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Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, December 24, 1948
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Dec - 1948 Cltr Glote-Oaiett*. SUson City, u CHAPTER w as dull and came to see n band. "When w a him she said would never ' she knew ^i wanted no Canted to be to continue as si ™thput marriage So Jr}e if there wn hidden thing i n Sg >? rejudice * "He has braced she s. " Mark her huj s- Donn£ » to She I 2 arri age She sti11 wanted , ts ' he h ° me life to against mar- home life'' Ahfn P - , ty of ou "He should h t resentfully. self what our home lifThS 1 !, hlm » ' «™versay "That's what hV I "' I c £ ndemn ? arents ^ the way their had consider^ e th ? u e h t- He children turn out. You can't do tA^-, X. . 4 eie d our homo lif Q that Other fOpmont* ^f^v. ;~ A^J I know it too. But there's nothing I can do about it now " " "Maybe there is, Alan. We must think it over carefully. We have to do something. Don't you see, Alan, that in a sense we are on trial? The children of parents are their judges." bitterly, are unfair," he said "Inexperienced, h e a d, strong, impractical! Look at the good parents whose children have gone wrong. You can't blame the parents. At least, not always. Sometimes, yes, I grant you, but not always." "Maybe the children know more about their parents than we outsiders know." ! Jean, you can>t «™versally ideal Rut v, *> U1 n »me life «w si' fe^nss.*-w think me - J couldn't think of Donna." - ythln S so I ask ed t We caVTf^ *? ruin "' she "*• we can t force her into marriage." Alan G Alan. do something, has brooded over it so «. but not "Strange, isn't it?" irf'lt^' t" d that isn>t th6 wor st «9fc» u Went on wretchedly. She says she is going to get married sometime. She is going to n s ?, meone wit h money and Position, someone she doesn't care about but who can give her S - - AShe is ^" t° be cal- *" o vj - i -' i e t^ we *-cu— indifferent to him as soon as she leaves the altar. Then when he begins to show interest other places she will not be hurt. That vhat she sa .^ A ^^ she means it." "She's crazy!" he said explosively Then he added moodily, "A nice hypocrite she has played it with me all these years." "With me, too, Alan." "Only by hiding it from you But underneath that sweet smile and that soft voice she has been despising me." "Me too, Alan. Maybe not exactly despising. Disgusted—that was her word. She was disgusted with us." "But why you, Jeanie, for Heaven sake? You didn't do anything! Why you?" "That's what she said. In fact she said she was more disgusted with me than with you. She was ashamed of me." " Je ,, a , n ' you aren't making lense," he said irritably. "You had nothing to do with it. You were a brick about the whole mess." I was common «.- T ------ grasping. She thinks I put up with the humiliation just for respectability's sake so people wouldn't talk. And also,' of couBfce, to keep my social security, a house to cover me and food to eat. She thinks I swallowed my humiliation and sacrificed my pride for what I could get out of it." H» J-l A.I -—-..- -w^v, j-vw van t UU that! Other elements enter in. And maybe sometimes when it is the parents' fault, they couldn't help themselves. They were caught in currents they couldn't control." "We are to blame though, Alan. You and I. We should have known there was something behind Donna's happy laughter and gay talk. We should have realized that anyone as intelligent, as clever, as Donna, had more in her mind than idle pleasantries. We are to blame for that." "She was always so sweet," he said brokenly. "So amiable about everything, so happy about everything!" "The most impenetrable iron fence in the world! Nobody thought of looking behind it. But we should have thought, Alan. We should have looked. We should have penetrated her barriers." "But who could be expected to worry about Donna? She had everything she wanted. She loved Mark and Mark loved her. Who could have suspected her of harboring sinister secrets?" "Alan, do y o u remember the talk we had together? Years ago. The last time we mentioned this. It was when you had finally broken loose from Magda and you were ashamed and sorry but you were happy, too—because you had cut loose. Do you remember the things you said to me that night?" "Well, in a way I remember," he said shamefacedly. "I know I meant every word D said. I knew I'd been a fool and I felt like the devil about it. You had been an angel to put up with it and see it through and I swore I'd make it up to you. And I have tried to, Jean. I have tried hard." Try and Stop Me -By BENNETT CERI Typo Graphic Magazine goes slightly out of its sound, and the mother, who had been listening anxiously, finally opened the door and demanded. "What are you doing in there?" The little darling answered. "I thpit on your new hat, I thpit on your new dreth. I thptt on your new thlipperth. and now— I'm waiting for more thpit." • a a A gubernatorial candidate paused on a vote-gathering tour to talk things over with a Joyal county judge "How's sentiment 'WHAT ABE OOiHG : a ! hed the candidate in "<* ^ Disll ,UUcU SCOTT'S SCRAP BOOK' By R. J. SCOTT ESfROy fittV/EEN 10,000.000 ANI> 15,000,000 WORf OF LIVESTOCK IK .rUE. 0 EACH "/EAR, BESIDES df «T5s<~-. -- 7ou CAM ^ <VYO OR'frtR.EE OP A PLAHE V/K)LE. fnr™~*",~5 '- i~' lHc i W HILL. fvT^J^' 1 ^ BEIN <H SUCKEP "Donna thinks and cheap and Alan's face, which had gone sickly gray, angry ilush. darkened with an "She's a fool," he said thickly. "You were magnificent, Jean. I always said so. I'll never forget it." "Donna was ashamed of me." "What did she want you to do?" h« demanded harshly. "Forget your children? Break up your home? Drag the family through the courts?" "She would have had more respect for me. I told her, Alan. I tried to explain it to her. How it happened. How we both, still, believe in the home and love and marriage. I told her I thought it was better to sacrifice my pride and swallow the humiliation than disrupt and wreck all the things we believe in. And what's more," she added with a touch of defiance, "I told her it was worth it, that the compensations more than made atonement! And that I would do the same thing all over again, from our marriage right down to tonight. . . . Only, of course, I did not realize what we had done to Donna." "What did she say?" "She said it was all right for those who like it. She doesn't like it." "Well, there isn't much else you can do," he said heavily. . "There isn't anything else I can do, Alan. It's up to you now." "Up to me! What can I do? She knows I made a fool of myself. 'And you succeeded, Alan. Until this came up. Now I think you will have to do the same thing for Donna." "What do you mean?" "Confide in Donna. Be honest with her. Tell her what you told me." "Tell Donna! You mean—discuss a thing like this with Donna?" "You'll have to, won't you? She already knows the fact. So did I. But you made me see the other side of it. I didn't feel good about it, even then. But I quit feeling bitter and resentful. I even felt sorry for you. And gradually, in time, I got over thinking about it. Say those things to Donna. Make her see it as you made me." "Jean, you—you're crazy. I can't discuss such things with Donna!" |'You discussed them with me." Yes, but you are my wife Donna—why, Donna is my daughter! I couldn't do It. Maybe if she were married it would be different. I might feel easier telling Annette, I do not know. But I couldn't tell Donna. I would rather die than do it. I would rather be dead. Donna has always been such a—such a good child." j There was a long silence between them. Pain scorched their throats. Their lids beat feverishly over their eyes, scalded with unshed tears. Jean spohe first, spoke quietly. I Let's not-talk about it tonight she said. "We'll have to think i over." "Think it over! God help me else?" 1 GVer think ° f anythin "I'll make some coffee," she said and went to the kitchen. Alan sat grim-faced and mo tionless until she returned with the tray of coffee. For a while they sat in silence. "Donna is absolutely wrong about this whole thing," he saic at last, his voice once more quie and reasonable. "Yes, of course, Alan. That is what you must make her see. His voice went up again. "I can't, Jean! Don't you see I can't? I tell you I'd rather die. I couldn't meet that child's eyes, ever again as long as I live. I can see them now, so black, so soft. . . ." He shook his head determinedly rpu. -.__ .A .1 . . .. V fee. "What does she expect anyhow? he demanded sullenly "Perfection? ( Who is perfection? She can't, in common justice, hold that fit of madness against me all my life. Why, God Himself forgives us when we're sorry," "Maybe (liafg it, Alan. Maybe she Isn t sure yon're sorry. If she could see you us I did that nlfht we talked, and as I see yon tonight, Alan, then J am sure the would realize how yon have re-d tried to make U up to me." rather be dead, Jean. I tell you. I'd rather he dead." "And leave Donna holding the bar Alan? For the rest or her life?" "Oh, she'll ret over it. She's bound to ret over It. IV, Just » childish notion she s clung to too Jong. She doesn't tove Mark enwh.' Thai's all. \Vhtn she i, really In'love she'll come to her senses." (To Be Continued) BOARD AND ROOM -_-.,_ .. B Y GENE AHERN pArVS^-IF VOJ'D HOLD -* VOUP, CROW CAWING LONG ENOUGH TO LET ME FINISH • I DIDN'T THINK OF THE IDEA/ -MERELY ASKED YOUR OPINION ON IT/ HMF--MIGHT AS WELL HAVE CONSULTED A BRAVING DONKEY/ A CHEMICAL PERFUME FOR. SPRAYING THE INTERIOR. 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