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Wednesday, May 20, 1936
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 1936 - THE ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD, ALBANY, OREGON PAGEoTHREE by Jean Seivwright O K6 NEA W, lot MSB i ... f - ... .- Gall Had Talent, 1 1 Ambition and $500; i Read What Happened When She Tried to Find a Job Beginning a New Serial That Takes You Behind Scenes in the World of Fashion hurrying men and women. Every r v j: r i been furious at first. Later, when she had met Miss Cranston, a friend of her mother's, she stilled her rebel heart.. After all, the separation from her father was to be only for a few months. When vacation time arrived she'd be with him again. Gail waiting for the traffic lights to flash from green to red, reviewed all this briefly. The lights changed then and she joined the throng of men and women hurrying across the street. She was quite unmindful of the fact that more than one person paused to east speculative Elances on the CHAPTER I There were dancing lights in Gail Everett's amber eyes as she walked lightly along Fifth avenue. t seemed almost impossible to believe that she had won the coveted John S. Larne prize for cos-turne design, and was, even now, on her way to the famous manufacturer's office. Pausing a moment in front of a windpw display, she opened her pocketbook and pulled out a letter. Yes, was-rthe invitation that had followed her winning of the prize. Once more she unfolded it and read, "If you should decide to come to New York, we shall do all we can to see that you get a good start." Slipping the letter into its envelope and tucking it again into her handbag, she repeated the address of the famous silk manufacturer while she turned into E. 34th street. Everything w,as new to Gail, for it was her first visit to New York since she had been a child. What a. gay time she'd had then! Still she couldn't have been more than five when, one day, her father had taken her into his arms and told her that her beautiful mother would never come home again and that she'd gone away to be away to be with the angels. Gail had not been able to understand that. She had needed her mother. Of course there was old Martha, the housekeeper. Many a time Martha had stopped her work to listen to the child's questions, to try to answer them, and to join, rather clumsily, in Gail's play. When she did this Martha would stop frtqttchtly',"dabbihg at her wrinkled face with a handkerchief. - Gail herself had been too young at her mother's death to miss her for any length of time. And soon she was big enough tP go to school. Then Martha had grown too old to do the housework and had gone to her cottage on Cape Cod. By the time Gail was in her teens she was traveling all over the country with her father, enjoying the carefree hours camping wherever he, an artist, wished to stop to paint. Her education there was no denying it had been rather haphazard. Gail had gone to 13 schools in as many states. When she was 15 her father decided to go abroad and Gail was enrolled in a boarding school. She had started to turn the pages of a book which lay open before her. "He's been called out of town unexpectedly." "Not a definite one, but he invited me to call when I arrived in New York." The other girl looked at Gail with appraising eyes. "Perhaps there's someone else you could speak to? What did you wish to see hm about?" For a moment Gail hesitated. Then she said, "I won his prize for costume design, and Mr. Larne wrote and promised he would help me get a start if I decided tp come to New York." ' "Oh, how clever of you!" the girl exclaimed, yet Gail felt a note of insincerity in her words. She added, "I'll see what I can do for you," as she lifted the receiver from its cradle and asked for Mr. Held. t .: Gail watched eagerly. Surely in this magnificent office there must be someone who could help her. She glanced swiftly around the room '.That must be someone conr nected with the firm - who was talking to a young man who was closing a portfolio, Gail thought. Then her eyes rested once more on the girl at the information desk. Placing the receiver in in its cradle, the girl said, "I'm sorry, Mr. Held is in conference." She paused for a split second and Gail felt certain that this was not the message she had received over the phone. She quickly added, "Perhaps it would be better if you would wait until Mr., kurno returns." "When will that be?" There was an anxious note in Gail's voice. New York without anyone to help her .how. would she get a start? Then she remembered her prize money. Surely $500 would last a long time even if she didtt t get a job rignt away. She did not know how quickly monev noes. . "Mr. Lame's in Florida. He's not expected back for a couple of weeks. But if you'll let me have your nam and address, I'll give it to his secretary and she wm no vise you when he can see you.' "Oh, thank you," Gail answered as the sirl handed her a card. ; Her amber eyes were shadowed as she stepped into the elevator again and walked along the en trance hall with lagging steps. Uul side the building she glanced up and' down the avenue.-The traffic roared past her. All around wcro of his heart a position that fill it. His heart, I mean." "It's the only position in the world .worth having," she said, and walked into Pete Gardiner's arms. , THE END THREE COUPLES LICENSED Marriage licenses have been issued to Loi'as W. Neuschwandcr, 20, and Ruth Kropf, 19, both of Harrisburg; W. E. Firsberg, 28, Klamath Falls, and Ailccnc Bock, 18, Veneta, Or., and to Edwin Sawyer, 20, and Lola Lee Carter, 22, both of Camas, Wash. Gail Everett sketched fashions .... and becoming a famous designer. She would of her own and create beautiful costumes . things, alluring evening gowns. dreamed of have a shop . . gay sport one knowing exactly what bo or she was going to do except Gail nerselt and a tattered old man leaning against the building glancing mutely from hungry. hopeless eyes at the endless Gail sauntered toward the curb, still glancing about uncer tainly. Then Derek Hargreaves, his portfolio under his arm and his hat perched at its usual jaunty angle, stepped toward Xet. "Pardon me," he said, removing his hat, "but didn't J see you in John Lame's office a few min utes ago?" (To Be Continued) . t, . . Police Lock Clues To Furniture Theft Police were still without a clue today to the perpetrator of another furniture theft, and of a trailer and automobile tool theft that preceded it last week. Jay Palmer reported first that someone tore off the lock and hasp from the barn at his home at 514 Elm street and made way wiiii ail uuimiiuuirc nailer, a t;ai jack, a tire pump and some other tools, valued in all at $40. Thamnftar VJ MMlnni0la rannrl- ed that someone had taken a chair, four or five dresses and a pair of trousers from his home at 131 North Penver street during hut absence. McDanlels said that some other furniture was left in the woodshed indicating - that, the thieves were frightened away ber fore they had finished executing their plans. WEST RITE8 HELD r Jefferson. (Special) Funeral services for Mrs. Laura West, 67, of Medford, Ore., who died Saturday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Fred Wied, near Jefferson, May 16, were held from the local Christian church Sunday after-ioon, with Rev. J. Merlin Hill conducting the service. Mrs. Gil-bort Looney was soloist, accompanied by Mrs, Henry Freeman at the piano. Pallbearers were Charles McKee, A. B. Hinz, J. T. Jones, Karl Steiwer, G. B.- Roland and J. G. Fontaine. Mrs. V. D. Looney and Mrs. J, O. Fontaine had charge of the floral tributes. Interment was in the cemetery at Scio, in oharge of E. E. Howell. HOGS TO GET RAISINS Fresno, Calif., (U.R) California hogs are assured an additional 10,000 tons of raisins during the year. That amount, damaged by rain, will be withdrawn by raisin growers from the market for human consumption and used for feeding hogs and Battle- BULL GOES TO CHURCH , London. All Sunday, services at the Church of the Holy Ghost had to be cancelled because an enraged bull refused .to. permit worshippers to enter Tho animal stood on guard in the churchyard until nightfall. VK;S BflllevAiii, M. Ilrnnch (he But as her eyes grew accus-1 seated around the room. In the tomed to the almost exotic atmos-! center was a glass-topped desk at phere( softly shaded lamps lent a j which a dark-eyed, shrewd-look-dim light to the great room from ing young woman was seated, which daylight was utterly shut When Gail approached, this out) she noticed several . men I young woman looked up, smiling. FOLLY and FAREWELL slender girl whose reddish gold curls formed a sunny aureole beneath her tight-fitting little hat. The pavement on the opposite side of the street was in shadow. As Gail walked along, eagerly scanning the numbers, the brakes of a taxi screeched loudly while a woman at her elbow cried, "My, but that was a narrow shave!" Gail looked around and saw the frightened face of a boy, with the hand of the man who had pulled him back from certain death still clutching his shoulder. The sight startled her. She thought of her father and his tragic end. He had reached New York she still had the radiogram he had sent her as the ship approached the harbor but as he taxied to Grand Central to catch the train for Herry-wood Hall where she was waiting for him, there had been an accident. ' Gail bit her lips. She must not think of that now, nor of the long, dreary days that followed as the awful realization came to her that she was completely alone. At last her bitter grieving was somewhat assuaged and she took up her school work again, only to learn from Lucille Travers, one of her schoolmates, that she was penniless. Gail was stunned when Lucille and her friends taunted her about being a "charity" student. What had happened to all her father's money? ;' Gail reached the tall ' gray building where the silk manufacturing firm occupied three floors. Her heart was beating excitedly when she stepped into the elevator. Catching sight of her reflection in a strip of mirror, she tilted her soft blue felt hat more effectively over' her sunny hair. The operator sang out "Twelve" and Gail entered a-magnificent reception room. For a second she O 1936 NEA Servie, tnc to have dreamed her way to New York, passing time with nothing more exciting than window and star-gazing. She knew it was quite impossible. Honey proved it to be so. About 1:30, Honey's maid invited Linda to lunch with Honey. Linda accepted. .., She might have been Honey's dearest friend. "Darling, why didn't you tell me you were coming east on this train?" u "I didn't know it until the last minute myself, Linda answer Hollywood at sucn snort notice. "Why .... er .... a story. I'm .... I m going to buy a new story." Linda shouldn't have hesitated over her answer. It was a long and dull trip and Honey pounced on any possible kernel of interest. She tried to remember what she might have heard about Linda in the last few weeks. There had been that story about Basil Thorne, but did she really believe it? Honey wasn't sure, but remembering it. her smouldering dislike for Linda broke into little flames of anger. There had been Pete Gardiner. Honey had liked him, but he had flatly refused her offer to take him to Hollywood because of Linda, And then there had been Basil Thome. Basil Thorne had belonged to her, Honey Harmon, and Linda 1 had taken him away! Little quiet- : voiced snob! Honey's smile was as consistently sweet as her thoughts were increasingly resentful of her luncheon partner, borne nay she was going to pay this writing girl off. I think you're simply wonder ful." she said to Linda. "Just think, if it hadn't been for Pete Gardiner re-writing that script I first bought, you never would have come to Hollywood and been so successful." Pete had re-written that first 'script! So. she actually owed her whole career tof.m! Swilt color By Marie Blizard CHAPTER XXV Fortunately Linda was able to get a drawing room. She didn't know how she coudl have escaped accepting Honey Harmon's invitation to share hers. And the last person in the world that Linda wanted to share any intimacies with was Honey. - When she had said good night sweetly to the other girl and was at last in the privacy of her own company witli the miles toward Pete growing shorter, Linda went back, step by step, over the way she Had travelled since Honey Use I Ii is Special Lonn Harmon had come to Newtown e(j, applying herself to her grape-and changed the design of her fruit. life. Ironically enough. Honey j "Really? How exciting. Ro-wbuld have been on the train that i mance, new job or clothes?" Honey Was to bring her back to a final j asked, exhausting her supply of readjustment. jreasons why a girl should leave "Good morning. What can I do for you?" "I'd like to see Mr.. Larne Mr. John S. Larne." "Did yu have an appointment with him?" The gill, at tho desk alight with an inner glow. 1 "That's what 1 really came for," Linda said, gravely. "I guess you can go rigjil in," the other girl said, opening tho swinging gate. ' Linda walked through and opened the door without knocking. She walked softly and softly clos ed the door in buck of her. She scarcely breathed the words, "Excuse me, please. I used to work on this paper. 1 was happier hero than anywhere I've ever been in mv life. I'd like to apply for a 'position ugain if you have one for inc. There was a pause and thort! "If you're interested only in a temporary job, I can't help you, but if you'll consider a permanent job, tho publisher can offer you as , h' always has from the bottom UAGtAM S KVIN U0WH lftMtodWhlsl(tyf90Prof Slightly ftichtr. Fpurrytar-old rick whlikey aged In charred oak caiki, morcrileiiiy blended wilh 66Vt grain nevrral spirits. I SorlDOME OWNERS and change over the counter. BLADE SOLD TO NEW PUBLISHER. The words danced before her eyes. In her pocket wus her return ticket to Hollywood. It remained there, forgotten, as she slop wearily for the six hours that the bus to Newtown sped over the roads out of Chicago. It was scarcely 0 in the morning when she opened the door to the outer office in the old Blade Building. She didn't know the girl at the desk. "Can you tell me whom 1 should sec about getting a job here?" she asked. "You'll have to see the publisher," the girl said, noting the incongruity of Linda's smart suit and her face, withuut make-up. weary from lack of sleep but SUGMM'S flVE CJI0WN ffftndWhlskty, 90 Proof Light and Mild, Four-yor-old rich whiikay aged in char rd oak cotkt, matchltmly blended with 80 groin neutral spirits. mm wondered if she had made a mistake as .her small shoes sank in the deep pile of an oriental rug. She noticed with amazement that the paneled walls were adorned with rare Chinese prints. rose in. Linda's cheek and hurriedly she spoke of something else. But it was too late, Honey Harmon had found the weak spot in her armour. Schooled in the hard school of emotion, Honey saw to the depths of the other girl. Linda pleaded work to be done the rest of the afternoon. She couldn't avoid the bored Honey that night. They played double solitaire until bedtime'. There were three more days before they would arrive in New York and Linda dreaded ' them in Honey's company. She couldn't plead work all the rest of the way and resigned herself. When they arrived at Kansas City with a short stop-over, she was With Honey when the reporters arrived to catch what news they could pick up by interview. They pounced on Honey. "Will you tell us why you arc going east?" Honey, radiant in mink and orchids, was gracious, flashing her famous smile and elongated eyelashes. "I expect to desert pictures for a little while," she admitted, smiling apologetically. "And what for?" her interviewer asked. - , Horiey pondered thoughtfully for a moment. Should she or shouldn't she tell him? At last: "I am going to do a play. I think every actress should try the legitimate theater, and I've always wanted to, but they simply wouldn't give me time away from Hollywood. Honey waited for the question she knew would be forthcoming. 'Have you decided what you are going to do? Any play in mind?" Again the hesitancy and the gracious reluctance and an unseen sly look at Linda. "I I expect to play in Peter Gardiner's new play that Holbein is producing." Linda did only one thing when she heard that. ' She held her pocketbook with fingers that bit into it and somehow steadied the rocking of her being. "Gardiner?" The reported had read his Hollywood) columns. "That's .... er . . . .' I hope you'll excuse the question. Miss lnndt) but wasn't there a rumor that you were engaged to him?" Honey actually giggled, but Just for a moment. .Then she looked confused, happy, struggling for the right answer and finally it came with a plcasc-don't-quote-me-because-I-trust-you ga?.e of innocence. "Not really engaged," she said, and left them feeling that Pete Gardiner was waiting at Grand Central with a marriage license in his hand. Not one thing outwardly about Linda was changed. They left Kansas City sitting together in Linda's drawing room. They dined together, played cards and said good night to each other. Linda didn't tell her that she was getting off at Chicago. Getting off to go back to the coast, leaving her heart at the end of the journey she had set out upon so confidently, going back to try to forget in work and take whatever substitute that would be for all that she had thrown away. She couldn't bear a moment of thinking. There were hours before the train westward-bound would carry her back. She walked until she was exhausted and the rain had drenched her once chic suit. It was warm and noisy and hurried in the railroad station; she preferred it there until bored by her study 01 people wno meuiu nothing to her and afraid of her own bleak thoughts, she went to the newsstand. At the booth where out-of-town newspapers were sold, she bought a copy of the Newtown Blade. And over a warming cup of coffee in the station restaurant she perused its once-familiar columns until coming on a headline she sat bolt upright, pushing check Permanent Wave Complete with Shampaa Finger Ware ' a4 Trias "M it $7.50 WALK IK'S barbjr, mxm .Shoe Shining in Connection. 215 Lyon St. Fhone c:9-R J Home nines depreciate rapidly If you let properly "ran down' l'roteet your Investment! make your home more attractive and livable. Till la a favorable time to repair and remodel. Our Home Modernization Loan plan point the easy, low-coit way. )-.' , Pfe unua was ainiusi a laiausi. out- did not think for one moment during that searching review that Had she stayed in Newtown, she would have found the key to happiness. She knew that she had had to have the lesson in disillusionment to find her real love. Perhaps it would have been painful for Pete but now that she knew for all time that she loved him, that he was the only man she had ever known who was a real man, she would have her lifetime to make up to him for the pain she might have cost him. She was glad that he had won the awards of success.' She was glad that he was rich and had achieved fame. Glad for his sake; she wouldn't have wanted him ever to feel that she had succeed- ed when he had not. For her own sake she did not care. She had had money and position and it had brought her little. Remembering the lean line of his jaw. the easy grace of his walk, she fell asleep with a song her heart, its echo reaching out to her tomorrows. She had been without a purpose all her life until now and, waking the next morning, she lay back in her pillows with the serene relaxed satisfaction of a woman who has made the first step in accomp lishing the great purpose 01 her life and from whom no action can now be expected. She would like l Advantages e Repayment monthly i k e Reasonable Interest. Run up to 3 years. e Loans from $100 to $2000. e For Repairs, Remotleling. V drlaila. today. Also ask St mmt Mortgage Loan plan -f-CITvlHe, Manafi, Albany Of D United Status National BanU; OPP.OSITE I'OST.OFFICE limit Office Portland, Oregon me until rimiu deposit imimncs roaroaATiow Sfstram-Distitltrt CArp.DiUitltriet mil Lmurrtncfkmrt, tnd.i Bsltimwt, Mtt.f IamuviIU, Ky.t'.xttmtitt Officev Nri Vert i 8I

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