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A MEAL. T«n<l(t mut. w»nn,
rwtti. (irlu toils as it smelled. |j|.
dnfi'e Mat rills quivered.
It lu# bttn days since ihi had
bad s meaL Weak co(Te« made over
*b* ffrill . . . crackers . . . eanirad
beans . . . frankfurters . . . the Kind
•' food which could be Imutlit cheap,
that was filling
The* had tried to stretch their
nwtmes as far as they possibly would
S<t- The* had trumped the streets in
tbetr thin soled slippers searching;
for work, siiendinit their lam pennies
for carfaio Instead of nourishing
food. . .
It ail flashed through Lillian's
layered mind there as she stood In
tae doorway of the free employment
■a’oncy. It was like some :t«rtllng
'ii«ara, which while endured somehow
you Knew it was only a dream and
gvu would soon wake and 'augh.
No —this was reality, lallian bit
ber Up and turned her head with a
Jerk to keep thla pleasant-voiced,
bright-eyed young woman from In
terpreting her feeling.
Hu* the womans hand tightened
on Lillian's arm.
Lillian fell she could see her thin
silk underwear which had been
wwNd in the bathroom and hung
on the radiator to dry She felt that
ber bright eyes looked right down
l«lo ber heart and saw it ache.
She knew that this woman was
accustomed to aeelng girls like her.
in their high-heeled shoes and rum
pled suits ... too proud to ask for
Lillian bit her Up. She started to
turn and leave this wine p<-.soo
But the delicious smell of the
frankly cooked food u«i tempting.
I‘rtde pales before an empty stom
ach. . . .
Lillian turned and she tried not
t# listen to her own words. She
mat the bright e yea squarely.
"1 ■win accept a meal—gladly," said
The woman nodded. And Lillian
was thankful that the bright eyes
turned kindly from her then. Aq if
Uuy bad not seen the mist of grati
tude that yelled her own eyea
In tba large room, lined with long
tables. Lillian saw herself a hun
dred times. Saw her •agerne.-a,
Laura's anxiety. Eve's courage.
Girls with wistful eyea Girls with
impressed clot baa Girls with aid
samlea Girls with their chins out.
All hungry. Cut all with something
Ilka bravado in the way they hi Id
their thin shoulders, wore their out
of-date coats, their tilted little hats.
Thera was consolation In knowing
that at Hast their stomachs would
be filled, although their purses were
empty, when they left that room
"The emergency work bureau will
GAME WARDENS ARE
FAITHFUL ON JOBS
lioM on and I'irfomi Out lea. Despite
C'tifi In Salaries Forced By
Hally Dispatch limr.ii,
la the Sir Haller Hotel.
HV J. RtMKKH Vl«,l.
Kaleigh. April 6 In spite of sharp
reductions in salaries made necessary
by a drop in revenue collections from
flljtfim-i. why? '
Every gram goes through five
cleansing processes, before be
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UJZ REbECMABLE WITH
COUPONS i OCTAGON SOAP COUPONS
BIG SISTER ByLES FOR GRAY i
\ Vo “Sv-riSC. f \ fHtY Os/6-R A*
THE GUMP S l S THERE NO LIMIT TO THE MAN’S CLEVERNESS?
y' -fOU /C/o akS-MER S' l ' r ' t l»ieM/UAKI ll<>!< llilBllil6IIBi I
/ TO . \ l!ytU?cSS5 ( NAN\Eb PAT- / \
l MR. <*UM P“-< M THlt A I I ON* DAT Mg WAS. EMPLOYED f | VOU
\ HE't .l\ That ■ |\ 1 . j BY AN OLD LADY WHO LIV&Ct ] Uee sb
\ Mk V 'nie Y FUNNlEir U ‘ / l , I I »N TWE COUNTRY- AAIO A.Y TEA J'fJtUgL I
uae the fund of 3350,000 je provide
$3 a day Jobs." Lillian overheard one
"It will provide shelter and small
loans, too." said ber companion.
Three-doltar-a-day Jobs? Three
dollars a day—that would mean
eight hours' work.
Why. Lillian apent that for a
shampoo and wave. She spent more
lb%p that for a single pair or silk
stocklngsl Three dollars You could
no buy a matinee ticket, a close-up
•oe, for three dollars But yet here
was a gltl. well dressed, well spoken,
who spoke of a three rtollar-a-day
job with elationi
Lillian was seated between two so
ber looking girla Their eyes kept to
their food. And Lillian felt that they
tried not to eat too fast, a* If that
might convey to the others their
hunger. Lillian broke her seeded roll
slowly and passed the bow) of the
large soup spoon over the outer edge
of her plate carefully before bringing
it to her Ups.
She wished for 1-aura and Eve.
But she wondered ir they were too
proud to accept a free meal
A few months ago Laura and Eve
were self-supporting. self-reliant
business women of Manhattan. Their
spirits were more Independent than
l-ill an* Their pride was stubborn
- an i probably would prevent them,
ci>:n when they were hungry, from
acceptiug anything but a Job.
"Hut this la charftyl" Lillian al
most said II aloud. “I'm accepting
She was no leas grateful for the
warm, nourishing food after It re
lieved ber hunger, but the feeling
that she bent her pride to charity
"I said 1 could take care of my
self. I came away from home to
prove that," she condemned herself.
She had looked around nr the
friendly voiced woman who had ed
mitted her to the dining room. She
would thank ber—and tell her that
she never would accept charity again
. . . that she wea strong, young,
healthy. She could work. She »could
She would ear: "That's all charity
haa ever given me—one meal. That’s
all it aver will give me. I'll take
care of myself—and you may give
meals to girle who can't."
But she could not find the woman.
? abe stepped briskly out of the
building, pulling her coat about her
with an entirely different eir than
sho had when aba entered.
Standing on the corner thinking of
some way to go to ask for work
Lillian overheard a woman say: "She
said she wanted a Job. 1 told her
she could have a free typing course.
She said. “You've got your nerve of
fering a hungry gill a typing
Evidently the woman standing
: hunting licenses, game wardens of the
' State are continuing faithfully to car
ry on their duties. State Game War-
I den Chas. H. England said today.
Waren England asserted that their
l weekly reports and all information
J from their respective counties show
, they are fully as active as at previous
: "I want to compliment publicly the
[ spirit and loyalty of the wardens in
: not letting their duties slacken by the
necessary temporary cut in their pay."
j England said.
' "Another evidence of the good spirit
HENDERSON, (N. C.,) DAILY DISPATCH WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 1952 *
there in conversation was Another
•octal worker. Her reply was; “Our
workers eollclting Jobs report that
more apilciution than ever U needed
to persuade employers to give work."
Lillian took a deep breath. The de
termination abe lutd mustered from
the fresh, warm food began to
'She strolled along the street, try
ing < think. Her eyea rested on the
marked down dreseea in the wtn
dowa She wondered how any shop
could afford to aell a seventy-five dol
lar dress for twenty-five. But the
price tag on the chiffon velvet, with
a real lace yoke, stated such an of
Twenty-five dollars seemed a for
tune to Lillian them It should. She
only had twenty-five cental
Hut she trtAs not to think of that-
When she had bought the canned
bcana the night before for "the ban
quet” abe wouldn't allow l-aura and
Et e to know how much money aha
had left. She knew they hadn t
eaten all day and ahe feared they
wouldn’t even then had they known.
Her eyes fell on a sign In a bar
b shop window. “Manicurist
Wanted." It said.
"Manicuring In a men's barber
shop," thought Lillian. "I couldn't
Couldn't? The force that makes a
girl struggle In spite of herself dom
inated Lillian at that moment and
turned her steps Into the mirrored
and tiled haven of masculine epic.
Necessity l It has driven hundreds
of fresh, young girls into otftres.
stores, even as it drove Lillian into
that harber shop
Any girl who had been in the line
outside of an employment agency
window would have understood Lil
lian's smile aa aha approached the
oily-faced, half-bald. awari t» y
“It will pay you five dollars a
week—now you can take it or leave
It—" he said, wlih an air of Imtmr
Take It or leave it. That only had
seemed a slung phrase to Lillian un
Ambitious, eager, yearning to earn,
ao Lillian nodded her head to him >h«
coddled the hope that even her ioh
as murUcurist would some day lead
"Give me your hand." the hoss
said, reaching out his pudgy one. all
pink and crinkly from soaping men's
beards for shaving. "Yeah. I thought
so. You got hands Nice, little
hands. You will make good at tills
Job. You had experience, manicuring,
Lillian left her hand In his a min
ute. she was learning. She srphed.
| She said: "And being agreeable is
a big part of this joh. Isn't it, boss""
CIO RE COX TIXV ED'
in which the wardens have taken their
pay cut ia the fact that not one has
resigned on this account. On the other
hand, we have had offers from many
of them to take over increased work
to hiep through the strenuous period
in which we are placed in adminis
tering the game laws. Many of the
wardens are retaining their positions
at a personal sacrifice because of their
deep Interest in the work and this
commends them doubly as public
spirited citizens and officials.”
INTERESTING SPEAKERS TO
BE ON Y. 2*. C. A. PROGRAM
Chapel Hill, April 6. George A.
Sloan, president of tho Cotton Tex
tile Institute; Mrs. Lindsay Patter
son. prominent Winston-B u leni wo
man; Norman Thomas, Socilijpet can
didate for president in MB, and Flet
cher S. Brockman. Executive Secre
tary of the Committe eon the Pro
motion of Friendship between Amer
ica and the Far East, will spaak here
during the spring quarter under the
auspices of the University Y. M. C.
A., Secretary Harry F. Comer an
THb OLD HOME TOWN f,..-c.- By STANLEY
/WHAT IS THIS f > C ’ OT \ T *' ,
NATIONAL. , 0*
U-AU6H vmeekV. y. Ls vieUcowe tTW
v <lL_ |)r WE oto T c!/c
THe soy. dropped into town to cxaV
FOR AM eXH)BIT/ON (SAMP ON
y' ■ , WAY NORTH - XENOPHON MJEKKS, A
LOCAL. PRODUCT. IS STILU VSMTH
YQM KNOV. I ', -
f l EMTEIoe™
r f.r.vrtY.'' to.: ’ Iv Oi.ual Picss Asw-clalwn, lut. J OrroXC ftlSeO'/tfcED'THtBOC*
FOR RBNT APARTMENT ON
Gholson Avenue. Mrs. Good"
Cheatham, Phone 145. Wed-Sat. ts
FOR R*NT~ FIRST FLOOR FUR
nlahed four room apartment, pri
vwte bath, private front a«d rear en
trance, porches, garage. ISOOO p* r
month. Phene 111 or see Mrs
George J. Rowland. 5 ts
QUALITY JOB PRINTING AND
prompt service No job too amall.
Phone 262 now and our representa
tive will call immediately. Hender
son Printing House Wed-Frl. if
WANTED YOUNG MAN WITH
car to work with manager straiglu
•salary. Call Robert Henry Hotel.
MISS O. C. BLACKNALL, PUBLIC
stenographer now located at Hen
derson Book Co. Copying, mulii
graphing, mimeographing 2-if.
STONEWALL APARTMENTS FGI;
rent. Steam heated. We pay for
fuel and fire the furnace. Also for
rent to gentleman one steam heated
room, bath adjoining. Eric G. Flan
aagan. Moa. Wod. FrL ts
LOCAL CONCERN* WANTS HIGH
class man capable of running a bu
iness. Must be well known among
town and country people. A real
opportunity for a man w<ho U prop
erty qualified aad willing to work
Answer in own handwriting. Ad
dress "Business Man," care Daily
Dispatch. 5-2 U.
WANTED—MORE SWEET MILK
customer*. For prices caM 008-W.
Herbert Jones. fi-2tl
FOR RENT—A MODERN FIVE
room houae on Solliooffer Aw
fWest End) at reduced rent. Alex
S. Watkins. 2-3 H.
HEMSTITCHING AND PICOTING
done at Singer Shop by experienced
operator. Any work mailed here
by out of town customer* will Ik>
returned postpuld. Singer Machine
Co.. Henderson. N. C. Wed-Frirf
stove Wood for sale we
saw cord wood 75e per cord. Ain
plowing and &H kind* of local haui
ing. South Side WYkhl Yard Phou<-
JUST RECEIVED NICE CARLOAD
coal price 15.75 per ton you deliver.
$6 50 we deliver. Weighed In 100
pound sacks so you get full weight
All lumps, no dust. Call telapho’re
88, 268 or 19C. 4-ts.
NICE" LA ROE LOT FOfTSALE~ON
Oxford Road. WiH make an attrac
tive price to quick buyer. C. P. Tan
DON’T TAKE CHANCES WITH
tramp sewing machine repairer*
Cash ihe Singer Shop. Our 30 year*
experience Is your guarantee
service. Phone 5. Wed-Fri. ff
WE HAVE BEEN APPOINTED TO
dandle rervice and repairs on Air
line Radios hy Montgomery Ward
and Co. Full line parts on hand
Mixon Jewelry Co. 22-1 f.
ITS SCREBDN UP TIME NOW
Visit "The Place of Values" far
screen doors. screen moldings
screen stock and ihe bear screen
wire in town. Everything you need
for making screens. Alex S. War
BENJAMIN MOORE’S PAINTS
and varnishes of the highest quahrv
)B every painting need. They have
been sold for over 40 years at Wat
kins Hardware Co. 12-ts
, THE DAILY DISPATCH IS NOW ON
sale at The Smoke Shop, Jefferson
Case, Henderson Candy Kitchen and
Wiggins Drug Store. You may fee
cure a copy from any of these place*
at the regular price of 5c 29-ts
WHEN YOU WANT COAL
consider quality, service
and price. We have all
kinds. Hight’s Coal and
Wood Yard. Phone 158.
Everyone mutt have a traae— why no;
stake youra PRINTING. The Printing
ißduxtry elf era exceptional wages. In
itruetton available. Monotype, kryboari
and caster. Linotype, Hand compoMtion
iOd Prasswork og modern preatoa Tu r
bill Information write the ROUHBRN
SCHOOL OP PRINTINO at IslA >•
mm M. NaatovllM. Tvnn
Having qualified a* executor of the
estate of Meiisaa Royster, deceased,
late of Vance County, North Carolina,
this is to notify all persons having
claims against the estate of said de
ceased to exhibit them to the under
signed attorney for said executor on
or before the 33rd day of March, I*B3
or this notice will be pleaded in bar
of their recovery. All persons indebt
ed to said eataie will please make im
This 23rd day of March. 1(182
ANDREW J. ROYSTER. Executor
of MELISSA ROYSTER, deceased.
JOHN B CRUDUP. Atty.
Having qualified ae adminktraior of
the estate of Mrs Margaret D. Flem
ing, late of Vanoc County. N. C., tb J
is to notify all persons having claims
against the estate of the saM deceas
ed to f-xiitbit them to the undersigned
on or before the oth day of April.
1883. or this notice will be pleaded in
bar of their recovery. AH persona in
debted to abe estate will please make
immediate sew lement.
E. L. FLEMING.
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