The Daily Messenger from Canandaigua, New York on July 10, 1939 · Page 6
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Daily Messenger from Canandaigua, New York · Page 6

Canandaigua, New York
Issue Date:
Monday, July 10, 1939
Page 6
Start Free Trial

PAM-fitt THE DAILY MESSENGER, CANANDAIGUA, N. DT,, MONDAY, JULY 10,1939. Bargains in All Sorts of Merchandise Under "Articles for Sale" JOEPALOOKA HOW LONG HAVE HIM AN' YOU BEEN IN THESE MERE, PARTS? UM--ONE-TWO-TREE- UH--HOW SAY--OHH .WEEK-YES- WEEK. m WHERE DID TOTI COME PROM? TOTI-CLOUD-BROTHER- -TOTI-BEARCLAN- -LOOK UH-OH--SURE TATOO-BUT WHERE DID HIM-FIND-ME. WET - BOTH-PAPOOSE TOTI-COME-TEPEE GRANFADDER-TELL- . ALL-TIME-US- TOGEDDER By Ham Fisher i GOTTA RUN ALONG- WILL VOUSE BE ON THE TRAIL T'MORRA The Daily Messenger CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING RATES AND REGULATIONS TELEPHONE 897 -- Classified ads are accepted ov,er the-telephone and the cash rate is allowed providing: bill Is paid within 10 days to date of bill. CLOSING HOUR--Copy received up to 10:00 A. M., will be published the same day. ERRORS must be corrected by first day as the Publishers will not be responsible for more than one incorrect Insertion. RATBB--Per Ifcie per day: - rday 12* cash, 24* charge. 3 days, 10* cash, 20 charge. I days, W cash, 10* charge. 99-day contract «, copy may be changed weekly. Minfanu) Advertisement, 2 Lines Count live average words to the line; words containing more than 9 letters,. count as two words. The cash rate applies if paid within ten days from date of ua CLASSIFICATION INDEX Individual classified advertisements are arranged under the following sub-headings and classifications: ANNOUNCEMENTS-1--Special Notice 2--Lost ana Found 3--Personal 4--Professional Service 5--Wanted to Buy 6--Foods ·· 6A--Swaps EMPLOYMENT-7--Female Help 7A--Help Wanted ft--Male Help 9--Agents Wanted · 10--Situations Wanted AUTOMOTIVE-- ·* 11--Automobiles For Sale : - ' 12--Mechanical Repair 13--Accessories and Tires BUSINESS SERVICE-14--Beauty Shops 15--Contractors 16--Miscellaneous Service 17--Repair Service 17A--Painters - Carpenters FARM SERVICE- IS--Farm Machinery 19--Livestock 20--Pet Animals 21--Eggs and Poultry 22--Plants and Seeds 23--Farm Supplies 23A--Farm Products MERCHANDISE-24--Articles For Sale 24A--Typewriters 24B--Boats and Supplies 25--Household Goods 26--Coal and Wood 26A--Fuel Oils 27--Machinery For Sale 28--Musical Merchandise 29--Radio Sales Service RENTALS-- 3»--Apartments For Rent 31--Boarding Houses 32--Furnished Rooms 35--Hotels and Restaurants 34--Housekeeping Rooms 35--Hnnsf-s For Rent 36--Miscellaneous For Rsnt 37--Resorts and Cottages 38--Wanted U Rent 38A--Auction Sales 35--Stores For Rent REAL ESTATE-M--Business Opportunities 41--Business Property 42--Farms and Land 43--Houses For Sale 44--Lots For Sale 45--Money lo Loan 46--Wanted. Real IMatr 47--Real Estate Exchange 49--Legal Notices 49--FinanrU! ANNOUNCEMENTS Wanted to Buy Antiques Wanted-Carriage, lamps, brie-brae, all old antiques U--3 23-50tf EMPLOYMENT Male Help 8 WANTED - 1 in. chestnut lumber. Roy E. Pool. Phone 415-J. X6-61 WANTED - Beans and grain. J. W. Walker. Phone 292. 61-36tf Foods FOR SALE-Montmorency cherries, thoroughly sprayed. Brmg baskets. Stuart F. Kinde, White St. 72-57 FOR SALE - ries. Claude 1076-J. Black sweet cher- Caiman. Phone 97-60 SALESMAN with car, Canandaigua and ucimty. Permanent, rppcat, advancement Service established paper route. Write Household Paper Products, 40 Grove St., Geneva. X90-59 STEADY WORK -- GOOD PAY RELIABLE MAN WANTED to call on farmers in Ontario County. No experience or capital required. Make up to $12 a day. Write Furst Thomas, Candler Bldg.. Baltimore, Md. x6-59 FARM SERVICE Plants and Seeds 22 SEED BUCKWHEAT, choice tested seed. J. W. Walker. 6-48tf FARM SERVICE LET US combine your grain and seeds with our new Chalmers and save labor. Harold Day. Tel. 1177-M. "998-63 MERCHANDISE MERCHANDISE MONTMORENCY sour cherries, sprayed and guaranteed free i from worms or money back. 3c per Ib. Nick Temperato, 92 Sal- Articles For Sale 24 Daily Messenger UP-TO-DATE EICYCLES. $23.95 up. Bradburn % s. Summer Patterns, loc. . 13-59os 'LEHIGH CEMENT - Beacon feeds. i J W. Walker. 63-54U AUTOMOTIVE tonstall St. xSO-64 Automobiles For Sale 11 1937 CHRYSLER sedan 1936 CHRYSLER 4-dr, trg. sedan Ml11 St " FOR SALE - Sprayed sour cherries. Leonard Meeks, West Lake rd. X6-61 PIE CHERRIES (Montmorency) currants, red raspberries. Ray Maloney. East Bloomfield. 1-64 SWEET CHERRIES, thoroughly sprayed, get them now. John Wooden. Tel. 1076-R. 14-59 PLYMOUTH 1934 PLYMOUTH coach 1936 TERRAPLANE coach 1936 FORD 4-dr. trg. sedan 11936 FORD tudor trg. sedan 1 1933 FORD coupe !1935 PONTTAC sedan 11934 PONTIAC 8 cyl. sedan ,1932 DODGE 1 1-2 ton trk, stake 1932 CHEVROLET 1 1-2 ton truck GEORGE D. McGURK, Shortsville CLEANERS - S6 up. Bradbuni's. 13-60os BINDER TWINE - Good maple leaf. S. L. Durand, Bemis St. 93-59 FLECTRIC FANS - From $1.00 to S1095. Sizes from 8 in. to 14 in.. j in scock. Coy St. Hdwe. Phone Radio Sales Service 29 PHONE 818 for home or auto radio service. Bradburn Bros. 13-63 WONDERS NEVER CEASE Television is much spoken of by those who return from the World's Fair. It is already in operation in New York but not in Canandaigua. If you want i to be a pioneer in Canandaigua buy one of the new radios, designed for Television attachment. When Television broadcasting arrives you will be ready to add the attachment and be one of the first to entertain your friends in your home. Our radio experts will help you to the best results. HUTTON'S BOOK STORE, 10-59 JACOBS STARTS NEW WIN STRING Springfield Hurler Gets 14th Victory In Beating Williamsport 325-R. 9-60 I EASY, ABC and MAYTAG wash| ers, $49.95 up. Bradburn Bros. 1 13-590S RENTALS Apartments For Rent 30 ATTRACTIVE 5 rm. heated apt. Unfur. 28 Greig Terrace. 42-75 Resorts and Cottages 37 RENT - Cottage 256 east side. 1 BINDER TJyTNE - Plymouth. The 1 new paper cased ball. PECK HARDWARE CO., 1 120 SO. MAIN ST. 7-64 BLACK raspberries ready. Roth's, 453 N- Mam St. Phone 805-J. 88-59 FOR SALE - Sour cherries. 2c o n ' tree, 3c picked. Claude Caiman, i Phone 1076-J. 97-60 MONTMORENCY cherries, fine, sprayed, A-l quality fruit, 1 l-2c Ib- on trees; 3c Ib., del. Stanley Wooden, 351-M. 95-64; EMPLOYMENT I Female Help 7 CHRISTMAS CARDS - Extra money easy selling friends unusual assortment. Many photographic re- l-ioducticns. 50 ior SI Pt'-.c-nai.-. Stationery. 11 other assortments. Experience unnecessary. Reo.uesv approval. Terrv Studios. 224 Westfield, Mass. " 12-59 1937 DODGE sedan 1936 DODGE coupe 1938 DODGE coupe 1938 HUDSON 6 sedan 1938 PLYMOUTH sedan 1937 PLYMOUTH sedan 1937 DODGE coupe 1937 FORD deluxe sedan 1936 HUDSON coupe 1935 FORD 1-2 ton pick-up 1934 DODGE coupe 1933 PLYMOUTH deluxe coupe 40 OTHER USED CARS TO CHOOSE FROM AT $25 and up. A. W. WHITE 25 Ontario S*- Phonc 138 USE a cement paint that will last. Buy Flor-Dye. Great for gas station floors. Davidson's. Phone 69. 35-51tf GLENWOOD RANGE headquarters at Bradburn Bros. 13-59os BINDER TWINE, $3.20 a bale. We sell hay rope. Get our price. The Mather Seed Store. 80-56tf COTTAGE No. 259 East siuc lakr open July 8-23rd. Squieis. FOR RENT-Cabin, 10 minutes from Cdga, 1350 elevation, cool and quiet. Phone 1014-M. 5-60 Houses For Rent 35 FOR RENT - 7 rm. house, elec., at Padelford's. Charles Uhl. X99-59 LEGAL NOTICES GENERAL ELECTRIC refrigerators, S5 down. Bradburn Bros. 13-590S BALED HAY TIES - Binder twine. J W. Walker. G3-54U USED washers, ice boxes, coal ranges, gas ranges. Bradburn Bros. l3-59os i XOTK i; The \ n i n i a l .Mf-ciim: "f t i n - \ n t i r I of ( V m r i l S-|KM.! I t i M n . r N I L . f t h e Tuivn- of M i i M I c - \ . J ' n i l i - r . l t . i l . y.ite- I ' n i n i t y . .mil i n r l i , i i n . n l ; i r i i Comity, w i l l he lit-M i n t i n - i v i i l r . i l School I'.inlilitiK Tii.--.iiiv, . I n l v ]]. ]'.l-'"i. for t h e ) U H » I ^ - m i-li" tin;; »ii'- t r n - t i v .ui'l t !»· ;tp|i;o\.ii nf r.inl^i-i ;ni'l ,mv other I » I J M I I ' -- i h . i t IP.H · »m*- l l l - f l l - I I I . - l l | l l - t l l l _ - . . \ ! i ' - l l l ! U · l l | i - i | I " onl'-i .it i : ; i I'. M.. I ' . n l i ^ I i t . Si.iml .ml Time. w \v rimi r i - r U , Household Goods 25 BUSINESS SERVICE _ . Repair Service 17 Help Wanted 7A 20 CHERRY PICKERS. Phone 351- M. X6-61 I WASHERS' and CLEANERS repair- i ed. All makes. Bradburn Bros, i 13-59o.^ Situations Wanted 101 - EXPERIENCED widow with .small child, steady housework. Relrr- ences. Mrs. Esther Pimm. 10 Pearl St.. Clifton Springs. N. Y. X96-60" FARM SERVICE ROCKERS - Odd chairs, mirrored cabinets. 2 ) fiat top desks, quantity of window class. Bargain prices. Carter. 24 Coy St. l-58tf HAMMOCKS - Larce variety. $3.50 up. PECK HARDWARE Co.. 120 So Main St. 7-61 (By The Associated Preci) Bucky Jacobs, the leading pitche. in the Eastern Leaaue, has started a new winning streak. Beaten by Hartford July 4 ior the first time this season after winning 13 straight, Bucky chalked up his l«th win of the campaigi. by heating Williamsport. 9 to 5. in ihe second game of a doubleheader yesterday. Jacobs held a 5 to 2 lead going into the last inning, but a homer by 1 Pinch Hitter Bob McNamara, wit'r t v o en. tied the score. Kcwpvei'. Jacobs' .battery mate, Gus Bnttam. came through in the Spnngfu-lti hair by smashing a homer wiuh U.o bas- 0; lull and two out. The Mctory kept Spniigfifld five games ahead of the second plac: Williamsport club. Williamsport won thr openei. 11 to 5 and wa^- in j position to pull within three games of Springfield b\ winning th«: night- Scranton remained half z gamt behind Williamsport oy splutmg . f«\m bill v.ith Binghamtcn, vinnhvj j ihe sc-cond game, 6 to 2. after Bing-j Lamlon took the opener. 6 to 4. | Albany likewise stajod in the first d:\ision by dividing a doubleh."adc.-| with Wilkcs-Barre. Paul Gshrma:: j blanked the Barons, 1 to 0. in the | frst game despite Johnny DajV four-hit pitching for Wilken-Barrc V/ilkes-Barre took the secona, 5 to 3. I Hartford and Elmira exchanged shutouts. Elmira won the first ^ainc 7 to 0. behind Paul Paynick whi'u Al Moran pitched Hartford to 3 to 0 victory in the nightcap. Farm Machinery ..o J o WILLIAMS GRAIN SEPARATOR- 30-48. S. E. Burlincham, RD 3. 1 Cdga. X22-61 i WICKER CHAIRS, electric wash- j in? machine. Emerson. 16 Coy St. Phone 438-R. ll-59tf GIRL desires care of children during Summer. BOX A-l. Me^enser, X6-61 VP-TO-IXVIF 15c. .jfirs and Poultry Siunmcr Pattern:-,, 21 5TR1CTI.Y FRESH EGGS WANT- J-.D - No d n t v . -Miiall or cs^^ over 5 d=r. - old -.vanted. Witter. 16H Mill St. 8-59 WICKER CHAIRS, kitchen cabinet. l)'»-;4-ia t -t -.ei. Klingniaii. 2P Bristol St. Tel. 637. 24-oOtf Musical Merchandise 2-S FOR SAI E - Bphninp piano in cood condition Inq. 250 Giteon St. X6-61 NEIGHBORLY NEIGHBORS Trademark Registered U. S. Patent Office by Oscar Hitt ANNOUNCEMENTS Special Notice EXPERT repairing on also dressmaking. 25 Gorham St comer of Court St. COMBINING DONE - $3 per Wcs. Collins, Cheshire. X64-60 EXPERT HAIRCUTTING - Wade Volt Barber Shop, 4 Niagara S!. 16-69 COMBINING WORK. Howard Contev. "---· - FVRNTTUHE trarfod h«*1«r.;. mcl-al. Cdga tmc, lafi Mail Si FOR SALE - Ssnd. travel, cinder-: iMHiM. Phone 468. James 85-70 }TMit«dtoBuy CMON, YA CQNSARNED CRITTER -STRAIGHTEN OUT// I'LL SHOW YA WHO'S BOSS NOW WHERE'D THAT CLINCH OR CLANCH OR WHATEVER IT IS GO TO AIN'T DOIN X)U'LL CLUTCH, BAO-IN A COUPLE o' A REG'LAR BARNEY M A T K I H M-;\t l U l i l v f 01 vr\ ( DI in «M T\ n ovrxido Tlie I V i l f i - . i l L . i t n l I l . i n k ft Si.n - .11; i i i i - t U i l j . h \V t t n i i h k i -- . i-t .il , I V I T l i S P A M i: ..r :i .ti!i!..-m.-ii: ..i I'ur'x l . r M i i i - .UK! ] ] · · . i l n l v x T . i n i i i l i:. I l l " .lliOM- ( ! l l l l ! i - l l .!· I K ' l l . : i l l ( | i - l l l ' T c i l in i M i i . i r i u " i , ; i n i \ ( ''wi i x - u l l i i ' - . on 1 he nil. i; t \ ..r .inn. . r...:i. i. n-c.i.-r,. i . H « n : ' \ . i l l . - n t i d i i ^ i - ^ i n - i l , Ucfcr ·'· n ^ . i n i . l i i ( I _ ' i n c n 1 ii.uni-il. m i l ^-11 .1' i m l i i l ' - : t t i ' - t ; o n -il l l i - f i " i r ! \ " - i i l m l ' - ! Hie n i i i . i r i " C i . n i T i v i m i l l I I . I T I - I - i n i l h - * " i i of ' ' . i n . L i i i l r m i i. * " i i n t x ". i i n t a r i " . N. .. - H i Hi- l-i l i \ "I A n ^ i i v i . i:.:i i t l i . « « i i'( |i.i k .\ M i IK- |ir«-tnt--- «!··»· r i ' x ! in - n « l J u ' I - _ i n - n l . :i.- f..II..\-.-.. . i / . . V I , I. T I I . X r TI;.\IT ( i ; I - . \ I ; « M . r i . . \ \ i m 111- T(»t\ II of ".in m i ) ! i^l|;l. " ( i 1 J n ! \ "J 'int.iri". .mil S l i t - "f N-« V - i k . !··· in.: .1 f;ir;n "vui-i! !\ !!··!· ii ki^ nnl i\if- "ii Mi- u - ^ I M'i" uf ' b- Mil«n«- ''li'-.]i i- i;""l il""ti "m .in 1 ' - " l l t l l of I I I " 11-. ( i f « ' , l l l I T I ' l . 1 1 - 1 1 i. "iil.nnni:: "J :i H-^ -f l.iu'l ni'T- "i 1---: n l n - ' i ]r-iiii-H-» .11- ni"i- j - n f i ' i i l . i r h '!'·-· i i l - « - 0 in .· --H.-iin H I - H I -.!*«· ;:n-n 1»\ K - i n . u d II. L . n i ^ m ^ .ni«l wif«- It. Hi-- !·"-- !-ri! I', m k -·f Sirm::1i-](|. -ni«] i-.u-l-il in 1li- "Illilll" ''"llllU ' l - l k - l | ! l -- III I . l l i M J I ^ "f .\!'r!i:.i^'-- U I'.i.:- .'·· )·· v. l i - l i r-f.-i-ii'- ii. l i . - T - l n IM«! f«u .1 H i d . -1" ' 111- ]»-^ I TUl I"1I I».l)«-(| .It 111- '"ill "f ".)ll.tTMl.ll^H.l. 1 . lin.s 171 Ii il.i\ "f .Inn- !'.'.;' r j : i : i ' i . K i « - T m . \ m . \ V l « ' K i : s A V I ' \ V I c h K S . I'l linlilT'. .\11"ini'\ -. 17 S I'll/lin^ti .-I . 1;«. li«--1. T. N Y SPORTS ROUNDUP PAY «ash for all kinds of us- i. Tel 77-W, 1*7 or 830 I Jz: or ill. MR. FARMER-We hav nmr. W. S. | r:i Si. 1'lK.iir Ki7 SH-62 WWDINS UPHISFlftCT LESSON WfTH A BANG-UP SCO*(E OF THREE CHICKENS, A PICKET FENCE AHP /STREE OR TV/O, THE ou eoy FINALLY MANAGED TO PROVE HIMSELF THE JAL^PvS r.ASTEfi//-OR AT UEAST IT5 i,.,, .],.ii j. 1. 1-jH l_' Vi i i,v,.d M,. vJ"'' ' 'v'n '!'- ' ' * i...-ni'l' .1 i- T'.lli\,- «'.i Hi. ii-j-Hi M -In i.--v i i H- ii · | H - · 1-1 M 1'" !··» IMI" OH 111, -iilllli 11- 111" I ' - . - V H 111 · . II -II'. v « \ « 1 ,- I ].' I- ^ II' / T I Ii . M II i: ' 'I " · ) o t- , ".I'l. 'n 'I -1 _· 1 I - '- '1 .. 1 I- K ' '1 ' ·· I- - I 1 i M' ] * . i ' if I M ^ i i nil . 1 In J .,n n i;,, ml . f «.··! n i i M 1 I M ' 1 11 1 ^u * II l\ II I ' l l i l l 11 ' ^ 1 1 I-' J . 1 i...i ii iii i. i .11 h 1. 1't "' ' i 'i i _' ' · . 1" "VI 1r, i|, I.IITIH -f i In n I - f ll t \\~\l | T ^ l ^ I I I I ' l 1 H " | " - I O I I 1,t"l'-' ili-l · n 1 ' V i , l - n nf ' 'n I...1 Ii nil In . l i - l ' i ' 1 i Mi ii r i . · Ii mi I In 1 - -'Tl il 'In ''I l',,-,Mi r . . , i l . l "f 1,1,1 II I l l l i.i,n-s ii i; n ^·/r^ i M M, · ' · ll, I ' t ' . ' 1 . 1 NOTICE is hcrfhy civcn that 1:- ccnM- No EB-S994 has bfpn jssurd to thr ·undrrsicinrd to sell bf-rr at retail unirr Section 76 of the Alroholif Bcvfraec Control lav,: »\ Routr ,-, an.-i 20 \\"~' DF.AN B COXKL1X "kVf-'. BJooml]' J^ X V Tll.M n ( OMMON 7 H 5 N C BTFTAIO ?· Rrsrijej, arc common in t h f i Smith By EDDIE BKIETZ j NEW YORK i3i -- Week's Wash: j Flatbush was so steamed up over | the Giant-Dodger feud the Brook- j lyn Eagle got out a special "Beat j the Giants" edition . . . What ir | Clipper Smith, the Villanova foot- | ball coach, doinr; out there on the ( Pacific slope? . . . Chicago is almost j i cinch to get the 1940 All-Star | :ame for Wriglcy field . . . Note to Melio Bcttina: Billy Conn is so rough on hts sparring partners t hry'rc walking out on him . . - - ' Col. E. R. Bradley, here for thr Empire City meeting, looks 100 prr cent better than he did a year ago-; Pa?in£ Dr. Smith ] Down at New Orleans th" otlini" dav. tlir )oudsi;rakcr at thr ball park blared: "Attention. Please . . . , If Dr James Smith is in the auf i e n r e \\ill he pleanc rri-ort a t l l i r ! ixjx office at once." Don't look now. but Minnesota | is RoniK to cut tiie price of football j tickets. Season books lor the five j home cames wiil co for $13.20. 55 | r'-nis Irss than last vrar . . . Bo)) | Pastor will train for Joe Louis at Tom Luther's old camp at Saratoga . . - Tommy Dorscy. the band leader, donated Jhc prizes for the special holc-in-onc tourney at the P G. A. meet yesterday . . , Joe Di MaRgio made his first appearance ol the season among the American "five leading hitlers" the ria. Now let's ser you get. ban out ol there. Today's Gttf«il SUr -Tnr: Smcer, """w York JciirrnalAmenran: "Paul Deninger never ·-hoijld have s-etUed t h a t $S.Wf ! .iiidcnifnt out ni rourt . . Now he'll , h n - . r t o pit eh t o Di Maocio. Dirkev. iGirenherc and Fox: jn the Alli s t a r came." Phant-om Fear WlT-n Dirt Harlot lear.*,. he lears He .-avs Jlanard iR due lor a tprrrfir larmc when il plays Mlrln- can l l n - Fall Only thine iv Haj-. a i r i 'i',n'i pi i-v Mvhican 1ln«. 1 i ] r inuM Iv- i i i f Beanto^ii P,' }···.f -n-or-noi- Tlie Michigan Janr. 4. irtl mto Jivf fed oi wa- IM whiif plaving on a whaif. A Grc-at Lakes ,«eaina» rescued hrr. A 7,-eek previously. ]-,pr sister. l u r j . 8, h-]r*'rt nsothor playmfllf 'a\f a six-ycnr olfl boy from drowning. '·: " i - T,"- i- D-r;-L 1 . H'Tj-1'", j.'v.' i- j'-iCTrf-n tfl as a I - · ' · j ' j - n j - j r f l - j ' i / f on the Injun 5 - - ' of! iL' fjpi'3 Furthermore, it"- i'i3 r Lsirv M".cPhail i*- som: arounrt T-^rin^ a hat he ?tnle «rT a pir-'-r''-- ' h o ?ot :t cfl MnrPhaii s ' ! old pil Bill Terry . . . In nine ' «ames this sea^n the Gmnts and | Dcx3°ers playert to almost 300.000 j }fople. Tlir Hrowns will settle for i the *nson on them figures . . . . and how! FOUR BLIND DATES YKSTERDAY: Reviewing ths troop* on the f n f e f u l day of Hie party, we fmd Van Ryvrtr Harkness and' Mi.« Dorothy South enroufe to Long Island, trailed by Ape and ike CMseler, Jumbo and Luella are ulso on" (he u-aj/-- Jumbo having made the ioei(/ht because Luella fixed the scales. Chapter 25 Smoke In Her Eyes M R. TACKS ADAMS, in a glowering mood, sat in that refuge of song and festivity known as The Heel Tap. A glass of Scotch and soda before him was referred to only occasionally and, even then, sparingly. Mr. Adams recognized ths need for the first fine stimulus imparted by alcohol and the further need of drawing the alcoholic line before the stimulus gave way to fog. As a consequence, he was sipping his drink Continental fashion. With the sipping, however, Mr. Adams' resemblance to things Continental ceased. In other respects, his mien was comparable to that of a flea nestling on a bed of itch-powder. Simply put, Mr Adams was chafing. The cause of this chafing was the fact that Miss Patricia North had not yet appeared on the floor of The Heel Tap. Mr. Adams' watch informed him that ten minutes must elapse ere this salubrious event would occur. But to a man m the Adams condition, ten minutes are ten aeons. Mr. Adams looked at his watch again and put in another aeon of chafing. It is possible t^at Tacks might have set a new all-time record for chafing had a vision of three automobiles, boring their respective ways into Long Island, been vouchsafed him He would then have perceived the cars of Van Harkness and Jumbo Cutler, hurrying to the tryst. Likewise would he have perceived a vehicle piloted by Mr. William Steel, upon the rear seat of which the handsomely-bribed East brothers disported. Tacks, however, was unaware of these conditions though, in a dim way, he may have suspected their existence. But at the moment he was more interested in Miss Packy North. Where that charming young lady was concerned. Mr. Adam? was risking his figurative shirt upon the turn of a figurative card. At this point a presence appeared out of nowhere and hove to at his elbow. It was a page boy of the half-pint variety. Four feet and four inches of blue-uniformed brass-buttoned territory stretched between the soles of his well- blackened boots to the absurd cap that covered most of his ginger- colored hair. His face looked a camp meeting of the clan Freckle. But a certain hard sophistication in his blue eyes dispelled the illusion created by his stature and youth. The urchin approached until his chin lay a degree off Tacks' left ear. "Hsst!" said the urchin. · Tacks looked up. "Hi, Spike," he said. The boy came even closer. "Mick wants ter know." he whispered, "if that hunnert bucks fer pullin' this job still stands." Tacks' eyes roamed over the night club. At che far end of the room he perceived another youth, garbed similarly to the bc-freckled Spike, slipping unobtrusively between the tables. He nodded. "You tell Mick." he said, "that I've decided to raise the ante. You guys do this thing right and there's a hundred and fifty apiece in it." An avaricious gleam shot from the blue eyes. Again S p i k e achieved the whisper of an arch- conspirator. "About the end of the first chorus?" "That's fine," Tacks answered. "And don't you birds let me down." Spike waved a hand as one who would indicate that matters were in Ih? bag. "Oke," he said briefly, and vanished. Another three minutes passed. Then, suddenly, the dance flour began to darken. From the piano came a silvery ripple of music. The beam of a spotlight shot through The Heel Tap, picked Miss Packy North out of the shadows. The heart of Mr. Tacks Adams paid a visit to the back of his throat. The zero hour had struck. ·Fire, Fire!' P ACKY was in alluring while. Now she was starling her number and walking forward into the glare of the light Tacks around hastily. Through the .semi- gloom he made out the figure of his pal. Spike, ghosting near a lablc some twenty-five feet away. And even as Mr. Adams peered at him. Spike's right hand came up lo his temple in a kind «f hurried Nazi saJule. Ii was the signal agreed upon In "-nforrn Mr. Adams thai, so far as Spike and Mick were concerned, the works could be $hot Packy 1 , 1 : strong lining voice was filling The Her! Tap with song. The attention of 1hc pntrt-n.-. ihrre- fore. centered upon her lo the absolute exclusion of Mr Tacks Adams. In his wisdom, Mr. Adams had foreseen 1his and counted on it. Chuckling at hi? own astuteness, rie finished his drink at a gulp. Then he got doA'n to business. Surreptitiously his hanrf stole lo his inside coa! pocket It came out again immcdisirlv and yimclrnng in it glramr-d in the half-light t h a t pervaded The Heel Tap. Then !he hand went down under the table- doth. The first chorus of the song wa? nearly over. Packy, moving rhythmically forward with each word, was working nearer and nearer lo his table. Tacks calculated swiftly. He couldn't afford to fumble this thing. He was desperate. But, desperate. His heart was on fire and smoke was in his ey«. Under such circumstances younf gentlemen oiicn achieve the ultimate in Magnificence. Mr. Adam achieved it. The hand b r n e a t h the tablecloth opened. Something dropped to the floor. There was the small sound of glass breaking, mandible in the (low of music. Quickly Tacks scuffled his foot over an unseen hell-brew on The Heel Tap carpet. A second. And then, to his nostrils, came an acrid jtench At the Same instant a cloud of smoke swept up from beneath the table. It was Mr. Adams's moment and he converted it handsomely. Pushing back his chair, he leapt noisily to his feet. "Fire!" he roared. "Fire!" There are few more effective ways of stampeding the genus homo than by bellowing the news of a conflagration near at hand. With the echo of Tacks' roar still causing wall-brackets, windows and glassware to iittei, pandemonium broke loose in The Hec) Tap. With one accord the patronage was on its feet, overturning chairs and tables in its haste and excitement. Men shouted. Women screamed. In Ihe midst of the hubbub the lights went up on a scene of wild disorder. And smoke was everywhere, thick, acrid, visibility-impaii'ing smoke. Thi. smoke arose in wafting clouds from at least three distinct parts of the night club, notably that small section which had been occupied by Mr. Tacks Adams. But no one seemed interested in discovering its sources. The custom of The Heel Tap was not. at this point, investigation - minded. It exhibited, rather, a pronounced inclination to vacate the premises. When Mr. Adams's ringing cry of fire first sounded, a high note had been on the point of faring forth from Miss Packy North's larynx. And then, quite'suddenly. its travel aspirations were cut short by a gulp. Even beautiful girls may gulp when startled. Packy's gulp, however, was such as to win commendation from Mrs. Ernily Post. It was a gulp of extreme delicacy and refinement, absolutely justifiable under the circumstances. But, l a d y l i k e though it was, it knocked her song for a row of radiator valves. For the space of twc seconds Miss North rermined rooted to the floor with the spotlight still playing over her. Ther., even before general illumination pervaded The Heel Tap, a wild figure burst upon rer from out of the shade ws. '·Quick!" it Larked. "We've got to get out of here."' And while she was still recognizing him as that ubiquitous Adams person, Tacks scooped her up like a loose ball. 'Insane Fool' M ISS PACKY NORTH stood five feet and six inches without benefit of Tootwear. She had wide shoulders and well-molded arms. Her legs were long and straight and beautifully-proportioned. She was the sort uf craft who permits no jostling by gentle winds But tonight the demeanor of Mr. Tacks Adrrns was as that of the hurr ; cane. In fact, Mr. Adams was inspired almost to fanaticism. As if Miss North possessed the tonnage of a mere kitten, he sped with her toward the door. At first Packy was too startled to register protest. Her mouth, which had been op?ii for purposes of song when the shambles started, remained open for purposes of astonishment. Then, as she felt herself being borne swiftly across the dance floor, she recovered. A protest poised on her lips. But before she could deliver it Mr. Adams stopped suddenly, as if equipped with four-wheel brakes. With the cry o*~ fire Dmitri, the colossal and bewhiskered doorman who lent charm to the exterior of The Heel Tap. had been hastily summoned inside. It was a foolish notion on the part of the u n k n o w n summoner. Invited to participate in a tug-of-w'ir or a building-lifting contest. Dmitri mighl have acquitted himself w i t h credit. But where the situation called for clear lucid thinking, he was distinctly behind the eight-ball As a consequence, his presence merely added chaos to °haos. And when he came tr the attention of Mr. Adams, he was dashing h i t h e r and yon about the smoke-filled Heel Tap after the manner of one whn saves the napkins while the nostess burns. Mr. Adams paused, under the dumbfounded burden of Miss Packy North. The broad back of Dmitri loomed before him. even ;.s Ihe Alps may hive loomed before Hannibal. Into the eyes of Mr. Adams there came a wolfish expression. He felt iike a Sicilian about to close a \-endetla wilh honors. Dmitri moved suddenly. It was his obvious intention In go elsewhere in a hurry. And. divining this, Mr. rfcled. As DmiJn began a swift dart ,n Th» direction ftf elsewhere*. Mr. Adams jjiserlert his foot between 1be Dm a 1 nan ankles and gave it a desirous twisl. Dmitri rose into Ibc sir. descended wilh grace, slid on his chin across a table and wound up in a plalr of chicken livers en brochcHe. The Adams honor wa- avenjjed. Tacks, however, did not have lime to remain and gloat over his falkn adversary. Gripping Mass Packy North, he Continued on Howard" Hie door of The Heel Tap. At this point Parky North remembered her fpeakinc vo.ce. "Put me down, you insanr- fool." hissed Miv North, into 1V_ irri- sidc ear of Mr. Adams. But Tacks hscJ reached ih" entrance of Ihe incht club. The head start which superior knowkdge had given him at the outset, had bf-cn dissipated by the time consumed in disposing of Joe Banks, alias Dmitri Consequently, the realm adjacent to the Heel Tap's door was now filled wilh a con-^ glomeralion of choiring and excited individuals of both sexes, all of whom were fighting madly tc gain the green pastures of Fifly- stvtnth Streetr e s

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free