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International Friendship
Sinclair Lewis, novelist, believes that America and
x and must draw closer and closer together in the
dous years ahead o fus. But he believes that in order
to do it they will have to throw overboard "all this hands
across the sea nonsense.”
Friendship and co-operation between nations, he be
lieves, are hindered rather than helped by excess senti
mentalism. The propaganda which the international rela
tions societies hand out Mr. Lewis abruptly calls “slop”;
in its place he wants to see a little healthy realism.
Such realism, he says, would recognize the fact that
Americans do not like any number of things about Eng
lishmen, and that Englishmen do not like an equal num
ber of things about Americans. Those things being admit
ted, there would be room for the two nations to get to
gether on a firm basis.
In these remarks the novelist seems to have touched
on the one great obstacle in the way of international
friendship. It is failure to understand the nature of this
obstacle, or even to recognize its existence, that brings
a sour note into so many international adventures.
When two nations become allied in any great cause—
and generally that means an alliance in war—they start
o^t with a great chorus of cheers, many fine speeches and
a June glow of friendliness.
Then presently they discover that thing." aren't going
to he quite a.< faa rmonious as they had expected. Each side
finds that the of^er has its little peculiarities—and. for
that matter, its big qjies, too. The sentimentality gives
way to disillusionment*Generally an Ictive dislike follows.
There are records oX American mobs having stoned
French troops during our war for independence. Any
veteran of the A. E. F. can testify that by the time the
World War ended the A.E. F. and the French were mut
tering out of the corners of their mouths at one another.
Sailors from the American and British fleets fought one
another with vengeful enthusiasm whenever the occasion
offered.
That is the way such things usually vvtuk out. Mr.
Lewis idea is to take the unpleasantness in advance and
not to expect too much. It would open the way for much
sounder friendships.
Church People and Politics
Perhaps the most interesting commentary on the
Pennsylvania legislature’s refusal to pass a bill legalizing
Sunday afternoon outdoor sports was a remark made dur
ing the preliminary debates by State Senator Leon Prince,
who warned his colleagues “not to arouse the church peo
ple.”
“The church people on the whole are indifferent to
disinclined to concerted political action,” the Senator as
serted. “But there are enough of them to revolutionize the
political corruption, neglectful of their political duties and
state if they want to do it. Pass this bill and they will do
it.”
Whether passage of the act would have had that ef
fect may he open to question. Meanwhile, however, this
little comment is a thing which church leaders might well
afford to ponder over.
Scientists say that smiling babies are no more intell
igent than solem ones.
The I
Once Over
■t ■. L PHILLIPS
——J :
The Break in the Clouds
Farewell to all fears of depression!
You worry about it; I shant;
An uncle of mine is a foreman
In charge of a big pretzel plant!
Away with the mists and the fog
banks!
A turn now appears in my luck;
A nephew of mine is a salesman
Who's selling a swell beer truck.
My worries I'm certain are over—
My head vs so light that it floats;
For dad his a job with a fellow
Supplying white aprons and
coats.
No more am I scary and fretful—
I'm gay as a gull m the breeze;
For I have a brother who works for
a firm selling crackers and
cheese.
The future at last is quite cloudless
No longer I cry, 'All is lost!”
Two cousins of mine now have
contracts
To cover bar mirrors with "frost.”
I m cheered by the outlook so
sunny—
Mi s:ng is a gay Boop-a-doop;
For I’ve gone to work and I'm
sell mg
A very fme ivory 'scoop.”
IIow quickly my viewpoints been
brightened!
No longer I feel like a worm;
My sister, a bookkeeper able.
Is now with a cooperage firm.
I once thought the country was
finished.
But now it is clearly a darb!
I m courting a girlie whose lather
Is known as the King oi Bicarb!
A Prussian Stew
Hitler may yet promise the peo
ple a chicken in every Potsdam.
.
Somehow or other President
von HUiderburg acts like a man
who is tickled to death to be
rushed to the nearest exit.
• "
Zangara and the larger
Question
A dwartrd and shriveled wild-eyed
man
Gees shambling to the chair;
He's hurtled to a flaming death
As blue smoke fouls the air
Bui those who sold him toois of
death
May prosper everywhere
A scarecrow figure leaves s cell
And shuffles down an aisle:
Thf» bard him to seat of death
In swift arid legal style ..
Inside the pawn and sporting shops
The owners sit and smile.
A bitter, vicious cursing gnome
Stands m a blinding light:
His flesh is seared by leaping
flames
That scorch his soul In flight..
But they who handed him the gun
They feel that all is right.
Assassin, yes. a ruthless one.
Who'd slay all persons high.
And ca-ei not wh-;m he killed or
maimed.
He well deserved to die!
But what of us who deal in death
With all who wish to buy?
Christian Science
Lesson Subject
—m—mmmmmmmmmmrnmm
“Unreality” will be the subject
of the Lesson - Sermon In all
Churches of Christ, Scientist, Sun
day. April 2.
The Golden Text us from Jere
miah 2: "Thus saith the Lord.
What iniquity have your fathers
found in me, that they are gone
far from me, and have walked aft
er vanity, and are become vain? ”
Among the passages to be read
from the Bible w ill be the follow -
ing from Psalms 37; Rest in the
Lord, and wait patiently for him:
fret not thyself because of him
who prospereth in his way, because
of the man who bringeth wicked
devices to pass."
Tlie Lesson-Sermon wall also in
clude citations from the Christian
Science textbook by Mary Baker
Fddy, Science and Health with
Key to the Scriptures.” one of
which will be as follows <p. 71»:
i "Nothing is real and eternal—
i nothing is Spirit.—but God and
Hus idea. Evil has no reality. It
is neither person, place, nor thing,
but is simply a belief, an illusion
' of material sense ”
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IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
CHURCH
1218 Jefferson St.
Sunday Masses, at 5:30. 6:30, 7'30,
9 and 10 a. m.
The last Mass Is for the Sunday
Sunday School children followed by
a short Instruction and benediction.
Thursday evening at 7:30 Holy
Hour.
Mondays and Wednesdays at 4
p. m. doctrine class for children of
second and third communion.
Tuesdays and Fridays at 4 p. m.
doctrine t.’ass for first communion.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
days at 4 p. m. doctrine class for
children in the Ramireno
Confessions heard daily before
masses, Thursday evening after the
Holy Hour; Saturdays from 3 to 6:30
p. m. and from 7:30 to 9:30 p. m.i
also on the even and in the morn
ing of the First Friday of the
month
Weekday masses at 6 30, 7 and
7:30; on first Friday at 6. 7. and 7:30
o'clock.
Rev. Jose Rose, O. M I., Pastor.
sacked heart church
Sixth and Elizabeth
7 a m Low M -s short instruc
tion. Holy Communion.
9 a. m Christian Doctrine classes
for all the children.
10 a m High Mass, tort sermon,
special music.
7:30 p. t... Eve’-'ng services:
Rosary and Benediction
week at seven
Society Communion days: a *rst
Sunday of month. Children of
Mary; second Sunday. Holy Name
Society; third Sunday. Altar So
ciety: fo- th Sunday. Chrirt Cad
ets Be faithful and regular
Special services First Friday of
Maas; 7 30 p. m Holy Hour
Confessions are h*ard W-irday
Mass each morning during the
afternoon and evening from 4:30 to
6 and frem * 30 to 9. also every
morning before * iss.
A cordial welcome Is ex»ended bv
pastor and congregation to all
visitors and .comers to th city,
both Catholic and non-C&fhohc
You will not b* embarrassed >y in
effusive reception ormmifee. ut
we will quietly endeavor to make
you f“el at nome In your Fathers
House
Rev Paul A Lewis O M I..
Pas’or
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN f ill R(TI
Elizabeth at Palm Boulevard
Hours of worship 11 ho a m
and 7 45 p ni Dr Hugh Robertson '
will prccvch at both servtces. Spe
cial music by the chprus choir, j
Mr. J A Russ<n. musical director,
Mrs Edward Seabury, organist.
Sunday School 9 45 a. m.. S VV. |
McKcn/jc. supt. We have a mod
ern school with suitable classes and
departments for every age.
League Vespers t> 45 p m.
Woman s auxiliary business meet
ing Monday. 3:30 p. m. The ex
ecutive committee will meet at 2 30.
Junior League Tuesday. 4 00 p.
vu. Mrs. Ava Progaer. supt.
The Presbyterian-Men-otf - the -
Valley will meet at Mercedes Thurs
day. 7:30 p. m with Dr. Robert
Gribble of Austin as the speaker
lor the evening. Supi>er will be
served at 35c per plate.
The general public is cordially 1
invited to the services ol tins
church.
EMMET P DAY, Favor.

CHRISTIAN AM) >II>>IONAKY
ALLIANCE
Harrcda llall
221 S. E. Fli/.a belli Street
10 00 a. m Sunday sch ol.
11:00 a in. Morning worship.
7 45 p. m Evangelistic aerv*c».
Next Week
Tuesday, 7:45 p. in. — Prayer
meeting.
Thursday 7 45 p m —Young
People’s Service and Bible study.
Thr public is cordially invited
to attend all of these services.
Francis M Sander, pas*or.
OI K LADY Ol GUADAL1PE
CHURCH
Mass on Sundays at 6:30 and
8:30; on week-days at 6:30: on
holidays of obligation at 7:30 and
8
Catechism Class, on Sundavs pft
er the second .r.a. a.
Rosary’ and Benediction every
Sunday and Thursday at 7 3r d m
mass; on Saturdays and on the eve
of feast-da vs from 4 to * and from
6 30 to 8 o m
Serrodes O M I pastor
FIRST BAPTIST C III R< II
Sunday. April 2nd. 1933
9 40 Sunday School—W F. Col
lins. supt.
10:35 Morning worship- Organ
Prelude. Doxology, Invocation.
Gloria Pairi. Hymn. Announce
ments. Hvmn, Offertory, Anthem.
Pastor's Jiessage. Hymn, Benedic
tion. Organ Postlude.
6 45 Baptist Training Service—
Rev Jas. E Towle, director.
7.45 Evening worship — Hymn.
Prayer, Hymn, Introduction of new
Young People*' choir. Offertory.
Special Music Paster's Sermon on
The Bftfris of Prey Gen 11:11.
H'tutH. Benediction. Organ Post
lut.i.
Services Sunday will be featured
bj the bringing lr *the beginning*
o! materials for the crucible service
launched last Sunday. Old gold,
silver articles of all sorts will be
gratefully received Already a
genuine interest is being mani
fested At night the the new choir
composed of the young singers of
the church will fill the rhoir. You
will receive a sincere welcome at
all hours.
OSCAR LFF SMITH. Pastor
.MEXICAN METIIOniST ( III HI li
13th and Tvler
Sunday school at 9 30 a m Con
rado Leal. supt.
Enworth League at 10 45 a m.
Miss A. Gutierrez, president.
Thursday prayer meeting at 7:45
p m.
Monday Missionary Society at
7:45 p. m.
Friday choir practice at 8 p. m.
Mrs McCoy, director
Sunday e\ening service at 7:45
p m. preaching by a visiting min
ister
You are cordially invited to wor
ship with us. You will fel at home
F Rama*, pastor.
C ENTRAL C HRIST1AN < III RCH
4th on Lc\re
H. J Howard, pastor: Sherwood
Bishop. Bible school superintendent.
Bible school 9.45 a. m.
Communion and preaching ser
vice 11 a. m
Prelude. Gloria Pairi. Invocation.
Hymn. Scripture reading and
prayer, Announcements, Com
munion hymn aim communion ser
vice, Offertory.
Solo. Mrs. R. W. Suthermorc.
Sermon, revivals that revive, by
the pastor.
Hymn of invitation.
Postlude.
Junior, Intermediate, and Senior
enueavor meetings, 6:30 p. m.
Evening preaching service 7 45
p m., sermon subject, "Jesus as
a Preacher." A large chorus choir
ol young yieoplc and special music,
with illustrated song "Abide with
Me", will be added features of this
service.
ALL SAINTS CHIRCH
San Benito
Rev. W. Eteiett Johnson, Rectoi
Rectory 477 North Reagan Ave.
Telephone 269.
Sunday Services
Holy communion, 7:30 a. m.
Sunday School, 10 ... m.
Matins nd Sermon. 11 a. m.
Evensong and Lecture 7:30 p. m
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST
SCIENTIST
Corner Elizabeth and West Second
Streets
First Churcn ol Christ, Scientist |
of Brownsville Texas, ' oranen of ■
the Mather Church The First
Church ot Christ. Sncn.i~.. in
Boston. Massachur tta.
t 45 a
Subject; Unreality.
Sunday morning services at 1100
A Wednesday evening testimonial
meeting at ? nn o cliv k
Reading room In the Malt by
building on Levee and 12th treea.
open Iron) 11 a m. to 3 p. m daily
except Sunday and holidays.
(TII'RCH OF THE ADVENT
Holy Communion at 7:30 a. m.
Church School and Bible cln-s
9.30 a. m.
Morning player and sermon. 11 a
m.
Saints' Days, Holy communion, at
7.30 a m.
First Sunday in month. Holy
communion, li a m.
Rev. R. O. Mackint' ih, rector.
CENTRAL (IH RCH «»F CHRIST
12th and Washington Street
Sunday morning Biole Study at
10 a. m
Worship. 11 a m
Lord's supper at 11:45 a. m.
Evening service. 8 p. m.
Tuesday afternoon the Didies J
B.ble class meets at 3 o'clock.
Wednesday evenmg the Bible
Study and prayer service at 8.
CHURCH OF T1IF NAZARENE
San Benito
Sunday School. !) 45 a. m.
Preaching 11:00 a m.
N Y. P S 6 30. p m.
Preaching 7.30 p. m.
Midweek prayer service Wednes
lay evening’s.
Clll RCH OF TIIE NAZARENE
Fifteenth and Grant
9:45 a m Sunday school.
11:00 a m. Worship.
6:30 p m Senior and Junior N
f P A
7 30 p. m Preaching
Midweek prayer meetings Wed
nesdays at eight p m.
A hearty welcome awaits all.
O I Huddleston, pastor.
I.I’TIII R \N ( HI H( II
Services In the junior high school
auditorium at 3 p. m
Sunday school at 4 p m.
Rev. W. H. St rat man. pastor.
MEXIC AN BAPTIST
Between 1st and 2nd Adams
9 45 a. m —Sunday School
7:30 p m —Evening service.
Monday. 7 30 p. m.—Women's
Missionary Society.
Wednesday. 7:30 p m.—Evening
service.
Friday. 7 30 p. m.—Young men’?
society
George B Maxim, pastor.
Daily Health
_ Talk _
Wnenever material from the bile,
called bilirubin, gets into the blood
there follows a yellowish discolora
tion cf the skin. The skin, the
mucous membranes, and even the
whites of the eyes become
jaundiced.
There are, however, several dif- j
ferent types of conditions that can
cause the passage into the bio d
o_ this bile. F~r instance, an ob
struction may occur anywhere in
the bile ducts from the smallest
channels which develop in the
liver to the point a: which the bile
pours into the intestines. If the
obstruction is sufficient, the bile
is turned back and jaundice tol
lows.
The most frequent causes of sue if
i jaundice are stones which block
the tubes, but occasionally tumors
may form and block o‘f the ducts,
and in other instances there may
be serious infeeti n with inflam-j
mat ion aid swelling resulting in
obstruct ion
Associated with Jaundice, itching
of the skin is not infrequent. The
material is excreted in the urine.
! and as a result the urine has an
intense yellow color. Because the
bile is not as usual, oxnc'led with
the excretions fr.m the bowei.
these develop a cla\ color NTot in
frequently the entrance of the bile
substance itito the blood leads to
hemorrhages not only through in.
iurv to the walls of the smaller
blood vessels, but a’so because of
i its effects on the substances in the
h ood which are involved in clct
ting.
One form of jaundice, winch oc
' Qu< nth m children : *•.
m two to f2 wt eks it h • tx en
thought that tins is infectious but I
| fhr Pro f ls not certain. It seems
to come on about the same season j
of the year when colds in general
are frequent Hie condition does
not actually crour in epidemics it
frequently without fever, and
definite bacterial organisms have
not vet been found in the bile as
taken directly from the intestines I
at the point in which the bile Is
!toured into the intestines
Various types of p is ns which
tend to injure the liver as. for ex
amole. poison bv arsenic, phos
phorus chloroform, and cimh-ntv'n
are frequently s^-eiated with
’aunriice There are a’so eases in
which certain types of infection
• etuallv do smead thr ugh a com
munity. Much liver damage is fre- <
qtienf Such cases mieht well be!
AND WHAT DO APRIL JSHOWERS BRING
(7 Oi L
called Infectious ur epidemic jiun
dice.
One ol tlic mast e mmon types
ol bile in the blood is that which
n. -urs in tiny babies just after
birth. This usually tends to clear
up in a few days. There are. how
ever. other types of infection at
btrth associated with jaundice
which arc more likely to be serious
if not fatal.
•September Morn," famous paint
ing which shocked America 20
years ago, is reported missing Last
seen in Russia You’ll remember
it showed a lady bathing Probably
destroyed as counter-revolutionitfry
propaganda.
• • •
The 13th hardly can be consid
ered an unlucky day any longer,
since it was on March 13 that the
banks began to reopen.
• • •
To Franklin Roosevelt. April
showers bn—c new power*.
QmILoDQ ^§g«
HFl.IV HF.HF TODAY
When .MUT HIM. IfJFM
l(l)|.K ( tHI.tl.K ha* hern break
ing engageinrnt* with her In meet
IIKTTI KKMIAM* a aorlrty girl,
.hr tell* him their marriage la |
off. Janet i« 2d. pretty and *eere
t ary to IIHI 1 K HXMII.TOV ad
«rrll*ing manager of Btrrj Home
Magaalne.
shr mill love* Rolf nnd ennaot
forget him. JKKI'III'Y t.It\h'T,
young eng»oeer nb» live* nt Ike
*amr rooming hollar n* .Innet, ap- j
penr* one night In time to *ave
her pur»e from n holdup man.
.Innet heeotnen InlerrMed In the
y|U IM family, almoal drMltute.
J«-ff hi-',** provide food nnd eloth- |
log for *hein and letter they llnd a
Joh for l*\T MU IM. the father.
Jeff and Janet heroine elo*e
friend*. Hr a*k* her to help him
•eleet n g<*l for a girl and they
buy a piirne. l.ater Janet »ee* In
■tewapaprr headline* that Wolf ha*
eloped with Hetty Kendall. She
tell* Jeff about her broken en
gagement nnd «ii)ii *he will never
rnre for anyone elae. Jeff glvea
the purte, yihieh he had bought
for Janet, to a monographer. 1IO
FORKS < \l. \ IIA Si.
■ truer Hamilton leave* the mag
azine nnd. heennve of retreueh
■nrnt. there I* no Joh for Janet, j
lloweirr. Hamilton tell* hrr hla
•later. MRS. i l H I IS. noed* a Bo
rin I ikrt-rrfury nnd Janet aeeurea
the )t.h.
shr flnda her nr** **«»*•*
nnt nnd rnthcr lntrrr»lin*. Thm
nnr duja ahr Irarna Mra. < urtia la
llrffy Krndnll'a motlirr. Jnurt
frrla >hr ahould no n**u> bat has
no jilaor to no. Mir dri'Wra to re
main n« Ioiik »• Brtfy and Hall
■ rr oat of town.
llo«*n to** a at noon onr dny ohr
area Jrlf *»llh llolorra t alahan
and nollrra t’.at llolorra la rarry
inK tbr iiurkr abr brliird him
bay.
NOW C.O ON WITH THE «*TORT
CHAPTER XXVIII
JEFF was explaining, "Miss Cala
han works in our office, too."
Janet said, “1 Bee,” and then
when there was a pause added
something about the weather be
ing so pleasant.
"It's a swell day all right.” Do
lores Calahan put in. "lire, l hate
to think of spending all the rest ot
the afternoon in that stuffy old of
fnw! It’s a swell day hut we don’t
get to enjoy it. Just this little, tiny
lunch hour—”
“Oh. if you’re going to lunch I
mustn't keep you!” Janet said
quickly.
Jeff said. "Why—yes. It’s our
lunch hour. Why don't you come
along. Janet? We'd be awfully glad
to have you ”
“Thanks, tint I couldn’t. I've
some errands to do and then I'm
to meet Mrs. Curus." Sac told Miss
Calahan it was nice to have met
her. said good by to Jeff and hur
ried away.
Jeff and Dolores walked in si
lence for sever.* moments. Pres
ently the girl asked, “Is Miss Hill
a friend of yours?”
“Why, yea." Jeff answered •'She
used to live at the same place
where I live.”
Dolores said “Oh!* and her
bright red lip - set themselves In a
firm line. Jeff didn’t notice this. In
another moment they had reached
the store where photographic sup
plies were 6old.
An obliging clerk showed them
the cameras. Jeff selected one that
was compact and yet large enough.
He pointed out that it was simple
to operate and, for the price, a
good value.
Dolores said that she would take
it. “Mr. Grant.” she said as the
clerk moved away to wrap the pack
age, “Do w.u suppose maybe you
could come out to ray house some
time and tell Johnny all those
things about how the camera
works? I’ll try to hut I don’t know
if 1 can remember everything
Johnny's awfully smart and I’m
sure he'll catch on right away—"
• • •
IEFP smiled. “There’ll be a book
of instructions with the camera,”
he said. "They aiwaya send them.
But If Johnny has aay trouble I
might be able to help him."
“Oh. thank you! Say, that’s cer
tainly grand of you!” The girl
raised eyes filled with gratitude.
The clerk brought the package
just then. Dolores took it and
started for the door. "We’ll hare
to grab a couple of sandwiches at
the corner,” she said. “I don’t
dare to be late again this week. I
was late yesterday and ol’ Slocum
gave me the dickens!”
Nothing had been said about a
luncheon engagement but Jeff
found himself seated beside Dolores
on one of the high stools before
the soda fountain at the corner
drug store. The girl ordered a ham
salad sandwich and double choco
late sundae with nuts. She chat
tered in amusing fashion while she
ate and Jeff grinned more than
once at her sly comments on office
personalities.
When they had finished she
seemed quite willing for him to pay
the check and hurried ahead so
that she would not again incur
Miss Slocum's wrath.
That night Dolores recounted all
that had happened and been said
during the lunch hour to her
friend, Agnes Mallory.
"Gee!” Agnes said admiringly,
"you certainly are a slick one! I
don't see liow you think of all
those things!”
Dolores shifted a sheer chiffon
stocking deftly so that the seam
came exactly in the back. Then
she gave a little laugh. "I think
of lots of things.” she said. "Walt
till you see him! Say, is he
classy! ”
• • •
A T about the same time Jeff Grant
■ ^ was telephoning to Janet Hill.
"It's a nice evening,” he said. "I
wondered if you'd like to drive over
and see how the Sllvani family is
getting along?”
Janet hadn’t visited the Silv&nls
since she'd moved from the room
ing house. She had meant to but
tho first week had rushed past so
quickly and there had been so
many things to do in the little time
she had to herself that her reso
lutions had failed completely.
"Why, yes, I would,” she said.
Mrs. Curtis was away and she was
free for the evening.
"All right. It’ll take me about
20 minutes to drive out there, I
guess. Can you be ready by that
time?”
Janet said tnat i»ie couifl oe
ready. It was exactly 25 minutes
later that the doorbell rang. Janet
answered and found Jeff waiting.
She said. “Good evening.” and
there was something so stiff and
formal about the way she said it
that the young man eyed her
quickly.
What was the matter? He wasn't
sure even when they were settled
in the roadster and he had the en
gine started again. Something was
wrong, though.
He asked about what she had
been doing and her answers came
in the same cool, formal tones. He
said that her room at Mrs. Sny
der's was still vacant, that the
landlady had been having a go<<d
deal of trouble with her ncuriti*
and that Hattie, the matd, had been
replaced by another girl whe
seemed to have great difficulty Ic
remembering to bring around deal
towels.
He didn't mention meeting Janet
at noon. As a matter of fact. Jefl
had forgotten about it but to Janei
; the omission was significant.
1 She stole a quick glance at him
To think that Jeff could care foi
such a cheap, obvious little creatun
• aa that girl! So she was the typ<
he admired, the girl for whom the
selection of a gift was bo import
ant!
Janet assured herself that it was
not jealousy she felt. Of course it
was nothing like that. She
wouldn’t for the world have him
think that she cared or was even
Interested.
And so the evening was some
what of a failure. Mrs. Silvan! and
the two children were well and
happy and delighted to see their
guests. Jeff and Janet stayed for
three-quarters of an hour while
Rosie talked about the squirrel she
had seen in the park and Tommy
showed Jeff the new puzzle he was
working on. Mrs. Silvani had
been sewing and she sat by the
lamp, making buttonholes while
she talked. It was a pleasant
enough visit but after Janet Cbd
Jeff had said good by and gone
bark to ;he car the coolness they
had felt before persisted.
• • •
TN a few more nights the moon
would be a complete golden
sphere. It shown down brightly
and a warm breeze was blowing.
There was time enough for a drive
through one of the parks or ont on
the hill road. Jeff looked at Janet
and then his face set determinedly.
All right If she didn’t want to
talk to him she didn't have tot
Maybe it was because she was liv
ing out on the west side now, be*
cause she rode around in a limou
sine and knew a lot of rich people
that she had become so changed.
This was a new Idea and because
of it Jeff drove with his eyes
straight ahead on the road. When
Janet spoke he answered with
monosyllables and when the road
■ ster drew up before the brick house
he said good night and drove away
quickly.
Yes, In spite of the bright moon-1
light and in spite of the warm *4
breeze it was an evening that, on f
the whole, was a failure. '
The sky was clouded over next
morning and then for three suc
cessive days It rained. The first
day Mrs. Curtis was caught In a
shower and came home to sneese
and complain of a head cold. A
little later she developed a fever
and Janet telephoned for Doctor
Roberts.
The doctor ordered his patient
to bed, said her aliment was grippe
and that she must take the best of
care of herself. There was a great
deal of grippe around, he said, and
some of it was serious. Doctor
Roberts wrote out a prescription to
be delivered later, told Mrs. Curtis
to be careful of her diet and drink
a groat deal of fruit ]ulce. He
promised to look In next day and
then departed.
so to Janet s duties as secretary
were added those of nurse. The
shades in the big front bedroom
were lowered. Janet sat near the
bed and saw that Mrs. Curtis bed
her medicine at the right time. She
brought hot pads and removed
them and rearranged pillows to
make them more comfortable.
It was on the second day of this
regime that the maid, arriving
with Mrs. Curtis* luncheon tray,
handed Janet several letters.
“The postman Just came," Lucy
explained.
Janet glanced at the letters. Two
of them were bills and another was
on club stationary. The fourth was
undoubtedly personal and abe
handed It to Mrs, Curtis.
The woman looked at the env»
lope, recognised the bandwriting
and exclaimed with a little cry of
• pleasure. “Oh. its from Betty!
, : Read it to me. will you. Mies Hill?"
11 (To Be Continued) I

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