Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 23, 1958 · Page 8
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December 23, 1958

Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 8

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o Pa§e tight MOM STAR, A*KANAI Arkansas Machine Specialty Co. Hope, Ark. STAR-LIGHT, STAR-BRIGHT! Shine down and Cheer each child, Each home, This Christmas Night! Foster Realty Co. Vincent W, Foster Dorsey Me Roe Jr, Charlie Baker C. D. Lester Bill Routon , Margie Vickers ~r\ ; ?P^Cf|* jKj?'"^'''^* * ")"£•'*•' ""•'"" ? ',;' ; i' i ^^iH' 1 ^' J ''^"r''' •'-"*''" "Ymir relationship to Adam, his to you; the child's to you both— these are independent nf each other, yet can comd into unity." She said, "You keep saying 'ho'." "Me? Oh, the child. It is so much easier thah adding 'or sho . . Adam's cnr." he ?ald. Adam came in presently. He w.is smiling, but Hope saw that his eyes wore again anxious. He looked from one to the oilier. "Having fun while 1 slave?" he inquired. "Uneasy is the stomach in which lies the cafe dinner." He came over to take his friend's hand he leaned to kiss his wife. "I don't smell coffee," he said sadly. Hope rose. She said, "I'm sorry, darling, 1 forg'ot," "1 don't •think I'll leave yon two alone nsnin." He smiled nnd. as Hope went into the kitchen, rrilscd an eyebrow at the older man. Dr. Emllc nodded and spoke' softly. He said, "Whether or not I have helped I cannot tell. I hope so. If I have, she will soon dell you, herself, what has troubled her.' That night, as they were going to bed, Hope told him. For a moment he could not. nnd did not, believe her. He had been walking around the morn Now he abruptly stopped to fa'co her. his shirt off, his tie in his hand. Ho tossed the tic on the dresser and 'came • over to Ihn bod whore 'Hope was hnU lying, half silting, the -pillows punched into odd, blub • shapes behind hi;' 1 shoulders, •Adam looked HUe a man in shock, but he spoke with vio luncc. "H isn't true,- it' can't -hi-1" "It's true, Adam:' lie stood lo.su, his roqe dial? with Die terror that sjmulatecl anger. ' , "Tel! mo ngaiiV;,,'. ''-Everything.' I ho said. "ExucUy. Word for word." ! Sho told -him, word for word. I "Mnn'y a Ipnl,", AcUim ,snld furiously, "ho' doesii't e Itnow what ic's talking about "You know there isn't a belief doctor anywhere," she reminded ilm. He said, "1 won't have it. I cnii't." The tears were bright in his eyes. "You can't take this risk. Susie.' W-rC Jfclfish. And he's Hfht," she idcSfed, and w9s awaffe bf Ihfe Wile shock SB his herves, as tafllcr she hnd foil il in hef btoh. , Mr) fost arid, walklhg about agaih, fihished his undressing. "Susie." he said, oVer his shoulder "lot me talk to the doctor." She put her hand on his head! her fingers were as familiar with the shape of his skull as his were with hers, and with the texture of the thick, short hair; her fingers pressed there, a lillie. as if V? loci out, as thf blind read Braillci the form and sense of his think' She said, "There is no , darling, no more than any wonv nn normally accepts.' He was quiet; he fell the small, thin fingers probing. Then he rose, and it was slow und painful as if all his bonos hurt. "How long have you known?" She answered, and ho asked, "This is what troubled you, and what you told Dr. Emllc tonight." Hope nodded. "Yes. You knew something was . . different, so you asked him to find out" "I worried. I didn't dream it was this. Susie, why didn't you toll mo?" "Because 1 knew you'd react this way and 1 was afraid you wouldn't lot me f;o through with R, which would be -so foolish ibc- causc I'd take a greater risk not." Ho said, "There are other do- tors, careful and gcod. Dan told me about one when Barbara— I didn't mean to tell you that,' Susie; there's your history." But when she looked at him without speaking, ho said. "And you don't want a child. I'm sure you don't." She cased a pillow -behind her neck, "I didn't," she agreed, ".until tonight. Now I do. Oh, not with longing, and yet it would bo a fulfillment!' "We have that." he told her angrily. "Nothing's going to • happen, she said, "except wo have -to make adjustment. Dr. Emile told He had his talk With the don* lor, who suggested that if the patient's hllsbahd Was as disturbed (and as unreasonable, his man- her added) as he appeared, it might be well to have another onitiion; or as many us Adam liked. And Adam had the grace to be ashamed, for this was a rnost competent mah in his field and he had been with them bd« i lore. But he was stubborn enough to agree, yes, a consultant, or sevcrnl of them. The dor." tor. remembering the last time, had anticipated this. So Hope sub* milted herself and her history to the consultanls and they wt-re unanimous: all things being equal, Hope would carry and deliver her child. "Adam. Go talk to Dr Emile." "I don't want to," Adam said, "since ho seems to have made up jour mind for you.' "Mo didn't. He just explained some things." May Terminate Air Line Worker Lift-life ROCK (AP)-Thirt> | six employes of American Aii lines ihefe received notice today that Iheif jobs will end if a current pilots' strike against the bin carrier system remains unsettled after Jan. 4. the employes would be placed oh ah indefinite emergency leave About 1.500 members of the Air line Pilots Assn. struck American at midnight Friday in a protest over wages and other grievances. Body of Woman Pound at Ft, Smith FORT SMltft, Ark. (AP)—the body of a woman identified as Mrs. Vatin ta Towns Brown, 48, of Fort Smith. Wns found ill a wooded area south ot here yesterday. Dcp Coroner John driffin said the woman had been dfiad about .Wfeefe. tSlficers found ho sign. the t>6dS> was fully clothed aha a§ lying on a woman's Coal. Twe huhlpis rhade the discovery^ •Mrs. Brown Had lived at Fort Smith about five weeks. She for* rnei'Iy lived' 'at Bokoshe, Okliii, Hear. Tulsa, Octa. f -' SiirVivqi-s include her father, T'hortias Towns Sf. of Bokoshe "What, fov instance?" She evaded that. She could not tell him about Or. Emile and Elizabeth as that knowledge had not been given to her to sharo. not even with Adorn, So Adam went in one night, casually; having had to be in town for dinner and, finishing early, he telephoned his friend nnd asked, "May f come tip ion half an hour? I'll garage the car near you. Thanks, and would you call Mops and tell her?" Dr. Smile called her. He said. "He plans to be halt' an hour With me. Don't count on it." (To Be Continued) May your Holiday be a gay one**. Crescent Drug Store Hope, Ark. to tfye ou.\ B&B SUPERMARKET ...to our many Jamie iand Joyce Russell your and dream* eo.ine true this WHITE'S CAF| Heps* AfK '., \ m TO ALL OF OUR MANY, MANY GOOD FRIENDS coimtjnjt ouv fov ncftnotol^giiig toitlj of CMP y

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