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' Copyright, 1946, by Kotomond Du lard's f
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Sherrv- Kent had been
VoUng forward to spending the
l^"1 d at the farm of Steve Jef
■Gloved family friend, and is
disappointed when her
sister. Val. discloses
^mother, Leda, had phoned
i'ir they could not make it. To
St*ve .cfeve’s larm was the one
SWrry he,.c her existence did not
^ flat and useless. Leda, wid
*** flen Sherry and Val were
Was engaged in pursuit of
tVhlv successful career, while
iff”1®; equally busy pursuing
fa' *8 in a.) effort to mask her
f!!S;“rLk over the death in ac
j her fiance, Rick Colby,
tiro 0 .v learns that Leda is
fl® ith‘ Boger Bedloe, vice
cintn? “o{ her fjrm, and Val
,,f Wade Carrington, her current
*>® "he decides to go to Steve’s
l'J0'though he isn’t expecting her.
from the train, she
'.°his station wagon parked
,*■ !L 'and climbs in to wait for
■However, attractive Lex Mo-‘
^ w)l0 identifies himself as
1 , new hired man, takes the
e! and Sherry, somewhat em
' j introduces herself.
u»fflffhiie, in her office, Leda, in
! ine in a bit °t retrospection,
the early days of her mar
T to Tom Kent. Against her
Sjment he had resigned his of
job and bought a farm out
V Steve's place.
The four years on the farm
,re blurred in Leda’s mind into
dull montage of drudgery, of
itjjr quarreling with Tom, of end
!S boredom. Then finally, her
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mounting dissatisfaction crystal
led into determination. She tried
to make Tom understand, tried xo
make clear to him that ihe de
cision she had reached wasn’t for
her sake alone, but for the c'nil
dF®n.s,present and future welfare.
What lay ahead if they stayed on
the farm except hard work, the
ever pressing need of oney?
“It isn’t fair,” Leda had railed
in the face of Tom’s quiet stub
borness. “You haven’t the right
to do this to them _ or to me!
Ruining our lives—”
Tom had argued, "Leda, you
haven t tried to make a go of it.
Almost from the start your mind’s
been made up We couldn’t sue
ceed. You’ve shut your eyes to
all the beauty—the permanence—”
, 41^ k?ven’t,” Leda had denied
y-. There isn’t any beauty—
K s all just ugliness and drudgery
and getting nowhere.” She had
gone into his arms then, to lay
her cheek against his, to plea. "If
we go back to the city, you can
get a good job — I know it! I’ll
work, too, and help out as long
as it’s necessary. We can get
someone to take care of Val and
Sherry. And I like working in an
office, I like using my mind. Not
—not letting it go to rust as I’ve
been doing. Oh, Tom, we’d be so
much happier — all of us. We’r)
be so much better off. You’ve just
got to be reasonable, darling —
give us a chance. We could get
along so much better in Chicago.”
Tom had held out for a time.
But, in the end, he had been, if
not convinced, persuaded. They
had sold their interest in the farm
to Steve Jeffrey, Tom’s closest
friend, whose great farm adjoined
the Kents’ small acreage.
Steve had told Leda once, when
Tom wasn’t-about, “I think you’re
making a mistake, Leda. It’s none
of my business, of course. But—
can’t you see Tom won’t be happy
in the city?”
“But he will, Steve,” Leda had
argued. It seemed important to
make her viewpoint clear to Steve
—he was the only friend out of
that whole period of her life whose
good opinion mattered in the least
to her. She had gone on earnestly,
“Don’t you see, this farm thing—
it’s a sort of fixation with Tom. He
never really gave himself a
chance to get established any
where else. But he has a good
mind. I know' he can get a decent
job in the city—make a success
of his life. He has to give himself
another chance—for his own sake
as well as the children’s and mine.
You do see, don’t you?
Steve had looked down at her,
his weathered face grave. After a
moment he said. “There are ether
measuring-sticks for success than
money. I still think you’re wrong.
But—time will tell. And you can
always come back if you want to. ’
Well, they had moved to the city,
and Tom had secured a job. But
it wasn’t a very good job, so Leda
hired a nursemaid for Val, who
was three, and Sherry, a baby of
a nine more tnan a year.
Then Leda went to work in the ad
vertising department of Craven’s.
Things would have worked out,
Leda was sure of it, if Tom hadn’t
died of pneumonia the winter after
their return to the city.
There had followed years that
hadn’t been easy for a young wid
ow with two children to support.
Tom’s small insurance had helped.
And Leda proceeded to apply her
self diligently to the job of getting
ahead at Craven’s. She took night
courses at Northwestern. She
played store politics with a natural
diplomacy and skill she hadn’t
known she possessed. This flair,
along with her undisputed ability,
brought her out on top on those
periodic shifts which so often take
place in the inner workings of a
big business enterprise such as
Craven’s. There were those of her
associates who disliked and feared
her. But there were others among
whom was Roger Bedloe,' one of
the store’s vice-presidents, who
held her in very high esteem.
Now, as advertising manager,
Leda Kent’s position was com
paratively secure. And her inter
est in her work had increased in
proportion to its importance, so
that she was immersed in her job,
the brilliant executive, the suc
cessful career woman to her well
manicured finger tips.
All in all, Leda thought, deter
minedly putting aside her unrea
sonable mood of melancholy, hers
had been a good life, full and suc
cessful and satisfying. It was mor
bid to brood over ,the past, merely
because it was Tom’s birthday and
the day was bleak and dark. She
had much to be thankful for, in
cluding two lovely daughters.
At thought of Val and Sherry,
a little smile curved Leda’s lips.
She was very proud of them, she
loved them both dearly. All she
had worked so hard for, all she
had accomplished, really, had
been for them. As she had told
Tom long ago, they deserved the
best. And she had tried, to the
limit of her ability, to give them
every advantage. Good schools, a
substantial background, the right
friends. Such things were so im
portant, Leda felt. They more than
compensated for the fact that she
had had to devote most of her
time and attention to her job. And
she had always been most careful
about the servants in whose
charge she left her daughters.
That was evidenced by the way
they had turned out. Val and Sher
ry were attractive, charming girls,
with whom any mother would be
wholly satisfied. It at times, she
felt she didn’t know them as well
as she’d have liked, Leda brushed
the notion aside as absurd. They
were her daughters, weren’t they
flesh of her flesh, extensions of
her own personality? Of course
she knew them—at least as well
as any human being ever knew
another. And they were complete
ly devoted to her; they relied or)
her advice, her mature judgment,
just as daughters should.
A little qualm caught at Leda as
she thought of how close, how very
close. Val had come to disaster
two years ago. Only a wise mothei
would have been able to avert
that. Val had been determined to
rush headlong into a wartime
marriage. It had taken every bit
ox persuasiveness, of tact, of rea
soning power Leda possessed, to
hold Val back. She had had to
confide in her the heartbreak and
disappointment of her own hasty
marriage, to tell her more about
her troubles with Tom than she
had let either of her daughters
know before. But, in the end, she
had succeeded in persuading Val
to wait until after the war to mar
ry Rick Colby.
It had been such a tragedy he
had to die, Leda reflected. But,
since that was the way things
worked out, how much better that
Val wasn’t left a widow. Even
though she had loved Rick, this
wav there were no scars time
could not heal.
The little Clock on Leda’s desk
arrested her attention. It was al
most four. If she hadn’t phoned
Steve Jeffrey, she’d have been on
her ivay to Brundage right now.
Leda was glad she had begged ofi
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Civic Club Withdraws
Sponsorship Of Annual
Horse Show Here
The Wilmington Rotary club,
in regular session yesterday, turn
ed down sponsorship of the annual
Cape Fear Horse show for the
current year. The club sponsored
the event here last year, but upon
recommendations of the Horse
Show committee, it was voted to
abandon the project.
Charles Harrington, appearing
in behalf of the committee, said
the decision to cancel Rotary
sponsorship of the event was due
to the large prize list necessary
to bring good show horses to this
Eugene Edwards urged the Ko
tarians to register for the special
bond election for the proposed
Junior college and sanatorium.
The club endorsed the proposal
several weeks ago.
Dr. J. M. Jenkins, of the Vege
table research laboratory was in
ducted into membership in the
club by Rotarian Julius C. Hobbs,
who outlined the major objectives
of the club to the new member.
Dr. Robert B. Rodman spoke
briefly to the members on the ur
gent need for a tubercular sana
torium in this county. He cited
figures showing it is less expen
sive to place patients in a sana
torium than in regular hospitals.
‘‘I beg each of you to register
and vote in the coming election,
your support is needed,” he said.
He also pointed out the increase
in taxes would be negligible to the
benefits the sanatorium will bring
to this community.
Gardner Greer introduced May
nard Fletcher, past district gov
ernor of district 57 and at present
a candidate for the Board of Di
rectors of Rotary International
from zone 4. Fletcher, who resides
at Washington, N. C., spoke on
‘■Rotary in a Changing World.” '
‘‘You Rotarians 4>ave an oppor
tunity to paint a picture to show
the real meaning and uselessness
of war,” he said. He then cited
several cases of suffering bestow
ed upon the women and children
of the world during war time.' He
said a new code of international
The prospect of the evening ahead,
with Roger Bedloe, appealed to
her infinitely more than a winter
weekend in the country. Sherry,
she supposed, had been disappoint
ed. She was so fond of Steve,
so absurdly interested in that farm
of his. Such a dull old place, Leda
thought. But Steve W'as a dear.
Oh, well, they could visit Steve
any time. And Sherry would find
something else to do.
Leda pushed back her chair and
got up. If she went home at once,
she’d have time, to dress leisurely
perhaps take a little rest, before
Roger came for her at seven. She
donned her hat, a knowing black
felt from Craven’s French Room,
for which she had paid an out
rageous price. But Leda didn’t
care. The right hat was so impor
tant. She slipped into the soft,
inkyblack luxury of her Persian
lamb coat and left her office with
a quick, purposeful step.
(To Be Continued)
laws was needed and pointed out
that not a single objective of
World War I has been obtained.
The Rotary code, if adopted by
capital and labor would prevent
strikes, he stated.
Guests of the club included, Jun
ior Rotarian Marion Rogers, Ro
tarian T. L. Johnson of Clinton;
Rotarian Maynard Fletcher of
Washington, N. C.; Dr. Robert B.
Rodman, J. E. Darratt, Greens
boro; H. P. Jones, Greensboro;
Guy E. Tyson of Charlotte; and
N. W. Humphrey.
Dr%g Lines And Fire Boat
Needed At Once, CPA
- Continued efforts by city offi
cials to force the Civilian Produc
tion Administration to approve the
sale of two surplus draglines to
the city to be used in local drain
age projects were being made yes
Mayor W. Ronald Lane and City
Manager J. R. Benson, together
with City Purchasing Agent Gil
bert F. Morton, were reported as
urging Washington CPA personnel
to approve the purchase of the
two units.
Efforts to expedite the loaning
of a fireboat to the city as a re
placement to the veteran Atlantic
were also being made by the city
representatives. The boat sought
is now in Charleston, S. C. where
it is being stored as excess army
Walt Whitman, American poet,
learned carpentry and printing,
and at 17 years old was teaching
in Long Island and writing for
newspapers and magazines.
Again in 1946. ..
The final registration figures are in, and again
in 1946 America purchased more Chevrolet cars
—more Chevrolet trucks—more Chevrolet cars
and trucks combined—than any other make,
despite the fact that Chevrolet was out of pro
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Former Wilmingtonian
Named Cashier Of Bank 1
Of Wilmington j
Following approval of the board i
of directors, President Emsley j
Laney of the Bank of Wilmington, j
late yesterday afternoon an-1
nounced the appointment of j
James H. Foyles, former Wil
mingtonian, as cashier, effective1
March 17.
Employed for 12 years with the
Wilmington Savings and Trust
company, Mr. Foyles for the past
14 months has served as assistant
cashier of the First National Bank
of Whiteville.
Mr. Foyles is married and has
one child and plans to move his
family here from Whiteville as
soon as he can secure suitable
housing accommodation.
Local Recruiting Officer
Cites Record For
Twenty - five young men from
the Wilmington territory were
among the total of 12 men en
listed in the two Carolinas by
army recruiters during February,
; according to Lt. Charles J.
Markus, commanding officer of
the army recruiting service here.
Wilmington forms a part of the
Durham recruiting area, which
led all other recruiting areas
during February in the number
of men enlisted.
The four recruiting areas in the
two Carolinas show the following
enlistment totals for the month:
Durham, 180; Charlotte, 177,
Columbia, S. C., 135; and Green
ville, S. C., 120.
Lieutenant Markus explained
that during March army recruit
ers are making a drive to ac
quaint partly disabled combat
wounded veterans of World War
II with the army’s offer to accept
them for enlistment in the regu
lar army.
Such enlistment, he said, is
possible provided that their com
bat - incurred disability is such
that they are capable of caring
for themselves, and provided that
they are capable of performing,
or of being trained t o perform,
one of a number of military oc
cupational specialties.
Men in this category, who
qualify, will be enlisted in the
grade held at the time they were
discharged, provided that they
enlist not later than March 31.
After that date, partly disabled
wounded combat veterans must
enlist within 20 days of the date
of their discharge in order to re
tain their grade.
New Cashier
Local Naval Reserve of
ficials reported three enlist
ments yesterday. Douglas A.
Daughtry, S 1-c enlisted in
the Organized Surface Division
6-29; Austin Hiram Stanley.
Jr., S 1-c enlisted in Class V-6
of the inactive reserve; and
Grover C. Cox, SH 2-c, enlisted
in the Chemical Warfare com
pany 6-4.
A plea for Wilmington store op
erators to check the entrance* to
their establishments before leav
ing at night was issued yesterday
by Captain O. V. Thompson, act
ing police chief, who called atten
tion to several instances where
doors were left unlocked.
He pointed out that full cooper
ation by store proprietors would
do much toward reducing the
number of small robberies in the
Store owners are frequently
called late at night in reference
to open doors in their establish
ments, Thompson said, and urged
that a check be made each night
in order to avoid this inconveni
ence to proprietor*.
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