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Friday, SeptenuW 22, 1944. THE DAILY CLINV'ONIAN Tage Four o THIRD HAVEN o ' "UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT' THE DAILY ttlMOMAN in asleep, and there they don't believe In sleep. Laura, my daughter, thinks a lot about New York. She BiHUlliln 1 m The Weekly OHatonlaa ISM The OHatoa PUlndealer absorbed tn 10M Published Dallr Except Saturday ,nd Sunday r may go there after I'm not not here to worry about." She made a r. -rvrou . . Editor uid Publisher feeerge motion with her hand, as If brushing something away, and then atered at the Postofflce at Clinton, Indiana M Second Class naner fedlana RepabUcan Editorial AaaoeUdoa changed the subject quickly. "Aren't you comfortable at the Inn?" Phone 32 Pbone 33 ( SAT. AXJ&m "Very." The girl smiled. "But I won't bearer I get a bill. I am workingTrl." The woman'i eyes took In the clothes again. "What will your ilPUBUCAH Dimm. AcrnriATinm folks think of your taking a joo down here?" i "I haven't any folks, Mrs. Rey- : nolds. ' I am quite alone In the world. My my mother was ill for years, so I learned something r practical attendance." "And you want to take me on TV The old woman 'aughed. "Has any-! movement 01 or nana on a wheel, I swung herself away. As rhe dij so, she saw the girl standing on the steps looking at her with level gaze. For a moment she wondered, then she smiled. It was the young girl who had sat on the inn porch, "Good afternoon, young ludy Won't "ou come up and sit?" "I'm afraid I woke you up. I'm sorry." The old woman chuckled. The girl's voice suited her. It was low and quiet, but very cl ar. No mumbling. Mrs. Reynolds pointed to a chair beside her. "I'm glad you came along. I shouldn't have slept. Naps are silly They're a sign of old age." "Or contentment." The girl sat down easily as she spoke. The old eyes blinked approval. "Contentment," she repeated. "I like that. And you're right I was very contented. Everything seemed very good to me. Ty the way, I wish you had come to my birthday party. We needed to see a young, smiling face. At least 1 did." The girl's eyes lighted up. "I'm afraid I heard some of it the party, I mean. And Mrs. Bancroft even gave me a piece of the cake." "Please don't' tell me you've walked up here to tell me how wonderful I am for a woman 80 years of age. I really don't think I could stand any more of it. I'd be sorry I woke up. I'm very tired of having been a symbol of antiquity, Infirmity and longevity all day. I told them I'm through with birthdays. It's all nonsense." The girl shook her head. Tm here because I want to talk about myself. I'd better not sail under false colors any more. Mrs. Bancroft told me you needed a practical nurse to help you. I'm hoping you'll consider me or the (ob." "Oh." The old woman studied her again, running her over slowly from the smart little hat down to the trim shoes with considerably higher heels than were usual in Talbot. "That's why you were watching me as they carried me up the steps at the inn," she said. "You're a nurse." "No." The denial was more than crisp. "1 am not really a nurse. Merely a practical nurse. I've had a little experience caring for elderly people and well, I think I'd like to stay here." "You like Talbot? That's strange. It's such a quiet place. And you're so young and full of life." "I want a quiet place. I'm tired of New York." The old woman nodded gravely. "I can see how one would be very tired in New York. Here we arc SYNOPSIS a leading; and popular resilient of talbot, sleepy little Cliesupeuko Bay Village, is MRS. EUNICB REYNOLDS. . elderly and unable to walk, but the posscssui of young ideas. TBSTKRDAY: Her friends hnld a party f for Mrs, B'vnolus 00 her SUtli birth-day. CHAPTER TWO MRS. REYNOLDS' mention of taking a nap scattered the ladies las nothing else could have done. iThere were quiet tiptoeings away. .Through, her long ey'ashea she Iwatched them go. Since childhood, iwhich seemed far away in a different world, ihe had been able to pretend sleep while she was covertly (watching all that was going on around her. It was nice to feel the sun on her face and hands. It was nice to be alone for a while. It was nice on this glorious day to feel 'that winter was over and gone. She might not live to see another one but, if so, that was only the more reason she should enjoy the spring and summer that were opening for her now. And she intended enjoying them to the utmost Now that Laura had opened her circulating library in Weston, she would be much freer. She would ha"e long afternoons and mornings, too, to sit in the sun. And she wasn't going to look back at all or remember anything. The air was so rich and fragrant. Lilacs were In bloom and the next house was almost blanketed with a giant crepe myrtle bush on this side. Talbot was lovely because the perfume was always riding on good clean air off the wide reaches of Chesapeake bay. It was like rich icing on a very good cake that really didn't need icing. She could look at the flamboyant crepe myrtle and then turn her head a little and see the boats coming in. The sailing boats were best, of course, boats you could see and not hear, something to look at even while your ears were ravished by the cool, clear call of the redbird or the luscious, ever changing music of the mocking bird. There was so much beauty In this place when people didn't insist on talking to you. She saw someone coming who was sure to be another birthday congratulator, and so Bhe shut her eyes and breathed like a person asleep. Whn she opened them again she realized, with a trace of annoyance, that she really had slept. The sun was in a different position and the shadows of the big trees lining Morris street were longer. One reached out and just touched the toe of her shoe. She didn't like that and, with a quick r ' I HOWARD ItA ' I TUnn a Backward Glance ZLEl1 body told you what a cantankerous old woman I am? Remember, this is my eightieth birthday. Did Eleanor Bancroft tell you the last two nurses I've had left me, and my daughter's been caring for me? Now she's opening a circulating library in Westoa Know what they ( are?" "I've always read a gr-at deal.". 'There won't be much company for you here. You'll be off evenings when my daughter's home. We don't have many young people In Talbot, except oystermen and men ( like that : "I'm not interested In young people. I assure you on that point, Mrs. Reynolds. I want to enjoy the quiet, simple life here. I want flowers, birds, trees, the water. And I shall do my work capably. If not, send me away." "I'm not worried about that part. I like your looks. But there's no movie nearer than Weston. Do you have a car?" ' "I don't care for cars or pictures." Mrs. Reynolds laughed. "You sound like a very strange girl, but ' somehow I don't believe you are. 1 About money I can't alford to pay you much. Money is scarce here, as ' it is tn most small places." "Whatever you pay will bs quite all right, Mrs. Reynolds. I have very little use for money." "You don't dress that way." "I have plenty of clothes. If you want me to wear a uniform ." "I don't. Lord forbid. I don't like uniforms. I want you to be a nice young girl who will keep me busy thinking about her. Don't tell me anything about yourself. I want to wonder about you and how you ever drifted down here." (To Be Continued) I j i PAIjAt'K Thursday, l'liday anil Saturday TWKNTV YKAItN You loved her in "Journey for AGO TOUAV Margaret" and adored her Time of Year Now ll'l Keep I)itfase from t'ounly Tlio fact that It is the tunc ol your to guard against lliii aprc-nd or this firm in Its present location. Having been one of the best advertisers ever in this city and making it a rule to have goods and prices to back up their up-pealing ads, they never announce an event of tills kind without attracting big crowds. Their offerings now announced seem to be nidi as to insure a huge attendance at their anniversary "parly" which starts tomorrow. Personals Dr. and Mrs. C. W. Ashley of of disease is pointed out in an article Just written by Miss Isabel Clover, county health nuiBe. She seeks to prevent disease rather tluin relvinir unon the "noutiu 01 lace Theatre Sunday. Susan Hay-ward and Dennis o'Kcele have leading rolcB. cure." Here is wlial she says: The next few mom us are me liniu .or . uruiloBl danger In Hie "Lost Angel" so you'll probably just go quietly mad over little Margaret O'Brien, filmdom's number one sweetheart, in her latest rolo in Metro-doldwyn-May-er's "The Canterville Ghost," which opens at the Palace Theatre tonight. In thin film version of Oscar Wilde'B celebrated story, Margaret co-stars with Charted Laugh-ton, who plays the title role and Robert Young as an American Hanger. SI NDAY, Monday John Wayne, the most uirgu-higll school debute! Wayne, un-mentative of stars, once scored in der contract to Republic Studios, Seabees," which opens at the Pa-has a top role in "The Fighting Cincinnati, Ohio, are visiting this week with the Doctor's parents. seliools. If we can keep out the communicable diseases now much Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Ashley of trouble will be saved throughout COIAMIHA Sunday and Monday There's no doubt about it! "The Gang's All Here" musics 1 1 y, mirthfully, gorgeously, (lancingly, and by any other way you choose to measure your entertainment. "The Gang's All Here" is the brilliant new Technicolor musical triumph 20th Century-Fox is bringing to the screen of the Columbia Theatre Sunday. Starred in the production are Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, Phil Baker and the king or swing. Benny Goodman and his Orchestra. lly cast In PDC's hilarious comedy "Machine Gun Mama," starring Armida and opening at the Wabash as the second feature. I Sunday, Monday I anil Tuesday I "Chip Off the Old Block," I'ni-versal'B latest Donald O'Connor- ' Peggy Ryan feature, which opens at the Wabash Theatre, is by all ' odds the best of the lively comedy musicals which have teamed I these engaging young personalities. The film is a superior example of movie fare suited for all the family, and was received en- 1 thusiastically. the year. Some incidents which hanoened last year In erm!llion Vine street. Howard Htultz, who has been spending his summer vacation In Clinton with his parents. Mr. and .Mrs. S. C. Stultz of Blackman WAIIASH l 'l iday and Sat unlay Tonight marks tlio first performance of the " Rider and the Bandit" starring (ieorge Houston and Ills golden voice, ut the Wabash Theatre, where this latest PRC thrill-packed western opens tonight. Jack Laltue. Hollywood's leading "Meanie," finds himself at the end of many years of appearances before the camera, porfect- county are worth the consideration of every thoughtful person. Ijederer-I'Vihclinan fo. street has left to return to Culver tVlebrate Anniversary Lederer-Keibelmun company Is again running a big announce Military Academy at Culver. Ind. Miss Catherine Stultz has left for Auhurndale, Mass., where she has entered Lasell Seminary for the second year. Miss Stultz is entered on a nufsic course at I.a- sell. .' -fiBS! ment of their anniversary sale which starts Wednesday, September 24 This Is the ninth anniversary CROSSWORD - - - By Eugntt Stxffer WAR ATROCITY IX BELGIUM. ' The rapid advance of Allied troops across Belgium and into Holland undoubtedly prevented the Germans from carrying out plans to devastate the areas surrendered. Moreover, the necessity of attempting to save their hides prevented the Nazis fr,om wreaking vengeance upon the French apd Belgian people. ; r Occasional stories 'come through, however, that indicate what might have happened. Harold Denny, New York Times correspondent with the American First Army, says that the Germans "are leaving ugly memorieB behind them". He says that "atrocity stories should be accepted with great caution" because "on no subject is one likely to find more inaccuracies". With this introduction, Mr. Denny reports the massacre of fourteen, men, ranging in age from 72 to 17, in the village of Plomion. He saw the bodies and talked to surviving inhabitants, so that there is "no doubt about the crime". ' Plomion is a farming community of 800 inhabitants and about 120 houses. In addition to the men slain, nearly forty of the houses were burned by a German force of about sixty young S. S. men who had been quartered there for six days. . . According to the story, someone fired a shot into the truck as the Germans were moving out and the Nazis, "enraged, leaped from the truck and rounded up fourteen men at random". Picking up nine more on thenstreet, "the Germans dragged the men . . . into a meadow . . . and shot them down with automatic weapons". SILLY SPECIFICATIONS. The Legislature of Ohio will be asked by Governor Bricker to amend the the law so that soldiers' ballots can be counted if marked by black pencil or other means. It seems that the election laws of Ohio require that voters mark their ballots with a black pencil. Many soldiers have informed the Governor that they have marked their absente ballots with pen and ink. It appears that two other states provide by law the manner in which ballots must be marked. South Dakota requires the use of a lead pencil and in Mississippi, the marking of ballots must be in ink. There is no way to account for some of the details placed in special laws. Certainly, it makes no difference whether a ballot is marked by pencil or in ink. Any marking, that clearly reveals the voter's intention should be sufficient. i " TOO MANY COOKS. . . The plethora of columnists and commentators, give "inside" information on matters of public interest, tends to become somewhat confusing to those who have to read a great number of them. So long as the reader confines himself to one expert, practically everything appears to be clear but if the reader begins to read, or listen, to another expert, matters become somewhat muddled and, by the time a third and fourth expert gets into the mental focus, nothing seems to be thoroughly established. DIFFICULTY. One of the fascinating tendencies of those who direct the thought of mankind is to advise the people of the world not to make the same mistake again, particularly in connection with the post-war program for peace. The difficulty is that not often do the experts always agree as to the mistakes made in the past and, when they do, they disagree on the methods-of prevention. San Francisco Thomas E. Dewey, Republican presidential nominee : "We are not going back to the days of unregulated business and finance. . . We are going forward to achieve in peace what the New Deal achieved only at the cost of war jobs and opportunity for all." New York Vice President Henry A. Wallace: "We welcome, yes. we shall fight for something we have never had, the nor-palcy of the good life for everybody." THIRTY YKA1W A(i) TODAY Council Declines To He Party To Ciimival Kvent The first touch of the fall street carnival was pulled off at the meeting of the city council. Monday night. The "spielers" "spieled." there was a pretty loud display or fireworks and during tile evcilement one almost imagined he siwffed the armoa from the Bleamlng onions of the hamburger sandwiches. The promoters of the affair were up to beg the eily dads for concessions the councilm 11 had no right to give and those who don't want the carnival to come with its cane racl.s and hoochie koochies were up there asking that the thing be stopped before it was started. Two lliu; Days Planned H- Mcthoili't Kocicty The Ladies furnishing society of the Methodist church is planning (wo "liig clays," one for a-bout the Middle of October and other for November 12. On the fin:! d; there will be a special nrogra: 1 to be called "the seasons." It will be conducted in a "rogre:.ive or moving about fashion, the scenes and "doings" at ' K U I? v P I6 fc39 110 " m m i: Tsr"" ib 2 n to 2i9 n- J: "in 11 iiiiiiiiin 4S 4fc n 48" " so "" si j 3T(2ID ercli of four homes to represent each of the seasons. On November 1? C11 re will be observed "do- f.ic d:iy." I The iieblic will look forward to thii s'ipper willi a gooil deal of I ii 'e.of.1 not to say misgiving. Hut j perhaps the "safety first" motto 1 will be nailed over the kitchen 'lour and the public will be will ' 'iiiiUioi 5 FIRST in total volume of ear and Irwck service in town after fown, in slate after slate, in every section of America. ' FIRST in lhat deep-seated public confidence and preference which are expressed in the statement "MORE PEOPLE CO TO CHEVROLET DEALERS FOR SERVICE THAN TO ANY OTHER DEALER ORGANIZATION." FIRST to introduce the famous wartime CAR AND TRUCK CONSERVATION PLANS to help "save the wheels that serve America." BUY MORE BONDS SPEED THE VICTORY 37. animals' neck hairs 38. brnn'.h of stu'iy 59 slam 40. large thick nail 42. concerns 45 high hill , 46. elevate 48. tear 49. affirmative 00. lateral boundaries 51. utter VERTICAL 1. vaiiety of lettuce 2 likely 3. significance 4. chafes -6. slender ' streak . 6. beast of burden 7. note in the scale . ancient ascetic peoples TtaMtllt. ing to 'ake a chance with the hllli-lii"s at the steering wheel for the I.I" "feed." IV r4iiifils Mr. and Mrs. Ray Pickle, who have been living with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. William Pickle, of move into property on Sycamore Seventh street, are preparing to street. Mrs. Arthur Schell Wright of (his city and Mrs. Waller E. Maxwell of Torre Haute are visiting friends in Chicago this week. Carl Dutell of Toledo. O.. came Monday for a visit with his sis-ler. Mrs. Howard Hughes, of South Seventh Street. Answer to yesterday's puzzle. HORIZONTAL 1. eccentric wheel-part 4. steady bright tiame 8. cunning 12. unclose (poet.) 13. gets up 14. golf mound 15. floral organs 17. beer mug 19. short letter 20. wax 21. Mohammedan pnncci 23. furnished with panels 26. weather-cock 27. mark of omission 23. behold 19. unit of work 20. annoyances 31. salt 32. symbol for nickel 33. puitar-Iike intti undents ?4 quo'e 0. military 9 heavy meial 10. Hawaiian ( wreath 11. Japanese' monetary unit lt. additionar 18. allowance for waste 20. is mindful ot 21. smooths . '22. feminine name 23. peels 24. puff up 25. gratuities 27 dove homes 30. fatty constituents of milk 31. warblers 33. move furtively 34. jargon . 36. dens 37. ship officers 39 foundation 40. pen 41. American author 42 among (poet.) 43. narrow inlet 44 siont 47. tliree-toed Mb Originator and Outstanding leader of "CAR CONSERVATION" PRoSE.riSP Afl I DA p a. k ! ii L jLiI! Ei B S A dTIm A NalR AI5 7 fi fjlC A N TIE RT"t N V Jsa R Otjp TIE IHlS 1 r oIn- i COP. 1 ETjOo w ! TiLX IjX A i. iL 1 Ji s TJo E R CLINTON AUTO CO. Cnrap Ante License Burch Brown, of Fulton. Mo., had to put out just 50 cents for his 1941 state auto license. On his way to the 1. cense office an animal streaked into the path of his car. He stepped, found a dead wolf. The county clerk paid him a tlO bountv. CLINTON, IND. 9-2 i 115 BLACKMAN ST. Aetee time mt kelRtivn: 27 Mianlrf. p.t by fistmss fj'kjiutt, lu?.

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