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Y, NOVEMBER 22, 1934 BLYTHEYILLE (ARtf.) C( ©1934 NEA SERVICE. INC CHAPTER. I ili the Holllsteri were In »e- cliitlori todays-all except Ann 'iHolllster'.who h'ad thrown the big [doors' o't< the-h'om'» in which the (tad' been torn 20 years before '•wide to a scandalized but eager public. '...-:'. r With :the gesture she had immshed traditions that had liound jt'he HolllnersV'together, despite .[to* failing'tofCurfo»;pf most »f tb^ Vicl^u. A ."ealE'V.xo'uld soou , W'<la Itull iwlng Jnv^thef large doufeje • {drawing rooms wh'ere Ann's inotbj .jir bad entertained, so beautifully; Vud where- Ann's' grandmother' bad tntertalned still more lavishly. / There had neeu little entertaln- jlng since Ann was a child. She 'had grown up after the death, ot her mother, after "things bad changed." ) Ana and her adored father had 'continued to live in the old home : which was much too large tor them, had managed, somehow to escape the. itlgina. of "poor kin'l that was attached • to other, rela- tlvci .of Auut •• Battle Holllster Hammond. i Within the past week Ann had learned that'all she oivned In the world was the roof over her noad »nd a fear "old thing's." Soon now ib« would be homeless. Ann's decision to sell-the'family antiques .Tvaa responsible for the resent- .ment of her relatives and the ruffled surface ol calm, old Greenfield today. I HEN Ann had arrived home tie week before Aunt Hattle had met her In the outmoded 11- inoualDB that was Daunted in the face ot aristocratic Greenfield he- cause Aunt Hattle was rich and therefore could do as she pleased. They had driven to Aunt Hattie's Victorian home, "Tlie Elms," Instead ot to Ann's house on Cherry street. Ann bad attributed this 4( to syropatny on her aunt's Wlft.,. It 'wouia; be^hird for- tb -^jrt-W^o' back to' tnVhomft-yh»r< «he and -her tatber bad been si happy ani where lie had died las hi). Almost before she had had tlm, to renioYe her hat, the news ilia eha was penniless was broken Anil;-.'-- ' -:•'.-: :'.' •. ' : .' - "You haven't^ a ^c.ent!"'. Aiinl Hattie had sald'Ih^heV thfn,,acli TOlca; ' '(Yojr inight'.as' well;'k'uoy tbe'.trutfi .because you'll probubi: be -bounjled to.''death 'by ; yW father's creditqy; Luckily there'; nothing ;they>.cVn''d6^'Tliej'.'fifluai was, left' to iyptf>by, your/ftiot'ber A't leaafyou'.ll have'that'arid ~a fev old'things."'^ ' - ,.r, T • "Creditors!", Ann'had gasped her face: white-. • -s " "That's what i;safd.' YOur'fatke , owed ovWyhjjgjT • -Tliat .la, era body wHo Was; foolish enough lend blair'any*money. And;.tlie were, a great' many. "Affeirnu eaid—" Ann's fierce eyes stopped older woman. "Please! wasn't 1 told about this hefon_ your father eiact i W jry to •e ini the Why ire?' ^ "I'm afraid I'm hat: under false colors,' iht young man mas saying. "You are effecting guests^' a promise from that quixotic old idiot, Harvey, Wilson. It seems your second year ot college hau been pafd uu " It dime living at Aunt Battle's as Cousin Lucy had done for so long. Unlil today Ann had believed ;he was midway, between her "But my allowance! regularly.!' 'Probably from Harvey's. pnrl;et though heaven knows hj}u- hi. 1f ^reports about his ui<ii. luniued |[Jee"a,re'tr'uSj,^^, _ t , , ' I'lnmtly -t.-Ajreditors . . -> cieditors hl'e Klor>m> old lioiise that was s« Tha words kept coming bR' ll'u a horrid li'ltl'e retraiii , aunt's prosperous condition and the economic helplessness of- her ciliicr relatives. Then, with terrible r.uiliiei)]i3s3. ; everythlDf was Ann walked out ft'f . lit mistress and went cn 11 HIP mde front street ivtilch Lucy's eyes and reading tlie signal thera, said importantly,"Von cen come, and .live with me. ot . I'll be flail to have course. Ann. you." Cousin I.ucy had neamert at this magnanimity and then slipped from tho room like 1 a' Qiilot little mouse. * , Ann's eyes bad met her aunt's cold gaze. It wag like a-siiddeu plunge into cold water. "Tbaufc you, but :i cou.dn't you aeq I'm going away." "Suit yourself, of course. But I don't when—' "When I haven't a penny." Ann said soberly, \vilh a wry little smile about her month. She liadn'i an Idea either how she could : KO away. She ,, n |y j :new s \ ie mum go . sea how you're. going somewhere. It would be unbearable TJjo bail clo i Rl»j9 ami cottonwoc/ds ud: heve IOIIB before! she was linrn.' stretching protecting arms atinve and casting dappled sbade below. IN ellmticd the stairs tliat leai lo Hie law oilke of,her fat tier's friend. The room was \ lust. as she remembered it: cohwebs In the corner, soot on the window sMla. law hooks back of dingy glass In Ihe tall bookcase; dust over everything. And there, as tlidugh he had.not' moved since Hie last lime sbe was licre. tho elderly jmlgo slumped in ii cliair. Ann thought lie looked tired. older. Thero were new lines. 'You're a t!(bt for »ore ,,„ niy dear. When did you cpai»t" ''Thl< afternoon on' tb» four o'clock train." 'And already you've bsidjh* j;ul news! Trust Hattle for tb'»t."- It was kept from me too Ions, You've always spoiled m* but now I'm grown and you c*u'l spoil me any more." ''you look scarcely older than you did tho day you began drlv- !ng-your father's car. 1 renumber I sold 'What can the; foal ba thinking of In let tlmt baby .'inks' the wheel?' Ann, dear, I'm.«orrjf. I wish I could have epareil you all thl»." . -,' .}.. "Please don't worry. I'y*.'fig- ured It all out. I'm going toUell the house. I've made uu'mv mind." '1 won't hear to that. The bousa Is yours. No one can touch it." "I couldn't keep It. Surely you understand." •'•./ / , Tho Judge sighed heavily. "Ann, don't let anyone make you believe your lather was dishonest. He had every confidence In tbe security he ottered. Things would have worked out lu normal time}--'' "Thank you." Ann's voice wa« trembling. "Ot course I kn«».tbai. How much will the house bring?" Tt might bring'$10,000. These ore dull days—"' .* •' Would 110,000 'cover, all tbe debts father made?" "Practically all." -, "All you mean except', -Hit amount he owed you. You. must tell me the truth. How much WHB It, Judge Wilson?" 'Ann dear—it was so 11U1&—I was happy to help. Did no, one ever tell you, Ann, that- your mother was tlie only woman I tree loved?" : : : :-• Yes. I've knoivu always! Father eald Instead,of bating him. you became bis beat freiud." "-*'.,' "Then- don't you understand bow happy It made me—". ., "Please." . 'It was about. J3000. On! my nest case I'll charge a double fee." His smlla and tbe twinkle In his blue eyes did uot deceive A'nn. Financial difficulties were wrliten, In the tired, anxious lines of ibis face. . . .... i . 'The housa wouldn't brine more?" ; ' '' ' - .,"; ;' • .... I, "I'm afraid not. ADO, let thing] rest as tuey are.":' • • (, '• "Than-I'll sell th«^; everything!" 'My. dear!". He. w«» genuinely, shocked. : "I'll have » »ftle. All the wealr thy people at Crystal Beach afill coma over- forrrR^f-. s , "Ann, you.-;can't'- be 'fn earn-' est—". .:• .•;. ..'.:••' ', • ',Sb« no'dde'd 'Set' bright''nead.- "Vou; know that' silver 'coffee urn.. -the pna tliat-was u'se'd' for the banquet T-lnrayette' attended—and : the-Hepplewhlte:c.heat;of- drawers and' that ancient chiria^'.', . : . 'And th«,.;blue cloisonne • vas«. ynur rootber'lfept" roses In? Aatt. my child,' I don't see bow you could sell aucb tilings." "lily mother would have valued them less tlian father's gocil name," Ann said In a low voice; Her old friend got to hla feet, crossed Hie "pom pnd grasped the girl's liamls. ' "I'm more than scandalized at your daring. Rut I'm prouit ot "Judge Wilson!" "Ann. my rti),!.'" K- ou . j,. 3 C Mcfly"wli«r y oii'r"moth He came forward, kissed herier would have done. God l)les$ warmly and led lier to a clialr. ' I her!" World's Oldest Phone User TORONTO, On t. <UP) — The honor of being the oldest continu- ous telephone user It) the world is claimed by Hugh Neilson, Toronto nonogenarian. On Dec. 8, Neilson OUR BOARDING HOUSE will liavc hnd continuous telephone service in the same residence during a full 57 years. CHAPTEH I-A. jj^NN had gone bravely about removing the desolate atmosphere from her liomo, making It " gny and calhnt place. Shinln E surfaces^ were restored. Dowls and vnses of flowers were placed about Ihe rooms where tho "sale" would be held. Old Molly, who lin,l served two gencrallons of llollislers Had come to "help." ,,, a erlsl) w|] , tl| "Pron. will, a en,, „„ cr , sil „„„ white on Her kinky uny ),„„_ ,, oi . 1) waited near the front door. The announcement that ",M| Ba Am. Holllslcr would conduct . soleoflierfainll). ,, ( , SSCSB , ni , srrom 2 «"tn B" !,„,, ltrnilK , it Kns|i8 o[ ("imzement from (!r«e,ineld'a elite in" virtual i-ctlr u ,,, otu fur the 'ii»o o( all Ann's rclmives, • "» yon ,!„!•<, ,„ ( | L , S( , cnl(o n Poor brother's botno I'll wasb m iwmls of ,.„„.'. Almt |Ill[l|a to|a Ann ' " Yo !'r '"Ibcr tuny have been "Dad would have died before be would Imvo borrowed o) ] ,, lat niouey for (nymio but we" Ann relorted, "| 0 , vc j, , 0 ' ^ ' up those notes anil 1 shall." "You won't [;o E0 j [ ,i *)"»« you |,M'oi,'i - nlckclTnluo »''"" to to ." lior nimt ' snlll antU y Ann's brnvery liad beenlRu '<»«ed._ She «- ag feeling il( , k «oiv. and frl K l l[I? , lo ,|. 0 ,,, ^ Sj'kes, with her R l,,,|et ey ea . j v ho always arrived first when tliere were bargains to he hnd.' would make straight for ih« beniiilful secretary "inlaid with ebouy and tortoise shell. Alene Carson wlm liad married rich old Mr. Williamson would motor In from her new home In the country and buy recklessly and gloatingly. Ann couldn't 6 ear to tblnk ol things that hud belonged, to tier mother and,,father being or.leisly hanilied 'by Alone. ?et.«Ten more frlehtenlne was the -^ .J«Wrlii»t Alec».miglit /not- cum; tliat those who coiiidViifford'jo buy might not attend >he sale.' "To looks tired, honiy," Molly •aid, her dark face, softened by , sympathy, ^'i <jon', blama yo for feelln''b»'d; '' All these' pretty things golu' to folks they don' b'Jopg to.". . ' '>•., !•' ,"Please '..Molly," Ann .aid faintly. Sympathy .was the one tblng Bhe;could'not endure. She turned toward the' window, away from Molly'* disconsolate gate. 1 "Afps' time.for 'em tf he com- Jn'. Look Ilka tome at 'era would be here belo'. Leaslways, MU' Sykes orter be." . 1 "Yeu," oald Ann from the window. Then, breathlessly, "Somebody Is coming! Molly, be ready 'to open tba door-Vv '"'.'. Tl'j : 'f"Mla' Sykes3"- .j,-^,!'..'.', 1 ^' $ ^ '.''No. It's a man—•»' young Jn'ai {^'[essTer leea him before. 'i**- Her otlici <'-7T^ • •''. 'Aim Ilolluter fpllK strange yoiins man's Bray • rondstor - linil Imen rnarlni; tliroiigji small soutlicrn towns— all astonishingly alike with tlielr line old homea showing through tho trees—for tlie last'two hours. . At this rate lie would'.reach Atlanta by nightfall. Ho planned'to remain there overnight 'with friends, «nd then"shove"olT Jmiiiedl- atoly. afier breakfast for the east. A ihort distanca down tlie road he had picked up a naM—a:nd here he was, standing, hat In' hand, at the door of one ot those splendid old-home's. This one showed signs ot decay, but still It was splendid. ;Ha : knocked and heard tho iound ot atlrrlng within. The door was flung open. An''old colored woman loomod before him, almost na though she'were a ghost from the glamorous-past. Sho reached out for his hat. . The young man smiled, but kept the hat. r "Never mind, Auntie. I'll only bo here for a minute." Ho had heard that hospitality In small southern towns was close lo (lie old rejrimo type. But did they always receive strangers so cordially? He was Inside now. A quick survey revealed tho gayly decked tables. By Ahern 3ES TO TIP YOU OF^.MA' SOWE Of TH NEIGHBORS .^^ BEEN BLOWIN' TH' SOUR HORN ON YOU, AT QUKKTERs, AfaM VOU KEEPIN' ^ HARSE IN YOUR GAiP,fXOjE J-v^TAW AS lV\ CONCERNtD,YOU CAM PUT A "RUt>'DER ON YOUR i TURN IT INTO A BUT TVV NEIGHBORS HAVE ~ \ TRIGGER—^TTHEY' I S A :LAW STrXBUN" » • ii—vi-%-_ji HERE/ EGAS, CASSIDY.THANVfS/ ONE THING MY RACE HORSE HA«=>THAT NONE OF THE NEIGHBORS F; BT I I HAVE GIVEN 'UP THETHOUGHT OF H\rA 'THVS YAS-THE "FOR HIM / /f/i Wisconsin U. .Students Mostly Pacifists MILWAUKEE (UP) - According to a survey drafted by students of tire University of Wisconsin Extension division, more than 80 per cent of their ranks are confirmed pacifists. Tlie 'survey, conducted by Dr. Philip H. person, iiead of the psychology department, revealed that while 67. per cent we're unwilling to go to war, only 50 per cent were willing to carry their convictions ! A girl wna coming toward him. slender girl willi bronze linlr, She woro nn afternoon frock ot brown find he noted that her eyes were brown with golden gllnls In them. Her straight llulo noso was Inclined to tilt upward. Juat tbe suggestion of a tilt "I'm afraid 1'ui her« L un4«r feist dalort' 1 (lie > Ing in a voico Ann found vor pleasing ' you 4ra eipectlng guests?" ' Tbe girl hesitated.. 'After a mo ment she answered slowly, "Yes/ "My car has a flat. A tire blew out almost at your goto— lucA'lly ' ' for' me. I -use. y'oiir .tele- p.'iono (o call a garage';" "0! courso. -It's In tho hnll Gall .Parker's j^arnge. Tliey'l come promptly—that la,- more promptly tlinn anybody else. With In iho next half hour." She smiled n llttlo, and the young man grinned back. Ho called tho number nnd gav directions crisply. TJio pretty gii. led tlio way back Inlo tho living room, "it you caro lo I'll be gla for you to wait here whllo the tire is being changed.". "I'd like to—but I'm afraid I'm intruding. Your guests?". Tt'a an Informal affair. Qu'lt'eV*' \olce ««» very low. »• 'j The) were sluing opposite e»c!u lici. Ann had decided tbat tb»j auiiK man who hnA EO suddenly-; r osscil lier tlueeliold «as rntli«f' niisuil nnndsonie And tils, man-, ids were attrncdvo A fiw in|n« ites moio and tie uould be gone^ nt Just now his Interest vajf inngcly beailenlnt;. She v,cnt> ilo tlio illnlUK room, openeil th* lour and spoke Iq Ihe. servant. -' "Tea, Molly." ^ D l i Ulllt;Q Ann's absence,. thi; ninn mncle a discosery 1 .! •'Iral his eyes had rested aealivst. LU olii Lnnilelabrn on tlie maotftU^ ne.il rnrd ngnlnet It read, "Pjlrlj ifi " 1 coking around, he noticec}'' \lillo cnnls ulihod to other artt-'J lot \\ ttliln reach nf his Imnd^oa i lou t.iblo, wns n small blue Vase^ I'liu card lead "?1B." ' v*i 'llio tea t>nrty w.is progiesslnj' nbcn tho dooibell rang T 1 ? Ann Balil, "Hxcnso me »' moment, ulense Some ot uiy jue»t» "I think I car, loo." Tlcaso linlsli cake.' Kar Iho nest flva" . ,.is busy, centered Sjl.ea, having to \\Ji dc-ii, I couldn't belts when I lead that ann'o» I nald Think ot n HolllBter"_&W'/ I|IL lo this' " ~ ), \ 'Tills wiiy ploaso, Mrs Sjke»,'«j Ann said tirmly. • "Just look .sit'. oiei-jtliinK Tho Paisley shawl 1 \on'\o ulniija udmlied Is ou tU«j so(n ' J And (hen Mrs Ellen Pendletou's goulln \olco, "Antt, yon dear girl." and tlio swift pressure of her ban4 l which was BO much better thja pit) Ing iihrnsea jj Ann i\ent back into tbe front draw lug room The chair on th*. right side ot the^ low table »aa' occupied nuw by one ot thV \Vrlglit slstors. The jou po«e " c 7, / < t "" "" ..- ha «as not m sight It wa* silly to feel (Ills'twinge of di«ap-f polntraent. What difference did If mako? But at least he might bar«{ i- aald goodby, • • . ^ ( Tliere wan hla cup on the tabl* and beitde it—in place o£ the blurf \tLSa which was missing—was *j small, wblta envelope. , »j Ann crossed to'tba tablt and! picked up the onvolope. Inside wa< i\ ?50 bill and a slip ot paper on ivlilch was wrilton In a bold maa- culino hand; "My mother likes bine. I'm laklns this vase, whict 1 am. sum is' ridiculously under- prlceil. Tell the cook the tea and cakes wero great. Thanks. It wa'i tho best pnrty I ever attended. / It was outrageous! He bad slnf- 'I lily mai'o her a present of ?35. And there was ho .way to return It, "P. K," -mean;'nothing to Ana, All It would ever mean would ba' llio memory of a tall young man the point ol Imprisonment. I*' ne n*r ™ni ,,.«,,i,i r«,i,* Wil Eighty-nine per cent would resist a foreign invasion. The students cnosc President Roosevelt as the most desirable type of leader with Hitler as the least desirable. They denounced prepari edness as a plausible 'means of averting . war and ' unanimously agreed that the real hero was the man who could stand by his pici- fislic convictions while his rtllow- nicn were being overcome by militaristic frenzy. place to which it was directed. The third letter, dated July 27, 1023, was addressed to Andrew P. Een, asse.vwr of Incomes. It was held at the county clerk's office lo be given him. . ;' Goodyear Considers Sears Customer, Competitor AKRON, O, (UP)—Goodyear Tire nnd Rubber company considers Sears, Roebuck nnd company both a customer and a com':i the tire business, R. S. Goodyear fflth light brown hair, gray eyea and a gulzzlcnl smile. ',,c , (To Bo Contlnncd)_i\' . ,,S PAT.Ofr, I tT BCAjCttVKC. IHC. HORSE I f WOULD OB3ECT * _ '-- ^ J •• , ir,ri .rales mniingor, testified here i*.defense of lib company ngnlnsl layton act charges. But no one at Goodyear has my "direction or authority over Scars price structure or policies," ic. said. Wilson -. foctiirers and dealers" for driving 21 -Year-Old Letters Finally Delivered down tire prices.' He said no change was made "In Goodyear policies as the resulted the Goodyear-Sears * 100,000,000 tire contract, attacked by the federal trade commission. POINT, Wls. (UP)letters written 21 years ago, nnd another eleven years ago, were delivered recently after painters found them behind the mail box In which they were supposed to have been posted In the portage County court house here. The Inte County clerk Algle Bourn wrote two of them In February, 1913. One was addressed to William Octhing, Stevens Point, who died .n years ago. It was delivered to his son, Edward.,The lson. blamed ''other mami- Olil Coal Seam Itc-Discovered JOOGINGS, N. S. (UP)—A coal F.eam which "disappeared" 25 years ago 1ms been rediscovered here. The scam Is part of the old FUntly scam. It was located at. n ALLEY OOP ! TWO AND TWO MAICE TOUUJ HEY, Al'. EV COP/ FOOZY." ' I KNOW WrIO (SCABBED cieplh of about 450 feet nnd less than 100 yards from the shore of Chlgnecto Bay. By Hamlin Women Politicians Did Not Stick to Parties NAHANT, Mass. (UP) — Tlie Massachusetts State election resulted In a battle ol anomalies between Mrs, George Dennis and Mrs, Abble Roland. Mrs. Dennis, president of the Maham's Women's Republican club, | campaigned for former Mayor James.M.cu'rley ot Boston, Democratic candidate for governor, and Mrs. Roland, president of the Nahant's. Women's Democratic Club, 4,-tn.u iu ma bun, rxiwaru., me nanfs Women's Democratic Club, olhcr, addressed to n Minneapolis campaigned for the Republican can- woman, was forwarded -to the|dldate, daspnr G Bacon HAVE ASCERTAINED THAT TH' PRINCESS WAS CARRIED OFF BY A 6,4ND WANDERING /WANDERING VA DO? WELL. WHO? YEAH, GIVE US'TH' LOWDOWN? - WOOTIETOOT' 'NOW, WHAT HAVE YOU FELLERS GOT TOADOTMY DISCOVERIES. IN SOLVING THIS .MYSTERY? DOOTSY B08O AN 1 HIS MOB' © 1934 BtNCASCRVlCE.INC. r

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