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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 14

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Friday, April 10, 1931
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14 PREFERRED HOiin WEBSTER" . ften Atucfaiom ; i. , BEAD IHIS FIRST: Demure, - polted, .practical. Industrious **« -21 fry Vaughn Is private secretary to Ronald * - K. Foster, a, prominent -Investment Banker a- at Watt Street Her busy jUiVhta afforded *e bet llttle-tlnto' for pleasure, for she has been the support of the family since tier lather's »r- death four yean before. -There are- her « - niotber, *:31nv and Ted,. the. ten-year-old , 'calamity · twins; and Bonnie, who Is . only, t^o years younger .than Alary; hilt she had ' beta tho babyof the family for ten years, w «, andT the, beauty, as -well.. Bonnie never could __ bo depended nnoh to help ivlth the family . finances', and ' Mary cannot -. rexnejner the / -time \r)iea she- did not have to take care of Bonnie 'and .give her the .beat oC everything. Bonnie abhors work-,- and makes It plain to'"everybne that shA-.ts not rolnft*' te a lave sdl her days for a nieaeer living;. Mary'coniirrates every day from over In New Jersey/ and her work has been her world ah til, debonair pick Baldwin, the new H for 'another firm ,ln "the street," ^and » former 'football fltar, began to take .her out. Be asks her to'a dance afc the University dab,''and five minutes L afterward Foster asks her to work la jo v that evening. She tells Dick she cannot' »o Trtth him ancf resumes her work* When she leaves-tha office that night, weary and burdened with disappointment, Mary finds Dirk awaiting her outside 'He Insists upon driving her home , to · change for the da'aee.- Very happy, Mary rejoices-that the new r44 chiffon evening. dresRi -which aha/had,-selected *or Jaat soch nn, occasion, la rcaOy to wear. Reaching home, she' finds that Bonnie Is Jost.Ieavltic with a hew boy friend, and has "borrowed" Slary's.-; new dress, .which she refuses to give up fa-Mary. · Alary wears her- old dress to the club 1 dance and. has . a 'wonderful time.' Bonnie; coming In.later, opines that her party' was not."so hot, 1 ', and tells Mary that her dress . Is reined on Jt. ' , because someone epllled; pollen , GO ON mm THE sioari CHAPTER 4. ONtiY vivacious and redundan v youth like Mary's could have rise three hours later to make that te dious exhausting journey to th eof fice via train, ferry ana subway, t give -her mind to exacting detal thru eight;long hours, and appea as fresh and clear-headed as if sh had had her 'full tjuota of rest. '* That is why youth is taking the '- world by the horns and forcing.It to "·". accept :the fact .that the i younger generation can ke'ep 'the pace with the new age of speed and intense "''; living. Blundering, impulsive, alert ; youth holds the margin against the .'-.. lassjtude''of experienced age.' Burning the candle .at both' ends may /·',-.. soon exhaust the'wick, but it is all .. the brighter while it burns. And - *· there always is new youth to replace that which is burned out. »^ · Dick' telephoned -Mary at 11 ~ o'clock. , . , |^.. 'TTou sure made a hit with the -' bunch 'last night, Mary. They want ·- you to go'. up' to New Haven' next £/ Saturday for the :. Princeton-Yale ·,,, game. Of course, ·! want you, too. ·r . Ain't you kttda glad?" , :·. :, .*"·' ''Am.I kindaglad ?" she laughed :*"" · -TnwV.ittlv TM 7 n i M » . i f ' rilnlr- Whflf joyously, .time? "I'd love it, Dick"; yhat "Oh, iwe "can start 'early, and tave dinner at some roadhouse, x all *.ot iia.-Tll; ne" around about nine. How !you. after the big night?" · . . . ."GouVln't ·be natter," blithely. ·' , , "THat's youi^^laTy;" "he'approved'"" ventionaj handles? How about a little dinner tonight--any place you say," - · .- '. .i. · . . . . -'· , . : "Thanks 'a tot, -Mr.' Frasler, but Tve been working overtime so much that I just njust- geli home and rest tonight. The worst. of this grind isn't over yet ; you know. The issue on thia new stock comes out in'tw.o weeks and it gets worse as-we go along," she smiled pleasantly, *itb. Just a suggestion of regret which she. had learned to assume for certain occasions, in diplomatic self- defense. She' wag grateful for the buzz of the telephone just.then, for it waa Foster asking Frazler ' come in. Mary shrugged relief when, she had gone and closed the door. She turned briskly to her'work."~So much to do and'so little'time to do it. Incessant ringing of : the. telephone; customers asking .prices on stocks; more as market closing ' time approached--three* o'clock. , Usually, the last hour of the day was the only one left for, concentrated and uninterrupted office work. Appointments, letters, telephone calls--all a tense and hectic.confu aion. Every broker's office was part of the axfs on which the big business of the world revolvedj an you were' caught in the 3tre"nuou vortex every minute of the working hours. Thia business of seeing' peo pie frantically lose fortunes or jubi iantly make them in 'split seconds wae no tranquil life. But loved it. :; Vaguely remote in her mind were plans for the futuri perhaps her own office, a woman's broker; at least, manager.of "a^wo man's department with some firm She might even suggest it to Foster some day when she, knew all tho ropes well enough to be "confident. ' That is, if she didn't get the home and babies. She thpt of Dlcke ing home evenings to them, then repriraande'd herself for daring such thots. After, all, she must not :et imagination carry.her too far She had known Dick for only.a month, she ttiot ruefully, a shamefacedly. Where, had -all conservatism gone, anyway? What was that maxim about when iove 'lew in at the window--well, she supposed that common sense flew out. . ,, Her thots had been running thus n a,sort of light and joyous obligate to the heavier major chords of her. duties as she worked. Both were :suddenJy Interrupted by Frazler'a entrance from the inner office. He startled her by coming directly to her, and, placing one hand on the back pf her chair, bent.over her with an intimate air. ^ "That was a great tip, little girl. I'm taking. a thousand and fifty. .It ought to double in a month. Are you too? " **?.·' "Well, I'll be seein' you on Saturr ~ day: Have to run down to Washlng- w ton tonight. Be good to yourself." . -- .'At 2 o'clock : the operator an~ ' nounced Mr. Frazier. Martin Frazler ·». was one of the few really big cus-, -- tomers of Foster's, who came to the ~ ; office in peraon; and' more than .·I" quite often. Mary knew why. So-did · *·' Foster; but Frazier was worth hu- "* moring, whatever he _chose to do; t 21 Very often he did hot aee Foster ~ at all." He merely 1 ' got as far as *" · Mary's office, and there ' he stayed II until she was obliged to dismiss * him; If she knew iii advance that he .»" was coming, she always arranged ^ an important 'appointment toi follow MI. ' · . discreetly soon afteV his' arrival; .' He aljways began'with ' ' · £ but' end e d with his '.-p ersonalinterest »»· in Mary. When Mary bewailed the ·» fact that she was plain,' she never ^ stopped to ask herself why she had «·· so many admirers; because few ' of *- them ever had interested her and £ moat of them ahe considered no 'less .. than bothersome'. ' . . "· Martin Frazier. more than trpu- ~ · bled her-- he irritated her with his ·.- persistence , in refusing, to take her K · ' "nos" seriously. He ivaa the suavest ~ mail she had .ever known, but beneath his exterior polish Mary al-- ways sens'ed,a surliness and: brutal" ity that vaguely frightened her. Yet ..·'-, she was obliged to ^be nice to him " --: ' in the off ice; Evidently he continued w ' with his campaign to win Mary over '·'. as if he believed that, eventually. nothing could resist him. It seemed that nothing in the world had re;. sisted him -- except Mary.' '· He came in with his cane on his ,,. -arm and'gallantly bent over Mary's - hand in greeting. She always felt" " as if she were acting in some midi." Victorian drama when Martin entered upon the scene, which before had been a very modern and effi- i, cient business office. - \ "What's new?" he asked, while · his eyesr-- that were, slightly too ,^ ' close together' on either' side of his . - , sharp nose and gave him the shrewd cruel look o£ a'fox-- ^appraised her. "Market's pretty .steady," she replied with impersonal friendliness. "Anaconda Copper lost a point. But, Mr. Tester wealed to see you about a new company we are underwriting; He thinks you will be interested in a big block) It,wou.Id pay you to switch some stocks/^ even. Mr: Foster wll! see yoii presently." ~ "Jt makes no difference to me how long I have to 'wait for Foster, so long as you will entertain me," 1' he smiled, as if he really -believed that some day she would relent, and J T be more .than nice'to him. ~. "I'm not a. very good, hostess .- these days; what -with being up to " my eyebrows in work for the last ',, two months. The lawyers have been -. .practically camped here with Mr. ^' Foster, and he has formed a big *~ syndicate ' on this new, project. You will do well to get in on the ground floor, Mr. Frazier." "Why not drop the formalities- Mary? That a sweet name. Fits you exactly. Haven't it e known each other long enough to forget the con- 'Mary drew away from : his nearness, rigidly, and laughed with embarrassment. "Oh, no, Mr. Frazler. I haven't the cash to Invest and em- ployes can't buy on margin, you know." ·' ' . / ·. " ; "Sure, I 'know.; That's just what I had in mind. Let me buy you a block in niy name, and you can pay me from tho profits. That's. what friends are for, isn't it?" . "On, I couldn't :think of letting you do that, tho It is very kind of you and I 'do appreciate the offer a lot, Mr. Frazler. Tou see, I can't afford to play the market, even on a good chance like .this. What if I should lose?" ^ He made an airy-gesture. ·'What of it? Buy again. You're certain to win some time. Besides, If I lose:the fifty thousand, J can afford to drop a few more thousand, just as well. What do you say? Think it. over until the issue conies out. I'll be. in often.,Might as well'get in big money and 'stop' the Mary; Now ia^your cUamie. Think it pver/'j He 1 pressed 'her hand that gripped the edge of her desk in her unconscious attitude of " Martin moved away and began to button his coat, as if he had just closed.a.most satisfactory deal: "I couldn't think 'of it," Mary repeated firmly. V "I suppose you-like to 'wrestle with the snarling 'wolf, en^ Mary"! with an amused smile. Mary flushed. "I prefer the struggle to-getting the money by dishonest means. If I buy stock on margin in your name, just to sidestep the rules' of the business,'that wouldn't be honest with Mr. Foster.' r "What's Foster got to do with it? He would never know it from me. I'll give you my word to keep it absolutely quiet." "That still wouldn't-make it honest. Besides,' as I said, 1 can't afford to risk a dollar in stock isovir." "L«t me advance you the down payment. You know -yourself that you would be sure, to win. I don't know how you, can turn down an offer like that." , "No, you wouldn't hnow, Mr. Fra- zfer," she said quietly,, meeting his eyes squarely. ., "Well," he shrugged, drawing 1 on his immaculate gloves and shifting his gaze to his hands. "The offer stands--now or any time. Goodbye, Mary." (TO BE CONTINUED.) . Land'for Highway Near St. Ansgar Is Appraised OSAGB,' April 10.--The board of appraisers placed a valuation on land west of St. Ansgar near the Cedar river, which has beeJJ condemned by-the state highway commission for straightening highway No. 105. Emma Lorenzen was awarded S575; Theodore Trebben- see, $100; L. G. McKinley, '$4,805. The remainder of the land needed has been purchased by the committee; MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MUGGS McGINNiS SOMEBODY AT 1 DOOR. y. t. l*MTT VXX16 LADVUWO ClO/OS TRKT CH6CK6D OAT 1 CtJ TR£ CHAl HER RxiKETeobK' IU HER .'E C b . STAIR!! A Caller to See Mary By Wally Bishop Copj-risht, 1031, by Central Press Assoclalion, Inc. 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SHE TELLS M£ THAT A TKSR ATE X3LJR TROUSERS. ARE. VOU SURE IT WAS A TK3EK? V'KNOW LADDIE, TISERS DON'T USUALLV EAT- ER~ PANTS' GOSH THANKS' The Zoologist Copyright, 1931, by Central PreA Aso'c'iation. Ine

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