Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 24, Ed. 1 Friday, February 16, 1934 Page: 4 of 4
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SHOWER A TUB BATH 25c
him to share their loss and sor-
row with their mother.
In 1908, at the age of fifty-six
years, Mr. Laycock decided to leave
the old home State and move to
a new country where there would
be more room for his younger
■sons to grow up and get a bet-
jter chance to own their own
| homes. He decided to come to
the Texas Panhandle. And through
the influence of old friends moved
; to Armstrong County. Three sons,
j Ed. Val and Earl came with him.
j Soon another son and his wife,
' Mr. and Mrs. Scott Laycock fol-
, lowed their parents to Armstrong
| County. Scott, Ed and Val estab-
lished their homes near Claude
where they have resided ever since.
Mr. Laycock was an uncle of Mr.
: and Mrs. Robert Campbell and
B!Mr. and Mrs. Dick Phillips,
j Mr. and Mrs. Laycock made
; their home in Claude and Arm-
j strong County until Inst August
I when they went to visit their
jnnly daughter in Ohio, where his
irecent illness came upon him and
l.lie passed away February 5, 1934,
:Although his childicn were thous-
ands of miles opart all but one
'.son attended his funeral held at
1 his old home town, Ripley, Ohio.
He «h borne to his last resting
place by his seven sons and his
Loved and respected by everyone
who knew him, Father Laycock's
life was an inspiration and a chal-
lenge to better living for everyone
whose life he touched. He will be
missed not alone by his family
and his friends In Ohio, but by
scores of friends he made In tliis
new country for he wa.; a true
friend to us all—A FRIEND.
WHAT THE STARS INDICATE
February 14th: Si. ValentlneV
Day - New Moon - and a total
eclipse centered in Dutch East
Endles. We may look for a de-
pressing Influence from Saturn,
which will tend to delay af-
fairs of the heart.
February 15th: Trickery, schemes
and scandal likely to develop, af-
fecting labor, army or navy. May
also develop as exposler of spies
or the breaking of Jails.
February 10th: Foreign affair.'
including banking; death and trail-
February 17th: A progressive day
in many respects. Foreign intrigue
February 18th: An especially
dangerous time for aviation. Rack-
„ Mawj Imlay Taylor
THE STORY SO FAR
Xancy Cordon trade* 1 ersclt in marritft
:oi fifteen thousand dollars—tbe price of
ler family honor—and the freedom of her
mother, Roddy, who stole, for a woman,
hat amount from the bank in which ke
Aorkt. Nancy, desperately in love with
froung Page Koemer, nevertheless agrees
o a secret elopement with Dr. Richard Mor-
gan. and with the money he loans her pre-
sent- Roddy's arrest. Dr. Morgan is loved
>y Helena Haddon, a sophisticated young
.narrieJ woman, hut he adores Nancy and
lopes to win her after marriage. In Wash-
•ngton thev are married. Nancy ii Richard's
iride- and afraid of him.
Now go on u/ith the story.
He could keep her, he had a right
to keep her—. Then lie saw her shak-
ing like a leaf. By a kind of violence
then, blinding himself, he had married
a woman who did not love him, who
shrank from him now with terror and
repulsion. He turned away, without
a word, and began to walk to and
fro in the room.
If he looked at her he might yield
to the natural impulse of his own love
for licr; lie might take her to his
heart, and it would he against her
will. It would be actually an act of
violence rather than an embrace, for
>lit- was afraid of him; he saw it!
It moved him, perhaps, more than
anything else. Then the tumult of
hi feeling drowned even thought it-
He crossed the room quickly. In a
moment his arm was around ner, his
hand on her shoulder,
"Nancy." lie said softly, "my wife!"
She tried to answer him, but her
white lips refused to move. She could
not even l'ft her eyes to his. 0
lie felt it. felt that she actually
>hivercd at his touch. He let her go,
lii; anus fell at his sides, and he stood
still, regarding her.
"I knew you didn't love me." he
said at last; "1 gambled on the chance
• hat I could make you—I—God for-
give me. I took advantage of you.
i—." He turned away, and then at
last, hurriedly: "I'm going to take
"You mean ?" her lips shook.
"I mean I don't want you to hate
me. Nancy, this thing can't go on.
1 sre it! This marriage " he stop-
ped, unable 10 go on.
"Richard—1" she began faintly, tak-
ing a step toward him.
lie looked around at her and their
eyes met. She was shaken again by
the power and passion oi his glance.
She had never really known the man
and now, in the depths of those
strange, green-brown eyes of his, she
saw love and passion and rage, not
untouched, too, by compassion, the
compassion a man might feel for a
spoiled child. Nancy's face burned
suddenly. She came nearer, holding
up het head.
"Forgive me, Richard," she said
faintly, "and give me a little time."
Hp — face softened wonderfully.
"Nancy !" he gathered her trembling
hands into his, "you don't know what
love is, you child, you!" He drew a
little nearer. "I wonder if you've ever
really been In love In your whole
She winced with such a tremor of
feeling, that the red blood mounted
from her bosom to her throat.
"I've married you," she said in a
low voice, "I'll try to do my best—I
will truly, if you'll give me a little
"And you take 110 thought of me?"
He laughed a strangely bitter laugh.
"You've married ine and you forget
I'm a man like other men—I have
feelings, too, Nancy; I'm not a stone
—and you can feel how I love you I"
"Oh I" she gasped, "I—I was wron^
to do it! I—you love me, and I .
She wrenched one hand free and.
reaching back behind her, caught at
the edge of a heavy table and leaned
against it, weakly.
Her agony reached through even
his passionate emotion. She had re-
coiled from him with such terror
that it struck him like a blow. He
let her hands drop with a gesture of
"I don't want a wife who doesn't
love me!" he cried with sudden fury.
The moment was primal; the toruano
of his passion and his revulsion tore
down to his very heart.
She shrank before it, clinging—
white-faced—to the table against which
He did not heed it. "I'm going to
take you home. You—" he stopped
again, unable to go on, then, master-
ing himself—"you re free—if you will,
vou can keep this marriage secret-
it's 110 marriage except in name. I'll
take you home now—tonight!"
She caught her breath, staring at
him wildly, but, instead of relief, she
felt the sting of his rejection.
"You mean ?" her stiff lips re-
f.. :• I to frame the words in her mind.
"I mean I don't want a woman who
can't love me, that's what I mean!"
lie filing hick at her like a challenge.
She tonic it as such and faced him,
(inhering from head to foot.
"1—1 didn't pretend I did I" she said
very low, her lip* twitching painfully
with the effort to force speech—"I—
I didn't mean to cheat you—I told you
—I pledged myself, I've kept that
pledge—I've married you."
"Oh, .have you?" he mocked.
He was shaking with fury. All the
pent-up passion and misery of the
love he was crushing down to spare
her broke loose in his anger. He
caught one of her hands in his again
and kissed it passionately, then, when
he felt it lie there, unresisting, as if
she dared not take it away, he flung
it from him.
"I'm going to take you home—
there's a night train, or rather a morn-
ing one, at half-past two. We'll go
"I don't want a wife who doesn't
love me," he cried with audden
on it. Meanwhile—" he swept the
space about them with his gesture of
disdain.11I courtesy—"these rooms are
yours. Lie down and rest, I'll have
you called in time. I'm going out—
good night until—the tram goes." „
. She did not answer, she stood quite
still, watching him with startled eyes.
She only halt understood; she felt as
if a great hot whirlwind had blown
pa*t her through the rooms and
scorched her. i>lie only half glimpsed
the disappointment, the wrath, the
mortification he felt.
Then, suddenly, he returned. He
flung himself on one knee beside her
chair; she felt his hands, hot and shak-
ing, close on hers, and she lifted her
eyes and met the iiassionate pain in
"Listen to me, Nancy," his voice
passionate still, liad softened, it was
shaken now by a new emotion, a deep-
er one, his tenderness for her. Not
even anger could drive it out when he
looked at hei bowed head. "1 love
you—never dream but that I love you.
Hut I won't take a wife who shrinks
from me—like a pestilence! I'm set-
ting you free. You can even say noth-
ing of this marriage, if you will. I've
made 110 announcement. I'll make
none without your sanction. I've mar-
ried you—I'm going to try to win you
now. W hen you can come back to
me with love in your heart—then,
Nancy, my heart is waiting for that
day—until then " He caught her
hands and kissed them, pressing them
against his breast.
She felt his passionate lips upon her
two hands, she felt the tremor that
ran through him, and then—almost as
quickly as it reached her—lie was
gone. She was alone iu the strange
room, alone and free—and yet not
When the train moved out of the
station, Nancy knew that it was al-
ready morning. Richard had had her
sleeping-berth nude up and ordered
her to lie down and rest, with tha de-
tached tone of a professional adviser.
A sensation of relief shot through
her, she drew her breath deeply, and
then, suddenly, abruptly, the felt the
hard circle of the wedding-ring on her
finger. She stared at it curiously,
abhorrently. She was not even now
quite clear as to what had happened.
She had gone to Richard openly, bra-
lenly, begging help and pledging her-
self, she liad married him and he ?
It seemed to her that he must icorn
iter as tremendously as he seemed to
love her. And though she did not
love him, it shook her horribly—she
had married him.
Her thoughts did not come in le-
uuence; she had glimpses of outside
tilings, and swift, poignant visions—
of her father—looking gray and bro-
ken—and her mother, of Roddy de-
livered from jail, of Angie Fuller's
spaniel eyes, and of Page Roemrr.
The thought of him was like a sword-
thrust. it made her cringe back and
rover her face with her shaking hands.
Would she have to tell him? She
could not—she was sure she could
The sun wu rising when the got
wry pal* when be came and, ia I
urtfaritativc way, made ber go into
"You can't starve yourself he sM
trimly, and added* in an. mSanom. .
"dont hate me so modi ym can't .
She raised her eves suddenly and
looked full at him for the first time.
She was shocked at the change j# Ma
in one night. He looked old. ' He wu
ten years older than she was. ftv
years older than Page—he might be
fifty now in the crude light of the
swaying train. He was looking at her
and their glances met, met with s
shock of mutual feeling. He put hb
hand out involuntarily and took hsri
and felt it icy cold.
"You poor child!" he exclaimed
Sitting opposite her in the dining-
car, with the little white-covered table
between them he had another change
of heart. He could not give her up!
"She's mine!" he thought cruelly;
"she's mine—I'll never let her go!
and then he was ashamed.
"Eat something, Nancy," he urged,
"you've got to."
She tried, choking down her food,
but her hands shook.
He saw it, saw that she would not
—or could not—even look at him now,
and choked down his own food and
took her back to her plwe in the
sleeper, and left her to herself.
"I think you want to be alone," he
She assented without words and
they made the rest of the journey
It was late afternoon when they
finally got home. There were only a
few people at the station and Richard
and Nancy walked up the street un-
molested. They did not speak until
they reached his gate and Richard
"Won't you come in, N'ancv?"
His very tone appealed. For an
instant his pride broke, there was
hunger and longing in his voice. She
"I—I'd like to go to home first—
I—what do vou mean, Richard?"
He gave her a tense look. 'I'm
human—God, I'm human!" he said,
"you know what I mean!"
She hung her head, she did not
know what to do, hut—unconsciously
—she wrung her hands.
"Can I come home with you now,"
Richard pleaded, "and jee your father
and mother—or am I to stay here?"
"Oh. I must go!" she gasped, "I
"fio? As you will. Nancy: see—1
keep my faith," and he stepped back
aside his own gate and stood there,
waiting to watch her.
She felt his eyes, gave one glance
hack, whitened to her lips and fled.
Richard was a proud man and he
reddened under his tan. I!- I
the agony iu her face when she s!n>
ered at his touch, she, his wile—in-
credible ! Then the flame of passion
leaped up again. "She's mine—mine!"
"She's mine I" he thought cruelly.
"She's mine—I'll never let her gal"
He was startled at a voice.
"Richard, I've been waiting ever st
long for you!"
It was Helena Haddon standing at
He was taken aback without reason
It was no unusual thing for Helen*
to come. He was the Haddon's phy-
sician and she came—sometimes with
bald excuses, sometimes in real need
of something to quiet her nerves, but
"What's the trouble?" he asked
striving to be natural. "Nerves again
"Oh, it's everything!" she smiled
at him. "It's nerves apd King—ana
l!ie spring weather."
"Principally the spring weather, 1
fancy," he said reassuringly, opening
the door for her.
He meant to take her into his office,
but the walked straight into the li-
brary. He saw her mood and he had
begun sometime! to fear its conse-
quences; today he was thinking hard:
' At least I don't have to tell het
' >pe j
old headache. Helena?"
"No, it's not my headache." Helena
jaughed. looking around at him. open-
ing her green eyes wide and laughing
at him. "I see there's been a visitot
here before me," she added mockingly
Continued Next Week
fleering, kidnapping, financial liw-i.
the spirit of frenzy, passion and
rebellion will make plenty of news.
February 19th: Strange deaths,
rickery, fluctuations of the stock
market especially interesting to-
February 20th: Legal notice paid
to racketeering, banking, labor,
army and navy and foreign re-
To O. M. G.: I believe It will
be another year yet before your
husband will change his location.
He should, however, prosper where
he is if he uses his head—which
he will do. I suggest something
To Jane: By all means, In select-
ion a life companion, choose from
your own planetary family. Your
bo.-;t choice is as follows: Those
bam between August 2'Jrd and
| September 23rd, or between De-
• comber 22nd and January 2lst,
| or between April 20th, and May
| To Mrs. A. W. O.: I believe yon
'will slay where you are and like
It. Financial returns are specula-
tive, but there will be other com-
pensation In I he nature of pleas-
ures develop during the coming
As to your small daughter: In-
dividuality, expiation; mentality,
resourcefulness. She Is a mental
leader, loves approbation and Is
ambitious. Has well balanced per-
sonality, ability In many lima.
! May have trouble thru love af-
fairs. Changes her mind often.
NOTE: Address your letter with
any important question In can
of the Editor of this paper, giv-
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and where born, and enclosing a
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Syndicate, and through that Syn-
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tions will be *ent to this naner
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*>r special answers give hour,
place, year, day and month ot
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Taylor of
Amarlllo were visiting relative* in
Claude Sunday afternoon.
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