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Evi- Non-Suit Taken All PI clcncc Is Clos<\l; VcV <licl Af-.diint Company for nanltl dump, Look r. non r.tli in 1 Viithdrcj liis nr-iion the* Sihci riii-i Inc., ihlv s? offer all i"ldeuct> in Uie case had been -clos'jil Tiie negro's counsel, In a':klnj dismissal of the suit, Indicated llicy iisd. been informed of notion on th« negro's pan that, v.oiild force them to. withdraw from thf care, (,'ii-. eillr,£(anc*s surroundmi! ihe s!i>n- inp of n ii.tf.iv of il&i'ii fieiiiiiit the truek tint-- v.'hleh purp^rte.."! lo slwv* lo.' the IIC-IT i v.n'. fully iivfire of Ins i'cht5 in Isiiing ihe releace, and vvhich v:eie discovered only afrer testimony had been con- i-lutUu,.lecl.couiiic-l io lake a imri- cUil, Crump liad asked damaeis for personal injuries allegedly sti'-iatn- in A lall fiom a l.uide-r I iie Eiiitsr'c Lefier Box Kerne OtfMrsnip in (To the editor:) ff you haviii'l spent tome lime In'Hie Ozarlis you hsve missed-&i much . Myfrtf and fcrnily nje in camp, on Myoiimovo cpreel:, about live miles from Mountain • vie* All:,, in Hie "ClayU'r" Qomrhunlty near liie National Forwl. Unless yon poi'ess . u super-wind, V* 11 c L an'l Imagine- Ihe pc'vUty to be found in these mountains wll'Jioul hEhiB here filial letting; yoiuseU completely go mm become a, parl They '.5onderf,iil. V/f have- it .'.cirenod lo,j niliin I ft x Kf tmd a lent 11! x l-r. We have been hor<- iibout loin- v.'e^ks to .slay until nbout the middle (it Aiigiisl. Our eamp is about, IfiC yr.rds from a larg,- spring;' long- distance !elr-f,houe v,ii'iilii one- fourth mile; a finiall store nlmiil one mile away, oiiil mail hi nnd out, on Tuesday, Thursday nnd rjiit- urday of each wesk. Our good I'lleiKlr, Mr. nnd Mrs. M. V.. Clay- lor, !H u-3 hive one of tlielv line co'.ts to milk and we keep our mill: nnd Inilter in (lift cplil spring water (iind Bay, it, IA almost like ice at Ihe tniek company ier-j wfitf-r) and ore ns«nrcd plc-nly of rniiial here. Tn p.u the r-ompany I i: no <i liwlter and mill:, Mr. and 3,ttd plcfiaeti fi« ., di'fui'-.i. hB «(•-1 Mrs. (iayler are vondeiliil people coptance. of n njitlenwni .in mil {They have a, beautiful llOO-nrre cornpeii'ation fo< nuy cliilm he i ' nr iii '«wre (Mrs. Clayier. I.-; Ihu Tiii?ln have iiad Harrison, SmtUi i'ift'ishter of one of Ilio lendlnt; pliy- and Taylor ucn> counrel for (he j slclans in Mountain View), negro and neld .mil nu.ird rrpiv- j Tf n11 the people In (his tjlg world " the tiiirk line 1 were blesad with Hie 'friendly for Hi- ml- i neighborly and community spirit these people here in this c<?mrnun- A .verdlci for JM1 mimstrstov ofllie oit Tiigllt, • negro, atxi SHI Parnngton u^ro. i against, the Inlovsl .Ih.r ful- ir 'nf nn?.n lor Malik , rendered Ity this earth our troubic.i here on would be few. 'i'hey love rind live for Iliflr lioiiies liutl cident. Insurance company by n ''<"»»runli.v, and their loyAll-y.to Jury yesterday. Hollan-l and liar- " lctc ^ iinsurpns.'MHl, This is an old ham icpieaemert (he philnlRfs uml f cltlwl community, with flue crMrl: Hanison, Smith nnd Taylor, Iho 1)0 H<™ l"' 1 ^ will" ™-l> nirni, (lefendint compiiu whl * tlH> >' cherish, and Ctiey pro- licet Us fe'rltllly. These families all own their farms nnd live On llicm, .Tniranese ftlrl A'nleillclurlan and most, of them-were reared liere WOODIiAND, Cal. (UP)—Oapan' —on the farms they now occupy has scoied i-l least one victory on Each turm ha;i good comfortnbie (lie United filates. Tiie 1030 vale- Improvements, nnd plenty nroimd dlcjorlnn. nt Die Woodland High them—NO ROAnDIMn 'ito'UHEH School will be Chlyo ICn.ihtwngl, n ifEIlB—It's HOMES, Ja)iane£e girl; Her average gmtU-5 for a four year course were 01),-• have tKfrf-idV8ht*J« of ieai life, ^'bich •:builds t>:«r chi: In f.iIdltI<Ki. to the rr.er.tsi tii tnc-y receive r.t- t'neir school lle : rc Irf thlj cdilimiinfiv. VW csn 1 feel, eaft \!i Iravliij your cafnp, t;itn. riooi;; v,1de orwtf, for a day or a wit, fo: when'you retiiin you'"ll find everything, just" life-you lefi it. Tfifsc jwople are. happy, find/tire Tci)l)y getting Borni-liilns out of lite. Ti)?y i'w v/ne're tlicy will i» living nfxl year, anil wfio Ilieir iKlghbors will be. . ' ' " Oh, 7 v%'0tild to Gotl llml. our i-oi- oh grAy.'iiig InTtd,-; of the Boiuli if^w 9W?ie.i( Tjy'u^it|ance companlei, oari .c'pmpantto, .banks arid oilier cdrpora'tldns, iiad JCA! Improve* rnejits aiid .v.-eie ov.ned tihil -6oi;i(- r)ied by farih'families as Wie fannr. are here. Thti would solve our cfif- ton ciirphiii.pToWeini-.lhe.w home s>Wier.i of 50 lo 610 licfft) would "not wain td'plnnl'over rtiie-hah' of ilieir farms to cotton—they want and, need the othrr half to hvc- at.liorrir!, and Ihli uoi|ld (dilo niRlicrdly rc-duce 0111- rptton acro- nee. The . pmfil.-j from the soil wolild lxj.s|X'nl In e^uli Ity—instca'il of |x>hip f.f nt. tp' Pr(iiice, England, flew York. chlQago "and St. Ixiiils. Kmfn conununlty v.'ould have nBAfi nuyiira POWER, in a short time you \voiilil .--^e a gor^I niltomoblln i,\\ Mich fiir'm—In addition Ui rndlan, planoi, (;ood fnnil- tur<- and the latest In oilier' eiiniji- menl.. Our local merchan|. r , aii'l professional men would he llf!«l from liaiikniptcy to prosperity. A(id above all il hnppy, proipc-rou-; nnil contented .jieople—a ))<-opie that are liliul to hve,_hiit v,.ould riulctly filve Hiefr'llv'fS |V protect, their boifies. Serui'C bur i-ul-al ,|islriqis with home owners, and goal Improve- nienls, iind Iliey will secure Aiac-r- lea for "Amorlcjaiil.'m," nnd c-sljib- ILih n "heaven on earth" In this country. E. R. llyrd. IV $uNBAY SCriOOt LSs jestls. Exalted riy. vVM. P. niiiioV, n, n. The storie.s of.the reappearance of .Teslis Jo His disciple,? after ills crucifixion and; • insurrection art very realistic, and thpy offer some problfrriA concerning • v.'hlch" any reader'of the Bible will he icjl In inuch of inn •fltmosfrnfre Of'myS- lfryy -.-'; ••' • • • ;'• tl H-e.tns iveli, -'iimier tlieej cir- cumslontfs; lo concentrate" on the aptrItifal -. truth and.^significance 01 till* USSOM,' anil to ifavo .out of account quest'loris' of ;the nature or tli?' appearance .of ;,iesiis 7Ier<?.7,re are ; told how Je.jue came slid fctooil In the mMsl- of rne dh- elples.nnd said unto them, "Pence lie. unto, yo.u," : : The .appearance., of, Jesus, apd -the sound.of-.Hh m\c?, speaking such words'Of peace, ought :ia; have eie- r,t«d: In ;.iiii», dUciplfs .immediate fallh,and cnlm. . .Yet.-we are told llml they.v.'ere terrified and sup. ppsed^ llml they .Ifchelil .a spirit. The inference TO lid be that here was Eome.thlng strange and itot altogether earl lily In his np- t the i«iity of iris f^arance, Ihoiigh the record iclh hw ife proceeded lo &<suie ihe presence. vVe cannot.'expinlii this anri iiic-rc \: little virtue In spebiilfition. Wiiiii i.-, important. Is the recorded .explanation of the significance of ihe siitTerlm*'and death of Die Master, iiwi of (lie gospel of rc-ppntam-r iind . MriiLisiori of sins that it? fOinnilisionL-d the disciples w pleach to.all nation?./b?ginnin* in The young people here arc well (rained (we gave them n party at N. y. <ui')-c'oi ICBC profe'.'aors nre nol. absent minded—not c.ve.n Ihe, absent minded ' ortes, sftya prof. Burgess Johnson of. union College. When n profCMor lick's n slaiup and lets It slay on his Joriguc, .fr/nn.^on : explains, Ills ihl'nd Is where It'be- longs—lii Ihe clanroorn—althqugli he may )» on the way to Hie deh- list, ••'••.'.. Qiiebec.Marks j00 Years* Rail Hislory in July MONTTtEAI, (UP)— A.' century of progress in transportation will lie celebrated In tills French 'Canadian, province July 21, when Hie cc-ntenhlal of the first, railroad train in Canada V'll te marked. As pri-pnridlons for the celebration go forward, . Etudenu of history, here recall llmt it won nl- inost 300 years lo the' day after 'Jacques earlier pushed up the St. Lawrence River on his voyage ot dLiroVeiy that. trees oft a' virgin wilderness were felled for Ihe first. railroad rlghtiof.-way. -. : t In 183B French Canadians .pour- I eel into the little losvn of fjt..; Johns, j from mll« nroimd to cele- brale the 'departure, of the first train for La'- Prairie, '16 'mites (lis- lant, niicl the Inangtlrat7jn of 'Qiic- boo's flr&t rnllfrind system', llpw- over, neither shioko nor steam is- I sued from that initial train tor Ita I motive "power was a team of horses. Then came i.ho words of the ral. commission in which Jesus vcs to the (itic-iples the promtec ihe p.iliier, an unlds them re- iiirdn. in -the city until tney re- ivive power from- oh high. • Tiw recni'd L-i thai, having'given i his romniLwion nnd ftnvlnjj hlo.TOMl Hit- dl.'iciplK with His uplifted hand, .iwus departed -as mysU-rlnurly as lie had appeared. . ' : . The great reality was:-Iho eoir- vldlon in the minds .of the di r pi|)l>-s t'rj.Bl. Jesus had spoken 10 (famed in honor of- one of I'rie mast adventurous Of Ihe early iTtnoh explorers, the great Mmmir-t df- Champlaln, ihe railroad pro- Kit-.v;od v.-lih the eonnlry. Dinihiu- ilvo engines were substituted for ttie team of r norses, parallel lines of steel were pushed deeper into forests and over plains, and the system became one of the greatest. In the world. Plnns for the. celebration Hit- yfar include the re-enactment ol nn.ny historical episodes in fiic development of this province, -with leaders of the provincial government taking active part. Officials wild tii'ra'iigemrmt.t are being made for a number of Incidental festivities expected lo attract., tourists from throughout. Cttna'dii and the United' Stole.?. ' thc7n in li' >n> i <uii ,1,1 ir>(n a living presence- THIS record oi ho'f ilwy lulfilW I Hi >OMI i UL- tn r,p in tiip * il/ p;mpTr) ui the nook, of Aft' /'hfiB A . nr i uu iltwlples I njitiB- nt .iciii airni ir,i i'ne Day of Peivco;!. ami oxpert- cnelng on tl.at day ths oiilpourin;' of lh» .".s'lliii thrii JoJsiii in ihe.-c last v.'orJi had piornlsr-d ilie-rii Thi--, coijilin sion llml Ji^u- (in,i His disciples has Ijccn passaci on to ev«-i'y oclWiiilnu of di-.eiplfs thru Itss followed them, iroj- h it mc-)e ly a rommission thai, came- from diseipie 10 rtlsciplt-; il i~> tlie commission of a Master who ciill live:-;, and who iilli reveals His presence In mysterious v.ays, and makes ni= i voice lic-cni in Hie ;VDith of earnest: '.Ui>i tnie lelif-vers. j Ti, was out. of I'AI? clr-ai'iioM 01 (lie Muster's call thru. dlseourn0f.i ill^iples revived the fniih r,n:l eji- ih'tisiasm with v,-hieh liie j-'nart left all to follow Jesus. With this, ih=y went forth to hui'td t'he. fellowship 'of the Christian church. •fl 'IHIS CURIOUS WORLD *'.± TRUT.OCK, cal. (UP)—The local American legion post 'has put blood transfusion on a standartl- izftl basis. A dozen volunteers have 'had their blood tested and classified to riieel any emergency coll. I'Yu-ltHie OH a-Card Once Literally True NfONTREAI,. (UP) — Early resi- ilc-nis of tills historic Fren'eh Canadian cily knew the Iltsral meaning of a fortune on a card. Tn the 18th century money was so scarce playing cards vrere used as legal tender. The cards veve signed on the bselc by ihe ndmin- l-:iistord of tiie Provinre to make t lie-in legal "money." Sucli cards, together with n land transfer written on the buck of a Jack of hearts, nre among exTiihll;; which nnides point, m:l. lo American visitors in Ihe McCord National Museum of McOtll University. Civil Wur "npllc" Is 100 j IIAnRISBUrKt, Pa. (UP)—Mrs. 1 Aitellne Ehy, known In Central I Pnuisylvanln In civil War clays i a>; the "belle of Dauphin" because of lier wide reputation a.i a liall room dancer, has celebrated her I 100th birthday anniversary. CCNTRAL PARK, IN NEW YORK CITY, IS ONE'. OF THE. BEST PI-ACES IN THE. /-IMITEfJ STATES FOR. STUDYING/ GARUV S.I-ANISH r ; t-T"aERS CAU-ED CfJE/TURE, U <U/VXJ l-AC3A#.rA',' MEANING "A UZARD," AND THfi WORD, ALLIGATOR., IS A CORRUPTED FORM/ BUT TilfC AUUfiATOS. KNOT A LIZARD/ THE SHELL, IS C5REATFJ2, J : IAM THAT OP Ail lizards are reptiles, l-ut. nol, all reptiles' are lizards.' The 'appearance of I lie iilllf-alnr is similar lo that of (lie lizard.' and It was » ' j natural mistake for the early Spaniards • (o class (he ntllgnlor <ns | n |;i:in(, lizard. I'm- centuries, it was believed that, the Mississippi nlllgf.tor was the only species thnl existde. hut In 1670 another was discovered In China. * NKXT: no insert egcs vai->' in hatching time? I'frfecl Allendince HB v'ears IC. E. Miley has hot missed ar- nnEMEN, O. (UP)— For 28 years ; | tending a .siiriday .school class. CHAPTER I J^JA-RCIA CUNNINGHAM was deicendlng the wide stairway "thai led to the drawing room nnd the . conservatory beyond. .She : wasn't due officially on that shir- way for nearly tsVo tnbre I mill's'. Vi.1 "l,c v,j \wll.ing -lowly, yank tit".ivory lillle .wivling around her tinklef llei- amber C'lirls :;hone under llu halo inp Dial held her tvain, and hei wide jiay eves were dark niul lovclv. The brief, any ino- litenl of slipping down alone, <lresiinl In hn wedding froclt, jlirln'i icqiinc the poise and rc- ttrainl that would be befitting when 1,'ifl guesls watched her • Tfteasnred opproaeli. "Here oomeiT the bride—" The orchestra was- practicing Ifehhul the palms. Marcin paused io listen, standing in n pool of :tulle. Slip had tried to go lo. sleep t \s her mother, her aunts, :mcl the liridesmnids who were house- Ciicsts ngreed a bride should do .before her wedding. Sl wouldn't come. Counting shcei '-lidn't'liclp. The sheep turned inlo j-lectric clocks and- toasters tun waillo irons, nnd a hundred other nrtlcles- Ihat were reposing on the r;rcat tables thnl held the wedding presents in the library. Anyway, Mavcia reminded herself that she •iv.as marrying Bob, and that was /pmelhtng to stay awake and rejoice about; Bob, who had a way if laughing, smiling, talking (hot jo'uldi bring the moon right down iTorn the sky, if you wanted lo tie sentimental about it,-_She was marrying him In one hour and 54 fntnutes. She had got up at last, moved by a sudden impulse to "wear her 'wedding gown and walk down the ttairs alone. In was bad luck, so everyone said, for a bridegroom <o see his bride in her bridal finery before he met her at the filtar where a clergyman waitec •with a book. But he would never Know. So she had come down the clairs— Voices drifted through the long room.' The,'caterer and the cook probably—or the. butler and thi gardener. The musicians stoppei their, music and the voices wer clearer. "Certainly'I love you, Sylvia, Bob's voice was saying. "I lov you and Marcia and hah" a doze other girls. - You girls set entirel loo much store by what you ca! Jove. Wha(, difference does i inakc whom I marry—you c .Marcia or someone else?" The voice was light, a HH1 atnused. -"But you're InSrryjriT M.udif •Ciller Icnse for all ot us. There sn't intich lime.left for dressing, •?>'lvla.' Belter liurri 1 ,'Bob." •.,..'-'» '*'»-.. OW io ' w'nlk'"slowly, calmly. To straighten a bow nnd smell n r6se. INo!- ; to 'let; on that her world liad crashed. She tmiai climb, the stiiirway, .head high, just-.nil'- though 1 the .fall steps led In'some, thing,- instead of not goinE anywhere—not nnywlierel Nothing, c6uld''be-impot ; tani' enough In piail'nV- .'mucii .-Witlioilt I3ob,, :ind fidb could act along without licr. H'n lincl.s'aicl'so: -I'Wlinl-cliffereiice dbpB -!il, riinke \vhom. 'I.'. marry?; 1 Those:were. ! his words..'..,-.. . .. A/areuTs atnber'cmls s/ione btnfiil/i.rfic./iiifi)'r,np. Her. gray' 1 . ^s E'erc tforl; and- (ovelv- • ' • • . girl's voice answered dully, as lough she had thought about it or a long, long time. "Marcia's father's jiving me a ob with his outftt, arid I'm fond her, that's why." Bob spoke gain. "As for you, Sylvia, 1 ouldn't afford lo rnarry you." M' ARCIA didn't move away. Bob was marrying h'r, then, or her money. All ot the time hat he would bi; standing, with icr belore the altar she would taow thai he would have been iust as happy with any one ol lix or seven other girls— just as happy with Sylvia, U'ho was so soon lo wear a rose tulle frock and precede her down the stairway and the ribboned aisle Maybe this was a nightmare — she would wake up in & minute. . . She heard Bob's voice again 'After all, Sylvia, we have lo be practical aboul marriage today This economic vipheaval has knocked the props from under romance. No woman can own a mail. Good Lord, Sylvlo, I'm no 1 going to jail!" Own a man? A woman win loved did not want to possess. Shi. knew that love was a free-wil o_(Jering. Jt.bullt no walls. Tw< people stayed together becausi hey wanted lo, nol because there vas.no other place to' go., "We'll : stiil be -in ..each other's ives, Sylvia dear." Now Bob. was little'- cajoling as thouih' he eiised he had hurl where lie hid lot meant to. "We'll see. each ither at people's hoUs'es, the the- Uer, the eluli— " ' .: ; ".Oh, no, Bob!" That was Silvia. 1 love you terribly. -1'nV not isha'med of U . . . but if you inatry not,'to; gn'essi" she: fold^herself. -'.She''wouldn't .-marry him. Yet tiie wed'ding calce .was m-ranged in small silver boxes,- the ices syerc molded'inlo hcarls and ,150 -people' : were .even :ho\v.. dre.ssiiig-to'wbh •• the bride and bridegroom -a' Ions; life of happiness together. Marcia whs.sitting on the edge of the"bed when the hoiuo ( pho.no {rang. • It' 1 wbuhl be Bob, trying |1o make atonement. Maybe 1 she should lei him. After "all; he didn't love anyone, else any-more' than he loved her. . . .No, she"'''couldn't com- proniise. She wn's giving top much. Love''mid iniirriage"Were some- Hung sacred. 1 She removed the re- ceivei' 1 and" placed "it 'on the desk." 'so'she wouldn't hear the'repealed 1 clamor of the bell. A. few minutes later the outside Telephone rant'. Marcia gazed at It dully. Dob, apparently,. hail gone outside Ihe hofise, thinliiiit; that his strategy would deceive her. But perhaps he uMd love her really and didn't know it ... but prxjple knew when they did! She mustn't be indecisive, foolish. . . . But she answered the.telephone. .' "Marcia? Oh, my. love! I'm nearly crazy. Whatjdid you hear? It must have sounded ghastly but. it was nothing ijut : a goodby. You •' know .tliBl." •••• ->'-...-.;.". ''Yes, I know. I was hi a sentimental rriMd, too." '"":'. ' : She loved liim. Slie, wished he would hang up. His. voice was arcia marrying Marcln and of course Marcia ;new thai Sylvia must have'mo- tioned, then, to t while ribbons, the The girl who was marrying Bob ilepped forward, \vanied 'down Ihe ribboned aisle to the two who the patais,'"the i heavy fidWers. tearing though her heart, ripping it oa It had been paper. A coming, silent. . trailed along, Trie lor- sald quielly. waited her ivory train gotten. "Sorry," Marcia ..._ , Her voice musln't break; If it did, it would make such a brittle"sound as it fell. "Or maybe, I'm .'glad. It's better to—understand things." "But, Marcia darling, 'you don't understand!" Bob stepped forward, "it's the emotional' strain —you know how. people swing into moods. . . .". ';.. . ;-. ' '.:' "Yes, of course you', knovv!" Sylvia supplemented with -htr lips, but her eyes showed that 'she didn't know at all,———-•-•-, "Yes," Marcia agreed,' "It's bride's heart should be wliole. She w&sn'l going lo marry him. She rriUSt remember that She wasn't sailing with him to England and France on the tickets which were part of her father's.wedding present. She wasn't living with him forever—or at least until they could oftord a bigger place—In a white chipboard house in Con- aeiliait, whose . awnings were bright against a green hill. She must do something quickly. "Let's skip il all, Bob," she suggested. ••] understand. I'll see you later." Marcia, you're an.angel from heaven!" She caught his relief. ' "Tell me later, darling." Her Voice was light, so light that 'she knew the man who listened would whistle in his shower as he dressed (or his wedding. She must d 0 something, go somewhere, quickly—somewhere ..so she could think things through'" - CHAPTER1A . TTALF nn hour later a slim girl in ;i rusl frock nnd cape, bunded with dark fur, was ushered into W e n cl a Andrews' room. Wenda, standing before,.the mirror, In a green tulle frock that resembled the white tulle one that was spread. out on Marcia'.-: bed, aove ah audible gasp. j."Mareip, what In (he world are yo"h.tiding."running around footloose?" AS" lIuY" riisl-cind figure sank, wearily into :i chair, she !(rew moie puzzled, "Marcia, honey, h.ire..you forgotten that this i$_you'.-wedding night? The Handsome, debonair Robert is giving you hi! name." -- Marcia-Biotioned to the-green . d'oc&, -'-'Tiika it oft'. Wenda. You 'won't be veariiig it. -There isn't going lo lie :i wedding." "Are "you crazy'.' Is il a riuar- 'rel?" . 1 "No, we" f l 'slill be concerned :ibout each other's health when we iiieel. \Ve 'just aren't marrying .each other.' Rob's love is parked around in too many places. But he was going to hang his hat in my house. 'That's nil." Wendn glanced at the cloisonne clock on UK dressing table and pre.wed a kiit.loif. "Quick, hot tea, lots of it." sl;e told tiie maid. -'Tell Carl lo have the oar ready.". Then :;VfB turned back lo Marcia and smiled. "W.-ml to tell me about il?" Mnrcin nodded, She nincle the story brief but complete, "—so Ihe wedclinyV olf and you have to Ho over to ihe house and tell my family. Tell them I'll call tomorrow, t:can't—go back." '.-• "Men are ciiieer." Wenda mused "Drink your tea, Marcin. It'll warm you up. Men do utterly in..'consequential things [hat look ., mountainous. . They all like to Ihink they are Don Juans. Maybe lie was l>eing dramatic. Your wed.(ling's planned and he chose you That's something." - , "Something — but not everything. -That's why I'm not going .en,-Wenda. He niijhl not be will- Ing to leave his old girls behind 1 him." - - . "Mnybe you're righl—but I'm not sure:" Wenda looked down at Uie. green'swirls of tulle "I've nhvisys wanted to be a maid of • honor. I've qualified as a bridesmaid seven timei, but that's as liear to the altui' ns 1 can gel Never an advanced position! But It the wedding's off—what shall I tell your mother?" She reached for. a long white cape, thought again, and began lo unfasten her frock. .-"That I'll gel in touch with her tomorrow, and I'm sorry." - "You'll wait here' for me? • Promise?" . "I'll wait. And don't take off your dress. Go as you are." Wenda put her arms around Ihe girl in the ctinir. "Cry Marcia . It will help." Then she was gone! By Helen-WelshimW © 1936 NEA Service, fnc, .vitli wheels and hoops and:rollev ikales. -She had'taken a ride with iim iiVa'paihlecl boat, bit the little ake where, the "sailors, look- their Si'ris wiieii the boats came In: She must' slop -being '. a sentimental idiot!' She liad' better 'see if .her money was in her bag. Her father iad giveri her a roll .of n'ills tha| •norning^ ""To buy youfsell some jeads and gloves In'Parls^.i'.'h'a lad said. Yea/ he-re, they ^vero. Her hand touched' spmething.'n.rnt and smooth. Her passport' Two. lasspprts..' Bob's".'<y&s';wiffi~Ke"rs'~ ' ' ' ' He Bas a fall young man . , . i>rawm\1 ns though he had been In Ihe sun and ivi'nr/ n /cms tinK, Bnd tihTeMRM'after-' '' room that carried the touches of a wedding preparation. Wenda had forgotten her flowers, and the old-fashioned nosegay, fastened with silver foil and looped with green tulle, lay on the dressing table by the slender jeweled vanity case that had been the bride's gift. ' | The hands of the clock moved slowly. Trie house grew quit 1 ,. Another car pulUd out. Evidently Marcia's parents had started to the wedding by liow. There was nolh- ing In the world but time—houi.-i and days and months and years, and there was nothing to do with them any more. Nothing to do with them! Marcia jumped up swiftly and scribbled a note at the desk.' 'Wenda darling, you're a dear and 1 tiled to wait. The jitters have me—prenuplial jitters. 1 have my car downstairs and I'm going to drive. I'll telephone yon tomorrow) Forgive me, Wcnd-i. and thank you lor everything." She climbed into the roadster, stepped on the accelerator, ar.ti began to go faster and faster. She wondered what excuses her mother would make to the wedding guests—maybe she would pretend that her daughter had thn irjeasles. ?r appendicitis^ Everyone would be polite' but no one would believe tha story. She might have been driving for two hours or 20 minutes—she didn't know—when she came down Park Avenue on the east side o£ the green carpel of grass that runs through Ihe center of the street. It was dark now, quite dark. Maybe her father would put private detectives on her trail. He might be afraid that something would happen to her. If there was a chance that detectives would recognize her car she must dispose of it. She pulled in at the next garage and loft it. She hailed a cruising taxicab. "Drive," she commanded the cab driver. "Where, lady?" "You think ot a place." "Okay by me." A long time later the driver spoke again. "Gosh, lady, you're tunning up a whale of,-a meter. Don't you want to go some place?" "No place. Just drive." "But you aren't getting anywhere," he muttered, and sped on again. '•Central Park, isn't It?" She 3l:,Yicod from the window. "We've been through it seven limes." '•Make it.cight." She had driven hero with-Bob, skaled-on the lake \viih him, bicycled In the spring when the debutantes had be«n gay her-, mind began'", to function.- -.She. wpiild- go 'to Europe!; • -Slis"- would '.s'a.iK'alo~ne! Alone 1 at -midnight, 1 mlhe.; bridal... suite. .. ".' ....-•''.. "Pier Number 59, No'rth'.River,", she told.', the'"•driver, one: eye pii the sapphire-studded fralcii oh her"" slender wrist'."''Hurry!' The '.ship sails at .12!" '' .. ' ' . '' • "But, lady, .why didn't.ypu.say. so?" the cab, driver ejaculated, and suddenly. sent Hie loitering car flying across town. . . • • Manila-sal- tense, holding the wrist with the watch, so stie could tell Ihe time: Now they had turned-into ihe street along trip docks—she could smell the water —could catch the-tag ends of tho day's odors.Crorn the lish markets. Her pier—the-lighted ship beyond. "Maybe we're too late. It's 12," tiie driver warned her. Marcia pressed a'bill inlo his hand and rail across Iho floor to the elevalor.' There was one passenger on it, a lull young man whose face was browned as though he had been in the surr and wind for a long time. Up, up, up. Slowly.." .Oh, why i did all elevators that carried people to the floor, that was qn'a level with the gangplanks proceed so calmly? It slopped. She got, off- and began to run. So did the young man. They could hear the waves of laughter and 'ehatter'on the pier. Chains were beginning' lo rattle as they grew nearer to' the boat. ' ".''.. "Gangway!" the man. called, and reached out a hand to Her. : Laughing, she took It, and followed his broad shoulders • as he cleared a passage through 'the crowd. They were on the garig- plank. They were on the ship! "Your baggage, Madame, Monsieur?" a steward asked. "It came on earlier," Marcia answered. She turned lo thank the young man with'the tanned face, but he had lipped his hat- and disappeared. She gave the number ol her cabin to an attendant. "Monsieur?" His eyes followed the man. "I'm nlone," Marcia answered, and quite suddenly a wave of longing engulfed her—a wavn so fierce that it swept away sll her resolutions, dissolved her courage, tore down her pride. She wanted Bob! Wanted him any way she could get hlml And she had hih' away from him! She turned back to the gangplank; It "was-'gone.' The - ship - was Amoving--atowJy, quietly— '_'_ v ' : ;•'. • (Tt 9* Continued) ;

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