The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 16, Ed. 1 Friday, July 17, 1931 Page: 2 of 8
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FRIDAY. JULY 17. 19S1
THE CALDWELL NEWS
Raekruff Motors hire Rowena to
accompany Peter on a nation-wide
tour in their roadster at* an ad vert is-'
atunt. At the last minute Little
by is engaged to act as chaperon.
A few miles out Bobby becomes
tearful at being parted from her
sweetheart and Rowena insists on
tailing her place in the rumble so
that she can ride with Peter and have
him to talk to about Carter. Rowena
gets Peter to consent to divide the
expense money each week as soon as
It arrives, and astonishes Peter by
eating too economically.
The three tourists reach St. Louis,
after passing through Buffalo and
Chicago. Peter and Rowena have
many tiffs, while Bobby is enrap-
tured at the way Carter is fuming
over her flight from New York.
NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY.
There were bound to be ever so
many pleasant, cool, shadowy short-
cuts between St. Louis and Kansas
On the way between St. Louis and
Kansas City, Peter asked about
•hort-cuts at no end of filling stations
and garages as they went west, but
no one seemed very well informed
about by-roads, and for the most
part every one advised against at-
tempting any such thing.
It was well on toward noon when
Peter found a man in n garage who
thought there really was a short-cut
just as Peter wanted. He wasn't al-
together sure it was a direct route to
Kansas City, but at least it did not]
lead back toward St. Louis. '
They had driven about twenty
miles along this rambling lane, which
at times seemed to turn uncertainly
toward Kansas City and then made a
dead run for the Nebraska line, when
they saw a stalled car in the road
before, them. The driver lay
atretched out on the bank with his
bat over his face.
Peter slowed up.
Rowna leaned forward and rapped
aharply on the glass. "Never ask ad-
vice of a broken-down driver," she
warned him darkly. "If he knew
what he was doing, he wouldn't be
But Peter for once had struck the
right party. The man knew every
road in the state.
Peter thanked him for his careful
directions and returned to the car.
He was too much of a gentleman to
leer triumphantly back at Rowena
under the awning umbrella in the
rumble seat. He just grot in behinJ
the wheel and started the motor.
He had driven fully twenty miles
over the worst possible sort of coun-
try road when he found that a bridge
wa* out, that there was no detour,
and the only possible way to go on in
the direction of Kansas City was to
go back to the main road and start
over. Very meekly he turned around
to pay homage to her better judg-
ment, but stopped short, staring
open-mouthed. Bobby, who always
looked where others did. turned too
and her amazement surpassed his
The rumble seat was empty. Row-
ena was not there.
Peter slowly returned over the
roads to where the self-styled expert
bad given him his directions.
Bobby closed her eyes. Peter
hoped she was praying. He would
have prayed himself except that the
hard driving over the bad road re-
quired his complete attention. But
be did keep breathing over and over
In his heart the one word, "God! t
God! God!" and trusted the Infinite
woald understand it for appeal.
Instinctively his foot lifted from
the accelerator and at a noiseless
crawl the car roiled up to the shad-!
owy bank under the willow tv .
where the stranger with the stal!. :l
motor had mapped out the futile
**0h!" whispered Bobby weakly.
Rowena indeed, lying motionless
beside the road where tl afternoon
ran slanted behind the tn > to throw
protecting shadows over her slender
figure. Peter was out of the car
long before it had come to a stop
and was up the hank and kneeling
beside her. He lifted one limp slim
hand. It was stained red.
"Rowena!" he whispered.
Rowena opened her eyes. "Oh,
hello," she said cheerfully. "Gosh,
you were a long time coming back."
"Are—are you—hurt?" stammered
"Hurt? Why, no! What do you
mean, hurt?" She licked a bit of red
raspberry juice from her finger as
"D-did you fall out, darling?"
asked Bobby in fatuously affection-
"Fall out?" repeated Rowena. "Cer-
tainly not." She stood up, lifted her
arms, stretching her slender figure
comfortably to its utmost height
"Had a grand nap," she said. "And
wrote out just what I think of Mis-
souri. Poor dears, you must be
dreadfully hot and tired. Come and
sit down—a nature's feast to feed
you. Berries and cold spring water.
I know you would be famished so I
"You darling," said Bobby, and
greedily fell to. "But will you please
tell us," she mumbled, with a full
mouth, for she was very hungry,
"how you fell how you got—out of
the rumble seat?"
"I climbed out," said Rowena
cheerfully. "It's the only way you
can get out of a rumble Beat."
"But when "
"But how "
"We didn't see you!"
"When Peter and the broken-down
gent were dusting off Missouri in the
middle of the road I noticed the wild
berries up on the bank among the
rocks. I must have got myself out
of sight of the car without knowing
it, for the first thing I knew, I heard
the usual racing of the engine with
which dear Peter gets under way, so
I ran down and there you were——
tearing off among the ruts in a cloud
of metaphorical glory. So I picked
some more berries, and the broken-
down gent and I shot craps until the
"Chaperons come high, don't they?"
' grumbled Rowens, as she counted out
nickels and dimes to make up her
portion of Bobby's last manicure.
It was a genuine hardship to them
to be obliged to contribute so exten-
sively to the maintenance of luxury-
loving Bobby. On the other hand,
her presence was so essential to the
all-important tour that they were in
no position to quarrel very seriously
even with her extravagances.
"For my part, I'd rather pay her
bills than read Carter's telegrams,"
said Peter moodily.
"I wouldn't," disagreed Rowena
promptly. "I've learned to read with
one eye and listen with one ear, and
that way I get through with only
half the mental strain."
"Yes," but you've got a rumble to
i "So I have. But I have to sleep
One thing was certain. Her pres-
¡ ence was essential, and Carter and his
' telegrams, she and her extravagances,
! were alike to be endured.
At Topeka she was startled to find
but one telegram awaiting her-a ten-
word, straight day message.
"Are you taking first train home
or are you not?"
It was not even signed.
Bobby's fright was so genuine, her
disappointment so real, that Rowena
and Peter tried to console her.
j Peter took them out to a movie,
and Rowena—with her own money-
bought her a cunning little Kansas
souvenir, a flask carved out of a
corn-cob—and she seemed slightly
glad Carter and ' get along better."
"And that," said Rowena flatly, "is
"It's all of that," added Peter
"Nothing," declared Rowena drear-
ily, "could be more irretrievably fatal
"It was great sport while it lasted,"
said Peter. "You have been pretty
game all the way through, Rowena.'
"It was corking good business,
too," said Rowena. "And taking it
all in all, you are not half bad to
breeze around with, Peter."
"Well, it's all over now," aaid
"You don't suppose we could pick
one up here, do you?—By advertising.
The way wc got Bobby in the first
But they both knew it was pretty
They said good night with some-
thing vaguely suggestive of affection-
ate regard, for this killing, kindred
disappointment gave them a cordial
meeting-ground for almost the first
Rowena sat alone at her window,
little and high up, for she had frugal-
iy changed from a double to a single
room immediately after the desertion
She was not one to give up with-
out a struggle—nor to give up at all,
for that matter.
It was nearly midnight when she
shook off her final hesitation, with
a mind made up. An idea had come
to her, terrifying and tremendous,
hours before. She had toyed with it,
weighed it in the balance and, finding
it wanting, pushed it desolutely away;
but had permitted it to work its way
back, inidiously sure. At twelve
o'clock she called Peter on the tele-
phone and that was an end of her
"Listen, Peter. You meet me down-
stairs in the lobby, right away, will
vou? I have an idea."
"But I'm in bed!"
CONTINUED NEXT WEEK
The present revival of cottons re-
minds us of the tremendous vogue
for cottons that took place following
the French revolution in France.
Many of the new, long, slender
evening dresses are distinctly remin-
iscent of those days. Today we have
a far wider variety of fine cotton
materials from which to choose.
'Are—are you hart?" stammered Peter.
man from the garage came and
towed him in. He invited me to go
with them, but I knew you would be
back for me when you got around to
"There was a bridge out on the
short-cut," explained Peter quickly.
"I know. The broken-down gent
remembered it about ten minutes
after you had gone. But of course
it was too late then."
"You're very game about it, Row-
ena Very sporting. I wouldn't
blame you if you didn't speak to me
again from here to the coast."
"Oh, nonsense!" said Rowena
pleasantly. "This was just an acci-
dent. Accidents never make me ma l.
It's just," she added meaningly, "just
In Kansas City, Bobby found
thirty-one telegrams from Carter,
each increasingly immoderate in its
commands for her to give over this
"•atrageous conduct and return home
Rowena had the usual fat one ad-
dress! in the boyish scrawl, and
surely she ! •< ! read no further than
the first paragraph when she began
counting out her money. Peter had
a comforting telegram from Mr.
Rack, with a friendly postscript by
Mr. Ruff, advising that the red-
haired siege was lifted and that they
had been honored with a sort of an
apology, but warning them to be
careful of :heir future conduct.
Mr. Rack also said they were ex-
tremely pleased with the character of
the work that had been turned out,
and enclosed check for next week's
expenses. Peter was extremely grate-
She was very quiet as they crossed
Kansas, and when they complained
of the notoriously hot winds, she
smiled patiently and said she didn't
mind. She ate very little, and had
fifteen cents of her allowance left it
the end of the week.
When they reached Denver they
hurried at once, as they always did.
to get their mail, and there was noth
ing at all for Bobby, not a letter, not
a telegram, not so much as a souvenir
postcard. She said nothing but
turned pale and a little sad smile
I froze the dimples in the soft fact.
When Rowena went down to din-
ner she made excuses not to go—said
she was very tired, said she wanted a
hot bath and good sleep, said she
would just read a magazine she had
picked out at the news-stand.
They went up to the room imme-
diately after dinner with all good in-
tentions, and Rowena knocked. When
there was no answer she opened the
door and they went in. The room
had a deserted appearance. Bobby's
handsome articles of toilet were gone
form the dressing-table. Her beauti-
ful dressing-gown was gone from the
foot of the bed, her satin mules from
beneath it. Her imported traveling
bag no longer stood beside Rowena's
shabby suitcase on the baggage rack.
Peter and Rowena looked at each
other in wide-eyed consternation.
There was a note, written on hotel
paper in Bobby's round childish hand.
It was pinned to Rowena's pillow.
Special Session Is
Chance To Stabilize
Cotton, Oil, Values
AUSTIN, July 16.—Fifteen cent!
cotton and dollar oil are bright
possibilities if producers of these two j
great Texas commodities are given
government supervision to assure;
orderly production and stabilize i
values, is the opinion of Agricultural
Commissioner J. E. McDonald.
He expressed the hope that the j
Legislature, in special session, would'
recognize the soil as the greatest
natural resource, and take steps to
insure orderly production of agricul-
tural crops as a means of lifting the
state out of its depression.
A conservative commission to
govern the output of natural re-
sources, he said, would restore con-
fidence in values, and such a restora-
tion would go far toward wiping out
the greatest cotton surplus in the
history of the South. "We must re-
member," he said, "that of our
enormous surplus of around 9,000,000
bales the federal stabilization corpora-
tion has 1,300,000 bales safely tucked
away, merchants shelves are bare,
and the public is in dire need of cot-
ton goods. With the re-establishment
of confidence in values, there would
be a cotton buying movement which
would start the wheels of industry
spinning, a buying movement such as
this old world never witnessed. It
would put the idle to work and bring
FRUIT LAB FOR VALLEY IS
WASHINGTON, July 16. (UP).—
Nine sites offered for the location of
the citrus fruit byproducts laboratory,
for which Congress has appropriated
$10,000, will be inspected next month
by oficiáis of the united States De-
partment of Agriculture. All of the
sites are situated in the Rio Grande
The inspection tour was planned at
the request of Rep. John Garner of
The laboratory providing floor
space of nearly 2,000 square feet, will
be similar to the station being built
a i Wmieriiaviiii, Florida. Research
facilities for the study of wastes in
fruit iuices and pulp will be provided,
and an effort made to widen the com-
mercial u.>>e of these products.
Byproducts of grapefruit will
especially be sought, according to Dr.
W. W. Skinner of the Bureau of
Chemistry and Soils. At present
grapefruit juice is the only known
Sites for the plant have been offer-
ed by Brownsville, Donna, Edinburg,
La Feria, McAlien, Mercedes, Ray-
momlville and Weslnco.
Suffered For Years
Mrs. George Jurica of Roy, Mont.,
says—Your Alonzo Urban Rheuma-
tism Treatment has relieved me of
Rheumatism. I had it so bad that I
could not sleep at night, but now
sleep like a baby, and my appetite
is preatly improved.
Thousands of others who have suf-
fered have been relieved—Why not
Fifteen Days Treatment, $1.60; or
full 35 Days Treatment for only $3.00.
At Holubec Brothers. (adv.)
Messrs. G. A. Wolman and Henry
Womble spent Tuesday attending a
ginner.*' convention at Brenham.
Today's sketch suggests how to
make a white or colored cotton dress.
The flounce on the skirt measures
about fourteen inches in depth and
the pleats are about an inch and a
half in width. You can easily lay them
yourself, then baste down and press
carefully. The frill on the bodice is
made from a three inche piece of
material laid in pleats about an inch
wide. Instead of extending the frill-
ing around the back it is best to iet
it terminate at the shoulder seams.
Trinity Host For
WAXAHACHIE, July 16. (UPL—
The annual summer conference of the
Presbyterian U. S. A. and Congrega-
tional church will be held at Trinity
University July 14122, Dean B. A.
Hidges of the conference has an-
nounced. The entire equipment of
Trinity University, including build-
ings, dormintories, gymnasium and
i grounds has been put at the disposal
of the conference.
ful for that check, for Bobby had
spent the last cent of her week's
allowance by Wednesday, after which
lime he and Rowena had been obliged
to carry her between them.
'Darlings. I'm going home. I've
got to. If I don t, I ll never get
him back. I'll send Peter the money
I borrowed as soon as I get my
allowance. I'm going on the seven
o'clock train and I have already
wired him to meet me. You're both
just sweet and I love you. But I
| do wish you didn't quarrel so. I'm
culty members fo* the confer-
ence include Dr. Paul J. Schwab of
Trinity University; Miss Lena E.
I Smith. Mrs. G. W. McWhirter, of
W'axahaehie; Dean B. A. Hodges, the
Rev. Paul V. Reed, Alfred M. Dor-
sett. Dr. James E. Detweiler. the Rev.
P. Marton Baker of Corsicana; Bill
Schneidor of Cleveland; Miss Marie
Orr, the Rev. Max Strang, of Dallas,
and the Rev. Albert N. Wolff. Dr.
Matthew H. Arnold of Cleburne is
to lead the vesper services.
I take this means of notifying the
¡public that my place is posted against
¡hog running, turkeys, and school chil-
jdren. Any trespassing of this kind
jwill be prosecuted.
E. F. UHLIG,
, (7-17-p) Lyons, Texas, Rt. 1.
By William II. Davies
My walls outside must have some
My walls within mast have some
A houHe that's small; a garden large.
And in it leafy nooks.
A little jrold that's sure each week;
That comes not from my living
But from a dead man in his grave,
Who cannot change his mind.
A lovely wife, and gentle, too;
Contented that no eyes but mint1
Can see her many charms, nor voice
To call her beauty fine.
Where she would in that stone cage
A self-made prisoner, with me;
While mar a wild bird sang around,
On Kate, on bush, on tree.
And she sometimes to answer them,
In her far sweeter voice than all;
Till birds, that loved to look on leave
Will doat on a stone wall.
With this small house, (his garden
Thin little gold, this lovely ma'e,
With health in body, pence at "heart
Show m' man more great.
How to train BABY'S
Rabies^ bottle-fed or breast-fed, with
; ny tendency to be constipated, would
thrive if they received daily, half a
teaspoonful of this old family doctor*
pp- rripl i' n for the b"welv
Th :< t is one sure way to train tiny
bowels to healthy regularity. To avoid
the frrtfulness, vomiting, crying, fuilure
to jjjain, and other ills of constipated
Dr. Caldwell ' Syrup Pepsin is good
for ar:v baby. For this, you none the word
of a nous doctor. Forty-seven years of
praetne taught him just what babioi
need to keep their littJe bowels active,
regular; keep little bodies plump and
healthy. For Dr. Caldwell specialized
in the treatment of women >nd little
ones. I le attended over 35<lO births with-
out loss of one mother or baby.
Da. W. D. Caiuwcu's
A Da *or 's h unity Laxative
BUD *N* BUB
GIRLS ARE ANNOYING THINGS
By ED KRESS Y
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