Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 118, Ed. 1 Sunday, April 10, 1927 Page: 2 of 14
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atesta of Clay Curtis
iwnev. Clay lias
iincj js IÍQW; liv-
Ly ana writing
«llly believe that,
íiia father of some
ly heself wonders what
" is 'up to."
is disgusted when she hears
•Is in the store discussing this
to their (pestlonnair^s.
Lomax lies to gain the old
favor, saying her ambition is
:otne a kindergarten teacher,
everyone knows she hates
children. Winnie Shelton says she
wants to take a business course in
order to become private secretary
to a "big business man like Mr. Cur-
tis," Billy's own ambition is to be
a great concert violinist. Music is]
the great bond between her and Clay
Curtis. , . ~
When Clay Curtis learns that Stan-
ley Powers, assistant credit manager
of the store, who has been rushing
Biijy, is invited to the Wells home
tor supper the night, of the big cele-
bration, he anuounces lie will not be
present.. Billy is in a sulk? humor
when she admits Powers that even-
NOW ÍJO ON AVITtf THK STOUY
"Why aren'dlyou in "The Pageant
of Progress?" Stanley Powers said
to Billy, sitting small and demure
beside him- "It' you were up .there
on the stage how, we'd be treated to j his J>ead a trifle,
a sight of the six prettiest girls in ' J""~* "
"I couldp't take the time off for
rehearsals." Billy answered in a
whisper. "Besides, I'm playing the
going tovlolipre- ) _">aorahtir rniau
violin later, you know. Sh-h They're
going to recite verses.'
Six girls in flowing white drape-
ries, had come dancing upon the
stage. Winnie Shelton leading, bond-
ing between hér hands a small plac-
ard bearing the numerals, "1895—
1900." Pearle Hadley, just a little
taller, and with the light, playing
tricks with her flaming mop of red
hair, carried a slightly larger placard
with the numerals, "190Í—1906."
Behind her came Lottie Shumate, a
jiras a fairly bad portrait,
applause that Oiled the Mg
ke thunder was a sincere tri-
buté to the man whom all had cause
to respect, and more than a tew to
T. Q. Curtis rose from his seat
on the front row and advanced to
"Seeing the years stacked up
under nie like that—" and he shot
a quizzical glance at the portrait
which formed the top of the inverted
pyramid—"makes me realize that
I'm getting to be an old man. Thirty
years of running a dry goods store!
To most of you young people, that
seems like a lifetime, and I don't
know but what: you're right. Theré's
nothing much that's new can happen
to a man after he's fifty-three, but
death—or fáilure in buisenss. That
picture there makes me think death
is a long way off. Cor the artist has
kindly left out all my wrinkles; in
fact, if I don't'watch out, I'll be
thinking I look as young as that, and
do something foolish."
Billy caught her breath sharply.
Staring at girls—pretty girls—the
dangerous age; hadn't she read
enough about it? She'd have to
"And as for the failure in business,
long as a man's got a bunch of fel-
low-workers like you, I reckon there
isn't much to worry about,. I'm not
any good at speeches, and you peo-
ple know it. But I thank you all
from the bottom of my heart. But
where—" he peered with that wry
grin of his at the portrait—:"did that
oil-painting artist get the notion
that I ever wore a red necktie?"
He clumped off the stage, bowing
"Old boy just ate it up, didn't he?"
Stanley Powers asked under cover
of the applause which lie was helping
to create. "They all fall for the
good oiul applésause, don't they?"
"II isn't applesauáé" Billy blazed
out at him fiercely. "There may be
a few scoffers who don't appreciate
a really noble man when they work
for one, day in and day out, and
draw down a fat salary check for it.
hut most of us know that we've got
it pretty soft here. I don't Ijlame
him for liking it. He's human,
"Oucii!" Stanley Powers ducked
his head. "Didn't know you were
so stuck on the old boy. As a father-
in-law. I don't suppose he'd be so
little tallfer than Pearle, with Her I bad—"
placard testifying to the existence of I "11" you say another word like that
the Curtis Store during the years of ¡to me. I'll go home right now
1907 to 1912. Sadie Meyers, whose ' "
dark. Oriental head was carried
proudly on a long, slender neck,
displayed her clácard, "1913 1918"
nnd behind her, swaying like a long
slender reed, came Susie Howard, ot
the misses dress department, with
placard proof that the Curtis Store
had weathered the post-war depres-
sion —1919-1924'. Bringing up the
rear, and dancing with slow, undu-
lating grace, catiie Nyda Lomax, tall
Rs^vMv.lrniosi, barbaiicallv beautiful
-op-riiem all, holding aloft the largest
of the placards, bearing the giant
When the six girls had delivered
r?.< *T sk' ■:
the fact that her mother would be
pathetically pleased if &l>e married
him—forgot T. Q.'s strange, erratic
She player "Humoresque." know
ing that it woul^please by its very
familiarity where a piece of her own
choice would bewilder them. As she
played, every nerve In her body re
sponded to the moods of the music—
now lilting, now sobbing, now sad,
now gay, now exultant.
As soon as she had finished and
made her little ducking cunesy, she
ran from the Btage into the wings,
deaf to the inslstaiit applause that
was calling her back. Quite unac-
countably, she leanen against the
wall, her violin dangling from hep
hand, and wept.
Someone touched her on the hrm
and she looked up, fumbling .for an
excuse for h$r tears, into the eyes
of T. Q. Curtis. He took the hand
with which she had dashed away
"They want you to play again,
my dear, but—I understand. 1 was
going to award the prizes, but they
kept calling for you. •I'll tell them
you ain't going to play any more,
but don't run away. You may be
interested in the announcemtnt of
prize winners." He patted her hand
awkwardly, then strode away to take
his place upon the stage.
Billy fumbled for her compact,
touched up her reddened eyelids,
then tiptoed from her hiding place
to an empty seat near the stage.
Old T. Q. was making a short, ex-
planatory speech before calling the
names of the girls and women who
had.won prizes in the Questionnaire
contest. Billy found It impossible to
concentrate on what he was saying.
"And because I appreciate the
work that everyone of you did on
this foolish questionnaire of mine, 1
want to announce, before I tell you
who won the twenty-five prizes, that
I have instructed the credit manager
to deduct an additional five percent
from the February first bill of every
woman or girl who took the trouble
to answer I he questionnaire. New,
I take pleasure in announcing that
the following, in the judgment of
Miss Simmons, Mr. Hoskins and my-
self. have merited the prizes in the
Billy leaner forward.
"Mrs. Blanche Corwin—"
"Oh, that's nice. She needs the
money so badly," Rilly breathed, as
T. Q. paused for the applause which
followed the announcement of the
j first name.
"Miss Susie Howard
to his por
ederick, the American actress
CHURCH OPENS CRKCHF,
LONDON.—A creche or day
nursery tor children of young mar-
ried couples attending service, with
a garage for perambulators, has
bee opened at the* South Harrow
The minister, the Rev. Mr. H. G.
Hoare, says nearly all the members
are young couples who cannot
leave their babies at night to at
tend church. The minister's daugh-
ter and other volunteer helpers
manage the creche.
Superior Service Quality Produce
ulone," Billy snapped, us she moved
uh far away from him as the narrow-
ness of her seat would permit. j Thunderous applause, because
She heard h.mlly a word of 'he, c;UH¡e Howard was one of the most
and pushed his way to an exit, to
appear a little later upon the stake
with his cornet.
How silly he looked, Billy thought
resentfully, puffing his cheeks oui
like that. It was a wonder his eyes
their rhyming praise to the Curtis didn't.pop out of liis head. He kept
Store' and to its founder and owner.1 standing there, bowing like a 1'at lit-
T. Q. Curtis, each one hanging her \ He colonel, asking for more, and re-
placard upon hooks caught in a long j treating at last with a comical look
cord that, hung from a veiled picture i of surprise when he was not clapped
humorous one-act play that Charle p U lrl> , fh ,i(0I, engaged
Brenner, the advert,sing manager ,Q be marriefl to the mo8t poI)U,ar
had written, a really «'lever take-oil ¡ mau
on the store's class in salesmanship. ¡ Riliv
She was relieved when Stanley Pow- ¡ Bmy t!OWPred ln her Beat, catch-
ers rose, with self-conscious smiles,, lhp arms of her (,hai|. with
those whom he was disturbing, j t,0jj ilan(js
"Miss Nyda Lomax, Miss Winnü
Shelton, Mrs. Carrie Worth, Mrs.
Alice Paul. Miss Leila Sampson
His stern, clipped voice went on
and on, but Billy scarcely heard him.
How glad she was for Leila and for
herself—herself—she hadn't been
"And now I want to ask the twen-
ty-fivo winners just named to meet
me for a few minutes after the prog-
ram is' finished, and before dancing
(To be Continued)
suspended high on the back of the 1 into an encore.
stage, the audience burst into spon-j The program dragged in, stuffed I ))eK|ns. j'n on|y rtt,(ain you a very
taneotis applause as the plactards with monologues, a Charleston con- j s],ort tj,n0i ¡n the class-room on this
were seen to form an inverted pyra- test, a singing and dancing act, a
mid, testifying to the wonderful j speech by Hoskins, the general man-
growth of the Curtis Store. | ager, and another by Miss Simmons,
"They're going to unveil the por- who talked fearful platitudes about
trait," Billy whispered. j a "bigger and better" store and co-
The six girls divided into two ¡ operation.
groups of three, and took their! Billy heard Miss Simmons' speech
places on each side of the portrait. ¡ back-stage, standing in the wings.
Then, with the Curtis band playing nervously smoothing the crisp orchid
softly, the girls' voices rising in a taffeta of the little frock she had
badly trained but rousing chorus of! thought so deliriously pretty and
"For He's a Jolly Good Fellow!" six' which now, suddenly, seemed tawdry
pairs of hands seized cords dangling | ;'.nd cheap and foolishly junenile She
from the veiled portrait and slowly ¡ woudu't play an encore, no matter]
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This is a simple. delic(o«s, well*
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but not repeating flavors. Also
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Two cups rolled toasted bread
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Combine crumbs, sugar and
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making the last one of crumbs un-
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lop. Serve warm with whipped
cream or hard sauce.
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village school teacher in a town of
(557 inhabitants, tells the teams of
half a dozen baseball leagues when
and where they shall play.
He makes schedules.
Al'DIKLE LIGHT RAY
TO AID ARMY IN WAR
WASHINGTON. April 9.— (AP) —
An invisible ray, emitted from a light
bulb but having no effect upon
vision, will probably be used in broad
daylight for signalling between Am-
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The messages it will convey will
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BATON ROGUE, La., Maurice
McCann, captain of the Louisiana
State University baseball team, not
only is working his way through col-
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BUCKEYE AND KANSAS
RELAYS OX SAME DAY
COLUMBUS, O. More than six
hundred college and high school
uack teams in the eastern half of
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Ohio State. University delay meet,,vo
be held in the Ohltj stnWidirt -" here
April 23, the same date as the Univer-
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LOTUS BLOSSOMS IN CHICAGO
CHICAGO.-—-Lotus blossoms like
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FORESTRY WORK IS NOT
WASHINGTON—The forest rang-
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correspondence schools which adver-
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Taking cognizance of such adver-
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position is not a "play-time" job and
that the service has "never felt that
a man can expect to be prepared ade-
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PARIS FETES EXPENSIVE
PARIS—It. is estimated thai it
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Caufield, T. E. Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 118, Ed. 1 Sunday, April 10, 1927, newspaper, April 10, 1927; Borger, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth167051/m1/2/: accessed April 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hutchinson County Library, Borger Branch.