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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, July 12, 1948
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July 10, 1948 M»»ta CHjr GUk«-G»ieU«, MM*B Clly, 1*. BY KOY HAMILTON CHAPTER 34 ANDREW went home to spend a restless night, to toss on the comfortable old iron bed, and wonder whether Joan had been offended because he had brought Carol along. Well, he decided, when the first birds began to cheep sleepilj at one another, he would explain it all to her the next chance he had. But it didn't work out the way he had planned it at all. He saw Joan sooner than he expected— that next morning, in fact, as he was walking down Main street on his way to a real estate office. What gave him his first uncomfortable feeling was that he knew she saw him and pretended not to. She made a dive for a store entrance, and would have gone inside if he had not sprinted forward, calling out her name. "Joan! Wait a minute!" She had to stop, then, but the face she turned toward him was blank and expressionless. Andrew had again that feeling of helpless frustration which Joan's displeasure could give him. "Joan, I wanted to talk to you." "Yes?" That was all she said, poised lightly before him, ready for flight. "I hope you didn't mind about my bringing Carol last night," he began. "Mind? Why should I? You have a perfect right to bring any girl you want to," she said, almost cordially, but he could see the angry light in her eyes. "But that's the point—1 didn't want to," he explained. "I felt sorry for her—the poor kid doesn't know anybody here at all—and I felt even sorrier for her grandfather, because he's obviously unable to cope with her. Or her aunt, either, for that matter. And I thought " She made a swift gesture, as if to brush his stumbling explanations aside. "Oh, don't bother!" she said impatiently. "I've said I didn't mind. I haven't any right to mind, in any case, and " He leaned toward her eagerly. "You do, though," he said with sudden intentness. "As far as I'm concerned, you " "Darling! Imagine finding you here, of all places," a low feminine voice cried beside him. Two soft amis flung themselves around his nec#ancl a kiss landed squarely on his mouth. Above the cloud oE black hair he saw Joan's startled expression, saw her eyes widen in surprise. He looked down into a laughing mask of beauty. "Nora!" he cried, surprised into forgetting himself. The girl was tall, but her head was thrown back, the better to consider him. One arm still,held him close. "Darling, you're looking wonderful—so tanned and handsome. And I do like you better without that silly little mustache! . . . But I can hardly believe it!" He disentangled himself, feeling self-conscious suddenly, and realizing that they were standing on Main street. Branfield people did not embrace in public, and he was already enough of a Branfielder to feel ill at ease. Besides, he suddenly remembered Joan. He looked up, hoping to explain—or at least to effect an introduction—but she was gone. ". . . and so I'm at the Howells'. They want me to stay a month or more, but I find'the Sugar Hill crowd a little on the quiet side, Paul, so I've been thinking of cutting it short and going down to Ridgefield to my sister's. However," Nora Huntington's blue eyes admired him openly, "now that I've met you up here, I'm not sure." Andrew said hurridly, "There's nothing going on around here, of course. It's really awfully quiet. I don't imagine you'd like it at all." "Darling! Not quite so thick, please! I can take a hint without being hit over the head with it ... You don't want me to stay . . . You're not even a little bit glad to see me. Why?" Andrew looked around the deserted Lodge bar, where he had steered Nora at once, hoping to explain matters to her quietly. There was no one else in sight. Even the barmaid had disappeared, leaving them alone. "In the first place," he said, "let's clear this up: I am glad to see you. But I have a lot to explain, and I didn't want to do it on. the street where I might have to introduce you to someone at any moment." "You mean, you're living here? You know people?" Nora sounded completely astonished. "Branfield has been my home ever since — I disappeared," Andrew said. "Well, how do the natives like having the scion of the Delacourt family living in their midst?" "That's it," he admitted slowly, "they don't know it. I'm not Paul Andrew Delacourt up here." "Darling! You're not living under an alias! Oh, how exciting!" "It's not an alias," he said with a hint of crossness, "it's part of my own name—changed a little. Up here I'm Andrew Paulson. "Paul Andrew — Andrew Paulson ... I see. But why?" "I did it at first to get away from the newspapers and their prying curiosity about every move I made when Grandfather died. Then, after I had settled here, I made friends"—he did not realize how his pride in this was in his voice—"and they had no notion that I was a Delacourt. They liked me for myself—as Andy Paulson. And now," he hesitated, "now I have another reason for not wanting to have it known. Just yet." "I get it," she nodded her head, and glanced at him out of the corners of her eyes. "It's a girl. The one you were talking to when I saw you?" "Yes." "Oh, but my dear," Nora was quite positive, "any girl in her senses would fall for you, twice as hard if she knew you were one of the Delacourts. Even though you haven't a penny any more . . . Or have you?" she added on a sudden afterthought. He did not answer this last, his mind still worrying the problem of Joan. "Not any girl in her senses, Nora," he said with equal posi- tiveness. "And certainly not this particular girl. It would be the surest possible way of killing my chances with her." She raised her slender brows. "Not a family feud, is there?" she teased. "Worse than that," he answered. "Principles." "Oh, you poor boy. Imagine fall- DAILY CROSSWORD ACROSS l.Ata distance 5. Tighten, as tackle (naut.) 9. Silkworm 10. Coin (It.) 11. Branch • 12. Sound of small bells 14. Undivided 15. Hot and damp 16. Hewing tool 17. Imparting heat 19. Hail 20. Chest 21. Across 22. To move quickly 25. Map 26. Carousal 27. Hawaiian food 28. Confederate general 29. An honor above a knight 33. Part of "to be" 34. Native of Turkey 35. Wine receptacle 36. To disembark 38. Affirm 39. Snoozes 40. Jewish month 41. Allowance for waste (comm.) 42. Hallowed DOWN 1. Volcano, NE Sicily (var.) 2. More independent 3. Point 4. Radium (sym.) 5. Throw 6. Ska£ing area 7. Noah's boat 27. Set and 8. Talk leave in 11. Female pig 12. An engine of destruction 13. Put forth effort 15. Dagger 18. Great quantity 19. Topaz humming-bird 21. Buck-eye state 22. Firm 23. Gift 24. Grow old 25. Stopper for a bottle AD N ia aaa Q ran maE aacaa macs QHH a place 29. Explode 30. Pertaining to shipping 31. Abrading board 1-10 Yeiterd»y'« Anwer 32. Sailor (slang) 34. Narrow, woven cots ton strip 37. Hinder 38. Fuss 40. Exclamation 14 n 2.2 2.1 41 ID IS IZ 10 40 21 Ifo ng for a girl with principles! I hall have to cheer you up. Shall cheer you up, Paul?" "Please," he said quickly, "not 'aul. Call me Andy." A calculating little light came nto her eyes, and she studied him 'rankly. "You know," she said houghtfully, "you always were a food-looking lad, but now, with your hair that way, and your mus- ache shaved off, you're a definite leart-throb. Shall we make a bargain? You take me around a bit, <eep me from dying of ennui up here—perhaps let me meet some if these fascinating Branfield people you're so keen about—and I'll uarantee to keep your secret— not breathe it to a soul. How about it?" Andrew was not too pleased. He iad got into enough trouble trying o introduce Carol to his crowd. He foresaw definite difficulties vith Nora. He said, "Is this a proposal or a threat?" She pursed her lips a little, ooked at him through narrowed ids. "Let's be frank, and call it blackmail," she said. Andrew was worried. In his old ife, Nora had been no more than an acquaintance, although she had always shown herself willing to be more. He really knew very little about her, except that her connec- .ions were good and she had been one of the group with whom he had made his brief social appearances. And so now he put off in- ^roducing her to his crowd as long as possible. Instead, he took Nora along on some of his exploration .rips, when he hunted for another louse to remodel which would have good sales possibilities. "Where are we going, Avidj'?" 1.-10 DAILY CRYPTOQUOTE—Here's how to work it: AXYDLBAAXR Is LONGFELLOW One letter simply stands for another. In this example A Is used for the three L's. X for the two O's, etc. Single letters, apostrophes, the length and formation of the words arc all hints. Each, day the code letters arc different. A Cryptogram Quotation BVFP VF IJCC BLCE,—USSY USYQ, VSI VF IJCC BLCE!— C F F. Yesterday's Cryptoquotc: BEHOLD THE CHILD, BY NATURE'S KINDLY LAW. PLEASED WITH A RAJTLE. TICKLED * WITH A STRAW—POPE.., Nora asked one morning. "Toward Lisbon. I saw a house there the other day that has distinct possibilities, and I want to know what you think of it." That quite cheered her up, and when they drove into the farmyard, she was not {oo disdainful of the litter and the sagging roof. (To Be Continued) Howard County Gets Gasoline Tax Share Cresco — Howard county's apportionment of the motor vehicle fuel fund for May was $7,101.64. A check for that amount has been received at the office of County Treasurer Reuben Frederick from the state treasurer. The additional motor vehicle fuel tax apportionment for March, April and May was $9,002.08. A check has also been received for that amount. Both have been placed in the county road construction fund. AfoAH flUMSKUU. - YOU MIL-LJOAIAIR-E HISWILU IS H OHIO,. DEART/JC?AH=-IS IT"WISE- TO L^AVE MEAT i_\C?Al A TlcSHRS THE ZOO? 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