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By LINCOLN ROTHBLUM
(Q. 1920. by McClure Newispuapr syndicate.)
Dolly Copley, just twenty and pret
ty as a waxen (toll, breezed lito her
lhomlie, closely followed by the protect
Ing and admiiring Jim Reardon. Dol
ly's nother, her gray hairs belying the
youth and laughter in her eyes,
glanced up from the bit of embroid
ery iI her hands and noted a fore
boding pout on her daughter's face,
wondering as her gaze wandered to
the flushed countenait ice of her future
son-in-law. M-s. Copley did not like
the looks of the situatlon.
"Children, what is the matter now?"
the "now" indieating t hat sinil ar in
Cildents ha(d occurred before. Accis
tomtied its Mrs. Copley had becoie to
tile petty quarrels of the young lov
ers. any new (nuse of disagreenent
evoked tin'si e1 lost iI theillr child
8lih teiIIers tl('y invited muitchi uiihop
"Well, who sidl what?" she added
by way of an in itl conciliatory step.
"Oh, Jiln's trying to aet silly," said
"You mean, Dolly won't he sensible,"
"First (me an(] then the other," pa
tiently chtided Mrs. (opley, laying
aside her embroidery. "Now, Dolly,
we'll hear front you, and(]," anticipat
Ing a long reeltal, "he brief."
Dolly, with cheeks prettily flushed,
removedi a large leghorn lint, its
creamy whiteness enhanced by a
blood-;ed poppy stitched to its side.
She seated herself on a low bench be
fore an open grate fire and pined the
hat upon knees cocked u1p boy fashion.
"Really, mother," came the answer
In tones of insulted dignity, "it is well
I find It all out now. Jim wants a
slave, not a wife." This with a with
ering glance at her prospective imas
4 ter, or husband, who sat twiddling the
cigarette his impatience would not
permit him to smoke.
"Careful, Dolly, careful," cautioned
Mrs. Copley, but Dolly pretended not
"The play at the theater tonight was
all about that man who wanted his
Jim's Shoes in Hcr Hand.
51wee'thlea rt to repenC~t I th' silly,~ wvorda.
''Tiik gouodne(ss, I he tbl is set,' t:s')
gave hhnst lack hi .~slrig. Ansi tlit's
juist whast I'mii gointo1( dlo beeu'se .1 lmi
"'I dhlin't say thla " r'torstedu .usm tie.
fesitve'ly. '' said(-"
ithrousght ith yourit sth. of I the story'.
iaflutrttivle. ''.\l rItight, thens, we'll
hears whait yuou ha~v' to say,' ." t comin.
ited tine nri'tra ttor, tur'ninsg to JTim.
"A,. aflters Ste shtow all I satii wats
if I should assk lher to br'ing tme my
shoes, if site wroubithad themst to use
kitly, or' wo'ull -It he stubbilorni like
the girl ini the' Itly. Andis Dolly suti.
'Oh, I mIght and I intight:e't.' I didns't
like t hat verty wel., and I snld, '1)1,.
13', tlt' e hear yout say, 'Iliere, dlestr.
ari' your shoe's.'"
Th'len D olly:, said "ID'lon't the ntly.
Jimt.'' Anda I sonIl, "PhliitSe', )Dolly, Paty,
'Hero, diear, nri" ysssr shoes.' Well.
the long n td sltort of It ,is, Dolly
wont't sn it, and I wan'tit her to say3 it.'"
Andi ltiv'ing deli ver'ed imisetf of thIs
oraitlont. J1n itt eausirdoin set htis armas
tiktimbo, sprend oust hIs legs andit de
fold thle world.
"No more of thIis nonsense, ci .
dren," Mrs. Copley3 rebuked sharpl.
.t "Cone, tow, shn-fke hanitds andI drop,
"Ihltt shte hasn't salid, 'IIes'e, dea'lr
are y'our shoe0.<,'"~ camte parrot-fashlont
atnd with maigreculine persistency from
"The which I wor,'t ay," sfnppedi
And the astonished eyes of Mrs.
Copley saw the flnsh of e. diamond as
it wbirtedi through the air and lay hn
sciatilleting beausty between the angry
pelf, in hrh-handed disdalh .Tim
sutlked from the house. And Dolly
The iIght lengthelLed lIto 1 w o
it till week ., %%. " i h 4)ito a 3uo101t. and lie
tilonlth into doublhe aind trehm r.It
nultiber of diys. And tine, prover
hllt hener of discord and inlarimony,
reidered impossible a coniesion of
pride frin either side. Dolly's iiter
est in life ceased to center about
gowns, tels &uald shows, and dlwindled
to reading the dally news with its is
It was well into the fourth tionth
since the iufortutnate attendance at
hat perfortina ice, whose, very tuoral,
intended for them, failed to drive
home the lesson. Jim Iteardon noped
lown the town's busy street. dark
shallows beneath listless eyes testify
ing to the gnawing canker of heart
For distraction he jolined the onlook
ers btefore a shop window where an
tip-to-date busIness-getter had sin
toned his machine to secure the pa3ss
Ing trade. "Rubber heels put on
while U wait," r'ead the legend lin
brilliantly silvered letters across the
Ipne. The advertising psychology- of
the repairman was good. Jun ghnticed
at hIs shoes, thought of ruhher-heeled
comfort and saw the excellent wor'k
being perforned within the shop. Hle
"Itubbelr heels, please," he courteous
ly said to the gum-chewing clerk a
hId removed and handed h1111 I Is shot.s.
lie inserted his feet and twiddl(d his
stockinged toes wIthin the syai'ous
conihtes of carpet slippers. as vac:ntly
lie watched the ninute hand of the
clock on) the wall ailke m1onoton ousx
progress. The whirr of the electric
mnchinery wits peculIarly soothing to
his distraught mood.
A boy entered, andl(] not receiving the
imediate attention the imajesty of
his youth de i3anded, flopped a co1in
on the counter and, grahhing up a
pair of shoes, mallde hasty exit just as
the clerk advanced.
Jill took out his watchi 111d eon
firm1led thel- time of the wall clock. ie
hind been there 30 millutes. lie called
to the clerk.
"Will you please see If mny shoes
Ire ready? 1 11n anxious to get
The guiii-chewing clerk ghinced over
the repaired work oi liaid and puz
zl(cl, walked over to the (obbler and
nlspected the work yet to he pr
"Can't seen] to find14 your slioes," waIs
the hitconic Inforimition. "Dolyou think
that kid took 'emn'?"
Jimn tried to look ns dignifited a%
Is enrpeted feet would permit. "Prmy,
how will'it help me to know that ?"
canme the ncid rejoinder.
The ironic sareasm was wast id.
"Mehbe he'll come Iek." Jim fretted
mnd fumed and wated-ten nminutes,
20 minutes, aiother halIf hoir. The
enubarrassing suspense was terrible.
Ills collar wilted beneh th e strain.
If he could only arise and pnce the
floor. But ote calot pace lie floor
lin cerpet slippers. They slutply will
not sta3y 03).
And then there blew Into te shop a
hirricine of tempestuous indlignitin3,
brandishlIig Jim's shoes inl her hand
Dolly's hnd. "'What do you Imenn by
siinIig ine i pair of man's shoes?"
she rled, aldvainilig like a tuiIi 1t of
And then she saw .Thn. With shoes
inl hia ti, Shit InvolnlitailIy Iinde a step
towird hnii. ,in lhuffled ti his feet.
F'our'3 'miths of' selparat11ion wvere noth
lag. Thei~y wer3e together(now !11
''I've b ieen al bruite,'' .1lin cotr itely
33lohgilya'tl. The( (clerk giggleul as lie
looked from .1tnm's feet to thIe shoes
diiangling fronm the' p1 r's wrIst by k not
ted shoe stings. "Don't ever say it,
iit th i' It'' Doilly' would say. I Tnntd
lag hunit his propjerty, there ('nm31 Ia
gette mo1tittne, "Ii (re, <lear13, are y011r
BYRON EXTOLLED IN PRESS
Two Tributes to the Memory of the
Greast Poet Haye Been Paid for
This is the aiglersar y (of the (leathI
o~f lIyr'on, obse'rves thi' New York Eve
nintg Sun oif April 1!t. If the render
were' in L~ondton today aind shioml v'isit
thei statue3 of the famuous poe't in thuat
5i'(ludited 311and I135 ' xlui"l art tof Ilydle
wouiti 11lad the mo4Iinment dlecora'ted
wvithl a sinigle ye4lliiw~ wrieath. Andi~ If
hm had bironight wuith hin a1 copy of
thie Tlimties and34 would t urn' to thle olhit
tinry3 ('olltin lhe wouhnll find thenre r,
no0tlee of TByroni's deat and a131I pro('ln
moation) o(f his famte.
Th'lese two triibutes c hiave bI ren. 34'i
dered((l annually. to thle memory~3'~ of Ily.
1.41n for' manity year is. The are pai~ 3SId
for each year i wIth th le I icome3 of ai "imi
bieq iunlied for thiat purpose54 by3 a
w~omanii33131 hurer of 3134 poiet. -The4 leg
4'nd~ ('ontedCt4 with the trlibutes runs
hat theuy arie to, be conltinuedi'4 annit1ial
1'ly i unt li he nuame of lIy3roni is In
ser3'lhed( In the 1otst' cortier' of Wes5t
min 3ste~r ahlll4y. ly roni diled in Greece4'
on April 19, 1824, ini his thilrty-sevenith
All In the Wedding Cake.
T1he ring In the wedding ('nke muem.I
lint thle person who dralws the Iece
('onta~liig It wIll be0 thle first to be
wed'( (If those presen('ft. Thet thuimbile
bin gs disaippolintmlent, lniii 01 nal31 d s
fateI is wished onito t he flngo f 43'heli
one34 who gets the thhnhabe ; thle tinyi
wishi ho~ne, of Rilve4r ort gold or whtii ri-.
''nt in we'ddIng en kes. 3311ows thle "tne
whlo dranws it to 33313ke a wish 111(on 13
whleh w'ill collie truel. Tihieni there is
lie jienny or dlhne prom king ri'e' to
s Ihae.,y finderi. 'Thie butIton f rut eli.
ing hnii(hi(lorh'lood~ for thn oneo whoac
nina i rnals uponn
DO ER /
MR. AND MRS. MALLARD.
"You're a htndsoine fellow," saId
Mrs. Mallard Duck, "with your green
back a 11 (1 yolr
orange legs and
brown eyes and
upIion tite wings."
"I think you're
a dear, neat,
pretty Mrs MsIal
lard Duck," said
her mate, "with
frock unl Its
.tCc. v e iy
muci'I like Cou
sin Bilck Duck
but vot're light
-- -- er anl you're fi'
"I Will Be Do. more handsome.
lighted." You have touch
es of purple fold
1ue upon your wings jitst nas I have.
"I tlrink you dress both suitably anld
hecomingIy. Now to dlr4ss sititably
iliet'ns to dress orectly lit the tiln'.
That Is It hentinus not wear a party
<lress for brenkfast. mid to tlress he
cointoigly mean'tlis that your clothes
agree wIth You.
"I don't menn that nt all." Mir. MaIl
ird Duck corrected hinself, "I me0an1
they beeonne you. 'Tlhey tunoke you look
so neot 111141 nice and so hiindisomie"
"I'm iumetisely Ilrteretd." fit(l Airs.
"Do you know." sild Mr. Mallard
Duck, "I am giving ic dinner this eve
lin1g. I (10 hope youi will receive in1y
guests for mne."
"Where are you goIng to have It, by
tile meadows where we enn 11find soime
grialin or nentr the watter?"
"I will have it niir the water for
there are some delicious inollusks
Mollusks nre sea food-a kInd of
senl lnImal in a hard shell.
"That soutis Very nie, 'Mr. Mal
lard,' saki 'Mrs. Aa Illarl, "oand I will
be delightiel to receive tho guests."
They began to send out more invi
tilt ioins, for Ar. Mallard had Just found
that there wolild be eiough for quite
it few more and they called out in
their quncklng voices which sound
vory twingy and nt,: though they were
talking Ilthrotigh their henks-or as
ilmople would say--throtigh their noses,
hiddlin the guests con to the dinner.
"Qtinck. qpunck, nomvn to the dinner
imr1ty." each enlled 3ngoin and algain.
"Quack, quack, there is going to be
food. food, food, sail Mr. AMallard
"There Is going to be food, food.
fooi, sen food," sld Afrs. Maliard
"NIce delleiniles 1t1nd the' best of cv
erytline," sold Mi. Ail liard Duck,
In fact, they enlled so loiidly tIlt
aill 11ie gul'sts who had been inviled he
fore c:ine hiiiying along thinking thot
th, <Uhnneri' hour had41 bein set earlIer
thnan tin-y hnad ist bee'tn told andt as
the:: dhdin't wanzt to tls aniythiing they
waonte' to be0 In pitenty of tIhne."
Iintuth Iiheiny were' ahleai of time.
Antd all (of thltst' who hod lust bee'n
inv Ited tanme ihurr'yIng zilong. Ev'ery
tont' en me tush ig to tihe iaty 't3.
TIht'y hod a ho'anitI iu line onnd ate
t'ir mitollunsk s in thle shal Ilow watern
neat' at hlii.
Th'le Alvi. AlalilarId Du'itks t alkd't iabout
as beiiuil tit-ks.
TL~in' ualso subti that,. "ad to rehiote,
stmi ii'of IteIr rtelazItvt's hoal ronte to
'iTey sal iIt wais tonte thing ti g've a
tdlinit'r ia rty andI aitin'he to be thet
f'tnid ttlt th I dinntr.
Thne Mi's. ManlI lrtd Ducktl:s inikeid tof
the iitsis the'y hnatdItlII tlt ii
aill llin'tl wIth
with lItvely gi'ass '2~
I dti t ii y
nt'arn thne waiter'
io':ts andt to'f the
ejiht ant ilit'
little t'ggs thety
tIfuCl tilive gr'tein
t'L~Ls. Everyone Coes
(inek. your' dIn
nitr hna s bee'tn a very great surrt'''~,''
oine nf thIe guests sabnl, thlinkinag it was
gr'tait <t iil aul thety hadt talked't n grie*t
the tliiit to 'o.
Int i Air. Atlallar id Du)Ictk naisetd one of
hIs fuiiny fett antI said:l
"'Oh, nit, youit inuistni't go yet. Thetre
is stiine dt'lleious soft' gratss lce 'r'tamtn
Ro thtey linished't the party wIth
grass it't e'inm whiIchi is lootit' of soft
gins' wllhI gronws by the water niti
wleht Is thie fin'lrte khlol tfClie creumazi
among te mnallrtds.
"'T!'w'n thati ttd tif yours, Jlid"
":m- dId .t rn tak'?''
"A Ci"'sh Olie"
,W "j* ea #_L*,*& "i*,A6nt*..
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