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Story of a Girl Who Loved Life and Adventure By ROB EDEN The Story Thue Far Dee Bradley, a pretty girl of 19, meets and marries Tony Cur tis, a carefree, handsome young fellow. Unknown to her, Tony’s job, which he secured after their marriage, is bootlegging. Tony is arrested. Rather than accept help from Clary, Tony’s em ployer, Dee borrows bail money from Phil Roche. Phil, a serious minded, suceessful young man, is still in love with her. Tony is fined and released. Dee tells him that Dennis, her father, sup plied the money. Tony promises to reform, and Dee, through the influence of her younger sister. Babe, gets her old job back. Tony gets a job clerking. Dee returns from work one evening to find Babe and Tony kissing. Tony has lost his job. Tony goes back to bootlegging. Dee is sure that she Is going to have a baby. Phil calls to deliver a letter from Dennis. Tony comes in intoxicated and shoots Phil. Dee tells him to flee. Phil’s condi tion is serious. Dee is held for atttempted murder. CHAPTER 32 It was In all the papers. “Girl Wife Shoots Stock Broker. Mrs. Dee Curtis, wife of Anthony Curtis, Held in Jail In Attempted Murder.’’ All there. Even a picture of her, enlarged from a kodak Bnftpshot. A picture of Phil. “Curtis is out of town, and does not yet know of the tragedy.” At least they hadn’t found Tony. They believed her when she said he was away on * short trip... The daughter of Dennis Bradley, former Cleveland architect. Philip Roche, rising young stock broker of the firm of Roberts, Zaner and Roche... dying at Huron Road Hospital. Dying! Still unconscious, unable to say a word about the shooting... Dee’s eyes hung on this paragraph! Phil dying! She was alone in a small cell in the county jail. They had taken the dress she had been wearing away from her, and she had on a gingham apron, too big for her. 11l fitting. Dying. Still unconscious! They had given her the papers. She hadn't asked,for them. Indeed, she had thought nothing about them until Sergeant Cook had come in with them under his arm and handed them to her. He was outside now, watching her read them, watching her closely. Hard to read in the cell, the light was bad. Questioned for Hours Last night—had been so terrible. They had kept her upstairs in a room for hours, questioning her. Five officers grouped around her chair, one pelting her with questions, then another, and another. Why had she shot Philip Roche? Why had he come to the flat? Why had they quarreled. Why—until she thought she would go mad from this word. Why, why...it was still singing in her brain. Was Philip Roche her lover? No, no, no...they didn’t be lieve her. She knew it from the consultation they had said when she insisted he wasn’t. Knew it ffom the look in their eyes. All she would say was that Phil had brought a letter for her. The letter Sergeant Cook still had. That was all. She didn't know why she had shot Philip Roche. They hadn’t quar reled. She had just shot him, that was all. “You don’t shoot men without a reason,” one of them had said, the biggest of them, a burly, great man in a civilian suit. Finally at 4 in the morning they had taken her down here. They would question her again in the morning, they said. Ex pecting her to sleep after.. .she had tried, but couldn’t. So many things to worry about, to think S3BHHKK “Our Romance” By the H| I Crooning King MOBTjgj RUDY VALLEE flUt e Story of His ■XT’ - Courtship with - f QB FAY WEBB jfe I An intriguing romance ' written by the man . who has been jHr termed the Ideal Lover > In .J? is r^ ory .R u &J eUs . Ma ny Things About Himself —His Life--His Wife—r His Views on Modern Marriage —How He Will Keep His Romance Alive—-How He Courted His Wife—and Whether He Will Keep His Women Friends THIS CROONER’S ROMANCE BEGINS MONDAY Exclusively in the WASHINGTON TIMES Now Continue about. Praying every minute Phil wouldn’t die, that they wouldn’t suspect Tony... Hoping they wouldn’t find but what Tony was doing... Everything in Papers Here it all was. Everything. Where she had gone to school, where she had worked. Her picture. They must have searched in her trunk for it. She knew it had been there. She hadn’t taken any of her snapshots out since she had been married. Phil’s picture.. .Ph 11 who might now be dead. “Is he—still alive?” she asked Cook, who was still standing by the cell door. He nodded. Still alive! Perhaps he would n’t die. Perhaps he would live. He had to live! ■ She was weak, dizzy when she turned back to the paper. The matron brought her some break fast, but she couldn’t eat it. She thought she could never eat again. K only Tony would send her some word. Tell her he was all right. Some message... “When Roche dies,” Cook an nounced slowly, “you will be charged with his murder...” Murder! A low cry left her lips, and she turned frightened eyes on the sergeant. Murder! No—not that— One Chance in Million “We’re holding you now on the charge of attempted mur der. As soon as Roche dies, you’ll be held for his murder.” He was watching her as he spoke. Her body swayed, and he thought she was going to faint. When she sat up again he looked relieved. A game kid she was. Stood their question ing last night without a mur mur. But why—had she shot him? She wouldn’t admit a quarrel. ‘‘What does the—doctor say?” “The doctor says Roche has one chance in a million to live. The bullet pierced his lung.’’ Then it wasn't his heart— he might live. He had to live— The papers dropped to the What Do You Know? Answers To Today’s Test Questions On Editorial Page 1. Flesh. 2. Lares and Pe nates. 3. Thomas Moore. 4 Reduction of the human body to ashes by fire. 5. Moving pic ture. 6. Bib le. 7. Alaska. 8. Philadelphia. San Francisco, Denver. 9. In agriculture, as a fertilizer. 10. lowa. Illinois, and Nebraska. 11. Advocate of woman’s suffrage. 12. Ameri can novelist. n. Actor who killed Lincoln. 14. Probably visited America in the year 1000. 15. Helped to improve the treatment of Insane. THE WASHINGTON TIMES * ■" Gzjrls Who Yearn for Fame Lured by Fairy Tales, Says Fay King , IT lk\ 4 ) I q f 1 S I - v tv \ V I / w ■ b MPa 77 .//her. SHE’D klltE TO WEIOBk JHBk. -tqo FORTUNE, < \ AHO FORTUNE ON UY DISAPPOINIM6WT By FAY KING It used to be that only the boys of the family were seized with wanderlust to go far into the world to seek their fortune. That was because all the books of adventure floor unheeded. She had had enough of them. What would her mother say when she read them? The thought had occurred to her hundreds of times during the night, during the morning. She must know —by now. And Babe—Dennis— “You never gave me that letter,” she gasped. “I have a copy of it here if you wish to see it.” He took a sheet of yellow paper from his pocket and handed it to her through the barred door. Cold typewriting. A copy of the letter. Dee reached for it through the bars of the cell. It didn’t seem as if she were reading a letter of Dennis’. There was none of his sprawling, familiar writing, none of the. words that invariably found themselves joined together— “ Dee, my darling, you can reach me at the Mirador Hotel, Los Angeles, for a month. Tell that husband of yours whom I’ve never met, to take good care of you for me. The check enclosed is part of one which was hard earned on my part, but which I want you to spend as you did the one I sent before—on yourself for something you’ve wanted a damn long time. Go out and blow it on a string of beads. Myrna and I send our love— mine, of course, a greater bundle than Myrna's, but re member even if hers is smaller, it’s something. Your Dennis.” A Check For 5200 “A check came in the letter —for S2OO. We’re holding it for you,” Cook explained. A few tears gathered in Dee’s eyes. The first she had shed. Dear Dennis. Now, at least she knew his address. . . . “Will you wire to this ad dress for me?” “If you wish. Will you write out your wire?” He handed her a slip of paper tom from his notebook, and a stubby black pencil. The message she handed him a few minutes later, he read carefully, and then tucked in side his coat. It was simple, short. “I need you. Can you come here at once? Dee.” “Will you send it right away? Now?” she begged. “I'll have to take it upstairs first. Then if it’s 0.k., it'll go. Glad to do it for you.” “Have you—did you phone— my mother?” She was afraid to ask this. Afraid of what Mrs. Bradley might say. . . . “She’s upstairs now. Came early this morning. I guess she had read the papers.” “Does she—want to see me?" “I guess so. They told her The Enchanting Romance of an Everyday Girl that she could come In at 10 o’clock.” He took his watch carefully from his pocket and looked at it. “Nearly 10 now.” The Visitors* Room He went away and came back soon after with the matron, who opened the cell door. Then, motioning for Dee to follow him, they went down the nar row corridor and stopped be fore another barred door. “The visitors’ room.” he said, as he waited for Dee to pass in. In this room—rather a cell than a room—there was a bench. Her mother . . . com ing here . . . seeing her like this ... in jail. . . . It was just a few moments that she sat there, but it seemed an eternity to her. The seconds crawled and she gazed pleadingly at Cook, who was outside the door. “Dee!” Mrs. Bradley was there, and the girl half rose to greet her, then fell back again. Only reproach in her face, an ger. No sympathy, nothing she wanted, needed, so badly./ Mrs. Bradley made no move to kiss her daughter. She sat stiffly down on the chair, and glanced around the cell, dis gust, horror, on her thin face. “Dee, how dare you do this thing? How dare you disgrace me in this fashion?” “Don’t—mother—” She be lieved it. Believed she had— shot Phil. Believed what the papers had insinuated, that Phil was her lover . . . “Dee, this is too terrible— awful. I can’t think what to make of It.” “Mother, don’t scold now. I can’t stand it ” Shocked to Death “Babe and I were shocked to death. Babe is home now. I came here early to see you, to ask you. Oh. Dee. why did you do it? Haven’t you any regard for anyone? Don’t you understand?” She broke off, abruptly. “Please " More than she could stand, having mother talk this way. Believe it all. “Just like Dennis, that’s what I thought when I heard It. Just like Dennis ” Dee didn’t hear the rest. Mother blaming Dennis for— this. Always blaming Dennis. Close in here. She had been cold before, but now she was hot, suffocating. Close. Her hands touched her throat and she fell over in a faint. (To Be Continued Monday) When Manners Are Correct By Mrs. C. Beeckman “The Mermaid In the Zodiack” DEAR MRS. BEECKMAN: 1. What Is the correct pro nunciation of zodiac? Is the ac pronounced as “awk” as in awkward or as “ack" as in acknowledge? 2. Is it ever correct to pick lettuce up in the fingers to eat? 3. Is it correct to pick up a leg of chidken in the fingers when eating? 4. When a lady speaks to anyone on the street whom she knows, should not the young man with her lift his hat. My friend says only older men lift their hats, young men only touch them. W. S. 1. The last syllable of zodiac Is pronounced like the ack in acknowledge. The poet Keats makes a brisk rhyme of this in his delightful poem "The Mer maid Tavern”: And pledging with content smack The Mermaid in the Zodiac. 2. No, lettuce should either be eaten with a fork, or, if you prefer, with the salad knife and fork. 3. No. Chicken should be eaten with the knife and fork. 4. Your friend is a bit con fused on this. I should say. I never heard of such a differen tiation. All men should lift their hats under such circum stances, or when they meet a man with whom they are acquainted who is accompany ing a woman, whether or not the woman is a stranger. The National Djatty and success had for their heroes boys who climbed from humble beginning to the heights. But in these days girls are even more restless to go forth and find that easy fame and for- Miss Fairfax Advises Lovelorn By BEATRICE FAIRFAX An Authority on Problems of Love and Marriage Dear Miss Fairfax: I am 18 years old and en gaged to a young man who acts as a mechanic around an airport. But he has no ambi tion or pep and I find myself growing cold to him. He has been up in the air only twice and then said it made him real sick. He doesn’t seem to care about going up any more. Well, Miss Fairfax, I’d like to marry a man full of pep and courage like Lindbergh, Post or Gatty, so I’m thinking of giving this bird the air. I love ambition. DAISY B. N. If that’s the way you feel about the young man—that nothing less than risking his life will please you—l think it would be better for him if you did “gVg him the air” as you put it. Not every man is born to take the supreme risks of the heroes you name, any more than every man who crosses a river In a ferry boat is born to be a Chrisopher Columbus. Very plainly you don’t care about the young man and I can’t advise you to keep on with him. ♦ ♦ ♦ Boy Friend Is Younger Dear Miss Fairfax: I seem to have a weakness for falling in love with some one younger than myself, but this time I am really serious. Several years younger than I am, he did not seem to mind Your Ruling Star By William Shwader Tomorrow’s Birthday: George Bernard Shaw, bom 1856- English Dramatist. THE YEAR AHEAD For Those Bora July 26 The coming year will bring, you much intellectual progress and your mind will be on the alert and well able to cope with all arising emergencies. There will be a tendency to ward legal disagreements which In the end will be decided in your favor. Use great caution in your dealings with the oppo site sex during the months of September, October and Novem ber, particularly during Octo ber 27-31, December 15-18, guard your health during October 12- 14, January 9-11, 22-24; avoid quarrels, accidents, etc., during September 17-23, December 17- 19. A child bom today will be very intelligent and easily will grasp all the studies. He will be quick witted, resourceful and will be able to succeed through his own ability. For Those Bora July 27 The coming year will bring you many lasting friendships which will be of benefit to you. If delays and little disappoint ments, crop up in the everyday affairs do not give way to a tendency to worry over them, for in the end things will be adjusted to your satisfaction. Guard your health and use general caution during October 1214, January 9-11, 22-24; be ware of quarrels, accidents, etc., during September 19-23, Decem ber 18-20. A child born today will have a serious mind and a great power of concentration and as he is liable to periodical spells of melancholy it will be well to bring him up in a bright and cheerful environment. Tomorrow’s Birthday Tendencies for tomorrow: The morning is under a bad aspect of the planet Venus and caution should be used in all dealings with the opposite sex. The afternoon is under the dynamic force of the well aspected planet Mars and provides a good time for the expansion of business and new undertakings SATURDAY—JULY 28— IBM tuna they read about in the fairy tales of film land. And many of them do, but soon find, to their sorrow, that much they have been led to believe the difference until lately. It « comes up every once in a while as a sort of barrier, otherwise he seems to care a great deal for me. It will be hard to give him up. Must I? R. G. L. The trouble, probably, is that you’ve been stressing, in your own mind, this question of dif ference in ages too much. Un consciously you’ve probably dwelt on it, talked of it and made the young man conscious of it. If you continue this friendship, try to ignore the question of age entirely. The best way to keep young is to be vitally Interested in a num ber of things. Don’t sit in a comer and rust. He Has Been Aloof DEAR MISS FAIRFAX: I have been going with a boy for two months. He comes every week to see me, usually the same night as my sister’s friend. I don’t know whether The Marry-Go-Round By Helen Rowland The Sweet and Lowdown It must be difficult for a man who thinks he is God’s Gift to Women to understand why so many of them manage to slip past him without paus ing for a second look. When a man begins roasting women, listen for the wedding bells; a confirmed bachelor is too sure of his immunity and to indifferent to the other sex to waste time talking about them. An old-fashioned woman is one who watches the skirts go down and the waistline go up with a tremulous sigh, and secretly prays that bustles, high-button shoes and pompa dour rolls won’t come back to torture her before she dies. The more intoxicating the summer love affair, the worse the headache when you dis cover that it was just a com bination of moonlight, imagi nation and cocktail parties that was “making the world go ’round.” Give the first mate time to season and the first marriage time to “jell” before you take them back to the Exchange Desk and trade them in for a new set of troubl s, problems and disilluslonments. Some girls would never feel actually “married” without at least five bridesmaids, a 20- pound wedding cake and their Interesting and Timely Facts A new electrical system of automatic train control was re cently tested in England which causes a whistle to blow and sets the brakes when the sig nals are against the engineer. The device is operated by a shoe mounted beneath the en gine which makes an electrical contact with a movable ramp between the rails. A new streamline airplane tire has been developed. It is parabolic in shape, with the narrowest part of the tire at the tread, and la designed to cut through the air with a minimum of resistance. A lower air pres sure than usual is maintained. The danger of ground-looping also is said to be reduced by the shape of the tire. A “camera-mirror” which re flects a person’s image as that image will appear when photo graphed has been Invented in Germany. The mirror is based on the principle that the cam era’s eye takes In only a cer tain part pf th? light spectrum, giving a different tone in a photograph from the image as it appears in natural light. he is coming especially to see me, or just because F. comes to see my sister. He has been acting very peculiarly and aloof of late and I can’t think of anything I have done to make him so. I like him very much, so won’t you please tell me what to do? Is his interest fading? Is there any way by which I could hold his inter est? DIANA. I think. Diana, it would be quite all right for you to sug gest a walk to this young friend of yours. It is very possible that the constraint that you notice may be traced to the fact that he wishes to be with you alone and that he is em barrassed by the presence of others. When you are with him, put him at his ease. Get him to talk about himself, his job, sports, his men friends. Boys and girl friends ought to make each other’s interests their own. if the friendship is to have a substantial basis. ♦ photographs in all the news papers. When a man says he’s “through,” he’s through. But, when a woman says she’s “through,” that Is usually the point where she takes a fresh start and begins the argument or the campaign all over again. The first time she marries, a girl wants a show-wedding, with a crowd of witnesses to her “triumph;” but, at her third offense, she wants just as few people present as possi ble to throw it up to her after ward. Clothes do not make the woman—but they make the men LOOK at her. (CBpjTfzht. I*ll, Kin< Features Syndicate, Ine.) Z 5 JEW* " Where Qh Where Shall I Go?" Vacation time! What a world of pleasure and beauty those words con jure up in the mind of the summer vacationist... and regardless of whether it is a Miss, Mrs. or Mr. Jones who is stumped at the all-im portant question of “Where, oh where, shall I go,” the Herald and Times Resort and Travel Bureau is equipped with data on all types of vacations. Consult with our Resort and Travel Bureau attendant today! RESORT and TRAVEL BUREAU 1317 H St. N.W. District 5.’ Branch 169 By ROB EDEN a M i« only the flowering imagination of clever pub licity expert*. Just a* most of the success stories for boy* were only the fertile genius of clever story spinner*. Your Health and Diet By Dr. Logan Clendening "The doctor said for me to eat spinach to reduce, and I don’t like spinach.” Some such similar wail goes up. Well, you can eat any thing you like and still reduce. A good system for doing it is the checking account system. Just like a checking account in the bank. You have a bal ance and you check against it. 1,000 Calories a Day You can have 1.000 calories a day. That is your balance. It is distributed as follows: 120 grams of carbohydrate, 60 grams of protein and 30 grams of fat. (This adds up to slightly more than 1.000 cal ories. but the difference Is negligible.) You can draw out this bal ance any way you like. Sug gested amount: 300 grams of 10 per cent fruits (this means 10 per cent of carbohydrate), 100 grams of 10 per cent cereal, 5 grams of 85 per cent but ter (85 per cent fat),.3o grams of bread, 400 grams of milk. 300 grams of 3 per Cent "vege tables. 100 grams of 10 per cent vegetables, 100 grams of 20 per cent vegetables, 100 grams of 20 per cent meat or fish (20 per cent protein), 70 grams cottage cheese, 1 gram of egg. Breakfast—loo grams 10 per cent fruits, 100 grams 10 per cent cereal (two heaping table spoons), five grams of butter, 100 grams of milk, black coffee (no value). Lunch—2oo grams 3 per cen' vegetables, 100 grams 20 pe cent vegetables, 100 grams 1 per cent fruit, one gram eg 100 grams milk, 50 grams cc tage cheese. Dinner—loo grams 3 per ce vegetables. 100 grams 10 j cent vegetables, 100 grams per cent fruits. 100 grams per cent meat or fish, grams milk, 20 grams cott: cheese.