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------._____ PRELUDE to CHRISTMAS Ct~lstmas ts "bunk.,, She Is determined was quiet and restrained instead of ~UFFINS milk ~ oo ~i poohs tng po~ ~r; add ~ -Bra:~ h sal$ ~: ppear ~ rds full#. ~n (4o0'~ large ~ ~r 12 ~, mter. ' but d# ~TS LV~ . OROP~ ~UT i~ ther~ ! n ad" and ~ftbe gtt~ ray ,,4. L~S i]$ to spend the holidays on a cruise with SChool friends, the PearsaUs, until her ear strikes and badly injures a young dOCtor named Scott Kelvin who, a few days before, had called her "The Little Crown Princess', and told her she was sPOiled. Now Chloe sees an opportunity te help Dr. Kelvin by giving the party he had Planned for the children of era- ployees at her father's mill. She has enlisted the help of Jennie Barwell and Sara Jenkins and is busy with plans for the Party when Jim Pearsall arrives. NOW CONTINUE WITH THE STORY INSTALLMENT III After dinner, someone remem- bered that a well-known New York orchestra was playing a limited en- gagement at 0akton's one night club out on the Washington Pike. and With Howell and Jane as Chaper- ones, the party drove out. The Pine Tree Inn was a rambling log struc- ture set well back from the high- way in a beautiful pine grove be- side the edge of an artificial lake. Jim claimed Chloe for the first dance and before they had finished it he had danced her to the door, across the threshold and out into a glass-enclosed veranda that looked out over the lake. '~.ook here, Chloe, I've had about tthlsall of I can stand," ~ne told her alrnos roughly. "'I'm in love with you. Frankly, I haven't wanted to be. I'veqiked being free, and when I first met you I just thought you Were a cute little trick and that was that. But when I found that you ::re.n't going south with us, I was u~appointed that I knew right away it was more than just liking that I felt for you. I had to come after You. I had to see you again. I thought maybe just seeing you WOuld be enough, but it wasn't! It was Just enough to make everything Worse. Will you marry me, Chloe?" "I~yes, Jim," she uttered at last and Jim laughed triumphantly and kissed her again. "When shall it be, darling? On the cruise? Rio's a grand place for a Wedding,, he suggested after an interval had passed and speech was once more possible. Chloe said quickly, "But, Jim, I've told You that I can't go on the cruise! ,, "'Darling, don't be lie go6p. Of course a stubborn lit- you're going!" Protested Jim shortly. "But I promised him~" At last, cold-eyed with anger, his handsome face set, Jim .walked be- Side her back into the club room. He said good night td her quite coldly When they reached home, and Chloe Went off to bed worried--a little ap- Prehenslve. Yet with her determlna- tion COmpletely unshaken. WinW~en Jim's plane finally wen~ ging its way south, Chloe stood xor a long moment watching it un. til it had been swallowed up in the blue sky. Mrs. Barwell was getth~g along slowly With her task of securing the names of all the children and their ~:sires; and Collie Johnson had en very wary, very uncommuni- cative, not to say downright un- friendly when Chloe had approached her and asked her help in arrang- ing the party. Sara Jenkins, to whom Chloe con- fessed as much, nodded her graying head and her small, shrewd eyes twinkled a little. "I reckon Callie ~:n~e~ forget that Scott Kelvin u with her a few times at one of the monthly dances here," she admitted. "Callie's head over ears *n love With Dr. Kelvin, not that it's gain, to do her a mite o' good, of course, but that won't stop her mak- in' a fool o' herself about him. She's ~ s Jealous as all get out Miss Chloe 'd 'a' " ' " ,_ thought you'd 'a' seen that ~om the first. I did," said Miss ~ara firmly. "Jealous?,, Chloe repeated. "You mean she's Jealous of me? Oh, but "Why, that's absurd!" "Is it?', asked Miss Sara politely. "I ain't so sure. I reckon I can't blame Callie much for bein' jealous o' YOu and the doe." , Chloe flung up her head proudly. 'Then if that's the case, you might convey the information to Collie Johnson that I haven't the remotest interest in Dr. Kelvin. beyond the factso ~.___that I caused his accident and thef~:::~ponsible for carrying out e can't carry outl But I can assure you there's no personal interest. As a matter of fact, I am engaged to be married to Mr. Pearsall. in the spring, As Chloe went along the hospital COrridor late that afternoon, she Came face to face with CaLiie John- son, Who had just left the doctor's room. Callie was twenty Plum dirnnlo~ .. P, blonde, -- ~'~'. r~eretofore she had greet- ~cl Chloe coolly, with a bl ~ense of .... ask pre- ,v~ unaerstanding bar. But now her greeting was al Sloe "0- " most effu- JUst" ' b n, hello,. Miss Sar gent, I' ve the _een in telling Scott all about sll~ P^~ns for. the entertainment. I a~.:~'Y~e ~ ought to have come to ou ~oUt th Y Kelvin, e things instead of to Dr. , ' she began, but Chloe tn- mrrupted her "Not at all." It's Dr ty, after o,, ~ Kelvin's par- I do~'- - "" ~ne only thing is that ,,~_ ? ~ want to plan more en "-ent th-- - tertain. - ~- we have time for B t r~ SUre the ...." u be ~,mgs you've arranged Ckloe very nice.' ,~ hesitated a moment ~ aria opened Scott's door and went the daily friendly, eager, "Hi, Pard- nerl" "It's good of you to take so much trouble, Miss Sargent," he thanked her. "But I'm sure there is no longer any need of your giving it your personal attention. You've al- ready done so much that I feel sure it will be all right from now on." Chloe turned to stare at him, as- tonished. "Do I understand, Dr. Kelvin, that you are trying to dis- charge me?" she demanded haugh- tily. Scott's stern manner did not re- lax. "Not at all, Miss Sargent, but I think it is a shame you should have to stay here, instead of with your fiance during Christmas--" he began. "Who told you about my fiance?" demanded Chloe. "I'm sure it's not a secret. Callie happened to mention it when she was in." "And did she happen to mention that the reason she has, until to- day, refused to have anything to do with the Christmas plans is that she has had some idiotic idea that you and I might be romantically inter- ested in each other?" The moment the words had left her lips, she wished them unsaid. But it was too late. Dr. Kelvin lay quite still, his bandaged body out- lined by the covers, his eyes upon her face. Eyes that were bitter and hurt and angry. "You think it such an idiotic idea that I should be in love with you?" he asked quietly after a moment. Chloe said. after a startled mo- ment, "But~you can't possibly be saying that--that--" "That I'm in love with you? Be- lieve me, I realize as well as you how utterly ridiculous it seems--but there it is." 'Tm--rm sorry. I never dreamed that you--that you--felt this way," she said unhappily. There was a telephone call for Chloe the next morning shortly after breakfast. "Is that you, Miss Chloe? This is Jennie Barwell," said the flustered "But I promised him--." voice on the other end of the wire. "I got bad news for you this morn- ing. My old man's real sick and I'm gonna have my hands full tak- ing care o' him and I'm gonna have to fail down on what I promised to do for the Christmas party." "Oh, Mrs. Barwell, I'm terribly sorry--about your husband," said Chloe quickly. "And don't you wor- ry about the Christmas plans. We'll manage. You run along and look after your husband, Mrs. Bar- well, and don't you worry about the babies. I'Ll think of something[" Chloe promised rashly. She hung up the receiver and sat staring straight ahead of her for a long while, a little appalled at what she had so recklessly promised. Jane came down the stairs and said eagerly: "Now, Chloe, before you rush off to the village, I was to re- mind you that Margaret Grahame is having a bridge luncheon today for Ellen Stephens and you prom- ised to go. You mustn't disappoint Margaret." "No, I won't darling. Of course not." She reached Margaret's home among the last of the sixteen guests. She looked about the table as she settled herself and noted the girls. All somewhere near her own age. Daughters of parents sufficiently prosperous for the girls to need no aim in llfe beyond marriage and a home. Not one of them had a~y thought of a career, save Rosalie Hastings, who had had a year at dramatic school in New York and was home now for the Christmas holidays before returning to school. On a sudden impulse Chloe leaned forward and spoke to her. 'Rosa- lie, now that you're home for Christ- mas, bow's for coming down to the village and staging a few tableaux for meT" Rosalie looked a trifle startled but after a moment she said, 'I'd love to, Chloe, although I don't know how good I'll be at staging thingsl" Chloe leaned forward suddenly, hex cause we haven't enough to do and too much time to do it in. How'd you like to have something to keep you occupied mentally and physical- ly? Oh, I'm saying it very badly, but there's a woman in the village who's been running a sort of un- official day nursery where mothers of small children who work in the mills can leave their offspring in safety while they work. Mrs. Bar- well, the nursery lady, has a sick husband and she can't keep the chil- dren any more. There is an empty house not far from Mrs. Barwell. Dad would give it to us rent free. There are sixteen of us. That would mean that there'd be two each day, and with a matron to supervise diets and all that, we could help to keep the children amused. What do you think?" Margaret said instantly, "I think it's a swell idea~ I vote for it heavi- ly. I'll take the first dayl" Before luncheon was over the sixteen had enrolled and were planning so busi- ly that the bridge tables were neg- lected and the packs of cards un- sealed when the party was over. Chloe drove straight to the mill, found her father in his office and broached the subject of the day nursery. Just as she had expected, he gave the house freely and, be- fore she left his office, he had ordered carpenters and painters to go to work that same afternoon putting the place in order, So Chloe had good cause to be pleased with the report she had to take to Scott when she stopped at the hospital on her way home. The nurse smiled at her as she came along the c~x.idor and said cheerfully, "You can go right in, Miss Sargent. Dr. Kelvin is expect- hag you." Scott turnea his head as Chloe came into the room and smiled at her faintly. "'I heard what the nurse said, that I was expecting you," he said frankly. "She was wrong. I wasn't expecting you. I was afraid to expect you after what I said last night." "Is that you, Chloe? Come here, I've a surprise for you," Jane called to Chloe as she entered the hail Chloe went into the long living room and there, to her amazement. sat Melissa. "Why, Gran--how nice to see you!" cried Chloe. She bent and kissed the old lady's cheek and Melissa sniffed daintily. "Is it?" she demanded with frank suspicion. "A pity, then, you don't give yourself the pleasure of seeing me more often and not allowing me to learn of your engagement through the newspaper." Chloe said swiftly, contritely, ,'Oh, Gran, I've been so busy--" Melissa sniffed again and cut m brusquely, "And that's something else I was curious about. I thought you were hiking off to the south somewhere for Christmas. 1 was surprised, I must admit, when I found that your young man came here and that you refused to leave. Some nonsense :about carrying out the Christmas plans of a young scallywag who got in the way of your car." Chloe said quickly, "Dr. Kelvin is not a scallywag, Gran, and the ac- cident was altogether my fault." "And now what's this nonsense about a day nursery for the village women's children?" demanded Me- 5ssa. "I'll be glad to answer you, Gran, but I'm sorry you think it is nonsense. Some of the wo~en who work in the mills have small chil- dren and babies. They are under school age, too young even for kin- dergarten, so of course they can't be left alone while their mothers work. Mrs. Barwell has been tak- ing care of them in her home, sim- ply because she is fond of children and because she is a very kind woman. But now her husband is dangerously ill and she can nO long- er keep the children. So some ~'tends of mine and I have arranged to take an empty house in the vil- lage, furnish it with cast-offs from our various attics, put a matron in charge, and help her see that the babies are cared for all day., "Why cast-offs to furnish it?" Me- lissa wanted to know mildly. -Because--well, because we are spending rather a lot for the Christ- mas party and we didn't like to call on our parents for money--" she be- gan. Melissa cut in dryly, "You needn't. I'll consider it a privilege to fur- nish the house from cellar to attic, and with the things very small chil- dren will need. Cradles and trundle beds and small-scaled furniture. Stop in at Cunningham's tomorrow md have the bills sent to me. I'll underwrite the matron's salary, toO." Chloe stared at her wide-eyed, for the moment speechless. Her color rose, and after a moment she gasped in a tone of utter amaze- ment, "Why. Grant" "Well why are you so surprised? krn I a dragon, or an old witch, that you should be so surprised that I make a small gift to the people of Sargent Mills?" Mellssa demanded sharply. (TO BE CONTINUED) THE KALONA NEWS I I i~ i - Released Yby~IeRs,~Gelrn~NAewVp'~per Union. Best to Train Bull HARD up for leading men I ~hen It's Still Young as more and more of the famous stand-bys go into the army, Hollywood is busily re- cruiting newcomers to the screen, and hoping that you'll like them. Columbia will in- troduce the public to Robert Hymes, formerly a singer with Freddy Martin's or- chestra, in "What's Buzzin', Cousin?" with Ann Miller, Phil Har- ris and his orchestra, and Roches- ter. Metro's signed James Davis, a Kansas City oil salesman; he has a supporting role in "Salute to the Marines," and the male lead in "Swing Shift Maizie." Meanwhile Franchot Tone's agent has said: "When Franchot wants to work for nothing he'll work for the government" Tone had agreed orally to make one picture for War- ners for $60,000, but the wage ceil- ing forbids him to make more this year than he did last. Last year he was idle several months because of illness; he's already earned al- most as much this year as he did last. He'd be able to keep just $20,000 of that Warner money, and would have to work the rest of the year for nothing. "Old Acquaint- ance" was the picture involved. ......~,~..-_- Georgia Gibbs recently signed a 13 week contract as the new singing star on the CBS Caravan Hour, but she was more thrilled when Produc- er Bill Bacher gave her a chance to act. She'd never Spoken lines on !1~i ~i !i!: :i:i:!: :i;i:i:i:i~ :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :~:!~ i!i![[ i!~! :i: : :i:i::i:t ":':::~!~iiii:!!i ~ziii!::ii~ GEORGIA GIBBS any stage before. So she was prac- tically breathless when the big mo- ment came. Lanny Ross asked: "Do you conga, Miss Gibbs?" and Georgia replied: "Of course I con- ga, Mr. Ross." Momentous! Myrna Lay doesn't care about making more pictures, since her re- cent marriage, so she's been turn- ing down all assignments, and Met- ro has engaged a new wife for Wil- liam Powell for the new "Thin Man" picture--Irene Dunne. ___:/..~-..- Beatrice Kay, who sings those ballads of the past on the ale's "Gay Nineties" show, has yielded to the call of Hollywood, and will make a picture laid in old New Or- leans early next year. So all the people who've thought she was an old lady--and a lot of radio listen- ers do, because of the songs she sings--are going to find out /hat she's both young and pretty. Leslie Brooks has been studying jiujitsu to such good effect that she's been asked to tone it down. Told to put up a good fight in a scene with Linda Darnell, Doris Dudley and Glenda Farrell in Co- lumbia's "City Without Men," she tossed 'era around like bean bagsl .__~......- Charles Bayer has five leading ladies in "The Constant Nymph"; in the order that they hold in his affections on :the screen they are Joan Fontaine, Alexis Smith, Bren- da Marshall, Jean Muir and Joyce Reynolds. At the request of /he council of chiefs of the NavaJo reservation, Harry Carey will film a series of shorts dealing with the history and traditions of the tribe. He speaks Navajo, and is one of our best authorities on the tribe. Jane Wyatt, whom you'll see in "The Navy Comes Through," has sold 5,000 feet of 16 mm. color film on birds to RKO; they'll release it as a two-reel short. Ornithology has been her hobby for years. The film shows the life and habits of virtual- ly all western birds, including sea gulls and eagles; the color pictures she's sold were several years it. production. _-~)'~---- ODDS AND ENDS--Eddie Cantor has a new discovery--Shirley Dinsdale, ]5.year.old ventriloquist, whom Edgar Bergen says is a natural one; she's had her own series o~ programs on San Francisco's NBC station... When peo- ple look at Gig Young as i[ they knew him he s sure he's [acing former cus- tomers at a drive.in in Los ~ngeles where he used to work... Bette DaPis insists that her best photographs have been taken by her mother, an ex.pro. [essional photographer. .lean Arthur p/ays half a dozen scenes in ~Merry-Go. Round" with her /ace plastered wi~h cold cream. Age of Two Weeks Not Too Early to Begin Are you afraid of bulls? Prof. Raymond Albrectson of t~e New York State college of agriculture has These Midland, Texas, cowboys, Don Houston (left) and Bell Hous- ton, on the Schonbauer ranch No. 1, are aa fully acquainted with the scouring effect of Bang's disease as are farmers throughout the United States. the handling of a herd sire down to a science. A bull can't talk intelligibly, but he still has sense and feel- ings, according to Professor AI- brectson who gives the follow. ing advice about handling these masters of the cow family. The bull is a creature of habit and early training can establish desir- able traits. Teach a bull calf how to behave in public at an early age. A two-week old bull calf is not too young to be taught good behavior. At six or eight months bull train- ing is almost impossible. First teach the bull to lead at your side. Do not let him trail behind four or five feet. A bull with a running start has made many trainers the un- dignified part of an uplift movement. Do not let him get his head down or get in front of you. Be firm, but not harsh. Make the lessons alike so /hat the bull won't need to remember too many things. Make leading a habit. At eight months old insert a light ring in the bull's nose. Let the nose heal before educating the bull'to "Well, is this any of your busi- ness?" seems to be what Mom Cow is saying to the photographer as he took /his picture of Mom and her two day old calf on the Carl Wooster farm, Union Hill, N. Y. lead with the ring. Keep the halter on him in the early stages of ring training, then teach him to lead on a staff. Teach the bull to offer his ring by rewarding him with an apple, carrot or any tidbit he likes. When handling his ring do it firmly but avoid harsh handling unless the bull is very head- strong. Professor Albrectson's final ad- vice is that the best way to handle a mature bull is--very little. Special Roosts Train Chickens It doesn't take long to get chicks started on the roost, if roosts are built on frames with cross pieces made of lath. These frames at first are placed on the floor. They are only two inches high and the chicks go on them at once. After a few nights they are suspended from the ceiling by wires and lifted a few inches off the floor. To steady the frame one edge can be placed against the side of the building. The roosts are lifted gradually untl the desired height is reached. Rural Briefs Dried foods, called dehydrated by the highbrows~are coming to the fore. Their advantages for both storage and transportation are great- ly reduced bulk and weight. $ $ $ Where wheat is being held in emergency storage, floor joints i should be examined to make suret they can carry the load. Wheat is 10 times heavier than an equal vol- wne of loose hay. , ' A$1 ") '* A quiz with answers offering ? ?- ? -1" , M ? ? ~1 JMI4~ arJE~J~5~m information on various subjects n lg V I Ir' EK The Questions ] are 1. David Crocket died a hero in what war? 2. Who built the Tower of Lon- don? 3. What name is given a narra- tive heroic poem? 4. The highest and lowest points in the United States are only 60 miles apart and are in what state? 5. When does an army bugler sound tatoo? 6. Members of the Society of Friends more commonly called what? The Answers 1. Texas War of Independence. 2. William the Conqueror. 3. Epic. 4. California (Mount Whitney in California, 14,501 feet, and Death Valley, 300 feet below sea level). 5. Shortly before taps (giving notice to repair to quarters). 6. Quakers. "ACCIDENTS HELP THE AXIS" Use WEED CHAINS Usually winter doubles driving accidents. 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