naV champ- Jons,, bowed out on the Lexington. Ky.,vdoUrt in fine sfyle l <1asY night as they led 'Kentucky to a 100-64 rout of Vanderbilt. With Hagen getting 2 points; Tsioropoulds 1 20 'and Ramsey 19, the big three came close to tying Vandy all by them- playoff with Louisiana State for the Southeastern Conference championship, Eyen if Kentucky wins that one, the three can't play in the NCAA tourney because they're now postgraduates. • LSU kept .pace with Kentucky in the SEC, race : . by whipping Alabama 79-65 as 6-9 Bob Pettit, the best basketball player in the bayous for years, closed his home career with a 35-point scoring outburst. heavier sows 22.50-23.35. Cattle 3.300, calves 700; high good and choice steers near steady at 21.00-23.50; some commercial and low good heifers and mixed yearlings 15.50-18.50; cows also slow at unevenly lower bids; bulls and vealers steady; tuility and commercial bulls 12.00-14.00; cutter bulls holding at 10.50-11.50; good and choice vealers largely 22.00-27.00; few prime to 29.00; commercial and low good vealers 16.00-22.00. • Sheep 600; few opening sales steady but not enough done to fully establish price trend; several whether to try to head off the Democratic move by proposing income tax cuts themselves. But there was no indication of lessened opposition by the Eisenhower administration to any such move now. Democrat s said their members are divided over whether the strategy should propose: A. Leaving intact the committee's 800-page revision bill carrying about $2,300,000,000 in annual tax reductions, and adding on the exemption increases. B. Adding the exemption increase but knocking out of the revision bill a proposal which ultimately would reduce taxes on stock dividends by an estimated 8^0 million dollars annually. C. Substituting the exemption lincrease for the dividend proposal and also several other provisions attacked by some Democrats as a "giveaway" to business, including more rapid tax deductions for depreciation of new plants and equipment. Warhoop Joke Captures Series GRAN D JUNCTION Tenn., (IP)— The one-time "wounder pup" of the major field trial circuit, aging Warhoop Jake, won a pressure- packed second series yesterday to capture his first national bird dog championship. Six-year-old Jake, owned by Dr. small lots choice to prime wooledlH. E. Longsdorf of Mount Holly, The Recommit- LITLE ROCK (UP) — publican state executive tee will meet here March 6 to set a dale for the 1954 Republican state convention. The call was issued yesterday by State Republican Chairman A. L. Barber. Barber saM the committee also will determine, at the meeting, the method of representation in the convention, with the equalificatlon that each conntv must be alloted at least one delegate. The commit tee, he said, also will consider lim- iing the convention to 450 delegates and 450 alternates. The committee also will discuss a proooscd GOP state publication FORT SMITH OF) — A 43-year- old mother of: five children has been charged with manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of her husband. Mrs. Leatha 'Fraloy was arraigned here yesterday on the charge. Her husband was killed Saturday night when ho was stabbed below the heart with butcher knife. Police said Mrs. Fraley admitted the slaying, and said she acted in self defense. A preliminary hearing for woman, whose children range age from two to 11 years, been set for March 2. SURPRISE — The New York Yankees sold Vic Ra&chi to the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday in a surprise "waiver" deal. — NEA Telephoto. Busch Defends Card Purchase ST. LOUIS (ffi— August A. Busch, accused of making baseball "a cold-blooded beer-peddling business, says that his organization bought the St. Louis Cardinal-; "only when we were certain that no other group in St. Louis." could keep them Busch is president of Anheuser- Busch Inc., which bought the ah- tional League baseball club last spring. Yesterday Sen. Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo), who doubles as president of the Western League, introduced a Senate bill which would 15 1 subject all professional baseball the in has clubs owned by a boer or firm to anti-trusust laws. liquor Continued from Page One on your finger?" Kathy said. Ma, make her shul up!" Jane shouted. When's he gonna pop the question?" Kathy persisted. She i.-? clearly a girl who has watched too much television, has" an exalted' notion of her sister's age and, b*^ sides, harbors a secret desire re jihare her room with no one. Kathy was wrestled into silence and Jano ran up to her room, announcing that we were to tell David she'd be down in a "few minutes. The doorbell ran^ and Jane was down before the echo died, Hi. David." Hi, Jane." Come meet my father and mother." There was no montiq« r of her sister. "•" David was a solid young man with curly blond hair and smart, navy pea jacket. Remembering my own self-consciousnnss at his age, I resolved to set him at his ease. I'm very glad to meet you," he said, and shook my hand with startling firmness. I was about to mention the Dodgers' chances this year, when David, looking me squarely in the eye, inquired about my health, encouraged me to tufff- about my odd jobs around the house and assured me his father had much the same problems." In no time at all. He had me at my ease. As they were leaving, mother asked somewhat Jane's timidly, Japanese Exports TOKYO (UP) — Japan's exports for fi'scas 1953 - 54 are expected to total $1,199,200,000, official estimates reveal. Earlier the estimate MIAMI, Fla. UP) - A 40-year-old l^dbeenJUBO.OOO.OOO. Arkansan was arrested yester-' day by FBI a.ecnts. who claimed i his capture rounded up n gang of phony chock passers which had plagued merchants in five states. found the Partee Flooring Mill of Magnolia, Ark., guilty of certain unfair labor practices. The board then ordered the com- The man was identified as Bond pany to cease and desist from clis- H. 'Lawson of Blytheville, Ark. He couraging membership in Lumber was working as a truck driver for lambs 22.50-2v.25; short deck-most- N. J., beat another old pro, Lone ^ Pomphno Fla company and i,, a-!™,, AT,, 1 „!.:_„ no OK \-a .•..-.. ,•_ *u_ « £._ »i c nn a f ompano, j; ia., company ana ly Prime No. 1 skins 22.25, weight 93 Ib; nothing-sold early to .major packers. Survivor, in the runoff for $1,500 cash and one year's .possession of a huge silver cup. Barred from play last year by the "NCAA, "they have tw9 more regular season games away from home/ then in qll probability will Wind up their college careers in a lghl, 195J. by Elizabeth Selfert jMalribulcd by King Featuret Syndicate. CHAPTER NINETEEN (I'll wait—There's no hurry. Of I her voice calm—but for all her ef- EVERETT CARR scowled at course, any announcement of' his forts, she spoke stiffly, and coldly. Shelly's request that he not dismiss Dr. Talboy as plant doctor. "Let me say what I have. In mind. I've inquired at the hospital and found that there were no tests made which could determine that he had been drinking before he was hurt. He was hurt, yes, and gossip has made a big thing of how he was hurt, and why, and of the fact that Mrs. Armes died Without a doctor in attendance. Now, those stories are of a sort that could ruin a new doctor In town ..." •The man ruined himself!" barked Everett Carr. "Of course he was drunk! And it wasn't only Mrs. Armes that lacked his service.' Laura Jarvis needed him, and couldn't get him—" "Mrs. Jarvis tried to get him t, when he was in the hos- •A^ &. • THURSDAY 7:30 P.M. Hope City Hall Y TO GET $TARTfD QR DROP IN FOR fUU PETAltS last pital!" 'Well, he was In the hospital because he was drunk the previous night I Wasn't he?" "Father Carrl Was he drunk? Do you know he was drunk ? Does anyone know he was? I wonder if anyone has asked him." "How could we ask him when . . ." "But don't you think you should reserve judgment until the man can speak for himself? He might have been forced off the road— anything could have happened. We do not know. But to tire him as plant doctor just because it looks aa If he might have been drunk . . . He's not a drinking man, I'm pretty sure. You said last night that a woman doesn't know about such things, I do know, Father Carr. And, besides, this morning 1 asked a couple of Stephen's friends if they'd ever seen Craig drink too much, Each one said. •No.'" "Oh, Shelly, Shelly—" "I'm just asking -you tor an open mind, to be {air," "Well, sure I want to be fair, But, Shelly, I've JR big responsibility, This thing affects all the workmen here ia the plant, and their families," "I know. But, look— that accl- dent could have happened to Stephen, you Know, Would you have let pepple decide he was (trunk, without any testa or other evidence?" "No, t$ca,us« l )*npw my eon,* 1 you $ro't< *B°w the discharge Oere . would flnish the man in Norfolk, and it there's the least cnance-^yes, yes, we'll wait." She stood up. "Thank you. You're very kind, but then I knew you would be." The women of his family, thought Everett Carr, professed not to see why Stevie had married Shelly. li they ever had watched the ?flr\ walk out of the room, they'd know. He cleared his throat heavily, and sat down again at his desk. He'd Del his next caller would not be so good-looking! Miss Browne was caring for the office; Shelly went directly to.; the hospital, "excitement beating small wings.in her breast. . Craig Talboy occupied the last room on a long COT rid or; €he tapped lightly on the half-open door, then stepped in. He lay, with the head pf the bed raised a little, staring out ot the window. "What is tt?" he asked, without turning. "G o o d morning, Craig," said Shelly's lovely voice. She saw his jerk, and saw pain wince across his dark face. "I'm sorry she breathed, going choge to'tftk$ We place, eves ^hat'a.ft point, Father , You don't Know him well enough (o decide he was drunk,'* Everett ^arrowed bis eyes thought* fully, aad Shelly took quick ad, ventage pJ! the »)igh| pause. "You Ravea T t ftreg JjUn yet?" *WW y»« let me talk to him be* fore wm M** Wjy such <to «WMar me, . f» B iHUo odd, I'U j3u£'f)t£pbi)Q pu^ hUn, Ate mm i 19 we the swiftly to the foot of the bed. "I didn't expect callers," he said gruffly. "Not at tliis hour, at any rate. But they let me In. May I sit down?" His eyes were brighter for the sight of her slim prettiness. "Of course. Don't move the chair. I can turn—-just too lazy." "How are you feeling?" "Don't know. Got me full of Seqonal and r.ovocaino. Head's fuzzy, SQ'S my tongue." "I came to tell you about Donald. He's at our house." "That waa thoughtful of you, Shelly," He spoke like a very tired man. The sedative, perhaps? "We enjoy him, and he likes us. Especially Ike," "Still have the Vandables, do you?" "Yes. they are lifesavers." "What about the office? Close it up?" "Oh, np," she said quickly. "Miss Browne is there this morning. Of course, we have to refer certain patients until you get well." Hia full (ips blew breath soundlessly betv/een them. "I had some business to attend to this morning, and I thought l should talk tp you about—things, as soon as possible." "What fhings?" "Why, patients, and stuff." . Beneath the white head bandage his black eyes stabbed at her. ''Patients," he asked sharply, "like Mrs. Jarvia?" Shelly'a red lips parted, "What is the devil did you say to her?" Craig demanded. *l told her that— She only had headache, Pr, Tftlboy!" "Only a headache!" he mimicked. " ever have migraine? W you, «I<H thintr unu'fg ajck, 'And I ypu • Mrs. Jarvis called at three o'clock this morning. ^ ou could not come to her house. I told her so." "Did you try to send someone else?" "No!" "You should have." "You know what she said to me?" Shelly .demanded, leaning forward. "Heaven knows." "She told me that she used one doctor till she wore him out, and then she got another one." Craip laughed. He laughed aloud, pressing his flattened hand against his side because it hurt so much to laugh. His laughter hurt Shelly, too. She'd been indignant at Mrs. Jarvis, not amused. The floor nurse came to the door, and frowned. "He isn't supposed to be excited," she reproved. "I know," said Shelly, anxiously. "And 1 didn't really say anything—" "Well, be careful, will you?" She withdrew, and Craig wiped his eyes with a tissue, and heaved a couple of times more. "So you didn't come to amuse me." "No. I came to—well, there are a few questions about the office. But, really, Craig, I came to ask you about the accident." • "What's there to ask ? I started on a night call; I wrapped my car around a tree, and I ended up here with a concussion and three broken ribs." "But they're saying such awful things around town ..." "That a drinking doctor shouldn't be allowed to practice. What's awful about that? He -shouldn't be allowed." "Do you mean to tell me that you're going to He here and tot them say what they want, do what they want—and not defend yourself?" "I'll lie here until Ward says I can get up. Then I'll not lie here." "That's not what I meant." "I know it Isn't, Shelly." "Aren't you going to defend yourself at ail?" "I can't really predict what i'n do. But from here it looks as if any defense would not be. worth making, That's why I'm going to tell you to stay out of the thing." He raised himself painfully In the bed. "Clear out, Shelly Carrl Just put the whole thing put of your minu. It's no fight for you to get yourself into. The whole town of Norfolk has decided that it hatea was picked up in Miami while making a delivery to a dairy. FBI Agent Edward J. Powers said the seven-man ring operated mainly in Memphis, Chicago, Flint, Mich.. Indiapolis and east Arkansas. Names ot the other six men involved weren't released. Powers was charged with transportation of fradulent checks in interstate commerce, and 'is being held in lion of 85,000 bond. WASHINGTON Iff) — The National Labor Relations Board yester- and Sawmill Workers Local Union 2757 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, AFL, or any other union. The company was directed not to discriminatorily discharge any of its employes because of union activities. The board also ruled that Partee make whole two employes for any loss of pay suffered as a result of discrimination. ; The Associated Press erroneously reported yesterday that the firm had been Ordered to bargain collectively with the union and to reinstate 15 employes. I thought , What time can we expect you back?" ' About 10," David said. I always bring my dates back about 10." -| S There seemed to be no arguing with that. At 10:08 I just happened to notice, they returned. David paid so long, and Jane said so long and Gee, I had a wo-onderful time!" There was something so direct and fresh about their goodnights. How long, I thought sadly, will it take before she learns to be devious, to say not quite what she means? About her evening, Jane told vw only a little:that the dance was wonderful, that David insisted on paying for the sodas and she used her money for comic books. And then she rushed upstairs to write in her diary. Two days later, it was all over David wanted to buy her stamp collection but Jane thought the of- feree! price was outrageously low. They still aren't speaking, and 1 keep worrying that Jane keepi worrying that he never reall loved her for herself but had his eyes, all along, on that stamp collection. ; The word "pistol" derives from Pistoria, Italy, where early pistols were manufactured. my guts— the Carre, Lewis— and the Norfolk County Medical society—they're all against me. So why should you even try to buck such a thing?" Shelly's Dead was high, her shoulders straight. "Because," she said clearly, '^ think the whole situation ts based on what Myra palls a pine-blank lie!" Re considered My pa's term. CHAPTER TWENTY SHELLY took off one of the snow-white gloves and smoothed it against her flat black purse. "Will you tell me one thing, Craig?" "One thing, maybe." "Were you drunk, night before last? Tuesday night?" "No." Shelly waited for more. It came. "Shelly, the Medical society doesn't care whether 1 was drunk that night, or not. They will deal with the fact that a patient died, that 1 was called and that I did not come. In other words, I, a doctor, let a patient, die." "Mrs. Armes?" "Mrs. Armes." "What was wrong with her?" "As far as 1 could tell over the phone, she had had a seizure of angina." "That's a heart attack ?" "Yes." He was watching her alertly, and she tried to stifle the suspicion that it was as a young and pretty, woman that he watched her, not— "If," she said briskly—or as briskly as her naturally caressing voice could, manage. "Would Mrs. Armes have lived, doctor, if you'd got there?" "1 don't know." "What do you think?" "I-think she probably would not have lived. But, Shelly," he went on hastily, against the look of satisfaction in her face, "we must remember that I did not get there —and that Mrs. Armes died. That is my sin. That ts what the Medical society will consider in any action it takes. In a way, I'm lucky, ot course. If I had lived back in Babylon, they would have cut off my hands for losing that case." Horror blanched her face. "Oh, you're joking, and—" "It's a matter of history. A doctor's fee was fixed by the success ot his operation. If he failed— that 'is, if a patient died when under his care—his hands were cut off." "But what If it was hopeless ? 1 i mean, some patients ..." "In Babylon, it was unethical for a physician to take on a 'hopeless case.'" His rich voice twanged, and Shelly (lushed. "There are some Babylonian doctors here In Norfolk, too." "Don't tease me, Craig. This Is Important." "Yes, U ts," be agreed. "That's why I'm anxious tor you to understand that the Medical society has a right to suspend my membership. It is their right, and their obligation, to prevent doctors o| a certain moral character from practicing." "Does that mean losing your license. Craig?',' "Jt £ou.W "All local societies have that power, however." He stretched a brown hand and a muscular arm down the bed toward her, as if to comfort her. "Remember, Shelly," he said gently, "that a few weeks ago i tried to get our local society to use that same power on Dr. Lewis. And if I thought ft was applicable to him—and it was! I still say so!— I have to submit to the use of it on me." He turned his head away, and she saw the muscles of his jaw tighten. "1 say this, even though 1 am, in principle, opposed to the A.M,A.'s use of power. They have too much power, and they use it badly. You know how 1 feel about the closed hospital system, for instance. You've heard me rant about it often enough. Not so much the theory, as its horrifying abuse. But just the same, while they have the right of licensure, they've a right to -ttse it—and if they use it to suspend Lewis, 1 can't in good conscience deny them the right to suspend me!" Shelly was doing some quick thinking. The man was obviously willing to crucify himself just to prove that he was consistent. 'Look, Craig, .1 do know how you feel about the closed hospital sys-1 tern—that it is a way by which good men are kept from practicing and bad doctors are allowed tc practice. It is scandalous, and something should be done about It. That's your point, isn't it?" He cocked a suspicious eyebrow at her. "It's my point, all right, but I had no idea you felt so strongly about it," Her eyes widened innocently. •But, of course, Craig! You've been telling me^—and i can't help out think that 11 the doctors who feel as you do would get together on this thing . . ." "If enough of us wanted to, we could accomplish something, of course. But it's certainly a big Job —and men, naturally, hesitate to •isk cheir practice, their hospital affiliations. Ideals take a beating, you know, when a man has a fam- "Oh, yes, of course. But, still- Why, Craig, you could make some sort of start right here in Norfolk!" He looked at her keenly, his thumb nail thoughtfully scratching the adhesive strapped around his ribs. "I'm open fb any suggestion ..." Shelly stood up. "Well, for one thing, you could object to (heir throwing you out of the Medical society, and pff the hospital stall, just because it looks as, if ygy might have been drunk Tuesday night. Now she had SJtie, e^ten<Je(J her Win, fthd he back to work, will you ? You're kind-of needed around the otflce." She walked out ot the room, and,n Craig watched her go, his hand ^ scrubbing at his ear. The corridor seemed dim after the bright room she had left, and Shelly almost ran into Eleanor. As always, her first thought was of how smart Eleanor looked, wher- evei; one saw her, whatever she was doing. She were no hat today, and her brown hair looked as if a casual comb had been run through it, but each shining strand lay in its most effective place. Her ill fleecy coat was slung about her shoulders with just the right offhand air; the scarf tucked into the opening of her dark red suit looked like a scarf, not a throat bandage. Eleanor carried a sheaf of flowers, yellow and white snapdragons, faintly and pleasantly fragrant. Her other arm cradled a half- dozen bright-jacketed books—h e r whole effect was that of having gathered up a few odds and ends, ^ thrown her coat about her shoul- "$ ders and run over to the hospital. And yet . . . "Oh, hello, Shelly," she said breezily. "I'm on my wa,y .to see Craig. I don't know if one takes a man flowers! But then 1 don't mow, either, if it's ethical to pay sick-calls on a doctor." ^he was past Jhelly, and Had gone breezily into Craig's room, from which Issued a fine mixture ot her voice. and Craig's—and their laughter. f\ Shelly's head snapped up, and '* she went swiftly out of range. But as she turned the corner, she threw a resentful look over her shoulder. "I'll bet," she muttered under her breath, "that be doesn't talk to iiet about what's wrong with the A. ALA.!" B/it maybe he did. It was about all ho talked of to Shelly, and she liked it. But she wondered-^ Did Craig know that Eleanor was thirty years ,<i old? But—oh. what difference did "*' that make? Eleanor was undeniably beautiful—and chic—and artful- She went out to her car, slammed the door, drove angrily to the office. "Did you know," she asked Miss Browne heatedly, "that Eleanor Walsh was running after Dr. Talboy V" "Well," said the nurse comfortably, "she's run after other men, and not caught any yet." £,•? Sheiiy was busy for the rest of that week. She had two rather large projects in hand, and worked on them simultaneously. The first was an outgrpwtt ot Mrs, Jarvis' night cali, and Craig'? rebuke t.p her over the way she had handled, it. "You should have called gpmeofle else*" he'd said. But Wh.9 else? $e CVfr

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