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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 30, 1932
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. MARCH 30, 1932 Stcele \ Society—Personal BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.l COURIER NRW8 Mr, »nd Mrs. John Parks jr., Blxipped In Memphis Friday. Mrs. O. L. Hulchinson Is confined Co liei' homo this week. with (lie former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. I. Brooks. Mrs. J. W. Icobblns and children, Mrs, W. L. Armstrong and children, and XIUs Ellen Kelley shopped in Blythevllle Saturday. Among those from Stcelc H-.IO «t- tended the skating rink at Blythe- vllle Monday night were Otho Curler, Charles York, Harry Jenkins, Wilcc Gunner, Harry Hnrloji. K. Wisconsin and Miss Merida Layman of Arkansas were BUOSIS of Lee Edward Pfeffer over ti:c past weekend. Baui«y Robinson, who lias been spending Ihe past few months with Ills grnndpn tents at Savannah, Tenn,, arrived liere Sunday evening where lie will be. connected with his failier In the oil business. MU'fs Mudclyn Iltiugli and Lot- Mrs J S German who was ™ or *" n!>n -*™»* "«n»r. Beaumont. I tic Dottd spent last wek-nid wllh Mrs. J. S. German, who v,as smhh und Clllfoid Mays. .Miss ISauahS shier ai Miculi turned .to her home litre last. Mis, Maggie Hiulx-r '.spent ' ! a eration, Is improving. ' Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Brilton and Inn. iji'ominvnt who snlTrrrd » ''p 5 - ibiokcn leg about two months u 8 o, J. Ham Smith and Hoy Harper hail to be returned to the hospital transacted business in SI. Louis the 1 on Thursday of last week due lo ,MW . « , ,<, .«r Hriitn v children are vis line Mr. Britons first pan, of Hits week. la rebrcak of (he teg He was re- ^'cJiSLlfot H««rMr Bril ' ", 1r - ^ MrS ' C '^cTl,, s ley 'turned tone sl/day and T B S- Mr. Cninpbell of Haytl. Mr. Brit- nnrt daughter. Marjorlc Lyn. :,nd ' ting along nicely, & «^"fffice ' S " I"' 5 ' JOC Tel ™ """ d! " lelller ' JOJ I A very interesllns Mr^«]. wrf riarenri. s m »h M *"." uml ' Mr. and Mrs. Clarence. Smith of I Ark., Blythevllle. spent last week-end htre with Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Hl»- chey. Mr. and MJ'S, W. S. Hanley and son J»ck spent last week end In Blytheville as the guests of their daughter and sister. Mrs. nixie Crawford, and Mr. Crawford. 'Construction work ha* started on were guests of Mrs. L. c. Spencer Saturday. Mr. anil Mrs. N. Johnston, Chos, York and Mrs. Kaihlecn Michie were shopping in Memphis Saturday. They were accompanied home by Mr. olid Mrs. Harold Brooks. W. E. Whittle, president of the Continental Life Insurance Co., of Memphis, was a business visitor and I very nereslns Easier ,,,o- Bllllls llf Joiner, ' firam was given at the Methodist ' church Sunday evening smaller members of the by the Sunday the. Floyd Smith residence on (dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs I, c Highway 61 near the Pemtscot Oil! Spencer Tuesday. and Gas Co. The house will be ipodern seven-room bungalow. /jMt. and Mrs. J. H. Workman jtSLtJ son James Henry lefi Monday mofning to visit- with John Elmfr, *ho Is attending school In Fulton, Ky. They will return by St. Louis to have James Henry's eye, which was seriously injured several days ago, treated. Hts eye Is improving very rapidly. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Brooks of Mr. and .Mrs. John Ashley and Miss Viva Hsnley spem Sunday in Newbcrn, Tenn., with relatives. Miss Mary Newt Carr and Golda Marshall were guests of Miss Kctlia Crest of Blyiheville over the week end. Mrs. J. R. Neeley and daughter of Caruthersville are spending this week as the guests of her mother. Mrs. J. R. Morgan, and Mr. Mor- jgan. Memphis spent last week-end here I Charles and Harry Green well of school classes. Several musical EC- lecitons and readings were given by tlie youngsters. Th& proji'.im was sponsored by Haul McCiitclien. Mrs. IrelK Sheeny and Miss Maggie Harber. The Woman's Missionary Union met at the Baptist, church Monday afternoon for a general meeting. The Ladles Missionary society of llw Metiiodist church will give an April Fool parly at Hie church annex Friday evening; beginning at 7 I o'clock. Over 100 guests arc ex-1 pected. Miss Hanna Smith of Brighton, | Tenn., formerly of Steele, was taken to th* Baptist hospital In Memphis Thursday of last week for an appendectomy. Miss Smilli was returned to her home Saturday and Is reported getting along well. | Beauty Is Looking Up in Hollywood Circles PAGE THREE (IKKMANfl ARK STOPIt;l> On Mnrcli 30. Ids. morn cheering news t-nme fruin llic CO-mlle l);illli! front. In J'lrnrriy. De.spcruUi i">lls on Kit'nch iincl llrlllsh (Millions ))>• fri'Sh Oriiiun divisions wera! with great loss to Ihe ulinekorfi. This wns the llrsi dny since Miireli 31, when llic unfit drive Ui'ljaii. Hint main positions hnd been held untl a p .n (h-\ Indl- rulion lhat. tit lasl lliu groat Oer- mun iillack liad been .siiusUmllnlly slopped. Minor t>)ns were iimde on llio rfplor held uy (lie Fronrh. but these were considered of Illllc vnl- \ie. Purls was bombarded nunln by Hie long range 'gun. clglil being klllrt! und 37 wounded. The Netherlands government (M-olMted seizure of Dutch ships by Ihe Allies. Holland hnd refined tl« offer of Hie Allied governments lor her ships, only lo have them seized on the order of President Wilson for ILW In carrying food nnil supplies lo France and England. Just girls in of 12 for little ,,,,£ of beamy irora Hollywood, composed or whatfilm experts report arc (lie slmiKllcs' :. colony fumed for pulclirltud.-. They arc pictured while vractlcinK dunce steps us a churl* forthcoming production and were cliosen and (rained by' Busby Berkely dune* tcuchor Nebraska Farmers Haa Maeluwry Repay Bea LINCOLN, Neb. (UP)-Unfavor- ible farm prices are reacting to Increase ihe Ingenuity of Nebraska farmers. I Instead of buying new'iiiachln- ery, farmers of Lancaster, Onss Humllton and Duuglas counties have organized machinery repair- Ing bees similar to ihe old time husking bees, Two experts In repair of farm machinery, representing the Uni- I vcrslty of Nebraska Agricultural Collenc, will have charge. Farmers (will cooperate to repair their own • und tlielr neighbors' machinery and ( [j'Un ns well. I Try I,* C. Arwlxr date Woken .. .Cflukln'my on her feet d minute lun^crl Z.yd,'» E. l'inUnlii'iVc£c[iWcGinipoijBjalvu»» rclicvci crimps. Try it am month. nmnwu •'*:>'•{-'£& ,,j£- '•' CHAPTER I , "CUBAN CAHEY1- : . Tbt girl looked tip to see the broin) eyes of the shorthand te&cb- «r fastened on her. "Two -words wrong today. How- «T* t going to teach you bow to null "believe" and •necessary'!". • • Hit* Allen'* tone was superior anil cutting, Susan thought. The girl flatbed to the roots ot ber hair. Oh, how the hated this business ot Karnlne to be a stenographer! She would learn really, sbe felt ot that. It was humillat- bellef to be baled up before the desk thla way, to be reprimanded. True, there were •niy'.tb'ree..other students within .. bearing range. The rest sat huddled aroood ti*ir. tables, four to a group, with D-books and Towel and whatnot. Horrible, horrible Invention, enorthand! , Susan said In a TO!C» sbo felt to. 6» craves »nd faltering; 'I'm •o.rrir. Miss Allen." '. :Tie paper was ihoved acrois tbe desk to ber and she accepted It, returning to her table with bot cheeks and eyes downcast. Helen Uarlball, her nearest neighbor, whispered eoftly, "Don't taind ber, the'old eat. She loves to get a rise from .anyone." .' Susan accepted the sympathy wltb-a faint smile and tbe endless morning droned on. It was May and a, vagrant breeia drilled through the big windows of the Block Shorthand School on the eighteenth floor of the towering new office building on Michigan avenue. It was a breeze from the lake that,seemed to say, "Come and Mil witn'me." Suatii thought of Aunt Jessie at honjft waiting for ber to finish ber thaad courso and start "bring- something In." Susan winced »t tbe thought of Aunt Jessie alar- Ing angrily through ber spectacles on hiring lhat Susan "couldn't seem to caich on" to this r and n Hook business. Aunt Jcssls was "awfully strict." She had been rjlted In an old-fashioued school and believed all tho old maxims. "Spare the rod and spoil the child" wa» one ot her favorites. Also, "Beauty I, only skin, deep," and "Handsome is as handsome docs." Aunt Jessie wanted Susan to bo "a nice, mild girl." She didn'i want her to use lipstick or rouge and ihe grumbled even about powder. Sh* had been known to say two years before that she'd ralher see Susan dead at her feet than with makeup on her face. * • « AM, this was rather bard on Su san n-uo MS 19. dark and hand- •orae In a iraglc way, rather alter the manner of Joan Crawford. Her eyes wer* said to be like La Crawford's. In their depth and slz*. The glrl'a face had the strong, clear-cut, yet utterly rctalnlnc contour of the motion picture star's. Susan'a figure waa lovely, loo-«lim aud nicely curved in u, 9 r | gllt places. Although how anyono could be expected to look attractive In Cousin , *„ •" 30 "'lxf°T*.|ist blue serge suit Susan didn't know. The girl had tried to he optimistic but Bomctlroes when she went to movies and saw tbe adorable , *>»*• the aim stars wore ihe came reeling eheaied. She could BY AAABEL McELLIOTT SUSAN CAREY . > 'rock from Wetgm.n'i . u , nt Jei " I » thou * hl "* pltc8 ll fr«m her r«T- erle to find the handsome hoy at tba next, taljle Razing at ber. Odd for that good-looking, superior chap to be attending business school! Ho was "Mister Dunbar" to the class and Helen had whispered, the day before, that he had been at Harvard, had been dropped, and lhal his father was making him "go In for business In a big way." "The Dunbar Wheel Works," Helen had explained. Important because she knew. And Susan hid glanced again at tho husky, tall young man with interest. It watn't otien she had tho opportunity lo see such a youth at close range. All tho boyg who grew up In Aunt Jessie's neighborhood were learning lo be plumbers or driving laundry wagons or doing something equally exciting. Young Mr. Dunbar seemed a prince from a strange land. Susan liked to listen to the rumble <>f hfs deep voice when he read his notes back to the dapper Miss Allen. It seemed faintly ridiculous that a young man who had attended Junior proms, who bad played football and made the college crew should be translating, "Your letter of the ninth Inalant re- celved and contents noted" to a shorthand teacher. Susan squeezed the tears back and pretended not to know lhat Mr. Robert nuubar was staring at her. Just the same, his interest made the girl's heart unaccountably lighter. She set lo work again with Hie pot-hooks and dots. Sho weiild confine- this wretched hookl She would! When she went homo that evening she was able for the first time to endurs without flinching ihe packed street car with its swaying mass of sticky, tired humanity. Tbe car ploughed west, stopping at almost every corner, awaylng. Jerk- Ing, clanging. But Susan hardly noticed. She wts absorbed In a dream ot ber »wn—a dream la which * tall, fiilr, ruddy younp man with euormcus blue eyes ployed the hero's part Auat Jessie Broke to her twfce »t supiirr before Susan looked up guiltily. "I didn't hear wliat you said," she stammered. ADNT JESSIE looked annoyed. • cx Prim she was, 50 odd. her gray hair done pompadour in the fashion of her vanished youlh. "Doa't w* bow your mfnd can ever be on your work, the way you dawdle at Ihlngi," Aunt Jessie said sharply, "I asked you if you want ed some more potatoes." Susan (hook ber bead dreamily. "Nothing but a shadow, anyway, that'* what you are," scolded Aunt Jesile. "You girls nowadays and your dieting—!" Susan looked doivn .at her slim curves and laughed. No need for her to diet. She weighed 118 pounds. She was tall, too, and that helped. It was best to be tall this year ot trailing skirls and what the, magazines called "the romantic frock." Not that Sutau owned any »uch! Her belt frock was the list year's organdie that Aunt Jesslo had let down. It had been Susun't class dsy dress. It v>'as pink and had a huso berthn collar. Susan adored It. It wai the nearest thing to a sure-enough party dress she hail ever owned. After she hnd hclncil Aunt Jessie Tlth the dishes the girl flew to her room to see If tho pink frock had been Ironed. Aunt Jessie bed promised to have It reaiiy. But no, there was no pink dream ot a dress hanging In tho narrow little closet. Susan's heart sank. I Mary Ruih O'llara was to call tot her at eight and hero it was b»lf past levea already. Che called down the narrow pa* sag*. "Yoo-hoo, Aunt Jessie! 1 J caoa't fi«4 B y »r««ndl» any ' Tbe thar» Tolc* come back, tinged with fr»«h annoyance; "Expect mo to do everything! 'Sit 1 could get around to that eitra Job with tho spring cleaning and all—" Susan sank down on tie bed, her brows crinkled with despair. Sho bad promised! Aunt Jessie had promised! The ready tears started to Ser eyes. Then ot a sudden eho dashed them away after a, quick glanca >i the clock. "I'll do It myself," sho said, Slia riiaaed Into-the little bathroom where ebo washed her hands vigorously, ridding them of the scent of yellow! soap and (llshwntor. Sbe dashed cold water on her reddened eyes.and flew to the kitchen. Aimt Jessie was In tbe back yard, dlsoi.s*. Ing lettuce, plants with Mrs. Soreu- Bon, who lived next door. Susan put the Ironing boarO 1.110 Place and plugged in the cord. Klie. rooted out the drees In Its towo! wadding and sprinkled it anew. Her fingers flew and her breath came faster. Aunt Jessie hadn't wanted her to go to Roso Mlltoii'8 party. That WM the real reason she huiln't ironed the pink orgtnulle. A'int Jessie was always dolug thin?* ilk* this. She had forgotten \vii.i; ft was to bo young and spent most ot her time trying to rcpross tho n.ti- Ural youthful Impulses of her nlt«. But Susan would not let her conquer. She was young and that meant being alive, hopeful. Suddenly she began to alii?. 'Aunt Jessie, coming In from the yard, regarded the sirl willi irritation. "Land's sake!" said Aunt Jeobio with some nspcrlly. "You golne M that fool Jamboree, nuyhow? t thought you'd get to heil early f<,r once and havo done wllli all tbla gallivanting." Susan smiled ot her. Her llpe curved and she said soocMiiimored. ly. "Answer that front doo'r, will you? That's a lamb! I hear Mary Hutu on tho front stoop." * • » HE Mfltons'. front parlor wm tilled to overflowing when .Susan and Mary Ruth arrived. Susan felt shy. Most of the girls »ere coming with their "hoy frlemls" and only she and Mary nmli who was little and skinny iiml had l,nck. teeth, came alone—Mary liuth I.L-- cause she had never l,:id a "boy friend" and Susan bjcausa Aunt Jessie wouldn't lei her come wnb anyone. So Susan had no admirers. Slie had 'n go to her fo» [lartlea uu- eacorled. Usually she dldn'i mind hut tonight, somehow, she limed it. "Hurry up, Crtn -( yoll 9" sllc asked Mary llulli rallicr Hellishly. Susan fairly ran up lie frnnt iteps and Into ihe front imrlnr when they reached Rose Milton's home. She saw a confusdm nf eyes, heard a gabble nf inngiiGs. Sbo rushed slralglit npslatrs In the front bedroom where she KJ s i.s her last year's panama hut. ,io positing It on the already iiver- crowd-nl double ' d. Suddenly Susnn felt sho must bo going to cry. She wondered why she had come. She would be miserable, all evening. She jusi knew It! Slie would sit In a i-or- ner smiling a ntlff, set smile, ami trying to look as If she were liav. Ing a good time. The other girls would daace with thefr escoria 10 tho music of tbe radio and Susan would sneak out to th« kitchen and beg to be allowed lo help with th« refreshments Ju«t to conceal from th» assembled company th« tact that eh* wasn't enjoying herself. Oh, ihe wanted to run away! Ertrythln* WM horrible nod lit* WM hopgMM JIM. C. McHaney, Jr. C1IK dabbod at a*t eyei and ° leaned acrosn «h» welter ot hanrl.pahited china toilet thing* to powder her nose. Mrs. Milton, stout and voluble, bmtled . In. wearing a gay flowered georgette. "What oh earth's tho matter, Susan Carey?" . Tl;o girl stammered; "I—I jot something In my eye." "Welt, now. let's seel" Mri. Mlllon flipped a big white handkerchief nut of the top drawer and moile a funnel of one corner. "Let me at It. I'm great at cettlnf thoso tilings out. Once Papa got :i piece In his eye so big be made a joke out of It. He saye, '1 bet If I calle.d ihc Consumer's Company Ihey'd sent out a truck for that luatl oE coal.' Let me ace. Susan." ! .' ' > . The girl winked her eyes : rapldr ly. rcgaluluK her composure.' ."Il'a all right BOW. honestly.' i liellcve I've got rid of-lt.".'-.- !•- ' ."That's good." . Mrs.- Milton beamed at her. "You look-Very p'velty tonltlil. I muBt eay. Plnk'i your colnr. The bbys'lV be after you. Susai, Carey. -What I-say IB what's tho use of-you 'bothering your head with' all-this'business <:ounie nonsense'when you'U eooti bo Etcpplns out nnd getting married." Her laugh, wh'eezed out suddenly.'.disconcertingly.: . Susan smiled." In xorhe obscure wny. the outlook had been'liiht- cneJ. ' : . ~ . ' .-.:'. ; "I'm EOing to have" to earn my llvlrrt; in the meantime,*' sho said. "ilow'a your aunt?" Mrs. Mil- toi wanted lo know. "Oh. Aunt Jcaate'a fine." Susan rrnr.ned a little as she sulrt It. Mrs. Milton's sharp eyes caught the frown. "As strict as ever?" sho wanted to know. Susan flushed and nodded. Mrs. Milton clucked syiunatheticnlly. "V.'cJl. as i aiaa>'3 say, I don't believe In bringing up girls loo tClrT-neeked." she observed comfortably. ' "Mine always had a good time. There's Veronica who's sot herself a cmx) husband and R nice home out in Oak Pnrk. And (Jiace out in I'asndena. My girls b;i[| lots of he.iux and I encour- nseil 'em. I nelicve In It. If you don't se* they Jiave u Rood lime somebody else will. And that may not be so good. Your Aunt Jessie's old slyle like my mother. My mother thought we ought to sit on the from sicpa. all in a row, until we were 30." She laughed wlieezlly. "Well, none of us did. iinlli myseU and LIde—that's my younger slater—cloned." ROBERT. DUNBAR ' smiled in sympathy. "lint I don't particularly ivnni in marry ynuns." she explained. "I've got to work and liclp Aunt •lessfe because sho raided me and I owo her a lot. I imt want a little freedom and some fun." "That's right. That's right." Sirs. .Vllton pntic.1 her on the shuulner. "Now you run along b.ick and start haviafi some. There- are, some boys there who won't want to miss you In your pink dress." A hit reluctantly Susnn obeyed. Host) Milton, a tall hlond girl wearing many bluo nitllcs, rushed «P lo her. Tha rugs in Ihe big front room bad been rolled back and four or live, couples were dancing. N 0 t to the music of tho radio. A dark-haired young man was pounding out "51. l.ouls flluei" at the piano In the corner. He played with his -vholo body. Haodi, feet, even his head moved lo the rbythfe. Susan stared at htm, f«*etn»J»d. Row led her toward the pianist. »*» LtjBiBa*! ber*'* the girl T told you about. , Susan Carey. She's not a nitwit Ilka ihe rest of us. Sbe has bralne. Talk to bar," The young man etonped playing "St. Louis Blues" In tho very mid- dlo of a mournful phrase and Jumped np. Ho was tall and lean and vaguely rumpled looking. Susan put her slim hand Into the crushing grip he offered her. Sane- one turned on the radio alter a moment or two of grumbling- on | tbe part of the Interrupted dancers and younc Larapmaa 'murmured, "Wa.nt to dancaT" Susan did. Although ebe hrid ao few opportunities ihe danced well. Even tills Indifferent partner coo Id not spoil her pleasure In rhythm. "Did — did anybody ever tell you ihet you looked Ilk* Joan Crawford?" be aaked. Susan stalled and fluttered a Blanco upward from beneath long lashes. "Yea," shs murmured. "1 suppose like all the t trie you want in go Into the movie*.™ he muttered, trying to make conversation. "f hadn't ttiouglu about ft," uld Sana. "I'm learning to be a big batln«.i gtrl." "That's terrible," barked Ben Iximpman. "1 tlilnk ibe men la the gay nineties were rljhl. Wo- man'i place I» ID (lie home." Susan stared. Slie thought he must bo joking. But ihc young man was In deadly earnest. "Makes m» sick, seeing thcae ewnrmi ot young girls all over downtown, morning nnrt - night," he said. "They ought to lie In nice kitchens or taking care of kids." "How ill-lyl" trilled Hose Milton. overhearing this last. 'Ttnlly round, girls and boys, nnrt listen (o Ben rave. He'» on Ihe stump 1 again." HB young m«n redi-weJ. Ho«o |cut«4 /ik kanda «ncl pulltd him to bli feet "Back Co tb« ;lano, you," ihe sang gaily. "If that's the best yon can da for Siiecn Carey you'd belter pound out some raor* mutle and let ber dance." On* of the hoyi Satan bad known In high school, Eddie Wll- kint, cam* up and claimed her. Satan felt a tool. Whit aa «n- confortable eort of Mrton yoang Lampman wail Eddl* muttcrtd In her ear that Res waa "kind of a KKltlltt or something." A freak, Saun decided. But a rather In- ttreetlng freak. Aid now be could play! As tho evening wore on Susan's eyea brightened and the flush ber cheeka deepened. She t having a good tint! It was too good to be true. At 11 o'clock sbe lumped up, startled. Mrs. Mlllon and a colored woman were beginning to lerve supper, but Su- ian dashed Into the bedroom and retrieved her wraps from the mountain of coats on the big bed. Rose dawdled after ber, "Honestly, do you have to go?" Suian pulled on her [loves. "Oh, you line? Aunt Jessie! She would have the police out tearcb- tng for me If I etayed nny longer." "It's a shame." Hose said, "but I'll get one of the boys to take you home. You mustn't go by yourself." "Don't bother," begged Susan. .Sho had vision.? of a long walk home with a bored young man who would be annoyed at being dragged away from the, feast. When she arrived at the front door sho fmmd lien Uintpman there, hat In hand. "Rose said you were going—do you mind?" he stuttered. "It's very kind ot you," wld Suann, politely. But in* WM rather appalled at the nroiDtcr of walking eight blocks with young Mr, Lampnan wha thought wo- m»n'a place ww li It* Kama. He and Aunt Jeeil* won!* get along rather well. However, Den ipared' ber any more harangues. Hu talked desultorily of music, ot what he wanted to do. He dreamed of having an orchestra of ble own "Ilk* Wblte- m«n'5." Susan could aympathfie with this. "I think tbat would he wonderful," she told him enthnilastlcally. "Do you, honestly?" He wai almost -pathetic In hit deslr* tor approval. "Yes, I do." And then Susan told him about her «trugg1ea wltb the demon, shorthand, and her fear that the would riever conquer what Aunt Jesile called "the busl- aojj world." T>EN MMPJ1AN growled, "Stick " with it. You'll be successful, I can (•* that. Dqa't mind what I said tonight about girls working. I know that'* behind the time*. From what yon tell me you've got * bard row to hoe with tbls aunt ot yours. You've got to itrlke out for your«)f." • Susan flushed and stammered. Joyally, "Aunt Jesila Is alt right. She juit doetn't understand." Now they w«r« at her doorstep. The little house looked ibrbuded, and lecretlve. For a minute Susan wsi terribly nervous. What If Aunt Jessie sbooM be waiting up, should call out, "Come straight ID this minute. Susan Carey!" Sh« had been known to do that. Hastily eb* he.'d out her hand. "It was awfully nice ot you to bring me home," aba murmured. "Thanks so much." Ben Lampman grasped the hand feverishly. "I want to come and »*• you sometime," he said. Susan felt a distaste for th» young man's ardor. "I—I don't know," eho said vaguely. "Mayb*, some time." > "I'll telephone," he promised ai she ran up the stalra. Auni Jessie- called out, "Who was that you were talking to?" Susan aiid. "Just a friend ot Rosa's who brought me borne." She crept Into her room, tutoed on tbe light and moved about aa softly as possible, making ready for bed. After she had bung away the pink dress and Hipped Into her worn old dressing gown tho stood for a long time itaclag at licrfclf In the mirror. Susnn yawned and Just then Aunt Jessie, to whom every creak and wbliper In Ihe little boust gpoke aa plainly aa a child to It* mother, called out, "For heaven'* sake. Susan Carey, stop primping In front of the mirror and get to bed. You've got to get up ID tb* morning." Oh, the morning! As if she'd forgotten the sarcastic shorthand teacher and ihe dlrtkull tests there would he next day. Susan thought of Ben l.ampman and squared her shoulders, "rn past those tests." ahe said iturdlly. "And I'll get a Job and rani* money and put in nit oil burner for Aunt Jessie and get a silver foi for myself. I'll show them!" Irrelevantly Susan wondered what Iloberl Dunbar would bar* thought of Rose Milton's puny, li* probably would hav* beea bored lo death. Dancing to the radio, eatlns brick Ice cream from • golden oak dining room ubl*, would probably not Ot ID wltb bij Ideas ot gaiety. "Wonder what be's really like,** Susan speculated Just before »h« dropped off to sleep. Sbe bad no notion low MO* at* WM to kaow about tbat!

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