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"Of course you’ll make good, Maris. Don’t start acting sillv now.” Patsy spoke firmly, fot Maris was verging on a hysterica] state, after all her excitement, "Come, let me fix this,” and keep ing her interested in what she was doing, Patsy managed to get her calm again. "There, you look swell!” ex claimed Patsy. "I can’t think why Jimmy’s so long in coming tonight. I did think he’d be here to see you before you left. It’s too bad that Rod’s still in the West.” But even as she spoke, the bell rang and a moment - later Jimmy was standing awestruck, looking at Maris. "Going to beat us to it are you?” he questioned looking a round. "I must sav Rod didn’t lose __ t_a._r~>\_1___ c_ 0.1.XJ kiiuvi j ujk ja rr vjuaukj wiwii and he said Rod's gadget’s going over big.” "Oh, Jimmy,” laughed Maris hysterically, "I’m not a real bride tonight. I’m just going to wear this gown at the exposition—to adver tise Fayson’s crepe.” He turned with incredulous eyes to Pat. "What’s the girl’s saying? She means she’s not going to marry Rod?” "Oh, sure she’ll marry Rod when the time comes, honey, and be glad to,” answered Pat. "Only it won’t be tonight, for she’s just a pretense bride tonight.” "Now I see a light, Patsy. Well, say, she should make a hit all right. Better not let anyone run away with you, Maris. Think Patsy and I had better come along?” “Oh, no, there’s no need for that. I know you’d rather stay at home. Gee, I bet that’s my taxi! Where are the flowers?” "They’re in the ice-box, Jimmy. Get them, and wrap them up in the paper that’s lying on the table, __>» j •__.l:._ so they won t dnp on this magni ficent cloak.” Then Pat caught up the evening wrap of glistening white and silver lame and draped it about Maris’ shoulders. when she reached the side it was not a taxi driver, but a liveried chauffeur who opened the door of the luxurious sed.tn which old Fayson usualfy rode in to his office. When he raised his eyes to hers, for a moment he looked as though he had seen a ghost. But, remembering his place, the look of surprise was quickly followed by the impersonal glance that is the mark of the well trained servant. As Maris leaned back against the softly upholstered cushions and glanced about her,s he felt as though she Was at last in her proper setting. All sorts of luxuries were revealed in the fittings of the car and in the vases were delectable hothouse blooms whose delicate fragrance suggested exotic loveli ness. The car drew up to the curb. A man in livery hastened to open the door, and escort Maris within the r 11 a. .I. - _J AirtAA. X 1J J11V. Stan stepped forward and eagerly clasped her hands. "I’m so glad you’ve come. I wanted to call for you myself, but I’ve been in a frightful rush ever since you left.” "Well, it will soon be over,” an sewered Maris. "Oh, yes, and I hope we put it across. You see the old man has been rather skeptical about mv ideas, but I think he’s beginning t# see the light.” Then as Mrs. Bryce approached, he added, "The other girls are in the dressing room. Mrs. Bryce will introduce you.” Then with a whispered, "You look lovlier than ever,” Stan hurried into the hall. Counds of music drifted to her through the half-opened doorway, and as the visitors hurried back and forth, Maris felt a strange thrill of excitement sweep through her. This was what she, liked—music. Soft lights, gaily dressed women with attentive escorts, and the pleasant tingling sensation that made her feel something wonderful was go ing to happen. But in a moment she was 'n the dressing room and Mrs. Bryce was presenting her to the other girls, and giving them all some last min ute instructions. There was frank admiration in their eyes as she took her wrap off and stood revealed in the magnificent gown that was des tined to usher her into a thrilling adventure. Once in the hall, they presented a series of tableaux, but it was not till Maris appeared in the role of a wist ful bride, that a sudden roar of ap plause brought the spectators hur rying to the Fayson salon. Time and again she was recalled. At last, as she stepped down from the plat form and sauntered slnwlv amnn? the crowd, she saw Stan. "You did splendidly,” he whisp ered, as he caught her hand. "You were the hit of the evening. I’ll see] you later.” And squeezing her hand he hurried away. Then as she raised her eyes, she j caught sight of the girl who hadj passed her in her limousine, but the once smiling eyes were now like two little daggers. Suddenly Maris felt afraid of her. But light-heart-; edly she turned to one of the debsj who had been in the show with her., "It’s been awfully good fun,”j the girl said to her. smiling sweetly,] "although I can’t understand why] Rowene didn’t come.” Then glanc-] ing upwards she caught sight of i Rowene’s friend and darted toward; her. For a moment Maris was! hemmed in by the crowd, but as she struggled to move forward, the girl jto whom she had just been talking exclaimed as she glanced at her spitefully. "So that’s the reason Rowene didn’t come. Little gold- ' digger,” she hissed, "and we were all so nice to her, thinking poor j old Rowene had had one of her frightful headaches again.” I "She might well have a headache • when the man she was engaged to has probably been fooling around with his stenographer for dear , knows how long,” retorted the oth er girl with a cruel glance at Maris. , "She’s given him up. I asked Stan the minute I got here, for I passed this girl on the way and almost mis- , took her for Rowene.” "Well, if that’s Stan’s type Row- ' ene’ll be happier without him.” , Again she turned with a withering j glance at Maris. , But the gleam in Maris’ dark eyes i was not lost on a young man near by, who hurried toward her and tried to speak to her. However, she had had enough, and without even JVV 0*011 again, OllW Jll^i ped into the dressing room, got her wrap and hurried home in a taxicab. So that was what they thought of her- Tears trembled on Maris’ long dark lashes, but she would not let them fall. She would not let those girls have the satisfaction of knowing they had .hurt her. And now as she stood at the door of her apartment she was glad she had held her head high when she had hurried down the stairs and reached her taxi. Her wonderful evening had brought her nothing but disap pointment. All the triumph that she felt in her reception by the spe ctators was poisoned by the chat ter of the girls. What right had they to talk like that? How dared they hint that there was anything between Stan and her? She’d hardly . spoken to him—and even if she had i i ' -- ' !l omantic dreams about him, cer-, ainly no one in the office had ever* lad occasion to link her name with us? She caught back a sob. She vould not let Patsy know of the fitter aftermath to her glorious ivening. While they had been wait-i ng to go on the improvised stage, he girls had been charming and :riendly. They’d raved about her; ;own, too, had talked as though lowene had been kept away by] ickness. Was that the reason Stan tad given for her non-appearance? Everything would doubtless have >een lovely if only that other girl—j /i Kent—had kept her mouth shut, j iut Maris knew instinctvely that hose girls saw the line that sepa ■ated a girl who worked in an of :ice from one who was born to vealth. Yet as she opened the door, a :aint ray of hope flickered in her! nind. Stan was so pleased with her vork. He had said he would see ter again. Perhaps if she hadn’t lashed home so impetuously he night have brought her back in his :ar, but the thought of staying a ninute longer where those girls would have been guilty of sucl rudeness, such lack of fine feeling Of course Milly was a bit of a vamp and didn’t hesitate to take every chance of making a hit with the men, but never as long as Mari had known her had she done anv thing so contemptible as had thos girls whose parents’ names ilium inated the pages of the Social Reg ister. Perhaps, though, they were n’t all like that. Somehow she had always envis ioned the daughters of the foui hundred plus as lovely girls, whos< manners and general conduct wen something superior to the girls sh< worked with. Milly had told hei that was all boloney, that they wen ahard set; but, as she studied theii pictures in the papers, she was sun Milly knew nothing about what sh< was discussing. "But now, Maris’ soft lips curvec in a smile of derision. "I bet Milly’: right-” she thought. Soon Maris opened her window: wider and slipped into bed. But shi could not sleep. From one side t< another she tossed, then turned ovei her pillow; but still sleep woulc not come. Her brain was working Why, Miss, it looks as though it had been made for you—fits perfectly night point to her with scorn or lold her up to ridicule, was more han she could bear. If only she had glanced back as he taxi sped on its way, she might lave seen Stan rush frantically to vdrd the curh,*Sjnb might have - --- -c- he She was glad when she entered he apartment that no one was round. Passing Patsy’s room, she leard a sleepy voice cry, “How did t go, Maris?” "Oh, great,” she answered, glad hat Patsy could not see her tragic ace. There was no need of telling ler how the girls 'had treated her. ft least Stan was satisfied, and Fay-| on’s would likely benefit by the how. But as she took off the gorgeous ;own and the filmy undies that had* nade her so happy a few short lours ago, all her dreams of step >ing up in society lay crumbling at i«r feet. Slipping on her old silk dmono and pushing her dainty feet: nto her. shabby mules, she huddled lown into a boudoir chair by the vindow. Over the roofs she looked, past he tall towers'with their blinking ights, up to the dark blue sky vhere the moon, now beginning to vane, looked like an enormous half lollar against the sky. Her throat :onstricted. Tears were near her 'yes, and somehow as she lived over igain the humiliation that the girls lad showered bn her, her sensitive ips quivered. How dared they act like that; iow dared they speak so about her vhen there wasn’t a word of truth n it? If only Stan had heard surely le wouldn’t have stood for it. The chilly air blew in and she drew her shabby bathrobe more ilosely about her. Maris wouldn’t aave believed anyone could be so nean to a stranger, especially when ;he was taking a part at a moment’s aotice. She thought of the girls ihe worked with. Not one of them with tireless activity. "Gee, if I don’t get to sleep soor I’ll be hearing the milkman,” she murmured to herself. "This wil never do I must try and forgei those vicious society buds. I can’i afford to let their gall keep me from sleeping.” Then, suddenly, as though a hanc had pulled back a curtain in hei memory she saw as plainly a: though she were there, the darl Ramapo Hills and the wide water: of Greenwood Lake. A year age Rod had taken her to spend the day It had been a crisp autumn morn ing when they reached the lake anc as they got in the rowboat he’d en gaged, she was glad she’d worn ; coat. But as the day advanced ii was once more like summer anc when they landed on the shore tc eat their lunch, there was no neec of any extra wraps. Continued next week. "SPARE ROD—SPOIL CHILD’ The unusual story of two par ents who lost faith in an old adag< and let their children do as the} please. The consequences will b< revealed in the October 18 issui of the American Weekly, the bis magazine which comes regular!} with the BALTIMORE AMER ICAN. On sale at all newsstands. Say, frZ Saw It in THE WATCHMAN.’ Presidential Ballot Reveals Preference For Roosevelt (From The Pioneer) In the presidential ballot held I during the chapel period on Sep tember 25, the Solid South again ] stood firm, as Catawbas line Roose- . jvelt, with 187 votes, took the first I Catawba straw vote with a plu rality of 64, Landon receiving 123 votes. Thomas, the Socialist can didate, trailed with 3 votes. A decisive victory for the cham pions of the New Deal started the Democratic donkey on a victory parade when the student body voted its approval of Mr. Roose velt’s governmental policies. Trailing the Democrats by 64 votes, the ticket of Landon and Knox did not seem very impressive. ‘ Evidently, the policy of rugged individualism finds fewer advo ' cates in Catawba than was expect ed. But, with 123 votes for Land on, the Republicans of Catawba may still be a threat to the New Dealers. Three courageous Socialists, un- - daunted by the arguments and: platforms of the New Dealers and] the G. O. P.’s, bravely marked' their chapel slips with a bold "Thomas.” No ballots were cast for Lemke, representative of Fath er Coughlins Union party. Watching the trend of the stu dent’s political convictions by means of several similar ballots before the coming election, the Pioneer will determine whether college students embody the gen- ■ eral political decisions of the coun try. It must be remembered that Catawba is in the South, the great stronghold of the Democrats, and; this may account for the Roose-j velt sentiment. 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