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Ljßgticlc Girl Autfior of ’DAD’S GIRL! ’JORETTA* and ’LOVE PREFERRED* CENTRAL PWeSS&6OCIATIpN, INC. toc*Dj;NiH rikar. Marcia Moyer, it t the cosmetic* da fMrtmttU of the largest store In M-.tchdTeld, ices firm the fob he amuse of her beably, kil through Mkr • bUity IM interest, advances Ip MV'T. fib* net go her tent her •atth the support of flte children, but dreamt of the day when she can lea re home, to tee the world and find romance. Ted b'tontOM, m young mechanic who giant to ha*e his own basinets some aoy. hot been id lore with Marcia all her life, but the does not think of led like that, though she is fond of htk~ The president of m Sew York cosmetics company, comes lo Mltchel field and noiiccs Marcia's tales meth od*. She is called lo the manager s office where ike merit Mercy On Unit, who asks her if the would like to t-mvcl and demonstrate their product* Oil over the country. It it her big orpor!unity to escape from the town Which no one know* exists crcegt the few thousand prop'- who live there. Mrs. Moyer reluctantly ''ousentt to the change far Marcia, and Ted Is grieicd to lose her, but Marcia makes joy'ul preparation* for her departure. Mari in dine* »t the hotel with OuMott oe'ore he return* to \ew York. Many parties ore gii'en in her honor. (Ms her last evening at home, Ted takes her out to Paradise Inn tor dinner and pleads with her not to go away. Me lakes her to her train the next eiening, h owner, and Irares her icith the memory of hi* first kiss in fare well. (VO* GO OS WITH TilK STOttY) ( HAITKK 10 IT WAS midnight when Mun l_ • boarded the train. The oar was lighted dimly, with prominent "Quiet’* placards In the vestibule corridors. Marcia was grateful to Ted for bay ing located her berth before he left her. It was all so new and strange, this very first time on a Pullman train. Long ago, when she was very ■mail, before the motor age. she had ThlO memories of going with her mother on the train to Springfield to visit her grandmother. Hut it had hot been a long ride and they had traveled in a dusty day coach on a local train that stopped at every sug gestion of a station and sometimes between, leisurely. There had been On elderly man who held his watch to her ear ond gave her peppermints, and a Isdy who held Davey and cried over him because he had red hair, Mbe the little hoy she hnd Just lost. Bince then. Marcia's comings and goings had been by motor highway, and those not fur distant. The porter had thrust her bags into the section liehind heavy green cur tains marked with the number eleven. Timidly. Marcia drew them apart and sat down on the edge of the berth, striving for composure. The etching ■train of two weeks resolved itself into panic, now that everything was over and done and she was started on her way into the unknown. Her hands trembled as she removed her bat and slipped it into the paper bag which the porter had left. She looked around her, taking inventory of the con veniences In this little cubicle that was to be her room for the night: a> hangar for her coat, one for her Mom. a net hammock swung across the windows to accommodate further articles. She twisted around and ex tracted her dressing case from l*e i ween the suit case and hat bos. id) *.f Which were piled onto the berth. Bhe wondered, anxiously. if she should try to dispose of the hags herself, or a«ik the porter to do it: and deckled on the laMer course, resolving 1 hat if. sM here destined to become an Lkhitaa' traveler, who would acquire •'iMo/rotd from the beginning. Her glance noted the bell between the vitirnwr. j.r.d she cate it a »..-.iid NO+ICK OF BALE OF REAJL ESTATE In I'nltrd Stmfw IMstriot Court blsWct Os North Carolina In the matter of S. R. Adams, > V « Bankrupt. Pursuant to an order made In the entitled matter, I will sell, by jpubUc auction, to the highest bidder, e>r cash, at the court house tndefson, N. C. at 12 o'clock, noon, on Tuesday, the 2nd day of February, 1932, the following described property: That certain tract of land in Saasa* ft-as* Fork township. Granville cottre*. ty. adjoining lands of S. R. Adams olh north. Mrs. Marion Taylor, C. G. Roy ster and S. V. Morton on the cast, W. H. Gregory on the south, and E. B. Tunstfll on the west, containing 706 acres 4 and known a*'the S. R. Adams Colenfun farm. Also three fourths of an acre in Townhvjlle. Vance county known as the Asa Williams tract, described as follows: Begin In road, opposite S. R Adams corner, run thence S 35 3-4 K. 300 chains to post, thence N. 6T K 2.04 chains to post thence 25 2-t W. 360 chain.% to stake, thenct- S «.'» W 204 chains to beginning, aee deed in book 98 page 374, Vance County. *the above property will be Bold fVec from encumbrance. I will al;*o sell at the same time the following real t-state. subject to life estate of S. R. Adams: Uhdfvided one half interest In Klm baJl and Adam?, 50x150, Townsville Undivided one half interest in Har grove «nd Adams. 50x150, Townsville. Obe.vacant lot, No. 8, Townsville. One .vacant lot. No. 9 Townsville. SC acres Willed to Olivia Collier for life. near Starkes Mill. Also the following personal property One saw mill (Stave mill), near Soudan 1© shares stock, northwestern Tele phone Co. 30 shares stock, Vance Fair Asso ciation. All book accounts, notes and chose* In ectkrn. This sale Is made subject to confir mation by the Court ten days after sale, without notice. Successful Ud der must deposit of his bid oo day of sale, and pay balance in cash upon delivery of deed. This SOth day of December 1931. T. S. KITTRELL. Trustee of 8. R. ADAMS, Bankrupt x , He long train whistled an J retrtJ on into tbe night. poke, half fearing that It would briny more dire results than the Inquiring porter. But It proved to be ail right. He came, shambling, and stowed her luggage beneath the berth. The dressing room was deserted Marcia's composure mounted as sbe cleansed her face with cold cream and changed to the black satin pa jamas with the wide gold sash and the little gold-lined bolero Jacket. Then she swayed down the narrow aisle through the ear to her berth. There was no Indication that there were other passenger* behind those swaying curtains except that a man’s pair of bright tan shoes protruded from beneath one, and a black pair from another. The train Wa* strangely silent as it roared on through the night, shrieking like a mad monster. Marcia crept in between the smooth, rightly tucked sheets, snapped off the tight at her bead and raised the win dow shade. The same silver creßcwt of moon, which bad hovered over Ted and her last night, greeted her with a friendly wink, where it hung just above the hortfcon. Was it only last night that she .had been wttb Ted at Paradise lhjn?)rtf course, ridiculous, it was'less than hour ago that Ted had kissed hef N standing right here in,«tris jvery aisle beside her. She frOt up per Ang<y* to touch her lips, tentatively, and found herself won dering why be had not attempted to kiss her before—last night, even. She turned on her side impatiently. There wa* no time now to dream about Ted. Here she was, rushing through the wight, on her way to t’hicago, from J where she Would begin her work 'under the district manager's super- Ivisfota. Memories of Ted were ob literated instantly. The first misgiv | mgs assailed her. What would these I :>eeple be like. /horn she must jpleaw? Hui-Doee 1 1 at. after all, she ! ’ouidn't tbt e-v-V i lii red of her? THE GUMPS —THAT liTTLEWORD , “THANKS’- OLD M*c OuVr CA.KTT I A- ia?} :j!j M N. , T'VdOAAM M&LP CrLAMCINtr AT AUVStAV* A fotsNVl_E/AAN " Ui'.\ J r> * v j MAYER- tiißt, - Mfc WA* MfcT U 6 TWQ TlAMS MAE I feiAA i tATS LV - THtFE IS fc!/v\ Yo .> ; ] ( * • die SISTER— It’* Worth a Try By LES FORGRAVE tOOVJ, BuOOV ; -SOHE PtACS ") TtteralE’« MOT MUCK HOPE OP EVER THEM VOO'D KMOVUTV4E. TRAMP 0V i , t. Me wv ■> in tV4»* to\wn There's a 1-ramP pinging him , but its <STo ee dad's coat, him monelt por vfJl/'ri see a man who i_oo*s y/AUKIK)’ ‘ROUND WITH - OADig \ JC»e WHEN VOU'(l'€ OUT To_k."£F »T HSU- 3E.LL . UNLESS- , -v, LIKE A TRAMP StkXj, OUT CQAT AWOTH HUNQfftEP .ki» V eV£ 1 A ~ ''N- <D,D=AR ! UNLESS \A& f ILL GE T .. I, \ AiOO ILL P.OK) OVERAVI' dOLLARC ON Ml'S . AM' HeJ YOCO kUCVJ f £ \ C iW MOMEvJ OONIOtEL S TAVCE. A LOO< AT <- |-]J DOGSN'T K.NONA) ( I IT AMY‘ / 'M TKE UIJIWG OP f AtJ’GETOOT | IT'TW HtS COAT. c~ ~ —y I rl!i'”ri ? iT* it, <r*\ uokere 1 / coat * right wcw'f / kuooa luce 3 y /' —... a. i. BENDERBOH DAILY DISPATCH. THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1932 Such questions Hashed through ncr mind in a taunting procession until she discovered that she wa* lying rigid and cotd and wide-eyed, hurled headlong Into space, it seemed to her. Where wrre all her allies that had served her faithfully in a greater crisis than this? Where were her confidence and courage, her pride and hope? Had they fled like traitors, or had she left them in Mitchelfleld behind her? Marcia smiled wunlv to heraetf in the darkness. The long train whistled and roared on. The wheel* seemed to remind her suddenly as they clicked over the rails In a violent burst of speed, “To see the world, to see the worldl” and a thrill of exulta tion possessed her. She could not sleep. The whirring wheels and her whirling thoughts moved fn unison, and her wide eyes starhd out Into the blurred, moving world. With no human sound around her, she felt Hku a minute particle of matter being propelled at terrific speed through dlitnltable spare, with a roaring ac companiment of sound. Only when the train stopped at long intervals did the human sounds mound hir assert themselves. Then, the deep breathing of g score of sleep ers fitlea the narrow car with an eerie rush of gonad. Interpolated by rasping 4ru> hacking noises. Marcia recoiled involuntarily at the too-inti mate prdximity. There wa* some thing a little repellent about it. Well, wasn’t this What she wanted —contact with the world and Itb peo ple? She waa getting just that, wasn’t she? She- Wondered how any one could sleep. eomfortoMr aa she was. From the darkened little nook, she peered but, watching the activity at the station where they were stop ping; tiro or three isolated people strolling on the pk.tfrrm, men haul ing ice for the water coolers, the train creW Inspecting snd oUtng, a switch engine clanging end puffing to and fro on the aexi tpack. IVr the bel). lantern signals, and they were rtish mg on their way again. Her thoughts leaped ahead, over the months that stretched before her. ShV kifew that they held more of work and anxiety than leimire and pleasure. But beyond that—the years that lay ahead, when she would have progressed and made herself inde pendent. Bhe would do that, she re solved. Her confidence returned and mounted. Her mind reviewed a famil iar train of thought, cherished vi sions. that were to become realities for her: Rome, the Eternal City; whopping fdr oriental treasures in the narrow, twisted at recta of Tunis; the cascades of Tivoli; dining at the Savoy GrlM in London, where one might sit near royalty, even; twiHght on Lake Como— • “Or to burst all links of habit. There to wander far away Orb from island unto Island. At the gateways of the day “ her rtilnd recalled those precipitate lines es Tennyson. Marcid did sleep, finally, for she awoke to find the sun glaring in her face from below the raised Window shade. Her first reaction wa* of fright. M'ftof was that terrible noise? Gould tho house be on fire? Then she waa fully awake, and remem bered. In a panic, she turned her wrist to look at her watch. Had she overslept? It was only six o’clock. Had her watch stopped? No. it seemed to he all right.- She relaxed a little and realized that she Was vert tired. The train was not due in Chi cago until eight o’clock. There waa plenty of time, yet. She dosed her eyes, and tried to compose her thoughts. When she went Into the dressing room at seven o’clock, the tiny spark was filled with women: women wash ing. brushing tbei- teeth, creaming their faces, combing their hair, dress ing. Older women, girls, young wom en. btarcla fled in panic. She couldn’t face them. The contact waa too Inti mate. She returned to her berth, hot not without being stared at by a series of men, whose sections Were made up, and who sat in their seat I', 1 ', fully dressed, even to their hats, as if to hasten their arrival at th-.r destination. They were gazing out the windows with bored expressions until a corner of their eyes saw Mar cia approaching. Then, expressions changed Instantly. Some turned to follow her with their gaze. Marcia wa* accustomed to being stared at bv Mltcbellteld. Sbe ignored that. But she flushed warmly with self-con sciousness now. In a cramped sitting posture, she managed to dress and brush her hair, using ths narrow panel of mirror be tween the window's. Then she slipped ent and sat in a corner of the sec tion across the aisle, watching ner vously outside. They were in the city now, crashing between rows of tene ments that lined the elevated tracks. The squalor and confusion Marcia. It was unbelievable that human beings liyed in such places. But they did, obviously. They seemed to be everywhere. In door ways, wlndaw* wobhly steps, and in alleys Black,. white and Indiffer ent varieties mixed. Again. Marcia experienced a wayc of revulslaa. Sbe had thought that her family was poor! Os course, not in poverty like a few families, who lived across the river In Mltcbelfleld. But they Wer* only a few shiftless ne’sr-do-wells who were of no consequence, and only attracted public attention and sympathy »t Thanksgiving, Christ mas and New Tear’s day, when they readily accepted the generous holiday baskets es food, toys and warm cloth ing from philanthropic hands. But Msn Were ea*ftiil Mocks of wretched looking souls here!' *• ;. < <j .'.Hi DID YOU KNOW? ■ - - By R. J. Scott Noiieis kellam ~ wTm A. 2‘2,'t MILE. NON-GTop SWIM /*2W2?* /yinn Wun/fi 4-fcOM CAIRO, ILL., To MEMPHIS, / / /Wt IW L—3X “f7*4 'TehN., BROKE AEI- KNOWN ( JO SWIMMIKJC, ECO r-io S FOP- / -£> / Avlnl/ ! Tj&l T*e Mississippi River. — J \ UflPMip ( -rIMF Qg HOuRC AMD -L5 MmUfEQ ’J TO ATS “TWE FIRST} /YAS MAM- HE SAY iTs A , Z ,ME 0 ,VE SEEN // G*OOD S><S»N WHEN THEM V W IN SETT.NG . ROUND HO\N COME? J\ "TK4 /V y j LOUD, ITS A Si<S»N : \\l /Tj 77r * ( Business has done turned JA \ \ A ANOTHER one OF THEM / S sßrf/V* r-J You HEAR SO / THE PROPRIETOR, of -THE CENTRAIJ HOTEL. NOTES A CHANGE FOR THE better in the business WORLD , S'