The Dayton Herald from Dayton, Ohio on December 19, 1934 · 19
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The Dayton Herald from Dayton, Ohio · 19

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Wednesday, December 19, 1934
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D-20 THE DAYTON HERALD, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1934 19 WHOSEWIFE? bq GLADYS ERSKINESHAWandIVAM FIRTH . CHAPTER XXI Cyrus K. Mantel and Lawrence Vane bent together over the big sketchbooks, which Cyrus K. had had expressed a desire to see. "These are of Isobel, my wife," said Vane, Indicating two very attractive siudies, semi-draped. "I did these of her quite a while ago. You know sne was my model before we were married." He seemed a little embarrassed as he spoke. "You had many other models?" Cyrus K. was casual. "Oh, yes, quite a number. You know portraiture is my specialty, but I have done a number of murals. In fact, I got a large con tract for murals for a new library out west I had already started some of the sketches." He shuffled through the port folio and drew forth several interesting, rough sketches, all in the nude, and most of the feminine fie-ures in some graceful posture of the dance. They looked like the beginnings of what would later develop into a pointing that might be titled "Spring." "Did your wife pose for any of these?" Cyrus K. asked. "No, none of them. She was best in still, languorous poses. Cvrus K. looked up keenly. "Did your wife object to any of vnur other models?"'he asked. "Yes. She did." Vane leaned back in his cnair, ana iuimcu Cyrus K. in the eyes for a long moment, and tn seemed to come to a decision. "Mr. Mantel," he said seriously. "This is the first time we have been alone, so that I could really talk to you. since you came down to the Tombs. There are several things that I would like very much to tell you things that I feel you should know, and that might be of help to you in this awful affair." Mantel placed the sketches he held carefully back in the folder, turned, and gave his full attention to the young artist. "Yes?" 'he mused, "'inert oy an means tell me now." "Some of the these things are so terrible to me, that I have never breathed them to a living soul, since I discovered them myself. I feel that now the time has come for me to forget my own feelings, my own shame and tell you everything. Mr. Mantel, my wife did not love me." "So?" said Cyrus K. gently. "When did you first discover this?" "The first week we were married," Vane's voice was low but steady. "I also discovered that Fsobel had married me for position, and money. She liked the dignity of being a married woman. Then I began to hear things about Vi her past life I couldn't believe them at first." "But you came to believe them later?" Cyrus K. asked. "I had to." "Did this knowledge make you turned against your wife?" "In a wav. it did, of course. But, vou see Mr. Mantel, she had al- wavs repulsed my advances, and my infatuation had already begun to fade. So, when I found out all these other things, it was a blow, but I could take it more easily than would have been possible had t felt toward her as I thought did at first" "Then you no longer loved your wife?" Cyrus K. persisted. "I wouldn't say that exactly," Vane was thoughtful. "I had ceased to desire her, to love her in the way a man loves the woman who is his wife but I did not hate her. Rather I loved her in the way a guardian might love a precocious child, and the artist in me always loved her beauty, and could not believe that so perfect a thing of beauty could be only an empty shell." , "Was there anything else, that you particularly wanted me to know?" 'Yes." Vane hesitated. "One other thing that I had just found out, and which caused me great distress on Isobel's own account a thing that made me watch her carefully all the time, to see that she did no injury to herself or to another." Mantel leaned forward tensely. "Yes? What was that?" he prompted. A "My wife was a drug addict!" Vane said. "Now we're getting somewhere," Cyrus K. sounded pleased. "Now we've got more to work on. A. drug addict, eh?" He rut his hand on the younger man's knee as he saw him wince. "You must forgive me," he begged. "I am so anxious to help you, that for the moment I forgot the personal side of it, and your distress." He paused a moment, and as the other said nothing, went on: "Do you know what drug your wife used!" "Cocaine. Either in liquid or powder form any way she could get it." "And If she were ever without e drug, how did it affect her" ' She went berserk." A cldud ssed over Vane's eyes as here-scenes in the immediate st. "She was always erratic but when the need of the drug wfcs on her, she lost all control. Fr the time being she became like k wild Vilng, or temporarily insane." Cyrus K. gently stroked one yebrow with his plnce-nfz. He pursed his lips In his owncharac ristic fashion, when thoughts were rampant witmn nis Dusy brain. This is all very helpful, very helpful indeed," he said. "Mr. Vane, I would like to ask you a few caesUons as to" what hap pened on the night of the murder." "Anything you like, sir." "Was your wife excited at all that night?" "No." Obviously Van was thinking back. "She was more gentle than usual. I remember that I had a headache, and she insisted that we stay at home that we get our own little supper here. "Was that unusual?" "Yes. Very. Usually her one desire was to go out where she could see and be seen." "I see. Anything else?" '"Yes. As I say, she was un usually tender. For the first time since our marriage she seemed really to have a thought for me, had a terrible headache, as I had been working all day on murals, and she even prepared, with her own hands, some sort of a medi cine, in warm milk, to take It away." Suddenly he looked up at Cyrus K. with a startled expression in his eyes. "Why, that must have been it!" he cried. "That's what made me so sleepy. You know, I was sound asleep when Ingles and the others came in here." "Yes. So I heard." Mantel's voice was dry. "Do you often get headaches, Mr. Vane? "Lord, yes! There was a time when I never seemed to be with out one, principally when I was concentrated on some work that might cause eye strain." "Are you accustomed to taking anything for these headaches? "No. Never. I usually walk them off." "You say .you were working on the murals. Did you have a model here?" "Yes. A model I have used a great deal before. I wanted to do a series of sketches from her, and then I would work from them on the enlarging for the actual scenes." "How late did you work?" "The light wasn't good after four. There was a storm brewing, so I quit about that hour " 'Then what happened? ' "The model left," said Vane, "and my wife came in. She had been to the theater with some friend, and then she decided that we would stay at home for sup per. "Did you prepare this your selves, or do you have a maid asked Cyrus K. "We do not keep a maid at the studio. There is maid service in the house, and I dislike having people potter about." "What time did your wife get home, Mr. vane? "It must have been about five or so." "Isn't that very early to get out of the theater? Cyrus K. looked surprised. "I didn't think of it before." The expression on Vane's face matched that of the little detective. "Now that you mention it, it was early, awfully early." He shrugged "But then, she may have been bored with the play. It would be quite like her to leave before the end in that case." "Mr. Vane think hard now can you tell me how long a time elapsed between the leaving of your model, and the arrival your wife?" "Yes. That's very easy. It was impressed on my mind because the storm broke just at that moment I remember thinking that Jan nette, my model, would get caught in it, and at that precise minute Isobel came in. "Then the model was still In the building at the time your wife arrived home?" "Oh, yes. One of the elevators was out of order, so that it took quite a while to get either down from, or up to, the penthouse. (To Be Continued Thursday.) length of her name, the amount of engraving and her own choice. It is most important that, on our visiting cards, we use as few abbreviations as possible. The abbreviation of Mrs. is necessary, but names, wherever possible, should be spelled out and initials shunned. Mrs. John Henry Allen is the correct form of name, or Mrs. John Allen. The street address may be ngraved in the lower right corner, In the same style of letters as the name, but in smaller letters. At the moment, and for several years past, the most popular form of engraving on visiting cards, as on wedding invitations, has been Shaded Antique Roman. It is a charming style of engraving, dignified, graceful. Script is always good form. Shaded Modified Roman is also popular, but a heavier letter than Shaded Antique Roman. ON LEAVING CALLING CARDS. Dear Miss de Peyster: I live In a small town and a lady who recently moved here is giving a tea. No special invita tions were issued . . . the tea is for the whole village. She is the wife of a prominent professional man. Should I leave cards, or would it be all right to go without cards? If cards are necessary, will you please advise how many cards I should leave? READER. Since this tea party Invitation was so mrormauy ana casuaiiy given, I am sure that you would not be expected to leave cards. However, customs vary about this in different communities, and If it is the custom in your community to leave cards at this kind of party, or if you feel that, since it might be a convenience to this newcomer in the community if she had the cards of her new neighbors who came to her welcoming party, by 9 3EVEN-YEAR ITCH ENDED Tha Itch (scabies) lli highly con-tagloua. If not trtitld It will continue for Ufa. It l net a blood dis use, but., Is caused bj the Kch-mite, n hlch burtowa and fwmi torturous gallerila lhln the tl: The Itch mite apreada rapidly incftU Immune to ordinary treatment Vrhe Psoric Institute hti perfected k simple trent-ment called! EXSORA iliit kills the itch-mite almost Instantly, and rlda vou of f6ir trouble in three day. fit complex EXSORA treatment at one at vy oallaher'i Drug Store, Adv. CAMPBELL PRESIDENT OF BARBERS' GROUP Gilbert Campbell was named president of Dayton Barbers' local No. 8S7 at a meeting held Monday night. Other officers selected were: Meade A. Lupp, vice president; Walter Saul, secretary-treasurer; Walter O'Connell, recording secretary; Clude C. Knasel, guide; Cyrus Collins, guardian, and Walter A. Swadner, J. Burch and O. Speller members of the board of trustees. Members of the Barbers' Boosters club also elected officers Monday night. Those named to serve the organization were: Roy Crawford, president; Cyrus Col lins, vice president; Walter O'Connell, treasurer, and W. Sweeter- man, secretary. PROJECT APPROVED A supplementary FERA project providing for the continuation of the painting of the exterior of buildings at Stillwater sanitorium was approved by the state relief commission in Columbus Tuesday, Ten men on the job will be retained with the $198 which has been provided. all means go fortified with cards and leave them if this is being done by other guests. If the invitations were given by the hostess and her husband, as probably is the case in this general invitation, you would leave one of your cards, for the hostess, and two of your husband's, one for the hostess and one for the host. THIS LOVELY FILET DESIGN IS EXCLUSIVE WITH LAURA WHEELER 1; -.... ":'.! '.:!... .!'...::?..:::: -i 1 mill 'lltllM II. , ,,,.,.ioH4.,. -( I I . ' " 4 t&!&.:-.i.'- ran"-.? r. swt j" 1 '11. , -J" ., t . , ,. grMA n I '. F- i;"0! " 555 ! . !... "'' J'"m.v ...'.. " ' 1 '."I! ""( f f. VV V ' i iittittioit ... " - .-.atn V (Miss de Peyster will be glad to answer questions on etiquette submitted by readers.) FILET CROCHET A choice collection of linens is the ambition of every housewife. And even if she is but a beginner at crocheting, she can make this beautiful filet cloth. It is made entirely or squares you can join them into scarfs, pillow tops, tea-cloths and many other accessories as well. The square is very quickly made and, in the joining, forms an interesting pattern. Pattern 762 comes to you with detailed directions for making the (squares shown and using it to form PATTERN 762 a variety of accessories; illustra tions of the cloth square and stiches needed; material require ments. Send 10 cents in stamps or coin (coin preferred) for this pattern to D. H, Needlecraft Dept., 82 Eighth Ave., New York, N. Y, FREE ON BOND Stanley Brown, 39, of 302 Montana street, charged with posses sion of an unregistered still. Reasons Why Tonsils Had Better Be Reomevd Are Cited by Noted Authority, Dr. Logan Clendening By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. smoothly even without these highly ""5 "I have a theory," writes a reader, "that everything in the body is of some value, and I wonder whether the tonsils can be taken out with- out harm. Whatf are the functions of the tonsils?" The theory is a pleasant one, but does not always hold water We have manj scraps and relic of a n a t o m ica' structures in ou' bodies that migh' ance have beei useful, but are w longer. An1 i certainlv is abun- d a n 1 1 y demon- Dr. aenaenln strated that the tonsils can be removed without any change in the individual's health. Like most questions of this kind, however, an exception should be made, for when disease attacks a structure it changes it from a useful to a dangerous part of the body, and we are even able to remove diseased structures, which in a normal state are very useful, and the body has great powers of compensation to make things run TJ. S. Commissioner Charles W. Ozias at noon Tuesday and was held to the federal grand jury. waived preliminary hearing before He was released under $1,500 bond. necessary structures. The function of the tonsil is probably the same as the function of any lymph gland. Its structure is the same as a lymph gland, the only difference being that it is exposed on the surface of the body, at the very portal of entry of food and air, without any capsule on the exposed surface. It may be assumed, therefore, that it has the same functions as any other lymph gland; that is, to provide a barrier against the advance of infection from one tissue to another. The tonsil destroys bacterial infections, or enmeshes and holds them and this, to some extent at least, prevents their entrance into the general system. This function is most active in early life, and it is in early life that the tonsils are largest. The function is Impaired with infective process that the tonsil sustains, and It is probably finally abated entirely as the tonisls are more or less changed by their constant warfare against invading infection. A normal tonsil, at any age, has some useful function. Its function is most active in the first two years of childhood. A seriously-diseased tonsil has not useful function, and, in fact, is a serious menace to health. When repeated infections have occurred, the tonsil is likely to be a resting place for germs of all kinds, which may spread to different parts of the body and produce serious alterations in the bones, jolnta, eyes, heart muscle, kidneys, etc. ETIQUETTE (Copyright. 1934, Kin Feature syndicate, Inc.) VISITING CARDS. Dear Miss de Peyster: 1. Should a check read "Mrs John Ground," or "Mrs. Mary Ground," when the check is made by the woman's husband? 2. What is the correct size and style of engraving and color of visiting cards for a married woman? M. 1. A check should be made out to the name that the persons signs on his or her checks. Correctly a woman should sign her checks Mary Smith Brown, a convenient name identification, since it includes the first and last names of her maiden name and the last name of her married name. The two other correct forms of check-signature are the use of the initial for the surname of the maiden name Mary S. Brown and the omission ot the surname of the maiden name Mary Brown. But the use of initials is never in such good taste as the use of the full name, and most women definitely wish to preserve their maiden name surname in their signature. 2. Visiting cards should be either white or cream color. White bristol board, of medium thickness, is the usual material for visiting cards, and this is either glazed or unglazed. Patchment cards are in excellent taste, though more expensive, and there are now several excellent visiting card papers that are interestingly like parchment, thin and conservative-looking. The stock that we choose should be of excellent quality, for our visiting cards mean us, our personality and our taste. Our. visiting card should have no bizarre touch It should be as conventional as possible. A woman's card Is approximately two and three-quarters to three and t half inches in length, and two to two and three-quarters inches in width. It varies within these dimensions according tu the Beginning Thursday Morn at the Metropolitan . . f r? Ait L.v4 - Arx' viti s & u 1 ! "HI lu e . -'.x4r: lit4' I i l "4 4 ?! I ill I a f i: . v f in ing Vy 1 iiy.' 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