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By Margaret Songster Obleasa Tribune-H« Tort; 1»«* Syndicate. toe. Copyright: ISM: Margaret B. Bangster IN TWO PARTS—PART ONE MARCIA BLAKE WAS THE PERFECT HOUSEKEEPER, THE PERFECT STYLIST, THE PERFECTLY DRESSED BUSINESS WOMAN . . . SO SHE SIMPLY COULDN'T UN DEBSTAND WHY KARL LOGAN, WHO TOOK HER EVERYWHERE, DIDN'T PROPOSE. "But I don't believe in love at first sight," Marcia told herself. She said The BIG 3 m liquor Values The world's largest distillery offers you these three qual ity liquors in a class by thomsolvos at thoir prices: SWEEP SIRKES .BLENDED WHISK 125 Si ■ loirtt $ (3/4 quart! , hi ca lublacl to cNcee* IST*] S-S?' Purs and smooth—tho favorite of millions I IHURIIER DISTILLED * > * r BIB 115 I «« ■ kOTTlE 7 V' ; % <3/4 quart) Prit« A »«b)ett to Ê* chor»« •ÜÄ -W An excellent mixer for all gin drinks. PRTRICIHR STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKY * i 25 toms (4/3 eeert) ®*9 Uncut, unblended, a 100% straight whisky. Distilled amd betHed by CONTINENTAL DISTILLING CORPORATION, Philadulphia the Hours IHREESI DISTILLERY at au tiAit iiouos notes aloud; "It's awfully nice to have you with us. Mr. Logan. I do hope you're going to Hire our city." The new advertising manager «at down on the edge of Marcia's orderly desk. There was something breezy and boyish about him—something crisp and fresh and fine. One wasn't conscious of the seasoning of gray that was sprln kled through his thick dark hair, one was conscious rather of bis engagi ng smile and the clean blue of his eyes. "I'm going to like your city very much Miss Blake," be said "I'm sure of that. I'm going to enjoy my connection with this outfit—If you're any samftie of the personnel. Ill be pretty much of nuisance to you, I fear, as the days go by, both in learning the secrets of the organization and the town." Marda tried to laugh naturally as she met his gaze. She told herself "This, sort of thing doesn't happen; especially, It does'nt to me. I'm bard boiled, I don't fall for men." Aloud she said; "On those times when you want help, Mr. Logan, or motherly advice, or the latest office dirt, you know where to come. You probably couldn't be a nui sance if you tried. Just ask me any thing." •Til begin," said Karl Logan, "by ask ing you to have dinner with me to night. I'm a stranger in a strange land and breaking bread alone is a rath«* grim business." Marcia answered; Tm not breaking very much bread nowadays—modem women go in for Melba toast without butter. As for being a stranger in a strange land, won't it be a problem to start cruising around right off looking for restaurants? I've a counter sug gestion—come up to my apartment and have dinner with me. We can sit in front of the fireplace after dinner and relax and get acquainted." "Fireplaces have a dreadful effect on me," said the new advertising man ager. "Say, I think that's a swell Idea, Miss Blake, but wont it be a lot of bother for you?" Marcia said; "I'm the best cook in the world, bar none, and my place runs like clockwork. I'm one of those busi ness women that believes efficiency should begin at home. No, it wont be any bother!" To her heart she murmured; "Stop making that absurd noise. Stop it — or he'll hear." The evening was eminently success ful Marcia, despite the late afternoon rush of work—why does a rush of work invariably come In the late afternoon —managed to achieve a finger wave and a manicure. She dldnt need either of them badly, but then Marcia never waited until she needed them, for such items as waves and manicures! She had phoned her apartment earlier In the day to order dinner for two—and Cora, her staid, perfect cafe au lait maid, had found short stemmed Talis man roses for the table. Marda, com ing in through the door, paused on the threshold to survey her domain. She Invariably paused in this way to drink in the immaculate serenity of the place. The books in their low shelves were always freshly dusted, the glass cur tains were always plump and correctly placed. The apartment couldn't have belonged to anyone but Marda—it was an accurate reflection of her poise and temperament. A cattish friend bad said once, while drinking tea in that apart ment: 'Tm forever hoping there'll be a crack in the ceiling or a chipped plate. Just as I'm always hoping to catch you, my dear, to down at the heels shoes. But no such luck!" Marda had met the remark with a bland Mona Lisa smile. It arasât neces sary to explain that—coming ss die had from a shanty Irish background—this apartment was as much a symbol as It was a home. It wasn't necessary to ex plain, to view of her mother's too well remembered calico wrappers, that her appearance was a holy rite and a creed. "I dont think that women should be unkempt, ever," she said simply. "If my work were sloppy I'd be on my ear to the gutter instead of stylist for a big house. If I kicked sloppy to the office, rd only be making half the salary—be lieve It or not—that I'm making. An different from me, and why should be different at home than I am during working hours?" The cattish friend had chuckled and "Walt until you're married, old dear. Marriage rumples a good many things." Marcia had answered oddly: "111 probably never get married." She hadn't met Karl then. It was at first sight, to the office, that Marda had fallen to love. But when she saw her guest for the second time—against the background of her treasured apartment—she knew that she was more than to levé, that she was away ahead of that. "I want to be with him all the time," she told herself wildly. Tm an Idiot." Karl Logan bad put on a dinner suit and to the lapel of his jacket be won some sort of a darkish flower that was purply Mue and made vivid reflections to his eyes. He dldnt look exactly hand MODERN WOMEN ioddrii]F i^QTTglr-A^Ttuirr^ frjfcfaar I Don'tBeadTMs lau iTdmk m she rt"» of IDE -tahdpoassr LT9IA L PIRKIAH'S «ECEIRME t the handsome t y pe but he fitted easily into Marcia's en vironment and that was more Impor tant to her than beauty. "This is a slick place," he Cora took his hat and topcoat and stick. "It's a perfect setting for you. Miss Blake. I'm tickled to death that you're entertaining me. Instead at the other way around. No restaurant could compete with this." "You haven't been anywhere yet, or seen anything," Marcia told him gayly. and was glad that she'd worn a gray green frock from the bouse of Chanel. Cora brought In the frosted shaker and thin wafers spread with an en ticing mixture of cream cheese end pimento and caviar, and after a while there was dinner. It was a man's din ner of broiled filet mignon and baked mountain squash and tender new Bum beans—with a salad of colorful vege tables and Roquefort (not crumbled, but in goodly chunks) with wee cream topped strawberry tarts. (Marcia'S tart hadn't any cream on It) and with cof fee served In lovely fragile cups In front of the glimmering hearth. TO Marcia the dinner was a dream meal. There was nothing concrete or substantial about It, even the lacked substance even the Roquefort was gossamer! She knew that she had talked constantly, but for the life of her she didn't know what she'd said. To Karl Logan, however, the food had reality. "Boy and man," he told Marda, "I haven't eaten so well for 20 years. How do you manage with this miraculous Cora to keep your figure?" His eye* al so added, "and such a figure." Marda only smiled. She was won dering what the rest of the office would as say If they know that she. who had al ways discouraged the more personal of Interoffice contacts, was falling for the new advertising head. She was wonder ing also how soon it would be decent to let Karl Logan kiss her. Never In the whole of her efficient, neat life had she wanted anything so desper ately as she wanted the pressure of bis Ups on hers. It was nearly a month later that Karl did kiss her at that—although by the end of the first week Marda was using every feminine weapon she had In her possession she was being prodigal with the most expensive of her perfume; she was spending reckless amounts for sheer chiffon stockings, and she was making every possible ex cuse for advertising conferences. She had Karl for dinner as often as three times a week—on at least two of the other evenings she went with him to theaters and night clubs. She wore his flowers, brazenly, to the office. She even bought an entirely superfluous trimmer Jacket because a saleswoman showing it, bad cooed, "Oh, It does suit modom. It makes modom look like a bride." And yet, despite all this, and a half hundred other subtle methods of in vitation — Karl Logan took his time about it and kissed her Just a month after the day of their meeting. It was on a drizzly evening, when they were working late and alone, when Marcia's wave and temper were both slightly relaxed. She had dipped her pen into an overcrowded Inkwell and the ink bad splashed and a drop had landed on her unsullied linen vestee and an other drop had splashed well y against her noee. And she said; "Oh, damn!" And Kart Logan bad leaned across her desk and kissed her. "And that," said he, "la that! It'D teach you not to use naughty words, my dear." Marcia's heart had ascended until It made a lump as painful as thyroid in her upper throat. She mid: "Why, Karl!" faintly and lifted her eyes—with the expression of a good puppy in them—to the man's down bent face. Obviously she bad expected an encore, but Kart Logan, a trifle more florid of complexion than usual, had laughed «mH said: "I'm sorry, Marc; forget it. It's just that you looked so cute with your nom smudged—I'm only human." Awkwardly Marda dabbed at the for gotten drop of ink. There had been something so warm and tremulous In the touch of Karl's mouth that her caul sang strange, exultant words. But even as the song grew came the realiza tion that he was back again at his page of proofs—talking advertising and lay out and sales resistance. And so the song died. She didn't ask him to dinner that I night despite the fact that she'd told Cora to get mutton chops, "just to case." She went home alone with such a fiuttery feeling to her tummy that she couldn't manage more than a cup of tea. And that night, although she eat with a book to her hand for over two hours, she dldnt read a wend she couldn't because Kart Logan's face kept getting between the page and her hand. Marcia's secretary said to Karl Lo gan's secretary: "Are we going to have to get to gether and buy a cut glass punch bowl for your boas and mine?" Karl Logan's secretary said: "You're asking me? But at least be Isn't two-timing—he hasn't any other The rest of the organization won dered, too, more or ieas discreetly They wondered, but they dldnt ask. for Kart Logan was too open about his meetings with Marda to be kidded, and Marda was too froaen at the mention of the name to be approached. Nobody to the organization wondered more, after the first three months, than Marcia did. She knew she and Karl had spent moat ot their free time together, be was now sending her cordials and scents and funny intimate little gifts, as well as flowers; and his brand of cigarettes filled her jade and m&rcaslto that light case. Besides this, Marcia knew Karl Logan liked her—that the Complete Your Toilet Fragrant and Refreshing 1 : SirWtWftr J.B. POINDEXTER GREETS ROOSEVELT '$m , 1 ;;V.V '-i. ÜIk'. . . ' ■ ' : i ■ •• ••: 1 I I JOSEPH E POINDEXTER The governor of the Hawaiian Is lands cruised a few days ago to the Kona coast, the first stopping place of President Roosevelt on his visit to the Pacific outpost Gov. Poindexter, formerly of Dillon, Mont, headed the welcoming dfltftiion. Governor Joseph Boyd Poindexter is the son of a California pioneer who became a rancher In Montana during the 'Ms. Son Joseph grew up, took to the law, went into politics, became a State Judge, according to a recent article in Time magasine. He was Montana's attorney general in 1917 when Woodrow Wilson made him a federal Judge In Hawaii. Be was a quiet man, some said stubborn. firm and courteous on the bench, not givra to expansive talk or large social entertainments. Hunting, fishing contract bridge were his only sporte and his only boast concerning fish ing; "The big ones never get away from me." Time magasine continues: "The Job of Governor of Hawaii was one of the big ones that did not get away from him. Yet he made no elaborate expedition for it After he retired from the bench in 1984, he practiced tow In Honolulu, became president of thing of an «■>*»* clvitarton. Neither the powerful Hawaiian Sugar Plant ers* association nor the local Demo cratic machine sponsored him for governor. Coolldge-Uke in disposi tion, and having little in common with Franklin Roosevelt save religion the Hawaii Bar association; (Episcopalian) and one personal "Judge" Poindexter won the Presi dent's approval became all group* admitted he was a good man, al though not their man. "Yean ago John Dominto, a ship master who made a fortune in the Pacific trade, built himself a fine white colonial mansion in what Is now the centre of Hsoolaiu. His half white son married Liliookatoni, last Hawaiian monarch, John Dominto' became lotonl Palace and hto daughter-in-law lived to It long af let she waa a great fat wahtae. In 1917, the ter titortol government bought Palace as a governor's mansion. It still stands, enlarged but little ehang There on March 1, "Judge" Poindexter was sworn in ao govern o r by hto Mend Justice Banks of the Hawaiian Supreme Court. There, with his daughter Helen. Governor Poindexter stood to Queen Ul's throne-room giving formal reception to all and sundry who tramped past L the statute of Ring through the governor's door. "Those who leaked for a New Deal Governor to begin with a flourish were disappointed. He did not even deliver an inaugural address. During hh first nine days la office, he al John H. Wilson (H Scoich-Irtoh, % Tahl eratle National ttaa, % Hawaiian), but no poUUcal appointment was mad«, not one single The Poindexter family Is a They located ia the Beaverhead eountry to the very early days, <*m in« from the * On became one of the great growing concerns of southern Mon dexter was secretary of state. Mrs. Cooney, wife of Gov. Frank Cooney. Is also a cousin, and Uncle Jehn Fatedexter served to the territorial tester et Washington, is related to to Dffloo. as the first to In Honolulu, Is serving as bort to the president of the United States. to his eyes, when they found her eyes, was completely spontaneous and unaf fected. But the light never reached the consuming flame stage, and Marda felt that, it was because Karl was actu ally fighting the conflagration. She bad moments of telling herself that they were close together to the office that they were at the tete-a-tete dinner uMe to her apartment, or at the theatre. or even on the toiwtimM be felt sure that there was acme real or fancied barrier that she eould not see, let alone cross. And yta Abe knew that Karl Logan liked her. Store his one unstudied warm kiss shs knew jHni he more than liked her. "After all, why shouldn't be?" she argued to herself on the defensive. T# attractive—darned If I'm not I And well and my house is lovely He will be miring me to marry him won— and It'll be a great break tor him tf be doe«. It lent every man who can walk Into a readymade home, with a good cook and the furniture bought and paid So «he argued when she was on the defensive. But there were other times. late at night, when Marcia's defenses crumbled and she told herself that there were millions of other girls, much younger and prettier and far more de sirable. As for a bouse and a cook and furniture—Karl could well afford to provide a new and complete set of them. And. at that, he'd only kissed her once. It was on the day when Marcia wore her new trimmer jacket Chat Karl Lo gan again kissed her. It was a dismal, depressing day, with a straight, sleety rain, and Marcia wore the jacket to bolster up her flagging spirit. With the jacket she wore a dress in a warm rosy shade of red wool and a tiny matching hat. She looked well and she knew it When she walked into her office and g Urn peed Karl Logan sitting in his easy chair reading a tabloid, she felt that he would know it too. He leaped to his feet at her entrance and stared at her. And then all at once she was in his anna and his Ups were against her Ups, and he was murmuring ; "Manda— my dearest dear!" It was a long moment before she disengaged herself, before she drew beck from his arms. She had a silly desire to say. "Aren't you ever going to ask me to marry you?" Instead she murmured, "This is so sudden, Mr. Logan!" and removed her small rosy hat and began to straighten her slightly tumbled hair. Karl Logan stood back, breathing hard, and watched her. When he finally spoke he said something apparently ir relevant ; "Your hair," he said, "is as smooth as ever. now. Marcia And I bet when you take off that cute jacket that you 11 be wearing an embroidered organdy collar and that It'll be as crisp as crisp Marda removed the jacket, laughing a shade shakily as she did so. "Right again, Sherlock Holmes," she said. "Organdy it is and as crisp as crisp." Karl Logan wasn't looking at her now. He bad walked over to the win dow and was staring down on the wet, gray traffic cluttered street. "You're a unique person, Marc," he said slowly. "I wonder if you realize how different you are from other wom en? When I think of you—and God knows (was there an undercurrent of real passion in his voice?) 1 think of you often, I always think of lovely shinglng things — without wrinkles de creases or spots. When you grow old Marc, you'll probably wear lavendar and point lace and white silk stockings. And you'll sit in a straight chair and knit Innumerable snowy white af ghans." glad that Karl wasn't watching her. She could control her voice, but she couldn't control the trembling of her chin, Heaven forbid t" said Marcia and was "And," continued Karl Logan, "your house is like you. I've about lived there this winter and I've never seen dust on a shelf or yesterday's news paper* lying about or ash trays with smelly cigaret ends to them or soiled dishes to the kitchenette. You're a miracle, Marcia, and what mortal man dares look up to miracles?" Marda took her courage to her two slim, perfectly groomed hands. "You didn't look up, my dear," she said, "you stooped down—quite far— when you kissed me-" Karl Logan shrugged as one who rids himself of a troublesome garment and turned from the window. "I was watting for you to come to, Marda," he «id to a pjssssntly con versational tone, "I wanted to get your reactions on that line we're going to put out next week. I've hired an extra copy writer and I'd like to put him to work on the promotion." Marda said: "Give me time to catch my breath, Karl, and open my mail In other words, come back to half an hour and well talk about reactions." (TO Be Continued) SEAL COATING ROAD Sttae highway crews started recently on the Job of seal coating the oiled road to Laurel, the division engineer an nounced. The project is being done to three sections. NEW FEDERAL BUILDING Proposals have been solicited for a site for Dillon's proposed new federal building. CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS — FILMS FINISHED FOB THOSE WHO LIKE OOOD pic ture*. 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