Lenox Time Table from Lenox, Iowa on February 13, 1936 · Page 7
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FLAME IN THE ORES Illustration*** MYER5 -. HAROLD TITUS CHAPTER —I— i MOKE filled nls eyes and hla 1 throat. Heat, so Intense that seemed to be fluid, poured over em. The sound of thV speeder's otor and the clatter of its wheels i the uneven rails was almost owned In the raging voice of the e; and Tod, an arm around him. ild'lng him close as they rocked id sivnyed down the grade, was embling. But he wasn't going to ory, even lie wis more scared than he ever id been In his seven years of ex- irlence. Not much, he wasn't! e hugged the precious letter-file th old Jack's pay-roll In It closer. d tried to look ahead; and when saw living flumes from the hum- g enrs of chemical wood swept ross the track like a curtain, hp !W himself flat and squeezed his i shut nnd held his breath, and not complain with so much a? grunt when Tod's big body rnwllng suddenly over his smnll |hl8 Was No Time to Act Like a Baby. I, made his ribs bend out of |pe. No, sir! This was no time like a baby! feendquarters was going, sure fugli, but they were getting good Jack's money out to safety, [it was his job: to help save old Jack from going bust. len you've got a job like that, i a man like that, you can't let [you're soared, can you? • No; {even nt seven, you can't! Pe had been outside the office, Imling in the deserted camp Pring, staring off up the road fell Jack and the crew had taken daylight, and where the I" had just gone with dinner 1 the fire-fighters, when the book|per called to him. [Listen, Korry," T od had said. *ant you to sit right here un- call you or come back. Wind's ping worse." j"s big, ordinarily good-natured s white, and fine beads of pricked out above his eye- Isture >nre, sold Kerry loung, and flowed, his Heart going faster •'. iod looking so scared. °w, listen, careful. I took the on out of the casli drawer, "8 In this letter-file — this "Bht hero." He laid his hand 1'e brown box on top of the Another tile was on the desk. m °reo n a shelf aboye u hut J P»t his hand right on tlmt I'"' onc - "I'm goin' out to scout P n «- U anything happens, It V happen f ast . Tue speeder's the track, now—right by k, there. If I yell, you Tod," said Kerry, "gain, even If his than ever, °y! Everybody's got to ' time llk« this." °ut, then, and Kerry a chair with his In his throat. Re- heavily on bis small ' s j but he-a do just whftt 1 t<> d him to do. That pay- L ^ J r k ' 8 ™y- and he'd [ to help old Jack, fnm, i ^ "°' 0(1 O l d JaCl£ . WhO befnr V, m ln the bouse the ^ f ore hi s mother djed and ,, a ° ctor and did all that he «o, and who, after It was all was alone, brought •Ihat had been win- last, and It looked as If solng to gtay wlth Jack Iv in fv, certa l n ly hoped so. to a ) m W u° rld C0uld be so e^se t l , le boy who ba< » ne- eise to look put for him as could old Jack, and breaking your neck for a man like that would be little enough to do. Jack had been so worried since the fire started, day before yesterday! He had been In town when It came up, and had come back, driving the engine himself, snaking the- empties over the steel fit to shake the stakes out. The crew was on the Ore then, of course, and old Jack's voice, generally so good-natured, was sharp as a knife when he questioned Tod who was telephoning for more wardens. Jack stuffed the payroll money into the safe as he talked, and then, telling Tod certain things to do all In one breath, he Jumped Into the waiting buckboard and galloped, to the southward, where a mile-wide front •)f slash fire advanced toward •amp. Kerry waked up when Jack came n that night. Their ,room was next !he oflice, with a big bed and a lit- rle one; and he lay In his Uttle one iind looked through the open door way and saw Jack standing by the lesk, shirt all scorched, hair singed, talking lowly to Tod. It was bad, he said. He'd brought half the crew In to get some rest; he'd turn in himself and try to catch a wink, because with all that chopping afire, tomorrow was going to be hell Itself. . . . And tomorrow was, with the telephone ringing and help from town coming through all day, and the smoke thick and thicker. But at breakfast this morning, eaten before the first crack of dawn, Jack had said: "We got an even break, now. We'd ought to hold her, but you never can tell. Why, yesterday, some of them damn' birch stubs got burnin' clean to the top, 'nd I'll bet they was throwin' live brands half a mile ahead of 'em." "And they might go further than that," Tod West commented. . They might, another said; not likely, but still they might and then Jack pulled Tod to one side where nobody but Kerry could hear and said: "Since this thing broke I've thought no more about pay-roll than the boys have about pay day. Shows I'm gettin' old. You'll he here, Tod. Somebody with a head on 'em's got to stay by the telephone again. It ain't likely she'll get away from us. If she does, It ain't likely she'll get clean to camp In a hurry. But If- anything should happen, you get that pay-roll Into town. Silver's all right, but It's mostly bills and bllls'd burn sure in that old safe of mine." "They sure would," agreed Tod. Then Jack had looked at Kerry. "Be good boy, son!" he said cheerily, as if he were only going out on the Job and not to a fire line. "Be good boy,"—and tweaked Kerry's ear playfully. "And him," he said to Tod, suddenly sober and Jerking his head at the lad. "Twenty-two hunderd, small as it Is, M bust me right now, so get that out if anything pops. But him ... If yon get n chance, send him Into town anyways." . . . So Kerry knew that Jack thought more of him than he did of going bust. He sat there a long time, feeling Important. It wasn't much that he could do for Jack ever, but now, watching that file, lie knew that If fire should come Into camp he'd grab that box and get to the speeder faster than he had ever gotten anywhere before In his life. He rose finally and looked through the window toward the water tank where the speeder waited. Tod West was Just then coming u from the alders along the creek looking around in a funny waj as if he expected to see somebod or something alarming. When, only minutes later, h heard Tod bawling his name, hi heart went flippety-flop and almos choked him: "Kerry! . . . Kerry! . . . A-run nln', Kerry!" And he was running desperately hugging the file against his belly. * He threw a look to his left wher a streamer of thick, white smok was coming up to mingle with thw blue haze which had been drifting through camp for three days. Brusl was on Qre south of the barn, Tod began trying to save 'the cook shanty and Kerry wonderec why he didn't throw water on the office, which was In greater danger but Tod, too, was terribly excited "She's goln'!" Tod yelled. "Ol< office's goln', Kerry!" His voice was funny, for all the world as though he were glad because the office was being licked by hungry fast-devouring flames. He did not start nway at once. He stood there priming the motor slowly, spilling gasoline, because his hands shook so much. He kept his eyes on the office where flames were licking at the roof, eating Into the hewn log sides. "She's goin', Kerry!" he said and gave a queer laugh which made the boy wonder If grown men, also, sometimes laughed when they felt like crying. He glanced nt Kerry, then, and at the letter-file and licked his lips. "Sure you got the right one?" lie asked. "The one yon told me,"-^etout- ly. "We'd better haul, hadn't we?" "Just a minute, now!" He waited, standing there and watching while a part of the office roof tumbled in. Only then did he shove the speeder ahead un til the motor caught and coughed. And then they were zooming pasl the siding, and he screamed from the heat that beat upon him; opened his throat and yelled and writhed against the weight of Tod's body. Then, suddenly, the torture was past and he was half sitting up and they were hitting It down the grade. Then he felt better and they were clicking over the switci points and here was town and th motor stopped and Tod West wa calling out to somebody with a lo more excitement than he ha< shown back at camp that Jack' headquarters were burning. A group quickly gathered, mostly old men and boys, because the bes man power of town was out on the Qre line, and they followed Tod and Kerry across the street to th bank. They crowded Into the bank and a man rose from his desk bohinc the counter. "Jack's headquarters are gone,' said Tod, handing the file to the man. "But we brought In the payroll. Did my damnedest to save something of camp but I was alone Kerry, here. lugged the money out of the office just in time." "That's fine," said the banker pressing the catch of the file. "That's sure lucky! I happen to know that If Jack should lose— He stopped short, then, and Tod leaned forward and the others pressed up close, attracted by the look on West's face, likely. It was a look that even a seven-year-old boy would notice. "Why,", the hanker said, "why, Tod. it's empty!" A moment of terrific silence followed and then Tod looked down at Kerry and said In a queer, unfriendly way: "Kid, which file did you bring?" The hoy swallowed, with a new sort of thrill running his small frame. "Why," he said, "why, I fetched . . . You told me the one on the safe. Tod!* The bookkeeper swore slowly under his breath and looked at the banker. 'Good God, 1 trusted him!" he said In a whisper. The other clicked his tongue. "Oh-h!" he said. long-drawn. "But he's only a little hoy," he added and slapped the file shut. "That surely is going to be tough for Jack !" Kerry's knees were shaking and there seemed to be a vacant place > In his middle. 'Tod, wrrnt's, the matter?" he asked shrilly. "Tod, Is the money back yonder? Did it burn up, Tod?" And then, summoning all his vigor, "Tod, I done Just what you told me!" West shook his head. "No, you didn't understand," he said In n moan. "You didn't understand, and the money's burned sure as hell nnd ... My God, boys, It's my fault !" Someone said: "It ain't your fault. Tod. The kid, he got rattled." Another said: "It'll be all day with old Jack now!" They all looked at the boy and he knew they were blaming him. All but Tod. Tod did not look his way; there was something funny about Tod's eyes. His nostrils smarted nnd .a lump swelled In his throat sudderrly. A helpless feeling ran his bones and All Aowid House Kid, Which File Did You Bring?" sense of having been put-upon, bused, outraged. Jack hud gone ust because his pay-roll was urned up but he had done Just as e had been told to do. ... And before he knew what he vas doing, he was sobbing Just hat: "I fetched the one you told me! I did! I did!" He got that far before his sobs choked him and he slunk to a corner, burying his face In his arms. Old Jack was bust and they said It was because he got rattled when he had done as he'd been told and tried his best to help! CHAPTER II Cacti plants grown In the house should be given air and light. To water set pots In a pan of water and do not remove until soil has be come moist. * • * Apply paint remover with a brush When paint begins to curl remove with a putty knife. Kemover takes time and cannot be hurried. * * * When poaching eggs let water come to a full rolling boil, drop egg Into It, turn out gas nnd eggs wl finish poaching in the boiling water ' * « • * To clean artificial fruit dip It in whit, soap suds several times, then rinw In clear water to which a few drop of ammonia has been added. * * * For roasting pork 20 to 25 minute, to the pound Is required. Porl should never be roasted in a qulcl oven. * * * If hot paraffin Is poured ovei paint left unused In a can It will no harden. * * * A suds made of naptha eoap am sprayed orer house plants will dc stroy small insects that Infest them * * * Water should never be poured on burning fat. It will spread the blaze. Flour will extinguish the blaze. » * * To tighten springs In curtain roll ers, hold roller firmly, put end ot spring between tines of fork anJ turn until spring Is tight. * * * Tips of canned asparagus may he removed whole If the bottom Instead of the top of can Is opened. © Associated Newspapers.—WNU Service. TT RAINED toward evening and *• Jack Snow got to town at dusk. He had heard about his camp, of course, but he had not heard about the loss of his pay-roll. And when they told him he said nothing for, perhaps, a quarter of n minute but In those seconds he aged. ' Before, men had called him Old Jack because they loved him. . . . Afterward, he was an old man, In fact. The first thing he said after he knew the worst that had happened referred to Kerry. He looked at the boy and winked nnd managed a sort of grin and said: "But you're all right, son!" as If that were al. he would admit as being of any Importance. And after that he said but little for days. He appeared to listen when people talked but If he heard he seldom answered properly. Once he said to Kerry, when they were alone In their room at the mill boarding house: 'Tough, to lot a coupla thousand bust you. ... But It was that dost." He managed to rustle enough to pay off the crew; that Is, those who would take what they had coming. He began to be feverish and :a!ked at night In his sleep, holding .he little boy close In his arms while the tremors ran through him. Tod West came to say good-bye and declared again that It was his ault, that he should have fetched he letter-file himself. Jack roused from hls lethargy. Fault, hell?" he snorted and spit, he way he used to do. "You one your damnedest, both of ou!" (TO BE CONTINUED) Man Is Wise, Asleep, Fool or Child—Arabian Proverb An old Arabian proverb says that men are four: "He who knows, and knows he knows,—he Is wise—follow him. "He who knows, and knows not he knows,—he is asleep—wake him. "He who knows not, nnd knows not he knows not,—he Is a fool—shun him. "He who knows not, nnd knows he knows not,—he Is a child—teach him." "Stuff a Cold and Starve Fever" Wrong, Says Doctor I do not know who was responsible for the slogan, "Stuff a cold and starve a fever." Perhaps the same one who started, "Eat, drink, and he merry, for tomorrow we die." To follow the former would probably result In dying, though perhaps with little merriment. It is unfortunate that slogans have so strong a holrt on people nnd so powerful an Influence on conduct. 'Don't stuff a coJd or starve a fever! Ent not by .slogan but to meet the particular 'Situation, in that way lies intelligent treatment But don't try to treat n fever, or a bad cold either, without expert advice. Consult your family doctor and follow his directions.—Dr. Walter H. Eddy, director Good Housekeeping Bureau. WHEN IT SURVIVES When conscience takes a vacation, It comes back doubly strengthened. A Three Days' Cougli Is Your Danger Sigaal No matter how many medicines jrou nave tried for your cough, eheSt cold or bronchial Irritation, you can get relief now with CreomulSicm. Serious trouble may be brewing and you cannot afford to take a chanca with anything less than Creomul- Bion, which goes right to the seat of the trouble to aid nature to soothe 1 and heal the Inflamed membranes as the germ-laden phlegm is loosened and expelled. Even If other remedies hava failed, don't be discouraged, your druggist la authorized to guarantee Creomulsion arid to refund your money If you are not satls'fled with results from the very first bottle. Get Creomulsion right now. (Adv.) A Grave Mistake for a Mother to Make GIVING CHILD UNKNOWN REMEDIES WITHOUT ASKING DOCTOR FIRST G IVING your child a medicine or remedy you don't know all about — without asking your family doctor first — is a bad risk for any mother to take. _ Doctors and child authorities ^say health, and sometimes life itself, depends on this. So — when you're offered a "bargain" in a remedy for your child: ask your doctor before NOW, ALSO IN TABLET FORM You can assist others by refusing to accept a substitute for the genuine Phillips' Milk of Magnesia. Do this in the interest of yourself and your children—and in the interest of the public in general. you buy it. Do this for your child's sake and your own peace of mind. Ask him particularly about the frequently used "milk of magnesia" — about Phillips' Milk of Magnesia. He will tell you that for over 60 years physicians have endorsed it as SAFE for your child. The kind of remedy you want your child to have. Remember this when you buy, and say "Phillips' Milk of Magnesia" to your druggist. Comes now, also, in tablets that taste of peppermint, that children like to take. )rtoffte\ OH, I'M SO THRILLED DEAR/ HEfe THE RICHEST YOUN6 MAN IN GEE. I WISH THIS HEADACHE WOULD ,.. I'VE GOT A DATE TO GO SKATING WITH BILL -HE MAY RICH,,. BUT IF BRAINS WERE MONEY HE'D BE IN THE POOR HOUSE/ ' WATCH WHAT [YOU'RE DOING/, YOU ALMOST , \ PUSHED ME OVER/] LETb GO HOME) | ANYWAY... THIS IS NO FUN/ f-No FUN f WHY, THIS IS SWELL/ BUT-WHATEVER YOU SAY- BEING SARCASTIC IS HE ? TELL. 'HIM WHERE HE GETS T OFF/ ?krfi Begin it now FLAME in the FOREST A Big Woods Serial With Action By Harold Titus and to Start right here on one 'of the swiftest, smackm'est adventures of your whole life. Never before has even this noted writer of outdoor adventure stories reached the peak of two- fisted he-man action of FLAME IN THE FOREST. Begin today with Kerry Young in his determined search for the man who •wronged him when he was only a boy—you'll never give up until you've finished the last thrilling chapter! Start FLAME US THE FOREST now. THIS IS THE FIRST INSTALLMENT Begin now and follow FLAME IN THE FOREST every week in this newspaper BILL DIDNT ASK ME TO THE BIG DANCE NE>CT MONTH.' GUESS THE SNOB THINKS HE'S TOO GOOD FORME/ WHY, I'M SURE BILL LOVES YOU- BUT YOU'LL LOSE HIM FOR 60OP IF YOU DON'T STOP BEING SO MEAN/ * SHE FELT AS BAD AS YOU DO SHE WOULDN'T EVEN HAVE A KIND WORD FOR SANTA GLAUS.' THE DOCTOR TOLD YOU TO QUIT COFFEE AND DRINK POSTUM INSTEAD. YOU'RE GOING TO po IT. TOO — AND GET RID OF THOSE COFFEE-NERVES' OH, ALL RIGHT — ANYTHING TO STOP YOUR NAGGING / CURSES' rCAN'TSTRV HERE. IF POSTUM is COMING INTO THE HOUSE/ 50 PAYS UTTER BEEN IT; WRUNG.' YOU'VE BEEN THE SWEETEST GIRL IN THE WORLD -SINCE YQU SWITCHED TD OH, MOTHER,,., so HAPPY/ BILL ASKED ME TO MARRY HIM/ O F COURSE, you know that children should nmr drink coffee. But do you realize that the caffein in coffee disagrees with many grown-" ups, too? T ..*,•! If you are bothered by headaches or indigo- tion, or find it difficult to sleep soundly... cafiein nuty be to blame. isn't it worth while to try Postum for 30 days? Postum contains no caffein. It la simply whole wheat and bran, roasted and sligh;)3y sweetened. It is easy to make, and costs less than one-half cent a cup. It's a delicious drink, too... and may prove a real help. A product of General Foods, FREE—let us send you your first week'* supply of Pootum/ree.' Simply mall coupon, o,...,,. £ O«H*IUL FOODJ, Battle Creek, Mich. w. 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