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'HIGH SPEED GIRL,
A Sensational Novel of Pleasure-Mad Youth What Has Happened Before Laurel Oakes, 19, thoroughly “modern,” finds that she will be alone at dinner. She flirts with Roger Sartoris, 29, blase, jaded young man who is infatuated with her. Imogene Gay invites her to a “moonlight party." Laurel drives her roadster out to a deserted farm house where she finds a convivial party. Laurel flees from the party which becomes too wild for her. Finding her tires slashed she flees down the road and is rescued by a stranger. (Now Go On With the Story) CHAPTER NINE A strong black coffee, taken half an hour after the aspirins and bromo-seltzer, pulled Lau rel Oakes together — Presently she was singing in the bath-tub. It was a good old world, after all. The sun was shinipg gloriously, and there was the hum of bees and crickets outside her window. A graciousness was on the land today. As though the whole earth were giving for its own beauty and fer tility. She—Laurel Oakes — owed thanks to someone, too. What about that good-looking young man who had been her res cuer? Would he call her up, to find out how she was? She wished he had showed some eagerness to make a date with her... But nothing of the sort. His attitude had been that of a big disapproving brother. Well, she’d certainly asked for criticism, what with the wild and unconventional char acter of their meeting, followed by her unrepentant pertness. Still, on this heavenly morn ing of high summer, she couldn’t get the stranger out of her head. She must confide in someone. It would have been wonderful to talk it all over with mother —but then lovely Constance, like nearly all the mothers of the other girls she knew, was always too busy to listen! Preoccupied they were, with their own lives. Perpetual haste engulfed them. Fear of Ridicule There was the fear of ridi cule. too, which held one back from giving away one’s secrets to an older generation. Mothers showed indifference to their young daughters’ prob lems, shirking responsibility . . . and Constance was one of those whom time was contin ually pressing. What with her golf, her dates at the Country Club, her eternal bridge and poker parties . . . (and mother played quite high!) . . . her matinees in town and her dress fittings, any attempt that Laurel made to discuss anything vital with her mother had been side-tracked. It was the same with all the other girls. Yduth went un guided at the very time it need ed advice most. Yet Laurel conitnued to have a sort of blind faith in her love ly mother. “If only Connie would listen she would tell me the right thing to do . . .’’ With all the changing and conflicting standards of the world today Connie’s advice would be worth something . . . And the only person that tried to be any sort of guide to her was reckless, ultra modern Imogen! "The blind leading the blind’” . . . that was the sit uation. But why worry? One was only young once . . . and if dad and mother were perpet ually busy on their own good times why shouldn’t she make whoopee? . . . Laurel got out of the bath tub wrapping a coat of French toweling that was printed with great red roses about her. • Fresh Undies From among the perfume sachets in her bureau drawer she drew out a fresh set of underwear. In cobweb lace and delicate pink silk. She donned long chiffon stockings. “All glorious within”.. .she would be that today. Maybe— who knows?—She might see her handsome young doctor? She‘ had .enjoined him to strict secrecy. It had taken quite a lot of cajoling. From a perfumed hanger in her closet she took down a lovely little sports dress that looked very simple, but had cost S4O. It was in pale pink silk, with embroideries in orchid on the natty little belt and cuffs and collar. She laid it on the bed. and made up her face elaborately. Then slipped into the en chanting frock, and down on her wavy brown locks drew a little helmet hat —in feather weight felt—of the same delicate pink color. Oh, show the forehead more. As she moved the hat back from her brow there was a twinge of pain from the cut that was a couple of inches from her temple. Would the darn thing bleed again? And just then the bedroom door opened, and in came her mother. “Good morning, dear. You ♦ look ’in the pink.’ as the Eng lish say. Did you go out last evening?” “Yep.” “Where to? I got back late myself, so didn’t look in your room. But I expect you’d been a long time sleeping." “Probably, mum.’’ Laurel avoided her mother’s' eyes. She became busy with her powder puff at the mirror. "Did you have a good time?” "M’m. Yes. But I had bad luck at cards—” “Then you’re lucky in love! You know that saying?” Her mother sat down on the edge of the bed and smiled at the speaker. “You precocious child! Don’t you think I’m long past any thing of that sort?” The Right Age “No. According to what I read—and hear —you’re right at the fashionable age for an ‘affaire,’ said Laurel saucily. “Good heavens! But Con stance seemed pleased, none the less. She said: “Then you don’t think falling in love is the flapper’s prerogative?” Laurel swung around on her. Her heart was beating oddly. What had happened to her self last night? Hadn’t she been thinking continually of the good-looking young doctor? But—-because of the distance Connie had always maintained between them—she could not “unloosen” now to her mother. “You sweet thing, for me I con sider love’s the bunk, and ro rance ‘out,’” she replied airily. “A young girl like you? Why, Laurel!” “Yep. No man’ll ever take the starch out of my spine... no man’ll ever knock me into a coma!” “You valiant child, throwing a dare like that in the face of providence!” “I’m not, Connie. I’m merely talking sense.” “Sense? If romance is taken ut of the world, what have we got to live for?” “Fun. High-speed. Thrills. Hundred per cent pleasure.” Her mother looked at her as though she were regarding some strange, queer specimen. “D’you mean to say that you young girls have lost your belief in love?” “Yep. I tell you we’ve de bunked it. It’s all hooey.” “That hateful slang! Your sentiments—or lack of them— are bad enough without draping them in such odd words, dar ling.” “But they convey the mean ing, don’t they? Don’t weep salt tears over my high-priced but now forgotten eddication!” “That’s the way Imogen talks. And that reminds me,” said her mother, “I’ve been hearing rather queer talks about Imo gen lately.” (Continued Tomorrow) Advice to the Lovelorn By BEATRICE FAIRFAX Tired of Married Life Dear Miss Fairfax: I have been married 13 years and have three little girls. I tried very hard to make my marriage a success, to be a com panion and pal to my husband, but I found out that he had been unfaithful to me for years, • and about six years ago. he told me that he was tired of married life, and left us, witn no money except a little which he pays us through the court. 1 am terribly lonesome and sad, and the struggle of keep ing a home together for the children seems more than I can bear at times. Is ‘here any harm if I go out with someone else, as long as I don’t neglect my children? I wouldn’t think of marriage while my children are small, and besides, I am not divorced. My husband says he d-. esn’t care. Whenever I have been out with this gentleman, I have taken the children. It is >he only pleasure we have, and this gentleman is wonderful to in? children. DISAPPOINTED MOTHER. It would be 3 cold heart, in deed, that would seek to de prive you and the children of these little pleasure trips. You are wise, however, to take the children with you always. There could be no harm in seeing your friend occasional’./ in this way, hut I would advise you to be very discreet so as to give your husband no cause for a counter suit or action against you. Your life seems unhappy now hut, as your children grow and develop, you will forget the past ui your interest in them. Make them the companions and pals ’heir fath?-. failed to be. and you will find they will be enough to recompense you for all you have suffered. THE WASHINGTON TIMES BEAUTY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF ,j ■*■/'',A kl) * y j ( jif J /nW ffe $ q Mw \ ? WW Jk ■ -oA'-“■■■/1 M® MR?*®® V v'tlA'l' I ''-' S w MJRb a / "Beauty ittelf doth of ittelf persuade, The eyes of men without an Orator!" —Shakespeare. !« that what they mean when they say Beauty need not (peak? Beauty needs no brains to help her clear her way through the world? Beauty can bo “dumb” and yet devastate? Beauty just needs to look, and man reads in that look implications and dreams. By E. V. Shepard Sometimes the play of a hand appears so simple that we be come heedless. Half the hands played win or lose the best ob tainable results on the first trick, before every player has settled down to real business. This hand offers an illustra tion of this kind. A 9-7-6 2 V 9-5-3-2 ♦ S-2 7 AK-J-10 A Q-J-10-5 * A A-K 4$ Q J-8-6 a m V A-K A J-7-3 * " A A-Q-10-6 * 8 7 Z -I *AQ 95 4 A 8-4-3 V 10-7-4 4 K-9 5-4 A 6-3-2 B made a fourth hand open ing bid of 3-No Trumps. He evaded use of a demand bid; perhaps because he wanted to be the declarer; perhaps to score his 150 points for four aces at no-trumps. Nobody in terfered with the bid. The opening lead was Z's fourth best diamond. B won the trick with his 10. Hoping that later on some player might be obliged to lead a card of one or the other major juit, and clearing the way for such an event, B took two spade tricks and two heart tricks. Next he led a low club, which was cap tured by Y’s 10, and a diamond was led through the declarer, to be won by Z’s K. Back came a diamond, upon which A’s J and B’s Q fell together. B laid down his Ace of Clubs, followed by a smaller card, and Y won the third and last trick for his side. B scored game and one oyer-trick, receiving his partner’s congratulations upon good bidding and play. But he had mishandled the play on his first trick. He should have won twelve tricks, instead of ten. Instead of winning the first lead of diamonds with his 10. B should have won with his Q, so that dummy’s J would have be come a sure card of entry. B next should have taken his two Style Bulletin Chile has 2,900 miles of sea coast and 89 seaports, making it the only genuinely maritime nation in South America. Industries in Great Britain now employ a total of 3,474,- 170 women. This is an increase of 500,000 since 1923. — B*" Interesting Bridge Problem SHOPPING The Thrilling Story of a Reckless Modern Girl Whose Only Thought Is to Have a Good Time spade and two heart tricks, just as he played the hand. To make his small slam B next should have led his 10 of Diamonds towards the dummy. If Z won the trick with his K, B would have next put dummy in with a lead of his own 6 Diamonds A could then have won two Spade tricks and two Heart tricks, and the declarer would have ended play by taking one Club and one Dia mond trick. Players must be on the watch against blocking entry to dummy as B did. The hand given below was played at 4-Hearts doubled, and fulfilled its contract with- / > 12-2 S ▲ Tailored Kid Angora Dress For Classrooms and the Campus TA« Naftona/ Daily intelligences, and depths that the Beauty wots not of? It seems to be one of those facts that we cannot talk away nor get around. To be beautiful is all some women need to be to gain all that women value. But you can say SOME ugly duckling, for you can put your finger upon the name and under the lovely face of many a beauty, who had little to say for herself, and let LOVE say that little, with tragedy in black type writing the finis to her story. ♦ out being aided by an oppo nent's mistake. The opening lead was the K of Clubs. Be tween now and tomorrow see if you can make four odd. A K-Q-9-7 V 8 2 ♦ AQ-10-2 A 9-5-3 A 6-5-3-2 I V A 10-8-4 V 9 ass * A-Q-4-3 4 8-7-5 * ■ 4 6-4-3 A K-Q-J-10-7 2 * A M A A-J ♦ V K-J-10-7-6-5 4 K-J-9 A 6-2 (Copyright, 1931, King Features Syndicate', Inc.) * Some girls are glad and some are sad at the thought of going back to college. But when the day arrives, there’s always lots of excitement. Hailing class mates again, exchanging tales of holiday parties, boasting of new beaux and most thrilling of all—showing off your new clothes. It’s just like a fashion show when girls start trying on their vacation purchases. Go Shopping Now Practically everyone comes back with a few new dresses and a coat. You get so tired of . forever wearing the same things around the campus. And a Sat urday afternoon in town, or a week-end a home is always crammed with so many activi ties that’ there’s no time to really shop. And besides a col lege girl needs variety in her wardrobe, to buck up her spirits through that everlast.’sg middle term! Tailored Kid Angora Os all the dresses that we saw and knew would answer the purpose, we liked the one illustrated at the left above the best. It’s made of kid angora—just as smart a fabric as anyone could want for in formal wear. There’re two colors very cleverly combined. A bright color or white for the mannish little tailored collar, the buttons and belt buckle all matching the upper half of the sleeves and saddle shoulders. Then the rest of the dress and lower part of the sleeves are dark—either black or brown. Oh! We nearly forgot there was one in red. with white for the contrast in the For Back-to-College Clothes TUESDAY—DECEMBER 29—1931 Last Word In Style AN OUTSTANDING STYLE is the evening frock with the stif fened skirt. A frock of white net with embroidery in silver and blue is worn over a stiff white taffeta petticoat, set in wide hoops. CORAL CALLS all lovers of the beautiful and so it is being used more and more. A new and lovely choker necklace alter nates section of carved jade with carved coral beads and is completed by a carved coral plaque and rings of small coral beads. With Alice and Evelyn shoulders, etc., that was grand looking, too. And don’t think for a moment that we over looked a college allowance, in selecting this dress. It costs under $8! Sunburst Seams or Raccoon Collar? Because sport coats play such an important part in college life, we decided to find the best looking one in town. And you’ll see what we decided on, sketched down below. Perhaps the sun burst seaming all around the shoulders was the thing that bowled us over. Or it may have been the richness of the raccoon collar—that’s nicely set off from the neck to keep from rubbing, by the /Ay. Peg Pockets and Raglan Sleeves It’s a knockout coat, at any rate, in every single detail. The raglan-set sleeves have little vertical flaps, instead of cuffs, tapering toward the elbow. They’re trimmed with the simplest of buttons, which match the round buckle of the fabric belt. And the slanted pockets are flared in a peg-top manner. This coat is made of a light weight, chinchilla-like fabric— quite a change from our old campus friends, tweeds, and spongy wool and camels’ hair! There’s beige and blue and red and green ard tile to choose from. And the price is around S4O. For more information con cerning these garments, call or write The Washington Times Fashion Department, inclosing a self-addressed, stamped en velope. ■ Allowing one** face and manner to speak for themselves is not bad advice to any girl—even unbeautiful. There is a great deal of talk in the world, and the girl who does not do too much, seems to get along romantically, very, very well indeed! Let your eyes—and Love speak for you. He has boasted of, and boosted up, many a plain girl as well as the beauty. 4 —NELL BRINKLEY. Your Health and Diet There is no question that the ♦ energy of our nation comes largely from carbohydrate foods. We spend more than any other nation on sugar. Over a mil lion dollars a day for candy alone—s39o,ooo,ooo per annum. And $500,000,000 for soda water. As a matter of economy it is a very good way to obtain energy. If you had to live on sugar alone you could live for less than 12 cents a day. A pound of sugar furnishes 1,820 calories, and sugar costs about 7 cents a pound. Os course, no one could live very long on this—first, because the linked sweetness long drawn out would J® 11 i I P 1 I B J | K* j | A. • 12-28 _ V A Grand Colored Coat to Wear Now and All Through The Spring, Too! BY MAY CHRISTIE ‘ Drawn By Nell Brinkley By Logan Clendening. M. D. ■ be nauseating and, second, be cause without protein, vitamins and minerals, weakness and dis ease would set in. Carbohydrates should form a little more than half the entire diet. They should furnish about 1,600 of the 3,000 calories the average adult consumes in, a day. This means about 400 grams of carbohydrate, as against 200 grams of fat and protein together. In bulk the carbohydrate con taining foods are even more In preponderance since the vege tables and fruits must be classed as carbohydrate foods and they give most of the bulk to our diet. Commoner names for carbo hydrates are sugars and starches. The purest form of carbohydrate in the average diet is ordinary granulated sugar. Bread, crackers, cereals, are all predominantly carbohy drate, their flours containing from 60 to 80 per cent of that food element. Vegetables range from 5 per cent to 20 per cent carbohy drate: in reducing diets and diabetic diets the patient is usually given a list showing what vegetables are 5 per cent, what ones are 10 per cent, and what ones are 20 per cent. Among the 5 per cent ones are, asparagus, lettuce, tomatoes, sauerkraut. cauliflower and spinach; among the 10 per cent ones are squash, beets, carrots, onions and pansnips; among the 20 per cent ones are peas, corn, potatoes and beans. Interesting and Timely Facts Ireland has the fewest sui cides in proportion to the popu lation. “White beer” has been brewed in Berlin, Germany, for the ! past 250 years. This beverage, brewed in part from malted wheat with the bacteria of sour ! milk and with top fermenta tion, has a low alcoholic con tent and a refreshing acidity. Australia, according to the latest estimates, has 356 shoe factories, employing 18,783 un der normal conditions. During the year ended June 30, 1930, these factories produced 13.195,- 052 pairs of boots and shoes 1 and 3,335,907 pairs of slippers.