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: PAGE SIX BLVTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1936 CHAPTER I CM ART and trim in her new u spring outfit, Judith Howard stepped briskly from an elevator of the, town's tallest office building and made her way through the noon-hour, crowd to the wide enhance. There she took up an unobtrusive spot beyond the main dream of pedestrian traffic, and waited. There weie ot!\?r girls wailing in the shadow of the big entrance, and there were scores of them passing hurriedly on their way to lunch. But none was more pert, moie honestly attiactive, than Judith Howard. She had the as- suiance that comes only to those who have made, and aie ranking, their own way in the world, An assurance that Is different from poise, and somehow more genuine —because poise is something \Vhich can be acquired In Idleness and so has nothing at all to do witli character. -She was medium tall, rather slender in build, and while perhaps hone of her features \v»re classic in themselves, nevertheless they'formed a composite whole which was the very essence of beauty. Judith's eyes were neither y blue nor gray, but something intriguingly in-between.' The color of her hair was delightfully definite In the day of Judith's mother it would have been c-illcd "tatty" or "tow." When older men glimpsed it they were reminded happily of ripe corn in the fields of their youth. When younger men saw it they remembered no fields of maize, but they were just as pleased And there was plenty of it. Not too much, but just enough. Hei absurd fall hat (which looked not at all absurd on Judith) made no secret of how she rolled it up at the nape of her neck, sensibly and securely. j She was somewhere between 20 smd 20, and .it was almost impos- s)blc to tell to which age she was nearest. About the time you decided that she was hardly past 20 she would look grave and serene, and nearer 26. But if you happened to be a young man—or even an old one—you did not care particularly 'because, whichever age she was nearest, Judith Howard was charming. It was just this strange quality of change, this alternating gravity and gaiety, which had attracted Stephen Fowler four years ago— and held him steadily since then. Four years is a long time when one is young, and in love, and, us Judith stood .there waiting for Steve, she wdndeied how much longer It would be before they would many. Four yeais they'd Known each 'other, and. had planned to marry for at least three of-those. by NARD JONES '' - ' ' ' • ' ? © 1936 NEA Service, Inc. Judith QBLIVIOUS to (lie passing throng, forgetting to be impatient ;il Steve's tardiness, Judith fell lo musing about those four years. As clearly as it il hud been day before yesterday she remembered their meeting. It was at n skating party arranged by Virginia Bent, and it had been Virginia who had fixed the "date" belween Judith and Steve. On the way home that night, snug with a robe in the hack seat of Hob«d Bent's car, Steve had talked vilUi her in a low, bantering lone. "Do ysii remember the October of 1929V" he had asked. Judith laughed. "I've heard my elders talk about it. Wasn't there il market, crash?" t She remembered his lugubrious answer. "Crash'? Say, airplanes crash sometimes, and automobiles crash frequently. But n market does something worse Mian thai. 1 don't think there's a word for il!" Judith smiled when she thought of that. Everyone had still been talking about "the crash" then. Nobody—yet—was willing to believe it) a depression. "But the reason I brought it up," Sl=vc had said, "was because I ..." "Well?" He looked down at her, a::d she hod been unable to tell whether or not he was serious. "It I'd met you before that fatal Oclobtv, I think we'd be Mr. and Mrs. Stephen fowler by this time." Judith remembered that, standing (here in front of the big oflicc building where she'worked. In front oi Ihe big''oflicc building where, because of the depression, she hiul dropped from u position as secretary down lo n job as typist—and an overworked typist at Unit. He had taken her skates with him on thai first night because, lie said, lie knew of the "only place In town" where they eould be properly sharpened. And of. course, once they were sharpened, lie had to return (hern to her. Thai was tlio beginning. She did nol remember so clearly all that had happened between then and now. There hnd been happy moments; but there had been tearful ones, loo, because they were In love. Shi; wouldn't have traded any of them. She wouldn't have wanted lo go back to that first day, and relive these last Jour yearn wilhoul Steve Fowler. And yet . . , yel she knew that they couldn't BO on forever, being engaged and in love. Steve knew it, too. lint he always wanted to wail a little while longer. H had been n Wow to him when he had stopped being a sales manager and became only a salesman with a quota to meet instead of ;\ quota lo scl. Bui gradually liu had for- gollcn that, and had started to, work with a will. Gradually he was climbing back—but not last enough to suit him. Not to the point where he felt he should marry. the very first, Judilh had favored a marriage wherein she retained her Job and helped out with Ihe expenses. But Steve could never quite see it. Steve had always had the Idea that a husband should support his wife wholly, and support her well. Because he couldn't do it lie had become increasingly bitter and difficult. "I'm tired of hearing these kids out of school wailing because they c.-m't get a job," he told Judilh one day, "And I'm just as tired of hearing these old boys in their white-lined waistcoats yelling that things aren't what they used to be. At least the kids have everything before them, and the old boys have something to remember. But the fellows around my age are stuck right. A little toe old lo learn, and :\ little too young lo have piled up any advantage before the crash came." 'You mustn't- get bilter," Judith had warned sensibly. "You have lo remember that few men held on to the 'advantage' they'd managed lo pile up. Right now, Steve, you're belter oft than the man I work for. You don'l owe any money, and you haven't any obligations to keep people employed. You haven't taxes that—" 'Just the same, sometimes I wonder If I don't belong to Ihe fabled lost, generation." ' "It's not like you, Steve, to indulge in self-pity," Judilh lold him. f Stecle-Cooter Society — Personal There were 14 members and two new members, Mrs. Benlon and Mrs Ed Nfarsh, present at the social meeting of the Woman's Mfs- ' plenary society at the Methodist church Monday n tie moon when Mrs Carl Sheeley, Mrs. 'liable Steele and Mrs. J. H. Workman' were hostesses. . "Mrs Ncwberry Johnson was In charge of Ihe "World Outlook Program' 'and was assisled by Mrs. H. A spence, Mrs. J. H. Workman, Mrs Carl Sheeley and Mrs. A. B. Aberiuthy The song service was led by Mrs Marsh and a duet wns sung by Mrs. Ncwberry Johnson " and Mrs Milo G. Atwood. The meeting v,as brought .to n close with prayer by Mrs. M. A. Massey. There were 12 members present at the regular meeting of the Baptist W. M u. when they met at the church Monday afternoon. The members studied the missionary I book on "Luther Wright," pioneer!? 1 , founder of .the missionary work.l tu ™"8 h . omc Mrs Sims Michle gave a report of the book Miss Roc rails of Houston, Tex chased from Cleo Gnrrctl on Highway 61. . The house, which Is to be very modern, will have five rooms and bath. •Mrs. Fred Ilobert Slolls has returned to her'home In uike City, Ark., after a visit here with her sister, Mrs. Ruth Ltuvhon. Mrs. J. \v. Reno and daughter, Sue, aild father, J. M. Crockett, have returned to their homes here after a visit with relatives In polnls of Kentucky. Mr. and Mrs. James Cochran find sons and Miss Mary Ann Cochrau of Tiptonvlllc, Tcnn,, have Uscn visiting friends and relatives here over the week-end. • Mr. and V Mrs. Nelson Cnscy of Memphis spent last week-end here as guests of Mrs. E. Casey and family. . Miss Thclnm .Burton hns returned to her position in Blythcvllle after n two weeks vacation spent here with her mother. Frank Harper and Mrs. Ruth Latfhon accompanied Mrs, A J Outhrle of Lake City. Ark., who has been visiting here the past week, lo Poplar BhifT Sunday lo spend a week a s guest of Mr. and •Mrs. Charles Outline before rc- wlio has been visiting friends here . left the first of the week for Osceolo, Ark, -»here she will be em- , ployed in Ike 'Miller's store.- Mrs Sarena Prank has returned Jiome after a visit with friends ~ and relatives at DCS Arc,' Ark. Dr. and Mrs. U E. Cooper and son, L E. jr., left Wednesday to j spend several days In Hot Springs, Mrs. John Anderson and cousin Miss Margaret Coll!n», w ho have been spending the past two weeks here as guests of the former's parents, Mr and Mrs. T. c. Beasl'y and sister, Mrs. Sims Michie, left o\er the weekend for a visit at Hillwood, Ala , before going to their homes at New Orleans and Syla- cagula, Ala They were accompan- ' e . d ' to . ! i I t. m P 1 "s by Mr. and Mrs. , Sims Micnle and Mrs. Beaslcy. J. M McCants, who has been seriously 111, is very much Improv- v. MISS . Y lrg , 1 ? 1 . Tr » vl s. who has been >cr y sick with malarial fever at the Jiome of her uncle, T E Brig, s*" 0 ?' , te «ry much Improved. n n ~ J< *' Floi ' d ' Uo >'d and Sji £* aracs ha ve returned to thcb- home at-TUlsa,' Okla:, after a visit here witn their uncle, dllle rnonlht Ms begun on a ' b rMi?«ndMw. lots they have pur- Mr, and Mrs. FerrcM Dilliard ond four children of St. Mary's. Mo., were guests of friends here the first of the week. Claude Kcene hns returned from Chicago where he has been under treatment in a hospital for two monlhs. Miss Rulii Harper is spending Ihe week in Kcnnctt with friends. Sam Burllson has returned to his home In Burllson, Temi., after n visit here with Mr, nnd Mrs E M DeBakey. •' ' Mrs. Clay Lewis, who is recuperating In a hospital at St. Louis trom an appendectomy performed last week, will be taken to the nome of a friend in St. LouU the latter part of this w e=k nnd will return home within the next two weeks. J.5rs. John Gcrmim Jr., Mrs o- cll Earls and Mrs. Bud Allred'have returned home from Nevada where John 'THAT conversation had been typical of dozens they had gone through the past year or so. It seemed to Judith that all their recent meetings degenerated into bickerings that got nowhere. And the frighlehing thing was that Steve was changing. He was no longer the old, considerate Sieve. 11 was as If his impolence against economic conditions had turned him inward toward himself instead of outward toward the girl he loved. Judith was afraid—and because she was afraid she had resolved 10 make one final effort to convince Steve that her original proposition had been right. He had a good job with a promising future; and she had a passable job which would help things out until Steve's future transformed itself into the present. It was so utterly simple. It was so utterly sane. And Stephen Fowler must be made to see that it was both If he didn't— Protectively, Judith's mind clicked shut against that possibility. Days ago she had made up« her mind as to her couree if he still refused to be sensible.. But she (fid not want to think about it now. She did not want to believe that he'd fall to choose Judith Howard if he had to choose between her and his foolish pride. "Hello, Judith. . . . Darned sorry I'm late. Fellow dropped in j<ist as I was leaving, and I couldn't get away." Startled by Steve's voice at her shoulder, she turned swiftly, and there must have been a part of. her thoughts reflected in her eyes, for he added: "What's up, Judith? You look as if you had something 011 your mind." "I have, Steve. Can we go somewhere for lunch where we fan talk?" "Sure thing," said Steve, troubled. "We can get a booth at this place around the corner." * « * J-JE did not speak again until they were settled in the little cafe. When they had ordered, he leaned toward her and said, "Shoot, darling. I hope nothing .serious has happened." :. "I hope it isn't serious, cither." She smiled weakly. "This is leap year, Steve. I'm going to propose to you." He sat back, relief written • large on his /ace. "Gosh . i'j, when I saw you there in front of '-vthe building I thought you'd had g'bad news from home or some; thing. If it's just a leap year ' proposal, why—I can take it!" "Can you, Steve? That's what •'. I want lo know." with it. You know me we)I •noueh lo know dial I can come lo a decision on my own, Steve." ''Cut that's wlial Virginia thinks, and 1 know it. She never misses a chance lo tell you how delightfully happy she and Bob ore—" "And they are happy." "No donbl," said Sieve shortly. 'But I'm not Bob Bent/' * * * Sleite loolf hereby the ihouldtn <mA .iurncJ her to (ace him. "Look here, Judith," he said. "Wcve beni in love {or four Jjcors. /[ can't be cut off in a minute ltl(c this." He regarded her a moment, He reached for her hand across , "Look here, Judith, what are you getting at? I hope you haven't got me in a corner jiist to bring up the old question." "That's just what I've done," she fold him evenly. "I'm doing it here where you can't put your arms around me and argue me out of it, Steve. There's going to be no kisses and no tears this time. I don't want to go on like this. We've waited fi'.ir years. Wiiat if we waited four more?" "But that's absurd!" he exclaimed. "Things)are picking up in fine shape. -Why, only today the boss was saying that—" "Then we might as well marry, Steve. I promise you I'll quit my job the • moment you're getting what you consider an adequate salary." Steve's eyes narrowed. "You know how I feel about that. I won't have my wife working. 1C a man can't support a girl, he hasn't a right lo ask her to marry him." "It appears that.Fm asking you, Steve. Would that make any difference?" Ihcy visllcd their husbands who nrc in ft national guard encampment. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Nichols, of Maiden, spent Insl weekend here ns gucsl of Mr. and Mrs. Mllo G. Aiwoat. Mr. ami Mrs. Charlie Southern ami daughter, Lucille, have returned home from Tcx'ns. Manila Society — Personal Ihe Roy Ashabranncr, sophomore of 10 Arkansas Stale College, leaves tor Jonesboro today " to enter the college. Miss Blanche Stations of Scales Mounds. III., is visiting her relatives here, Brown. Mrs. Bill . Miss Dine May of Tyronza Is visiting Miss Dolly Mike of Manila. the table. "reel's not juggle words, Judith. You know what I think about it." "Bob and Virginia Bent made a go of it. I don't see why we shouldn't." "Bob -Bent!" snorted Steve. 'What's it done for him? It's developed him into a weakling who'd he scared to death if his wife lost her job! No, Judith— that's out." She looked at him a long moment. She drew in her breath exhaled it sharply. "Then . . . I'm out, too," "You don't mean that, Judith?" But already he could see in her eyes that she did mean it, every word of it. "I know," he said suddenly, bit- talking to you! I can hear he saying it—'You've .fooled aVouni with Steve's pride for three o four years now, and you're get ting no younger fast.' That'*, probably what she's been feeding you." "Virginia had nothing to do =WEEKLY SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON; Judith got to her feel. "I'm afraid 1 don'l feel like eating. I'll . . . just go back to the office." "Judith! Judy, darling." Steve was instantly contrite, Hastily lie grabbed his hat and walked out of the cafe close to her side. "I didn't mean lo gel so completely sore. We can'l discuss this thiii|» sensibly on the street,•Judith. Let me come to your apartment tonight," She shook her head. "That's no good, Steve. H—" Heedless cf passcrsby he look her by the shoulders and turned her to face him. "Look here, Judilh. We've been in love for four years. We're in love right now II can't be cut off in a minute like this. I won't let it be." "But it's got to be," Judith told him, trying to keep back the tears and not succeeding very well "I've Ihoughl it all out, Sieve. It isn't just a spur of Ihe moment thing. I've—I've seen it coining for a long lime. Now please let me go. Please . . . people are staring." "All right, then." His hands dropped to his sides. "But I'm coming over tonight." As fast as'possible Judilh sped toward the building, scurried into one of the "up" cars. She reached the office dressing room none loo soon, for hardly was she inside the door before the teavs welled up in her eyes. Unmindful lhat the rest of Ihe girls would soon he returning from lunch, she leaned her- head against the wall and sobbed.. Tiie door opened suddenly and Virginia Beul entered. Quickly her arms went around Judilh and she led her to a chair. "I saw you and Steve outside, and I gathered something was up. What happened, Judith?" "I—I told him T was through." Virginia nodded sagely. "You'll live to thank yourself for il. He's a stubborn fool. A girl can't grow old wailing for a'man to become a millionaire, Judith. Let me tell 1 you . something. Any m'aii'Svho" r can't understand that a girl might 1- like love in a kilchenet apartment 's today, rather than an ermine coat tomorrow maybe, is too dumb to make a good husband!" .(To BB Continued) •Beginning of World Missions School 30. By 1VM. K.CILKOY, I). 1). Editor 'of Advance Text: Ads 11:19-21; 13:1-12. Persecution of Ihe early Christians, tliot broke out so early in Jerusalem scattered the converts far and wide In Ihe ancient world, Church of Christ, Is spending a few days with Rev. Mam-rice How- nil of the Church of Christ in Manila. Mrs. Mary Downing and c hil- iw of Manila. Miss Mclta Davis ^ m training nt the St. Bernards hos- " «'? fospe, "her- ever tliey went, Since the parse cution had coins from those of their own religious faith and race these eurly Christians, appreciating the power of the Gospel to save Geiitlles as well us Jews, uirn- «i to the Greeks and the Gentiles. Tims the new Chrislian fnith as it extended geographically, spread also in the range of the people whom it brought under intercsl and power. Us ... 0 .... tt(v; fc , L L,uiiimub t]us- , ve receved te good new l»l«l In Joneslxiro will Icnve Tues- of God inlo one's heart is in»vit ' Tliese factors always have been present wnere there has been genuine Christian experience. When the clmrch ceases to he n inission- To have received the good news ' •'„""" u "* «'>»•»". nesxiro w cnve Tues- o od ino one's heart is in»vit ' I!UT , IS011 motored r day to l«ke up her dutic.s there nbly'lo proclaim that good news ' ' kC W " U T "°""*°" «» d Hoy Hog- and lo realize the powcTo U,e ' , . wr'f CV ' f ° lo Pocahonlas thc place of r._ Rev. Wlliforct Is holding a'"revival here. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Milllgan of Manila have relumed from Hot Springs where they have been visiting for a few days. W. T. Wright. Jrxs Pierce, Don Thomas, Flllmore Golden, Elbcrl Hires, Lloyd Montgomery, and R H. West are attending' court in Powhiitlnn today. R. F. Rlddell of Kcimctt, Mo. spent Tuesday in Manila. Miss Violet Kennedy, who has been visiting her sister. Mrs ! rlmro.se of Manila, returned to her borne In Jonesboro. George DC Hoff. minister of the .. Mrs. R°<* 'today. ! Gospel to change h lives and " """" v«x,..j. i -.—.,-„. w i..,cn>5<; uuilLill] JIVOS atl(l ~Vpl c-n Hornberger of Hot human conditions, ' regardless of Christ' h. ™ ''" Sl could not have been a more appropriate place for Ilic Christian church to take hold a'nd carrv on its work. i The fact that Christians' could " ~ -^^ | livc !'« Antioch. and could make coasl. As a shipping port on thi i """• city (he cenler of a movement great lines of trade between East "' "'" "' and West, it was a prosperous and magnificent city. The glory of its slrecls ; and buildings was In accord with, and :n some respects greater than anything in modern cities. But beneath this outward prosperity nnd splendor was a corruption that made the city notorious in the ancient world for vice and degradation. When Romans wished lo describe the decay of morals in Rome, they,were wnut to say that the Oronles had overtloivn' the Tiber. * • « The spectacle of a group of disciples of Jesus .settled in this licentious city, which First gave thc name "Chrislian" lo the group, is surely impressive. could there have been a more unfavorable environment for the early church? drooping and discourage-:! Christians of today and brini to l; s all a seme of privilege and duly It shows .what may be accomplished under the most unfavorable rondi- lions. where men ami women are flrcd wilh the spirit of Christ and .,„ i-'t r"~' "•', ..... «•"'"•"« e spr o Chrst and new ife, of purity and peace I are determined to make His pow- to inspire cr nnd His blessings known. "• —•• *«v, ..LSI-.51,1 wl JIUL ...."Jin, V.VI1UIL1U1I5, fcg Springs, Art:., is spending a few. race, color, or situation days in Manila on business. • •" . . . It was under these innu<>nc«s that the center of Christian activity seemed, for a lime at least, to people. i 2 m ,, es fr0m tl(c MKUtcrra)lenn u f n ' ,? Cl C lo scl ™ thc worl " from sin and degradation, there ORDERS TAKEN FOR "BEPNAT" YARH 1NSTIHJ8TIONS FRIE Mrs. Leslie Hooper Mrs. A. c. Haley UW Chlckasawba Phone 792 We Pay Cash For 2nd Hand Furniture ' Phone 1031 Hubbard 2nd Hand Furniture Store Near Goff Hotel LEAF WORMS Finklea Bros. Cotton Dusting Corp. Now has airplanes for poisoning stationed at thc Hlylhevilte Airport. Call COTTON DUSTERS Ooff Hotel or Send Word to Airport Service IF WE CAN HAMMER llomo a IhoiifM thai profits you— Our hninmer becomes your servant, and— Here's the though I Lubricate and do i t here and often, and— You'll get more out of your car and more for it when you trade it. PHILLIPS Service Center O Every street demands a gritty, non-sldd surfec* for the protection of motorists and pedestrians* At night you need o pavement with high visibility. -. © Safety also calls for a pavement that is free from chuck holes, ruts and bumps ;:; and stays that way with minimum maintenance; O You want a pavement that drains quickly ', 1 1 that is easily cleaned and stays clean i s i.no depressions to catch dirt. © You wantapavementthatmakesthe whole neigh, borhood look modern, prosperous; »ttractim Concrete;;; and only concrete : i -, completely meet* »U o/ these specifications. _, -i CONCRETE ISTHEREAL lOW-COST MVEMIHT For complete pavement factt wrltt to PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION 1412 Sf ndlcate Trust Bldg.; St tonlf; Mo, 1

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