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MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 1963 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS Shorty A Short Short Story ® .1963 by NEA, Inc. WHAT'S IN A NAME By Irma Schmidt Bradford Jones dressed with meticulous care. He was lucky, he decided. Working summers on his uncle's farm had developed his tall, muscular body. Though not truly handsome, his face had a sort of rugged beauty Dark brown eyes were set off by his somewhat lighter hair Even his name suited an actor. His mother had always said that with a name as plain as Jones he had needed a fancy first name, so she had named him Bradford. All this self-appraisal was done without vanity. An actor's looks are his stock in trade just as a machinist's tools or a doctor's instruments are theirs. He began whistling a happy tune as he ran down the stairs. Tonight was special. Tonight he had a date with Pamela Carleton. "Who is Pamela?" he sang under his breath. Who indeed? Only the most gorgeous model in New York. She could date anyone she chose. He knew why she had agreed to go out with him. When a mutua' triend had introduced them Pamela had seemed impressed with the fact that he was an actor. Later at the restaurant with Pamela sitting opposite him at a table, Brad had a thought which came quick as lightning, "This is the girl I'm going to marry." The thought delighted and dismayed him at the same time. How could he hope to impress a girl like this. He studied her as she studied the menu. • • • Her chestnut red hair shone whenever the light caught it. She was diminutive yet as perfectly proportioned as a doll. She looked up now to ask, "Are you sure you want me to have the lobster, Brad? There are plenty of other dishes I 'ike. ,f Her gray-green eyes, filled with concern for Brad's wallet, were the loveliest Brad had ever seen. He assured her the obster was hers. "Do you know any famous actors, Brad?" she now asked. "Oh, sure," Brad said guardedly. "You do?" Pamela was excited. "Who? Tell me!" "Let's see," Brad thought for a minute. Then mentioned few names. "You mean you've actually alked to them?" Pamela was so ecstatic that Brad didn't have the heart to tell her that it had been a very brief encounter when they had been the stars in plays wherein he, Brad, had played a minor part. Brad was going over with such tremendous success that he warmed to his work and little fibs became big ones. "Who else have you met?" Pamela demanded. And be cause she kept looking at him as though he was some sort of god come down from Olympus Brad was tempted to really lie "There's Walter Sparling, he—" Brad got no further. "Walter Sparlingl" Pamela went on in a rush. "Oh, how I would love to meet him. He'; my very favorite." She stopped abruptly and stared. "Talk about the angels, he's coming toward our booth right this minute. Now you can introduce me." Heart sinking, Brad turned around and sure enough there was Walter Sparling heading straight for them. "I'm sunk," he thought. 'When she finds out I lied about knowing him she'll know me for a phony!" He waited for the ax to fall. "Well, well, you old ham! Fancy running into you," Walter Sparling's voice said heartily and Brad felt a hand on his shoulder. Brad was so amazed he could only stare dumbly until Pamela said, "You're forgetting your manners, Brad." He came to then and made he introductions. After a few more pleasantries the actor eft. • * • Pamela's goodnight kiss held S romise for the future, and rad was elated though extremely puzzled. Maybe Mr. Sparling had mistaken him for someone else. At the theater the next day he was greatly surprised to see Walter Sparling again. "What's he doing here?" he demanded of a musician. "He's taking the lead in the next production, so he's conferring with the director," the musician replied. Brad went up to the great actor. "Hello, Mr. Sparling," he said. "It was certainly nice seeing you at the restaurant last night." "Restaurant? Last night?" Mr. Sparling seemed at a loss. "But I didn't go to a restaurant last night." Then as another man joined them he said, "Oh, perhaps it was Jules, my stand in, you saw." "Your stand in?" Brad gaped at a man so like Walter Sparling he could have been his twin. "How did I do, old chap?" Jules asked. "I was sitting at a table behind you and overheard your conversation. Thought I'd help out. What did you think of my histrionic ability?" (The End) Mature Parents Withdraw From the Battle by Mrs. Muriel Lawrence Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Dear Mrs. Lawrence: My husband has allowed our 16' year-old boy to take out a driv. ing permit. Ever since the boy got it he has defied everything I say and has made friends with two boys who have been ar rested for reckless driving sever al times. My nerves are break ing over this situation. All I get from my husband is the accusation that I am trying to stop People In The News By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. LOUIS (APi-Exiled King Peter I of Yugoslavia, received a rousing welcome in St. Louis Sunday. In the crowd that greeted him at St. Louis-Lambort Municipal Airport was a four-piece Yugoslavia band. An Orthodox church honored him with a plaque. A little girl presented him with a bouquet. King Peter Is on a goodwill iour of U.S. cities with large popula tions of Serbians. ed States, Sweden, West Germay, Italy, Britain and Belgium. LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP)-Sharon Lee, blonde actress, and Mohammed Emil Shokohi, an Iranian socialite, were married Sun-] day night at a Las Vegas hotel. The 30-year-old actress formerly was married to rock n' roll singer Forrest E. (Budd) Albright, night-] chib singer David Street and oil broker Frederick Tillinghast III. TOKYO (AP>—Kisaburo Yokota, chief justice of Japan's Supreme Court, left Tokyo today by plane on a two-month tour of the United States and Europe. Yokota, 67, said he will inspect the judicial systems of the Unit- SUPPORT YOUR RED CROSS BLOOD PROGRAM Good things happen when you give A "reeve" is a bailiff, steward or business agent In early English history, the reeve was entrusted with administration of a division of a county. The name survives in Canada for the president of a village or town council. our son from growing up. He can't see that the boy isn't mature enough to start driving. . . ANSWER: Why are you so upset by the discovery that you can't change your husband's decision to let the boy drive? Have you alwnys been able to control his judgments? If so, it would seem wise to acknowledge this. For the real issue between you may not be the boy's driving at all. It may be your husband's rebellion at your control of his decisions. He may be using defense of your son's right to "grow up" to assert his own right to independent judgment—and be engaged with you in a battle which neither of you will openly acknowledge. Sooner or later, you know, we all come up against another person's refusal to give us our way. Our way may be wiser, rlghter, better than his in every way. Yet we can't have it. Under these circumstances our "nerves" can break down. That can be an instructive experience We see that our nerves have resisted the impossible obllga tion to control other lives by breaking down. And we begin to build them up again by with, drawing from this godlike oblf gation. Then, it becomes possible to say to the husband with whom we do not agree: "AH right. But let m be clear here. Letting the boy drive Is your decision. As I think It's mistaken, I take no responsibility for It. If It gets lilm Into trouble, I will rally around with afl the support and love I have. But In the meantime, I want no part In this adventure." Quite often, when we stop fighting another person's judgment, he begins to take new, fuller responsibility for it himself. He stops depending on us to remind him of all the hazards involved in 16-year-old driving— and Is forced to examine them himself. He is made the worrier over the son's admiration of reckless-driving friends. You have, I think, become accustomed to getting your own way. Now that it's been denied to you, it's a good idea to realize how very tired you are of the whole responsibility for your family's decisions. PART OF VIRGINIA FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -Ken tucky was chartered as a county of Virginia in 1776, when the American Revolution began. SUMMER DRIVING TIP NEW YORK (AP)—A * space cushion" Is a courteous driving habit for the highway motorist seeking to avert the "tailgating" type collision. This moans maintaining a safe interval of at least one car length for cv- ,ery 10 miles per hour speed. [Also, there should be no more than 2'/* inches of play ion foreign cars and compacts — 2 jinches) between the brake pedal before and after pushing to the floor. Monarch butterflies descend on Pacific Grove, Calif., in late October. ACCELERAT1VE Ml HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO GET THE RIGHT-NOW RESPONSE THAT ACCELERATIVE M-l GIVES YOUR CAR? ABOUT AS LONG AS IT TAKES YOU TO STEP ON YOUR ACCELERATOR! TRY IT. IT'S MARATHON'S EXCLUSIVE INGREDIENT MIX. WITH ACCELERATIVE M-l, ALL CYLINDERS GET THE OCTANE THEY MUST HAVE WHEN YOU DEMAND INSTANT ACCELERATION. COME IN. WHETHER YOUR CAR REQUIRES MARATHON'S MILE-MAKER REGULAR OR SUPER-M PREMIUM GASOLINE, YOU'LL KNOW WHAT RIGHT-NOW RESPONSE IS ALL ABOUT! MARATHON MARATHON GASOLINES Around the world... Around the owner (Thank you for reading this message from Marathon.) WAYNE'S MARATHON 22nd & Broadway Mr. Vernon, III. 242-1193 Wayne Wagner, Prop. PRICE'S MARATHON SERVICE 12th & Main Lawrence Price, Prop. Mr. Vernon, III. 242-9784

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