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$15 A WEEK
________-NBA SERVICE. INC.
'BROWN—^orphan daughter
lt)ler, alone in an unfriendly
of s
cip\i'L. HAVflEN—stock room boy
*5IEVe" CL A YB° ERNE—wealthy
pl(t\KA BROOKS — dime store
W BENE " TIM' PEE—society debu
tantf- * * •
va-sTEROAT : Ann’s watch and
.* are found. For a moment Mr.
^'rale suspects tier of stealing,
i, inn sIioaa’s him the inscrip
. 1 |,pr watch contains—“To Peter
T°niole.” Mr. Temple questions Ann
™ , i,p,- father, learns that Ann
fig brother’, chi.d,
Ajr Temple followed Ann to the
. ■ and Pnt an affectionate arm
“fr,t hpr "This means a lot to me, ’
f”aid. '“You see, I loved Pete."
u laughed blankly. “Did someone
"e it s'a small world? It took two
Seres and a suitcase full of jewels
■\ bring Pote's little girl home.”
There was a mist of tears in Ann's
as she said. "I'm so happy to
b a relative." She smiled. “Just the
yne I'm pulling this household out
cf the ldnks. It's my job and I love
' "Do as you like, my dear. You're
c-e of us. Cal1 >'oursel£ Ann Tern
tie will you?”
1 ,,'j win,” She opened the door,
toning back. "Mr. Temple—”
..getter make it Uncle John.’’
■Uncle John—do you care if I
jire the Plunket outfit?”
“Care?-’ ho roared. ‘Til help you
hick 'em out. ’
“Call on me if you get stuck,”
Blake offered.
* * *
Ann got rid of the servants with
out too much difficulty, A few sig
nificant hints that the police woul<
like to know of their'deeds, turnec
the trick. Ann prepared and servec
the dinner that night. Irene triei
to help, unsuccessfully. The nex
day Ann interviewed applicants am
filled the positions, eliminating om
of the maids. In a week’s time thi
machinery of the household was mov
ing without a hitch.
Irene returned the roll of silvei
to Ann s room. “These spoons ari
lovely,” she said. "Aren’t you gla<
they’re not engraved. Your initia
is different now.” She was delightec
over the turn of events.
Ann was equally pleased. “Isn’
it wonderful, Irene?”
“I think so.”
Steve was not at all impressed bj
the news. He merely said, "Wasn’
I the first to notice a family resem
"Weli not quite the first,” Am
told him.
"Maybe you’ll go out with mi
now,” he suggested. "As hired hel]
you were a bit too uppity. Hov
about the Athens C'ub spring for
mal? It’s coming off next week. ]
was planning to drag you there bj
the hair of your head.”
“Is that so?”
“You bet that’s so.”
Ann was not at ail sure that sht
wanted to attend the Athens Clul
party. Since coming to the Templi
house, the bruised feeling in hei
heart had lessened just enough tc
make it endurable. She was trying
gallantly to put Paul Hayden frorr
her mind and the party might bring
all the old memories to life. Not that
they showed any inclination to die
they lingered on, tormenting and em
bittered. Why hadn't Paul loved her'
How could he have left her so casu
So she said to Steve, “I’ll take
your invitation under advisement.”
“Did I say before that you are
the strangest girl that ever passed
my way?” he asked irritably. They
were sitting on the Temple’ dock.
The fresh spring breeze loosened the
tendrils of Ann’s hair. They were
I pure gold.
“Why am I strange?” she asked,
gazing dreamily across the lake.
“I’m accustomed to having my in
vitations accepted.”
"All right,” she said impulsively.
1 “I won’t be the one to break an
, otherwise perfect record. I’ll go to
the dance with you.”
“Thanks. I suppose I should feel
flattered.” His tone was edged with
"Not too much.”
“That’s what I thought. You’re
crazy about that Hayden guy, aren’t
l you?”
I Her hand covered the silver brace
let. “A lady admits nothing,” she
said lightly. The little bell bit into
her flesh. Oh, Paul—Paul—
* • *
The days slipped by on pleasant,
easy tread. Ann managed the Tem
ple house efficiently and well. Al
though never taking advantage of
the relationship, she was made to
feel one of the family. When Mr.
Temple introduced her to his friends,
he said, “You remember that scroun
drel, Pete — this is his <§iughter.
We'll have to give him credit for
• her if nothing else.”
Irene made much of her. Ann
found herself being gradually ab
sorbed by Irene's crowd. She wore
lovely clothes, she lunched and play
ed contract and danced and swam,
she learned to know the smart cock
tail lounges and restaurants and
night spots. She accepted Steve's at
tentions, with reluctance she allow
ed him to become part of her life.
Once Irene said to her, "You’ve
sort of taken the wind out of my
sails, Ann.”
Ann was brushing her shining
hair. She turned, brush in hand,
“What do you mean, dear?”
“I mean Steve. I always thought
I could fall back on him when I
got ready, but now I’m not so sure.”
“Do you want him, Irene?”
"Well, for a long time I’ve con
sidered him my inevitable future.”
She frowned a little. “I must marry
someone. If you’re in love with
Steve, I’ll start looking around.”
“I’m not in love with him, Irene.”
Ann thoughtfully pushed the waves
of her hair into place.
"Maybe not, but he's wild about
you. You’d be a fool not to marry
him. Grand family, lots of money,
social background—”
Ann said, “I won’t get in your
way, Irene. I’m not so eager to be
"What else is there for a girl to
"Oh, lots of things.”
Irene leaned to press her cheek
to Ann’s. They both smiled into the
mirror. "Go as far as you like with
Steve,” Irene said. “I’m not without
other possibilities. Maybe we can
have a double wedding. It would be
Ann felt that the conversation had
been planned. And she suspected
that Irene was more than mildly
interested in Steve. However, the
matter seemed to have been taken
out of her hands. Steve was not
not to be juggled this way and that.
He had a mind of his own and that
mind had been definitely made up.
As the weeks passed, Ann had to
admit that she was restless and un
happy. The Athens Club party had
been just another evening, nothing
more. When she remembered the
same event with Paul she wondered
what had become of the stardust
and glamour.. She had everything
for which she had longed, a fam
ily social position, more clothes than
she could wear, a sense of absolute
Recalling her old dreams, she
laughed at them. Linen sheets, silk
bed coverings, sterling silver and
«edge wood china. Perhaps if was
because they had come too easily
that their importance had vanished.
Perhaps the fun of having lovely
things was working for them, striv
ing. beating the budget.
One day in midsummer Irene gave
a luncheon on the terrace. Ann ob
served the girls speculatively. They
differed from her friends in Mrs.
Follet’s rooming house only in back
ground and money. The types were
There was Geneva Weston, a mys
terious eyed, languorous girl with
pale blond hair. She affected bizarre
cigarette holders and moved with
lazy grace. She had renounced fam
ily life and lived in her own apart
ment. The girls whispered that Ge
neva was most indiscreet—they hint
ed at a married man. She was an
other Florabelle, without Flora
belle’s excuse for folly.
Elissa Faber was plump, she gig
gled and talked too much. She might
have been a better-dressed, better
groomed Clara. And the Campbell
sisters—they skated expertly over
the thin social ice, incredibly auda
cious, incredibly popular. Neddy and
Teddy had held sway in the West
Side taverns, the Campbell sisters
led in the night clubs.
Ann noted another thing. As it
had been on Murray street, these
girls had but one aim and ambition,
a suitable marriage. Their expensive
clothes and coiffures, their manner
isms and clever patter, were but
weapons with which they stalked
their men. The luncheons and cock
tail parties were merely time fillers
in which to gather force for the
evening’s struggle. Love, as it had
been to the 10-cent store girls, was
a minor consideration. A husband
was the thing.
Love. In spirit Ann left the lunch
eon on the terrace. Why had it been
given to her? So strong, so cruel.
(To Be Continued)
Three-Quarter Year
Auto Tags Announced
Three-quarter year state automo
bile license plates will go on sale
Saturday, March 30, rather than
on April 1, as in past years, it was
announced yesterday by Miss Min
nie A. Payne, manager here of the
Carolina Motor club office.
Wrightsville Beach Resorts
Begin Preparing For
The prospects are that Wrights
ville Beach will open its season a
little earlier this year than usual.
The Ocean Terrace will open June
1 and will be the meeting place for
two conventions: Order of the East
ern star. June 10, 11, and 12, and
the North Carolina Association of
Mutual fire agents, June 21 and 22.
A third story addition to the Paris
cottage is being planned by Mrs.
J. D. Beaty. Renovations are plan
ned at the Pullen cottage by Mrs.
E. T. Pullen.
Mrs. R. C. Muse and Miss Marga
ret Stroup, of Hamlet, are arrang
ing an early opening for the Tem
ple and Carolina cottages. The Bat
son cottage has already been opened
by Mrs. C. M. Batson.
Mrs. G. M. Landis, of Charlotte,
plans to open the Landis cottage
about May 1. The Seaforth Inn, op
erated by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hur
sey, has been undergoing renovation
and will be opened shortly.
Lumina plans to open officially
about June 15 and the Lumina cot
tages will be open for occupancy
about May 1. A new hotel and res
taurant, to be known as the,Lumina
Inn, will be opened about May 1.
Most of the fishing fleet, now in
winter quarters at Swansboro, has
been heard from recently. The fleet
plans to return about May 1.
Fishing fleet captains heard from
to date include: Harry' Moore, of the
“Sonnyboy”; Willie Moore, of the
“Tanger"; Cly'de Piner, who last year
had the Valhalla, is bringing a new
boat called the “Lucille"; and Tom
Murrell, of Wilmington, who recent
ly launched a new boat, Sea Gull
II, a new sea skiff, with 170 horse
power motor, and 30 mile an hour
speed, now in the river, to be taken
to Wrightsville about May 1.
CCC Has Planted 19
Million Trees In N. C.
WASHINGTON, March 23.—(in
James J. McEntee, CCC director,
said today that the Civilian Conser
vation corps had planted 19,000,000
forest trees in North Carolina since
"The tree-planting job being car
ried out by the CCC in North Caro
lina,” he said, "is the largest ever
attempted by a single work force.
Lands being reforested are those
which have suffered greatly from
heavy cutting and forest fires. Many
are of vital importance in the pro
tection of watersheds.”
McEntee said that North Caro
lina’s national forests have increased
from 420,700 acres in 1933 to more
than 900,000 acres today.
Dr. Carter To Begin
Revival Series Here
Dr. William Howard Carter, pas
tor of the First Full Gospel Taber
naele church of Goldsboro will begin
a series of revival services at the
Eighth Street Free Will Baptist
church Monday night and will con
tinue for two weeks, it was a •
nounced today by the Kev. Ruth E.
Ketchum, pastor.
Dr. Carter is widely known in
Eastern Carolina having conducted
revival services here sometime ago.
Dr. Carter has been in the ministry
for 18 years, beginning when only
12 years of age, and has won recogn
ition for his work in the minist-y
and as an organizer.
Besides his pastoral duties Dr. Car
ter is editor-in-chief of the Full Gos
pel Herald published in Baltimore,
Dr. Carter is a state official of ■. e
Woodmen of the World and is now
directing public relations for the
North Carolina Woodmen.
Dr. Carter will be accompanied to
Wilmington by Mrs. Carter and his
secretary, Miss Doris Virginia Byrd.
The public is cordially invited to
attend these services each night at
7:30 ->p. m.
Indicted Congressman
Posts Bond Of $5,000
GAINESVILLE, Ga„ March 23.—
UP)—Rep. B. Prank Whelchel (D
Ga), under indictment on charges
of selling postal appointments, post
ed $5,000 bond before U. S. Com
missioner R. E. Smith, Jr., today for
appearance at the April term of
federal court.
Commissioner Smith said Whel
chel came before him without, coun
sel immediately after service of war
rants issued in Atlanta by Jon Dean
Steward, clerk of the United States
district court. Bond of $2,500 was
set on each of two indictments re
turned in Atlanta yesterday by a
federal grand jury.
At Jasper, Ga„ U. S. Commission
er R. M. Edge said H. Grady Jones,
Pickens county commissioner named
as co-defendant with Whelchel. had
posted $2,500 bond on the single in
dictment involving him.
Experiment With Steel
Described By Scientist
WASHINGTON, March 23.—(A5)—
Experiments indicating that steel,
if subjected to sufficient pressure,
would be transformed into an en
tirely new substance were described
today by a scientist of the Carnegie
Institution of Washington.
Dr. Roy W. Goranson told the
closing session of the Conference on
Theoretical Physics that if suffici
ent pressure could be developed to
compress steel past the point of dia
mond hardness the molecules com
posing It -would re-form their struc
ture and create something new.
Here's More of Those Excellent
Values In Fancy Linens
Special 25c Each
in inis group you will lina marvelous
values, including lace scarves, mats, chair
sets, squares and ovals, linen guesi tow
els, cotton pillow cases, Maderia type, set
of 4 napkins, 52 inch rayon breakfast set,
tray covers, and many other lovely pieces.
2 Pieces for 25c
REG- O.S. PAT. Of*.
‘fflaZfcAet/eyf- & I
a£& £tr*e*. ort£f
Here’s a rare opportunity! Get a complete make-up kit, includ
ing a full size box of Barbara Gould Face Powder with Lipstick,
Rouge and Nail Polish in harmonizing shades-all for only $1.00.
The Barbara Gould Palette is available only during the visit of
the special Barbara Gould representative.
®Elk(trilUamb &>■
We’d like to be out there with you young fellow,
sailing kites across the sky. But you’ve got a
tougher job than your dad or grand-dad had be
fore the days of electric wires.
Electric wires are dangerous to kite flyers. Every
year takes a toll of youngsters who have been kill
ed when their kites hit live wires. Kite strings and
leaders may be conductors of electricity when en
tangled with wires.
Best avoid all wires. Select an open space where
your kite cannot get caught. But if it does, don’t
ever climb the poles to get it. Call the Tide Water
Power Company. Our linemen are always willing
to help you get them back, and they know how
to climb poles safely. You don’t.
Take every precaution before you fly your kite.
Tell your friends to do likewise—that this fine
old sport may be enjoyed without tragedy.
"The Old South
Lives Again”
In these lovely evening
dresses, with tiny waist, .
and skirts as full as a bal- g
let dancer’s. You’ll be a
dream when you appear
in one of these beautiful
dresses. They come in
silk Marquisette
Chiffons, by S t e h
Colors, white, Aqua,
Forget - me - not blue
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Sizes 11 io 17—12 io 20
Made of Pliofilm. Will hold 8 garments,
j Colors, peach, blue and green.
40 Inch
Length .
60 Inch qq
Length .
Chintz and sateen fabric, in many color
ful designs. Also in plain shades. 60 inch.
$1.00 and $1.98
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i 12 pocket CQ
Chintz shoe bag_ .351
Laundry CQ
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Sale 100
Change your rooms by adding one or more of
these lovely mirrors. New styles and frames suit
able for over the mantle, divan, buffet, console table
and dressing table.
* v,
Table Lamps
Just the size lamp for end
tables, a lovely marble type
base with parchment paper
shade. Colors, all white and
Congress gold edge Cel-u-lone
finish bridge cards in many unique
colorful designs or plain style for
$1.25 and $1.50
bridge cards in
beautiful patterns,
also in black and
white, for mono
Hamilton and Gladstone bridge
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makers of Congress playing cards.
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