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SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 1936 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS IIKC1X I1R11R TODAY 'A\X 1IA3III.TO\, viclly young *frrfliir)- Ju u liirgc Jjunliiei.* make iiluri* for fcfr Itvo-iveek viic-nilon. llll.l. WAIli:, iruvfl liim-im nu- Jiloye, \vlifi IIIIK nrriinuvil ollifr vn- nillun (rip* fur lirr, Irlt'ii In litrNUHde fcrr lo KO lo I.nke HII- elut. Aim IhlukM kbe iirfforu the l-'or the Ami lime Ann iiollcm tkal IIIII l» II KOod-lonMjiB JIIUHK num. llfi'iiuxo slie Jx ruslu'd for ber touio Hint evening Jc> 11/iKli lilminlui: II* 1 - irlli. Aim n^rt- t-n. XOW 110 OS WITH TUB STOUY CHArTEK If WILLIAM WARE, the travel agent, called ot the little apartment Ann shared with another girl al 8 that evening. The girls had scarcely put the dinner dishes away when he rang. They still had their aprons on. "Oh!" Ann breathed. "I'd almost forgollen. Alice, you'll have to run on alone to see the movie. That young man from the travel bureau is going to try to change my mind about going to the seashore. JTe thinks I ought lo go to Lake Racine." Alice eyed lier knowingly. "Are you sure this hasn't all Ihe marks of a budding romance?" "Of course not!" Ann said. "It merely saves me time. He's only the cleric there. No romance about him. I'm going to the seashore to cntch my knight in shining armor." Alice let William Ware in. Ann could tell by her glance that she approved of him. But young Mr. Ware was very business-like with his satchel. He v.-ent to the desk- table and started taking out folders and leaflets, arranging them in neat rows. His manner was brisk. He didn't see Alice go out of the room, so zealous he had become in his efforts lo sell Ann a vacation at Lake liacine. His talk abounded with enthusiasm and salesmanship. But when he turned he saw Ann smiling at him. He looked around and saw that the other girl had gone. Then, suddenly, his whole manner changed. The salesmanship vanished, and he was laughing with her. "After theVday's work is- over it's harcf to get out or harness," he said. Then ho talked less glibly, less like a salesman. His manner became almost awk- ' ward hut it was an attractive awkwardness because ot his clean- cut good looks. His blue eyes held a curious light in them. "Mr. Ware, must I really go to Lake Racine?" Ann said, eyeing him askance. "1 had planned to go to the seashore, but if you insist—" gHE was laughing at him. He flushed deeply, and she was sorry for having hurt him. "Call me Bill," he said. "All day RESORT _ Bill MpeJ her into her. coal— hit efforts to please her a little jerky. long in fiie office nobody calls me anything but 'Mr. Ware.' I'm human, too. I like lo be with pretty girls." "Oil!" Ann said archly. Somehow she hadn't been considering him in a romantic light. Oiit of sheer curiosity she-let her eyes meet his again. She found it hard to escape his impetuous regard. Perhaps he was lonely. Ann had known loneliness in a city teeming with millions. It was truly hard to meet the right people- • the people who wouldn't use you, or consider themselves used by your intrusion into their lives. A city, she knew, can be the loneliest place in. the world. .. ..... . . _____ „ "I Ifavcn't had much' time for dates," he went on, still Hushing a little. "Too busy at my job. I've always had to be on my Iocs, better than the guys who were working under me. Besides, I had a kid brother in high school. Supported him for six years." His eyes held a glow of pride. "Now he's through school and has gone to work. I have more time for frivolous things." "You think girls are— frivolous Ihmgs?" Ann said, smiling al him. For some reason she wanted lo lease him. "By Ihe way, are you trying to sell me a trip to Lake Racine or are you trying to sell me — yourself?" He Hushed again, and began to apologize. "I'm sorry, you know,' I'm not at the office any longer— you're a pretty girl—I almost forgot—" She eyed him sternly again. "Oh! Well, let's get down to business." "Yes!" he sold haslily. "Yes!" He began fingering expense sheets and travel folders. "I suppose you want the regular all-expense vacation. It's the simplest way. Pay it all in one lump, and then enjoy your vacation." "It will have to be less this year," Ann told him.. "We had to take a cut in the office." "Oh, I'm sorry!" he said. He looked at her for several moments. "Gee, that's tough! 1 mean—just last week I got a raise. When I get back from my vacation—it's my first in six years—I'm to be advanced to the position of travel consultant." ~ Ho smiled' a little wearily. "It's just a title in the office, but it pays more. I can begin to think about—" ;. She smiled again. "Frivolous things?" "You're making fun of me," he said, and his look fell. * t * gHE was sympathetic and sorry for him now. He really wasn't trying to be nip or take advantage of this business engagement. Ann had known young men who would have used every specious advantage like this to further romance on the fly. Now she began lo sec Bill Ware In a new light. At least he was sincere. "I think I will go up to Lake Racine again," she said. "Your talk has been very convincing." His voice was eager now. "Your vacation does come Ihe first two weeks in August, doesn't II? Thill's when I take mine there." ''When 1 went back lo the oHlce this afternoon," she said, "I found that my vacation comes In July. I'm sorry." He seemed almost intolerably hurt. All his efforts seemed suddenly to have no meaning. He fingered the folders abslnictcdly. 'Oh—I'm sorry, loo. I thought maybe you and I--" She couldn't bear lo witness his disappointment. He looked cresl- fallcn, unhappy, like a small, frustrated hoy. He was a nice boy, once he cast oil the iiura of the business onlce. Hut he was oily (lie boy whoi worked behind the desl; in a (ravel agency. She saw him almost every day in the year, as she walked up (he street at lunch hour. She would never have let linn enler her romantic dreams. Ann had in mind a vacation romance—not (he switl, heady kind, but the real thing. A romantic love, something that would last. Her eager mind conjured up scenes on moonlit mountain lakes. The men one met on vacation had a very special aura aboul them, like kmglils in shining armor. n" 1 now she said, "I'm sorry— His eyes lighted up. He and Ann seemed no longer to be miles apart. lie began to talk uuoul himself again. "All ihcsc years I've planned other people's vacations. I've enjoyed (heir trips—in my imagination. I suppose 1 have a good imagination now. My idea of a swell vacation always included a girl—" j\NN 1'ut out her hand with a low boyish swing, and said, There are lots of girls! You draw up Ihe papers and I'll drop by your office tomorrow noon to pay the full amount. You know what I can afford—a little less than last year." Bill stood up, his eyes wide, because he was afraid she-was pulling him out of her life forever He fairly blurted out, "Say, I don't want to fake up your lime but it you're going lo n movie, why won't you go with me?; 1 She looked at him closely, taking his measure. He was too naive and sincere to embarrass her. His abrupt manner and awkwardness ralher pleased her. "All right," she said, shrugging her shoulders. "Sold again! Greta Garbo is right around the corner." ",I like Greta, .lop," ,hc sairi eagerly. "I like to sec lier'in tho big parts—classical roles." ' Ann was already putting on her' hat. Bill Ware reached for her coat and helped her. inlo it—his efforts to please her a little jerky. When she was ready lo go she put out her hand again in a friendly gesture. He took it and she felt his hungry, almost incredulous response. For an instant, before opening the door, they looked at each other with the understanding look thai old friends have. "Gee, you're swell!" he said. Ann softly laughed.""" Once at the movie, during a scene of despair in the heroine's life, Ann let him close his hand over hers. It pleased her to know lhat he cored a lillle. He was just plain Bill who wanted lo hold her' hand al the movies. PAGE Deck Morgan ANX HAMILTON, iircll) >ouri B »r<-ri-lnr>- li, „ I,,,,,. ),,,»| llr>< HUM', Kni-N lo n (nivi-l ni;i-ii<>>- (u ui'itir |ilim» fur ln-r Imi-uri-k nil,I. WAIli:, Irnvrl'jiii ,.,„. I'lnji', Irlr.s In iHThUmti. lirr In nil In;i< HnrW. llo,-iill«r A,,,, |, ru>li,-il fur iltur, IIIII ,iit v ,* In ruini- In IUT Ijiiiiiv tttl ,l ii,iUli )>]iiu- "InK llir Irlii. II,. rnmm |t,.,| rvi-lihiR. Ann nun,.,.* ( i.r Ilic tlr.l Ilin,. !!,„( |, ( . K „ ,,, u ,,|. Imiklrii,- jnniiK j s >"' » r i till', tu K n In !•"!.<• llni-lnr. IIIII H-ll, ],,. r |, r |, Mi'lliK tln-ris Inn, r,n| thi-lr yricn- li'MIK tin m ,| , r ,,, ,,„. „. 11 <" " <!,•. Aim *"••» -\o\v <;o o\ WITH Tm: ST'OitY j ClIAPTKH III QN the way to Lake Hacinc Ann j- felt that adventure was in the } olr. What was to happen nest? She was alone, and (ho slghl ot pleasant woods nnd broad fields j made her forget the broiling streets ot the city she had left behind. A record heal wave was in progress, but already, only a few hours out, she could fenl cooling breexcs. Jlallici- she sensed Ihc cool mountain air ot Lake lincinc, which lay ahead of her, like n glistening blue jewel in Ihe midst of soaring green mountains. She thought of the vacation presents, snugly wrapped, in her luggage. She thought of the smiling faces thai had'seen her oiT at the station; of her roommate, Alice, who was at the seashore; of Ihe girls In the office who were awaiting their turns al taking vacations. There was Bill Ware who, at the last minute, had lurncd up at the station to say goodby. The business details ot the trip had cemented her friendship with Bill and she had had Iwo dales wilh him. Once they had gone up the river on (lie bus with the other heat-ridden people, looking for some cool air. Another time they had taken tho excursion boat on the river. Bill was a good sort, she thought idly. ; But (hen she thought of her new nile green bathing suit, of the evening dress—a cardinal's red— Which she had picked up al a .'^ucsday morning sale for almos : nothing. She thought of the ami able hostess al the Glcnwood Inn where she was to slay, of young men like Knights in shining armor, of tennis balls poised in ; hand, or guava jelly (one of he going-away gifls), of flic, cow horn on a long, low-slung roadster she had watched racing the trai part of the morning, of electric fans, of speedboats on water, nnd of the travel book Alice had given her. * * * JJUT when she changed trains al River Junction, and found her self once more on the dinky little mountain train which poked its way up among Ihe high mountaL.. on the narrow-gauge, Ann merely Queen Mary Brings Photos From Revolt-rikden Spain Evcr\>lhmj< inns glamorous anJ spirit soaring, though at her heatl sal and watched the other vacationers. A feeling ot loneliness suddenly beset her. The others seemed to hnve brought their friends with them. They called out familiarly from one end ot Ihe car to the other. "What are you doing tonight?" n boy called, quite unabashed, the length of Ihc car. A-prclly, slim girl scaled with her molhcr at the opposite end, called back, "Walk around the lake?" "Sure. Sec you when," the boy answered impudently. In the seal opposite sat n boy and a girl completely engrossed In themselves. Ann wanted them to be honeymooners, so nloof they seemed, but once the girl pbinled excitedly out 1 the window, nnd said, "There's' our cabin, John, darling, -I6bk! U hasn't changed a bit since hist year." A cabin in the woods that belonged to them. A selling for their romance. "Come on over to cur camp." . . . "Let me know when you want lo play tennis." . . . -''Cocktails at 0, and bring everybody we know." Invitations flew all about her. Suddenly Ann fell a vast uneasiness. She was a lillte alarmed. Suppose she shouldn't meet even one man she liked. The mere repetition of such thoughts made her feel forlorn and lonely—afraid. In panie she wished she had gone lo Ihe seashore with Alice. She began lo wish fervently that even Bill Wara had come along. still tatJ teaullluj, ll sent Atm't. mat a sensation of loneliness. Any human being who would relieve her ot this awful fear that gripped her. The specter of loneliness. t • • A NN got olt Ihe train, pulled her hat down over her eyes, nnd strode toward the porlcr of the Glcnwood Inn, her chin up. She needed "bucking up" again. When the mnn moved forward lo take her bag, she saw that it was the same college Ind who had served the hotel as porter three years before. Her spirits rose. At least here was n familiar face. She didn't feel so alone. The boy recognized her, and called, "Right • this way, Miss Hamilton!" On the way to the hotel Ann chatted with him and he told her about Ihe crowd nl tho hotel, about the weather, and about the dances. . -, "Arc there many men guests? Ann asked, quite sure, of herself with this employe of the hotel. The porter frowned. "Well, not so many. Men arc scarce at Lake Racine these days. I guess they all have to slick to their jobs. You know how it Is. Men can get reduced rates at summer hotels, if they'll promise to go to the house dances every night. It's that bad! Ann smiled al this disloyally to Ihe place. •"Plenty of pretty young girls!" (he porlcr said, turning to grin amiably at her. "That doesn't make me happy!" © IW6 NEA S.rvi<t, [«<. : . Ann said pertly, and the boy ~ laughed. "Women arc a easel" he Said. ' 'But my girl woiks up here, too —In the dining room. We have good time, just ourselves." Ann said pleasantly, 'Til bet you do!" but her thoughts were far from complacent. When-they drove up in front of the mile mountain Inn, the porter took her bags In'. Ann reg- ilcrcd, and then took a quick turn about the lobby and gome room, scanning the faces eagerly. Wllh n feeling close to panic again, she recognized none of the pretty girls. And liol a single man was to be seenl It was some comfort when the lioslcss at the lodge came to greet icr. Almee was Ihe sanie pleasant t person Ann had known three years before, and talking to her was like greeting an old friend. There was an air of camaraderie about Almco as she introduced Ann to some of the other girls. FTER dinner Ann wandered, nlone, down to the boathouse, where she had spent many romantic moments three years before. The moon was shining down on the water. It was u night filled with en- chanlment, as are all first nights ' In the mountains after a year spent In the teeming city. There were faint rippling waves on the lake. EvcryVnlng was so glamorous and still and beautiful, so different from the noise and heat and dirt of the city. It was fantastic, unreal. It sent Ann's spirits soaring again, though at her heart was the gnawing sensation of loneliness. 'Out there on the water were young couples in .canoes. A guitar '' strummed. "The worst thing about the wide open spaces," Ann mused, "is that there arc not enough people in i them." She was looking at the starlit heavens when, almost In front of her, she saw n man's body launch through .the air in a straight dive to the lake. His head bobbed up, and he swam back to the dock at her ft'ct with a powerful stroke. ' He lifted himself up on the boards, dripping water on her feet. Then he saw her standing there in tha dark. "Oh, I'm sorry!" he said. •* The cold water on her stockings had made her cry out, but now she was laughing. "Oh, that's all right." He towered above her.with his broad shoulders and trim figure of a crew man. "Arc you n guest at the hotel?" he asked. When she nodded, he said lazily, "I'm the head boatman,' Ralph. Did you want a boat?" "I'm afraid I can't paddle my own canoe"," she said. Then she was glad it was dark,-because she knew she was blushing. Her remark seemed audacious^ "Oh, I'll take you put a while," he said. "I don't mind. I haven't got anything else to do anyway." Ann laughed softly in the dark. What an extraordinary young man! (To Be Continued) Two Morals in Story MONTREAL (UP)—Forest Saun- dcrs, 28, pleaded guilty before Judge Maurice Tetrcmi to a charge of stealing a history book dealing with Ihe life . of IVfary Stuart, Queen of Scots. "She had n sad ending nnd you will come to one. too," the Judge commented and scnlenccd Saundcrs lo 10 davs In jnll. ST. LOUIS. (UP)—A ban on politics has been ordered by the Protective Committee of German Sick and Death Benefit Societies of St. Louis. Tuo committee represents 20 German benefits groups with a total membership of 8,000. ORDERS TAKEN FOR "BERNAT" YARN INSTRUCTIONS FREE Mrs. Leslie Hooper Mrs. A. O. Haley 1109 Chlckasawba Phone 793 States Adopt Uniiorm , Bills to Curb Crime CHICAGO (UP) - Slate leglsla- ures, following recommendations of the Interstate Commission on rime. nrc making it Increasingly sslble to hunt and capture crlm- nals xvho flee across state lines. A report from the public admln- strallon clearing honse here said nat nine stales already had doptcd one or more of its model nti-cnme bills. The bills deal with out-ot-slate parole supervision, pursuit, attendance of witnesses from outside the state, and criminal extradition. New York and New Jersey have adopted all four uniform laws, tM | report, said. Rhode Island has enacted three, the close pursuit bill, t'rtc out-of-stalc parole bill, and the witness attendance bill. Minnesota has adopted the witness and out-of-slatc parolee bills Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Maryland have adopted the out- of-slate parole bill, nnd Virginia recently enacted the close pursuit bill, CHURCH EXCUSES : By G. W. Barium: \ve have conlictcnce in the Lord touching you, that Ye both do and will do the things which we command. —2nd Thessalonians 3:4 ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY Committee. Russian peasants crown the of wormwood, lo denote Hie trhls prospective lirtde with a garland and bitterness of marriage. Massed at Ihc Franco-Spanish border railroad station of Hendayo arc tourists and nationals who hurriedly lied from Spain lo escape the menace of civil war in which Ihe Fascist army revolt againsl the mdical Popular Front government has embroiled the nation More than a thousand Americans were beleaguered there. Alien Ouster. Sponsored SAN FRANCISCO (UP)—Stale- wide petitions are being; circulated to demand a popular vote next November for the purpose of expelling from the slale all aliens who have enlcred the country Illegally. The proposed mesEiire also would make It n misdemeanor for nnyone knowingly to hire such aliens; Guinea I'ijs Called Vifs WATERBTJRY, Colin. (UP) — When the isnners or the city charter included a provision that the city fathers reimburse owners of pigs killed by stray rtogs, it did not think U necessary to define what pigs arc. Now Nicholas Beancine has demanded that the city pay him $22 dnmnges for 50 guinea pljs killed by stray canines:] ANNOUNCING NEW EQUIPMENT which we have just installed in our Dry Cleaning Department, making it one of the moat modern plants in Arkansas. A new distilling system just installed enables us to thoroughly i-estore our cleaning solvent to its original condition. The ordinary plant reclaims its solvent with a caustic solution which removes vegetable and animal fats. Our new distilling system, however, removes ALL oils, including mineral and petroleum gr«ases, which will not clarify in a caustic solution. This system enables us to always clean your garments with a pure, oil-free' solvent. BLYTHEVILLE LAUNDRY Phone 327

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