The Sunday Record (Mineola, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 6, Ed. 1 Sunday, May 10, 1942 Page: 3 of 4
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IT IN MINEOLAi
The Sunday Record, MaV_10,1942.
Continued from Page 2)
sized recently by OPA oi-
ls. Purchase certificates for
jKriters are being made
Cable immediately by local
bn boards where eligibles
! establish their need for the
food Preservation Studied.
As more drastic tin conser-
vation measures may become
necessary, canners have been
guested by the WPB to give
fought to other forms of food
gnd Preservation. Recommend-
ed for study are forms of de-
hydrating, freezinz and pack-
aging in materials less critical
rtwer Action Setup.
To assure a steady flow of
power to war industries and
essential civilian services, the
War Production Board has is-
sued an order whereby non-
essential power uses may be
curtailed when and where a
shortage occurs. The order also
provided that, effective at once,
utilities must operate their sys-
tems in a way that will pro-
duce the maximum amount of
power from their present capa-
^bere use or a recapped tire
gctical, List A passenger
r *U1 not be eligible for
ew tires, under an amend-
__ lent tire rationing regula-
rs tions which became effective
May 1. Another amendment
provides that after June 1,
applicants for tires will be de-
^ied purchase certificates un-
• less they can prove to the sat-
isfaction of ration boards that
their tires did not become un-
usable through abuse or neg-
lect. This provision is design-
ed to prevent deliberate driv-
ing past the point where a tire
is recapped, as well as to pre-
vent overloading and neglect.
Total quotas of new and re-
capped tires for May exceed
Vhe combined quotas for the
^fcionth of April.
j^Metal Toys In Order.
Saving of 100,000 tons of
n and steel, 2,000 tons of
3,000 tons of zinc, and
^ jh T|ttantities of other vital
materials for war production
will result from the recent
WPB order banning use of
prohibited materials in toys.
Toy manufacturers are substi-
tuting wood, paper, ceramics
and noncritical plastics for the
Water Tank Sizes
Only three sizi
tanks for hot wj
as the result of
will not affecj
er may be
!r May 15,
of the heateJfS; but will free
2,000 tons cm brass and 1,000
tons of st|fel for war produc
Shoe Leather Conserved.
The ffJar Production Board
has ordered the entire stock
and production of heavy weight
sole Veather set aside for mili-
tary) and lend-lease require-
ments. A previous order had
required setting aside 80 per
cen$ of such leather, but this
was found insufficient. Civilian
demands for shoes is expected
to decline this year, since
thousands of former civilians
are now in the armed service.
Potential leather supplies are
at an all-time high, with the
number of cattle on the nation's
farms approaching a record
Sewing Machine Ban Issued.
Production of sewing ma-
chines, limited between now
and June 15, must cease on
that date, WPB has ordered.
Conversion to war work of part
of the industry's facilities is
expected to result. Estimates
place the number of sewing
machines now in the hands of
users at 20,000,000, and these,
with machines in dealers' hands
and still to be manufactured,
will supply the nation's home
sewing needs for some time.
J. H. MALONE, Pastor
Church school, 9:45 a. m..
G. C. Smith, superintendent.
Morning worship, 10:45. Ser-
mon subject, "Mothers of Men."
Dedication of babies in holy
baptism at the morning ser-
Epworth Leagues, 7:45 p. m.
Evening worship. 8:30. Ser-
mon subject, "A Great Son."
WSCS Monday, 3 p. m., as
follows: Circle 1 with Mrs. C.
C. Aaron, 2 with Mrs. W. B.
Dickson, 3 with Mrs. A. L.
Davis, 4 Mrs. R. S. Ray.
District Conference meets at
Troup Tuesday, 9:30 a. m.
Bible Study, Wednesday, 8:15
Honor your Mother by wor-
shiping Mother's God. Come
worship with us.
Central Baptist Church.
The Central Baptist Church
will have services Sunday morn-
ing at 11 o'clock instead of at
night so that the pastor may
spend part of the day with his
mother. All members of the
church are urged to be pres-
ent as some very important
business concerning the build-
ing fund will be discussed.
WINGS TO VICTORY
MOGE'ZT r-'^z/L (J —
FROM KITTY HAWK. .TO FLYING FORTRESS.
AT KITTY HAWK TWO GREAT AMERICAN CHARACTERISTICS
AGAIN ASTOUNDED THE W0RLD-7//£ INGENUITY TO
BUILD THE AtRPLANE-THE DARING TO FLY IT.
AGAIN TODAY THESE TWIN ASSETS ARE AT WORK-
AMER/CAN INGENUITY BUILDING THE GREATEST
AIR FLEET EVER KNOWN— w Ar
AMERICAN DARING FLYING IT TO VICTORY\
NO ONE WILL BEAT US AT OUR OWN GAME.
Leathernecks Roll Ashore
This tank, part of the First Marine Division, Atlantic Amphibious
Force, rolls ashore through the surf during landing exercises at
Fort Story, Va. Tank lighters bring the iron monsters close to
the beach before they make for the shore and engage in combat.
f MIN0L RELIEVES CONSTIPATION
In a more natural way
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stimulant for intestinal muscles. TTiey act to soften waste
P55*ttr, lubricate and produce effective action—even in the most
'fabboro cases of constipation. Prunol s complete processi tends to
tWtore regularity enabling nature to carry on. Why suffer with
^* * harsh laxatives when Prunol tastes
better and acts easier? Get Prunol
today in either of two generous
sizes— for 60c and $1.00. Sold and
Service Drug Store
CITY TAX NOTICE
May 31st is the last day to pay your
1941 city taxes without additional cost.
The City Commission voted not to ex-
tend the time. Pay now and save that
10% penalty, 6% interest, and $1.00
delinquent tax roll cost.
L. L. CHADWICK
BY (AfZL EPo
LOOK! LI'L LAMBPIE-- )M BUYlN' DEFENSE
BONOS NOW-THROUGH THE PAYRODI
SAVINGS PLAN AT THE FACTORY-
AINT THAT SUPER ,ru30v<
The present capitol. of Texas
at Austin was dedicated in
Texas sent about 10,000 sol-
diers to the front during the
More than 20G.00Q Tucares
saw service during Wor'iS
*y JANE LITTELL
COPYRI6HT.?l\. ,BYJANE CITTELC-DISTRIBUTED BYXIN6 FEATURES SYNDICATE, IMC.
Pike Arno, out of a job and not
trying particularly hard to find one,
is befriended by Leona Cheeney, a
young New York stenographer. She
is cautious about financial matters,
and although Pike is urging her to
marry him, she refuses until he gets
a job or until her own meagre funds
have been sufficiently supplemented.
She overhears some girls at the
office telling how they eke out their
maintenance by acting as co-re-
spondents in divorce cases. Leona
learns the name of one of the law-
yers by whom they are employed,
and summoning up all her courage,
goes to his office for an interview.
If only she could earn a few hun-
dred dollars for a "nest egg" she
could then marry Pike.
Burgess, the lawyer, is doubtful
whether this wide - eyed shabbily
dressed girl, could ever affect the
worldly guise necessary in cases of
this kind. Gradually, the youthful
beauty of the girl dawns upon his
consciousness and he envisions her
Outside the office she hears him
discussing her merits with Chet
Harknet, who is seeking the di-
vorce. They agree that, in evening
clothes of the mode, the girl would
be beautiful enough to make any
Harknet engages her and tells
her to report that evening to his
r At the appointed time Leona goes
to Chet's apartment where a gor-
geous evening ensemble awaits her.
After the maid is finished with her,
Chet is stunned by the transforma-
tion. Later, dancing with Chet at
an exclusive restaurant, Leona is
thrilled and happier than she had
ever been before.
At the theatre, Christine, Chet's
wife, makes sure that her friends
see Chet and Leona. After the show,
Leona returns to Chet's apartment
for her clothes. Christine, believing
Leona to be someone Chet is really
interested in and not the employed
co-respondent, stages her raid that
night. After Christine secures the
necessary evidence, Chet takes
Leona home. Pike is waiting for her.
Misunderstanding, he strikes Leona.
Chet trounces Pike and takes dazed
Leona back to his apartment.
"Where are we?" asketl Leona,
"I'm going to take you to my
own apartment. 1 never thought I
could step foot into it again, but
with you to lay the ghosts, I won't
"Ghosts!" she echoed, startled.
"Ghosts of what might have
been," said Chet, not looking at her.
"Accident," he said briefly to the
door man. "Accident," he said to
the clerk behind the desk. "Get Dr.
Blaine and send h'm up. The young
lady will stay in my place until she
And then they got out of the ele-
vator and went into an apartment
that exceeded all of Leona's wild-
est dreams. She didn't see much of
it that night, though. The only
She was a long panicked moment
trying to remember where she was
and how she happened to be there,
and then she sank back among her
pillows, remembering only too well.
Pike had struck her! Pike had
given her a black eye! Pike had
taken Chet's check away from her.
Oh, Pike would think she was the
sort of a girl Christine was. And
Pike would never marry her now.
Well, she didn't want him to, did
she? A'surge oft rage at what he
had done wiped Pike out of h e r
heart forever. After all she had
done for him I What did she want
Pike for a husband for, anyway?
Chet said any man who would take
money from a girl would strike her.
And she wasn't going to risk any
Then she heard the telephone
shrill and Chet answering it.
"Yes, I know where she is, you
cheap hoodlum, but you'll never
find out from me. And if you ever
so much as lay a . finger on her
again I'll tear you apart with my
bare hands.... What? Well, if her
office calls up again you tell them
it'll be ten days before she's recov-
ered from the beating you gave
her, and if they don't want to hold
her job open for her IH see that
she gets another. And you needn't
try to cash that check you stole
from her, for I've stopped payment
on it. . . . What? Great! I'll get a
great kick out of sending you up
After that there were ^sounds
that could only come from the
kitchen and the smell of delicious
coffee. And pretty soon there was
a knock on the door and then Chet
"Better, Beautiful?" he asked.
"I'm better," she smiled, pulling
there's probably more, isnt tbeaei*
Solemnly he shook his fcesdl al-
though his eyes were dancing as#
a smile was tugging at his lipa.
"I'm absolutely and positively
only one in captivity."
O—oh!" she said thoughfcfa%u
"Thinking about marrying jiim
one like me?" he asked.
Quick crimson added a new
to the poor little bruised face,
she met his eyes bravely,
"I never knew men could k
wonderful as you are," she
plained, half under her breath.
"They can't, Leona," he
her. "There's only one of m
you'd better marry me. Then _
have the original model and net
"B u t you're already married**
she protested, her eyes startled ai
shy, her whole bearing b>eggiar
him not to tease her.
"I won't be long. Christine a®
see to that. Will you marry me an
soon as the divorce is over? Wert#
have money enough to live i Hie
apartment, and keep the car—f«'
while, anyway, and this deptesajaak
can't last forever. But we ec " ~"
do much splurging around at
clubs and theaters."
It was like reading "
print to read the expressions
chased themselves over her staitka
little face. And Chet watched la*
think it out with tender amusement.
"Will you?" he repeated.
She nodded that crimaoa tsfct Sfc.
permanent color now. ^
Then he was beside her oa
little jade green bench and
minute eggs were forgotten* I
he put his arms about her soft
her bare white arms tjwfc
tne covers up around her neck,
"but I'm snre not beautiful today."
"The doctor did a swell job," said
Chet, staring closely. "Now, listen:
There's a big woolly robe of mine
in the closet. Put it on and come
out and see what a good cook I
Leona hurried, for several rea-
sons. She wanted to get to Chet,
and that breakfast did smell pow-
erful good. And she wanted to see
the apartment that Christine re-
fused to live in.
Imagine refusing to live in a
lovely place like this! There was a
rose-colored silk rug on the living-
room floor. There was a white mar-
ble fireplace. There was a piano and
down the little hall was exactly the
kitchen she had dreamed dtf all her
life, only it was jade green instead
And there was Chet, with a
funny little rubber apron on, tak-
ing bacon out of the broiler. And
in a cute little corner there was a
breakfast nook, the table all laid
for breakfast, with an electric per-
colator steaming, a n d an electric
toaster sending up a warning sig-
nal of smoke that made Chet jump
Chet had actually cooked their
breakfast! And it was a marvelous-
ly good breakfast, too, served on
the prettiest dishes she had ever
"What a lovely, lovely home,"
sleeves had slipped back from
about his neck.
Her cheek was pressed close ta
his for a moment and then he found
her lips—and found upon them aa
ecstasy of delight he had nevesr
dreamed of. Found there the shee^.
blinding bliss that he had said only.'
last night he didn't believe existedL
Found there a foretaste of an wm~
That she had found it, too, he
read in her wide, startled eyes whea.
at last he could break that at
ing contact long enough to-
into her eyes.
"Anything like PSke^ kisses?" !* "■
Speechless, she shook her hea^...
still with that dazzled^ newhaaaj
lovelight in her eyes..
"Want more sampfesr before yea <
decide to marry me?" he teased her -
"Yes! No! I mean—Oh, Chet! Dfe> •
you really want me? Just a ]
little dumb stenographer •
didn't know imitation from real?" '
"You know the difference^ namr;
don't you?" ~ ^
"Oh, yes! Chet—I—I just abaait^
worship you!" >
"You sweet baby!" he murmured
gathering her so close that At
could scarcely breathe. "I
maybe, between us, we can dab-
cover what love really is-"-
"I know," she told him quu&fe.
"It's—it's always taking the pam-
tmng sne reany saw was tne lace
that stared back at her from the
mirror. She looked like a gargoyle!
One eyes was ringed with black,
and beneath it her cheek bone had
swollen out of all proportions. She
It was ghastly to have that aw-
ful bruised face staring back at
her, when another mirror only an
hour ago had told her how beauti-
ful she was. She turned away from
it and made her blinded way to the
bed. To have Chet see her looking
like that brought new tears. Chet
—who had told her she was beau-
tiful. And she so wanted Chet to
go on remembering she was beau-
tiful. And now he wouldn't. He
would always be remembering that
poor swollen face and that black
eye. The black eye that .Pike had
"I couldn't remember, doctor,
whether to put hot water on the
contusion and cold water on the
eye, or the other way around, Chet
was saying to someone.
And then a very efficient some-
body had turned her over and was
doing things to her poor face. They
jave her something fizzy and salty
to drink, too, and long before the
doctor had finished with her she
was fighting to keep her eyes open.
And the next thing she knew, she
was waking up in a strange room,
ind it was day time, for the sun
aas trying to get in through the
Tunny window blinds that were
nade of overlapping slats.
It was a beautiful room. The cur-
tain and the spread on the un-
jsed bed beside her were of soft
jade taffeta. There was a chaise
'ounge with a little table beside it
,ind a lovely lamp on it. There was
i dressing table and a little bench
n front of it and a cushion covered
irith that same jade taffeta. Oh, a
ovely room—as lovely as any bed-
room she had seen in the movies,
"Christine calls it a pig-sty,"
said Chet, not bitterly this time,
but almost carelessly, as if it did-
n't matter what Christine said any
"Oh, she couldn't!" cried Leona
"Oh, yes, she could. Anything
but fifteen rooms with six baths
and a half a dozen servants is a
pig-sty to Christine."
Chet sat down opposite her and
poured her coffee and buttered her
toast and opened her eggs, while
she thought out his last remarks.
"Know what your boy friend
did?" he said, handing her her
eggs. "He forged your name and
cashed that check."
"He—Oh, how awful! That —
that's criminal. He—he could go to
jail for that!" she cried aghast.
"Serves h i m right," said Chet.
"Maybe that will teach him to ap-
preciate girls like you. . . . Not
that he'll ever find another as won-
derful as you are."
"Oh, don't Please!" she begged.
"He—he's just a poor boy. Please,
Chet! Don't send him to jail."
"Listen. He knows better, all
right. And so am I a poor boy. It
isn't so awfully many years ago I
was driving a truck myself. And I'd
be making more money than I'm
making n o w if I was driving a
"You!" she cried in amazement.
Then, "Oh, then don't punish Pike!
He'll be punished enough, losing
Then it was that Chet reached
across the narrow table and caught
both her hands, his eyes very glad
"Then he is losing you," he said.
"I — I'm afraid so," she sighed.
"Any man who would strike a girl
before he was married to her
wouldn't make a very good hus-
band,. would he ? Anyway, if there's
one man like v o u in the world.
ishment and giving the other~3|f
the good things."
"Like you did with Pike."
"Like you did with Christine^*
she flashed to his defense.
"Oh, well. You give me the de
votion you were wasting on Pik«^
and I'll give you what I was wast-
ing on Christine."
"And lots of kisses," she inter-
And a long, long time after tha^
he remembered that he hadn't an-
"And lots of kisses," he promise
It was Leona who cooked th*
breakfast they really ate.
And Leona stayed on . there im
Chet's apartment until her eye was-
fit to present to a curious worht
and Chet went back to his borrowetf
apartment in the Hotel Perique,
when he was so sleepy he couldn't
stay awake any longer.
But he came over every evenii^
It didn't even matter that when
she went back to the office she
found another girl in her job, for
Christine was rushing the divorce
through the courts with a speed
that only wealth and importance*
could have managed. And even that
wasn't fast enough for Chet, wha
fumed and fretted with an impa-
tience that delighted Leona, be^
cause the day was so long in com-
ing when they could be married
and really, actually belong to each
other forever and ever.
And Chet didn't do anything te
Pike for forging that check. Pike
had trouble enough returning the
money to the man who had cashed
it for him. So Chet let it go at that,
and took his reward for his lenience
in Leona's soft arms.
msfr;>5.op/rJgh£'- „ fcy Jane Litteii
•istrihuted bv kins Feature Syndicate. !«
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