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H OPE StAft, HOP 6, ARKANSAS lI 1ii Si'-^touls she t*ri ; tote *ttt«ithing which iBerielis vein. I'd like to sing an Undent folk aria which is sung by the peasants of my native vi>lags." And then the house Is brought tl down When she breaks into "St. 8 ito lj3&vi!s filues '" ! pj.j Utiss Traubel said she was sur»| -,- - i* -i IfarSsed that so many of the re-: 'again, tteteh!" ;6fi 'Give ^ ucgts shoute d from the floor were for classical pleeas as well as things like "No Other Love" and "Take Mo Out to the Ball Game." She couldn't fulfill some requests like the "Immolation" scene from "Gotterdnmmergun" or the •LiebeiStod" frbm "Isolde,"' each of Which involves at least 15 minutes of straight singing. Miss Traubel said she encountered no trouble with drunks or hecklers. "Oh, now and then. 1 could hear people talking," she said. "But that was fine with me. After all people come to a restaurant to eat, drink an dehjoy each other company. And anyway its up. 0 me to make them stop talking, lut mostly they were quiet ahd Olitft." In Miami, she did so well nt 1 nieht club that someone arranged j "Helen Traubel" day at the Hla'- eah race track. She got to award he winner of the seventh a wrealh if flowers and "as thrilled to do MARKETS at a at thc Met, no& the ' cheerleader , said. Us approval. *#en more in n&v dehU'WC?" the wos even „ ,, ill herfcafe appearances, Miss lifer .lassical rep- platter to them! In Introducing one v*ry ! '*erioU8 and ..Spe"the lover's""ol popular *wlli,,be a little patient with *t '.do ^aomethtnift in a more eyes Heato Pain/i«7 Business (s 11% Better; Report Soys By SAM DAWSON osNEW YORK, M -American bus even wefehts 180 Ib up 10-15 high-jlower than the previous close. Mch ness is turning in an 11 per cent cr than yesterdays avesage light 1 ""' "•» ™ 9n -"" - T " lv M 10 '-"" —"' "<"" 1 fn " "« 19M ° n ' Li-.•' .i._! _t.4» taJnn^itr in 9_T HI0nPt* ! ASPIRIN m __ _ iniiriniBfly'>w!dU<Jtifan plans * ' conveniently e' I '/Jat J w«Bt" i ; reduces monthly Jnq* 4-Loon Association *•*"'* -*" A - & Phone7-4861 St. LOUI& UVESTUU* | stopped by noon. NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, Illj Late afternoon prices were active; un-,cents a bale higher 20 to Id cents Weights Steady to 23 higher; sows steady to 25 lower; loss mostly on Weights over 350 Ib bulk Choice 180-230 Ib 25.85-2G.25; 240- 34.25, May 34.30 and July 34.19. POULTRY AND PRODUCE CHICAGO, Feb. 20 (M — Live poultry steady receipts 20 coops; fatter report card for its 1953 op than it did the previous 270 Ib 246025.^5; around 280 Ib F.O.B. paying prices Unchanged; butchers 24.35 ISOhO Ib 25.00- heavy hens 29-32 light hems 18-20; 28.25; sows 400 Ib down 23.00-75 fryers and broilers 2226 old roost heavier sows 22.00-75; boars 16.00- ao.bo. Cattle 600, calves 500 few com merclal and good steers and heifers 15.50-19.00; scattered lots good steers to 20.00; utility and commercial cows 11.60-13.00 canners and utters 9.5011.50 utility and commeriial bolls 12.00-14.00; cut- ers 1618; ducklings none. Butter steady receipts 1,352,948; wholesale buying prices unchanged 93 score A A 65; 92 A 04.75; 90 B 62.5 89 C 61.5; cars 90 B 63; 89 C 62.25. Eggs full steady; receipts 13,257; wholesale buying prices un ler bolls 10.5011.50; few vealers 29.00 good and t despite the fact that I had bet on another' horee.' After three weeks in New York, Miss Traubel will leave on-another tour of night clubs and concert tails. She has no plans for returning tOithe Met "uhdcr the present management. And as for baseball, she admits that nbw that Ihe Browns have moved -from St. Louis' and become thc Baltimore Orldles ,8he has less of a sentimental interest in the club. I ,got the impression you could ptek up her stock for a song — say, "White Christmas and all prime ihoiie largely 23.00-27.00 commercial, and low good 16.00-22.00; all classes generally steady in moderately ac tive cleanop trading. Sheep 100; active, full steady trade on mere handful of sheep and lambs; one lot prime lieht Weight lambs 23.50, next , ..price 22.5Qfor 25'.head lot of choice grade few ut lity .and .'gopd' -kinds : ,18.0021.25; 'several '-Small' lots, straight cull's '12:00-14:00; sprinkling' slaughter ewes 6.00 down to 4VOO.for culls. : NEW YORK STOCKS . NEW- YORK, Feb. .26 < Stocks, claimbed "today in a changed to 1 43-43.25 U. S. higher U. S. large mediums 40; U. S. standards 40-current receipts 39.540; checks and dirties 38.5. LITTLrE ROCK W) —BatesVillc Floral area: Market about steady, demand fair to good, offerings barely adequate to short, trading light to modreate, prices at the farm 24 hours ending at 11 a. m. today, Friday, Feb. 26, broilers and fryers all weights, 22 to 23 cents GRAIN AND PROVISIONS CHICAGO, feb. 26 PRESCOTT NEWS eralions year. The great flood of annual state ments is at a peak today. Although many of the giants of American industry are yet to report, the first 38 to issue earnings statements show that almost three out Of every four did better in .1953 than in 1952. For most of them, however, the net profit after taxes in the final three months of the year was be low earnings for the, third quarter and well below the second quarter's peak profits. Many indicate that they expect a further drop in profits in the present quarter, reflecting the 10 per cent drop in industrial produc tion since last summer. Uncle Sam, however, is going to have much bigger income tax collections next month and in pictures. Thc increased ta:c take June than he. did last spring. ..The gross earnings of :the '438 corpora tions show a much greater- gain over 1952 than do ; the " net '• prof it W S. C. S. Has Mission Study The W. S. C. S. of the First Methodist Church met on Monday at 10:30 a; m. at the church for an all day mission study on "Mexicans In The United States." Mrs. J. V. McMahen had charge of the meeting that Was opened with the song, "What a Friend WP Have In Jesus," and read scriptures from John 15. Mrs. L.' C. Gatlin spoke oft "Mexicans On Wheels" "Mexican Beach rteads In The North" was discussed by Mrs. J. T. Worthington. The meeting adjourned for a covered dish luncheon that waa served from the dining table centered with jonquils and spirea. The invocation was piveh by Mrs. W. 0. Golden. \ — A fow contracts stood out with sharp gains in a generally firm grain ! marked on the Board of Trade to fair the royalty rights attached to. there- ly active market with General Electric providing the big'feature with a stock split. Gains- went to around; 3 . points at themost.. he greatest number of •'• chances were in a .';fractional Submarines have been invented ;which were .propelled by oars, treadles, hand-operated screws, clockwork, springs, steam 'stored in tubes, 'chemical engines, compressed, air, stored gases, and electric motors. range. : General Electric , directors proposed a three-forone split of' com mon stock ,which raced ahead 3 points to. a new high of 99'/ 2 with in ; a • short time. Directors also declared a $1 dividend, the same as previously paid quarterly. evwy deportment of human L&t'jMM .Koje.of values for every Individual, ftS* --Ijjpk jy Oirliijwi perfection 1* the goal In We, *01* the kingdom of £od In human U a cooperative t«k Involving both ^otjferji'of * redeemed society is the l»$ .achievement;!* through the spiritual -by iHi* spirit {n humpn h«flrt», but its jW com** slowly through the joint efforts of God and man/ working *!de by jide, In the .struggle >to create,a new and divine order <md to make His will be done on earth as It Js in day. . 'The 1954 crop soybeans contracts punched out new seasonal peaks bri gains which extended to around 5 cents at one time. March, wheat also was strong, gaining more than 2 cents at one time. Part of the buying came from export interests, . lifting hedges against sales of wheat to West Germany. " Wheat closed %-2 higher, March $2.19?/ 8 , corn to- 1 cent higher, March $1.50—, oats % to 1 cent'higher, March 15%-Vz rye 1*4-1% higher. March $i.l AND SOYBEANS 2V 4 7 higher, March $3.36 3.36. Cash wheat: -None. Corn: No. NEW .YORK COTON /NEW- YORK, Feb., 26 (ffl — Cot- .on-futures were irregular today in slow.trading-Liquidation and.hedg- yellow 1.55-56 No. 3 1.53V 4 -55; ing brought early declines. Old]4 1.52; No. 5 1.4% sample crop deliveries later improved on 1.49>/ 2 chairman, Mrs. Buddy Sarrett, after which Mrs. J. T. McRae gavo the devotional talk and led in prayer. The study on "In Evangeiines Country" was concluded by Mrs Leroy Phillips. Mrs. Wesley Lindsey voiced thn closing prayer. A dainty dessert course was served to 11 members. Fridoy, February 26, 1$S4 Special Emphasis Continued from Page One thy immediately termed "completely ifalse." senator, who a moment before had been speaking with The The afternoon session was opened with the song "Savior Hear Us We Pray." Mrs. Golden gave a talk on "Pir- erto Ricans Fly to New York." Mrs. J. W. Teeter spoke on the topics "The Lesser Streams" and •What Shall We Do?" Mrs. Gatlin offered the closing prayer. 'Presbyterian Women Have Study '-. : "='•',':' ••_"..,• ; .The '.women,of ••.the'.ypresbytfcrian Chur.ch'held.a'--World fission study on':t*ie bodki^'That The ; World;May Know" by Charle's 'W> Randson'ori W. M. U. Circle 3 Entertained By Mrs. Harrell Hines Circle 3 of the W M. U, of the First Baptist Church met on Monday afternoon with eight members present ih the home of Mrs. Harrell Hines. Mrs. Loyce Anderson offered the opening prayer followed with the devotional based on the 23rd Pso- lm given by Mrs. John Haggard Mrs. Lewis Garrctt, chairman, conducted the business. Mrs. Hines had charge o£ the study on "In Evangelinus Country" The meeting adjourned with pr-v yer by Mrs. Loretta Rains. The next meeting will be in the home of Mrs. Warren Payne. A delectable salad course was i served during the social hour. on these gross earnings. may^rim as high as three billion dollars: It will be based on .the high rates of , Monday '.'.afternoon ',- at the. church last year, with the excess prof its; w .ith 21 members, and .'a guest, tax still in force. Corporations' will. Mrs.' JimHoke of Arkadelphla at' pay 90 per cent of their .taxes on 1953 operations in equal portions March 15 and June 15. LSTED AS DEAD WASHINGTON, -r- (UP)— The names of a number of army per sonnel missing in action in Korea tending. The chairman, Mrs. Jim Nelson presided. Following the singing of the song. "Kingdom, of God,"'Mrs' T. E. Logan led in prayer. Mrs. Nelson gave < the- introduction of the ; study and presented Mrs. O. .Logan who,,spoke on "Our who' are now determined to be| Disillusioned World.". Mrs. . D.^ L. dead wee made public today'by the MsRae Jr. • reviewed the .chapters army. he list includes: ' ' ' Arkansas—Cpl: Charles Leon Gilliland, Yellville. light mill buying and short cover ing, he firmer tone developed after it was, reported that all of the 15 March transferable notices is 1. 6514* , Oats: No. 3 white No. 1 heavy white whit e 78'/ 2 . Soybeans none?:,;', Barley nominal: Malting 1.20-62: feed 93-1.16. Field seed, per 100 Ib J.*J if AC* A \flL H UA*OiV* ******* »•" «•*.*.»* I ----- - _ - .-_ •-- . , sued at New York today had been [nominal: White clover 10.25|5; red An Eastern railroad intends: to use enough continuous welded :rail to construct 112 miles of track iri building a freight classification yard near Pittsburgh, Pa. Officials said it ,woold be the .largest installation of that type-ever: put into service at one location. Some 36,000 welds will be .required,.' Our Roots in The Pant and Pres nt" and Mrs. C. H. Moore, "The Christian Prospect." Mrs. Nelson closed the meeting with fitting remarks and prayer. A special offering for World .Mis- top 57.0fl-58.00;., '. .alsike: ..17,00-18.00; timothy. 12.5013,50 red . clover clover •'27.0028.00.;. gbt, 1958. by EliubeUi SeUnt UJ br. King Fmtuni Synlliuta, and cold drinks were served in the dining room from the table covered with a colorful cloth arid cen: .ered with a green pottery bow 'illed with .jonquils and Mrs. Harold Lewis Hostess'To W. M. U. ^Circle 2 Mrs: Harold iewis. was' hostess to Circle 2 of the. W- 3&i:-U,' of. ill* .First,Baptist Ch'urch-at her home on VIbnday.afternoon. - . Jonquils ahd* jappnica -in.-cqlorfu arrangements decorated the rooms The'busineBS wais conducted by the Vff fully Covered??? ^tt^P ^^^ffr flHP ^^^ ^^^^^P E SAFE Insure with... MUTUAL iNCE AGENCY ^CORPORATEP »t, Hppe, Arkansas SAVE UP TO CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE SHELLY based-her plan on an article which she had read In one ot the medical magazines which came into the office. "A night- emergency «aU service," she named her idea M she talked of tt first to one doctor then to another. She. called on each one in person. Shelly was a very pretty young woman, as well as being surnamed Corr-—which had its weight in town. It was, she admitted, her own idea, but ahe hoped to get the endorsement of ihe Medical society at its next meeting. She was ti-ying to see if enough doctors would co-operate. Her Idea earned success, too, by Its simplicity. It was, in short, a plan tp establish » service to persons needing emergency medical care at night, Her own phone number could pe the central exchange. She would arrange to have someone at her house always to answer. The'doctors would rotate duty, with two, or maybe three, on call each night. They must remain available to summons. The patients »would be charged according to > their ability to pay, and their oases woujld later pe passed on to their own doctor If so desired. Shelly, both earnest and pretty, sold her plan *t once. The doctors who »t first held out, later called and.BSked to be <?iw)lled. Certainly, they agreed, people should be for the same! It's a comfort to Shelly to have us here. She likes to hear a man across the hall—" "Sure, sure. She don't miss her husband when she hears me snore like a bilge pump suckin' bottom." "You spoke a word with the bark on it there, Mr. Vandable! Your gushy snore is precisely what she needs." But Ike could not be persuaded, and both girls began to fear that the pleasant arrangement would be broken off. •And then the Night Emergency Service required someone at the telephone from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. This need Ike could understand. He approved of Shelly's plan; ne had heard the .men on the job tell how hard it was to get a doctor at night. Shelly's businesslike chart ot doctors and telephone numbers and hours on duty— "It's ~.a good idea not to have them on duty the same night of each week," he pointed out. "That's because there's twenty- five, and at three a night, it works out every eighth day." Ike nodded. "It's still good." "It would tie Myra down quite a bit," said Shelly, with genuine concern. "Though if she stays here, as I want you to do, I'd be here to let her off some evenings." "But we must have the phone extension moved into our room," said the whole thing would have dissolved. There'd be no "talk about suspending his license,. and : so on. And I'd have no problem^ t "Instead, he said airily, "Well, I don't see that there's anything to do but close Stevie's office. We'll get us a doctor at the plant; and When Stevie comes back,,his practice will be gone, and he can come into the business.' " ; Myra straightened with tadlgna- able * doolpr at .night. A . doctor, just aj certainly, needed time fpr «st and relaxation, but SheliyB pjan Jus,t abowt guaran. teed ttwt, except; for pne night put jpt eight. That wasn't tpo much to ask. Later, wlwn people praised her tpr this worH, SWUy could be Bin. oerely puzzled that «ho should DC commended. The whole thing had developed so smoothly, bad. seemed such »n obvious, simple idea, co.qperatton Ike, Ike was still making rumbling noises about their moving w on Shellyl He'd not given up the apartsmem with ttw ww owupytog tt» the GMT home W> » PoUera; he room at — though be had « aeore ot more derogatory terms for hto status. Shelly did her fceat to tell him what » help tt ww to have them in the house. "J needed you," she eald, to OB man,y waya W she could and, Msrra 8tW WiS trying to Justljfy her initial intrusion. And ehe too And the girls knew they had WPU. Ike knew It, too, and acknowledged the victory .with a twwkle from beneath his weather- bleached eyebrows. "I've never Know n," he said slowly, "Just how your husband's family took to ua movln' in on you, Shelly. I'm wonderin' now how they're 'going to take to your set- tiiV up a business here in your house." •The phone, you mean?" Ike smiled at her, Shelly turned the knitting in her bands, It was a rainy night, and the littte room was oozy with flre- Hghf. the sound of wet tires out pn the street accented the warmth indopra. "Bw . • ." she said slowly, and shot a glance at Myra, who aat curled up on the hearth rug, the firelight fl band upon tion. Ike was regarding Shelly:watchfully. "1 take it you Had other plans you liked better?" "I'd like almost anything better than closing Stephen's office. In-a few days, Dr. Talboy will be able to work." : ._, 'What if they do suspend i his license?" . ... 'If my idea works out, they won't." •-•' „, '•Oh, ho! So you,have a plan!" "Yes," «aid Shelly, "but ; I!U have to do lt:alone. If I can do It at all. And 1 hope 1 can." "You'll do it," said Myra confidently. "You surely will, sugar." The next day, among her calls on the doctors about the night service, Shelly,wept to see young Mr. Prewett, rector of the Episcopal church. She liked this earnest young man; he, and Stephen nad been friends. He and Craig were very good ones. They lived close to one another, shared an Interest in music and argued with fierce enjoyment on all subjects. Mr. Prewett had come searching for Donald after the accident, and had offered him a second home. Now his first inquiry was for the Scottie. Shelly answered him com- ions was received. Following the meeting cookies newsmen in complimentary terms of Stevens, said, "Absolutely no concession was made, that any witness was abused." To promise they would not be Abused in the future, he went on, would be admitting they had been abused in the past. ;, James C. Hagerty, the Presi- j fc dent's press secretary, said Eis- * cnhower approved and endorsed 100 per cent the statement ; in which Stevens spoke of the "as surahces" and also said: ' , I shall never accede to .the abuse of Army personnel under any circumstances, including.com-. mitlee hearings. I shall, never accede to their being brow-beaten; or humiliated. I do not intend to .allow them to be deprived of the , long-established practice that they'^'- havc the advise of counsel when the matter under consideration' is one of essential interest to me as secretary, as was the case with Gen. Zwicker." Thus the Army secretary revert ed to the episode which,, plunged / his row with McCathy_atf:i.ts<.dpjpth of''- bitterness—the senator's •Vojijesr tioning of Brig. Gen.';,Ralp%'^wlyk- er,- accompanied .byLsudh';retflteks as one that Zwicker ; .was.'^'uMil"<O. to wear his uniform.-;-.. •'''/<•'.•i?-'"'].'.-;.?.• "' Stevens . subsequently ' /.--"directed Zwicker and another-.'^general:-Kto disregard .subpoenas, .for : " an< • - &P W..M. U; Clrc.le 4' Meets .In ''. ';'.•' •". '• •'. '•'' , 'Stalhtbn/ Home. On Monday afternoon Circle 4 of he W. M. U. ol the First Baptist Ihurch met in the. home of Mrs. Roy Stairiton with 5 members and 2 visitors Mrs. Ebb Moore and Mrs. D. C. Morgan present. Mrs. Stainton gave the devotional talk. During the business session Mrs. R. T. Murry was elected chairman lo fill the unexpired term of Mrs. A- R. Underwood. Mrs. Roy Loomis gave the final study on "In Evangelines Country." _ A snack plate was served during I ^form"' Stevens., the social hour. . , Moreover, the Senator .declared ,„ . it as "strictly untrue"!.that:--;-'.-/he Miss-Lillie Butcher and Mrs. Watson White Jr. were the Monday guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Oliver in Ashdown. . . . pearance before McCarthy's": sub committee. - '•'..,'-. ; --'i'. 1 '; -'jMVi' • McCarthy last nightv,annoTLin,Ced that he would now' recall Zwicker and question him about; 'an ^affidavit the general sent .to ' Stevens about the hearing at which he "'vyas questioned. He said he wanted; to^. know whether Zwicker as/.Wiis'*: taken or deliberately trying toVmis- ' ' Mrs. Don Bailee, Tommy and Miriam of Bossier City, La., are spending the week with her parents Mr. andMrs. J. T. McRae. . Mr. and 'Mrs. Bob 'Pledger, MisS Artie Gee, Lt. Jim Bemis'and .Lt. Jim Newton spent Monday afternoon a.t Oakland Park, Hot Springs. ': . Mr. and ;Mrs : . Arlice •pittman motored to Texarkaha Monday for tho •day. :• . , . "; '•'' ."-."••'' '•• Mr. arid Mrs. A. B. Gordon have returned from McNeill where they had refused to allow Zwicker to be represented by counsel He said he would ask the geneial "whether he wanted counsel, and if so why he didn't ^ell us." Miss Beiva Hitt of Little Rock has been the guest of hei moXher, Mrs. Bob Hitt Mr. and Mrs O B Cannon Jr., and Mary returned to their h$me in Dallas on Monday after a^vJstt with her parents, Mr andy5ps. Clarke White •• <• [ CHAPTEiR REYEREIND r WO moved to a chair: beside tier, and for near-; ly an hour they talked of , the items Il3ted in Craig's call book, "I Ihink," tte -satd, "that this is a matter for the law." ' . . She: was <fetartled,;;and his .smile reassured Jheri "Any ;d e p r I v 1 n g Craig ot :his license ; to ^practice wpuld pe done by the court,?' fee said quietly. "I'm not the .soldier your Stephen is, but; I'vevheard rumors that offense la any fight- er'a best defense.'' i; , ::/;•.-:, ^ •:: So he and- Shelly went , to see the mfigistrat?!, wlio tmroediately produced a suggestion, for a o o u.r t action.' ' ^ :''••'• \ - ''"'•••' ' ' '-. Shelly thought Craig • should be warned, and, with snbwflafces glis- tenlhg oh her hair, back she went to see him.' "' : '' -••'"••'.'•••-'• • :'•' •'•• "H," sijo said, walling briskly, Into the room' where fie sat; up In a chair by it^e iwindow, ''a person dies of coronary thrombosis, would tt show in :an autopsy r 1 "Yes," he 'answered q u i c k 1 y, Then he squinted his dark eyes at her. "What , have you got In your roughly, vyou'd know the answer. You're 'pretty, you're soft and delicate; every feature ,in your face, every gesture you 'make, and, yes, every. soft, pretty word you say. You're a beautifully fashioned doll, Shelly, and an expensive one, but you're a doll of the sort 1 can't at- iord. 1 found .that out when 1 was doing .pre-med, and was 'beguiled by a girl in one of the Long Island finishing schools; She bewitched me, she entranced me-rit was won- derfiol to be with her. A nd because of her'l darn near flunked out that year, which would have lost hie my scholarship and finished m> education right then and t ti er e. Tin not the fool to.need.be taught the same' hard lesson .twice." He risked a glance at:her. Shelly was not angry, not,hurt. ,She Just sat and, waited for .him .to finish. •But: after a silence "Craig," bpnnet npw?" She hung her fur coat on a S-0*'* ^^•^^m 1^-4' 'jdvij** 1 - trled to point out to the big, blond man ttwri SfctJJy JWJ wsOttum. flW could «ay see tbtt they wer,e - .... _. ._ * BVINB yhwi rest and bc*rt, oe «ttt) cay«J the Von, a&We» mooc/i8^ ipo^pTf , •, — *ft4.^ftfe» WfiP ft» • J u f enln * smooth, dark hair, When Stephen went away, he felt, and said, that Wa family would bjBip me solw any problems that might come WP"I didn't have many problems that needed solving until just »ast weafc wheo pr.,T«Uboy was hurt. As you'll remember, my father-in- law came IP see me the rughj after chat; accident, Put It was not tP help me solSW tt»9 PJOWero wftlojj Mid arisen, Re could have solved pletely. "Like a)l Scots, he knows a good thing when U happens," commented tne Reverend'Prewett. Then he shot a keen glance at Shelly. "Did you come about something special, Shelly?" be asked gently, "You've not had bad newa from Stephen?" "No. Except that he's still on the other aide of the world." The young minister waited. He was not a healthy-looking man; nor was he well—put he never appke ol his personal affairs, even when .questioned, I came to ask you fo,r help the office, Mr, Prewett," the said "diffidently. "J ***& y° u <*> help me help Craig Talboy,'' hanger Ui th e small clpsqt, and drew a straight-backed cha<r dose to the one where he sat. "You're looking better," she said crltiqaUy, ",The turtoan ^bandage wasn't too becoming." - ' • He anortejj. "1 don't jfliink they're designed with my peculiar style in mind, Now! What about that. bee?" Shelly opened the sjuall brief case which she had brought with her. "l^et me do the talking," she demanded, "this time." • And thia time Craig let; her. When she was entirely finished, and had zipped up tire leather case again, he sat regarding her. "Why do you 4o all this, Shelly?" bo she said gently, "you fancy your- sejf as, a Judge : of character, I irtagine." "You're not going, to tell ine I'm vvrong?" Now he watched her face closely. ' . "I'm going to/try. Because I'm sure you've decided that 1 too-went to Miss Bennett's, and all that— that'1 had training in how to be charming, a debut In frosty tulle . . ." "Mother thought that-3 wrong, both times. She'had put JBO much -into me; she'd giy_en ^-" music lessons, and the cha^-U,,^., ing which you despise; she'd labored for me, and worrled.t to* t^e point that she-" had a stroke on,my twenty-first birthday. She dldiftt die, but she might as well,have died. "Then I had to let those cpnaec* tions 1 spoke of help. They paid the first medical bills, and offCMM me a home. 1 had to a c e tf Rt, though 1 cast about for wayjrto earn my living, at least. The,; sion helped with mother's e*l T She sat thoughtful for a raimlte. Craig said nothing, but his dfr«t eyes glowed in the room which wpji becoming shadowy ta'^he UfcL afternoon. » Finally, Shelly looked up smile. "I made one v e - *' earning my Uvjng, 1 ' she "1 didn't have much to <vork i j»w 1 couldn't spell—l'decided that I might be a sales clerk—and I dlfl have' a pretty singing voice. ^. time.or two I'd appeared In Junior League things. You know how tell an amateur that she's , ^ enough for professional appearances? She laughed a little, and her cheeto were prettily pink. "Because i like you," she said so km- pulsively that he had to believe tb H» «OHW hAV* believe? (me when I J»t<J 4 «<ae sure that Craig h.ad not been drwH?5 he .cpuld bays »ph, She glanced at blm. "He's being ictimised by gossip," »i teaow be IB. Tfcey'w tuylng »e. W aa drunk the night tap ww hurt; they're baying a woman died have ilve<} i| be had not thinl? I can untrue." She drew wt « taken tnjit and maintained ^»ou|4 ,R9t have taken 49««srtot fter puf«e, IB vvhlch notes teS« to be tow upon Wi her. But anger rolled blackly into his face, and clenched ,the .strong fingers upon the chair arm. "Pon't you want me to like you, Craig?" she asked softly. Bis eyes flashed jet sparks. "1 don't want to like yottl" he said bluntly, and turned away from the sight of her. "Oh, Craig," she teased, "wftat a thing to aayl Why don't you want io line me?" "Pecauae ypu're an expensive doU. Too expensive for my tastes," "And you doj»'t like "You didn't?" "I didn't. I had a year at Mary institute in St. kouis—a year paid for by great sacrifice on the part of my mother and me. But the rest of my education was ,got In the public grade schools and high school, i bad a debut pf a .sort. An old friend of my mother's gave a lovely luncheon in my honor—at the Woman's club. It put me on the debutante list, and that year 1 was invited to all the big parties, •J was asked to be a V.p. maid, too, because the family happened to be ,nn old one In the pity, and money doesn't always overweigh birth i~. which seemed a good thing, Pe- cause we were poor. Very poor, Craig. We had social standing, and an pld, old name, some connections with people who had money—but nothing else. >'My mother fed the two of us by arranging parties for other peo* pier she dressed me by making over the castoffs of the g}r|s you knew at the Long Island schools, My father, you see, died sijc weeHs after 1 was born of an infection i^e-d got fighting in the First World war. There was the tiniest pen- aion—and there was pride, But not nwh else. We'4 nave been better off without the pride. Then mother qpuld h*ve .gone out and really WPrfced for a living, and I could living. 1 ' said, Craig nice earning, too, I'll say" "Very Prtefly, not at Her fece, put at th,e skirt Of tow tweed suit. At Her hand and arm, and shoulder. "1 ga«'i afford (9 line be eald gcuffly, spend »»e money t or the tune—" IP . wa§ »orely j^BPted Jo, mentlfli) Pleajtor. She did not. M,ay, be be didn't think JP«f nor w»j t have been (rained to earn mine* "Instead, there must be the p»c- tense ot social standing, pf a debut, ind the tearful hope that, as pretty aa 1 was, I'd roatke a good marriage, i could have made such ft marriage. Twice I had proposals men wboje fathers had a dollars, more oy less, gut there ^as «ome$JUng »n me th.a.t Shelly stood up, "j Stephen," she said gently, "because 1 loved him." fie had her coat in hie hands be* fore she could reach It,, "I apple* gjze, Shelly," ne said trpm behtod her shoulders. "That W»a an u». Cprglvable thing to say." She layg bed a little, "We both married under false pretenses," »h« told him. gaily. "Stephen thought j reatfy was e spcjety glFJ, f thpught he wag a country 4octorj- put It worked Wt »U right, W- pause when, we eaeh ( o^nd 9»t tht truth, we still loved each, other," my apolpgy," «ia "And about that 9tlwtr Hung,' t«P. f*» l»e,JifteiJy, Very ojj ^itedra BPJ« Craig gpbejiy, ' were the guests of Miss Eva Atkin- r , son and Mr. Ernest Atkinson. »• "Well, 1 put that opinion tOjttt* test, l went to a man at one,9! the swank night clubs, and asked him for an engagement. I tf know why—maybe he had an expected cancellation — but h» agreed to my singing there fqr't* week. He had some glamorous pictures made, and there was a gfoiofl deal pf newspaper publicity about the society singer he'd engages. -It paid off. My frtendjs raBl.ed round—and it seemed as it I mi&ftjt be a success at earning my living. For a week, anyway." "Didn't you get other engage- ., ments?" V • shelly laughed. "No. Aa it happened, 1 didn't need to. Because on one of:the first nlghta ol that week, Stephen Carr happened. M come to the club, and hen-^weU''^ he came again. The second night he asked to meet me. We saw each other every day, then—all day, An4 the next week we were married." "And that's how you earned youjr

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