Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 12, 1954 · Page 4
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 4

Hope, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Friday, March 12, 1954
Page 4
Start Free Trial

We Day Bftfdf* Publication ' .«, . I..-. ^L ..... ., jj J.J.l. J JfejJi- tj ._^ _um_..ij.. a J I, ±i» "•- ' ——~ ffl ,1.00 4,86 1.00 ft* . 10.50 -M.W 11SO 15.00 7Bc PM ln«fc . 60ft pcf Inch or " HAV, Johnson grass tc lespfedeza Wlxed* *, S. McDflvitt, Phone -9-211^ ' 3-tf BABY Chicks. Large assortment See these chicks before buying Several .varieties. Dannie Warn Jltofi, , - Feb, 27-lMo SWEE* Potatoes Seed. Allgold certified, at $3.50 per bushel. 0 B. Mbdnctt. Rt. 3. Hope. Phone 7-496I), • ' 4-tt 5 ROOM cottage, one pine covered acre. Also yellow creek club membership. McNab, Arkansas. Can or write Dr. R. K. Harrison, 825 Olive Texarkana, Texas. <M5t itlf 5 ernoon i by w^HEaitOrjjI. Rubllihtr ^MoftasWa fd»or o*m«r y ,Moeh.. Supt. ,'A*dvertlslnfl' ! Managtr ftcond'ctass mailer- at <H H6pc, Arkonsdi, rch 3 t 1897. ;," Audit Bureau *t BIG started pullets for early layers, also Hice tehder fryers. 7,000 to pick from. S>e Mrs. Lester Huckabee, Country Club road or call Midsouth Cotton & Supply. 9-61 PAIR of mules. 7 to 8 years old. J. E. JbMes, 3 miles cast on highway 67. g 5 ROOM houso.Bcverly Hill' addition. Attach garage. 1 Fenced back yard. Bendix. H. V. Flowers. 10-31 NOW AVAILABLE PRIVATE PARKING-CLOSE IN PRIVATE .Parking space, by the month, now available at park- Jng lot, rear of Si. Mark's Epis. copal Church, 3rd and Elm. Con- tack Joe Mason at Frisco Depot daily, after 2 p. m. 10-121 MASEY'S Farm. 80 acres and " newly decorated house. One mile from town .$20.000, Will sell house and 13 acres, $14,000. Trade , fbr • pine timber land. Phone 1 H 7-5535.. t Mar. 10-1 Mo. [.country eggs now 40 cents flowers dally. -See them blooming., Arthur Gray, Ozan. 10-6t Jt®Mdll A l»iJHOH, AftKAMf A«S> ttMMfflB^JMMMteJttMl^tiiMlMJilfa^fcBmuiMM"^ it a«i»^i iMtuJMaimti iii M iiit.ii ~n .^.^^/u-j.tm-ja^i^. Friday; March 12, Political Announcements the 8ta* I* ftiitbort&fd to to* bounce thai the following IM candidates for public etfice iu> Ject to the action of th« Democratic primary electioni. HARKV HAWTHOtttfB OWIflHf KUXJD1LL Pap County Clerk AftNOLD JT. MtDDLEBftO&SS (AMdNEtf E) SVB»S mttm ANDERSON For SheHff and Collector W. B. (Bill) BOGGLES JIMMY COOK fRA T. BROOKS R. t>, (SON) PHILLIPS TOM M1DDLEBROOKS Alderman Ward B. L. HETTIQ Real Estate for Sale NTERESTED in large home. Don't miss seeing this unusual one.Mbdern in every detail for eonfort and convenience, spacious rooms disposal, dishwasher, floor furnaces, attic fan,' phone jacks, plenty of closets, terrace barbeque. Ideally arranged' for family with invalid or elder p'or- son. Easily converted into duplex. Bargain. 008 South Main. '. *6-6t BARGAIN. Dutch house paint $2.75 gal, Pltlsburg $3.95, Bye'rs, Brothers Swap Shop. 105 South Mnin. 12-Ct M (poyqbli; In ad, '" ' till! fofy » lne.j •.88 1.60 iW MO! S~\'3.25 itotIvo»: Sterick S Texas - ?•- Plenty of baby chicks. Vour Ful'- O-Pep'< Dealer, HOJJB Feed Co Phone 7-2547. ' J2-6t For Rent 5 ROOM furnished housd. 400 South 'Bonner.. • See Mf-s.- Era J6nes at Scott, .Store, Alter 5S30 at 400 South, Bonner. 8-Ot 3 ?R,OpM jfurnlshed, apartment. Pri- VVat'e'b,ath. 203 High street. Phone line of Phone e con- ?§«1>urliy '' Good s^ndy land. 3 Southeast,' Hope Cash or crop,'" Phone 7-2961, night. ll-6t 3 , BEDROOM house.' 815 f East St. Phone 7-2663. West 12-3t Notice ^ "Boley's all new Courts" When gUests arrive or tourists inquire. 2 peoplu $3,00, 4 people $5.00. , Feb. 17-1 Mo. We give the best Prices and best j Trades for your old Furniture. HOUSTON CITY FPRNITURE co. ,. .Phone'7-2261 ' ' •' Feb. 22-lMo. COX'S Cafe at Fulton will serve 111 serve chicken dinner Sunday March 14th. $1,00 per plate. 'Drinks' extr-a. >v ' U-3t Texarkana Gazette. , Complete sports. Other late news. Programs, Early delivery. H,artsfioJd. Phone 7'4610. , Mar. 12-1 Mo. Services Offered -7,9889,, 'Tanks' Cleaned.' ; Phone ^ March 1-lMo.', CAL]li'Payn Brothers. House mov- ferjs, injured 'contractors. Public .* Service Comn^isslon Number M, 14251-313 Central Avenye, Stamps "Arkansas! '"Pritine 3-4481" in ' Stamps, Arkansas;. March 2-lMo. MATTBBSS < (enavstlon and inner- spying work. Cobb Mattress Co, 316 South Washington, Phone 4-tf Baby Sit in my home. Nights onlys For information call Phone W»t ' ONE of the nicest 2 bedroom homes in Cornelius Heiflhts Addition. Attic fan, floor furnace, attached garage. All in excellent condition. Will finance FHA or GI; Shown by appointment only. OR only $3,000.00 this.. 2, bedroom home at 314 North Hamilton, is a good buy for a home or investment. Rented for $30.00 per month. Terms fa cash. Balance on monthly terms 5 per cent interest. AT 821 South Walnut On a 135' x 150' lot this 3 bedroom home is priced for quick sale. Possession on' closing sale. Will go Gt loan, FOSTER REALTY COMPANY 217 SOUTH MAIN STREET HOPE, ARKANSAS PHONE 7-4691 8-Ot Income Taxes TWO Accountants to help ypu. 101' East Front Street. Farm Bureau Office Phbne 7-3766.'10-6t Help Wanted MALE. House to house solicitor.' Fast selling item. 'Excellent com». rnlssion. 107 Sou,th Mafa* r 10-3t 'gt> HARDWOOD flooring 'grader. -lim- mediate work available. See D. C. Pierce, Superintendent, Dierks Lumber & Coal Co., Broken Bow. Oklahoma. 12-3t Real Estate Wanted HAVE buyers, for all size farm?. List today. United Farm Agency. i'Ol East Front Street. Phone 7-3766. Mar. 10-1 Moj §nd trsc^oi' for plowing pat -jsh.es & gardens, VfvHe Onteu Dou Rt. 4 Box. U8, Hope, 12-3t Grqduafion Jhf ^asy ,wfly, Uy-A-Way. f , V/ATCHiS of oil mokw. Mhopn's Jewelry CWST0M SLAUGHTERING Best cut and wrapped for deep ' fpr fish bait. Seo Semifinal Play Starts in Class B Meet LITTLE ROCK W) — The cream of Arkansas'; small high schoo basketball teams meet here to night to decide the two finalists, ij the state Class B tournament for senior boys, Luxora tangles with Valloj Springs in the opening contest o the tourney's semi-finals, wit! Oden meeting Watson Chape! ii the nightcap. The four squads advanced to the next-to-last round yesterday witl victories in the quarterfinals. High-scoring Oden, paced by "Billy Abernathy and Marc'Wilson routed Parkin 74-61, Wilson sank 21 points flnd Abernathy added 20 titllies-to sark the hard-hitting Ode attack that never allowed Pa* kin to offer a serious threat. WaUoi Chapel, another team with a highly geared offense, found 'an easy mark in Vilonia, and coasted to a 64-51 decision after building up an insurmountable lead early in the contest. Valley Springs, three-time winners of {he state Class B crown got a scare, but turned on the steam in the closing minutes to edge Coyl Hjll 45-40. The lead changed hands n times and the score was tied 10 times during the close contest With Quitman Sullens hitting 24 points, Luxoro found,little trouble in belting Till a r out of the tourni) ment by a lopsided 54-39 c'ount. Cuban Favored Is Defeat Parker ,„, IV MURftAV NEW YORK (M-strapplnfe Nmo Valdes of Cuba is a 3-1 favorite ttt beat Cahadlan-bofh .faffeis 3. Parker at Madison Square Garden tbnight and ,you never saw -a lapptef lihdefdog. "The way the favorites have Jeeh beateh recently, it's a plea* sure to be so lightly regarded," aid Parker. the 6>foot-3, 210-pound Patetso»i. I., J., heavyweight was referring o the string of upsets in the la=t seven days Of television headline ights. Paddy DeMarco whipped ightweight champion Jimmy Carer in the Garden last Friday night at 4-1 odds, Ralph Tiger stopped the 2-1 favored Bobby 3ykes Monday, and Bobb Jones 'iitpolnted Gil Turner 3-1 Wedhes' day night. SPORTS ROUNDUP .§J> OAYLfe fALiOf. Hope, DeQueen Meet in Finals of District 7 W Hope' Bobcats advanced to the inals'of (he District 7\V : A Tournament, 'with a rousing 63-43 victory over 'the Nashville Scrappers at vllle last night. ', They will -the DeQueen Leopards, who ilsb 'advanced to the finals' with a 61-53. win over a tough • Prescott v.e'v- ••'-- -' ; . ->.. : •••;.'.. The Cats! \yerc, cold- in, their shopt- ng, lor .the first few. minutes, but managed to tak'e a 15-10 lead, at the end of one. --With ; Sonny Stanley jetting 8 o'f the .16. points scored, he Bobcats took 'their largest lead if the game 31rl9;at halftime. The Bobcats increased it by four n the third period: as they tallied 7 points to 13- over the Scrappers and, av48-32 lead. .The final quarter aw the Hope siibs take over as hey .produced 15 points and held to 11 points .with a man- o-man defense. Sonny Griffin, Charles Ualbert, sonny Stanley and Gafnie Hatch arried'lhe Cats scoring load get- ing 14, 11, 10, 10 points re : spective- y. Bobbins tossed in 14 points or Nashville. • " ^ In ' other semi-final 1 game last ight; the DeQueen Leopards had a ot of trouble on their hand in'down- ng a tough Prescott, Curley Wolves earn 61-53. Prescott ' led the en- ire first three- quarters' and saw beir lead overtaken by DeQueen in rte final quarter. ' Hope' G T ' TP Hatch '•'. ............. '. ....... 5 Griffin' ...................... 4 Halbert .................... 4 Mitchell- .................... 1 Stanley ...................... 4 Hudleston .........;..... 1 Briice .....,....;...>...;..... 2 Mangum ..... :.,. ..... ,... a ; Russell ....... ;..: ...... .'.... 0 .: ...... . ..... .... ...... o &y OAVLfe fAUBOt LAKELAND, ria. <*i — Although big Ifcague clubS trailing oh Florida's west coast ran into a spell if the Winter's worst weather f the opening of their exhibition schedules, and lost heavily at the gate, none of the managers is jompialniftg that his players are jehind in their conditioning. Sore arms, and limbs are few and far Jetweeh. '.'You can train the modern jlayer in almost any kind of wea- .her,". one pilot explained. "It used .6 be that you needed lots of real •.6t weather to sweat off the beer jellies they had put on during the winter, but not any more. Almost all of them keep themselves in shape now and are about ready to go when they tie on their shoes. Big salaries have made a lot of difference." Basketball Speaking of ballplayers andf their money, we learn that they District- 6 Class A SEnlor Boys 6y the Associated Press District 1 Class A Senior Boys Green Forest.54 Springdale 45 Vaii Biiren 5?, Huntsville 36 District 2N Senior Gilrs Hardy 59, Hoxie 32 Strawberry 53, Cave City 51 Calico Rock 67, Timbo 39 Walnut'Ridge 55 t Clover Bend 40 District 2S SsenlocGIrl s Augusta Gl, Newark 57, McRae 75, CordCharlotte 49 Grilbbs 86, Griffitbsville 59 Distric 3 Class A Senior Boys -Sector'74, Piggott 64 Blytheville 63, Manila 49 District 3 Senior Girls Greene County Tech 64, Dixie 38 Marked Tree 46, Valley View 39 Dyess 48, Keiser 40 Monette 48, Bay 42 El Dorado AAU Champs Ask Neutral Court McPHERSON, Kan. M — Tony Voshell, coach and manager of the McPherson American Legion basketball team, said yesterday that the El Dorado, Ark., Legionnaires refuse to play on McPherson's home court in the reggional AAU baskctbal! playoff. At El Dorado, Legionnaire's Manager Bob Cleghorn declined comment on the situation. Voshell said the El Dorado team isisted that th game be played on a neutral court and with neu tral officials. "After talking .with the El Dorado manager. I don't even know whether the game will be played," he said. The Kansas team manager' 'also quoted Cleghorn as saying his earn would not play in a game in M 2 2 0 3 2 o 10 14 U 3 10 4 4 5 2 o Legal Notice NOTIpB 1 Pursuant to a resolution adopted by the Hempstead County Democratic Central CorornHtee QH March 12, 1954, a Democratic Preferential Primary Election is hereby celled tft be held, according Jo law, and the rules and regulations of the Democratic Psvty, at the vpting |A Hempstead County, , «i> July 2,7, 1954, and » Primary Eleclion to be held at sMd pj'ecincts <m August JO, 1954, for the purpose of nominating Democratic candidates for the var- i<?us pffjces «f the Township Cewnty and $, Ajtkins c**»twi Totals 22 19 63 Nashville Rob bins 4 6 14' Bradford 01' 1 Johnson ; 3 .3 9 Shltffield .....;.. 21 5 Poole 21 5 Smithson 113 Payne 1 0 2 Yates 124 Walston 000 Wesson ...........; 000 Totals 14 15 43 District 7W-A Girls Tournament at Ashdown: Hope 37, Bright Star 48 Mineral Springs 57, Lewisville 51 Ashdown 55, Bradley 44 Texarkana. 48, Guernsey 31. Games to Be Played Tonight Texarkana vs. Bright Star 7:00 Ashdown vs. Jtline.ral Springs 8:15 finally h&vo emerged victorius in a long and stubborn battle with the income tax collector concerning the necessity of maintaining two homes during the season. Always before when a manager or pla'yer closed his winter home, say, in this city and moved his wife and kiddies into -jn expensive apartment in a big league city for the summer, it was just his hard luck. Now, ,und?r tile truce worked Out, our athlete is entitled to deduct the cost of the apartment, providing he returns to his home town- each winter: and .holds a job there for : 'threey jnonths; ; ^Guts into his! hunting^and:,fishing.rf ; '^ ;Steve O'Neill of the Phillies has had the unique distinction" of managing the three pitchers widely re- 'garded as the greatest: over the past dozen, or so years T— Bobby Feller at Cleveland. Hal Newhouser at Detroit and now Hobin Roberts. -.-• r ; "All three were entirely different,:" he says, "All Feller wanted to do was rear back and throw. He neverliked to try a change of pace — had no .confidence ..in it. Newhouser - was a beautiful, smooth workman who gave a batter a little of everything. Roberts is more like Newhouser than Feller, but he's easier to handle than either of them. When he's right you dpn't have to worry about anything, ou just and him the ball and sit back and you know he'll likely pi^ch you a complete game." Ladd Returns to Clip Bushes Around House By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD , W You'd never guess what Alan Ladd did on his first morning home after being out of the country for more than a year. He was up at'•'dawn to clip bushes. I can't stand shrubs that aren't neat," said the two fisted actor. So he awoke early and spent four hours snipping away at the green ery. ... This is one of the bits of jnfor- I mation I acquired by dropping in j at Holmby Ladds. It's Clinton 55, England 45 Conway 65, Catholic High (Little Rock) 5» District 6 Class A SE.nlor Boys Des Arc 54, Marianna 47 DeWitt 48, Wynne 46 '(overtime) District 5E Senior Girl? Cherry Valley 53, Hughes 49 P.aj-kin J54, Moro- 39 Hickory Ridge 43, Forrest City 42 District 6 VV$efilqr Girls BrWkley 38,'.Marv'ell 35 , D l es:.;Arcr4l,.DeWitt, 30 ;HonyGroye 54; '-Hazeh 30 v.Stuttgai'.t- 45,; Wheatley 37 District 7 Class- A Senior Boys . Hope^63,'•'Nashville 43 -DeQueen- 61.' t'rescott 53 District 7E. Class A Senior Boys •: Cam den 5,2; Smackover 44 /Stephen' 54;.- Fairview 47 District 7E;.Senior Girls Carthage 57, -Locust Boyou 33 Waldo 47, Village 29 Stephens. 65, Taylor 47 Norphlet 52, Huttig 38 District 7W Senior Girls 'Texarkana ,48, Guernsey 31 Bright Stair 48, Hope 37 Mineral Springs 57, Lewisville 5" Ashdown-55,- Bradley 44 District 8 .Class A Senior Boys McG'ehee'ei, Star City 44 ...Cr.o'ssett\57,. Hamburg 48 NAIA" (Quarterfinals) Western Illinois 84, Southeastern The Kansas team manager also quoted Cleghorn as saying his team would not play in a game ill which McPherson officials ar used. I McPherson won the Missouri Valey title in a meet at Wichita last week. El Dorado won the Arkansas tournament at Conway last Monday. Louisiana 79 (overtime) Springfield (Mo) G5, East Texas 59 fovertime) Arkansas Tech 01, St. Peters '(N.T) 77 St. Benedicts (Kan) 62, Pasade na (Calif) 61 NATIONAL JUCO Winners Bracket Quarter-finals Moberly (Mo) 68, Campbell (NC) 50 : . . Lon Morris (Tex) 77, Benton Harbor (Mich) 67 Losers' Bracket Connors (Olsla) Aggies 78, Ft. Lewis. A v M(Colo) 62 Ft. Lev/is eliminated Eastern Arizona 79, Fairbury (Neb) 53 (Fairbury eliminated) . Arkansas City .(Kan) 86, Northeast' (Miss) 74 (Northeast elimin ated) Centralia (111) 74, Trenton (NJV 72 (Trenton eliminated) NlT (Semi-Finais) Holy Cross 75, Western Kentucky 69 " ' ' ' . Duquesne 66, Niagara 51 ;•; Arkansas Tech in Semifinals ' inNAIAMeet KANSAS ClfY W — Arkansas Tech. the nation's ton small college offensive basketball team, en ters the semifinals of the Nation al intercollegiate Tournament here ^ tonight on the basis of three* straight victories. . Tech, beaten only once this year while recording 28 victories, de feated St. Peter's of New Jersey 81-77 in last night's quarter firthls to earn a berth in the semifinals. The Arkansas champions will meet St. Benedict's of Iowa to night after defending champion Springfield (Mo.) Stale takes on Western Illinois. j St. Peter's stopped Tech's ace, E. C. (Eke) O'Neal, on a miser eight p oints, but they couldn't cope with the rest of the deadly Arkan sans. All but seven of Tech's play crs figured in the scoring with Paul Martin doing the most dam age with 17 points. Springfield showed its class last night in whipping East Texas State 65-59 in an overtime period The Missourlans, who are seeking * thoir third straight NAIA title, * trailed East Texas by nine points in the third quarter. .But Springfield battled back to tie the^game at 55-55 as time was called ^Snd then outscored East Texas 104 in the overtime period. Western Illinois ousted 'Southeast cr Louisiana '84-79 in another over time game. The Illinois squad tal lied 11 points in the extra period, 1 while Southeastern, which beat Bevo Francis and Rio Grande, | could manage only six tollies. Dave Moritz dropped in a field goal with only three seconds of game lime remaining to give. un seeded St. Benedict's of Kassas a G2-&1 triumph over Pasaden (Calif.) College. When the Republic of Indochina gained its independence in 1945 the people were about 93 per cent ol- lerate, but official of the country •* say that 35 million of its 83 million people have been read since that time. taught to Apyrliht ICES, br Elizabeth SeUat )l»lribui»d br King Futures Syndicate \ Bseball Results Boston .(A) .3,Chjcago(A ). 2 innings) , (10 5 Cleveland f A) 7; Baltimore (A) Detroit (A 4; St. Louis (N) 1 Milwaukee (W 4 ;St'. Louis (N) Milwaukee/ (N) 11 New York (A) 3 Cincinnati (N) 7; Philadelphia (N) 0 ; Chicagp (N) vs New York (N) at Phoenix- Ariz., PPd. highwinds. Brooklyn IN) 8; Philadelphia (N) Cincinnati (N) "B" 6; Chicago (A) "B" 5 Hills home of the virtually open house Fights Last Night By Th« Asseclfted Press West Palm Beach, Fla. Jake LaMotta 160 -^ New York, knocked out Jphnny Pretzie, 188 Boston 4. Baltimore -r. Willie James 204'/3, QxJjwry, M»ss- outpointed Bert Whitehurst, 189, Baltimore, 10. Fall River Mass -r- Irving Steen, 149 San Diego ,eBlanc 149 FsU River 10. Stopped Gene Wounded Officer Bock on Puty HARRISON uw — Ai-kansss state Trooper B.UJ Str^ebing, who was wounded in 9 leg in a pistol bat- le near here Feb. 4, has vetumed all'week there. Forty friends met them at the train and repaired to the house for breakfast. Scores more dropped in, including Bing and Lindsay Crosby. ' "That's the one thing we missed most — . our friends," Ladd ri> marked . Home, after making throe pictures out of the country, lie plans to sit .a spell;., ."It's hard on somebody who has lived in California most of his lifo. as I have," he sighed. "You can get mighty homesick. But I don't regret having gone over there. It was a great experience, and the Europeans treated i<s' : wonderful ly. Wo didn't detect any anti- American feeling, and we went ey erywhere. "We traveled 36,000 miles by car. That's the way to travel; yoij can't see much of a country oui of a train window. We had no schedule, no hotels to reach by a certain time. We stayed in flea bags and everything. Nowhere did we see anything but friendliness, i "I hope, I can' s.tay home for] awhile now. But in th.ese times an actor hap to be ready to go where the work is. And I'll go any where to make a buck." . Ladd reportedly made quite few bucks pn his stay out of the country.. cashing on the ismonth ta^ f&enipUon to some, extent. The law was. repealed before he couH capitalize fully on the deal, how ever, - > T,here will be plenty of work for him to d.Q in Hollywood- His first commitment is with Wprnerg, if the studio comes up with a script he 'likes, he'll work there. If not, he'U gp elsewhere. In September, he returns to his oW lot, para nipvint, for a big remake of "The Covered Wagon." The studio hopes to. repeat its smash with his "Shane," Steyens, who direcjtetj ' " CHAPTER FORTY ONE ' THE FtpOM was in,,immediate Uproar: Every doctor was on his feet, "chairs tipped and fell. Only one, man' seemed Interested in Dr. Le>vis, and when that one, Appleman, daw the trend of majority feeling he contented himself with picking up'a'couple of chairs. Lewis got, to his knees, unassisted, and'then to his feet,_groggily dabbing at .his jaw, and'left the room. ; .• _' .. : -; ••'».«•»' ' Stephen was on his way home. Shelly' had met him in Kansas Cityv They/reached Norfolk on Saturday -evening, and went directly out: to--the Circle so that i Stevie's 'family could share him. He showed the effects of his recent Violent ;illness, was thin, and tired quickly—but, he assured everyone, : that ; he was all right, and would; be fine. He'd picked up an oriental' jrife.ction Which seemed to have cleared up, but the Army had given him'his severance because of the trouble. And, home! own' WHS/ He smiled his nice smile do\vh'at'his startled wife. .''That's gobdj" : .he murmured. "It riieans sweetheart." family gathered around, and friends. ^Shelly accepted a ': that they stay at Ever ett's for.a couple of.inights; May Anna could';n9_t;;;bear to let Stevie "•"•'- far taj "ijitp, toiyn away from »i ?f ( ! W: ;61ly, was it good to be ith His folks and his very her; lbt Shelly ; ' ;. in for some ' . Stephen's', civvies ; she talked';- to ^Myrai;.' tola : her. to tell tKern at .ihe office. ,'' .;'-$?6 : n,e 5 e'di l ':lM: "Miss Browne wop Utat ,epic, wants La44 lor the Paul story, "Th^ o?." >nd Jheve ere s fi Interrupted. Browne won't look for you." - : -.' '"Tell her we/ll he in the first of the: week,", :;'' ••'•. '• '• •'• •', ••''.. '"I'll tell her that. You-happy, honey?" .• . • ; '.; -'.'. Shelly 'laughed tremulously. "I guess so. I meafn, .I'm, so excited I' can't analyse p>y feelings. It was—}s—a little confusing to have everything, wind ..up SQ suddenly. The family' knew he was coming —rbut they hadn't told me. I—I'm still dazed." It was on Wednesday afternoon that Shelly and Stephen returned to their own home; Stephen explored th? house, gpt acquainted with Agnes and talked so long to Myra out in.the garden that Shelly left them to go in and dress tor the Service club's dinner. "At least one of us. should have a clean face!" She was getting Into her frock when Stephen mja,Wy came upstairs, tie stood in the doorway of her dressing room, watching her. The dress w greep sttH, $\ She))y ami e4 to'Ippk at him more alertly. 'OU like it?" she, asked. "I - ' white a new one of blue ple, smart- at him, fhen turn'• 'It "Those ered over an array bottles. of perfume "Shouldn't you wear—a long skirt?" His hand'swept in a circle around his own feet. "This length is smarter." "Well, I guess you'd know "But . s. ." Now she turned to face him, and he grinned. "Oh, I ! just had an idea— All the time I .was away, I thought of you as you looked in a certain dress It was white—and long—and there was some purple on it— I think"Yes," said Shelly. "I know the dress you mean." It was'the dress she'd worn to May A nna 's birthday dinner, a dress completely feminine, completely modest. "I'll c h a n g e to that," she promised, "if you'I run ..." When Stephen came for her help with his tic she was dressed. Ills eye touched the violets, the single velvet slioiwJer strap, the half- circle ot flowers tucked into the back of her loosened hair. "That's my girl!" he said con tentedly, and Shelly smiled as she reached for the tie-ends. "I can't wear the—beads," she pointed put, slyly, "They weren't in my dream ..." he told her. Her eyes were still thoughtful, but, on the whole, content, when she went downstairs and out to the car. Myra watched her. "Do I look as good as I did last.: September?" asked Shelly. "You look fine!" said .Myra, smiling and remembering last September. "I feel fine," Shelly answered serenely. "And why riot? The wife of the guest of honor at the din- nor tonight!" ..."'. '.' "That, works both ways," Ste ; plien assured Myra as, he got into lus seat. "The guest of honor a deal of pride in his wife." '!You should!" Myra toJd him flrm'y- As Shelly had expected, Stephen brought 'a g r o u p' of contempo raries back to the house 'With them. She had, in fact, warned Myra—and Agnes. At ten, three or four sleek cars pulled up before the- brick house, men in white dinner jackets, women in pretty gowns, went up the steps and through the white door, into the living room, out to the garden, Shelly moved about, the gracious hostess, the proud wife—no less. , . . Craig Talboy lounged in the doorway, ready to assist in drinks or anywhere Shelly might: seem to need him, JJtyen ate <JUwer he had watched Shelly closely; Jjere m her borne, hjs intent attracted Stephen's attention. tie found a chance to aclc hj friend if anything Deemed wrop; With SheJly. ''Why should anything . , «" "Your eye nas a definitely ijtic gleam," Stephen tcJ-J W,-n, Craig sloshed the "— •-" aUn'ng ,t» tije tlj g{ass which he hejd, »• "-" he eaid sofUy, "JV* w» *? IV •Craig straightened, and his black eyes kindled. "Sure it meana something," he drawled. "O v e r night I find our Shelly sprouting a , clinging vine's drlls." pale green ten- Stephen looked puzzled. Craig drained h i s' glass. "No trace at all," he continued, "of the sturdy tree live known this past yeari" "And," said Eleanor, from her seat in the corner of the Chesterfield, "I might say that Dr. Talboy .has come to know Shelly quite well in—" her dark eyes smiled, "— -this past year." Stephen laughed, and reached for Craig's glass. "I'd say ,he hadn't come to know her at alii if he's reached the conclusion that she's a sturdy oak.". He disappeared into the hall. :; Shelly, by the fireplace, let herself I o o k pleadingly at Craig, whoso eyes were inscrutable. Myra's firm Uttle brown hand tugged so hard at Craig's elbow that he had to notice her. "You come help me!" she said fiercely. "I'-heed you in the pantry!" Craig, took his tray of glasses to' the dining room, mixed himself another drink, and then went across.vthe hall to the crimson and gold and white living room. Some of the guests had departed. The men m the room now were all doctors— Stephen, Dr. Ward and Dr. Bowser—with their wives. And Eleanor Walsh. Craig leaned an elbow on the carved mantel, looked down into his glass, and, his face a little paje, he said clumsily to Stephen that he'd been somewhat taken in by Shelly's behavior during the past year, He tasted his drink. "She's been acting something like an oak tree," ho growled, "I guess because she had to, and I got tricked into thinking she might be One." " .-" • He ventured a .glance toward Shelly, who sat serenely in a low damask chair, "If i resembled any sort of a tree," she said gaily, "I did it to fool people like you, Craig, and myself, that I h«d what it might take to get me through until Stephen came home." She Stood up, smoothed her white skirt, amiled at the men—and shook her head. "} just wanf to show all of you something," she explained. "Craig id such a shy and modest inan ..." Ward snorted, and his wife looked at him reprovingly. "First time t heard a horned toad called qhy," grow)ed the big doctor, ; "Well," laughed Stephen, ''at least Craig hasn't been fooling (yone with camouflage." •'Just the sawe," declared Shelly, toads cafi 'become pretty " ,She went into the "sm»0 rqjvn' 1 afld returned yvith a mag;a- in h<;r hand; she opened' it UsjUftyed $n Article, complete. wj«» Crai/ii iwne a,s, aether, a ncture of him and Denald- „ <W9 ypu BtiU doing that! 1 ' f

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 12,000+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free