The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on December 6, 1944 · Page 4
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Clinton, Indiana
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Wednesday, December 6, 1944
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We3iiM(lfly,t)"c2cmBi'r 6, Bit. TllE DAIIV CMNTONISH' t age Foot " 'VALLEY OF DECISION" THE DAILY CLINTONIAN' 11ftir 111 imi'o niftTiiiiin h.. mignqng; mi UUir IIMIWU bLUIlJI 1U J EBERIIART. I aa The Weekly OUafamlaa 1M Id4S BY AUTHOR - DISTRIBUTED BY KIN6 fEATURES SYNDICATE, INC. She CUaton PUlBdeader absorbed In 1MM PBbllihed Dally Except Saturday and Bunday k, - -A X tmngfi L. Carey - - Editor and Publisher SYNOPSIS When Drue Cable, attractive I at tne Foatomce at uiinton, uaiana young nurse, learned her former aa Second 01a Matter r IndJiuia Republican Edtf.."Ul Aaaoeiatlaa Phone SI Phona 32 trone to bed. Mr. Brent was likewise in her own room; she had suid good night to the others and gone upstairs only a moment or two before it happened. The servants" "I'll question them. Thank you. You don't know of any family disagreements " )r, C hivery interrupted indignantly. "My dear fellow really this in not an inquiry into murder." The trooper looked at Craig1. "Well, nonot yet," he said somewhat pointedly. "Bui, realty,' begun Dr. Chivery atrofn, rubbinir hi ntnk hands to waited. He'd gone back to sleep, I thought; but as I started to moV away he spoke again in a jymblwj rush of words, something that end- ed with the words "yellow gloves That was all I could understand for the rest was only a mumbld nd he was soon overtaken by sleep while I stood there wondering what "yellow gloves" meant ... i Well, in the end I decided he wM rambling. As I hav indicated, my encounter with the dot tor and the slate troop er wan not exactly conducive to quiet slate of mind; there was also the matter of the missing gun, and the bullet that had been thrown out. And the story Drue had told me. MeMsathmm RtfUBUCAH oimtm. Association - vsr vyJHATCOUSe CARRIERS TODAY IN BUSINESS FOR THEMSELVES. Your carrier is today the same as a business man, in business for himself. He gether. His voice had rixen shrilly and unexpectedly. In spite of my intense imprest I felt obliged to rustle, put my hand on Craig Brent's wrisl, and look hard at the doctor. Dr. Chivery glanced at my right eyebrow. The trooper had looked at me too, then moved to the door and, laconic to the last, nodded and disappeared. The doctor hesitated, looked at the pin on my collar and said, "Miss . . ." "Keate," I responded. "You found my orders?" "Yes, Doctor. And I wanted to ask you . . ." One pink hand fluttered. "I'll return later and w e'll go over the situation. Just now, has our patient said anything?" "No, Doctor." "Oh. Umm. Well," he said, "he may be a little delirious, rambling; pay no attention to it. But er Nurse , , ." He glanced nervously over his shoulder toward the door and lowered his voice. "I trust I don't need to remind you that anything said in a sick room . . ." J drew myself up and almost, but not quite, forced him to look into my eyes. "I am not a gossip," I declared with some energy. I saw the flicker of disapproval behind that curtain of preoccupation. I could almost hear him think, I'll get rid of this nurse as soon as I get around lo it. He said suavely, owns his own route the same as your groc- j er or butcher, and his business is built on j the same principles as these merchants,: who buy, sell and deliver. After they have rendered you that ser-j vice they then must collect, in order to buv more, so as to serve you. The same j ' holds true with your carrier. He buys his papers, and must make his collections reg- : ularly so as to enable him to buy more papers to supply his readers. Service is what your carrier sells his readers, and to that end this circulation OT" husband, Craig Brent, was the victim of a so-called accidental bullet, he persuaded her friend and fellow nurse, Sarah Keate, to answer with her the call made by Dr. Claud Chivery from a small New England town. Sarah was unaware of Drue's previous connection with the Brent family which included Craig's father, Conrad; Alexia. Conrad's glamorous young wife who, at one time, had hoped to marry Crsig ; Nicky Senour, Alexia's twin brother; and Peter Huber. friend of Craig. Anna Haub, maid at the Brent mansion, told how Craig was found unconscious in the garden, the previous night, adding, "Beevens, the butler, said it was an accident-Mr. Craig was cleaning a gun." Alexia ordered Drue to leave before Conrad Brent discovered her presence. Drue told Sarah the strange story of her romance with Craig. They had married more than a year ago when if !;ad nursed him back to health fu.. owing an auto accident. When Craig brought his bride home, Conrad Brent made no effort to conceal his disapproval. Craig's work in the diplomatic service summoned him to Washington, and Drue returned to New York. Shortly after, she received a letter from Conrad (which he claimed Craig had asked him to write) stating his son had resigned his post to enter training as an aviator, only to discover married men were ineligible. Conrad said Craig wished Drue to divorce him, but promised they could remarry, with paternal blessing, when the training period was over. Drue got the divorce but never received any reply to the many letters Bhe wrote Craig. Now,' she is determined not to leave until Craig regains consciousness and can talk with her. Drue dashes from the room when Nicky Senour enters. Dr. Chivery tells the state trooper investigating the shooting, that the bullet he removed from Craig-'s shoulder was accidentally thrown away and the gun, too, is missing. Sarah is telling the Btory. CHAPTER EIGHT The trooper' face was as grave as a stone image. He said, "Now let nie be sure I have the facts straight. It happened last night at eleven?" Dr. Chivery, eyeing the bedpost, nodded. "The butler, Beevens, Mrs. Brent's brother, Nicholas Senour, and a guest, Peter Huber." "You talked to them yourself' said Dr. Chivery. "Yes, they said they were in the library when it happened; the butler was locking up and looking at the window catches and Mr. Huber and Mr. Senour were reading- the paper?. They heard the shot and then heard his" he nodded once toward the man in the bed "call for help. They went to the garden, found him and and no one else. They brought him to this room." "And telephoned for me," added Dr. Chivery. "At the time of the shot, so 'far as you know, Craig Brent was alone in the garden?" I "He was alone. I was at home, j reading in my library. My wife was : upstairs, writing letters. I mention I us because we are ha, ha," he in- terpolated painstakingly, "almost members of the family here. Mr. Conrad Brent Craig's father ha I department is working and we ask all read naturally, added to my uneasiness. Craig Brent continued to eleep heavily, without stirring- or saying anything more. After a while, finding it dilticult to sit still, I drifted to the deeply recessed bay window! and looked out through the streaming rain. That was how it happened that 1 saw Drue go to the garden and return. It was by that time fairly late fn the afternoon. The room and the whole great house seemed perfectly I still, except for the rain. The Brent house stood on the very edge of a little town called Balifold ; it was not quite country and not quite suburb. It was, I believe, among the outlying hills of the , Berkshires. It is a rather elegant j neighborhood. The Brent house it-j self was enormous, solid and ugly, except where iVy had crept over the chimneys and around the stone balustrades, softening their rather grim outlines. The grounds were extensive and were enclosed with a very high' stone wall. There were tall, grilled iron gates, formal lawns, thick, clipped shrubs, old trees and, directly below me, a wide slope of lawn, bordered by a tall thick hedge. This hedge was broken at one end by steps and another gate) ; which led, J guessed (and correct- ly) to the garden, where my patient ; was said to have been cleaning a gun at eleven o'clock of a dark February night. I was looking down at the lawn and steps when there was a flutter-of a blue cape and Drue came hurriedly from somewhere out of my range of vision and crossed the lawn. She was running, so the red lining of her long blue nurse's cape fluttered, and I could see the hem of her starched white skirt. Har hood was pulled up over her head but still f was perfectly sure it we Drue. She disappeared down the steps and behind the hedge and wee there for a long time, for I watched. Indeed when Drue did emerge it was perceptibly darker1 with the) fall of an early twilight. She came directly toward the house and wa carrying something under her cape I was sure of it because of the way she held the edges of the cape together, the crook of her Tlbow be1 neath the heavy folds, and the -oddly surreptitious way she hurried to ers of the Daily Clintonian ana inaian-apolis News to phone this office if you have not received your papers by 6 o'clock Til be back presently." With that, and a slanting look at my Oxford r furrow-, . : -Jd. each evening, and one will be sent you. In turn we ask that you pay your car ties, he went away. It left me alone again in that big gloomy bedroom with the rain whispering against the window and a man who'd been shot. I was a little shaken. A shooting, gun and bullet missing. Police and At the Movie rier regularly. He makes delivery all week to earn his profit or salary and must collect it in order to get his share. If you put Taking a Backward Glance W MUSH Wfdne-Nday and Thursday a doctor who wouldn't look at me. TWKVrV VKAHS To complicate it, Drue with her loveliness and her honesty linked so strongly with that dreary, secretive house and everybody in it. Espe t;( TODAY lA'K'um l',t To cially the man who had been shot. Give Itunqiiet, .Monday N'ig'ht The dark panels of the door reflected a gloomy light from the win Tliere will be a banquet, Mon Club and the Anwrican Legion auxiliary will operate u booth at the J. C. IVnny store, it is announced today by members of the local seal committee. Tim ujjore of the booth is to sell st-als In those persons who want only a few, or wliu were unintentionally missed in the rampaiK'i by mail. For many years the seals were mailed directly from Newport and the payment for limn sent there. day. Dec. 8, at Hie Clinton hotel, dows opposite. Suddenly my patient gave a kind of weak chuckle and said quite clearly, "Nice go t 7 o'clock for all members ot Millions of words have been j written about the theatricar boarding house, but it was not until PRC produced "Swing Hos-t.'ss' new comedy opening at I he I Wabash Theatre, that all these hilarious, heart-tugs and romance' was pictured on lilni. Siape actors of the '20's mak- ing their regular tours could reach the popular boarding house of the town blind-folded and the middle-aged woman usually in charge, always known as "Ma So-and-So" could be depended upon to assign ,lhe trouper to a room lie formerly occupied and serve the foods that especially ph-ased the troupe which took part 111 the American Lesion mintitrel recent ly staged at the Capitol theater. him off by telling him to collect next weeK or stop again, or come back again, or come back in the middle of the week, or words to that effect, you are working a hardship on the carrier as he must pay his paper bill in full every Saturday morning, and his profit has to wait. We all want our pay when our work is done that's only natural. So assist us in giving you the service we are striving for and pay your carrier promptly. Collection time has been changed from Saturday night to that of Friday night and Saturday morning Daily Clintonian, 15c per week; Indianapolis News, 20c per week. If you are not now a reader of both papers, phone 32 or 33 and we will see that they are delivered. This banquet Is beiiiK given by ing. It gave me a start. I hurried to the bed. His eyelids fluttered and opened; there was a gleam of laughter in his eyes and the corners of his mouth twitched. Otherwise he hadn't moved. He made a great Clinton I'ost 140 out of its general funds, officials of the post emphasizing that none of 1 he special funds raised by he minstrel Mrs. C. Wait tor a Ioiik lime, was active In the wor!t. This yi-ar. . however, the local committee bus j organized to manage the sale in j Clinion TowiiHhip and eiiy. Airs. effort and said, "Nurse . . ." would be used for this purpose "Yes. You'd better not talk." But there was something1 he had but would be reserved for the re ward some side door. (Jrace Connor was appointed lo 1 on previous visits. I ; Martha Tillou, Iris Adrian, lief of needy ex-service men and to say. I watched htm struggle for the words, his bright eyes seeking their families. nto mine. "Thought there was a However, it wasn't more than ten minutes later that Drue appeared, fresh and crisp in her while uni Charles Collins and Cliff Nazarro are starred in the film. The banquet Is tendered I he troupe by the post because of Hie large number who took part in girl. Here . . ." he said laboriously, and waited for me to reply. I hesitated. His hand still lay outside the . cover and it moved a little, and he j form and cap, with only the color in her lips and checks to prove that he d been running across the lawn said, watching me intently, "Somebody I know . . ." the show who were not members of the post. All members of the troupe are invited, botli men and women, and it was indicated by act as treasurer. Remit lances made to her will bo turned over to the county treasurer. A large part of the money raised will be retained for use in the county, and the remainder will bo sjnt to state and national headquarters. IVfMHials Miss Mary Drengacs spent Monday with Iipi' sister, Mrs. Halpli Fleming of New fjoshen. Mr. and Mrs. William Hart-man and family have returned home after a few days visits in (.s "There ts another nurre. You VALM K Tuesday and AV t diiewlay With a star-studded cast, boasting such names as Gene Titrney. Uruce Cabot, (Jeorge Sanders, Reginald Gardiner and Cedrie llardwieLe, Walter Wanger's first big production for the new sea- must sleep now." in what I could only describe as surreptitious way. She came in quietly and went at once to stand , beside the bed. (To be continued)' P. Mi ii-ui 4 ti Iviiiii Jreslum bjodlct, la officers of the Legion that the 'Arntncr i'iv ... -nit. thanks of the post would be extended at that time to each inem-ner of the cast. KIMMEL CLEARED? The Army and Navy Journal says there will be no courtmartial of Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, navy commander at Pearl Harbor at the time of the Japanese assault. The officer, it is intimated, is cleared by the Navy board investigating the disas eon, "Sundown" will open at the; -I Capitol Theater Ituipling opens as the second fa i'alace Theatre Tuesday evening, lands'' "The Battle of Marianna Is- lure. Classified Advertising Will Bring Results! Try it! Ohio. Due To lie Sold Today What little is known locally as to what, if any bids, nave been HAIR - BREDTH HARRY ter and the Army board "is Said to have ; received by the receivers for the there theater building found that it was the function of the Army j cauitoi to insure the safety of the base against ; attack". ojTfiND BELINPA JL'- irMY tXKa 15 TWf i'illilE NO FAVORS "STEADY.MISS ! WAT W I. IS A TENDER- EfeTlVFARl STILL GOOD. B WW TO ASK OF YOU. J fD-BOOM E W ..fflpV Jf LWQ HG8S6W0tW "M& HAS BEFAU,ENfc V HANDSOME A' ff Lm,SS CLACK ' J -sS VRUCt HAS AFFRiGUTEdA tyt ' M THAT ROflAWAV STEED ' iw)Mm wiyi? are various rumors, one is inai some bids have been received for considerably more than J40.UU0 at which the property is appraised. It must S"ll lor that much, or tliere must be a re-appraisement before any Kale can be effec ed. The bids are In be one;:."! I' -day at Indi.inapniis t,Mt m v : said this morning 'he t ;,l n-:. n.M T'h i,...:.t.r ! I 111 'li'.il.s I i.-. (I Hi. J120JMMI .' ' 1 'nt r:iti' uf taxation this nu'.ns a (ax bmdiu of out 14. "00 a year or of over $80 a ck lo nav In laxi-c. Tlii'li l!-ri' arc In- TILLIE the TOILER SCIENCE AND WAR. It is often asserted that one of the advantages of war is the advance of scietirn. which is popularly believed to move forward by leaps and bounds during a conflict. Dr. Robert A. Millikan, noted American physicist, does not share this belief He asserts that all scientific advantages reported would have come anyway and more rapidly without the war. Rome, Italy. Gen. Ira C. Eaker, Commander-in-Chief of the 15th Mediterranean Air Force: "The fear of falling bombs broken rail-lines, burning and broken factories, short rations, short ammunition and fuel, starvation and a hiding, skulking and beaten air force this must be t he lot of our enemy from now on without I'LL PAINT A l IS TrWytfUNSl LT HER POSE.l'LLlll SUPfiOSEl INO1. WITH HER FOR AMOPEL - MASTERPIECE FOOL, R06ER RAV YOUR FEE WHEW IT'LL BE A IT'LL BEAT THE NONA USA! . AND YOU'L.1. JT 1 HERE I THE REGULAR ' y pr KiiraiH-c. llliKirly, ivtuil'S ami LAW, SiVE UP NC'JR .TOPJJ KO, CAN'T ,E 1MMCKTAU mW) VET? iPlCTUKe irwr'2 tmaVfr9. 1 AND POSE FOR HE. 1 (I CAN'T PAY MuCH,bU- N liiccialioll to be fifiurt'd mam. IVromil-s A iimi.iIm t of fr!'iMlK o( Mr 1.. 1 :i Kintr In h'T hum" rroiniiloii Hill yi'K! u'rt a y 'araii' I,.t 2li bin Inlay aiiiiiv.-r- Kary. AI'imc and dancinji wwi- i r Juy.d TIm- lolloKiiii! iri- pn'K- .tlll: Mih. Kat'. ( am anil ila;.j:li-. i.-r. liiidi. Mrs Kinuia Khk..m-11. :.Ml Mark i I'. r. Mrs. rliui i Mluu ami daurlil' Vi Ima and;,, anil mil l-'ur.-sl itl T'tlf ii.Hl.i-. Mr. (I(i. il Kliu: and rt:l!- .ir.ii and Ml- J .-n wail anil I Wililam. j All Kallili jiim.l.. II nl HI (I . ftilltll Main Xll. "( cui-M yi-r- jii-njav al a i liii-1-in diiimT al tin' I iioiiic nl ylr. and Jim. William It. t Krin.n in Kln Hnfi-l. )r. Mii' MiMahnn and 1 liaiJClili r Mir try lr.-ln Mrs. !'(- Washington. D. C. Adm. EriK'st J. King, U. S. Fket Commandtr-in-Cliuf : "Japanese capacity to maintain the war at sea and in her advanced areas has progressively suffered, due to the loss of vital shipping. These circumstances in the Pacific theatre present a situation which POPEYE " r 1 1 7 I Ws-1 vfrilv a H I . i o i (5 y W0 MASTERPIECE OF . t O 7, f Cue cant fk-jp ime? ship wr) c0 -(sanp sculpture - iff,) M ," Miii-B anil mm. Ilailiy. .Mi's. must be as dark and threatening to Japan, j as it is full of promise to us. .lulill ItulH-rts and dalltlil Mrs Jark I.elziliK su-nt day wilh .Mrs. Klta llaiis ral Huulr lour. TKX VK.UKS MHt Toll IV ' (;roiii Voliiiilfi-r fur S.-al Salt Satiinlay Ivrisons who liave not y-c-d in llio local Christina! New York, N. Y. Eddie Rickenback-er, commenting on American retention of foreign air bases after the war: "We are spending billions on other people's property, and if we get nothing else out of it we should have the right to use those facilities after the war." When it comes to production, nobody beats the record of Indiana farmers. drive will havf tin' niiuortunity j to aid tin' I'isrln ai-'ainst tubi-ri uin- ; sis Saturday wln-n ri-iiri'si-malhi-s of til" Delia Tail and Tri KaiM'a ' I I I I , i I 1 ii ,- ., ' f I ' II.IM sororities, the UueiiH-ss Women's j

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