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COPYRIG Hl JARDh liE AS THIS Fnr'T : Blair Rodman is riding in & truck tilth Janet Lord from the town of Boisevain in western Canada to the weird old home of an elderly Miss Boisevain who lives in a huge house with only a woman servant and a fie r ce dog • They have just met. He is going to retrieve his car that be came mired in the ditch near the Boisevain house during a terrific thunderstorm the night before. Shortly afterward the queer old woman refused him shelter and her dog chased him from the house. BicClure, the truck driver, tells Blair there is much mystery about the Boisevain house. The girl is on her way to Miss Boise vain ’s to become her coniyanion after answering an ad in a Tar.couver yager following her fa thers death. She shows Blair an at tractive letter from Miss Boisevain and then bids him goodby as they reach the house. (2iOW GO O-V WI TH 2HE STORYJ CHAPTER S PRESENTLY, WHEN Blair had the ropes tied to the car, McClure Came back looking rather glum, Clair thought. Neither of the men said a wore while they were getting ready ! to haul the car from the ditch. Finally when everything was ready. McCiure leaped in has truck, and put ©n the power. The big roadster did not respond immediately. It was mired deeply, but the mud was beginning to dry. A mighty lurch, and it was out Blair stopped in ths road, and went up to McClure. “Can you let me have some gas. too? Im low. And thanks a mil lion times.” He slipped a ten-dollar bill i.uto McClure’s hand. While the mechanic was draining some gas from his tank, he looked Barrowly at Blair. "Damned funny thing, that,” he Announced. “What?” *1 don’t understand it at all.” •What?” "Well, that girl going up there. SYetty, wasn’t she ?" “She seems to think it will be a lark.” “Damned funny thing, though. I took a girl up there about two months ago . . . pretty girl, too. Why lUiss Boisevain needs two curapan ‘lons, I don’t know.” “Maybe the other girl left.” “No, she didn’t. She must be up there yet. I haven’t taken her back, and I’m the only one that goes up from Boisevain. Damned funny •tiling . . .” Blair stood quite still in the road. He was frowning when he finally spoke to McClure. “I’m going to hang around a while. ■I had intended going on, but now, I think I'll stay . . . for a few days. Miss Lord is too fine a girl to be left Sit the mercy of Miss Boisevain.” • • * Janet was alone on the big broad porch, alone with her suitcases. She suddenly felt very small as she stood there, hesitating before she pulled the big knocker on the door. The house was so large. She had thought of it as a medium sized, com fortable farm*house, with a wide sweep of lawn in front, a lawn bor dered by rows of bright old-fash ioned flowers, tall hollyhocks, prim pansies nestling close to the ground. A house, perhaps, of one floor, with a rambling wing and cherry windows curtained with crisp muslin She cijdn t know why she expected Freshmen At University To Have More Attention Chapel Hill, July 17.—As part of the general plan of reorganization of un dergraduate work effective in Sep tember, freshmen entering the Uni versity of North Carolina next fall will have the benefit of a faculty group of advisers w r ho will maintain regular office hours for systematic consultation with the new men. This new group 0 f advisers is not to be witn the faculty and student advisers who have assisted ,in the past. This latter group will continue to function, but the new group will operate on a more THIS WEEK [ , H v*. ' ! These Henderson Merchants Will Give You V Stevenson Theatre Tickets p- With purchases. Ask for your Ticket *i* . : All tickets are goocf for • Monday and Tuesday, July 22-23 Rose 5, 10 and 25c Store Woolard’s Miles Pharmacy j. Leggett’s Dept. Store. Parker’s Drug Store Hill Top No. 2 M. G, Evans Bon Ton Service Station Evans Bakery Vance Shoe Store Teiser’s Dept. Store Frank’s Autp Store Busy Bee Case Central Case Geo. A. Rose and Son Daniel Hardware Co. H. B, Newman Green Grill Ideal Cleaning Co. South Side Drug Store Don’t Forget To Ask For Your Ticket. “I am Miss Boisevain." this, except from the tone of Miss Boisevain’s letter, and the fact that she was alone with one servant. Why this house was a mansion! It must have twenty or thirty rooms! How one servant could take care of it she did not know. Three stories high, too, with turrets like paper caps at each corner. She heard the truck moving away down the road. She had offered to pay the man but he had said Miss Boisevain would pay the bill iater. With that he had quickly deposited her bags on the porch, touched his cap and was gone. Disappointed, she looked again at the brown field beyond the porch. No green grass, only hay; no flowers, except at the far edge some vagrant sunflowers, their faces as big as din ner plates, nodding to her, grinning at her discomfiture. Woods beyond these, pine and fir, and the music of a hidden creek. The house was square and homely, a cold gray stone house, the stones faintly tinged with green moss. At the left, reaching nearly the top of the house, ivy clung tightly to the walls, reaching inquisitive fingers around the corner to the front. The blinds were drawn all over the lower floor and on the upper win dow's the shutters, w r eather-beaten and gray, were tightly closed. A thin spiral of w hite smoke arose from one of the chimneys, and drawn by the breeze, floated away and melted into the darkening sky, where a lonely star was shining with a steady yel low light. « Janet fingered the knocker. It was bronze and formed like a lion’s head. She let it fall and trembled for a moment at the sound It made. No ene answered, so she took hold I concrete, systematic .basis, and will keep in close touch with the progress of freshmen throughout the year. Describing the new plan a spokes man said; “The University has nut gone in for scientific coddling of the freshmen. Instead, it has adopted a technique of organizing itself so that individual differences among the freshmen may be observed, acknowledged, and studied in such a manner as to in spire development of differing traits rather than deny all but the average students the principal attention of HENDERSON. TN. C.J DAILY DISPATCH, WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1935. of It again, but startled whan an other door farther down the porch opened. A woman stepped out, a woman clad in black; tall and un gainly with gray hair. “Miss Boisevain?” Janet asked timidly. She was frightened. Th# woman’s face was hard and her eyesa deep set, were iooking straight at the girl. The woman nodded, and mo tioned her to enter the door which was open. Then she stooped and, picking up the two heavy suitcases easily, followed Janet into the room. Janet stood, slightly bewilde.ed, on the threshold. The room was sc large and so .ornately furnished. “Miss Lord?” A deep voice asked, and Janet instinctively went iorwaid. The voice came from the fireplace where a woman was sitting in a big chair. "Yes, I’m Miss Lo^d.” “Corne here, I want to look at you.” Her tone was sharp and Janet, tears springing to her eyes, walked quickly toward the fireplace. “I am Miss Boisevain,” the big woman explained, keeping her chair. She looked Janet over from head to foot, green eyes, cold and small, a mop of red hair slightly tinged witk gray, a thick pendulous nose; full lips and a strong flrai jaw, Janat noted as she returned the woman’s appraising stare. After a moment. Miss Boisevain nodded her head and motioned Janet to be seated. , “I think you’ll do,” she said, wearily, and smiled a little. Therfe w 7 as no warmth to her smile, no wel come. Several candies were lighted la a sconce on the wall nearby, and shed a pale, flickering light on the Wons an's red hair. (TO BE CONTINUED* the curriculum, the instructors, and the advisory staff. “The new plan combines a carefully studied and closely supervised unity of study with proper allowances for wide differentiatian based upon indi vidual initiative, seriousness of pur pose and capacity for education- As Chairman of the Faculty Ad visory Committee, Prof. Corydon P. Spruill, Jr., of the School of Com merce, will develop the counseling sys tern. Servincg with Professor Spruill on the committee are: Profs. M. A. Hill, Jr., Ernest L. Mackie, H. R. Tot ten, Harry K. Russell, and W. L Wiley. These men will have assigned them a group of approximately 100 fresh men each, for which students they will be completely responsible in an advisory capacity The new commit tee is an addition to the already exist ing agencies that make the Univer sity a place where faculty-student contracts ffows easily. STATE ENGINEERS; * MEET AUGUST 2-3 George W. roan, ,Tr., WPA Director of State, Will Re Among Head line Speakers. ’ .1 Raleigh, July 17— than 150 members of the North- Carolfria So ciety of Engineers are expected to at tend the annual convention,-*)! ithe so ciety at Wrightsville Beach,. August 2 and 3, it was announced heiie Featured speakers will be fileofge W. Coan, Jr., State WPA director for North Carolina, who wifi disqtjss the plans of the Work Progress' Adminis tration, Director D. W. Baglay, of the State Rural Electrification Commis sion, and others. ■ - " *•". One of the outstanding features of the convention is expected to- be the inspection trip to the Ethyl-jttow Chem ical plant down- triear Fort' Fisher, where bromine is* extracted from sea waters. All of the Saturday after noon session will be devoted to the visit to and inspection of this large chemical plant. HIGHWAYS GREATLY DAMAGED BY RAINS Especially Southeastern Part Os State Have Roads and Bridges Been Washed In the Sir Whiter Hotel. Dally Dispatch Burra*, AH J. C. BASKERVILIi. Raleigh, July 17— Highways and bridges in the southeast section of the State, especially in Brunswick county, have been seriously damaged as the result of the heavy rains of the past two weekfc, Chairman Capui M . Waynick. of the State Highway and Public Works Commission, said to- day. He has just been notified by Division Engineer P. T. Betts of Fayetteville, tht many roads in his district have been damaged and wash ed out, although the full extent of this damage is not yet known. 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