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ane Abbott SYNOPSIS The recent marriage of Bill Arden, serious young lawyer to vivacious Diane Tarrell, was viewed with misgiving by the pore conservative members of Grandharbor society. Bill be longed to one of the town’s oldest families while Diane's fathc, wealthy J- Emmet Tarrell, and paula. her step-mother, were com parative newcomers with little or po background. It was rumorea ,j0_ that J. Emmet had come by g huge fortune rather question !b'iv. Attractive Page Winston, “to had been in iove with Bill childhood, managed to hide wr heartbreak from all but Rufus Kent. Bill's former roommate at harvard, who had recently come . Grandharbor to work on .The post. Diane was ideally hap^ry de .piie the fact that most of Bill’s jventngs had to be devoted to the S-aples case which he was pre paring for trial. It was his first L assignment, and if handled successfully might gain him a jun i#r parntership. However, he agreed to take a night off to en tprtdn a few of their friends, |WOng them. Page and Rufus. CHAPTER SEVEN I Bill and Uiane came back, just ! ^V"d Rufus sprapg up to as an i T™ ln placing the projector ■and the screen. Under the bustle I d arguments of preparation | t age had an opportunity to take ock of the last few moments. Not before had Rufus spoken to ner in that tone. Of caring. She’d hought when she thought about it. that he d sought her out simplv because he knew no other girls m Grandharbor. But perhaps there was something more _ and iL *!?,ere. was, why not encourage it. it might end this awful vindic tiveness in her heart. He was calling to her. “Come along. Page, and get a front seat!’’ Her eolor deeper for her secret thought, she took a seat in the front and only row of chairs Rufus had arranged. She laughed with the others when the first pictures showed upside down, when Ross asked if the honey stuff in the film had been censored, when Danny yawned, audibly. She ex claimed with the others over the lovely vistas captured by the camera and reproduced in' color on the silver sheet before them. Bill was in the foreground of some SPECIAL BLENDED WHISKEY M 85 p|HT $296 V5 QUART The straight whiskies in this product are five years or more old. Twenty-seven and one half per cent straight whiskies, seventy two and one half per cent grain neutral spirits...five per cent straight whiskies six years old, twenty-two and one half per cent straight whiskies five years and three months old. 86.8 Proof. Calvert Distillers Corporation, New York City of the pictures, Diane in others. "But when do we see the two of you together?’’ demanded Danny "I’m waiting for that!” •'•You’ll wait,” Diane retorted. I "Our private lives belong to us.” After the pictures they sat around the dinette table and drank coffee and ate sandwiches. The light, half-rude banter went on. Presently Lois suggested they all go to Guiseppi’s. Danny de clared himself in favor of that: Wilma and Ross echoed him. But Diane shook her head. "The rest of you go along. I’m tuckered out. If you think it’s easy to make sandwiches—” “Di, you’re folding up on us?” Danny charged. “What’ll we say to Guiseppi himself jyhen he asks ur where is the little blond Sig norina Tarrell, the life of his place!’’ There was reminiscence in their laughter, in Diane’s, for a moment. Then her mouth took on a little stubborn line. "Oh, I’ll go with you sometime!” “Promise or a threat?” de manded Danny. “Take it as you like! Now get out!” Kulus had declined rather blunt ly their suggestion that he and Page go to Guiseppi’s with them. “Did you want to go?” he asked Page as they walked away from the apartment house. He added before she could answer, “We’ll go some other evening — the two of us!” Her heart beat faster. There were only four blocks to walk and in them, somehow, she must make him know—well, at least that he was helping her, that she was grateful to him! She drew a little breath, “I’m really terribly ashamed — about that crack I gave Diane. I de served just what you said to me.” He looked down at her search ingly. “You’re an honest gal with yourself, aren’t you?” He took hold of her arm and drew her closer so that they walked in al most a single stride. But she wasn’t that and for a don’t wait-go after' M0IHS tkls minute J >l IIIiILi IIMI| III—im»ll Right now, moth eggs may be present in your garments, blan kets, rugs. Don’t wait till the larvae hatch and eat the fabric. Kill them with PESTMASTER __' 5% DDT SPRAY /&L(after airing, brushing, clean . ->/ ing). Properly used, .— PESTMASTER continues to kill for weeks after •praying. Spray closets, walls— destroy adultmoths. Your retailer has the right type PESTMAS TER for every insect problem. 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I can always find something | or someone to interest me in any bunch.” “Me at the wedding,” she thought, miserably. “And tonight watching me meet Bill!” Or had it been Diane, tonight? She asked: “Who was it tonight?” “Young Mrs. Arden. I was fig uring out what about her had caught old sobersides Bill! Seems darn funny!” Page jerked her arm from his hold. “If you’re teasing me, you’re cruel,” she said, brokenly. He took hold of h e r shoulder and wheeled her around so that she faced him. “Maybe I am! But, Page, I want to see you let Bill go, once and for all! He’s married to Diane. It’s a game and she won and you lost and it s all over. It’s none of your business now what happens to Bill. What Diane does. Forget it! ” He spoke roughly, but Page heard in his voice the tone he had used before. She caught the lapel of his coat. She wanted childishly to put her face against it. Rufus closed his hand over hers. “Do that, Page, and you and I might get somewhere—if you’re interested!” A car was approaching, its head-lights picking them out. Page stepped back from nim. “I will,” she said, shakily. Rufus pulled her arm through his again. “Sounded like the mar riage ceremony itself, didn’t it?’ • • • “Di, a lot of us are driving out to Greenwood,” said Lois over the1 telephone. “Can’t you come along?” “Not tonight. Bill’s working.” “I didn’t mean—say, Di, we re beginning to think—” Diane dropped the receiver in its cradle, She knew, without hear ing Lois to the end, what she was going ’ to say. As she came out of the bedroom Bill looked up, frowning, from the papers He had spread on the di nette table. “Can’t your friends call you during the day?” “I’ll tell them. Sorry you were disturbed.” A tightness in her tone brought his glance to her again. He said, more amiably: “This won’t go on much longer, Di. The case ought to go to trial in a month. Got a good book to read?” She answered over her shoulder, “Thrilling." But she let her book remain on the living room floor where it had fallen when she sprang up to an swer the telephone. She stood quite still in the middle of the room, her hands hard together. For awhile she haj liked to sit • curled up in the big chair and read while Bill was working. There was always ahead the mo ment when, his papers put away, he’d come to her. draw her up into his arms. “Talk to me, dar ling, and make me forget collusion and conspiracy.” Then she would cuddle into his hold, tell of little things which had happened during the day. elaborating on them to amuse him. But, lately, he had not asked her; evidently he’d wanted to go on thinking of col lusion and conspiracy. It had been Diane’s suggestion that he use the dinette table, when he found his desk in the bedroom too small for his work. Bill had been very appreciative of her co operation. “It’s hard on you, I know, Di, to have me tied up lise this. But remember, my winning this case will mean as much to you as to me!” She made herself rememoer it now, over rebellion stirring in her breast, Dean, Meadows and Arden, the law firm would be. Someday Bill would be a judge. Judge William Arden. Instinctive ly she looked over her shoulder and up at the portrait of the first Judge William Arden, which hung, now, over the fireplace, nhe thought: “Bill will look like him, someday, grave and very, very judical—,. What would she be to him then? She loosened her hands, put them against her heart to shield it from the sudden fear which brushed it. “Can’t your friends—“ Her friends, not his! As though her life were apart from his. (To Be Continued! UNKNOWN PERSON FIRES BULLET INTO MAN’S HOME John E. Malette, Negro of 616 Cany)bell street, told police here yesterday that some unknown per. son fired into his house with a gun sometime early yesterday morning and investigating officers found traces of a bullet in the bedroom of the house. Malette said the bullet came winging over his head shortly after he had gone to bed but said he did not know who was responsi ble. No one was injured in the inci dent, police reported. ARTHUR ANDERSON WINS WATHA POST Special To The Star WATHA, May 6 — Arthur Ander son polled 58 votes to defeat W. J Padgett, who received 37, in the mayoralty race here today. O. E. Pate, with 68 votes lead the ticket in the commissioners race. Second and third place was won by K. P. Brice with 55 and Thurman Garriss with 44. The losing candidates and their votes were as follows: Roscoe Garriss, 24; George Newton, 3; J. H. Mur phy. 22; W. H. M. Blake, 26; J. S. TiCmoson, 19 and William Garriss, 26. The year 1645 saw disastrous droughts is many of the^ richest ABOVE IS the home of M. T. Lewis, Negro, which was practically burned to the ground yesterday afternoon at 4:09 p.m. The house wa» located at 711 3-4 South 10th street. The cause of the fire wasn’t determined because it was too far gone when the fire trucks arrived Salesman, Milkman Quit Civilization For Alaska By WILLIAM J. FOX United Press Staff Correspondent MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 8—(U.PJ— j Two ordinary guys — a luggage salesman and a milkman — heed the call of the wild today and kick over the humdrum traces of civili zation for Alaska and the last frontier. Sam and Martha Browning and Clarence and Harriet Bell decided they'd had enough of the “bene fits” of the postwar world. So they’re off for Alaska. The big sign blazoned on the side of their transport truck the jaunty spirit of the adventurers: “From sunny Tennessee to snowy Alaska.” The Brownings and Bells will travel in a modern covered wagon —a four-and-a-half-ton truck with tarpaulin-covered ribs. En route, the women will sleep on mattress es and springs in the truck. The men will sleep on mattresses and springs under the truck. “Rugged, h u h?” Browning grinned. Their first stop in Alaska is Anchorage. Later, they’ll head for a plac“ in the Mattanuska valley near Palmer, a town of 1,200. They hope to make the trip in 30 days. “But if it takes, 40. it’s all right with us,” Browning said. “We’re going to enjoy every minute of it.” They’ll travel by day and stop wherever the mood fits them. And “nights we’U have a big fire, and we’ll have some fine quartet sing ing,” Browning added. The Brownings are a compara tively young married couple. The Bells are a little older, with a grown son in the air force. Browning started the whole thing when he placed an adver tisement in Memphis newspapers saying, “Wanted — man and wife going to Alaska. Want partner to homestead, hunt, fish, farm and trap.” He received 102 letters—from as I far away as Cleveland. O.; Balti more, Cincinnati, Louisville and St. Joe, Mo. And there were 96 phone calls. Obviously, the lure of the fron tier still beat hard in American hearts. The land of Robert W. Service and the Malamute saloon still had a pull. There was still a hope for the heady romance of a Harold Bell Wright. “I didn’t have any idea there were so many persons who want ed to go to Alaska,” Browning said. “I interviewed about 45 of them personally. “But when we got to the Bells, we knew we had the answer to what we wanted. They’ve got the real pioneer spirit.” The Brownings, from Fort Worth, Tex., added a little note of poignancy to the tale. “Ever since we lost our little girl in 1943, we can’t seem to get settled down,” the former luggage salesman, said. “We’ve been rest less all the time. We’ve been thinking about Alaska for years. All of a sudden we just made up our minds.”. The Bells, from Wilson. Ark., felt the same way. “I’ve been wanting to go up there for several years, principal ly because of the hunting and fish ing,” Bell said, as he doffed his milk foreman’s uniform. Th party is going well - pre pared. They’ve got a small arse nal -including a -300 savage and 400 rounds, side-arms for all. They’re taking enough food to last a year — canned tomatoes, green beans, sauerkraut, side meat, peas chicken, peaches, preserves. “We’U forage for game when we get to the wild country,” Brown ing said. “We’U get there in time to put in a vegetable garden be fore wunter comes.” They’re taking tools and all the utensils heeded to build cabins and furniture when they arrive. And, on tlie way, they’ll stop and visit file Bells’ son, Phil, with the army air forces at Spokane. Wash. MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT HERE New Hanover High School Band To Play Sunday At School A mother’s Day concert will be presented by the New Han over High ■school band, under the direction of Lt. E. J. Lacock, U. S. A., retired, on Sunday at 4 p. m. The .performance is scheduled to be held in front of the high school, but in the event of inclem ent weather it will take place in the auditorium. The public is in vited to attend. Included in the program will be: “March, the New Colonial,” by Hall; "The Bells of St. Mary’s” by Adams; ‘ Don Quixote’, a suite in four parts, by Safranek; “Un fold Ye Portals” by Gounod. “Bolero Non” by Krutz; “The Best Loved Southern Melodies” ar ranged by A1 Hayes; “Marche Militaire Franeaise,” “Finale” from Algerian Suite, by Saint Saen. The school song and “The Star Spangled Banner” will be the finale. On the invitation of the Wil mington Shrine Arab club, the New Hanover band will take part in the Sudan Temple Ceremonial at Morehead City, May 22nd, ac cording to Lt. Lacock. It is expect ed that about 10 other Shrine clubs will have high school bands to play for them, and the Sudan Temple is offering $100 prize for the best marching band and a $75 second prize. In preparation for an even bet ter band next year, a summer in strumental music class will be conducted for the benefit of those boys and girls of the high school who wish to join the band. Daily classes for beginners and advanc ed students in instruments will be offered from June 3 to July 13. Classes will be conducted in the band room, Isaac Bear school, each morning five days a week. Music theory and music apprecia tion will be included, in the course. Instructors will be Lt. Lacock and J. R. Dobson, director of instru mental music in junior high school. Dial 2-3311 For Newspaper Service /Cpest « LAST DAY Mat 3 P. M.—Nite 7 & 9 P. M. 'THE CHASE" —With— • ROBERT CUMMINGS • MICHELE MORGAN • STEVE COCHRAN • PETER LORRE • ADDED • Disney Cartoon — Sports Remember To Shop Early ‘"oday Belk-Williams Co. Close Al 1 P M Today And Every Wednesday During HAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEHBER (Belk lit Miami) Go ‘CATMAN’CASE TO I SUPERIOR COURT Cordell Williams Faces First Degree Burglary Charge Here Cordell Williams, alias Albert Malette, alias “The Catman" was bound over to New Hanover coun ty Superior court on a charge ot first degree burglary yesterday bv Recorder's court judge H. Winfield Smith. A conviction of the burglary charge carries a mandatory death sentence in North Carolina. Williams is charged with having entered the home of Mrs. E. L. Wilson, 107 North 7th street on the night of April 14. Mrs. Wil son testified in court yesterday that she saw' Williams in her home that night but that he fled when she came downstairs from an up stairs room. Williams was named “The Cat man” when police, investigating two house burglaries early in April, found shoes on two different : occasions which the person >e sponsible for entering the houses was believed to have been wear ing. According to police, the burglar removed his shoes before entering the houses in order to HELD OVER 3RD BIG WEEK Today — Thru. — Sat! Happy Hundreds Say "Best In Years" I ‘ i IBWjQgltlMIfliouinjuwiTTOii niter miyipi <mi iicutt 1 MAY 15 Thursday ... 9 to 1:00 Sponsored by JAMES A. MANLEY Post 2573 Veterans of Foreign Wars New Building Fund • • • To Officially Herald The Opening of The SUMMER BEACH SEASON • • • ADMISSION . . . *2.00 per person Tax Included TICKETS ON SALE AT-. } • Reed's Jewelers - -I eliminate sounds while he moved about. Williams, who was paroled from state prison while serving a 15 year sentence for attempted criminal assault, has denies all charges. He is being represented by At torney Alton A. Lennon. His paroie was revoked Monday by Governor R. Gregg Cherry. For Newspaper Service Dial 2-3311 Now Thru Thursday! At 1:00-2:50-4:50-6:50-8:55 THRILLS AS BOLD AS THE SCREEN CAN HOLD! 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