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chapter fourteen - ev were coming into the out 0f the county seat now and c devoted himself to his driv The town was about twenty fg: hundred in population, a typi 1 small deep south county seat. Jf,1 re were several paved blocks Grounding the s^uare where a ,U Moderate soldier stood etemal CoD' gUard. The turf around the m wa! trodden down into Mths' fhat crossed it at four an r?“ Facing it on four sides were gi! “business blocks,” and the the *- =round these blocks were crowded. °faii saw the fartllllar red and sien that proclaimed the five aH-me stores; there were two * three representatives of well * chain groceries, a bank, ^ beauty shops, several feed j»rn-n stores, several filling Sons', three dusty, im bed windows behind which *"asn were bright-colored posters bouncing the three most popu ,.r makes of low-priced cars. JL. was one drygoods store, its Sows filled with bolts of dress ready-made dresses for iomen and children, shoes and kmisehold essentials. There were to drugstore* and several small WCars°Pwere parked against the b jo that Greg had difficulty fading a space in front of the post wiU have to be all right,” h, told them firmly. ‘‘Unless Toi d like me t0 80 larther out-” J „Qh this is fine,” answered Kate and Charles, as they .climb ia out. “You children run along •mi have fun and we’U all meet back here by four-thirty.” ■ Yes ma’am,” said Greg, and sailed down at her effectionately. Charles said quickly, Gail, chick, I'm sorry. I forgot to give you any money.” Gail’s face burned beneath the look she knew would be in Greg’s eves but said almost brusquely, "ffhv should you? I have plenty!” “I’ll bet,” murmured Greg un pleasantly. “Sure?” asked Charles pater nally. “There may be things you’ll want to buy.” “I brought $10 with me,” Gail told him, anxious to silence him before Greg said something aloud that she would have to answer inri that might precipitate the spanking row she knew was in evitable between them sooner or liter. , Norah gasped and gazed at her, wide-eyed. “Ten dollars? My stars, Uncle Charles, she’s a bloated pluto crat! She could buy out any shop in town with that much money!” See laughed and tucked heT hand through Gail’s arm and said, “Come on. I want a soda—the big gest. coldest soda ever built, with at least two scoops of ice cream.” "Why not have two? I could use j/wo—and it’* my treat!” said Gail lightly. “Well, I should hope so.” Norah accepted gaily, and thrust her oth er hand through Greg’s arm, drawing him along with them. "Maybe the drug store will be serving banana splits this after noon—could he!” The drug store was filled to the trim, it seemed to Gail. Farmers in clean overalls or khaki work pants and shirts, high school boys and girls, plump housewives arm id with large baskets and usually towing one or more small chSl dren by the hand, were crowded about the fountain, where the druggist and two perspiring youths were struggling to meet the demand for ice cream cones, cokes and sodas. There were some tables at the back of the room, but these, too, wane taken. But Norah and Greg, drawing Ga;l with them, moved purposefully through the crowd to ward the tables. They were greet ed from every table, and at the back where two tables had been drawn together, and where eight young people already sat, voices clamored for them. Hi, you’re late,” called a pret ■? girl ^ in pink and white eham way. “We've been here almost an bour.” Sorry,” tpologized Norah, her -see aiight. “But the fetch-taked '•ul ole tobacco plants took long err than we thought,” of Ihe young men—Gail -‘ught the familiar shine of the J,Trny discharge button pinned to cir shirts—stood up, and as they tl)ere were low but dis ‘«kt wolf calls. ‘ran said lightly, “We’ve got r,.,pn y 10 our house. Gang, meet X. GaiI> meet the gang. Never sonLab°ut names—you’ll get ’em . 'M 0ut gradually. This is the tWii ug and 1 train with, and tarr - be goring in your hair of tim°W,0n’ so there’ll be plenty «uain,e, l°r you to become ac (v ed w'th their names.” hScpfn;°: ,th.e young men drew bJL r <;jlair with a flourish and ‘You ',S1 mto tt. saying quickly, now pfu learn my name right X, pmtty Thing. rm Jabe Hol ,ar:'1 1 have Mondays, iipf,,'Uays aT1d Friday evenings Thl TuVe you a suggestion?” "Pay h0jber said just as quickly, •°unt nt -no mind- Gail—°n ac ibout don,t nuthin’ guide tn !t'n ' TOat y0u need is a fells nf Xer you dear of the pit th ”‘1,S iyeh country — and *hut jse. best dad-ratted guide ifc *.!?[? Ga!' could answer, Nor Zuternly’ “st°P that hill alar C(?h ter> Mason. Gail’s a reg live" in t,hn°ws all people who i:ra,,, i . country don’t have !heir P “lelr hair and dialect in :harie£. a0Uths’ Gail k Uncle lo sseud ,ghter and she’s going "Who''' dle. summer.” ter p]a°p3‘. Might away my sum isid jah'>’ ttke on new meaning,” ,ttitUde t happiIy- “What k your "Oh v °’vard the jeep, Gail?” icofiM >ou a«d your old jeep, „^a uonieone. fv» sniT? i.,st jeal'vus because ^4rbwi\«/aid Jabe- happily 111 orX ’ How about tt- Gall? %,orro, a.nice fresh moon for 'bout «,,, nigbt and pick you up "0nS*Ven; shall we say?” hettyl be fun,” chirped a t’Sharn ®fn”faced girl in a crisp feafor. r‘°ck beneath a etraciied take i, J*’hite organdie. “We’ll "VilV°Ursome-” t lira 1. n “mil you’re ask, "How’s about it, Greg? You and I Norah, and I’ll find a boy friend “Hi, who’s talking about four somes? Or can’t you count?’’ de manded Jabe haughtily. “Oh, the jeep hasn’t been built that wouldn’t carry six,’’ said the girl, and grinned impishly at Gail and gestured toward Jabe. "You see, I know him. He’s my brother, the rat, and no new gal is safe with him unless she’s heavily chaperoned. But don’t you worry, Gail, we’ll protect you.’’ I was all very gay and friend ly and warming. They welcomed her matter-of-factly; she was Nor ah,s friend and that automatically gave her the key to their inner most circle. Gail felt warm and happy and pleased. “I haven’t got a jeep,” said Ma son, bending toward her impres sively. “But I have got a tractor and you.ve never really lived un til you’ve gone joy riding on a moonlit night aboard a tractor. ’ A bright-eyed chattering covey of high school girls, clad in shorts and halters and saddle shoes came rushing pell-mell into the place, practically falling over each other. They were promptly surrounded by boys of their own age, whose strictly informal garb consisted chiefly of blue jeans pants with loud plaid shirts, the tails out, of course. The group about Gail’s table eyed them, the men with almost paternal smiles, the girls with mild disapproval. “I do declare,’’ said Anne Hol comb, in the tone of one many years beyond such childishness, “I don’t know what the younger generation is coming to. In my day—’’ “Go on, Gran’ma, do tell us about gals in your day,’’ coaxed one of the men. “Oh, well, kids will be kids, and I suppose all that vast display of —er—epidermis is healthy,’’ Anne said. “And stimulating—no end,” said Jabe pleasantly, eyeing the bright-eyed chattering covey that had swooped like a flock of birds on a table that was just being va cated. “Nice little things. I won der if they like jeeps.” “Only when driven by someone their own age,” Anne informed him. “Tuck in your beard, Gran’ pa. It’s getting into the ice cream.” (To Be Continued) RADIO WMFD 1406 Ob Your Dial —TODAY— 6:30—Daybreak in the Barnyard 7:30—Zeke Manners 7:45—Musical Clock 7 :55—North Carolina Highlights 8:00—News with Martin Agronsky 8:15—Star-News Commentator 8:20—Musical Clock 8:45—Something Old, Something New 8:50—Musical Clock 8:35—UP News 9:00—The Breakfast Club with Don Mc Neil 10:00—My True Story 10:25—Betty Crocker's Magazine of the Air 10:45—Hal Willard 11:00—Breakfast ki Hollywood — Ton Breneman 11:30—Galen Drake 11:45—Ted Malone 12:00—Gulfspray with Gordan MacRae 12*15—Noon Day Musical 12:30—Tom Tom Tunes 1:00—Baukhage Talking 1:15—Musical Interlude 1 ;25—WMFD Concert of the Air —Star-News Commentator 2:00—Walter Kieman — News 2:15—Ethel and Albert 2:30—Bride and Groom 3:00—Ladies be Seated 4:15—Fred Robbins Record Shop 4:45—Dick Tracy 5:00—et’s Dance—UP News 5:15—Terry and the Pirates 5:30—Veterans Administration 5:4(5—Flit Frolics 6:00—Organ Serenade 6:15—Star-News Commentator 6:20—Fishing Roundup 6:25—North Carolina Highlights 3*30—This Day, National Guard 6:45—Fashions in Review 7:00—Headline Edition 7:15—Elmer Davis 7-‘30—Bands of the Land 8:30—The Clock 9:00—Your American Musk 9:30—Mr. President 10:00—National Encampment <xt Veterans of Foreign Wars 10:30—Hoosier Hop 10:45—Earl Godwin—News 11:00—News of Tomorrow 11:15—Joe Hassel 11:30—Gems for Thought 11:35—Hotel Biltmore Orchestra OVER THE NETWORKS NETWORK PROGRAMS Tim* is eastern standard. 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