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P.-»or kid, he thought. • Poor kid; the girl In the garden, the girl in the church with the open, wondering look of conr plete happiness; the girl who re' garded mm from a hospital bed with implorihg eyes;'- the u girl Who, that, second time,> Had exhibited stich funny, amusing ad- tphlsixment, as well as Emmy; gi."l with whom these many s he, had talkdd, eaten, laughed, quarreled, .slept; whose narrow throat ,hd could sometimes cheerfully cut; and tor Whom he could cut his own if necessary* His girl; the girl grown into a woman. This he had achieved, he thought with an upsurging of pride—not that girls tlon't grow into women, sometimes by them- Jfcplycs, God ever help thenv—but this inner woman -was of his shaping. NO. She was shaped to their love. So now he, was quiet, with a magazine in his hands and Defore his eyes the print, of which he saw no word or sentence. He was stripping -his wife of her sweet, familiar flesh down .to her bones; he was laying bare the delicate skeleton, the secret, •wonderful processes ot her mind, : lrnd. looking into her heart. He was seeing her in her essentials, something deeper than pulse or flow of iblood, more profound than the five senses. He was looking at her in relation to himself and to their marriage which isn't, exactly, Ihc same— and to Emmy. He was also trying to look a ther in relalion to herself. This was a wonderful woman; never the mosl beautiful, cex-- ^ainly not the most brilliant; not the most anything, except herself. Looking at he rin Ihis way was painful because it meant sur gery, as if they were Siamese twins, separated yet joined; this was culling himself away from her to see her as an entily npart. complete, and yel complele only because of him and because of Emmy, who was part of him. A door shut; there were voices; ,*Mie nurse came in and spoke u ^he woman, who went with her conlrolled face and unquiet hands into the doctor's private office being mothered. To his amazement this' irtade him think of Helen, and his thoughts Were tinged With tenderness. How she had rushed about, the little thihg, making her substitutions, charming people to Whom she was indifferent, nour- shing herself upon their unlmpor ;ant adulation. N Perhaps if his father—? How useless at a distance to evaluate or examine into another marriage; for you know nothing about it, only the seeming, the outward appearance. Actually how little you knoW about yotu- own, except emotionally. Yet always he'd been so ardent a champion of his father that in his mind he had written his mother's biography in short unforgiving Words; cold, brittle, possesslw. He had never thought of his fn- ther as a man, really, nor as a son or unknown people, nor ns the husband of a known worna; he had simply thought of him as his- f&lher, a quiet person with unrevealing eyes, a drifting smile and consider a b le physical sti-ength. Adam thought, stunned, But I didn't really know him. 1 know Helen better. ; He thought further, Maybe it Isn't too late to make it up to Stti in*small .way's?•-,.'., He knew ' exactly t what -.she'd y f altrtb'sl. he 1 laughed-, again, he's say with her quick' smlleY nd her 081)110115" eyes /laiighltig r Oon't tell me yoo'Ve, mellowedf" Stilt,-she might-llke-'it, ' • ,* '^ Crivihg to .the station Hope had sked to casually,- "VoU - want me to write ttelch?" and be had Imost shouted, , "For Heaven's ake, no; there's nolhlngUo write boutlj' ., , . '(To Be Cdhtlritied)' —, . -..v. \ ^ Capt. 3 Roald Amundsen / cbm- manded the, first s hl^ to-paSs from her, a little or perhaps she wouldn't want that. IHe 'put the magazine down and a realization came to him, heavy ns a blow, valid as an honored check. Everyone wants just that, everyone needs just that. For i is love; and all love is, mainly need. Adam looked at the magazine. He did not see the article open Ibeforc him, he ,saw a personal parade.. (Events, people, places. if anything happens? That, Is if it is my heart and serious? He tried to adjust himself to g}he idea of being unable to accomplish as usual; to do far less; to resting, to being' watched, to Now he found himself smiling almost he laughed aloud, bu turned it into a species of throa clearing lest he disturb that rest less other man. For, if he knew anything at all. he knew tha you don't make anything un, no even in a life-time, certainly no in an instant. Merely because yoi sit and look as best you can a your svifc, a little at yourself and from yourself to your patents: just because you sit will a stranger in an unfamiliar roon and wail to see a^ man you hav not yet seen, one who will tell you whether or nol you have a cardiac disease, and if il is serious or slight; just because you are now looking at the rest of your life—perhaps as short as a play's third act—perhaps as long as years, years as normal as bread and water, breathing aprt sleeping—or curtailed in scope and activity, one day hinged to ''W#CT/CVA*fPl?^^^^^ v,?5&':-:V^ '^'^'^-^^^o^li'yife?^ HrtVrr |f;fe>^^ < '' ,.•' ;,'• ; -L.--;, • '''V^i^l sea to sea in the-Arctic,\vhon-he , j. . eratures jfci :*'• «„•, » n | t ' i,i , - • Dimmish m ' rfl ft „ i f Many Areas * *~ - ' ^ ASSOCIATED Higher- temperatures and dlntta* ishing winds were esopeclcd td pro- Vlde_,sonic relict — but nol milch— today for the Eastern Seaboard battered by icy gaies> and chilled by frigid, cold since Monday. *, "" violent Winds, with gusts up to 75 m.p.h.J put' below-zero teeth Milto the' bitter • bite of subfrneztfis nat,lMM4 M »] i\- ----"« ^ " ..v-.ij jtc uiu ulllUl UUU UI aLIUll l.'U^IJl^ n ilnl ion« , 1 ?° rt M\ V - est -''. passa S e weather-again TUcsday 'as^they n .]903-1906. . u ; .'&'../.' :, continued, -to dallse widespread —— -'-.- -' 1 1 it i in. a.,,h..n | ! u t, ..T ,,..._._._.. ^ ....... ^ y.^.l,^.^. r._ ..,5 ,. F . j.. ,_^___ ,_..., * •v_..t,. .,_i_aj i.»j.,i_i. the" other t with *• i irritability rioubt—just bo'caU'se of all and this' you do not change. And to make it up to Helen—how impossible after forty-odd years to go back TELEPHONE TALK By Vance Smiley, wir. chief, Hop*, Ark. OUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION TO YOU Happy Now Year to everyone in Hope from all of us at the telephone company. Since this is the season for resolutions, I thought you might want to know a little bit more about a resolution that we try to follow 365 days a year in providing telephone service to you and your neighbors. Here H is , , , Wo Define Our Objectives "Our objective is to furnish the best possible telephone service at reasonable cost — a cost consistent with financial safety and fair treatment of employees, "Service ranks above everything else in this policy, And the only good service is one that is continually improving. To furnish this service we need the best people, the best equipment, the best methods, and the best management we can develop. • "Reasonable cost has been defined as one that produces an ever-growing public demand. Our equipment, training, and methods, would, net us nothing if the cost of service became so high that people would not buy It, "Financial safely should not be endangered by setting the price of service too low, In the long run, a price that provides profit enovgb, to undertake now research and der velopment results in better cheaper service to the public. "Fair treatment of employees means good pay, good workmg conditions, ieasonable job security, and opportunity for advancement based on mem. it is people — employees — who are the most important element in the success of any business, W§ Aesept These Respertsibilities "To the employees , , , provide machines, methods, equipment, direction, leudeyshjp, job, training, incentives (a progress, selection for promotion. "To the public . . . more and better service at a reasonable cost. Contributions! to public welfare ancj national defense. "To the owners manner. run, business in a, sound, profitable Uoking Ahead "Progress lias loijg been the keynote of the business. And- if business forecasters are anywhere near correct the piejjj, '40 years will bring more growth aftd dyv.el0pnv,!jit than we have ever seen before. "Th.o future pan b,e faced, confidently \yiiih a policy of al consi.deratiin lor owners, employees, and the public." Thai's pvofeaWy the longest resolution you've ever heard about,, bul it talies n toi of effort t« give y.ou Hie best In telep.h,o,n.e service. d"Sf(lngc"t "' ! foday, the Weatjier 'Sitrenll In Washington safe), winds would diminish to Srf- to '30 m.p.h, atone the northern"' pdrliort, of the const \vhl1o blowing relatively light in (He southern section, Rising temperatures, may reneh a high of 25 (o SO degrees In some nreas, NumtiroUs 1 . tircS, spanned In the bnttlc against the c6ld ntul Ccd by (h6 winds, clnlmed nearly 20 llv«s Tuesday, from ' West 'Virginia to New England. ' , Winds whistled 'through most of the Northeast at a* steady "10 m.p.h." The Weather tlurcnu said winds of that speed,in five-degree Hbmperatui'os creitiod (ho effect c-t 30-beiow cqld In a light wind. Temperatures sank bolow zero in p'olnls from' New" York to Maine arid $ etc --below nil the w»y, to 'hWtllc'rft Florida', Tile trt6f- dury tit-ripped to OS, during, the ' ' . Vvia? itic'iV died of -tSposiu'ti hi Baltimore- lit mail fro2e td dciUU in Massachusetts, and thro deal. a Wore blnmWon (he weather in Pennsylvania. " High winds brought , down chimneys, trees nhd power lines, stint* tcredr store and houre', 1 windows. lore off roofs and spilled , pedestrians, A powerful, gust blew over nil empty IrtiltarHraeloi' cm the New Jersey Turnpike. Injuring the driver, fires "burned up htnulreds of thousands ot dollars worth of commercial buildings as Well ns Prairie Grove" Bank Damaged by F! Ark. (Af>) ~ the Wnrmfcrs imrt Merchants Bnnk fit nearby T'ralrle Grove was henviiy tlnmntfed by tire which raged out of control Mr more lluin an hour last nighU The upper floor of the two-story taking tt heavy toll on human life The most tragic bla?.e swept a Syvncuse Univcfrsftly dormitory, killing seven student airmen and injuring many others, Tiiree elderly pntients and the oiwriHcir of n miwing home died when the home went up in flames In 'Martinburg, W, Vn. brick bVijl'din^' 'hTtrif Wt Prairie OrdVe's ibusihess -wns destroyed and the wria badly damaged. , ; tf hero'whs no itfohcta'Vy ot, the " .•>;$! , mo wsgi «• • \ ;f.*sf f|p Firemen said they didn't* be^cftf nny damftge had been donc'lO'cofM tciils of the vault, wltlch coulcf fipy bo opened until Wednesday ,!i ins because of n limb lock, ,<„ ,, Origin of the fire was believer' to be In a second floor room which housed the building's healing-tmc! ntr conditioning equipment, ^ f ; >;? 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