The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 1, 1936 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 1, 1936
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 1930 BLYTHEVIUE, (ARK,) COURIER NEWS UEGI.V IIKUH TODAY 'AXX HA.MII/1'ON, lirolly younir ollh't>, tcoeii (o n iravti KBi-iiey to luukp plunH fur lirr tivo-\ieck lltl.I, WAHK, IriMf] tnirriiu cm- 1'luje, «-Ko hiiK iirrmwil ollii-r va- cnllon (rli)K for IIIT, <rlt» lo lierMuutle her to K° io I.uku lln- t'hir. Anil tbluks *!"' lirrfrrx Uie l-'or (he fine* Uiuf Ann iiollom thill 1)111 IK n iroiHl-lailklnK J-ounc umii. Ilri-iiiikR Mie J* ruslii'J for time Lr iiKk« If I"' vim MJiiic In fc*r Lome (Ji:l< evrnljiK <i> flnKU NOW CO O.V WITH TUB STOHV CHAPTER II WILLIAM WARE, the travel agent, called at the lillle apartment Ann shared with another girl at 8 that evening. The girls had scarcely put the dinner dishes away when he rang. They slill had their aprons on. "Oh!" Ann breathed. "I'd al- mosl forgotten. Alice, you'll have lo run on alone lo see Ihe movie. Thai young man from the (ravel bureau is going to try to change my mind aboul going to (he seashore. He thinks I ought to go to Lake Racine." Alice eyed her knowingly. "Are you sure this hasn't all the marks of a budding romance?" "Of course not!" Ann said. "II merely saves me time. He's only Ihe clerk Ihere. No romance aboul him. I'm going io the seashore lo catch iny knight in shilling armor." Alice let William Ware in. Ann could tell by her glance Ihat she approved of him. Bul young Mr. Ware was very business-like with his satchel. He wenl lo the desk- table and started taking out folders and leaflels, arranging them in neal rows. His manner was brisk. He didn't see Alice go out of the room, so zealous he had become in his efforts to sell Ann a vacation at Lake Racine. His talk abounded with enthusiasm and salesmanship. Bul 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' the day's work is over it's hard lo gel out of harness," he said. Then he talked less glibly, less like a salesman. His manner became almost awkward bul It was an attractive awkwardness because of his clean- cut good looks. His blue eyes held a curious light in them. "Mr. Ware, must I really go lo Lake Racine?" Ann said, eyeing him askance. "I had planned lo go to Ihc seashore, bul if you insist—" gHE was laugliing at him. He flushed deeply, and she was sorry for having hurt him. "Call me Bill," he said. "All day RESORT BUI helped her Into her coat—his efforts to ukase her a little long in the office nobody calls me anything but 'Mr. Ware.' I'm human, too. I like to be with pretty girls." "Oh!" Ann said archly. Somehow she hadn't been considering him in a romantic light. Out 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. II was truly hard lo meet the right people— Ihc 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 m.the world _ "I Haven't bad much time for dates," he went on, still flushing a little. "Too busy at my job. I've always had to be on my toes, bet- ler 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 arc—frivolous things?" Ann said, smiling at him. For some reason she wanted lo lease him. "By the way, are you trying to sell me a trip to Lake Racine or are you trying lo sell me—yourself?" He Hushed again, and began to apologize. "I'm sorry. You know, I'm not at Ihe oilice any longer— you're n prelly girl—I almosl forgot—" She eyed him sternly again. "Ob! Well, let's get down to business." "Yes!" he said hastily. "Yes!" Ho began fingering expense shcels and Iravcl folders. "I suppose you want the regular all-expense vacation. Il's the simplest way. Pay it all in one lump, and then enjoy your vacation." "It will have to be less this year," Ann lold him. "We had to take a cut in the office." "Oil, I'm sorry!" he said. He looked at her for several moments. "Gee, that's tough! I mean—just last week I got a raise. When I get back from my vacalion—il's my first in six years—I'm to be advanced to the posilion of travel consultant' He smiled- a little wearily. "It's jusl a title in the office, but it pays more. I can begin lo think about—" She smiled again. "Frivolous filings?" "You're making fun ot me," he said, and his look fell. * * * gHE was sympathetic and sorry for him now. He really wasn't trying to be flip or take advantage of this business engagement. Ann had known young men who would have used every specious advantage like this lo furlher romance on the fly. Now she began to see Bill Ware in a new light. At least he was sincere. "I think I will go up to Lake Racine again," she said. "Your lalk has been very convincing." His voice was eager now. "Your vacation does come the test two weeks in August, doesn't MY Tlml's when I lake mine there." "When I went back lo Ihe oftlco this afternoon," she said, "1 found that my vacation comes In July. I'm sorry." He seemed almost intolerably hurl. All his efforts seemed suddenly to have no meaning. Ho fingered the folders abstractedly. "Ob—I'm sorry, loo. I thought maybe yon and I--" She couldn't bear lo wilness his disappointment, lie looked crestfallen, unhappy, like a small, frustrated boy. He was a nice boy, once he cast oft the aura of the business oilice. But he wns only the boy who) worked behind the desk In a Iravcl agency, she saw him almost every day in the year, us she walked up the street al lunch hour. She would never have let him enter her romantic dreams. Aim had in mind a vacation romance—not the swift, iicady kind, bul the real thing. A rpmnnlic ovc, something thai would Insl. Her eager mind conjured up scenes on moonlit mountain lakes. The men one met on vacation bad a very special aura aboul Ihcm, like knights in shining armor. But now she said, "I'm sorry— His eyes lighled up. He and Ann seemed no longer to be miles apart. He began to talk about himself again. "All these years I've planned other people's vacations. I've enjoyed their trips—in my imagination. I suppose I have a good imagination now. My idea of a swell vacation alwavs included a girl—" * » » NN put out her hand with a low boyish swing, and said 'There are lots of girls! You draw «P the papers and I'll di'op by your office tomorrow noon lo pay the full amount. You know what I can afford—a little less thnn last year." Bill stood up, his eyes wide, because he was afraid she was putting him out of her life forever. He fairly blurted out, "Say, I don't want to take up your time but if you're going lo a movie, why won't you go with me?;' She looked at him closely, lak- ing his measure. He was too naive and sincere to embarrass her. His abrupt manner and awkwardness rather pleased her. ' "All right," she said, shrugging her shoulders. "Sold again! Greta Garbo is right around the corner." "I like Greta,, too," , he ; sain eagerly. "I like to 'see her In the big parts—classical roles." . Ann was already pulling on her' hat. Bill Ware reached for her coat and helped her into il—his efforts to please her a little Jerky. When she was ready to go slie v 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 underslanding look Hint old friends have. "Gee, you're swell!" he said. Ann softly laughed." Once al the movie, during a scene of despair in the heroine's life, /inn let him close his hand over hers. It pleased her to know that he cared a little. He was jusl plain Bill who wanted lo hold her hand at the movies. PAGE 4 •.•;• Deck Morgan AX.V HAMILTON', ,irrllr >OI,I, K H'tTl'hll-)' hi || Jury.- lllulnrlt* I'llltv, HIM-J, t,t n i r iiv<.| ii£oiu-}- Ui miiki- i.lnn, for lirr nui.n.vk tflrilllllll. HIM. IVAlti:, trnri'l hnrrllll < III- 1'1'Of. Mrs 1 ...... r.uml^ IMT 1,1 K ,, '•' l.nlil- I til.' I,,,-. HlTIIII»r A till |, ""'"'•I f«r ..... r, Illll i.llVrs |<> ri'iiu- In Ju-r luiiiir mill llnMi |,1:iu- »>"B I lir 1,1,1, ||,. ,,„„„.,. , llll( I'n-iihiK. .tun j,,,Ho-, r,,r ill,. "'»' II ...... lull In- Is ,i nn.ul. *'" mln »> ) ili'i'lili-a I,, t,, M llm-llic. Hill |,.||,, |,,, r (|l , |, Ilicrr. Itm, Inn (ti^lr vfi.-it- « '!" »"l ••in.!.- ||< tli,. Mimn Illll,-. IniimMvc-l)- |in| „»!,» ],,. r ,,, Ka I" a imivl,-. Ann £,!,•* .VOW tiO I).V \VITII Till! STOllY ClIAl'TCK III QN the way lo Lake Undue Ann fell lhal advcnlure was In the nir. Wlial was lo happen noxl? She was alone, and the sight of plo:isant woods nml broad fields made her forget the broiling streets of the cily she bad left behind. A record heat wave was in progress, but already, only a few hours oul, she could fcol cooling breezes. Rather she sensed the cool mountain air of L;ikc Racine, which lay ahead ot her, like n glistening blue jewel in the midsl of soaring green mountains. She thought of the vacation presents, snugly wrapped, in her luggage. She Ihoughl of Ihc smiling faces lhal had'seen her off al Hie slalion; of her roommale, Alice, who was al the seashore; ot the girls in Iho oilice who were awaiting their lurns al taking vacations. There wns Hill Ware who, al Ihe kisl minute, had turned up nl Ihe slalion lo say goodby. The business details ot the trip had cemented her friendship with Bill and she had had two dates with him. Once they had gone up the river on the bus with the other heat-ridden people, looking for sonic cool air. Another time (hey had taken the excursion boat on the river. Hill was a good sorl, she thought idly. .• But then she Ihoughl of her new rile green bathing suit, of Ihc evening dress—a cardinal's red— which she had picked up al 'JJuesday morning sale for almosl nothing. She Ihoughl of the airii- nblc hostess at (he Glenwood Inn where she was to slay, of young men like knights in shining armor, of tennis balls poised in a hand, or gnava jelly (one of he going-away gifts), of the. cow horn on a long, low-slung roadster she had watched racing the train part of the morning, of electric fans, of speedboats on water, ant of the Iravcl book Alice had given her. * * * JJUT. when she changed trains at River Junction, and found her self once more on Ihc dinky liltli mountain train which poked il way up among Ihe high mountain. Q" the narrow-gauge, Ann merely Ann said pertly, arid the boy uighcd. "Women nre a case!" ho satd. 'But my girl works up here, too -In Ihe dining room. We have good lime, just ourselves." Ann snld pleasantly, "I'll bet you do!" but her thoughts were ir from complacent. When they drove up in front of Iho lillle mountain inn, the : >oilcr look her bhgs in. Ann reg- stercd, and then took n quick lum aboul the lobby and game com, scanning the faces eagerly. iYllh n feeling close to panic ifeiln, she recognized none, of the pretty girls. And nol a single man vns to be seen! H wns some comfort when the losless nl the lodge came lo greet icr. Aimec was Ihe same pleasant person Ann had known three •cars before, and talking to her wns like greeting an old friend. There was an air of camaraderie ibout Almec ns she Introduced Ann to some of the oilier girls. Queen Mary Brings Photos From Revolt-Aden Spain Everything IMS glamorous aitJ spirit soaring, though at Iier heart sat and watched (he other vacationers. A feeling of loneliness suddenly besel her. The others seemed to have brought their friends with them. They called out fnmiliarly from one end of Ihe car lo the other. "What nre you doing tonight?" a boy called, quile unabashed, the length of the car. A pretty, slim girl sealed with her mother al the opposite end, called back, "Walk around Ihc lake?" "Sure. See you when," the boy answered impudently. In Ihc scat opposite sat a boy and a girl completely engrossed In themselves. Ann wanted them to be honeymooncrs, so aloof they seemed, bul once the girl pointed excitedly out the window, and said, "There's'our cabin, John, darling,-look! It hasn't changed a bit since last year." A cabin in the woods that belonged to them. A selling for their romance. "Come on over lo our camp." . . . "Let me know when you wanl to play tennis." . . . -''Cocktails at C, and bring everybody we know." Invitations flew all about her. Suddenly Ann felt n vast uneasiness. She was a little 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 panic she wished she hud gone (o the seashore with Alice. She began lo wish fervently that even Bill Wara kad come, along. dejnonslnilor was killed and scores injured. tlill anil beautiful. Il sc»l Ann't a ftnsation of lomlinas. Any human being who would relieve her of this awful fear lhal gripped her. The specter of loneliness. A NN got oft the Iraln, pulled her hal down over her eyes, and strode toward the porter of the Glenwood Inn, her chin up. She needed "bucking up" again. When Hie man moved forward to take her bag, she saw that II was the same college lad who had served (he hotel as porter three years before. Her spirits rose. At least here was a familiar face. She didn't feel so alone. The boy recognized her, and called, "Right • this way, Miss Hamilton!" On the way lo Ihe hotel Ann dialled wllh him and he lold hc'i nboul Ihc crowd at the hotel about the weather, and about tin dunces. "Are there many men guests? 1 Ann asked, quite sure of herself with tliis employe of the hotel. The porler frowned. "Well, nol so many. Men arc scarce at Lake Racine Ihcsc days. I guess they all have to slick lo their jobs You know how il is. Men can gel reduced rates at summer hotels, if they'll promise lo go to the hous dances every night. It's that bad! Ann smiled at this disloyalty lo (he phicc. • "Plenty of prelly young girls! Ihe porler said, turning to grii amiably at her. "Thai doesn't make me happy! 1 dinner Ann wandered, alone, down to the boathousc, where she had spent many romantic moments three years before. The moon was shining down on (he water, It was a night filled with enchantment, as nre all first nights In the mountains after a year speiit in the teeming city. There were fuinl rippling waves on the Inkc. Everything was so glamorous and still and beautiful, so different from the riolse and heat and dlrl of the city, It was fantastic, unreal. II sent Ann's spirits soar- Ing ngnln, 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 nre not enough people in 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 bead bobbed up, and he swam back to the dock at her feet with n powerful stroke. He lifted himself up on the boards, dripping water on her leet. Then he saw her standing there in the dark. "Oil, I'm sorry!" ho 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 n crew man. "Arc you a 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. "Ob, I'll take you out 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 Snun- ders. 28, pleaded gutlly uefore Judge Maurice Telrean to n charge of slcallng a history book dealing with the life of Mary SUmrt, Queen of Scots. "She had a sad ending and you will come to one. loo," the Judge commented and sentenced Saimders to 10 days 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. The committee represents 20 German benefits groups with a total membership of 8,000. ORDERS TAKEN FOR "BERNAT" YARN INSTRUCTIONS FREE Mrs. Leslie Hooptr Mrs. A. c. Haley HOB Chickasawba Phone 7M States Adopt Uniform , Bills to Curb Crime CHICAGO (UP) — State legisla- ures, lollowing recommendations >f the Interstate Commission on 2rimc, are making it, increasingly Josslble to hunt and capture crim- nals who nee across stale lines. A report from the public admln- strallon clearing house here said mat. nine states already had i idojitcd one or more of its model •uitl-cnmo bills. The hills rteal with out-of-stnte' parole supervision, pursuit, attendance of witnesses from outside the state, and criminal extradition. New York and New Jersey hnve adopted all four uniform laws, tflfi report, said. Rhode Island has enacted three, the close pursuit bill, t'nc out-of-slatc parole bill, and the witness attendance bill. Minnesota has adopted the wit- "ess and out-of-stale parolee bills. Illinois, Indiana, Michigan ant! Maryland have adopted the oul- of-stale parole bill, and Virginia recenlly cnaclcd the close pursuit CHURCH EXCUSES By G. W. Barh»m— And \ve have confidence in Ihe Lord touching you, lhat Ye olh do and will do the things which we command. —2nd Thcssalonians 3:4 ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY ^Massed at the Franco-Spanish torder rallro;«l station of Hendnyo arc tourists nud nationals who hurriedly fled from Spain to escape the menace of civil war in which the Rasclst army revolt, ngains.1 Ihc radical Popular Front government has embroiled the nation More than n thousand Americans were beleaguered there. Coinmhlee. Russian peasants crown Ihc of wormwood, to denote Hie Irials prospective bride wllh n earlanrt and bitterness of marriage. Alien Ouster Sponsored SAN FRANCISCO (UP)-Statc- wide petitions are being circulated lo demand a popular vote next November for the purpose of expelling from the slate all aliens who have entered the country Illegally. The proposed measure also would make it a misdemeanor for anyone knowingly to hire such] Guinea Pigs Called rigs WATERBURY, Conn. (UP) _ When the larmers or the city charter Included a provision that the city fathers reimburse owners of pigs killed by stray <Iogs, it did nol Ihlnk II necessary lo define wlial pigs arc. Now Nicholas Bcanclne has demanded that the cily pay him $22 damages for 50 tiMA pigs killed by stray canines: ANNOUNCING NEW EQUIPMENT which we have just installed in our Dry Cleaning Department, milking it one of the most modern plants in Arkansas. A new distilling system just installed enables us to thoroughly restore 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 greases, which will not clarify in a caustic solution. This system enables us to always clean your garments with a pure, oil-free solvent. BLYTIIEVILLE LAUNDRY Phone 327

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