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Wednesday, December 13, Wf. TIIE DAILY CLINTONIAN Page Four MlfiNONG. "POLES APART" THE DAILY CUMOMAN iflLF IN MAIM S CLOTHING EBERHART itoaB.dc H I? DISTRIBUTED BY KIN0 FEATURES SYNDICATE, INC. bltabed m Tbe Weeklr ClintonUn INtMl 0 1345 BY AUTHOR - Clinton PUInleur atworhod In lv-m Published D.it't Except Saturduy and Buufia drown him, for she was holding a where, someone flung open a door. towel dripping with water to nis head. feorge L. Carey - - Editor and Pub!isti Then I reached my patients room. It was lighted as I had left it. But the bed was empty. The room "Drue!" "Sarah, he's been hurt! Look... His face was drained-looking; I mt the Pnarofflee at Clinton, Indiana M Btond Clan Matter was empty. Craig Brent was gone and so was Drue. ' InAUna Republican EJ'K. tal aMociatloa I rushed into the room ami she lifted the towel from one temple and it was cut and bleeding. searched it a little frenziedly; I re Phone S3 Phone 33 "What happened .' "I don't know. He wasn't In his mnm when I came upstairs. 1 member looking under the bed and pulling out the heavy red curtains and looking behind them, though not even a cat could have hidden successfully there. The cat but looked for him and found him here. Like this ..." : '..- " ; :-: ' . . 1 wmJOn I ' : J. ' .'.' '. " Ilil" H iilri lit Bkmdi "llsil Ho wore a dressing gown and KtPUBU'AH tDIlVSi. the cat was gone. too. No one was in slippers and a blanket had been put the bathroom, no one m the little dressing room. round him. Blanket and an: i .-kcd, kneeling to look closer at the cut. CHAPTER FOURTEEN CrniB ''( s'liiil munlet and now Cunriul Hrent was (lend. It was not a comfortable thought, liven fo, I was a little taken aback to find my linnd had pone out to-vnnl the brandy decanter. I wan, r, '. i d, in the very net of lifting it .i:.l lea.liintr for a plass when I l.ii!i-d. llavinjr been n practicing iiti.taler oil my life, 1 withdrew my hand quickly, although, as to that, there was not enough brandy in the decanter to make a very blai k mark on my record. 1 hud, however, already touched the decanter but 1 thouKht nothing of it, then, and looked apaip. about the room. Clues? There weren't any. Not even ciparette or cipar ashes. A cuff link would have come in handy just then, I thought, or burned papers in the fireplace. But there wa3 nothing. Nothing but Conrad Brent, and the only thing I could be fairly sure of was that however he had died, it was due in the end to an acute heart blin k. His face was ashy gray, with x tinpe of bluff in the lips what is callii' anosis. He still wore dinner i -hes, except he had taken off his dinner jacket and replaced it with a short, brown velvet lounge coat; his black tie hung in strings, and his collar was open. I was looking at that when without warning bombs began to drop on the house. At least, it sounded like it. For all at once somewhere in the house there was a thud, a series of loud As 1 came out or it, nurryinp. Maud Chivery, in a voluminous, flowered dressing gown, came sweeping into the bedroom ami aimed a flashlight directly into my e?es. "What was that noise? What happened?" she cried. Then she saw the bed and squealed. "What have you done with t'raig?" What had done with Craig! "Conrad Brent is dead. He's in the library. You'd better call the doctor." I snatched the flashlight from her hand. Her face turned waxv and her bright eyes became two sharp points of light; I thought nho wns n-oine to faint, for she said. "O-o-o-oh." in a kind of whistle '..:r7--;V..:.?v from utterly blanched lips. So I gave her a push toward a chair and turned to the door. NEED BLOOD DONATIONS. The treatment of wounded men, in the present war, is far better than that given fighters in any previous war. This is especially true of the men who fight under the American flag, because the nation has put their welfare above every other consideration. The news comes from San Francisco that it is now possible to deliver fluid flood to Leyte Island forty-eight hours after it is drawn from a donor in that city. More Alexia was standing there in the door; a crimson dressing gown clung to her lovely, curved body an.l fell, trailing, around her feet; her small, pointed face loomed from a cloud of fine black hair. "Conrnd . . ." she said in a kind thumps and then a clatter as of shattering glass. I ran to the door .f the library and flung it open. nt whisner. "Conrnd." And then ESS a as I made to pass her, she clutched at me. "Where is Grain? What has To neise stopped as suddenly as ' in. except it seemed to me w.-re echoes all through the happened to him . . .?" "It's what I'm trying to find out.1 i.-e. Xo one was in the hall, and I unloosed her nointed. vehement . had started toward the stairs uhen Peter Huber came running from the end of the hall, beyond the fingers and went hurriedly into the stairs, gave a wild look around th "No. I brought the blanket. He must have heard us downstairs, and tried to come, and fellagainst something." "What was he doing in here?" His puljo wasn't bad; I took a ginpei !y look at the dressings on his sho'jhler and the wound hadn't opened again for there seemed to be no fresh bleeding. "I don't know. But he was here, not in the hall. Is he hurt?" There was a sharp anxiety in her tone. "Oh, the cut isn't bad. Painful maybe, later. We'll put something on it. The thing to do is get him back to bed before he gets pneumonia." I sat back on my heels and took a long breath. Drue said jerkily, "When I saw him like that 1' thought he was dead. There'd beer, no sound of a shot. But 1 thought . . ." She stopped and leaned over him and pressed the towel to his temple again. My knees were still shaking. "What was the noise?" I asked. "What noise?" "Il'at ..." I stared at her face, bent over Craig. 'That noise 1 Surely you heard it." "I didn't hear anything." she said, intent on Craig. "Perhaps I was in the bathroom. Sarah, do you think we can carry him?" I gave up. "No," I said, "111 get somebody to help." I got up, and. as I moved, Craig Brent's eyelids fluttered and opened. His eyes were hazy, the pupils were small and sharply black so I knew he was still heavily drugged. But his eyes fastened upon Drue's face leaning close above him, fastened and then changed as if a flame leaped into them. His lips moved a little and he said in a faint whisper, "Drue . . ." She didn't speak; she only leaned over him, her white cap haloish in the light, her face inexpressibly tender and brooding. I cleared my throat abruptly and said, "How did, you pet here? What happened?" He didn't look at me; I don't think he heard me. He just kept on looking up at Drue with something alive, something urgent and important and so vital it had almost a being of its own. in their meeting look and in their stillness. Yet Conrad Brent lay dead in the study; a hypodermic syringe waa in my white pocket; and Craig had warned, "there'll be murder done." (To be continued) Ceprrlclit br Mlcncn 0. Eberbartf OUU1W.LM1 0) KU4 Iciuiw bMiict& lag, hall. Craig couldn t be tar away. So I tried the bedroom nearest me; the door opened upon chill, orderly emntiness and a "Stag at Eve" great empty hall, saw me and shouted. "What was that?" He didn't wait for an answer but ran up the stairs taking the steps gazed mournfully at me from above the mantel. No sign of Craig or three at a time and I ran alter him. over, the blood is seventy-five per cent efficient twenty-one days after being donated. We have no expert knowledge as to the difference between blood plasma and fluid blood, but we understand that there are cases when a wounded man, who has lost oxygen as well as blood, requires liquid blood for recovery. In this connection, a dispatch from Paris says that the Army newspaper, Stars and Stripes, declares, "There just isn't enough blood being given by folks back home." The paper intimates that the medics have been able to store up only two nints of blood for everv man in action, al nrne. I started toward the door op posite and, as I turned, I bumped The noise seemed to come from the second floor and Drue was up there alone with Craigtwho had been the intn a man hurrying along. Taking a Backward Glance victim of one attempt at murder the previous night. I U KXTV VKAIiS We collided with a shock that whirled us around toward each other and it was Nicky. He all but pushed me out of the way and I dropped Maud's flashlight. It struck his foot, I believe. At any rate, he swore in a sharp, startled way and cried, dancing on one foot and rlasning the other in his hand, "Did Well, I'm not too fleet on my feet, although I took the stairs at what amounted to a gallop. When 1 reached the hall above, Peter Huber . TO.Y stair H.alih lkirl had disanpearcd. The main, wide part of the corridor stretched dimly piven by the members of the Em-broidery Club at the home of .Mrs. Creed Fitzpatrick of Terre Haute yesterday. Clifford R. Perry, former Clinton resident and brother of Mrs. Ciiarlts D. liunyan of IHanford. is in tbe Marine Hospital. Fort Stanton. New Mexico, for training. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kutciier of South Sixth Sireet have returned to their home after visit-in ai the home of Mr. and Mrs. .lames E. But; her of Atberton. Mrs. Archie ('arm if heal f South Sir.ih Street visited h"i mother, Mrs. William Williams of Terre Haute yesi erday. fiwav ahead oi me and oenino me you see Conrad? Where is he?" "In the library." "Is he dead? Are you sure? Is there were two or three night light along it; they were not bright ar.d he dead?" His eyes w:re bright as the shapes of occasional ena iewels in his elegant, small face. ramrcd against the walls loomed r.p like c'ium.;y dark creatures waiting "Go and look for yourself," I tiouneement. made it clear that the institution while ready to open her1, was w ailing for ?lock sal1 reguireiiifiiT to be ni"t. The branch, he said, will be located in the Clinton Tru: Company building with Maurice 11--z-arty. New port. :is iuan;m.T. in Uk-first f-w w ''iis, A: bury wiii as-slr ihe iiKiluif'T. v.)f) is tire son of H'rany, pnid' nt of the hank. Additional he!jt will be t-m i-lcyed at a later date, it was said. The pupils of (he trade school, lindtr the direction of Marian Hire, music sup rv:;-or. wiil pre-st nt the opr r Ma Tln- Cros.s-paieii Fairies" al tbe pymnasiHia Tursd: y iiKiriiini:. D-c, 't. The cast nt clmrafiTs inel'id-d ("leta Alkire. Sarain Ti'-enipson. Fr'-d-'f- sn.mned. and retrieved the flash there for lirev. but did not move. A narrow corridor crossed tl;e main one just on the other side of .Mi-ii ;riiii Sain j ill's of Milk Sol.l in linloii Dr. I. 1. Whim, eity boalih (J-fifr. lodny nils atTfjntion to soiuf analysis of mi)k made bjT a r. ,n si ntaiivc of tlio stale board oi ii'alili. wlio bas been working in f Jinton 1'roiu time to time, dur-inc this yjar. Itiyphtyinff liitb? sheets, t-on-T;iiuiii-' e(!)i s of wliat iho analy-of ;-;hjiI Irs Phowed, Dr. While p-iid. "Th re lias been sum i;n-v(i -iiient Fiuce llie.se fani)l'Jf-w.-rc ta'; n iiji fir.-'. "Unt he -Vr.v-H t J : i I soijh samples show . iKihl dii t" in lite bottles and but!T fitt i:nt!'T tiie 4 jj-r ecit light as he hurried toward Maud and Alexia who were at the door of Craig's room. I heard Alexia say, "I'm going down. Come with me. the stairwell and appeared to lean lo?-ard the servaius' wing ar.d bacU.?-.irs: Peter Huber must haio Ax the Movie j Maud. . . ." Then I opened the next doer and found Craig. The room was a kind of linen closet, narrow and long, lined with cupboards and smelling of lavender, and Craig lay at full I.Tirth on the floor with Drue bend- turned into that or into some rooi.i. I didn't stop to look for him. As I ran along that dim, wide prnlT, my starched, white skii t rustling and whii-pcrincoziinrt the shadowy v.ins. tr.e house h.-gan to s:.r. ij.rneone rang a beil bomc- i:LfK though they have a quota of five pints of blood. ! We call attention to this matter, although it should be recognized that no ser- J ious effort has been made to secure blood donation in many areas of the nation. Evi- j dently, donations in established centers ; have equalled the immediate demands of! the sen-ice, but it is just possible that j heavier casualties will make it necessary , to call for a greater response. j The Stars and Stripes points out, how- ever, that blood donations rise "when the ' war news is bad End fall when it gets good," but adds that "when the war news i is good is when the blood is needed, because it takes blood lots of blood to , make it good". ' IN TIME, PERHAPS. There are many people so busily concerned with the problems that confront iek Sirup. K'iih ."Jarnn. ii.S over him apparently trying to 1 Mill.. .iii-O SOlMf f-iioW -ri"nie;iljy tsnsaijfac- iii "l.arl 11a a se. .la nice Ii;i( , Uobby Conhi;n. Wanda Col!i-r ai;d .J:ick Ca s i'la-!;. Tbe ILiim Har.d. unit's one ; Tue-biy and W eiim Mlay 1 1 o w a yo u n k Vrf jic )i p rl defied the oppressors of iier enn- : (jiH'red coMiti y is told in KKU j Itadio s titiijliiiff new drama. "Ma-t'ejjjuiseile Fii'i." st.-rrin Simone .liHtii as KliZ..beth. a French pa-trint who. it h t he aid of two '.'he's, deir.ers her village from ' t raniiy. S'lijore Siiiion is said to l:a e iti . I In- i ;i-'. 'iri 'J milk sliows ui ii,n. !i 11. ! - -1 !o l.ll' H tiy. 1 Pi-'V- aire. With Preston Foster, Victor I Mel.a-'li n. i.ois Andrews and Kent !T.iy!nr topping the cast, the film ' shows accurately Touhy's daring -scape from Joiiet Prison and the eaj.lnre which climaxed one of the greatest iiinniiunts in his- reer. JiiJiii Knur... Hurt Kreusvr. i,;,iiri-. Kdiiiur-i! ;loer, Alan Napier. Ja- sun Hniuriis anil Kay ' W.tlS.t -II prim, 'm ilt in 1h; supporting east. y ,. i.:lay end Tliur-:ly "Partners. Trail'' featuring Aeuon rilit out of the head- Johnn;- Mack Brown, and ltay- ij,.s js iiaiured in l'"th Century- numJ a.r;cn op--as al lie- Palace j.-iix s "Hokt Ti.uiiy. Canesler:" ".: !." '!'" ':'"" K iipiI liulOic is i!.vild. a IS." f r-'!a v.ir- (V:.,m:iN i,,.... -K.vs i:;ir,i'.ii- anil; T,,.,. j.fi s-'-eond t!ie film at Ihe Wahasli Th- 1'iry. oni-hl tiie III I; -I r,.... N.- I- j'J . m.,:- !. ,., j pfjPFYF ONG V ONG StJA'rf SNAr; fcTJLK 1 Ai?TISTS fV".AKE BIG THE tUPA U3EP TO L BlULT FlPfES ANP BL!W OMG OMQ V THEV Yi-PH 5UCH T OMfl I nisl(3 iSILLW TeiCKSOU 1 HA.'HA.r i'.;"1,,.",;': ,:'','f!:'"l.'!'.:'w: ( ssjo use A -rc-Ats;' GULP ) GULP) MEGULP; BUT ( SNAr: fcNAr, CJNKj, i TOO SLOV$?S$Z'1 LNU, btJur I n-wi v I FATEN UUOR'SE HAMBUKfctKS- j hr.n it1 ' n (OUT MATCHES UJlTH ONIOM f VES- '47 uom-t TWO ONIONS iv.:...'.'i. v il xJ ,!-.:, i.. :.li'H : H.i j N. ' i "3 X? IF MJ PLEASE the world that thev fail to concentrate upon the problems that confront them. No matter what issues may arouse the emotions, the main occupation of an individual is the business of becoming an improved human being. This is not a limited enterprise. It requires, full time and full power. The cynical point out that the rewards that men bestow upon each other, through various forms, do not flow to individuals upon the basis of what may be considered higher human development. This is true, very often, but there are rewards that come to human beings without the intervention of others. In time, however, the material rewards that aid living will be in proportion tc human Oki- fillip 'I'i'i.-r'..-in mm, ' J - A-'.' it ri'.i. ::! V ,.r. v Is- - ; ' ir' ' , I r--!. 4F T. ;;::'; v.;': dan dunn " - ' v n -'" rvoncv fn M-e'-- ("'sv---t i that's a T it is written im IS WRITTEN H -m i r-n I TdoggoneI IF THE FIRST AW LAST CHARACTERS TO BE SUR'E.'-S PACHTREE? KATA KANA" TriE WERE CHlNtbfc.H LAIMGUA&E CF THE WOULD BE Must AUUfci 1 1 I MEAN? 4 L iitHUl.Krll.y Ni " Mr':.,! ,.ir- j' 1. S;-.l..r ,.! - C-C ' "V ? i-t ,.,.. I,,,,., -v.. ...., 2--. -J - rJlS Washington: Chairman Robert I . Doughton, of the House Wfiys? ?r, 1 ",'(nrs Committee: "Any poptvvar t?-: bi;' t1, we wrote now would be v.-ort' 'k s b'nusf we won't know what kind of a tax bill 1; draw up until we see more clearly than v.e do now the conditions we shall face at the close of the war." P s mj Ma, l 7 New York: Rev. .T. Hucfh O'Donnf';. President of ICotre Dane: "The entire structure of American education needs to be rebuilt, not on a new foundation, but upon the old one. The truth is that some years apo too many schools went on a pedagogical jovride. The crash was .......... n v., 'ia r I i.--2 luSjl " KE HCpD "THE TAx OUT OFl Y'KNiOvU. 1 0'SE MY SUCCE: i :;r: Li.: -,... iu:,.,n ; ; -nil IF .k TOILER I TCVBS. ilHOVM I iHOVU 1 K FOR E3M6 E,UCH Aj I 1!J THE ARMY ALU TO RODSt "- " ".'-. -Wi FSSSEK.T1 DO DO 1 BLAMED SNGD ' " - !"' ",r. " Iru- r.-r... rT4C K'.. KC? HtlfiRS? 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