The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 28, 1948 · Page 13
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1948 BLYTHKV1LLB (AUK.) COUKIKK NEWS OUT OUR WAY By J. R Williams Our Boording House with Mqj. Hooplc SAY, DO SOU LIME UERe? ARe TceASE ^oOTrtecxoccoTWtorsseew IrtERe,__. CHASIN5 AFTER MY PRi£MO J PERFORMER, AMD THE ETHEL ?-<«WG'M6 BEErt GOING \ HUSBAND OF TH6 BEARDED TOGETHER SINCE SCrtOCM. Uft,VS, I LAT3V/—VOO MUST 6fi LOOKtlviG ^,>cf ^r?° MTL * /0i:f: ' ^ FOR THE GUITAR. TOMER..£M o W T ° 6 " C * OGWT \ '* e ' s Avg W ™' s MOrtTH SllOOT- IN* BLIZZARD OF KMUCK'ltS.' A IMG VEMteON IM V6ME.ZUEXA/ PANG IT.' 1 \Y ALLER6 SEEM TO BE RUNMIM' OUT OF ("WCHES, WELL, POM'T XXJ GET TOO FAR FROM A FIKE ALARM BOX.' SOME PAY YOU'RE GOING TO PUT THAT HOT PIPE OM A CORD OF , ANP YOU'CAN'T RUM LIKE YOU USED TO. GRAMPA. *&*& < 7'-^ X Italian State Gets Royal Property ROME (UP)-The royal savings of Italy s once-ruling House of Savoy have become Part of the Italian republic's treasury and are expected to give a big boost to the country's almost bankrupt, treas- Tlie privale propem 1 of the exiled kinE*, estimated "at 5.000 <KK>- 000 lire (or about $8,500,000 on the free market! became the properly of the republic with completion of Ihe new constitution. The care- ful^nvlngs started by Charles Al- het^l and consolidated by Victor Emmanuel III thus passed from the hands of the royalty just one year and six months " after the Elouse of Savoy was voted Into exile. The total still isn't is much as it might have been. After the referendum of June 6. 1946, when the republic succeeded the monarchy, the first assessment In history or the value of royal property was made. Results of the survey brought chuckKs to the Roman nobility, who : ,-m- bercd when the Savoy famil" was listed among the richest families in Europe and was compared with the Rothschilds. • • The real worth of the Savov property was difficult because of the devaluation in the lire and increased price of land, which comprises the bulk of the holdings. The private patrimony of the family does not include the crown estates owned by the state, such «s the royal palaces of Turin. Florence. Rome. Naples. Milan, Genoa and the villas with immense parks «( fan Rossore, Valdicri. Camaldoli, Sorrcnlo. Monza and Sanf- ^nna. ^(The private Savoy holdinfis In- eiude the estates of Racconigl and Pollenzo. a castle with annexed territories at Sarrc in the province of Aosta. the Porziano castle estate near Rome, the seaside royal villa near Pormia and the huge Villa Savoic nn the Via Salaria in Rome. This wealth totals about 10.000 lores of land. Intensively cultivated »nd highly productive."The Savoy family was counted among; the richest landowners In Italy because of Hie high production, Vthough in actual area various southern estates—like that of the Duke Hood Nelson of 26.000 acres In Sicily-exceed them. Hard to Estimate Tile liquid assets ol the family :ould not be determined but, was f.stlmated to be at least equal to the real estate. Victor Emmanuel irr Invested most of his money In state bonris. ••hich have never lost In value He lisa had a large collection of coins, .vorks of art a nri jewels valued to- Jay at something around one bil- .lon lire. But, in addition to that family »-ealth. Victor Emmanuel III had 'personal property" of some 300- WO.OOO lire which was almost completely Invested in bonds. The republic has not determined vhat transfers the House of Savoy just before and after the OFFICE By Adelaide Humphries , itKVICt, INC 1'IIK KTOItVl Jnl.l rrttr, rmrlrat 7 i,u,I opulMr and hMiitlMurur ,- Illlurv, »ur»<. to tHrlr tloo- . un a or* Kiir MM. Mr. tlolbruok 1 - bruuUful B*ar.i,ouf w»r hut, JUKI left for Kjrntire lo luulc Hftrr NUIU* urnn- rrty (her*. Tb* rv«.nfii K «,f hr-r rirpnrlurr tkr dcx-tur, lutirl;, «*h« Jnnlcr to hnv* dinner ivltk him. II !• kit blrlkdiiy. .lanl.-r. utter . •inmtiit'i krnltaHnn. nretpt* — ml- Ikuugrk II mc-miA brrnkl,,^ * d«(« vrlih lien Arcfcrr. rhlldhnod frlrnd whs IK Trry muoh IH lore wllk fc»r WnlllnK fur Jnnlrc >( tkrlr • I'l'ulnlrd mr.lln, plnor, Krl<- tliilhruuk !• <Dr|trlnrd wh<. B HH drc.«jicd, . • M avrkward arhual . him. II* "W E IX t Ret you some flowers," Eric said impulsively. "Am I too dressed up?" Janice's gray eyes held a shade ol dismay, i'et she knew thai she looked beautiful, as she had hoped to look. She saw it reflected in Eric Holbrook's dark eyes. She knew thai, for the moment, she had made him unsure ol himself; indeed, that she had startled him out of a self in which he had been too long submerged. He took her arm with assurance now; he was himself again. "You look beautiful," he told her gaily "So beautiful (hat you made me think of flowers. There's a tiny shop right off the lobby. Let's see if we can find something that will tlo for you." It hid to be something special The short plump proprietor, raising bushy white eyebrows up and | down, first in expectancy, then in | disappointment, could produce nothing that Dr. Holbrook would have. "An orchid, then? A ve-ery special orchid. See!" He brought out j Ibis treasure with a grand flourish. The doctor pursed his handsome mouth, refusing almost to glance at it. "What are those?" He bent , ^°wn fa peer back into the deDths • referendum. The new constitution j I says the latler transactions arc! nol valid iind the only properly I the ex-royally can enjoy is what they managed to get out of Italy in the form o( hard money, invest- 1 ments and jewels. i of the enormous refrigerator case No, no—that small bunch clear at the back. Ah, yes, thosel Those should be just right. That is i( you like thorn. Jnnice?" Straight- eninu up. his eyes met hers. They were tiny, tight yellow rosebuds. Janice said she thought they were adorable. When they were made up into a corsage—and the bushy eyebrows proved him- cell an expert designer—they did look lovely pinned against her brown fur jacket. • • • JT was a wonderful evening. And Michelle's food was as perfect as Dr. Holbrook had promised. Again Eric made a selection that must be "just right" for Janice He insisted that Michelle produce a special wine, nothing ordinary would do. "II must be very »pe- cial," he said. "Something Just right for Miss Hilary. A bit sweet, but not too sweet. But you will know what to serve, Michelle." Janice could not have said whether the wine was much better than her father's favorite California sherry, but it was delightful, and it made her color high, her eyes shme, and her senses sing. "How would you like to take a ride through the park in a hansom cab?" Eric Holbrook suggested when they had finished dinner. Janice had never driven in a hansom cab and she confessed that she had always wanted to. "That settles it!" the doctor proclaimed. "That is the order of the evening—to do what wo want, not the things we usually do. It scorns," he added, aftel they had found a cab and settled themselves in it. "that this is the first time in years I've done the things 1 enjoy doing." It was wonderful, d r i v i n •< -hrough the park. They did nol talk much. Thev seemed bound in a son 01 encnaimnciii. 'me ircc» were darli but rriciyJJy shadows, full of mystery that held no terror The sky was embroidered will! stnrs. li was Ihe sort ol experience one wished need never come lo nn end. They bolh gave a liltlc sigh when it did. "We'll do it again," Erie promised. But Janice wondered if it could ever seem so perfect iiKnin. one place more I'd like to take you." he said, "one thing more I'd like to do. The evening wouldn't be perfect without it, It has been perfccl. basn'l it, Jnnice? And you won't say no to this last wish of mine?" She did not suppose she would, or could, though when he named it she had a moment's trepidation. He wanted lo stop at his house and play n lew of his favorite recordings for her. The evening hnd to have music and, again, ]usl any music would nol do. Fearing that she would refuse or misunderstand his request, he added, "You know it's all right my asking you don't you Janice?" Of course she did. It was ridiculous to think, even for a moment, that it was not. They knew each olher so well. If she had been n friend oj his or his wife's he would have tlioufiht nothing of taking her to his home to hear some music. "Of course it's all right," she said. "I'd tove the music." Slit laughed and added, "My head has jusl got clear of Michelle's special wine. Now I know why it is so special—it seems harmless when you are drinking it, but it creeps up on you so that too much might become dangerous—like a smoldering, unseen fire." "If I had known that you got that big a surprise from Michelle's wine I'd have insisted on your taking mure. It's not sensible lo pass up anything that sets you on fire. And, yoi: sec, you got over it quickly, driving in the park." Those were words that he—and she — were to remember, but neither knew it at the time. (To Be Continued) Read Courier News Want Ads. •M CALL EVANS GROCERY For Free Delivery 2597 3 South Second TRY NU-WA'S DOUBLE SERVICE • LAUNDRY • DRY CLEANING ALL IN ONE CALL! 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