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Oct. 3, 1949 Hi ion City Globi-QneUe, Mil on Cliy, U. CHAPTER 46 "YES, CHRIS is a timekeeper, \vlnch you know. And he is well liked." Terry held one hand In the other, hard. She had not expected this to be easy. It wasn't. "Jack, whether you admit it or not, Chris has one great gift: the gift of friendliness, of understanding, of clear thinking where people are concerned—" "Since when?" "Since always. Oh, not in relation to himself and his family, very few have that. But in relation to strangers and to the'peo- ple with whom he works. Then men like him. There is a future for him and he has been promised it eventually." "What future?" "To confide in you seems the went on rankling, so when he saw an opportunity to come here as our guest he seized it. I don't know what he expected to accomplish. And I didn't know then what had happened between Lilia and Roger, Jaqk. Chris didn't tell me. 'But now, long ago, Lilia did. You see, she told Alex too. So it wasn't Chris who fought the foolish little dragon, it was Lilia. By telling Alex she drew the dragon's teeth, if dragons have teeth, and put out the fire." "Amenly didn't mention Alex, he kept muttering about Chris and his interference." "Take my word, it wasn't Chris, Not that he wouldn't have interfered had it been necessary." "I feel like a chump," said Jack. A lot of good Bourbon—for which height of folly, but I must risk it. IJ paid—went down the Amenly ML-. Mannering has promised that after a time Chris will go into public relations, into personnel work. It is the place for him if he earns it. I think he will. Nothing is more important than the relationship between labor and management. He has a goal to reach. Your mother sees this and your father is beginning to, and would do nothing to jeopardize it. On the contrary, I believe he will do all he can to help. The whole dreary business of our coming here and what happened afterward was a shock to him; and a greater shock came when Chris refused his offer of assistance and went to Mr. Mannering." "Kind offices of my mother," said Jack. She went on, without replying directly. 'But he, at least, did not remind Mr. Mannering of .Chris' sins of omission or commission. I think he is rather proud of Chris' now." "Am I supposed to be?" She said, "You're being very difficult. Why?" * "It goes far back. Why should it be made easy for him? Chris always had everything." She said softly, "Of coursee, I remember. He beat you at games, and Lilia fell in love with him." "Kid stuff," he said quickly; "that isn't it at all." He looked at her frowning. "What's wrong with me anyway?" he asked. "I work my fool head off, I am as presentable as most men, I don't drink too much too often—yet I walk into a room where your husband sits and feel like a kid with a bloody nose." She said, "I don't think there's anything wrong with you, Jack," and smiled at him, feeling for the first time a sense of compassion, "except that you once were a kid with a bloody nose and your Try and Stop Me -By BENNETT CERF- hatch." Back on Naniola," said Terry carefully, "the day you left, your mother told Chris that his greatest fault was vanity or, if he preferred, pride. It must be a Russell trait. You have it too." "Me." She s,aid vigorously, "I sometimes think that the old missionary blood—it had to be strong stuff to accomplish all they did, no matter what,side of the record you've been reading, and I've read it all, I spend my spare time catching up on what went on a hundred or more years ago—I sometimes think that after a few generations it. turned neurotic. Look at Chris . . ." She hesitated, there was not "much she could say without hurting Cordelia, but there was a little, and she could soften, even falsify it perhaps, for a good purpose. "Most of Chris' difficulties," she said finally "have been from jealousy he wouldn't admit, of you, who were so secure in your parents' affection, and of his brother. He hadn't much of a life as a kid. He was always homesick and conscious of his lack of roots. He envied you yours, and later, your cleverness, your success. He envied Bob. Yet he need not have done so, because Bob wasn't happy. Chris has known that for some time. Yet all the while you envied him, I don't know what; his gypsy life perhaps, the medals —which are forgotten now—his freedom, and finally the rich wife! Well, you were wrong. He wasn't satisfied with his life nor his freedom, and the rich wife didn't exist. I suppose the trouble is that he admired you enough to believe that he dislikes you. You two have just carried the old feud into your adult lives." "Chris admire me? You're crazy! He thinks that whatever I've done has been handed me on /~\RRIN JESSUP, Oklahoma aspirant to the flagpole-sitting v^ championship of the world, must have read The Book of Etiquette. Pursuing his strange profession one day in Tulsa, he was apprised of the death of his mother-in-law, and promptly spent the rest of the week sitting at half-mast. On Groucho Marx's radio program, a cocky lad stepped to the mike and inquired, "How about letting me tell a joke now?" "Proceed," said Groucho wearily "All right," said the lad "Did you hear the one about the moron who cut a hole in a rug so he could see the door show 7 " "No." admitted Groucho "I never heard that one I'd like to!" A Broadway belle was dividing her time between a scion of the' Ringling clan and the president of a big bakery. Louis Sobol told her. "Sooner or later, my dear, you'll have to decide what you really want •—bread or circuses!" Copj-rlBh'l. 1919. by Bennett CerJ. Distributed by King Feature* Syndlcait. SCOTT'S SCRAP BOOK By R. J. SCOTT mother probably said it served a silver platter." you right 'if the fight was fair. Which I suppose it always was. As for Lilia, you haven't forgiven her either, although you are no longer in love with her, any more than Chris is." "I was hoping he was, when you came here. I couldn't figure out why otherwise." "But he wasn't. He's very fond of her and so am I. He would go to any lengths to help or protect her, as you would if she asked you." He brought his fist down on the desk and she jumped. He said, "But she didn't ask me, damn it!" Terry's eyes widened. "So that's it, too," she said. How did you—" She caught herself up in time and was silent. He said, "You may as well know that during the week Amenly stayed here until he wangled a plane reservation I saw him. I ran into him in a bar. He was plastered. He forgot my share in his abrupt departure from Naniola, and he didn't know, when he rang up people he'd met and who'd asked him to come see them, why they were so terribly busy. Nor that I'd had a hand in that. Not," he added hastily, "for Chris' sake nor for yours." "Naturally." "Anyway, I took him back to the Royal, sat out on the lanai with him and listened to his maudlin maunderings about Lilia. I would have knocked his teeth out except that it made no sense. If she'd told me . . ." Terry said, "There wasn't much to tell. Tom took care of Roger, you know, on the mainland. "He never thought that," she said gravely, enough about BU1L< OtoPPEP DWELLING of WERE TMRS1" DISCOVERED By IK VI£l<E.D BV U.S. EXPLORERS . PER. OF AMERICAN MEM is SAID ib BREAK. MARITAL YOWS CA1.L5, <rtE PA4E of A NEWSPAPER •fKE.' P\q£ s , Bu-f <rtE- PRI MftR. ALWAYS KHOWS l< Ai ROOM AND BOARD By GENE AHERN "for he knows this business to know that it couldn't be so. Also he knows, your father. If he could believe that, he wouldn't care. But he knows that, given the start— and no one can find fault with that, can they? You've made yourself very valuable, quite by your own efforts. He wants to be valuable too. It's the old struggle again, but not for mastery this time. Help him to win it, in 10 years, in 20. And you can help, simply by not trying to hinder. For you have something Chris has never had, you have self-confidence." He shook his head. "You're all wrong. He was always the most cocksure, the most arrogant—" "That Isn't self-confidence," said Terry, "it's the opposite." She looked at him and spoke a whole truth. "Jack, if you had been liorn a poor man you would have made ybur way. Not quite as soon, but as surely. You would have believed In yourself and your Job, whatever it was. You didn't need the Jlussels, ynu needed no one but yourself. For the Job conies first with you. Everything else is subordinate! to it. Lilia would have been, any woman you might have married, any woman you will marry. I discovered that about you very soon. I dare say Cliris will never go as far, nor that the Job will mean as much, nut he can go a long way and I'm golnc to help him. And now it's been more than 5 minutes," He rose, as she did, nnd held out his hand and nhe put her own In it. lie asked, "How did you know I'd be alone here?" "I knew Uncle Hugo was at an II. S. P. A. meeting," she said demurely. "So I phoned your secretary." He released iicr hand. "Okay, Terry. I'll drive over Saturday night to dinner." That was all, but It was, she thought, enough. He would not speak of this to Chris, there was every reason why he THEY AGREED TO EAT AT HOME TONIGHT AFTER. I CONVINCED THE/A HOW WELL I COULD PREPARE DELICIOUS DINNER, OF SPANISH RICE / PGR.K. CHOPS/ I D1DNT KNOW 7 POUNDS OF RICE WOULD DO DAILY CROSSWORD should not. (To be Continues) $ealli/Good OcuwelEars Howard 5. 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