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"(Tuesday, December i, , - - - J TIT E D AIL V CMNTONIAN Page Four "JET PROPULSION EXPERIMENT" THE DAILY CLINTOIVIAIV MIGNON Q; EBERIIART i ..miww ... .... .- . . , .J,.i-3Oi$yi0it.Jmmt WOLF IN MAN'S CLOTHING I Ml DISTRIBUTED BY KINS FEATURES SYNDICATE, INC. BY AUTHOR KaHlifcrd a Ttia Waeklr Oteumtaa 1M Tfc CUMoa FUlndeabr absorbed In 1WW Fabliau Ball Excapt Saturday ul Suaaar ' fciiHn L. Carey - Editor and Publisher Patarad mt the Poatoffice CUnloa, LndJaaa M Second Class Matter CHAPTER THIRTEEN It was just then, by the way, that Delphine entered my life and the bedroom. I felt something soft brush against my ankle and on suppress tar Indiana Republican Edtt..lal ing a sharp cry and looking aowr. Phone 8S Phone 32 ward I discovered an enormous Maltese tomcat, with blazimr sreen eyes and battle-scarred ears who It was as if someone had been carrying something a ladder, fireplace tongs, perhaps a hammer) along the ball and had accidentally bumped it against the door. But people don't carry hammers, or ladders, through sleeping houses after midnight. I was looking at that little dent, touching it with my finger, when a woman somewhere screamed. It was a short, breathless little scream, cut off hefor it was more than begun. But I knew somehow that it was Drue. I knew too that it came from downstairs. But I don't remember moving, although I do have a dim memory of clutching at the banister on the stairs and of the slip- indecisive moment, staring down at Conrad Brent's body aprawUd there awkwardly, with his face sunk over one shoulder ana bis mouth a little open. ( remember feeling that I ought to get a towel and tie that square, but no longer formidable, jaw before rigor mortis set in. And then instantly I thought the police wouldn't Jike it; must touch nothing. Police? But Drue's wild words hadn't meant that she had murdered him. I'd thought of murder and police only because Craig had said, there'll be murder done. Craig I I'd forgotten him. "I've got to go back to my patient! I believe Mr. Brent is dead, but call Dr. Chivery!" I reached the door and thought of Drue. I couldn't leave her there in that rnnm beside Conrad Brent, to be stalked to the hearth-rug, turned around twice, sat down and hooked Jck y KiPuiucAM mmm. at me. He had aDDarentiv drifted si T AssoaauM lently along the shadows of the hall under chairs and tables and near the wall, so I hadn't seen what was a habitually stealthy approach. And I couldn't get rid of mm. I held the door open invitingly and perineas of the marble floor in the whispered, "Kitty, kitty," and he merely looked disdainful. I went to !Jf . - ' -vj- ... ; . ' ,? . v ban. The door to Conrad Brenta library was open and there was a light. Drue was there, her face as white as her cap. She had something in her hand and she was bending over Conrad Brent, who lay half on the floor, half on the red leather couch. He was dead; I saw that. Drue said in a strange, faraway voice, "Sarah Sarah, J've killed him" Then there were footsteps running heavily across the marblf floor, toward us. Drue heard them, too, and turned; the bright tiling in her hand caught the light and glittered. In a time of shattering emergency, action is altogether instinctive. It's only afterward that you question that action and then it's too late because it is already accomplished for good or bad but cer W ILL W OMEN NL KSE WOl'NDED MEN? The Army Nurse Corps reports that 3,753 nurses are needed in Army hospitals in this country and 1,000 for service overseas. Battle casualties are rapidly coming into the United States, many patients requiring special treatment. Since July, there questioned by this young Huber or by anyone else. Not just then. I went quickly back to her. "You to up to Craig," I said. "Stay there with him." "But I . . ." she began. I interrupted, "Hurry I" I hoped Peter Huber would not notice how urgent it sounded. However, Drue weut. I made sure she was on the way upstairs, then said aguin, sharply, to Peter, "Get the doctor. I'll stay here." "Wouldn't you rather I would stay with him? I don't mind. You can call tlie doctor." "No," J said. "I don't know the number. ..." "But the telephone operator . . ,w 1 said again, "Hurru," and must have sounded as if I meant it, for he gave me a startled look and went away. I closed the door behind him and went to the corpse of Conrad Brent. "I've killed him," Drue had said, clutching a hypodermic syringe. Presently I found the mark. It was a tiny red spot on his left arm so very small yet, if they found it, what would thev sav? Everyone ia has been an increase of almost three hun him and swished with my sKirt ana he was only slightly entertained. I started to take hun up in my hands and he simply lifted one solid gray paw and planted it upon my hand in id firmly put out his claws. He didn't scratch or dig them in, but he gave n to understand then and there . -it h bad little if any scrup;,.'. So in the end I let Delphine stay. He took a complete bath, paused to stalk something that was not under the couch and went to sleep in a tight gray ball. Z moved to a chair, to the sofa, to the bed, to stare down at Craig, and then back to a chair. The trouble was, of course, I knew too much and still too little. It was an uneasy kind of night, wakeful, sumehow, and troubled. But nothing happened. Nothing happened really, akhough once in a lull in t':w wind and rain I thought I heard qui"! footsteps in the hall. The s.-emed to sleep, yet there was a ii iming. sentient quality about it, u o. T,u' cat didn't move. My patient slep: heavily. The wind creaked the shutter out.-iile and sighed down the chimney. Twelve o'clock came and Drue didn't come with it. Twelve o'clock and twelve-ten, and still she was not there. At tweive-lifteen two things happened. Delphine opened his eyes, .;tenetl them all at once without firming, sat up and stared fixedly j .. t.:e bla:ii; r.i.n's ef tiie loor to ; ii.e hall. Just attired nt it, for a long time. Then something bumped, J hard and sharp, against t;u- djor. A long silence followed. J nuist have got up, for I remember standing very still, listening. There was no other sound, no retreating foot- , steps, no movement, no voice. Because of this, or because of tainly forever. I reached out and took the shining thing from Drue's hand. It was a hypodermic syringe; the barrel was empty and a needle was in place. Drue was staring down at Conrad Brent, her eyes wide and dark in her white ace. She said, in that queer, faraway voice, 1 man t mean to kill him. I was trying to help him. But he he died. ..." i that house knew that the man who lay there, dead, had come between Drue and her young husband, and now that she had come back he was 1 . . l couldn't put my hand over her mouth, for it would have been seen ; son of Terre Haute, have returned to their homes utter visiting at the homes of Mrs. Kelly's parents, Air. and Mrs. Uoyd Henry Taking a Backward Clance the sound of the footsteps had till determined to give her no quar abruptly stopped at the door. I thrust the hypodermic syringe into "' and Mr. Kelly's mother. Mrs. class sched- . nf , ,,ll..rvni ! A revised list of my pocket and said loudly, to cover TWEXTV VKAKS AGO TODAV lion't Worry Club Met ules for the county will be published in the near future. Inventor j To our ears this week hae Miss Klizabeth Ann Pitman, who is a student at Indiana L'ni-versity, is a member of I he casi of "The Brat" which is being presented at the college on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. The Don't Worry club met yes- dred per cent in the number of patients evacuated from overseas. More than 150,-000 servicemen are now in Army hospitals in this country and nurses on duty are overloaded. The reluctant admission is made that recruiting methods have failed to secure the necessary number of nurses and Representative Frances Bolton, author of the bill creating the Nurse Cadet Corps, recently warned nurses: "If you do not respond, then we on Capitol Hill will be forced to find some way, because we will have our men cared for." The Representative has just returned from the European front, where she witnessed at first hand the terrific overload on Army nurses. Moreover, she was impressed by the wounded fighting men, requiring the best attention that the nation can provide. After sifting all possibilities, with disappointing results, the War Manpower Commission recently classified 27,000 registered nurses as 1-A Nurse Corps material. Colonel Florence A. Blanchfield, Superintendent of the Corps, wrote letters urging them to join up, calling attention to heavy casualties and asserting that "our men are deserving of the best that American nursing can give". She received only five hundred replies and less than two hundred of the applicants could be processed for actual admission to the Corps. whatever Drue was trying to say, "Don't be frightened; we'll get the doctor . . and turned around. It was Peter Huber who stood there; nt least, it wasn't Alexia who might itave heard what Drue said, or Nicky which would be the same hi ng. Drue shrank into silence; I hoped terday at the home of Mre. Mar- come rumor that fortune as well success had crowned the ef ter. "I ve only tonight," she said. Well, perhaps Claud Chiverjr wouldn't see that tiny red mark. I rolled down the cuff, fastened it and adjusted the brown velvet sleeve of his lounge coat; then I looked around the room. Nothing much was changed since my interview in that room during the late afternoon. The d?sk lamp was still lighted; the lire had burned down to gray nihes with crimson undertones; i'.i decanter of brandy still snrd .mi t',g desk not, however, on 1::." tray but on the edge of the de.-k. The room was warm and bo still that everything in it .scor.eii to have a quiet, in-t'-r;f y observant life of its own, as garet Donald, in south bixtn .street. A picnic chicken dinner was served and the afternoon was spent in playins panics, music it was prudence but was afraid it something less easily accountable, (ncrham two or three) ! was not. Peter uttered an exclama and dancing. Three contests were enjoyed. Frizes were awarded to Mrs. Dorothy Wlieaton and to Mrs. Jeannetle Martin. The fol elapsed before I went to the door j tion and came quickly into the and opened it. No one was in the ironm. hall; it stretched emptily away on "Sick?" he cried. "Good heavens! cither hand with the ehaire here ' He looks horrible. . . ." He stopped and there makin? heavy shadows. ! beside me, clutching his red dress-Hut no one was there. I ing gov.n over vividly striped pa- forts of a scientifically-minded man in this city, inventor of a device to protect power companies from current thefts. The inventor is Lawrence Kd-wards, employe of the Clinton office of the Northern Indiana power Company. We are informed by an assoriale that, while the patent on the device has not yet been sold, negotiations are being made with an eastern concern. The device is an improved elec j At the Movies 1 PALA4I-; jTuentay ami WeiUieMUy ' How a young Freiirh girl deified the oppressors of her eon-ijuered country is told in KKO Radio's thrilling new drama, "Ma- demoiselle Fiti," starring Simone ; Himoii as Elizabeth, a French patriot who. with the aid of two I believe indeed I know that Jamas, "ties dead isn t he7 Well, I've been a nurse for a long lowing members wen present: Mrs. Hettie Lindsay, Mrs. Doro thy Wheaton and dauphter, Mrrf. Marie Newland and childrn. Mrs. Faye Donald. Mrs. Lilly Wilson Mrs. Louise Muncie, .Mrs. Fannie Morris and daughter. Mrs. Elizabeth Payne and children and Mrs. if th? rhr.ii-s and books, the coat arm.-, over the mantel, the objects en the itcA, things intimately associ-at'-'.l with the life of Conrad Brent, were all watching me me and that forever silent figure, gray-faced and inert on the couch. (To be continued) Cwrrtilit or Mttaa a Kfttrhart : DUttlliuMi . KIM ytlu'ci IAdieu, las. tric meter, which indicates any .everal moments passed, while I .oorl there. Long enough, at least, jr ir.e to discover the rather queer lin-r 1 did discover and that was a n ! of dent, small and not deep but i' n di'iit, in the waxed gleaming - otic of the panels of the .11;.' I held open. , time; I know death when I see it. But I made sure while he watched me. "Yes. he' dead," I said at last. "What was it? Heart?" "I don't know. Yes, I suppose so." All throe of us stood there -for an "jumping"' to se-j others, delivers her village from without registering ; tyranny. tampering o cure current riarah Goodhue. The next meeting the use a source of considerable loss to utility companies. Pergonals Dr. William Kelly of Blackman Hiinwne Million is said to have the best emotional role of her career. John Kmcry, Kurt Kreuger. Edmund Clover. Alan Napier, Ja- will be Thursday at tut- home of Mrs. Ruth Connor in South Kishth street. hosier Knefcrr At Wabash V. W. The Nurse Cadet Corps, which wasi AKA.SI1 Humbly, Monday ajul Tui'Kday Willi the raves of Hollywood's previtw critics reaching an un Vox's filmizalitiu of Maxwell Anderson's sensational Broadway i stage hit, "The Eve of St. .Mark." openiliK at the Wabash Theatre. ' was destined to be one of the most important and eatjeily-a- liam Kythe and .Michael O'.SIiea and with a brilliant supporting cast. "The Eve of St. .Mark" Is being acclaimed the greatest emotional experience to come out of this war. and Hie most impelling romance eer screened. subsidized by Congress with the idea of filling both military and civilian nurses' needs, has not been very effective. It is jilreet has returned to his home ( son Kobards and Fay Helm are from his hunting trip, bringing ; prominent in the supporting cast, with him a deer which he killed "Partners Trail'' featuring while hunting with some friends. ' Johnny Mack Brown, and Hay-The parly bagged fhe deer. j mond Hatlon opens at the Palace Dr. and Mrs. W. N. Kelly of (Theatre tonight as the second Blackman Street and W. H- John- feature. precedented crescendo of enihusi Avocintiofi Dinner J. W. Fesler. one of the best known Indianapolis lawyers, mill be the principal speaker at the annual meeting of the Wabash valiuy weUan' association, at Clinton Odd Fellows hall, next Sunday noon. asui. It becomes even more appar-j waited screen eieius oi uie yeai. ent than ever why 20lh Century-) Featuring Anne Baxter, Wil POPEYE J I FIGURES THIS TREE OFJTA TTj Wk J NOO) I VAM V lipi ( TIAA-dTD Quake a goop hullfor our i gj goner shake 'mi I I fir) DCK' y' C BUT HOOD ARE IDE GOMMA SAU) IT POflrTfXJSJ ! J ME HEAP FROM fj.i. j v-f VOJE LOST ALL OUg TOOLS, Vtf&Klj&wsXSgS eROffl 1 0Nf (fE11Tx!?fc Pi' 1p3e) ) ; fc It is expected about 100 will -attend the meeting which will be marked by the other features now ' well known in connection with the annual meetings of this oikuu-iziuion. Tii" Wabash Valley company, now pail of the Insull sys-1 reported that of 10,000 cadet nurses, grad- i uating between January and August this! year, the Army got only three hundred.! Army nurse recruiters say that if half the 18,500 cadet nurses, graduating between August and the end of this year, would join, the problem would be temporarily solved. The Nurses Corps numbers 40,726, but an additional 10,000 are desired immediately. The hope is held out that cadet nurses will supply this number. Only twenty-four per cent of the nurses graduated in 1942 went into service and so far, it seems, less than one-third of those graduated have joined up for service. We call attention to the facts as reported from Washington, without being able to suggest the answer. Certainly, if it is the business of American men to fight for their country, it is the business of the tern, stronger than ever oe-I'ore. The plant of the town of Fillmore. Putnam county, is the last addition authorized to the valley system. l being the 4Mb town in the system. Mr. Fessler. already well known, wan a candidate for the nomination for governor, at the time Warren T. McCray was adjudged by the majority of republicans to be a better choice. Air. Fesler is regarded as capable, dependable, a strong thinker and an eloquent speaker. DAN DUNN , , IeioiuiLs Miss Arizona ration, oi nouui r.... i w MM VES OF COURSE! BUT DR. M?GAW, I'M A women of the countrv as a whole, to see to : street, soent today in Ter- SOMET Mfci 1M 'JNhri 7 I W.r,-Wlb DOUBT IF IT HAS ANY1 IMPORTANCE Lihai s tvtn m wuiti; tics h VVCRSE T COMING TO f ABOUT YOU, DAN.' TAKIrt' HOT AH hRTISTJ SPECIAL GOVERNMENT MAN '--THIS PAPER WAS it that wounded soldiers, sailors and ma-;'''' Hauie. . , . . AlisK Irene Clements, t. acher ol nnes are assured adequate nursing care.: " hooL u pending the --A VERy ORDINARY WORD a i iAi-unrnr I THAT PAPER WE GOT Or F IRWIN-- HE b TH' NAZI TO AN ARTIST? CURATOR OF FOUND ON A DANGEROUS NAZI AGENT CAN VOU with her par- week end visilinn ORIENTAL ART rmm3Smm AY THE MUSEUM) f f if an me iacts citea seem 10 empnasize something that is rather difficult to under- etand fha 9nniirftnl nnathxr rtf Imoriign TELL ME WHAT IT MEANS? ; ents in Brazil. Several Clinton women, mem- he Daughters ot Aiuen- . , . -""lbers of t Connection With he duties that , ,if.r.ded an initiation of the aiter.ded 1 women in America at Terre Dausluers of war entails. Haut?, Thursday. The following Clinto:i residents were presem. Mr. OlMe Russell. Mrs. Ola Calla han. Mrs. Alice Lyons. -Mrs. Blanche Foster and -Mrs. Bertha Bonner. TKX VEAIH : Washington: Undersecretary of War Robert P. Patterson: "This type of fighting, where an adequately equipped and well-led enemy in prepared positions is determined to hold his ground at a sacrifice is inevitably costly. We are suffering severe casualties and are facing the grim prospect of more to come." New York: Linwood I. Noyes, President of the American Newspaper Publishers Association: "The message that will save industry must be run in all newspapers and regularly for the only way the majority of the people can be reached VJHy .URE. RODOE ! 1 7T AK TOO.W I,;I70 KnruHed In Fe tias!-!! A check of enrollment in the Vermillion County federal emergency educational schools today revead that a total of 1.370 person-, were attending its classes, it is announced by Miss Taimi Lahii. supervisor. MERCY! MA3"OR hubbs is TILLIE the TOILER -t HELLO, VOU OLD EX COR FLORAL S A1 I vmht; HELLO, MlHlNkl VJILL 50O EE ENOU6HJ OWE OF THE HUSH TONED I Sr?.,, - I NEED 500 BUCKS I'M SORRV BUT MSAY THERE'S ROD6E HUBBSES AVviFULt-y HUB65. HE'S GOT UN DELL VMONT LET HE POSE This figure. Miss 1-anti siaieo of the FOR SIOTHINQ is not complete because enrollment met that the school is by placing the proper message in every crli town and every village of the nation. Washington: Sen. Guy M. Gillette, (Di Iowa : "If the present trend in internation is still coming in. Men. aecording to enrollment figures, outnumber women. Of the 1.370 students. 736 are men and S10 women. All persons interested in the courses are to meet at the school buildings in these communities En.-olliueiit is open lo any person 1 yiurs "f ' r "bier lei K al affairs continues, the military victory which is certain to he ours will a- lost po lilically." iiiot atleudiliB tne public m-IhiuI.

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