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CHAPTER I—Charming, wealthy Gabri
ella (Gay for short! Graham, engaged to
Todd Janeway, returns to a cabin in the
Maine woods accompanied by a friend. Kate
Oliver. The idea of a stay at the cabin oc
curred to her when she received a key to it
following the death of her godfather. Uncle
John Lawrence. The two girls notice im
mediately that someone has been, and prob
ably is, living in the cabin,
that Gay knows the identity
ous occupant.
chapter in—Before he leaves, John
tion—one more week.
CHAPTER VII—It is Christmas and Gay
is home in New York, awaiting John’s ar
rival for the holidays. She meets him at
the station, and they go to her home to be
met by Gay’s mother and step-father, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Cameron. John likes her
father, but is ill at ease in the presence of
Kitty Cameron. Gay’s mother is an unusual
woman. Frequently divorced, she remains
on friendly terms with her former hus
bands. She divorced them because she grew
bored by their company.
of the
the girls talk the
mystery man returns. Gay. surprisingly
enough, introduces the man to her. He is
John Houghton, a young doctor whom Gay I spairing gesture.
l.»^ ... ,___~r‘—
arriving at the cottage Gay discovered his
identity through an old monogrammed sweat
er. Immediately aggressive. Gay asks him
by what right he is in the cabin. His right,
she finds, is greater than her own. He, too,
possesses a key. but more than that, is heir
to it from his Uncle John. Gay’s godfather.
Gay is high handed with him, and he
states courteously that he will leave. Look
ing at him in the doorway, her old feelings
return. She knows that he is more neces
sary to her than is Todd Janeway, the man
she is to marry.
had known in ’previous*years. Soon after
.. blindly.”
for a walk. When he returns he finds «,v_... ,,
goes for a walk, wnen ne reiums tie nnu»
Gay sitting before the fireplace. They begin
talking on a more friendly basis, and she
night before Gay and
Kate are to return home to New York John
gets an urgent request to call at a nearby I
farm. Gay accompanies him while he cares
for the patient. Returning to the cabin at a
late hour, John stops the car. He tells Gay
that he loves her, and she admit* that he is
necessary to her happiness.
CHAPTER V—Meanwhile, worried by
their absence, Kate has called Todd Jane
way in New York. She knows that Gay and
John feel a strong attachment for each oth
er, and wants Todd to come to Maine where
he can talk to Gay. Todd arrives while
Kate is alone. She breaks the news to him.
Todd, warm hearted and generous. Is heart
lick but refuses to become melodramatic.
CHAPTER VI—Gay and John, who have
canoeing, return to the cabin, there to
find Todd. John leaves temporarily and
Gay tells Todd that she has fallen in love
•with John. Todd, understanding that it is un
avoidable. tells her he is still her best friend.
Gay realizes that Todd wiU always be her
friend, and that if she ever needs help she
has but to turn to him.
The girl in red interrupted with a
request for a cigarette. J™.
both irritated and relieved. He didn’t
want to talk of his work, especially,
but that was preferable to more
personal references. In the flurry of
providing the girl at his right with a
cigarette, he glanced toward the
group at the piano. Gay turned, as
he watched, started across the room
with Janice Howard. The others fol
“Jan and Rickey think they must
go,” Gay said, coming up to the
“You needn’t, Tory,” Janice How
ard said. “We can call a cab. But
if we’re to join the family festivi
ties tomorrow, steps must be taken
at once.”
“We must go too, Tommy.” Ellen
Janeway rose. “We’re meeting the
midnight train in from Chicago.
Francie and Ned are arriving, Gay.
Maybe we’ll see you in the country I hapS7 things" will "never" be as’ they
tomorrow'.’’ 1
“I want to see Francie and Ned.
Are they bringing the babies?”
“Oh, yes. We’re driving them out
to the country tonight. The roads
are fairly clear. Todd phoned—”
She stopped and her soft color deep
“We’re shoving off, Hal,
Wales said quickly. She rose and
shrugged into
“We’re going
our stockings,
bale of oats
good,” she added, linking her arm
through the arm of her fiance.
“Good-night, Gay. Good-night, Dr.
Houghton. We’ll see you Wednes
day evening.”
“Good-night, Dr. Houghton.” Jan
ice Howard extended a slender
hand. “It’s been pleasant to meet
“Good-night, everybody,”
said. “Merry Christmas,
He turned when she spoke, glanc
ing at her, looked out and down
through the w’indow again.
“Manhattan is an island, isn’t it?”
he said in a detached, distant voice.
“I’ve never been able to
But seeing w’ater down
“John—” Her breath
her throat. He looked so unapproach
able standing there with his back
to the room, in darkness, now, ex
cept for the blue and silver dazzle
of the Christmas tree, the restrained
glow of the birch-log fire. She
slipped her hand into the pocket
where his was thrust, laid her cheek
against his arm.
“It must be colder,” he said stead
ily. “The snow isn’t melting. See
it on the deck of that scow there un
der the light.”
“John—Darling—! I know what
you.’re.thinking. Don’t!”
I trembled, was stilled,
souenea. XOU re
asks him to reconsider his decision to leave. I ha whu
The next morning brings a different feeling,
and John decides to remain for his vaca-
I He did not touch
the white fur coat. I them. You were afraid they wouldn’t
home and hang up I accept me.”
Maybe you’ll get a I “I was afraid for you, not for
in yours, if you’re myself.”
“Is that true? Would you be con
tent to go away with me and never
see any of them again?”
“Yes, oh, yes!”
“You think so now. But in a lit
tle while, when being with me isn’t
a novelty any longer, when I’d be
at work and you’d have nothing to
amuse you—”
“You have no confidence in me.
of the
John was standing at one
long windows w’hen Gay came into
the drawing-room. She w’ent to him,
moving swiftly, noiselessly over the
rugs which Suki had replaced.
“What do you see?” she asked,
standing besidex him. “Are you
watching for Santa Claus? He
doesn’t come in a boat.”
“Oh Gay, no!” He made a de
“I’m trying to see
I this thing clearly. We can’t rush
“Can’t we be comfortable, at
least,” she said wearily.
He followed her to the davenport I Motion which extended*"far” back
before the fire, sat at a little dis- I through adolescence to her turbulent
1 childhood. She felt exactly as
had felt then, but she was too
tance from her.
“Cigarette?” she
“Thank you.” He struck a match I for tantrums now.
to light hers. As he bent toward her, I have no definite plans,”
I she saw that his expression had I -ajd ouietlv
her, though she
I wijjecj him to with all her strength.
I When his cigarette was lit, he sat
wonder,-- he said bitterly. “You’ve
carried me on your
evening and I’m a
“Don’t be an idiot,
“You watched me,
your friends, as though you were
“I was afraid.”
“That I’d do or say something
that would humiliate you?”
"No, John. That they would try to
I back against the upholstery. “I don’t
shoulders all
pretty heavy
you watched
I make you feel uncomfortable, an
A5-.J rr»„,4,4 TstUn famnnrarliv nna I v 1
outsider, someone who didn be
He turned to her, puzzled.
“Deliberately?” he asked.
She nodded.
“I sensed something of the sort.
“You can’t understand it, I sup
“I’m trying. I’ve been trying all
evening.” He crushed out his ciga
rette. “It’s the assurance that
wealth gives, I suppose,
friends of yours who were
here to-
I night—”
I “They can be loyal, too,”
a I quickly, more defensively than she I
'Tnhn 'felt I ^new- would have been loyalty I
1 to Todd if they’d been unpleasant I
to you, tonight.” I
“But what about you, and your I
cousin?” I
“He—I—” She was silent. I
“You broke the rules. It’s like a I
labor union, isn’t it? Only instead of I
skill in a trade you must have I
wealth to be admitted. Money. You I
must inherit it or marry it. I—” I
“Don’t speak that way of money,” I
she said, her voice sharpened by I
weariness, by a consciousness of the I
distance widening between them. I
“We’ve all lost a great deal and are I
likely to lose more.” I
“I’ve learned that. Your friend, I
she said
Connie Belmont, told me that her I
family are ‘practically paupers.’ I
“It seems so in comparison with I
what they’ve had. Mother, Robert, I
Dad—They feel that their world is I
changing, that in their life-time, per- I
have been. Oh, why do we talk of
it? They, my friends, who were here
tonight, aren’t important.” She
moved close to him and put her
hand in his. “We’re here together.
It’s Christmas Eve. 7
I Saia quieiiy. ....
tirea, he said I Aunt Flora looked at her in si
lence. Then, “You mean that you
prefer not to discuss them with us,”
His fingers closed around her hand
Tory but the pressure was negligent.
“They are important. You defend
Aunt Flora looked at her
in silence.
You still resent me. How can 11 essarily, be
convince you?” I Gabriella, I
“Forgive me, Gay. I’m sorry.” I Maine.”
His arms went around her. drew her I “John is
close to him. His lips followed the patiently. “That is, he hopes to be.
curve of her cheek to her lips. She
clung to him, conscious of a sort of
desperation in the embrace, more of
fear than of passion or tenderness.
Aunt Flora sat on the love-seat I lessly.
before the fire and Ernest, the foot-1 "I can hardly expect you not to
man, set a tray with the coffee serv-
ice on a table before her. Aunt I said. “You’ve been that since the
Gay glanced at Kate, seated in hc.d ^‘^tar
ing fox“™ei^’to continue She hadn’t long to wait. voice.” The dog was “Thomas Spot’’, full
“Have you changed your mind?” I "Well, Gay,” Aunt Flora said, as I “Such a sweet mouth,” Aunt Lucy I blooded Pitt-bull owned by Jack Stitt,
she asked steadily. “Are you trying I Ernest left the room. “I suppose I said. “I suppose that, sounds odd I owner of the Boston department
to tell me—?” Her voice faltered I you won’t mind telling us your I in speaking of a man,” she added, I 8tore jn Kenton. Stitt’s friendship
1 plans.” I as she expected to be con- I wjtb tbe anjma] began 13 years ago
u ., «cant in feneral Prac-tice "OW, but thi like thi, numb in thi6
Gay laid down her crumpled I that is a temporary arrangement.’!, ... ..
square of heavy damask as Burton. "And after that-” locality They h.de during the hea
at a signal from Aunt Flora, stepped “I really don’t know, Aunt Flora.” °f *be day, then about a p. m. start
behind her aunt’s chair. “But what are we to tell people?” their march. The fields do look as
The gentlemen rose as the ladies I A flush suffused Mrs. Von Steed-1 if they are moving. When the worms
left the table. Gay glanced at John, I ham’s handsome features and irri-1 approach a fence, as the army goes
standing very stiffly beside his chair I tation sharpened her voice. I on millions of worms remain hang
believe it. I at Aunt Flora s right. She smiled I “Must you tell them anything?” I
under the and his face brightened. She felt I “That’s what I say,” young Janet ing on Ie
I him w’atching her a little forlornly! broke in. “Why must you explain I *he raiders now are on the farm
caught ini as she, with her aunts and cousins, I what’s purely and simply Gay’s I of Mrs. Mary Tighe east of Ada.
followed Aunt Flora’s measured business, to a lot of old moss-backs County or state agricultural officials
steps out of the dining-room, as stud-1 who think Victoria is still the Queen I have been present daily directing
ied as when, wearing the traditional I of England. What does it matter I methols of COntrol. At present they
train and three feathers, she had! who Gay marries as long as it suits I o ,„ xU
walked along a strip of carpet which! her, that’s what I’d like to know?” I u a
led to a throne. I “Janet!” Aunt Lucy wailed help- I and molasses, scented with lemons.
ed and her glance, meeting Gay’s, he s swell,” Janet said Rllr nl
He looked at her then and she saw I twinkled with derisive humor. Aunt I 1 e 5tr0nS sUenl I Blirill
the unhappiness in his eyes. His I Flora had not invited Cousin Milli-I nt,.rid I
lies moved as thouch he meant to I I has a pleasant \oice. Muriel I Thirteen years of comradeship for
speak but no sound^ame. I cent and Cousin Grace’. tw0 eMerJy I lifte,He
eyes like broum pansies from I a man and hig dog ended Jast week
“John,” she said
quietly, “look at I and imP°verished spinsters o I con ®mP a it’sIm^rtant that a I with the canine receiving an impres
1O»» were, ordinarily, present at family I hand. I think it s important that a
Gay’s god-father, though I could
any, thank you.
“Really, Mother—” Margaret’s I cried despairingly.
flower blue eyes were reproachful. I “Tell them, as you have been
“Janet, dear,” Aunt Lucy said im- I telling me, that I am my mother’s
ploringly. daughter,” Gay said and, holding
ing a private practice anywhere.” bors.
younger women, Elsa Lancaster, I lifted. I truly sorry, as I have I Hiett, attendance officer for the! county, and Howard Langstaff, su
c?BkFl0rt’S d/Ugh\er’ t01 Z°h„t tVa°tr vou^L^ V* htap: I Hardin county schools, revealed. pervisor of District No. 1 of the
Steedham. her daugnter-in-law Mar-1 pened, but that you should have had I 2 .■ ... u i
garet Newland. Aunt Lucy’s married I to suffer for something which wasn’t I In reasons for absenCC Personal I conservation department, by H. L.
daughter, and Janet Graham, her I your fault.” I illness led the list with 7,001 pupils I V neeiock, chief uf the division of m
unmarried daughter, grouped them-1 Her aunt’s expression softened. I absent 24,559.5 days 214 pupils werelland lakes and parks of the conser
selves, respectfully or resentfully, I “Then you’ll understand that we I absent 942 days because of illness vation department.
around the room. Gay stood in thel don want to interfere, but to help I in the family 123 pupils were absent
curve of the small piano, resigning you," she said more gently. "We 691 days bwause of quarantine of
herself to the half hour of boredom I think it would bs wise for you to Iv on. v.
which was Aunt Flora’s tribute to I persuade Dr. Houghton to establish Itbeir ^omes» ^34 pupils were absent
tradition. I a practice in New York. He’s had I 355 da's because of deaths of rela
“Millicent and Grace were unable I excellent training, I understand, and I tives 14 pupils were absent 16 days
to be with us today.’* Aunt Flora’s I shows great promise. With the fam- I because of observation of special re-1 The Columbus Grove 4-H club will
diamonds flashed as she poured cof-l jjy influence behind him, he might I ligious holidays 966 pupils were ab-|b°ld it® annual livestock show on
fee into porcelain cups set in cases I go far I sent 2,796 days due to home worklAu^ 13’ k was announced last week,
of fihgreed silver. “Grace has a „He,s real]y very attractive” I caused by the absence of parents orlThe show wiH °Pen about 1 P- m- at
“The weather has been so change- Elsa Lancast®r’s bri*ht competent I guardians, and 2,492 pupils were ab- the farm of George Basinger on
gla?c CirCle’ sent 5,317 days for other causes, 106, three miles east of town,
able. Aunt Lucy
^air.a.u‘0«reTt KrV„r?Ur? socially as well as professionally.” rAr f’pfu Tmnrpcsivo UVer y orKanl“t,on
about the fire. Kate s eyebrow lift-1 .» Z I
doctor should have a pleasant «ve burial a plush-lmed casket.
Gay felt the sudden hush that fell I £a*c e nu. I in Tennessee where the dog was pur
upon the room, felt her aunts and I that a young rr.an with
cousins watching her, though no one, I that could be any of the things- cnaseu.
except Aunt Flora, who had asked I She faltered, flushing. Could be I
the question and young Janet, \’ih0 fiahishedhain some^nTu^n£e” shc
a mouth like I
admired her, looked at her directly. I nnisnea in some contusion. I
She felt a familiar resentment, an I "And being Dr. Lawrence’s neph- I rOUIia Dead 111 WOOdS
ew is an asset,” Aunt Flora said. I
“It isn’t as though he-s just some
she I body Gay happened to meet some- I
old where. After all, Dr. Lawrence was Adams, 61, of near Ridgeway, whose
she I ncver quite understand why David I home by a searching party, were held
was so fond of him,”
Gay looked at Kate, who was look- I jue to the heat and heart disease,
ing at her. As their glances met, I
Kate smiled. The smile widened I
into an encouraging grin. Gay I Ada P1CI11C Oil Allg. 21
“What’s so funny?” Elsa Lancas
ter asked.
“You are, all of you. I’m sorry.
Aunt Flora,” she added, seeing her
aunt’s face assume an offended ex
pression. “You’re talking about I Wednesday, August 21.
John exactly as you would speak I William McCafferty of Ada, who
of a servant you were considering I bas served in one capacity or an
engaging You’re right He has ex- I other for the entire 27 s bas
ceUent references, but he sn look- asked of actjve servic_
mg for a job./ I
she said with dignity which scorried I flusbing her cheeks, giving warmth with the North school as an economy!
irritation, though irritation prickled I to her voicef quickening her breath- I move following the resignation of I
n“\vhwVch^iiA Tnnri aclcpd I ^ng’ John here today be- I jobn Miller as principal of the North!
Why should she? Janet asked I cause I—we—want to show you all I
warmly. She was fifteen, tall and I deference and consideration. But I schoo‘- I
with the same awkward grace that I yOU aren’t going to arrange our lives I I
Gay herself had had at that age.
for us John will make his own
Janet was going to be the Graham I decisions and I will accept them.”
beauty of her decade, Gay thought, I she made a half-turn
amused and touched by her young I door. “And now if you
cousin’s eager partisanship. She had I me—”
bright brown curls that foamed over I Mrs. Von Steedham stayed her I Youth Administration employees in
her head, peach-colored skin, eyes I witH a peremptory gesture. “Some- I Ada last week. Approximately 80
as green and translucent as emer- I thing must be decided,” she said, I youths from
aids fringed with brown lashes I insistently. “We can’t go on like
rav I ST I boring communities were employed in
tipped with gold. Why should Gay I this, making excuses, trying to ex- I
hash over everything, if she doesn’t I piain—” She waited a moment, then, I dlfferent
shifts on the project.
want to? I mean, it's her business. I abandoning high-handed methods.
Good heavens!”
“What are we to tell people?” she
Aunt Flora’s glance moved from I her head very high, she went out of
Janet to Gay. There, see what an I the room.
influence you have, the glance said, I (To be continued) I Approximately $1,000 damage was I
but the words she spoke were more I I caused to the Methodist church in
Eet’rfe^i I conciuatins “Wre only trying to N()t From I Leipsic by a fire which resulted when
hel5 ?hern pre’ Er” S the building was struck by lightning
tend that it all hasn been very I Oil I’ tlPS Ilxo.iicj
painful and embarrassing, but the I /Cnntinnid from mm n I about 3 o clock Sunday afternoonJ*
thing to do now is to help you all we I (Continued from page 6)
can. There’s no doubt, of course, I 111 tbe Dayton Workhouse and work-1 stOrm.
that we can do a great deal to estab- I ing out a $50 fine and costs, all be-1 jbe bojt struck the belfry, setting
lish Dr. Houghton in New York. If I cause he stole an unused fire escape I aflre. The blaze spread rapidly to
people know that your father’s fam- I belonging to Mack Trent, of Kenton. I tbe rest of the building and firemen
rav'« I The stetl franicwork weighed aboutlwere considel.aHy hindered because
voice was steady, a little’remote. 50,° I’°.unds’ T"° th. flames were under the slate roof.
“I’m sorry to interrupt but you I released- I However, after only a short time, the
have been misinformed. John has I volunteer group extnguished it.
no intention of locating here.” I Army VV OTITIS NCHT
“Where, then?” Aunt Flora asked. A fir*
“Certainly he doesn’t intend to re- I xACia,
main in Maine. Any practice that
he might establish there would, nec- I When A. J. Lenhart, a carpenter
can’Tsee yo^ living I living AdB’ W driving to his| Joseph Losh, 23, of Ottawa, suf-
Army Worms Near
a scientist," Gay said ticed a field starting to walk, he facc, arms and body and a severe
■thought he’d better stop and investi-l iaceration on the head, when a 10,
He has’ no intention of establish-
“But I thought—” I Army worms were on the march!
Yes, he is assisting a Dr. Sar- I after an absence of 50 years ini
be obstinate, Gabriella, Aunt Flora I 9
Lucy, Uncle James’ wife, her fad-| day you were born, but I do expect
ing prettiness extinguished by wine- you to show us a little considera- Duri the la8t 8chool there
colored satm and the jewels she! tion. After all we ve gone through.” I -i» xi i
wore, sat in a chair at the opposite She paused. wcre 77-? PaPda/bsent for a total
side of tbe maffela. hearth. The I “I. kno"', Aunt Flora?’ Gay’^g eyes 24,676.5 days, the report of H. G.
“But have you never heard or 1 I
conduct?” I I
”1 think I’m conducting myseM| The Ada Board of Education has
very well.” Gay made an effort to I voted to close the South grade school I
control her temper, rising now, I building for a year, combining itll
toward the
will excuse
home one evening recently and no-l fered second degree burns about the
gate. He did, then called the neigh-1
34,676 School Absences
I Reported
Dog Gets Impressive
Burial Breaks Leg In Ball
viCtS impreSSlVC
Heat Attack Victim Is
body was found in a woods near his
last week. It was believed he died
The sun-burst of diamonds on Aunt I at tbe end tbis lear
Flora’s bosom glittered as she drew
herself erect. “I don’t see what
cause we’ve given you to take that
attitude, Gabriella. We’re merely
trying to help you.” I Peter RaPP’ 93-ycar-old Lynn I
“I appreciate your intentions,” I township farmer, made his semi-an-l
Gay said. “I know that it seems im-I nual visit to the Hardin county I
portant to you to whitewash a scan- I treasurer’s office to pay his last half I
dal. But John and I aren having I 1939 real estate taxes. Mr. Rapp is
Pays Taxes 70 Years
Livestock Show7 At
Columbus Grove
More than $200 in cash and mer-|Kalida’ are the incorporators. This
chandise prizes will be awarded atDr’° t°Kether with Barney Gerdeman
the 27th annual Farmers and Mer-|and Charles Veach of Kalida, were
chants picnic at Community Park on I recen^y elected temporarily to the
board of trustees.
believed to be Hardin county’s oldest!
“You have no sense of responsi- I taxpayer
bility toward your family. It’s only ______ at th treasurer’sl
to be expected, I suppose. Your nas appearer at tne treasurei si
motber I office twice annually for the past 701
“Leave Mother out of this, if you I years, he said. I
please. She, at least, has some re
spect for personal independence.” A(Ja
C]oses Qne School
I Sidewalks Bllilt III Adil I
A total or 30,000 square feet of
sidewalk was constructed by National
Ada Forest
and neigh­
Lightning Does $1,000
Damage To Church
during the height of an electrical
Man Burned In Tar
000-gallon tank-car of tar exploded
on a siding at Miller City last Wed
nesday night.
Losh had gone to the top of the
bell on the tank car and removed
the lid, apparently to measure the
contents. It was believed he put a
lighted lantern he was carrying down
into the car to see how much it con
Witnesses said there was a terrific
explosion and a sheet of fire went
into the air.
Cascade Park A Realty
Culminating 20 years of effort on
the part of Putnam county sports
men and officials, work will be start
ed Thursday on the establishment r»f
a state conservation park at Cascade
along the Auglaize river west of
Assurance that the work will be
started was given State Representa
tive Thomas F. McElroy of Putnam
According to elub members, the
Harold Render, son of Mr. and
Hrs. Fred Bender, former residents
of Columbus Grove, had the misfor
tune of breaking a left leg bone just
below the knee while playing kitten
ball in a game Tuesday at Colum
bus Grove.
The injury was received when
Bender was running to home plate
and collided with the catcher, Clyde
Pioneer Association
Fashioned to provide the impetus
for expansion throughout Putnam
county, articles of incorporation
have been filed with the secretary of
state by the Putnam county Pioneer
C. H. Huffman, of Vaughnsville,
J. B. Stauffer and L. P. Crawfis of
The permanent board will be se-
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Auto Crashes
Miss Marie Smith of Kalida was a
recent dinner guest in the home of
Charles Little but her entrance into
the home was a bit too auspicious to
suit the family.
As the woman attempted to turn
her car around in the street in front
of the Little home she lost control
of the vehicle and it plunged into
the house. When the impact of the
crash stalled the motor, the wall of
the house had been pushed onto the
kitchen table and all but the rear
wheels and a few’ inches of the car
body remained outside the house.
Business BoomingMn
in Putnam county
first six months of
it was during the
better the
year than
half of 1939, and was also ahead of
the State as a whole, according to
figures just released by Don H.
Ebright, Treasurer of State.
Sales Tax collections for the six
months’ period in Ohio amounted to
$24,472,873.70, or a gain of 10.4%,
while in Putnam county collections
were $40,036.21, a gain of $3,915.16,
or 10.8%.
Every Load Insured
Bluffton, Ohio
The light-draft Mc.Cor
mick-Deering All-Steel
Spreader is a profitable ma
chine that you can count on
for years of good work. It
unloads evenly. It is a large
capacity spreader. Extra
large diameter rear wheels
help make it pull easier.
Strong front end. Roomy,
comfortable seat.
Better let us show you why
you should buy a new McCor
C. F. Niswander
McCormick-Deering Dealer Bluffton, Ohio
Select 2 Magazines
McCall's Magazine------------ ----1 Yr.
American Boy---------------- 6 Mo.
American Girl----------------------- -8 Mo.
Parents’ Magazine---------------------6Mo.
Pathfinder (Weekly)
Modem Romances---
Silver Screen---
Sports Afield----------
Open Road (Boys)----
Science and Discovery..
Christian Herald-----
Woman’s World------
Household Magazine ....
_.l Yr.
„1 Yr.
_.l Yr.
».l Yr.
„.l Yr.
..6 Mo.
Woman’s World-------------------1 Yr.
Household Magazine------------- 1 Yr.
Home Arts Needlecraft. 1 Yr.
Pathfinder (Weekly) -26 Issues
Successful Farming--------------- 1 Yr.
Poultry Tribune------------------- 1 Yr.
American Fruit Grower----------- 1 Yr.
Capper’s Farmer------------------ lYr.
National Livestock Producer-----lYr.
Select 1 Magazine
Comfort (Incl. Good Stories).—lYr.
Farm Journal & Farmer’s Wife..lYr.
Mother’s Home Life--------------- lYr.
Plymouth Rock Monthly----------1 Yr.
Leghorn World 1 Yr.
American Poultry Journal------- lYr.
Breeder’s Gazette 1 Yr.
Renewals or extensions for
either newspaper or magazines
accepted in this offer.
_.2 Yr.
...2 Yr.
Select 2 Magazines
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your “5 Big Magazine Oflex.'
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