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EalaSlMit t lai) 4 I K(4 \% m U*U> Newspaper
by Jeaae a Wheels#
4 M 3TEIM . Publisher
RALPH L. BUELL . Editor
Rufcllshed *ver> afternooo «except Saturday> and
Sunday morning Entered u second-rians matter ta
the Puatolhce. Brownsville rexes.
THE BKOWKSVILU HERALD
PUBLISHING COMPANY
1209 Adame St. Brownsville Texas
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use of for publication o! all news dispatches credited
to It or not otherwise credited in this paper, end
also the local news published herein
tun UAH.Y mass tssuoa
National M«wu*ui| Htsnunuuti
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Lw Angelas. C«UI„ 101S New Or pnturn tnag.
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St Louis Mo.. 50b Stai Bids,
Sac Francisco. Calif, 155 Saaaoms e»t.
kCBslHIFi ION BAILS
By causer—lu Brownsville aim all Rio Qiaude Valley cities
18c a week; 75c s month
By Mail—lu The Rto Qraude Valley, ta advance: one year.
•7 00; sis mouthy $9.14; 3 month* S3
By Mali—Outside of the Rio Qrsnat Valleys iw par
mouth; |B00 per year. S mouths. 41 40
_Monday, February 11, 1935
CALIFORNIA SELLS ORANGES
Yen, C alifornia .sells oranges, ami one of
the reasons for the sale of California
oranges lies on our desk as we write these
Lne»— a most attractively gotten up broad
side in three colors, printed on expensive
book paper and addressed to the trade of
the United States, Reprinted in this
broadside are the advertisements that are
being spread the country over, crying out
the fame of Sunkist oranges, and calling
on people of the nation to eat Sunkist
oranges for food and for health.
On the inside first cover page we find
these captions:
‘\H1 MILLION Magazine Advertisements.
“16 MILLION Daily Car Card Adver
tisements.
“7 MILLION Daily Outdoor Audience.*
“Powerful Advertising to Sell More
SUNKIST Seedless Navel Oranges."
And by further perusal we find that
this season of 1934-1935 will bring the
total Sunkist advertising expenditure well
past the $21,000,000 mark.
We look the broadside over and find
must attractive reproductions of Sunkist
newspaper and magazine advertisements,
pictures of attractive reproductions of
Sunkist newspaper and magazine adver
tisements, pictures of attractive Sunkist
billboards, reprints of attractive Sunkist
dealer window displays and cuts for in
sertion in retail newspaper advertisement*
of grocery stores.
We find all sorts of dealer helps out
lined, for jobber, retailer and wholesaler
alike. We find suggestion after sugges
tion for increasing sales of Sunkist oranges,
rales arguments and hints without end.
We even see reproduced a window of a
Houston, Texas, grocery store, in which
Sunkist Red Hall oranges are the object
of resistance, which window sold 70 box
es of Red Ball oranges in 5 days, right
under the very nose of Rio Grande Valley
orange competition.
And then we start to wondering vvhat
our Valley shippers and growers can be
thinking of—if they really believe they
can build up the citrus fruit industry of
the Valley in face of competition like this!
We wonder if they realize that after all,
it’s the retailer and the jobber who push
the sales of any commodity, and that if
the retailer and the jobber are given
proper help, sales follow.
Further do we wonder how many of our
Valley shippers and growers are familiar
with the procedure of their competitors,
how many know just what California, for
instance, is doing to push the sales of Cali
fornia citrus fruit.
One thing sure, they may not know how
California does it, but they must know
this:
California Sells Oranges!
AUSTERITY BREAKS DOWN
We generally take it that the British
Parliament is the very home of parliamen
tary dignity. Other nations, including our
own, may send sons of the wild jackass to
represent them at their capltol; Britain has
an old tradition under which statesmen,
not politicians are elected, and the House
of Commons does not witness those wild
and uncouth scenes which make exciting
reading in other seats of government.
This conception, however, is rudely np
set by a reading of the recent flurry which
took place in the House of Commons when
a Labor member rose to relieve his mind
on the subject of Prime Minister MacDon
ald. Here are some of the things the man
said:
“He is a mountebank, lie should be
flung and horsewhipped from public life.
He would double-cross his own aunt. He
attained power on the pennies and half
pennies of the people and now he is rob
bing them. When he dies, he will be curs
ed by millions.”
Undignified and ill-considered as some of
our own congressional outbursts may be, it
is a long time since any congressman has
attacked the head of his government in
terms as wild as these.

I
People on Relief Get
More Balanced Diet
H> UK. MOKKIS U Ml lit I N
Editor. Join At) »f Ihe Ainiriun Medical Association.
and at H'*eu. the Health Magasine
People on relief are getting a better selection oj
the right kinds of food for their health than are
many of us who are tree to make up our own diets.
Thv basket.-, ot food distributed to the poor each
month generally contain not only the essential food
requirement a m the way 01 proteins, cai bo-hydrate*,
tats, mineral salts, and vitamins, but they also meet
the varying appetites of the different race* or groups
of people
Yet a study oi loud consumed m restaurants shows
that people buy less of meat, potatoes and heavy
foods, and incut: uf desserts.
Not only do people uu relief get a more wholesome
selection of food, but they get u according to their
tastes. Furthermore, the mother in each family is
urged to get as much extra fruit, vegetables. eges and
nulk as she can.
These are necessary tor gtowth aud repair uf tis
sue besides providing energy necessary to keep the
body at work.
• ft
In Illinois the relict commission has developed tour
standard dietaries planned tor seven in each fam
ily. Ttiese are divided into general, southern. Italian,
and Jewish classifications
k certain amount of spaghetti is included ui the
dietary for each group, bm macaroni appears only
in the Kalian and general diets, and is eliminated
from the southern and Jewish diets The Kalian
group also is allowed much more macaroni, as well
as vermicelli.
The general, southern, and Jewish diets include
two pounds of spaghetti a month whereas the Italian
list includes la pounds of spaghetti a month
The general diet provides quantities of navy beam,
which da not appear in the southern diet The
Jewish list eliminates pork and beans, but does have
a good allowance of lima beaus Moreover, the Jew
ish diet list includes four cans of sardines, to three
tn the Italian list, and two in the southern list.
In contrast to these allowances, the southern list
Includes tour pounds of salt pork Salt pork does
not appear at all on any of the other diet lists
Benefit to our nutrition comes not from the foods
that are listed or prescribed, or even what is in
cluded in the basket delivered at the door, but from
what is actually eaten. Money spent for food that is
not eaten is. of course pasted.
For this reason, it is necessary to consider the ap
petites of those to whom the food Is served.
SCOTT’S SCRAl'BOOK.By R. J. Scott
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The World j
At a Glance ■
BY IH6UK EKHEL
(Central Pres* Staff Writer»
NEW YOKK, Feb. U. - The fi
nancial district has taken the mea
sure ol the new congress.
I "Conservative," is the word. That
is. conservative lor these times.
But increasing debt and infla
tion still are hurdles.
m m m
Liberals
| Liberals are nune too happy.
They believe the conservative”
trend of the administration bode* no
I good.
I They see extremes coining to body
I blows because of it.
Liberals contend no lundameutal
problems are being settled—even the
nostrums tatich as the social security
{ proposals* are "too weak.”
II*
Radicals
Radicals are saying. We told you ;
so. Nothing can be accomplished ex- j
cept by a concentrated attack on
capitalism. There can be no com-;
1 promise."
Il«
I onservatlves
i Conaerv am ts are equally emphatic.
They would stop all the nonsense.”
and try to recapture the past.
They would balance the budget—
and end the depression through "nor
mal business recovery." I
• • •
World-Wide
Americans mistake if they believe ,
these varying thoughts are confined
|to the United stales.
Perusal of papers and dispatches
[from other countries disclose much
(ilie same trend of thought, many of
•the same expressions from diverse
elements
Canada, England. France all are
observ mg a conflict of opinions on
the |taih to ihe future.
In many other countr.es. no ex
pression oi thought, is permitted.
People may be thinking neverthe
less.
• m m
t uba
Cuba is one oi ihe nations where j
the will of the people evidently has
been thwarted - and the United
States is blamed.
One American group which has
made a study, asserts Cuba under
its present regime is drifting toward
a dictatorship - Plunging" would t
be a better word, since there Is cruel >
conflict. *
The United States is blamed be
cause when Cuba had a government
presumably chosen by the people, and
for the people, the United Stater
government made it impossible for
that government to remain. And the
old sort of dictatorship returned, un
der a new name.
j Dictatorships. It is charged, suit i
American financial interest?, who
1 have large stakes in Cuba.
• • •
Child Labor
What is the federal child labor
amendment, which state legislatures
are being asked to ratify and which
has aroused antagonism among some
employers? Here it is.
‘Seclion 1. The congress shall
have power to limit, regulate and
prohibit labor of persons under 18
years of age.
Section 2. The power of the tev
eral states is unimpaired by this ar
ticle except that the operatgm of
state laws shall be suspended to the
extent necessary to give effect to
legislation enacted by congress ”
Incidentally an amendment never
is defeated When three-fourth* of
the states vote to ratify it. no mat
ter how many years after the resolu-1
non has been submitted to the states,
then it becomes a part of tha const)
tilt inn
Escape* Notice
Among the newt, items escaping
notice is the fact that congress is
authoming Secretary of the Treas
ury Morgenthau to increase the
bonded inaebiedneas uu to 4a bidiona
—iT necessary. in other word* he
may go 50 tier cent higher than the
present peak o| 30 Widow-it the
credit ot the natiun will stand it
Monetary men considered that att«
other udiationary action.
Sally 5 Sallies
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News
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Ida new*, writ ten bj t group <4
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nsu pt Waaamgwn tad Naw
Tort Tbt. ooiumu u puouaaMi
oj Tht ttaraui a* • atwa faa’ura
Opinion* ttprataad art moaa <4
td« wrltara as individual* tod
•douid ooi oc lotarpraud m ra*
Hacting iha adltortt) policy at Ul*
vawapapa*
WASHINGTON
By Ira Bennett
Sapping — Breakdown ot dopes
and plana ha* brought the American
Federation of Labor to a crisis- It
ha* tailed to capture control ot la
bor. Thu (allure ha* canned It to
mum out is dictating term* to the
government and industry, Intern
al pressure, personal rivalries, check
mate* by industry and now the re
fusal of the government to regard
the AFL as kingpin of labor are
combining to weaken the federation
and imperil tha position of it* rival
chieftains.
These fait* are now leaking out m
spite or efforts of federation lead
ers to make a showing of a united
front. The political and industrial
force* that oppose the aim* of the
federation are selling upon the evi
dences of its weakness to weaken it
still inure. If possible, before the
showdown on reenactment of the
new NBA.
• ee
Overplay — President William
Green miscalculated the situation
when he figured that through en
actment of Section 7A and discrim
inatory Interpretation of that section
m favor of the federation it would
increase its membership to 10,000,000
or even ia.000.000 For a time the
administration, including it* polUL
cal pilot, James A. Farley, believed
that Green was right.
When the failure of the federation
to gain strength at the expected
rate began to dawn upon it* leaders
and upon industrial and political
pilots, subtle changes occurred, all
detrimental to the federation. It*
leaders substituted bluff for actual
punch Industrial managers discov
ered that they dared make a stand,
in factories and iu court. NR A
chieftains refused to construe Sec
tion 7A as the federation demanded.
Slug> elections revealed that the
federation in some cases was over
stating its atrngth.
Ciaes — The time came for a
.showaown ou the automobile code
Alfred P Sloan. Jr, and Walter P
Chrysler advised President Roosevelt
that surrender to the demands of the
federation would be followed by the
shutting down of General Motors
and Chrysler factories on the fol
lowing Monday morning. Nothing in
the record warranted a decision by
the president m favor of the fed
eration. He extended the code. He
was advised to do so by Donald
Rich berg, on the showing of facts.
President Green and John L Lewis
work in harmony for the general
aims of the federation, but they are
at the same time deadly rivals for
the dictatorship. Lewis has grad
ually gained strength at Green's
expeuse. Lewis forced his way into
the executive committee and the
vice presidency although at present
he ie only twelfth in the line of 15
vice president* of the federation.
Green h 1 held on as an inheritor
of i he great system created by Sam
uel Gompen,. He now suffers loss
of prestige because of the failure of
the federation to gain membership
a* he predicted, and also because
politician* and industrialists have
tested opt his generalship and have
found gaps in his armor. They do
not have the fear of hun that they
had even six months ago.
Ominous — Both Green and Lewis
savagely attack Richberg for refus
ing to champion the federation’s
aims wherevrr they confliet with the
aims of industry. This attack is
not as dangerous as it would have
been a few months ago Richberg
seems to have sensed the futility of
certain federation aims before AFL
leaders realise clthat tjiey were head
ed for failure
The federation Is a powerful in*
stitution which has the instinct for
survival. It can stand a lot of hard
knocks without becoming demoraliz
ed. It* leaders announce that they
will organize the automobile and
steel workers on a big scale. They
clamor for the 30-hour week and for
prevailing wages to relief workers in
the forthcoming work-relief cam
paign. But ominous signs of dissen
sion in the inside are evident and
growing defiance of the federation
by politicians and industrial chief
tains foreshadows a battle royal over
Section 7A
Hiding — Politician* in congress
who make it their business to “etae
up" the strength of orianiaini vot
ing forces in their respective states
and districts are now recalling that
President Green made a show of
demanding from all candidates in
1834 t pledge that they would stand
by the AFL as the price of their
election Many candidates side
stepped and yet we elected. The
so-called “labor vote flailed to
materialise Wise old Samuel Gom
uAfi discovered year* ago that mem
bers of the AFT could not be regi
mented at the polls. Hi abandon
ed the idea of dictating to politicians
by threat* of a “labor vote" that
could not be delivered The scheme
for lormation of a labor party was
squelched by Gompers.
It was i mistake lor Green to
hold up the scarecrow'm I'M Some
of his rival* are now citina this ex
ample of false strategy as a reason
why he should lie unhorsgd They
are discovering among members of
congress a disposition to ignore the
demands of the federation The
young Turk* among she unions de
mand that Green shall listen tu
more aggressive men Put he is in
the saddle for the remainder of hi*
term end for good or ill his blind
of igadcrship will stamp the strategy
of ihc federation in the crucial
struggle that now looms up
• t •
. I tibbies — Administration leader*
are beginning to tuspact that aome
of the fires being sthrad up under
tending pieces or New Deal legisla
tion a;e stoked by uitcrecti not di
rectly affected
They are having a hard »»me put
ting a Unger an any movement suf
ficiently concrete to attack in the
omm but Uses have ••Mead UUle
YES—ISN’T IT?
—• so the
dOVfI«NMENT
KEEPS HANDl/MG
OUT MONEY UNTIL
evefcysuoy HAS
ENOUGH — IT’S
REAU.V Ha/FULLY
simple/
.,.U* s> «=‘»'r
CHART N<? S
Uungs of sufficient .significance to
put them on their guard. .
There are powerful lobbies at work
in Washington amply supplied with
funds which would Uke nothing bet
ter than to see President Roosevelt
forced to fight every step of the
way this session to get his major
bills over about as he ordered them.
This would serve to stave off other
legislation still in the offing tn which
those lobbies are vitally concerned.
♦ • i
iafeguard — Roosevelt lieutenant*
are confident that eventually the
I4.8i0.0oo,000 work-relief bill will
come out of the wringer with most
of the power the white house asked.
They are finding the job of whip
ping the necessary voles into line
luirder than usual. They anticipate
it will be a still tougher job to steer
the economic security measure
through to safe harbor.
A key Republican senator concedes
privately that FDR can get any bill I
of outstanding importance adopted
this session by making it a party is
sue- The white house has been try- I
tug to avoid this. It leaves some
thing for the opposition to shout j
about forevermore if everything
doesn't pan out as expected.
Meanwhile the Si senators whose
votes defeated the World Court are
being urged quietly to hold out for
a limitation of the president's public
works power to such subjects as
have been or may be approved by
congress The idea is that tliti
would safeguard th« m against pun
ishment — when the gravy is in»»a
ed — for their anti-World Court
vote*.
• • •
Notea — Ail observers agree thai
the gold-clau.se decision and lu
aftermath decide the fate of the Nt#
Deal . . . Congress give* sign* of f
desire to pick the economic securi
ty legislation to pieces and make II
over in separate bills ... A house
bloc will try to tack on the Towna
end scheme to the security legisla
tion . . . The bonus movement la
temporarily blocked — but tempo
rarily only .
BfcOI* tlLBK TODAY
SUK HE* OEM AO*. pr*l»» «■<
30, work* la • s»ia m***- ,£**
nnd her l»-Fe*r-*U h»ulg*r.
PHIL, HD«n «h*lr **'
'kSTKVV MS1KHI
work* in Ifct Mill Mk» «••• Jj
marry him ah* »»»a|i»»» W *•*«
Gale B*ee eh*'‘*»
ihruunh Ike In* «■< *• reecned
hr BMI/.S ASSuSTWQB* **bna*
lath**. aew d**d. hnllt the
Brian haa come home after two
year a tn Busts »• *»«•» «kf "ill
Gale disappear* before he learaa
k'i|V”v THSTtHKR, eanghfet
•f HtMif B'l TSSATf MBP. ■*»•»•»
mnuuB*f •* *he mill, schemes t*
r.pthaV. Brian Che .aha him
*• "lietp her »■ • »*■*•
ie OREO IIABMOh. a*
ta .lim nurace --u
uoMcli'inu* aaltor. Th* P>M
rrnllf nn pltrmpt *° Inveigle
Brian i# show her IIBCWB*
Brian aarret.
GO 0% WITH THE CTOB*
CHAPTER XXI
MRS oCONNOR tilled the lamp
shade so that the light fell on
lU« work in her lap. She took up
her needle and thread and reached
for a Urge brown button.
“So your father’s better this ere
ning,M she said to Gale, across th(
table. “Well. I’m glad to bear It
l„ ueen meanio* to ?et over an<1
aak bow be was gattin along. bu‘
this rheumatism In my legs been 6o
bad lately I haven't been out of the
house. 1 declare, if it isn't one
thing tt'v another!"
“Ym " Gala agreed “it does seem
that way. I m sorry about tba rbeu
luatistu. la there anything I could
dor
Mrs. O’Connor shook her head
-Nothin', dearie.- she said, "but
thanks tor offerin’ There a uotUIng
that eetue to do much i<M ,or
rUeumatistn hut eaylu your prayer*
—and sometimes the Lord eeeros tc
be listenln eleewhere I'»e bad
rheumatism o# and on for II years
uow and l guess l can stsnd
What makes me so tarnation mgo
l« that It bad to come right now
when 1 wanted to get tbte coat out
to Mary tor he» birthday. U • Sun
day-bar birthday. I WH* i»
hgve the eogt iniehed end eh*
needs tv, hut I don’t know when l'l!
he able to gel It out to bar-"
"Why cant * take ttr ante
asked
Mr*. O'Oonnor raised her eyes
"Could you?" shi Mbad "1 wour
let the children go •<* Iru,n
iiuuiu Mery lives clear out in Gate*
Center, you know *
"Bill that I5»t 1 could 1°
on the hue- I can do it. Mrs Q Ooo
uor I'll t»« glad to!"
-Now any. that's mighly nice af
you. II II woulda'l ha too much
trouble—"
“Listen »• you!" Gale said re
Koacbfully. "Tallin* about irou
4— Uttar «M yoM'st dung for u»:
I ll go *ur and take the coat to
Mgry Sundae afternoon. You II
have to tell ma «rbar« aha lira*
though Iff beau a long time since
Vft been In Gates Center " %
“If* the third house from the
garage," Mrs, O'Connor said. "A
mils gray mii. Tbat'i whara frank
works, you kiow-at the garage."
frank wag Mr*. Q'Cognor'f sou In
Igv and lUry'a buahaad- "tiutue
UwaaT she want on. "1 think they d
been a food deal hatter off—frank
and Mary a- If they’d nailed to gat
wnM11|« t«i i Viltm am w
And ret 1 don't know. He don't
make much but they aeem happy
Frank's awful good to Mary ana
she thinks there's nobody else Uke
him. This coat—*
e e e
CHE held up the garment. Inspect
^ ing It. It was a henvy brown
cloth with a lighter plaid collar
MI made It over.” she explained
“from one Mr*. Christie gava me
1 used to work for Mrs Christie
you know.”
-It s a lovely coat," Gale agreed
"And so warm Mary’H look nice
in that brown, too."
“Well, it’ll keep her warns That**
why I'in to anxious for bar to bare
it. She ne°da a warm coat. Mary
does. She can't stand oold
weather."
“I’ll come over and get the coat
<*s soou as we re through with din <
ner Sunday," Gala promised. "I
guess I'd better run along now. Uo
you know, Mrs. O’Connor, we bad
vegetable soup for dinner and
father said 'WeU. this te good soup
but it Isn’t up to that Mrs. O'Coo
nor makes1"
"Stuff and nonsense! Go along
with you "
“But It's true." Gale Insisted ”1
mess I'll have to gat you to taacb
me to cook "
“It's not much I could be teachio
\ou" Mrs. O'Connor measured a
length ol thread critically, broka It
i off, and moistened tbe end witk ber
, lips "But If tbere's ever anythtne
| you want and we ve got it you know
where to corns."
“1 certainly do!"
"And If you find you can’t gst
! out to Mary's on Sunday It'll he all
right. I’ll find some other way-"
“But I’m sure you won t need to
i Hell, this time I'm really going!"
She went through tbe door sod
j closed it behind her Mrs O’Coo
! nor held the brown button on the
coat and draw the nsedll through
Shea a good girl, Galt Bender
son is.” Mrs O Connor announced
to the empty room, "fibs s ons iO •
ti^Jhoo "
e • e
EARLY February brought a
change in weather When Gals
! stepped out of the bouse Saturday
morning the sun was shining and
the air was almost spring-like. Hi
'evening there were little pools of
water along the sidewalk where the
j ic« had melted and the ground was
waL
Next tuurulng the sky wu cloudy
jbt|| Hit air was still warm. Gale
had dluner on tbe table half an
hour aarller than usual- Utdr
putting dishes Into tbs hot. md»J
wgter. rubbing them with the dl»b
mop. aha hummed a Rule tuns 3h*
w«# glad she wgs going to Mary
Kiiorso’i tbii gfttroooo It would
, be e SO minute ride Into the coqn
| try. She was glad she could do
' something, too to help repay Mrs
O'Connor for all bar kiodoasaea
When Gale cam* into tbe Beta*
room presently, wearing bev coat
and bet. Tom Henderson was sit
ting in bit favorita chair, looking
out on the gtreeu
Gale said. "I'm going to lake the
bus out io Gates Center now. I'm
Wei U he beck by i, gt tkt IglfaW"
Ton Henderson leaned lor ward
and peered up at the shy. “Better
get started." he advised. "Look*
like there might be a storm after
while.”
•Oh. I don’t think so. It’s been
like this all day.”
•Might be a storm Just tbo same,*
her father insisted. “Better take
your umbrella’*
Qale meant to. She went back to
her room to get the umbrella and
then thought of the kitchen door
and vent to see If it was fastened.
It was not until ebe was on the
bus 20 minutes later, riding along
Center Road, that she remembered
the umbrella agate. Gale didn't
think It mattered much that shed
left it. The sky looked clearer than
it had when she had left the bouse.
PRESENTLY the driver ceiled
* out. “Gates Center.” end Qale
stepped down to the street. There
was no pavement, only a beaten
path- Gates Center wee nothing
more thao a collection of a dozen
houses, two stores and n garage nt
the crossing of Center Road end
the state highway.
Gale found the Kilorens' tiny
home end Mary came to the door.
•'Wny, Gale Henderson!" she eg
claimed. "IVhere ever did vou come
from?"
“Hippy tiirihdayl I've brought
you something from your mother,
ibis btg box. She wauled to come
but her rheumatism s been iron*
bling her lately so ebe couldn't.
And here are some molasses oookiea
11 baked this morning. I thought
maybe you'd like them—”
Nothing would do out Gale mi|g«
come lo the oousc and nava a eup
o! tea. Mary slipped into the new
coat sad was delighted
It was later when Gate arose to
go. than she usd thought. Tba
i sky was darker now and a sharp
wind had risen. Marj came to
the door and called after eer, ”
“The 4: SO bus it the last until I
o clock * Mgybo rd b«tt«r com*
With you—"
Gale shook bar bead. Mt‘U make
| it all right.' aba called back, tad
set oU for the crossroads.
Almost as though by prear
ranged signal the storm hroka
then Wet gleet came dowg with
driving force, melting and slip
ping down inside Gate's collar.
The wind was cold and growing
colder. Gale bent her bead gnd
ran- The sleet stung her chceka
1 and blinded her. Once she slipped
and almost fell but ah* caught
her balance Just in time. It wge
-q dark now that she could
scarcely see the path.
8fc* ran on tad reached the
crossroads. brcaibUs#. There was
the big bus coming down the road. «,
ite headlights gleaming. Qale 4
stood atill. one band raised, and
heard the grinding noise ae the
driver put pn the brakes.
The bus halted, stopped. Sud
denly Gale gave a little err of dia»
may. She was or the wrong tide
of the Intersection. She ran for
ward. signaling to the driver to
wait. b’4< •Tidtently he did not ace
her There wee another grinding
sound, a snort %ud the bos was
on fti way.
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